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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. B R Sharp


Bruce Robertson Sharp was born in Scotland in 1912 and educated at George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh from 1922 to 1928.

He worked in his father's business and joined the Royal Engineers TA before joining the RAF on 30th November 1938 as an Aircrafthand. On 4th November he had married Gladys May Boyter in Edinburgh.

He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner and was serving with 235 Squadron in early July 1940.



On 11th September he flew in the lead Blenheim of a force of six escorting FAA Albacores attacking Calais. They were attacked by Me109's and Sharp's aircraft, L9396, was shot down. Sharp, F/Lt. FW Flood, pilot and P/O NB Shorrocks, observer were all reported 'Missing'.

Sharp was 27. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 19.





Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner


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