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The Airmen's Stories - P/O A J M Peace


Alexander James Morton Peace was born in 1919 in Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire and joined the RAFVR in July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he carried out his initial training at 22 EFTS Cambridge.

He went to 5 FTS Sealand for No. 49 Course and on completing it on 7th September 1940, he was commissioned and posted to 7 OTU Hawarden to convert to Spitfires.

Peace joined 74 Squadron at Coltishall on 28th September. He flew four operational sorties, on 7th, 11th, 12th and 13th October. The squadron moved to Biggin Hill on 15th October but Peace made no further sorties before he was posted away to 616 Squadron at Kirton-in-Lindsey on 30th October.

Peace was posted from 616 to 53 OTU Heston on 20th February 1941 as an instructor.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented but he is recorded as joining the reconstituted RAFVR on 17th July 1947.







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