80th Anniversary Commemoration

Early in the afternoon of Tuesday 24th September 1940 a force of German bombers attacked Southampton and Vickers Supermarine Itchen Works. By the end of the afternoon 42 men and women lay dead and 174 wounded (65 seriously) across the town. Among them 29 from the Vickers Supermarine works.

BBC Radio Solent interview with Alan Matlock

Over a few days at the end of September 2020, The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust were proud to join David Key of The Supermariners website, Solent Sky Museum, the Spitfire Society, and volunteers from several local history groups in Southampton to remember those who died in this, and the following raid on Thursday the 26th September 1940.

https://supermariners.wordpress.com/remembering-the-fallen/

The Supermarine flag flying outside of the Civic Centre from 24th to 26th September 2020 as a tribute to the people of Southampton in 1940.

Image by Robert Stidworthy – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust

Remembering the Fallen

  • 24th September 1940 ~ Remembering ~ “Leonard Hayes Baines Aged 35”, “Ronald Charles Barfoot Aged 18”, “Alfred Douglas Bedford Aged 28”, “William Alfred Blond Aged 34”,Alfred John Cook Aged37″,Leonard Herbert Cox Aged 20″, “Douglas Cruikshank Aged 14”, “Evan Eiryn William Evans Aged 29”, “Leslie Stuart Geddes Aged 34”, “Mervyn Joseph Hawkins Aged 16”, “Thomas Frederick Homer Aged 48”, “Alfred Johnston Aged 46”, “Ronald Frank Lawrence Aged 24”, “Arthur Richard Mines Aged 44”, “Margaret Ann Moon Aged 20″, “Walter Henry Mullis Aged 34”, “Henry John Noyce Aged 32”, “John Gilbert Olsen Aged 29”, “Alfred Charles Petts Aged 22”, “Harry Arthur Pickett Aged 23”, “Edward Reeves Aged 40”, “Leslie Herbert Stone Aged 31”, “Charles Frederick Strugnell Aged 59”, “Philip James John Thorne Aged 35”, “Henry Godfrey Thwaites Aged 50”, “Leonard William Webb Aged 43”, “Maurice White Aged 34”, “Eric Whitehead Aged 27”, “Ronald Ernest Woodard Aged 34”.
  • 26th September 1940 ~ Remembering ~ “Oliver Boland Aged 40”, “George Edward Copson Aged 61”, “James Curtis Aged 41”, “Kenneth Henry Doswell Aged 14”, “Stanley Walter Dunn Aged 25”, “Harry Ernest Harley Aged 49”, “Arthur George John Harris Aged 32”, “Alfred James Hawkins Aged 29”, “Charles Hext Aged 57”, “Louis Edward Howard Hubbard Aged 40”, “John Hughes Aged 54”, “Percival William Keene Aged 56”, “Donald Maxwell Looker Aged 31”, “Charles Henry Palmer Aged 48”, “Kenneth James Park Aged 17”, “Roland Aster Phillips Aged 40”, “Herbert Edward Price Aged 32”, “Gilbert Ryder Aged 27”, “Walter James Shiner Aged 30”, “Sydney Albert Richard Waters Aged 40”

“One of the “Supermarine ” Fallen on 24th September 1940, Margaret ” Peggy ” Moon, Aged 20, Clerk Typist, Known as ” The Girl in Green.” St Mary Extra Cemetary, Southampton.

Image by Robert Stidworthy – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust
Image by Vicki Stacey – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust

The Commemoration at Peartree Green, Southampton. 24th September 2020. Close to the site of the Vickers Supermarine Itchen Works and the railway tunnel where many workers lost their lives.

Image by Robert Stidworthy – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust
Image by Robert Stidworthy – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust
Image by Robert Stidworthy – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust
Image by Robert Stidworthy – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust

The Commemoration at Spitfire Quay, Woolston, Southampton. 26th September 2020. The site of the Vickers Supermarine Works on the River Itchen.

Image by Sarah Penfold – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust
Image by Michaela Lawler-Levene – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust
Image by Michaela Lawler-Levene – The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust

For more information on this Commemoration please contact us or go to The Supermariners website https://supermariners.wordpress.com/remembering-the-fallen/

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