LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Tom Skinner TAMBLYN

Service No: 411203
Born: Wallaroo Mines SA, 21 December 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941(at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 1 Torpedo Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Torpedo Training Unit Beaufort aircraft L9825), Firth of Clyde, 19 January 1943, Aged 32 Years
Buried: Dunure Cemetery, Ayrshire, Scotland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Henry and Edith Evlyn Tamblyn; husband of Lorna Kissell Tamblyn, of Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia. A.F.I.A.
Roll of Honour: Belmore NSW
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Honour Rolls, Sydney NSW

On 19 January 1943 Beaufort L9825 was detailed to carry out an authorised low flying exercise. During the exercise the aircraft flew into the sea in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, 1.5 miles west of Girvan at 1145 hours. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of L9825 were:

Sergeant Joseph Ernest McGrath (412321) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Robert Alfred William Quin (1292963) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Tom Skinner Tamblyn (411203) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/39/16
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line