Monday, 27 September 2021

Wg Cdr Sandy Landells

WING Commander Alexander Blair Landells MBE, DFC was born on March 23, 1924 and died on October 2, 2013.

WING Commander Alexander Blair Landells MBE, DFC was born on March 23, 1924 and died on October 2, 2013.

He was born to Alexander and Dilly Landells in Birmingham, the younger brother of Marion, and was known to many as “Sandy”.

He was educated at Haileybury School from 1938 to 1941 before joining the RAF. He trained in Canada and flew as a navigator in bomber command.

Staying in the RAF after the war, he lived for a time on an island on the Thames at Marlow.

He married Peggy and became the stepfather of Patrick. During the Sixties he divorced Peggy and bought a house in Corton, near Warminster, and named it Landfall. He married Nona in 1968.

Sandy retired in 1973, having reached the rank of wing commander. He was made an MBE and received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

In retirement, he enjoyed gardening and taught himself how to make cabinets and made furniture that won awards.

After Nona died, Sandy married Eve and they moved to Shiplake in 1990 where he stayed until moving to a care home in Chinnor in 2011.

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