W/O. Reginald (Jeff) Jeffcock DFM
W/O. Reginald (Jeff) Jeffcock D.F.M.
Born: April 3rd 1923, Sheffield, England. Died: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire January 14th 1995 Age 71
Jeff served with distinction during the Second World War in the RAF.
He completed 48 operations ever enemy territory, including 21 missions to heavily defended Berlin, flying as a bomb-aimer in Lancaster bombers in 49 Squadron, 15 Group and, following a period as a bombing instructor, as a radar counter measures operator in B17 Flying Fortress III on special operations with 214 Squadron, 100 Group.
For his dedicated service he was promoted to Flying Warrant Officer and presented with the Distinguished Flying Medal, on the morning of May 8th 1945, VE Day, by King George VI at Buckingham Palace.
After the war he married and made a successful career as a sales engineer working for several Sheffield and national-based companies.
Jeff was a keen and gifted artist, capable of fine works in water-colour, oils and pastels and was a founder-member of the Buxton Arts Society.
A tireless worker for local causes he was, for several years a Parish councillor for Chapel-en-le-Frith, was a founder-member of the Chapel-en-le-Frith Amenity Society and served on the Carnival Committee for many years.
A resident in Chapel since 1981 he is survived by his wife Jessie, sons Timothy, Andrew and Steven and granddaughter Emma.
His brother, Donald, sadly died in 2004
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