Corporal Philippe Payer aero-engine mechanic
Corporal Philippe Payer aero-engine mechanic testing the engine
Corporal Philippe Payer aero-engine mechanic with a Fleet Finch
This blog exists so you can tell your story or the story of those who have been forgotten in World War Two history books.
BCATP was created back in 2012 to pay homage to young kids who joined the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
Philippe Payer enlisted in 1939 when the war was just one month old. His son was just 16 months-old.
Philippe Payer probably never told his story. Corporal Philippe Payer’s son is sharing all with me, and I will share his father’s story here through his father’s pictures and service record.
Corporal Philippe Payer aero-engine mechanic service record
Every picture has its own story to tell.
Update about this picture
A comment to shed some light concerning the Kittyhawk photos.
The picture in the hangar could not have been taken in june of 1941 for the simple reason that 118 Sqn had not yet received their Kittyhawks, they started to take delivery of the Goblins replacement aircraft in october of 1941. Therefore that picture must have been taken on the 7 of june 1942 at St-Hubert in the big hangar (that still exist today) during their stopover from Penfield ridge en route to Annette island, all other photos were most likely taken on Annette island.