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Casualties - January - December 1935


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

10 Jan

AC1

PAIN, STANLEY CYRIL

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

13 Jan

LAC

LLOYD, R F

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

19 Jan

Sgt

BARKER, CLIFFORD LEONARD OLIVER

He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Moth, K1855 of the Station Flight, RAF Upper Heyford, although he was a member of No 18 Sqn, when he stalled in the circuit and crashed at Cottisford landing ground.  His pilot Sgt F H Land was also killed.

19 Jan

Sgt

LAND, FRANCIS HUBERT

He was killed whilst flying Moth, K1855 of the Station Flight, RAF Upper Heyford, although he was a member of No 18 Sqn, when he stalled in the circuit and crashed at Cottisford landing ground.  His passenger Sgt C L O Barker was also killed.

19 Jan

Cpl

DARNELL, G E

He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery.

21 Jan

Fg Off

OLIVER, LEWIS WALTER

He was a member of No 2 Sqn based at RAF Manston but wsa killed whilst flying Avro Rota, K4234 belonging to the School of Army Co-operation at Old Sarum.  He stalled whilst flying in cloud and dived into the ground at Stratford-sub-Castle near Salisbury.

22 Jan

APO

CLINCH, DOUGLAS HOWARD

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Bulldog, K2953 of No 3 FTS when he flew into the ground during a cross country navigation exercise in poor visibility near Sandbach in Cheshire.

24 Jan

LAC

HARFREY, J R

He was killed whilst flying in Fairey Gordon, K2641 of No 47 Sqn when he jumped out of the back of the aircraft at 200 ft. He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

12 Feb

Fg Off

PEARSON-ROGERS, PETER JOHN

He was killed whist flying a Hawker Nimrod of No 800 (Fleet Fighter) Sqn when he was in collision with another Nimrod of the same unit, piloted by Fg Off (Sub-Lt, RN) Philip Alexander Roby Bremridge, who was injured near Malta.

15 Feb

LAC

ALLEN, CYRIL NORTON

He was killed whilst serving as a member of No 210 Sqn, which was tasked at that time with ferrying new aircraft to No 205 Sqn in Singapore and he was a member of the crew of K3595, which was one of four aircraft which left Pembroke Dock on 15 Jan 1935.  The flight had been delayed at the island of Nisida near Naples due to engine trouble and the then influenza and the next leg of the journey would take them to Kalafrana in Malta but as they flew through bad weather K3595 flew into Mount Beloritainia, near Messina, in Sicily.  All the nine personnel aboard were killed instantaneously, these being, Flt Lt H L Beatty, Fg Off J A C Forbes, Sgt H T Willis, LAC W P Wallace, LAC R D J Rees, LAC C N Allen, Cpl S T Bailey, AC1 L Wogan, and Mr. R. J. Penn, of the R.A.E., Farnborough.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

15 Feb

Cpl

BAILEY, STEPHEN THOMAS

He was killed whilst serving as a member of No 210 Sqn, which was tasked at that time with ferrying new aircraft to No 205 Sqn in Singapore and he was a member of the crew of K3595, which was one of four aircraft which left Pembroke Dock on 15 Jan 1935.  The flight had been delayed at the island of Nisida near Naples due to engine trouble and the then influenza and the next leg of the journey would take them to Kalafrana in Malta but as they flew through bad weather K3595 flew into Mount Beloritainia, near Messina, in Sicily.  All the nine personnel aboard were killed instantaneously, these being, Flt Lt H L Beatty, Fg Off J A C Forbes, Sgt H T Willis, LAC W P Wallace, LAC R D J Rees, LAC C N Allen, Cpl S T Bailey, AC1 L Wogan, and Mr. R. J. Penn, of the R.A.E., Farnborough.

15 Feb

Flt Lt

BEATTY, HENRY LONGFIELD

He was killed whilst serving as a member of No 210 Sqn, which was tasked at that time with ferrying new aircraft to No 205 Sqn in Singapore and he was the captain of K3595, which was one of four aircraft which left Pembroke Dock on 15 Jan 1935.  The flight had been delayed at the island of Nisida near Naples due to engine trouble and the then influenza and the next leg of the journey would take them to Kalafrana in Malta but as they flew through bad weather K3595 flew into Mount Beloritainia, near Messina, in Sicily.  All the nine personnel aboard were killed instantaneously, these being, Flt Lt H L Beatty, Fg Off J A C Forbes, Sgt H T Willis, LAC W P Wallace, LAC R D J Rees, LAC C N Allen, Cpl S T Bailey, AC1 L Wogan, and Mr. R. J. Penn, of the R.A.E., Farnborough. 

