19th December 1941 203 Squadron Blenheim IV V6294 F/O. Read
Date: 19th December 1941 (Friday)
Unit: No. 203 Squadron (motto: Occidens oriensque - 'West and east'). 234 Wing 201 Group
Type: Blenheim IV
Base: LG.101 Sidi Haneish, Western Egypt
Location: Mediterranean Sea
Pilot: F/O. Arthur Thomas Read 84674 RAFVR Age 22. Missing - believed killed
Obs: Sgt. Cedric Tyson Brown Aus/404197 RAAF Age 20. Missing - believed killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Alfred McLevy 809126 RAFVR Age ? Missing - believed killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Very few derails as to cause of loss, failed to return from an operational patrol off Tripoli.
F/O. Arthur Thomas Read. Malta Memorial. Panel 1, Column 1. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Read, of North End, Portsmouth. Attended Portsmouth Grammar School 1928 - 1936.
Sgt. Cedric Tyson Brown. Malta Memorial. Panel 2, Column 1. Born on the 22 February 1921 at Townsville, Queensland. Enlisted on the 21st June 1940. Son of Cedric Tyson Brown (A lieutenant in 3 Squadron of the Australian Flying Corp, served in France WW1. died 26th December 1969, aged 73 years) and Gertrude Mary Brown (nee Lewis. A Welsh girl from Treherbert, died 04th February 1970), of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
Sgt. Alfred McLevy. Malta Memorial. Panel 2, Column 1. No further details - are you able to assist?
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Portsmouth Grammar School, RAAF Aviation Heritage, other sources as quoted below: