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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L F Patrick


Leon Fred Patrick was born on 15th July 1913 in Sturton by Stow, Lincolnshire and joined the RAFVR about December 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

He had married Kathleen Cook in January 1937 in Grimsby. The 1939 Census recorded him as 'Clerk. engineering stores, Grimsby'.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 14 FTS (Kinloss and Cranfield, photos below) and joined 222 Squadron at Hornchurch in late August 1940.



Above images courtesy of Simon Eyre.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was commissioned from Warrant Officer in May 1942. Patrick was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He was awarded Aero certificate 21154 at RAF Benson on 26th April 1946.

He joined the RAFVR in 1947 and served until 1951.

Patrick died on 23rd October 1985.


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