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    AIR 81/1921 Flight Lieutenant V H P Lynham, Flying Officer J C Boulter: injured; Pilot Officer W C Scott: died from injuries; aircraft accident at Montrose, involving Spitfire of 503 Squadron landing on top of stationary Oxford L9655, 8 Flying Training School, 20 March 1940. 01/01/2024

    How could this be ?
    A Spitfire of 503 Squadron ?


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    A typo? Possibly meant to be 603 Squadron?

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    Default Re: Air81/1921 error ?

    Thanks Simon, that makes sense. Which brings me to the next part.
    A 603 Squadron Spitfire 1a crashed quit near reportedly on the day before(?)
    L1026, piloted by P/O. Gordon Ian THOMSON, who was killed .

    Was this the a/c involved with the Oxford ?

    However, Montrose, Angus is a little distance from North Clochtow, Aberdeen..

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    Hi Alex, according to the https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/137923 - L1026 does not fit.

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    Default Re: Air81/1921 error ?

    Thanks Pavel, I missed that :(

    OK found it.

    P/O. J. C. BOULTER in L1022, 603 Squadron..
    Air81/1923

    Explains why his name is in Air81/1921 above.

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    Alex

    Just had a quick look at the 603 Sqn ORB (finally - TNA website is still acting up...), and both incidents are mentioned in the Form 540:

    F/O J. C. Boulter was injured in Spitfire L1022 when colliding with a stationary Oxford on Montrose Aerodrome while he was landing.

    It also confirms P/O G. I. Thomson in L1026 which crashed the previous day at North Clochhtow Farm, Slains, Aberdeenshire due to error of judgemment of position in poor visibility.

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