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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. A D Page


Anthony Durrant Page was born in April 1919 in Norwich, the son of Louis Graham Page and Gertrude Page (nee Cockburn). His parents ran a hotel in Great Yarmouth.

He attended Thetford Grammar School.

Page joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September, he completed his training at 6 FTS Little Rissington and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 3rd August 1940. After converting to Hurricanes, Page joined 111 Squadron at Debden on 31st August and moved to 257 Squadron at Martlesham Heath on 28th September.


Above: 111 Squadron at Drem, September 1940

Rear four: P/O KJ Vykoukal, P/O RJW Brown, F/O JA Walker DFC, P/O JK Kay

Mid five: P/O J Poplawski, P/O R Atkinson, unknown, Sgt. AD Page, P/O S Stegman,

Seated: Sgt. M Kopecky




Page was killed on 8th November 1940 when his Hurricane, V6870, crashed and burned out in Day's Cornfield, Stelling Minnis during a squadron patrol.

Page was 21 years old and is buried in Folkestone New Cemetery, Hawkinge.



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