Remembering the Dambusters Raid
Squadron Leader Henry Maudslay DFC, RAFVR (HGCS, JDH, JSH 40) was killed in the Dambusters Raid which took place on 17 May 1943. He was hit by flak on the return flight, crashing at Netterden, one mile east of Emmerich, Germany. Henry's home from 1937 was a small village called Willersey in the Cotswolds where his name is on the War Memorial at St Peter's Church. On 17 May 2013 there was an Act of Remembrance St Peter’s. The service was conducted by Canon Peter Burch and members of the local Royal British Legion were present. Current Etonian Henry Maudslay (PBS) laid a wreath on behalf of 617 Squadron Aircrew Association. His father James (TLH 83) laid a wreath on behalf of the Maudslay family and Jackie Tarrant-Barton laid a wreath on behalf of the Old Etonian Association.