1944 picture kindly supplied
by Simon Jervis
Ralph Bunney was born on 22nd August 1913 at Crofton Park,
South East London. He was educated at the local council school,
and then at Brockley County School. His sport was rugby.
leaving school, he joined the Pearl Assurance Co., and worked
in an office in Holborn, London. Here he met the lady who
was to become his wife.
main spare time interests were cycling, sea fishing, and motorcycle
the outbreak of war, he joined the RAFVR and, on completion
of training, was drafted to Bomber Command.
did two tours of operations - 62 sorties - and then a period
of air-sea rescue.
early 1944, he joined 161 Special Duties Squadron, and was
killed on 5/6 July. He is buried at Makkum, Holland.