Ben Bennions DFC: Battle of Britain Fighter Ace

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'Ben' Bennions enlisted in the pre-war RAF in 1929, serving first as an 'erk' before being selected for pilot training. His first posting saw him serving in the Middle- East with 41 Squadron, returning to the UK and Catterick, where the squadron was still stationed at the declaration of war. Patrols and scrambles were common throughout the early months of the conflict, but it was in May 1940, that 41 Squadron first saw the enemy in any number, providing air cover for the retreating BEF. Bennions recorded his first combat ...

Ben Bennions DFC: Battle of Britain Fighter Ace 2011, Pen & Sword Aviation, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781848841451

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