The Airmen's Stories - P/O R C Thomas
Richard Ceredig Thomas of Llanover, Abergavenny, joined the RAFVR about May 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer.
Called up on 1st September, he completed his training, was commissioned and joined 235 Squadron from No. 1 (C) OTU Silloth on 16th August 1940.
Thomas was one of the crew of Blenheim N3530 which failed to return from combat with enemy fighters over the Channel on 9th October 1940. Thomas and Sgt. GE Keel were killed and the pilot, P/O JC Kirkpatrick, was reported missing.
Thomas’ body was recovered and he is buried in Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff.