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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    after 1st Jan 2023 - 82 files will remain closed - another batch of around 20 open Jan 2024 and then it is a few each year until about 2035 - some of the part ones are still lates 21st century but all the main parent file will be open

    non ops losses and ops losses are in the Air 81 files if a casualty
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    My first task in 2023 is to get 5 opened with a max Closed date to January 1 2039

    I am working back

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    after 1st Jan 2023 - 82 files will remain closed - another batch of around 20 open Jan 2024 and then it is a few each year until about 2035 - some of the part ones are still lates 21st century but all the main parent file will be open
    Hmm, do you mean the files already transferred to TNA, or the whole lot of AIR 81? I am curious because I am interested in the losses of 1945 of pilots who would be 107 yrs old now, had they not passed away several decades ago.
    Re accident losses, sure, they are not a part of AIR 81, but I wonder if they do exist anymore, as initial entry implies. I understand that they were reduced to ashes, with few exceptions in AVIA series, though I would love to be proven wrong. What else is at AHB?
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    Default Re: RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 Public Access

    Casualty Files in their original RAF Registry format reside in three places depending on date of creation, transferred to TNA and open/closed in AIR81, transferred from RAF AHB and being processed for transfer to TNA or still with RAF AHB.

    If a couple of the 1945 files are important to you you can request AHB to see if they still have the file and will release to you under Publication for the 30 fee
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-...casualty-files

    This route is not available if RAFAHB do not hold the file.

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    Thank you, Ross.
    I am afraid, that the policy is not very encouraging, as they do not provide copies, just transcriptions, and I am told, sometimes one may get a note that the original is illegible. Not quite sure, why if those files will end up in sticky fingers of researchers, anyway. Alas, I am not sure if files contain, what I look for, it is a rule of a thumb, and actually might be a costly experience, if I shall start to check all related losses.
    I wonder how many files are there. As yet, 19907 files were transferred and catalogued. I am not sure what was the total number of the losses. I find a number of 42,010 aircraft lost in ETO and MTO, including 30,045 fighters and 11,965 bombers, and 250 aircraft in other theatres. It is said, that BC lost 8,325, FC 4,790 and CC 2,060, so I wonder if it is not a bit excessive.
    I shall ask TNA, what are their estimates, and if I get a reply, I will post it here.
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    If a couple of the 1945 files are important to you you can request AHB to see if they still have the file and will release to you under Publication for the 30 fee
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-...casualty-files
    That sounds like a good option even if you have to pay 30 per file. Better than waiting for years for them to be released. Have you gone down that route and succesfully received files ? There are files from 1945, 1944, and 1943 that I would like that will not be released for many years to come, and this is interesting information.
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    Default Re: RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 Public Access

    Yes had three casualty files from AHB over the years - one before transfer scheme started and two during.

    Redaction varied but was in line with the MoD Publication Scheme of the time of application.

    This is the current scheme declaration (note that disclosure is only one part of a large encompassing declared scheme)
    https://www.gov.uk/government/organi...ication-scheme

    If you have hit a roadblock and exhausted all other routes then - even a nil return has no real effect so anything released is bonus.

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    Default Re: RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 Public Access

    These 5 were opened 12 Dec 2022

    AIR 81/1585 – Sergeant J D Lang: killed; Avro Trainer K25, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit; aircraft accident, 17 October 1939

    AIR 81/1741 - Pilot Officer J R Wilson: killed; Harvard P5801, 14 Service Flying Training School; aircraft accident, Alves, 18 December 1939

    AIR 81/1772 - Flying Officer H B M Pearson, Sergeant Pilot F M Pennel, Aircraftman F H Rook: killed; Leading Aircraftman C M Ritter: injured; aircraft accident, Anson K6246, 48 Squadron, 6 January 1940

    AIR 81/1780 - Sergeant D B Ross: injured; Pilot Officer J D Williams (RNZAF), Aircraftman V Bishop: missing believed killed; aircraft accident, Colombo, Ceylon, Vildebeest K4156, 273 Squadron, 9 January 1940

    AIR 81/1784 - Sergeant J H Hanne, Sergeant G L Williams, Aircraftman E Vick: missing believed killed; Blenheim P4859, 110 Squadron, 10 January 1940


    We now 200 Closed Files (which will be under 100 on 1st Jan 2023)

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    121 previously closed files Opened automatically on 1st Jan 2023

