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The Airmen's Stories - P/O B A H Hitchings


Bryan Albert Harold Hitchings was born on 5th February 1919 and joined the RAF on a short service commission on 4th March 1939.

He joined 111 Sqdn from 5 OTU on 29th September and was posted to 3 Squadron on the 30th. He then went to 605 Sqdn on 21st December 1940 and on to 96 Squadron at the end of the month.

He later served with 106 Squadron and 680 (PR) Squadron.

Hitchings survived the war and postwar stayed in the RAF, retiring on 1st October 1963 as a Squadron Leader.

He then worked in aviation in the Middle East.

He died in July 1989.

He only came to the attention of the monument committee in 2005 when his logbook came to light, it showed an operational sortie flown on 31st October 1940 though this does not appear in the 3 Squadron ORB.




Above: Hitchings is seated far right .


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