Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. R J Fowler

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Reginald John Fowler joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot and carried out his pre-war training at 22 E&RFTS Cambridge. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and completed his training at 3 FTS South Cerney on No. 31 Course, which ran from from 20th November 1939 to 20th May 1940.

He arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down on 21st May. Fowler crashed in Spitfire P9500 on the 29th and was admitted to Yatesbury Hospital.

He joined 247 Squadron at Roborough on 16th August, operating Gladiators in the day and night defence of Plymouth. He was serving with the squadron until May 1941.

On 13th September 1941 he flew a Hurricane off HMS Ark Royal to Malta, to join 126 Squadron. He was serving with 1435 Flight there in December 1941.

Commissioned from Flight Sergeant in March 1942, his subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

 

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