Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. M Cameron

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Matthew Cameron from Ballinrees, near Coleraine, Northern Ireland joined the RAF in 1934 as an Aircrafthand. He later applied for pilot training and was accepted. By early 1940 he was serving with 66 Squadron at Duxford.

On 20th August Cameron claimed the destruction of a Me110, on 27th September a Ju88 and on 14th November a probable Ju87.

Cameron was commissioned in March 1941. His subsequent service is currently undocumented though it is known that he later flew Typhoons and was attached to an ASR unit at Eglinton in Northern Ireland.

Before being released from the RAF in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant he served as a flight commander at 12 Air Gunnery School at Bishops Court in County Down.

His portrait was made by Cuthbert Orde (below).

The London Gazette records that he resigned his commission on 20th September 1969. This implies that he must have rejoined the RAF or served in some sort of reserve capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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