Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. D A E Jones

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Denys Allan Evan Jones joined the RAF on a short service commission and began his initial training course on 12th July 1937. He was posted to 11 FTS Wittering on 18th September and on 7th May 1938, with his training completed, he went as a staff pilot to 8 Armament Training Station, Evanton, Rossshire.

Jones was serving with 32 Squadron by 31st August 1939. He was detached to RAF Hawkinge on 11th December 1939 for co-operation with the Royal Navy. He had rejoined 32 Squadron by 17th December.

 

 

Jones was posted away to 3 Squadron in France on 14th May 1940. On the 15th he shared in the destruction of a Me109. The squadron was withdrawn to Kenley on 20th May and moved to Wick on the 23rd.

On 25th July Jones shared in the destruction of a He111 off Kinnaird Head. He was posted to 501 Squadron at Kenley on 26th September 1940 as ‘A’ Flight Commander, with the rank of Acting Flight Lieutenant.

Two days later Jones crashed on landing after a combat with Me109’s over Deal in Hurricane P3605. On 4th October he made a forced-landing at Great Bentley Farm, Cuckfield, in Hurricane V6733 because of deteriorating weather during a routine patrol.

Jones damaged a Me109 on 27th October and destroyed a Me109 on 8th November. He was posted away from 501 in January 1941 as an instructor.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he resigned his commission on 13th January 1943, reason unknown.

 

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