Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O T R Kitson

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Thomas Roy Kitson, of Chorley, Lancashire joined the RAF on a short service commission in February 1939. He served with 245 Squadron at Aldergrove throughout the Battle.

 

Above: Kitson (centre), others unknown

 

On 10th March 1941 Kitson flew a Blenheim to Blackpool for weekend leave. Flying back to Aldergrove on the 13th he was killed when the Blenheim, L6780, crashed whilst taking off from Squires Gate.

Two passengers, WO RW Johnson and S/Ldr. KAK MacEwen, were also killed.

Kitson was cremated at Carleton Crematorium in Blackpool.

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