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The Airmen's Stories - Mid.(FAA) P Guy


Peter Guy of Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire was born in late 1922, the son of Captain Vivian Guy and his wife Angela.

He carried out his elementary flying training at 14 EFTS Elmdon before going on to No. 1 FTS Leuchars on No. 6 Course from 6th November 1939 to 21st April 1940.

He joined 808 Squadron at Wick on 8th July 1940, flying Fulmars on dockyard defence.

He embarked with the squadron in HMS Ark Royal on 22nd October 1940 and took part in all the carrier's actions in the Mediterranean in 1941. On 27th September he shared in destroying a Fiat BR20 torpedo bomber and on 17th October a Cant Z506B.

Guy was killed on 28th January 1942 as a Sub Lieutenant when his Fulmar II X8802, which he was flying solo, crashed into numbers 188 and 190 Stenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath, Fife. Four civilians were killed:

Elizabeth Baird age 66 and her daughter Grace Miller Currie Baird, age 21, Mary Hunter, age 52 and her niece Christina Thomson, age 14.

Guy, who was serving at HMS Merlin, the Naval air station at Donibristle, was 20 years old and he is buried in Dunfermline (Douglas Bank) Cemetery.



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