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The Airmen's Stories - P/O A I Lindsay


Alec Ian Lindsay was born in Nairobi on 14th August 1918, the son of Alec Gerald Lindsay and Norah Lindsay (nee Ball).

He was educated at King's School, Bruton, Somerset. He joined the RAFVR about June 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot and carried out his weekend flying at 6 E&RFTS, Sywell.

Called up on 1st September, Lindsay completed his training, was commissioned in July 1940 and joined 72 Squadron at Croydon on 11th September.

He had married Marjorie Syrett on 29th June 1940 at St. Mary and St. Peter’s Church, Montrose, Scotland.

In early 1941 Lindsay was posted to 58 OTU, Grangemouth, as an instructor. He went to the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit, Speke in July and then joined 185 Squadron in Malta in August 1942.



On 23rd October he was killed in Spitfire V EP685 which dived into the ground near Dingli, Malta after having its tail shot away by friendly AA fire.

Lindsay is buried in the Naval Cemetery, Cappuccini, Malta.







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