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    What caused the death of AC1 Robert V. COCKCROFT - 1216583 - believed to be assigned to 32 SFTS (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) - buried Victoria, B.C.
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    I have him recorded as a suicide.

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    And he was not the one and only during WW2; thanks Hugh for info.
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    Henk,

    RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-1948 lists Cockcroft unit as 32 OTU !

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    32 OTU was at Patricia Bay, just down the road from Victoria, so it is a better fit than 32 SFTS.

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    Thanks Mark & Bill. Will amend my file.
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    Hello

    The Biggleswade Chronicle of March 27th 1942 reported the following:

    Death of Mr. Vernon Cockcroft - it is with much regret that we report the death of Vernon Cockcroft, eldest son of F/Sgt. and Mrs. Cockcroft, of Grange Street, Clifton. The news of the death, as the result of an accident, came to his parents by telegram from Vancouver, Canada, where he was training under the Empire Training Scheme to specialise as a wireless operator.

    See also his father, F/Sgt Robert Cockcroft:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...rmen-27-9-1942

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    Simon

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