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Casualties - January - June 1972


[February | March | April | May | June]

5 Jan

GILROY, THOMAS GORDON  (3521974) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XW539 of No 12 Sqn, which flew into the Irish Sea, reason unknown.  He is buried in Louth Cemetery

5 Jan

WILLBOURNE, THOMAS WILLIAM  (4232822) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XW539 of No 12 Sqn, which flew into the Irish Sea, reason unknown.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery, London

7 Jan

HUCKINS, MAURICE RONALD  (2611819) age: 47

Flt Lt

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

12 Jan

HUMPHREY, CHRISTOPHER MAUNDER  (608462) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harrier GR Mk 1, XW918 of No 3 Sqn, from which he ejected after emerging from cloud in a steep dive during a demonstration to Swiss officials, unfortunately his seat propelled him into a building.  He is buried in St Alloysius Churchyard, Oxford

19 Jan

LAWRENCE, EDWARD JAMES  (Q4032713) age: 41

Sgt

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

19 Jan

WARREN, ROBERT GEORGE  (2615694) age: 23

Fg Off

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 Wandsworth.  He was cremated at North East Surrey Crematorium

22 Jan

ORR, THOMAS ALEXANDER  (J8082167) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Cottesmore at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Northampton.  He was cremated at Daldowie Crematorium, Uddington, Lanarkshire

22 Jan

ADLAM, JOHN GEORGE  (178838) age: 48

Flt Lt

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

23 Jan

ANDREWS, KEITH SIDNEY BEM  (N0568488) age: 52

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

28 Jan

STOCKBRIDGE, JACK  (F0552945) age: 49

Flt Sgt

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

29 Jan

WARD, ANTHONY GRAHAM  (K3526469) age: 32

A/Cpl

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

30 Jan

BRADLEY, CECIL ALEXANDER  (W3078879) age: 44

WO

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

30 Jan

WINTLE, PHILIP HENRY GARNE DFC  (63803) age: 51

A/Cdre

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 North Kesteven.  He was cremated at Lincoln Crematorium

1 Feb

TOPPING, JOHN DAVID  (E0575758) age: 49

Flt Sgt

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

3 Feb

AMIS, DANIEL WILLIAM  (J1926874) age: 34

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Honington and was killed when the car he was driving was involved in a three car pile-up at Alecocks Grove, Stanton, Suffolk.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Honington.

6 Feb

SMITH, GORDON  (T1948028) age: 25

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Benson but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

8 Feb

de la RUE BROWNE, DENNIS WALTER MBE  (55445) 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 Hendon.  He was cremated at Ruislip Crematorium

9 Feb

McCLURE, BARRY ROBERT  (8025098) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WB552 of No 6 Air Experience Flt which spun into the ground at Boarstall near Bicester.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

10 Feb

BULLIVANT, MICHAEL DAVID MB BS D OBST RCOG  (507804) age: 29

Flt Lt

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 Scottow Cemetery

15 Feb

CHOAT, ALAN  (K8018804) age: 20

App Tech

He died from injuries sustained on 9 Feb 1972 whilst flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WB552 of No 6 Air Experience Flt which spun into the ground at Boarstall near Bicester.  He is buried in St Thomas Melling Parish Churchyard, Liverpool

16 Feb

COOPER, PAUL ANTHONY  (608547) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lightning F Mk 3, XP747 of No 29 Sqn, which collided with XP747 of the same unit about 60 miles from Harwich.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

23 Feb

MATTHEWS, RICHARD EDWARD  (A1183294) age: 51

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 Claro.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

27 Feb

KYNE, THOMAS  (4008493) age: 43

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 Huntingdon.  He is buried in Brampton Cemetery

6 Mar

GENDON, ROY MICHAEL  (Y4268207) age: 28

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Honington and died in the West Suffolk Hospital from injuries sustained when his Mini collided with a lorry between Wortham and Botesdale.  He is buried in Scole Parish Churchyard, Norfolk.

6 Mar

PITT, JOHN MICHAEL CHARLES  (J0690373) age: 23

Cpl

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

6 Mar

EMBERSON, DENNIS EDWARD  (E1880296) age: 47

A/Flt Sgt

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 Midhurst.  He was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium

11 Mar

GODDEN, PETER BEM  (Q0925003) age: 51

Flt Sgt

He was on the non-effective establishment of RAF Uxbridge and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton.  He was cremated at Breakspear Crematorium.

