Charles Last

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Drummonds branch

Died: 27 February 1945


Charles Frank Last bas born in Kent in 1917, the son of Frank Henry Last and his wife Annie Laurie. In 1934 he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland at its Drummonds branch in London. 


On the eve of war in August 1939 Last left the bank to serve in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. On the night of 2-3 January 1943 Flying Officer Last was one of the crew of a Wellington bomber who were forced to bail out after their plane was hit by enemy flak, disabling the engines. 


On 27 February 1945 he was part of the crew of a Wellington bomber which crashed due to engine failure shortly after take-off from RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. All but one of the crew, including Flying Officer Last, were killed. He was 27 years old and left a widow, Gladys Muriel.


Charles Last is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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