ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.
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Squadron Leader P B "Laddie" Lucas, when Commanding Officer of No. 616 Squadron RAF at Ibsley, Hampshire. A former international golfer and journalist, Lucas opened his victory score with No. 249 Squadron RAF in Malta, a unit which he later commanded. He commanded 616 Squadron from April to July 1943, following which he led the Coltishall Wing. After a further rest from operations he commanded No. 613 Squadron RAF, flying night-intruder sorties until the end of the war.
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