15 Feb

Fg Off

FORBES, JOHN ALEXANDER CHARLES

He was killed whilst serving as a member of No 210 Sqn, which was tasked at that time with ferrying new aircraft to No 205 Sqn in Singapore and he was a member of the crew of K3595, which was one of four aircraft which left Pembroke Dock on 15 Jan 1935.  The flight had been delayed at the island of Nisida near Naples due to engine trouble and the then influenza and the next leg of the journey would take them to Kalafrana in Malta but as they flew through bad weather K3595 flew into Mount Beloritainia, near Messina, in Sicily.  All the nine personnel aboard were killed instantaneously, these being, Flt Lt H L Beatty, Fg Off J A C Forbes, Sgt H T Willis, LAC W P Wallace, LAC R D J Rees, LAC C N Allen, Cpl S T Bailey, AC1 L Wogan, and Mr. R. J. Penn, of the R.A.E., Farnborough.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

15 Feb

LAC

REES, ROLAND DENNIS JAMES

He was killed whilst serving as a member of No 210 Sqn, which was tasked at that time with ferrying new aircraft to No 205 Sqn in Singapore and he was a member of the crew of K3595, which was one of four aircraft which left Pembroke Dock on 15 Jan 1935.  The flight had been delayed at the island of Nisida near Naples due to engine trouble and the then influenza and the next leg of the journey would take them to Kalafrana in Malta but as they flew through bad weather K3595 flew into Mount Beloritainia, near Messina, in Sicily.  All the nine personnel aboard were killed instantaneously, these being, Flt Lt H L Beatty, Fg Off J A C Forbes, Sgt H T Willis, LAC W P Wallace, LAC R D J Rees, LAC C N Allen, Cpl S T Bailey, AC1 L Wogan, and Mr. R. J. Penn, of the R.A.E., Farnborough.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

15 Feb

LAC

WALLACE, WILLIAM PATRICK

He was killed whilst serving as a member of No 210 Sqn, which was tasked at that time with ferrying new aircraft to No 205 Sqn in Singapore and he was a member of the crew of K3595, which was one of four aircraft which left Pembroke Dock on 15 Jan 1935.  The flight had been delayed at the island of Nisida near Naples due to engine trouble and the then influenza and the next leg of the journey would take them to Kalafrana in Malta but as they flew through bad weather K3595 flew into Mount Beloritainia, near Messina, in Sicily.  All the nine personnel aboard were killed instantaneously, these being, Flt Lt H L Beatty, Fg Off J A C Forbes, Sgt H T Willis, LAC W P Wallace, LAC R D J Rees, LAC C N Allen, Cpl S T Bailey, AC1 L Wogan, and Mr. R. J. Penn, of the R.A.E., Farnborough.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

15 Feb

Sgt

WILLIS, HERBERT JAMES

He was killed whilst serving as a member of No 210 Sqn, which was tasked at that time with ferrying new aircraft to No 205 Sqn in Singapore and he was a member of the crew of K3595, which was one of four aircraft which left Pembroke Dock on 15 Jan 1935.  The flight had been delayed at the island of Nisida near Naples due to engine trouble and the then influenza and the next leg of the journey would take them to Kalafrana in Malta but as they flew through bad weather K3595 flew into Mount Beloritainia, near Messina, in Sicily.  All the nine personnel aboard were killed instantaneously, these being, Flt Lt H L Beatty, Fg Off J A C Forbes, Sgt H T Willis, LAC W P Wallace, LAC R D J Rees, LAC C N Allen, Cpl S T Bailey, AC1 L Wogan, and Mr. R. J. Penn, of the R.A.E., Farnborough.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

15 Feb

AC1

WOGAN, LESLIE

HHe was killed whilst serving as a member of No 210 Sqn, which was tasked at that time with ferrying new aircraft to No 205 Sqn in Singapore and he was a member of the crew of K3595, which was one of four aircraft which left Pembroke Dock on 15 Jan 1935.  The flight had been delayed at the island of Nisida near Naples due to engine trouble and the then influenza and the next leg of the journey would take them to Kalafrana in Malta but as they flew through bad weather K3595 flew into Mount Beloritainia, near Messina, in Sicily.  All the nine personnel aboard were killed instantaneously, these being, Flt Lt H L Beatty, Fg Off J A C Forbes, Sgt H J Willis, LAC W P Wallace, LAC R D J Rees, LAC C N Allen, Cpl S T Bailey, AC1 L Wogan, and Mr. R. J. Penn, of the R.A.E., Farnborough.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

