Battle of Britain London Monument – LAC L Dixon

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Lawrence Dixon joined the RAF in June 1940 as an Aircrafthand. He volunteered for aircrew, went on a short radar course at Yatesbury and then joined 600 Squadron at Manston on 25th July 1940 as a Radar Operator.

Commissioned in November 1941, Dixon was with 125 Squadron in 1942 at Colerne and later Fairwood Common. In October he teamed up with S/Ldr. FD Hughes and they shared in the daylight destruction of a Ju88 on 4th November.

 

 

They were posted overseas on 13th January 1943 to 600 Squadron at Maison Blanche, Algeria. They destroyed two Ju88’s during the night of 23rd/24th January 1943, claimed a Cant Z1007 on 13th February, a Ju88 on 25th/26th April, a He111 destroyed on 12th/13th July, a Ju88 on the 20th/21st, three Ju88’s on 11th/12th August and a Ju87 on the 17th/18th.

Dixon was awarded the DFC (gazetted 13th April 1943) and a Bar (gazetted 28th September 1943).

On 19th July 1944 Dixon joined 604 Squadron at Colerne to fly again with Hughes, who had just taken command of the squadron. On 6th/7th August they destroyed a Ju88 and, finally, on 13th/14th January 1945 a Ju188 near Rotterdam.

Dixon was released from the RAF in 1947 as a Squadron Leader.

He died in October 1998.

 

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