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    Default Unaccounted airman - 7-12-1940

    What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:

    LAC Donald J.P. MacDONALD - 1280779 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Audax I - K7412 - AB Aeromilitaria: 9 FTS - crashed this day; no further details; K-File: 9 FTS - crashed "23-10-1940" in night landing, Babdown Farm, where ever this may be - MacDonald injured and died 7-12-1940 ??).
    Lysander II - N1309 - 1 SAC - crashed on landing Old Sarum.
    Tiger Moth II - T5839 - 1 EFTS - DBR in accident; no further details.
    Wallace II - K4342 - 1 GDGS - u/c collapsed on landing Ronaldsway.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henk Welting View Post
    "Babdown Farm, where ever this may
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    http://www.cotswoldcollection.co.uk/airfieldhistory.htm

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    Henk,
    Babdown Farm (in deepest, darkest, Gloucestershire!!) was an Advanced Flying Unit within 23 Group (South Cerney), Flying Training Command. It was 14 miles south of Gloucester! UK OS NGR ST 845936. Or 51. 38.5 N, 02. 13.5 W.
    The natives in them parts have to be treated with some care!
    Henk, you will soon know more about UK airfield geography than many Brits!!!!
    Yrs Aye
    Peter Davies

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    Donald John Patrick Macdonald was born at Portnaguran, Isle of Lewis, but his father Donald was lost on HMS Recruit on 9 August 1917.

    He was then raised at Portsmouth by his mother Amy. He was at university before joining the RAF three months before his death - cause of which I can offer no clue - other than his being at university suggests he was a trainee pilot.

    Interred at Clanfield (St James) Cemetery.

    I hope that helps a little.


    Malcolm

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    Thanks all for this valued info; much appreciated.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello

    LAC Donald J.P. MacDONALD - 1280779 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Hullavington, Yorkshire. His headstone has the inscription 'Cadet Pilot, R.A.F.'

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    Simon

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