SP(FC)01 Wing Commander Peter Ayerst DFC


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Ayerst is probably most famous for shooting down a German bomber during the Battle of Britain while an instructor with 7 OTU, with the launch of his book I am sure he will become even more well known as an accomplished fighter pilot. He flew during the Battle of France scoring two victories and after returning to the UK was an instructor until June 1942 when he was posted to Middle East as part of 243 Wing. During which time he scored a number of victories flying Hurricanes with Nos 33 and 238 Squadrons. He returned to the UK in early 1944 to join No 124 Squadron and provided air cover during the D-Day landings flying Spitfires. Later in the year he worked as a production test pilot for Vickers followed by a posting to HQ Fighter Command.

Wing Commander Peter Vigne Ayerst DFC
5 victories

Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving RAF career details.