Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O J A J Davey

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John Arthur Joseph Davey of Leamington, Warwickshire joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice in August 1936 and passed out in July 1939.

He was awarded a cadetship to the RAF College Cranwell and began the course there. The scheme was suspended at the outbreak of war and Davey remustered as an Airman u/t Pilot.

 

 

He began his elementary flying training at 9 EFTS Ansty in October 1939. Davey went on to RAF College FTS Cranwell on 10th April 1940. With the course completed on 14th July, he was granted a permanent commission and joined No. 1 Squadron at Tangmere on the 15th.

Davey was attached to the Northolt Sector Training Flight and made his first flight in a Hurricane on 19th July, flying his first operational sortie with No. 1 Squadron on the 26th.

On the 31st he shared a Do17. Shot down by Me110’s on 11th August, Davey was killed when he crashed in Hurricane P3172 while attempting a forced-landing on Sandown golf course.

Davey was 20. He is buried in Sandown Cemetery, Isle of Wight.

 

 

 

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