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Old 22nd January 2021, 20:41
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Flying Officer Edward David Levens KIA

Hi,

Flying Officer Edward David Levens, Pilot, RAFVR was killed onNovember 23rd 1944 while serving with No.195 Squadron.

The Squadron ORB records that's body was recovered from the sea by a B.P.C - Can anyone explain what a B.P.C is ?

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Re: Flying Officer Edward David Levens KIA

Perhaps a "variation" of BPBC (British Power Boat Company) (BPC - British Powerboat Company??) which made HSL (High Speed Launches, i.e., Air/Sea Rescue Boats.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_launch


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britis...r_Boat_Company


https://www.britishpathe.com/video/raf-rescue-boats
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Hello ,

P/O Levens Lancaster crashed in the Northsea sout-west off the island of Walcheren Netherlands , he washed ashore at Blankenberge Belgium and is buried at the CWGC at Koksijde.Son of Jessie Elizabeth Levens, and stepson of Sidney Butler, of Kensal Rise, London.

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Re: Flying Officer Edward David Levens KIA

Ahhh.. if he was recovered on the beach at Blankenberge Belgium, maybe B. P. C. is something like Belgium (or Blakenberge) Police Constable or Beach Patrol Constable (angelized version).

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