    Consisting 8 Multiple Files (previously closed and now opened and re-united with their Parent)


    Citable Reference Description
    AIR 81/4402/1 Closed extracts: 19 pages. - Sergeant J B White: killed; aircraft accident, Spitfire P7593, 4 Ferry Pool, 17 November 1940
    AIR 81/1663/2 Closed extracts: 2 pages. - Pilot Officer K C H Jacobs: killed; Blenheim L1275, 108 Squadron; aircraft accident, 16 November 1939
    AIR 81/1842/1 Closed extracts: 3 pages. - Flight Sergeant W C Parkes, Leading Aircraftman A R Sutcliffe, Leading Aircraftman F A Webster, Aircraftman W Ledsham: killed; Anson N5086, School of Air Navigation, Rhossili, 23 February 1940
    AIR 81/2019/1 Closed extract: 1 page. - Pilot Officer R F Inness: injured; aircraft accident, Acklington, Spitfire K9902, 152 Squadron, 20 April 1940
    AIR 81/1924/1 Closed extract: 1 page. - Sergeant H Phillips, Aircraftman F Prosser: killed; aircraft accident, Kirkbymoorside, Blenheim L1117, 219 Squadron, 21 March 1940
    AIR 81/1794/1 Closed extracts: 2 pages. - Pilot Officer D J Bain: injured; Sergeant W S Herring, Aircraftman D J Drake, Flying Officer C S H Richardson: uninjured; aircraft accident, Castle Cary, Anson K8819, School of Navigation, 16 January 1940
    AIR 81/1880/2 Closed extracts: 3 pages. - Sergeant L Broughton: killed; aircraft accident, Ingoldisthorpe, Hurricane N2539, 213 Squadron, 5 March 1940
    AIR 81/1764/1 Closed extract: 1 page. - Pilot Officer H M McGregor, Sergeant R T Bailey, Sergeant T O Denis: killed; Corporal P E A Brightmore: injured; aircraft accident, Hampden P1260, 7 Squadron, 1 January 1940

