Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O P C Humphreys

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Peter Cecil Humphreys joined the RAFVR about April 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his elementary training at 18 EFTS Fairoaks and his intermediate and advanced training at 5 FTS Sealand.

He was commissioned at the end of the course and arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down on 26th September 1940. After converting to Hurricanes he joined 32 Squadron at Acklington on 18th October.

Humphreys was posted to 73 Squadron at Castle Camps on 5th November 1940 and went with it to the Middle East.

 

 

Above: Officers of 73 Squadron at Gazala.

Standing (L to R) F/O Lewis (Signals), unknown, P/O KM Millist, P/O JB McColl (CAN), F/O AN Hoole (Intelligence),

Sitting (L to R) P/O P Haldenby, P/O OE Lamb, P/O GE Goodman, P/O GCC Joubert, F/O WT Eiby, S/L AD Murray, F/O MLf Beytagh, P/O MP Wareham, P/O PC Humphreys.

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His subsequent service is currently undocumented until 1945, when Humphreys was released from the RAF as a Flight Lieutenant.

He later went to live in Spain.

 

 

 

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