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Casualties - 1979


[February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December]

2 Jan

MASON, RICHARD STEWART  (D8171344) age: 18

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 Westminster.  He was cremated at Chichester Crematorium

6 Jan

ANDREWS, ROBERT  (689274K) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Brampton and was found dead in his car in a layby at Woolfox on the A1, having committed suicide by carbon-monoxide poisoning from the exhaust.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

8 Jan

BROAD, ANTHONY JOHN  (8022561) age: 30

Flt Lt

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 is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery

15 Jan

NEWMAN, EDWARD ROY  (L1944019) age: 33

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Wattisham and died from injuries sustained when he was attacked by the estranged husband of his lover, Sgt John Charles Lynch.  He was cremated at Breakspear Crematorium.

18 Jan

PACKHAM, RAYMOND  (G0584276) age: 47

WO

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

21 Jan

JENKINSON, DONALD BERTRAM  (C4041551) age: 47

Sgt

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

25 Jan

WOOD, RONALD  (1920654) age: 46

Flt Lt

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

2 Feb

SHARROCK, ERIC  (2410188) age: 51

A/Cdre

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

9 Feb

LARK, JOHN ANTONY BRANSTON  (4031803) age: 26

Cpl

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

9 Feb

MACPHERSON, PETER  (T8091675) age: 27

Cpl

He was serving at RAF St Athan and died in Cardiff Royal Infirmary after a short illness.  He is buried in Free C of S Churchyard, Isle of Skye.

12 Feb

LONGRIDGE, WILLIAM  (T4005034) age: 52

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 Richmond, Yorks.  He was cremated at South Shields Crematorium

12 Feb

BELL, JEREMY MICHAEL  (R8124760) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 Manchester.  He was cremated at Wrexham Crematorium

1 Mar

THOMSON, BRIAN LLEWELLYN  (W0681812) age: 38

Flt 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.  He was cremated at Dundee Crematorium.

1 Mar

JONES, EMRYS HUW WYN  (S8129591) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Wittering at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Peterborough.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Wittering

9 Mar

GIBSON, RICHARD DONALD  (R8141112) age: 22

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 Forres.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds.

13 Mar

COUSINS, DEREK NORMAN  (2538893) age: 46

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 Salisbury Crematorium

31 Mar

BIRD, FREDERICK GEORGE EDWARD  (X4132858) age: 44

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Lyneham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He was cremated at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon.

31 Mar

WATTS, KEITH EDWARD  (J2559499) age: 45

WO

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

1 Apr

ANDREW, JAMES EDWARD  (B8109999) age: 22

SAC

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

12 Apr

TURNER, JAMES  (K8019926) age: 20

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Kinloss and was killed when the car in which he was travelling collided head-on with a lorry on a bend near Grantown-on-Spey.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

28 Apr

SEYMOUR, PAUL JOHN  (F8127028) age: 23

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Coltishall and was killed when his motorcycle collided with a van near Norwich.  He is buried in Paignton Cemetery.

29 Apr

McKNIGHT, JOSEPH BENNETT  (U4049733) age: 51

Sgt

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 is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Doncaster

2 May

GRAY, JAMES  (C8172958) age: 19

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Honington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chichester.  He was cremated at Norton Hall Crematorium, Edinburgh

7 May

SCAIFE, RICHARD COPELAND  (J8125331) age: 19

SAC

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 Rosskean.  He is buried in Nelson & Colne Cemetery.

10 May

BURGESS, GRAEME MARTIN  (A8123825) age: 22

Jnr Tech

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 Shanwell Cemetery, Carnoustie

15 May

SANDERSON, JOHN ERROL  (X4247717) age: 38

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chichester.  He was cremated at Tynemouth (Preston) Crematorium

15 May

SPARKS, BRIAN HOWARD MBE  (4232699) age: 32

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 Shrewsbury.  He was cremated at Shrewsbury Crematorium

22 May

LAPPIN, ANTHONY GERARD  (E4278161) age: 34

Sgt

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 Spring Wood Crematorium, Liverpoool

27 May

TUBBS, JOHN FREDERICK  (K8104316) age: 24

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Kinloss and was killed when his car was in collision with a lorry near Forres.  He is buried in Horton Churchyard, Wimbourne.

