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SP(BB)31 Squadron Leader Desmond Fopp AFC
Born in Cuddly Creek, South Australia. Joined the RAFVR in 1938, called up at the outbreak of war he joined No 17 Squadron 24 May 1940 and served with it in France. On 12 July he shared in the destruction of a He 111, and on the 3 September after damaging a Do 17, he himself was shot down. He managed to bale out but suffered burns which kept him in hospital for three months. Upon recovery he rejoined No 17 Squadron in July 1941. In November he was posted to No 132 Squadron, becoming a Flight Commander and receiving a Mentioned In Despatches, eventually leaving the squadron in late 1943. After serving with the USAAF, he was posted to an Advanced Flight Unit where he was awarded the AFC for landing an aircraft safely after a mid-air collision. He finally retired from the RAF in 1975.

Squadron Leader Desmond Fopp AFC
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.

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