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Casualties - January - December 1936


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

6 Jan

Sqn Ldr

HARRISON, CECIL HERBERT

Died

7 Jan

Fg Off

AGARD-BUTLER, PHILIP HERBERT

He was killed whilst flying Fairey IIIF, S1400 of No 822 Sqn, which force landed in the sea near the Isle of Wight.  He was hit by the float and killed as was Tel J A Hunter RN whilst Lt J B Kitkat RN was unhurt.

27 Jan

LAC

CAMPLING, FRANK

He was killed whilst flying in Fairey IIIF, K1776 when it spun into the ground near Gebbit as it came out of cloud.  The other two members of the crew, Flt Lt S G Connolly and Flt Lt P V Edwards were also killed.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

27 Jan

Flt Lt

CONNOLLY, SYLVANUS GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Fairey IIIF, K1776 when it spun into the ground near Gebbit as it came out of cloud.  The other two members of the crew, Flt Lt PV Edwards and LAC F Campling were also killed.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

27 Jan

Flt Lt

EDWARDS, PHILIP VAUGHAN

He was killed whilst flying in Fairey IIIF, K1776 when it spun into the ground near Gebbit as it came out of cloud.  The other two members of the crew, Flt Lt S G Connolly and LAC F Campling were also killed.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

1 Feb

Plt Off

SPURRIER, ARTHUR FREDERICK

A member of No 209 Squadron he was a passenger in Avro Avian (G-ABSS) which crashed into the River Mersey, the pilot Hubert Mason was also killed

5 Feb

Sgt

ACOCK, JAMES EDWARD

He was killed when Hawker Nimrod, K2841 of No 80 Sqn, H.M.S. Furious, stalled on take off and sank in 1,400 fathoms of water whilst the ship was sailing from Gibraltar to Las Palmas.

8 Feb

Fg Off

COX, ALFRED OWEN DOUGLAS

He was killed whilst flying Wapiti IIA, J9391 of No. 60 Sqn when he hit high ground whilst flying in cloud near Etah, United Provinces, India.  The aircraft burst into flames and was burnt out, his gunner was Cpl. A C Wood, who was injured.

9 Feb

Flt Lt

GIBLETT, HAROLD DAVID

Drowned

19 Feb

LAC

ADAMS, CYRIL JAMES

He was killed whilst flying in Heyford, K4024 (C) of No 10 Sqn, piloted by Sgt Charles Albert Deakin, when it flew into a hill at Midhurst in Sussex in low cloud whilst on a night exercise.  The pilot was only slightly injured.  He is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

19 Feb

Sgt

JOB, WALTER

He was killed whilst flying in Heyford, K4034 of No 97 Sqn when it ran out of fuel on a night navigation forcing the pilot to ditch 1 mile off Le Havre.  Two other member of the crew were also killed, AC1 C A T Bickham and AC2 W Watkin, whilst the pilot, Fg Off. Robert Humphrey Page was safe.  He is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

19 Feb

Sgt

McDERMOTT, EDWARD KENNETH

He was killed whilst flying in Heyford, K4024 (C) of No 10 Sqn, piloted by Sgt Charles Albert Deakin, when it flew into a hill at Midhurst in Sussex in low cloud whilst on a night exercise.  The pilot was only slightly injured.  He is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

19 Feb

AC2

WATKIN, WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying in Heyford, K4034 of No 97 Sqn when it ran out of fuel on a night navigation forcing the pilot to ditch 1 mile off Le Havre.  Two other member of the crew were also killed, AC1 C A T Bickham and Sgt W Job, whilst the pilot, Fg Off. Robert Humphrey Page was safe.  He is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

19 Feb

AC2

BICKHAM, CYRIL ADOLPHUS TREGUNNON

He was killed whilst flying in Heyford, K4034 of No 97 Sqn when it ran out of fuel on a night navigation forcing the pilot to ditch 1 mile off Le Havre.  Two other member of the crew were also killed, Sgt W Job and AC2 W Watkin, whilst the pilot, Fg Off. Robert Humphrey Page was safe.  He is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

19 Feb

LAC

WESTLAKE, GEORGE JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Heyford, K4024 (C) of No 10 Sqn, piloted by Sgt Charles Albert Deakin, when it flew into a hill at Midhurst in Sussex in low cloud whilst on a night exercise.  The pilot was only slightly injured.  He is buried in Amesbury Cemetery.

