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    Default F/O. F J. Sheldrake RAFVR 21/04/1946

    Looking for the details relating to the loss of the following airman. Can find nothing in 'Final Landings' or Flight Magazine.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Regards
    Peter

    Name: SHELDRAKE, FRANCIS JAMES
    Initials: F J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 40
    Date of Death: 21/04/1946
    Service No: 122848
    Additional information: Son of William Charles and Lilian Maud Sheldrake, of Widnes.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 18. 010. 15.
    Cemetery: FARNWORTH (ST. LUKE) CHURCHYARD
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    Peter

    his death is registered at Runcorn, if that helps.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Cheers Dave, at least its a start

    Regards
    Peter

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    I'm probably being thick but I just can't find him in the LG - neither by initials, full name or service number

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    Default Re: F/O. F J. Sheldrake RAFVR 21/04/1946

    Chris Hobson has

    Killed in a glider accident during training for Air Training Corps Cadets.

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    Default Re: F/O. F J. Sheldrake RAFVR 21/04/1946

    Hello

    The National Probate Calendar records that he died at R.N. Sick Quarters, Grappenhall, Cheshire. Contemporary newspaper reports record that he was chief flying instructor with 187 Gliding School, North West Command A.T.C., and that the crash took place at R.N.A.S. Stretton. The glider is reported as a 'Kirby Cadet' in one article.

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