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paulmcmillan
3rd October 2012, 08:37
Thanks to Andy Ingham I now have the 4 FTS ORB entry for this which says

LAC Bathe (37th course) was involved in a mid-air collision on the morning of 26th April and was forced to make a parachute descent from a height of aout 1800 feet. He landed without injury.

We know Audax K3116 of 4 FTS Collided near Abu Sueir with K7529 on this date, K7529 landed OK.

Can anyone suggest who LAC Bathe may have been??

Thanks

Paul

COL BRUGGY
3rd October 2012, 09:19
Paul,

One possibility is:

565364 (45298) S/L Marcus Liege Louvain BATHE MiD RAF (General Duties, later Technical Branch).

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34420/pages/4742

Col.

Errol Martyn
3rd October 2012, 10:05
From the LG of 23 Jul 1937:

Air Ministry,
23rd July, 1937.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
The names of the undermentioned have been
brought to notice by the Air Officer formerly
Commanding and the General Oflicer Commanding
British Forces in Palestine and Trans-
Jordan in recognition of distinguished services
rendered in connection with the operations in
Palestine during the period April/October,
1936:
. . .
565364 Leading Aircraftman Marcus Liege
Louvaine BATHE.

And from the LG of 14 Mar 1941:

Air Ministry,
14th March, 1941.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
The undermentioned are granted commissions
for the duration of hostilities as Pilot
Officers on probation:
Flight Sergeants.
5th Feb. 1941.
(Seniority 2nd Dec. 1940.)
565364 Marcus Liege Louvain BATHE
(45289).

Errol

paulmcmillan
3rd October 2012, 10:12
Col

Thanks as you say a stronmg possibility his MiD is for following

Air Ministry,
23rd July, 1937.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
The names of the undermentioned have been brought to notice by the Air Officer formerly Commanding and the General Officer Commanding British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan in recognition of distinguished services rendered in connection with the operations in Palestine during the period April/October, 1936:
565364 Leading Aircraftman Marcus Liege Louvaine BATHE.

So he would be in middle east for period and also the 'LAC' matches - wll go on my pile as a maybeuntil get more confirmation

paulmcmillan
8th October 2012, 11:17
Col

LAC Marcus Liege Louvain Bathe #565364 now confirmed on K3116 for April 26, 1937 of 4 FTS

Thanks for heads up

Paul