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    Default LAC Horace Gwyn Jones 534886

    Hi everyone,

    The above airman is buried in my local cemetery and the information I have is as follows:-

    Died: 22/5/40 whilst with 2 Squadron.

    What I would like to know is:

    Where was the squadron based;

    Which aircraft he flew in;

    The code and serial no of aircraft;

    Possible crash site.

    I know it is a lot of information to ask but having checked Bomber/Coastal and Fighter Command books for the period I have found no reference to the gentleman in question.

    Appreciative as always.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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    Steve,

    No.2 Squadron moved to Bekesbourne near Canterbury, Kent on 20 May 1940 operating with the Lysander II.

    Sorry its not much but I expect others will add more info.

    Regards
    Peter

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    Hi Steve

    One of our fellow members, Bart FM Droog, has been creating a great website. He lists your man:

    http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/2_squadron.html

    Type: Westland Lysander
    Serial number: P1672, KO-?
    Operation: ?
    Lost: 22/05/1940
    P/O (Pilot) G. Grant-Govan - uninjured
    Leading Aircraftman (Air Gnr.) Horace G. Jones, RAF 534886, 2 Sqdn., age 20, 22/05/1940, Nantyglo and Blaina (Blaina) Cemetery, UK
    Destroyed when unreleased bombs detached at Bekesbourne

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    Default LAC Horace Gwyn Jones 534886

    Hi Pete and Amrit,

    Great stuff, thanks for information much appreciated. Amrit, I will take a look at the 2 Sqd website sounds interesting.

    Take care both.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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    'PLANE CRASHED AT BASE
    Sympathetic reference to the death of a former pupil, Horace Gwyn Jones, First Class Aircraftman,
    who was killed in France (sic) also made by the Headmaster. I understand '
    said Capt. Silk, that his aeroplane, which was returning from a raid over enemy territory, crashed on landing
    at the air base. He was a Governors' scholar of the school and was admitted in September, 1931.
    He left for the Royal Air Force in July. 1936. He took a keen interest in the usual social
    and athletic activities of school, and I cherish very pleasant memories of him particularly in junior school Rugby
    games. He would have been 21 in November next. The Governors decided to send a letter of sympathy to the bereaved
    Parents
    Published: Friday 14 June 1940
    Newspaper: South Wales Gazette
    County: Monmouthshire, Wales
    Type: Article | Words: 512 | Page: 6 | Tags: none

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