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The Airmen's Stories - P/O P R S Hurst


Peter Richard Scott Hurst was born on 29th August 1920 in Southend-on-Sea and joined the RAF on a short service commission and began his initial training course on 6th October 1938. He went to No. 1 RAF Depot Uxbridge on 14th December for a short induction course.

He completed his flying training about the time war broke out. He arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down on 17th August 1940.

After converting to Blenheims he joined 600 Squadron at Redhill in early September and made his first flight with it on the 15th.

During a practice flight in cloud on 23rd October he crashed into a hill at Kirkby Malzeard, Yorkshire in Blenheim L1272, and was killed.

Hurst was 20 and is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

The CWGC records his parents as Eric Reginald and Dorothy Ann Hurst, of Hannington, Hampshire.


Above image courtesy of Dimitrios Corcodilos.


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