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    Default Blackburn Baffin K4080

    Hi All,

    Does anyone have a crew for the following:

    Blackburn Baffin K4080 that crashed on Boar Hill, Breconside Farm, St.Andrews,Fife, 15th Sept 1934.

    Many Thanks.
    Dave.

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    "The Times, Monday, Sep 17, 1934; pg. 14; Issue 46861; col C

    "Aeroplane of Fire

    Lieutenant Cardew RN and Leading Telegraphist J.B Taylor had a remarkable
    escape when on Saturday their machine struck a low wall and burst into
    flames as they were making a forced landing in dense fog in a field near
    St. Andrews. They were able to jump clear, and practically uninjured. The machine,
    a Baffin torpedo bomber, belonging to the aircraft carrier Courageous, now at Rosyth was
    flying in a dense fog over the sea, In an endeavour to get his bearings the pilot came
    over the land, and while he was making a forced landing in a turnip field, the undercarriage
    of the machine struck a low wall. The machine burst into flames, and before the St. Andrews Fire Brigade could extinguish them was seriously damaged"

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    Thanks Paul,

    Had not seen this Times article, but found a piece in the Scotsman,which had the names, but not Taylor`s initials, so thats a great help. It would appear that Cardew 5 years later while still on Couragous as a Lt/Cmdr, sadly was killed when the ship was sunk on 17/9/39 by Kapitan Leutnant Otto Schhart in U29 off Ireland.

    Regards
    Dave.

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