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The Airmen's Stories - F/O G L Ritcher


Geoffrey Louis Ritcher was born on 16th June 1913 and joined the RAF on a short service commission and began his initial training on 25th July 1938. His pre-war service details are unknown but he may have been an instructor before going to 7 OTU Hawarden on 2nd September 1940.



After converting to Spitfires he joined 234 Squadron at St. Eval on 18th September. He damaged a Ju88 on 28th October and destroyed another on 29th November.

Ritcher was posted away to 53 OTU Heston in December 1940 as an instructor.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Squadron Leader.

Ritcher died in March 1999 in Mendip, Somerset.


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