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Casualties - 1987


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4 Jan

REYNOLDS, STEPHEN  (S8008650) age: 34

Sgt

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 Doncaster.  He was cremated at Bracebridge Heath Crematorium

12 Jan

JONES, MARTIN PENRY  (T8179399) age: 27

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Brawdy at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Pennard Churchyard, Swansea

15 Jan

CHOULES, JEREMY JOHN WHITTING  (8022845S) age: 36

Flt Lt

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 Haycombe Crematorium, Bath

31 Jan

PHYLIP JONES, KEITH  (B8219616) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Bruggen and was killed in a road accident on the station.  He was cremated at Bangor Crematorium.

4 Feb

BOWERS, EDWARD ALBERT MBE, BEM  (K4084445) age: 53

WO

He possibly died in the hospital at RAF Ely his death was registered in St Albans.  He is buried in City of Ely Cemetery

8 Feb

KAVANAGH, STEVEN PATRICK  (P8133456) age: 27

Cpl

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 Penmount Crematorium, Truro

11 Feb

GREEN, DEREK VINCENT  (B8088105) age: 34

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

13 Feb

McDONALD, DAVID  (1939799W) age: 42

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Stanmore Park 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 Coleraine Cemetery.

22 Feb

PURCELL, DAVID  (C8247192) age: 22

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Wattisham but was attached to RAF Buchan when he was killed after falling 60ft down a cliff near Boddam.  He is buried in St Patricks Catholic Church, Bamber Bridge.

27 Feb

CHITTY, DAVID JOHN  (B8014882) age: 31

Chf Tech

He was killed whilst flying in Chinook HC Mk 1, ZA721 of No 78 Sqn, which dived into the ground near RAF Mount Pleasant during a flight test.  He is buried in Hartley Wintney Cemetery

27 Feb

JOHNS, ANDREW JOHN  (E8141158) age: 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Chinook HC Mk 1, ZA721 of No 78 Sqn, which dived into the ground near RAF Mount Pleasant during a flight test.  He was cremated at Shrewsbury Crematorium

27 Feb

MARSHALL, JEREMY CHARLES  (G8140038) age: 27

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Chinook HC Mk 1, ZA721 of No 78 Sqn, which dived into the ground near RAF Mount Pleasant during a flight test.  He was cremated at Nabwood Crematorium, Shipley

27 Feb

MINSHULL, KARL MARK  (C8195279) age: 25

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Chinook HC Mk 1, ZA721 of No 78 Sqn, which dived into the ground near RAF Mount Pleasant during a flight test.  He was cremated at Aldershot Crematorium

27 Feb

MOFFAT, ANTHONY DONALD  (8027926E) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Chinook HC Mk 1, ZA721 of No 78 Sqn, which dived into the ground near RAF Mount Pleasant during a flight test.  He is buried in Whitley Bay Cemetery

27 Feb

NEWMAN, STEPHEN JOHN  (5203189H) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Chinook HC Mk 1, ZA721 of No 78 Sqn, which dived into the ground near RAF Mount Pleasant during a flight test.  He is buried in Odiham Cemetery

27 Feb

WHITWELL, PETER JASON  (A8191667) age: 25

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Chinook HC Mk 1, ZA721 of No 78 Sqn, which dived into the ground near RAF Mount Pleasant during a flight test.  He was cremated at Aldershot Crematorium

6 Mar

STEDMAN, ALAN  (B8105582) age: 31

Cpl

He was serving with BRIXMIS, RAF Gatow and was died when the 'Herald of Free Enterprise' capsized as it left Zeebrugge harbour.  

