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Casualties - July - December 1971


[August | September | October | November | December]

9 Jul

BLACK, WILLIAM  (C4291411) age: 40

SAC

He was serving asa Steward at RAF Leuchars and died at 11 Wemysshall Road, Ceres from carcinoma of the rectum.  He is buried in Ceres Cemetery, Fife.

10 Jul

CALDERBANK, ROBERT  (A8084761) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Catterick and was killed in Antrim, Northern Ireland by a penetrating wound to the right chest.  He is buried in Lodge Hill Cemetery, Selly Oak.

13 Jul

WILLIAMS, KEVIN IGNATIUS  (P8000380) age: 19

SAC

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

13 Jul

WAREING, THOMAS  (H0542029) age: 54

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 Richmond, Surrey.  He is buried in Brampton Cemetery, Huntingdonshire

13 Jul

PRINGLE, CHARLES BARRETT  (2783012) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Cranwell but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Church of the Holy Family, Torrington, Devon

15 Jul

CARPENTER, MICHAEL WILLIAM  (3523125) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

He was serving as Deputy CFI at RAF Cranwell where he was found dead at home.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Purley.

17 Jul

KNIGHT, RONALD GEORGE  (E3031410) age: 46

A/Sgt

He was serving at RAF Waddington and was killed when his car collided head-on with another near Kineton as he was driving home.  He is buried in Coney Hill Cemetery, Gloucester.

18 Jul

MOORE, DERRICK EDWARD  (4231979) age: 26

Fg Off

He was serving at in Muscat at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Overseas.  He is buried in Bait Al Falaj Christian Cemetery, Muscat

19 Jul

LENNON, CHRISTOPHER  (T8086222) age: 19

LAC

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 was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

22 Jul

FOOT, DAVID JOSEPH  (F0687458) age: 26

Cpl

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

22 Jul

GREETHAM, SYDNEY EDWARD  (H0687504) age: 26

Cpl

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

23 Jul

PAINTER, FREDERICK ALBERT  (572221) age: 50

Flt Lt

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

23 Jul

McINTOSH, DOUGLAS FINLAY  (C1682080) age: 48

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Little Rissington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Sodbury.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Little Rissington

3 Aug

MORRISSEY, JOSEPH  (N1912019) age: 54

A/WO

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

5 Aug

SABIN, JOHN JAMES  (B0585143) 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 .  He was cremated at Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough

14 Aug

PHARAOH, MALCOLM HENRY  (K1936229) age: 28

Cpl

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 is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Felton, Morpeth

16 Aug

GARDNER, JAMES  (G1546292) age: 50

A/WO

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 is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

21 Aug

WALSH, FRANK  (W1920046) age: 40

Chf Tech

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

23 Aug

SAUNDERS, JACK EDWARD  (J2607454) age: 48

Sgt

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 Hillingdon Cemetery

27 Aug

BRAZIER, GILBERT WILLIAM  (C1602795) age: 50

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Debden but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

27 Aug

EWING, HARRY RITCHIE  (H0591292) age: 49

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 Surrey S E.  He was cremated at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip

30 Aug

SMITH, DAVID  (D1559661) age: 50

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

31 Aug

SWIFT, FREDERICK HENRY  (C4248904) age: 41

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 is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Lyneham

6 Sep

GRIGGS, ROBERT JAMES  (D4066080) age: 38

Sgt

He was either serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He was cremated at Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham

16 Sep

KENT, PAUL  (1806443) age: 46

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF High Wycombe but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Corstorphine Hill Cemetery, Edinburgh

22 Sep

MOTTERSHEAD, PHILIP GORDON  (4233542) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lightning F Mk 3, XP736 of No 29 Sqn, which was lost about 40 miles off Great Yarmouth after last being seen climbing into cloud.  His body was probably not recovered.

24 Sep

TOWELL, LYNN BEATRICE  (L8042638) age: 18

SACW

She was serving at RAF Benson at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however her death was registered in Oxford.  She was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

27 Sep

CROWELL, PATRICK LAWRENCE  (76381) age: 54

A/Cdre

He was on the strength of RAF Uxbridge and was probably on special duty at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He was cremated at Beckenham Crematorium.

