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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. H R Jeffery-Cridge


Hugh Ronald Jeffery-Cridge was born on 3rd January 1921 in Bristol.

He was employed as a bookkeeper in a tobacco company when he joined the RAFVR about August 1939 as an Airman u/t Aircrew.

He completed his training and joined 236 Squadron as a WOp/AG on 26th September 1940. He flew three operational sorties during the Battle.

On 19th November 1940 Jeffery-Cridge was posted with his flight to Aldergrove, where it combined with a flight from 235 Squadron to reform 272 Squadron. He flew his first operational sortie with 272 on the 24th.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until November 1943 when he was commissioned from Warrant Officer.

He was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

Jeffery-Cridge died on 4th January 2009 in Bristol.







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