Personnel Index - Detail
Image of Sgt Thomas Goldie (via Colin Cripps)
6/7 December, 1940; NIGHT PATROL/AERODROMES:
After four nights of waiting, 5 of the squadron's night patrol aircraft took off to 'destroy enemy aircraft', (those attacking Bristol) in conjunction with 15 Hampdens from other squadrons.
F/O Ken Michie (X3028) and crew had returned from France, when the aircraft suddenly went out of control whilst in the Scampton circuit. There was insufficient height for the pilot to recover and S-Sugar fell to ground near Welton village just 1 mile east of the drome. Miraculously, one member of the crew survived; the nav/pilot Sgt Barrier. Sadly his fellow 3 crew members perished in the wreck. The crash was timed at 00.10hrs.