Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. G H Edworthy

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Gerald Henry Edworthy was born in 1915 and educated at Teignmouth Secondary School. He joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice in September 1930 and passed out in August 1933 as a Fitter, Aero Engines. In the thirties Edworthy served in Africa and Egypt. He later applied for pilot training and was selected.

 

By early 1940 he was serving with 263 Squadron at Filton. He flew Gladiators in Norway in May 1940 and after returning to Britain joined 46 Squadron at Digby.

Edworthy failed to return from a combat over the Essex coast on 3rd September 1940. His Hurricane, P3604, is believed to be that which crashed at Redwood Creek, River Crouch. He was reported ‘Missing’.

Edworthy is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 13.

 

 

(Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner)

 

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