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    Default Walrus incident-information wanted

    I raised this request some time ago but without a serial number, which I now have. Walrus W2782 flew from Largs to Helensburgh on December 11, 1942, for repairs. Does anyone know the history of this aircraft? My interest is because I am researching copies of log book notes from RAF Helensburgh

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    Hi Robin,

    from RAF serials A-B book:

    W2782 Mk I 277/MAEE
    Undercarriage leg collapsed in take-off in cross-wind, Ayr, 2. 1.25, damaged beyond repair

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hello,

    Supermarine Walrus II W2782.

    Delivered Lee SS 25.10.41.
    A Flight 277 Sqn Martlesham Heath, tyre burst on landing, skidded to one side, turned on nose, Shoreham, Cat B 13.6.42 (SL Barber RAF & W/O N W Peat* RAF both OK).
    MAEE Helensburgh 9.43.
    Brakes failed taxying in strong wind, ran off slipway, Cat Ac 5.9.43 (Flt Reed RAF OK).
    Took of on comms flight, undercarriage collapsed, Ayr, Cat B 2.1.45.

    * J18751 W/O Norman Wallace PEAT was actually RCAF. He was lost with No.283 Sqn (Walrus II W2734) in the Med on 27 May, 1943 (see: MAW4/Shores et al/pp.55-6).

    See:
    Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945
    Sturtivant,Ray with Mick Burrows.
    Tunbridge Wells:Air-Britain (Historians),1995.
    p.356

    Col.
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    thank you, very useful information

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