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Casualties - 1977


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10 Jan

CATLIN, KENNETH  (F8093167) age: 24

SAC

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

13 Jan

NAGAN, VISVANATHAN  (4181843) age: 41

Flt Lt

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 Lincoln.  He was cremated at Lincoln Crematorium

15 Jan

SWAN, JOHN HARRY  (F0553081) age: 54

Chf Tech

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

16 Jan

HOYLE, JOHN  (M4010599) age: 47

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 Hillingdon.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

19 Jan

SIMPSON, WILLIAM BREMNER  (F8109983) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Coningsby and was killed when the RAF Mini he was driving, failed to take a sharp bend and overturned into a lamp-post (Stamford?) whilst being over the legal drink driving limit.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

24 Jan

HUMPHREY, SIR ANDREW HENRY GCB, OBE, DFC, AFC  (33543) age: 56

MRAF

He was serving as the Chief of the Defence Staff when he died from cancer in the RAF Hospital, Halton.  He was cremated at Headington Crematorium

25 Jan

GILLIES, IAN  (G8207236) age: 36

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Rudloe Manor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kilmarnock Cemetery.

27 Jan

BISSETT, JOHN PATRICK  (Q1960010) age: 28

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 Worksop.  He is buried in Retford Cemetery

27 Jan

BLOOMER, JILL LESLEY  (B8056586) age: 19

SACW

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

2 Feb

McEVOY, MICHAEL DENNIS  (T8095349) age: 26

Cpl

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

7 Feb

WARD, RONALD CYRIL  (G3525361) age: 37

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 Shrewsbury Cemetery

12 Feb

COMBES, DUNCAN ROBERT  (Q8080375) age: 29

SAC

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

25 Feb

STEIN, DOUGLAS GRAHAM  (5202586) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar GR Mk 1, XZ120 of No 2 Sqn, which crashed near the Nordhorn Ranges after failing to recover from diving attack.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

4 Mar

DONALD, ROBERT MORRISON  (R8142315) age: 22

SAC

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 Newark.  He is buried in Turlundy Cemetery, Aberdeenshire

5 Mar

MANCHESTER, JOHN  (X0577729) age: 53

WO

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 Lincoln.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Scampton

7 Mar

BATES, KENNETH  (S4275469) age: 40

Cpl

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 Sleaford.  He was cremated at Grantham Crematorium

8 Mar

GREER, JOHN  (S8131286) age: 24

Jnr Tech

He was either serving at RAF Wroughton or died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Shotts Cemetery, Lanarkshire

13 Mar

SCOFIELD, BARRY MICHAEL EVELYN  (B0688559) age: 31

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

18 Mar

TOWLE, RICHARD  (Q8095721) age: 23

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 Lincoln Crematorium

20 Mar

KENNEDY, FREDERICK TREVOR  (C8015262) age: 21

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Waddington and was killed when his car collided with another on Rectory Lane, Wanlip, Leicester.  He was cremated at Lincoln Crematorium.

23 Mar

LAKEMAN, BRIAN DENVER HOOKE  (T1922922) age: 43

Sgt

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 Bristol.  He was cremated at Canford Crematorium, Bristol

30 Mar

TWEEDALE, PETER DAVID  (R8101787) age: 22

SAC

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 Woodfield Cemetery, Huddersfield

2 Apr

BETHELL, PETER PHILIP  (578909) age: 51

Sqn Ldr

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

5 Apr

MORTIMER, TERENCE  (S4151760) age: 43

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Mount Batten at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in St Pancras.  He was cremated at Efford Crematorium, Plymouth

9 Apr

WATSON, LINDA ANN  (R8051453) age: 21

SACW

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

12 Apr

TONGUE, TREVOR WILLIAM  (583585) age: 46

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 Bedford.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Upper Caldecote, Biggleswade

17 Apr

CLARKE, MICHAEL  (S4291145) age: 30

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 Bedford.  He is buried in Kingsthorpe Cemetery

17 Apr

HARRIS, KEITH CONRAN  (Y1962127) age: 26

Cpl

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 Forres.  He is buried in Blairgowrie Cemetery.

