Pilot Officer Peter Munro Sutherland

Pilot Officer Peter Munro, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was died of wounds in Kingseat Naval Hospital, Aberdeen on 31st July 1944, aged 19. He was the son of Arthur and Nina Sutherland of Edrington, Foulden and the grandson of Sir Arthur Munro Sutherland of Newcastle and Hethpool, Wooler. He was cremated at Newcastle  West Road Crematorium. He was educated at Stowe Public School went direct to the Oxford University Air Squadron and on to Canada where he gained his wings. He had been the heir to the Baronetcy which now went to Mr Benjamin Sutherland.  He was flying in an Operational Training Unit Airspeed Oxford which crashed at Bucksburn Aberdeenshire whilst descending to Dyce Airport in cloud on a night navigational exercise. The Oxford was a twin engine monoplane used extensively to train Commonwealth crews in navigation, radio operating, bombing and gunnery.

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