The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L A Parr
Leslie Alfred Parr was born on 14th March 1914 and joined the RAFVR about May 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 10 FTS Tern Hill in early May 1940 and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 8th June.
After converting to Hurricanes Parr was posted to 79 Squadron at Biggin Hill on 6th July and on 30th August he shared in the destruction of a He111.
He remained with the squadron until 25th August 1941.
Commissioned in May 1941, Parr stayed on in the postwar RAF and qualified in Fighter Control. He retired on 14th March 1969 as a Wing Commander.
Parr died in March 1986 in Northumberland.