Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. A S Hunter

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Alastair Stuart Hunter joined 604 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force in 1937 and was called to full-time service on 24th August 1939. He shot a He115 down into the sea near Dunkirk on 18th June 1940. It was 604’s first night victory.

 

604 Squadron

Clockwise: F/Lt. PWD Heal (holding newspaper), S/Ldr. JA Davies, F/Lt. RH Scott, F/Lt. J Cunningham, S/Ldr. MF Anderson, F/Lt. SH Skinner, F/O MD Doulton, F/Lt. AS Hunter, F/Lt. GO Budd, F/O E Prescott (not BoB), F/O P Wheeler (not BoB).

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On 6th February 1941 Hunter and his radar operator, P/O T Genney, took off from Middle Wallop in the dark for a delayed air test. Their Beaufighter R2054 went into a spin as it approached to land. Both men were killed.

Hunter was 24. He is buried in St Andrew’s churchyard, Hatfield Peverel.

 

 

         

 

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