Cecil Jones

Also known as: AC ?.

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Does anybody have photos of my 2nd cousin?

‘Cecil Jones’ (this might not be his full name, I think there’s a middle initial somewhere..) I’ve mixed in some FACTS = F and ‘NOT SURE’ = N/S

Cecil Jones, born and raised in 21 Sallop St, Bridgnorth,
Shropshire, circa 1914 F

Became a police man in Bridgnorth around 1936-37 F

Joined the RAF around 1938 and was a gunner on Wellingtons F & N/S

Might have been known as ‘AC Jones’ 3rd wing N/S

Shot down over Cologne, Germany circa 1940 N/S

Released from a German prison camp at the end of the war, suffered
severely from PTSD F

Moved to Birmingham (Solihull) where he was a chartered accountant F

Died circa 1963, aged 59 N/S
Father: George Jones (First World War, Army, rank unknown, injured) F

Grandfather: Mr G.Jones, mayor of Bridgnorth, circa 1930-32 F
He was also the owner of a soft drinks factory there.
Personal comments:
As a very qualified Commercial Pilot myself, I am most interested in any photos, newspaper clippings etc of him. As a member of the RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial,
Capel-Le-Ferne, Kent, I have the honour of being an active fund raiser and volunteer, as well as being a lecturer for the RAF 99th ATC. But I often get quite ‘emotional’ when a Lancaster, Wellington, Spit or Hurricane flies over and tears of pride and sadness roll down my cheeks.
Oddly enough I actually met Cecil Jones, but I was only one year’s old (1963) at the time…he was my 2nd cousin.
I would love to ‘see’ him again.

Thanks for the help,

Flt. Capt. Paul Finn Ottersen

Added by: Paul Ottersen on 12th December 2011.


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