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Old 25th December 2019, 01:11
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AVM John Thornett Lawrence Battle of Britain RIP

Dear all,

I have seen that Air Vice Marshal John Thornett Lawrence has recently passed away.
He flew Blenheim's with 235 Squadron during the Battle of Britain and had a distinguished career after that.
My sympathies to his family.

You can find his obituary here.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a...uary-09m8r7gl9

regards
Gerry
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Old 25th December 2019, 03:00
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Re: AVM John Thornett Lawrence Battle of Britain RIP

Hello,

More on Air vice-marshal (AVM) Lawrence:

http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/LawrenceJT.htm

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Old 25th December 2019, 15:15
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May he rest in peace.
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Old 26th December 2019, 13:59
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Re: AVM John Thornett Lawrence Battle of Britain RIP

As 235 Registrar, was aware of John in 1989 then a young 27 year old, after Aubrey Lancaster put me in touch, unfortunately John declined to correspond.
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Registrar 235 & 248 Squadron
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Old 26th December 2019, 19:37
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Re: AVM John Thornett Lawrence Battle of Britain RIP

Hi Andy,

Sorry to hear that he declined your request.
I corresponded with him 5 or 6 years ago and he was kind enough to let me visit him a few times.
He described his part in the BoB as a small part of a long career and didn't understand the interest in it.
I also tried to encourage him to join the BoB fighter Association but he had no interest in doing so.
The Obit has got a date wrong. The incident that they describe as happening in November 1941 actually happened in November 40.

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Old 27th December 2019, 11:19
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Re: AVM John Thornett Lawrence Battle of Britain RIP

27 in 1989? Presume you mean you not him!
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