Harold Biffen

Harold Biffen was born in June, 1921 in Reigate, Surrey. Son of Walter and Helen Biffen (née Pennycuick); husband of Hazel Mercedes Cecilia Biffen (née Watling). He served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, as a warrant officer (wireless operator/air gunner), 1336043. Harold was killed when his aircraft crashed on 8th Jan, 1945.

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Richard George Patrick Bernard Dyer

Richard George Patrick Bernard Dyer was born January 1925, in Newton Abbot, Devon. Son of William John and Violet Dyer (née Damerell); married to Rosalind Dyer (née Hall) of Brixham, Devon. He served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve as a sergeant, 1585784. He died in Egypt, on 12th April, 1944.

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George Valentine

George Valentine was born in April, 1921 in West Derby, Lancashire. Son of John and Ellen Valentine (née Speakman); married to Irene Margaret Valentine (née Houlton). He served in 31 (S.A.A.F.) Squadron in the Royal Air Force as an officer pilot, 54979. He died in Italy on 30th September, 1944.

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Ronald Ambrose Slater

Ronald Ambrose Slater was born in April, 1921 in Lambeth London. Son of Cecil and Elsie Slater (née Green); husband of Sylvia May Slater (née Ward), of Bishopsteignton. He served in the Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) as a lieutenant, 269427. He died of his wounds in the Battle of Normandy, France on 8th Aug, 1944.

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Sidney Albert Treen

Sidney Albert Treen was born on the 11th February, 1920, in Bishopsteignton, Devon. Son of William and Laura Treen (née Groves); husband of Gladys Treen (née Sutton) of Teignmouth. He served on HMS Gould in the Royal Navy, as a leading stoker, D/KX97510. Sidney died on 1st March, 1944.

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Alice Mary Major

Alice Mary Major was born in 1885, into the Major family, the blacksmiths of Fore St., Bishopsteignton. Her granddaughter Jean has traced her family history and written this article.

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The Big Breakfast

The Big Breakfast. Many people in Bishopsteignton have enjoyed the 'Big Breakfasts' at the Community Centre, which have now been successfully taken on by a group of friends in the village, supported by the Scouts. The funds raised are donated to support various charitable causes. This is the story of how and why these breakfasts started.

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