Gloster Meteor F.8
The aircraft, belonging to 211 Flying Training School, based at Worksop, had taken off on a solo training flight. During a controlled descent, the pilot lost control, the aircraft diving into the ground at Millthorpe, near Chesterfield.
Sadly, the pilot was killed.
Pilot Officer ROBERT ANTHONY TRITTON Aged 19
The memorial stone & plaque on Millthorpe Village Green.
Pilot Officer Tritton's grave in Worksop (Retford Road) cemetery.