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frank clarke lincoln, UK Apr 15, 2002
hi,surfers in antigua,leeward islands.i am seeking relatives
or anyone who knew of Patrick Bindon Nanton,son of Robert
Bindon and isabel Nanton of st.johns,antigua.Pat was a pilot
in the RAF with the rank of pilot/officer and i joined the
crew early in 1942 as their front gunner and after completing
our training together at OTU harwell(uk)flew a a new wellington
bomber to egypt.on arrival were posted to 38 torpedo bomber
squadron,where i was assigned to another crew as a torpedo
aircraft had no front turret.in november 1942,pat and the
rest of the crew failed to return from an attack on enemy
shipping in the agean sea,and he is listed on the memorial
to those with no known grave,at alemain(egypt),as having died
on 4th nov 1942 age 24.there is no record of the other crew
members so presume they must have survived the fateful trip.
Pat was not only my pilot,but a personal friend,a fine,brave
man who came from his native land to enlist in the RAF and
help us in our fight against the enemy.so,if you knew of him
contact me so we can share memories of an old comrade

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