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Casualties - January - June 1973


[February | March | April | May | June]

1 Jan

CURRIE, JOHN AISTON  (Y0568228) age: 53

Flt Sgt

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 Northumberland S.  He is buried in St Jospeh's Catholic Church, Blaydon

2 Jan

PENNECK, ROBIN WADE  (P8001387) age: 19

LAC

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

11 Jan

BONNICI, ANTHONY FELIX SPIRIDIONE  (796369) age: 40

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 Zabbar Parsih Church, Malta

12 Jan

O'BRIEN, TERENCE  (U0573937) age: 49

Chf Tech

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 Wellington.  He is buried in Clough Church, Newry

15 Jan

COX, DAVID JEFFERY  (Q8009851) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 North Devon Crematorium

15 Jan

DALEY, KEITH JOHN  (R8071708) age: 21

SAC

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

20 Jan

TAYLOR, RONALD BYRON  (N2259255) age: 44

Sgt

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 was cremated at The Park Crematorium, Aldershot

29 Jan

NOBLE, SHEILA  (408611) age: 24

Fg Off

She was killed whilst flying in Ilyushin Il-18, SU-AOV of EgyptAir, which flew into a mountain on a return flight to Cyprus from Egypt and the Holy Land.  She was cremated at West Hertfordshire Crematorium.

29 Jan

DEERY, HELEN MAUD MARY  (408618) age: 27

Flt Off

She was killed whilst flying in Ilyushin Il-18, SU-AOV of EgyptAir, which flew into a mountain on a return flight to Cyprus from Egypt and the Holy Land.  She is buried in Dundalk Cemetery.

31 Jan

TRACEY, JOAN EVA  (407464) age: 45

Sqn Off

She was either serving at RAF Wroughton or died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as her death was registered in Swindon.  She was cremated at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon

3 Feb

CLARK, JOHN BURGOYNE  (608952) age: 24

Fg 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 Thirsk.  He is buried in Byne Cemetery, Girvan

4 Feb

SMITH, COLIN EDWARD  (P8009161) age: 20

SAC

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 Attleborough Cemetery

5 Feb

CAMERON, DAVID ANGUS  (H8071406) age: 22

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF West Raynham and was killed when his Reliant three-wheeler collided with a car on the A17 near Terrington St Clement.  He was cremated at Horsham St Faith Crematorium.

13 Feb

CLARK, DESMOND ARTHUR VAUGHAN  (583727) age: 42

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF High Wycombe but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He was cremated at Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham

13 Feb

DOLBEAR, GERALD GEORGE  (P8074184) age: 39

Cpl

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 Sodbury.  He was cremated at Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth

16 Feb

WILLIMENT, NICHOLAS FRANCIS  (N1949162) age: 25

Cpl

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 Huntingdon.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

19 Feb

FENDER, KENNETH HENRY  (E4067973) age: 39

A/Cpl

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 Anglesey.  He is buried in Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Holyhead

27 Feb

HUNTER, ROY  (H0584375) age: 41

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 Elgin.  He was cremated at Aberdeen Crematorium.

2 Mar

MILTON, MARK JOHN  (B1254753) age: 49

Chf Tech

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

3 Mar

MacKINNON, IAN FINLAY  (D8077354) age: 24

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 Mount Kenya Cemetery

10 Mar

PALACE, TIMOTHY ROBERT  (H8009550) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 Gosport.  He was cremated at Porchester Crematorium, Gosport

14 Mar

NAAN, PETER JAMES  (Q8081399) age: 24

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 Gipping.  He is buried in Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Brighton

18 Mar

DANIEL, FREDERICK  (D3041935) age:

Sgt

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

20 Mar

GRIBBEN, HENRY PATRICK  (N1911836) age: 51

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 Patrick's Cemetery, Clonmel, Tipperary

21 Mar

BURGE, LEONARD  (K2302549) age: 55

Sgt

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 St John the Baptist Churchyard, Colerne

21 Mar

RYAN, WILMOT AINSLEY  (V4149210) age: 51

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 Imtarfa Military Cemetery

22 Mar

BOBROWSKI, PIOTR  (704861) age: 51

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Brize Norton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Witney Cemetery

22 Mar

HUNTER, SUSAN YVONNE  (D8048583) age: 19

LACW

She was serving at RAF Halton and died in the Wycombe General Hospital from injuries sustained when the car in which she was travelling collided with a Transit van at Great Missenden.  She was cremated at Plymouth Crematorium.

