EDGHILL – Stanley Parker

Flight Lieutenant Stanley Parker Edghill from Barbados volunteered for the war effort and was accepted into RAF pilot training in 1940 at the age of 29 – almost unheard of!
He was posted to 15 Squadron, Bomber Command, operationally flew Stirlings and Lancasters until 1944 when a catastrophic crash in a Stirling at MTOW, departing for a raid on Cologne, ended his operational career.
Afterwards he did testing on Spitfires, Mosquitoes and also flew as a Dakota glider-tow pilot. Demobilized in 1946, returned to Barbados, died in 1988, aged 77.

[Source: Iain Edghill]

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