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Casualties - January - June 1970


[February | March | April | May | June]

2 Jan

ALEXANDER, PAUL  (R8073719) age: 22

AC

He was serving at RAF Coningsby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Horncastle.  He was cremated at Boston Crematorium

3 Jan

CARTER, ANTHONY TREVOR  (608790) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Gnat T Mk 1, XR997 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed into a farm at Ty Mawr in Anglesey after entering a dive following a 'roller' landing at RAF Valley.  He was cremated at Colwyn Bay Crematorium

3 Jan

PHILLIPS, PETER JACK  (4230006) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Gnat T Mk 1, XR997 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed into a farm at Ty Mawr in Anglesey after entering a dive following a 'roller' landing at RAF Valley.  He is buried in Newport Cemetery, Monmouthshire

3 Jan

MILLER, JOHN JOSEPH MBE  (S1624721) age: 45

WO

He was serving at RAF Abingdon and died, cause unknown, two days after receiving the BEM, his death being registered in Midhurst.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium.

4 Jan

TAYLOR, ANTHONY JAMES  (Y0579248) age: 43

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Little Rissington but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium

5 Jan

STEEL, ALLAN HENRY  (X4182824) age: 32

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in St Pancras.  He was cremated at Hendon Crematorium.

13 Jan

DAVIS, WALTER ARTHUR ROSIER  (F0574198) age: 48

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Wattisham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Gipping.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Ringshall, Stowmarket

16 Jan

GROGAN, RONALD JOHN  (51671) age: 48

Flt Lt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Christchurch.  He is buried in Sopley Cemetery

29 Jan

GOODWILL, HAROLD  (550061) age: 51

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Locking but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He was cremated at Ebdon Crematorium, Worle

3 Feb

ANDERSON, JAMES  (U4002135) age: 50

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Stanmore Park at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hendon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

6 Feb

McMANUS, MICHAEL DAVID  (A8077138) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Manby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Louth.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

10 Feb

CARR, ARTHUR  (B4004794) age: 53

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Church Fenton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Barkston Ash.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery

12 Feb

CROMPTON, THOMAS ELLISON  (W4082837) age: 42

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Brize Norton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Oxford.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Black Bourton

17 Feb

BROWN, KENNETH  (N3042438) age: 43

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Stanbridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Weston super Mare.  He was cremated at Grimsby Crematorium

26 Feb

CORBY, KAREN MONICA  (S2847637) age: 20

SACW

She was possibly serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in West Road Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

5 Mar

DOIDGE, ANTHONY DAVID  (4187971) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was flying in Lightning F Mk 6, XS918 of No 11 Sqn, which he abandoned nine miles off RAF Leuchars following an engine fire but by the time he was rescued six hours later he had died.  He was cremated at Dundee Crematorium

5 Mar

STOKES, RONALD  (J4140573) age: 34

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Salisbury.  He was cremated at Salisbury Crematorium

6 Mar

SHAW, ERNEST BENJAMIN  (1177210) age: 49

Flt Lt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in East Dereham Cemetery

6 Mar

FOSTER, GRAHAM JOHN  (4232437) age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Marham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Kings Lynn.  He was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith

6 Mar

BUTCHER, ANTHONY EDWARD  (F0584518) age: 39

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Swanton Morley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in East Dereham.  He was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith

9 Mar

NORTON, GEOFFREY  (1819182) age: 45

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Scampton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Kesteven.  He was cremated at Lincoln Crematorium

13 Mar

FEATHERSTONE, PAUL ASHLEY  (C4289307) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Wildenrath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Sunderland Road Cemetery, Hessle

15 Mar

BENZIE, ROBERT MAXWELL  (W0583246) age: 39

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Akrotiri and was killed when he fell 300 feet down a cliff on the SW coast of Cyprus.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, Cottesmore.

15 Mar

NEAL, GERARD JOHN NETTLESHIP  (105324) age: 53

A/Gp Capt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Uxbridge and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in London Road Cemetery, Kettering

17 Mar

HYSON, RONALD ALEXANDER  (G3521788) age: 44

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Wittering at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Peterborough.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Wittering

18 Mar

WALL, BEVAN JOHN WILLIAM  (207188) age: 29

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hillingdon.  He was cremated at Breakspear Crematorium

19 Mar

BAILEY, ANDREW FRANK  (608645) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Chivenor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Black Bourton.

