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    Dennis,

    Re: J.A.Morris/GRO Deaths:

    Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Helensburgh/Rhu.

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    Henk

    Further to and confirming Dennis's post, AC1 Raymond Edgar George COCKBURN - 921003 (age 22) death is recorded in the District of Rhu, County of Dunbarton, Scotland. His record indicates his body was found on the foreshore at Rhu Point, Rhu on 5 January 1942. Reported to having been last seen alive on 28 November 1941 and cause of death was multiple injuries resulting from a flying boat crash.

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    Thanks Douglas for this very interesting info on COCKBURN.
    Gents,
    Could MORRIS ans COCKBURN both have been attd to MAEE Helensburgh, Rhu, Dunbartonshire and any idea where we could start further research on a possible aircraft/flying boat accident ?
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    http://www.secretscotland.org.uk/index.php/Secrets/MarineAircraftExperimentalEstablishment


    "His earlier arrival in Helensburgh, in November, 1941, had been marked by a Sunderland crash at Rhu, which had killed the two MAEE crew, and highlighted the dangers associated with the work. "


    Sunderland!

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    W3976 - Sunderland II - MAEE - Flew in water on moonlight landing and overturned off Rhu, Gareloch; sank - 28.11.41.

    Henk.

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    Qed!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Qed!!!!!!!
    What's "Qued" ?

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    Over to Wiki

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q.E.D.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Henk, Hi
    Normally QED = quod erat demonstrandum (It's not "Q" code!!). The (loose ) Latin translation is "that which was demonstrated" - i.e we put forward this theory, the observed, and verifiable, events proved it to be right, thus QED!!
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    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    R.E.G Cockburn and J.A. Morris were both on Sunderland W3976.
    Cockburn is buried at Bolton St.Mary's churchyard and Morris was never recovered.
    Turret parts of W3976 were dredged up in the 1980's when the Navy deepend the chanel past Rhu spit where the crash occurred which is in front of my house.

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