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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 over 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.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan.co.uk

The unique British-made range of RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the dark blue, gold and scarlet of the Corps’ stable belt and black represents respect for all fallen RLC comrades.

As official MOD Licensees, for every product sold connected to any of the Services, The Ministry of Tartan gives a percentage to the relevant Benevolent Fund.

RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from The Ministry of Tartan website: www.theministryoftartan.co.uk
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