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This photograph was taken just after he had shot down his 26th and 27th enemy aircraft making him Fighter Command's highest scoring pilot.
At the time of the photograph in April 1944 he held the rank of Wing Commander and the decorations of DSO* DFC* and DFC(USA).
Unfortunately time was never in sufficient quantity to pursue the idea, until 1998.
Having started the idea was quickly off the ground and initial responses from the pilots were most encouraging, with some of the leading pilots helping us with the project customers soon took notice and the project became a success.
Each photograph measures 5" x 7" with a white border on all sides with the signature on the specially elongated bottom margin.
The photographs are all from the 1939-1945 period so in some cases the photograph is the best we could manage considering that our airmen were often up in the air rather than on photo-shoots and after nearly 60 years there is obviously some loss in clarity.
Leigh left the Royal Air Force in 1945 with a tally of two Bf 109s destroyed, probably another four destroyed and a shared destruction of a Do 17.
Shortly after this, he joined No 64 Squadron at Leconfield before being posted to join No 72 Squadron at Biggin Hill in October.
The series is now complete, and along with the Salute to the Few Series brings our tally to a hundred Battle of Britain airmen incorporating both 'top scorers' and less famous airmen along the way - and a small tribute to those who took part in this famous air battle during the Summer of 1940 which inflicted the first defeat to the fearsome Luftwaffe.