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Casualties - 1989


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8 Jan

RAMSAROOP, RICHARD  (R8086105) age: 35

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Aldergrove and was killed whilst flying in Boeing 737-4Y0, G-OBME of British Midlands Airways, which crashed on the M1 motorway as it attempted to make an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport en-route to Belfast from Heathrow.  He is buried in Old Cemetery, East Dulwich.

9 Jan

NELSON, JOHN DAVID  (5200831R) age: 38

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Phantom FGR Mk 2, XT908 of No 228 OCU, which dived into the sea about 50 miles from Dundee after reporting that he felt unwell, was going numb and losing his vision, the navigator was able to eject.  He is buried in St Michael's Cemetery, Leuchars

13 Jan

GRIEVE, ALAN GEORGE  (5204958Y) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tornado GR Mk 1, ZD891 of No 14 Sqn, which collided with Alpha Jet, 40+87 of the GAF near Wiesmoor in Germany during a practice attack.  He was cremated at Aberdeen Crematorium

13 Jan

SMITH, MICHAEL PETER STAVELEY  (5201101B) age: 37

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tornado GR Mk 1, ZD891 of No 14 Sqn, which collided with Alpha Jet, 40+87 of the GAF near Wiesmoor in Germany during a practice attack.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

13 Jan

GRISTWOOD, IAN ANTHONY  (2615509Q) age: 40

Sqn Ldr

He was on the strength of RAF Uxbridge and probably died overseas, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Wistow Parish Churchyard, Selby.

14 Feb

FITZGERALD, HARRIET JILL  (H8236866) age: 21

SACW

She was serving at RAF Leeming at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however her death was registered in Northallerton.  She is buried in Cavanaleck Presbyterian Church

24 Feb

SANDFORD, LANCE WALTER GEORGE  (2620708L) age: 52

A/Cdre

A Supply Officer, he was serving at RAF Stanbridge but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

7 Mar

ORR, ANDREW ALEXANDER  (4335853G) age: 47

Flt Lt

He was serving as an Air Traffic Controller at RAF Wattisham and was killed in an accident on Combs Lane, Stowmarket, when his motorcycle was in collision with a lorry.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Ringshall, Stowmarket.

14 Mar

CLARK, JAMES  (B4274764) age: 45

Flt Sgt

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 Westminster.  He was cremated at Bedford Crematorium

17 Mar

McCLOSKEY, JOHN GERARD  (8024702Q) age: 26

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Finningley and was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle into an on-coming car on the opposite carriageway of the A631 at Scaftworth after losing control of a bend.  He is buried in Presbyterian Churchyard, Drumbo, Belfast.

22 Mar

CRUICKSHANK, DAVID ALEXANDER  (G8134294) age: 29

Cpl

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 Melton Mowbrey.  He is buried in Ulverston Cemetery

27 Mar

ROSIE, WILLIAM MACKAY  (4233495D) age: 39

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 Brent.  He is buried in Harmondsworth Road Cemetery, West Drayton

1 Apr

JONES, CHRISTOPHER GLYN  (T8208528) age: 25

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 St Mary's Churchyard, Tregarth, Bangor

2 Apr

CHIDLEY, EDWARD ERIC  (C4238138) age: 49

WO

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 Newark.  He is buried in Mount Road Cemetery, Balderton

7 Apr

WATSON, LAURIE  (B8204314) age: 30

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Marham and was killed when a removal lorry veered across the road and collided with his car on the A47 at Middleton, Norfolk.  He was cremated at Mount Felt Crematorium, Annfield Plain.

11 Apr

CASE, BERNARD GRAHAM  (S0680382) age: 50

Flt 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 South Glamorgan.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

13 Apr

LLOYD, PAUL VICTOR  (5202682T) age: 40

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Jaguar GR Mk 1A, XZ359 of No 54 Sqn, which flew into cliffs near St Abs Head, reason unknown.  He is buried in St Bartholomew's Churchyard, Yeovilton

26 Apr

BYFIELD, RICHARD ERNEST  (4230228B) age: 51

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Northolt but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Hillingdon.  He was cremated at Harefield Crematorium

6 May

BOWEN, MARK ANTONY  (G8271431) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Brawdy at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Trane Cemetery, Gilfach Goch, Tonyrefail.

6 May

LATHAM, LEO LAMBOURNE  (U1939662) age: 44

Chf 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 was cremated at The Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham

12 May

KELLY, WILLIAM BERNARD  (A8129625) age: 30

Sgt

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 May

GAULT, DANIEL JAMES  (P8182040) age: 29

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF North Coates 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 Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell

10 Jun

BROWN, NICHOLAS JOHN  (A8248501) age: 23

Jnr Tech

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 Pontefract.  He was cremated at Pontefract Crematorium

11 Jun

HOWELLS, SEAN THOMAS  (P8227826) age: 23

SAC

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 Oxford.  He is buried in Meacham Cemetery, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

12 Jun

ROBINSON, DAVID ALEXANDER  (588200V) age: 53

Sqn Ldr

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 St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Brampton

14 Jun

TOMPKINS, SIMON MARK  (8029666P) age: 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hawk T Mk 1, XX291 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which collided with XX182 of the same unit whilst changing formation and crashed about six miles from Machynlleth during a formation flying exercise.  He is buried in St Thomas Churchyard, Legsby, Market Rasen

19 Jun

JONES, JEREMY FREDERICK BILLINGS CVO, ADC  (607238N) age: 57

Gp Capt

He was serving at RAF Benson and was killed, along with his wife, when his car collided with a van Eweime, Oxfordshire.  He is buried in St Helen's Churchyard, Benson.

