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    'PLANE DOWN AT NORTHOLT Forced Landing Near Aerodrome An R.A.F. plane attached to Northolt aerodrome made a forced landing in a field at the rear of Masson-avenue, Northolt. on Tuesday afternoon (30th Mar 1937). The plane a Gloucester Gauntlett (sic) Gloster Gauntlet Fighter, smashed its propeller, undercarriage and offside landing wheel. Grass was torn up for 40 yards. Sergeant A. Garmand, who was piloting the plane, escaped from injury. From West Middlesex Gazette - Saturday 03 April 1937


    Can anyone ID who this "Sgt A Garmand" Is from NORTHOLT could be be 111 SQN ?

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    Paul

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    Paul,
    No Garmand in AIR 78/59 p2308 that I can see. Precious few in FREEBMD, and not many more elsewhere? Are we looking at a typo?
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    Peter Davies
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    Peter Yes no doubt a Typo - But that is what is written in newspaper -- So Garland ?????Garmain ??
    Shame not officer as would be easier to track down

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    Reckon it's a typo - Garland or Garman, perhaps?

    MMP Books has a pdf of individual histories of Gauntlets available to download here:

    mmpbooks.biz/gauntlet/AppendixGauntlet.pdf

    No mention of any of them being involved in an accident at Northolt on March 30th, just K7844 Hawkinge on March 31st.

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    Simon

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