Born: 1921.

Died: 6th July 1941; age: 20; Flying accident at Ilchester, Somerset. – fractured skull & multiple injuries.

Residence: 6, Gosport Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire.

Rank: Probationary/Temporary – Sub-Lieutenant (A).

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. ‘Heron’ Fleet Air Arm, 759 Squadron.


Grave Reference:

Plot M. Grave 6.

St. Bartholomew Churchyard,




Father: Thomas Duncan – Chaplain to the R.A.F. stationed at Blackpool, Lancashire. Had been Reverend at Victoria Congregational Church, Blackpool, Lancashire.


Probate to Thomas Duncan, Chaplain, to the R.A.F.


Thomas is also remembered on the Memorial Lectern Plaque, at Victoria Congregational Church, Blackpool, Lancashire, and the Fleet Air Arm Roll of Honour at the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.


6th July 1941


Aircraft: Heron. Base: H.M.S. Heron, Royal Naval Air Station. Flying accident during exercises.

Crew: Bertram Ewart Randle; Air Mechanic (o) 2c; age 21; R.N.V.R.

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