Leitch Douglas Mackenzie 2/Lt 117995

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Lt D M Leitch in RAF uniform.
Lt D M Leitch in RAF uniform.

Name Leitch Douglas Mackenzie
Army number 117995
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth Born Aberdeen 1917/18.
Age 27
Unit Posted 168 OCTU. Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt 10/2/1940. Posted No 4 ITC 24/2/1940. Attached 10th Bn DLI 24/2/1940. On attachment to 1 TS until 9/4/40. Trf Black Watch as Lt 20/4/1940. Attached to 2nd Bn DLI in B.E.F. Dunkirk. Left 2nd Bn DLI 16/8/1940 on being Posted to 1 TS. Served Iceland. Transferred to the Royal Air Force 15/11/1941. Gazetted as Pilot Officer as No. 47831 3/3/1942. Employed in Air Ministry in 1943. KILLED in ACTION in Italy 6/3/1945.
Company/Battery C Coy
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 04-Sep-39
Promotions W/S Lt 10/8/1941. P/Offr. 3/3/1942. W/S Flying Officer 1/10/1943. Flt Lt 31/1/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 06-Mar-45
Home address Son of James Boyes Leitch and Mary Nicholson Leitch of Aberdeen. Buried Grave I.G.24 Ravenna War Cemetery, after his Spitfire was recovered by Italian aviation archaeologists in 2000.
Source table 1TS

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To read the BBC Scotland News coverage of Lt Leitch's burial service please click here.