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    Default Left Field Royal Navy Pilot Lt P L McDermott Attacker WA480

    This aircraft was w/o 20/03/1951 and Lt McDermott was the first British Serviceman to use a Martin Baker ejection seat

    This was at West Raynham and while he was on 787 Sqn following engine failure

    The question I have is that can anyone provide Lt P L McDermott’s full name ?

    Many thanks Paul

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    I think he is Peter Leslie McDermott born 1924 died 2014in Wellington New Zealand
    I don’t know if he was born in NZ

    He was in navy 10 years but travelled to NZ after 1955 as air traffic conttoller

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    Paul

    There's a Peter L. McDermott, birth registered Prescott, Lancs, June 1924, mother's maiden name Dixon.

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    Simon

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    Hi Paul,

    No help with identification but there is a piece in"Attacker from the cockpit" ,Ad Hoc pubs 2008, describing the incident which may be of interest. Its by Lt/Com Don Moore-Searson also on 787 Sqn which he describes as the Naval Air Fighting Development Unit (NAFDU).

    And there are several photos of a Peter McDermott with 803 Sqn
    regards Peter
    Last edited by PeterColwill; 10th November 2019 at 12:27. Reason: additional info

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    All thanks

    Now 100% convinced

    Navy lists > Quarterly > 1945 > January > Volu

    ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE,
    TEMPORARY SUB-LIEUTENANTS (A)—contd.
    1944


    Peter Leslie McDermott (act) ... 21 Nov

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    He was born 07/06/1924 so same person as birth registered Prescott, Lancs, June 1924, mother's maiden name Dixon. who has same DoB on 1939 register

    and died 6 May 2014

    so yes

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