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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. A H Gregory


Alfred Henry Gregory of Hulland, Derbyshire was born on 20th June 1917, the son of Edward and Alice May Gregory.

He was a teacher when he joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

He was called up on 1st September 1939, completed his training at 6 EFTS and 10 FTS Tern Hill and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 11th September 1940.

After converting to Hurricanes he was posted to 111 Squadron at Drem on the 28th.


Above (L to R) : Gregory, Sgt. MM Maciejowski and Sgt. CW MacDougal of 111 Squadron.


Above image courtesy of Lesley Saunders-Davies (niece of MacDougal).



On 22nd February 1941 he was aloft with P/O GSP Bain when they intercepted a He115 of 1./KuFlGp106 off Peterhead, they shot it down with the loss of the crew.

Gregory was killed on 23rd July 1941, aged 24 and still serving with 111 Squadron.

Assembling for a Blenheim escort sortie his Spitfire P7750 collided with P7848. Gregory was killed, Sgt. TR Caldwell in P7848 survived unhurt.

Gregory is buried in Christ Church churchyard, Hulland.




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