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Casualties - January - December 1933


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

2 Jan

Fg Off

WEIT, ARTHUR LEWIN

Killed

3 Jan

AC1

STOCKS, C

He was serving with No 14 Sqn and was killed when his parachute opened too late after baling out of a Gordon following a collision during a formation practice flight.  Ramleh War Cemetery.

4 Jan

Fg Off

ARMSTRONG, JOHN LAURENCE

He was killed whilst serving with No 111 Sqn and flying Bulldog, 'R5', which he had collected from the A & AEE for evaluation by his squadron. The aircraft disintegrated and crashed at Blackmoor, Norton Heath in Essex, during an aerobatic manoeuvre.

12 Jan

Wg Cdr

DURSTON, CECIL CAMPBELL

Killed

17 Jan

Flt Lt

BETT, DAVID LINDSAY GORDON

He was serving at RAF Cranwell and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton.

25 Jan

 

INGLIS, H T

4 FTS.  Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery

4 Feb

 

BOND, G G

Khartoum War Cemetery

8 Feb

Sgt

ALLEN, A R

(Virginia III, J7129 of No 9 Sqn , which crashed into high ground at Wexcombe in Wiltshire in bad weather?).  He is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

8 Feb

Fg Off

PILCHER, THOROLD PAUL

Killed.  (Virginia III, J7129 of No 9 Sqn , which crashed into high ground at Wexcombe in Wiltshire in bad weather?).  He is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

8 Feb

 

SHOLL, F C

(Virginia III, J7129 of No 9 Sqn , which crashed into high ground at Wexcombe in Wiltshire in bad weather?).  He is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

16 Feb

AC?

Unknown He was killed when he abandoned his aircraft, either Gordon K2621 or K2623, of No 14 Sqn which collided with each other during aformation flying practice.

17 Feb

Flt Lt

LAWSON, HAROLD RAFO

Killed

28 Feb

Plt Off

RELPH, ROBERT VINCENT

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury I, K1936 of No 43 Sqn when he collided with another aircraft, K1933 of the same squadron whilst in the circuit at Tangmere.  The other aircraft landed safely.

16 Mar

Plt Off

YOUNG, ROBERT BRANDON

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Wapiti of No 28 Sqn, which crashed on Ambala racecourse, whilst carrying out ground camera gun practice.

20 Mar

Fg Off

BROWN, JUSTIN ARROWSMITH

Killed

24 Mar

Fg Off

CAREY, THOMAS GODFREY (Lt RN)

Killed

28 Mar

Fg Off

LELEN, LIONEL LOUIS RAFO

Killed

31 Mar

APO

REED, OWEN WILLIAM WALTER

Killed

15 Apr

Plt Off

JAMESON, WILLIAM ATHOL WYNNE

He was killed whilst flying in Atlas I, J9965 of No 208 Sqn, which crashed at Ghobet el Booze. He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

16 Apr

 

ALLEWAY, A L

He was seriously injured and later died from his injuries, whilst flying in Atlas I, J9965 of No 208 Sqn, which crashed at Ghobet el Booze. He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

25 Apr

 

FIRTH, J J F

(Horsley, S1437 of No 36 Sqn, which dived into the Jahore Straits during an air firing exercise?)  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

27 Apr

ACM

SALMOND SIR WILLIAM GEOFFREY HANSON KCB, KCMG, DSO

He had recently assumed the post of Chief of the Air Staff but died of cancer.

28 Apr

LAC

WILLMOTT, R H G

He was killed whilst flying in Fairey Gordon, K2632 of No 14 Sqn when it hit a bump and he and another crew member were thrown out, the other crew member was not killed.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

1 May

Plt Off

KNEBWORTH, THE VISCOUNT MP, AuxAF

He was killed whilst flying in Hart, K2974 of No 601 Sqn AuxAF when it crashed during a formation practice at Hendon.

1 May

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K2974 of No 601 Sqn AuxAF when it crashed during a formation practice at Hendon.

9 May

Fg Off

LAMB, NORMAN DANIEL

Died of injuries

9 May

Plt Off

LONGMAN, JOHN TOSSWILL

Drowned

17 May

Fg Off

CLARKE, WILLIAM IVAN

Killed,  He is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery.

