In memory of

Pilot Officer

Randle Feilden

who died on 22 Sep 1941

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RAAF
  Unit Royal Australian Air Force
  Rank Pilot Officer
  Service number 402650
  Date of death 19410922
  Cause of death died in a training accident
Narrative history
  402650 Pilot Officer (114th Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force pilot) Randle Feilden (b.1913) of Bengough died 19410922 and is buried at Scottow cemetery near Coltishall, Norfolk, England. Feilden and his Blenheim crew were practice bombing a target ship when they came in too low, struck the ship and crashed. He was the son of Everard Henry and Maude Edna (Billson) Feilden who came from Derbyshire via South Africa to homestead NE36-4-24-W2 south of Bengough about 1907.

Randle was educated at Bengough and at Balfour tech and Central collegiate, Regina, and left a wife Miriam (Wendy) at Victoria while he trained at Calgary and was posted overseas. He emigrated to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in the mid1930s and worked as a radio announcer there before enlisting in the RAAF. His brother F/L John Coel Kenrick Feilden (1915-93) served as a flying instructor with the RCAF 1941-45. He and his wife Cecily Arden (Smith) had a son in February 1944 and christened him Randle to honour his fallen uncle.

Note that the family name appears incorrectly as Fielden on the Central collegiate honour roll. The name is pronounced (FEEL den).
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Randle with sister Betty Iredale, wife Wendy and Betty's son Randle
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 40 - Bengough
  Cemetery or memorial location Scottow cemetery, Norfolk, England    

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  Honour roll location(s) Central collegiate
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Personal information
  Date of birth 19130117
  Place of birth Bengough    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment unk
  Place of enlistment Australia    
  Residence on enlistment Sydney, New South Wales, Australia    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation radio announcer
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