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Richard Hugh Alington

Richard Hugh Alington, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Richard Hugh Alington, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Alington AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ391335 AWMM
    • WWII 391335 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • War
  • Campaign
    1939-1945 WW2 AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ391335 AWMM
    • WWII 391335 AWMM
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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

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  • Richard Alington was the son of Richard Geoffrey and Catherine Ruby Alington of Ashburton, Canterbury. He was the husband of Mavis M. Alington.

    Sergeant Alington was the captain of a Wellington which was on a ferry flight with four others from England to Egypt via Gibraltar and Malta. He had been serving with 99 Squadron and had been posted from Bomber Command to the Middle East, making his way there by means of the delivery flight.On the Gibraltar-Malta leg, some fifteen minutes prior to their estimated arrival time, a message was received that Sgt Alington's aircraft was under attack about 70 miles out from Malta. Nothing further was heard from them.

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    15 March 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Mediterranean AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM

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18 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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