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R. E. Ginder

Full Names

Rank /Unit  

Years at Q.E.G.S.

Raymond  Eric Ginder

Aircraftman  2nd  Class
No. 16 Squadron
Royal Air Force



Date  / Place of Birth

Date  / Place of Death

Age at Death


Saturday 9th December 1939.     
Unknown. Near Salisbury


Raymond Ginder was the son of Walter Lester Ginder of No. 118, Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth.
He attended the School from January 1933 to December 1936.
Quite quickly after his arrival, Raymond joined the school branch of the Hornby Railway Society. The following year, he had a small part in the School Play - John Galsworthy's, "Escape".
It is not known when he joined the R.A.F. However, No. 16 Squadron R.A.F. was an Army Cooperation Squadron which had been stationed at the Old Sarum airfield, near Salisbury, from the early 1930s. In 1938 it was re-equipped with Lysander aircraft, the capabilities of this machine made it ideal for the Army Co-operation role.
It is not certain when the unit went to France but it did not return to its U.K base until May 1940. Raymond undoubtedly died at R.A.F. Old Sarum or in the local hospital in December 1939, but the circumstances are not known.
Raymond is interred in the churchyard of Saint Lawrence, Stratford-sub-Castle, (close to the Old Sarum Rings) Salisbury. His grave is to the North West of the church.

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