20 Feb

Sqn Ldr

MARTINGELL, GILBERT HENRY AFC

He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in an aircraft of the RAF College, Cranwell in a flying accident at Cranwell, which was being flown by Sqn Ldr G H Martingell, who was also killed.

20 Feb

AC1

TOMLINSON, ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of the RAF College, Cranwell in a flying accident at Cranwell, in which his passenger, AC1 R Tomlinson was also killed.

26 Feb

AC1

CLAPHAM, ARTHUR JESSE

He was killed whilst flying in Vincent, K4131 of No 8 Sqn, flown by Flt Lt H H V Tristern, when the pilot overshot on landing at Bir Uzia landing ground and overturned after running into a gully.  The pilot was also killed in the accident, whilst the third crewman, LAC John Buchan Tainsh was unijured.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

26 Feb

Flt Lt

TRIGTEM, HARRY HUGH VIVIAN

He was killed whilst flying Vincent, K4131 of No 8 Sqn when he overshot on landing at Bir Uzia landing ground and overturned after running into a gully.  His crewman, AC1 A J Clapham was also killed in the accident, whilst the third crewman, LAC John Buchan Tainsh was unijured.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

27 Feb

Pup Plt

GILL, ANTHONY

He was killed whilst undergoing pilot training ina an accident at Abbotsinch, near Glasgow.

6 Mar

 

HALL, J B

Kranji Military Cemetery

9 Mar

Wg Cdr

RUTHERFORD, PERCIVAL THOMAS OBE, LRCP

Died

9 Mar

Fg Off

GODFREY, PETER (Lt RA)

He was killed whilst flying in Audax, K3076 of No 26 Sqn, piloted by Fg Off R Legg, when they flew into high ground as he emerged from cloud during a navigation exercise at Atleyhill, Yorkshire, the pilot was also killed.

9 Mar

Fg Off

LEGG, ROBERT (Lt, 1st Bn KOSB)

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K3076 of No 26 Sqn when he flew into high ground as he emerged from cloud during a navigation exercise at Atleyhill, Yorkshire, his passenger Fg Off P Godfrey was also killed.

19 Mar

Flt Lt

GAIRDNER, WILLIAM DALRYMPLE DFC

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, K2927 of No 100 Sqn when it hit the water in the Jahore Straits during a practice torpedo drop.

19 Mar

LAC

WATSON, THOMAS WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying as acrew member of Vildebeest, K2927 of No 100 Sqn when it hit the water in the Jahore Straits during a practice torpedo drop.

19 Mar

 

JENNER, STEPHEN PAUL

He was killed whilst flying as acrew member of Vildebeest, K2927 of No 100 Sqn when it hit the water in the Jahore Straits during a practice torpedo drop.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

23 Mar

APO

BUCHANAN, GEORGE ROWLAND

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K5017 of No 10 FTS when he stalled and spun into the ground during a thunderstorm.  He is buried in Market Drayton Cemetery.

28 Mar

Flt Lt

MOLLER, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM HENRY

Died

2 Apr

APO

GEORGE, GEOFFREY CLIVE KING

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K4389 or Hart, K4920 of No 3 FTS when it collided with with the other aircraft, crashing at Great Ponton, near Grantham.

2 Apr

LAC

PUGH, PERCY JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K4389 or Hart, K4920 of No 3 FTS when it collided with with the other aircraft, crashing at Great Ponton, near Grantham.

13 Apr

 

GILLSON, W C W

He died whilst serving in Singapore and is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

16 Apr

Flt Lt

DAWSON, ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K4986 of No 7 FTS when he flew into a hanger at Peterborough as aresult of losing height during a loop.  His passenger, AC1 Harold Eric Smith-Langridge was also killed as was LAC Percy Cuthbert, who was in the hanger at the time.  Another airman in the hanger, LAC Stanley Arthur Rollason King was severely injured and died the following day in the Memorial Hospital, Peterborough.

16 Apr

 

GREENWAY, J R

Khartoum War Cemetery

16 Apr

LAC

CUTHBERT, PERCY

He was killed whilst working in a hanger at Peterborough when it was struck by Hart, K4986 of No 7 FTS, flown by Flt Lt Ernest Dawson as a result of him losing height during a loop.  The pilot and his passenger, LAC Percy Cuthbert, were also killed.  Another airman in the hanger, LAC Stanley Arthur Rollason King was severely injured and died the following day in the Memorial Hospital, Peterborough.

