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It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Doug Sibley. Doug served on 249 from 1959 until 1962 as ground equipment NCO.

 He managed to attend our reunions until 2010 when he be came to ill to travel. Our Condolences to his wife Margaret and his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Doug’s funeral will take place at Downs Crematorium Brighton at 13.00 hrs on Thursday 28th April.

Frank Authers

Frank Served with 249 in Italy after the invasion of Sicily. Frank has written a book about his 30 years service with the Royal Air force. Chapter eleven covers his time on 249.

 Frank Authers book

Frank will be 96 in July and there is an excellent article about him at the following site.

HRH HM QCongratulations on your 90th birthday Mam from the members of 249 Squadron Association