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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C Boyle


Cyril Boyle was born on 29th May 1908 and was employed as a Stockbrokers Clerk in East Ham in London when he joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer.

He was called up on 1st September 1939 and went to 4 ITW.

He was then assigned to No. 1 Air Observer Course at 11 Air Observer Navigation School Hamble. This ran from 20th November 1939 to 9th March 1940 after which he was posted to a B&GS to complete his training.

Boyle joined 236 Squadron at Thorney Island on 31st July 1940 and flew his first operational sortie on 3rd August.

He was posted with his flight to RAF Aldergrove on 19th November where it combined with a flight from 235 Squadron to reform 272 Squadron. He flew his first sortie with 272 on the 20th.

Commissioned in January 1943, Boyle was released in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He died on 6th July 1971 in Worcester.


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