Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O E G Bidgood

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Eric George Bidgood from Cruwys Morchard, Devon joined the RAF in March 1939 on a short service commission. He joined 253 Squadron at Manston in November 1939 and remained with the squadron until October 1940.

In mid-November the aircraft carrier HMS Argus sailed from Gibraltar with Hurricanes for Malta. Bidgood was one of six pilots who flew off on 16th November in the second flight of Hurricanes, led by an FAA Skua. A series of mishaps saw the Hurricanes run out of fuel and fall one by one into the sea, with the loss of all six pilots.

Bidgood was 22.

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 5.

 

 

 

Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner

 

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