The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C Stephens
Cyril Stephens of Pencoed, Wales joined the RAF in April 1936 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner and after completing his training was serving with 23 Squadron at Wittering in early 1940.
On 8th August 1940 he was flying in Blenheim L1448 which crashed near Peterborough on a night patrol. The cause is unknown but may have been a temporary loss of control. Both Stephens and P/O CF Cardnell were killed.
Stephens was 24. He is buried in St. Crallo churchyard, Coychurch Lower, Glamorganshire.
Below: He is commemorated on a plaque at Brynteg School, which he attended.
Below - August 2021 - a recent photo courtesy of Alun Nevett.