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Pilot Officer Richard Chester LAWSON (43006) of the Royal Air Force


Lost in aircraft Hurricane I V6630  AIR81/5083

Death of Death 1941-02-10 .

Served in 601 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 33. at Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom

More Details: (FORMERLY ROYAL TANK REGIMENT). SON OF REAR ADMIRAL ROBERT NEALE LAWSON, C.B., AND MALVINA NATHALIA LAWSON.

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/771Leading Aircraftman L J Hunt, Leading Aircraftman A Lockwood reports of death, Corporal R C Lawson and Pilot Officer C Collings: missing presumed dead; Seaplane Tender 243 sunk by enemy action in the English Channel, 2 June 1940.C14502380
AIR81/5083Pilot Officer R C Lawson: missing believed killed; aircraft failed to return from operational flight, Hurricane V6630, 601 Squadron, 10 February 1941. Note: Related file: 5651C16689181

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 10 Feb 41 Aircraft Name Hurricane I Serial Number V6630
Unit 601 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Hurricane I V6630

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerRichard Chester LAWSON (43006) Hurricane I V6630  AIR81/5083 1941-02-10601 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial


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400602 - "'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940"LAWSON: AIR 81/771 1940 Jan 01 1951 Dec 31 Leading Aircraftman L J Hunt, Leading Aircraftman A Lockwood reports of death, Corporal R C Lawson and Pilot Officer C Collings: missing presumed dead; Seaplane Tender 243 sunk by enemy action in the English Channel, 2 June 1940 Martyn Post: Henk Welting (Guest) (3305 posts) 03-Nov-07, 02:58 PM (GMT) "'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940" What caused the death of following airmen, missing believed killed on action (Flight Global) and commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial: F/O George H. STEPHENS - 37895 - Panel 6 P/O Frank E. BYERLEY - 77469 - Panel 7 Cpl Roy C. LAWSON - 521169 - Panel 22, and LAC Robert A.D. HOBSON - 528329 - whose name I van't find in the Flight Global archives (and having problems to enter the newspaper section of The Times archives), commemorated on Panel 14 of the Manchester Crematorium (UK717A). Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. Alert Edit %7C Reply %7C Reply With Quote %7C Top Table of Contents Subject Author Message Date ID RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 KenMaclean (Guest) 03-Nov-07 1 RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 Henk Welting (Guest) 04-Nov-07 2 Lobby %7C Topics %7C Previous Topic %7C Next Topic Messages in this topic KenMaclean (Guest) (1 posts) 03-Nov-07, 05:10 PM (GMT) 1. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940" Henk, Times Honour Roll 22 June 1940. LAC R.A.D. Hobson died on active service. Remove %7C Alert Edit %7C Reply %7C Reply With Quote %7C Top Henk Welting (Guest) (3305 posts) 04-Nov-07, 10:12 AM (GMT) 2. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940" Thanks Ken for your help. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Martyn A Critchlow on 4th February 2015 09:52:12
400602 - Unaccounted airmen 02/06/40 France - Recovered PostsLOCKWOOD AIR 81/771 1940 Jan 01 1951 Dec 31 Leading Aircraftman L J Hunt, Leading Aircraftman A Lockwood reports of death, Corporal R C Lawson and Pilot Officer C Collings: missing presumed dead; Seaplane Tender 243 sunk by enemy action in the English Channel, 2 June 1940 Martyn Post: Henk Welting. (Guest) (12 posts) 03-Nov-07, 02:48 PM (GMT) "'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)" What caused the death of following airmen: LAC Archie LOCKWOOD - 520825 - missing believed killed on action (Flight Global), buried Longuenesse (St.Omer) Souvenir Cem., Pas-de-Calais (FR329), and LAC Archibald H. NICOLL - 348549 - 85 Sqn (Hurricanes - Lille-Seclin) - missing (Flight Global), buried Etaples Mil. Cem., Pas-de-Calais (FR262). Regards and thanks for your help. Henk. Alert Edit %7C Reply %7C Reply With Quote %7C Top Table of Contents Subject Author Message Date ID RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Finn Buch (Guest) 03-Nov-07 1 RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Dick 03-Nov-07 2 RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Henk Welting (Guest) 04-Nov-07 3 RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Finn Buch (Guest) 04-Nov-07 4 RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Dick 04-Nov-07 5 RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Dick 04-Nov-07 6 RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Henk Welting (Guest) 05-Nov-07 7 RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Ross_McNeill 07-Nov-07 8 RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Henk Welting (Guest) 07-Nov-07 9 Lobby %7C Topics %7C Previous Topic %7C Next Topic Messages in this topic Finn Buch (Guest) (275 posts) 03-Nov-07, 08:51 PM (GMT) 1. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)" Hello Henk, LAC Archie LOCKWOOD - 520825 (RAF Calshot) Please refer to my earlier inquiry concerning LAC Lawrence John Hunt, 549999 on 23-Aug-07. Can't find the thread again. Best regards Finn Buch Remove %7C Alert Edit %7C Reply %7C Reply With Quote %7C Top Dick (637 posts) 03-Nov-07, 09:50 PM (GMT) 2. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)" LAST EDITED ON 03-Nov-07 AT 10:06 PM (GMT) LAST EDITED ON 03-Nov-07 AT 10:05 PM (GMT) Hi Finn and Henk The thread you are looking for is [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=15690&forum=DCForumID6&archive=yes[/url] it's under Finn's other I/D. Some concerns the loss of a Calshot Seaplane Tender, Henk's man may have been part of the crew all but 2 of whom were lost plus a Senior Naval Officer. Some of the bodies were washed ashore Regards Dick Remove %7C Alert Edit %7C Reply %7C Reply With Quote %7C Top Henk Welting (Guest) (3326 posts) 04-Nov-07, 10:36 AM (GMT) 3. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)" Thanks Finn and Dick for this very helpful info. Because ST243 was RAF it's also p ....Read More.Martyn A Critchlow on 4th February 2015 09:55:27

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