I came across this pilot mentioned in the book 'Pilgrimages of Grace' by A. A. B. Todd about R.A.F. Croft in County Durham. He's described as 'an experienced Spitfire pilot' and I wondered if anyone knew anything about his flying career?
There was an article in a local newspaper about him in 2019:
Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England