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Date:21-JUL-1947
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire F Mk 21
Owner/operator:602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Royal Air Force (602 (City of Glasgow) Sqn RAF)
Registration: LA211
C/n / msn: SMAF4355.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Irish Sea near Fleetwood, Lancashire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Shawbury, Shropshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On July 21, 1947 Ivor Reid took off in Spitfire LA211 when his normal plane was borrowed by another member of the squadron to fly to a wedding, as it had just been serviced. He flew LA211 out over the sea on an air-to-air firing exercise.
The Spitfire crashed in the sea in an attempted ditching, following failure of the engine. A forearm washed up on the coast a few weeks later was identified by the signet ring.

Flying Officer Robert Ivor Reid RAFVR, killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.

Sources:

Glasgow's Own - 602 City of Glasgow Squadron RAux.AF and also as related by Ivor Reid's sister.
http://www.south-lancs-aviation.bravepages.com/Woodvale%20Incidents.htm
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p053.htm
RAF Casualties-1947.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-May-2010 09:55 maxhurtz Added
17-May-2010 04:10 Anon. Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2011 02:47 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
27-Dec-2011 03:05 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Nature, Source]
28-Dec-2011 12:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
26-Apr-2013 08:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2013 02:59 angels one five Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2015 18:10 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
05-Nov-2019 17:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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