Battle of Britain Monument Home THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN LONDON MONUMENT Battle of Britain London Monument
The Battle of Britain London Monument "Never in the field of human
conflict was so much owed
by so many to so few
Site of Battleof Britain London Monument Work in Progress London Monument Site Drawing of Battle of Britain London Monument
Battle of Britain London Monument Home    

The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L A Parr


Leslie Alfred Parr was born on 14th March 1914 and joined the RAFVR about May 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 10 FTS Tern Hill in early May 1940 and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 8th June.




After converting to Hurricanes Parr was posted to 79 Squadron at Biggin Hill on 6th July and on 30th August he shared in the destruction of a He111.

He remained with the squadron until 25th August 1941.

Commissioned in May 1941, Parr stayed on in the postwar RAF and qualified in Fighter Control. He retired on 14th March 1969 as a Wing Commander.

Parr died in March 1986 in Northumberland.


Battle of Britain Monument