Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. T M Calderwood

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Thomas Morrow Calderwood joined the RAFVR in June 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 8 FTS Montrose on No. 20 Course, which ran from 10th June to 31st August 1940. He converted to Hurricanes at 6 OTU and then joined 85 Squadron at Church Fenton on 23rd September.

Returning from a night patrol on 9th December 1940 he overshot on landing at Gravesend, his Hurricane ran into barbed wire and turned over. Calderwood, assisted by S/Ldr. Peter Townsend, was able to leave the aircraft uninjured.

Commissioned in July 1941, his subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1946.

Calderwood died on 28th September 1957.

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