16 Apr

AC1

SMITH-LANGRIDGE, HAROLD ERIC

He was killed whilst flying in Hart, K4986 of No 7 FTS when he flew into a hanger at Peterborough as a result of losing height during a loop.  The pilot, Flt Lt Ernest Dawson was also killed as was LAC Percy Cuthbert, who was in the hanger at the time.  Another airman in the hanger, LAC Stanley Arthur Rollason King was severely injured and died the following day in the Memorial Hospital, Peterborough.

17 Apr

LAC

KING, STANLEY ARTHUR ROLLASON

He was severely injured whilst working in a hanger at Peterborough when it was struck by Hart, K4986 of No 7 FTS, flown by Flt Lt Ernest Dawson as a result of him losing height during a loop and died the following day in the Memorial Hospital, Peterborough.  The pilot and his passenger, LAC Percy Cuthbert, were also killed as was another airman in the hanger, LAC Percy Cuthbert.

22 Apr

Flt Lt

BROOKMAN, HERBERT GEOFFREY

He died at the Military Hospital, Peshawar from septicaemia

3 May

Plt Off

ESSAM, FRANK FREDERICK

He was killed whilst flying Fairey Gordon, K2626 of No 35 Sqn, when he stalled on take off and hit the ground at Atbara in the Sudan.  His two crew members, LACs J T Read and T R Newton were also killed in the crash.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

3 May

LAC

READ, JACK TRUNDLE

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Fairey Gordon, K2626 of No 35 Sqn, when it stalled on take off and hit the ground at Atbara in the Sudan.  The pilot, Plt Off F R Essam and the other crew member LAC T R Newton were also killed in the crash.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

3 May

LAC

NEWTON, THOMAS RICHARD

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Fairey Gordon, K2626 of No 35 Sqn, when it stalled on take off and hit the ground at Atbara in the Sudan.  The pilot, Plt Off F R Essam and the other crew member LAC J T Read were also killed in the crash.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

5 May

APO

RADICE, JOHN WILLIAM HENRY

He was killed whilst on a weather test in Bristol Bulldog, K1683 of No 111 Sqn.  He stalled in fog but flew into the River Nene whilst trying to recover and his aircraft sank.

21 May

Sqn Ldr

DAVIDSON, CHARLES ROBERT MC

Killed

23 May

LAC

HICKSON, SYDNEY CYRIL

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of a Vildebeest (either K4171 or K4183) of No 36 Sqn when it collided with the other aircraft near Penang, whilst changing formation.  The pilot and two crew members of K4171 and onecrew member of K4183 were also killed, these being Plt Off W M Norman, Cpl F Johnson and AC1 A F Wilson.  The pilot of the other aircraft, Sgt Alec George Sollis survived the collision and crash.

23 May

Cpl

JOHNSON, FRANK

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of a Vildebeest (either K4171 or K4183) of No 36 Sqn when it collided with the other aircraft near Penang, whilst changing formation.  The pilot and two crew members of K4171 and onecrew member of K4183 were also killed, these being Plt Off W M Norman, AC1 A F Wilson and LAC S C Hickson.  The pilot of the other aircraft, Sgt Alec George Sollis survived the collision and crash.

23 May

AC1

WILSON, ALEXANDER FRENCH

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of a Vildebeest (either K4171 or K4183) of No 36 Sqn when it collided with the other aircraft near Penang, whilst changing formation.  The pilot and two crew members of K4171 and onecrew member of K4183 were also killed, these being Plt Off W M Norman, Cpl F Johnson and LAC S C Hickson.  The pilot of the other aircraft, Sgt Alec George Sollis survived the collision and crash.

23 May

Plt Off

NORMAN, WILLIAM MORTIMER

He was killed whilst flying a Vildebeest (either K4171 or K4183) of No 36 Sqn when he collided with the other aircraft near Penang, whilst changing formation.  Three crew members were also killed, two in K4171 and one in K4183, these being  Cpl F Johnson, AC1 A F Wilson and LAC S C Hickson.  The pilot of the other aircraft, Sgt Alec George Sollis survived the collision and crash.

