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Casualties - July - December 1970


[August | September | October | November | December]

1 Jul

MEAKIN, RONNIE  (P4044523) age: 37

Sgt

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

6 Jul

YATES, CYRIL THOMAS  (3084656) age: 42

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Gan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Colerne

9 Jul

FLETCHER, RONALD  (K4077660) age: 36

Cpl

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

11 Jul

WATERS, FREDERICK EDWARD  (4255112) age: 43

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Stanmore Park but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Hillingdon.  He was cremated at Breakespeare Crematorium

12 Jul

WHITE, STAUNTON  (D1926504) age: 33

Cpl

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

13 Jul

WOMPHREY, JOHN MALCOLM  (4233318) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Chipmunk T Mk 10, WK575 of the Station Flight, RAF Wyton which crashed into a field at Laxfield, Sussex whilst carrying out unauthorised aerobatics.  He was cremated at Madingley Crematorium, Cambridge.

19 Jul

PATERSON, JOHN MAXWELL  (1824115) age: 45

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Buchan and died in the Cottage Hospital, Peterhead from anaplastic sarcoma.  He was cremated at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh.

21 Jul

HARGREAVES, FRED  (L1005227) age: 54

WO

He was serving at RAF Newton where he died, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bingham Cemetery.

24 Jul

FISHER, PETER  (D3022437) age: 44

Cpl

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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

27 Jul

WHITEHOUSE, FRANK  (608526) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lightning F Mk 6, XS930 of No 74 Sqn, which stalled and crashed into a kampong near RAF Tengah as he attempted a maximum rate climb on take off.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell

27 Jul

PITTARD, HARRY  (4232986) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH641 of No 85 Sqn, which rolled and dived into the ground at RAF Wattisham whilst carrying out an asymmetric GCA.  He is buried in St Mary with St Gabriel Churchyard, Binbrook

27 Jul

SPINKS, PETER JOHN MICHAEL  (4233264) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH641 of No 85 Sqn, which rolled and dived into the ground at RAF Wattisham whilst carrying out an asymmetric GCA.  He was cremated at Grimsby Crematorium

3 Aug

WILLIAMS, WALTER ENDLEY  (D0535277) age: 53

Flt Sgt

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 Claro.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

4 Aug

ROBB, IAN STANLEY  (T8079501) age: 20

LAC

An Air Photographer, he was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, and died in the Northern Radiotherapy Centre from lymphosarcoma.  He is buried in Carmoney East Cemetery.

13 Aug

EPPS, PETER JOHN ATTERBURY  (S1960424) age: 22

Cpl

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

19 Aug

BROWN, LESLIE WESTON  (A0925340) age: 48

Sgt

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

19 Aug

CLARK, ALBERT  (S1961796) age: 20

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Topcliffe and wa skilled when the car in which he was travelling hit a railway bridge near Northallerton.  He is buried in Bishop Auckland Cemetery.

19 Aug

MUNROE, PHILIP  (T8075550) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Topcliffe and was killed when the car in which he was travelling hit a railway bridge near Northallerton.  He was cremated at Pleasington Crematorium, Blackburn.

20 Aug

SWAN, JEREMY JERVIS TARRANT  (5091337) age: 36

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Locking at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Gosport.  He is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery

22 Aug

STEVENSON, GEORGE LEONARD  (F0527078) age: 52

WO

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

23 Aug

STEWART, DAVID DOUGLAS  (D1938761) age: 26

SAC

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

24 Aug

LAING, MICHAEL  (J4184940) age: 38

Cpl

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

27 Aug

SOANES, REGINALD JACK  (A0536521) age: 52

Flt Sgt

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 Cambridge.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

29 Aug

FAWCETT, GEORGE MICHAEL  (S4289139) 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 is buried in Ulu Pandan Military Cemetery, Singapore

3 Sep

SUFFOLK, GEORGE WILLIAM JOHN  (V0565754) age: 55

Chf Tech

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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

4 Sep

MURPHY, MALACHY PATRICK  (X4008698) age: 42

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Chessington and died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge, cause unknown.  He is buried in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

4 Sep

COXON, FREDERICK JOHN  (D0625051) age: 50

WO

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 Sep

WEARS, ALAN LYLE  (P3113080) age: 40

WO

He was serving at RAF Laarbruch at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Krefeld Civil Crematorium

10 Sep

RESTALL, DONALD DEARDEN  (S3504960) age: 39

Sgt

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

12 Sep

TILLEY, DONALD JOHN  (N3515432) age: 35

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Stanbridge but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Hillingdon.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

13 Sep

BURDETT, MAURICE  (175309) age: 47

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF West Raynham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Hillingdon.  He was cremated at Breakspear Crematorium

14 Sep

JACKSON, ALFRED MBE, CENG, MIERE  (569869) age: 49

Sqn Ldr

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 Wandsworth.  He was cremated at Breakspear Crematorium

15 Sep

KIRBY, MICHAEL JOHN  (5041768) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was on the strength of RAF Uxbridge whilst serving in the USA, where he died, cause unknown.  He is buried in St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate.

