Gloster Meteor F.8

WE 904

211 FTS  

Crashed 12:05:55

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

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The memorial stone & plaque on Millthorpe Village Green.

Pilot Officer Tritton's grave in Worksop (Retford Road) cemetery.