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Casualties - January - December 1938


5 Jan

APO

CLITHEROE, HOWARD GRAHAM

He was killed flying Audax, K5126 of No 10 FTS when he hit a tree whilst low flying and crashed at Maer Hall, near Whitmore, Shropshire.

11 Jan

LAC

CAMPBELL, JOHN HOCKINGS

He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Moth, K1893 of No 8 Sqn when the wings broke off during aerobatics at Mansur, near Khormaksar, Aden.  His pilot, APO M H B Davies was also killed.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

11 Jan

APO

DAVIES, MARTIN HENRY BROMLEY

He was killed whilst flying Moth, K1893 of No 8 Sqn when the wings broke off during aerobatics at Mansur, near Khormaksar, Aden.  His passenger, LAC J H Campbell was also killed.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

14 Jan

Plt Off

ANDREWS, GEOFFREY BURR

He was killed whilst flying Wallace, K6057 of No 6 Armament Training Camp when he dived into the ground near Holworth in Dorset having stalled in cloud.  His crewman, AC1 N E Boon was also killed.

14 Jan

AC1

BOON, NOVEL EVERARD

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Wallace, K6057 of No 6 Armament Training Camp when he dived into the ground near Holworth in Dorset having stalled in cloud.  The pilot, Plt Off G B Andrews was also killed.

17 Jan

Sgt

GASKELL, GEOFFREY EDWIN

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K8014 of No 65 Sqn when he collided when another Gladiator of the same squadron, K7940, piloted by Plt Off Roland Robert Stanford Tuck.  Plt Off Tuck was slightly injured but managed to abandon his aircraft safely near Uckfield, Sussex, he latter went on to become one of the leading fighter pilots both during and after the Battle of Britain before being shot down and captured.

17 Jan

AC2

GOODHAND, WALTER GEORGE

He was killed when he fell from Hawker Hind, K5492 of No 57 Sqn during a camera gun exercise at Upper Heyford.

20 Jan

Flt Lt

PRICE, JOHN CHARLES HUGH (Lt RN)

He was killed in a flying accident when he flew into the side of Helderberg Mountain near Somerset West, Cape Province, South Africa , whilst flying Hawker Osprey, K5747 of No. 716 (Catapult) Flt, attached to HMS Amphion of the 6th Cruiser Squadron.  Able Seaman Leslie V. Hammond, RN was also killed.

20 Jan

 

UNKNOWN DRIVER (AIRMAN?)

He was killed when Gloster Gauntlet II, K5310 hit the tractor he was driving at Biggin Hill during take off.

21 Jan

Mr

GRIEVES, BRIAN WILLIAM

He was under training as a pilot for the RAF when he was killed whilst under instruction in Tiger Moth G-ADHW of No 1 E & RFTS.  His aircraft was in collision with Gloster Gauntlet II, K5303 of No 66 Sqn, flown by Plt Off L R Helps as it emerged from cloud near Smallwood, Hertfordshire.  His instructor, Mr Theodore Quentin Smith and Plt Off Helps were also killed.

21 Jan

Sgt

SMITH, THEODORE QUENTIN RAFVR

He was employed as an instructor and was killed in Tiger Moth G-ADHW of No 1 E & RFTS, which was in collision with Gloster Gauntlet II, K5303 of No 66 Sqn, flown by Plt Off L R Helps as it emerged from cloud near Smallwood, Hertfordshire.  His pupil, Mr B W Grieves and Plt Off Helps were also killed.

21 Jan

Plt Off

HEBER-PERCY, C H

He spun into the sea from a stall whilst turning at about 800 ft whilst flying Hawker Nimrod, S1580 of No 802 Sqn, HMS Glorious.

21 Jan

Plt Off

HELPS, LEONARD RENE

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gauntlet II, K5303 of No 66 Sqn when he collided with Tiger Moth G-ADHW of No 1 E & RFTS as he emerged from cloud near Smallwood, Hertfordshire.  The instructor in the Tiger Moth, Mr Theodore Quentin Smith and his pupil, Mr Brian William Grieves were also killed.  Mr Grieves was under training for the Royal Air Force.

24 Jan

Plt Off

MORRIS, DAVID LORRAINE LLYOD

He was killed flying in Anson, K6277 of No 51 Sqn, which hit trees on a hill as it was descending through cloud on a night navigation exercise at Kingsclere, near Basingstoke.  The pilot, Sgt Donald William Mansbridge was severely injured and two others, Act Plt Off Cecil Wardman Poulter and AC" Ronald Harry Price were slightly injured.

28 Jan

Plt Off

MACFARLANE, ALAN NORMAN

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, K7078 of No 44 Sqn crashed at Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire which he abandoned after it went out of control and executed a number of loops, unfortunately he hit the tail on exiting with fatal results.

31 Jan

APO

DUDLEY, TREVOR KEARSLEY GOSS

He was the pilot of Audax, K5210 of No 11 FTS and was killed at Ufford, Lincolnshire, when his engine cut during a forced landing practice and the aircraft stalled resulting in a spin into the ground.  His passenger, APO Peter Robert Burton-Gyles was slightly injured.

31 Jan

Fg Off

LAYBOURNE, RICHARD STRATTON

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K3744 of No 1 FTS when he spun into the railway line near St Andrews having stalled following an engine failure.  He was a Lt in the Welsh Guards on secondment to the RAF.

1 Feb

Fg Off

BOCQUET, MERVYN SEYMOUR

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1556 of No 111 Sqn which dived into the ground near Northolt.

3 Feb

Plt Off

HOLDEN, JOHN MILLINGTON

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

7 Feb

Plt Off

DEVANY, ALFRED ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K7934 of No 72 Sqn when he hit power cables on a hill whilst flying in mist and crashed near Brough.

11 Feb

Plt Off

AUSTIN-SPARKS, PHILIP RALPH

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K8002 of No 65 Sqn, when he collided with another Gladiator, K7942 of the same squadron.  His aircraft crashed near North Weald, whilst the pilot of the other aircraft was able to abandon his aircraft safely.

11 Feb

Cpl

HENDERSON, GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7119 of No 144 Sqn, piloted by Plt Off L C Mitchell, which crashed when it hit trees whilst turning in a hailstorm at Oulton in Norfolk.  The pilot and the other crew member, AC1 C A Smith were also killed.

11 Feb

Plt Off

MITCHELL, LAWRENCE CLEMENT

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, K7119 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed when it hit trees whilst turning in a hailstorm at Oulton in Norfolk.  His two crew member, Cpl G Henderson and AC1 C A Smith were also killed.

11 Feb

AC1

SMITH, CLIFFORD ALFRED

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7119 of No 144 Sqn, piloted by Plt Off L C Mitchell, which crashed when it hit trees whilst turning in a hailstorm at Oulton in Norfolk.  The pilot and the other crew member, Cpl G Henderson were also killed.

13 Feb

Flt Lt

PHILLIPS, PERCIVAL DFC, RAFO

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

18 Feb

Sgt

CORBETT, E

(Gordon, JR9660 of No 4 FTS in accident at Abu Sueir?).  He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

18 Feb

Sqn Ldr

ALDERSON, RONALD ELTRINGHAM MB, BS, DMRE

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.  Ramleh War Cemetery

22 Feb

Plt Off

BAXTER, MERTON VIVIAN

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury I, K2061 of No 1 Sqn when he broke formation, possibly as a result of an engine failure and crashed after hitting power cables near Lewes, Sussex.  He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

23 Feb

Fg Off

MACLAINE, IAN CARUS RAFO

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

24 Feb

Plt Off

EDMINSON, JOHN ROBERT LIMMER

He was killed whilst flying Swordfish, K5984 collided with Swordfish, K5974 at around 200 ft as both aircraft were making a final turn during a practice attack.  The crew members of the other aircraft were unhurt. He was the sole occupant of K5984.

24 Feb

Flt Lt

GARDNER, FRANK STEIGHT

He is presumed to have been killed whilst flying Wellesley, K7734 of the Long Range Development Unit, which disappeared on a flight around the UK and is assumed to have crashed into the North Sea. Despite an extensive search, no wreckage or remains were found, the other two crew members, Fg Off G J D Thomson and Sgt G Higgs were also killed.

24 Feb

Fg Off

THOMSON, GEORGE JAMES DOUGLAS

He is presumed to have been killed whilst flying as a crew member in Wellesley, K7734 of the Long Range Development Unit, which disappeared on a flight around the UK and is assumed to have crashed into the North Sea. Despite an extensive search, no wreckage or remains were found, the other two crew members, Flt Lt F S Gardner (pilot) and Sgt G Higgs were also killed.

