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The Airmen's Stories - P/O A H H Garrad


Anthony Hugh Hamilton Garrad was born on 16th December 1920 in London, the son of Arthur Garrad (1895-1937) and Sadie Audrey Hughes.

He joined the RAF on a short service commission in March 1939. After carrying out his elementary flying training at 10 E&RFTS Yatesbury he was posted to 5 FTS Sealand, after which he joined 248 Squadron at Hendon on 6th November 1939.



In February 1940 the squadron joined Coastal Command. Flying from Sumburgh in the Shetlands, Garrad failed to return from a sortie on 3rd November 1940 in Blenheim IVf L9392 WR-G. He was last seen attacking a He111K over the North Sea. A Blenheim was claimed by Uffz. Woick of 7./JG54.

Sgt. EJ Bayliss and Sgt. HFJ Moynham were also lost.

Garrad was 19 years old. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 8.


Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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