Supermarine Seafire MB288 - 03/101943.

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On the 3rd October 1943 Supermarine Seafire No MB288 of No 791 squadron whilst approaching the airfield spun in and crashed south of the airfield, the aircraft was being flown by Sub Lieutenant (A) E. R. Almond R.N.V.R.
 
Sub Lieutenant (A) Almond's grave.
 
Sub Lieutenant (A) Almond's grave.

 


Sub Lieutenant (A) Eric Roy Almond aged 20, was the son of William and Norah Kathleen Almond, of Lytham and is buried in Lytham churchyard Row 18, Grave 3. Sub Lieutenant (A) Almond was educated at Charney Hall, Grange-over-Sands and later at  Shrewsbury School, he lived in Lytham from 1929 to 1939 then went to Blackburn returning early in 1942.  He joined the forces in February 1942 and trained in Canada for a year.

 

 
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