- Ronald Nevison Clements was a son of Herbert
Tindale Clements and Annie Clements. He was married to Dorothy Alice
Clements, of Wilmslow, Cheshire.
- According to the Roll of Honour published by
the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) Clements
was one of the air depatchers on board of Dakota KG-559. The plane left
Blakehill Farm airfield on a resupply mission. The plane was damaged by
Flak, and Clements was thrown out without his parachute, causing him to
fall to his death. There were no other casualties and the pilot was able
to land at Brussels, Belgium.
- The author of the book "Green On!"
(Arie-Jan van Hees) wrote about Dakota KG-559 on page 241: "Wing
Commander Coles' aircraft was one of six 233 Squadron aircraft which
where badly damaged by flak. The aircraft had holes in both wings and
the elevators were damaged. Having resumed the reciprocal course, and
flying in the Ravenstein area west of Nijmegen, the column was attacked
by the German Focke Wulf 190 fighters which had also been responsible
for downing the Dakotas piloted by Flying Officers Hagerman and
- It was during one of the attacks that Wing
Commander Coles took violent evasive action to avoid being hit. One of
the air despatchers, Lance Corporal Ronald Clements, wa flung from the
aircraft without wearing his parachute and fell to his death."