RECILE – Winston Elsworth Ashton

1399187 – W.E.A. Recile – Trinidad – Ach/P. – attested 19.11.41

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

Flight Lieutenant – Pilot – Tempest – D Day

[Source: CMHA, CG]

Mentioned by Ulric Cross

P/O W.E. Recile from Trinidad and Tobago flew Spitfires with 64 and 1 Squadrons in 1944/45


1399187 – Winston Elsworth Ashton Recile – Trinidad
Flying Officer: 186619

[Source: The London Gazette, 8 December 1944, Supplement: 36834, Page: 5683; Courtesy AD]

Winston Elsworth Ashton Recile

















2 additions to “RECILE – Winston Elsworth Ashton”

  1. Mark Anthony Recile adds:

    I am the grandson of Winston Hugh Ellsworth Ashton Recile, son of Winston Ellsworth Anthony Recile. Born in Trinidad December 31. Without knowing all of my past especially about my grandfather and his role in WWII, the desire to fly has certainly been handed down through the genes as I have flow airplanes and trained in aerial dogfighting.

    I have also been in contact with the author of the Ulric Cross to learn more about all the pilots from the W.I.

    If anyone has any information about his father ‘Robert Ashton Anthony Recile’, please email me as I am working on tracking the lineage.

    Thank you.


  2. Ben Drew adds:

    Dear Mark

    My uncle, Fl Lt David Drew DFC was OC B Flight 64 Sqn with your Grandfather at RAF Harrowbeer in 1944.

    Small World….Interested to know more about your grandfather and his time with the Sqn…



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