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The Airmen's Stories - P/O C Logan


Colin Logan was born on 12th February 1912, the son of James and Mary Logan, on Islay in the Inner Hebrides and brought up there. He was educated at Bowmore School.

He joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice in September 1928 and passed out in August 1931. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Logan married Winifred Florence White on 17th December 1938 at St. Andrews, Eastney.

He was commissioned on 20th July 1940 and was then serving with No. 12 (Bomber) Squadron.

Logan probably volunteered for Fighter Command in August and was posted to 7 OTU Hawarden on the 8th. After converting to Spitfires he joined 266 Squadron at Hornchurch on 20th August.


'A' Flight, 222 Squadron, Coltishall, late March 1941.

L to R: Sgt. NHD Ramsay, Sgt. RG Marland, Sgt. W Wilson, F/Lt. EH Thomas, Sgt. RS Riches, Sgt. DJ Chipping, F/O GGA Davies, P/O C Logan, Peter the dog, Sgt. ? Scott, Sgt. J Christie, Sgt. KE Lewis


Peter belonged to F/Lt. EH Thomas




On 27th March 1941, now serving with 222 Squadron, he was engaged in a practice dogfight in Spitfire IIA P8028. He collided with his opponent, Sgt. W Wilson in P7908 over Easton in Norfolk.

Both men were killed.

Logan was 29 and is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking.



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