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Richard Reynell

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Richard Reynell

Person  Male  Born 9/8/1912  Died 7/9/1940

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Australia

Pilot. Born at Reynella, South Australia. He came to England in 1929 and studied at Oxford. He became a test pilot for Hawker's and in 1940 was attached to 43 Squadron. On the 7th September at approximately 5.00 p.m. he was shot down over Greenwich. He was blown out of his Hurricane, but his parachute failed to open. The plane itself broke into three pieces, with the engine going through the roof of St Ursula’s Convent, setting the building on fire. 

It would be nice to know if his surname's closeness to the name of his place of birth is coincidence or if he took the name for some reason.

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Richard Reynell

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Richard Reynell

{Beneath the Royal Air Force badge:} In memory of Flight Lieutenant Richard C...

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