Capturing images of war in the air

Malcolm Gray was buried in a family grave at Fulford, near York, with the inscription on the headstone: “To the Glorious Memory of our dearly loved son, Sergeant Pilot Malcolm Gray 72 (Fighter) Squadron (Spitfire) RAF, killed in action in Defence of Britain, September 5 1940 aged 20 years. Faithful unto Death.”

Raf Pilot Simon



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  1. September 4, 2015

    This post raises an interesting question. Those that served in the U.S. military received veterans’ benefits or, if killed in the course of duty, their survivors did. Did those Americans who served in the RAF receive any veterans’ benefits from Great Britain?

    • September 5, 2015

      IMHO I can’t imagine that this is the case. 70 years after the end of the war in Europe and the memorial to honour the 55,573 Bomber Commands crew who lost their lives which was unveiled in 2012 is maintained by the RAF Benevolent Fund. A far cry from your National Mall and WWII Memorial in Washington DC

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