Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Purley Boys - Coulsdon College Video Tours

The memorial to RAF pilot outside the old metalwork shop and gym - A World War Two fighter pilot shot down over a Coulsdon school while battling to save a comrade has been honoured in a memorial to mark Remembrance Day.
Caesar Hull, 26, died when his Hurricane plane crashed into Purley Boys' School - now Coulsdon College - as he led his squadron on an attack on German bombers on September 7, 1940.
Mr Hull, who was promoted to leader of the RAF's No. 43 Squadron at the age of just 24, died as he fought bravely to save his friend Dicky Reynell from the fire of Luftwaffe fighter planes escorting Do17 bombers to attack London.
Mr Reynell also died in the mission. 

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