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Ronald Frederick Crockett, from Acton, London, joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer. Called up on September 1st 1939 he completed his training and arrived at 236 Squadron at Thorney Island on July 15th 1940.
Crockett was killed as a Flight Lieutenant with 230 Squadron on 7th September 1942 in Sunderland II W3987 which crashed whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following an engine fire.
Also lost were:
P/O Robert John Fernie Lunn, F/Lt. Alan Frederick Howell, Sgt. Bede William Jenkins, F/Sgt. Robert David Adamson (RAAF), Cpl. Frank James Milne, LAC Kenneth Barron and Sgt. John McSherry.
Crockett was 25. He is buried at Hadra War Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.
Photographs courtesy of Colonel C R Romberg RA, British Embassy Cairo