The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L A E Reddington
Leslie Arthur Edwin Reddington of Coundon, Warwickshire was born at Stoke, Coventry on 21st June 1914, the son of Arthur and Lilian Maud Reddington.
He was educated at John Gulson School and Coventry Junior Technical College.
Reddington served an apprenticeship at the Daimler Engineering Company at Coventry and later taught mathematics and technical drawing at Coventry Technical College in the evenings.
He married Georgina May Flavell in April 1936 in Coventry.
In 1938 Reddington joined the RAFVR as an Airman u/t Pilot and began his flying training at 9 E&RFTS Ansty. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his elementary flying at 7 EFTS Desford and moved on to 10 FTS Tern Hill.
In late July 1940 Reddington joined 152 Squadron at Warmwell. During
combat over Portland on 30th September he was shot down, in Spitfire L1072, and is believed to have crashed into the sea.
He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 18.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.