24 Feb

Sgt

HIGGS, GEORGE

He is presumed to have been killed whilst flying as a crew member in Wellesley, K7734 of the Long Range Development Unit, which disappeared on a flight around the UK and is assumed to have crashed into the North Sea. Despite an extensive search, no wreckage or remains were found, the other two crew members, Flt Lt F S Gardner (pilot) and Fg Off G J D Thomson were also killed.

25 Feb

LAC

GRIFFITHS, GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying as the gunner in Hart, K4494 of No 33 Sqn, which collided with another Hart (K4445) of the same unit whilst flying in formation through cloud.  His pilot, F/O. H. W. Bolingbroke was uninjured whilst the pilot of K4445, APO Littler was slightly injured.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

27 Feb

Fg Off

LUPTON, WILFRED MAURICE

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 114 Sqn at Wyton, the members of his crew, Sgt C M Belshan and AC1 G N Hopley were also killed in the accident.

27 Feb

Sgt

BELSHAN, CHARLES MORRIS

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in an aircraft of No 114 Sqn at Wyton, being flown by Fg Off W M Lupton, who was also killed as was the third crew member, AC1 G N Hopley.

27 Feb

AC1

HOPLEY, GEORGE NOLL

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in an aircraft of No 114 Sqn at Wyton, being flown by Fg Off W M Lupton, who was also killed as was the third crew member, Sgt C M Belshan.

 9 Mar

Lt

ISMAIL, MOHAMMED MUSTAFA EgAAF

Lt. Mohammed Mustafa Ismail, was a member of the Egyptian Army Air Force attached to the CFS when he was killed flying Hawker Fury II, K8241 of the CFS.  He flew into the ground in bad weather near Frome, Somerset.

12 Mar

Flt Lt

CRAIG, R J F

He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard

18 Mar

Cpl

COLES, CYRIL JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Swordfish, K5985 flown by Plt Off F E Williams, when it struck trees on a hill at Swyre Head, Kingston, Dorset in thick mist during a cross country exercise.  Also killed in the accident was the pilot and AC1 D S Hurrell.

18 Mar

AC1

HURRELL, DAVID SAMUEL

He was killed whilst flying in Swordfish, K5985 flown by Plt Off F E Williams, when it struck trees on a hill at Swyre Head, Kingston, Dorset in thick mist during a cross country exercise.  Also killed in the accident were the pilot and Cpl C J Coles.

18 Mar

Plt Off

WILLIAMS FREDERICK EDGAR

He was killed whilst flying Swordfish, K5985 when it struck trees on a hill at Swyre Head, Kingston, Dorset in thick mist during a cross country exercise.  Also killed were Cpl C J Coles and AC1 D S Hurrell.

20 Mar

LAC

BARTON, J W S

He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

21 Mar

Plt Off

PEARCE, JOHN FRANCIS

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K7959 of No. 73 Sqn at Digby, when he crashed following an overshoot on landing.

26 Mar

Plt Off

WILSON, RICHARD JACKSON

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

26 Mar

Plt Off

DAVIS, RICHARD HOWARD

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

26 Mar

AC2

STARRETT, ROBERT HENDERSON

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman of Hawker Hind, K5498 of No 603 Sqn, piloted by Fg Off A G Thomson who was also killed, when it crashed after flying into power cables whilst low flying.

26 Mar

Fg Off

THOMSON, CECIL ALEXANDER GROVE AuxAF

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hind, K5498 of No 603 Sqn when he crashed after flying into power cables whilst low flying.  His crewman, AC2 R H Starrett was also killed.

28 Mar

Flt Lt

HOBBS, REGINALD HENRY

He was killed whilst flying Stranraer, K7288 of No 228 Sqn when it hit the sea whilst descending through fog, catching fire and sinking off the French coast near Brest, on a navigation exercise.   Five others on board were also killed, one of whom was Arnold Edward Barlow, a journalist for 'The Aeroplane.

28 Mar

Plt Off

OWEN, JOHN PHILIP

He was killed whilst flying in Stranraer, K7288 of No 228 Sqn when it hit the sea whilst descending through fog, catching fire and sinking off the French coast near Brest, on a navigation exercise.  Five others on board were also killed, one of whom was Arnold Edward Barlow, a journalist for 'The Aeroplane.

28 Mar

 Cpl

AUDLEY, JAMES HENRY (365256)

He was killed whilst flying in Stranraer, K7288 of No 228 Sqn when it hit the sea whilst descending through fog, catching fire and sinking off the French coast near Brest, on a navigation exercise.  Five others on board were also killed, one of whom was Arnold Edward Barlow, a journalist for 'The Aeroplane.

28 Mar

 AC1

LEWIS, BENJAMIN DAVID CARYSFORT (523507)

He was killed whilst flying in Stranraer, K7288 of No 228 Sqn when it hit the sea whilst descending through fog, catching fire and sinking off the French coast near Brest, on a navigation exercise.  Five others on board were also killed, one of whom was Arnold Edward Barlow, a journalist for 'The Aeroplane.

28 Mar

 LAC

NEALE, EDWARD WESTON (565291)

He was killed whilst flying in Stranraer, K7288 of No 228 Sqn when it hit the sea whilst descending through fog, catching fire and sinking off the French coast near Brest, on a navigation exercise.  Five others on board were also killed, one of whom was Arnold Edward Barlow, a journalist for 'The Aeroplane.

28 Mar

LAC

GRIFFITHS, HERBERT EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Magister, L6916 of No 8 E & RFTS, which dived into the ground at Kidmore End, Oxford.

30 Mar

Flt Lt

ATKINSON, GLEN

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

31 Mar

Sgt

DAVIES, BENJAMIN GORDON

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hind, K6643 of No 83 Sqn, which collided with K6753 of the same unit over RAF Scampton, crashing nearby.

31 Mar

AC2

SCHOBERG, JAMES HENRY

He was killed whilst flying in Hawker Hind, K6643 of No 83 Sqn, which collided with K6753 of the same unit over RAF Scampton, crashing nearby.

31 Mar

Plt Off

TYRRELL, JOHN NUGENT DE MERLE

He was killed whilst flying a Hawker Hind, K6753 of No 83 Sqn, which collided with K6643 of the same unit over RAF Scampton, crashing nearby.

31 Mar

Fg Off

PALIN, HILARY FRANCIS RAFO

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

1 Apr

Sgt

SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 269 Sqn at Howood, Renfrewshire.  Another member of the crew, Cpl R Hunter was also killed in the accident.

1 Apr

Cpl

HUNTER, ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying in an aircraft of No 269 Sqn at Howood, Renfrewshire, flown by Sgt W A Sutherland, who was also killed.

4 Apr

Sgt

BAXTER, MATTHEW HENRY

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury I, K2074 of No 1 Sqn when the aircraft broke up during aerobatics near Rowlands Castle in Hampshire.

4 Apr

Sgt

ROBERTS, WILLIAM DOUGLAS MACMILLAN

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, K2944 of No 100 Sqn which went missing on a night navigation exercise near the Horsboro' Light, Singapore, he is presumed to have lost control whilst flying in fog.  His two crew members, AC1 E J Beisly, and AC1 M R Hunter were also killed in the accident.

4 Apr

AC1

BEISLY, ERNEST JOHN

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Vildebeest, K2944 of No 100 Sqn, piloted by Sgt W D MacMillan,  which went missing on a night navigation exercise near the Horsboro' Light, Singapore, he is presumed to have lost control whilst flying in fog.  The pilot and the other crew member, AC1 M R Hunter were also killed in the accident.

4 Apr

AC1

HUNTER, MALCOLM RENFREW

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Vildebeest, K2944 of No 100 Sqn, piloted by Sgt W D MacMillan,  which went missing on a night navigation exercise near the Horsboro' Light, Singapore, he is presumed to have lost control whilst flying in fog.  The pilot and the other crew member, AC1 E J Beisly were also killed in the accident.

5 Apr

AC1

FISH, RONALD HERBERT

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Harrow, K6995 of No 75 Sqn (V) when he flew into high ground near Tibthorpe during a night navigation exercise.  The other four crew members were also killed.

5 Apr

Cpl

GREAVES, WALTER

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Harrow, K6995 of No 75 Sqn (V) when he flew into high ground near Tibthorpe during a night navigation exercise.  The other four crew members were also killed.

5 Apr

AC

HUMPHRIES, GEORGE JEFFREY

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Harrow, K6995 of No 75 Sqn (V) when he flew into high ground near Tibthorpe during a night navigation exercise.  The other four crew members were also killed.

5 Apr

Sgt

MARSHALL, RONALD GEORGE COWLEY

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Harrow, K6995 of No 75 Sqn (V) when he flew into high ground near Tibthorpe during a night navigation exercise.  The other four crew members were also killed.

