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DEVERILL: I am seeking to contact family members in the Portsmouth area of Sqn Ldr Ernest Deverill DFC, AFC, DFM, a Second World War bomber pilot.
His family moved to Portsmouth sometime in the 1920s or 30s I believe.
Sqn Ldr Deverill was a distinguished pilot who flew with Coastal Command and Bomber Command.
Flying Lancasters, he took part in a number of important raids including the low-level attack on the M.A.N factory at Augsburg in April 1942.
He was killed in action in 1943 and his grave is in the churchyard in the village of Docking, Norfolk.
As a member of Docking Heritage Group I am collecting information for our archive about this airman’s RAF career, which prompts my request.
It would be of great help to locate relevant family documents and his flying logbook if these still exist.
Therefore any assistance will be much appreciated.
Norfolk PE31 8NX
NIKKI: Ex-licensee of the Guardsman 22 years ago on Fratton Road, Portsmouth and also of the Shepherds and Flock in Farnham, Surrey, would like to hear from Nikki, last known working as a stocktaker in the licensed trade living in Portsmouth.
She also used to work in admin at Portsmouth Hospitals.
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