St Regis House, Chesterton Road
History of St Regis, Chesterton Road
1939: St Regis Flats
Martha Jane Bowman
William J R Humphries
Eric Cyril Thompson, b 1907, signalman in A A Div Sigs,
Gwendoline M, b 1913, shop assistant ladies outfitters
Gertrude Alice, b 1882
Ralph Leonard, b 1920, rating clerk
These flats were requisitioned early in WWII to be Region 4 Headquarters. For the army, Cambridge was a District, an Area and a sub-Area centre. The Area HQ was in Herschel Road.
1944: UK Roll of Honour
Ralph Leonard Thompson: Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Emperor., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who died on Monday 8 May 1944. Age 23. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Hampshire, United Kingdom. Son of Thomas Cadwallader Thompson and Gertrude Alice Thompson.
Hellcats on HMS Emperor in 1944
Pilot of Hellcat I from HMS Emperor. Shot Down By Flighters 7 Miles Off Smolen Island, Norway, Swam Away From the Aircraft But Drowned
June 1944: Fleet Air Arm Hellcats.
See Historic England: Civil Defence.