Godfrey Earp

Born in 1918 to a family living at Norton Cottages at Preston Brook, Godfrey George Earp was a bank clerk when war broke out in 1939.  He had previously attended the Boteler Grammar School in Warrington.

Godfrey George enlisted in February 1940 and by July 1942 was in the RAF Volunteer Reserve as a Temporary Flight Sergeant.  By March 1945 he was a Flight Lieutenant in the 130 (Punjab) Squadron of the RAF, when his Spitfire was brought down, near Dorsten in North Rhine-Westphalia.  He spent two months as a prisoner of war but was free by May 1945.

He married Florence Margery Lloyd of Weston, Runcorn in May 1945 and they had two children.

Godfrey George Earp died in Garstang in 1998.