Squadron Leader Kenneth Edwards

S/Ldr Kenneth Wykeham Edwards RAFVR (82911), aged 33 (or 34?), son of the Revd. Ernest H. Edwards and Eleanor Laurence Edwards; husband of Gladys Irene Wykeham Edwards, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Buried  at Newton on Ouse Churchyard, Yorkshire.

Kenneth Edwards married in the St.Albans area in 1938. Prior to receiving his commission in the RAFVR he was a radio operator in the Merchant Navy. He received his commission to the rank of P/O on probation on 29th July 1940 (with seniority back dated to 30th May 1940) but on 23rd October 1940 he transferred to the Technical Branch of the RAF. This suggests that his skilled as a radio operator on board shipping were perhaps required by the RAF Technical Branch and he worked in the area of Signals. He rose to F/O (war subs) on 23rd May 1941. When he died he was technically the rank of Acting Squadron Leader. He was Mentioned in Despatches after his death on 11th June 1942.

Thanks to Richard Allenby and his neice Mrs Jane Hildred for the information and photograph.


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