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Casualties - January - December 1932


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

12 Jan

Flt Lt

O'DOHERTY, FRANCIS JOSEPH

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Atlas of No 208 Sqn in a flying accident near the Pyramids.

12 Jan

AC1 MAHONEY, D J N He was killed whilst flying in an unidentified Atlas of No 208 Sqn in a flying accident near the Pyramids.

20 Jan

Plt Off

SHEARN, AUSTIN CHARLES

Died

21 Jan

Gp Capt

BRUCE, WILLIAM ROBERT

Died

26 Jan

Fg Off

TOPPIN, HENRY CASTLEHOW (Lt RN)

He was killed whilst serving aboard HM Submarine M5 as the pilot of Parnall Peto, N255 when the submarine was lost 3 miles of Portland Bill.

2 Feb

Fg Off

GRANT, WILLIAM EDWARD

He was taken ill whilst serving with No 502 Sqn at Aldergrove and was flown over to the RAF Hospital at Halton where he died.  In November 1931 he was posted to No 99 Sqn but due to his condition never actually served on the unit.

15 Feb

Fg Off

HICKS, HERBERT GEORGE

He was killed in a mid-air collision with Avro 504N, J8509 near Leuchars, whilst flying Fairey IIIF, S1332 of the RAF Training Base Leuchars.

15 Feb

AC1

BEATTIE

He was killed in a mid-air collision with Avro 504N, J8509 near Leuchars, whilst flying Fairey IIIF, S1332 of the RAF Training Base Leuchars.

18 Feb

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying Atlas, K1463 of No 2 FTS spun in near Digby

25 Feb

Flt Lt

DITTON, HUGH (Lt Cdr RN)

He was killed in a mid air collision whilst flying Flycatcher, N9679 of 401 Flt, HMS Courageous and dived into the sea.  The other aircraft was S1273 flown by Fg Off R S Collins

25 Feb

Fg Off

COLLINS, REGINALD STRADLING

He was killed in a mid air collision whilst flying Flycatcher, S1273 of 401 Flt, HMS Courageous and dived into the sea, his body was not recovered.  The other aircraft was N9679 flown by Flt Lt H Ditton

25 Feb

Fg Off

LEVERS. GEORGE MAURICE

Killed

7 Mar

A/Cdre

PINK, RICHARD CHARLES MONTAGU

Died from cancer

17 Mar

Sgt NICHOLLS, NOAH WILLIAM He was killed whilst flying in Avro 504N, J8568 of the CFS.

17 Mar

Sgt RICHARDSON, JOSEPH IVAN He was killed whilst flying in Avro 504N, J8568 of the CFS.

2 Apr

Fg Off

TAYLOR, REGINALD READER HART RAFO

Died

3 Apr

Sgt

HUDSON, HERBERT VICTOR

He was hit in the lung by ground fire whilst carrying out a bombing mission and died from his wounds later.

14 Apr

Plt Off

WARFORD-MEIN, ADRIAN JOHN

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504N, K2352 of the No 2 FTS which crashed  at East Winch in Lincolnshire.

21 Apr

Fg Off

CLARK, HENRY THOMAS

Died of injuries

21 Apr

AC1 BRANDON, VIC He was serving with an Armoured Car Section in Iraq when he died in the RAF Hospital Hinaidi from typhoid.

25 Apr

Fg Off

IRVEN, PAUL LESLIE HYLDER DUNDAS (Lt RN)

Drowned

26 Apr

Plt Off

JOHNSTONE, ARCIBALD CAMPBELL

Killed (Wapiti, J9593 of No 55 Sqn?)

29 Apr

Fg Off

SUTTON, JOHN FREDERICK

Killed

6 May

Fg Off

WHITE, NICHOLAS ERSKINE

Killed

6 May

Fg Off

McDOUGALL, DUNCAN SHIMWELL

Killed

10 May

Flt Lt

JONES, HUGH

Died

11 May

Fg Off

HEALING, JOHN WILLIAM MONTAGUE (Lt Cdr RN)

Died

19 May

LAC

EAST,

Serving with No 20 Sqn, he was wounded by tribesmen (on drugs) whilst travelling between Miranshah and Peshawar and died later that day in hospital.

21 May

Flt Lt

GIBBONS, FRANK GEORGE DFC

Killed

23 May

Fg Off

BRAMLEY, ERIC VICTOR NEWCOMEN

Killed (Fairey IIIF, J9809 of No 47, crashed at Nag Hinaidi)

24 May

LAC

LANE, W P

He was killed whilst flying in an unidentified Siskin of No 5 FTS, which crashed and burnt out near Barton, Manchester.  Sgt J Treadwell was injured in the accident.

26 May

Plt Off

JACKSON, NEVILLE HOWARD

Killed

26 May

 

UNKNOWN (N H JACKSON?)

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504N, K1042 of the Central Flying School, when he collided with another Avro, K1050 during a formation change.

26 May

 

UNKNOWN (N H JACKSON?)

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504N, K1050 of the Central Flying School, when he collided with another Avro, K1042 during a formation change.

26 May

 

UNKNOWN (N H JACKSON?)

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury I, K2064 of No 1 Sqn when he collided with another aircraft, K2036 of the same squadron during a formation change.  His aircraft caught fire and crashed near Shoreham, the pilot of K2036 successfully abandoned the aircraft.

8 Jun

Fg Off

MARGETTS, D J

 

He was killed whilst flying Blackburn Ripon, S1560 of No 466 Flt, HMS Furious near Portree, Isle of Skye.  He dived into the sea during a practice bombing run.  His observer, Lt J Newsham RN was also killed

8 Jun

Sqn Ldr

ELWORTHY, LEONARD MAURICE

 

9 Jun

Plt Off

LEGGATT, HARATIO BETHUNE

He was killed whilst flying an Avro 504N (F8812 or K1815) of the No 2 FTS which which collided with each other.

