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The Airmen's Stories - P/O T B A Sherrington


Thomas Baldwin Aloysius Sherrington was born on 26th March 1917 in Ayr, Scotland and joined the RAF on a short service commission and began his initial training course on 27th March 1939.

After completing his training Sherrington arrived at 11 Group Pool St. Athan on 20th November 1939.

After converting to Hurricanes he was transferred to No. 2 Ferry Pilot Pool on 21st December as a reserve for France.



In March 1940 Sherrington was posted to 92 Squadron at Croydon. On 27th September he shared in the destruction of a Ju88, on 25th October destroyed a Me109, on the 27th damaged a Do17 and on the 29th damaged a Me110.

Sherrington was posted to 53 OTU Heston in February 1941 as an instructor and he was later OC 4 Squadron at 61 OTU.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1947 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He emigrated to the USA in 1960 and died on 1st March 2008 in Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA.




There is a related print (below) 'Fallen Eagle' by the noted aviation artist Geoff Nutkins, details here

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