Daily Archives: October 20, 2014

Martin Roy Westgarth, Navigator – Brown crew

Sadly I must also announce the passing of another member of 75(NZ) Squadron RAF.

Also on the 6th of October, Martin Westgarth, Navigator with Des Brown’s crew, passed away. Martin married a WAAF who was stationed at Mepal after he finished his tour and stayed in the UK. Kevin informs me that he believes that Martin was the the last surviving RNZAF member in the UK.

Ake Ake Kia Kaha


Bill Pridmore, Air Gunner – Blewitt crew

It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of Bill Pridmore, Air Gunner with the Blewett crew who passed away recently on the 6th of October.

Bill was one of 4 members of the crew who survived a crash on the return from the 17th of January 1945 from a raid on Wanne Eickel, claiming the lives of the Pilot, Tim Blewitt,  Johnny Wilson, the Air Bomber and after succumbing to his injuries, the crew’s navigator Bryant Cornell.

Ake Ake KIa Kaha