Lucien Lelarge, geboren te Verviers op 6 oktoer 1912 en overleden te Tremelo op 15 juni 1995. Hij was een veteraan van de Militaire Luchtvaart, de Royal Air Force en Sabena is begraven op het kerkhof van Ninde, deelgemeente van Tremelo en geboortedorp van Pater Damiaan. Het valt op doordat er op de zerk een plaquette staat met melding ‘Spitfire Pilots Club’.
Info Marcel Rosvelds (17 juni 2018).
We verwijzen voor meer informatie (van André Bar) naar
www.350sqn.be/biography/Lelarge%20Lucien.htm waar ook een foto van Lelarge staat, samen met deze biografie:
Born on 6 October 1912 at Verviers, Engaged the Aéronautique Miltaire on 07 May 1934. Posted with 2/I/2Aé at Schaffen when War broke out, he passes with his unit into France (22 May 1940). Send home on 21 August 1940, he became unemployed in occupied Belgium. On 20 October 1940 he leaves Belgium with Paul Siroux for France trying to reach G.B. via Spain and Portugal. Arrested at Lassne (1 May 1940) he and Siroux were both emprissoned at Barcelona (2 May 1941), they evaded from train during transfer to Miranda (21 July 1941). Arrested again at Burgos (1 August 1941) both were sent to Miranda Camp (15 September 1941). Liberated on 9 January 1942, he and Siroux were transferred to Gibraltar. Arrival in G.B. on 11 March 1942 saw them transferred to Patriotic School. He enroled into Belgian Forces in G.B. on 3 April 1942 and was send to the Depot AéM (16 April 1942). Training started with RAF N°2 Receiving Center (21 May 1942) followed by 5 PAFU (7 August 1942) and ending with 58 OTU (20 October 1942). He was posted to 350 Squadron, where he arrived on 12 January 1943. Send to 84 GSU on 21 July 1944, he joined 349 Squadron as flight commander. Rested on 26 January 1945, he joined as instructor the Belgian Training School. Further postings saw him joining CTU – Woodlands (17 March 1945) and 12 Ferry Unit when War ended. He left the RAF on 7 October 1946 and joined SABENA. Lucien Lelarge died on 15 June 1995