Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O A J Blayney

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Adolf Jarvis Blayney was born in 1910 and educated at Stowe School. He joined the RAFVR on 25th January 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

In 1938 Blayney transferred to 609 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force and was commissioned on 20th November. He was called to full-time service on 24th August 1939.

 

 

On 11th July 1940 Blayney destroyed a Me109. On 29th July he blacked out at 12000 feet, came to at 1000 feet and landed at Boscombe Down.

Taken off operational flying, he went from 609 to 4 Ferry Pilot Pool on 16th August. Blayney went to CFS on 25th August for an instructors course, after which he was posted to Training Command, remaining with it until his release from the RAF in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant.

For his services as an instructor Blayney was awarded the AFC (gazetted 2nd April 1943).

He died in 1997.

 

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