08.11.1940 No. 603 Squadron Spitfire IIa P7285 Fl/Lt. Kirkwood
Date: 08th November 1940
Unit: No. 603 Squadron
Type: Spitfire IIa
Base: RAF Hornchurch
Location: English Channel East of Deal, Kent
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Mark Tyzack Kirkwood 39287 RAF Age 25. Missing
REASON FOR LOSS:
During a patrol shot down by Me109’s from NKG off Deal in the afternoon.
Above area of loss, with left: Fl/Lt. Kirkwood (courtesy Sherborne School Archives)
Left: Sherborne School, Dorset
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Fl/Lt. Mark Tyzack Kirkwood. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 4.
Right: Runnymede Memorial Panel 4
Further information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Tyzack Kirkwood of The Moorings, West Cledham, Surrey, England. Born in 1915, Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1929-1932. Cadet in the Merchant Navy. Acting Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force, October 1936. 1940 served with 4 Ferry Pilot Pool, 7 OTU 6th September 1940. After this conversion to Spitfires joined 610 Squadron on the 22nd September 1940 before finally joining 603 Squadron.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to Sherborne School Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Aircrew Remembered own Archives. Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1-3.