After converting to Hurricanes, he joined 151 Squadron at North Weald on August 31. The squadron was about to move to Digby for a rest and Stevens volunteered for a squadron in the south. He was sent to Tangmere to join 213 Squadron. Stevens was shot down on October 17 and crashed just outside Ashford unhurt. In January 1941 213 was posted overseas but Stevens remained on the staff at RAF Castletown. He later went to No 1 AACU at Western Zoyland and then 2 AACU at Aberporth. In September 1942 he was posted to 59 OTU, Milfield as an instructor. Two months later he joined 609 Squadron. He went to North Africa in April and joined 253 Squadron at Jemappes. He was promoted and appointed ?A? Flight Commander. Stevens took command of 87 Squadron in Italy in September 1943.
Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Stevens
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.