The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. G B Brash
George Brown Brash, from Edinburgh, joined the RAF in March 1939 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Wop/AG. With training completed, Brash was posted to 248 Squadron at Dyce in July 1940.
On 28th September Brash was one of the crew of a Blenheim which engaged and damaged a Do18 over the North Sea. His aircraft was hit by return fire and the pilot, P/O CC Bennett, and Brash were slightly wounded. With his fuel tanks damaged, Bennett headed rapidly for home. It transpired that the enemy aircraft had to land on the sea and was abandoned by its crew before it sank.
Brash failed to return from a reconnaissance operation to the Norwegian coast on 1st October 1940 in Blenheim R3626. He, P/O Bennett and Sgt. GS Clarke were reported 'Missing’.
All three men are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Bennett on Panel 7, Brash and Clarke on Panel 12.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner