Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. L Davies

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Leonard Davies was born on 17th November 1920 and went to school in Stockton on Tees. He joined 608 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force about July 1939 as an Aircrafthand. Called up on 24th August, he remustered as an Airman u/t Pilot.



With his training completed, he went to 7 OTU Hawarden on 1st July 1940. After converting to Hurricanes he joined 151 Squadron at Martlesham Heath on 15th July.

He made a crash-landing at Eastchurch on 28th August following combat over the Thames Estuary. He was wounded and did not fly with 151 again until 6th November 1940.

On 13th December Davies was posted to the Middle East. He arrived at Malta in a Sunderland from the Middle East on 30th January 1941 and joined 261 Squadron at Ta Kali.

On 4th February he damaged a Ju88 and on 9th May a Ju87. He returned to the Middle East later in the month.

Commissioned in December 1942, his subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

Davies died on 31st March 2014.


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