To: AIR Ministry Reptd Records Ruislip
From: H.Q. R.A.F.M.E.
Recieved A.M.C.S. 1414 Hrs
M.84 8/1 F.B.
(A) Blenheim L.8537. (sic) (B) No. 211 Squadron. (C) Kilcyie 6/1 0800 G.M.T.
(D) 40371 F/O L.S. Delaney missing, 745972 Sgt. V. Pollard missing, 612781 Sgt T.A. McCord missing. (G) Aircraft last seen descending slowly through gap in clouds port engine dead aircraft under control. (H) Aircraft missing. (A) Blenheim L.1487. (B) No. 211 Squadron. (C) 41373 F/O R.D. Campbell missing, 751077 Sgt. J.H. Beharrel missing, 613211 Sgt. R. Appleyard missing. (G) Aircraft last seen climbing separately into clouds unable to keep formation. (H). Aircraft missing.
Time of Origin:- 1049 Hrs
CRASH CIRCULATION (O’seas)
Copy: S E C R E T
From:- No. 211 Squadron, Royal Air Force
To:- Air Headquarters British Air Forces in Greece
Date:-9th January, 1941
Crashed Aircraft – Blenheim L.8536
Flying Officer L.S. Delaney.
Sgt Pollard. Sgt McCord.
Blenheim L.8536 piloted by F/O. L. S. Delaney was observed to descend through a gap in the clouds in the neighbourhood of KELCYRE at approximately 08.00 hours G.M.T. on the 6th of January, 1941.
2. The aircraft was returning from a raid on Valona and was flying on one engine. The starboard engine was dead presumably due to enemy action.
3. The aircraft was subsequently found by Greeks crashed near ARGYROKASTRON with the crew killed.
(sgd) ? ? ?
Flight Lieutenant, Commanding,
No. 211 Squadron, R. A. F.
Copy to:- H.Q.R.A.F.M.E.
Base Personnel Office, R.A.F.