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Pupil Pilot John Whitford HADLEY () of the Royal Air Force


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Death of Death 1939-09-05 .

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Burial/Commemoration Details : Joint grave 163. at Calne (Holy Trinity) Churchyar, United Kingdom

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London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1705825tlj Mar I941Fit Lt G A HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36276 , Dated 1943-12-03 , Download #36276
44236Ronald James Victor HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37659 , Dated 1946-07-19 , Download #37659
44236335287 Ronald James Victor HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 34920 , Dated 1940-08-13 , Download #34920
44236Ronald James Victor HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37590 , Dated 1946-05-31 , Download #37590
44236R J V HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35391 , Dated 1941-12-23 , Download #35391
44236R J V HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37435 , Dated 1946-01-15 , Download #37435
44236R J V HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 35864 , Dated 1943-01-12 , Download #35864
44236R J V HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 36329 , Dated 1944-01-11 , Download #36329
44236R J V HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35628 , Dated 1942-07-10 , Download #35628
44236R J V HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36092 , Dated 1943-07-13 , Download #36092
46277365903 John William HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35260 , Dated 1941-08-29 , Download #35260
46277J W HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35460 , Dated 1942-02-17 , Download #35460
46277W HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37240 , Dated 1945-08-24 , Download #37240
46277W HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 35801 , Dated 1942-11-24 , Download #35801
481265*6555 Montague HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35606 , Dated 1942-06-23 , Download #35606
48126M HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 35809 , Dated 1942-12-01 , Download #35809
56265Wt Ofis 352015 Charles Joseph HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36882 , Dated 1945-01-05 , Download #36882
56265C J HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37114 , Dated 1945-06-05 , Download #37114
79512Pilot Officer Trevor Harold HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35235 , Dated 1941-08-01 , Download #35235
79512TH HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 35643 , Dated 1942-07-21 , Download #35643
79512T HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36685 , Dated 1944-09-01 , Download #36685
81428H I HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37190 , Dated 1945-07-20 , Download #37190
81428H I HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 35725 , Dated 1942-09-29 , Download #35725
87522Geoffrey Hugh HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35001 , Dated 1940-11-26 , Download #35001
87522G H HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35358 , Dated 1941-11-25 , Download #35358
87522G H HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35855 , Dated 1943-01-05 , Download #35855
88102Vivian Hadley BAYLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35019 , Dated 1940-12-20 , Download #35019
1026081174108 Ronald HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35260 , Dated 1941-08-29 , Download #35260
102608R HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36140 , Dated 1943-08-17 , Download #36140
102608R HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 35727 , Dated 1942-09-29 , Download #35727
110234William Jackson HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35366 , Dated 1941-12-02 , Download #35366
110234W J HADLEYLondon Gazette issue : 35547 , Dated 1942-05-05 , Download #35547
