Born: 1917, Brentford, Middlesex.
Died: 22nd June 1941; age: 24; aircraft accident at Stormy Down Pyle, Glamorganshire.
Residence: 15, Cranfield Court, Ipswich.
Rank: Pilot Officer; Service Number: 66020.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No 7 Gunners School.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Granville & Florence Mary Kitching.
Father: Charles Granville Kitching, born 1883, St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex – died
June 1923 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Strand, Middlesex, of 71, The Vale, Acton, Middlesex.
Mother: Florence Mary Kitching (nee Couper), born 1883, Surbiton, Surrey.
Eric was a Scout at the Royal Commercial Travellers’ School Group, at Elliot Hall, Pinner, Middlesex.
Probate to Florence Mary Kitching.
22nd June 1941
Aircraft: Fairey Battle MkI; serial number: L5001; based at R.A.F. station Stormy Down, near Pyle, Bridgend, Glamorganshire. On the 22nd June 1941, L5001 was taking part in an exercise with a local Home Guard unit at Margam Castle, Port Talbot. The pilot was making a turn at low level but misjudged his height and the aircraft struck a 45 ft tree, crashed and burst into flames killing both crew members.
Graham Templer Swann; Flight Lieutenant/Pilot; age 38; R.A.F.V.R.
Aircraft information courtesy of John Allan.