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    Default Sergeant Charles Frost RAFVR-killed 23-4-42 B.El Alamein

    Can anyone tell me the Squadron and circumstances of death of Sergeant Charles Frost RAFVR-service number 1255738,killed on 23-4-1942,a tail gunner in a Wellington and buried at Al Elamein?Many thanks

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    Linda

    There is no Frost listed for that date but there is for February

    Name: FROST, CHARLES ARTHUR
    Initials: C A
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 23/02/1942
    Service No: 1255738
    Additional information: Son of Arthur Augustus and Ethel Mary Frost; husband of Joan Frost, of South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XXXI. D. 26.
    Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

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    Default Sergeant Charles Frost RAFVR-killed 23-4-42 B.El Alamein

    Hello Linda,

    "Sergeant Charles Frost RAFVR-service number 1255738."

    According my GRO Micro-fiche, he is mentioned to belong to Sea Rescue Flt.

    Circumstances of death?

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Default Linda

    Thanks Amrit & Finn,yes had made a typo error on date of death
    I just wondered how he lost his life,with crew/otherwise?

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    Linda,

    Only one other Airman was lost on this date in the same theatre. He was;

    966800 AC2 Bertram Patrick Hamilton-Hunter. His unit is listed as Dechief Transvaal. I am not sure what this unit was or where it was located but is is different to that of Sgt Frost.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    Paul J.

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    Default Linda

    Thanks very much,Paul,it all helps!

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    Hi Linda
    On 4/2/42 the Sea Rescue Flight moved to LG16, a Fuka satellite, and stayed there until 26/3/42.(Flying Training and Support Units since 1912- Ray Sturtivant and John Hamlin)
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    Dick

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    Default Linda

    Thanks for the info Dick,it is an area that i know zilch about,so much appreciated.

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