Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
ff
FX76845   Petty Officer Airman Alan Miller Cameron Bayne
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/06/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Condor Air Station, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 16/09/1919
Died: 17/02/1943 (Died on Active Sevice)
Age: 23
Summary      
Alan Bayne was the son of William James and Selina Bayne. Alan Millar Cameron Bayne was born on 16th September 1919. It seems he was born in the Moneymore area. Petty Officer Airman Alan Bayne served with the Royal Navy as part of Fleet Air Arm. He was based at H.M.S. Condor, a Royal Naval Air Station at Arbroath in Scotland. In February 1943 he was part of a crew of three when their plane crashed on the Hill of Formal, near Edzell in Angus, Scotland. Both Ravey and Bayne are recorded as losing their lives that day. His remains were returned home and he is buried in Cookstown Cemetery.
Further Information
Alan Bayne was the son of William James and Selina Bayne. William James Bayne and Selina Hogg were married on 4th September 1918 in the district of Cookstown.
Alan Millar Cameron Bayne was born on 16th September 1919. It seems he was born in the Moneymore area.
Alan Bayne served with the Royal Navy as part of Fleet Air Arm which was formed in 1937.
He was based at H.M.S. Condor, a Royal Naval Air Station at Arbroath in Scotland. The base was used as No: 2 Observers School and deck landing training school, used by 753, 778 and 783 Squadrons. It later became a Naval Air Signals School.
Photo of HMS Condor base
Petty Officer Airman Alan Bayne was part of 754 Squadron. In February 1943 he was part of a crew of three flying as an Albacorn aircraft as an observer. The crew on that day were Alan Bayne, William Ravey and R A Sinstadt.
Their plane crashed on the Hill of Formal, near Edzell in Angus, Scotland. Both Ravey and Bayne are recorded as losing their lives that day.
Alan Bayne died while in service on 17th February 1943, aged 23. No details of his death are available.
According to the Naval History website (see below) -
FAA, 754 Sqn, Condor, air crash
BAYNE, Allen M C, Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 76845, killed
RAVEY, William, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed
His remains were returned home and he is buried in Cookstown New Cemetery, Westland Road, Cookstown, and is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
Read more
Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Cookstown Cemetery Cookstown South Buried in Cookstown Cemetery 54.638348 -6.753263
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Albacore aircraft The plane in which Airman Alan Miller Cameron Bayne died.
2 FindAGrave.com Photo of Airman Alan Miller Cameron Bayne's grave
3 Naval History information Gives cause of death as air crash FAA, 754 Sqn
4 NZ War Graves Project Details of Airman Alan Miller Cameron Bayne including grave photo
5 Royal Naval Association Brave Report Issue 33 includes details of Airman Alan Miller Cameron Bayne
6 William Ravey, CWGC record Died in same air crash with Alan Bayne FAA, 754 Sqn
7 William Ravey, grave photo Died in same air crash with Alan Bayne FAA, 754 Sqn
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019