    113 Files That were previously closed and opened automatically

    Citable Reference Description

    AIR 81/1753 Leading Aircraftman E Enticknap: injured; aircraft accident, Tiger Moth K27, Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit, 23 December 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1729 Leading Aircraftman J R Irvine: injured; Rapide G-AFMA, 7 Air Observer Navigation School; aircraft accident, Aboyne, 7 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1671 Flight Lieutenant K Maconochie, Pilot Officer D R G Paterson: killed; Harrow K6939, 9 Air Observer School; aircraft accident, 19 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1942 Flying Officer T E Sanders: injured; aircraft accident, Aberdaron Bay, Anson N5056, School of Air Navigation, 26 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1607 Sergeant C Morgan: injured; Lysander L6862, Group Reserve Air Component Force; aircraft accident, 27 October 1939.
    AIR 81/1759 Leading Aircraftman D A Arnold: injured; ground accident, Tiger Moth N9156, 81 Squadron, 17 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1726 Pilot Officer C D Stevens: killed; Hampden P1267, 76 Squadron; aircraft accident, Princes Risborough, 11 December 1939.
    AIR 81/2042 Sergeant B J Spencer: killed; aircraft accident, Three Bridges, Hurricane L1709, 79 Squadron, 26 April 1940.
    AIR 81/1801 Sergeant H R Waterson, Corporal G Cann: uninjured; Lieutenant Y Warrington Smythe (Royal Indian Navy Volunteer Reserve): injured; aircraft accident, aircraft depot, Blenheim L4918, 60 Squadron, 16 January 1940.
    Note: With photograph
    AIR 81/1856 Sergeant L G J Smith: killed; aircraft accident, Nether Dysart, Audax K7395, 8 Service Flying Training School, 29 February 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1843 Sub-Lieutenant G A Skinner (Royal Navy): killed; aircraft accident, Lower Clatford, Hart K5806, 1 Service Flying Training School, 23 February 1940.
    AIR 81/2005 Squadron Leader D M Somerville: injured; aircraft accident, Helwan, Egypt, Gladiator K8024, 112 Squadron, 15 April 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/2000 Pilot Officer R D Wawn, Sergeant Pilot B Pollard, Sergeant A Wappett, Corporal R H L Smith: injured; aircraft accident, Scunthorpe, Anson N5193, 50 Squadron, 13 April 1940.
    AIR 81/1976 Sergeant J D Stein: killed; aircraft accident, Upwood, Blenheim P6918, 35 Squadron, 6 April 1940.
    AIR 81/1835 Flight Lieutenant I R Gleed: injured; aircraft accident, Little Ouse, Littleport, Spitfire N3120, 266 Squadron, 18 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1819 Pilot Officer H W Morton: injured; aircraft accident, Wittering, Anson K6224, 48 Squadron, 7 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1815 Aircraftman G E Lumley: injured; aircraft accident, Anson N5199, 608 Squadron, 2 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1945 Pilot Officer E R Hale, Sergeant J B Griffith, Leading Aircraftman E H Walesby: injured; aircraft accident, Bicester, Blenheim P6929, 104 Squadron, 27 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1917 Pilot Officer G I Thomson: killed; aircraft accident, North Clochtow, Spitfire L1026, 603 Squadron, 19 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1895 Flight Lieutenant C Marshall, Aircraftman A D Lockyear, Aircraftman J H Oldacre: injured; aircraft accident, Beaufort L4470, 20 Maintenance Unit, 8 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1888 Sergeant S J Perfect: injured; aircraft accident, Hornchurch, Spitfire N3097, 54 Squadron, 7 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1775 Pilot Officer A H Maguire: killed; aircraft accident, Hurricane L2074, 11 Group Pool, Nantymoel, 7 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1868 Pilot Officer S Livingstone, Aircraftman H L Taylor: injured; aircraft accident, St Eval, Anson K8766, 217 Squadron, 2 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1866 Sergeant A H Milnes, Sergeant L B Scase: injured; aircraft accident, Montrose, Oxford P1961, 8 Service Flying Training School, 1 March 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1750 Pilot Officer F H Posener: injured; aircraft accident, Gladiator N5701,152 Squadron, 22 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1748 Aircraftman F Foster: injured; aircraft accident, Hart K5797, 3 Service Flying Training School, 4 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1633 Pilot Officer W Shaw: killed; Aircraftman A McCormack: injured; Vildebeest K4182, 36 Squadron; aircraft accident, 6 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1708 Aircraftman D Alexander: uninjured; Swordfish L2799, 774 Squadron; aircraft accident, Aldergrove, 2 December 1939.
    Note: With maps
