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Casualties - January - December 1931


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

1 Jan

LAC

CHAMBERS, ALEXANDER DONALDSON

He died from injuries sustained on 31 December 1930 whilst flying in Wapiti, J9635 of No 55 Sqn, when it overturned on landing.

5 Jan

Sqn Ldr

STEWART, HARRY

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Wapiti of No 84 Sqn, which crashed during a night landing at Shaibah.  He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

10 Jan

Sgt WREN, JAMES EDWARD He was killed whilst flying Wapiti IIA, J9380 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed at Rifaltur during a practice for the forthcoming air pageant in Delhi when a large eagle flew into the machine, breaking a strut, causing the wings to collapse.

10 Jan

Cpl JEFFERY, THOMAS WILLIAM PENNY AFM He was killed whilst flying Wapiti IIA, J9380 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed at Rifaltur during a practice for the forthcoming air pageant in Delhi when a large eagle flew into the machine, breaking a strut, causing the wings to collapse.  He attempted to jump out before the crash but his parachute caught in the fuselage.

12 Jan

Plt Off

CHAPMAN, JOHN EDWARD FURLONG

e was killed whilst flying in Vimy, F9168, which become lost on a night delivery flight to No 2 FTS, which hit a low bank and overturned as it attempted a forced landing at Haxey near Gainsborough.

12 Jan

Flt Sgt ROGERS, ALFRED GEORGE He was killed whilst flying in Vimy, F9168, which become lost on a night delivery flight to No 2 FTS, which hit a low bank and overturned as it attempted a forced landing at Haxey near Gainsborough.

12 Jan

Flt Lt

SHAW, GEOFFREY MAYNARD EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Vimy, F9168, which become lost on a night delivery flight to No 2 FTS, which hit a low bank and overturned as it attempted a forced landing at Haxey near Gainsborough.

12 Jan

Fg Off

LEMON, FRANK

He was killed in a mid-air collision whilst flying Siskin IIIA, J8865 of No 29 Sqn.  His aircraft was struck by J8946 of the same unit being flown by Plt Off D V Angell.  Angell was court martialled on a charge of  'neglect of flying' but was found not guilty.

19 Jan

Fg Off

BARTON, JOHN

He was a member of No 7 Sqn and was killed, whilst flying in Virginia VII, J8241 which crashed into the Orderly Room at RAF Worthy Down.

19 Jan

Fg Off

MONROE, WALTER SYDNEY

He was a member of No 7 Sqn and was killed, whilst flying in Virginia VII, J8241 which crashed into the Orderly Room at RAF Worthy Down.

19 Jan

LAC

MILNER, JAMES STANLEY

He was a member of No 7 Sqn and was killed, whilst flying in Virginia VII, J8241 which crashed into the Orderly Room at RAF Worthy Down.

4 Feb

LAC

RUTLEDGE, WILLLIAM SIDNEY

He was killed whilst flying in Blackburn Iris, N238 of No 209 Sqn, piloted by the Sqn CO, Wg Cdr C G Tucker, which crashed in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound.  Eight others were also killed, six of whose bodies were not recovered.

4 Feb

Wg Cdr

TUCKER, CHARLES GILBERT

He was the OC of 209 Sqn and was killed whilst flying in Blackburn Iris, N238, which crashed in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound after he took control of the aircraft during landing when he wasn't the pilot in command.  Eight other were also killed, six of whose bodies were not recovered.

4 Feb

LAC

DAVIES, CECIL GWILYN He was killed whilst flying in Blackburn Iris, N238 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound.  Eight others were also killed, six of whose bodies were not recovered.

4 Feb

LAC

OATES, CHARLES He was killed whilst flying in Blackburn Iris, N238 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound.  Eight others were also killed, six of whose bodies were not recovered.

4 Feb

LAC

ONGLEY, HAROLD CORRIE He was killed whilst flying in Blackburn Iris, N238 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound.  Eight others were also killed, six of whose bodies were not recovered.

4 Feb

LAC

STARK, WILLIAM HENRY He was killed whilst flying in Blackburn Iris, N238 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound.  Eight others were also killed, six of whose bodies were not recovered.

