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No. 213 Squadron Royal Air Force

28th May 1940 Pilot lost

11th August 1940  Ports and ships attacked

12th August 1940 Battle of Britain

13th August 1940  Battle of Britain

15th Aug 1940 Eagle Day

16th August 1940 Eagle Day

25th August 1940 Battle of Britain

26th August 1940  Battle of Britian

11th September 1940 Battle of Britain

15th Sep 1940 Battle of Britain Day

18th November 1941 Operation Crusader

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No. 213 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Sgt Pilot Hector Jack "Raymond " Barrow.

Hector Barrow served with 607 (County of Durham), 43 (China-British) and 213 (Ceylon) Squadrons. He was born in Isle worth, Middlesex, son of Alfred Hector Henry and Edith Ethel Barrow, joined the RAFVR (Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) in April 1939 as an Airman under training Pilot. He was called up on Sept 1 st 1939 and with training completed, he joined 607 Squadron at RAF Usworth in June 1940. In late July he was posted to 43 Squadron at RAF Tangmere and was attached to 6 Operational Training Unit (at RAF Sutton Bridge) for training from August 3 to August 24. He transferred on September 20 to 213 Squadron, which was also based at RAF Tangmere.

On September 27 Barrow claimed a share in destroying a Bf 110. He was reported Missing following a Wing patrol with 602 Squadron over RAF Tangmere on November 28th. His aircraft Hurricane Mk l (RAF Serial Number V6691) was shot down by a Bf109 of JG51 at 15:10 into the sea off Bognor on 28th November 1940. Barrow s body was washed up on the French coast. He is buried in Colleville-sur-Mer Churchyard, Calvados, France. He was 21 when he died.

Hawker Hurricane Mk I V6691 was one of 500 delivered between August 1940 and January 1941 by Gloster Aircraft, Hucclecote, to Contract No. B.85730/ 40. Serving with 213 Squadron it would have been coded AK-? (? indicates that the individual code letter is unknown). This aircraft had previously served with 253 Squadron.

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