Cadet Dennis John Bygrave
On 30th August, 1952, Cadet Denis John Bygrave, (143 Glider Squadron, Air Training Corps, RAF) lost his life when control was lost at the top of a winch launch, and his Slingsby T31 Kirby Cadet Mk.III glider dived into the ground.
He was only 16 years old.
Denis was the eldest child of Edward G Bygrave and Nellie (nee Davey) and had a sister, Joan, who was only six years old when he died. The family may have lived in Brighton.
Blue skies Denis..Rest in Peace.
Many thanks to Julie Starmer for her help researching the Bygrave family.
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