The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. F A Sibley
Frederick Albert Sibley was born on 27th September 1914 in Romford, Essex, the son of Frederick William James Sibley and Ellen Sibley (nee Scriven).
His father is recorded as enlisting in the RFC in 1915.
FA Sibley joined the RAFVR about August 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939 he completed his training at 8 FTS Montrose and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 29th July 1940.
He crashed at Needham Hall, near Wisbech on 15th August after engine failure in Hurricane P3528, he was unhurt.
He went to 238 Squadron at Middle Wallop on 19th August. Sibley made a forced-landing at Charmy Down on 25th September after an action with He111s and Me110s south of Yeovil. He was unhurt but his Hurricane, N2597, was written off.
He was reported 'Missing' after combat with enemy fighters over Poole Harbour on 1st October 1940 in Hurricane P3599.
Sibley was 26. His name is on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 19.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner