Malvern College Second World War Casualty

F/O. George Charles Boyce Peters

House and time at Malvern: 6, 1927 - 1930.

Regiment: R.A.F..
Died: 29 September 1940 aged in Irish Sea. Killed over the Irish Sea.
Battle: Battle of Britain: July – October 1940. Cemetery:

Son of G.H. Peters (O.M.), 6 Sylvan Way, Bognor.
Math V.
Solicitor.

79 Sqdn. Royal Air Force

'He was articled to his father, G. H. B. Peters (6.98) and qualified as a Solicitor in July, 1936. During that time he was a Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion (Territorial) of the Royal Sussex Regt. He joined the R.A.F. at the end of 1937. He was killed in a fight over the Irish Sea on September 29th. A list of his victories supplied by his Squadron Intelligence Officer shows that he had destroyed three enemy aircraft certainly, and had to his credit two more probables and other possibles; he also broke up a formation of thirty bombers over Kent on August 31st by making a "head on" attack. He was at first with a bomber squadron but changed to the fighter squadron of which he was a very popular member.' (Malvernian, Dec 1940).

Gravestone Inscription:
“KILLED IN ACTION BATTLE OF BRITAIN”

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