Trooper "Taff" Iles - 22 Special Air Service Regiment


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Reference WMO/279329

Address:

Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

Burton-on-Trent

DE13 7AR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Aden (20C)
About the memorial: On the 5th May 1967 "Taff" was part of a four man helicopter reconnaissance patrol in the Radfan mountains of Yemen. Unfortunately the helicopter crashed and all four onboard were killed. This memorial was established by "Taff's" friend Jeff Gravelle in 2012
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Taff Iles 5th May 1967 Age 28 SAS Trooper Gilbert Francis Farley Iles also known as John died whilst on a helicopter night patrol in the Radfan, about 60 miles north of Aden. He was serving with D Squadron when the Westland Scout Helicopter XT635 crashed into the side of a hill killing all 4 onboard. In memory of the crew: - Pilot Lt. David Morgan 13 Flight AAC Cpl Christopher Gibb REME Marine John Dunn 45 Commando RM

Trooper Gilbert Iles 22 SAS Pilot Lt. David Morgan 13 Flight AAC Cpl Christopher Gibb REME Marine John Dunn 45 Commando RM

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