28 Apr

HILL, ROBERT PETRIE  (K4183329) age: 38

Sgt

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

3 May

ARMITAGE, JOHN PHILIP  (8025475) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 9, XH137 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed into a housing estate in Huntingdon after control was lost during an asymmetric overshoot at RAF Wyton.  He is buried in Houghton & Wyton Cemetery

3 May

DAVIES, LAWRENCE ANDREW  (8024996) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 9, XH137 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed into a housing estate in Huntingdon after control was lost during an asymmetric overshoot at RAF Wyton.  He is buried in Houghton & Wyton Cemetery

3 May

PYE, ALAN AUBREY  (Y1893153) age: 54

M Sig

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 Ely.  He is buried in Houghton & Wyton Cemetery

8 May

RAMAGE, IAN LACHLAN HUNTER  (56402) age: 54

Wg Cdr

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 Dorset.  He is buried in Long Burton Parish Churchyard, Sherbourne

20 May

MORAN, GERARD  (V1596386) age: 53

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Kingston upon Thames.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Lyneham.

23 May

BOOTY, CHRISTOPHER DAVID  (4258253) age: 36

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Brampton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Bartholomew's Churchyard, Ingham, Bury St Edmunds

29 May

WELBOURN, PAUL EDWARD  (G1944086) age: 32

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 Aylesbury Crematorium

29 May

D'AGUIAR, ANDREW MALCOLM  (T8071825) age: 26

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Leuchars at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Dundee.  He is buried in St Michael's Cemetery, Leuchars.

30 May

FOWLIE, ALISTAIR CHARLES  (M4290744) age: 30

Cpl

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 Minnigaff.  He was cremated at Aberdeen Crematorium.

30 May

BULLER, CLIVE GORDON  (P8008748) age: 25

Cpl

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 Market Harborough.  He was cremated at Little Hardwick Crematorium

10 Jun

RUCK, KEVIN JAMES  (B8107917) age: 20

SAC

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

13 Jun

HOWLEY, ROBERT SAMUEL AFC  (508045) age: 37

Flt Lt

He was probably on exchange with the Royal Navy and was killed whilst flying Gazelle HT Mk 2, XX415 of the Fleet Air Arm, which collided with XW859 during a display practice at RNAS Culdrose.  He was cremated at Penmount Crematorium, Truro.

14 Jun

PENN, TIMOTHY VALENTINE  (5202469) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar GR Mk 1, XX978 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed about 20 miles from Bremen in Germany after hitting power cables and striking the ground in a tail down attitude during a low level navigation sortie.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

19 Jun

BARBER, KELVIN  (L8118102) age: 19

SAC

He was serving at RAF Leuchars at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bilston Cemetery.

20 Jun

VAUGHAN, ALAN  (Q8071383) age: 29

SAC

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

24 Jun

GRIMSHAW, CHARLES KEITH  (W4189171) age: 39

Flt Sgt

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

1 Jul

DOWDS, OWEN  (B4007282) age: 48

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

2 Jul

VAUGHAN, EDWARD  (G8012724) age: 23

Jnr 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 Haverfordwest.  He was cremated at St Helen's Crematorium

3 Jul

VELLA, GUIDO JOHN CARMEL  (796120) age: 43

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 Tarxien Cemetery, Malta

9 Jul

LOADER, DAVID ALAN  (P8116442) age: 19

SAC

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

12 Jul

BOURNE, WILLIAM NEIL  (P4276980) age: 34

Cpl

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 Brookwood Cemetery

18 Jul

DUNNE, AUGUSTINE MICHAEL  (J4248630) age: 39

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Lyneham 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, Lyneham

21 Jul

HILL, DONALD LESLEY  (Q4289647) age: 41

SAC

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

29 Jul

GRAHAM, RUSSELL FERGUSON  (2622419) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar T Mk 2, XX148 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which he abandoned near Whittingham in Northumberland after it rolled into a steep dive during a simulated attack but it too late.  He was cremated at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh

29 Jul

HINCHLIFF, JOHN STEPHEN  (4232479) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar T Mk 2, XX148 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which he abandoned near Whittingham in Northumberland after it rolled into a steep dive during a simulated attack but it too late.  He is buried in Aberlour Cemetery

29 Jul

DUNN, JOHN STANLEY  (E8127206) age: 19

LAC

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 was cremated at Cambridge City Crematorium

15 Aug

HARGREAVES, DEREK  (Q4029440) age: 47

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Gutersloh at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in St Britius Churchyard, Brize Norton.