4 Feb

LAC

STEVENS, WILLIAM GEORGE He was killed whilst flying in Blackburn Iris, N238 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound.  Eight others were also killed, six of whose bodies were not recovered.

4 Feb

Sgt

WILSON, EDMUND WALTER HARRIS He was killed whilst flying in Blackburn Iris, N238 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound.  Eight others were also killed, six of whose bodies were not recovered.

4 Feb

Fg Off

WOOD, FREDERICK KINGSLEY

He was killed whilst flying Blackburn Iris, N238 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed in Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound after Wg Cdr Tucker took control of the aircraft from him during landing.  Eight others were also killed, six of whose bodies were not recovered.

13 Feb

Flt Cdt

ACTON ADAMS, ARTHUR MORLAND

He was killed whilst under instruction in Atlas, K1187 of the RAF College, Cranwell, his instructor being Fg Off A F P Anning.  They were carrying out a gliding turn during approach for a practice forced landing when they lost flying speed.  The court of inquiry decided that the instructor, left the correction of this fault until it was too late to recover the aircraft from the resulting dive.

13 Feb

Fg Off

ANNING, ANTHONY FREDERICK PAUL

He was killed whilst instructing  Flt Cdt A M Acton Adams in Atlas, K1187 of the RAF College, Cranwell.  They were carrying out a gliding turn during approach for a practice forced landing when they lost flying speed .  The court of inquiry decided that the instructor, left the correction of this fault until it was too late to recover the aircraft from the resulting dive.

17 Feb

Flt Lt

BAXTER, HENRY RICHARD FREDERICK

He was serving with No 13 Sqn as an Armament Officer when he died in the RAF Hospital Uxbridge from heart failure.

17 Feb

Cpl

BOYCE, VICTOR REDVERS

He was killed whilst flying in Horsley, S1444 of No 36 Sqn, which failed to recover from dive and crashed into a mangrove swamp at Pulau Khatib Bangsu Island in the Jahore Straits.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

17 Feb

Fg Off

DAVIS, SIDNEY ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying in Horsley, S1444 of No 36 Sqn, which failed to recover from dive and crashed into a mangrove swamp at Pulau Khatib Bangsu Island in the Jahore Straits.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

26 Feb

Plt Off

NEWCOMBE, JACK STEWART

He was serving with No 12 Sqn and was a member of the England team in the World Bobsleigh Championship at St. Morit but just before the final he was taken ill and died a week later at Kreisspital Samaden in Switzerland from Peritonitis.

7 Mar

Plt Off

LAND, HAROLD AuxAF

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504N, H2975, of No 602 Sqn which collided with Wapiti, J9603 of the same unit.

7 Mar

Plt Off

PHILIPS, GEORGE CHRISTOPHER AuxAF

He was killed whilst flying Wapiti, J9603 of No 602 Sqn which collided with Avro 504N, H2975 of the same unit.

19 Mar

Plt Off

ANGELL, DAVID VICTOR

He was killed whilst flying Siskin IIIA, J9912 of No 29 Sqn, crashed on a farm at Bourn in Cambridgeshire

23 Mar

Sgt

ANTHONY, WILLIAM HENRY

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Wapiti of No 55 Sqn, which flew into trees and exploded near Sulaimaniya and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.  His crewman, AC1 R H Nicholas was also killed.

23 Mar

AC

NICHOLAS, ROBERT HUGO

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in an unidentified Wapiti of No 55 Sqn, flown by Sgt W H Anthony, who was also killed, which flew into trees and exploded near Sulaimaniya and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

23 Mar

Fg Off

McDOWELL, ALEXANDER MAXIMILIAN (Lt RN)

He was killed flying Fairey IIIF, S1341 of the RAF Training Base Leuchars when it suffered a starboard wing failure and crashed near St Andrews.

25 Mar

AC2

MUNRO, ROBERT KENNETH

He was serving with No 30 Sqn as a Wireless Operator but nothing is recorded in the ORB and he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery

27 Mar

LAC

SMITH, W H

He was killed in a fatal starting accident with Bristol Fighter, H1493 of No 6 Sqn and he is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

27 Mar

AC1

ELLARD, LEONARD ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying in Atlas, J9952 of No.2 Sqn, which force landed in the sea off Reculver after becoming lost in fog.

