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    Default FltLt Lambeth & Sgt Garlick killed 21/9/57

    I am trying to find out more about this man, and his wartime service. He
    was killed on Varsity WL640 when it crashed near Falstone, Northumberland
    on the 20th September 1957.

    He had served as a navigator during the war and was commisioned in 1944.

    Any help would be great.

    I a also trying to find out more about any of the other crewmen, although the
    others would appear to be post war airmen. Garlick seems very interesting as he
    was a sgt, but had a total flying time of 3,638 hours and was an instructor (age 37).

    Pilot Flt. Sgt. Thomas Garlick 1059336
    Signaller Sgt. Alan Roger James Turner 588104
    Navigator Flt/Lt John Page 505475
    Navigator P/O Robert George Gaymer 4174045

    I have various details from the London Gazette web site, but anymore would
    be great.

    Also, is there any way to find where they are buried as the CWGC web site does not
    go that far.

    Johnnie

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    Default FltLt Lambeth & Sgt Garlick killed 21/9/57

    Hi Johnnie,

    Just use the www.forcesmemorial.org.uk website, for eg

    http://www.forcesmemorial.org.uk/roll-of-honour/roll-of-honour-profile.asp?profile=86563

    is Sgt Turners. He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney
    Sussex

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    They are listed on the Armed Forces Memorial Database which covers the period from 1948 onwards:

    http://www.forcesmemorial.org.uk/roll-of-honour.asp

    Surname LAMBETH
    Forenames/Initials Frederick Robert
    Rank Flt Lt
    Service Royal Air Force
    Service Number 165327
    Station RAF Thorney Island
    Place of Birth/Home Town Islington, London
    Date of Birth 30 October 1920
    Age 36
    Date of Death 20 September 1957
    Cemetery Name St Nicholas's Churchyard
    Cemetery Address West Thorney Sussex
    Grave Row C
    Grave Number 1
    Included on Armed Forces Memorial Yes
    Included on Roll of Honour Yes

    Surname GARLICK
    Forenames/Initials Thomas
    Rank FS
    Service Royal Air Force
    Service Number 1059336
    Station RAF Thorney Island
    Place of Birth/Home Town Portobello, Edinburgh
    Date of Birth 12 September 1920
    Age 37
    Date of Death 20 September 1957
    Cemetery Name St Nicholas's Churchyard
    Cemetery Address West Thorney Sussex
    Grave Row D
    Grave Number 1
    Included on Armed Forces Memorial Yes
    Included on Roll of Honour Yes

    Surname TURNER
    Forenames/Initials Roger Alan James
    Rank Sgt
    Service Royal Air Force
    Service Number 588104
    Station RAF Thorney Island
    Place of Birth/Home Town Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Date of Birth 08 March 1937
    Age 20
    Date of Death 20 September 1957
    Cemetery Name St Nicholas's Churchyard
    Cemetery Address West Thorney Sussex
    Grave Row D
    Grave Number 3
    Included on Armed Forces Memorial Yes
    Included on Roll of Honour Yes

    Surname PAGE
    Forenames/Initials John
    Rank Flt Lt
    Service Royal Air Force
    Service Number 505475
    Station RAF Thorney Island
    Place of Birth/Home Town Breccles, Norfolk
    Date of Birth 11 August 1931
    Age 26
    Date of Death 20 September 1957
    Cemetery Name St Peter's Churchyard
    Cemetery Address MertonNorfolk
    Included on Armed Forces Memorial Yes
    Included on Roll of Honour Yes

    Surname GAYMER
    Forenames/Initials Robert George
    Rank Plt Off
    Service Royal Air Force
    Service Number 4174045
    Station RAF Thorney Island
    Place of Birth/Home Town Woodford, Essex
    Date of Birth 07 August 1937
    Age 20
    Date of Death 20 September 1957
    Cemetery Name St Nicholas's Churchyard
    Cemetery Address West Thorney Sussex
    Grave Row C
    Grave Number 3
    Included on Armed Forces Memorial Yes
    Included on Roll of Honour Yes

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    Thanks for that. I have never come across that web site.

    Would it have been normal for the pilot to have so many flying hours
    (3,638) and only be a flt/Sgt. Can we assume he had served during the war
    due to his flying time and his age. I have tried to find him, and have manged
    to find Lambeth who must have served as a Navigator during the war (comissioned
    1944), but would like to try and find out more if possible.

    Any advise would be great.

    Johnnie

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