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Ronald Richard Ditch

Servicenumber : 6149774
Rank : Staff Sergeant
Regiment : The Glider Pilot Regiment
Unit : 1st Wing
Date of Death : 26-09-1944
Age : 30
Grave : Plot 4. Grave 18
Ronald Richard Ditch was a son of Percy Arthur and May Isabella Ditch. He was married to Ivy May Ditch, of Newhaven, Sussex.
Ditch originally enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment, before transferring to the Glider Pilot Regiment. He was serving with No. 1 Flight, A Squadron. 
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) Ditch's body was recovered from the river Lek on 10 march 1945. 
Picture: 12-09-2016
In everloving memory
Of a dearly beloved husband
And daddy.
Rest in peace
Sources: Website CWGC, website https://paradata.org.uk, website www.marketgarden.com, 'Glider Pilots at Arnhem' and Roll of Honour


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