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    Default RAF Wick 144 Squadron

    'Wings Over Wick'

    In the 'Wings Over Wick' section of this website there's a wonderful account by Mr F S Holly, Deganwy, Gwynedd, of his time spent with 144 Squadron at RAF Wick. This was from October 1943 until May 1944.

    I'm currently researching two airmen who served at Wick in the same squadron around the same time.

    They are Flying Officer Allan and Fl/Lt Banks - both were tragically lost in an accident at RAF Sumburgh on the 26th of April 1944.

    I'd be very grateful for any information about these two airmen and the circumstances surrounding the accident which claimed their lives and that of a civilian worker.

    Many thanks

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    hi jim

    I would assume you've already seen this and the many other accounts on google search
    http://sumburghairport.notshetland.c...orld-war-ii/6/

    dx
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    Default You may have seen this aticle

    Quote Originally Posted by dx100uk View Post
    hi jim

    I would assume you've already seen this and the many other accounts on google search
    http://sumburghairport.notshetland.c...orld-war-ii/6/

    dx
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...lands-46316377

    Not quite the same but the pilot involved took of from Wick
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    Default Raf Wick

    Quote Originally Posted by dx100uk View Post
    hi jim

    I would assume you've already seen this and the many other accounts on google search
    http://sumburghairport.notshetland.c...orld-war-ii/6/

    dx
    Yes indeed dx, thanks. I now have some more info with more on the way....

    Regards
    Jim
    Last edited by Jim Gray; 29-Nov-18 at 12:30. Reason: Spelling errors

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    Many thanks Wizzbang, that's a remarkable story. Wonderful to see that this airman and his exploits won't be forgotten.

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