16 Sep

GARNER, JOHN  (4232697) age: 29

Fg Off

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

27 Sep

MAJOR, GRAHAM ROY  (508180) age: 26

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Sutton.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Parish Churchyard, Wimbledon

30 Sep

MOYERS, MICHAEL PAYNE  (V1937537) age: 27

Jnr Tech

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He was cremated at St Helen's Crematorium

6 Oct

WHEELER, DAVID AUBREY  (S1945539) age: 25

SAC

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 Havering.  He is buried in Rainham Cemetery, Essex

9 Oct

BOWE, JAMES RUSSELL  (V1560676) age: 49

Cpl

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 Gainsborough.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

10 Oct

FIELDHOUSE, CHARLES ARTHUR  (54107) age: 52

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Swanton Morley and was killed when his car collided with a lorry on the A140 at Oakley crossroads.  He was cremated at Rotherham Crematorium.

10 Oct

STANSFIELD, HARRY OBE  (2404707) age: 43

Gp Capt

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

12 Oct

STEIN, DAVID  (E4025188) age: 40

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Hendon but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Hillingdon.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

14 Oct

FERGUSON, IAIN MIDDLEMISS  (S4292051) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Boulmer but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Hillingdon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

14 Oct

HILLAN, THOMAS  (Y4280675) age: 30

SAC

He was serving as a Supplier at RAF Buchan and was found dead at 8 Bridge Street, Aberdeen from asphyxia and concussion sustained in an accidental fall..  He is buried in St Kenteigens Cemetery, Glasgow.

15 Oct

GRIFFIN, PETER ANDREW  (S1949720) age: 23

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Wyton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in St Pancras.  He is buried in Houghton & Wyton Cemetery

19 Oct

GRAY, ALEXANDER MILNE  (J4013675) age: 45

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, and died in the Royal Free Hospital from hepatitis, which he had contracted in Singapore.  He is buried in Boyndie Cemetery.

23 Oct

WOODS-McCONVILLE, JOSEPH MICHAEL  (4231649) age: 27

Flt Lt

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 Chelsea.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell

24 Oct

LEYDEN, MARTIN  (P4289430) age: 20

SAC

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 Norwich.  He is buried in Vale of Leven Cemetery, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire

2 Nov

THOMPSON, ALBERT  (T2693529) age: 48

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 Stafford Corporation Cemetery

3 Nov

THOMPSON, JOHN ERIC PETER  (77794) age: 49

Gp Capt

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 Oxford.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Letcombe-Regis, Wantage

8 Nov

ROWE, IAN JAMES  (T4287494) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Gutersloh at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at The Crematorium, Brackwede

12 Nov

REES, DESMOND EDWARD ALEXANDER  (2590263) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wessex HC Mk 2, XR510 of the HOCF which collided with XT679 of the same unit over RAF Odiham.  He was cremated at Aldershot Crematorium

12 Nov

SYMONS, RICHARD TRENWITH  (4230910) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wessex HC Mk 2, XR510 of the HOCF which collided with XT679 of the same unit over RAF Odiham.  He was cremated at Guernsey Crematorium

12 Nov

WILLIAMS, DAVID ANTHONY CURTIS  (P1921637) age: 37

M Sig

He was killed whilst flying in Wessex HC Mk 2, XR510 of the HOCF which collided with XT679 of the same unit over RAF Odiham.  He is buried in Peterborough Corporation Crematorium

12 Nov

BELL, DONALD ANDREW  (609466) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wessex HC Mk 2, XT679 of the HOCF which collided with XR510 of the same unit over RAF Odiham.  He is buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester

12 Nov

LEYDEN, ERIC KERR  (1823520) age: 45

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wessex HC Mk 2, XT679 of the HOCF which collided with XR510 of the same unit over RAF Odiham.  He was cremated at Aldershot Crematorium

13 Nov

GRIFFITHS, THOMAS GORDON PATRICK  (P0684580) age: 28

Cpl

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 is buried in St Peters Churchyard, Humshaugh, Hexham

14 Nov

GILL, LESLIE DAVID  (T1944587) age: 24

Jnr Tech

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 Gainsborough.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

15 Nov

BANNISTER, ERIC DAVID  (T8008732) age: 18

SAC

He was serving at RAF Valley and was found dead on Starvation Island off Anglesey after he had boarded a dinghy at Cymyrran beach, 10 hours earlier.  He is buried in Ford Catholic Cemetery.

