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47 Air Despatch Squadron Roll of Honour

47 Air Despatch Squadron has marked the 25th anniversary of the Hercules crash in Scotland when nine members of the Sqn lost their lives with a special RLC25 flag laying.

On 27 May 1993, LCpl Bernard Manning’s Hercules XV193 was on a low-level navigation exercise with two other Hercules aircraft overย Pitlochry.

Following the exercise, XV1193 separated for a solo exercise, involving a simulated air-drop in Glen Tilt, a couple of miles north of Blair Atholl.

On completion of the exercise, the aircraft turned to exit the glen. But during the exit, the aircraft stalled and crashed at low speed and low level. All nine occupants of XV1193 died.