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VC1171    Roderick Alastair Brook Learoyd

Name   Roderick Alastair Brook Learoyd   No.     

VC Issue No.   1171   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No. 49 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Flight Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Wing Commander

Place Of Birth   Folkestone, Kent, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Rustington, Littlehampton, Sussex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Worthing Crematorium, Horsham Road, Findon, Sussex, England

Cremated   Worthing Crematorium, Horsham Road, Findon, Sussex, England

Date Buried/Cremated   2 February 1996

Headstone   Plot marker    Plot/Grave no.  Plot 35/34, Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted    20 August 1940

VC Presented   9 September 1940, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on RAF VC Memorial, St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Named on Honours Board, St Peters Church, Scampton, Lincolnshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial Board, Dining Hall, Wellington School, Berkshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Great School, Wellington College, Berkshire

Learoyd Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

P  Learoyd Close, Canford, Bournemouth, Dorset

By The Way…

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN    5 February 1913

DIED   24 January 1996   AGE   82

VC Won   12 August 1940    AGE    27

Place VC Won   North of Munster, Germany

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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