OTD – 16 January 1945

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Lieutenant Bernard John Kennedy, RCNVR, aged 23, who enlisted at HMCS STAR in November 1941, and who had served on the lower deck on convoy duty during 1942, was killed in a flying accident in a Grumman Avenger Mk II while training with 763 Naval Air Squadron (Anti-submarine Operational Training) at HMS Nightjar, RNAS Inskip in Lancashire.

He was the son of John and Maggie Kennedy of Ferguson Avenue North in Hamilton and graduated from Cathedral High School before working at National Steel Car.

Lt Kennedy, pilot, centre with his crew, Midshipman Gordon Fell, RNVR, navigator, & Leading Airman Phillip Royston Mallorie, RN, wireless operator, behind him.

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