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Ainslie, Allan Stuart

Date of birth:
April 1st, 1913 (King Williams Town/Eastern Cape, South Africa)
Date of death:
June 29th, 1940
Buried on:
Air Forces Memorial Runnymede
Row: panel. Grave: 4.
Service number:
South African (1910-1961, Union)


Allan Ainslie was educated at Dale College, King Williams Town and became a Cadet of the South African Training Ship General Botha (1929-1930. Subsequently Ainslie became a cadet in the White Star Line and also a Probationary Midshipman RNR.
In 1938 he joined the RAF however.
Ainslie and his total Sunderland flyingboat crew were lost on 29 June 1940 over the North Sea.
Allan Ainslie is commemmorated on Panel 4 of the Runnymede Memorial

30 september 1935: Acting Pilot Officer on Probation
6 augustus 1936: Pilot Officer
6 februari 1938: Flying Officer
2 maart 1939: Acting Flight Lieutenant
6 februari 1940: Flight Lieutenant

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1940
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)