Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O J J F H BANDINEL THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN LONDON MONUMENT "Never in the field of human
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James Julius Frederic Henry Bandinel was at Charterhouse School and went on to Oriel College, Oxford, where he read Law. He joined the University Air Squadron and transferred to the RAFVR in June 1939. Called up in October, he completed his training at FTS Cranwell, converted to Hurricanes at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge and joined 3 Squadron at Wick on July 20th 1940.
In late 1941 Bandinel was serving with 260 Squadron in the Middle East. On December 14th his Hurricane failed to return from operations over the Gazala area. He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial.
Photographs courtesy of Colonel C R Romberg RA, British Embassy Cairo