The Airmen's Stories - F/O A T Sword-Daniels
Albert Thomas Sword-Daniels was born on 11th March 1909 and joined the RAF on 13th January 1940 with a direct-entry commission as an Air Gunner. He was already a qualified pilot having been awarded Aero certificate 19663 on 19th August 1939 at the South Coast Flying Club.
Its possible that by the standards of the time he was considered too old for service as a pilot.
After completing his training he was posted to 25 Squadron, operating Blenheims, in June 1940.
He was attached to AFDU Northolt on 29th August and returned to 25 Squadron on 2nd September. He was promoted to Acting Flying Officer on 30th October.
His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1947 as a Squadron Leader.
He died in September 1972 in Brighton.