Carsphairn Archive

The Pilot

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The plane was shared among several pilots until it became the personal machine of Pilot Officer David Hunter-Blair, a 19 year old pilot born in Ayrshire and raised on the family estate of Blairquhan.

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According to Douglas Benham of his squadron he was a delightful young man, had all the right attributes, was happy-go-lucky but with a sense of purpose and a great sense of dedication.

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David Hunter Blair was a third son born to a family with property and who enjoyed every advantage while growing up.