Wars Last Goodbyes
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Christchurch Cemetery Newport

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Raymond Alfred

Dear son of

Raymond A. & Gladys M. Cruickshank

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Christchurch Cemetery Newport

Monmouthshire

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Raymond Alfred

Cruickshank

27th April 1917

Newport, Monmouthshire

3rd May 1941

Whilst flying N6012 Stirling bomber on a succesful return from a bombing raid, the plane was attacked by a JU88 nightfighter whilst waiting to land at Oakington, Cambridgeshire - he attempted to land safely but crashed into trees killing all the crew bar one outright, whilst one survived until the next day

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Christchurch Cemetery, Newport, Monmouthshire

Second World War

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)

7 Squadron Royal Air Force

Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar

Raymond was born just four days after his father Second Lieutenant Raymond Alfred Cruickshank, 2nd Monmouthshire Regiment was killed by shellfire during the First World War - he was buried at Dury Crucifix Cemetery, France. Both father and son lost their lives to war

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