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    Default Communication Flight, RAF Ramleh Missing Aircraft Sept 12th 1938

    An aircraft of the Communication Flight, RAF Ramleh piloted by P/O Desmond Edward Bell with Lt. Frederick Scarborough (late Royal Air Force) went missing between Abukir an Ramleh Palestine on Sept 12th 1938

    Can anyone provide a type and ID for this aircraft?

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    Paul

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    Paul,

    Fron ABS J1000-J9999

    Fairey IIIf Mk.IV {J9798} of 47s (note unit) ran out of fuel between Abu Sueir and Ramleh and ditched of Egyptian coast

    Incidentally, did the crew survive the ditching?

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    DG Thanks

    A Fairey IIIF loss in 1938! - That is a surprise - However, unfortunately both P/O Desmond Edward Bell and Lt. Frederick Scarborough were killed

    I wonder if it was a Gordon conversion ???

    Paul
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    Hi Paul

    I have J9798 as a Gordon.

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm thanks for confirming Paul

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