26 Mar

BUCKLEY, PETER JOHN  (G4246198) age: 32

SAC

He was serving at RAF Mount Batten at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Plymouth.  He is buried in St John's Parish Churchyard, Plymouth

27 Mar

LEWIS, GEORGE EDWIN  (L0593995) age: 26

SAC

He was serving at RAF Leuchars and died from head and back injuries sustained in a fall in Glen Clova, Angus.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

30 Mar

HIRONS, JOHN JAMES SIMPSON  (52788) age: 47

Gp Capt

He was serving at RAF Andover at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Winchester.  He is buried in Odiham Cemetery

2 Apr

MUNCASTER, CATHERINE MARY  (E2847726) age: 19

LACW

She was serving at RAF Leeming and was probably killed in an incident in which her husband was injured, her death was registered in Pontefract.  She was cremated at Honor Oak Crematorium.

4 Apr

MULLIGAN, PHILIP  (M0564921) age: 54

WO

He was serving at RAF Waddington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Lincoln.  He is buried in Newport Cemetery, Lincoln

6 Apr

TRIPP, RONALD BERTIE SPENCER  (D4280740) age: 43

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF St Mawgan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Truro.  He is buried in Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth

6 Apr

MOLE, RONALD HAROLD  (G4038444) age: 38

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Swinderby where he died, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in St Germain's Churchyard, Thurlby.

7 Apr

SHORE, COLIN  (W4287166) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Colerne but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in or was cremated at Haycombe Cemetery & Crematorium, Bath

7 Apr

MUNCASTER, DAVID  (N4291178) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Leeming and probably died from injuries sustained in an accident on 2 April, in which his wife was killed, his death was registered in Wakefield.  He was cremated at Honor Oak Crematorium.

9 Apr

MACLEAN, BARRY PAUL  (B8074712) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Stradishall at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cambridge.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

9 Apr

TORDOFF, DAVID WILLIAM  (F4288097) age: 20

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Stradishall at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery

9 Apr

BROWNE, CHARLES BOHAN  (T0572240) age: 49

A/WO

He was serving at RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Sutton.  He is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery

16 Apr

GRAINGER, KEITH  (A0595452) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Church Fenton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in York.  He was cremated at Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough

18 Apr

COBBAN, ALEXANDER MCLEAN  (2709585) age: 38

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Brampton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Brampton Cemetery

19 Apr

RICHARDSON, DOUGLAS  (D1946256) age: 23

SAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Hillingdon.  He was cremated at Breakspear Crematorium

19 Apr

ARNOLD, CHARLES JOHN  (U1155204) age: 53

Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Midhurst.  He is buried in Wheathampstead Churchyard

23 Apr

WEBSTER, ANDREW MICHAEL  (L4278184) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Gaydon at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Nuneaton.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

23 Apr

DEWHURST, FRANK  (M1095995) age: 47

Flt Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in London Cemetery, Coventry.

26 Apr

MOOR, ALAN  (F8071394) age: 24

SAC

He was serving at RAF Stafford and probably died in Stafford General Infirmary, cause unknown.  He was cremated at Stafford Crematorium.

29 Apr

HOWARD, JOHN DOUGLAS  (550944) age: 50

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Upavon at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Devizes.  He was cremated at Salisbury Crematorium

30 Apr

MILLER, WILLIAM LESLIE  (K8020766) age: 21

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Jet Provost T Mk 4, XP566 of the RAF College, Cranwell which crashed into the ground in a shallow dive whilst carrying out his first night solo circuit.  He is buried in Vale of Leven Cemetery, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire.

