Thunder & Lightnings

Test Flying Memorial

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CasualtiesPlt Off A.C. James
AircraftFairey Battle Mk I K9230
Took off fromChristchurch, Dorset
Purpose of flightEngine failure during calibration flight in conjunction with Worth Matravers radar
Incident locationSea off Hengistbury Head
Incident detailsCrashed in sea, pilot drowned. (Lt Andrew Page, Lancashire Fusiliers, awarded GM for the gallantry of his rescue attempt)

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