The Sqn were honored to be invited to an intimate memorial service and the unveiling of a memorial to Sgt John Silvester. The service was also attended by some of his family members who were presented with his Flying Goggles as a keepsake. These would no doubt hold much sentimental value to the family. Sgt John Tristram Silvester was just 22 when he took off for a training flight on 14th February 1941. Official logs from RAF Grangemouth's 58 Operational Training Unit (58 OTU) recorded that "the aircraft was seen to dive into the ground from a low height while circling in misty weather. The accident occurred at 1050hrs". The young pilot from Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire had joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve just nine months before.
The Sqn standing with the twisted propellor of the spitfire that Sgt Silvester flew. The small tree to the left of the group was planted in memory of Sgt Silvester also.