5 Apr

Flt Sgt

MERCHANT, EDWARD JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Harrow, K6995 of No 75 Sqn (V) when he flew into high ground near Tibthorpe during a night navigation exercise.  The other four crew members were also killed.

6 Apr

Sqn Ldr

COX, ALBERT JOHN MBE

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

7 Apr

Flt Lt

BANKS, WILLIAM NOEL HAMILTON

He was killed whilst carrying out a night navigation exercise in Anson, K6270 of No 233 Sqn.  The aircraft is presumed to have suffered engine failure and an attempt was made to ditch in the North Sea near the East Dudgeon Light Vessel, but the aircraft burst into flames.

7 Apr

APO

LA POINTE, ROBERT BROCK

He was killed whilst flying (in) Audax, K7307 of No 9 FTS, which stalled and spun in at Hullavington following an engine failure.  The other occupant, APO J R Vincent was severely injured in an accident and died later the same day in the Cottage Hospital at Malmesbury.

7 Apr

AC1

MUNRO, ROBERT

He was killed whilst carrying out a night navigation exercise in Anson, K6270 of No 233 Sqn.  The aircraft is presumed to have suffered engine failure and an attempt was made to ditch in the North Sea near the East Dudgeon Light Vessel, but the aircraft burst into flames.

7 Apr

Plt Off

THRESHER, FELIX OSWALD

He was killed whilst carrying out a night navigation exercise in Anson, K6270 of No 233 Sqn.  The aircraft is presumed to have suffered engine failure and an attempt was made to ditch in the North Sea near the East Dudgeon Light Vessel, but the aircraft burst into flames.

7 Apr

APO

VINCENT, JAMES RONALD

He was severely injured whilst flying (in) Audax, K7307 of No 9 FTS, which stalled and spun in at Hullavington following an engine failure and died later the same day in the Cottage Hospital at Malmesbury.  The other occupant, APO R B La Pointe was killed outright in an accident

9 Apr

Sqn Ldr

HOBSON, ERIC RALPH CARRINGTON DFC

Died of wounds.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

13 Apr

Sgt

BATEMAN, WALTER

He was killed whilst flying Wellesley, K7766 of No 207 Sqn when he hit a tree whilst carrying out a forced landing at Abingdon following an engine failure.  His crewman, LAC Robert McPhie was uninjured.

14 Apr

Cpl

HURST, G E

He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard

18 Apr

AC1

LAIDLAW, IAN

RAF Depot Aboukir.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

19 Apr

Sgt

HUGHES, GODFREY HERBERT  KEATES

He was killed whilst flying in formation during a practice attack in Swordfish, K8874 of the Torpedo Training Unit.  He was flying too close to another aircraft in line astern and in turning to avoid a collision hit the sea.

22 Apr

Cpl

TIDEY, LESLIE

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7127 of No 44 Sqn, piloted by Plt Off Thomas Donald Mackintosh Macdonald when the aircraft dived into the ground having suffered an engine failure on take off from Waddington.  The pilot and the other crew member AC1 Jack Martlew were only slightly injured.

22 Apr

Plt Off

GREEN, HARRY DAVID

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, K7146 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the ground from cloud near Crowland, Northants.

22 Apr

Cpl

BADGER, CHARLES JAMES

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Blenheim I, K7146 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the ground from cloud near Crowland, Northants.

22 Apr

AC2

HOWARD, FRANK

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Blenheim I, K7146 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the ground from cloud near Crowland, Northants.

27 Apr

Fg Off

JACOBS, JOHN EDWARD

Died of injuries.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

28 Apr

Fg Off

BYAR, COLIN CALDER RAFO

He was severely injured whilst flying De Havilland Dragon, G-ACHX on returning from an Anti-Aircraft Co-operation flight to Croydon at around 21:30 on 25 Apr 1938 when his starboard engine failed and crashed in Purley.  His wireless operator was also injured but Byar died of his injuries at Purley and District War Memorial Hospital three days later.

1 May

Plt Off

BARTON, HAROLD BRUCE

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

2 May

Sgt

PHILLIPS, R C

He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

6 May

APO

GIMSON, ERROL DESMOND

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K5598 of No 5 FTS as a result of a crash following a stall after overshooting on landing at Sealand.  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

6 May

Plt Off

ROBINSON, JOHN LESLIE

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

7 May

Sgt

LEECH, STEPHEN HENRY DOUGLAS

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying Magister, L5972 of No 3 E & RFTS, which dived into the ground at Locksheath, Hampshire.

9 May

AC1

BRADSHAW, JOHN D He was serving with No 75 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained

9 May

Sgt

MARSHALL, RONALD GEORGE COWLEY He was serving with No 75 Sqn but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained

10 May

AC1

CRIMES, FREDERICK

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7037 of No 114 Sqn when it crashed on take off from Wyton following an engine failure.

10 May

Plt Off

PERRY, DOUGLAS

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, K7037 of No 114 Sqn when it crashed on take off from Wyton following an engine failure.

10 May

AC1

RICE, JOHN JOSEPH GERRARD

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7037 of No 114 Sqn when it crashed on take off from Wyton following an engine failure.

10 May

Plt Off

HENRY-MAY, HUGH

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1579 of No 3 Sqn, which stalled on approach to Kenley.

10 May

Plt Off

FAWDRY, IVOR JACK

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying an aircraft (Magister, L5948?) of No 139 Sqn near Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire.  His crewman, Plt Off C J C Lee was also killed.

10 May

Plt Off

LEE, COLIN JAMES CARR

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying an aircraft (Magister, L5948?) of No 139 Sqn, being flown by Plt Off I J Fawdry, who was also killed, near Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire.

10 May

Plt Off

MAXWELL, RICHARD DOUGLAS HAMILTON

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, K7080 of  No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Hemswell following an engine failure on take off.

10 May

Cpl

WISSETT, DAVID SPENCER

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Blenheim I, K7080 of  No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Hemswell following an engine failure on take off.

18 May

Cpl

STONE, LEONARD FRANCIS

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Vildebeest, K2942 of No 100 Sqn when it collided with K2941, another Vildebeest of the same unit on the Seletar bombing range.  Another member of the crew, AC W J Ashton was also killed but the pilot, Fg Off Frank Howard Roberts, was rescued, whilst the crew of the other aircraft were uninjured.

18 May

AC

ASHTON, WILLIAM JOHN

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Vildebeest, K2942 of No 100 Sqn when it collided with K2941, another Vildebeest of the same unit on the Seletar bombing range.  Another member of the crew, Cpl L F Stone was also killed but the pilot, Fg Off Frank Howard Roberts, was rescued, whilst the crew members of the other aircraft were uninjured.

22 May

LAC

WOODBURY, L  J

He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

1 Jun

LAC

RICHARDSON, L

8 Sqn.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.   1st - 30th June 1938.

3 Jun

Fg Off

LARMUTH, ALFRED CHURCHILL RAFO

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of Railway Air Servics, which crashed near Belfast, the aircraft entering a spin after having experienced engine trouble. His passenger, and engineer called Vaughan was also killed.

6 Jun

APO

MOSEBY, R

He was a member of the RAF Boxing Team and was killed whilst travelling in SAAF Envoy, 256, from Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia to Pretoria in South Africa.  Three other members of the RAF Team and two SAAF officers were also killed.

6 Jun

AC

PRING, R

He was a member of the RAF Boxing Team and was killed whilst travelling in SAAF Envoy, 256, from Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia to Pretoria in South Africa.  Three other members of the RAF Team and two SAAF officers were also killed.

6 Jun

Sgt

LEROUX, M P

He was a member of the RAF Boxing Team and was killed whilst travelling in SAAF Envoy, 256, from Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia to Pretoria in South Africa.  Three other members of the RAF Team and two SAAF officers were also killed.

6 Jun

?

PETERS, P

He was a member of the RAF Boxing Team and was killed whilst travelling in SAAF Envoy, 256, from Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia to Pretoria in South Africa.  Three other members of the RAF Team and two SAAF officers were also killed.

6 Jun

Fg Off

DOWSE-BRENAN, RUPERT HOWARD EDMONDE

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

9 Jun

APO

JONES, LINDON

He died in a London nursing home but the cause has not yet been determined.

13 Jun

APO

SHAW, KENNETH HENRY KINGSLEY

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

13 Jun

Pupil Pilot

COLMORE, GERALD IAN FELLOWS.

He was killed whilst flying Magister, L6894 of No 3 E & RFTS, which spun into the ground at Burlesdon, Hampshire.

15 Jun

Pupil Pilot

BAIRD, GEORGE ALEXANDER MACLEOD

He was killed whilst flying Magister, L6910 of No 4 E & RFTS, which spun into the Humber at Brough, East Yorkshire.

