Flt Sgt Peter Brown RIP

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by 4jonboy, May 25, 2023.

  1. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

  2. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Good to know, though on BBC R4 Today programme Reverend (Group Captain) Ruth Hake, who was to officiate spoke in platitudes, missing how long he had served in the RAF (which the BBC item says nowt).
  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Brown flew five operations in Lancaster`s in early 1945, and after the war stayed on in the RAF for several years, serving in Palestine, Egypt, Tripoli and Malta until his final demob in 1950.

    Remembering Flt Sgt Peter Brown > RAF Families Federation

    If his service is correct then the two medals shown at his funeral must be to represent his medal award rather than his actual entitlement ? Died in December 22 that`s a long time to wait to be laid to rest ,Originally planned for March ? Still a long time to keep him .


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  4. msimpson

    msimpson New Member

    Squadron records show 2225059 Peter Brown was posted in to 625 Sqn 13/5/45 from 1668 Conversion Unit as Wop/Air in the crew of 55279 Joseph Vernon Turner. They show the crew flying three 'Post Mortem' sorties 25/6/45, 29/6/45 and 1/7/45 and three 'Dodge' sorties 2/8/45, 17/8/45 and 1/9/45. Peter Brown also flew another 'Post Mortem' sortie with the Boyden crew 5/7/45. Regards.
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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Never heard of that before can you give an update what it means thank you
  6. msimpson

    msimpson New Member

    Post Mortem was a programme of post war exercises flown to test German radar and electronic defences, mostly towards Flensburg, I believe. Dodge were sorties returning allied military personnel from Italy. Regards.
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  7. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    I wondered about the medals too, Kyle, that surely there must be more, or is it answered by msimpson’s post #4? Pardon my ignorance.

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