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    Hi,

    A AM Form 1180 Accident Card records an incident on February 6th 1939 when a 'passanger' in a Battle of No.218(B) Squadron bailed out due a misunderstanding with his pilot. The squadron, base and AM1180 make no mention of the passangers identity.

    Is there anywhere I could possibly locate this ?

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    Steve
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    It was P/O Arthur Macdonald Imrie 40711 in Battle I Serial K9252 of No.218(B)

    The Pilot was P/O Michael Guy Robin #40019

    I got this information a few years ago from a source but have not recorded his full name, so If you recognise this 'thanks and sorry'

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    Paul,

    New to me, and a very interesting.

    Arthur Imrie as you probably know was a pilot on the squadron.

    Great stuff many thanks.

    Steve
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    Imrie Baled-out at 218 Sqn in England, the incident was on a familiarisation flight, the engine got 'Merlinitis' and the pilot put plane into shallow dive to restart the engine but Imrie didn't hang around and baled !!

    So he may not be on the Caterpillar list [he is not] as bit of an embarrassing incident: his squadron kick name was "bale-out"

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    Paul,

    There is a AM Form 1180 Accident Card for this incident strangly. The cause of Imries early departure is recorded as a misunderstanding pilots hand movement when opening the Battles hood in flight. The F1180 does not mention engine issues.

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    Steve
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    Steve

    Can you send me a copy of the 1180 form there was a another similar incident involving a Battle Sqn and the two incidents may have been confused in the write up I provided?

    You can om me here

    Is am going away for a few weeks now but will look at my files when I get back

    Many thanks

    Paul

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