Flying Officer Frank Larkman

Flying Officer Frank Ernest Larkman, Navigator, Royal Canadian Air Force. He was based at  R.A.F. Charterhall  and was killed in a flying accident on 3rd March 1945 aged 20  He was the son of Richard and Winifred Larkman of Toronto and is buried in Fogo Churchyard which is close to Charterhall. ( His name is not on the Fogo War Memorial ). He was a pupil in a Bristol Beaufighter NF V1 KV976 which was flying in cloud at 5000 ft. when the gyros and horizon instruments failed. The aircraft crashed into the sea three miles north of Berwick-upon-Tweed and both Larkman and his Instructor Flight Sergeant Wedgewood were killed. His Headstone is inscribed ” Greater Love Hath No Man Than This “.

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