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Aviation and Military Archaeology may cover almost any form of research into or collecting of artifacts connected with the history of aviation and military relics.

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Valetta VX540

Our Research

Those killed were :-

Air Despatchers

  • Cpl W.H. (Bill) Lane (Crew Commander)

  • Dvr Brian Dagg

  • Dvr Frank McShane

  • Dvr Alan Whitty.

The RAF Valetta crews were :-

  • Fg. Off. William J. Vizard (William) (Pilot)

  • Sgt. John D. Pickrell (Navigator)

  • Sgt. David Mann (Signaler).

Additional research and investigations were found by MHG when Alan Batty MBE contacted one of my team member about his project to trace and to recover Valetta VX540 crew members from their long forgotten graves.

Valetta VX540 mission was to re-supplied SAS patrol near Hulu Langat Forest Reserve on Operation Firedog when it was crashed in 2nd August 1952 killing all the occupants including the air crews and the air despatchers on board

All of them were buried nearby the crashed sites since the recovery was totally out of question when the area was still littered with Communist Terrorists.

For newest project conducted by Alan Batty was to put a wreath at the crashed site. click the link to see the ceremony.

In future project, Alan Batty will trying to located the wreckage and do his best job to recovered the remains. And MHG will assist him as possible as we could.


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