Stretford WW2 

Sydney Draycott

Rank:Flight Sergeant (Pilot)Number:1094824
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:1st Air Fighter Unit RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Training Command
How Died:Accidental
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyldesley Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1922 in the Leigh R.D. - ref: 8c/371, the
son of Edwin & Jessie Draycott (nee Harrison).

Joined the Metro-Vicker's Company as a Probationary Trade Apprentice in
August 1937 and became a Trade Apprentice in January 1939.   Joined the
RAFVR in July 1941, was posted to the Training Command and promoted to the
rank of Flight Sergeant.    Killed in an aircraft accident in January

RAF Wigtown was situated in the County of Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland -
one mile south of Wigtown.  From August 1941 until November 1945 it acted
as N0.1 Air Observer School, flying Bothas, then Ansons.   Renamed No.1
(Observer) Advanced Flying Unit in February 1942.

It would appear that he resided at Boothstown, Eccles as he is commemorated
on the Royal British Legion Club's Boothstown War Memorial.
Memorials found on:
Metro-Vickers (Trafford Park)
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