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    Default W/Cdr "Dickie" Speare DSO DFC

    Gents

    Does anyone have details on the circumstances surrounding the death of this officer on November 29th 1945, I believe he was flying an Anson. ?

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    Steve
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    Default W/C `Dickie` Speare

    Steve,

    It would appear he had strayed off track possibly due to a compass error? The account has been covered in a few books, the two with the best accounts are `DARK PEAK AIRCRAFT WRECKS 1` by Ron Collier, Pen & Sword books and `PEAKLAND AIR CRASHES - NORTH` By Pat Cunningham, Landmark Publishing. Alan Clark also has this on his website at : http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

    He was flying Anson NL185 and was the only occupant when he hit The Cloughs in low cloud near Edale,Derbyshire.

    Also this link to his Halifax days might be of interest:
    http://www.flensted.eu.com/19430068.shtml

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    Dave.
    Last edited by highgroundsman; 9th December 2007 at 17:25.

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    Hi Dave,

    Sorry for the delay in replying, have been away for a couple of weeks with only limited access to the PC.

    Thanks for your help on this, most useful.

    Cheers

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
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