Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. L N Guy

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Leonard Northwood Guy was born in Weston-super-Mare, where his father managed the Grand Pier. Educated at Wycliffe College at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, Guy went on to work at Lloyds Bank in Clevedon.

He joined the RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September he completed his training, converted to Hurricanes and was serving with 601 Squadron at Tangmere in early July 1940.

On 11th July Guy claimed a Ju87 probably destroyed and another damaged, on 11th August he probably destroyed two He111’s and damaged another, on the 13th he destroyed a Me110, shared another and damaged a third, on the 15th he shared a Ju88 and on the 16th he claimed two Ju87’s.

On 18th August Guy failed to return from a combat off the Sussex coast, in Hurricane R4191.

 

 

He was 25 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 14.

 

Above photograph courtesy of Dean Sumner

 

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