Sqn Ldr John Heber Percy – OC 64 Sqn, RAF Church Fenton, 1939
Sqn Ldr John Heber Percy was OC 64 Sqn whilst at Church Fenton before and at the start of World War 2. Some extracts from his flying logbooks have kindly been sent to me by his grandson William.
John completed his initial training as a pilot at Cranwell in December 1929. After a posting to 43 Squadron at Tangmere he did a Fleet Air Arm Conversion course at Leuchars and joined No. 445 FSR Flight on HMS Courageous in July 1931.
After completing an Instructors’ course at Wittering in 1933 he was seconded to the South African Air Force for a year, then in May 1936 he became ADC to Sir Miles Lampson at the British Embassy in Cairo. That posting ended in October 1938 and the Church Fenton posting started in January 1939. So he’d done a lot of hours before the start of the War. His log has records up to June 1941. Unfortunately we don’t have his second volume.