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Old 10th April 2008, 09:29
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Re: 3 unaccounted FAA losses, May/June 1940

Hi Bart
Following Paul's suggestion I found the registration of the deaths of Ritchie and O'Brien at Chichester which is consistent with Ford but Beecroft is registered at Newcastle-u-Lyme which is in Staffordshire and a long way from Lee-on-Solent. The only thing I can suggest is that he "might" have been at an RN establishment at Clayton on the edge of Newcastle. I know of it's existence because many of the buildings were used post-war as part of Clayton Hall Girls Grammar School where my wife was educated. On the Naval History site his unit is given as Daedalus II which could be a different place to RNAS Lee-on Solent
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