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  Sergeant Ronald Barnicoat - 425 Squadron  
 

Sergeant Ronald Ernest Barnicoat - RAFVR

 
 Sergeant Ronald Ernest Barnicoat was serving as Flight Engineer Halifax Mk. BIII MZ-641 coded KW-K during an operation to Hamburg on July 28/29 1944. The aircraft was lost without a trace in what would be the most costly night of the war for 6 Group as it would lose 22 aircraft and crews.  Sergeant Barnicoat and crew have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. 

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Hometown

Age

P/O Thomas Granston Barton

RCAF

Windsor,Ontario

21

P/O James Gibson RCAF

RCAF

Irvine's Landing,B.C

-

P/O William Arnold Murray

RCAF

Hamilton,Ontario

20

P/O Bernard Eugene Welsh

RCAF

-

27

P/O Paul Poulos

RCAF

Toronto,Ontario

20

P/O..Earl Roy Fairey

RCAF

Winnipeg,Manitoba

35

P/O John Edward Howell

RCAF

-

-

 Sergeant Ronald Ernest Barnicoat  was the son of Ernest and Ethel May Barnicoat and came from Weymouth,Dorset. Ronald was unmarried and aged 21 at the time of his death, he is remembered on the War memorial on Weymouth sea front.

 
 
  Photo courtesy of Gaynor Boyd, research by Ken Holmes.