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The Airmen's Stories - P/O A J Storrie


Alexander James Storrie of Colchester was born in April 1916 and educated at Colchester Technical College. He joined the RAF in September 1932 as an Aircraft Apprentice and passed out in August 1935.

He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner. Storrie completed his training, was commissioned in February 1940 and joined 264 Squadron at Duxford on 13th June 1940.


Above image courtesy of Andrew Long.


He was detached from 264 Squadron to CGS Warmwell from 12th July to 9th August for No. 8 Gunnery Leader Course.

264 Squadron was operating the obsolete Boulton Paul Defiant and Storrie was fortunate to fly unscathed with them throughout the Battle.

He was killed on 20th November 1940 when Defiant N1626 crashed soon after taking off from Rochford, at Blatches Farm. The pilot, P/O GH Hackwood, was also killed.

Storrie was 24. He is buried in St Leonard's churchyard, Lexden, Colchester.







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