Battle of Britain London Monument – S/Ldr. G W Montagu

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George Wroughton Montagu was educated at Kings School Bruton, Somerset. He entered the RAF College, Cranwell in January 1930 as a flight cadet. After graduating in December 1931 he joined 40 Squadron at Abingdon. On 7th September 1933 Montagu was posted to 822 Squadron on HMS ‘Furious’. He joined the staff at 10 FTS, Tern Hill on 9th November 1936 and went to 2 AACU at Lee-on-Solent on 13th June 1938.

Montagu went to 5 OTU Aston Down for a refresher course on 10th August 1940 and then took command of 236 Squadron on 15th August 1940. He failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie over Brest on 12th December 1940 in Blenheim IV R3878.

P/O GH Hannan and Sgt. DR Briggs were also lost. All are buried in Bayeux War Cemetery.

 

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