Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. E L Holmes

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Eric Leonard Holmes of Ilford, Essex joined the RAFVR in February 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was serving with 248 Squadron by early July 1940. On 14th November he attacked a 2500 ton ship in a Norwegian fjord, scoring two direct hits.

On 12th June 1941 Holmes was killed, as a Flight Sergeant with 248.

Blenheim IV T2121 WR*J was shot down by a Me110 during an anti shipping patrol off Denmark.

Sgt. DE Richardson and Sgt. J Till were also lost.

Holmes was 25 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 36.

 

 

Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

 

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