Rank & Name: P/O H.K.S. 'Alec' McCurdy DFC/BAR
Date of Death: NA


The then P/O Alec McCurdy joined 59 Sqn (RAF Thorney Island) when posted from RAF Andover in Sept 1940 along with three other pilots and their crews (P/O RFW Johnson, Garrard and Knill). McCurdy and Knill were assigned to 'A' flight, who at the time were detached to Aldergrove. He was awarded his DFC and BAR to DFC whilst serving with 18 Sqn. (recon Spitfires) He lives in Berkshire after setting up a furniture making business there after the war.

(sourced from the memoirs of Alec McCurdy and a letter I received from him on the 04/03/2009).

View more from Alec McCurdy on the "Battle of France/Brittain history page.

ORB records show that P/O McCurdy was posted to 1416 Flight on 11/03/1941. To fly Spitfires on reconnaissance op's for the short lived Army Cooperation Command.


Further Information

(above - L-R) Sgt Dick Couchman (WAG), P/O Alec McCurdy (pilot), P/O Eric Moore (obs).

Image sent in by Ian Edgar - son of Sgt C.H Edgar

Awardee of the Battle of Britain Clasp - Although entitlement was revoked by the Air Ministry in 1960 (read more)

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