The Duke of Kent Is Killed in an Air Crash in Scotland – 25 August 1942

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 25 August 1942, Prince George, Duke of Kent, was killed when the Sutherland Flying Boat in which he was travelling to Iceland crashed into a hillside in Caithness, Scotland – he was 39.

The Duke of Kent was the younger brother of George VI and Edward VIII, and had been fifth in line to the UK throne.

Sadly, his wife, the Duchess of Kent, had given birth to their third child, Prince Michael of Kent, just seven weeks before the crash.

Included below is a contemporary newspaper report on the crash.

historical newspaper report on The Duke of Kent Is Killed in an Air Crash in Scotland

Western Morning News – Wednesday 26 August 1942

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historical newspaper report on The Duke of Kent Is Killed in an Air Crash in Scotland

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