GRAHAM – Ambrose Alexander

1391860 – A.A. Graham – Trinidad – W/O – Pilot – attested 6.6.41 – K. 12.9.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 – Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944]

From Operations Record Book, No. 118 Squadron at Peterhead:

24/9/43 F.Sgt. Pilot Graham 1391850 (!) from the West Indies posted from No. 52 O.T.U. During the Squadrons history we have had pilots from the following places: – Canada, New Zealand, Australia. Ceylon, France, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Norway, U.S.A. and now West Indies

12/10/43  AR323 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dawn Patrol 07:15-08:20 – Patrolled Peterhead – (unreadable)
14/10/43  AB782 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dawn Patrol 07:05-07:55 – Peterhead – (unreadable). Nothing to report
1/12/43    AR377 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Scramble 11:10-11:40 – These two Sections were up from Castletown after X raid

2/12/43   BL335 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Scramble 15:10-15:20 – Recalled when airborne. Friendly
5/12/43   BM272 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dawn Patrol 09:15-10:15 – Uneventful Dawn Patrol
7/12/43   AR377  F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dusk Patrol 16:15-17:45 – Both patrols uneventful
9/12/43   BM648 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dusk Patrol 16:10-17:25 – Uneventful patrols

[Courtesy: Mark E .Salt, Buchan Aero Club/RAF Peterhead Historian]

1391860 – Warrant Officer – Pilot – 1690 Flt, RAF Scampton – Martinet – KIA at 24

Educated at QRC; nickname “Sonny”; Volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained at Piarco; Martinet HP321 of 1690 Flight, RAF Scampton, piloted by Graham with LAC Lewis on board encountered engine failure and force landed at Hucknall aerodrome. Graham killed instantly, Lewis died in hospital – Son of Ambrose Nathaniel and Francisca Graham, of Bpasso Piedpa, Trinidad.

[Source: CMHA]

Initials: A A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 24
Date of Death: 12/09/1944
Service No: 1391860
Additional information: Son of Ambrose Nathaniel and Francisca Graham, of Bpasso Piedpa, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Grave 7A.


3 additions to “GRAHAM – Ambrose Alexander”

  1. Malcolm Storer adds:

    The aerodrome WO Graham force landed at was Hucknall aerodrome. Simple spelling mistake in the above text (Hicknall)

    Best wishes

    > Thanks. Correction made. (Admin)

  2. Shaun Noble adds:

    12 September 1944 Martinet HP321 1690 Flt RAF Scampton. Take off RAF Syerston on training detail with 5 LFS, crashed at RAF Hucknall at 13.45 due to engine failure.
    W/O Ambrose Graham – Killed
    LAC Victor Lewis – Died at 16.30 in RAF Hucknall SSQ.

  3. André-Roger Dellevi adds:

    This is my dearly departed Great Uncle known to us as Uncle Sonny. When he was killed, my Graham family back home in the West Indian islands of Trinidad & Tobago were very sad, desolate and full of sorrow. They remained heartbroken and melancholy for many years mourning his passing, but proud of the service and the sacrifice which he made, voluntarily. His great-nephew, my first-cousin, Aean Pinheiro made a drawing of him in military gear, when he was just fourteen years old in memory of him. I have passed along a collage of those images to Shaun Nobel for an upcoming memorial dedicated to remembering their service in the cause. Continue to RIP, Uncle Sonny… [additional source: ]

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