Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. J G Cave

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John Geoffrey Cave was born in Britain but educated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from 1927 to 1932, he also worked there in 1934/35. In October 1936 he joined the RAF on a short service commission and began his training on the 12th.

On 16th January 1937 he was posted to 8 FTS Montrose. After completing his training he joined 25 Squadron at Hawkinge on 7th August 1937. Cave was still serving with the squadron in August 1939 and was then ‘B’ Flight Commander.

On 30th August he took command of a flight of four experimental AI Blenheims, on attachment to 25 Squadron. He resumed command of ‘B’ Flight on 4th September.

On 31st January 1940 Cave was posted to RAF Halton as non-effective sick and admitted to hospital there.

He joined 600 Squadron at Manston on 29th March 1940. He was posted to 242 Squadron at Coltishall on 11th August but flew no operations with it before being posted away on 3rd October 1940.

Late in the war, Cave went into Aircraft Control. He stayed in the RAF postwar and died in the RAF Hospital Uxbridge on 1st February 1962.

At the time of his death he was the senior Squadron Leader in the Aircraft Control Branch.

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