Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. C Haigh

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Cyril Haigh was educated at Mexborough Secondary School. He joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice in September 1932 and passed out in August 1935 as a Fitter. He later applied for pilot-training and was selected.

He remustered as an Airman u/t Pilot on 23rd January 1939 and was on No. 12 Course at 11 FTS Shawbury from 15th April to 23rd October 1939. Haigh joined 92 Squadron at Tangmere direct from the FTS.

He joined 604 Squadron at Northolt on 1st April 1940.

On 25th August 1940 he was captain of Blenheim L6782 when it crashed, cause unknown, near Witheridge, Exeter while on an operational sortie.

Haigh and Sgt. JGB Fletcher, the air gunner, were killed and LAC AL Austin, the radar operator, died the next day.

Haigh was 23. He is buried in St. Margarets churchyard, Swinton, Yorkshire.

On 9th October 2000 a memorial plaque was presented to Mexborough School honouring him.

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