Flying Officer George Cospatrick Douglas-Home

Flying Officer George Cospatrick Douglas-Home Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in a flying accident in Canada on 14th June 1943. He was the son of Charles Archibald Cospatrick Douglas-Home K.T. 13th Earl of Home and Lillian, Countess of Home of the Hirsel, Coldstream. He is commemorated on the Ottowa Memorial, Canada. He was in a flight of three aircraft which left on a training mission and was never seen again. No trace of any of the aircraft were ever found. Before the War George was a noted photographer of birds many of which were to be found on the family estate at the Hirsel. He was flying a Handley Page Hampden from R.C.A.F. Patricia Bay, British Columbia when he went missing. It was assumed the aircraft had crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

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