Leslie Arthur Rickinson was born on May 26th, 1917. He followed his education at the Longton High School. At the age of 16 years, he was admitted to an "Air Training School. He passed out as Leading aircraftman after three years and was stationed with a flying boat squadron in Singapore. Short after the outbreak of World War Two he received his "wings". Was killed on May 13th, 1943 when his No. 83 Squadron, Avro Lancaster I W4955, OL-R.was damaged by flak and then shot down by Night Fighter at 02:17, crashing at Eemnes.
?: Leading aircraftman;
20th December 1939: Sergeant, Pilot/Fitter II;
1st April 1941: Temporary Flight Sergeant;
29th May 1941: Pilot Officer (on probation);
29th May 1942: Pilot Officer;
29th May 1942: Flying Officer (war subs.);
16th July 1942: Acting Flight Lieutenant.
5th September 1933: enlisted with No. 566639 as Aircraft Apprentice;
13 mei 1943: shot down in action during an operation over Duisburg, flying in Avro Lancaster W4955 with No. 83 Squadron Royal Air Force.
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