Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O C C Ellery

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Cyril Charles Ellery joined the RAF in April 1940 and was commissioned as a direct-entry Air Gunner. He completed his training and joined 264 Squadron at Duxford in June. He took part in the squadron’s final day-fighting operations from Hornchurch in late August 1940.

On 7th June he was flying with P/O WF Carnaby in Defiant L 7004 when the engine failed and they baled out. Ellery was injured and admitted to RAF Duxford Sick Quarters. He was later transferred to Littleport Hospital. He rejoined 264 on 18th June.

Ellery was again flying as gunner with P/O Carnaby on 28th August when their Defiant, N1576, returned to base severely damaged by return fire from a He111 over Dover. Both men were unhurt.

Ellery was posted to 150 Squadron at Newton on 7th October 1940 but rejoined 264 on 9th November.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until Ellery was released from the RAF in 1945 as a Squadron Leader.

He died on 20th March 1977.


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