Malvern College Second World War Casualty

F/Lt. Herbert Robin Hampshire

House and time at Malvern: 5, 1930 - 1933.

Regiment: R.A.F..
Died: 28 June 1944 aged in Belgium. Missing, presumed killed in action.
Cemetery: Wevelgem Communal Cemetery Grave E. 476.

Son of H. F. Hampshire, Caixa 10, Santos, Brazil.
In business (Exporting) with E. Johnston & Co.
Returned from Brazil.

141 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew on long range intruder operations with Beaufighters over occupied Europe, using the Serrate radar detector, while based at RAF West Raynham in Norfolk.

He took off at 23:19 on the 27th June 1944 in Mosquito FII HJ941 (X) together with W/O AAW Melrose to go on Serrate patrol to Northern France on his first sortie with the squadron and did not return.

141 Squadron operations, June 1944: AIR 27_971_11
Detailed operations: AIR 27_971_12