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Metcalf, Colin (Squadron Leader)

Killed in Action 1943-August-27

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Birth Date: 1912 (age 31)

Son of Frederick Thomas Metcalf and Jessie Metcalf

Husband of Henrietta Margaret Metcalf, of Bramhall, Cheshire

Home: Bramhall, Cheshire, England

194 (T) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Surrigere colligere To rise and to pick up
RAF Delhi-Palum Station
Squadron Leader
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

Hudson MK Vl FK584

Transport 1943-August-27 to 1943-August-27

194 (T) Sqn (RAF) RAF Delhi-Palum Station

194 Squadron RAF (Surrigere colligere) RAF Delhi-Palam, India. Hudson VI aircraft, FK 584 was in the landing approach when it stalled during a flat turn at 80 feet. The aircraft crashed at the Badrauli aerodrome, Allahabad, India, killing 10 of twelve crew and passengers aboard

Pilot Officer W C Walsh (RCAF), Squadron Leader L R C Cartwright (RAFVR)(Can), Pilot Officer K Brookman (RAFVR), Squadron Leader C Metcalf (RAFVR), Flight Sergeant L Yealland (RAFVR), Major-General T G G Heywood (Army), Brigadier H P Radley (Army) and US Civilian R Rand were all killed in action

Of the remaining four passengers aboard, two later died of their injuries and and two were severely injured survivors. These four have not been identified to date

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Hudson FK584

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Lockheed Hudson
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The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson MK Vl FK584

#194 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #FK 584 was in the landing approach when it stalled during a flat turn at 80 feet. The aircraft crashed at the Badrauli aerodrome. S/L R.L. Cartwright and seven airmen, not Canadians, were also killed

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