Personnel Index - Detail

Name
PRYDE
First Names
William Symington
Rank
Pilot Officer
Service
RAF
Service Number
37690
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
Posted in 11/36 and out 4/37

 



Photograph courtesy of the Rev Arthur Christie of Anstruther.

F/O Pryde (he was promoted following his service with 49Sqn) was killed on 24th September 1939 and is buried in the Anstruther New Cemetery in Scotland.

It is believed he was killed in the crash of Harvard N7067 at Newton, Sleaford. At the time of his death Flying Officer Pryde may have been with an armament training school following his service with 49Sqn.

His brothers Squadron Leader David Douglas Pryde, DFC and Squadron Leader George Archibald Marshall Pryde, DFC, also died in service.
Details of their deaths and images of a memorial in Anstruther can be viewed by following this link to the Scottish War Memorials Project (opens in a new window).