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The Airmen's Stories -Sub/Lt. (FAA) G B Pudney


Geoffrey Bruce Pudney entered the Air Branch of the Royal Navy on 1st July 1939, rated as a Midshipman (A).

He did his elementary flying training at 14 EFTS Elmdon and then went on to No. 1 FTS Leuchars for No. 8 Course, which ran from 15th January to 22nd June 1940.



12th August 1940 saw him rejoining the FAA with a posting to 806 Squadron.

He was killed on 26th August 1941 when escorting a convoy to Tobruk, operating from HMS Grebe, a shore establishment at the pre-war Alexandria airport. His Hurricane was shot down ten miles north of Sidi Barrani.

Pudney is commemorated on the FAA Memorial, Lee-on-Solent.






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