17 Nov

HIRST, CHARLES  (J4073620) age: 45

Cpl

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

18 Nov

ROE, CHARLES MARTIN  (J4275579) age: 30

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Southam.  He is buried in Gaydon Cemetery

20 Nov

BALSER, JOHN CAF  () age:

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind HAR Mk 10, XL112 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed near Bedale in North Yorkshire after control was lost in cloud.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Nov

FORD, CHARLES PETER  (C1929815) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind HAR Mk 10, XL112 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed near Bedale in North Yorkshire after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield

20 Nov

McLAREN, HELEN SUSAN  (8031549) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind HAR Mk 10, XL112 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed near Bedale in North Yorkshire after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in Logie Churchyard

20 Nov

STERLAND, BRIAN HENRY LOCK  (L4111750) age: 35

M Nav

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind HAR Mk 10, XL112 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed near Bedale in North Yorkshire after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield

23 Nov

MILLSOP, SAMUEL  (B4031240) age: 44

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Machrihanish where he died from acute cardiac failure.  He is buried in Crieff RC Cemetery.

26 Nov

WAKEFIELD, WILLIAM LOUIS  (M4289215) age: 34

SAC

He was serving at RAF North Luffenham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Pontefract.  He was cremated at Wilford Hill Crematorium, West Bridgford

27 Nov

RUSSELL, DAVID PERCIVAL  (P4175605) age: 45

Sgt

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

2 Dec

BORELAND, PAULETTE MORINE  (Q8033998) age: 21

SACW

She was either serving at RAF Wroughton or died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as her death was registered in Swindon.  She is buried in St John's & St Helen's Churchyard, Wroughton

6 Dec

HOPKINS, DAVID DERRETT  (528989) age: 53

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Locking but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery

8 Dec

PAINES, PETER JOHN  (8025138) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 1, XN968 of No 736 NAS, RNAS Lossiemouth, which crashed into woods five miles SSW of Lossiemouth, while on approach to land.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Honington.

9 Dec

HELLIER, GERALD VINCENT  (J4081706) age: 37

Sgt

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 Cheltenham.  He is buried in Headington Crematorium

9 Dec

FLYNN, JOHN  (E4194246) age: 37

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Coltishall but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Mallow Cemetery, County Cork

10 Dec

FEATHER, DENNIS  (F3503141) age: 41

Chf Tech

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 is buried in Llangattoch Church Burial Ground

11 Dec

CLAY, LAURENCE HARRY  (T1961466) age: 21

SAC

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

13 Dec

CRYLE, MALCOLM  (C2366779) age: 41

Sgt

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

13 Dec

HARRISON, WILFRED  (4019834) age: 41

Fg Off

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 Brimington Crematorium

15 Dec

ELLIS, ROGER GRAHAM  (4233197) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B(I) Mk 8, XM267 of No 3 Sqn, which hit the ground and disintegrated at RAF Akrotiri on the final approach, possibly due to an engine surge as it began an overshoot.  He is buried in Cheadle Cemetery

15 Dec

MACMILLAN, RODERICK COLIN MURRAY  (4233163) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B(I) Mk 8, XM267 of No 3 Sqn, which hit the ground and disintegrated at RAF Akrotiri on the final approach, possibly due to an engine surge as it began an overshoot.  He was cremated at Rose Hill Crematorium, Doncaster

15 Dec

PETTY-FITZMAURICE, KIM COLIN  (Q4257216) age: 30

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B(I) Mk 8, XM267 of No 3 Sqn, which hit the ground and disintegrated at RAF Akrotiri on the final approach, possibly due to an engine surge as it began an overshoot.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

17 Dec

HICK, LESLIE DAVID  (T4084450) age: 43

A/Sgt

He was killed whilst serving at RAF Boscombe Down and was killed in a parachuting accident there as the result of a failure in both his main and reserve parachutes.  He was cremated at City of York Crematorium

18 Dec

AISBITT, HARRY HUMBLE  (H4256884) age: 30

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Little Rissington but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St John's Churchyard, Seaton Hirst, Ashington

23 Dec

CROWLEY, PATRICK  (L0536629) age: 52

M Nav

He was serving at RAF Odiham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St John's & St Helen's Churchyard, Wroughton

24 Dec

MELLISH, ERNEST EDWARD  (D8069825) age: 25

SAC

He was serving at RAF Wittering but died suddenly, cause unknown, whilst on detachment to Cyprus.  He is buried in Dhekelia Military Cemetery.

27 Dec

CHARLESTON, THOMAS HENRY  (Q0571760) age: 49

Flt Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Hillingdon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

28 Dec

HUTCHINSON, LEONARD GOULDIN  (A3507472) age: 39

Cpl

He was either serving at RAF Wroughton or died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

29 Dec

GRAHAM, JOHN  (W1936666) age: 27

Cpl

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

29 Dec

ANDREWS, JOHN HARRY WILLIAM  (U0582963) age: 41

Chf Tech

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 St John's & St Helen's Churchyard, Wroughton

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