23 May

Fg Off

ASHTON, PAUL WINGRAVE

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K3090 of No 2 Sqn when it collided with power cables during a practice attack at Hawkinge's Empire Air Day display and crashed near Holywell, Kent.  The gunner was also killed.

23 May

 LAC

SIMPSON, JOSEPH HENRY (26)

He was killed whilst flying as the gunner in Audax, K3090 of No 2 Sqn when it collided with power cables during a practice attack at Hawkinge's Empire Air Day display and crashed near Holywell, Kent.  The pilot was also killed.

23 May

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Bulldog, K2864 of No 17 Sqn when he hit a tree having failed to recover from a spin at Kenley.

27 May

Flt Lt

SHELLEY, BRYANT THOMAS

He died whilst serving at RAF Hinaidi and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

31 May

Flt Lt

HALE, JOHN WYATT (Lt Cdr RN)

He died in No. 3 General Hospital, San Stefano, from injuries received in an flying accident at Aboukir on 22 May 1936, whilst flying Hawker Osprey, K3642 of No. 447 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight, H.M.S. London.  He suffered an engine failure on take off but having insufficent speed he stalled and crashed into the sea, the aircraft bursting into flames.  His observer, Lt. John Bridgewater Kitcat, RN was not injured.

31 May

 

HOLT, JOHN T

Kranji Military Cemetery

1 Jun

 

GIBSON, MAURICE E M

12 Sqn, Pilot.  Maala Cemetery.  Shown as 1-30 Jun 1936 and no rank given

5 Jun

AC1

CHALK, FREDERICK GEORGE

He was severely injured whilst flying as the crewman in Vildebeest, K4608 of No 22 Sqn when it stalled on take off from Hal Far in Malta following an engine failure and died later that day in the Royal Naval Hospital, Malta.  His pilot, Fg Off J A Sutherland was killed in the accident.  He is buried in Pieta Military Cemetery.

5 Jun

Fg Off

SUTHERLAND, JOHN ASHER

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, K4608 of No 22 Sqn when it stalled on take off from Hal Far in Malta following an engine failure.  His crewman, AC1 F G Chalk was severely injured and died later that day in the Royal Naval Hospital, Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

5 Jun

 

BARNES, A H

Kranji Military Cemetery

9 Jun

AC1

ALLDAY, FRANCIS

He was killed whilst flying as the gunner in Demon, K4536 of No 41 Sqn, which collided in formation with K4535 of the same unit near Sheikh Othman in Aden.  The other gunner, AC1 A S Bailey, was also killed whilst the two pilots survived.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

9 Jun

AC1

BAILEY, ALLAN SANDERSON

He was killed whilst flying as the gunner in Demon, K4535 of No 41 Sqn, which collided with K4536 of the same unit in formation near Sheikh Othman in Aden.  The other gunner, AC1 F Allday, was also killed whilst the two pilots survived.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

12 Jun

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury II, K8219 of No 9 FTS when he flew into a hillside near Ballygomarton in Northern Ireland whilst on a navigation exercise.

14 Jun

Sqn Ldr

CATCHPOLE, WILLIAM AFC

He was killed whilst flying (in) Vincent, K4669 of No 4 Aircraft Park when it was taking a repair party to recover an aircraft which had forece landed in the desert, 25 miles south-east of Adaram.  The aircraft sideslipped and crashed into the ground as it was landing.  Also killed in the accident were; Flt Lt R Todd, Sgt E A Whetter, and AC W Marlow.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

14 Jun

Flt Lt

TODD, ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying (in) Vincent, K4669 of No 4 Aircraft Park when it was taking a repair party to recover an aircraft which had forece landed in the desert, 25 miles south-east of Adaram.  The aircraft sideslipped and crashed into the ground as it was landing.  Also killed in the accident were; Sqn Ldr W Catchpole, AFC, Sgt E A Whetter, and AC W Marlow.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

14 Jun

Sgt

WHETTER, ERNEST ALFRED

He was killed whilst flying (in) Vincent, K4669 of No 4 Aircraft Park when it was taking a repair party to recover an aircraft which had forece landed in the desert, 25 miles south-east of Adaram.  The aircraft sideslipped and crashed into the ground as it was landing.  Also killed in the accident were; Sqn Ldr W Catchpole, AFC, Flt Lt R Todd and AC W Marlow.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