    AIR 81/1690 Pilot Officer T R Williams: killed; aircraft accident, Battle L5279, 207 Squadron, Bassingbourn, 28 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1678 Pilot Officer O C Hume: killed; Leading Aircraftman C F Stevens: injured; Sergeant Couzens: uninjured; Blenheim L1129, 57 Squadron; aircraft accident, 23 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1692 Sergeant R Berrington: injured; Tiger Moth G-ADXE, 13 Elementary Flying Training School; aircraft accident, Marlow, 28 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1707 Squadron, Leader E C Ingham: uninjured; Pilot Officer K R Sutton, Aircraftman A L Kennedy: injured; Battle K9267, Central Gunnery School; aircraft accident, Grimstone, 2 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1730 Pilot Officer P C Fraser, Pilot Officer M E G Mailer: killed; Tutor K3309, 92 Squadron; aircraft accident, Sidlesham, 12 December 1939.
    Note: With map
    AIR 81/1740 Pilot Officer C R Wylie, Pilot Officer J R Krohn: injured; Blenheim L6899, Blenheim Reinforcement Squadron; aircraft accident, Goonhilly Downs, 17 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1737 Pilot Officer P Ross: killed; Harvard N7010, 14 Service Flying Training School; aircraft accident, Burghead, 15 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1631 Pilot Officer M E R Smith: killed; Lysander N1310, School of Army Cooperation; aircraft accident, 6 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1645 Pilot Officer J B Morris: killed; Harvard N7104, 10 Service Flying Training School; aircraft accident, 9 November 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1634 Leading Aircraftman C T Davis: injured; Hart K5884, RAF College Flying Training School; aircraft accident, 7 November 1939.
    Note: With plan
    AIR 81/1752 Leading Aircraftman H Stones: injured; aircraft accident, Manchester L7246, Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, RAF Boscombe Down, 22 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1751 Flying Officer A Gadd, Leading Aircraftman R H Spencer, Leading Aircraftman A R Bulley, Mr L H Sargent: injured; aircraft accident, Botha L6108, Torpedo Development Unit, Gosport, 22 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1761 Sergeant B P Bailey: killed; aircraft accident, Spitfire K9977, 602 Squadron, 30 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1782 Sergeant T A Kerr: missing; aircraft accident, Audax K5151, 5 Flying Training School, 8 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1783 Pilot Officer R Coe: killed; aircraft accident, Warrington, Hurricane N2341, 242 Squadron, 10 January 1940.
    Note: With plan
    AIR 81/1790 Pilot Officer S M West: killed; aircraft accident, Plungar, Oxford N6380, 3 Service Flying Training School, 13 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1792 Sergeant C J W Tait: uninjured; Leading Aircraftman C R McLennan: injured; aircraft accident, Helwan, Egypt, Gordon K2719, RAF Middle East Pilot Training Unit, 15 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1806 Lieutenant E F Pope (Royal Navy), Leading Airman J Baxter (Royal Navy): killed; forced landing, Walrus P5648, Royal Naval Air Squadron, 18 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1851 Sergeant R Bryant: injured; aircraft accident, Marham, Wellington N2987, 115 Squadron, 26 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1809 Sergeant R L Yorke: injured; aircraft accident, Hanworth, Magister L8260, 5 Elementary Flying Training School, 25 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1813 Pilot Officer W D Allies, Leading Aircraftman L J Taylor: injured; aircraft accident, Dalwood, Anson N5019, 148 Squadron, 11 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1869 Aircraftman E P Armstrong: injured; Pilot Officer J C Carriere: uninjured; aircraft accident, West Hartlepool, Blenheim L8726, 219 Squadron, 2 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1796 Pilot Officer G B Hawes: injured; Sergeant J E McCormick: uninjured; aircraft accident, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Lysander N1291, RAF Andover Flight, 17 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1825 Flight Lieutenant G C Butler, Leading Aircraftman J G Livingstone, Leading Aircraftman A R G McVittie: injured; aircraft accident, Dumbarton, PBY4 P9630, Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Dumbarton, 10 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1828 Pilot Officer J C Paterson: injured; aircraft accident, Odiham, Hector K9731, 613 Squadron, 15 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1947 Sergeant G D Lumsden, Leading Aircraftman B Gray: injured; aircraft accident, Ipswich, Blenheim L8753, 110 Squadron, 27 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1883 Flying Officer B Rolfe, passenger J B E Johnson: killed; aircraft accident, Flixborough, Botha L6129, 5 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1972 Flying Officer C H Boxall, Sergeant L Podger, Leading Aircraftman W W Martin: missing; aircraft accident, Penang, Malaya, Blenheim L1131, 62 Squadron, 4 April 1940.
    AIR 81/1995 Leading Aircraftman A Stead: injured; aircraft accident, Embakasi, Kenya, Tiger Moth K26, 2 Kenya Auxiliary Air Unit, 9 April 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/2071 Sergeant J S Rose: uninjured; Flight Sergeant Nesbitt: injured; aircraft accident, Hill Farm, Thorney, Magister P2505, 23 Squadron, 8 May 1940.
    AIR 81/1570 Flying Officer E B Morse, Leading Airman J F Longman (Royal Navy): injured; Hart K4987, 7 Flying Training School; aircraft accident, 7 October 1939.
    AIR 81/1668 Sergeant J W R Parr: killed; Harvard N7077, 10 Service Flying Training School; aircraft accident, 18 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1606 Flight Lieutenant C D Hackett, Aircraftman E F Hodgson: injured; Wapiti K1409, 1 Group RAF; aircraft accident, Peshawar, India, 27 October 1939.
    AIR 81/1731 Pilot Officer M Fortnum: killed; Walrus K8556, 754 Squadron; aircraft accident, Southampton, 12 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1676 Pilot Officer H W Masterson: killed; Harvard P5871, 12 Group Pool; aircraft accident, 21 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1696 Sergeant A G Banks: killed; Oxford P1807, 5 Flight Training School; aircraft accident, Tetbury, 29 November 1939.
    Note: With identification tag
    AIR 81/1715 Flying Officer R Taylor, Leading Aircraftman E W Shipp, Leading Aircraftman S C Valentine: injured; De Havilland 89 G-ADAG, 6 Air Observer Navigational School; Folly Gate, 24 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1680 Squadron Leader P M G Watt, Aircraftman F L Talbot, Aircraftman L McGarvie, Leading Aircraftman W Kelly, Aircraftman S Taylor, Corporal T A Keeting: killed; Hampden L4034, 49 Squadron; aircraft accident, 23 November 1939.
    Note: With photograph and map
    AIR 81/1693 Pilot Officer N W Walders, Pilot Officer L E Cryderman: injured; Magister P2456, 22 Group Reservoir; aircraft accident, Andover, 29 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1739 Flying Officer D E Milson: injured; Spitfire L1074, 610 Squadron; aircraft accident, Wittering, 16 December 1939.
    Note: With photograph and silk gloves
    AIR 81/1836 Flight Sergeant G A Corby: killed; Aircraftman L H Truman, Leading Aircraftman G Peterson, Aircraftman R G Webber: missing believed killed; aircraft accident, Oban, Lerwick L7253, 209 Squadron, 20 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1833 Sergeant E Lyall: injured; aircraft accident, Seletar, Singapore, Vildebeest K4186, 36 Squadron, 16 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1834 Sergeant C McHay: injured; aircraft accident, Little Benan, Ballantrae, Wallace K8683, 4 Bombing and Gunnery School, 17 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1755 Flight Lieutenant F Gower-Jones: killed; Pilot Officer E R Bowman: injured; aircraft accident, Magister N3806, 22 Squadron, 24 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1768 Corporal H C Moorby: injured; aircraft accident, Anson N5234, 502 Squadron, 3 January 1940.
    Note: With photograph
    AIR 81/1773 Sergeant H L Broughton: injured; Pilot Officer H F Mitchinson: uninjured; aircraft accident, Blenheim L1214, 108 Squadron, 7 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1999 Sergeant Pilot D A Hampton: killed; aircraft accident, High Hatton Hall, Audax K3091, 11 Service Flying Training School, 12 April 1940.
    Note: With photographs and map
    AIR 81/1879 Flight Lieutenant B Huxtable: uninjured; Sergeant D Lang: injured; Sergeant S Yarker: uninjured; forced landing, Battle K9407, 52 Squadron,.
    AIR 81/1853 Sergeant F Taylor, Pilot Officer J McClintock: injured; aircraft accident, Horton, Magister H3839, 5 Elementary Flying Training School, 27 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1771 Pilot Officer A P Davis, Sergeant J Gosling, Aircraftman E Pearce, Corporal E Graham: injured; aircraft accident, Hudson N7250, 224 Squadron, 5 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1789 Pilot Officer L A Clark: injured; aircraft accident, South Cerney, Oxford L4638, 3 Service Flying Training Squadron, 12 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1804 Flying Officer S W Kaye: injured; aircraft accident in Risalpur, India, Hart 2099, 27 Squadron, 19 January 1940.
    AIR 81/2027 Sergeant A E Hall: injured; aircraft accident, Axminster, Anson N5301, 9 Service Flying Training School, 22 April 1940.
    AIR 81/1955 Flying Officer M F Scragg, Pilot Officer A B Watkinson: injured; aircraft accident, Chippenham, Hart K5019, 9 Flying Training School, 29 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1964 Sergeant F B Alexander, Sergeant C L Houghton, Sergeant E Holloway, Aircraftman H Cullinan: injured; aircraft accident, Oxford L4569, 5 Flying Training School, 1 April 1940.
    AIR 81/1960 Pilot Officer R A Sims: killed; aircraft accident, Shawbury, Oxford N4840, 11 Service Flying Training School, 31 March 1940.
    Note: With photograph and map
