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- Richard Algernon Dacre Trevor-Roper -

Unknown person Name : Richard Algernon Dacre Trevor-Roper

Son of : of Charles Cadwaladr Trevor-Roper (died 1917) and Gertrude Alice Trevor-Roper (née Clabby); husband of Patricia Audrey Trevor-Roper, of West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

Born : 19 May 1915, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Married : Patricia Audrey Edwards (registered Nottingham, Sep 1942 qtr.). One son, Charles Anthony.
  Service Details :

Flight Lieutenant 47354 (Air Gunner) Richard Algernon Dacre Trevor-Roper, DFM, DFC, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 31st March 1944 aged 28.

Buried at : Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


29 May 1915

TREVOR-ROPER - May 19, at Soraba, Shanklin, the wife of Capt. C.C. Trevor-Roper, 2nd/8th Hampshire Regiment, of Plas Teg, Mold, and 39 Radcliffe-square, London, of a son.

The Times 29 December 1944
  Further Information :

Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.III ND390 OF-S of 97 Sqn
Pilot :Flt/Lt D H Rowlands, DFC CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt R M Lane CWGC record ...
Navigator :Flt/Lt A R Cadman, DFM CWGC record ...
Bomb Aimer :Flt/Lt A S McFadden CWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :F/O E J Currie CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :F/O F Colville CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Flt/Lt R D Trevor-Roper CWGC record ...

The aircraft left RAF Bourn at 22.15 on Ops to Nuremburg. It was attacked by a Me110 nightfighter of 111/NJG1 flown by Major Martin Drews, and crashed at Ahorn near Coburg. All the crew were killed and are buried at Durnbach War Cemetery.

Trevor-Roper had served with 50 Sqn and 617 sqn. Prior to being commissioned, he was awarded the DFM (gazetted 23 December 1941; as a Sergeant with 50 Sqn). He was the Rear Gunner in the aircraft flown by Wing Commander Guy Gibson on the Dambusters raid in May 1943. He received the DFC in May 1943 (gazetted 25 May 1943 as Acting Flight Lieutenant, 617 Sqn.).

Richard Trevor-Roper's father, Charles Cadwaladr Trevor-Roper, died while serving with the 14th Bn Hampshire Regiment on 3rd August 1917, aged 33. His uncle, Geoffrey Trevor-Roper, was also killed in WW I.

CWGC record for Geoffrey Trevor-Roper

  Links :

Dambusters Crew and photo

Menu card collected by Richard Trevor-Roper

Menu card collected by Richard Trevor-Roper

National Portrait Gallery group photo


Oriel House School

Wellington College

  Acknowledgements :

John Bloodworth for Royal Air Force research, Janet Griffin for further research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 4 February 2014 (added birth notice)


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