Battle of Britain London Monument – AC2 J P McCaul

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John Patrick McCaul joined the RAFVR in June 1940 as an Aircrafthand. He volunteered for aircrew duties and was sent on a short radar course.

He was posted to 219 Squadron at Catterick on 16th August 1940.

He was one of a number of airmen in the Battle of Britain who had been given a rudimentary course on radar and then flew operationally in Blenheims, without rank or flying badge, using the early primitive Airborne Interception equipment.

On 30th September 1940 McCaul was one of the crew of Blenheim L1261, on a routine night patrol. He, the pilot, Sgt. C Goodwin, and the gunner, Sgt. GE Shepperd, were all killed when the aircraft disintegrated and crashed from an unknown cause.

Smoke had been reported in the aircraft prior to the crash.

McCaul was 28.

He is buried in Leigh Cemetery, Lancashire.

 

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