Sergeant/Air Gunner Alexander Waldie

Sergeant/Air Gunner Alexander Ashcroft Waldie, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was lost on an Air Operation over Occupied Europe, aged 29, on the 12th August 1942. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of Ann and the late John Waldie of Queen Mary’s Buildings, Jedburgh. He was working for the Bank of Scotland when he enlisted. He had played rugby for Jed Forest R.F.C. and was assistant Scout Master in the local troop. He was a member of 50 Squadron R.A.F. which flew the Avro Lancaster from R.A.F. Swinderby in Lincolnshire. His aircraft was lost on a raid to Le Havre, France when it crashed into the sea just off the target area with no survivors. He is buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, le Havre, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” You Have Fought A Good Fight, Have Finished The Course And Kept The Faith”.

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