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Charles Edward English was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1912. He joined 607 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force as an Aircrafthand. Selected for pilot training in October 1938, English was called up on 24th August 1939 and completed his training.

 

 

He was commissioned in March 1940 and, after converting to Hurricanes at 6 OTU, he joined 85 Squadron at Debden on 26th May 1940.

On 30th August and 1st September he claimed Me110’s destroyed. English was posted to 605 Squadron at Croydon on 12th September. He was shot down over Westerham on 7th October 1940 and killed when his Hurricane, P3677, crashed and burned out at Park Farm, Brasted.

English is buried in St Andrews and Jesmond Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

His brother was killed in 1941 as a Sergeant Pilot.

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