Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O A L Hedges

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Alan Lindsay Hedges joined the RAFVR about July 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 9 FTS Hullavington on No. 12 Course, which ran from 7th October to 24th December 1939 for advanced training.


245 Squadron Hawkinge 1940

P/O D S Yapp, P/O D J Spence, P/O G E Hill, P/O G Marsland, P/O A L Hedges, P/O J Redman, P/O K B McGlashan, P/O W T Eiby.

P/O J S Southwell, F/Lt. J A Thomson, P/O D Whitley, Sgt. R I Mowat, P/O G L Howitt.

P/O D A Pennington, Sgt. R W E Jarrett, P/O R I Chaffe.




He joined 3 B&GS on 5th January 1940 for meteorological duties. Hedges went to 245 Squadron at Drem on 21st May 1940.

He was posted to 257 Squadron at Martlesham Heath on 10th September. He claimed a share in the destruction of a Do17 and also damaged a He111 on the 15th.

Hedges was posted away to 55 OTU Aston Down on 24th December 1940.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1945.

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