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182 & 245 Sqns, secret husband to [No. 150] Chrystabel ‘Jane’ Leighton-Porter.
Repesenting RAF Rocket-firing Typhoons, so important in NW Europe’s Liberation against enemy armour.
The husband of ‘Jane’ (c.f. 150), whose marital links – both were brought up in Southampton (above whose docks the ‘Battle of Britain VC’ at the heart of the print was won) – had to be a contractual national ‘secret’ during the war, signing here for the effective (but so costly in young lives) service of the Typhoon Squadrons in the liberation of North West Europe, in the much appreciated support of the forward troops – in particular against enemy armour and strongpoints – with their cannon and rocket-firing capabilities developed at RAE Farnborough. ‘L-P’, as he was known on 182 Sqn, and later as ‘Buzz’(-ard) on 245 Sqn, was trained in the USA – 182 Sqn, when initially formed in 1942 at Martlesham, took only ‘above average’ rated pilots for the new Typhoons. [ARP]