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Sgt John S Anderson of No 152 Squadron RAF poses with Spitfire Mk II UM-C at RAF Warmwell in 1940. Arriving at the airfield on 29 September, the 19-year-old pilot began combat training on 2 October. Damaging the undercarriage on landing on 14 October, he went round again on his second landing, when the weakened landing gear collapsed resulting in a slide along the turf. The "slight miscalculation" earned him a logbook endorsement from station commander W/C George Howard.

Sgt John S Anderson of No 152 Squadron RAF poses with Spitfire Mk II UM-C at RAF Warmwell in 1940. Arriving at the airfield on 29 September, the 19-year-old pilot began combat training on 2 October. Damaging the undercarriage on landing on 14 October, he went round again on his second landing, when the weakened landing gear collapsed resulting in a slide along the turf. The "slight miscalculation" earned him a logbook endorsement from station commander W/C George Howard.

P/O John SB Jones (left) and P/O Douglas C Shepley of No 152 Squadron RAF take a…

Shepley, RAF Warmwell 1940 Both killed during the Battle Of Britain

P/O John D "The Bish" Bisdee stands by Spitfire Mk I UM-V at RAF Warmwell in 1940. The aircraft was flown by P/O Arthur R "Watty" Watson on 28 November, falling dead when his parachute tore as it snagged on the airframe on bailing out after combat with enemy fighters near Arne. The 19-year-old pilot had rejoined No 152 Squadron RAF from sick leaf 20 days earlier, having acquitted himself with 3 destroyed and 1 damaged.

Personal history of Allied forces pilots serving 1935 - 1945 including original research.

P/O Charles Warren first flew the Spitfire Mk I with No 152 Squadron RAF from RAF Acklington on 15 January 1940, recurrently switching to the old inventory of Gladiator Mk II biplanes while commencing patrols off the northeast coast during the month. Between 12 July and 27 August, the 21-year-old pilot took off in over 50 scrambles from RAF Warmwell and although not scoring success in the air, was promoted to flying officer on 1 October.

P/O Charles Warren first flew the Spitfire Mk I with No 152 Squadron RAF from RAF Acklington on 15 January 1940, recurrently switching to the old inventory of Gladiator Mk II biplanes while commencing patrols off the northeast coast during the month. Between 12 July and 27 August, the 21-year-old pilot took off in over 50 scrambles from RAF Warmwell and although not scoring success in the air, was promoted to flying officer on 1 October.

P/O William D Williams (left) and P/O Eric S "Boy" Marrs (right) of No 152 Squadron RAF enjoy time off at RAF Warmwell in September 1940. Williams claimed 5 and 1 shared destroyed and 2 damaged from 13 August.

P/O William D Williams (left) and P/O Eric S "Boy" Marrs (right) of No 152 Squadron RAF enjoy time off at RAF Warmwell in September Williams claimed 5 and 1 shared destroyed and 2 damaged from 13 August.

P/O Graham J "Cocky" Cox was with No 152 Squadron RAF from the outset of war, moving with them to RAF Warmwell in 1940 and claiming 1 and 2 shared destroyed, 1 probabe and 3 damaged during August and September. The 21-year-old pilot relayed his shared victory over a Ju 88 on 1 September to the sector station controller over the R/T with the words, "Hallo Mandrake - Hallo Mandrake - Maida Red one calling. Bandit destroyed - Red two lost also - over".

This Battle of Britain London Monument is an outstanding new sculpture commemorating

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