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John Laurence Gilchrist Cunningham from Burntisland, Fife joined 603 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force in 1935 and was still with the squadron when it was absorbed into the RAF on 23rd August 1939.
He damaged a He111 when he was with a 603 detachment protecting Montrose airfield on 7th December.
On 20th July 1940 Cunningham shared in shooting down a Do17 into the sea thirty miles east of Aberdeen.
He failed to return from combat over Dover on 28th August 1940 in Spitfire I R6751 XT-U. He was 23.
Cunningham is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 4.
Son of Thornas and Jessie Livingstone Cunningham, of Burntisland, Fife.
Battle of Britain Monument London