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 Alexander Craig Aitken

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Alexander Craig Aitken

  • Birth 20 Nov 1922
  • Death 24 Jan 1943 Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Burial Angle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Memorial ID 112717956

1943 March Quarter death registration-
Name: Aitken, Alexander C.
Age: 20
District: Pembroke
Volume & Page: 11a & 1251

Pilot Officer Aiken lost his life when his 'Spitfire' (#EP202) aircraft was in a mid-air collision, over the English Channel, with another 'Spitfire'. The pilot in the other aircraft [Spitfire #EN777) survived the accident.

From the Canadian Virtual War Memorial--
Military Service:-
Rank: Pilot Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service Number: J/16586
Age: 20
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 421 RCAF Squadron-[MOTTO: 'Bellicum cecinere' - They have sounded the war trumpet]; 421 Squadron based at RAF Fairwood Common

Additional Information:-
Son of Alexander Drummond Aitken and Margaret (née Craig) Aitken of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father, Alexander Drummond Aitken, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland; his mother, Margaret Craig, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Pilot Officer Alexander Craig Aitken is commemorated on Page 130 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.


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  • Created by: SJ Hearn
  • Added: 22 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112717956
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Craig Aitken (20 Nov 1922–24 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112717956, citing St. Mary Churchyard, Angle, Pembrokeshire, Wales ; Maintained by SJ Hearn (contributor 46864594) .