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    Default Flypast Magazine Spitfire Special 60 Fabulous years 1936-1996

    Good Morning All,

    Flypast Magazine Spitfire Special 60 Fabulous years 1936-1996 includes an article about WO. Richmond Antony Barrett Blumer RAAF. Can anyone tell me the author of this article? The article includes details of a low flying incident undertaken by Blumer whilst training at Camp Borden in Canada and which supposedly resulted in him being denied a Commission. I have been unable to find any details of the incident in the Camp Borden records. Blumer's Conduct Record includes a punishment of 14 day CB for a low flying incident on 19 March 1942, but no further details.
    Any help much appreciated

    Kind Regards
    Roy Wilcock
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    Default Re: Flypast Magazine Spitfire Special 60 Fabulous years 1936-1996

    Pages 28/31.
    Peter Hall recounts the story of Warrant Officer Anthony Blumer RAAF; The recovery of his Spitfire 50 years later and the erection of a memorial.
    The incident to which you refer was a flight between two grain silos for a bet. The first attempt knocked off a wingtip, on a second attempt he crashed the aircraft seriously injuring the other crewman.
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 10th May 2021 at 13:31.

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    Default Re: Flypast Magazine Spitfire Special 60 Fabulous years 1936-1996

    Possibly this aircraft ???

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    Date: 19-MAR-1942
    Time:
    Type: Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
    Avro Anson Mk I
    Owner/operator: 31 ANS (Canada) Royal Air Force (31 ANS (Canada) RAF)
    Registration: K8743
    C/n / msn:
    Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
    Other fatalities: 0
    Aircraft damage: Substantial
    Location: RCAF Port Albert, Ontario - Canada
    Phase: Landing
    Nature: Military
    Departure airport:
    Destination airport: RCAF Port Albert
    Narrative:
    First date: 23 May 1941 - Taken on strength at De Havilland Canada, Toronto

    To Eastern Air Command on 16 June 1941 for use at NO. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. To No. 1 Training Command on 16 July 1941 for use at No. 31 Air Navigation School at Port Albert, Ontario. Category B crash at 22:40 on 19 March 1942, at Port Albert. To de Havilland Canada from 31 March 1942 to 22 June 1942, for repairs. Had 1037:25 airframe time when it arrived there.

    To No. 3 TC when completed, for use at No. 9 Air Observers School at St. Jean, Port Quebec. To Canada Car & Foundry at Amhearst, Nova Scotia from 9 February to 1 June 1944 for reconditioning. To stored reserve with No. 1 Training Command when completed. To No. 1 Air Command on 15 January 1945, still in storage. Pending disposal from 27 April 1945, with No. 6 Repair Depot. Had 2163:20 total time, 9:50 since overhaul when struck off.

    last date: 27 April 1945 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale
    Sources:

    Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
    http://web.archive.org/web/200711071..._detailed.html
    http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith...nts/Mar42.html

    Revision history:
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    15-Feb-2008 22:19 JINX Added
    10-Mar-2008 02:36 JINX Updated
    27-Jan-2012 13:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
    19-Mar-2012 10:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
    10-Apr-2012 15:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Damage, Narrative]
    26-Jun-2012 14:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
    18-Jul-2013 22:08 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
    16-Jan-2016 18:58 JIXN Updated [Operator]
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    Default Re: Flypast Magazine Spitfire Special 60 Fabulous years 1936-1996

    Excellent Alex. I knew the story but not the author so many thanks for that. I now need to contact Peter with a view to discovering his source for the incident.

    Unfortunately I do not think Anson K8743 fits the details as I understand them.

    Kind Regards
    Roy

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