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The Airmen's Stories - P/O B E Tucker


Bernard Eric Tucker was born on 16th November 1919 and joined the RAFVR about November 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training, was commissioned and then went to 7 OTU Hawarden on 22nd September 1940.

After converting to Spitfires he joined 266 Squadron at Wittering on 7th October 1940. He moved to 66 Squadron at Gravesend on the 25th.


Above: with 91 Squadron in March 1941.

L to R: F/Lt. RH Holland, possibly Sgt. J Mann, P/O BE Tucker, P/O DH Gage, F/Lt. CP Green, F/Lt. RAL Knight.


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

Tucker later rejoined the RAFVR.

A newspaper report in January 1956 reported him living in Stansted, Essex and employed as an Examining instructor for the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.

Tucker died on 13th June 1992 in Wandsworth, London.


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