Ronald Beresford Kent ( Ron in the RAF ) Born 2-1-1926 at Kintbury Berks . Called up for military service early 1944 aged 18 .
Initally went to Cardington for basic training, then went to SofTT at Cosford where he trained as an airframe mechanic .
Following initialtraining he was posted to Coningsby where he was working in the hangers continuing to learn his trade. He was then posted to 625 sqn Kelstern on the formation of the new C flight in Oct 44 becoming airframe mechanic to B-Baker squared (CF-B2). The flight was transferred to 576 sqn in April 45- the rest of the squadron were transferred to Scampton .
At Fiskerton most of the flying were Manna and Exodus operations although there were still some bombing raids carried out.
Ron remained at Fiskerton until the squadron disbanded in Sept 45 after which he was sent to the middle east with 644 sqn working on Halifax transports and Horsa / Hamilcar gliders .
Number 644 Sqn was re-numbered 47 sqn later returning to the UK being stationed at Fairford .
Ron was demobbed in 1948 and returned to Kintbury where he trained in the bakery trade- taking over the business in 1963 .
He passed away on 11-11-94 aged 69 .