Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. C A T Jones

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Cyril Arthur Trevor Jones was born in Burnley in 1914 and joined the RAF in January 1936 as a direct-entry Airman u/t Pilot, he began his initial training course on 6th January.

He was serving with 66 Squadron at Duxford when commissioned on 1st April 1940. He left 66 on 14th April and joined 611 Squadron at Digby on the 17th. On 2nd June he probably damaged a Me109 over Dunkirk. On the 4th Jones was detached to AFDU Northolt for an Air Fighting course.

 

 

On 29th August 1940, as an Acting Flight Lieutenant, Jones was posted to 312 Squadron as a Flight Commander. The squadron was formed on that day at Duxford. He moved to 616 Squadron at Kenley on 4th September again as a Flight Commander.

Jones was badly wounded in the right elbow by return fire from a He111 engaged off Spurn Head on 5th November 1940. He returned safely to Kirton-in-Lindsey and was admitted to Scunthorpe Hospital. The enemy aircraft crashed into the Humber.

From February 1942 until February 1944 Jones commanded 79 Squadron, mostly in India. On 15th December 1942 he destroyed a Japanese Army Type 99 bomber and damaged another.

Jones was awarded the DFC (gazetted 14th April 1944) and was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Wing Commander.

He later went to live in Australia and died there in the early 2000s.

 

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