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Lacey, Peter Aircraftsman, draughtsman at the Air Ministry.

Lake, Lt-Gen Sir Percy H N KCB, KCMG, Vice President PGSA, H4-1940. H7-1940.

Lambert, John Lieutenant Artillery. May be Prisoner of War in Malaya. Prisoner in Java, H-Midsummer-1943.

Lambert, Robert Flying Officer, Qualified Officer of the Watch in the Flying Control Service. Flight Lieutenant, Iceland.

Lang, G H7-1944.

Laraway, Corporal E has been in the RAF, ground staff, about two and a half years, H12-1940. Corporal, somewhere on the Western seaboard of USA.Sergeant, in the Bahamas. A bit ahead of things but it establishes that Ted Laraway survived the war and had a career in the RAF. On 15th May 1957 a Valiant bomber of 49 Squadron, based at Wittering, dropped the first British nuclear weapon at Christmas Island in the Pacific. It had a 5-man crew which included Flight Lieutenant Laraway. His duties are not at present known but he was the last named. The Navigator/Bomb Aimer was Flight Lieutenant Alan Washbrook, of Blackburn, cousin of Cyril Washbrook. Squadron Leader Edward Laraway of Ingol obtained a coat of arms, which up to now has not been seen nor its blazon turned up. The crest is a blue seated greyhound with upraised black wings and in its front paws is holding something which possibly was part of the insignia of Bomber Command. The crest is on a "wreath" of white and blue. "Wreath" is more like a curved length of rope with alternating vertical stripes of the principal colours of the arms. H-Christmas-1942.

Law, J A May be Prisoner of War in Malaya.

Leeming, Rifleman J Fred Is in the Army and finds it cold sweeping floors, H4-1940. Has not been passed for overseas service and is acting as a guardian angel to convoys. Which he prefers to footslogging with the L.I.R. (Which presumably means a Light Infantry Regiment, although the abbreviation is more normally LI. Unless it is something like Liverpool Irish.), H7-1940. University Section, now a cook, H12-1940. Still a cook - 1942. H-Christmas-1942.

Lendrum, K L Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR, H-Christmas-1942.

Lewis, Eric PGSA No 927. 7th April 1945. 10 Church Avenue, Penwortham. Card: (Captain). 19 Denford Avenue, St Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire. 1 Links Avenue, Southport. 1928 to 1932. Life Member. Army February 1940 - Private - to June 1946 - Captain. North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Austria. Newsletter October 2007.

Lindsay, Derrick D Bombardier May be Prisoner of War in Malaya. Interned in Tai Camp, H-Midsummer-1943.

Line, Gerald W PGS 11th January 1933 - 26th July 1938; PGSA 18th July 1938 No 578. University Section member. 12 St Andrew's Avenue, Ashton; 202 Long Lane, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. HM Forces 18th June 1941. Membership Register. Known as Falstaff. Sergeant Instructor in the Orkneys. Sergeant-Instructor, Army Education Corps, H-Midsummer-1943.

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Lacey, Peter Aircraftsman, draughtsman at the Air Ministry.

Lake, Lt-Gen Sir Percy H N KCB, KCMG, Vice President PGSA, H4-1940. H7-1940.

Lambert, John Lieutenant Artillery. May be Prisoner of War in Malaya. Prisoner in Java, H-Midsummer-1943.

Lambert, Robert Flying Officer, Qualified Officer of the Watch in the Flying Control Service. Flight Lieutenant, Iceland.

Lang, G H7-1944.

Laraway, Corporal E has been in the RAF, ground staff, about two and a half years, H12-1940. Corporal, somewhere on the Western seaboard of USA.Sergeant, in the Bahamas. A bit ahead of things but it establishes that Ted Laraway survived the war and had a career in the RAF. On 15th May 1957 a Valiant bomber of 49 Squadron, based at Wittering, dropped the first British nuclear weapon at Christmas Island in the Pacific. It had a 5-man crew which included Flight Lieutenant Laraway. His duties are not at present known but he was the last named. The Navigator/Bomb Aimer was Flight Lieutenant Alan Washbrook, of Blackburn, cousin of Cyril Washbrook. Squadron Leader Edward Laraway of Ingol obtained a coat of arms, which up to now has not been seen nor its blazon turned up. The crest is a blue seated greyhound with upraised black wings and in its front paws is holding something which possibly was part of the insignia of Bomber Command. The crest is on a "wreath" of white and blue. "Wreath" is more like a curved length of rope with alternating vertical stripes of the principal colours of the arms. H-Christmas-1942.

