25.05.1948 No. 141 Squadron Mosquito NF36 RK995 F/O. Peter Watson
Date: 25th May 1948 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 141 Squadron (‘We Slay By Night’)
Type: Mosquito NF36
Base: RAF Coltishall
Location: Saxlingham Green, Norfolk
Pilot: F/O. Peter Watson RAF Age 21. Killed
Nav: Charles Ian March Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Very few details on this loss and we welcome contact from any relative or other researchers.
It seems that they took off from RAF Coltishall on a night interception exercise when it collided with a Proctor aircraft NP349 and crashed at Saxlingham Green, Norfolk. Crew of Mosquito killed - no further information on Proctor crew.
Scottow Cemetery, Norfolk (Aircrew Remembered visited April 2014 - high resolution copy available free of charge to relatives)
F/O. Peter Watson, Scottow Cemetery, Norfolk. Grave inscription reads: ‘All he had hoped for and all he had, he gave. RIP’.
Charles Ian March of 79 Etchingham Part Road, Finchley London N3, England. No further details.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew in the hope that further information can be supplied by relatives. With thanks to Kate Tame for details on Mr. March.