9 Jun

Plt Off

BEST, JOHN DAVID

He was killed whilst flying an Avro 504N (F8812 or K1815) of the No 2 FTS which which collided with each other.

12 Jun

Fg Off

MAHON, LIONEL EDWARD PATRICK

Died

17 Jun

Plt Off

WATSON, GEOFFREY DOUGLAS RAFO

Killed

20 Jun

Flt Lt

ASHTON-JINKS, CLEMENT PHILIP

Died

4 Jul

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Bulldog, K1673 of No 23 Sqn when he collided with K1675 of the same squadron.  He spun into the ground at Hartfield in Sussex but the other pilot abandoned his aircraft and survived.

8 Jul

Fg Off

MASSY, NORMAN BLENNERHASSETT RAFO

Killed

8 Jul

Plt Off

DRAPER, ALFRED JOH

Died

27 Jul

Fg Off

PHARAZYN, PETER WALTER JOHNSTON (SPECIAL RESERVE)

He was killed whilst flying Wapiti, K1369? of No 501 Sqn, when the tail of which broke away following a collision with a tree causing it to dive into the ground and burn out at 'Howletts', Bekesbourne.

4 Aug

Plt Off

SALT, WILLIAM HARVEY RAFO

Killed

16 Aug

Fg Off

KAY, ANDREW BANKES (Lt RN)

Killed

20 Aug

Plt Off

WATKINS, HENRY GEORGE RAFO

Died

23 Aug

Plt Off

SLOWEY, HENRY EDWARD

He died in the RAF Hospital at Halton from injuries sustained some months earlier in a car accident at Twickenham in Middlesex.

27 Aug

Fg Off

SAWYER, ROBERT STANLEY

Died

29 Aug

Fg Off

WILLSHER, CECIL BRIAN

Died

9 Sep

Fg Off

HAWKINS, PETER JOHN WALTER

Killed

11 Sep

Act Gp Capt

BAYLEY, RENE MAURICE DFC

Died

15 Sep

LAC Hinkin, Robert Cecil He died when he was trapped in the wreckage of Southampton, S1128, which crashed on landing at Seletar, Singapore.

15 Sep

LAC Davey, Leonard Stephen He died when he was trapped in the wreckage of Southampton, S1128, which crashed on landing at Seletar, Singapore.

16 Sep

Sgt Claridge, Reginald Eaves He was killed whilst flying Fairey IIIF, J9792 of No 47 Sqn, which crashed while landing on River Nile at Wau in the Sudan

26 Sep

Fg Off

KING, HENRY MAITLAND (Lt RN)

Killed

1 Oct

Fg Off

DOBSON, VERNON WILLIAM (Sub-Lt RN)

Killed

1 Oct

Fg Off

DICKSON, ROBERT DOUGLAS LINDSAY (Lt RN)

Killed

6 Oct

Fg Off

MAYER JOHN LEONARD DFC, RAFO

Died

7 Oct

Fg Off

PAGE, ARTHUR WILFRID BRIAN

Virginia VII, J8237 of No 58 Sqn, crashed at Godalming, Surrey after wing failure.

7 Oct

Plt Off

GULLY, BERNARD HENRY

Killed

12 Oct

Flt Lt

MARETT, HAROLD CLAUDE

He was killed whilst flying in Tutor, K2509 of No 3 FTS which dived into the ground at Great Ponton near Grantham.

12 Oct

APO

WHITE, ADRIAN KINROSS

He was killed whilst flying in Tutor, K2509 of No 3 FTS which spun into the ground near Grantham.  Although he managed to bale out, his parachute failed to deploy fully.

27 Oct

Fg Off

THOMPSON, NEVILLE HERBERT (Lt Sherwood Foresters)

He was killed whilst piloting Audax, K2007 of No 4 Sqn when it collided with K2000 of the same squadron and spun in near Farnborough. The gunner was also killed but K2000 was able to land safely.

27 Oct

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying in Audax, K2007 of No 4 Sqn when it collided with K2000 of the same squadron and spun in near Farnborough. The pilot was also killed but K2000 was able to land safely.

18 Nov

Fg Off

DENNIS, GERALD WESLEY (Lt RN)

Died

2 Dec

Plt Off

FORMAN, DONALD EDWARD

Killed

4 Dec

Fg Off

BUCHANAN, JAMES OSMAN AuxAF

Died

4 Dec

Plt Off

BERENS, RICHARD JAMES

A member of No 7 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in an aircraft of the Hampshire Aeroplane Club which crashed into Southampton Water.

5 Dec

Fg Off

BISHOP, ERIC DOUGLAS

A member of No 7 Sqn, he died from injuries sustained whilst flying in an aircraft of the Hampshire Aeroplane Club which crashed into Southampton Water.

10 Dec

Plt Off

LONG, RICHARD

Killed

12 Dec

Flt Lt

MASON, CYRIL RUTHERFORD

Died of injuries (Wapiti, J9503 of No 27 Sqn, crashed at Kohat?)

15 Dec

APO

MOERAN, BRIAN RADCLIFFE

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified 504N of No 4 FTS.

21 Dec

Flt Lt

HAYNES, DOUGLAS JAMES THOMAS

Died

22 Dec

Fg Off

CLELAND, ALBERT GWILLIM

He was killed whilst flying a Fairey IIIF of No 47 Sqn which crashed in the Gedaref, Kassala Province in the Sudan during a co-operation with the Eastern Arab Corps.

late 1932 ? Unknown airmen He was serving with No 2 Armoured Car Company and was killed in a road accident
late 1932 ? Unknown airmen He was serving with No 2 Armoured Car Company and was killed in a road accident

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