Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. A L M Deller

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Alan Lawrence Martin Deller was born on 8th June 1920 in Lambeth, London and joined the RAFVR about October 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 5 FTS and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 6th July 1940 to convert to Hurricanes.

 

 

On 3rd August Deller was posted to 43 Squadron at Northolt. On the 12th he made a forced-landing at Tangmere after an action over the Channel. On 7th September he baled out, unhurt, following a combat over Ashford. His Hurricane, V7309, crashed and burned out at Babylon Farm, Sutton Valence.

His subsequent service is currently unknown though he is recorded as marrying Audrie Elizabeth Scandrett of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada during the war years so it may be surmised that he had been posted to 32 SFTS at Moose Jaw to instruct.

Commissioned from Warrant Officer in February 1943, Deller was released from the RAF in 1946.

He and his wife landed at New York on 1st July 1947 and this points to him having emigrated as he died in California 3rd May 1996.

 

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