Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O J G Lecky

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John Gage Lecky was born in Yokohama, Japan. His father was Language Officer at the British Embassy. He was educated at Highfield Preparatory School, Liphook and Wrekin College, Shropshire. Lecky entered the RAF College, Cranwell in April 1939 as a Flight Cadet. The normal course was shortened because of the war and he was commissioned in March 1940.

 

  

(Lecky is shown above, left, at far left sitting on wing)

 

His first posting was to an army co-operation squadron and he then joined 610 Squadron at Biggin Hill in August. Lecky moved to 41 Squadron at Hornchurch on 1st October 1940.

He was shot down in combat with Me109’s on the 11th and baled out but was killed. His Spitfire, P9447, crashed at Preston Hall, Maidstone.

Lecky was 19. He is buried in All Saints’ churchyard, Tilford, Surrey.

 

 

 

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