19 Jun

GARLAND, ANITA  (S8237369) age: 24

SACW

She was serving at RAF High Wycombe and was killed when he car was in collision with a HGV on Houghton Hill near RAF Wyton.  She was cremated at Eastbourne Crematorium.

20 Jun

STONE, PETER DENNIS  (8026215G) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Harrier T Mk 4A, XW925 of No 4 Sqn, which he abandoned as it hit the ground whilst attempting to initiate a go-round at RAF Gutersloh.  He is buried in Der Evangelische Alte Friedhof Cemetery, Gutersloh

20 Jun

HART, LEONARD ALEXANDER  (M4179902) age: 54

Chf 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 North East Hampshire.  He was cremated at Aldershot Crematorium

23 Jun

WILLIS, JAMES ARTHUR JOHN  (584761X) age: 59

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Cottesmore but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He was cremated at Grantham Crematorium

29 Jun

HART, JULIAN MICHAEL PAUL  (E8222514) age: 25

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Bishops Court at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He was cremated at Roselawn Crematorium, Belfast.

29 Jun

McQUEEN, IAN  (F8211039) age: 25

SAC

He was serving at RAF Coningsby but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Spittal Parish Churchyard, Berwick-upon-Tweed

29 Jun

HAINE, NICHOLAS ANTHONY  (2623321A) age: 37

Sqn Ldr

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

4 Jul

WALL, NORMAN CYRIL  (209719) age: 43

Flt Lt

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

14 Jul

McLEOD, ALAN  (T8206007) age: 28

SAC

He was serving at RAF Cosford and was killed when he fell 1,000ft whilst climbing the Matterhorn in the Alps.  He was cremated at Perth Crematorium.

17 Jul

CARGILL, SUSAN HELEN  (D8233040) age: 23

SACW

She was serving at RAF Chivenor at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however her death was registered in Barnstaple.  She was cremated at North Devon Crematorium, Barnstaple

19 Jul

NICHOLSON, DAVID THOMAS  (K8179634) age: 26

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 Rutland.  He was cremated at Gateshead Crematorium.

19 Jul

EDWARDS, DAVID FRANCIS LAYTON CBE  (4230814V) age: 48

A/Cdre

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 Kington Langley Parish Churchyard, Chippenham

21 Jul

MOIR, STEPHEN WILLIAM  (2627269H) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tornado F Mk 3, ZE833 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Sunderland after failing to recover from a dive, he was incapacitated and drowned before being rescued.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Yafforth, Northallerton

27 Jul

HENSHAW, MARK ALEXANDER  (R8181977) age: 26

Cpl

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 Swansea.  He is buried in Llansantffraid Churchyard

1 Aug

TIZZARD, GRAHAM JOHN  (S8154063) age: 20

App

He was serving at RAF Halton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton.

1 Aug

SMITH, JOHN RAYMOND  (4106245Y) age: 25 Flt Lt 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 Northumberland Central.  He is buried in Bicester Cemetery.

11 Aug

LILLY, JAMES SIMON  (P8150943) age: 27

Cpl

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 St Margaret of Antioch Church, Hemingford Abbots, Cambs

11 Aug

LEECH, PATRICK  (A4201223) age: 49

Flt Sgt

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

12 Aug

BURRETT, MARTIN JAMES  (Q8223349) age: 25

SAC

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 London Road Cemetery, Chippenham

12 Aug

HARTLEY, JOHN THOMAS  (B2625289) age: 45

Cpl

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

16 Aug

ROYAL, JAMES ARTHUR MALCOLM  (D4171468) age: 52

WO

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 Swindon Crematorium

21 Aug

BEASTON, JOHN CHARLES  (Q8193966) age: 26

Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Belize at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Matthews Churchyard, Broughton, Newark

23 Aug

NOLAN, DAVID JUDE  (8027203H) age: 30

Flt Lt

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 Kingsclere & Whitchurch.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Liddington

30 Aug

LEARMONTH, IAIN DAVID  (S8247625) age: 24

SAC

He was serving with No 3 Sqn, RAF Regiment, RAF Aldergrove and was killed when he was accidentally struck by a car whilst manning a check-point.  He was cremated at Linn Crematorium, Glasgow.

2 Sep

GOODWIN, LORD ROBERT  (R8193403) age: 26

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 St Andrews.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium.

9 Sep

BELL, PAUL MICHAEL  (A8245969) age: 22

Jnr Tech

An Australian by birth, he was serving at RAF Buchan and was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car in Broad Street, Peterhead.  He was cremated at Bunbury Crematorium, Western Australia.

