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Casualties - January - June 1971


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1 Jan

THORBURN, PATRICK JOSEPH  (R8067546) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Finningley and was found dead, with a fractured skull on the Great Western Road, near Station Road, Old Kirkpatrick.  He is buried in Dalnotter Cemetery.

2 Jan

LATHEY, RAYMOND JOHN JARRETT  (A1940882) age: 27

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

6 Jan

LUNGMUSS, DONALD RAYMOND  (507573) age: 41

Sqn Ldr

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

8 Jan

JORDAN, HAROLD DESMOND  (B0592009) age: 47

WO

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

8 Jan

COOPER, GRAHAM  (W0593600) age: 29

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Stafford and was drowned when his Mini left the A518 and overturned into a four-foot deep pool at Stowe-by-Chartley.  He was cremated at Gornal Wood Crematorium, near Dudley.

16 Jan

GRANT, PHILIP IVOR SCOTT  (S8011072) age: 17

LAC

He was serving as a Cook at RAF Medmenham and was killed when the car in which he was travelling crashed through a farm gate and turned on its side on the A4155 on the way back to the camp from Henley.  He is buried in Medmenham Parish Churchyard.d in Medmenham Parish Churchyard

20 Jan

ARMSTRONG, COLIN  (4231715) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Gnat T Mk 1, XR545 of the Red Arrows, which collided with XR986 of the same unit during a 'syncro pair' practice flight whilst carrying out the 'Roulette' manoeuvre.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Little Rissington

20 Jan

HADDOCK, JOHN STUART  (608329) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Gnat T Mk 1, XR545 of the Red Arrows, which collided with XR986 of the same unit during a 'syncro pair' practice flight whilst carrying out the 'Roulette' manoeuvre.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Little Rissington

20 Jan

LEWIS, JOHN  (686712) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Gnat T Mk 1, XR986 of the Red Arrows, which collided with XR545 of the same unit during a 'syncro pair' practice flight whilst carrying out the 'Roulette' manoeuvre.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Little Rissington

20 Jan

PERREAUX, EUAN ROBERT  (607956) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Gnat T Mk 1, XR986 of the Red Arrows, which collided with XR545 of the same unit during a 'syncro pair' practice flight whilst carrying out the 'Roulette' manoeuvre.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Little Rissington

21 Jan

CHESTER, PAUL  (K4282031) age: 23

Sgt

He was serving as an Air Electronics Operator at RAF Kinloss and was killed when his car left the road and collided with a tree on the Elgin-Forres road.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

22 Jan

HOWIS, PETER MALCOLM  (L1921293) age: 38

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Nicosia at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Downs Crematorium, Brighton

24 Jan

REANEY, MAURICE DUNCAN  (V0553909) age: 47

Flt Sgt

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

30 Jan

SMITH, ROBERTA JOAN STIRTON  (G8044662) age: 17

ACW

SShe was serving at RAF Cosford and died in the RAF Hospital, Cosford from head injuries sustained when she fell from the horse she was riding on the airfield.  He was cremated at Bushbury Crematorium.

2 Feb

AIKMAN, WILFRED LOCHIEL MBE, MB, CH B
  (180027) age: 48

Wg Cdr

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

5 Feb

GARRARD, PAUL ALAN  (D8007930) age: 17

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Cottesmore and died in Grantham Hospital from injuries sustained when the car in which he was travelling was dragged along the A1 for over a mile after it collided with the rear of an articulated lorry in fog.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

6 Feb

PENNY, DAVID ANTHONY  (506920) age: 36

Sqn Ldr

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 St John's Churchyard, Roundhay, Leeds

6 Feb

FOLEY, WILLIAM THOMAS CORNELIUS  (H4282738) age: 22

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 Brackwede Crematorium

12 Feb

RUSH, EDWARD  (B0528635) age: 53

WO

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

13 Feb

MORAN, THOMAS  (L4245732) age: 45

A/Sgt

He was serving at RAF Cosford where he died, cause unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

14 Feb

BEVAN, IVOR GARFIELD  (E4290166) age: 28

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

19 Feb

YERBURY, RICHARD OLYFFE CBE, QHS, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, DPH  (59902) age: 56

AVM

He was serving as the  Principal Medical Officer at HQ Training Command, RAF Brampton and died at home, cause unknown.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium.

