Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O A G A Fisher

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Antony George Anson Fisher was born on 28th June 1915, his father was killed in action in Gallipoli two years later.

He attended St. Michaels School, Uckfield then entered Eton College in 1928. He read Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1933, graduating BA in 1936.

He was commissioned in the RAFVR in August 1939. He was called to full-time service at the outbreak of war and after completing his training he joined 111 Squadron at Wick in March 1940.

 

 

He was posted away on 24th August 1940 to 8 FTS and was sent to CFS Upavon for a course on 14th December.

Awarded the AFC (gazetted 1st September 1944), Fisher was released from the RAF in 1945 as a Squadron Leader.

He worked in the City before taking up dairy farming in Sussex, this ended when his herd was destroyed by foot-and-mouth disease in 1951. He next studied mass poultry farming techniques in the USA and brought them back to the UK, resulting in the very successful Buxted Chicken Company.

In 1955 he founded the Institute of Economic Affairs, which greatly influenced Britain’s economic policy under Mrs. Thatcher.

Fisher was knighted in June 1988 and died in San Francisco on 8th July of that year from heart disease.

He was the elder brother of F/O BM Fisher, who also served in 111 Squadron and was killed in action on 15th August 1940.

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