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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Reginald (Rex) Tyrrell George -

Unknown person Name : Reginald (Rex) Tyrrell George

Son of : Reginald Harry George and Margaret George (née Cecil) of Newport, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1919, Newport, Isle of Wight.
  Electoral roll information :

1920 - 38 : The family are listed at Clevedon, 72 Medina Avenue, Newport, Isle of Wight.

  Service Details :

Flying Officer 40296 Reginald (Rex) Tyrrell George, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Casualty Details :

Died : 29 May 1940, aged 20.

Commemorated at : Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Surrey.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport War Memorial as T George
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press, 1 June 1940
  Further information :

Flying Officer George served with 64 Squadron Royal Air Force flying Supermarine Spitfire aircraft. He was shot down while flying Spitfire Mk.I K9832 by a Messerchmidt Bf109 over the Channel, in an action which saw two other 64 Sqn pilots lost, including the Commanding Officer, while another pilot, Sgt Flynn, shot down the first Me109 claimed by 64 Sqn.

RAF history of 64 Sqn
  Acknowledgments :

John Bloodworth for R.A.F. research

RAF History website for image of Spitfire
  Page status :
Page last updated : 17 April 2015


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