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James Michael Horrox of Keyingham, Yorkshire joined the RAFVR in July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 15 FTS Brize Norton and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 22nd September 1940.
After converting to Hurricanes he was posted to 151 Squadron at Digby on 5th October. In mid-November 1940 the carrier HMS Argus sailed from Gibraltar with Hurricanes for Malta. Horrox was one of the six pilots who flew off on 16th November in the second flight of Hurricanes, led by a FAA Skua.
A series of mishaps saw the Hurricanes run out of fuel and fall one by one into the sea, with the loss of all six pilots.
Horrox was 20. His name is on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 8.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner