Raymond and Annie Esther L Gould were married in the West Ham
registration district in the first quarter of 1909.
Frank Raymond, their youngest son was born in Rochford, Essex in the
first quarter of 1923.
He served as a Sergeant with 576
squadron Royal Air Force as member of the RAF Volunteer Reserve.
576 Squadron operated Avro Lancaster bombers out of RAF Elsham
He died, age 21, on 13th May 1944.
His crew had recently joined the squadron from the heavy bomber
conversion unit and before joining operational sorties were flying a night
navigational and bombing exercise to sharpen up their skills when,
tragically their aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Mk III, recognition code
UL-G2, serial number ND403, went missing without trace. He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial.
Allan and Annie Raymond lived in Frenches Green, Felsted after the war.
Allan Raymond died in 1948.
576 Squadron Badge
|The Crew of ND403 were:
Pilot Officer J Parkinson, age 22, of Hoylake, Cheshire.
Sergeant AF Raymond, age21, of Felsted.
Flight Sergeant E Johnson, age 21, of Brighton.
Sergeant GE Wilson, age 25, of Matlock, Derbyshire.
Sergeant KC Mant, age 20, of Luton, Bedfordshire.
Sergeant HH Dixon, age 33, of Rainhill, Lancashire.
Sergeant A Eland, of Washington County Durham.
Photograph of Anthony F Raymond used with permission