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The Airmen's Stories - P/O J M Storie


John Munro Storie was born 28th July 1919 in Dunfermeline and joined the RAFVR at Perth in March 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He began his flying training at 11 E&RFTS there.

Called to full-time service on 1st September 1939, Storie was posted to 3 ITW Hastings on 1st October. He went to 4 EFTS Brough to complete his elementary flying and then on to 10 FTS Ternhill for No. 21 Course, which ran from 10th June to 6th September 1940.



After completing his training he arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 7th September.

After converting to Hurricanes Storie joined 615 Squadron at Prestwick on 30th September. He moved to 607 Squadron at Tangmere on 9th October.

On 29th December 1940 Storie was sent to 2 CFS Cranwell for an instructors course, after which he was posted to 16 FTS Newton. In February 1942 he moved to 17(P)AFU and in March 1943 Storie was instructing at 5 GTS Shobdon.

In April 1944 he did a twin-engine refresher course on Oxfords before converting to Mosquitos. Storie joined 540 Squadron at Benson in June, on PR duties.

From November 1945 Storie was a test pilot at Hullavington. He was released from the RAF in January 1946. He rejoined the RAFVR in June 1948.



He qualified for Aero certificate 26267 while serving, on 12th December 1949.

Storie died in 1995.


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