Pilots of No 43 Squadron RAF based at Wick, Caithness, standing in front of one of the unit's Hawker Hurricane Mark Is. Left to right: Sergeants J Arbuthnot, R Plenderleith and H J L Hallows, Flying Officer J W Simpson, Flight Lieutenant P W Townsend and Pilot Officer H C Upton. April 1940. (IWM)
Sgt Alan L M Deller was posted to No 43 Squadron RAF at RAF Northolt on 3 August 1940. Making a forced-landing at RAF Tangmere on 12 August, he bailed out, unhurt, following a combat over Ashford on 7 September, with his Hurricane Mk I crashing and burning out at Babylon Farm, Sutton Valence.