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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. A E Brown


Arthur Edgar Brown, from Widnes, was a pre-war member of 611 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force and had already begun his flying training before being called to full-time service on 24th August 1939.

After completing his training at 2 FTS he was posted back to 611 Squadron on 10th August 1940 but was immediately attached to 7 OTU Hawarden to convert to Spitfires.



On 6th September it was learned at 611 Squadron that Brown had been posted from 7 OTU to 234 Squadron instead of returning to 611. It would seem that he joined 234 on or about 2nd September 1940. He was posted away to 2 CFS on 12th January 1941 for an instructors course.

He married Florence Marjorie Snowball at Farnworth Methodist Church, Widnes on 22nd March 1941.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 29th October 1943.


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