Hello Ross, returning to the site after a hiatus of seven years !
The controversy continues. The supposed second airman involved, a Thomas Blair Stewart FF/FX 90749, R.N. LEADING AIRMAN (ty) Home station H.M.S. Daedalus, DOB 18-7-1922, p.o.b. Johnstone, Renfrewshire,
is officially listed as having died 21-9-1942,at Sealand, some six days before my Great Uncle, W.A.R.Bowring, died.
I can find no trace of the existence of Thomas Blair Stewart in this world, apart from the detail as above, in the Army & Navy death records, obtained through Ancestry site.
It all seems to be an official cover-up & understandable, given the value of propaganda at the time.