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3rd Class Railway Carriage : Eric Ravilious

  09/18/19 11:13 am, by , Categories: Announcements
3rd Class Railway Carriage : Eric Ravilious
3rd Class Carriage, by Eric Ravilious

Eric Ravilious in Wikipedia

The title for this painting as shown elsewhere is "Train Landscape"

On 28 August 1942 Ravilious flew to Reykjavík and then travelled on to RAF Kaldadarnes. The day he arrived there, 1 September, a Lockheed Hudson aircraft had failed to return from a patrol. The next morning three planes were despatched at dawn to search for the missing plane and Ravilious opted to join one of the crews. The plane he was on also failed to return and after four days of further searching, the RAF declared Ravilious and the four-man crew lost in action. His body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Born 1933.
Former Royal Air Force person.
Retired Church of England clergyman.
Married.
Two sons.
Three grandchildren plus one grandchild-in-law.
One great grandchild, who is great.
Lives in SW Scotland.

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