2 Oct

CONWAY, ELWYN JOHN  (T1162684) age: 49

Chf Tech

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

5 Oct

HOLMES, KEITH ROLAND  (4233217) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B (I) Mk 8, WT366 of No 16 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Luttingen in Holland following a climb and a wing over but no cause could be determined.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

5 Oct

KING, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM  (4232753) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B (I) Mk 8, WT366 of No 16 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Luttingen in Holland following a climb and a wing over but no cause could be determined.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

8 Oct

MAJOR, STUART GEORGE  (W1945800) age: 25

SAC

He was serving at HQ, AFCENT and died, cause unknown in Brunssum, Limburg, Netherlands.  He is buried in Corporation Cemetery, Abingdon.

9 Oct

MARSHALL, DONALD CLEMENT  (4161923) age: 41

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter FGA Mk 9, XG156 of No 229 OCU, which attempted an emergency landing at RAF North Front in Gibraltar, despite having been instructed to eject.  Despite heavy braking and the use of the brake chute he hit a jetty which fired the ejection seat, but it was outside the seat's limits.  He was cremated at North Devon Crematorium, Barnstaple

9 Oct

CHIDGEY, GORDON WILLIAM  (F1332855) age: 50

WO

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Spitalgate 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 Coney Hill Cemetery, Gloucester

10 Oct

GIBLIN, MICHAEL  (T4131107) age: 37

Sgt

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

11 Oct

JEFFREY, ANDREW CALDWELL  (R4133957) age: 36

Flt Sgt

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 Wycombe.  He is buried in Hughenden Burial Ground, High Wycombe

11 Oct

BULTITUDE, BRIAN GEORGE  (2238033) age: 44

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Ternhill and was killed in a car accident on the M6 at Holmes Chapel, Cheshire after skidding in a heavy rain storm..  He is buried in Holy Emmanuel Churchyard, Whitchurch.

19 Oct

RAMSHAW, RALPH  (508220) age: 30

Fg Off

He was serving with the Falcons Parachute Display Team, RAF Abingdon and died at RAF Akrotiri, whilst carrying out a free-fall parachuting practice.  He is buried in St Peters Cemetery, Weston Favell, Northampton.

20 Oct

MULCAHY, LAURENCE MAURICE PATRICK  (G8093597) age: 22

AC

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 Cardiff.  He was cremated at Clayall Crematorium, Barkingside

21 Oct

SHAKESPEARE, KENNETH  (N4282696) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Masirah where he killed, cause unknown.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Henlow.

27 Oct

QUINLAN, JACK  (A1525219) age: 49

Sgt

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

28 Oct

NORRIS, MICHAEL ELLIOTT  (Q3115058) age: 41

Cpl

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

30 Oct

ANDERSON, ANNE SHIRRAS  (G8038965) age: 21

SACW

She was serving at RAF Laarbruch at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Prescot Crematorium

1 Nov

CHANDLER, WALTER FRANCIS  (S4020796) age: 42

Flt Sgt

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 Bootle Cemetery

2 Nov

KIRKLAND, PETER DOUGLAS  (J8088082) age: 18

SAC

He was serving at RAF North Luffenham and died in Peterborough Hospital from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash on the Al at Woolfox, when the RAF lorry in which he was being towed was a collision with an articulated lorry on the southbound carriageway.  He is buried in Shawbury Parish Churchyard.

4 Nov

BLAKE, ROBERT GEORGE  (S8091407) age: 19

LAC

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 Mid Glamorgan.  He was cremated at Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff

4 Nov

LAWFORD, ASHLEY LAWRENCE  (H8089382) age: 19

SAC

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 Ipswich.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Ringshall, Stowmarket

6 Nov

FEARON, GERARD  (J3502255) age: 44

Chf Tech

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

8 Nov

METCALFE, JOHN RADCLIFFE  (4231422) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter T Mk 7, XL575 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed into high ground at Devil's Bridge in Dyfed, Wales during a low level navigation sortie in bad weather.  He was cremated at North Devon Crematorium, Barnstaple

8 Nov

BURCHILL, WILLIAM HENRY  (621967) age: 51

Sqn Ldr

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

8 Nov

BAINS, HARMINDER SINGH  (G8073514) age: 20

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

9 Nov

FAWCETT, MICHAEL FRED  (8024937) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hercules C Mk 1, XV216 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into the sea about 17 miles from Pisa whilst carrying 46 Italian parachutists.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