110234W J HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37240 , Dated 1945-08-24 , Download #37240
110234W J HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 35801 , Dated 1942-11-24 , Download #35801
111167Cyril Hadley PRESTAGELondon Gazette issue : 35387 , Dated 1941-12-19 , Download #35387
115774Reginald Hadley Llewellyn WATKINSLondon Gazette issue : 35483 , Dated 1942-03-10 , Download #35483
116999927546 Dennis Hadley BOXALLLondon Gazette supplement : 35498 , Dated 1942-03-24 , Download #35498
131581J585353 Kenneth Joseph HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 35849 , Dated 1943-01-01 , Download #35849
131581K J HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36075 , Dated 1943-06-29 , Download #36075
133025791150 Michael Hadley Frederick COOPERLondon Gazette supplement : 35804 , Dated 1942-11-27 , Download #35804
1477591431041 Geoffrey Edwin HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36127 , Dated 1943-08-06 , Download #36127
147759G E HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36263 , Dated 1943-11-23 , Download #36263
147759G E HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37131 , Dated 1945-06-12 , Download #37131
159127911388 James Charles HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36365 , Dated 1944-02-04 , Download #36365
159127J C HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36530 , Dated 1944-05-23 , Download #36530
1616251576760 Eric HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36302 , Dated 1943-12-24 , Download #36302
161625E HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36499 , Dated 1944-05-02 , Download #36499
1737581332967 Douglas Hopton HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36492 , Dated 1944-04-28 , Download #36492
173758D H HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37452 , Dated 1946-01-29 , Download #37452
1748901431402 Wilfred Arthur HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36524 , Dated 1944-05-19 , Download #36524
174890W A HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37568 , Dated 1946-05-14 , Download #37568
174890W A HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36787 , Dated 1944-11-07 , Download #36787
177379*213735 Neville HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36622 , Dated 1944-07-21 , Download #36622
1837331216174 Leslie HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36736 , Dated 1944-10-06 , Download #36736
183733L HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37017 , Dated 1945-04-03 , Download #37017
185865989484 Richard Hadley EMMOTTLondon Gazette supplement : 36802 , Dated 1944-11-17 , Download #36802
1880821146872 Alan Newton HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36871 , Dated 1945-01-01 , Download #36871
188082N HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37153 , Dated 1945-06-26 , Download #37153
1944121629860 Thomas William HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37289 , Dated 1945-09-28 , Download #37289
194412T W HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37479 , Dated 1946-02-19 , Download #37479
195226Thomas Hadley TURNERLondon Gazette supplement : 37034 , Dated 1945-04-13 , Download #37034
196562Temp Wt Off 1313791 James HADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37097 , Dated 1945-05-25 , Download #37097
196562JHADLEYLondon Gazette supplement : 37255 , Dated 1945-09-04 , Download #37255

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Fly Off Bryan Graham 65 sqnHi, On the Air of Authority website it has Fly Off Bryan Graham (40341) 65 Sqn as losing his life on 25th November 1939. I have Gladiator K8012 as being lost on this day. The aircraft was part of the Station Flight at Northolt. It spun and broke up in the air, Hadley Common, Middlesex. Now from what I can gather 65 Sqn was based at Northolt from Oct '39 to Mar '40. Can I put 2 and 2 together and come up with Fly Off Graham as being the pilot of the Gladiator? Or are these two incidents unrelated? I know that the squadron was flying Spitfires at this time but could Fly Off Graham have taken the Station Flight Glad up for a spin? Alex ....Read More.Alex Crawford on 20th September 2010 06:06:06
