Pilot Officer G.F. IRVING 214 Squadron

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Guy Hudson, May 14, 2018.

  1. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Member

    Does anyone have any information about a pilot, G.F. Irving. He joined 214 Squadron at R.A.F. Feltwell in January 1938. He remained with the Squadron throughout 1940.
     
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  2. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Guy,

    I think this might be your man here: Casualty

    Squadron Leader Gordon Forbes Irving...

    Edited to add:

    Pg 86 of "Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Vol 1: 1939-42" by David Gunby and Pelham Temple

    27/28 September 1941 Wellington IC T2729 Op: Rhodes

    S/Ldr GF Irving+
    F/Sgt TC Fitzgerald RCAF+
    W/O S Howarth+
    F/Sgt W Trotter+
    F/Lt MJ Miller+
    F/Sgt EH Keeping+

    T/o at 1400, Fayid. A message was sent stating engine was failing, and that a course was being set for Turkey. It is believed the aircraft ditched close to shore on the south side of Rhodes. All are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

    Regards,

    Dave
     

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  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Member

    Dave,
    Many thanks for that.
    Guy
     

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