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    Default Sgts CC Shaw RNZAF and VA Walters RNZAF, killed in Magister N3829 crash, 14/2/42.

    Hello,

    Can anyone help, please, with the unit and RAF Station for the above, killed when they spun in at Croome Court, Worcestershire, when making an "attack" on a Tiger Moth ?
    They are buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery, (CWGC), leading me to suspect that their base was Little Rissington.
    All information gladly received.

    TIA,

    Ray.

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    Hi Ray,


    Magister N3829 of 2 EFTS is stated here: http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.u...rashes1942.htm

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    No.6 Flying Instructor School for the airframe.

    F1180 Copyright RAFM
    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/...1942/N3829.pdf

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    Both men were posted from 3PRC to 6 (Supplementary) FIS on 10 Jan 42. The unit was redesignated 6FIS three days later.

    They crashed at the edge of Lake [Cover?] on or by the Croome Court estate.

    Errol

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    Thanks for your replies. All very helpful.

    @ Pavel. Thank you for the link. 2EFTS became 6(S)FIS in November 1941. Another page in that website enabled me to locate 6FIS at RAF Worcester, thanks for that too.

    @ Ross. Thank you for the F1180. Very interesting. As I interpret it, the Magister caught fire on impact.

    @ Errol. Thank you for the additional information. "Cover" will be Covert, which my Collins Dictionary defines as "an area of woodland or a thicket which gives shelter to game." Although Lake Covert seems to have disappeared there are others in the vicinity, for example Castle Covert, Birch Covert, and Marsh Covert.

    Regards,

    Ray

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    Ray, many thanks for 'Covert'.

    Errol

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