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    Default Natalie Conwy Rees-Price - 6940 - Section Officer - Died 12/5/45

    Hi everyone,

    I am intrigued buy the loss of the above Airwomen, seeing that she appears on the Runnymede Memorial. What were the circumstances of her demise which led her to appearance on the aforesaid Memorial?

    Hopefully, someone will come up with the goods on this one. With the amount of knowledge on this forum, I don't think I will be disappointed.

    Cheers and kind regards.

    Steve.

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    Just a guess .Could she have been involved in the transportation of a WW2 plane somewhere ?
    Or been a passenger in a plane which went into the sea ?

    Anne

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    Also on Runnymede for that day, they might be related. using Geoff's search engnie for the CWGC they are the only RAF men listed on Runnymede that I could find

    AC John Cecil Fowler
    F/Sgt Leslie David Horton

    All three feature in the same casualty listing in Flight, dated january 17, 1946.

    Her birth is registered
    Births Mar 1921
    Price Natalie C R Joyce Cardiff 11a 713

    Making her parents likely to be Alfred R and Katherine C (nee Joyce) Price.

    Might have had a brother Anthony E Price born 1922.

    Interesting that her name is Rees-Price in the London Gazette, commishioned 1943, and CWGC.

    Dennis

    She is the only WAAF listed for that day also.
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    From 'The Price of Peace' C. Cummings

    12th May 1945, Wellington Mk.X LN653, No.1 Air Gunners School.

    The aircraft is recorded as being ferried from Pembrey to Manby "the pilot took off with no WT aids, having failed to collect the appropriate radio crystals for the TR1196". Nothing was heard of the aircraft again and it was assumed to have flown into the North Sea while descending through fog to get to VFR conditions as the Pilot's body was recovered from the sea some 10 miles north of Manby.

    There are two confirmed occupants
    F/Sgt V.W.F. Townsend
    S/O N.C. Rees-Price

    and the following are recorded as "believed to be"
    F/Sgt L.D. Horton
    LAC J.C. Fowler
    Alan Clark

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    Default Natalie Conwy Rees-Price - 6940 - Section Officer - Died 12/5/45

    Hi Al, Dennis and Anne,

    Thanks you for the input concerning the above Section Officer very interesting indeed. So I think I can add Rees-Price to my Welsh database but off course as people have said it is best to check, check and check again to get it finally right.

    Cheers and kindest regards.

    Steve.

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    Default Lesley Davy Horton

    A note for accuracy here:

    Lesley Davy Horton was my dads cousin (my first cousin once removed). Davy was his mothers maiden name but they seem to have used it as a middle name rather than hyphenate it. His middle name is actually Davy and NOT David.

    I am trying to find out more on this accident which tragically happened just a few days after the surrender of Germany. Any further info would be welcome.

    best

    Philip

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    Sorry Phillip, I was most likely speed typing that evening and thought I seen David. Davy it is.
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    Default Lesley Davy Horton

    Hi Dennis, not a problem. I initially thought it was David. It was only when I dug a little deeper that I found out his mother's maiden name that it came clear. They were a working class family from Birstall in West Yorkshire and hyphenated names just would not have been done.

    best

    Philip

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