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Cameron, Angus (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1939-12-01

Birth Date: 1917-01-01 (age 22)

Son of Angus and Adelaide M. Cameron, of Weston, Ontario, Canada.

Home: Bowmanville, Ontario

63 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Pone Nos Ad Hostem (Follow us to find the enemy)
Pilot Officer
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
Service Numbers
63 Squadron (Ponenos Ad Hostem) RAF Benson, Anson I aircraft N 5073 on a navigation training flight off Cornwall. It was to fly to Bude and then continue over the sea for 50 miles before returning to base via Trevose Head. It never reached Bude and was lost without a trace over the Celtic Sea. Weather conditions were poor, the radio had failed and the most likely theory is that the compass was 180 degrees out or mis-read. The aircraft would have been unable to make a sun sight and presumably ran out of fuel before ditching. Search operations did not find any trace of the aircraft or its crew of five: P/O Angus Cameron RAF(Canadian) AC2 JC Buckland RAF P/O C R Coventry RAF (Australian) Sgt AG Gibson RAF AC2 H O W Gormlay RAF were missing, presumed killed. They have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede War Memorial.

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)

Pilot Officer Angus Cameron has no known grave.

Avro Anson

Avro Anson Mk. V
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
The Museum's Anson Mk. V was built by MacDonald Brothers in Winnipeg in 1944. It flew with No. 7 Photographic Wing and No. 414 Squadron in Ottawa on photo survey work until the late 1940s. In 1956, it was purchased by INCO and used for mineral surveying until 1980, when it was donated to the Museum. The exterior is painted in the yellow colour common to all BCATP trainers and is in its same wartime RCAF markings.

The Avro Anson was known by a number of nicknames including "Faithful Annie" or "Flying Greenhouse". It was the first aircraft to be flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force to have a retractable undercarriage, which was a comparative novelty in 1936. In 1940, a Canadian government owned company, Federal Aircraft Limited, was created in Montreal to manufacture the Anson for Canadian use. Nearly 3,000 Anson aircraft were produced and, in the early days of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), the Anson was the standard trainer for many pilots, observers (navigators), wireless operators and bomb aimers. More than 20,000 aircrew received training on the Anson. In Canadian service, the aircraft was substantially re-designed with the substitution of North American engines and many other airframe and equipment changes. Harold Skaarup web pages

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

YouTube Avro Anson History

YouTube Avro Anson Construction

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (4404), RCAF 400 Squadron (6), Canadian Aircraft Losses (257)
last update: 2022-02-22 21:45:24

Anson Mk. l N5073

63 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Pone Nos Ad Hostem

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