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    Default Navigator David Alwyn Lloyd Edwards - 1656102 - Died 11/11/47 - 115 Sqd

    Hi everyone,

    Can someone provide information concerning the above title, as per usual:-

    Base;

    Aircraft flown;

    Serial Number and Code;

    Possible Crash site.

    Regards.

    Steve.

    N.B. Middle Christian name should read Alvin and not Alwyn, apologies for the error.
    Last edited by Taff_S; 22nd May 2008 at 15:26. Reason: Change of Airman's details

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    Hi Steve,

    On this day No.115 Sqn Lancaster TW647 collided with Hornet PX284 during a practice attack and crashed at Stanford, Norfolk.

    Regards
    Ross

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    Hi Steve
    For that date Jefford-RAF Squadrons, has 115 as based at Stradishall. In Chorley BCL Vol9 he is recorded as being NII (Navigator II)which was the equivalent of Sgt.This is from the post 1946 period when the automatic promotion to Sgt upon qualifying as Aircrew was changed in favour of Grades 1-4 plus Aircrew Cadet for what previously had been SNCO Aircrew
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    Default Navigator David Alwyn Lloyd Edwards - 1656102 - Died 11/11/47 - 115 Sqd

    Hi Ross and Dick,

    Thanks kindly for the replies to my query and it is interesting to read how the rating come grading system changed post war.

    Cheers gentlemen.

    Steve.

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    Hi Steve
    If Aircrew Grading is of interest look at http://www.rafweb.org/Ranks6C.htm where the scheme is explained. It lasted only 4 years before reverting to the old system
    Regards
    Dick

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    Steve,

    Colin Cummings' entry in his 'Final Landings' gives details of the loss of TW647 and states that the "aircraft was 'owned' by 35 Sqn and flown by a 115 Sqn crew, operating from RAF Stradishall".

    The pilot, who was thrown out on impact when the collision occurred, was the sole survivor of the eight on board.

    The Hornet pilot also died.

    Errol

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