14 Jun

Fg Off

ROMER, MARK HENRY

He was killed whilst flying Vincent, K4686 of No 223 Sqn when he undershot on landing, hit a ditch and overturned at Nairobi.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery.

16 Jun

Fg Off

GUY, ARTHUR AMBROSE

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

16 Jun

Sgt

MARCH, REGINALD MALCOLM

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K7933 of No 54 Sqn, when his propeller was damaged by his own bullets causing the engine to break away.  He attempted to abandon the aircraft but he was too low, the aircraft crashed into the sea at Leysdown, Kent.

20 Jun

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury I, K3730 of No 2 FTS when he hit a ground target whilst carrying out gunnery practice at Sutton Bridge.

20 Jun

APO

MILBURN, COLIN WILLIAM EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Audax, K5155 of No 2 FTS when it stalled and hit the ground whilst landing at Brize Norton, the aircraft coming down near Filkins, Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

21 Jun

Act Flt Lt

MEARES, RICHARD CLIVE

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, K6372 of No 100 Sqn which collided with K2918 of the same unit off Cape Rachado in Malaya during a night navigation exercise.  All the six crew members (three per aircraft) were killed the others being: Fg Off George Leslie Arthur Cooper (the pilot of the other aircraft), Plt Off Hugh Angus Bethune, LAC Hugh Thomas, LAC William Stanley Lawrence and AC1 Class George Leonard Walters

21 Jun

Fg Off

COOPER, GEORGE LESLIE ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, K2918 of No 100 Sqn which collided with K6372 of the same unit off Cape Rachado in Malaya during a night navigation exercise.  All the six crew members (three per aircraft) were killed the others being: Act Flt Lt Richard Clive Meares (the pilot of the other aircraft), Plt Off Hugh Angus Bethune, LAC Hugh Thomas, LAC William Stanley Lawrence and AC1 Class George Leonard Walters

21 Jun

Plt Off

BETHUNE, HUGH ANGUS

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of a Vildebeest (either K2918 or K6372) of No 100 Sqn which collided with the other aircraft of the same unit off Cape Rachado in Malaya during a night navigation exercise.  All the six crew members (three per aircraft) were killed the others being: Act Flt Lt Richard Clive Meares, Fg Off George Leslie Arthur Cooper (the pilot of the other aircraft), LAC Hugh Thomas, LAC William Stanley Lawrence and AC1 Class George Leonard Walters

21 Jun

LAC

THOMAS, HUGH

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of a Vildebeest (either K2918 or K6372) of No 100 Sqn which collided with the other aircraft of the same unit off Cape Rachado in Malaya during a night navigation exercise.  All the six crew members (three per aircraft) were killed the others being: Act Flt Lt Richard Clive Meares, Fg Off George Leslie Arthur Cooper (the pilot of the other aircraft), Plt Off Hugh Angus Bethune, LAC William Stanley Lawrence, and AC1 Class George Leonard Walters

21 Jun

LAC

LAWRENCE, WILLIAM STANLEY

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of a Vildebeest (either K2918 or K6372) of No 100 Sqn which collided with the other aircraft of the same unit off Cape Rachado in Malaya during a night navigation exercise.  All the six crew members (three per aircraft) were killed the others being: Act Flt Lt Richard Clive Meares, Fg Off George Leslie Arthur Cooper (the pilot of the other aircraft), Plt Off Hugh Angus Bethune, LAC Hugh Thomas and AC1 Class George Leonard Walters

21 Jun

AC1

WALTERS, GEORGE LEONARD

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of a Vildebeest (either K2918 or K6372) of No 100 Sqn which collided with the other aircraft of the same unit off Cape Rachado in Malaya during a night navigation exercise.  All the six crew members (three per aircraft) were killed the others being: Act Flt Lt Richard Clive Meares, Fg Off George Leslie Arthur Cooper (the pilot of the other aircraft), Plt Off Hugh Angus Bethune, LAC Hugh Thomas and LAC William Stanley Lawrence.

22 Jun

AC2

RICHARDS, WILLIAM JOHN

He was killed flying as the crew member in Blackburn Shark, L2385 of No 2 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit.  The pilot entered a steep turn shortly after take off and stalled from about 500 ft and crashed on the edge of the airfield.  His pilot, Plt Off Jack Llewwllyn Ellis was badly burned.

24 Jun

Sqn Ldr

ANDERSON, GEORGE MARSHALL MB, ChB

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

25 Jun

Plt Off

LAW, CHARLES CORNELL

He was killed whilst flying in Hawker Demon, K3798 of No 25 Sqn, pilot by Plt Off B R Whaley, when it crashed at Holywell near Folkestone, after diving into the ground coming out of cloud.  The pilot was also killed.

25 Jun

Plt Off

WHALEY, BONAR ROY

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Demon, K3798 of No 25 Sqn when it crashed at Holywell near Folkestone, after diving into the ground coming out of cloud.  The passenger, Plt Off C C Law was also killed.

25 Jun

Sgt

HERON, THOMAS MURRAY

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 12 E & RFTS at Cray, Ayrshire.

27 Jun

Fg Off

EDMONDS, EDWARD GEORGE

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

29 Jun

AC1

DAVIES, HAROLD

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7102 of No 30 Sqn, piloted by Plt Off C A Stephen who was also killed when it crashed at Habbaniya following an engine failure of take off.   He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

29 Jun

Flt Lt

PHARAZYN, WILLIAM FORSTER

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K6139 of No 72 Sqn when he was involved in a collision with another Gladiator, K6138 of the same squadron.  The accident occurred 2 miles south of Selby and the other aircraft landed safely.

29 Jun

Plt Off

STEPHEN, CHARLES ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, K7102 of No 30 Sqn when it crashed at Habbaniya following an engine failure of take off.  His crewman, AC1 H Davies was also killed.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

1 Jul

Sqn Ldr

BLAIN, WILLIAM NEAL

He was serving as a flight commander with No 216 Sqn and died in the Citadel Military Hospital in Cairo

1 Jul

Cpl

HOLLIDAY, J W

He died whilst serving at RAF Shawbury but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

9 Jul

LAC

COCK, W V

He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

16 Jul

Sqn Ldr

EASTWOOD, DOUGLAS DONALD MACALISTER

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

18 Jul

Cpl

DAY, DAVID OWEN

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Blenheim I, L1153 of No 139 Sqn which he abandoned during an exercise with the Observer Corps after running out of fuel near Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.

19 Jul

LAC

GREEN, GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying as the gunner in Audax, K4839 (US-L) of No 28 Sqn when it stalled avoiding a cliff in a dust storm.  The pilot, Flt Lt G Nelson was also killed.

19 Jul

Flt Lt

NELSON, GEORGE

He was serving at HQ RAF India when he was killed whilst flying Audax, K4839 (US-L) of No 28 Sqn when it stalled avoiding a cliff in a dust storm. The gunner, LAC G Green was also killed.

20 Jul

Sgt

SMITH, MAURICE REGINALD KENEDY

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1549 of No 111 Sqn, which crashed at Hillingdon, Middlesex whilst on approach to Northolt.

21 Jul

AC1

KENT, FRANCIS HOWARD

He was flying as a crew-member in Battle, K7689 of No 105 Sqn, which was taking part in a searchlight co-operation exercise.  The pilot, Sgt Albert Joseph Charles Eagles lost control whilst turning in cloud and the aircraft was abandoned.  The pilot was uninjured but Kent and the other crew-member, AC1 A W J Robinson were both killed.

21 Jul

AC1

ROBINSON, ALBERT WILLIAM JAMES

He was flying as a crew-member in Battle, K7689 of No 105 Sqn, which was taking part in a searchlight co-operation exercise.  The pilot, Sgt Albert Joseph Charles Eagles lost control whilst turning in cloud and the aircraft was abandoned.  The pilot was uninjured but Robinson and the other crew-member, AC1 F H Kent were both killed.

22 Jul

LAC

COLLINS, CHARLES GEOFFREY RUTHERFORD

He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

22 Jul

Cpl

SNAITH, THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying in an aircraft of No 223 Sqn, being flown by Lt. F. C. Camp SAAF at Nairobi.

23 Jul

Fg Off

CAVE-BROWN-CAVE, ROGER

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.   He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

23 Jul

Fg Off

ROWBOTTOM, WALTER LOUIS

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K2115 of No 11 Sqn at Mardan, India, when he went into a spin and failed to recover.

26 Jul

Sgt

SHEPHERD, ALBERT JAMES

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 63 Sqn along with his crew, Sgt A A J Sherriff and AC2 W Murphy.

