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John Clapperton Lumsden was born in 1919 and joined the RAFVR in September 1939 as an Airman u/t Air Gunner.
After basic training at Padgate he was posted to No. 2 Electrical and Wireless School Yatesbury for a wireless course and then to No. 1 AAS Manby for gunnery training.
Lumsden went to No. 1 (Coastal) OTU at Silloth, converted to Blenheims and then joined 248 Squadron on 5th October 1940. He later served with 53 Squadron at Bircham Newton, operating Hudsons.
He was discharged from the RAF in 1942.
Lumsden died in Scotland on 29th May 2012.