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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. T A Cooper


Thomas Arthur Cooper was born in 1920. He joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he carried out his elementary flying at 29 EFTS.

He completed his training at 5 FTS Sealand on No. 49 Course, which ran from 16th June to 7th September 1940.

Cooper arrived at 7 OTU Hawarden on the 7th and, after converting to Spitfires, he joined 266 Squadron at Wittering on 30th September.

He was posted to 92 Squadron on 13th October.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was commissioned from Warrant Officer in March 1945.

Cooper was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flying Officer.

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