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Memorials & Monuments
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- Biography -
- Antony Peyton Ventris Strachan -

Unknown person Name : Antony Peyton Ventris Strachan

Son of David Allan Strachan and Gladys Strachan of Tara, Bouldnor
Born (unknown)
  Service Details :

Flight Lieutenant 43556 Antony Peyton Ventris Strachan, 208 Sqn. Royal Air Force

Strachan served as a 2/Lt. (Lt. 1 Jan 1941) with the Hampshire Regiment (77650) and was appointed 13 May 1940 as a Pilot Officer with the Royal Air Force.
  Casualty Details :

Died 20 September 1942, Egypt

Buried / Commemorated at Alamein Memorial, Egypt

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shalfleet St Michael's Church Roll of Honour
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

208 Sqn (Hawker Hurricanes) were based at Burg-el-Arab in the western desert from July to November 1942, supporting the Eighth Army on reconnaisance duties. It is believed that Strachan was shot down in a Hurricane IIc borrowed from 33 Sqn, by OBFW Friedel of JG27. He crashed near Abu Dwels and has no known grave.

Prior to WW II Strachan lived with his parents at Tara, Bouldnor.
  Acknowledgments :

John Bloodworth, Shanklin
Ian Broad, Shalfleet
  Page status :
Page last updated : 8 September 2010


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