A Dash of Courage
A Tribute to P/O Charles Greville-Heygate

Sgt Charles Naylor

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Sgt Charles Naylor lived at 100 Danethorpe Vale, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5, with his wife Sylvia Alice Marguerite Naylor. His parents Mr and Mrs F Naylor also lived in Nottingham.

Sgt Naylor had joined CEGH's crew at a late stage at the Operational Training Unit at Andover as a result of the original wireless-operator/air gunner on the crew being considered unsuitable. Naylor had already gained a significant amount of operational experience and was aparently a tall man who squeezed into the Blenheim turret with difficulty!

Charles Naylor is commemorated on the War Memorial in Cinderhill Christ Church, Nottingham, by a wooden plaque, a memorial book, and an altar rail. His name is also recorded on the Runnymede Memorial.

THIS ALTAR RAIL WAS PLACED HERE
IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF ALL WHO,
FROM THIS CHURCH AND PARISH, GAVE
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945.

THEIR NAMES ARE RECORDED WITH
GRATITUDE AND LOVE IN THE BOOK OF
REMEMBRANCE WHICH LIES WITHIN
THIS SANCTUARY.

DEDICATED BY THE RT. REVD. BISHOP J.R. WELLER M.A.
ON
THE 6TH. JANUARY IN THE YEAR 1949

(Pictures and plaque text with acknowlegement to Southwell and Nottingham DAC Church History Project)