Leading Aircraftman Ian Sim FORBES

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 655051 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School Tiger Moth aircraft R5193), near Ansty, Warwickshire, 7 July 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Ansty (St James) Churchyard, Warwickshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Duncan Douglas Forbes and of Ethel Florence Forbes, of Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

On 7 July 1941, Leading Aircraftman Forbes was a pilot under training and was flying solo in Tiger Moth R5193 when he spun off a turn at 1,200 feet into the ground at Mobbs Wood Farm, one and a half miles north-west of Ansty airfield and the aircraft caught fire. He had lost control and failed to pull the aircraft out of the spin before the aircraft hit the ground. He had just 23 hours flying time, of which only five hours were solo in Tiger Moths.


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