8 Mar

REID, STUART GEORGE MCAULIFFE  (585775J) age: 52

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Lyneham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chippenham.  He is buried in Lea Parish Churchyard, Malmesbury

12 Mar

CUNNINGHAM, BRENDA  (B8056059) age: 39

Sgt

He was serving at RAF West Drayton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Tredworth Road Cemetery, Gloucester

17 Mar

ROBERTSON, STANLEY  (H8095393) age: 37

Cpl

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 Durham Road Cemetery, Houghton-Le-Spring

24 Mar

MICHAEL, DAVID JOHN  (5203004M) age: 36

Flt Lt

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

30 Mar

WEBSTER, DAVID THOMAS  (E8078852) age: 38

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

5 Apr

LITTLE, MICHAEL KENNEDY  (S8170546) age: 31

SAC

He was serving at RAF Lyneham 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 Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon

7 Apr

JACKSON, ANDREW DAVID  (L8270384) age: 18

SAC

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 Swallow West Cemetery, Sheffield

13 Apr

REDHEAD, MATTHEW JOHN  (S8224669) age: 20

SAC

He was serving as a Steward in the Officers' Mess at RAF Upavon and died in a London hospital, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He was cremated at Salisbury Crematorium.

14 Apr

FOSTER, DAVID GORDON ERNEST  (W4156675) age: 50

WO

He was serving at RAF Brawdy at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Andreas Church, Isle of Man

20 Apr

JOHNSON, RONALD  (E0585737) age: 53

M AEOP

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 Madingley Crematorium

22 Apr

COOKE, JOHN JULIAN  (5203221R) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XW540 of No 12 Sqn, which flew into the sea about 25 miles off Wick during a practice night shipping attack.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Town Cemetery

22 Apr

FAHY, ADRIAN FRANCIS  (8028661R) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Buccaneer S Mk 2, XW540 of No 12 Sqn, which flew into the sea about 25 miles off Wick during a practice night shipping attack.  His body was probably not recovered.

22 Apr

PINCKNEY, ROGER CHARLES NICHOLAS  (508327Y) age: 42

Wg Cdr

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 Oxford.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

10 May

THOMPSON, ARNOLD BERT AFC  (4047115V) age: 54

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 Great Yarmouth.  He was cremated at Gorleston Crematorium

17 May

LEITNER, MARTIN ISIDORE  (P8189982) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Lossiemouth and was killed whilst flying in Steen Skybolt, G-BKXB which crashed into trees at Tuvall Covert Wood, near Brunton Airfield, Northumberland shortly after taking off en-route to RAF Leuchars.  He was cremated at Aberdeen Crematorium.

17 May

SCOTT, PHILIP WILLIAM  (J8141061) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Lossiemouth and was killed whilst flying in Steen Skybolt, G-BKXB which crashed into trees at Tuvall Covert Wood, near Brunton Airfield, Northumberland shortly after taking off en-route to RAF Leuchars.  He is buried in Harton Cemetery, South Shields.

18 May

GAMMACK, ROBERT DAVIDSON  (607812R) age: 49

Wg Cdr

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

19 May

SCOTT, RONALD WILLIAM  (1932766E) age: 46

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Thatcham and died suddenly, cause unknown, in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium.

23 May

CAROLAN, RICHARD STEPHEN  (H8246845) age: 19

SAC

He was serving at RAF Cranwell and was killed when the motorcycle on which he was riding collided head-on with a car on the A15 near RAF Waddington.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell.

23 May

PATTERSON, DAVID ANDREW  (Q8253617) age: 17

LAC

He was serving at RAF Cranwell and was killed when the motorcycle on which he was riding collided head-on with a car on the A15 near RAF Waddington.  He is buried in Hadarden Parish Churchyard.

30 May

NICHOLSON, ANTONY  (J8253469) age: 20

A/Cpl

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

4 Jun

NEWTON, DAVID  (D8110750) age: 43

Cpl

He was serving 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 is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

5 Jun

PRICE, DAVID JAMES  (A8270208) age: 20

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 Mid Warwickshire.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Warwick

6 Jun

KEEBLE, ARTHUR ROBERT  (584315X) age: 56

Sqn Ldr

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 The New Cemetery, Godmanchester

13 Jun

HEYWOOD, NORMAN PAUL  (8096663P) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Bruggen and died after a short illness, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Middleton New Cemetery, Manchester.

