Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. C H Bull

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Cecil Halford Bull was born in India, the son of a commissioner in the Indian Civil Service. The family returned to the UK in 1926 and Bull attended Haileybury School.

He joined the RAF on a short service commission and began his training on 6th January 1936. He was posted to 3 FTS Grantham in March.


Above image courtesy Lombard Family via John Evans, Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust.


After completing his training he was posted to No. 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit at Biggin Hill on 26th April 1937 as a staff pilot. He went on a course to the School of Air Navigation Manston on 14th November 1938. He later commanded RAF Flimstone training camp in Pembrokeshire.

At some time Bull joined 25 Squadron at Hawkinge. He was promoted to Acting Flight Lieutenant on 13th April 1939 and appointed ‘A’ Flight Commander. He took part in the attack on the Luftwaffe seaplane base at Borkum on 28th November 1939 for which he received a Mention in Despatches.

In early July 1940 Bull was still serving with 25 Squadron, then at North Weald. He was killed in a shooting incident near Orielton, Pembrokeshire, close to his wife’s family home, on 8th August 1940 whilst on leave.

Bull was 24 years old.

He is buried in St Davids churchyard, Hundleton, Pembrokeshire.





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