Flight Lieutenant Dudley Persse-
On 31 May 1940, 609 was one of several squadrons covering the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk. The air-
His obituary from the 1941 Belvederian closes with the words:
‘On patrol duty over Dunkirk on the last day of May last year he was seen to dive in his Spitfire to attack a German bomber. He has not returned, nor has any news been received of him since then, so he must be presumed killed in action. To his sorrowing family we extend our deepest sympathy’.
Dudley Persse Joynt was 30 at the time of his disappearance. He has no grave, but is commemorated at Panel 4 of the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey..