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    Default Two 1929 RAF Bailouts Mysteries

    After sorting out my 1927 mystery I am now up to the first half of 1929

    Can anyone provide any information on the following two bail outs the dates might be wrong by a few days



    May 7, 1929 P/O. C. Kirkland RAF location quoted Netheravon, Wilts. Probably on a Training Unit
    June 11, 1929 Flt. Lt. Reginald Stanley Barbour, D.F.C RAF location quoted as South Farnborough, Hants.

    Notes: Can't find P/O. C. Kirkland in London Gazette
    Barbour was transferred to Reserve in May 1929 so probably testing an aircraft

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    Nothing in The Times for these 2 but a fair few others, On June 17th The Times reported that in 1929 so far there had been 13 fatal accidents in the RAF resulting in 18 dead, In 1928 76 persons were killed in RAF a/c accidents
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    Pete

    Thanks realy mysteries these too can't even find P/O. C. Kirkland unless anyone can find something similar in the Air Force Lists

    Paul

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    Hi Paul

    Neither Kirkland or Barbour are listed as deaths in the AFL.

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm


    They were both survivors of the incidents. I am trying to match Irving Caterpillar awards to specific RAF incidents.. Even found one early RAF bailout without a matching Caterpillar

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    Paul

    Barbour joined Class 'A' of the Reserve on 1 May 1929 so at the time hebailed out he was probably being employed as a civilian

    I can't find a C Kirkland or similar in the Jan 1934 list

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm thanks for info on Barbour looks very likely civilian especially as location quoted farnborough

    Paul

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    Hi Paul,

    Are you sure of the year as no Kirkland in the Dec 1929 Air Force List

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    P/O Clive Kirkland, 70918, RAFO 13th Dec 1938

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    Ross

    Thanks

    I am not sure of year or name actually only that I know the incident happened before 1930!

    The list I am taking it from has a few mistakes but was published in 1930!

    Paul

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    There was a Clive Kirkland born in 1907, which would make him Ok for 1929 and no born in England upto 1926

    So I wonder if him being a RAFO 13th Dec 1938 is possible..

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