LAC Horace Gwyn Jones

Leading Aircraftman H G Jones: report of death. Pilot Officer G Grant-Govan: injured; Lysander P1672 exploded on landing at Bekesbourne near Canterbury, Kent, 22 May 1940


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: Westland Lysander
Serial number: P1672, KO-?
Operation: Columns south of Boulogne
Lost: 22/05/1940
P/O (Pilot) G. Grant-Govan - safe
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 on return from mission, at 20.30 hrs.



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