Fly Off Bryan Graham 65 sqnHis death is registered in Barnet District, Middlesex. Age 26 http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/barnet.html There is a place called hadley listed in that district. ....Read More.dennis_burke on 21st September 2010 03:01:47
Fly Off Bryan Graham 65 sqnHi Alex, I've been waiting for you know who to report in. He must be busy. Sat 25 Nov 1939 FIGHTER COMMAND Cloud reconnaissance. Station Flight Northolt, RAF (Northolt, Middlesex - 11 Group) Gladiator I K8012 - wings broke off after entering a spin over Hadley Common, causing it to crash near Barnet. The pilot is buried at Northwood, 5 miles NW of Northolt. Ice was considered to have been a factor leading to loss of control and the accident. Pilot: 40341 Plt Off Bryan GRAHAM, RAF - Age 26. 343hrs. Graham was serving with 65 Sqn, also at Northolt, at the time. He may have been rostered for the weather test flight in the Station Flight aircraft as an additional duty. See: For Your Tomorrow:A Record of New Zealanders who have Died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915. Volume One: Fates 1915 - 1942. Martyn,Errol W. Christchurch:Volplane Press,1998. p.74 Amendments to Volumes One & Two. Volume One. p.74. GRAHAM, B - crashed at 1610. Court of Inquiry records aircraft as seen at about 1000 feet, engine back-firing and smoke coming from tail, then disappearing into cloud, climbing slightly, when two loud bangs were heard and it reappeared descending steeply streaming black smoke. Several objects fell from it as it spiralled down to the ground. The wings were found several hundred yards away from the fuselage. The Court considered that ice formation may have been a contributing cause. See: FYT3/p.546 (p.214 has a biography of Graham). Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 21st September 2010 04:36:49
430620 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-6-1943Correct sorry, I made sure to doubel check the two 1943 deaths of John Hadley's and still wrote down the wrong one!! John E A Hagley 1943 Bristol Gloucestershire John W E Hagley 1943 Bury Lancashire ....Read More.dennis_burke on 22nd September 2010 12:51:55
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Skua L2876 June 5, 1938I think you may find that Petty Officer (Airman) Jack Hadley should actually read Petty Officer (A) Jack Hadley. The (A) indicating the Air Branch of the RN. Errol ....Read More.Errol Martyn on 23rd October 2012 07:15:01
Monday 5 June 1939, Gloucestershire Echo Report "AIRMAN'S PARACHUTE ESCAPE"All I have the following report from Monday 5 June 1939, in the Gloucestershire Echo "AIRMAN'S PARACHUTE ESCAPE ,single-seater R.A.F. aeroplane dived into a field near the main Basingstoke-Winchester road Popham, six miles from Basingstoke to-day, and then bounced towards the road. The pilot descended by parachute and was unhurt. " Can anyone ID this incident? I only have 1 baleout for June 5, 1939 Petty Officer Airman Jack Hadley in Skua L2876 over North Waltham, Norfolk on this date but obviously not . It could be 4th June I suppose Many thanks Paul ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 2nd January 2013 09:29:53
Book release; "Pancakes and Prangs: Twentieth-Century Aircraft Crashes in Shropshire"Dear all, I'm pleased to announce the release of my book on the history of aircraft crashes in my native county of Shropshire, "Pancakes and Prangs: Twentieth-Century Military Aircraft Crashes in Shropshire". The hardback book, which runs to 304 pages recording 700 aircraft crashes and illustrated with nearly 300 photos, retails at £25 and is published by Bridge Books of Wrexham. The book is available on various online stores (amazon etc), via the publisher (Bridge Books), the RAF Museum shops at Hendon and Cosford, or direct from myself. For those that wish to order direct from myself, I can offer signed (should you wish) copies at £25 + free postage. Please email me at tomthorne83ATyahooDOTcoDOTuk (replacing the AT's and DOT's with the appropriate) to arrange payment (via cash, cheque, paypal or online transfer) and delivery. For further information on the book, please read the bumf at http://bridgebooks.