Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. D H Forrest

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Dudley Henry Forrest joined the RAFVR about October 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was called up on 1st September 1939, completed his training and was serving with 66 Squadron at Coltishall in early June 1940.

On 27th September he shared in destroying a Ju88. He was posted to 421 Flight at Hawkinge on 7th October and damaged a Do17 over the Channel on 29th November, postwar this was found to be from 6/KG1 and had crashed on return to Merville.

He damaged another inconclusively off Folkesteone the next day. On 12th December he damaged a Ju88, later identified as being from 4(F)/121 and having crash-landed at Caen. On 18th December he damaged a Me110 of 3(F)11, this got away to force-land at Calais.

Forrest remained in 421 Flight when it reformed into 91 Squadron until July 1941 when he was posted to 53 OTU as an instructor.

Forrest was commissioned in December 1941 and awarded the Air Efficiency Award in July 1944.

He survived the war, being released from the RAF in July 1947 as a Flight Lieutenant.


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