M.--- [Seconded from RAF]  Philip Basil Plumridge 
 flag nz  b. 29 Jan 1917, Invercargall, NZ 5 Feb 1943 to 1 Mar 1943 

 

     

 

A New Zealander attached to the Royal Australian Air Force, he served briefly with the A.T.A. at White Waltham having arrived in the UK from Sydney on 18th November 1942. 

He joined 1 FPP on 5th February 1943 before being posted as a Pilot Under Training to 5 (P)AFU on 2nd March 1943. Later he served with 231 and 19 Squadrons and survived the war.

No records have been found to confirm under what capacity he joined the A.T.A. given his inexperience, but it is possible that he was attached to the Training Pool for a refresher before being moved on.

d. Jan 1997, Dorset

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