No. 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron
Royal Air Force

PHOTO ALBUM 3

The following are interesting photos and newspaper clippings of a general nature not specifically related to any one event or individual in particular. Neither do they particularly have to relate to the squadron. All have been kindly provided from many sources, the author or owner of which is indicated below each picture.



Wall Plaque of 214 Squadron crest.
SOURCE: F/O William Venner



Wellington X3206 BU-R lost on 7 November 1941- Lucian Ercolani
SOURCE: Simon Esplen grandson of F/O William Esplen
(see aircrews and losses section for full story)



No further info known. See F/O William Esplen profile for photos of Pickard re Sports day Award
SOURCE: Simon Esplen grandson of F/O William Esplen





In the bottom photograph Fg/Off William Esplen is first from the right in the back row and Flt/Lt Keith James Falconer is third from the right in the back row.

Do you recognise any of the other men in these photographs?
SOURCE: Simon Esplen grandson of F/O William Esplen and the family of Flt/Lt Keith James Falconer



Looking at the following notice, it is difficult to imagine the horrible anxiety felt by all  those on the home front. When one considers that for every single missing soldier there was likely 10 or 20 relatives desparate for news it is hardly surprising that all but the most efficient bureaucracy would soon bog down through tens of thousands of telegrams, phone calls and letters.
MISSING IN ACTION

SOURCE: John Cripps of Hook in Hampshire.



NOTE FROM THE KING & QUEEN
SOURCE: John Cripps of Hook in Hampshire.



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