14 Jun

 

MARLOW, WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying (in) Vincent, K4669 of No 4 Aircraft Park when it was taking a repair party to recover an aircraft which had forece landed in the desert, 25 miles south-east of Adaram.  The aircraft sideslipped and crashed into the ground as it was landing.  Also killed in the accident were; Sqn Ldr W Catchpole, AFC, Flt Lt R Todd and Sgt E A Whetter.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

16 Jun

Fg Off

RUSSELL, GERALD WILLIAM RICHARDSON RAFO

Died in Leeds General Infirmary

24 Jun

Plt Off

SPENCER, ERIC WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K3005 of No 12 Sqn when he flew into the sea during a low level practice exercise off Aden.  His gunner, LAC J Greatorex was also killed.

24 Jun

LAC

GREATOREX, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying as the gunner in Hart, K3005 of No 12 Sqn when he flew into the sea during a low level practice exercise off Aden.  His pilot, Fg Off E W Spencer was also killed.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

25 Jun

LAC

BORTHWICK, JOHN ALBERT

He wa severely injured and died three days later as the result of an accident whilst he was flying in Vincent, K4120 of No 84 Sqn on 22 Jun 1936.  At the time the aircraft was conducting a camera gun practice, when it hit the ground at Shaibah in Iraq.  He died in the Royal Air Force General Hospital at Hinaidi.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

7 Jul

Sgt

ALLAN, RONALD GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Valentia, K3166 of No 216 Sqn when it sideslipped into the ground during a night approach into Mersa Matruh.  Six others were also killed, these being: LAC. Edward Adams, AC1 Albert George Hassall, AC1 John White, Capt Francis Edward MacKay Barford, Essex Regiment, Capt Herbert Frank Gordon D'arcy Symonds, The Buffs, and Lt. Douglas Elliott Mackintosh, The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.   Capt John Park Weir, R.A.M.C., and Capt. Thomas Brodie, Cheshire Regiment weer dangerously injured and Fg Off Norman de Warrenne Boult (pilot) and Capt. Duncan Scott Cochrane, R.A.M.C were seriously injured whilst LAC Thomas Sellars and Lt. Thomas Leslie Gwyther Charles, Essex Regiment were injured.

7 Jul

LAC

ADAMS, EDWARD M

He was killed whilst flying in Valentia, K3166 of No 216 Sqn when it sideslipped into the ground during a night approach into Mersa Matruh.  Six others were also killed, these being: Sgt Ronald George Allan (2nd pilot), AC1 Albert George Hassall, AC1 John White, Capt Francis Edward MacKay Barford, Essex Regiment, Capt Herbert Frank Gordon D'arcy Symonds, The Buffs, and Lt. Douglas Elliott Mackintosh, The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.   Capt John Park Weir, R.A.M.C., and Capt. Thomas Brodie, Cheshire Regiment weer dangerously injured and Fg Off Norman de Warrenne Boult (pilot) and Capt. Duncan Scott Cochrane, R.A.M.C were seriously injured whilst LAC Thomas Sellars and Lt. Thomas Leslie Gwyther Charles, Essex Regiment were injured.  He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

7 Jul

AC1

HASSALL, ALBERT GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Valentia, K3166 of No 216 Sqn when it sideslipped into the ground during a night approach into Mersa Matruh.  Six others were also killed, these being: Sgt Ronald George Allan (2nd pilot), LAC. Edward Adams, AC1 John White, Capt Francis Edward MacKay Barford, Essex Regiment, Capt Herbert Frank Gordon D'arcy Symonds, The Buffs, and Lt. Douglas Elliott Mackintosh, The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.   Capt John Park Weir, R.A.M.C., and Capt. Thomas Brodie, Cheshire Regiment weer dangerously injured and Fg Off Norman de Warrenne Boult (pilot) and Capt. Duncan Scott Cochrane, R.A.M.C were seriously injured whilst LAC Thomas Sellars and Lt. Thomas Leslie Gwyther Charles, Essex Regiment were injured.

