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Mosquito Crash - Royl Field, Sandwick (Shetland).

 
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robbie



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Mosquito Crash - Royl Field, Sandwick (Shetland). Reply with quote

Location: Royl Field, Sandwick.
Structure: Stone with bronze plaque.
Date Erected: unknown.
War: World War 2.
Names on Memorial: 2
OS Map Reference: HU392285
UKNIWM No.: Not listed.





Names on memorial:

Pilot - F7Lt John A Reid RAF 48900
Navigator - F7O Westley D Irwin RCAF J16115

As well as the memorial some remains of the aircraft can still be seen at the site. Further information and pictures of the remaining wreckage can be seen here: http://shetlopedia.com/Royl_Field_Mosquito_Memorial

Access to this memorial is by a 5Km walk from the main road above Sandwick. Although there are markers indicating the path to the site it would not be advised to undertake a visit to the site in misty or foggy weather as the markers are fairly far between and walking conditions can be treacherous.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

REID, JOHN ALEXANDER
Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 627 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 22/11/1944
Service No: 48900
Additional information: Son of John Thomas Reid and Evelyn Maud Reid, of Winchester; husband of Margaret Henrietta Reid.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row O. 3. Grave 33.
Cemetery: WINCHESTER (MAGDALEN HILL) CEMETERY

IRWIN, WESLEY DOUGLAS
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Nav.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit Text: 627 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 22/11/1944
Service No: J/16115
Additional information: Son of William and Ida Irwin, husband of Eliza Matilda Irwin, of Pitsea.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Square 117. Grave 112083.
Cemetery: CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM, MANOR PARK
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 70473
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