Battle of Britain London Monument – Sub/Lt.(FAA) R R Lamb THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN LONDON MONUMENT "Never in the field of human
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Privacy Statement The Airmen’s Stories – Sub/Lt.(FAA) R R Lamb
Roderick Russell Lamb was serving with 804 Squadron Fleet Air Arm at Hatston in early July 1940, flying Gladiators on dockyard defence.
On 9th December 1940 he was posted to 802 Squadron, then forming at Donibristle for service aboard HMS Audacity. On 8th November 1941 the carrier was part of the escort for convoy OG-76. Fw200 Condors besieged the convoy but the squadron managed to shoot down two while Lamb forced another to disengage.
Lamb joined 881 Squadron aboard HMS Illustrious on 25th February 1942. He was killed on 24th August 1942 in a flying accident. He was flying from Mackinnon Road airfield, Kenya in Martlet AM964. The aircraft stalled while turning and spun into the ground, exploding on impact.
Lamb was 22. He is buried in Mbaraki Cemetery, Mombasa, Kenya.
Above cemetery images courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project