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The Airmen's Stories - F/O G Fisher


Gerald Fisher joined the RAF on a short service commission and began his initial training at 13 E&RFTS White Waltham on 31st October 1938. He moved on to 7 FTS Peterborough for No. 11 Course, which ran from 31st January to 28th August 1939.

Fisher was then posted to No. 1 School of Army Co-operation at Old Sarum for a course. On completion he joined 614 Squadron at Odiham on 7th October 1939.

He moved from 614 to 613 Squadron at Netherthorpe on 12th July 1940. Fisher volunteered for Fighter Command and arrived at 7 OTU Hawarden on 22nd August 1940. He converted to Spitfires and joined 602 Squadron at Westhampnett on 8th September.

Fisher claimed a Me109 probably destroyed on 26th September, shared a probable Ju88 on 12th October and destroyed a Me109 on the 29th.

He joined 610 Squadron at Acklington on 17th December 1940. 421 Flight at Hawkinge was renumbered 91 Squadron on 11th January 1941 and Fisher joined it about this time.

On 12th March he destroyed a Me109 and damaged another off Dungeness.

Fisher was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Squadron Leader. He died in 1973.


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