Rupert Frederick Arding (Derick) DOWNES


DOWNES, Rupert Frederick Arding

Service Number: 402660
Enlisted: 18 September 1940, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: 1 (Middle East) Training School RAF
Born: Camden, New South Wales, 18 August 1919
Home Town: Camden, Camden, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Accidental (plane crash), Egypt, Middle East, 7 October 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Moascar War Cemetery, Egypt
Plot 4, Row B, Grave 15,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brownlow Hill War Memorial
Show Relationships

World War 2 Service

18 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 402660, Sydney, New South Wales
17 Feb 1941: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, SN 402660, No. 450 Squadron (RAAF), Embarked for Egypt
7 Oct 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 402660, 1 (Middle East) Training School RAF, Empire Air Training Scheme

Help us honour Rupert Frederick Arding Downes's service by contributing information, stories, and images so that they can be preserved for future generations.


450 Squadron. Plane was Hurricane Z4031

Rank - Sergeant

Medals: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal

Also served in the Militia from 1938 till enlistining on 18/9/1940

Son of Rupert Frederick Arding Downes and Katie May Elizabeth Coghill Downes, of Camden, New South Wales