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VC1172    Eric James Brindley Nicolson

Name   Eric James Brindley Nicolson   No.     

VC Issue No.   1172   Awards   VC   DFC

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No. 249 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Flight Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Wing Commander

Place Of Birth   At sea off Calcutta, India

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

Buried/Location Ashes   Lost at sea off Calcutta, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    15 November 1940

VC Presented   25 November 1940, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore

P  Named on Mothers Grave, St Johns Churchyard, Kirkby Wharfe, North Yorkshire

Named on War Memorial, St Johns Church, Kirkby Wharfe, North Yorkshire

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

P  Named on Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel Le Ferne, Kent

P  Named on Battle of Britain Memorial, The Embankment, Westminster, London

Named on War Memorial, Tonbridge School, Kent

Memorial Plaque, Tonbridge School, Kent

Named on War Memorial, Yardley Court School, Now Somerhill School, Tonbridge, Kent

P  Memorial Plaque, Sholing Junior School, Middle Road, Southampton, Hampshire

P  Nicolson Memorial Clock, Nicolson Drive, Shoreham, West Sussex

Nicolson Avenue, Swanton Morley, Norfolk

P  Nicolson Close, Canford, Bournemouth, Doset

P  James Nicolson Way, York, North Yorkshire

P  Nicolson Close, Innsworth, Gloucestershire

Nicolson Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

P  Nicolson Road, Orpington, Kent

Memorial Plaque, Guildhall Square, Southampton, Hampshire

By The Way…

The only recipient to be awarded the VC during the Battle of Britain and the only RAF fighter pilot of the Second World War

VC Held By

Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, England



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BORN    29 April 1917

DIED   2 May 1945   AGE   28

VC Won   16 August 1940    AGE    23

Place VC Won   over Southampton, England

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War