LEST WE FORGET

Warrant Officer Ernest Bruce LASCELLES DFM

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 580224 (RAF)
Born: Sydney NSW, 1912
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 6 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Station Lossiemouth, Moray
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Operational Training Unit Warwick aircraft HG121), off Lossiemouth, Scotland, 13 November 1945, Age unavailable
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 269, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK

The Warwick aircraft was finishing an operational training exercise and was descending through cloud over the sea at night. The aircraft struck the water and the sole survivor was the aircraft’s captain who later died.

Flight Sergeant Douglas Frederick Hamblett (235457) (RAFVR)
Warrant Officer Ernest Bruce Lascelles DFM (580224) (RAF) (Second Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Kenneth O’Neill (1435702) (RAFVR)
Flying Officer Peter Francis Parsons (181868) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant Finlay Simpson Urquhart (1562178) (RAFVR)
Flight Lieutenant Norman Ernest Harold Virgin (40961) (RAF) (Pilot) Rescued, Died: 13 November 1945

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Newton, Dennis First Impact, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997
RAF Commands Website