M.--- *  First Officer Iain Ramsay
 flag scotland b. 2 Sep 1906, Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 3 Dec 1940 to 18 Feb 1941 

   1933

   1942 (http://www.theflamingocrash.co.uk/)    

 

Father: Capt. Iain Ramsay, Mother: Gwladys Marie de Grasse [Evans], of Kildalton, Isle of Islay

RAeC Certificate 11409 dated 3 Sep 1933, taken at Hanworth Club (NFS)

Address in 1933: Carse-by-Tarbert, Argyll

prev. Imperial Airways pilot

m. 1936 in Chelsea, London, Freda [Landen]


 Postings:

 


 Pilot Officer, RAF from 17 May 1941

 d. 30 Apr 1942 in the crash of D.H. 95 (Flamingo) R.2764, nr Great Ouseburn Village, Yorks

"When approximately 3 ½ miles north of Great Ouseburn, Yorks and flying at a height of about 2,000ft. a defect developed in the starboard engine which caused No.7 cylinder to become detached from the crankcase.  A fire broke out almost immediately in the neighbourhood of the starboard engine nacelle and was of sufficient intensity to cause the starboard wing to break off at a point just outboard of the engine bearers and also to cause the starboard engine to break away.  The fuselage, port wing, port engine and port undercarriage unit fell to the ground and burst into flames."

 

Buried Kilnaughton Old ChurchyardIsle of IslayArgyll and ButeScotland

 

 Memorial Plaque in Great Ouseburn

See http://www.theflamingocrash.co.uk/community/the-flamingo-crash-20177/pilot-officer-iain-ramsay/


* ATA file not seen

 

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