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    Default Aircraft accident, Carnoustie (RNAS Arbroath?), June 15th 1945

    Hello everyone

    I've come across a citation for the B.E.M. awarded to Air Mechanic (A) George Alfred Nossiter in November 1945. The citation in the LG states that he rescued an airman from an aircraft that had burst into flames after take off at Carnoustie on June 15th 1945.

    Would this be RNAS Arbroath (HMS Condor)? And would anyone have any idea of the aircraft or unit involved?

    Many thanks

    Simon

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    Simon,

    Seedie's List has the following for Nossiter (serving, at the time he was decorated):

    HMS PEEWIT - Royal Naval Air Station, East Haven. Commissioned in May 1943. Paid off in August 1949.

    London Gazette 6 November 1945 - For the rescue of a crashed airman on 15 June 1945.

    NOSSITER, George Alfred FAA/FX 682724 Air Mech A. BEM.

    Ref: Seedie's List of Fleet Air Arm Awards 1939-1969. p.67.

    NB. RNAS East Haven is between Arbroath and Carnoustie.

    Col.
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    Much appreciated Col, that's very helpful.

    Regards

    Simon

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    I once went, many years later than this episode, and wearing my ‘civilian hat’, to HMS Condor in order to site a Met Office AWS (Automatic Weather Station). These were, then, very important! I found the perfect spot – right in the middle of their cricket pitch! It was at this point that I discovered that HMQ’s Royal Marines had a strictly limited sense of humour!!
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