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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A WW2 casualty

ORR, RONALD S. F/O.

Named on the Coldstream Burgh and Parish War Memorial in Berwickshire as:

ORR, RONALD S. F/O. R.A.F.V.R.

Ronald Sinclair Orr age 23 Flying Officer (138059) 248 Squadron, Coastal Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Ronald was educated at Berwickshire High School in Duns before he joined the Bank of Scotland in Coldstream. He joined the RAF in 1942 and after training in Canada he was commissioned from Leading Aircraftman (1557648) in December 1942. He was promoted in June 1943. Ronald was the navigator on a Mosquito from RAF Portreath in Cornwall which was escorting Mosquitos of 618 Squadron on a shipping strike in the Bay of Biscay when his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire. The aircraft ditched off the Lizard but Ronald and his pilot drowned.
Born 1921 in Coldstream. Son of Daniel and Mary Greenshields (Frame) Orr of 47 High Street, Coldstream.
Died on Active Service on 21 March 1944 and buried in Lennel Old Churchyard, Coldstream. (CWG)
Also named on a memorial in Coldstream Parish Church and on the Berwickshire High School memorial.
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