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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J J Booth


John James Booth was born on 22nd August 1910 and joined 600 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force for four years before the war as an Airman u/t WOp/AG. Called up on 24th August 1939, he completed his training and had rejoined 600 Squadron at Northolt prior to June 1940.

He flew his first operational sortie on 19th July and continued to fly regularly throughout the Battle of Britain period, he was still serving with 600 Squadron in November 1940.


Above: Booth had a pet monkey called 'Minnie' who amassed 250 flying hours with him.



Booth later served in the Middle East and Malta. Commissioned in January 1944, he was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flying Officer.

He died in 1995.



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