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Buchanan, J. Douglas

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Title Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
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Birth 05/08/1920 Death (nk)
Place London Place (nk)
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Country UK Country (nk)
 
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Biography
Before World War Two he was undertaking an engineering degree and an engineering apprenticeship with Blackburn Aircraft Dunbarton. After his naval service he joined De Havilland Engine Co. 1948-9. Afterwards he worked with Pilkington Brothers Glass Co. 1949-55. He was employed with Ferrati Electric Toronto 1955-6. He retired on 01/08/1985.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Airman 2/c RNVR (With seniority dated 01/08/1940). He served in H.M.S. St. Vincent for #18 Pilot Course 1940. He was appointed as a Leading Naval Airman RNVR. He served in RAF Luton for No.24 Elementary Flying Training Course 1940. He served in RAF Netheravon for No.1 Service Flying Training School for Intermediate and Advanced Flying Training 1941. (CFR). He was appointed as a Temporary A/Sub-Lieutenant (A) RNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1941). He served in H.M.S. Heron for OTU in 760 RN Squadron 1941. He served in H.M.S. Vulture 1941. He served in H.M.S. Heron for 761 RN Squadron 1941. He served in H.M.S. Condor for 768 RN Squadron 1941. He served in RNAS Yeovilton for 885 Squadron 1941. He served in RNAS St. Merryn for Firing 1942. He served in RAF Hutten 1942. He served in RNAS Donnbristle 1942. He served in H.M.S. Victorious for 885 Squadron 1942. He served in H.M.S. Daedelus 1942. He served in RNAS Machrihannish for Seafire Conversion 1942. He served in H.M.S. Formidable for 885 Squadron (Operations Torch and Huskey and Avalanche) 1943. He served in H.M.S. Daedelus for 885 RN Squadron 1943. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (A) (Temp.) RNVR (With seniority dated 01/11/1943). He served in RAF Wittering for 787 RN Squadron for Naval Air Fighting Development Unit 1943. He served in H.M.S. Daedelus for 798 RN Squadron for Twin Engine Conversion 1943. He served in RNAS Stretton for 787 RN Squadron for Tactical Research and Development 1943. He served in RAF Wittering for RAF Beam Approach Training 1943. He served in USNAS Brunswick for 1835 RN Squadron as Senior Pilot 1944. He served in USNAS Lewiston for 1835 RN Squadron as Senior Pilot 1944. He served in RNAS Eglinton and H.M.S. Premier for 1835 RN Squadron 1945. He served in RNAS Belfast for 1835 Squadron 1945. He served in RNAS Nutts Corner for 1835 Squadron 1945. (He was demobilized.) (Transferred to RAFVR). He was appointed as a Flight Lieutenant RAFVR 1950-55. (He was released.)
 
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown Total Flying Hours: 953. Total Fixed Wing Deck Landings: 70. Service Aircraft Flown: Seafire, Corsair, Tiger Moth, Magister, Battle, Hart, Fulmar, Martin, Chesapeake, Swordfish, Albacore, Sea Hurricane, Firefly, Hellcat, Stinson Widcat, Blenheim, Avenger.
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References
MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997);
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2010-11-23

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