Battle of Britain : Frederick George Berry ,563426 ,DFM , Royal Air Force

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by CL1, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. timmo

    timmo WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

  2. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Tim

    Thank you, it must have been an interesting experience to fly types that you had once fought against.

    Having read the article in the NOTW and an account in The Few by Dilip Sarkar, I am surprised that Fred Berry had the time to contemplate such a manoeuvre whilst in the combat area, a brave man as well as a skillful pilot.

    Regards,

    Nick
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  5. timmo

    timmo WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    See that thread.

    = Tim
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Hope you don't mind , Tim, I just had to edit that photo of you into post #13.
    To save everyone copy & pasting the link.
    Nice to have you with us.
     
  7. timmo

    timmo WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Seeing Gage's Avatar, just had to add mine!

    = Tim

    OK - so why no Avatar??
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Tim, What would you like as an Avatar? I'm sure Owen would only be too happy to sort it for you :D
     
  9. timmo

    timmo WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Most kind - the one I put in my profile, thinking that that would be the Avatar.

    = Tim
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Is that ok?
     
  11. timmo

    timmo WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    What an artist. Now I can hold my own!!

    Thanks to the Moose from the Elk.

    = Tim

    PS Only 2 weeks to go before the date of my comeuppance.
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    What an artist. Now I can hold my own!!

    Thanks to the Moose from the Elk.

    = Tim

    PS Only 2 weeks to go before the date of my comeuppance.

    That sounds like a story for Owen's 70th anniversary thread Tim.
     
  13. timmo

    timmo WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    15 minutes of 'fame'?

    = Tim
     
  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    BERRY, FREDERICK GEORGE

    Rank:
    Flight Sergeant
    Trade:
    Pilot
    Service No:
    563426
    Date of Death:
    01/09/1940
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Air Force

    1 Sqdn.
    Awards:
    D F M
    Grave Reference
    Sec. G.5. Grave 92.
    Cemetery
    HARROW (PINNER) NEW CEMETERY
     
  16. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    FG Berry's name on panel 1, column 4 (Bottom right) of the BOB Memorial at Capel le Ferne.

    Panel 1.JPG
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2017
  17. BRISLEYBOY

    BRISLEYBOY Junior Member

    Firstly let me introduce myself, My name is Quentin and I were brought up in Brisley farmhouse Upper ruckinge(formerly Luckhurst's farm). My elder brother and I would go into the fields and play on the old scrapheaps there. It was great fun and we would always come home with bits and pieces. It was what you did as boys. There was a kind of crater and in it was what we thought was farming junk and what we though was mostly car parts, dashbord dials and the like. It wasn't till I were researching the history of the house to start writing a book when I came about the story of Sgt. Frederick George Berry. It was only then when I recalled that some of these dials were marked with RR and there was also some parts that were more plane shaped then cars as well as there being aeroplane looking parts in the nearby calvert. I know that the main site crater was filled in quite some time ago but I am also sure that there is more parts out there to be found. On finding out this story of heroism it had put a strange chilling feeling that I have known about Frederick Berry for most of my life and were really not surprised about the great losses that developed around the Farm for certain reasons and totally left me intrigued and wishing to know more about that fateful day. When my parents bought our family to Brisley farmhouse in 1973 there were many strange happenings which went on and many of them totally unexplained. Whether you believe in the afterlife or not please hear me out as you will surely understand my need to find answers. The house would suddenly have the smell of oil in a certain room from no where, the cats and dogs would not enter it and would escape or go feral if left in there. There were strange apparitions and noises throughout and it was even a scary place after we had St. Pauls, London had to come and exorcise the house. A thunder storm then spread from the direction of the field of rest and knocked out all of the electric and the Exorcism was carried out in candle light. Still the cats or dogs would not go in even if the house was very much more rested.This is the truth as I know it. Please do not think I am a crank, my Mother and Family will verify this and stand on oath to it. My mother is a very renown fine arts artist and although I were a bit young to understand all of it, I knew what I saw. Thankyou for any light you can shed on this and I am only to pleased to help. yours QUENTIN GRUGEON
     
  18. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Brisleyboy,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    A good informative first post.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Brisleyboy,
    hello and welcome


    thank you for the information


    regards
    Clive
     
  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Flt.Sgt. Fred Berry. DFM., Boulogne 1940
    Berry received his DFM for coming to the aid of the troopship, Lancastria. The Lancastria was sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft, off the French coast near Boulogne, with great loss of life. 1 Squadron., RAF. was based in France at that time.





    http://www.vsdh.org/vsdh/ww2/berry1.htm
     

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