    AIR 81/1889 Flying Officer J P Coveney, Sergeant H R Culpin: killed; aircraft accident, Cirencester, Oxford P1823, 3 Service Flying Training School, 8 March 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1907 Pilot Officer C P R Collier, Leading Aircraftman C E Thomas: injured; aircraft accident, El Daba, Egypt, Blenheim L1486, 211 Squadron, 13 March 1940.
    Note: With photographs and plan
    AIR 81/1867 Flying Officer G V Proudman: injured; forced landing, Spitfire K9978, 602 Squadron, 2 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1894 Pilot Officer F T Cragg, Leading Aircraftman N M Maynard: injured; aircraft accident, Ansly, Tiger Moth N6613, 9 Elementary Flying Training School, 8 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1863 Sergeant R S S Black, Sergeant J F Wales: killed; aircraft accident, Nassington, Hart K4997, 7 Service Flying Training School, 2 March 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1896 Sergeant M D Soloman: injured; aircraft accident, Farndon, Harvard N7059, 10 Service Flying Training School, 4 January 1940.
    AIR 81/2049 Sergeant B E Goodgame: injured; ground accident, Scampton, Hampden P1177, 58 Maintenance Unit, 11 April 1940.
    AIR 81/2025 Pilot Officer D R Williams, Leading Aircraftman K J Cyster, Leading Aircraftman G W Patterson: missing believed killed; aircraft accident, Overstrand K8173, 10 Bombing and Gunnery School, 22 April 1940.
    AIR 81/2069 Sergeant A McCombe, Aircraftman J Dobbins: injured; Seal K3480, 10 Bombing and Gunnery School, 7 May 1940.
    AIR 81/1734 Sergeant B McCluggage: killed; Sergeant F E Holland: injured; Magister R1816, 236 Squadron; aircraft accident, Clopton, Suffolk, 13 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1732 Flight Cadet W A Smith: killed; Audax K7423, RAF College Flying Training School; aircraft accident, Cranwell, 13 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1709 Sergeant L Charnock, Aircraftman J Harking: injured; Blenheim L4884, 90 Squadron; aircraft accident, Whittlesey, 3 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1718 Corporal D K Mills: injured; Anson K8720, 10 Flying Training School; aircraft accident, Shropshire, 6 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1705 Pilot Officer T C McGillivray, Sergeant E Evans; injured; Blenheim L8868, 104 Squadron; aircraft accident, Stony Stratford, 2 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1684 Pilot Officer R Dunham-Treble: killed; Harvard N7134, 6 Service Flying Training School; aircraft accident, 25 November 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1727 Sergeant S H Newbigging: killed; Oxford P1800, 2 Service Flying Training School; aircraft accident, Burford, 11 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1766 Flying Officer E C Lenton, Corporal T Fletcher: injured; aircraft accident, Hind K6639, 10 Flying Training School, 2 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1777 Leading Aircraftman J A G Chomley: injured; aircraft accident, Hind K5408, RAF College Flying Training School, 4 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1787 Sergeant J W H Burton: injured; aircraft accident, Elmdon Airport, Tiger Moth L6929, 14 Elementary Training Flying School, 11 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1788 Aircraftman J D Miners: injured; ground accident, Upavon, Oxford P6813, Central Flying School, 11 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1821 Pilot Officer O W Bligh (RCAF), Sergeant R F C Dupe: killed; Aircraftman R T Casson: injured; aircraft accident, Abingdon, Whitley K7255, 97 Group Pool Squadron, 10 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1820 Flying Officer M K Carswell: injured; ditched at sea during enemy action off Coquet Island, Hurricane L1744, 43 Squadron, 9 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1837 Flying Officer W H Carr-Birbeck: injured; aircraft accident, Wisbech, Wellington P9219, 99 Squadron, 21 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1840 Flying Officer B A Mortimer: killed; aircraft accident, Devizes, Hart K4768, 5 Flying Training Squadron, 21 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1841 Sergeant G Breese: killed; aircraft accident, Littlewick Green, Tiger Moth G-ADIC, 13 Elementary Flying Training School, 23 February 1940.
    Note: With plan
    AIR 81/1652 Flight Lieutenant W I Hammond, Sub-Lieutenant D Copsey (Royal Navy): killed; Harvard N7043, 1 Service Flying Training School; aircraft accident, 13 November 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1625 Squadron Leader E A Springall: injured; Blenheim K7061, Station Training Squadron; aircraft accident, 3 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1615 Aircraftman T Gee: killed; 11 Flying Training School; struck by aircraft, 30 October 1939.
    AIR 81/1643 Sergeant E J Cole: killed; Spitfire K9886, 54 Squadron; aircraft accident, 8 November 1939.