30 May

MAHER, ANTHONY  (R8151064) age: 17

App Tech

He was serving at RAF Cosford and wa skilled when his motorcycle collided with a 12-year old female cyclist in Aintree Lane, Liverpool.  He is buried in Bootle Cemetery.

31 May

LORD, IAN  (S8171668) age: 18

SAC

He was serving at RAF Wittering and was killed when he was thrown out of the car in which he was travelling when it overturned after hitting the car it was overtaking between Ketton and North Luffenham.  He is buried in Lees Cemetery, Oldham.

1 Jun

YOUNG, JAMES  (H2563363) age: 46

Cpl

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

2 Jun

REDFORD, DAVID JOHN  (2456814) age: 27

A/Sgt

He was serving at RAF Feltwell at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in St Aidan's Cemetery, Ashington.

7 Jun

CARVELL, ADRIAN TREVOR  (5202061) age: 30

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 Alyn and Deeside.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery

8 Jun

GRIFFIN, CHARLES ROBERT CB, QHS, MB  (120208) age: 60

AVM

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.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

12 Jun

GRAY, JOHN SMILLIE  (4230569) age: 42

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in MRCA, XX950 of BAe which crashed into the Irish Sea during development test flight.  He is buried in Kirkby Lane Cemetery, Woodhall Spa

12 Jun

HILL, DAVID CHARLES CHRISTOPHER  (507851) age: 40

Sqn Ldr

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 Wayland.  He was cremated at City of Norwich Crematorium

17 Jun

BRAITHWAITE, KENNETH DUNCAN  (A8141154) age: 20

Sgt

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 was cremated at Tranent Crematorium.

21 Jun

CLARK, NEVILLE  (507501) age: 54

Sqn Ldr

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 Garston Crematorium, Watford

22 Jun

RASMUSSEN, PEDER RDAF  () age:

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar T Mk 2, XX142 of No 226 OCU, which dived into the sea off RAF Lossiemouth whilst rolling to perform a loose article check but was the safety height for such an action.  He attempted to eject but was unsuccessful.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

22 Jun

SKINNER, JOHN MICHAEL  (8026111) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar T Mk 2, XX142 of No 226 OCU, which dived into the sea off RAF Lossiemouth whilst rolling to perform a loose article check but was the safety height for such an action.  He attempted to eject but was unsuccessful.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Town Cemetery

22 Jun

ALEXANDER, JOHN  (X3023358) age: 52

WO

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 Chatham.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdon

26 Jun

TRICK, DAVID JOHN  (4118475) age: 44

Flt Lt

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

1 Jul

MERCHANT, RONALD STANLEY  (N1940722) age: 35

Sgt

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 Warblington Village Churchyard, Havant

2 Jul

BRAIN, RALPH  (Q4251568) age: 53

Cpl

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

2 Jul

PERRY, ANNE  (E8058921) age: 21

SACW

She was serving at RAF West Drayton at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however her death was registered in Bedford.  She is buried in West Drayton Cemetery

3 Jul

BAYLIFF, THOMAS DURK  (2624250) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Jet Provost T Mk 5A, XW371 of No 7 Flying Training School which crashed near Lancaster in bad weather during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Kirby Wharfe

12 Jul

COLVIN, ALAN  (690500) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XW526 of No 16 Sqn, which crashed near Osnabruck after the wing collapsed.  He is buried in St Convals Cemetery, Barrhead

12 Jul

COUPLAND, DAVID RICHARD  (4231791) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XW526 of No 16 Sqn, which crashed near Osnabruck after the wing collapsed.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

12 Jul

SLESSOR, SIR JOHN COTESWORTH GCB, DSO, MC, DL  (6133) age: 82

MRAF

He had been the Chief of the Air Staff from 1950 to 1952 and died in the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Wroughton.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