27 Mar

Fg Off

WINTRINGHAM, CHARLES RICHARD FILDES

He was killed whilst flying in Atlas, J9952 of No.2 Sqn, which force landed in the sea off Reculver after becoming lost in fog.

31 Mar

Fg Off

LITTLE, CHARLES HUGH RUDGARD

He was killed whilst flying Gamecock, J8073 of the Armament and Gunnery School which crashed in a field off Rectory-road, Rochford in Essex whilst he was attempting to land in order to assist a fellow pilot who had made a forced landing.

30 Mar

Sgt MARTIN, STANLEY HERBERT He was killed whilst flying Hart, J9938 of No 33 Sqn which crashed at Bicester.

30 Mar

AC1 MASON, GEORGE HENRY He was killed whilst flying Hart, J9938 of No 33 Sqn which crashed at Bicester.

1 Apr

Flt Sgt

CLARKE, H E

Maala Cemetery.  Shown as being killed/died 1 30 Apr 1931

3 Apr

Fg Off

SMITH ERNEST FREDERICK RAFO

He was killed, along with two others when their Avro 594 Avian IIIA, G-EBZD crashed from a height of 500 ft whilst executing a loop at Carshalton, Surrey.

4 Apr

AC1

GOLPHIN, DAVID

He was killed whilst flying in Fairey IIIF, S1143 of Heliopolis Communication Flt when it stalled and crashed on landing.

4 Apr

AC1

THOMAS, JAMES ALEXANDER SHERIFF

He was killed whilst flying in Fairey IIIF, S1143 of Heliopolis Communication Flt when it stalled and crashed on landing.

8 Apr

Sqn Ldr

WAUGH, JOHN KEITH DSC

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Fairey IIIF, S1143 of Heliopolis Communication Flt when it stalled and crashed on landing on 4 Apr 1931 but died four days later. He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery. Also shown as 4 April

18 Apr

Fg Off (on prob)

LAMDIN, FRANK MBE

He had only recently been commissioned (from Sgt Maj) as a Stores Officer when he died from spinal meningitis at the Greenlands Nursing Home, Reading .

23 Apr

AVM

HOLT, FELTON VESEY CMG, DSO

Having carried out an inspection of RAF Tangmere, he had taken off in his De Havilland Moth (K1838), with his PA flying another Moth when a formation of Siskins of No 43 Sqn, seeing his PAs aircraft decided to pay him an aerial salute.  Unfortunately, the formation dived directly at the AVM, whom they could not see and  the Siskin on the left of the formation, flown by Sgt C G Wareham, caught the wing of his Moth.  Going into a spin, the pilot recovered and the AVM took to his parachute, but they were too low, the AVM being killed when he hit the ground without a fully deployed parachute and his pilot, Flt Lt H M Moody, when the aircraft hit the ground.  The inquest brought a verdict of accidental death.

23 Apr

Flt Lt

MOODY, HENRY MICHAEL MC

He was the pilot of Moth, K1838 of No 24 Sqn with AVM F V Holt, the AOC, Fighting Area as his passenger.  They had just taken off from RAF Tangmere after the AOC an carried out an inspection of the station together with the AOC's PA, who was flying another Moth when a formation of Siskins of No 43 Sqn, seeing his PAs aircraft decided to pay him an aerial salute.  Unfortunately, the formation dived directly at the AVM's aircraft, whom they could not see and  the Siskin on the left of the formation, flown by Sgt C G Wareham, caught the wing of his Moth.  Going into a spin, the Moody recovered and the AVM took to his parachute, but they were too low and the AVM was killed when he hit the ground without a fully deployed parachute and Flt Lt H M Moody, when the aircraft hit the ground.  The inquest brought a verdict of accidental death.

24 Apr

Fg Off

WOOD, DAVID HARRY GADSDON

He was killed whilst flying in an unidentified aircraft of No 20 Sqn which crashed near Shin Kamer.   AC1 R F Ring, the gunner was also killed.

24 Apr

AC1 RING, RONALD FREDERICK He was killed whilst flying in an unidentified aircraft of No 20 Sqn which crashed near Shin Kamer.   Fg Off D H G Wood, the pilot was also killed.

