Bristol Beaufort Mk.I N1180 of No.1 TTU, crashed on Tor Mhor, Mull of Kintyre, on the 2nd September 1942 while on a training flight from Turnberry
|Leonard Percy Booker||Pilot Officer RNZAF||Pilot||Killed|
|Albert Augustine Haydon||Sergeant RNZAF||Pilot||Killed|
|Francis John Bliss Griffin||Sergeant||Observer||Killed|
|Tom Henry Grasswick||Sergeant RCAF||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||Killed|
While normally stationed at RAF Abbotsinch (now Glasgow Airport), the crew had been detatched to operate from RAF Turnberry on the Ayrshire coast. They had been briefed for a night navigation training flight, they had been given a weather forecast for a general deterioration in conditions along their planned route. However during the flight the change in the weather occurred more rapidly than forecast with a strong westerly wind developing. The aircraft had drifted a short way from the crew’s intended track when it struck Tor Mhor, 1/2 a mile SE of the Mull of Kintyre lighthouse, where it broke up and caught fire.
Two of the aircraft’s crew were buried at Kilkerran Cemetery in Campbeltown, they were P/O Booker and Sgt Grasswick.