18.08.1943 132 Squadron Spitfire Vc AB872 Fg.Off. Malcolm Game
Date: 18th August 1943 (Wednesday)
Unit: 132 (Bombay) Squadron (motto: Cave leopardum - 'Beware the leopard')
Type: Spitfire Vc
Base: RAF Newchurch
Location: Heathy Brow, near Lewes
Pilot: Fg.Off.. Malcolm Dennis Reginald Game 142571 RAFVR Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
The squadron Operations Record Book (ORB) details practice flying by the squadron on the days that they were not involved in operations and it is probable that Fg.Off. Game as a new pilot on the squadron would have been detailed for these training flights. However, those taking part in the training flights were not listed in the ORB.
The weather was not good on the morning of the 18th August 1943 but the squadron was detailed to undertake some low level cross-country training. A number of the pilots turned back because of the conditions. Fg.Off. Game failed to return and it was reported later that he had crashed into the top of Heathy Brow, near Lewes, in misty weather and was killed.
1250064 Flt.Sgt. Malcolm Dennis Reginald Game was promoted to Plt.Off. on probation with effect 27th January 1943, gazetted 30th April 1943.
He was promoted to Fg.Off. with effect 27th July 1943, gazetted on the 27th August 1943.
His postings and squadrons prior to arriving at 132 squadron and whist as a Flt.Sgt pilot are not known at this time.
Fg.Off. Malcolm Dennis Reginald Game. Carshalton Churchyard (All Saints) Section Q. Grave 75. Son of Reginald and Barbara Game, of Carshalton, England. Grave inscription reads: "At The Going Down Of The Sun We Will Remember".
Researched by Steve Hunnisett for Aircrew Remembered February 2019. Thanks to Peter Harwood for providing the Serial number of Fg.Off. Game's Spitfire.