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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E W Lesk


Eric William Lesk was born in October 1910 in West Ham, London and joined the RAFVR in May 1939 as a ground crew member. Called up on 1st September 1939, he remustered and trained as a WOp/AG.


Above: L to R: Sgt. RH Leyland, Sgt. EW Lesk, P/O GE Morris, F/Lt. G Ashfield, unknown, Sgt. EF LeConte at FIU Ford.


He was serving with the Fighter Interception Unit in August 1940 and flew operational sorties on 12th August, 13th August and 21st September.

On 16th January 1941, flying with F/O CAG Clark, Lesk fired at a He111, apparently without result. On 16th May 1941, again with Clark, Lesk shot down a Ju88.

Lesk is last mentioned in the FIU ORB on 14th September 1941. He was commissioned on 12th January 1942 in the Aircraft Control Branch but his subsequent service is currently undocumented though it is known that he was still serving in the RAF in April 1951.

He died in March 1964 in Thanet.



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