Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. I W MATTHEWS

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Ian Walter Matthews, from Eltham in London, joined the RAFVR in May 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on September 1st 1939 he completed his training and arrived at 64 Squadron at Leconfield on 22nd September 1940. Commissioned in July 1941 Matthews was with 238 Squadron in the Western Desert in 1942 and on September 1st he was shot down by two Me109’s south of El Imayid. He was 21 years old and is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

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