Maurice Brown

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Maurice Peter Brown
Birth nameMaurice Peter Brown
Born(1919-06-17)17 June 1919
London, United Kingdom
Died20 January 2011(2011-01-20) (aged 91)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service1938–1945
RankSquadron Leader
UnitNo. 611 Squadron RAF
No. 41 Squadron RAF
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsAir 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[1] and subsequently to the rank of squadron leader.

He was awarded the Air Force Cross in December 1945.[3] 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.

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.[4]

Brown died on 20 January 2011.[5]


  • Honour Restored: Dowding the Battle of Britain and the Fight for Freedom (2005)


  1. ^ a b "No. 34960". The London Gazette. 4 October 1940. p. 5832.
  2. ^ Shores, Christopher (14 July 2004). Those Other Eagles. Grub Street. p. 76. ISBN 978-1904010883.
  3. ^ "No. 37407". The London Gazette. 28 December 1945. p. 86.
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  5. ^ "Squadron Leader M P Brown AFC". The Battle of Britain Historical Society Discussion Forum. Retrieved 16 January 2018.