Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. M R MacArthur

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Malcolm Robert MacArthur learned to fly with the RAFO and was commissioned in April 1934. He transferred to the RAFVR in September 1938 and was called to full-time service in September 1939.

He was serving with 236 Squadron in early July 1940 and on the 17th claimed a Ju87 damaged over the Channel. He was promoted to Acting Flight Lieutenant on the 21st to form a new flight.

 

 

On 25th January 1941 he led three Blenheims over the Bay of Biscay, they encountered a He115 but the engagement was inconclusive.

On 5th March 1941 he engaged a He111 off the Irish coast, all of the Blenheim’s crew were injured by return fire. The He111 was claimed as damaged.

MacArthur was awarded the DFC (gazetted 25th April 1941). He was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Group Captain.

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