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Dalswinton, Sqn Ldr Landale memorial

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:07 pm    Post subject: Dalswinton, Sqn Ldr Landale memorial Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location - inside Dalswinton church at NX 941 850

This is the only memorial in this church, a stained glass window to:

Name: LANDALE, PETER WELLWOOD FORTUNE
Initials: P W F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Squadron Leader
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 10 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 25/07/1941
Service No: 70379
Awards: D F C
Additional information: Son of David Landale, and of Mildred Sophia Landale, of Dumfries.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 28.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Thanks to Gladys Cuttle for the photos of this very interesting church and memorial







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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the lost bombers site. Sqn Ldr Landale was previously injured:

Whitley T4232 Information
Type Whitley
Serial Number T4232
Squadron 10
X1D ZA-W
Operation Lorient
Date 1 12th November 1940
Date 2 13th November 1940


Further Information
"Serial Range T4200 - T4239. 40 Whitley Mk.V. Delivered by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft between 30Aug40 and 2Oct40. Contract No.38599/38 Airborne 2312 12Nov40 from Leeming. Crashe, still outbound, at 0142 near Rhymney, a small town apx. midway between Merthyr Tydfil and Ebbw Vale, Glamorgan, wales. A fire broke out on impact. F/O P.W.F.Landale Inj Sgt Goldsmith KIA P/O Goddard Inj Sgt Christie Inj Sgt Lewis Inj "

and then was subsequently killed

Whitley Z6624 Information
Type Whitley
Serial Number Z6624
Squadron 10
X1D ZA-O
Operation Hannover
Date 1 25th July 1941
Date 2 26th July 1941


Further Information
"Serial Range Z6624 - Z6673. 50 Whitley Mk.V. Deliver4ed by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft between 20Mar41 and 21Apr41. Contract No.106962/40. Z6624 was one of two 10 Sqdn Whitleys lost on this operation. See: T4231. Aairborne 2221 25Jul41 from Leeming. Crashed in the North Sea, cause unknown. Sgt Wells RNZAF was washed ashore at km-paal on Texel 25Aug41; he is buried in Den Burg General Cemetery. The graves of P/O Pringle and F/S Christie are in Kiel War Cemetery, while the rest of the crew have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. S/L P.W.F.landale DFC KIA P/O G.Pringle KIA Sgt G.wells RNZAF KIA Sgt A.W.Earp KIA F/S G.Christie KIA "
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This window is by Douglas Hamilton and bears significant resemblance to one of the Simpson windows in largs http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6357

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an artistically interesting window.

A little bit more background on Landale from
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/p4953b.html

Peter Landale was granted a Commission in the RAF on 16th March 1937 as P/O and rose to F/O on an unknown date. He relinquished his Commission of F/O in the RAF on 16th March 1939 but on the same day was granted a commission in the RAFVR as F/O (with seniority backdated to 16th September 1938). Effectively transferred from the regular RAF to the Reserve. On 13th November 1940 he was the pilot of Whitley T4232 tasked with Ops to Lorient, while outbound the aircraft crashed in South Wales, four of the crew were injured and one sadly died. F/O Landale was seriously injured spending a long period in hospital. He rose to F/Lt (war subs) on 18th May 1941. As Acting S/Ldr he was the pilot of Whitley Z6624 on 25th July 1941 on Ops to Hannover. The aircraft crashed into the North Sea and his body was never found. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, he was twenty six years old. The formal notification of his DFC came through after his death and appeared in the London Gazette dated 13th March 1942 but the award was backdated. The citation reads.."awarded with effect from July 17th 1941. By his great courage, skill and personal example S/Ldr Landale has set a very high standard of airmanship in the squadron. These high qualities did not diminish after receiving injuries in a crash as a result of which he was in hospital for six months. He was one of the most reliable captains in the squadron."

His name appears in a number of places around his home area, he is listed on the Kirkmahoe War Memorial inside the village church, he is also commemorated by a stained glass window inside the small church at Dalswinton. The photographs shown here were posted on the Scottish War Memorials Project Forum.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72130
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