Colin Kelvin FLOCKHART

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FLOCKHART, Colin Kelvin

Service Number: 428679
Enlisted: 10 October 1942
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Royal Air Force
Born: Ashfield, NSW, 1 February 1924
Home Town: Earlwood, Hurstville, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street Boys’ School
Occupation: Commonwealth Bank Employee
Died: Flying Battle, Froissy, France, 8 January 1945, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Villeneuve-St. Georges Old Communal Cemetery
Grave 140 Headstone Inscription "TRANQUIL YOU LIE, YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE HEARTS YOU LOVED"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Petersham Fort Street High School WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 428679
10 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
8 Jan 1945: Involvement Flying Officer, Royal Air Force , Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of John Eamshaw Flockhart and Lillian Gladys Flockhart of Earlwood, NSW

Flight Sergeant Eric Alfred Smith 429268 & Flying Officer Colin Kelvin Flockhart 428679 were killed in the loss of Lancaster ND957 of Number 619 Squadron RAF

Their aircraft was on the return leg from a bombing operation over Munich when it collided with another Lancaster in bad weather and reduced visibility and crashed near Froissy, Oise, France