Kicq André (RAF n° 1424885)
Belgian Croix de Guerre with 2 Palms, ...
(Philippe Deman Collection)

André Kicq was born at Charleroi on 18 September 1923. He escaped from Belgium on 13 March 1942 and arrived in the UK on 10 June 1942. He enlisted in the RAFVR in July and started training at the 17 ITW. Sent to 6 EFTS in September he was held at 2ACDC until January 1943, being sent to Canada for further training, attending 31 EFTS and 34 SFTS. Qualified as pilot, and promoted Sergeant in August 1943, he returned to the UK. After being held at 7 PRC, he joined 5 (P) AFU in February 1944 before being sent to 53 OTU in March before joining 350 (Belgian) Squadron in July 1944. He was promoted F/Sgt in February 1945, and was commissioned on 26 December. Discharged from RAF in January 1946, he subsequently joined the Belgian Air Force Reserve and also joined SABENA.

(source: courtesy of "Those Other Eagles" by Christopher Shores)

             His claims are :
17/04/1945 1 FW-190 South of Hamburg  
20/04/1945 1 FW-190 Berlin area Combat report
20/04/1945 1 FW-190 Damaged Berlin area Combat report
02/05/1945 1/4 Ar-234  
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