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    Default AC1 Robert Pringle 972214 Died in South Africa

    Can anyone help me please with details of the death of Aircraftman 1st Class 972214, ROBERT PRINGLE?
    He died on 16 April 1942 and is buried in Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery so I'm guessing that he was killed in an accident at the 22nd Air Training School.
    Can anyone confirm (or otherwise) this please?
    He was from the Langholm area of Dumfriesshire and is named on the Langholm War Memorial but I'm struggling to identify him or his family.

    Many thanks
    Ken

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    RAF Overseas Deaths Register confirms the correct name of the unit he was posted to on death as No.22 Air School

    Scroll down this archive thread to find the AIR54 reference for No.22 AS

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/pri...ad.php?t=13000

    The files in AIR54 are all free download.

    May help you with more details of the death or failing that get a copy of his death certificate by online application and post delivery from the GRO at Liverpool.

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    Thanks for that Ross.
    I've waded through the AIR54's without success (maybe it's too hot! Yes even up here on the Scottish South Coast)
    There is no obvious accident so I'm thinking he may have been ground-crew since he was an AC1.
    For my limited experience, trainees seem to have been LACs?????

    Cheers
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    The RAF Casualty list published July 2nd, 1942 lists an AC1 R Pringle as having "Died on active service"

    That usually indicated that it was not a flying accident, and likely a death from illness or fall from a bike, bowser, etc etc
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Cheers Dennis.

    That makes sense to me.

    Ken

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    Hi Ken,

    Robert Pringle was my great-grandfather. He succumbed to pneumonia. How do you know him? I would love to find out more.

    Lisa Pringle lisa.sawf@gmail.com

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    Thank you Paul.

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    Hi Lisa - I have e-mailed you.

    Ken

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