85 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth:
14/06/1941 (Killed in Action)
Thomas C.E. Berkeley was the second son of James Lowry Berkeley and Eleanor Berkeley of Poplar Hill, Tullyhogue, Cookstown,. Thomas Berkeley worked at Gallagher’ Tobacco Factory in York Street, Belfast and served as a pre-war member of the RAF Reserve. He joined the R.A.F in 1940 and piloted a Hurricane during the Battle of Britain. During a night operation on 14th June 1941 Flight Sergeant Berkeley was flying a Boston Havoc against German intruders. The Havoc crashed killing both of the crew.