7 Jul

AC1

WHITE, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Valentia, K3166 of No 216 Sqn when it sideslipped into the ground during a night approach into Mersa Matruh.  Six others were also killed, these being: Sgt Ronald George Allan (2nd pilot), LAC. Edward Adams, AC1 Albert George Hassall, Capt Francis Edward MacKay Barford, Essex Regiment, Capt Herbert Frank Gordon D'arcy Symonds, The Buffs, and Lt. Douglas Elliott Mackintosh, The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.   Capt John Park Weir, R.A.M.C., and Capt. Thomas Brodie, Cheshire Regiment weer dangerously injured and Fg Off Norman de Warrenne Boult (pilot) and Capt. Duncan Scott Cochrane, R.A.M.C were seriously injured whilst LAC Thomas Sellars and Lt. Thomas Leslie Gwyther Charles, Essex Regiment were injured.

9 Jul

LAC

WHITE, J

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

13 Jul

Fg Off

STEWART, KENRICK ALAN

He was flying Hawker Nimrod, S1634 on arigging test and whilst carrying out aerobatics he unitentionally entered a spin and dived into the ground near Aboukir, Egypt.

13 Jul

LAC

INNES, FRANK

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K5227 of No 3 FTS, during an attack on targets on the Theddlethorpe ranges, when he stalled and crashed into sand hills.  He is buried in North Coates (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

15 Jul

LAC

GUMB, FREDERICK WILLIAM

He was severely injured whilst flying in Audax, K5227 of No 3 FTS, being flown by LAC F Innes, during an attack on targets on the Theddlethorpe ranges, when it stalled and crashed into sand hills.  He died in Louth and District Hospital two days later.

15 Jul

Fg Off

CARSTAIRS, JAMES KININMONTH LESLIE

He was killed whilst flying in Avro Tutor, K3402 of the Station Flight, RAF Hal Far, flown by Flt Lt George Douglas Green, when the wing hit the sea during a turn and crashed Flt Lt Green was severely injured in the accident.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery.

16 Jul

Plt Off

CORNWALL, GEOFFREY GARDNER

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gauntlet II, K5264 when he blacked out in a loop and dived into the ground at Knotty Green, near Beaconsfield.

18 Jul

Fg Off

SPENCER, DENIS HENRY

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Demon, K4541 of No 41 Sqn, although he was a member of No 8 Sqn, when he failed to recover from a dive whilst on the Khormaksar bombing range, he was flying solo at the time.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

18 Jul

AC2

WILLIAMS, A G

No. 1 A.C.C.   Ramleh War Cemetery

20 Jul

Plt Off

CORDER, GUY ALAN

He was killed flying Hawker Nimrod, K4623 of No 1 FTS when at 400 ft he took evasive action to avoid another aircraft but he stalled and spun in at Leuchars.

21 Jul

AC1

KING, ALBERT E

He was serving with No.2 Armoured Car Company at Sarafand and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

23 Jul

Cpl

THOMAS, STANLEY G

Imtarfa Military Cemetery

26 Jul

 

MACEY, ALBERT R

Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery

27 Jul

Flt Sgt

KNIGHT, FREDERICK

Imtarfa Military Cemetery

27 Jul

LAC

PALMER, RAYMOND W

He was serving with Medical Section at RAF Hinaidi and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery

31 Jul

Fg Off

HALMSHAW, WILLIAM RAFO

Killed

7 Aug

Plt Off

GILIAT, SIMON HOWARD AuxAF

He serving with No 601 Squadron and was killed when his own private aircraft hit the men's cookhouse and burst into flames at RAF Farnborough, his passenger and brother Second Lieutenant John Gilliat of the Irish Guards was injured

8 Aug

 

HUNN, ALEC ARTHUR

Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery

10 Aug

Fg Off

ORR, LIONEL FRANK HASTINGS RAFO

Killed

10 Aug

Plt Off

MONTAGU, MICHAEL RICHARD AuxAF

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K5037 of No 604 Sqn AuxAF  when he hit the sea in Pagham Harbour in Sussex whilst carrying out aerobatic practice.  He was carrying a passenger at the time, Lt Col Arthur Edward Flynn Fawcus, DSO, MC, TD, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers, who was also killed.

10 Aug

AC1

WHITE, C W

Ramleh War Cemetery

11 Aug

Fg Off

MOLYNEUX, HENRY

He was flying in Hawker Osprey, K3626 of No 801 Sqn with Sqn Ldr B V Reynolds on a flight from Eastleigh to Catterick.  Having developed compass trouble, they turned back and made a forced landing at Wickham, Hants, but Molyneux was thrown from the aircraft having possibly unfastened his harness and was killed.

