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    Hi,

    On 5th July 1939 Tiger Moth L6931 flew into a hillside near Dunkeld Perthshire. Would anyone know the name of the pilot or crew of the aircraft. Unit was 11 ERFTS from Scone, Perth.

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    From a report in the Times, J Gardiner was killed in this accident. There were no further details.

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    Hi Dave,

    Many thanks for your prompt reply. It's not the man I'm after.

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    Alex

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    He was John Allan Gardiner (from Perth) aged 19 RAF Trainee

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    Thanks for the additional info Paul.

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    He was from Cheshire, there was a small article about him in one of the Alderley and Wilmslow Advertiser on the 7th July 1939, it recorded him as being from Cheadle Hulme on the edge of Stockport.
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    I have a detailed account of the accident from the Glasgow Herald and one from the Courier with a good photo. Both articles have the Pilot as J.A Gardiner aged 19 of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire a member of the RAFVR. The aircraft crashed during a thunderstorm with two other aircraft making forced landings.
    Can e mail copies if anyone is interested.
    Alan.

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    I had this as occuring on 3 July 1939; I can't find any sign of a J Gardiner in the CWGC website in July 1939 - any ideas about where he is buried anyone?

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    There wasn't a war on in Jully 1939, don't expect to find him listed on their database!

    He will have been brought home to his family most likely.
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    Duuh?? I think you will find the year 1939 is listed.

    Keith

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