18 Apr

Fg Off

HUTCHINGS, LIONEL ARTHUR

Killed

19 May

Flt Lt

RESTILL-LITTLE, MURRAY MEYRICK

Killed.  (Siskin, J7149 of No 5 FTS or 504Ns, J8676 or J8533, which collided on approach to Sealand?).  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

19 May

APO

FAIRBANKS, JOHN FREDERICK NAPIER

Killed.  (Siskin, J7149 of No 5 FTS or 504Ns, J8676 or J8533, which collided on approach to Sealand?).  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

19 May

Flt Lt

CAMPBELL, GEORGE EDWIN DFM

He was severely wounded whilst flying Bristol Bulldog, K2201 of the A & AEE, when he collided with K2191of the same unit. He abandoned the aircraft at Martlesham Heath but did not survive, although the pilot of the other aircraft did. 

29 May

APO

MOLE, JOSEPH CHARLES

Died of injuries.  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

12 Jun

Plt Off

BRADLEY, JACK

He was serving with No 14 Sqn and was killed whilst travelling in a Morris six-wheeler that was carrying official mail from Amman to Ramleh which overturned en-route.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

13 Jun

Flt Lt

O'HANLON, FRANCIS STAFFORD

Killed  (DH9A, H3588 of the RAE,?)

19 Jun

Plt Off

VILLIERS, EDWARD GORDON

Killed (Siskin IIIA, J8624 of No 2 FTS, which crashed on Donna Nook range?)

19 Jun

Fg Off

DREW, ARTHUR COLUMBA

No 55 Sqn.  Died of injuries.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

20 Jun

Sgt

BOLTON, F E

AHQ Iraq.  Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

29 Jun

LAC

RAE, T A

He was killed whilst being catapulted in Fairey Seal, K3516 of the RAF Training Base Leuchars being flown by Flt Lt A M Wray.  He accidentally pulled the ripcord of his parachute during the catapulting and was dragged from the aircraft.

30 Jun

Plt Off

FURZE, DENIS HENRY

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Wapiti of No 28 Sqn, which overturned on Ambala racecourse, whilst turning near the ground.

30 Jun

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying in an unidentified Wapiti of No 28 Sqn, which overturned on Ambala racecourse, whilst turning near the ground.

9 Jul

Sgt

CLEGG, ERNEST EDWIN "SEPTIMUS" He was a Drill Instructor at RAF Cranwell and died from gun shot wounds to the stomach, reason unknown.

15 Jul

Flt Lt

O'MALLEY, VICTOR DAVID MC (Hon Sqn Ldr, Maj, RARO)

He was killed whilst flying Avro Tutor, K3258 of No 3 FTS when he stalled whilst executing a turn and dived into the Humber Estuary.

25 Jul

Fg Off

COLLYNS, ERIC ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying Moth, K1212 of No 8 Sqn when he crashed on the bombing range in Aden.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

27 Jul

LAC

REMFRY, ERIC CHARLES

Aircraft Depot, Hinaidi.  He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery

2 Aug

Sqn Ldr

RICE, BERNARD CURTIS MC, RAFO

Died of injuries

8 Aug

LAC

BULLEYMENT, JOHN FREDERICK

Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

16 Sep

Fg Off

FEW, LESLIE MAURICE (Special Reserve)

500 Sqn.  Killed

22 Sep

Sgt

LITTLE, ROBERT HUGH

He was killed whilst flying Bulldog, K2138 of No 17 Sqn, which crashed on take off at Imber Clump on Salisbury Plain

23 Sep

Flt Lt

COMBER, ARTHUR WANDESFORD MRCS, LRCP (Hon Sqn Ldr)

Died

23 Sep

 

HOWARD, J A

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

25 Sep

Sgt

HODGE, W M

Pilot.  Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard

26 Sep

Fg Off

STYCHE, NORMAN CHARLES

Photograph of the burnt out remains of K1732 - see below

He was killed whilst flying Fairey Gordon, K1732 of No 40 Sqn which was part of a formation of four Fairey Gordons returning from exercises over the Forth Estuary. The aircraft was flying south in poor visibility when it crashed into high ground, it caught fire and burned out at Spindlestone Crags near Bamburgh, Northumberland.

