ALCAZAR – John Pax Cuthbert

Lt (A) – RN FAA – Observer – 851 Sqn – Avenger – KIA at 25 on 14 April 1944

Joined RNVR FAA as an Observer in 1942. Posted to 815 Sqn on 6 Apr 1943 equipped with Swordfish and Albacore’s – operating off the Egyptian coast. Then joined 851 Sqn on disbandment of 815 Sqn, equipped with Grumman Avengers. On 14 Feb 1944 embarked HMS SHAHand disembarked at RNAS Katukurunda, Ceylon to commence work up ops. He was killed in a flying accident on 14 Apr 1944 – Son of Sir Henry Albert Alcazar, K.C., and of Lady Alcazar (nee Stone), of Port of Spain, Trinidad.

[Source: CMHA]

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