Dawbarn spent a short period in France with ?B? Flight No 253 Squadron in April 1940. In May he went to 17 Squadron in France and returned to England when it was withdrawn on the 23rd. The squadron returned to France on June 5 and was withdrawn on the 17th, reaching Tangmere on the 19th. Dawbarn was involved in a flying accident on July 15, crashing during a routine patrol, and was seriously injured. After six months in hospitals, he was posted to 59 OTU, Crosby-on-Eden as an instructor. He did an instructors course at CFS, Upavon and was posted in June 1941 to an EFTS near Derby. In 1943 he returned to operations, flying with a Hurricane squadron at Warmwell. In late 1943 Dawbarn joined No 1 Aircraft Deliver Flight (ADF) and served at various stations in the London area until posted to India in February 1945 to command No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit (AACU). He was released in 1946, as a Squadron Leader.
Squadron Leader Peter Leslie Dawbarn
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.