Maurice Brown

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Maurice Peter Brown
Birth name Maurice Peter Brown
Nickname(s) Peter
Born (1919-06-17)17 June 1919
London, United Kingdom
Died 20 January 2011(2011-01-20) (aged 91)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1938–1945
Rank Squadron Leader
Unit No. 611 Squadron RAF
No. 41 Squadron RAF

World War II

Awards Air Force Cross

Squadron Leader Maurice Peter Brown AFC (1919–2011) was a World War II Royal Air Force fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain.

Brown joined the RAF in 1938, and promoted to the rank of Flying Officer in October 1940.[1] During the Battle of Britain, Brown flew Spitfires with No. 611 Squadron RAF and No. 41 Squadron RAF. During the battle he claimed 3 and 1 shared destroyed, and one shared 'probable'.[2]

Following the Battle of Britain, Brown was a flying instructor at No. 61 OTU Operational Training Unit and Cranwell Flying Training School. He was promoted to flight lieutenant in January 1944[3] and subsequently to the rank of squadron leader.

He was awarded the Air Force Cross in December 1945.[4] He was released from the RAF in November 1945, retaining the rank of squadron leader.

In 2004, Brown wrote Honour Restored about the Battle of Britain and his exploits and those of his fellow pilots.[5]

Brown was a member of the Battle of Britain Historical Society and unveiled a plaque at Stockport Grammar School to commemorate two Battle of Britain pilots who attended the school.[6]

Brown died on 20 January 2011.[7]