Malta

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DON, Ronald

Marine Ronald Don died of injuries received on the 17th May when a plane crashed at Luqa airport, Malta. The Valleta aircraft of 70 Sqn. landed onto the grass next to the runway when its aileron jammed, hit the runway control caravan, and burst into flames. 
 
Also killed
Marine Derek Edward Burtenshaw

SMITH, Kevin John

Gunner Kevin Smith, 79 Bty.,  was killed in a fall from the wall of Mosta magazine in Malta.

"Whilst the rest of the detachment waited for transport up to the main magazine Smudger decided to climb up, he nearly made it when he unfortunately slipped and fell about 100 feet." *

Sources
AFM ROH
Commando Gunner website
* 29 Cdo Veteran via CVA Facebook page.
 

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