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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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19th August 1941 No.1 SFTS Hart K4979 L/A. Ingle

Operation: Training

Date: 19th August 1941 (Tuesday)

Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School. 23 Group

Type: Hawker Hart

Serial: K4979

Code: -

Base: RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire

Location: Claverton, Somerset

Pilot: Leading Airman Ewan Seymour Ingle FX84620 RN/FAA Age 21. Killed

Pilot: Leading Airman George Ronald Watson FX84836 RN/FAA Age 20 Killed


During low flying Leading Airman Watson was acting as pilot the aircraft hit high tension wires and crashed in flames at location shown. Both the young pilots were killed.

Burial and personal details:

Leading Airman Ewan Seymour Ingle. Luton Church Burial Ground. Sec. A.A. Grave 47. Born on the 06th December 1919 at Marton. Worked as a bank clerk at Merton prior to serviceEnlisted for the RN/FAA and embarked for England on the 14th September 1940. Attached ro RAF with 24 EFTS on the 16th February 1941 as a pilot under training. Attached to 1 Service Flying Training School on the 01st June 1941. Son of David Ingle (Chemist) and Blanche Marion Ingle (nee Williams). Brother of Marjorie Williams (née Ingle) McKenzie.

Leading Airman George Ronald Watson. Netheravon Churchyard (All Saints). Son of James and Elsie Mary Watson, of Peacehaven, Sussex. Grave inscription: 'They Grow Not Old As We Grow Old. For Our To-Morrow They Gave Their To-Day'.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to Jenifer Lemaire and to the extensive research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland Library Heritage Collection, Weekly News of New Zealand, other sources as quoted below:

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