Fox, Charles George


War Service:
Pilot Officer CHARLES GEORGE FOX Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve died on 30 October 1942, aged 31.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.

The wreckage of his Avro Anson Mk1 trainer was discovered in October 2013 and its location is now a war graves site. The following detail has been provided by Allan Scott:

"In October of 2013 Pilot Officer Charles George Fox's Avro Anson Mk1 trainer was discovered in a wooded area on Vancouver Island. The engine serial number and some remnants of the plane were instrumental in helping to identify the plane. The Department of national Defense are presently in the process of investigating and attempting to notify surviving relatives of this important and historical find. Records show that the crew consisting of one Canadian and three Royal Air Force Reserve. The crew took off from the Pat Bay B.C. military base at 9:00am on October 30th 1942 on a training mission. The MET office tried to get in touch with the aircraft to report that the weather was becoming inclement and to return to base immediately. No radio contact with the air craft was successful after their departure. The Avro Anson and crew failed to return to the base and subsequently a thorough search of their planned route was conducted. It was assumed the plane had ditched in the Pacific Ocean along the rugged coast line. Despite the planes bright yellow paint job it was never seen again until discovered by logging engineers in 2013 well hidden by thick forest. The location of wreckage is now a war graves site to be respected by ALL that visit when the investigation is completed. This incredible and fascinating find has captured the attention of island residents and military enthusiasts alike which has also rekindled interest in Pay Bay B.C. training squadron history and its active contribution to the war effort."

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered in the Brockley County School Book of Remembrance.

He was the son of of George Charles and Rhoda Fox; husband of Marion Elizabeth Fox, of South Bermondsey.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper and Allan Scott

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