20 Feb

Flt Lt

FAULDS, ROBERT AuxAF

He was employed as the test pilot for Henlys and was killed together with one of the engineers, Hector Hitchcock, whilst flying Gull Four G-ACIR, which crashed at Heston, following a engine failure at 600 ft when it spun into the ground whilst attempting to regain the airfield.

5 Mar

LAC

ATKINSON, HENRY JOHN

He was flying in Hawker Osprey, K3632 of the RAF Training Base Gosport, piloted by Fg Off N R Williams when the dinghy stowage cover came off and lodged on the tail unit.  The pilot tried to dislodge it but was unable to do so and he and Atkinson abandoned the aircraft off St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight.  Unfortunately, Williams was strangled by his parachute and LAC Atkinson was  killed when he failed to deploy his parachute.

5 Mar

Fg Off

WILLIAMS, NIGEL RADCLIFFE (Sub Lt RN)

He was flying Hawker Osprey, K3632 of the RAF Training Base Gosport, when the dinghy stowage cover came off lodged on the tail unit.  He tried to dislodge it but was unable to do so and he and his crew-man abandoned the aircraft off St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight.  Unfortunately, Williams was strangled by his parachute.  His crew-man, LAC H J Atkinson was also killed when he failed to deploy his parachute.

15 Mar

Plt Off

SPOONER, HUGH RAFO

Killed

17 Mar

Fg Off

HATRICK, ALFRED LINDSAY GORDON

Killed

18 Mar

APO

KIRKLEY, COLIN

He was killed whilst flying as the pupil  in Tutor, K3318 of No 2 FTS when it crashed near Scopwick, Lincolnshire, following its break up in the air during aerobatics.

18 Mar

Fg Off

NIXON, GEORGE EDWARD BULLEN

He was killed whilst flying as the instructor in Tutor, K3318 of No 2 FTS when it crashed near Scopwick, Lincolnshire, following its break up in the air during aerobatics.

21 Mar

Fg Off

DORAN, ARCHIBALD MOURITZ

He was killed whilst flying in the rear of Wapiti, K2265 of the Air Armament School when he fell out of the aircraft over Eastchurch.

23 Mar

APO

BUCHANAN, GEORGE ROWLAND

He was killed whilst flying whilst flying an aircraft of No 10 FTS near Ternhill.

12 Apr

Flt Lt

DUDDING, MAYNARD CECIL RAFO

Killed

14 Apr

Fg Off

SMITH, KEITH NOEL

Killed

16 Apr

Fg Off

KNIGHT, RONALD WILLIAM HENRY RAFO

Died of injuries

24 Apr

Plt Off

SPROT, SAMUEL EDWARD AuxAF

A member of No 607 Sqn, AuxAF, he was killed flying as a passenger in DH 60G Moth, G-ABRD, from Cramlington, Northumberland to Knitsly, County Durham, which was being flown by his brother, Andrew, the aircraft crashing into the grounds of their fathers estate at Woodlands Hall, Knitsly.

29 Apr

LAC

GREEN, WILFRED WILLOUGHBY

He was flying as the gunner in Audax, K3093 of No 26 Sqn when it collided with K3092 of the same squadron.  The aircraft only suffered minor damage but Green was thrown from the aircraft as a result of the impact and was killed.

28 Apr

Fg Off

MOORE, MARTIN CEDRIC

He was severely injured in an accident at Tororo in Uganda when Victoria III, J8232 of No 216 Sqn, in which he was travelling in from Cairo to the Cape, overran on landing and came to a stop in long grass.  On getting out of the aircraft  Fg Off Moore walked into one of the revolving propellers, dying from his injuries soon afterwards.

