Mr Francis Stanley Symondson MC

 

 

b. 27 Mar 1897 in Sutton, Surrey but living in Fowey, Cornwall; WWI ace (12 victories).

Went to Italy in WWI flying Camels with 66 Sqn, and was shot down once in Belgium and twice in Italy.

Despite being over 40 when WWII broke out, Francis joined the RAF as a Flt-Lt and then in June 1943 joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).

ATA Francis Symondson ATA, 1943

See https://www.ata-ferry-pilots.org/index.php/category-blog-1943/822-symondson-francis-stanley

 

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