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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. P R C McIntosh


Peter Roy Charles McIntosh was born at Crofton Park, Brockley on 9th August 1920, the son of John Gilchrist McIntosh and Florence McIntosh.

He was educated at Woodside Primary School and Whitgift Middle School.

He worked for the Eagle Star Insurance Company and joined the RAFVR on 7th February 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called to full-time service on 11th September 1939, McIntosh attended an Initial Training Wing and began flying training on 1st January 1940. He was awarded his flying badge on 21st May and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 3rd June. He converted to Hurricanes and joined 151 Squadron at Martlesham Heath on 7th July.



McIntosh was posted to 605 Squadron at Croydon on 13th September. He was shot down and killed in action against Me109s over the Channel off Dungeness on 12th October 1940. His Hurricane, P3022, crashed by Littlestone golf course.

McIntosh is buried in St John's churchyard, Shirley, Croydon.





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