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The Airmen's Stories - P/O L W Graham


Leslie William Graham had served in the South African Air Force and apparently was granted a direct-entry RAFVR commission because of that service.

He arrived at 7 OTU Hawarden on 15th July 1940 and after converting to Hurricanes joined 56 Squadron at North Weald on 29th July.

His Hurricane, V7368, was set alight in a surprise attack by enemy aircraft during a sector patrol on 16th August. Graham baled out, slightly injured. He was posted away three days later to RAF North Weald as non-effective sick.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until Graham was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Squadron Leader.




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