Sub Lieutenant C Hutchins

Sub Lieutenant (A)  Christopher Newburgh- Hutchins, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in a flying accident on 1st March 1944 aged 22. He was the Ward of Captain R. G. Brown, C.B.E., R.N. and the late Mrs Brown of Weens, Hawick and is buried in Fogo Churchyard, Fogo, Berwickshire. He was piloting a Fairey Fulmar of the Fleet Air Arm and crashed at Winfield Aerodrome whilst trying to land in a snowstorm. His Observer Sun Lieutenant J. A. Luke also died. They were on a training flight from the trials aircraft carrier H.M.S. Pretoria Castle. His headstone is inscribed ” Lovely and Pleasant in Their Lives and in Their Death They were Not Divided”. There are several military headstones in the churchyard and all are for flying personnel who died flying in or out of the nearby airfields of Charterhall and Winfield.

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