Rank & Name: S/Ldr Ernest Leonard Archer OBE DSO AFC
Date of Death: Unknown


Little is known of S/L Archer at this time, other than the information recorded from his awards citations. view

He was operational during the Battle of Britain and crewed with Sgt's Walker and Vale.

Update 2020: "I am currently transcribing my Father’s diaries from 1933-1950. Leonard Archer is in them….He was born in Nottingham in c 1908, where his father was a cycle enamel sprayer, probably at Raleigh works in Nottingham. He worked at Boots Pure Drug Co as assistant to E L Clark, the personnel manager, marrying Harriet Wardle in 1936. After the war, he returned to Boots and remained in the personnel department, eventually becoming personnel manager and a main board Director of Boots in 1962. Awarded OBE in 1975, probably for voluntary work or on retirement. Boots was a vast manfacturing empire in the late 1950s and 60s as well as running stores and chemists shops. He lived in Nottingham. I cannot find a record of his death." Elaine Murphy, London, UK.(Thank you Elaine)


Further Information
Awardee of the Battle of Britain Clasp - Although entitlement was revoked by the Air Ministry in 1960 (read more).

If you have any information about S/Ldr Archer, please contact me, thank you.

Rest In Peace