16 Aug

CASSIE, FORBES WILLIAM MANN  (P8015003) age: 22

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Leuchars at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell

18 Aug

HOWARTH, RONALD BEM  (B4028676) age: 47

Flt Sgt

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 Wrexham.  He was cremated at Stafford Crematorium

24 Aug

McROBBIE, WILLIAM ROBERT  (4011204) age: 48

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Brampton 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

25 Aug

LEWIS, DAVID  (K4260062) age: 37

Sgt

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 Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan.  He was cremated at Mid Glamorgan Crematorium

29 Aug

NIMMO, JOHN  (W1785278) age: 53

WO

He was serving at RAF Digby but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Ruskington Cemetery, Sleaford

4 Sep

GODFREY, ALLEN SYDNEY  (E4240737) age: 40

Sgt

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

6 Sep

BATES, STEPHEN HENRY  (8025659) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was serving as a Navigator with No 29 Sqn at RAF Coningsby when he was killed in a motor-cycle accident his death being registered in Sleaford.  He was cremated at Boston Crematorium

6 Sep

FRASER, WILLIAM  (508114) age: 41

Flt Lt

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 Sleaford.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell

12 Sep

BRUCE, JAMES JOHN  (B4022349) age: 48

Flt Sgt

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 East Elloe.  He is buried in Padstow Cemetery

19 Sep

SKIDMORE, PETER FREDRICK JAMES  (C4044157) age: 45

WO

He was serving at RAF Brampton but died after a short illness, probably in the RAF Hospital at Ely.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Huntingdon.

19 Sep

JACKSON, BRIAN DANIEL  (C8077880) age: 26

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Oakhanger at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North East Hampshire.  He is buried in Borden Military Cemetery

27 Sep

SCOTT, WALTER ANTHONY  (4246167) age: 41

Sqn Ldr

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

28 Sep

ROBERTS, ROBERT JOHN  (P1941004) age: 33

Cpl

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

17 Oct

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM CARSTAIRS  (T1960344) age: 29

Sgt

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

21 Oct

HERVIEU, PAUL ANTHONY  (G8114498) age: 19

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 Wantage.  He was cremated at Jersey Crematorium

24 Oct

BOYD, MALCOLM GRIERSON  (4036974) age: 46

Flt Lt

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 is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell

31 Oct

OWEN, DAVID HENRY JOHN RN  () age:

Lt

A RN officer on exchange he was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XV348 of No 237 OCU, which crashed near Glomfjord in Norway after hitting power cables.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

2 Nov

STONE, CHRISTOPHER JOHN  (G4245191) age: 40

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 Witney.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Black Bourton

6 Nov

KNOX, GARRY  (E4282590) age: 31

Cpl

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

7 Nov

REES, GARETH HUW OBE  (503585Y) age: 46

Wg Cdr

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 Wrexham.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

14 Nov

DYSON, ROLAND  (P4027232) age: 48

Chf 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 Porth Levin Churchyard, Helston

18 Nov

PARSONS, COLLIN  (P0583634) age: 46

Chf Tech

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 Worting Road Cemetery, Basingstoke

21 Nov

BONNETT, KEITH  (A1882313) age: 51

WO

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 Four Ashes Cemetery, High Wycombe

28 Nov

TULLY, IAN MCMILLAN  (W4263902) age: 36

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Newton 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 Wilford Hill Crematorium, West Bridgford

28 Nov

MELVILLE, ROBERT  (S8133591) age: 20

LAC

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 Leicestershire.  He was cremated at Kirkcaldy Crematorium

28 Nov

TYDEMAN, JOHN THOMAS  (L1591908) age: 52

M AEOP

He was serving at RAF St Mawgan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Forres.  He is buried in St Eval Churchyard.

5 Dec

CLARKE, RONALD SYDNEY  (U4286042) age: 28

Cpl

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

7 Dec

WILLIAMSON, KENNETH  (K3519005) age: 45

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Marham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery

12 Dec

PARNELL, WILFRED NIGEL  (F1940539) age: 33

Cpl

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

19 Dec

WHINCUP, ANDREW MAURICE  (S8123605) age: 18

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Wittering and died from injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with a car on the A607 near Belton in  fog.  He was cremated at Grantham Crematorium.

21 Dec

HOUGH, MARTIN  (K8019254) age: 22

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Coltishall and was killed when his car overturned and crashed into trees at Sco Ruston, Norfolk.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Warsborough Village, Barnsley.

21 Dec

SIMPSON, GRAHAM  (Q8019222) age: 20

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Lossiemouth and was killed when the car in which he was travelling overturned and crashed into trees at Sco Ruston, Norfolk.  He is buried in Flettle Cemetery, Peterborough.

22 Dec

WHYTE, MURRAY DAVIE  (R8089076) age: 24

SAC

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

24 Dec

COLLINS, THOMAS BERNARD  (K8128661) age: 18

SAC

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 Bodmin.  He is buried in St Tudy's Churchyard, St Tudy, Bodmin

27 Dec

LOVELLE, DESMOND RALPH  (W4262753) age: 49

Sgt

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

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