Sargeant Leonard 'Len' William Dorricott

Service number 1230753
Birth Date 01 May 1923
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Shropshire
Death Date 22 December 2014
Death Place United Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire, Lincoln
  • No. 1660 Conversion Unit RAF
  • No. 460 Squadron
  • No. 61 Squadron (RAF)
  • No. 576 Squadron (RAF)
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Leonard 'Len' William Dorricott was born in Shropshire, England, in 1923 and volunteered for the RAF aged 17. He undertook basic training in England and further training in Canada and at the University of Miami in Florida. Dorricott returned to England and flew as a navigator on Second World War bombing operations over Germany, Italy and the North Sea, including in 'G for George' as a member of 460 Squadron. Dorricott flew on Operation Manna, which provided famine relief to German-occupied Holland, and Operation Exodus, which repatriated liberated prisoners of war to Britain, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal in 1943. After the war, Dorricott took an engineering degree and became a gas turbine specialist. A keen amateur photographer, he was very active in the Bromoil Circle of Great Britain. Leonard Dorricott died at the age of 81 in 2014.


Date of birth 01 May 1923
Date of death 22 December 2014