Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. VD Gee

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Victor David Gee joined the RAFVR in December 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his flying training and arrived at 5 OTU, Aston Down on 22nd June 1940. After converting to Blenheims, Gee joined 219 Squadron at Catterick on 7th July and served with it throughout the Battle of Britain.

 

      

 

(Above: Gee is shown, seated far left, at Catterick in 1940)

 

On 13th February 1941 Gee was on a night exercise when his aircraft began to vibrate violently. He and his radar operator baled out safely and their Beaufighter, R2120, crashed at Partridge Green, Sussex.

Gee was killed on 21st March 1941, when Beaufighter R2070 dived into the ground at Manor Farm, Eastergate, Sussex after stalling on on the approach to Tangmere.

He is buried in St Bartholomew’s churchyard in his home village of Hanworth in Norfolk.

 

        

 

 

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