|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, England, Sussex, Tangmere|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Sussex, Tangmere|
|Date made||c January 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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406022 Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Hugo Throssell Armstrong DFC and Bar, RAAF of Perth, WA ...
406022 Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Hugo Throssell Armstrong DFC and Bar, RAAF of Perth, WA (centre), Squadron Commander of No. 611 (West Lancashire) Spitfire Squadron, shot down two Messerschmitt BF109 aircraft during a day raid on Britain on 19 January 1943. Also in the photo are Wing Commander Richard Maxwell Milne RAF, Wing Leader, Biggin Hill (left) and Adjutant Robert G. Gouby, 340 Squadron RAF (Free French Air Force) (right) who also shot down two German Focke-Wulf FW190 aircraft. Sqn Ldr Armstrong was a member of the first Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) course, and one of the earliest EATS graduates to command a squadron. He went missing in action over the English Channel off Boulogne, France on 05 February 1943, and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey UK.