23 Feb

KNOWLES, JOHN BEM  (D4013045) age: 43

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF St Athan but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Hillingdon.  He is buried in St Georges' Churchyard, Macclesfield

23 Feb

QUAR, LESLIE ARTHUR  (553960) age: 27

Cpl

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

24 Feb

HARRIS, ERIC NORMAN  (576006) age: 48

Sqn Ldr

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

25 Feb

DALY, EDWARD  (E4186670) age: 32

A/Sgt

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

26 Feb

BRADLEY, PETER ROBERT HOLLISTER  (C4067677) age: 43

Flt Sgt

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

26 Feb

BULLOCK, ALBERT HOLDEN OBE  (106111) age: 50

A/Cdre

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Uxbridge and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He was cremated at Accrington Crematorium

2 Mar

BELL, ELWYN DAVID  (507722) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Jet Provost T Mk 5, XW300 of No 1 Flying Training School, which collided with Sea Prince, WP312 of the Royal Navy at RAF Church Fenton.  He was cremated at York Crematorium

2 Mar

BLACKETT, BRUCE JOHN MOWBREY  (8025249) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Jet Provost T Mk 5, XW300 of No 1 Flying Training School, which collided with Sea Prince, WP312 of the Royal Navy at RAF Church Fenton.  He was cremated at South Essex Crematorium

11 Mar

WILSON, ERIC DICKSON  (A0590855) age: 53

WO

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

11 Mar

ASHCROFT, ROBERT  (534058) age: 52

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Rudloe Manor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bath.  He is buried in or was cremated at Haycombe Cemetery & Crematorium, Bath

16 Mar

FRYER, DAVID IVOR OBE, BSc, MB, BS    (502222) age: 43

Wg Cdr

He was serving as a Medical Officer at Institute of Aviation Medicine, RAF Farnborough and was killed when his car collided with another on the A332 Windsor-Ascot road.  He was cremated at Aldershot Crematorium.

17 Mar

FERGUSON, JOHN ALLAN  (4231542) age: 26

Flt Lt

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 Poole.  He was cremated at Cambridge City Crematorium

20 Mar

DAVIS, PAMELA  (R8034503) age: 19

ACW

She was training as a Nurse at RAF Halton when she was found murdered in a playing field in Halifax, Michael David Ainley pleaded guilty at his trial in July.  He was cremated at Parkwood Crematorium, Elland.

20 Mar

WILKINSON, JOHN WILLIAM  (G4050709) age: 38

Cpl

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

25 Mar

COLLINS, DAVID JOHN HARRISON  (607597) age: 35

Wg Cdr

He was the unit OC and was killed whilst flying Buccaneer S Mk 2, XW532 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Laarbruch after entering cloud.  He was cremated at Krefeld Crematorium

25 Mar

KELLY, PAUL ANTHONY  (608671) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XW532 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Laarbruch after entering cloud.  He is buried in Itchen Abbas Cemetery

27 Mar

DOBSON, MALCOLM EARLE  (X4003831) age: 42

Sgt

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 Little Rissington Churchyard

27 Mar

BARTLETT, MALCOLM LEONARD  (A4285023) age: 26

SAC

He was serving at No 51 Sqn, RAF Wittering and died from a brain haemorrhage which caused him to lose control of his motorcycle and crash into a wall.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

28 Mar

DYSON, RALPH  (607066) age: 41

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 was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

28 Mar

DURBIN, ROBERT GEORGE  (S4284701) age: 22

SAC

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 Weston super Mare.  He was cremated at Weston-Super-Mare Crematorium

30 Mar

BERRIE, WILLIAM  (J1061094) age: 49

A/Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Coningsby but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He was cremated at Boston Crematorium

31 Mar

KEDDA, JOHN ORR KEMLEY JOHNSTON  (N4260082) age: 31

Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Machrihanish and died from injuries sustained in a road accident at Kincardine Bridge.  He was cremated at Kirkaldy Crematorium.

31 Mar

DAVIS, MICHAEL STUART  (G8068973) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Valley and possibly drowned after being out on a birthday celebration.  He was cremated at Colwyn Bay Crematorium.

2 Apr

MARCUS, ANTHONY JOHN  (577742) age: 48

A/Flt Lt

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 St Egide Church, Groot Bijaarden, Brussels

11 Apr

CAVE, ALAN  (505121) age: 38

Sqn Ldr

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 Bedford.  He was cremated at Bedford Crematorium

12 Apr

EASTON, WILLIAM RONALD  (4231994) age: 26

Fg Off

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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Manby

13 Apr

SEAL, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (L2689049) age: 49

Sgt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

16 Apr

PITMAN, JOHN EDWIN  (E0632445) age: 50

Flt Sgt

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

17 Apr

ROBERTS, JULIAN ERNEST SPENCER  (Q8092382) age: 21

AC

He was serving at RAF Swinderby 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 Walberton Churchyard

22 Apr

PORTAL, CHARLES FREDERICK ALGERNON 1ST VISCOUNT PORTAL OF HUNGERFORD KG, GCB, OM, DSO & Bar, MC, DCL, LLD  (1228) age: 77

MRAF

He has served for most of WW2 as the Chief of the Air Staff and died after a two year illness at his home in Chichester.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

23 Apr

BERRIDGE, MICHAEL JOHN BEM  (R0577740) age: 46

Flt Sgt

He was serving as an Armourer at RAF Laarbruch where he died, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Peter's & St Paul's Churchyard, Newport.

