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Laws, Adrian Francis

Date of birth:
August 10th, 1912 (Dereham/Norfolk, Great Britain)
Date of death:
September 30th, 1940
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves Wells-next-the-Sea Cemetery
Grave: 101.
Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Adrian Francis Laws entered the Royal Air Force as Aicrafthand in March 1931, where he was trained as Storekeeper. After being send to the middel East, he received his pilot training and was placed with No. 64 Squadron. He was killed in an mid-air collision with another Spitfire in his P9564 on September 30th, 1940.

April 20th, 1936: Sergeant;
July 1st, 1940: Flight Sergeant;
September 28th, 1940: Pilot Officer on probation (seniority September 11th, 1940).

March 1931: Aircrafhand Royal Air Force;
?: Storekeeper, Royal Air Force;
November 1932: RAF Middle East;
July 1935: no. 4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir;
April 20th, 1936: No. 64 Squadron, Ismailia;
September 1936 - September 30th, 1940: No. 64 Squadron, Church Fenton.

June 12th, 1940: Heinkel He 111 (shared);
July 29th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109E (destroyed);
August 11th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109E (destroyed);
August 13th, 1940: Dornier Do 17 (damaged);
August 14th, 1940: ? (destroyed);
August 15th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109E (destroyed);
August 18th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 110 (destroyed);
August 18th, 1940: Heinkel He 111 (shared).

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Sergeant
No. 64 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1940
"This Airman has taken part in numerous operational flights since May, 1940. He has destroyed five enemy aircraft and damaged another two. His initiative, courage and tenacity have been outstanding."
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)