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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

Identity

  • 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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  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1939-1945 AWMM
    WW2 AWMM
    World War II AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ391335 AWMM
    • WWII 391335 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 March 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Mediterranean AWMM
  • Date of death
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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18 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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