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=154 Regards, Tom (Thomas Thorne) Ps. For those that wish to know of the men (and women) included in the book, please see the following link: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?3670-Shropshire-s-casualties-and-aircraft-crashes Also, for those that wish to know the index of airfields that are mentioned in the book, along with the index of Shropshire villages where plane crashes occurred, I shall copy the index below. Crash site index Ackleton, 277 Acton Burnell, 64, 86, 128, 220, 228 Acton Lea (near Shawbury), 46, 87 Adderley, 152, 158, 230, 284 Admaston, 81 Albrighton (near Cosford), 71, 239, 261, 263, 277 Alcaston, 174 Alkington, 101, 213, 264 Allscott, 73, 115 All Stretton, 128 Alveley, 85, 148, 153, 204 Ashford Carbonell, 226 Ash Magna, 96, 167, 209, 247, 269, 284 Asterley, 232 Aston, 188, 189, 195 Aston on Clun, 166 Atcham airfield, 89, 95, 112, 157, 170, 183, 205, 221, 224, 259, 269 Atcham village, 144, 259 Baggy Moor, 229, 263, 264 Bagley/Bagley Marsh, 117, 133, 229 Baschurch, 38, 40, 53, 61, 114, 174, 217, 218 Battlefield, 67, 173, 191 Bayston Hill, 60, 77, 242 Beckbury, 148 Bedstone, 183 Bettisfield, 37 Betton Strange, 77, 240 Billingsley, 51, 163 Bing’s Heath, 167 Bishop’s Castle, 62, 160 Bletchley, 35, 62, 66, 73, 91, 173, 278, 280, 283 Bobbington, 128, 178 Bolas Heath (see Great Bolas) Bomere Heath, 82, 120, 148, 151, 203, 204, 272, 286 Brandwood, 60 Bratton, 91, 98, 144, 218 Bridgnorth, 43, 44, 51, 52, 54, 56, 64, 85, 103, 106, 122, 140, 141, 148, 150, 153, 156, 163, 165, 192, 204, 234, 235, 237, 249, 262, 277 Bridleway Gate, 110, 171 Brockton (Corve Dale), 261 Brockton (near Lilleshall), 253 Brockton (near Shifnal), 200 Broseley, 127, 174, 211 Brown Clee Hill (see Clee Hill) Buntingsdale, 65 Burlton, 60 Burwarton, 101, 124, 145, 279 Buttonoak, 99, 270 Callaughton, 58, 127 Calverhall, 63 Cardington, 187 Cherrington, 80, 196, 231 Cheswardine, 43, 63, 73, 75, 100, 293 Chetwynd air ....Read More.thorne83 on 23rd April 2013 02:11:05
Shropshire's casualties and aircraft crashesDear all, I'm pleased to announce the release of my book, "Pancakes and Prangs: Twentieth-Century Military Aircraft Crashes in Shropshire". The hardback book, which runs to 304 pages recording 700 aircraft crashes and illustrated with nearly 300 photos, retails at £25 and is published by Bridge Books of Wrexham. The book is available on various online stores (amazon etc), via the publisher (Bridge Books), the RAF Museum shops at Hendon and Cosford, or direct from myself. For those that wish to order direct from myself, I can offer signed (should you wish) copies at £25 + free postage. Please email me at tomthorne83ATyahooDOTcoDOTuk (replacing the AT's and DOT's with the appropriate) to arrange payment (via cash, cheque, paypal or online transfer) and delivery. For further information on the book, please read the bumf at http://bridgebooks.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=154 Regards, Tom (Thomas Thorne) Ps. For those that wish to know the index of airfields that are mentioned in the book, along with the index of Shropshire villages where plane crashes occurred, I shall copy the index below. Crash site index Ackleton, 277 Acton Burnell, 64, 86, 128, 220, 228 Acton Lea (near Shawbury), 46, 87 Adderley, 152, 158, 230, 284 Admaston, 81 Albrighton (near Cosford), 71, 239, 261, 263, 277 Alcaston, 174 Alkington, 101, 213, 264 Allscott, 73, 115 All Stretton, 128 Alveley, 85, 148, 153, 204 Ashford Carbonell, 226 Ash Magna, 96, 167, 209, 247, 269, 284 Asterley, 232 Aston, 188, 189, 195 Aston on Clun, 166 Atcham airfield, 89, 95, 112, 157, 170, 183, 205, 221, 224, 259, 269 Atcham village, 144, 259 Baggy Moor, 229, 263, 264 Bagley/Bagley Marsh, 117, 133, 229 Baschurch, 38, 40, 53, 61, 114, 174, 217, 218 Battlefield, 67, 173, 191 Bayston Hill, 60, 77, 