Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. R T D Mercer

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Robert Turner Deighton Mercer of Broadstairs, Kent was born on 12th June 1916. He joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 22 EFTS and 5 FTS and then joined 609 Squadron at Middle Wallop on 26th October 1939.

 

Above image courtesy of St. Margarets Village Archive

 

He was still with 609 on 9th May 1941 when his Spitfire, P7305, was damaged by Me109’s over the Channel. Attempting a forced landing on the beach at St. Margarets Bay his aircraft struck a mine and Mercer was killed.

He is buried in Folkestone New Cemetery.

 

        

 

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