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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E A Alexander


Edward Ariss Alexander, of Hove in Sussex, was born on 6th January 1919 and attended Brighton Grammar School from 1930.

He joined the RAFVR as an Airman u/t Pilot in May 1938 and carried out his flying training at 16 ERFTS Shoreham.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was serving with 236 Squadron in July 1940. Commissioned in November that year, he was killed on 25th February 1941, still with 236.


Above image courtesy of Susan Shekleton (daughter).


Blenheim IV V5450 ND-L was shot down by a Me109 on a patrol from St. Eval and came down in the sea.

Sgt. EK Lindsay and Sgt. BM Mansfield were also lost.

Alexander is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 31.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner



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