17 Jun

MANNHEIM, ANDREW SIMON  (5203732S) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar GR Mk 1A, XZ116 of No 41 Sqn, which collided with Tornado, ZA493 of No 20 Sqn about six miles from Keswick in Cumbria during a low level recce sortie.  He was cremated at Horsham St Faith Crematorium

21 Jun

SOLLITT, COLIN DENNIS WILFRED  (P8287842) age: 25

AC

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

24 Jun

HILL, IAN DAVID  (4232497N) age: 41

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar GR Mk 1A, XZ386 of No  226 OCU Sqn, which crashed near Builth Wells after control was lost at low level and despite ejecting he did not survive.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Town Cemetery

26 Jun

PARKER, ALAN ROY  (B8204466) age: 23

SAC

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 Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan.  He was cremated at Exeter & Devon Crematorium

28 Jun

SWALLOW, BRIAN CHARLES  (S4269198) age: 25

Jnr Tech

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

17 Jul

BEESLEY, PAUL  (C8193089) age: 24

SAC

He was serving at RAF West Raynham and was killed along with his wife when his car collided with a lorry in heavy rain.  He was cremated at Crownhill Crematorium, Bletchley.

22 Jul

HOARE, JONATHAN WILLIAM MARK  (D8286024) age: 18

LAC

He was serving with No 27 Sqn RAF Regiment Sqn, RAF Leuchars and died in Dundee Royal Infirmary from injuries sustained when his car with another on the Dundee-St Andrews road.  He is buried in Wellington Cemetery.

28 Jul

COWBURN, MALCOLM CHARLES  (Y1945015) age: 41

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 All Saints Churchyard, Wittering

30 Jul

BALDING, ANTHONY CHARLES  (G8183928) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at No 15 Sqn RAF Regiment, RAF Hullavington and was killed when his motorcycle collided with a wall near Chippenham, just days before he was due to be married.  He is buried in Wisbech Cemetery.

9 Aug

HERBERT, DEREK NEIL  (J8081734) age: 43

Sgt

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

12 Aug

McKINNEY, GORDON WILLIAM  (P8201406) age: 30

Cpl

He was either serving at RAF Lyneham and was killed by a train, probably whilst he was taking a short cut back to the station.  He was cremated at Crewe Crematorium.

12 Aug

SECKER, MARTYN LEONARD  (P8190045) age: 24

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 .  He was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium

12 Aug

MEAGHER, MICHAEL PATRICK  (4042606G) age: 56

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF St Mawgan and died in Treliske Hospital, cause unknown.  He is buried in St Kea Parish Churchyard, Truro.

16 Aug

JONES, MARK PHILIP  (5205697Q) age: 19

A/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 Ynys Mon, Anglesey.  He is buried in Bodedern Cemetery, Holyhread

20 Aug

ARCHBOLD, ANDREW MARK  (A8226630) age: 21

SAC

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 Holy Trinity & St Oswald's Churchyard, Finningley

20 Aug

HASLEHURST, PAUL RALPH  (H8213113) age: 25

Jnr 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 Chesterfield Crematorium

26 Aug

MURDOCH, EWAN HOLM  (2627022P) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Phantom F Mk 4 (F4J), ZE358 of No 74 Sqn, which struck the ground and crashed near Aberystwyth during a low level practice interception.  He is buried in Mearns Cemetery, Giffnock, Glasgow

26 Aug

OGG, JEREMY LINDSEY  (8028739K) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Phantom F Mk 4 (F4J), ZE358 of No 74 Sqn, which struck the ground and crashed near Aberystwyth during a low level practice interception.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Hayling Island

3 Sep

GREENWOOD, MARK  (H8197373) age: 24

Cpl

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

12 Sep

DICKSON, SIR WILLIAM FORSTER GCB KBE DSO AFC  (0003222M) age: 88

MRAF

After serving as the Chief of the Air Staff and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, he became the first Chief of the Defence Staff in 1959 and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium.

1 Oct

SANDFORD, MALCOLM PHILIP  (D0587318) age: 53

Flt Sgt

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 Wayland.  He is buried in Thetford Cemetery

5 Oct

WILSON, KENNETH JAMES  (5033957) age: 22

LAC

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

7 Oct

OWEN, EDWARD MARK  (Q8227415) age: 22

SAC

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 Bristol.  He is buried in Bron-Y-Nant Public Cemetery, Colwyn Bay

19 Oct

SORBY, GRAHAM LESLIE  (G8227873) age: 27

SAC

He was serving at RAF Laarbruch and was killed whilst taking part in an RAF mountaineering expedition in the Himalayas when their camp was struck by an avalanche.  He was buried near Island Peak, Nepal.

