Rather belatedly, details have only just been sent to the blog about another blue plaque to honour a Dams Raid participant. This is the work of the Hildenborough Historical Society and it will be installed on the house in Riding Lane, Hildenborough, Kent, in which Brian Goodale lived with his family between 1919 and 1939. The plaque will be unveiled on Thursday 17 May, the anniversary of the raid, at 4pm.
On the night of the Dams Raid, Brian Goodale was the wireless operator in David Shannon’s aircraft, AJ-L. He had completed a full tour of operations in 51 Squadron and was working on instructional duties at the time he was posted to Shannon’s crew. He was a late recruit to the crew, and undertook his first training flight with his new skipper on 24 April 1943.
Please note the plaque will be unveiled at 4.30pm, not 4pm
Brian Goodale and Philip Sidney Burgess are “related” through one marriage. Please see Romney Marsh Genealogy on Facebook that explains the link between the two Flying Officers.