242 Beckbury, 148 Bedstone, 183 Bettisfield, 37 Betton Strange, 77, 240 Billingsley, 51, 163 Bing’s Heath, 167 Bishop’s Castle, 62, 160 Bletchley, 35, 62, 66, 73, 91, 173, 278, 280, 283 Bobbington, 128, 178 Bolas Heath (see Great Bolas) Bomere Heath, 82, 120, 148, 151, 203, 204, 272, 286 Brandwood, 60 Bratton, 91, 98, 144, 218 Bridgnorth, 43, 44, 51, 52, 54, 56, 64, 85, 103, 106, 122, 140, 141, 148, 150, 153, 156, 163, 165, 192, 204, 234, 235, 237, 249, 262, 277 Bridleway Gate, 110, 171 Brockton (Corve Dale), 261 Brockton (near Lilleshall), 253 Brockton (near Shifnal), 200 Broseley, 127, 174, 211 Brown Clee Hill (see Clee Hill) Buntingsdale, 65 Burlton, 60 Burwarton, 101, 124, 145, 279 Buttonoak, 99, 270 Callaughton, 58, 127 Calverhall, 63 Cardington, 187 Cherrington, 80, 196, 231 Cheswardine, 43, 63, 73, 75, 100, 293 Chetwynd airfield, 92, 122, 135, 137, 202, 248 Chetwynd Aston, 103 Chetwynd Heath, 105 Child’s Ercall village, 30, 37, 76, 82, 86, 122, 208, 214 Child’s Ercall airfield (see Peplow airfield) Chirbury, 110 Church Stretton, 40, 41, ....Read More.thorne83 on 23rd April 2013 02:19:27
Christian Name helpHi, Looking for the Christian names and fate of the chaps below, all served with 623 Squadron until posted to No.1678 CU in December 1943. Sergeant J R Lomas Wireless Operator 1037466 (Prisoner of War) Sergeant W A Hadley Bomb Aimer Sergeant J R Bennett Rear Gunner Sergeant J S Bates Flight Engineer Thank you Regards Steve ....Read More.Steve Smith on 21st December 2014 05:11:17
Christian Name helpSteve, Hi, Just a possible maybe?:- Sergeant W A Hadley Bomb Aimer Births Q3 1920 Hadley William A Chance Stourbridge 6c 45 HTH Peter Davies ....Read More.Resmoroh on 22nd December 2014 07:46:27
Christian Name helpW A Hadley's on AIR 78-67 Wilfred Anthony Hadley 3507541 Wilfred Arthur Hadley 1431402 William Arthur Hadley 2397198 ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 23rd December 2014 08:20:13
Christian Name helpSteve/Paul, Hi Wilfred Anthony Hadley 3507541 – Enlistments Mar 49–Feb 61 (so binned?). Wilfred Arthur Hadley 1431402 – Enlistments Apr-Oct 41 fits with my earlier Birth Reg?? William Arthur Hadley 2397198 – Enlistments Jan 47–Jun 53 (so binned?). HTH Peter Davies ....Read More.Resmoroh on 23rd December 2014 09:02:35
Christian Name helpCommissions 1431402 Wilfred Arthur HADLEY (174890). 20th Apr. 1944. -> Air Force list Navigators General Duties Branch ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 23rd December 2014 09:07:26
450426 - Unaccounted Airmen - 26-04-1945Hello, 450426 - Unaccounted Airmen - 26-04-1945 From Henk's List - ITALY PETTYFER, John Alfred - LAC - 1258057 - RAFVR - Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy. ROBERTS, The Rev. Douglas Martyn Kenmure - Sqdn/Ldr - Chaplain - 135070 - RAFVR - Bari War Cemetery, Italy. UK McKEAND, Keith - Sgt (Nav/Pilot-U/T) - 1525350 - RAFVR - Liverpool (Allerton ) Cemetery, Lancashire. From CWGC & Geoff's sites - AUSTRIA MILLER, Reginald Alfred - F/L (Pilot) - 123201 - D.F.C - RAFVR - Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria - [ Mosquito FB.VI - RS579 - NFDW ]. GERMANY HOSKINS, George Wilfred Charles - LAC - 1423940 - RAFVR - Celle War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany. ICELAND CLARKE, Fernley William - F/O (Pilot ) - 157411 - RAFVR - Reykjavik (Fossvogur ) Cemetery, Iceland - [ Mosquito FB.26 - KA153 - FC(45 Grp) ]. IRAN HADLEY, Samuel Thomas - LAC - 1504764 - RAFVR - Tehran War Cemetery, Iran. Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 28th February 2015 09:45:36
450426 - Unaccounted Airmen - 26-04-1945Hi ITALY PETTYFER, John Alfred - LAC - 58 MT Company, also LUMMIS, PERCY RUSSELL (1173044) UK McKEAND, Keith - Sgt (Nav/Pilot-U/T) - not Eng/Wales?. GERMANY HOSKINS, George Wilfred Charles - LAC - 125 Wing. ICELAND CLARKE, Fernley William - F/O (Pilot ) - probably Mosquito FB.26 - KA153 - (45 Grp) ]. IRAN HADLEY, Samuel Thomas - LAC - 138 MU. Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 1st March 2015 06:26:39

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