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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L R Isaac


Lewis Reginald Isaac of Llanelli, Wales was born in mid-1916, the son of James Isaac (1889-1961) and Blodwen Matilda Isaac (née Davies 1895-1981).

His father was employed as a railway signalman. Lewis was educated at Llanelli Boys Grammar School from 1927 to 1934 and on finishing his education he started work at Lloyds Bank.

He joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 9 FTS and arrived at 5 OTU Aston Down in July 1940.

On the 15th he crashed Spitfire N3054 on the aerodrome but was unhurt. He joined 64 Squadron at Kenley later in the month.




He failed to return from his first operational sortie after a surprise attack by enemy fighters over the Channel on 5th August in Spitfire L1029.

Isaac was 24. He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 15.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


He is commemorated by a plaque at Coleg Sir Gar, the site of the former Llanelli Grammar School. The plaque was unveiled by the former Conservative leader Lord Howard of Lympne, who also went to the school.


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