26 Jul

Sgt

SHERRIFF, AUBREY ALAN JAMES

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of an aircraft of No 63 Sqn, being flown by Sgt A J Shepherd, who was also killed along with the third crew member, AC2 W Murphy.

26 Jul

AC2

MURPHY, WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of an aircraft of No 63 Sqn, being flown by Sgt A J Shepherd, who was also killed along with the third crew member, Sgt A A J Sherriff.

25 Jul

Fg Off

DUSTIN, DAVID LOUIS

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of Channel Air Ferries, which crashing attempting to land in fog at Land's End.

27 Jul

Fg Off

JOHNSTONE, MEURIC VIVIAN RAFO

He was killed at Kisumu whilst flying an aircraft of Imperial Airways.

4 Aug

Plt Off

PHILIPS, PETER

crashed at Goring on Thames

5 Aug

AC2

CROFTS, W H

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Wellesley, L2643 of No 14 Sqn, being flown by Sgt R H Sweeting at Zerka, who was also killed.  The wing of the aircraft broke off as it recovered from a dive.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

5 Aug

Sgt

SWEETING, RICHARD HERBERT

He was killed whilst flying Wellesley, L2643 of No 14 Sqn, at the Zerka bombing range, when the wing broke off as he recovered from a dive.  His crewman, AC1 W H Crofts, was also killed.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

6 Aug

AC

BALL, J

He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

6 Aug

LAC

SCAIFE, J H

He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

6 Aug

Plt Off

ROBINSON, DOUGLAS ST QUENTIN

He was killed whilst flying Hector, K9759 of No 13 Sqn when he went missing on a navigation exercise in bad weather.  The wreckage of his aircraft was found in the sea off the port of Blyth in Northumberland and it is assumed he flew into the sea as a result of the poor visibility.

7 Aug

Fg Off

ADAM, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying Harrow, K6961 of No 37 Sqn when he flew into high ground at Great Barton in Suffolk whilst flying in bad visibility at night.  The other four crew members were also killed.

7 Aug

Plt Off

GILLESPIE, ALBERT GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K6961 of No 37 Sqn when he flew into high ground at Great Barton in Suffolk whilst flying in bad visibility at night.  The other four crew members were also killed.

7 Aug

AC

McGOVERN, PATRICK JOSEPH

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K6961 of No 37 Sqn when he flew into high ground at Great Barton in Suffolk whilst flying in bad visibility at night.  The other four crew members were also killed.

7 Aug

AC

SUTHERS, CHARLES CARTER NOXON

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K6961 of No 37 Sqn when he flew into high ground at Great Barton in Suffolk whilst flying in bad visibility at night.  The other four crew members were also killed.

7 Aug

Cpl

WHEELER, WILLIAM HENRY

He was killed whilst flying in Battle, K7630 of No 88 Sqn, which crashed at Nocton Heath, Essex, when it flew into trees following an engine failure in bad weather.  The pilot, Flt Lt David William Hyde Gardner was slightly injured.

7 Aug

Plt Off

WHITE, EDWARD RAYMENT

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K6961 of No 37 Sqn when he flew into high ground at Great Barton in Suffolk whilst flying in bad visibility at night.  The other four crew members were also killed.

8 Aug

AC2

ANDREWS, THOMAS CHARLES

Killed whilst flying in Anson, K8831 of No 233 Sqn. It was flying in formation in transit from Gosport to Thornaby when control was lost in cloud and the aircraft crashed into the North Sea near the mouth of the Humber.  An extensive air and sea search failed to locate the aircraft or crew.

8 Aug

AC1

BRAND, MELVILLE GEORGE

Killed whilst flying in Anson, K8831 of No 233 Sqn. It was flying in formation in transit from Gosport to Thornaby when control was lost in cloud and the aircraft crashed into the North Sea near the mouth of the Humber.  An extensive air and sea search failed to locate the aircraft or crew.

8 Aug

AC1

FREEMAN, LESLIE

Killed whilst flying in Anson, K8831 of No 233 Sqn. It was flying in formation in transit from Gosport to Thornaby when control was lost in cloud and the aircraft crashed into the North Sea near the mouth of the Humber.  An extensive air and sea search failed to locate the aircraft or crew.

8 Aug

Sgt

GORDON, CECIL JOSEPH LE PATRICK

Killed whilst flying Anson, K8831 of No 233 Sqn, which in formation during transit from Gosport to Thornaby when control was lost in cloud and the aircraft crashed into the North Sea near the mouth of the Humber.  An extensive air and sea search failed to locate the aircraft or crew.

9 Aug

Sgt

FOX, REGINALD STANLEY

He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery

10 Aug

Plt Off

ROBERTSON, REGINALD ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying in formation during a practice attack in Swordfish, K8886 of the Torpedo Training Unit.  He was flying too close to his leader in line astern and in turning to avoid a collision hit the sea.

11 Aug

Fg Off

SWANN, CLEMENT NELSO

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

12 Aug

Rev

REES, GLANMORE MYRDDIN

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.  .  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

12 Aug

Flt Lt

CRAIG, RONALD JOHN FAULL

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hind, K6636 of No 83 Sqn when he flew into Bickerton Hill, near Harthill, Cheshire whilst flying in low cloud on a navigation exercise.  His crewman, Cpl W H Quane was also killed.

12 Aug

Cpl

QUANE, WILLIAM HILBERT

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Hawker Hind, K6636 of No 83 Sqn, piloted by Flt Lt R J F Craig, when they flew into Bickerton Hill, near Harthill, Cheshire whilst flying in low cloud on a navigation exercise.  The pilot was also killed.

12 Aug

Plt Off

MORANT, FRANK ALFRED

He was killed whilst flying Wallace, K6022 of the Electrical and Wireless School, when he flew into high ground at Caythorpe in Lincolnshire whilst flying in mist.  His crewman, Act Sgt W Waller was also killed.

12 Aug

Act Sgt

WALLER, WILFRED

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Wallace, K6022 of the Electrical and Wireless School, when he flew into high ground at Caythorpe in Lincolnshire whilst flying in mist.  The pilot, Plt Off F A Morant was also killed.

13 Aug

Sgt

CABUZET, D L B

He was the pilot of Supermarine Scapa, K7306 of No 228 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Felixstowe during a radar calibration flight.  Three other crew members and two passengers, one of whom was a civilian, were also killed

13 Aug

AC

EDWARDS, O T

He was a crew member of Supermarine Scapa, K7306 of No 228 Sqn, piloted by Sgt D L B Cabuzet, which dived into the sea off Felixstowe during a radar calibration flight.  Three other crew members and two passengers one of whom, Mr H Gray was a civilian, were also killed

13 Aug

AC

EVANS, P E

He was a crew member of Supermarine Scapa, K7306 of No 228 Sqn, piloted by Sgt D L B Cabuzet, which dived into the sea off Felixstowe during a radar calibration flight.  Three other crew members and two passengers one of whom, Mr H Gray was a civilian, were also killed

13 Aug

AC

GRIFFITHS, T E

He was a crew member of Supermarine Scapa, K7306 of No 228 Sqn, piloted by Sgt D L B Cabuzet, which dived into the sea off Felixstowe during a radar calibration flight.  Three other crew members and two passengers one of whom, Mr H Gray was a civilian, were also killed

13 Aug

AC

SHERWIN, K C

He was flying as a passenger in Supermarine Scapa, K7306 of No 228 Sqn, piloted by Sgt D L B Cabuzet, which dived into the sea off Felixstowe during a radar calibration flight.  Four crew members and another passengers, Mr H Gray who was a civilian, were also killed

16 Aug

Plt Off

BEAUMONT, ROBERT LESLIE AuxAF

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

16 Aug

Fg Off

BOYLE, EDWARD JAMES (Lt, KOSB)

He was killed whilst flying Magister, L8060 of No 26 Sqn near Richmond, Yorkshire, along with his passenger, Dr. William Delano Walker, MB, BSc.  He was the son of Viscountess Trenchard by her first husband, the late Capt. the Hon. J. Boyle, Royal Scots Fusiliers.

19 Aug

Fg Off

WADDELL, ROBERT CASSELLS (DSO), DFC

He was killed whilst flying Hardy, K5920 of No 6 Sqn which was shot down by ground fire near Nablus, Palestine along with his crewman, AC1 R Jennings. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery..

19 Aug

AC1

JENNINGS, RICHARD

He was killed whilst flying Hardy, K5920 of No 6 Sqn which was shot down by ground fire near Nablus, Palestine, being flown by Fg Off R C Waddell DFC, who was also killed.

19 Aug

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying Stranraer, K7297 of No 209 Sqn when it went missing whilst on patrol over the North Sea in bad weather.  Five others on board were also killed.

