Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O V M Bright

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Vernon Maxwell Bright joined the RAF on a short service commission in August 1938 and after training was posted to 229 Squadron at Digby when it reformed on 6th October 1939.

Over Dunkirk on 29th May 1940 Bright destroyed a Me109 and two days later he claimed a probable Me110. On 11th September he claimed a Me109, on the 15th he shared a He111 and on the 27th another He111 and a shared Ju88.

 

 

 (Above: 229 Squadron – L to R: DuVivier, Smith WA, Bright, Mitchell RR, Ravenhill, Bary, Linney, Brown RC, Merryweather, Riley W and Ripley )

 

On 24th September 1942 he was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIC EL329/G of the AAEE, which rolled and crashed on return to Boscombe Down following rocket projectile trials. LAC RF Brown was also killed.

Bright was 26 and was cremated at Southampton Crematorium.

 

 

        

 

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