26 Apr

LAC

MILLIGAN, LESLIE CHARLES

He was serving as a Turner with No 70 Sqn but nothing is recorded in the ORB and he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

2 May

Fg Off

MACKAY, STEWART SINCLAIR

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504N, F8813 of No.2 Flying Training School, which stalled and dived into the ground at Ashby-de-la-Launde, Lincolnshire.

2 May

AC2

SWAIN, JOSIAH

He was killed whilst flying in Avro 504N, F8813 of No.2 Flying Training School, which stalled and dived into the ground at Ashby-de-la-Launde, Lincolnshire.

5 May

Flt Lt

GLADSTONE, THOMAS ANTHONY AFC, RAFO

He was a director of Imperial Airways (South Africa) Ltd when he was killed whilst flying Puss Moth, ZU-ACC, which crashed at Van Reenan, Natal in the Drakenburg Mountains during a storm.

6 May

AC1 MERRIMAN, ALEXANDER BROWNLOW He was killed when he abandoned an Atlas, ? of No 13 Sqn when it lost its engine as a result of vibration caused by a broken propeller as it was about to land at Netheravon.  The pilot parachuted safely but Merriman didn't.

7 May

Flt Lt

WAGHORN, HENRY RICHMOND DANVERS AFC

He was testing a Hawker Horsley, J8932 fitted with an alternative engine with a Mr Alexander of the RAE on 5 May 1931, when the aircraft became uncontrollable and they were forced to abandon it at around 500 ft.  Waghorn waited for Alexander to jump before himself leaving the aircraft and he suffered injuries when he hit a building, from which he died two days later.

12 May

Flt Cdt

BERTRAM, HUGH LESLIE JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504N, J8751 of the RAF College Cranwell when he attempted a manoeuvre which resulted in a stall at a height below which he could recover.

12 May

Flt Lt

RICHARDS, WILLIAM JOSEPH

A Signals Officer, his unit is not known at present but he died, cause unknown, in the RAF Hospital, Hinaidi and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

19 May

Fg Off

COLQUHOUN, JAMES ARBURHNOT SUTHERLAND (Lt RN)

He was killed flying Blackburn Dart, N9997 of No 464 Flt whilst returning to HMS Courageous following a mock attack on the Fleet.  As he broke formation to land, his aircraft stalled and collided with N9995, both crashing into the Moray Firth from 800 ft.

19 May

Fg Off

NANGLE, HENRY NATHANIEL MILO (Lt RN)

He was killed flying Blackburn Dart, N9995 of No 464 Flt whilst returning to HMS Courageous following a mock attack on the Fleet.  N9997 stalled as it broke formation and collided with N9995, both crashing into the Moray Firth from 800 ft.

25 May

Sgt

SELVAGE, EDWIN GERALD

He was  serving at the RAF Depot, Middle East when he died in the Citadel Military Hospital, cause unknown and is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

8 Jun

Fg Off

O'BRIEN, FRANCIS ALBERT RAFO

He was killed whilst flying in Siskin III, G-ABHT of Air Service Training, which crashed after attempting loop at Sarisbury, Hants.  He was undertaking his annual reserve training when the accident occurred.

1 Jul

Flt Lt

STIRLING, ROBERT MILLER AFC, RAFO

He was killed in Ontario

2 Jul

Sgt

HYNE, B W

He was killed whilst flying in Fairey IIIF, J9064 of No 14 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Amman and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

4 Jul

Fg Off

GRIFFIN, ROBERT VERNON

He was serving as the Pilotage Officer with No 101 Sqn, which attending the armament training camp at RAF Catfoss, when he was found lying dead on the grass verge beside a damaged sports car between Beeford and Brandesburton.  It appears he had been thrown out of the car following the bursting of the near side front tyre as he was travelling back to the camp from Bridlington.

7 Jul

LAC

CURTIS, GEORGE WILLIAM.

He was killed at Deversoir, Egypt whilst flying in a Vickers Victoria of No 216 Sqn piloted by F/O Charles Edmund William Nigel Cavendish Pelly and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

7 Jul

Fg Off

CARTER, CHARLES HENRY RAFO

He was killed flying Bristol Type 89 Trainer, G-EBOC, c/n 6965 which collided with G-AAWJ being flown by Flt Lt E.H. Bryant whilst both aircraft where approaching to land.