22 Mar

RUGG, SUSAN LYON  (Q8049267) age: 21

SACW

She was serving at RAF Halton and died in the Wycombe General Hospital from injuries sustained when the car in which she was travelling collided with a Transit van at Great Missenden.  She was cremated at Crosby & Eves Crematorium, Whitehaven.

22 Mar

ROBINSON, GEORGE RONALD  (X1572452) age: 49

M Nav

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

23 Mar

FOSTER, SIMON ANTHONY  (E8097661) age: 20

AC

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

24 Mar

MacMASTER, DUNCAN CAMPBELL FRASER  (N4001125) age: 44

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Henlow and died at RAF Gan in the Maldives, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Foster Hill Road Cemetery, Bedford.

27 Mar

McNULTY, PATRICK JOSEPH KEVIN  (V4003471) age: 50

Chf Tech

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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in Ruskington Cemetery, Sleaford

28 Mar

THOMAS, RAYMOND CHARLES  (T1934392) age: 31

Sgt

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

4 Apr

BENDELOW, ARTHUR  (J4019573) age: 51

M ALM

He was serving at RAF Brize Norton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Black Bourton

4 Apr

CASTLE, KENNETH  (A0551970) age: 52

WO

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

5 Apr

WEBB, KEITH  (K2780729) age: 38

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Sealand 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 Chester Crematorium

8 Apr

SUTTON, MICHAEL JOHN  (P4288838) 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 Sennefriedhof Crematorium, Bielefield

9 Apr

DARLOW, MICHAEL TERENCE  (S8011896) age: 18

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Honington and was killed when his car left the road, climbed an embankment, hit a tree and overturned on the A134 near Ingham.  He is buried in St Cuthbert 's Churchyard, Donington.

12 Apr

CHEESERIGHT, IAN  (V1624349) age: 48

M Plt

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

12 Apr

ELLAMS, GEORGE OBE, AFC  (49286) age: 51

Wg Cdr

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 was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

12 Apr

MANN, DANIEL JOHN EDWARD  (4232229) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XV343 of No 809 NAS which crashed on the approach to Honington, he managed to eject but unfortunately landed in the flames of the wreck.  He is buried in Parham Cemetery, Parham, Framlington.

15 Apr

HUTCHINGS, KENNETH ALFRED  (180378) age: 48

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Kirby Cadet TX Mk 3, XN237 of No 618 VGS which crashed from  a stall at RAF West Malling, reason unknown.  He was cremated at Beckenham Crematorium

15 Apr

NEWLING, DOUGLAS  (ATC) age:

Cdt Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Kirby Cadet TX Mk 3, XN237 of No 618 VGS which crashed from  a stall at RAF West Malling, reason unknown.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

15 Apr

GREENWOLD, PAUL ROY  (W3522570) age: 34

Chf Tech

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

16 Apr

LIGHT, ROBERT ALFRED  (R3521875) age: 35

Sgt

He was serving at RAF North Luffenham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, North Luffenham

17 Apr

MacBEATH, DONALD CHARLES  (P4017469) age: 44

A/Flt Sgt

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

21 Apr

TITLOW, MARK PHILIP  (L8010555) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith

26 Apr

ELKINS, RONALD JOHN  (H4029686) age: 43

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 Carmarthan.  He is buried in Salem Chapel Burial Ground, Llandielo

27 Apr

KIME, SIDNEY THOMAS  (Q0537475) age: 55

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Topcliffe at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Richmond, Yorks.  He is buried in Hornsea Parish Cemetery

1 May

McNAIR, JAMES JAMIESON MBE  (154659) age: 52

Wg Cdr

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 Coney Hill Crematorium, Gloucester

1 May

SMITH, ALBERT RICHARD  (A0642126) age: 51

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Kai Tak at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Anfield Road Crematorium

4 May

FORMAN, JOHN ALISTAIR  (X2773693) age: 36

Flt Sgt

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 Richmond, Yorks.  He is buried in Berwick Parish Churchyard

4 May

HOWELLS, ANTHONY  (S4279356) age: 25

LAC

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 Teeside Crematorium

9 May

TRIMMER, ALAN DAVID CHARLES  (T0681586) age: 34

Chf Tech

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 Newport, Gwenyt.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

10 May

GIBBS, JOHN HENRY  (2451836) age: 41

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Victor SR Mk 2, XL230 of No 543 Sqn, which broke up and burst into flames as it attempted an overshoot during asymmetric landing at RAF Wyton.  He is buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Church Stretton