16 Jul

TODD, RUSSELL NORMAN  (586341) age: 44

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 is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Scampton

23 Jul

MARKWICK, RONALD HENRY  (N3037897) age: 52

Flt Sgt

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

24 Jul

HOGGART, STEVEN PAUL  (R8136885) age: 18

SAC

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

27 Jul

CHESHER, MATTHEW CARY  (H8179470) age: 17

LAC

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 is buried in St Eval Churchyard

28 Jul

DAWES, PAUL MARTIN  (2619288) age: 34

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Laarbruch and was leading a Services climb in the Graubunden region of eastern Switzerland when he was killed in a rock fall.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

3 Aug

MULHOLLAND, EDWARD JOSEPH  (Y4201141) age: 47

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 Sudbury.  He is buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Omagh

11 Aug

WROE, MICHAEL  (E8067913) age: 33

Cpl

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 Leeds.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Leeming

12 Aug

LAYBOURNE, JAMES EDGAR  (C1920693) age: 47

WO

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 Newark.  He was cremated at Grantham Crematorium

15 Aug

MASTERMAN, JOHN CLIFFORD  (D1962182) age: 28

Sgt

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

20 Aug

GERRARD, PETER  (Q1961446) age: 29

Chf Tech

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

22 Aug

COOMBS, ERIC MARTIN  (503210) age: 54

Flt Lt

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 W.  He was cremated at Guildford Crematorium

27 Aug

REDHEAD, JOHN  (P8173872) age: 18

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 Beverley.  He was cremated at Chanterlands Crematorium

28 Aug

HAWKINS, JACK BEALE  (B8177061) age: 20

LAC

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

31 Aug

MILES, TERRY WILFRED  (G8130451) age: 19

SAC

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 Amersham Crematorium

6 Sep

PATE, GARY STUART  (D8174504) age: 18

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 Sudbury.  He was cremated at Barnstaple Crematorium

7 Sep

ANGUS, JOHN DILLON  (K4195319) age: 41

Sgt

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 is buried in Hatfield Cemetery, Yorkshire

7 Sep

OFFORD, STEPHEN PAUL  (E8173079) age: 19

Jnr Tech

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 Epping Forest.  He was cremated at Chelmsford Crematorium

22 Sep

CUMMING, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (L8142310) age: 25

SAC

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 Elgin.  He is buried in Burghead Cemetery, Elgin.

30 Sep

ROBERTS, BARRY  (T8106646) age: 23

Jnr Tech

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 Boston.  He was cremated at Pentrebuchan Crematorium

1 Oct

BLACK, DEREK JAMES  (D8139509) age: 19

SAC

He was serving at RAF Boulmer at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Northumberland N 2nd.  He is buried in St Peter & St Paul's Churchyard, Longhoughton

5 Oct

PEARCE, JOHN TREMAINE  (B1946960) age: 33

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 Chester & Ellesmere Port.  He was cremated at Blacon Crematorium

6 Oct

SIMPSON, ERIC JOHN BRONTE  (L4147362) age: 44

Sgt

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

8 Oct

BROWN, GLENN WILLIAM  (E8171399) age: 19

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 Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan.  He was cremated at Chelmsford Crematorium

16 Oct

FARNSWORTH, PHILIP  (L8126097) age: 20

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Binbrook at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Caistor.  He is buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, West Cornforth

16 Oct

WILSON, PETER  (G8135264) age: 20

SAC

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

16 Oct

LIBBY, VINCENT JOHN  (P8076320) age: 34

SAC

He was serving at RAF Binbrook at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Louth.  He is buried in St Mary with St Gabriel Churchyard, Binbrook

19 Oct

WHITBURN, DAVID CARTER  (G8180042) age: 18

LAC

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

21 Oct

LYNCH, DANIEL JAMES  (C8151071) age: 17

App Tech

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

21 Oct

LYALL, JAMES  (4180106) age: 47

Flt Lt

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

27 Oct

GREEN, GEORGE JOSEPH ANTHONY MBE, AMBIM  (3121485) age: 48

Gp Capt

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 Cheltenham Cemetery

29 Oct

LANE, CHRISTOPHER  (C8111479) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Stafford and died in Staffordshire General Infirmary from injuries sustained the previous day when his car collided with another near the County Showground on Weston Road, Stafford.  He is buried in Bedworth Cemetery, Nuneaton.

