Lloyd George ATKINSON
Seems to have been known to all as George
Serial Number: NZ424407
RNZAF Trade: Pilot
Date of Enlistment: 2nd of May 1942
Rank Achieved: Sergeant (at least)
Flying Hours: unknown
Operational Sorties: unknown
Date of Birth: 24th of May 1918
Personal Details: No details yet known
Service Details: Having already completed his Elementary Flying Training within New Zealand, George Atkinson embarked on the ship Daystar on the 31st of October 1942 headed for Canada. On arrival in Canada he was posted to No. 6 Service Flying Training School at Dunnville, where he graduated, gained his flying badge on the 4th of April 1943, being promoted to Sergeant-Pilot.
No further information is known at this time. If you can assist in establishing more about this airman's identity and career I'd ery much appreciate it.
Date of Death: 5th of January 1991, aged 72
Connection with Cambridge: He appears to have been from Cambridge before joining the RNZAF as his progress was reported in the local newspaper, and in the Waikato Times where it was stated he was from Cambridge.
Special Note: The Waikato Times mentioned that an airman called G. Atkinson came from Cambridge. I am not certain if the above airman's details, kindly supplied by Errol Martyn, is the correct G. Atkinson. However it is the closest match of the three Atkinsons in the RNZAF with a G. initial.
Previously we thought, based on information kindly supplied by the late Arthur "Digger" Arculus, that the Cambridge airman may have been Flight Lieutentant George Edwin Atkinson (NZ415982, born 29th of May 1918) who appeared on the 1945 Officers List. He was listed there as an Air Gunner however, so may not be the same man. Thanks to for this information.
Thanks to: The late Arthur Arculus, Errol Martyn, Lorna Lindsey and the late Ivan Lindsey.