M.109  First Officer  Reginald Wilfred Duckett

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  b. 30 Jun 1907, Porstmouth 1 Nov 1940 to Jun-45 

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Address in 1940: 25 Parkside Drive, Cheltenham Reach, Gloucester

prev. RAF Instructor, Estate Agent, Surveyor

Postings: 1FPP, 2FPP, 6FPP, 14FPP, 16FPP

He had an exciting time in a Warwick in June 1943. The undercarriage failed to lock down due to an uncoupled pipe; he and the passengers reconnected the pipe and replaced the hydraulic fluid with "a mixture of ethanol and urine" and pumped the undercarriage down by hand. They were all commended for their efforts.

... and then 10 months later, in April 1944, the same problem occurred in a Barracuda - a hydraulic connection came adrift. This time, as there were no passengers with the necessary, he made a successful forced landing.

"A keen and willing worker who, after a slow beginning, reached average ability. A pilot who knows his own limitations and has no special faults."

Rejoined the RAF post-WWII; Pilot Officer in the Aircraft Control Branch from Nov 1950.

d. Jun 1976  - Hampshire

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