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Green, Roy Leslie
Flight Sergeant
Royal Canadian Air Force
Brant, Alberta
High River, Alberta
Died: Nov 6,1943

Commemorated at
Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, England

Roy Leslie Green was born on January 15, 1924 and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force attached to No. 1679 Heavy Conversion Unit as a Flight Sergeant Air Gunner during the Second World War. In the spring of 1943, the No. 1679 Heavy Conversion Unit formed at RAF East Moor to provide crew training on the radial-engine Lancaster bombers prior to final posting with an operational squadron. On November 6, 1943, Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Roy Leslie Green was killed during training in his Lancaster aircraft at No. 1679 Heavy Conversion Unit out of RAF East Moor in Yorkshire. The crew took off to do a series of circuits and training flight landings when the aircraft struck trees minutes after takeoff and crashed at Rose Cottage Farm near Terrington, Yorkshire. The Lancaster was completely destroyed and all crew were killed. Roy is commemorated at Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery in England. Son of Harry Ernest and Alice Irene Green of Brant, Alberta; he was 19 years old. "When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today."

Memorial: High River, Alberta