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The Airmen's Stories - P/O F S Gregory


Felix Stafford Gregory, of Potters Bar, was born on 31st December 1918, the son of Richard Thomas and Kathleen Maude Gregory.

He joined the RAFVR about July 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his flying training, was commissioned on 15th June 1940 and arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down on the 23rd.

He joined 65 Squadron at Hornchurch on 6th July 1940. He claimed a Me109 destroyed on 12th August.

Gregory was killed on the 13th August, when he baled out too low during a night-flying sortie, reason unknown. His Spitfire, R6766, crashed at Eastry, Kent.

Gregory was flying as number 2 in Blue section. The police gave information that P/O Gregory was seen to jump from approximately 250 feet and that his parachute had only just started to open before he hit the ground. The Medical Officer from Manston reported that death was instantaneous as a result of multiple injuries. No bullet wounds were noticed on him nor did the aircraft show any signs of being in combat.




Gregory was 21. He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium, Middlesex.






He is also commemorated in Christ Church, Potters Bar (below).



Above image courtesy of David Robarts


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