10 Sep

MICKLETHWAIT, ANDREW PAUL FABER  (F8290357) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Boulmer and died in Newcastle General Hospital from injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with a Land Rover pulling out from the Sergeants' Mess.  He was cremated at York Crematorium.

16 Sep

BLANEY, JOHN FRANCIS DAVID  (A4291527) age: 40

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Prestwick at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Prestwick.  He is buried in Monckton & Prestwick Cemetery, Prestwick.

20 Sep

DUGGAN, JOHN PATRICK  (8029301S) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hawk T Mk 1A, XX 192 of No 1 TWU, which crashed at RAF Brawdy short of the wrong runway as it attempted an emergency landing  following a low oil pressure warning.  He is buried in Vale Cemetery, Luton

20 Sep

TAYLOR, ALAN WILLIAM GEORGE  (8029516R) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hawk T Mk 1A, XX 192 of No 1 TWU, which crashed at RAF Brawdy short of the wrong runway as it attempted an emergency landing  following a low oil pressure warning.  He is buried in Hollyhill Cemetery, Southampton

20 Sep

FAIRGRIEVES, MARK  (J8270527) age: 20

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 Rugby.  He is buried in Whinfield Cemetery, Rugby

21 Sep

VIEYRA, HAROLD JOHN KEVIN MBE, MB, BS, MCH (ORTH), FRCS, FRCS(E)   (506363R) age: 60

A/Cdre

He was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Camden.  He was cremated at Amersham Crematorium

24 Sep

ROBB, JAMES HENDERSON  (Q8129832) age: 31

Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Turnhouse and was killed when the car in which he was a passenger collided with another on the A919 near Leuchars.  He was cremated at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh.

24 Sep

BARLOW, GRAHAM MICHAEL  (4335191V) age: 45

Gp Capt

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 was cremated at Breakspear Crematorium

25 Sep

HALLETT, LESLIE WAYNE  (F8175135) age: 29

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 Plymouth.  He was cremated at North Devon Crematorium

25 Sep

SMITH, OLIVER  (D8406630) age: 19

AC

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

5 Oct

SULLIVAN, ANTHONY MELVIN  (E8227935) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Catterick at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cleckheaton New Cemetery, Bradford.

11 Oct

CUSHNAHAN, PETER ROY  (8103344H) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Lyneham and died in Cyprus, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He was cremated at Kingsdown Crematorium.

12 Oct

LEWIS, ANDREW  (H8184298) age: 26

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 Claro.  He was cremated at York Crematorium

26 Oct

BURR, STANLEY FREDERICK ALBERT  (583989W) age: 58

Sqn Ldr

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 Kings Lynn.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, East Raynham

26 Oct

ISLANIA, MAHESHKUMAR  (G8109393) age: 34

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Wildenrath and was killed together with his six-month-old daughter Nivruti Mahesh Islania in an IRA gun attack at Wildenrath, in Germany, near the Dutch border.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

30 Oct

MUNN, ALFRED DAVID  (8025583S) age: 44

Flt Lt

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 was cremated at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon

2 Nov

ABSON, PAUL JAMES  (K8214200) age: 24

SAC

He was serving at RAF Coltishall but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Kingshill Cemetery

7 Nov

MOLLAND, LAWRENCE HEDLEY  (K8253487) age: 22

SAC

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 Ipswich.  He was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium

14 Nov

PHILLIPS, JOHN  (L8222304) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Swinderby but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Holy Cross Churchyard, Wallsend

16 Nov

JONES, TIMOTHY  (H8221314) age: 23

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Gutersloh and was found dead in his car having died from carbon monoxide poisoning.  He was cremated at Glyntaff Crematorium, Pontypridd.

17 Nov

DAVIES, JOHN RICHARD OBE  (4121723B) age: 59

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Mildenhall but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He was cremated at Mintlyn Crematorium, King's Lynn

29 Nov

ROBINSON, ANTHONY JOHN  (K8075903) age: 41

Sgt

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 Weymouth.  He is buried in Wigston Cemetery

1 Dec

PARRY, DAVID JOHN  (H8067818) age: 40

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Aldergrove at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Northern Ireland? He is buried in Kings Thorpe Cemetery, Northampton.

4 Dec

TOAL, MICHAEL PATRICK TERENCE  (J8011952) age: 35

Cpl

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 is buried in St Brannocks Churchyard, Braunton

7 Dec

BERRY, NIGEL  (G8189333) age: 27

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Locking and was found dead in a car in a water filled ditch near the station.  He is buried in Morriston Cemetery, Swansea.

7 Dec

COOK, KENNETH CHARLES  (H8127834) age: 29

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Locking and was found dead in a car in a water filled ditch near the station.  He was cremated at Whitley Bay Crematorium.

23 Dec

TURNER, MICHAEL  (3514283N) age: 55

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 Claro.  He was cremated at Harrogate (Stonefall) Crematorium

25 Dec

COULL, WILLIAM HAY  (Q8018745) age: 37

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 Bridlington.  He was cremated at Hull Crematorium

26 Dec

BRYAN, ALAN KENNETH  (608712G) age: 44

Sqn Ldr

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 Horncastle.  He was cremated at Boston Crematorium

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