Frederick William Ratford was born on 14 October 1916, in Essex, to Frederick George and Alice Maud Ratford (nee Glover). During January 1940, he had married Doreen K Lees in London.
George Rawson Brown was the son of Walter George Brown, a merchant, and Marjorie Brown (nee. Holland) of Bartonville, Ontario. Both of his parents were born in England but had taken Canadian citizenship. He had one sister, also called Marjorie.
Gerald Peabody MacKay was born 24th October, 1918, in Sweetsburg, Quebec, the only child of Donald Russell MacKay, a dentist, and Alice Maud Peabody.
Herbert Branwell Hackney was born during July 1913, in Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast, to Herbert and Helen Wilhelmina, nee Shephard, Hackney.
Hugh Edward McGraw was born 5th January, 1920, at Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Ivors Russell Forster was born 21st June 1921, in St. Catherine's, Ontario.
John Richard Lloyd was the youngest of five children born to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Conway Lloyd MC of Brecon.
Lewis Cameron Rowe was born on 22nd February, 1922, the son of William Edgar Rowe and his wife, Viola May Rowe. He had three sisters and the family lived in St.Thomas, Ontario, and attended the Disciples of Christ Church there.
Peter Frank Kennard-Davis initially joined the Royal Navy, but thereafter joined the RAF on a short service commission in May 1939.
Richard Clare Whittaker was a Suffolk lad, born on 26 November 1919 in Yoxford. After attending Framlingham College, between 1931 and 1937, he joined the RAF on a Short Service Commission in January 1938.
"In all his actions he exemplified the highest ideals of the RCAF and the people of Pouce Coupe may well be proud of his record."
On 5th October 1942, Pilot Officer Robert Gordon Riddell died in a training accident after only two days with 401 squadron RCAF.
Thomas Charles Hey was born in Hampshire on 11 June, 1911, the son of Thomas Hey and Jessie Maud (nee Driscoll) Hey.
On Saturday 4 April, 1942, New Zealander Pilot Officer Fox, known as ‘Dene’, was 21 years old with 259 flying hours to his credit. He had been posted to 485 Squadron RNZAF the previous month and was still a novice at operational flying.
On 15th May 1943, 403 squadron R.C.A.F. lost two more young pilots while escorting a bombing mission to Poix. Pilot Officer William Thompson Lane, flying Spitfire BR986, was shot down in a dogfight at around 5 p.m.
Platoon Commander William Battle, of the 58th Surrey (Purley) Battalion, was killed by shrapnel at Kenley Waterworks, during the first wave of attacks on RAF Kenley on the 18th August, 1940.
On 11th May 1941, 302 (Polish) Squadron were returning from a patrol in darkness. Porucznik (Pilot) Aleksander Ryszard Narucki was killed when his Hurricane WX-B Z3435 collided with Hurricane Z3433 flown by P/O Z Wróblewski as they came in to land at Kenley.
Private William Albert Smith was serving with 12th (H.D.) Battalion of the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) when he was severely injured during the air raids which devastated RAF Kenley on 18th August, 1940 - 'the Hardest Day.'
On 5th July 1942, No.611 squadron, stationed at Kenley, lost Sergeant Pilot Alexander James Proctor Walton and Warrant Officer Victor Cecil Mayo Wheeler, when Miles Magister Mk.I (L8130), stalled during low level aerobatics and crashed at Woldingham.
Arnold, known as "Mick", was born on 9th December, 1919. He was the son of William and Emily McNeil (nee Burgess), of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Arthur Dumbell Smith was a long-standing member of No.66 Squadron. He hailed from Forest Gate, London, and was born on 3rd April 1918, the son of Charles H. Smith and Constance Isabel Dumbell.
Eric met his end in a flying accident, on 16th May, 1941, while serving with No.258 Squadron at Kenley. His Hurricane Mk.II, Z2589, dived into the ground near Lingfield, Surrey.
James was the son of Patrick and Annie Burke (nee Maher) of Temuka, Canterbury, New Zealand.
John Holt Dickinson was born in Bolton on 1 March, 1919. His parents, Norman and Mary Dickinson moved to Southport, where John attended King George V School.