Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. H W Coussens

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Herbert William Coussens was born on 18th May 1920 and joined the RAFVR in March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 9 FTS Hullavington on No. 19 Course which ran from 13th May to 17th August 1940.

Coussens arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 18th August, converted to Hurricanes and joined 601 Squadron at Exeter on 11th September. He went to 73 Squadron in November 1940 and was with it when it moved from Debden to Birkenhead on the 9th, to embark for the Middle East.

Commissioned in March 1942, Coussens was serving with 607 Squadron in Burma in June 1944. He was released from the RAF in 1946, rejoined the RAFVR in 1947 and went back into the RAF in 1949 in the Aircraft Control Branch.

Coussens retired on 18th May 1963 as a Flight Lieutenant.

 

 

 

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