Des FOPP 17 Squadron Battle of Britain signed paper

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SQUADRON LEADER DESMOND FOPP

Australian Des Fopp joined 17 Squadron just before the outbreak of war as it was re-equipping with the Hawker Hurricane. He fought over Dunkirk and later in the Battle of Britain.

On 3rd September 1940 he led a 'head-on attack' on a large formation of enemy bombers and severely damaged one of the Dorniers. He was then set upon by 3 Me109 escort fighters, which set his aircarft on fire. Fopp was hospitalised for a number of months.

Fopp passed away in 2005.

This is a signed piece of paper in black ink.