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Offline lynx3bal

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Tommy Craig
« on: October 12, 2008, 10:09:52 AM »
Gentlemen,

      my name is Craig and I am trying to find out anything about my uncle who served and died on the 'Vic'. His name was Tommy Craig and he served in the early sixties. I know that he went to Hong Kong as he brought me back a silk dressing gown. Sadly he died in an accident on board when a plane was catapulted off. If any of you gents can give me any information on my uncle I would appreciate it.


Thanks...........................Craig (ex-pongo)

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Re: Tommy Craig
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 06:28:40 PM »

 Tommy    Welcome to the site,   Dave 

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Re: Tommy Craig
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 10:32:57 AM »
Craig,

I've asked around and the info I've got is this...

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Na1 AH3 T.M.Craig L/F967938 26th May 1959. Who was Tragically Killed. On Hms Victorious. When he wrongly moved over the cat. In a port/starboard Launch Procedure of a 3 figure Sea Vixen Launch. The pilot of the Sea Vixen was L/T John Bovey Cary RN. Who wrote to the family ,at the time of their loss

Hope this is of some use.

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Re: Tommy Craig
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 07:59:14 PM »
James,

     thank you very much for your reply to my query. I remember my mother telling me how much he enjoyed his work, the travelling, his mates and life in general. I believe he is buried in Gosport but if anyone can tell me how to find out exactly where again I would be grateful.

Again, thank you james for your help in this matter!


     Craig..........................