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Pilot Officer Adrian Francis Laws 1912 - 1940

Born in East Dereham Norfolk and enlisted in the ranks of the RAF in 1931.

Promoted Flight Sergeant on 1st July 1940.

Piloted Spitfire Mark I's with 64 Squadron.


Combat Record:


Killed on 30th September 1940 as the result of a collision with another Spitfire while training new arrivals at 64 Squadron.


The King has been graciously pleased to approve the undermentioned award, in recognition of gallantry displayed in flying operations against the enemy:-

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal
514143 Flight Sergeant Adrian Francis Laws - This airman has taken part in numerous operational flights since May, 1940. He has destroyed five enemy aircraft and damaged another two. His initiative, courage and tenacity have been outstanding.

(Air Ministry Bulletin Number 1742, Royal Air Force Awards Number 110.)

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