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The Airmen's Stories - P/O J Morris


John Morris joined the RAFVR in April 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training as an observer, was commissioned in March 1940 and joined 248 Squadron from 4 BGS West Freugh on the 18th.

On 11th May 1940 Morris was detached for a short time to 235 Squadron at Bircham Newton. It was while serving with 235 on 13th May that Morris, flying with P/O EH McHardy as pilot and LAC EA Ringwood as gunner (both also from 248 Squadron) damaged an unidentified enemy aircraft in Blenheim L1450.

He was posted away in late May 1940 but rejoined 248 from No 1(C) OTU Silloth on 26th June.

He transferred to the Administrative and Special Duties Branch on 29th January 1941.

Morris was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Squadron Leader.










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