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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C Anderson


Cyril Anderson was born on 15th July 1914 and joined the RAF in August 1935 as an Aircrafthand. At some time he re-mustered and trained as an Air Gunner.

In October 1940 he was serving with the Fighter Interception Unit and he flew operational sorties during the Battle of Britain.

Anderson probably later had training in radar operation and became a Radio Observer. He was still a Sergeant when he was commissioned in the Technical Branch on 21st October 1941.

He received a Mention in Despatches (gazetted 1st January 1942).

He was posted away from the FIU to 23 Squadron at Ford on 31st January 1942.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented though it is known that Anderson stayed in the RAF postwar and retired on 27th October 1955 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He died in December 1995.


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