Interesting comment made about this post.
“Instructing student pilots- a dangerous affair” struck a cord with me.
My father’s best friend, Robert [Bob] Bruce Reid, was a Flight Sergeant Instructor with the #12 E.F.T.S. (Goderich, Ontario).
On August 26, 1942, near Rostock, ON, in a Tiger Moth (#8909) on a cross country training exercise, there was a mid-air collision with another training aircraft with #14 S.F.T.S, a Yale (#3391).
All four, two instructors and two students, were killed: J.E. Mosher, Pilot Instructor, J. McVicar, student pilot; R.B Reid, Pilot Instructor, and D. York, pupil pilot.
I do have a few photos of Bob which I’d like to post on this site, if that would be okay. [Although I am not sure how to do an entry as polished as some of those I’ve seen here]. If permissable, I’d like to add a few comments from his official record and from a letter to my father alluding to the toll the training was taking on him.