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Turnberry School of Aerial Gunnery and Fighting
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently met Ann Shukman who is Margaret Fairweather's daughter. She had not previously known of this memorial and so is grateful for the work of this project in bringing it to her attention. She is in the process of erecting a memorial at the crash site near Malpas in Cheshire and I hope will inform us when this is done.

The grave of Margaret and her husband Douglas is on SWGP at http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=491&start=0&mforum=scottishwargraves

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Sgt CWH Bowers and 2nd Lt J Stevenson Reply with quote

I have just come across this and am not sure if this stream is still active.

2nd Lt J Stevenson was from Kirkwall, Orkney and was killed in a flying accident at the No1. School of Aerial Gunnery which was based at what is now the Turnberry golf course.

The pilot was Sgt. CWH Bowers was was my mothers elder brother (my uncle.)

Sgt Christoper William Henry Bowers was born in Washbrooke Heath, Birmingham on 7th September 1892 and joined the RFC in 1913. He spent most of his service with No.2 Squadron.

He was killed Turnberry on 1st May 1917 flying FE2b No 6975 - 120hp Beardmore. The gunner was 2nd Lt J Stevenson from Kirkwall, Orkney (also killed)

Bowers service No. was 932 and pilot's licence is no. 3960 issued on 8th December 1916.

The F.S. Form 559 (Casualty Card) transcript say, under remarks, "Loss of flying speed produced by a very sharp turn causing the machine to stall at insufficient height for recovery from nose dive." "nose dived from 30ft. Burst into flames."

Hope this is of interest.
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David F



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some pictures of the memorial taken this summer if anyone would like them put up.
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David

I'll contact you directly about the photographs.

Kind regards

Adam
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