Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. H H Edwards

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Harold Harding Edwards was born on 31st October 1915 and joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 248 Squadron in May 1940.

He was posted to No. 1 (C) OTU Silloth on 31st May and rejoined 248 from there on 25th June 1940.

Edwards flew as observer with F/Lt. REG Morewood, the ‘B’ Flight Commander. In April 1941 he was detached and sent to join 404 (RCAF) Squadron, then being formed at Thorney Island.

Commissioned in May 1942, Edwards was posted to an ASR Squadron after which he went to Blackpool to instruct on navigation for air-sea rescue.

He requested pilot training, was accepted and at the end of the war he was in the Bahamas operating Flying Fortresses.

Edwards was released in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant. He settled in South Africa and died there on 11th September 1999.

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