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    Default Colonel L. A. WILMOT, D.S.O., D.F.C. (102596).

    Hello
    Can anyone tell me the circumstances surrounding the death of Lt. Colonel Laurence Aubrey "Laurie" WILMOT D.S.O. D.F.C. (102596). with 60 Squadron SAAF on 26 Jun 1947 in Station SAAF Waterkloof, Pretoria, South Africa?
    Any information would be most appreciated.
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    Pavel

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    Hello,

    26-6-1947
    No.60 Sqn SAAF
    Mosquito XVI 4801

    Crashed on the Delmas Road, near Waterkloof Air Station, Pretoria.

    Lt-Col L. A. Wilmot +
    A/Cpl C. D. S. Nortje +

    See:
    85 Years of South African Air Force 1920-2005.
    Brent,Winston.
    Nelspruit:Freeworld Publications,2005.
    pp.243-4 & 426.

    Col.
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    Thank you so much for your help.
    Pavel

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    Just came across this thread

    I can't seem to find these two men listed by the CWGC ?

    Any thoughts

    TIA

    Mark

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    Mark, I suspect that as the accident occurred in 1947 it would be seen as a peace-time accident. Regards, Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Mark, I suspect that as the accident occurred in 1947 it would be seen as a peace-time accident. Regards, Terry
    Hello,

    For the purposes of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the period of World War Two is 3 September, 1939 to 31 December, 1947.

    https://www.cwgc.org/about-us/faqs#howwecommemorate - scroll down to: WHO DO YOU COMMEMORATE.

    Col.
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