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Reginald Harley Culp

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Reginald Harley Culp

September 5, 1942


Bremen, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

R/75722

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

142 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, The Air Crew Europe Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45. Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 29 May 1946.

Additional Information


Born:

March 7, 1919
Beamsville, Ontario

Enlistment:

October 28, 1940
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Archie B. and Ethel C. Culp, of Beamsville, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 67 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 102.

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometers by road west of London.

The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:

IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE

In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Reginald Harley Culp is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Reginald Harley Culp is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Inscription– Flight Sergeant REGINALD HARLEY CULP is commemorated on the Beamsville Ontario War memorial
  • Dedication Panel– Dedication panel on the Beamsville Ontario War memorial.  Sadly the town of Beamsville would have to add a panel “IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE 1939 SECOND WORLD WAR 1945”
  • War Memorial– Beamsville Ontario War Memorial
  • Newspaper Clipping– Globe and Mail, October 14, 1942.
  • Photo of REGINALD HARLEY CULP– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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