Derrick Gordon Masters Rank: Pilot Officer, 143873 Unit: 488, Royal New Zealand Air Force Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve The London Gazette Publication date:28 May 1943 Supplement:36036 Page:2511 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 1576813 Derrick Gordon MASTERS (143873). 7th Mar. 1943. So Derrick joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on 7th March. I take it 1576813 was a previous service number. Is there a way to find out more about Derrick under the service No. 1576813. He was killed on 2nd June 1943 whilst on a training mission in Ayr, his plane Beaufighter VIF X8263 flew into the side of a mountain.