Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. F S Day

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Frank Samuel Day, from Chesham, Buckinghamshire joined the RAFVR about August 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer. Called up on 1st September he completed his training and was posted to 248 Squadron in early July 1940.

Commissioned in May 1942 he was posted to 86 Squadron, a general reconnaissance unit, and was killed with the rest of his crew while serving with them on 24th July 1942.

At 8.55am that day a Bristol Beaufort SB-X AW288 crashed into Roscroggan Chapel near Camborne. It had taken off from RAF Portreath and was on a ferry flight to Malta. The pilot of the plane was F/Sgt. JC Atkinson of Rhodesia. Also lost were Sgt. CR Taylor and Sgt. JO Twelvetrees.

A plaque was erected on the site on 24th July 2004 and wreaths are laid on the site on the anniversary of the crash.

For more information and photographs on this commemoration see

Day is buried in St. Illogans Churchyard, Illogan, Cornwall.


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