LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Frederick William FLOOD

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 37582 (RAF)
Born: Roma QLD, 18 March 1915
Enlisted in the RAF: 1936
Unit: No. 235 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Died: Air Operations: (No. 235 Squadron Blenheim aircraft Z5725), English Channel, 11 September 1940, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Supplementary Panel 12, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Battle of Britain Memorial, Westminster Abbey, London UK

Flight Lieutenant Flood was an Australian Cadet trained for the RAF who embarked for the UK on 10 January 1936.

At 1730 hours on 11 September 1940, Blenheim Z5725 was shot down by an Me109 while escorting RN Fleet Air Arm Fairey Albacore aircraft raiding Calais, France.

The crew members of Z5725 were:

Flight Lieutenant Frederick William Flood (37582) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Bruce Robertson Sharp (628218) (RAF)
Pilot Officer Norman Basil Shorrocks (78265) (RAFVR)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, Norman L R Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941, Midland Publishing Leicester UK, 1997
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/32/77
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990