19 Aug

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying in Stranraer, K7297 of No 209 Sqn when it went missing whilst on patrol over the North Sea in bad weather.  Five others on board were also killed.

19 Aug

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying in Stranraer, K7297 of No 209 Sqn when it went missing whilst on patrol over the North Sea in bad weather.  Five others on board were also killed.

19 Aug

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying in Stranraer, K7297 of No 209 Sqn when it went missing whilst on patrol over the North Sea in bad weather.  Five others on board were also killed.

19 Aug

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying in Stranraer, K7297 of No 209 Sqn when it went missing whilst on patrol over the North Sea in bad weather.  Five others on board were also killed.

19 Aug

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying in Stranraer, K7297 of No 209 Sqn when it went missing whilst on patrol over the North Sea in bad weather.  Five others on board were also killed.

23 Aug

Sgt

CASEWELL, FREDERICK ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying Wellesley, L2666 of No 223 Sqn at Uplands, Kenya, along with his crewman, AC1 W A Beckett, the third member of the crew, Act Sgt Wilfred Mann, was only slightly injured.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery.

24 Aug

AC1

BECKETT, WILLIAM ALBERT

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Wellesley, L2666 of No 223 Sqn at Uplands, Kenya, being flown by Sgt F A Casewell, the third member of the crew, Act Sgt Wilfred Mann, was only slightly injured.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery.

26 Aug

AC1

BAGGE, TERENCE

He was killed whilst flying as the gunner in Hardy, K4317 of No 6 Sqn when it went missing on patrol.  The crashed aircraft was later found near Attil. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

26 Aug

Plt Off

MAY, FRANCIS THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying Hardy, K4317 of No 6 Sqn when it went missing on patrol.  The crashed aircraft was later found near Attil.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

29 Aug

Plt Off

FRENCH, GILBERT PROWSE

He was killed whilst flying Wapiti, K1284 of No 27 Sqn when he collided with wires and crashed at Mirozai near Kohat.  His crewman, AC1 C P Rushworth was also killed

29 Aug

AC1

RUSHWORTH, CLARENCE PONTING

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Wapiti, K1284 of No 27 Sqn when it collided with wires and crashed at Mirozai near Kohat.  The pilot, Plt Off G P French was also killed

29 Aug

Plt Off RICHARDSON He died in the British Military Hospital, Nowshera from injuries he received in a car accident.

1 Sep

AC

SEATTER, JOHN ROBERT

He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

4 Sep

Sgt

MORRIS, STANLEY ROBERT

He had been instructed to practice circuits and climbing turns in the vicinity of Hatfield, but for some reason strayed further afield (outside the permitted three mile radius) and began low flying over Edmonton, London.  He was flying Audax, K7381 of No 1 E&RFTS hit some houses, killing himself and 12 others on the ground as well as injuring a further 17 on the ground.

12 Sep

Fg Off

SCARBOROUGH, FREDERICK

He was killed whilst flying in Gordon, J9798 of the Communication Flight, Ramleh, being flown by Plt Off D E Bell, who was also killed.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.  In 'Flight' he is reported as a Lieutenant (late RAF)

12 Sep

Plt Off

BELL, DESMOND EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Gordon, J9798 of the Communication Flight, Ramleh, along with his passenger Fg Off F Scarborough (Lt, late Royal Air Force).

12 Sep

Sqn Ldr

ADAM, M J

He was killed whilst flying Whitley, K7207 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment when he flew into the ground on take off as a result of the aileron controls being locked.  At that time Sqn Ldr Adam was the holder of the world altitude record.

12 Sep

Flt Lt

MONKS, REGINALD

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Whitley, K7207 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, piloted by Sqn Ldr M J Adam, when it flew into the ground on take off as a result of the aileron controls being locked.  Sqn Ldr Adam and another crew member were also killed.

12 Sep

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Whitley, K7207 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, possibly piloted by Sqn Ldr M J Adam, when it flew into the ground on take off as a result of the aileron controls being locked.  Sqn Ldr Adam and another crew member were also killed.

13 Sep

APO

WINTER, ROBERT ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying Oxford, L4580 of No 3 FTS near Poulton, Gloucestershire.

15 Sep

Fg Off

STODART, KENNETH GERALD

He died from injuries in the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Hospital, Halton, sustained in a flying accident at Wyton two days previously, whilst flying Magister, L8269, which crashed on approach to land.

14 Sep

Sgt

DEWDNEY, THOMAS FREDERICK DOWSETT

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane (L1620 or L1626) of No 87 Sqn as the result of an accident on the Holbeach Ranges, Lincolnshire.

18 Sep

Cpl WEST, H E He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7163 of No 61 Sqn which stalled and crashed in heavy rain.

18 Sep

AC1 GRAY, J S He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7163 of No 61 Sqn which stalled and crashed in heavy rain.

19 Sep

Plt Off

BAKER, DENNIS GERALD

He was killed whilst flying BA Swallow 2, G-AFIG which crashed near Cranwell during a storm whilst he was taking part in a navigation exercise.

20 Sep ? UNKNOWN He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, L2162 of No 210 Sqn, which broke in two whilst landing at night at Angle Bay, Milford Haven.
20 Sep ? UNKNOWN He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, L2162 of No 210 Sqn, which broke in two whilst landing at night at Angle Bay, Milford Haven.

21 Sep

Fg Off

LLEWELLYN, DAVID RAFO

He was the Chief Flying Instructor of the Cinque Ports Flying Club at Lympne and was instructing Lt J B Kitson of the Royal Horse Guards when their aircraft was seen to dive into the ground from 150-200 ft whilst in the circuit at the airfield.  No reason for the crash could be determined by the inquest.

27 Sep

Plt Off

MACFARLANE, WILLIAM WRIGHT

He died as the result of an air embolism after receiving a incorrectly administered innoculation.

29 Sep

Sgt

COWAN, RONALD ASHLEY

He was killed whilst flying Wellesley, K7732 of No 148 Sqn when it spun into the ground Keddington, near Stradishall, having lost a wing as it dived out of a cloud.  The other two crew members, Sgt H Newby and AC2 P A Corp, were also killed.

29 Sep

Sgt

NEWBY, HARRY

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Wellesley, K7732 of No 148 Sqn when it spun into the ground Keddington, near Stradishall, having lost a wing as it dived out of a cloud.  The pilot and other crewman, Sgt  R A Cowan and AC2 P A Corp, were also killed.

29 Sep

AC2

CORP, PETER ASQUITH

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Wellesley, K7732 of No 148 Sqn when it spun into the ground Keddington, near Stradishall, having lost a wing as it dived out of a cloud.  The pilot and other crewman, Sgt  R A Cowan and Sgt H Newby, were also killed.

30 Sep

APO

JAMES, RODERICK GORDON

He was killed whilst flying as a student? in Anson I, L7929 of No 6 FTS, which dived into the ground at Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, he was being instructed by Plt Off J G Mason, who was also killed.

30 Sep

Plt Off

MASON, JOHN GOODHART

He was killed whilst flying (as the instructor?) Anson I, L7929 of No 6 FTS, when it dived into the ground at Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, his passenger/student, APO R G James was also killed.

5 Oct

Flt Lt

SALMON, KENNETH DARLEIGH

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of the RAE, Farnborough at Farnham, Surrey.

6 Oct

Fg Off

HAMILTON, DOUGLAS AUBREY

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K6971 of No 215 Sqn when it disappeared in a storm whilst on a night exercise over the English Channel.  It is believed that the aircraft could have been struck by lightning.  The other four crew members were also killed.

6 Oct

Plt Off

HAYNES, ROLAND NOAH

He was killed whilst flying Harrow, K6971 of No 215 Sqn when it disappeared in a storm whilst on a night exercise over the English Channel.  It is believed that the aircraft could have been struck by lightning.  The other four crew members were also killed.

6 Oct

LAC

LODGE, CHARLES SELBY

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K6971 of No 215 Sqn when it disappeared in a storm whilst on a night exercise over the English Channel.  It is believed that the aircraft could have been struck by lightning.  The other four crew members were also killed.

6 Oct

Plt Off

MUNRO, THOMAS IAN STEWART

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K6971 of No 215 Sqn when it disappeared in a storm whilst on a night exercise over the English Channel.  It is believed that the aircraft could have been struck by lightning.  The other four crew members were also killed.

6 Oct

AC1

PROWSE, TREVOR

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K6971 of No 215 Sqn when it disappeared in a storm whilst on a night exercise over the English Channel.  It is believed that the aircraft could have been struck by lightning.  The other four crew members were also killed.

