Personnel Index - Detail

Name
MCGARVIE
First Names
Leslie
Rank
AC1
Service
RAF
Service Number
535916
Crew Position
Ground Staff
Age
26
Date of Death
23/11/1939
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke
 



23 November, 1939:

At noon, on a very foggy winter’s day, S/Ldr McGregor-Watt was practicing a new blind approach system at Waddington. Visibility was down to 50 yards as Hampden L4034 made a normal approach at very low level. The aircraft flew across the aerodrome without shutting off its engines, when suddenly it struck a hangar at the far side of the landing ground. Three members of the crew; AC1 S. Taylor, AC1 F.D. Talbot and AC2 W.O. Kelly were killed instantly. The remainder of the crew; S/Ldr P. McGregor-Watt, Cpl T.A. Keating and AC1 D. McGarvie all died within a few hours.

Hampden L4034
S/L P. McGregor-Watt Pilot (Killed)
AC2 F.L. Talbot (Killed)
AC1 L. McGarvie (Killed)
LAC W.G. Kelly (Killed)
AC1 S. Taylor (Killed)
Cpl T.A. Keating (Killed)