10 May

MUSSON, JOHN PHILIP  (5032745) age: 38

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Victor SR Mk 2, XL230 of No 543 Sqn, which broke up and burst into flames as it attempted an overshoot during asymmetric landing at RAF Wyton.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

10 May

PHILLIPS, JOHN WEIR  (688185) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Victor SR Mk 2, XL230 of No 543 Sqn, which broke up and burst into flames as it attempted an overshoot during asymmetric landing at RAF Wyton.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

10 May

QUINNEY, KEITH ROBERT  (4232622) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Victor SR Mk 2, XL230 of No 543 Sqn, which broke up and burst into flames as it attempted an overshoot during asymmetric landing at RAF Wyton.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

10 May

STEVENSON, STUART HAWTHORNE  (4232618) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Victor SR Mk 2, XL230 of No 543 Sqn, which broke up and burst into flames as it attempted an overshoot during asymmetric landing at RAF Wyton.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

10 May

SWAIN, RICHARD JOHN  (2618717) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Victor SR Mk 2, XL230 of No 543 Sqn, which broke up and burst into flames as it attempted an overshoot during asymmetric landing at RAF Wyton.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

10 May

BARNARD, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (195278) age: 48

Gp Capt

He was serving at RAF Benson (not OC) but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St Helen's Churchyard, Benson

22 May

SWANSBURY, JOHN FREDERICK  (V4066488) age: 41

Sgt

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Bruggen and was killed in a traffic accident near Hill 60 at RAF Bruggen whilst on duty.  He was cremated at Ringwood Crematorium, Hampshire

23 May

WILLIAMSON, JOHN  (X4024009) age: 54

Flt Sgt

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 Buckrose.  He was cremated at Hull Crematorium

23 May

ROBSON, DAVID VINCENT  (S4012068) age: 48

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Linton-on-Ouse 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 Fulford Cemetery

29 May

CADDEN, GEORGE DAVID  (R0684288) age: 30

Chf Tech

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 Haycombe Crematorium, Bath

30 May

STEPHEN, EDWIN GEORGE  (U3529439) age: 33

SAC

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 Gosport.  He was cremated at Chichester Crematorium

31 May

CHAPMAN, WILLIAM  (V4173570) age: 35

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 Exmoor.  He was cremated at Gloucester Crematorium

1 Jun

BAKER, DAVID NICHOLAS  (5201007) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Phantom FGR Mk 2, XV397 of No 17 Sqn, which he abandoned on the approach to RAF Bruggen when it refused to climb despite full power being applied.  Unfortunately he was struck by the pilot's canopy as he ejected.  He was cremated at Krefeld Crematorium

2 Jun

MERRYFIELD, CHRISTINE ANN  (A8065935) age: 22

LACW

She 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.  She was cremated at Rose Hill Crematorium, Doncaster.

5 Jun

TURNBULL, WILLIAM BROWN  (1348366) age: 51

Flt Lt

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 Breakspear Crematorium

6 Jun

HAWKER, ANDREW STEPHEN  (V4284596) age: 26

SAC

He was serving at RAF Leuchars and was on detachment to RAF Valley when he was killed whilst travelling as a passenger in a car involved in an accident with another four near Holyhead.  He was cremated at Canford Crematorium, Bristol.

6 Jun

MATTHEWS, ALBERT EDWARD  (Q8079518) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Valley and was killed whilst travelling as a passenger in a car involved in an accident with another four near Holyhead.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

8 Jun

ASBEY, ROY GEORGE MBE  (1211562) age: 50

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF North Luffenham 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

15 Jun

MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER  (B4004115) age: 49

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

16 Jun

HIGNELL, WILLIAM ARTHUR ROGER  (J3527259) age: 33

Sgt

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

16 Jun

CALTON, JOHN DONALD  (5201315) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was on the strength RAF White Waltham whilst studying at Reading University and was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pedestrian at Littlewick Green near Maidenhead.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

24 Jun

WHITE, GEORGE STEWART  (S8079983) age: 24

SAC

He was serving at RAF St Mawgan and drowned in the sea off Mawgan Porth beach, along with his step-father, after being swept out by the current.  He is buried in Cannock Cemetery.

25 Jun

HODGES, DAVID NOEL  (4119213) age: 38

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Phantom FGR Mk 2, XV440 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed and exploded about nine miles short of the range at Vliebos in Holland during a night attack.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Manby

25 Jun

KENNEDY, HUGH PETER CALDAY  (608473) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Phantom FGR Mk 2, XV440 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed and exploded about nine miles short of the range at Vliebos in Holland during a night attack.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

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