9 Nov

FULFORD, PAUL  (T1938066) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hercules C Mk 1, XV216 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into the sea about 17 miles from Pisa whilst carrying 46 Italian parachutists.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Lyneham

9 Nov

HARRISON, COLIN GEORGE  (608608) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hercules C Mk 1, XV216 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into the sea about 17 miles from Pisa whilst carrying 46 Italian parachutists.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

9 Nov

KING, BRIAN DAVID  (N4248357) age: 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hercules C Mk 1, XV216 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into the sea about 17 miles from Pisa whilst carrying 46 Italian parachutists.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

9 Nov

LEE, RALPH RUSSELL  (F4122339) age: 37

A/Sgt

A PJI from No 1 PTS at RAF Abingdon, he was killed whilst flying in Hercules C Mk 1, XV216 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into the sea about 17 miles from Pisa whilst carrying 46 Italian parachutists.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

9 Nov

SWANN-PRICE, MEURIG  (608699) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hercules C Mk 1, XV216 of No 24 Sqn, which flew into the sea about 17 miles from Pisa whilst carrying 46 Italian parachutists.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

9 Nov

SLIPPER, MICHAEL GEORGE  (J4266766) age: 27

SAC

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 Holderness.  He is buried in Withernsea Cemetery

11 Nov

HARRIS, GAVIN ROGER  (5201640) age: 23

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Halton and was killed when the caravanette in which he was travelling crashed into a railway bridge near Newcastle-under-Lyme.  He was cremated at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium.

21 Nov

McDONALD, JOHN MICHAEL  (A8077861) age: 20

SAC

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

21 Nov

HOGG, JIM  (E4024441) age: 42

Sgt

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.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 Nov

KIRCHEL, LOUIS GEORGE  (P4099008) age: 37

Cpl

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

28 Nov

LANE, COLEMAN  (E4129375) age: 42

Cpl

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

2 Dec

JONES, GRAHAM  (S8080914) age: 21

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 Bury St Edmunds.  He is buried in Treorchy Cemetery

3 Dec

ROSARIO, IAN FREDERICK CUTHBERT  (T8096336) age: 21

AC

He was serving at RAF St Athan but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Hithergreen Cemetery

3 Dec

KEATES, ROLAND  (501665) age: 45

Flt Lt

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

4 Dec

STEWART, GEORGE  (H1552662) age: 50

Sgt

He had been serving at RAF Odiham and was on his way home on demobilisation leave when he was killed in car accident on the A426 at the Cosby turn.  He was cremated at Gilroes Crematorium, Leicester.

10 Dec

LLOYD, PETER SYDNEY  (E8079991) age: 21

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF St Athan and was killed when he was thrown off the pillion of a motorcycle in an accident on the Wick to Llanwit Major road.  He was cremated at Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff.

10 Dec

SECCOMBE, KENNETH ROY  (F1949202) age: 24

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF St Athan and was killed when he was thrown off his motorcycle in an accident on the Wick to Llanwit Major road.  He is buried in Keddington Parish Churchyard.

10 Dec

HOUGHTON, JOHN CADMAN  (V0571157) age: 50

WO

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

13 Dec

LONGDEN, DAVID CLEM AFC  (608372) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Gnat T Mk 1, XR567 of the Central Flying School which crashed at RAF Upper Heyford, disintegrated and burst into flames after the fin, rudder and part of the wings broke off following a series of rolls.  He is buried in St Peters Churchyard, Little Rissington

13 Dec

STORR, RICHARD MICHAEL  (5200868) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Gnat T Mk 1, XR567 of the Central Flying School which crashed at RAF Upper Heyford, disintegrated and burst into flames after the fin, rudder and part of the wings broke off following a series of rolls.  He is buried in St Peters Churchyard, Little Rissington

14 Dec

WOOLLVEN, HUBERT ALFRED  (K1809267) age: 48

M Nav

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

21 Dec

BURNETT, EDWARD VICTOR  (T8089615) age: 18

LAC

He was serving at RAF Chivenor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Barnstaple.  He is buried in St Augustine's Churchyard, Heanton Punchardon

21 Dec

REDMOND, JAMES ANTHONY  (W1797052) age: 47

Sgt

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 St John the Baptist Churchyard, Kirby Wharfe

22 Dec

WAIT, JOHN VIVIAN LESLIE  (G4270021) age: 45

A/Cpl

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 Cambridge.  He was cremated at Peterborough Crematorium

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