|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Richard Robert•Jeffery|
|Born||24 November 1917 in Bedfordshire, Wiltshire, England (GBR)|
|Died||9 October 1953 in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales (GBR)|
|Affiliations||Royal Air Force, (GBR)|
Having competed in the 1947 World Bobsleigh Championships, squadron leader Richard Jeffery was chosen for the St. Moritz Winter Olympics the following year. He competed in the 4-man Great Britain II team, made up entirely of RAF men (as was the Great Britain I squad). The crew finished 15th and last, also finishing last on three of their four runs.
Sadly, Jeffery lost his life at a young age, when he was killed in a plane crash in 1953. A flying instructor at the time, he had concluded a lesson in his 2-man de Havilland Mosquito, and while it was coming in for a routine landing at Brawdy Aerodrome, St. David’s, Pembrokeshire, it struck a chimney on a workshop on its approach. It crashed and burst into flames, killing the two occupants instantly.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1948 Winter Olympics||Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh)||GBR||Richard Jeffery|
|Four, Men (Olympic)||Great Britain 2||15|