Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

Sessions & Donald with their damaged RE 8 in France, 1917

20th June 1918

Donald Sessions, MC, B Social 1911. Lt, No 2 School of Aerial Gunnery, RAF. Killed in a flying accident over Kent

He was the youngest of four brothers who were all at Radley.

Citation for the Military Cross. Temp. 2nd Lt. D. H. Sessions, Gen. List and R.F.C. During two months he did 111 hours’ flying on artillery work, often under heavy anti·aircraft fire. He constantly observed most successfully for the artillery, causing direct hits on gun pits, fires, and explosions.

In 2017 this stunning photo was produced from an original print from a glass plate negative and sent to us by Blair Sessions (A Social 1955), Donald’s great-nephew.  Donald is the pilot sitting on the wheel of his RE 8, near Ypres in 1917. The story of the four Sessions brothers and this photo featured in the Old Radleian magazine 2017

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