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Burns, Lloyd Reginald Alexander (Leading Aircraftman)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-October-25

Birth Date: 1921-October-26 (age 20)

Born: Winnipeg Manitoba

Son of Thomas and Ethel Burns, of Vancouver.

Home: Vancouver, British Columbia

6 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Leading Aircraftman
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
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6 Elementary Flying Training School, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Tiger Moth 4963 aircraft was engaged in unauthorized formation flying when it was in a mid-air collision eleven miles north-east of the aerodrome at Prince Albert.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

This incident involved multiple aircraft:

  1. Moth, Tiger I 4963
  2. Moth, Tiger I 5081

All the aircraft in the above list are in this report.

There were no casulaties listed on Moth, Tiger I 5081

de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth

Source: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (serial # RCAF 8922), credit Rick Radell

The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s British biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and many other operators as a primary trainer aircraft. In addition to the type's principal use for ab-initio training, the Second World War saw RAF Tiger Moths operating in other capacities, including maritime surveillance and defensive anti-invasion preparations; some aircraft were even outfitted to function as armed light bombers.

The Tiger Moth remained in service with the RAF until it was succeeded and replaced by the de Havilland Chipmunk during the early 1950s. Many of the military surplus aircraft subsequently entered into civil operation. Many nations have used the Tiger Moth in both military and civil applications, and it remains in widespread use as a recreational aircraft in several countries. It is still occasionally used as a primary training aircraft, particularly for those pilots wanting to gain experience before moving on to other tailwheel aircraft.

Overseas manufacturing of the type commenced in 1937, the first such overseas builder being de Havilland Canada at its facility in Downsview, Ontario. In addition to an initial batch of 25 Tiger Moths that were built for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Canadian firm began building fuselages which were exported to the UK for completion. Canadian-built Tiger Moths featured modifications to better suit the local climate, along with a reinforced tail wheel, hand-operated brakes (built by Bendix Corporation), shorter undercarriage radius rods and the legs of the main landing gear legs being raked forwards as a safeguard against tipping forwards during braking. In addition the cockpit had a large sliding canopy fitted along with exhaust-based heating; various alternative undercarriage arrangements were also offered. By the end of Canadian production, de Havilland Canada had manufactured a total of 1,548 of all versions. Wikipedia

Wkikpedia Wikipedia de Havilland Tiger Moth

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

YouTube YouTube de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (1414), RCAF 400 Squadron (3), Canadian Aircraft Losses (107)
last update: 2022-08-24 12:34:41

Moth, Tiger I 4963

Assigned to No. 2 Training Command.
1941-04-26 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1942-October-25 Accident: 6 Elementary Flying Training School Loc: Aerodrome Names: Burns | Chapman
1943-03-25 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash, no details. 2019-08-20

Moth, Tiger I 5081

First delivered to No. 10 Repair Depot in Calgary, Alberta. First used by No. 31 Elementary Flying Training School at De Winton, Alberta. Category C damage at De Winton at 11:45 on 22 October 1941. Taxiing student turned to avoid striking another aircraft, and hit a stationary truck. To long term storage on 18 May 1942. To No. 2 Training Command on 12 September 1942. Category A crash on 25 October 1942 at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Scrapped at No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School at Prince Albert.
1941-07-21 Taken on Strength No. 4 Training Command 2019-08-20
1942-October-25 Accident: 6 Elementary Flying Training School Loc: Aerodrome Names: Burns | Chapman
1943-01-14 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20

6 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School (6 Elementary Flying Training School)

An Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) gave a trainee 50 hours of basic flying instruction on a simple trainer like the De Havilland Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch, or Fairchild Cornell over 8 weeks.Elementary schools were operated by civilian flying clubs under contract to the RCAF and most of the instructors were civilians. For example, No. 12 EFTS Goderich was run by the Kitchener-Waterloo Flying Club and the County of Huron Flying Club.The next step for a pilot was the Service Flying Training School.
The lads of Course 98 No 6 EFTS Prince Albert 1944

Established in 1940 at the present site of Prince Albert Airport CYPA

More information on the RCAF Station at Prince Albert, SK can be found at
  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - RCAF Station Prince Albert SK

  • More information on relief field Hagen SK can be found at
  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - Relief Landing Field Hagen SK

  • International Bomber Command Centre ibcc - Course 98 6 EFTS Prince Albert SK

  • 1940-07-22 Primary Location Prince Albert SK Canada Current site of Prince Albert Glass Field CYPA
    1941-03-17 Relief Field Hagen SK Canada Relief field square turf no runways all direction

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