Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 1921, Romford, Essex.

Died: 10th October 1940; age: 18; at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Residence: 1, Bath Cottage, Roden Street, Ilford, Essex.


Rank: Leading Aircraftman; Service Number: 633978.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 107 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Alfred & Rosina Key, of Ilford, Essex.


Father: George Alfred Key, born October 1899, Romford, Essex. An Engine Driver – Sewage Pumping Station.

Mother: Rosina Key (nee Rowe), born October 1899, Bermondsey, London.


10th October 1940


Aircraft: Blenheim Mk IV, serial number: T1881, based at R.A.F. Wattisham, Suffolk. The aircraft was on a low flying exercise when it hit a tree and dived into the ground at Wicken, Cambridgeshire.


Maurice Bywater; Pilot Officer/Pilot; age 20; R.A.F. (Auxiliary Air Force)

Richard Perry Adlam; Sergeant/Observer; age 20; R.A.F.

Kenneth Angus Brooker; Sergeant/Wireless Operator; age 19; R.A.F.V.R.

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