14 Jul

LAC

PALMER, EDWIN JAMES  3 FTS when it was struck as it taxied in after landing at Grantham by Tomtit, J9777 which was taking off.

5 Aug

Flt Lt

JONES, ARTHUR REGINALD

 

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Atlas of No 208 Sqn, which crashed at Almaza and is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.  His crewman, LAC E G C Henry was also killed.

5 Aug

AC

HENRY, EDGAR GILES CLIVE

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in an unidentified Atlas of No 208 Sqn, which crashed at Almaza, being flown by Flt Lt A R Jones, who was also killed.  He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

7 Aug

Plt Off

VAUGHAN FOWLER, DENIS GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Siskin of No 41 Sqn.  He had been flying at the Folkestone Searchlight Tattoo, in an aircraft lit up with coloured lights and on his return to Hawkinge, it developed engine trouble and overturned on landing, bursting into flames and burning out.

16 Aug

Gp Capt

FLACK, MARTIN WILLIAM CBE, MB, BCh

Serving as the Director of Medical Research, he died in Halton Hospital, after a long illness

18 Aug

Fg Off

BRINTON, GERALD LEWIS (Lt RN)

He was killed in a flying accident in Supermarine S6, N247, which had won the 1929 Schneider Trophy Race and also held the world air speed record at that time.  The aircraft began to 'porpoise' on take off and on the third attempt to lift off the aircraft left the water but immediately nose dived into the sea and turned over.

18 Aug

Sqn Ldr

CROLLIUS, JOHN ROBERT MB, ChB, LMSSA

He died in the Citadel Military Hospital, Cairo, where he was probably serving.

8 Sep

Fg Off

McMULLIN, CHARLES ROOSMALE RAFO

He was working for Fairey Aviation when he was killed whilst flying Blackburn Bluebird, G-EBWE which crashed in Belgium following the loss of its propeller en-rout to the company's facility at Gosselies.

9 Sep

LAC

HUDSON, JOHN

 

He was killed whilst flying Atlas, K1015 of No 4 FTS and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery..

17 Sep

Fg Off

WHITFIELD, LAWRENCE

He was an amateur jockey and died in the Star and Garter Home, Peterham, Surrey from injuries sustained on 16 Jan 1931 during a race at Hurst Park.

17 Sep

Plt Off

SCOTT, STENHOUSE ARNOLD RAFO

He died in Redhill Hospital from injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident at Golders' Green when he skidded and was thrown off.

24 Sep

LAC

GWYTHER, JOHN TREVOR

His unit and cause of death is currently unknown and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery but his death seems to coincide with an outbreak of Rabies(?) in the Armoured Car Company in Makina.

30 Sep

Plt Off

BROWNE, GILBERT ERNEST OGILVIE

Serving at No 2 FTS, he died from injuries sustained in a motor accident the previous night, when the car in which he was travelling collided with a stationary lorry at Tempsford on the Great North Road (now A1).

30 Sep

Plt Off

IRELAND, NOEL ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying Bulldog, K1674 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed at Coulsdon Common after failing to recover from a spin.

1 Oct

Fg Off

ABBOTT, FREDERICK ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying Atlas, J9960 of No 208 Sqn, which crashed on take off at Ismailia and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.  His passenger, Lt-Col Percy Stewart Rowan, DSO, the Wiltshire Regiment was  also killed.

2 Oct

Flt Lt

ELLIOT, ARCHIBALD GUTHRIE (Lt Cdr RN)

He was killed whilst flying as the observer of Blackburn Ripon, S1467 of No 461 Flt.  They had been carrying out  a dummy torpedo attack on a ship when the pilot of the aircraft was blinded by jettisoned fuel and dived into the sea near Farmgusta, Cyprus.  His pilot, Lt Cdr F S Benney RN was also killed.

8 Oct

LAC

FULLER, RALPH REGINALD

He fell out of Victoria, J8919 of No 70 Sqn from about 700 ft as the aircraft was attempting to make an emergency landing at night and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

14 Oct

Sqn Ldr

SALT, TREVOR EDWARD AFC

He was killed whilst flying a Wapiti of Aircraft Depot, India, which crashed at Marud Khan, near Karachi.

