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Norman.A.Watt

Address:Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage

Parish:East Kirkby

Type of Memorial:Board/Plaque/Tablet and Scroll

Description:A collection of wreckage including an entire reconstructed fuselage. This is joined by a plaque with an inscription, a scroll, squadron badges and a photograph.

Inscription:(Plaque) |This Exhbition Was/ Officially Opened On/ 19th October 1991/ By LESLIE WATT/ In Memory of His Brother/ NORMAN Killed While Flying/ BL655 On 1st July 1943 (Scroll) ON THE MORNING OF JULY 1ST 1943, THREE SPITFIRES OF 416 R.C.A.F. SQUADRON DIGBY,/ TOOK OFF INTO THE SKY ABOVE LINCOLNSHIRE FOR A ROUTINE TRAINING FLIGHT. THE PILOTS:/ R.D. PHILLIPS, J.L.A.CHALOT, AND N.A. WATT, UNAWARE OF THE TRAGEDY ABOUT TO BEFALL/ ONE OF THEM./ AT 11:10 A.M, 30 MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT, CONTACT WAS LOST WITH NORMAN ALEXANDER/ WATT IN SPITFIRE BL-655, HE WAS NEXT SEEN IN AN INVERTED DIVE TO WHICH HE NEVER/ RECOVERED (SIC)/ HIS TWO COLLEAGUES COULD ONLY WATCH IN HORROR AS THE AICRAFT PLOUGHED INTO THE/ GROUND AT DORRINGTON FEN, ONLY SIX MILES FROM BASE./ BURIED AT SCOPWICK, THIS WAS TO BE THE END OF THE INTREPID 21 YEAR OLDS STORY/ UNTIL IN 1989, 45 YEARS LATER BL-655'S REMAINS WERE DISCOVERED./ THE WRECKAGE AND INFORMATION YOU SEE HERE SERVE AS A PERMANENT MEMORIAL TO/ NORMAN ALEXANDER WATT.

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:Beryl Blackhall

Notes:UKNIWM Ref: 20351

Sources Used:Beryl Blackhall

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