Law, J A May be Prisoner of War in Malaya.

Leeming, Rifleman J Fred Is in the Army and finds it cold sweeping floors, H4-1940. Has not been passed for overseas service and is acting as a guardian angel to convoys. Which he prefers to footslogging with the L.I.R. (Which presumably means a Light Infantry Regiment, although the abbreviation is more normally LI. Unless it is something like Liverpool Irish.), H7-1940. University Section, now a cook, H12-1940. Still a cook - 1942. H-Christmas-1942.

Lendrum, K L Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR, H-Christmas-1942.

Lewis, Eric PGSA No 927. 7th April 1945. 10 Church Avenue, Penwortham. Card: (Captain). 19 Denford Avenue, St Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire. 1 Links Avenue, Southport. 1928 to 1932. Life Member. Army February 1940 - Private - to June 1946 - Captain. North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Austria. Newsletter October 2007.

Lindsay, Derrick D Bombardier May be Prisoner of War in Malaya. Interned in Tai Camp, H-Midsummer-1943.

Line, Gerald W PGS 11th January 1933 - 26th July 1938; PGSA 18th July 1938 No 578. University Section member. 12 St Andrew's Avenue, Ashton; 202 Long Lane, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. HM Forces 18th June 1941. Membership Register. Known as Falstaff. Sergeant Instructor in the Orkneys. Sergeant-Instructor, Army Education Corps, H-Midsummer-1943.

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cross Lucas, Norman Memorial Book Memorial Book: Royal Navy Norman Lucas Born January the second, 1913, entered the School September the seventeenth, 1924 and left July the twenty-fourth, 1930. Served in the Royal Navy from 1940. Motor Torpedo Boats. Ordinary Telegraphist. Missing presumed lost in the North Sea October the seventh, 1942. CWG: Norman Lucas Ordinary Telegraphist HMMTB 29 29 years Died 6th October 1942 Service Number P/JX 259511 Son of Thomas and Mary Margaret Lucas; husband of Lily Lucas, of Preston, Lancashire. Memorial Reference: Panel 67 Column 1 Portsmouth Naval Memorial. HM Motor Torpedo Boat 29, was designed and built by Vosper in 1939-1940; 35.75 tons, 70' long, 3 x Isotta-Fraschini petrol engines totalling 3,450bhp, 40 knots; 4 x 0.5" machine guns, 2 x 21" torpedo tubes; complement of 10. The engines were Italian, supplies of which halted when Italy entered the war. Later boats had USA Packard-built Rolls-Royce Merlins. MTB 29 and her sister 30 were both lost in 1942. On 5th October 1942, late evening, a section of MGBs and MTBs set out from their Base, HMS Beehive at Felixstowe, to ambush a large merchant ship and other vessels heading north east off the Dutch coast. If they travelled at speed on a still night their engines could be heard up to fifteen miles away. When in position and with some time to wait they cut the outer engines and switched in the silencer on the centre engine. The power-driven armaments and some other equipment took their power from drives on the outer propeller shafts. Shortly after midnight two 600-ton German torpedo boats and several E-boats (larger and more powerfully armed equivalents to MGB/MTBs) attacked the section which did not have speed or armaments until there was full power on all engines. Numbers 29 and 30 collided, the former was severely damaged, turned away heading back to base but sank. Lucas, Norman Memorial Book Memorial Book: Royal Navy Norman Lucas Born January the second, 1913, entered the School September the seven-teenth, 1924 and left July the twenty-fourth, 1930. Served in the Royal Navy from 1940. Motor Torpedo Boats. Ordinary Telegraphist. Missing presumed lost in the North Sea October the seventh, 1942. CWG: Norman Lucas Ordinary Telegraphist HMMTB 29 29 years Died 6th October 1942 Service Number P/JX 259511 Son of Thomas and Mary Margaret Lucas; husband of Lily Lucas, of Preston, Lancashire. Memorial Reference: Panel 67 Column 1 Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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Lund, Douglas F N Wireless Operator, prisoner in the same camp as Clifford Nightingale whose letter contained the first references that Douglas was safe and relieved his mother's anxiety. He had been posted as missing since last January. He is in Stalag XB (I lag), H12-1941. Prisoner in a Stalag, H-Midsummer-1943.