The total Pathfinder losses, incurred from August 1942 to May 1945, were given by Donald Bennett, their Air Officer Commanding (AOC), as being 3,618 men.[1]

One of those lost was the 21 year old Robert Stewart of the Kirkwood Crew whose grave at Braemar is seen with this year’s Remembrance poppy.

Photograph of Robert’s gravestone courtesy of Chris Fagg

[1] D C T Bennett, Pathfinder: Wartime Memoirs (Frederick Muller Ltd, London. 1958), p.259.