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Flying Officer (pilot)
David Thomas Boret LEADER
Royal Air Force
Died in a flying accident on Friday 30th July 1943
Aged 20





Born in Q2-1923 [Newmarket 3b:768], the son of Colledge and Phyllis Carruthers LEADER (nee BORET) of Fairway House, Bury Road, Newmarket. His father was trainer for Lord Derby at Stanley House from 1934 but died in 1938.

David was undergoing further training at No 39 Service Flying Training School at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada,and was killed when in Airspeed Oxford X6538 crashed. His is the only reported RAF death in this accident.





David is buried in Swift Current ( Mount Pleasant) Cemetery, Canada Ref- block 2 grave 11


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