SEVERIN – Clifford Alexander

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Sgt Severin was serving at No. 4 Air Gunners School at R.A.F. Morpeth in 1944. He’s mentioned as being a pilot in a couple of air gunners’ R.A.F. log books, but with no further details.

Clifford Severin sailed on the R.M.S. Queen Mary from Southampton to New York in August 1948. Not much detail, but he’s listed as aged 26, his nationality is recorded as British with a New York address on West 3rd Street.

Born 23 Dec. 1920, passed 27 May 2003, buried on Dominica:

[Courtesy Simon Glancey]

Clifford Severin of Dominica – Royal Canadian Air Force Training Program and Royal Air Force
Clifford Severin of Dominica WW II  RCAF and RAF with colleague
Clifford Severin of Dominica – RCAF and RAF WWII – in training for combat
[Courtesy Gabriel Christian]
This stamp was issued in 1998 to mark the 80th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. It reflect the portraits of Dominicans who served with Honor as RAF Aircrew. From left to right; Wallace Wordsworth Plenderlieth, L.A. McKoy, Harold Cherberd Bryant, DFC, Clifford Severin, Edward Dyrample (AKA Edward Scobie). McKoy, Bryant and Osmunde St. Claire Alleyne were killed in action. Their names are on the cenotaph on Victoria Street Roseau next to the battlements of the old British Army Fort Young (within which a modern hotel now nestles – cannons and all). Every year the aged veterans (very few left), the Police, Scouts, Girl Guides and Army Cadets of the Dominica Cadet Corps parade by in honor to men who are considered heroes for the gallant service rendered in the fight for democracy and freedom.

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