Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O A P Gray

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Anthony Philip Gray was granted a commission for five years in 601 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force in November 1932. He went on to the AAFRO in November 1937.

Recalled to full-time service on 4th September 1939, Gray was posted to RAF Church Fenton on the 5th as a Sector Controller.



He was appointed Acting Flight Lieutenant on 4th October 1939 and then made Acting Squadron Leader on 16th November 1939. He relinquished his acting rank and was posted from Church Fenton to 601 Squadron at Tangmere on 26th June 1940.

Gray was attached to 7 OTU Hawarden on 1st July, converted to Hurricanes and joined 615 Squadron at Kenley on 15th July 1940.

He damaged a Do17 on 14th August and claimed a Me109 destroyed on 26th August. He was declared non-effective for operational flying on 28th November 1940 and put in charge of the Station Flight at Northolt.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Squadron Leader.

Gray died in 1986.

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