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WHITLEY LA 837 - 19 OTU - A Flight : RAF - WW2

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:12 pm    Post subject: WHITLEY LA 837 - 19 OTU - A Flight : RAF - WW2 Reply with quote

Located in the former RFC & RAF Montrose airfield now called the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre , Montrose Angus is this Memorial


WHITLEY LA 837 - 19 OTU - A Flight

IN MEMORY OF

Sgt T P W Barrett

P/O SJ Stenning

Sgt J R C Rugeroni- Hope

Sgt J Douglas

Sgt A P Wilson


From Flt Lt R T Mitchell OC Cadets and Staff

1145 Dunfermline Squadron ATC


This metal Plaque is within the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre . They were on a training flight at 1035 hours from its 19 OTU base but around 1700hours that day all contact was lost and the bomber had crashed into a hillside ( 2000 ft above sea level ) near Cromdale & 6 miles E .E. N of Grantown on Spey , Morayshire . Some of the crew died at the scene , one died later of his injuries and one survived .

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

19 OTU were based at RAF Forres until late 1944 and was responsible for training aircrew fro Bomber Command. The memorial to 19 OTU is in the Moray region.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the 19 OTU website, including Roll of Honour.

http://www.19otu.org.uk

This looks to be the location: NJ015581 by the A96 a short distance west of Forres.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps I should have elaborated; the 19 OTU Memorial is in the Moray region of this forum

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roxy wrote:
Perhaps I should have elaborated; the 19 OTU Memorial is in the Moray region of this forum

Understood. See http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2943

Info on post above copied across.

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