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Pilot Officer Roy Allen Gayford

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Pilot Officer Roy Allen Gayford

Birth
Death
7 Apr 1940
Memorial Site*
Englefield Green, Runnymede Borough, Surrey, England

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Panel 8.
Memorial ID
15253248 View Source

Taking off from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, 115 RAF Squadron’s Vickers Wellington 1A (#P2324) aircraft, with an aircrew of six, was shot down by a German fighter aircraft when the Wellington, on an operation searching for enemy shipping off the cost of Denmark, became separated from other RAF aircraft on the same operation.
The airmen who perished in the attack were-
RAF Roy Allen GAYFORD,
RAF Sergeant Michael Francis MURPHY,
RAFVR Sergeant William Frederick NICOL,
RAF Sergeant Robert (‘Robin’) John MOORE,
RAF Leading Aircraftman Daniel ARMSTRONG and
RAF Leading Aircraftman 1st Class John MOSS.

[115 RAF Squadron’s Vickers Wellington Mk IA (#P2324) aircraft, piloted by Canadian RAF Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur WICKENKAMP MBE, was also lost on this air operation.]

Military Service-
Rank: Pilot Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service Number: 40295
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Air Force

Pilot Officer Roy Allen Gayford is commemorated on Page 603 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance

Taking off from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, 115 RAF Squadron’s Vickers Wellington 1A (#P2324) aircraft, with an aircrew of six, was shot down by a German fighter aircraft when the Wellington, on an operation searching for enemy shipping off the cost of Denmark, became separated from other RAF aircraft on the same operation.
The airmen who perished in the attack were-
RAF Roy Allen GAYFORD,
RAF Sergeant Michael Francis MURPHY,
RAFVR Sergeant William Frederick NICOL,
RAF Sergeant Robert (‘Robin’) John MOORE,
RAF Leading Aircraftman Daniel ARMSTRONG and
RAF Leading Aircraftman 1st Class John MOSS.

[115 RAF Squadron’s Vickers Wellington Mk IA (#P2324) aircraft, piloted by Canadian RAF Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur WICKENKAMP MBE, was also lost on this air operation.]

Military Service-
Rank: Pilot Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service Number: 40295
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Air Force

Pilot Officer Roy Allen Gayford is commemorated on Page 603 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance


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