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    Default Reginald Arthur BREEZE, died 28 january 1945

    hello,

    Can someone enlighten me about the circumstances of death of the following R.A.F. pilot, buried in Calais-sud :

    Name: BREEZE, REGINALD ARTHUR
    Initials: R A
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Date of Death: 28/01/1945
    Service No: 54089
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot S. Grave 13.
    Cemetery: CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY

    I'm wondering if he may have been a ferrying pilot, I have another pilot who was killed in a crash, buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) cemetery, and also with no mention of a unit.

    Thanks in advance

    Joss

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    Breeze was a BoB pilot, flying with 226 and 222 Squadrons during that period. No details about where he served after that but was killed whilst with 151 Repair Unit (aircraft). No details of cause in The Men of The Battle of Britain

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    hello Amrit,

    Thanks for your quick answer ! I have Humphrey Wynn's book but failed to make the connection. Thanks for the clue. I'll put the ORB of No. 151 Repair & Servicing Unit in my list for my next visit to Kew.

    Cheers

    Joss

    PS : 226 was a Battle Squadron, 266 was a Spitfire Squadron. Typo or was he a Fairey Battle pilot turned fighter pilot when there was much need ?

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    Sorry Joss, was a typo. Should be 266

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    Gents,
    Have on file that Breeze survived an accident 8-11-1940 on Spitfire N3164 of 222 Sqn.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    I recognised this name from the old site


    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=9059&forum=DCForumID 6&archive=yes

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    hello,

    I've found the reference of No. 151 Repair Unit (aircraft) at Kew and will check it during my next visit. I'll post what I'll find in it.

    According to the "RAF Flying Training units" bible, this unit was based at B.55 when formed, but with the rear party at Odiham.

    Cheers

    Joss

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    W/O R. Breeze was with 124 Sqn on 19Aug42. Don't know if it is the same individual, but the rank would be about right as R.A. Breeze was commissioned from W/O on 03Sep43.
    Per Speculationem Impellor ad Intelligendum

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