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2-Mar-1956, VW861, Valetta C1, 48 Sqn

The aircraft was undertaking a supply drop and approached the dropping zone both low and slow with both engines throttled back. After dropping one pack the aircraft began a starboard turn but the port wing struck a tree and the aircraft cartwheeled into a gully.'

F/Lt Thomas James McColl, 33, pilot,
F/O Colin Reginald Clisby, Navigator
Sgt David Brodie, Air Signaller,
L/Cpl T H Randle, Air Dispatcher, 55 Company Royal Army Service Corps
Driver A A Driver, Air Dispatcher, 55 Company Royal Army Service Corps
Driver A H Hickman, Air Dispatcher, 55 Company Royal Army Service Corps
Driver M F Boardman, Air Dispatcher, 55 Company Royal Army Service Corps

All crews were buried near the wreckage but later recovered and buried at Cheras Military Grave.
 

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