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    Default Mystery Bale-Out Bulldog K1672 May 14, 1936

    Can anyone ID the pilot of Bristol Bulldog K1672 of 111 Sqn which was abandoned after controls jammed over Holbeach Ranges, Lincolnshire on May 14, 1936

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    Paul

    I have Bosquet MS who was unhurt. No idea now where I got it from, sorry.

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    Hello,

    Here is one source for the bale-out of Acting Pilot Officer M S Bosquet from Bulldog IIA K1672, on 14-5-1936:

    Victims of the Wash.
    by Alistair Goodrum
    FlyPast. May, 1985. pp.28-31.

    also...

    Nine days later (14th May. 1936), during the period of the camp, another potentially dangerous accident , in the same area, almost claimed its fourth victim. Acting/Pilot Officer M S Bosquet's Bulldog K1672 experienced jamming of its controls and the young pilot was obliged to bale out from only 800 ft - fortunately he landed unharmed on the Holbeach ranges.

    See;
    Bulldog:The Bristol Bulldog Fighter.
    Luff,David
    Shrewsbury:Airlife,1987.
    pp.115 & 174.

    Col.

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    Dave

    Good enough

    P/O Mervyn Seymour Bocquet

    He was killed as a F/O on February 4 1938 at an accident at Uxxbridge, Middlesex while still with No 111 (F.) Squadron, Northolt


    Note Spelling! Bocquet not Bosquet - Just "Keeping up appearances"
    Paul
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 3rd August 2012 at 11:25.

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    Also thanks Col

    He was promoted to P/O from Acting P/O on April 16 1936 but not announced til June 1936

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