21 Oct

SWALES, BARRY MICHAEL  (P8081935) age: 37

Cpl

He was serving with No 27 Sqn, RAF Marham and was killed when his motorcycle collided with a van at the New Inn Junction, South Wootton.  He was cremated at King's Lynn Crematorium.

25 Oct

MARNOCH, JAMES FORBES SCRIMGEOUR  (3129534S) age: 55

Flt Lt

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 Reading & Wokingham.  He was cremated at Headington Crematorium, Oxford

27 Oct

ANGUS, STUART MARSHALL  (Q8228490) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 Kings Lynn.  He is buried in Bridgnorth Town Cemetery

2 Nov

CARVER, JOHN USN  () age:

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harrier GR Mk 3, XZ136 of No 3 Sqn, which collided with XZ136 of the same unit over the Otterburn Training Area in Northumberland.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

2 Nov

SUNDERLAND, DAVID ROBIN  (5203624D) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harrier GR Mk 3, XZ136 of No 3 Sqn, which collided with XZ136 of the same unit over the Otterburn Training Area in Northumberland.  He was cremated at Bangor Crematorium

3 Nov

McKILLOP, JAMES TAYLOR  (N1942831) age: 42

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Wyton and died suddenly, cause unknown, in Hartford.  He is buried in Huntingdon New Cemetery.

16 Nov

JENNINGS, MICHAEL PETER  (4233411L) age: 47

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 Holy Trinity Churchyard, Calne

18 Nov

BAKER, LAWRENCE  (Y0586540) age: 54

WO

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

21 Nov

JONES, DAVID RAYMOND  (B8122015) age: 28

Cpl

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 Cheltenham.  He is buried in Kirkleatham Cemetery

27 Nov

McCULLUM, GRAHAM NEIL  (J8251502) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Neatishead and was killed when his car collided with a stationary car on a bend at Great Hautbois, near Coltishall.  He was cremated at Bramcote Crematorium.

29 Nov

BUCKINGHAM, PETER KEITH  (V1944177) age: 42

Sgt

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

30 Nov

GRANT, RAYMOND CHARLES DSM  (507802J) age: 59

Flt Lt

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 Oxford.  He was cremated at Headington Crematorium

30 Nov

McKEEVER, OLIVER PLUNKETT  (U4280914) age: 39

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 2 MT Sqn, RAF Stafford and was killed when his car crashed into a lorry that had jack-knifed across the central reservation of the M6 near Junction 11 at Gailey.  He was cremated at Peterborough Crematorium.

4 Dec

WILKES, DAVID WILLIAM  (R8106698) age: 30

Cpl

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 South Shields.  He is buried in Harton Cemetery

5 Dec

LINES, MICHAEL WALTER  (S8171158) age: 26

Cpl

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 was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith

9 Dec

PADGETT, ANDREW PAUL  (T8176597) age: 26

SAC

He was serving at Midland Radar, RAF North Luffenham and was killed when he fell through a roof as he was emptying buckets of rain water in the main radar building.  He was cremated at The Crematorium, Blyth.

12 Dec

BLEVINS, COLIN  (C0683926) age: 45

WO

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 St Andrews.  He is buried in St Michael's Cemetery, Leuchars.

17 Dec

ENGLAND, GRAHAM JOHN  (8028274A) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Rollason Beta B2a, G-AWHW which crashed on the approach to land at RAF Wattisham.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Ringshall, Stowmarket.

28 Dec

KINGETT, MICHAEL EDWARD  (589847Q) age: 49

Flt Lt

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 Truro.  He is buried in Truro Public Cemetery

29 Dec

DONOVAN, JAMES RICHARD  (A4286638) age: 39

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Ayios Nikolaos at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Acklam Cemetery, Middlesborough

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