Malvern College Second World War Casualty

P/O. Reginald Adcock

House and time at Malvern: 7, 1924 - 1930.

Regiment: R.A.F..
Died: 07 December 1941 aged 30 in . Missing, presumed killed in action.
Battle: Bomber Command. Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial Panel 31

Son of Cecil Philip and Violet Marianne Adcock, of Redhill, Surrey.
Mod Lan VI. Hansell French (3) and German (2). Chance Prize (2). School Prefect. Head of House. Football XI.
St John's College, Cambridge.
Husband of Penelope Adcock.

61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Hampden medium bombers and took part in the first bombing raid on Berlin (25/26 August 1940). It converted in July 1941 to Manchesters.

His aircraft, L7494, had taken off at 17.42 from Woolfox Lodge. It was part of a force of 19 aircraft consisting of Manchesters, Wellingtons and Hampdens tasked to attack Boulogne. It was the only aircraft lost. The Avro Manchester aircraft exploded and crashed, cause not recorded, into the sea off Boulogne.
Details of final flight