Author Topic: 2Lt Cameron Gilmour - Information needed  (Read 178 times)

Offline Grant

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2Lt Cameron Gilmour - Information needed
« on: June 27, 2022, 02:12:19 AM »
Not sure if I'm posting this request for information in the right area, but I'm looking for pictures of 2Lt. Cameron Gilmour's aircraft.
He was shot down on Thursday November 9th 1916 by the Red Baron, he was Manfred's 8th victory. Gilmour flew with the RFC 12th Sqn, and the plane he was flying the day he was shot down was a BE2c presentation aircraft: Overseas Club British Empire Day 1916. This is the aircraft I'm trying to locate a photo of on the web and in books with no luck so far. Founds lots of information on Gilmour but no images of his aircraft.


If anyone has a photo in their collection of this BE2c mentioned above and wouldn't mine sharing it, please email or PM me.


Thanks!


Grant

Offline macsporran

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Re: 2Lt Cameron Gilmour - Information needed
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2022, 02:26:46 AM »
Just a generic photo of a BE2c in the section on MvR's 8th victim in "Under the Guns of the Red Baron" I'm afraid.
Nothing in Ronny Bar's British two-seaters profiles either.
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Re: 2Lt Cameron Gilmour - Information needed
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2022, 02:34:23 AM »
Thanks Sandy for taking the time looking for me, much appreciated. May not be any such photo in existence unfortunately.


Offline KiwiZac

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Re: 2Lt Cameron Gilmour - Information needed
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2022, 08:19:00 AM »
If it's at all helpful Wikipedia suggests the machine's serial was 2506, and that his name was Ian Gilmour Cameron (confirmed by a quick Google although some report "John"). There are also two photos of 2/Lt Cameron on Twitter and a little more info here.

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Re: 2Lt Cameron Gilmour - Information needed
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2022, 08:37:32 AM »
KiwiZac,


Yes that's correct, his name is Ian Cameron, and that is the aircraft number, confirmed through my books and online searches. Just wish I good locate an actual photograph, doubt one exsit.


Thank you!