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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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92 Squadron Crest
27.09.1940 92 Squadron Spitfire I R6622 Sgt. Oldfield

Operation: Patrol

Date: 27th September 1940 (Friday)

Unit: 92 Squadron, 11 Group

Type: Spitfire I

Serial: R6622

Code: QJ-M

Base: RAF Biggin Hill

Location: Hesketh Park, Dartford

Pilot: Sgt. Trevor Guest Oldfield 819030 RAF (Aux) Age 21. Killed


During a patrol shot down by Bf109’s over Dartford at 15:20 hrs. The aircraft crashed at Hesketh Park, killing the pilot, Sgt. Trevor Oldfield.

Also lost on the same day from the Squadron:

Spitfire X4422 flown by 20 year old, Fl/Lt. James Alfred Paterson MBE 36193 RAF of Southland, New Zealand. over Sevenoaks, Kent and crashed at 09:20 hrs Sparepenny Lane, Farningham. He was awarded the MBE for outstanding services in France.

Spitfire I R6767 flown by 25 year old, Fl/Sgt. Charles Sydney 564940 RAF of Orpington Kent. Crashed at Esher at 09:40 hrs.

Burial details:

Sgt. Trevor Guest Oldfield. Chertsey Church Burial Ground (St. Stephen's), Plot F. Grave 314. Next of kin details not known apart from his mothers name was Guest - are you able to assist? Grave inscription reads: “Not Just Today, But Every Day In Silence We Remember”

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Andrea Ruddick for grave photograph - May 2017, also thanks to John Jones for extra details. Thanks to Stephen Banks for the Sqn/aircraft code. Other sources as quoted below:

RS 06.01.2020 - Addition of Sqn/aircraft code

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