6 Oct

Plt Off

MACEWEN, ALISTAIR LILBURN

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K7589 of No 226 Sqn which flew into high ground at Plynlimmon, near Llandidloes, Montgomeryshire along with his crewmen, Cpl F James and AC1  K A Clark.

6 Oct

Cpl

JAMES, FRANK

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Battle I, K7589 of No 226 Sqn which flew into high ground at Plynlimmon, near Llandidloes, Montgomeryshire, piloted by Plt Off A L MacEwen, who was also killed along with the third crewmen, AC1  K A Clark.

6 Oct

AC1

CLARK, KENNETH ADRIAN

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Battle I, K7589 of No 226 Sqn which flew into high ground at Plynlimmon, near Llandidloes, Montgomeryshire, piloted by Plt Off A L MacEwen, who was also killed along with the third crewmen, Cpl F James.

11 Oct

APO

COOPER, JOHN ASTLEY

He was flying in Audax, K5149 of No 10 FTS, or K7396 when it collided with the other aircraft on the range at Hells Mouth. Two of the occupants were killed in one aircraft whilst the other two abandoned their aircraft, however one of these two was killed when his parachute failed to open. The only survivor being APO Robert Andrew Desmond Meharey, the pilot of one of the aircraft.

11 Oct

APO

DUNN, THOMAS CAMPBELL

He was flying in Audax, K5149 of No 10 FTS, or K7396 when it collided with the other aircraft on the range at Hells Mouth. Two of the occupants were killed in one aircraft whilst the other two abandoned their aircraft, however one of these two was killed when his parachute failed to open. The only survivor being APO Robert Andrew Desmond Meharey, the pilot of one of the aircraft.

11 Oct

APO

HART, RONALD VINCENT

He was flying in Audax, K5149 of No 10 FTS, or K7396 when it collided with the other aircraft on the range at Hells Mouth. Two of the occupants were killed in one aircraft whilst the other two abandoned their aircraft, however one of these two was killed when his parachute failed to open. The only survivor being APO Robert Andrew Desmond Meharey, the pilot of one of the aircraft.

11 Oct

Plt Off

BARLOW, LESLIE MORLEY

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, K4605 of No 22 Sqn when it dived into the sea at Spithead during a practice torpedo attack, possibly as a result of a wing hitting the sea.

12 Oct

Fg Off

SNOW, JOHN NEWTON (Lt RM)

He was killed in flying accident, when he stalled trying to land and dived in near the Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, whilst flying Hawker Osprey, S1696 of No. 801 (Fleet Fighter) Sqn from H.M.S. Furious.

15 Oct

Flt Lt

HOWE, ROWAN SYDNEY RAFO

He was killed whilst flying (as the instructor?) Avro Tutor, K3328 of No. 23 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School when he collided with Hind, L7236 of the same unit at Waldenlade, near Chatham in Kent.  His pupil, Sgt J W Walkling and the pilot of the other aircraft, Sgt N P Smith were also killed.

15 Oct

Sgt

WALKLING, JACK WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying (as the pupil?) Avro Tutor, K3328 of No. 23 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School when he collided with Hind, L7236 of the same unit at Waldenlade, near Chatham in Kent.  His instructor, Flt Lt R S Howe and the pilot of the other aircraft, Sgt N P Smith were also killed.

15 Oct

Sgt

SMITH, NORMAN PERCY

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hind, L7236 of No. 23 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School when he collided with Avro Tutor, K3328 of the same unit at Waldenlade, near Chatham in Kent.  The crew of the Tutor, Flt Lt R S Howe and Sgt J W Walkling were also killed.

16 Oct

AC1

CANTRILL, F B

He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

17 Oct

Flt Lt

FRASER, JOHN RUTHVEN

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

17 Oct

APO

REED, LIONEL

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator, L7610 of No 33 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Kantara in Egypt.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

18 Oct

Plt Off

WHEELWRIGHT, ERIC CHAMBERLAIN

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K7714 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with K7716 of the same unit at Great Dunmow in Essex.

18 Oct

Sgt

PROSSER, REGINALD

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K7716 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with K7714 of the same unit at Great Dunmow in Essex.

18 Oct

Sgt

CUNNINGHAM, WILFRED COURTNEY

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K7716 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with K7714 of the same unit at Great Dunmow in Essex.

18 Oct

Act Sgt

IRWIN, JAMES CRANE

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K7716 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with K7714 of the same unit at Great Dunmow in Essex.

18 Oct

Sgt

WALKER, ERIC MARK

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K7714 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with K7716 of the same unit at Great Dunmow in Essex

18 Oct

AC2

BOYD, THOMAS MOORE

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K7714 of No 148 Sqn, which collided with K7716 of the same unit at Great Dunmow in Essex

18 Oct

APO DUNN, THOMAS CAMPBELL He was killed whilst flying Audax K7396 of No 10 FTS, which collided with Audax K5149 over the bombing range at Penrhos.  He is buried in Melrose, Roxborough, Scotland

18 Oct

APO COOPER, JOHN ASTLEY He was killed whilst flying Audax K7396 of No 10 FTS, which collided with Audax K5149 over the bombing range at Penrhos.  He is buried in Llaneneyan Churchyard, Pwllheli

18 Oct

APO HART, RONALD VINCENT He was killed whilst flying Audax K5149 of No 10 FTS, which collided with Audax K7396 over the bombing range at Penrhos.  He is buried in St Phillip's Parish Churchyard, Pennifields, Wolverhampton

21 Oct

Fg Off

WILSON, ALLEN ROY RAFO

He died in a nursing home following a short illness and was cremated at Reading Crematorium.

22 Oct

Plt Off

CHILL, ROY STAMFORD

He was killed whilst flying Vincent, K4129 of No 8 Sqn when he stalled and spun into the Khormaksar range in Aden.  His crewman, LAC L V Wilton was also killed in the accident.

22 Oct

LAC

WILTON, LESLIE VERNON

He was killed whilst flying in Vincent, K4129 of No 8 Sqn when it stalled and spun into the Khormaksar range in Aden.  His pilot, Plt Off R S Chill was also killed in the accident.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

22 Oct

Plt Off

HANLAN, FRANKLIN GORDON

He was killed whilst flying Whitley II, K7261 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Aldwark, Yorkshire during an overshoot at Linton-on-Ouse.

22 Oct

AC1

DOWRING, CHRISTOPHER PETER TIMOTHY

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Whitley II, K7261 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed near Aldwark, Yorkshire during an overshoot at Linton-on-Ouse.

26 Oct

Fg Off

DEAN, SIDNEY GEORGE

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

26 Oct

APO

SOWERBUTTS, JOHN OWEN

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim, L1252 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed on Wemmergill Moor near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham, in which his two crew members, AC1 W Ashbridge and AC2 H Redfern were also killed.

26 Oct

AC1

ASHBRIDGE, WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Blenheim, L1252 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed on Wemmergill Moor near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham, piloted by APO J O Sowerbutts.  The third crew member, AC2 H Redfern was also killed.

26 Oct

AC2

REDFERN, HORACE

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman Blenheim, L1252 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed on Wemmergill Moor near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham, piloted by APO J O Sowerbutts.  The third crew member, AC1 W Ashbridge was also killed.

1 Nov

Act Flt Lt

PIKE, PATRICK JONATHAN KENYON

Killed when Anson, K8836 of No 206 Sqn, flew into the sea off Flamborough Head in poor weather during a night navigation exercise

1 Nov

Plt Off

SCOTT, MATTHEW ANGUS

Killed when Anson, K8836 of No 206 Sqn, flew into the sea off Flamborough Head in poor weather during a night navigation exercise

1 Nov

 

UNKNOWN

Killed when Anson, K8836 of No 206 Sqn, flew into the sea off Flamborough Head in poor weather during a night navigation exercise

1 Nov

 

UNKNOWN

Killed when Anson, K8836 of No 206 Sqn, flew into the sea off Flamborough Head in poor weather during a night navigation exercise

3 Nov

AC1

LEE, HAROLD ROY

He was killed flying as the gunner in Hawker Demon, K5730, flown by Sgt Jack Arnold Bullard, when it collided with another aircraft, K5712 of the same squadron whilst flying in formation.  The aircraft was abandoned near Uffington, Lincolnshire, as was the other aircraft which was being flown solo by Plt Off Arthur Edward Slocombe.  The two pilots were not injured.

4 Nov

Fg Off

CARY, ALWYN GEOFFREY MORGAN

He was killed whilst flying an airliner which crashed shortly after take off from Jersey for Southampton, probably due to losing control in low cloud.

