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squadron leader philip brandon -trye

squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: chris brandon - trye (Guest)
Time Stamp:
17:42:57 Monday, July 3, 2006
Post:
does anyone have information on , or remember my uncle ?

he was killed 18/7/43 in a wellington engaged in special evasive operations and I have some information if it is of interest to anyone .


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: Terry
Time Stamp:
03:38:32 Thursday, August 3, 2006
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Chris, Info on your uncle from the London Gazette: Appointed to a four-year Short Service Commission as an Acting Pilot Officer on probation wef 23 Oct 39, confirmed as an Acting PO and promoted PO wef 7 Sep 40, promoted Flying Officer wef 7 Sep 41, and promoted to Flight Lieutenant wef 7 Dec 42. There were no LG entries subsequent to the promotion to FL which suggests he was an Acting Sqn Ldr at the time of his death. Regards, Terry


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: brandontrye
Time Stamp:
09:58:44 Thursday, August 3, 2006
Post:
many thanks for your reply .


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: Dave Johnson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:40:22 Thursday, August 3, 2006
Post:
Chris,

I have an interest in air force personnel buried in North Lincolnshire. Four airmen from Wellington BK235, including your uncle, rest in Brigg Cemetery. Could you tell me where your uncle hailed from? His age at time of death?

Many thanks,

Dave,

North Lincs.


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: brandontrye
Time Stamp:
16:10:39 Sunday, September 3, 2006
Post:
Many thanks for your interest . My uncle was born in London 30/10/1919 . At the time of him death he was with 106 Squadron having previously been with 207 . He was attached to 1485 bombing gunnery flight , 5 group at fulbeck lincs on a senior officers' gunnery course at the time of his death .Those killed were w/o heard - pilot , f/s breslin - instructor , g/c odbert , w/c matheson , w/c lowe and s/l brandon -trye : all four on gunnery course . they were on a standard corkscrew fighter affiliation exercise in conjunction with Martinet HN877 piloted by f/o jordan . about 200 yds astern , jordan saw the starboard wing of wellington break off outboard of the starboard engine .this swung back and broke off the tail planes and elevators , rudder and rear turret .It crashed at 1625hrs , 1.25 miles south east of Appleby .

If you have any info' of interest , please send .


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: marks
Time Stamp:
17:34:39 Sunday, September 3, 2006
Post:
Chris,

The crash details are listed in Bomber Command Losses Volume 8, Heavy Conversions Units and Miscellaneous Units 1939-47 W.R Chorley.

Would you like the details.

Regards

Mark


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: brandontrye
Time Stamp:
08:25:45 Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Post:
Thank you and yes please .

Regards

Chris


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: marks
Time Stamp:
21:01:03 Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Post:
Chris,

18/7/43 1485 FLT Wellington III BK325 Training

W/O J.W HEARD

F/S D. BRESLIN DFM

G/C B.E LOWE

G/C R V M ODBERT

W/C A.W. S MATHESON

S/L P BRANDON-TRYE

T/O Fulbeck with four officers from course 11 of the Senior Officers Assessment Course for a gunnery and fighter affiliation demonstration.While engaged on the second part of the detail north of Brigg, structural failure of the main planes occurred and the Wellington crashed 1625 just over a mile SE of Appleby, 4 miles NE from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Four were laid to rest in Brigg Cemetery : G/C Odbert of Monkstown, Co Dublin in the Republic of Ireland lies in Newark upon Trent Cemetery, while F/S Breslin was taken home to Northern Ireland and interred at Strabane Cemetery County Tyrone. He had recently completed a tour of duty with 106 Sqn, and details of his award had been published as recently as 15 June. I am indebted to Barry Mooores of Lincoln for furnishing me with details of this awful tragedy, the subject of which he has had published in the Lincolnshire Aviation Society's magazine.(BCL Volume 8 )

(Also looking at the Air Force List October 1940 :-

Air Ministry

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operational Requirements and Tactics)

Directorate of Operational Requirements

Wing Commander R.V.M ODBERT 9 March 1939

Regards

Mark


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: brandontrye
Time Stamp:
09:15:47 Friday, November 3, 2006
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Dear Mark ,

Many thanks for this additional information . With all those in the family who knew my father now dead it is hard to get information . Do you have any suggestions of how I might contact anyone who flew with him and how I might find his operations record ?

With regards

Chris .


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: Dave Johnson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:56:36 Sunday, September 3, 2006
Post:
Chris,

Thank you for the information about your uncle. Outside of the Chorley entry and the detective work by Terry re: London Gazette records there is nothing I can add. However, Chorley himself credits 'Barry Moores of Lincoln' for detail of the accident - the latter having had a piece about the tragedy published in 'the Lincolnshire Aviation Society's magazine.' I will endeavour to gain sight of said article to see if additional information about your uncle is included.

Dave.


RE: squadron leader philip brandon -trye
Author: brandontrye
Time Stamp:
08:26:43 Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Post:
many thanks .

Regards

Chris .