12 Aug

Sgt

HORN, ROBERT SIMPSON

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hind, K5482 of No 57 Sqn when he flew into a hill in the Chilterns near RAF Halton, whilst descending through cloud.  His crewman Cpl Oscar Wren was also killed in the accident.

12 Aug

Cpl

WREN, OSCAR

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Hawker Hind, K5482 of No 57 Sqn, piloted by Sgt R S Horn, when it flew into a hill in the Chilterns near RAF Halton, whilst descending through cloud.

17 Aug

Fg Off

GILL, CHARLES SYDNEY RAFO

Died

30 Aug

 

FLETCHER, DONALD

Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

3 Sep

Plt Off

HUNTER, THOMAS BARRY

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K4473 of No 6 Sqn which is thought to have suffered an engine failure.  It crashed and caught fire whilst attempting a forced landing at Bala, near Attil in Palestine.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

3 Sep

AC1

LINCOLN, EDWARD GEORGE WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying as the gunner in Hart, K4473 of No 6 Sqn which is thought to have suffered an engine failure.  It crashed and caught fire whilst attempting a forced landing at Bala, near Attil in Palestine.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Flt Lt

YALE, WILLIAM CORBET

He died in the Indian Military Hospital, Fort Sandeman, from injuries received in a flying acciden.  He was flying Wapiti, J9730 of No 31 Sqn when he struck telephone cables and crashed.  His gunner, LAC John Mumbray was injured.

7 Sep

Flt Lt

HEYGATE, PETER HEYLIN

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K5222 of No 3 FTS when he crashed into the sea off the Norfolk coast during a weather test flight, his body was not found although a part of the aircraft was.

7 Sep

Fg Off

MAY, FRANCIS STANLEY (Lt, RM)

He was approaching to land at Hal Far, Malta in Hawker Osprey, K3917 when he dived into the ground executing a steep left hand turn at about 200 ft.  He was severely injured and died later that day.

20 Sep

Fg Off

ELWELL, HAROLD BELLERBY RAFO

Killed

21 Sep

Fg Off

WARNER, CHARLES HENRY THORNTON

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K2110 of No 39 Sqn, when it is believed that it caught fire during ground attack practice and dived into the ground.  His gunner, LAC John Leopold Bunyan was able to abandon the aircraft and was slightly injured but Fg Off Warner was still on board when it crashed.

22 Sep

APO

ROWLEY, TERENCE WILLIAM

He was killed flying Audax, K5251 of No 9 FTS when he flew into the ground after taking off at night from Thornaby.

22 Sep

Cpl

PARSONS, H

Ramleh War Cemetery

23 Sep

Flt Lt

ELIAS, AUBREY WILLIAM

He probably died whilst serving in India

1 Oct

Fg Off

FINDLEY, MAXWELL HUTCHEON RAFO

Killed

5 Oct

Plt Off

SPENCER, JOHN GEORGE

He was flying Hawker Nimrod, S1619 of No 801 Sqn, HMS Furios on formation dive bombing practice when he felt unwell.  The aircraft went inverted at 4,000 ft and then dived into the Cromarty Firth killing Plt Off Spencer.

6 Oct

Sgt

DODSWORTH, GEORGE CHAPMAN

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hind, K5516 of No 218 Sqn when the wings folded back during dive bombing practice on the Theddlethorpe Ranges.  His crewman, Act Sgt W J Devoil was also killed.

6 Oct

Act Sgt

DEVOIL, WALTER JAMES

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Hawker Hind, K5516 of No 218 Sqn, piloted by Sgt G C Dodsworth, when the wings folded back during dive bombing practice on the Theddlethorpe Ranges.

7 Oct

Flt Lt

BARTLETT, ROY JAMES OLIPHANT

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury I, K5682 of the RAF College, Cranwell when he was involved in a collision with another Fury, K5681 also belonging to the College flown by Flt Cdt Howard Frizelle Burton.  Both pilots abandoned their aircraft but Bartlett was struck by one of the falling aircraft, whilst Burton was slightly injured.

9 Oct

Sgt

SIMPSON, ALGENON HINCHCLIFF RAFVR

He was killed whilst undergoing training in a flying accident at Ellerton, near Selby, Yorkshire.