13 Mar

BISHTON, THOMAS  (S8092806) age: 18

AC

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 was cremated at Walsall Crematorium

19 Mar

HALFORD, RODNEY JOHN  (S4274499) age: 27

Sgt

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

21 Mar

WILLIAMS, PETER ANTHONY DONALD  (4230745) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harrier GR Mk 1, XV802 of No 20 Sqn, which dived into a wood near Stadtoldendorf during a post 'attack' recce sortie, possibly due to blacking out.  He is buried in Haslemere Cemetery

23 Mar

LONG, CECIL REGINALD MBE, DSM  (567971) age: 53

Sqn Ldr

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 was cremated at Ruislip Crematorium

24 Mar

EEDE, COLIN LIONEL  (P1961938) age: 20

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 Chatham.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Chatham

30 Mar

PEREIRA, NEWTON ANTHONY JOSEPH BSC, LRCP, MRCS  (507867) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was serving as a Medical Officer at RAF Wroughton and was killed in a car accident, his death being registered in Wantage.  He was cremated at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon.

7 Apr

McCONNELL, GEORGE SUTTON  (L8097515) age: 17

AC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective, his death being registered in Glasgow, Park Circus.  He is buried in Holytown Cemetery, Lanarkshire.

7 Apr

GOODMAN, RICHARD HENRY CHARLES  (C8081667) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Stanbridge and was on leave when his Mini collided with a van, his death being registered in Ashton.  He is buried in Bybrook Cemetery, Ashford.

8 Apr

BULLEN, ROYSTON CHARLES  (J4259025) age: 29

Sgt

He was on the staff of No 1 PTS, RAF Abingdon and was killed whilst flying in Andover C Mk 1, XS609 of No 46 Sqn, which broke up after cartwheeling along the ground and bursting into flames at Ampugnano near Sienna in Italy following an engine failure on take off.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Apr

LAST, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (504847) age: 40

Sqn Ldr

He was on the staff of No 1 PTS, RAF Abingdon and was killed whilst flying in Andover C Mk 1, XS609 of No 46 Sqn, which broke up after cartwheeling along the ground and bursting into flames at Ampugnano near Sienna in Italy following an engine failure on take off.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

8 Apr

BASTABLE, BRIAN ALBERT  (T0686774) age: 28

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Thorney Island and was probably killed whilst flying in Andover C Mk 1, XS609 of No 46 Sqn, which broke up after cartwheeling along the ground and bursting into flames at Ampugnano near Sienna in Italy following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney.

8 Apr

MORRIS, JOSEPH RAYMOND  (H4035609) age: 53

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Thorney Island and was probably killed whilst flying in Andover C Mk 1, XS609 of No 46 Sqn, which broke up after cartwheeling along the ground and bursting into flames at Ampugnano near Sienna in Italy following an engine failure on take off.  He was cremated at Chichester Crematorium.

9 Apr

ASPINALL, ROBERT CYRIL  (W1950466) age: 24

SAC

He was serving at RAF Digby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Lincoln.  He was cremated at Southend-on-Sea Crematorium

10 Apr

DEARING, PAULINE  (S2844494) age: 25

A/Cpl (W)

She was serving at RAF Nocton Hall at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Western Cemetery, Hull.

11 Apr

PERRIN, MICHAEL JOHN  (E8011556) age: 19

App

He was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Luton.  He was cremated at Lodge Hill Crematorium, Selly Oak, Birmingham

13 Apr

LANGRIDGE, ROBERT BRINTON  (H0687818) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Cottesmore but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

14 Apr

CURRIE, THOMAS  (1372862) age: 51

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Shawbury at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Shropshire.  He was cremated at Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury

20 Apr

NELSON, SEAN LINDSEY  (R8000777) age: 18

SAC

He was serving at RAF Coningsby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith.

4 May

MASTERS, DANIEL CROWHURST  (U3523011) age: 36

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Valley but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He was cremated at Vinters Park Crematorium, Maidstaone

7 May

CHAUDHURY, ALI AKBAR  (S1945735) age: 26

SAC

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

8 May

BRABBINS, GRAHAM CHARLES MB, BS  (5201117) age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Halton and  was found lying dead in woodland on Hogtrough Hill. Brasted near his open blue sports car, having committed suicide by barbiturate poisoning.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

14 May

RUNDLE, ALBERT HENRY ALLENBY  (T0550271) age: 54

Flt Sgt

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 Weston-Super-Mare Crematorium

19 May

HAWES, RAYMOND JOHN  (K4189700) age: 33

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 Fakenham.  He was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith

20 May

LANGLEY, ROSE  (X2058890) age: 52

WO

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

25 May

HARVEY, CHARLES GALLAGHER  (C8076528) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Valley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Stratford upon Avon.  He is buried in Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool.

