Sergeant Frederick Agnew Vance DRUMMOND

Service No: 402000
Born: Ngaroto, New Zealand, 27 December 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 111 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 111 Squadron Spitfire aircraft R6619), Scotland, 8 May 1941, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Dyce Old Churchyard, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leonard Henry Vance Drummond and Dorothy Josephine May Drummond, of Hamilton East, Waikato, New Zealand
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 8 May 1941 Spitfires R6619 and X4931 were engaged in formation flying practice. The aircraft collided in the air and crashed at Junction Croft in the vicinity of Culter, near Aberdeen, Scotland.
R6619 hit the ground at great speed after part of the port wing fell off and Sergeant Drummond was killed. Pilot Officer G S P Bain (85647) (RAFVR) the pilot of X4931 who was seriously injured tried to make a forced landing but was unsuccessful.


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, 163/103/80

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