26 Sep

AC1 WHITE, MORRIS ALBERT CHARLES

Photograph of the burnt out remains of K1732 - see below

He was killed whilst flying Fairey Gordon, K1732 of No 40 Sqn which was part of a formation of four Fairey Gordons returning from exercises over the Forth Estuary. The aircraft was flying south in poor visibility when it crashed into high ground, it caught fire and burned out at Spindlestone Crags near Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Photograph of the burnt out remains of K1732

26 Sep

Sgt CHRISTIAN, JOHN WILLIAM ERIC

He was killed whilst flying Fairey Gordon, K?174? of No 40 Sqn which was part of a formation of four Fairey Gordons returning from exercises over the Forth Estuary.  The aircraft was flying south in thick sea fog when it crashed into the sea off Hartlepool, County Durham. Parts of the aircraft including the wheels were found next day by a fishing boat and pieces of wood from the aircraft were found washed ashore at North Sands at the mouth of the River Tees.

26 Sep

Cpl LEWIS, ANBREY CLEATON He was killed whilst flying Fairey Gordon, K174? of No 40 Sqn which was part of a formation of four Fairey Gordons returning from exercises over the Forth Estuary.  The aircraft was flying south in thick sea fog when it crashed into the sea off Hartlepool, County Durham. Parts of the aircraft including the wheels were found next day by a fishing boat and pieces of wood from the aircraft were found washed ashore at North Sands at the mouth of the River Tees.

1 Oct

Fg Off

ROSE, ROBERT KINGSLEY RAFO

Killed

2 Oct

Fg Off

BULLOCK, OSMUND FITZMAURICE LLEWLLYN (Lt RN)

Killed

7 Oct

AC1

MARSH, B W

Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard

 18 Oct

Fg Off

BEATON, REGINALD ERNEST HARDY

Killed

17 Oct

Fg Off

PEACOCK, JOHN CHARLES FRANCIS

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying Southampton, S1121 of 'C' Flt RAF Base Calshot.  He may have been instructing LAC H Foley at the time.

17 Oct

LAC

FOLEY, H

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying in Southampton, S1121 of 'C' Flt, RAF Base Calshot.  He may have been under instruction from Fg Off J F Peacock time.

21 Oct

Fg Off

BRAIN, ANTHONY ROMER MAXIMILIAN RAFO

Died

8 Nov

AC2

BAILEY, M T

No 208 Sqn.  Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery

21 Nov

WO II

CORNWELL, STANLEY J

Died.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

2 Dec

AC2

REBBECK, A E

Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

3 Dec

Fg Off

MACKAY, EDWARD WRAY RAFO

Died

4 Dec

Plt Off

LLEWELLYN, GRIFITH OWEN

He was killed whilst flying a Bristol Bulldog (K1654 or K1659) of No 17 Sqn, when they collided with with each other, during practice air combat.  He abandoned the aircraft at Milton Lilbourne in Wiltshire but did not survive.

4 Dec

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying a Bristol Bulldog (K1654 or K1659) of No 17 Sqn, when they collided with with each other, during practice air combat.  He abandoned the aircraft at Milton Lilbourne in Wiltshire but did not survive.

5 Dec

Flt Lt

ALLEN, JAMES BERARD RAFO

Died of injuries

12 Dec

Cpl

McARTHUR, W

No 55 Sqn.  Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

14 Dec

Plt Off

DE PENTHENY O'KELLY, RAYMOND EDWARD

Killed

20 Dec

LAC

McDERMOTT, JOHN JOSEPH FRANCIS

No 4 FTS.  Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery

27 Dec

Wg Cdr

SHORTEN, WILLIAM WOOD CBE, FRCS, LRCP

Died

29 Dec

Fg Off

MURPHY, RONALD ROWLEY

He was killed whilst possibly flying Bristol Bulldog, K1685 of No 111 Sqn, which crashed at Shenfield near Brentwood.  He was thrown from the aircraft on impact.

30 Dec

Fg Off

GITTINS, JOHN MOORE RAFO

Killed

30 Dec

Flt Lt

LOCH, HUGH GRANVILLE RAFO

Killed

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