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The Airmen's Stories - F/O P S C Pollard


Philip Selwyn Covey Pollard was born in 1920 in Richmond, Surrey, the son of Ernest Pollard and Ada Pollard (nee McGrath).

He joined the RAF on a short-service commission in September 1938.

He was serving with 611 Squadron at Digby in May 1940 and stayed with them throughout the Battle, claiming a Do17 shared on 15th September and two more shared on 11th October.

He had married Marjorie Broadhurst in July 1940 in Surrey.



(Above: Pollard and F/Lt. WJ Leather (seated), also of 611 Sqdn.)

On 22nd June 1941 611 was acting as top cover for bombers attacking Hazebrouck marshalling yards during Circus 16. His Spitfire Va R7209 was shot down by Me109s and Pollard was killed.

Pollard was 21 and is buried in Dunkirk Cemetery.






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