WW2 (RAF)

The Slopes War Memorial, Buxton – World War 2 Names (Royal Air Force)

The following men were killed in action during World War 2 whilst serving with the Royal Navy or Merchant Navy and are named on the Buxton Slopes Memorial, as well as other Memorials around the town. 

each of those named below by CLICKING the name in Column 1 – which takes you to their page on this site.

Name Rank Regiment / Unit
BESWICK, George Edward Flying Officer Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 31 Squadron
BELFIELD, James Phillip *** Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 77 Squadron
BOWDEN, Woodrow Wilson Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 105 Squadron
BROWN, John Eyre *** Flight Sergeant Royal Australian Air Force
BUNDOCK, Alfred Richard Sergeant Royal Air Force, 175 Squadron
CHAPPELL, James Etherington  *** Aircraftsman (1st Class) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
COOK, George *** Pilot Officer RAF, Volunteer Reserve, 139 (Jamaica) Squadron
DAVIES, Alan *** Flight Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 103 Squadron
FALLOWS, William Alfred Corporal Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No.1 BSRU
GOODWIN, Clifford Davies Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No.3 BSU
GREENHALGH, Dennis Newton Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 234 Squadron
HAYES, Thomas Alfred Aircraftman 1st Class Royal Air Force, 73 Squadron
HANDLEY, George Leslie  ¤¤¤ Driver R.A.S.C. 65 Independent Infantry Brigade Company
HARBY, Walter Leading Aircraftman Royal Air Force, 26 EFTS
HARDING, Edwin Thomas Sergeant Royal Air Force, 106 Squadron
HEWITSON, Leslie Barker Pilot Officer Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 107 Squadron
LINDSAY, George Frederick   *** Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 969 Squadron
MELLOR, Albert Leslie Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Squadron
MELLOR, Frank Pilot Officer Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 111 Squadron
MOSS, Fred Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 102 Squadron
MYCOCK, George Beardmore Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 158 Squadron
NESBITT, James Hepworth Flying Officer Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 215 Squadron
PARKIN, Leslie Hugh William Squadron Leader Royal Air Force, 77 Squadron
PENNEYSTON, Charles Corporal Royal Air Force, 30 Squadron
PERKIN, William Goodwin Flight Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 215 Squadron
ROBERTS, John Kenneth Pilot Officer Royal Canadian Air Force
WALLIS, Frank Anthony Stanley Flying Officer Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 57 Squadron
WEBBE, Nelson Corporal Royal Air Force
WOODCRAFT, Raymond Thomas Flying Officer Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 248 Squadron

N.B. ***  listed wrongly on the Slopes Memorial, as shown in the “Navy” Section

N.B. ***  listed wrongly on the Slopes Memorial, as shown in the “Army” Section

N.B. ¤¤¤ Drv. George Leslie HANDLEY served with the Royal ARMY Service Corps, so probably he is also on the wrong section of The Slopes Memorial

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