2 May

Sqn Ldr

BOOG-WATSON, ROBERT MB, ChB, DPH

Died

8 May

AC1

HAWKINS, ALFRED EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in a Wapiti of No 55 Sqn, piloted by Plt Off J S N Newman, that was shot down by tribesmen over the district of Diwaniyah in the Middle Euphrates.  The pilot was also killed.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

8 May

Plt Off

NEWMAN, STANLEY JOHN McNAB

He was killed whilst flying a Wapiti of No 55 Sqn that was shot down by tribesmen over the district of Diwaniyah in the Middle Euphrates.  His crewman, AC1 A E Hawkins was also killed.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

10 May

AC1

PLEVEY, JOHN GILBERT

He was killed when Wapiti, J9853 of No 30 Sqn struck his armoured car of No 1 Armoured Car Company, whilst taking part in a joint exercise on the Musketry Range at Mosul.  The pilot of the aircraft, Flt Lt H S Sandiford was also kille, whilst LAC Jack Woledge Rogers, the aircraft gunner was severely injured and LAC Harold Gilbert Keattch, of No 1 ACC received minor injuries.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

10 May

Flt Lt

SANDIFORD, HENRY SPEAR

He was killed flying Wapiti, J9853 of No 30 Sqn when he collided with two armoured cars of No 1 Armoured Car Company on the Mosul (Iraq) Musketry Range.  AC1 J G Plevey, of No. 1 Armoured Car Company, was also killed whilst LAC Jack Woledge Rogers, the aircraft gunner was severely injured and LAC Harold Gilbert Keattch, of No 1 ACC received slight injuries.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

14 May

APO

YULE, ROBERT ABERCROMBY

He was probably killed whilst flying Tutor, K2506 of No 3 FTS which crashed at Wood Nook near Grantham following failure of the elevatot controls.

20 May

LAC

TREVARTHEN, W

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

26 May

Fg Off

O'CONNOR HANSTOCK, BRENDAN JOHN RAFO

Killed

28 May

Fg Off

SUPPLE, J H

He died from malignant malaria in the sick quarters in Makina

30 May

Plt Off

TAYLOR, CHARLES ROBERT

He was killed whilst acting as Orderly Officer at RAF Quetta during the Quetta earthquake.

31 May   55 Other Ranks Killed in the Quetta earthquake.

2 Jun

LAC

RAW, R

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

13 Jun

Fg Off

SMITH, RONALD TALBOT

He was killed whilst flying Horsley, S1601 of No 36 Sqn, which crashed into the Johore Straits, during a bobing practice.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

19 Jun

 

GOODWIN, J

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

23 Jun

Plt Off

SLOAN, JAMES PATTISON

Presumed drowned

27 Jun

Plt Off

ASHTON, NORMAN DORRINGTON

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury I, K3742 of No 43 Sqn when he dived into the sea whilst carrying out aerobatics near Selsey Bill.  He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

1 Jul

Sqn Ldr

LUKE, THOMAS CARLYON MC, AFC

Died

10 Jul

 

NOAKES, G

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

17 Jul

Fg Off

TROWER, STEPHEN HERBERT GERARD RAFO

Killed

22 Jul

Fg Off

MANSFIELD, JOHN GRAZEBROOK RAFO

Killed

22 Jul

AC2

HOPKINS, ALEXANDER JOHN

He was killed whilst flying as a crerwman in Vildebeest, S1708 of No 22 Sqn near Aberdour, in which his pilot, Plt Off G V M O'Reilly was also killed.

22 Jul

Plt Off

O'REILLY, GERALD VINCENT MORSE

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, S1708 of No 22 Sqn near Aberdour, in which his crewman, AC2 A J Hopkins was also killed.

25 Jul

Cpl

OSBORNE, M C

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

4 Aug

Fg Off

LAWN, JOHN FREDERICK RAFO

He was killed whilst flying in Hawker Demon, K4502 of No 604 Sqn, when it suffered an engine failure on take off from Hendon and crashed onto Colindale Station.

4 Aug

Fg Off

NIMMO, ROBERT LOUIS AuxAF

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Demon, K4502 of No 604 Sqn, when it suffered an engine failure on take off from Hendon and crashed onto Colindale Station.

23 Aug

Sgt

MOULD, GORDON ERNEST

He was killed when he dived into the sea during a formation dive bombing practice in Christchurch Bay, Hampshire, whilst flying Hawker Nimrod, K2825 of No. 801 (Fleet Fighter) Sqn, HMS Furious.

26 Aug

Fg Off

EVERETT, ERNEST NORMAN VICTOR RAFO

Killed

1 Sep

Cpl

CLARK, W

Stores and Supplies. He is buried in Maala Cemetery.  His date of death is shown as 1-30 Sep 1935 on his headstone.

