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Sapper
(Later Flight Lieutenant)


Alfred
MARTIN  DFC

(Alfie/Paddy)




(copyright BBC NI)

Born:

1920 Finaghy, Northern Ireland

Service No.

655903 RAFVR NCO rank

120240 RAFVR Officer ranks

Regiment(s):

Antrim Fortress Company

RAF 102 Sqdn, Pocklington Yorks

Military Notes:
Service Record:

1939 enlisted at Belfast joining the Antrim Fortress Coy. 

1941 enlisted with the Royal Air Force

16 Feb 1942 commission as Pilot Officer

1 Oct 1942 promoted to Flying Officer

16 Apr 1943 Halifax HR663 Bomber was shot up with him onboard as an observer, he parachuted out and he evaded capture and returned to the UK, the details of which are recorded in his book "Bale Out".

20 Jul 1943 Awarded DFC

16 Feb 1944-promoted to Flight Lieutenant

24 Jan 1947 Retained rank of Flight Lieutenant

Family Notes:

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Civilian Occupation:

Insurance Agent and later Wholesaler. Lived variously in Northern Ireland and Canada.

Married:

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Died:

./.

Burial:

./. 

Cemetery / Memorial:

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Links:

[Click  for BBC Interview

[Click  for BBC Interview pt2]

[Article on Grey Point Fort website]

[Book  available through Amazon first published  2005, reprinted 2011   the  ISBN is 978-1906578510]

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