1 Nov

KENNY, LAWRENCE ANDREW  (E8110062) age: 22

Jnr 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 Sheffield.  He is buried in Holy Cross Churchyard, Scopwick

3 Nov

LARK, TONY RONALD  (2386709) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Benson at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gorleston Cemetery, Great Yarmouth.

3 Nov

PENNY, ALAN  (M0585697) age: 45

Chf Tech

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 Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

4 Nov

BROWN, TERENCE  (X5070904) age: 41

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 was cremated at Amersham Crematorium

13 Nov

PROCTOR, GRAHAME DOUGLAS  (R8173168) age: 19

SAC

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 Lincoln.  He was cremated at Rose Hill Crematorium, Doncaster

17 Nov

DAVIES, ANN LAURA  (S8055574) age: 23

SACW

She was serving at RAF Wegberg at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  She was cremated at Margam Crematorium, Port Talbot

23 Nov

PROCTER, ALAN GRAHAM  (608983) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar GR Mk 1, XX762 of No 226 OCU Sqn, from which he ejected near Lossiemouth whilst climbing from low level after encountering bad weather but he suffered a severe blow to his head and did not survive.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Town Cemetery

23 Nov

WESTON, IAN DAVID  (B8132261) age: 19

SAC

He was serving at RAF Wittering and died in a road accident, his death being registered in Leicestershire Central.  He was cremated at Leicester Crematorium.

4 Dec

NORTON, RICHARD JULIAN  (L8128824) age: 21

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Cranwell and died in Grantham Hospital from asphyxiation from inhaling vomit after his stag party.  He is buried in Eltham New Cemetery.

5 Dec

LEARY, JAMES FRANK  (A4249514) age: 38

Chf Tech

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 Blackpool & Fylde.  He was cremated at Lytham St Annes Crematorium

6 Dec

COUGHLAN, PHILIP  (F8091190) age: 28

SAC

He was serving at RAF Boulmer and was killed when he crashed his motorcycle at Amble after drinking five pints of beer.  He is buried in Wilton Cemetery, Carluke.

10 Dec

BROWN, NICHOLAS JAMES AFC  (4232537) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar GR Mk 1, XX749 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which collided with XX755 of the same unit during a formation turn near Lumsden.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Town Cemetery

12 Dec

AUSTIN, GARY  (H8134869) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Marham 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

18 Dec

VIAN, ROBIN EDWIN  (507459) age: 42

Wg Cdr

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 Biggin Hill Cemetery

22 Dec

BUCHANAN, JUDITH  (9188) age: 22

Fg Off

She was serving at RAF Biggin Hill and died in Grantham Hospital from injuries sustained when her car rolled over on the Grantham by-pass.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Leeming.

27 Dec

COOK, ARCHIBALD  (8026859) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Puma HC Mk 1, XW228 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed near Mtoko in Zimbabwe after striking a telegraph pole whilst flying at low level.  He is buried in St Convals Cemetery, Barrhead

27 Dec

HODGES, ROBERT THOMAS  (Q3529337) age: 36

M ALM

He was killed whilst flying in Puma HC Mk 1, XW228 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed near Mtoko in Zimbabwe after striking a telegraph pole whilst flying at low level.  He was cremated at Chichester Crematorium

27 Dec

SMITH, MICHAEL GEORGE FENWICK  (5202269) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Puma HC Mk 1, XW228 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed near Mtoko in Zimbabwe after striking a telegraph pole whilst flying at low level.  He is buried in The Bury Cemetery, Odiham

28 Dec

MOUTIA, JEAN FRANCOIS-REGIS  (G8070273) age: 43

Cpl

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 is buried in New Cemetery, Camberwell

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