27 May

PAGE, ALAN EDWARD  (L1962135) age: 20

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Gutersloh at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hullbridge Churchyard, Hockley

28 May

WINDSOR, EDWARD ALBERT C G A P D HRH THE DUKE OF WINDSOR KG KT KP GCB GCSI GCIE GCMG GCVO GBE ISO MC age: 77

MRAF

 

30 May

McDONALD, ANN SMITH CB, RRC, QHNS, RFN  (405584) age: 57

Air Cmdt

She was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Uxbridge and died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as her death was registered in Ely.  She was cremated at Linn Crematorium, Glasgow

2 Jun

DAVIS, STEPHEN JOHN  (J8018607) age: 21

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 Watlington Parish Churchyard

5 Jun

BAILEY, TREVOR WILLIAM  (Q1920452) age: 41

Flt Sgt

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

5 Jun

PRITCHARD, KEITH HAROLD  (8020893) age: 22

Plt Off

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 Southampton.  He is buried in Penrhys Cemetery, Ystrad, Rhondda.

11 Jun

ANDREWS, EDWIN FREDERICK  (D0683630) age: 32

Sgt

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

13 Jun

VIPOND, THOMAS USAF  () age:

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XV162 of No 12 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Bridlington whilst flying in formation in poor visibility.  His body was probably not recovered.

13 Jun

WALMSLEY, JAMES DEREK  (8024787) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XV162 of No 12 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Bridlington whilst flying in formation in poor visibility.  His body was probably not recovered.

14 Jun

STENNING, RONALD ALFRED  (1850868) age: 47

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Bawtry 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

17 Jun

ROBINSON, ROBIN DESMOND  (E2582071) age:

Sgt

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 Andover.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

18 Jun

DUDEY, HAROLD  (N4003234) age: 44

Sgt

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

18 Jun

CRISP, ANTHONY JOHN HERTFORD  (G8078229) age: 21

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 Lincoln.  He was cremated at Liverpool Crematorium

19 Jun

DOIG, CHARLES  (G0591534) age: 49

WO

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

22 Jun

EVANS, JOHN JAMES  (D8067456) 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

22 Jun

ALLEN, TREVOR GORDON  (J4292394) age: 25

LAC

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 is buried in St Peters Churchyard, Aylesham, Canterbury

22 Jun

FRANCIS, RAYMOND WILLIAM  (J4132041) age: 36

Cpl

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 Cambridge.  He is buried in The Parish Churchyard, North Creake

24 Jun

JAMIESON, ANDREW PETER  (Q8075682) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Masirah at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Deiniol Churchyard, Hawarden

25 Jun

STIRLING, JAMES  (T1598199) age: 49

WO

He was serving at RAF Episkopi and was found drowned in the sea off the station by a fishing boat.  He is buried in Dhekelia Military Cemetery.

26 Jun

SHERAN, JOHN DUNCAN  (5200809) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WJ610 of No 85 Sqn, which dived inverted into the ground near RAF West Raynham, reason unknown.  He is buried in Longside Cemetery, near Peterhead

26 Jun

WHITLOCK, NICHOLAS CHARLES  (608867) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WJ610 of No 85 Sqn, which dived inverted into the ground near RAF West Raynham, reaso unknwn.  He was cremated at Emstry Crematorium, Shrewsbury

27 Jun

POINTER, DOUGLAS ANTHONY MICHAEL TALBOT  (T1950429) age: 24

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Episkopi and was killed when the car in which was travelling left the road near the base and hit a tree.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

27 Jun

SMITH, PETER JOHN CHARLES  (C4140749) age: 36

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Episkopi and was killed when the car in which was travelling left the road near the base and hit a tree.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

29 Jun

COCK, PETER GEOFFREY MBE  (607358) age: 39

Wg Cdr

He was serving as the OC, RAF Bishops Court and his body was found near the Hare's Gap, a popular beauty spot in the Mournes, with a bullet wound to the head.  He was cremated at Cowpen Crematorium, Blyth.

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