Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. C G Griffith

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Cedric Gwyn Griffith joined the RAFVR in mid-August 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his flying training and arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down on 23rd September 1940.

After converting to Hurricanes he joined 32 Squadron at Acklington on 3rd October. He flew six operational sorties before the end of the month and is not mentioned again in the ORB after 25th October.

Griffith was posted to 73 Squadron on 5th November 1940, at which time it was preparing to depart to the Middle East. On 9th November the squadron moved from Debden to Birkenhead, where it embarked on the carrier HMS Furious on the 13th.

Griffith was commissioned in June 1943. He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 29th June 1945.

His service after 1940 is currently undocumented though an entry in the London Gazette records that with effect from 7th March 1944 his name should read Cedric Gwynne Griffith.

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