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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. F S Brown


Frederick Sydney Brown was born on 27th November 1912 and joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice on 24th April 1929. He passed out as a clerk on 28th April 1931.

He later applied for pilot training and was accepted.



Brown was serving with 79 Squadron at the outbreak of war. On 24th February 1940 he shared in shooting down a Do17 over Hawkinge, which crashed into the Channel. On 4th July Brown damaged a Do17.

Brown was commissioned in September 1941, from Warrant Officer, and retired on 9th December 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He died on 14th December 1956.


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