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Thread: "Unknown" Gloster Gladiator Collision March 14th 1940 near Stroud Glos

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    Hi Paul .

    Just had a peek at the ORB for 12 Gp Pool / 5 OTU from 23/8/39- 26/4/40 no mention of the collision however i can add the following P/O JRB Meaker and P/O CF Ambrose arrived at 12 Gp Pool for instruction on Course 8 arriving 23/2/40 they both passed out on 23/3/40 .

    No 12 Gp Pool became No 5 OTU 15/3/40 i note the end of month RAF form 765 C Airframe and Engine Wastage details showing 3 Gladiators awaiting write off dated 3/4/40 . but no serial numbers given

    not sure if this helps or not but figured the Course details for Meaker and Ambrose may help

    Also the ORB Pages for the month of March 40 only shows from the 8/3/40- 25/3/40.

    Phill Jones
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    Phil

    This all helps Many Many Thanks

    So the collision must have occurred on either 14 or 21 March 1940

    Dates: from one or other source

    Armed with all information I have one avenue else to try!

    Kind Regards

    Paul

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    Collision 22nd March 1940 according to Caterpillar records

    Out of interest does anyone have a bale out for Ambrose 22nd October 1943

    Other than the 2 others here

    4 Sept 1940: He baled out of Hurricane P3066,

    On 30th November Ambrose had to bale out again, from Hurricane I P3429, when he was shot down in an engagement over Dungeness. In December he was awarded the DFC (gazetted 24th December 1940).

    http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/AmbroseCF.htm

    Currently at 3 Baleouts listed he is up there almost with Charles Lindbergh (4 Jumps)

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