1 May

FOSTER, GEORGE WILLIAM EDWARD  (3051193) age: 44

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra TT Mk 18, WJ632 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which he abandoned whilst in a spin about three miles off Bridport during a trial involving asymmetric flying but he did not survive.  He is buried in City Road Cemetery, Sheffield

1 May

WEAVER, J R USAF  () age:

Maj

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra TT Mk 18, WJ632 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which he abandoned whilst in a spin about three miles off Bridport during a trial involving asymmetric flying but he did not survive.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

1 May

PROUT, RONALD CHARLES VOSPER  (W0517003) age: 54

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF West Raynham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ely.  He was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith

2 May

WOODMAN, NOEL CLARK  (K4237101) age: 31

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Stafford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Stafford.  He is buried in Astbury RC Church, Congleton

6 May

WALKLEY, MATTHEW HENRY  (E0539702) age: 51

WO

He was serving at RAF Brampton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Midhurst.  He is buried in Brampton Cemetery

7 May

HUGHES, HAROLD DAVID  (50400) age: 51

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF St Athan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in East Glamorgan.  He was cremated at Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff

9 May

PRIOR, RICHARD JOHN  (S0591595) age: 47

WO

He was serving at RAF Benson at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Oxford.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

11 May

WILLIAMS, IAN THOMAS  (Q1947744) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Tengah at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 May

WOOF, LESLIE  (G1961887) age: 18

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Leuchars and died in the Royal Infirmary, Dundee from injuries sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in St Cuthbert 's Churchyard, Donington.

22 May

GLEDHILL, FRED  (N4253408) age: 37

SAC

He was serving at RAF Leconfield but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield

22 May

BAKER, HAROLD GEOFFREY  (U0549746) age: 50

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Wildenrath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

24 May

SPRING, IVY FLORENCE WINIFRED  (407684) age: 42

Sqn Off

She was serving at RAF Chessington at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however her death was registered in Kingston upon Thames.  She is buried in Aldersbrook Road Cemetery, London

24 May

BRACKENBURY, JOHN SAMUEL  (J4164178) age: 32

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Headley Court at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Newton Abbot.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard

25 May

HARDMAN, JAMES  (R2209120) age: 45

SAC

He was serving at RAF Brize Norton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Witney.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Black Bourton

26 May

WEBSTER, JOHN CHARLES  (608696) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lightning F Mk 6, XR767 of No 74 Sqn, which crashed into the sea about 50 miles from Singapore during a night low level interception but the cause was not determined.  His body was probably not recovered.

28 May

WILKINSON, DAVID JOHN  (Y1962198) age: 19

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Little Rissington and was killed when his car collided with another in the Witney area as he was driving back to camp.  He was cremated at Mansfield Crematorium, Hucknell.

28 May

JONES, PAUL  (K0595309) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Marham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Walsham.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery

28 May

HART, ALEXANDER JOHN  (F4037787) age: 39

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Rheindahlen at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

5 Jun

GOODALL, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL  (P0686226) age: 27

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Leconfield and was killed when his minivan was in a head-on collision with a lorry on the A338 between Cholderton and Parkhouse crossroads.  He is buried in Christchurch Cemetery, Hampshire.

7 Jun

AIKENS, MICHAEL JOHN  (K4272805) age: 25

SAC

He was serving at RAF Digby but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery

7 Jun

ROUTLEDGE, DAVID  (E1942056) age: 25

Cpl

He was either serving at RAF Lyneham at the time of his death, or died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He was cremated at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon

12 Jun

LAST, JOHN GEORGE  (L0934930) age: 45

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Bicester at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ploughley.  He is buried in Bicester Cemetery

13 Jun

WAKEFIELD, PETER  (Q4287491) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Honington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Eccles Crematorium

13 Jun

SMITH, LEONARD JOHN  (U2450337) age: 38

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Thorney Island at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chichester.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

19 Jun

WILLIAMS, LAWRENCE ALFRED  (G8068348) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Changi at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Mount Vernon Crematorium, Singapore

22 Jun

EDWARDS, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (E0566783) age: 52

WO

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

27 Jun

CARTWRIGHT, DOUGLAS ALFRED  (56149) age: 48

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Brize Norton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Witney.  He was cremated at Headington Crematorium

27 Jun

ETHERIDGE, ALBERT ROY  (A0577748) age: 45

WO

He was serving at RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hillingdon.  He is buried in Bedford Cemetery

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