Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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09/06/2019 Petty Officer Airman Alan Bayne was part of 754 Squadron. In February 1943 he was part of a crew of three flying as an Albacorn aircraft as an observer. The crew on that day were Alan Bayne, William Ravey and R A Sinstadt.
09/06/2019 Alan Millar Cameron Bayne was born on 16th September 1919. It seems he was born in the Moneymore area.
09/06/2019 Their plane crashed on the Hill of Formal, near Edzell in Angus, Scotland. Both Ravey and Bayne are recorded as losing their lives that day.
06/05/2019 Alan Bayne was the son of William James and Selina Bayne. William James Bayne and Selina Hogg were married on 4th September 1918 in the district of Cookstown.
30/12/2015 Alan Bayne served with the Royal Navy as part of Fleet Air Arm which was formed in 1937.
30/12/2015 BAYNE, Allen M C, Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 76845, killed
30/12/2015 FAA, 754 Sqn, Condor, air crash
30/12/2015 According to the Naval History website (see below) -
30/12/2015 His remains were returned home and he is buried in Cookstown New Cemetery, Westland Road, Cookstown, and is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
30/12/2015 Alan Bayne died while in service on 17th February 1943, aged 23. No details of his death are available.
30/12/2015 He was based at H.M.S. Condor, a Royal Naval Air Station at Arbroath in Scotland. The base was used as No: 2 Observers School and deck landing training school, used by 753, 778 and 783 Squadrons. It later became a Naval Air Signals School.
30/12/2015 RAVEY, William, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed
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