Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. M T Kirkwood

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Mark Tyzack Kirkwood, of Chobham, Surrey joined the RAF on a short service commission in October 1936. His first posting was to 10 FTS Tern Hill on 16th January 1937 and he then joined the staff at 3 Armament Training Station at Sutton Bridge on 4th May 1938.

 

 

In early 1940 Kirkwood was with 4 Ferry Pilot Pool, he was posted to 7 OTU Hawarden on 6th September. After converting to Spitfires he joined 610 Squadron at Acklington on the 22nd.

He was reported ‘Missing’ on 8th November serving with 603 Squadron at Hornchurch. He failed to return from combat with Ju87’s and Me109’s east of Deal in Spitfire P7285.

Kirkwood is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 4.

 

 

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