Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O J M F Dewar

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John Michael Firth Dewar of Hitchin, Hertfordshire was born on 2nd May 1917 and educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge where he read Mechanical Sciences. He was a member of the University Air Squadron and was commissioned in the RAFVR in September 1938.

Dewar was called to full-time service on 6th March 1940. He completed his training at FTS Cranwell and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 22nd June to convert to Hurricanes. Dewar joined 229 Squadron at Wittering on 20th July 1940.

He claimed a Me110 destroyed on 25th September and a Me109 the next day. He was killed on 30th March 1941, still with 229 Squadron.

Dewar failed to return from a patrol in Hurricane I V6872. P/O RAL Duvivier was also missing in W9307 and it is possible that they collided.

Dewar was 24. He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 30.

 

 

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