Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O C P N Brett

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Colin Peter Noel Brett joined the RAF on a short service commission in April 1937. He was posted to 7 FTS Peterborough on 17th July and after training he joined 29 Squadron at Debden on 19th February 1938.

On 2nd August 1938 Brett was piloting Hawker Demon K3785 on a night flying exercise when it ran out of fuel and crashed at Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. Brett and the gunner, LAC Miller, both baled out safely. Brett landed at Naphill, LAC Miller at Saunderton. The aircraft crashed into a hillside close to the Old Plow Inn, Speen.

On 1st July 1940 Brett rejoined 29 from 5 OTU and went to 17 Squadron on the 12th. He was posted away to 7 OTU Hawarden on 16th August.

His subsequent service, possibly as an instructor, is currently undocumented but it is known that he survived the war as he was released from the Reserve of RAF Officers on 5th September 1957.

 

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