DON, Ronald

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 9835
Born: 
Wednesday, August 5, 1931
Died : 
Sunday, May 24, 1953
Died in service
Age: 
21
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. Marine Derek Edward Burtenshaw also died. They had been taking part in an exercise from the Suez Canal Zone.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
The Suez Veterans Assoc website
MaltaFamilyHistory.com.
 
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