Owen Park Grey was the son of William Gray who commanded the Natal Light Horse in German South West Africa during World War I.
He enlisted with the Natal Caribineers in October 1923 for Active Citizen Force but resigned this service after four years.
In June 1938 he joined the South African Air Force and served with No.'s 11 and 17 Squadron flying Fairey Battles, Marylands, Blenheim V's and Boston Ventura's on primarily convoy escort duties, anti-submarine patrols and bombing shipping.
Gray was released from full time service on 10 May 1946.
After the war he married, had three childred and returned to farming.
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