Date: 10/07/1940
Squadron Code: TR-C
Serial Number: Blenheim IV R3637
Flight/Mission Details:

Base; Thorney Island.
Take off time: 2220 (9th)
Op: HACH - Night Patrol

At 0300 on the 10th, TR-C crashed at Tenbury, whilst returning to base after a reconnaissance of Cherbourg. There was 10/10 cloud cover. All crew were lost.

Crew awarded the Battle of Britain Clasp - Although entitlement was revoked by the Air Ministry in 1960

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Crew Details:

All lost:

Source: The Other Few - Larry Donnelly

During WWII, the RAF used three-letter codes to identify their aircraft from a distance. Two large letters were painted before the roundel, which signified the squadron to which the aircraft belonged, and another letter was painted after the roundel which indicated the individual aircraft. Aditionally, there was the individual serial number for each aircraft, which was painted in a much smaller size, usually somewhere at the rear of the aircraft: (more)

Codes used by RAF 59 Squadron:

PJ Sep 1938 - Sep 1939
TR Sep 1939 - Oct 1942
1 Aug 1943 - Jul 1944
WE Jul 1944 - Oct 1945
BY Oct 1945 - Jun 1946, Dec 1947 - Oct 1950