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    Hi,

    Would anyone have details of the pilots involved in the following incidents, all with Pilots Reinforcement and Reserve Pool/Training Unit and Reserve Pool based at Ismailia, Egypt.

    26/06/40, K5299, bounced on landing and overturned, Ismailia. SOC 18/08/40.
    26/06/40, K7891, Swung on landing and undercarriage collapsed, Ismailia. DBR.
    13/08/40, K5316, Swung on landing and damaged wing, Ismailia. ROS.
    29/08/40, K5316, Swung on landing and undercarriage collapsed, Ismailia. SOC 06/11/40.
    29/08/40, K5318, Force landed on approach, Ismailia. ROS.
    07/11/40, K5337, Hit by Wellesley L2678, while parked, Ismailia.

    Any help would be appreciated,

    Regards,

    Alex

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    Sounds like the RAF equivalent of a supermarket car-park!!!
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    K5299 P/O P P Strong
    K7891 P/O J L Groves

    13th K5316 P/O J Barker

    29th K5316 2/Lt A G Engelbrecht SAAF

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    Hi Ross,

    Many thanks for the info, much appreciated. Working on a revised version of my Gauntlet book.

    Plt Off Jack Lawson Groves later served with 112 Squadron on Gladiators in North Africa and Greece.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Crawford; 4th April 2015 at 15:15.

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    Hello,

    K5299 P/O P P Strong - possibly 42277 Percy Drinkwater STRONG RAF (later 274 Sqn. + 19-8-1942. No.232 Sqn Spitfire Vb EN845)

    13th K5316 P/O J Barker - possibly 41773 John BARKER RAF

    29th K5316 2/Lt A G Engelbrecht SAAF - probably P/103008 A. Gottlieb Emiel Steffen ENGELBRECHT SAAF - + 6-3-1942 No.7 Sqn SAAF Mohawk 2518 (ex-AX892).

    Col.
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    Hi Col,

    Thanks for the additional info. Every little helps as they say.

    Alex

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