30/11/1922 - 16/11/2019

My grandfather Roy George Alexander Moore recently passed away.  He served on 202 squadron during WW2 as a Navigator on Catalinas. I would be grateful if you could include the following message for an obituary page on your 202 squadron page.

Kind regards

Jonathon Moore 

6th Grandchild of Roy Moore

Roy George Alexander Moore 30/11/1922 - 16/11/2019

Flight Sergeant Roy Moore served as a Navigator on Catalinas from 1940 to 1945 as part of Coastal Command spending time in Gibraltar and Northern Ireland; in his own words, the best years of his life. He took part in many a long mission, often sleeping on the aircraft when time was short between sorties or alternatively heading straight to the mess for a few and then heading back out once again - different times!

After the war, he joined the Voluntary Reserves, based at Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, not far from his home. He married Doreen as the war ended and they had two boys, Robert and Martin. He was grandfather to 6 and great-grandfather to 9. 

Recently he went back to Gibraltar, with his companion Anne, to reminisce about his time there. Although much changed, he was welcomed by the Station Commander of RAF Gibraltar, Wing Commander Kane who helped show him and his story of his return was featured on BFBS.

He was very proud to have served in the RAF and would often be seen wearing his RAF blazer at social events and would happily bend the ear of anyone who would listen about his escapades. 

Roy passed away last month at Heartlands hospital and his funeral is taking place at Hall Green Church of the Ascension, Birmingham at 11:00am. On Thursday 5th December.

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