Pilot Officer G.F. IRVING 214 Squadron

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  1. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    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


    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.



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  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Many thanks for that.

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