Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O R C Lawson

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Richard Chester Lawson was the son of Admiral RN Lawson CB. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Supplementary Reserve of Officers of the Royal Tank Corps on 25th May 1938. He was then seconded to the RAF and granted a temporary commission as a Pilot Officer on 7th March 1940.

With training completed, he was posted to 601 Squadron at Exeter on 9th September.

 

 

He was killed on 10th February 1941, still with 601, aged 21. His Hurricane I V6630 was seen to go down in the sea on a Roadstead sortie.

Lawson is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 33.

 

 

 

Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

 

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