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Flying Officer Peter COLLARD (90402) of the Royal Air Force
Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Hurricane I P3109
Death of Death 1940-08-14 Age : 24 years.
Served in 615 Sqdn
Burial/Commemoration Details : Row 1. Grave 10. at Oye-Plage Communal Cemetery, France (Map)
More Details: SON OF CHARLES JOHN AND GLADYS MARY COLLARD; HUSBAND OF ANNETTE CHRISTINA COLLARD, OF ASHTEAD, SURREY.
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Awards for Peter COLLARD 90402
|1940-08-23||DFC||Fg Offr||Peter COLLARD (90402)||615 Sqdn|
|Flying Officer Peter COLLARD (90402), Auxiliary Air Force, since reported missing. During operations in France, and in particular during a period in May, 1940, this officer took part in almost every patrol undertaken by the squadron and destroyed two enemy aircraft. Since his return to England, Flying Officer Collard has continued his excellent work- and has destroyed a further four enemy aircraft. London Gazette No. 34929, Dated 1940-08-23|
London Gazette Mentions
|Number||Name /Text ||London Gazette Details|
|90402||Pilot Officer Peter COLLARD||London Gazette supplement : 34674 , Dated 1939-09-08 , Download #34674 |
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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/1398||Flying Officer P Collard: report of death; Hurricane P3109 failed to return from air operations, 14 August 1940.||C14502764|
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date: 14 Aug 40 Aircraft: Hurricane I P3109 Unit 615 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , UK/Sea|
|Source||Henk Welting's Database|
|Aircrew details ||Fg Offr Peter COLLARD +(90402)|
Recorded in CWGC
|Kenley memorial : location ?||Hello,
Thanks to all, I think I should find it straight away. I've definitively found exactly where it lays, using the max resolution of GE and scanning the whole peritrack. There's a little access with a gate, so I should be able to get there and take my few pictures. I also found a "Collard close" near the Surrey Gliding club. Will get there too and take a picture of the street plaque, as I presume the name comes from F/O Peter COLLARD, DFC (90402), a BoB pilot from Kenley who was killed in action on 14th August 1940. He's buried in Oye-Plage so he's also a "local" for me, even if his Hurricane actually came down in the North Sea.
Amazing all the details that one can find, either scrutinising such pictures, or by traveling.
Joss ....Read More.||jossleclercq on 9th August 2011 02:29:33|