Francis Victor Beamish

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Squadron(s): 151, 249

Fate/Ongoing Career: Killed in Action 28-3-42 leading the Kenley Wing

Interesting Facts: Born 27-9-03 - member of a famous RAF family. Graduated from Cranwell 1923, retired from RAF on health grounds 1933, rejoined 1937, commanded 64 Squadron, AFC 1-1-38. Commanded 504 Squadron. Became OC North Weald 7-6-40 and flew operationally whenever possible, DSO 23-7-40, DFC 8-11-40. Flew against Italian Air Force 11-11-40. Posted to No 11 Group staff job 17-3-41. Bar to DSO 25-9-41. OC Kenley from 25-1-42. Spotted German ships in "Channel Dash" 12-22-42.

Added by: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust on 1st June 2010.


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