23 Oct

APO

COPPINGER, WILLIAM DYCER

He was killed flying Audax, K3072 of No 7 FTS when he collided with Hart, K3128 during a formation take off, diving into the ground near Petarborough. The other pilot APO Patrick John Shaw Shaughnessy was uninjured.

28 Oct

Sqn Ldr

MARTYN, GILBERT

Died

30 Oct

APO

HOLLINGS, GEORGE EDMUND

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury I, K1941  of No 43 Sqn when he hit a tree on high ground whilst descending through fog at Hawarden.

1 Nov

Nur Sis

HARPER, ELIZABETH

RAF Hospital, Aden.  Maala Cemetery.  Shown as being killed/died between 1-30 Nov 1936.

1 Nov

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying (in) Hawker Demon, K4516 of No 64 Sqn when it overturned in a ploughed field during a forced landing following an engine failure.

4 Nov

Plt Off

SEE, ROY FRANCIS

He was killed whilst piloting Audax, K2009 of No 13 Sqn during a camera gun practice flight, he flew into the ground attempting to avoid a windmill at Codford, Wiltshire.  His gunner was also killed

4 Nov

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying in Audax, K2009 of No 13 Sqn piloted by ? during a camera gun practice flight, he flew into the ground attempting to avoid a windmill at Codford, Wiltshire.  The pilot was also killed

9 Nov

Plt Off

WHITE, PETER

Killed when Anson, K6199 of No 220 Sqn attempted to take off with locked controls, stalled and crashed at Bircham Newton

13 Nov

AC

DUTTON, ROBERT J

Kranji Military Cemetery

15 Nov

APO

RAWSON, ARTHUR HERBERT

No 4 FTS.  Died.  Buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

17 Nov

Sgt

ROGERS, FRED CHARLES WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gauntlet II, K7795 of No 46 Sqn at Steyning, Sussex, when he flew into a hill whilst flying below cloud in bad weather.

18 Nov

Cpl

MULLEN, WILLIAM

Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery

19 Nov

Flt Lt

HATTERSLEY, ARTHUR PATRICK KILVINGTON RAFO

Killed

27 Nov

LAC

HOGG, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K3138 of No 7 FTS when he flew into high ground at Stoke Rochford near Grantham whilst descending through fog.  His passenger, LAC H Weale was also killed.

27 Nov

LAC

WEALE, HARRY

He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Hart, K3138 of No 7 FTS when he flew into high ground at Stoke Rochford near Grantham whilst descending through fog.  His passenger, LAC J Hogg was also killed.

1 Dec

LACW

SODEN, WANDA

Nanyuki Civil Cemetery.  Shown as 1 Jan - 31 Dec 1936.

4 Dec

APO

O'NEILL, HUGH

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 9 FTS when he came down in the sea off Redcar, Yorkshire.

9 Dec

Fg Off

CAWSTON, RAYMOND WILFRED

Died

12 Dec

Sgt

CHURCH, D G

He was killed whilst flying (in) Heyford, K6900 of No 102 Sqn when it flew into high ground at Wadsworth Moor Rifle Range near Hebden Bridge in fog having iced up.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard.

12 Dec

LAC

CLEMENTS, P G

He was killed whilst flying (in) Heyford, K6900 of No 102 Sqn when it flew into high ground at Wadsworth Moor Rifle Range near Hebden Bridge in fog having iced up.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard.

12 Dec

 AC

BODENHAM, CLAUD VINCENT

He was killed whilst flying (in) Heyford, K6900 of No 102 Sqn when it flew into high ground at Wadsworth Moor Rifle Range near Hebden Bridge in fog having iced up.

15 Dec

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flting Hart, K4944 of No 11 FTS which dived into the ground during aerobatics.

21 Dec

Plt Off

HART, CHARLES ROBERT

He was killed when he fell from the tail gun position of Virginia X, K2680 of No 214 Sqn near Brough aerodrome whilst landing.

30 Dec

Sgt

OWER, STANLEY JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hind, K5474 of No 18 Sqn when he stalled on the approach to Cottisford landing ground and dived into the ground.  His crewman, Cpl Brean Thomas Alfred Hobbs was only slightly injured, in an accident.

31 Dec

AC1

PARSONS, JACK H J

Ramleh War Cemetery

 

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