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.