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Thread: No 22 Sqn (Vildebeest ?) Collision 2nd Sept 1937 Bridlington, Yorks

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    Default No 22 Sqn (Vildebeest ?) Collision 2nd Sept 1937 Bridlington, Yorks

    P/O William Herbert Cheetham, Sgt Pilot John Medd and Corporal Cecil George Gurd were killed (missing) and A/C.1 Leslie Broadbent Wilson survived as a result of the collision between two aeroplanes of No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron, based at Donibristle, Fife. All 4 men parachuted, but the 3 missing men were blown out to sea. Wilson landed in the surf and was dragged ashore by people on the beach.

    The aircraft was at No. 1 Armament Training Camp, Catfoss, Yorks and they were over the Skipton Ranges when the collision occurred.

    Can anyone ID the aircraft (believed to be Vickers Vildebeest's) involved and maybe place the crew in each aircraft?

    Many thanks

    Paul

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    K 4588 and K4606 both Vildebeest.

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    Hi Paul

    K4588
    P/O W H Cheetham
    AC1 Wilson

    K4606
    Sgt Medd
    Cpl Gurd

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    Ross
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    Ross

    many thnaks - I was hoping you would reply after I googled "Vildebeest K4588" and came up with a very interesting Magic Trick you performed in Feb this year!

    Paul

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