5 Nov

Flt Lt

PYNE, GEORGE ERNEST RAFO

He died whilst serving as the Station Adjutant at RAF Henlow but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

7 Nov

Cpl

BENTLEY, JOHN WILLIAM BEVERLEY

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Blenheim, L1160 of No 61 Sqn near Holbeach, along with the other crewman, AC1 A C Laurens, whilst the pilot, Plt Off Arthur Dennis Steele-Perkins, escaped uninjured.

7 Nov

AC1

LAURENS, ALFRED CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Blenheim, L1160 of No 61 Sqn near Holbeach, along with the other crewman, Cpl J W B Bentley, whilst the pilot, Plt Off Arthur Dennis Steele-Perkins, escaped uninjured.

12 Nov

Fg Off

TATE, ROBERT DUNCAN

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim, L1208 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed after control was lost in cloud at Rugeley, Staffs, along with his two crewmen, Cpl. H G Kennett and AC1 R C Salter.

12 Nov

Cpl

KENNETT, HEDLEY GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Blenheim, L1208 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed after control was lost in cloud, piloted by Fg Off Rt D Tate, who was also killed as was the third crewman, AC1 R C Salter.

12 Nov

AC1

SALTER, ROBERT CYRIL

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Blenheim, L1208 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed after control was lost in cloud, piloted by Fg Off Rt D Tate, who was also killed as was the third crewman, Cpl. H G Kennett.

14 Nov

Sgt

CURL, WILLIAM ARTHUR

He was flying Fairey Seal, K4780 of No 7 Armament Training Station, Acklington when he lost control in cloud at 6-7,000 ft and spun into the sea near Alnmouth.  Also killed was AC1 J Millican.

14 Nov

AC1

MILLICAN, JOSEPH

He was flying in Fairey Seal, K4780 of No 7 Armament Training Station, Acklington piloted by Sgt W A Curl when the pilot lost control in cloud at 6-7,000 ft and spun into the sea near Alnmouth. 

14 Nov

AC1

McNAUGHTON, SYDNEY DAVID

He died of his injuries in the Hull Royal Infirmary as the result of an accident at Patrington, East Yorkshire, when he was thrown out of Audax, K7417 of No. 144 Sqn, which force landed following an engine failure. The pilot, Fg Off Frank Cunniff Stibbard, was only slightly injured.

14 Nov

Wg Cdr

SMITH, HARRY AUGUSTUS

He was killed whilst flying Heyford, K5194 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out in a night flying accident at Stradishall, in which Plt Off A W Jackson was also killed.

14 Nov

Plt Off

JACKSON, AUBREY WARD

He was killed whilst flying in Heyford, K5194 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out in a night flying accident.  The aircraft being flown by Wg Cdr H A Smith.

16 Nov

Fg Off

HAMILTON-HALL, PETER MARSHALL

He was killed whilst flying Magister I, N3808 of No 8 Flying Training School, which dived into the ground at Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.

18 Nov

Sgt

TEBBS, ARTHUR JEVON

He was severely injured whilst flying an aircraft of No 33 Sqn near Nablus, Palestine and died from his injuries in the Military General Hospital, Haifa.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

19 Nov

Flt Lt

CROWE-BROWNE, EDWARD NATHAN ALBERT

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

21 Nov

Plt Off

HEATH, JAMES THORN

He was serving with No 111 Sqn and died in the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Ealing from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

22 Nov

Flt Lt

LEBORGNE, ROBERT PAUL JOSEPH RAFO

He was killed in a flying accident but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

24 Nov

Sqn Ldr

NICHOL, JOSEPH SYLVESTER

He died whilst serving at No 1 Electrical and Wireless School, Cranwell but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

24 Nov

Plt Off

WOOD, PETER RODNEY

He was killed whilst flying Whitley, K8963 of No 77 Sqn when he raised the flaps on an overshoot at night at Driffield and flew into the ground.  The other member of the crew Sgt Thomas Gilbert Mahaddie was slightly injured and later went on to become a Gp Capt in No 8 (Pathfinders) Group and a technical advisor on the film 'Battle of Britain'.

25 Nov

Plt Off

ELLIS, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying Battle, K7567 of No 63 Sqn when he flew into some trees during bad weather at East Tisted in Hampshire.  His crewmembers,  AC2 Victor Douglas Rawlings and Cpl Arthur Robert James Thorogood were both severely injured.

25 Nov

Plt Off

HUDSON, HENRY GRANVILLE

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of  No 33 Sqn near Jerusalem  and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

27 Nov

Flt Lt

ATTWOOD, ERNEST HENRY RAFO

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

27 Nov

Flt Lt

SPOTTISWOODE, ALEXANDER NINIAN RAFO

He was killed but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed.

27 Nov

Sgt

WATKIN-THOMAS EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Magister, L8175 of No 27 E & RFTS, which dived into the ground at Holmepierrepont.

6 Dec

Sgt

CLARK, RAYMOND WILLIAM KINGSLEY

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 9 E & RFTS at Walsgrave-on-Sowe.

8 Dec

Fg Off

GEE, FRANK WILLIAM HENRY

He died but the circumstances of his death not yet confirmed. 

9 Dec

Wg Cdr

PLENDERLEITH, WILLIAM NOBLE

He was commanding No 210 Sqn but died suddenly at Pembroke Dock.

10 Dec

AC1

CARPENTER, REGINALD WALTER

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7097 of No 30 Sqn, piloted by Sgt V W Garside, when it crashed 60 miles south-west of Habbaniya in bad weather.  There were six personnel on board the aircraft and all were killed the other four being Sqn Ldr P Kinsey, Capt. John Barnett Harvey, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, attached to the Iraq Levies, AC1 L W Cooper and AC1 F O Gamble.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

10 Dec

AC1

COOPER, LEWIS WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7097 of No 30 Sqn, piloted by Sgt V W Garside, when it crashed 60 miles south-west of Habbaniya in bad weather.  There were six personnel on board the aircraft and all were killed the other four being Sqn Ldr P Kinsey, Capt. John Barnett Harvey, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, attached to the Iraq Levies, AC1 R W Carpenter and AC1 F O Gamble.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

10 Dec

Cpl

DANIEL, JOHN ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Fury II, K8271 of No 9 FTS when he hit the beach recovering from a dive on a ground target at the Chesil Bank Ranges.

10 Dec

AC1

GAMBLE, FREDERICK OSCAR

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7097 of No 30 Sqn, piloted by Sgt V W Garside, when it crashed 60 miles south-west of Habbaniya in bad weather.  There were six personnel on board the aircraft and all were killed the other four being Sqn Ldr P Kinsey, Capt. John Barnett Harvey, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, attached to the Iraq Levies, AC1 R W Carpenter and AC1 L W Cooper.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

10 Dec

Sgt

GARSIDE, VERNON WALTER

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, K7097 of No 30 Sqn when it crashed 60 miles south-west of Habbaniya in bad weather.  There were six personnel on board the aircraft and all were killed the other fiver being Sqn Ldr P Kinsey, Capt. John Barnett Harvey, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, attached to the Iraq Levies, AC1 R W Carpenter, AC1 L W Cooper and AC1 F O Gamble.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

10 Dec

Sqn Ldr

KINSEY, PERCY

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7097 of No 30 Sqn, piloted by Sgt V W Garside, when it crashed 60 miles south-west of Habbaniya in bad weather.  There were six personnel on board the aircraft and all were killed the other four being Capt. John Barnett Harvey, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, attached to the Iraq Levies, AC1 R W Carpenter, AC1 L W Cooper and AC1 F O Gamble.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

13 Dec

Plt Off

ROLLS, PHILIP CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K7585 of No 207 Sqn which hit a tree when it undershot a night landing at Cottesmore.

15 Dec

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed when he was struck by Swordfish, K8875 of the Torpedo Training Unit, as it was landing at Gosport.

20 Dec

APO

BAGNALD, NORMAN AUBREY

He died from an injury he received when he was struck by a propeller at Warmwell.

20 Dec

APO

JENNS, WINSTON ALVENLEY

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Hart, K5795 of No 10 FTS when it failed to recover from a dive and crashed at Bletchly near Ternhill on 19 Dec 1938, he died the following day in the Royal Salop Infirmary, Shrewsbury.  The pilot of the aircraft APO John Milne Morgan, was only slightly injured.  He is buried in Easington near Sunderland.

23 Dec

Plt Off

MAY, TOM

Killed (Walrus, L2255 of No 715 Sqn, which flew into cables at Cochin in India?)

28 Dec

LAC

BENNETT, ERNEST FRANCIS

HHe was killed in a flying accident whilst flying Tiger Moth II, N5449 of No 12 E & RFTS. The wreckage of the aircraft was found near Strathaven, Lanarkshire, having flown into the hillside in cloud.

28 Dec

Cpl

FROST, A A

He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

 

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