The Airmen's Stories - F/O A T Rose-Price
Arthur Thomas Rose-Price was born in Concepcion, Chile on 28th April 1919, the son of Samuel Percy Price and Anita Price (nee Mackay). He attended Tonbridge School from February 1934 to February 1936.
He joined the RAF on a short service commission on 15th March 1937 and did his initial flying training at CFS Upavon.
On 5th June 1937 Rose-Price was posted to 11 FTS Wittering and joined 38 Squadron at Marham on 8th January 1938. He was posted away to 10 FTS Tern Hill on 29th September 1939 as an instructor.
Rose-Price joined 501 Squadron at Kenley on 2nd September 1940. After arriving in the morning, he flew a patrol. He failed to return from a sortie in the afternoon, shot down over Dungeness, in Hurricane L1578.
Rose-Price is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 6.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner
He is commemorated by a plaque at Tonbridge School (below).