3 Sep

Fg Off

HIRSH, LAWRENCE PILKINGTON RAFO

Died

5 Sep

 Sgt

BRERETON,

He was killed when bombs being unloaded from Wapiti, K2292 of No 31 Sqn, exploded, the explosion killed four others.

5 Sep

 LAC

AYRES,

He was killed when bombs being unloaded from Wapiti, K2292 of No 31 Sqn, exploded, the explosion killed four others.

26 Sep

Fg Off

DENNEHY, WILLIAM DANIEL

A member of No 2 Armoured Car Company, he was killed whilst flying Avro Tutor, K3314 of No 4 FTS when it spun into the ground at Sarafand having stalled off the top of a loop.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

26 Sep

Fg Off

SANDERS, THEODORE CECIL

A member of No 2 Armoured Car Company, he was killed whilst flying in Avro Tutor, K3314 of No 4 FTS when it spun into the ground at Sarafand having stalled off the top of a loop.

28 Sep

Sgt

WALKER, G A

Khartoum War Cemetery

1 Oct

Plt Off

STEPHENSON, JOHN RUPERT

He was killed in a flying accident at Stokes Bay when he collided with another aircraft of the same unit whilst flying in formation.

7 Oct

Plt Off

GEORGESON, HALDANE

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Bulldog, K2171 of the No 32 Sqn, which lost a wing on recovery from a dive during a ferry flight, crashing into the sea.

14 Oct

 

FRISBY, S C J

Kranji Military Cemetery

17 Oct

Plt Off

FISHER, NEVIL

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Bulldog, K1693 of the RAF College, Cranwell.  At the time he was practicing aerobatics but lost control, he abandoned the aircraft which spun into the ground but was too low for his parachute to deploy fully.

21 Oct

Sgt

BRETT, EDWIN AUBREY

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 9 Sqn at Andover.

22 Oct

Flt Cdt

WINTER, ROBERT HAROLD

He was killed flying Atlas, K1478 of the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, when he stalled in a turn and spun in.

26 Oct

Fg Off

CROW, CEDREX REX RAFO

Killed

27 Oct

LAC

MAXTED, W

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

9 Nov

Fg Off

ROSS, ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hart, K4371 of No 40 Sqn, when it collided with Fairey Gordon, K2720 of the same unit on a ferry flight near Abingdon.  His crewman, LAC J Waugh was also killed.

9 Nov

Sgt

PARK, WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Fairey Gordon, K2720 of No 40 Sqn, when it collided with Hawker Hart, K4371 of the same unit on a ferry flight near Abingdon.

9 Nov

LAC

WAUGH, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Hawker Hart, K4371 of No 40 Sqn, piloted by Fg Off A Ross, who was also killed, when it collided with Fairey Gordon, K2720 of the same unit on a ferry flight near Abingdon.

30 Nov

Fg Off

POWELL, BRYAN COLVILLE RADCLYFFE RAFO

Drowned

30 Nov

Fg Off

RAWLINS, CYRIL BEAUMONT MC, RAFO

Died

10 Dec

APO

EVANS, BASIL LINNINGTON

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 3 FTS when his aircraft fell into the Humber Estuary near Brough.

14 Dec

 

RAE, JOHN PORTEOUS

Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

15 Dec

LAC

REED, A

Khartoum War Cemetery

16 Dec

 

MEAD, THOMAS

Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery

16 Dec

Fg Off

GASK, VIVIAN DESMOND (Lt RN)

Died

23 Dec

Plt Off

WOODBYRNE, CECIL WILLIAM

Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery

29 Dec

Fg Off

FRANCIS, CONRAD CHARLES

He was killed in a flying accident near Nairobi in Kenya, whilst flying Fairey IIIF, JR9827 of No 45 Sqn, along with his passenger Cpl H J Bryant, when it spun into the ground during a steep turn.

29 Dec

Cpl

BRYANT, HERBERT JAMES

He was killed in a flying accident near Nairobi in Kenya, whilst flying Fairey IIIF, JR9827 of No 45 Sqn, flown by Fg Off C C Francis, when it spun into the ground during a steep turn.

30 Dec

Flt Lt

FAGAN. HENRY PATRICK FELTRIM (Lt RARO)

He killed himself with a shotgun, whilst serving with No 216 Sqn in Kenya.

30 Dec

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying Avro Tutor, K2496 of No 3 FTS during a navigation exercise to Brough when he dived into the Humber Estuary.

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