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As the Air Eng's are having a reunion, help needed for a daughter.

Old 8th Nov 2013, 17:37
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As the Air Eng's are having a reunion, help needed for a daughter.

Can anyone help? I realise its a reunion, but someone may be able to fill in the blanks

Beverley crash, Thorney Island, 17.05.62 - Sgt N.D.McLeod - HELP PLEASE FOR DAUGHTER

On another forum that I use, the daughter of the late Sgt. N.D.McLeod has posted in the hope of finding out more about her father's military career before his untimely death in the crash of Blackburn Beverley XL132 off Thorney Island on the night of 17 May 1962. She was only a baby at the time and has no recollection of her father, who was the Flight Engineer aboard the Beverley. After an engine fire - and the subsequent loss of that engine - the Beverley failed to make the runway, for an emergency landing, and crash landed in Thorney Channel. None of the crew had time to don their lifejackets and in their attempts to get ashore, sadly Sgt. McLeod and Flt. Lt. E.T.Hollins were drowned.

I'm sure that there are places, people and methods which will help Sgt. McLeod's daughter find out more about her late father. However, regrettably, I don't know where those places or who those people or what those methods are. There maybe some on this forum who can either help by providing information or pointing to where that information might be found. I suspect that there are other fora on which, perhaps, requests for this information might yield more. But I don't know which those are. So if those in the know can specify those, I'll happily pass this information on.

May I offer my thanks, both personal and vicarious, in hope and anticipation!

Thanks for your time

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Beverley crash, Thorney Island, 17.05.62 - Sgt N.D.McLeod - HELP PLEASE FOR DAUGHTER
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 20:32
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Nutloose, she could try RAF Disclosures, Trenchard Hall, RAFC Cranwell, Sleaford,Lincs, NG34 8HB. Sorry but I'm not sure of the room number. She may have to pay their standard fee of course but they should have something re her dad.
Just a thought!
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 07:37
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The Beverley Association

Might be able to find some info through this?
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 17:38
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A little late in seeing this original post. I would very much like to contact Sgt Mcleod's daughter as Flt Lt E. T. Hollins would have been my brother-in-law. Maybe somebody could tell me where the original forum post was entered. Very little was ever discussed in the family about this tragedy. Both deceased are buried at Thorney church.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 04:52
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https://forum.keypublishing.com/foru...-FOR-DAUGHTER=

I will ask the chap posting it there for you
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 07:51
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I received a private message from someone but I also received an admin message saying thebox was full. I deleted his message and sent a reply only to be told it was full again. I assume as a low user I am not allowed more access.
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That might be correct I will ask a mod for you.
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She also posted here and so you might be able to contact her through that forum.
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