24 Apr

COLE, JOHN OWEN  (H8079038) age: 20

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

24 Apr

HUGGETT, BRIAN LEONARD  (X1945953) age: 24

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Coltishall 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 Sprowston Parish Cemetery

30 Apr

KINSELLA, PATRICK JOSEPH  (Q4202275) age: 28

SAC

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

10 May

RUMBOLD, PETER ANTONY SCOTT  (64885) age: 50

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF High Wycombe at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Eton.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Northwood

14 May

HOPPER, BRIAN  (V0593984) age: 27

Jnr Tech

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

17 May

DUCKWORTH, JOHN ANTHONY  (4233007) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter T Mk 7, XL622 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which hit a protruding rock as it flew a valley near Blaenau Festiniog in North Wales, broke up and exploded.  He was cremated at Colwyn Bay Crematorium

17 May

LOFTUS, JOHN VINCENT  (4232103) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter T Mk 7, XL622 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which hit a protruding rock as it flew a valley near Blaenau Festiniog in North Wales, broke up and exploded.  He is buried in Wesleyan Methodist Church, Valley

26 May

MORLEY, GEORGE HENRY CB, CBE, QHS, FRCS, LRCP
  (23164) age: 64

AVM

He was serving as the Senior Consultant on Plastic Surgery to the RAF UK and died whilst he was on holiday in Cornwall.  He was cremated at Amersham Crematorium

28 May

BASSETT, ROBERT JAMES  (P1933134) age: 31

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 Oxford.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

28 May

CHILVERS, GRAHAM REGINALD  (608335) age: 27

Flt Lt

A member of No 16 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Dornier Do-27B, D-EABE of the RAF Laarbruch Flying Club, which crashed in the middle of the airfield while practising for a low level display for the a rally.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery.

28 May

KINGWILL, GERALD  (4232969) age: 23

Fg Off

A member of No 16 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Dornier Do-27B, D-EABE of the RAF Laarbruch Flying Club, which crashed in the middle of the airfield while practising for a low level display for the a rally.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery.

29 May

BROWN, JOHN LEWIS  (P1950540) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Akrotiri at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at North Shields Crematorium

29 May

MARRIOTT, JOHN LEONARD ROBERT  (V0587973) age: 33

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Kinloss and died in the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen from cerebral coning and a subarachnoid haemorrhage.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

30 May

LAPHAM, PETER JONATHAN  (J0690437) age: 21

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Sealand and died in the SSQ, RAF Kinloss from acute pulmonary oedema and pneumonitis.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

31 May

DARBY, FRANCIS ROBERT  (D0533462) age: 52

Sgt

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 St Pancras.  He is buried in Holy Innocents Churchyard, Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds

31 May

KEMPSTER, CHARLES MERVYN PATRICK  (39882) age: 54

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Little Rissington but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Hillingdon.  He is buried in Poor Clare Convent, Baddesley Clinton, Chadwick End, Warwickshire

3 Jun

CHERRY, LEONARD BEM  (Y0952315) age: 51

Flt Sgt

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

5 Jun

REES, BRIAN OWEN  (J8070123) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Aberporth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Swansea.  He is buried in St Edmunds Churchyard, Tycroes, Ammanford

6 Jun

ACTON, HARRY  (P1924537) age: 35

Chf Tech

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

7 Jun

INGRAM, DAVID JOHN  (2615962) age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Leeming at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Claro.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Leeming

12 Jun

BANYARD, BRIAN JARDINE  (D8073153) age: 38

SAC

He was serving at RAF Northolt 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 Whippingham Crematorium

14 Jun

LEWIS, PETER DOUGLAS  (S8070506) age: 32

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Cosford and was found dead in the bathroom of his billet.  He is buried in Llanddetty Parish Churchyard.

15 Jun

FELLOWS, FREDERICK JOHN  (H8091290) age: 23

LAC

He was serving as a Steward at RAF Machrihanish and was found drowned in the water at Campbeltown Lock, near Old Quay, .  He was cremated at Western Necropols Crematorium.

18 Jun

CURRIE, ERNEST HARBORD  (M0592445) age: 38

M ALM

He was serving at RAF Brize Norton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He was cremated at Kingsdown Crematorium

27 Jun

BROWN, JOHN THOMAS  (U4169079) age: 34

Flt Sgt

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 is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Lyneham

29 Jun

QUAILE, PETER MAURICE  (N1939720) age: 27

SAC

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 St Pancras.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

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