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1. Name
Richard Gordon SHOVE
2. Date Commissioned
1 September 1941
3. Date retired
Killed in flying accident 9 June 1949
4. Rank
Lieutenant RM
5. Awarded wings
January 1948
6. Flying schools
EFTS RAF Booker 10 April 1947 to 2 July 1947
SFTS RAF Ouston 3 July 1947 to 9 January 1948
OFS RNAS Lossiemouth 24 February 1948 to 10 August 1948
DLT Milltown 11 August 1948 to 16 September 1948
7. Aircraft types flown
Fighters: DH82, Harvard, Firefly, Seafire, Sea Fury
8. Squadrons
Ferry Flight, RNAS Stretton 14 October 1948 to 14 December 1948
768 Sqdn. RNAS Prestwick 15 December 1948 to 9 September 1949
9. Aircraft Carriers
None
10. Senior Appointments
None
11.Decorations
None recorded. Probably 1939-45 War Medal, Defence and Atlantic
12. General
Commissioned in 1941, Richard Shove's wartime service was at sea in HMS Norfolk, in SS Group and in 45 Commando. He transferred to the FAA on 27 November 1946 and trained as a fighter pilot, completing his training on 3 October 1948.

Whilst serving in 768 Squadron he was at the Hawker factory at Langley flying a Sea Fury. Whilst taking off his engine failed and he crashed trying to return to the airfield. The crash occurred at Tver, Buckinghamshire on 9 June 1949 and he was unfortunately killed.