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W124Bob

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902 posts

55 months

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My dad was stationed at Scampton and on duty the night 3 their Lincolns on exercise were diverted to Valley(fog at Scampton),2 landed safley RF511 didn't.
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/wale...
Recently by pure coincidence my father overheard a conversation regarding Valley in the '50's,it turns out the gentleman speaking had been in the control tower the night of the crash.

Simpo Two

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145 months

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Tragic that someone can complete 50 sorties in wartime and then fly into a hill in peacetime.

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