LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Roy Kingsley FELSTEAD

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 41786 (RAF)
Born: Hobart TAS, 10 October 1910
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 8 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Khormaskar, Yemen
Died: Air Operations (No. 8 Squadron Blenheim aircraft L8375), Italian Somaliland, 5 August 1940, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 239, Alamein Memorial, Egypt

At 1355 hours on 5 August 1940, Blenheim L8375 took off from Khormaksar as one of six aircraft detailed to attack motor transport west of Hargeisa, Somalia. L8375 was shot down by an Italian CR32 aircraft (Sottoten Folcherio) over Hargeisa and the three crew members were killed.

The crew members of L8375 were:

Pilot Officer Roy Kingsley Felstead (41786) (RAF) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Tom McKenzie Mitchell DFC (44180) (RAF)
Sergeant Aubrey Douglas Wright (747992) (RAFVR)

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Gunby D (David) and Pelham Temple, Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Volume 1 1939-1942, Midland Publishing UK, 2006
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 205449; A9301, 207376; A9301, 300279; B4747 FELSTEAD ROY KINGSLEY