Former Metropolitan Police officer, Sergeant Alistair Stuart McLaren RAFVR (1891777) was the youngest son of the late John and Margaret McLaren, 14 Robertson’s Buildings, Dunkeld Road, Perth.
McLaren was an air gunner on board Avro Lancaster ND762 on 22 May 1944 piloted by another Perth resident, Ernie ‘Sherl-E’ Holmes DFC. The events describing the loss of Lancaster ND762 are detailed in the book; Where Sky and Summit Meet published by Tippermuir Books and: Flight Lieutenant Ernie ‘Sherl-E’ Holmes, DFC – Made in Perth ~ Official Website ~ SC044155
Wing Commander Edward Peter William Hutton was also brought up by a Mrs J Mclaren at 14 Robertson’s Buildings: Wing Commander Edward Peter William Hutton – Made in Perth ~ Official Website ~ SC044155
No. 35 Squadron website link to Lancaster ND762, dedicated to all who served with No. 35 Squadron (1916–1982)
A memorial to the crew in Vessem, Holland was unveiled by E Holmes on 29th September 2018 © Heemkundevereniging De Hooge Dorpen