|Flying Officer Philip John Norman STANCLIFFE (129947)|
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of birth: 15th January 1922
Date of death: 6th February 1943
Killed in action aged 21
Buried at La Reunion War Cemetery in Algeria Plot I Row B Grave 2
|Philip John Norman Stancliffe was born on the 15th of January 1922 the younger son of Cecil Wheatley Stancliffe, an engineer and technical consultant to a concrete manufacturer, and Anne Margarette (nee Knor) Stancliffe, of Cloister House, Minor Canon Row, Rochester in Kent.
He was educated at Lancing College where he was in Sandersons House from January 1936 to 1937. He was a member of the Boxing Team in 1937.
During the war he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and rose to the rank of Flight Sergeant before being commissioned as a Pilot Officer on the 21st of August 1942. He was promoted to Flying Officer on the 18th of December 1942 and was attached to the Transfer Flight at Maison Blanche in Algeria at the time of his death.
He was killed while piloting an aircraft on a ferry flight from Maison Blanche in Algeria.