26 Oct

Fg Off

SINGLETON, HENRY CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying an Atlas, (K1017 or J9526) of No 13 Sqn, which collided with another of the same unit near Tidworth during a formation change.  He is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard .

26 Oct

Plt Off

WILLIAMS, ROGER

He was killed whilst flying an Atlas, (K1017 or J9526) of No 13 Sqn, which collided with another of the same unit near Tidworth during a formation change.  He is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard .

26 Oct

AC2

LANAWAY, REGINALD HENRY

He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in an Atlas, (K1017 or J9526) of No 13 Sqn, flown by Plt Off Singleton, which collided with another of the same unit near Tidworth during a formation change.

30 Oct

Fg Off

MARKBY, JOHN EUGENE

He was killed whilst flying Tutor, K2498 of No 3 FTS, which crashed at Bulwell Hill Golf Links near Nottingham whilst carrying out aerobatics.

30 Oct

Fg Off

McHARDY, LOUIS

He was killed whilst flying Tutor, K2498 of No 3 FTS, which crashed at Bulwell Hill Golf Links near Nottingham whilst carrying out aerobatics.

2 Nov

Fg Off

BANNERMAN, ISMAY MB, ChB

He was serving as a medical officer at the RAF Hospital, Halton and died there from injuries sustained on 30 October in a motorcycle accident between Tring and Berkhamstead.  In the collision with another vehicle he was thrown in front of an approaching bus, and his machine caught fire.

8 Nov

Fg Off

JONES, EDWARD ARNOLD RAFO

He was fatally injured, later dying in hospital, whilst flying in De Havilland DH60M Moth, G-AAVU of Brooklands Flying School, nose-dived and crashed in attempting to land at Hendon Aerodrome.

24 Nov

Plt Off

SHRIMPTON, JOHN EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying a Moth, K1210 of the RAF Kenley station flight when it collided with Bulldog, K1615 of No 32 Sqn over Kenley.

24 Nov

Flt Lt

LACEY, ERNEST VAIR  SLEIGH

He was killed whilst flying a Moth, K1210 of the RAF Kenley station flight when it collided with Bulldog, K1615 of No 32 Sqn over Kenley.

25 Nov

AC1

PEARSON, WILLIAM JAMES

He was serving at the Aircraft Depot, Iraq when he died, cause unknown and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

27 Nov

Flt Lt

FREEMAN FOWLER, JOHN

He was serving as a Stores Officer with No 6 Sqn when died at Ismailia from septicaemia and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

28 Nov

Fg Off

TEIDEMAN, ARTHUR GEORGE

A member of No 465 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Flight, he was killed whilst flying in Moth, K1203 of RAF Gosport, which crashed in a garden at Hillhead, Hampshire.

28 Nov

Fg Off

MACKENZIE, JOHN BURALEM

He was killed whilst flying in Moth, K1203 of RAF Gosport, which crashed in a garden at Hillhead, Hampshire.

30 Nov

Flt Cdt

DATHAN, NORMAN GILLY

He died from injuries sustained on 24 November in a flying accident whilst flying Atlas, K1499 of the RAF College, Cranwell.  He was practicing at a relief landing ground and is thought to have stalled in a climbing turn from a height of 100-200 ft, thereby having insufficient height to regain control.

10 Dec

Plt Off

WILSON, LESLIE JOHN HENRY

He was undergoing training at No 5 FTS when he was killed at Capenhurst, when the car he was driving left the road and collided with a tree in a plantation, he is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard ..

19 Dec

Fg Off

LAWSON, GEORGE WALTER

He was serving with No 9 Sqn but was killed whilst flying a DH60M Moth (K1854?) of Station Headquarters, Boscombe Down at Beacon Hill, Salisbury Plain and is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

19 Dec

Flt Lt

SOUTHAM, GEORGE JUSTICE

He was possibly serving with No 9 Sqn on Engineer duties when he was killed whilst flying in a DH60M Moth (K1854?) of Station Headquarters, Boscombe Down at Beacon Hill, Salisbury Plain and is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

21 Dec

Fg Off

HEINEMANN, P D (Lt RN)

He was killed whilst flying Flycatcher, N9670 of No 406 Flt.  He spun into the sea near Bahrain during target practice against a floating target towed behind a ship.

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