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Roxy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Forres, Whitley Air Crash Reply with quote

This memorial was moved from Tolbooth Street in 1999 because of vandalism. It now sits attached to a house in Fulton Street - near a car park.


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Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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JMB



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the Forres Gazette

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Memorial pays tribute to Tolbooth crash crew

Published: 24 November, 2010

THE FAMILY of airmen killed when their aircraft crashed in Tolbooth Street in 1940 saw a memorial to their loved ones being unveiled on Remembrance Sunday.

Avril Shepherd and her brother Adrian Peter are siblings of Sgt Gaywood, who was among the young men killed when their Whitley training aircraft crashed in the town.
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Mrs Shepherd, and her husband, David were also present when the Balnageith War Memorial was dedicated thirteen years ago after being put in place on the site of the former airfield.

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Roxy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll get a photograph of the new memorial - when the snow shifts!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 44614
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Tony H



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further info

19 OTU Whitley N1440 had departed RAF Kinloss for a routine training flight on 07/11/40

Whilst flying at 1200ft, the nose of the aircraft dropped and the plane dived vertically into the ground, exploding on impact

All six crew were killed but no-one was injured or killed on the ground
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