Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. P Killick

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Peter Killick was born on 27th September 1919 and joined the RAFVR about June 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and went to 7 OTU Hawarden on 1st July 1940.

After converting to Hurricanes he joined 245 Squadron at Aldergrove on 17th July. He flew his first operational sortie on the 21st.

Killick stalled and crashed at Aldergrove on the 28th, cause unknown. He suffered a severe head injury and a fractured arm and was admitted to Stanmills Military Hospital, Belfast. He was later transferred to the RAF Hospital at Halton. His Hurricane, N2593, was written off.

He rejoined 245 from Halton, fit to fly, on 16th October. He crashed on take-off on 9th November 1940 and was again admitted to hospital.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented but he stayed in the RAF postwar, retiring from the RAF on 27th September 1970 as a Squadron Leader.

Killick died in the early 1980s.


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