Royal Air Force War Grave Photos for Reference.

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  1. CL1

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

    Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) EDWARDS, WILLIAM ALFRED
    Service Number 1261646

    Died 05/12/1942

    Aged 22

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of John Patrick Edwards and Gladys Edwards, of Fulham.


    INSCRIPTION
    HE DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY HIS DUTY DONE. A GRAND-HEARTED FELLOW A MOST NOBLE SON. MUM
    Buried at KENSAL GREEN (ST. MARY'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 420

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. X.K. Grave 89.

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

    Pilot Officer (Observer) GIRAS, GEORGE CONSTANTINE
    Service Number 106050

    Died 02/04/1942

    Aged 31

    614 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Constantine Hercules Giras and Dora Giras, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; husband of Edith Giras.
    Buried at KENSAL GREEN (ST. MARY'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 420

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. X P Grave 1994.
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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Flying Officer (Navigator) VAN LEEMPUTTEN, WILLEBRODUS MARIA ANTOINE
    Service Number 152444

    Died 12/03/1944

    Aged 27

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Henri and Anna Van Leemputten; husband of Ellen Margery Van Leemputten, of Willesden, Middlesex.


    INSCRIPTION
    IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND, TAKEN WHEN WE HAD SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR
    Buried at KENSAL GREEN (ST. MARY'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 420

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. R.S. Grave 1287.

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

    Flight Sergeant (Navigator) FENNELL, GEORGE THOMAS
    Service Number 657399

    Died 25/03/1944

    Aged 26

    271 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of George and Alice Margaret Fennell, of Marley, Devon.
    Buried at KENSAL GREEN (ST. MARY'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 420

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. R.S. Grave 989.
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  5. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Albemarle Mk.II V1604, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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

    Pilot Officer (Pilot) MURRAY-SMITH, ALEXANDER GEORGE
    Service Number 100080

    Died 07/12/1941

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Buried at ST. ALBANS (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD

    Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 1

    Cemetery/memorial reference: By West end of Church.

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

    Remembered Leominster cemetery Herefordshire

    Sergeant POWIS, TREVELYAN IVAN
    Service Number 1813257

    Died 26/11/1944

    Aged 19

    502 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Frederick John and Frances Annie Powis, of Leominster, Herefordshire.
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 20275

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 236.
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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembered Leominster Cemetery,Herefordshire


    Sergeant (Pilot) JONES, ROWLAND CLIFFORD
    Service Number 748624

    Died 05/02/1941

    Aged 24

    56 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Rowland Harry and Charlotte Jones, of Purley, Surrey.


    INSCRIPTION
    BELOVED BROTHER OF DENNIS AND RUBY, BROAD ST., LEOMINSTER, HEREFORDSHIRE

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  10. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Wing Commander Ivor Dale DFC taken at Sittard CWGC last week.

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

    Bexhill Museum Ltd :: Bexhill's Amiens Raid Air Ace

    He was Wing Commander (Pilot) Ivor Gordon Easton Dale DFC, born 1905, who died on February 2, 1945. Nicknamed �Daddy� Dale, he was a pre-war flyer who returned to service in the RAF Volunteer Reserve on the outbreak of war and was thus much older than the men under his command.

    At the time of his death he was the commander of 21 Squadron based out of RAF Thorney Island airbase. The squadron is famous for Operation Jericho when its Mosquito bombers breached the walls of a Gestapo prison at Amiens in February 1944, allowing members of the French Resistance to escape.

    Wg Cdr Dale was killed a year later along with his navigator Flying Officer Kenneth Hackett. Their Mosquito PZ314 reportedly suffered engine failure and crashed near Ophoven, south west of Sittard.

    The volunteers from Sittard would like to invite one of his descendants to Holland for their annual Remembrance Day commemoration.

    A quick look through public records tells us that his parents were Horace Easton Dale (1868-1962) and Francis Harriet Dale (1874-1964) and in 1939 they lived at 5 Knebworth Road, Bexhill. He was their only son.

    His wife Norah (nee Williams) also has a Bexhill connection. She was born in India and came to live in Buckhurst Road, Bexhill around 1910 after her mother Louisa was widowed. Norah had two sisters, Gwen, Ella and younger brother Alan.
    Wing Commander (Pilot) DALE, IVOR GORDON EASTON
    Service Number 19182

    Died 02/02/1945

    Aged 39

    Cdg. 21 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    D F C

    Son of Horace Easton Dale and Frances Harriet Dale; husband of Norah Louisa Dale, of Cranbrook, Kent.


    INSCRIPTION
    LIFE TO THEM IS NOT GIVEN TO BE SAFEGUARDED BUT LIVED

    Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI PZ314, 02 Feb 1945
     
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    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

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    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Flying Officer G S Hall
    Flight Sergeant (AG) T E Hooper
    Wireless Officer (AG) J McMorland
    Pilot Officer (Wop/AG) A F Smith
    Squadron leader R J S Wootton DFC
    Flight Lieutenant (Nav) J Wright
    Flying Officer (Eng) J Zbyszynski

    Liberator III, BZ891 'K' of No 178 Sqn which failed to return from a minelaying operation off Crete. Photo taken at Suda Bay CWGC in July.

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    :poppy: Just looking at some of the inscriptions on the head stones and the men's ages when they died is truly heart wrenching.
     
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    Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) ALLEN, CLIFFORD BERTRAM
    Service Number 1896397
    Died 03/09/1945
    Aged 20
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Son of John Morgan Allen and Dorothy Allen, of Lambeth; husband of Margaret Allen, of Southwark.
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    Casualty
     
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