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The Airmen's Stories - Lt.(FAA) A McL Mackinnon


Adam McLeod Mackinnon was born on 16th November 1911 and joined the RAF on a short service commission in December 1936.

He was posted to 9 FTS Hullavington on 20th March 1937 and joined 51 Squadron at Linton-on-Ouse on 23rd October.


Above image courtesy of the Mackinnon family.

Mackinnon transferred to the Fleet Air Arm in 1938. He was serving with 804 Squadron at Hatston in early July 1940, flying Sea Gladiators on dockyard defence.

He had married Patricia Dixon, daughter of Lord and Lady Glentoran, on 1st June 1940 at Comber, County Down (below).

He later served in 808 and 821 Squadrons and flew from HMS Furious, Courageous, Ark Royal, Illustrious and Attacker.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until 1958, when Mackinnon retired as a Lieutenant Commander.

He died in December 1999 in West Surrey.



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