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    Hello All,
    Do we know who was driving Gladiator II N5583 of 1401 (Met) Flt on 21 Mar 42 when it collided with the ground at Quadring, Lincs (Hakan)? Quadring is 30nm from Bircham Newton (where it was supposedly based, and from which it might have been doing a THUM-type ascent). Was it a ‘Fatal’?
    I am, incidentally, trying to collate some of the non-Met Office, aircrew casualties on the various Met Flights. It’s like trying to wade through treacle!! Very few of the ‘usual’ on-line databases will admit to “Flight” as a Unit appellation. Once we get to ‘Sqn’ status there’s lots of data – but ‘Flight’ (particularly of the Met variety!!!) seems to be outlawed!
    Any help will be gratefully received.
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    Peter Davies
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    Non-fatal, Peter - see http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...rmen-21-3-1942.

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    See also http://www.bcar.org.uk/1942-incident-logs; on the basis of this I'd be 99% sure the pilot had completed the met ascent and was attempting an out-landing in poor visibility.

    The pilot, F/L D A Braithwaite, 91060, appears to have survived the war.

    Brian
    Last edited by Lyffe; 4th August 2018 at 16:24. Reason: More info

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    Denys Anderson BRAITHWAITE (91060 ).

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    Hello,

    91060 Denys Anderson BRAITHWAITE DFC* AuxAF

    DFC - LG 12/3/43 p.1188 A/S/L. 521 Sqn
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/1188

    Bar - LG 9/7/43 p.3094 A/S/L. 1409 Flt
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/3094

    Col.
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    Tks all.
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    His wartime career might be worth reading, Peter. He died in Woking during 2013, shortly before his book Target for Tonight was published (https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/loc...target-4844792).

    See also http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=209762 .

    Brian

    Edit: A copy of the book is available on Amazon for 1p (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-li...=used&qid=&sr=)
    Last edited by Lyffe; 5th August 2018 at 09:31. Reason: Year of death corrected

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