Battle of Britain Monument Home THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN LONDON MONUMENT Battle of Britain London Monument
The Battle of Britain London Monument "Never in the field of human
conflict was so much owed
by so many to so few
."
Site of Battleof Britain London Monument Work in Progress London Monument Site Drawing of Battle of Britain London Monument
Battle of Britain London Monument Home    
   

The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C Parkinson

 

Cecil Parkinson of Coundon, Coventry was born on 21st September 1914 and was a pre-war member of the RAFVR.

He was called to full-time service on 1st September 1939 and after completing his training at 8 FTS Montrose he converted to Hurricanes and joined 238 Squadron at Middle Wallop in June 1940.

 

 

On 11th July Parkinson shared in the destruction of a Me110 of 9/ZG76 with F/O DC McCaw of 238 and P/O HJ Mann of No. 1 Squadron. The enemy aircraft made a forced-landing at Grange Heath, Lulworth.

Two days later Parkinson shared in destroying a Do17 which crashed into the sea off Chesil Beach.

On 20th July 1940 he was shot down in flames in combat over the Channel fifteen miles south of Swanage in Hurricane P3766.

Parkinson baled out and was picked up by HMS Acheron but died of his injuries the next day, aged 25.

He is buried in St. Michaels churchyard, Stoke, Coventry.

 

 


 


Battle of Britain Monument