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    Can anyone please give the chapter and verse of this aircraft history as per K File thanks Paul

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    Deld to 2 Sqn 2.6.33. Wing hit ground on approach; overturned, Knighton Down LG, Larkhill, 21.6.37; SOC 18.8.37.

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    Errol thanks this incident does not match photo on sussexhistory forum of aircraft which says "The notation on the reverse of the picture gives the details as K3058, flown by Snelling, and the date as 1936."

    Title of thread is "Hawker Audax (K3058) crash, RAF Hawkinge, 1936 "

    The picture shows that the plane may have overturned (I am not an expert)

    Pilot maybe Leonard Howard Snelling (27017) RAFO (Class A)

    However can you see if K3059 served with 2 Sqn?

    The plane looks crupted

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    Paul,

    Details for K3059 are

    Deld to 2 Sqn 2.6.33; overshot landing, hit ridge and undercarriage collapsed, Friston LG, 17.8.36; ROS; 11 FTS 26.10.37; 1 FTS 10.11.38; etc . . .

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    Errol that might be it I got permission to post pictures tomorrow thanks Paul

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    Photo Here hope it helps




    Looks like an unknown accident at Hawkinge unless serial wrong definitely K3nn8 or K3nn9

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    Update: The original poster has added

    "21st April 1936 Audax I K3058 of 2 (AC) Squadron at RAF Hawkinge" so unknown incident

    The pilot is possibly Leonard Howard Snelling 27017 - who would have been in RAFO at the time he was employed as Instructor at Essex Aero Club in mid 1930's. I assume as RAFO he would need a certain number of hours per year to keep up with 'Current Types' as he was not Aux Air Force I assume this would have been done at the a regular RAF Station to him ?? Would this be a correct assumption?

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    Snelling is not listed as pilot in command for a recorded Audax accident in 1936.


    P/O P F Erdinger on a SCC was the pilot in command of K3059 when it crashed at Friston on 17/8/36.


    The only recorded accident to No.2 Sqn on the 21/4/36 was to K3055 at Hawkinge. Erdinger was the pilot for this as well but holding a rank of Acting Pilot Officer.


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    Just to close the loop.


    The pilot of the incident to K3058 on 21/6/37 was F/L A A N Malan.


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    Ross thanks for this is your source the ORB? thanks paul

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