Frederick Langridge

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Burnt Oak branch

Died: 5 February 1944


Frederick Charles Langridge was born on 17 January 1920, the son of Frederick James and Ellen Dorothy Langridge. He was educated at the Stationers' Company's School in Hornsey, London, and in March 1937 went to work for Westminster Bank at its Hendon branch. A few months later he moved to Burnt Oak branch, where he remained until 1940, when he left the bank to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 


Flying Officer Langridge was reported missing after the aircraft of which he was navigator failed to return from an operational flight over the Bay of Biscay on 5  February 1944. He was later presumed to have died on that date. He was 24 years old. 


His obituary in the bank's staff magazine described him as 'Of a quiet and somewhat reserved nature, he was a keen worker with occasional flashes of dry wit which revealed the keen sense of humour which lay behind his quiet demeanour. Such as he are not easily spared, and he will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him.'


Frederick Langridge is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest London Edgware Hale Lane branch.


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