Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. G B BOOTH

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Glendon Bulmar Booth, of Sydenham, was educated at Brockley County School and worked for the County of London Electricity Company. He joined the RAFVR in 1938 and was called up at the outbreak of war.

 

With training completed, Booth joined 85 Squadron at Martlesham Heath on July 15th 1940. He damaged a Me109 in combat over the Sussex coast on August 29th. The pilot made a forced-landing near Pevensey and was captured.

On September 1st 1940 Booth was shot down by Me109’s over Tunbridge Wells. He baled out with burns and was further injured in a heavy landing as his parachute was alight. His Hurricane, L2071, crashed at Kingswood, Sanderstead.

Booth died from his injuries on February 7th 1941.

He is buried in Crystal Palace District Cemetery.

He was 20 years old.

 

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