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    We now have as far as I can tell 84 Air 81 Files closed - 2 of which are retained by MOD

    Citable Reference Description

    AIR 81/250 Temporary Warrant Officer P Stubbs, Temporary Warrant Officer I G Adams and Flight Lieutenant H M Murray: prisoners of war; Battle P2249 crashed near Pruem, Germany, 11 May 1940.
    AIR 81/9361 Multiple casualties: aircraft accident at RAF Thorney Island, Hudson AM867, 59 Squadron, 29 September 1941.

    82 are Fully or Partially closed

    Citable Reference Description

    AIR 81/1540 Pilot Officer J L Calvert, Aircraftman J L Marsh, Sergeant T B Woodmason: killed; Battle L5225, 150 Squadron; aircraft accident, 20 September 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1581 Flight Lieutenant T E Shrapnell-Smith, Leading Aircraftman W A J Powell: killed; Vildebeest K4184, 36 Squadron; aircraft accident, 16 October 1939.
    AIR 81/1604 Aircraftman A C Dier: injured; Hampden L4175, 106 Squadron; aircraft accident, 24 October 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1605/1 Closed extracts: 9 pages.
    AIR 81/1636 Pilot Officer D K Robertson, Sergeant R Harrison, Aircraftman F J Wilkes: killed; Battle K9238, 98 Squadron; aircraft accident, 7 November 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1637 Pilot Officer G H A Coates: killed; Pilot Officer W O Cramer: injured; Oxford P1845, 11 Service Flying Training School; aircraft accident, 7 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1641 Pilot Officer D C R Carter: killed; Leading Aircraftman G G J Lovegrove: injured; Blenheim L8731, 64 Squadron; aircraft accident, 8 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1656 Pilot Officer K G Lamb, Sergeant G A Brett: killed; Gladiator K7915 and Gladiator K7900, 80 Squadron; mid-air collision, 14 November 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1657 Pilot Officer W R Ross: killed; Blenheim L1286, 145 Squadron; aircraft accident, 14 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1659 Pilot Officer J M Hinds, Pilot Officer M V Dugdale, Pilot Officer H K A Drummond: killed; Blenheim L1127, 92 Squadron; aircraft accident, 15 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1660 Corporal F J W Moores: killed; Blenheim N6226, 139 Squadron; aircraft accident, 15 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1661 Sergeant S J Farmer, Sergeant F S Bowden, Aircraftman J R Partlow: killed; Blenheim L1246, 57 Squadron; aircraft accident, 15 November 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1662 Flying Officer A A Vickers: killed; Blenheim L6685, 600 Squadron; aircraft accident, 16 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1663/1 Closed extracts: 3 pages
    AIR 81/1682 Pilot Officer A A Deacon, Leading Aircraftman R G Stirling, Leading Aircraftman J D Siddons: killed; Battle L5256 and Battle L5255, 9 Air Observer School; mid-air collision, 24 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1683 Pilot Officer B Graham: killed; Gladiator K8012, 65 Squadron; aircraft accident, 25 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1685 Aircraftman E W Westgarth: killed; Vildebeest K8079, 42 Squadron; aircraft accident, 25 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1694 Flight Lieutenant P D Walker, Aircraftman B France: killed; Aircraftman C Chrystall: uninjured; Blenheim L1452, 23 Squadron; Digby, Lincolnshire, 29 November 1939.
    Note: With photographs and map
    AIR 81/1699 Squadron, Leader C C Clark: killed; Skua L2981, 2 Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit; aircraft accident, Fareham Creek, 30 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1700 Pilot Officer J Musgrave, Squadron Leader N Hope, Sergeant L Thom, Aircraftman D J O'Regan: killed; Hampden L4203, 185 Squadron; aircraft accident, High Wycombe, 30 November 1939.
    AIR 81/1704 Pilot Officer C R Coventry, Pilot Officer A Cameron, Sergeant A G Gibson, Aircraftman H O Gormlay, Aircraftman J C Buckland: missing believed drowned; Anson N5073, 63 Squadron; aircraft accident, Benson, 5 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1712 Major Gwatkin (Coldstream Guards): injured; Lysander L4751, 225 Squadron; aircraft accident, Long Sutton, 5 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1721 Pilot Officer P D B Stevens: injured; Sergeant F Hinson, Aircraftman L R Bull: killed; Battle K9467, 98 Squadron; aircraft accident, Stow-on-the-Wold, 9 December 1939.
    AIR 81/1745 Pilot Officer F A Connolly: killed; Leading Aircraftman F G Powell, Leading Aircraftman N Burrows, Aircraftman J Forrest, Aircraftman W P Hedley: injured; Valentia K2799, 70 Squadron, 19 December 1939.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1763 Pilot Officer E A C Hill: killed; aircraft accident, Hampden L4205, 185 Squadron, 1 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1765 Pilot Officer M V Reynolds, Aircraftman J R Lewis: killed; aircraft accident, Wallace K3911, 1 Air Armament School, Donna Nook Ranges, 2 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1770 Pilot Officer R G A Barritt, Corporal R Wilson: died of injuries; Aircraftman A A Wilson: killed; aircraft accident, Blenheim L1466, 23 Squadron, 4 January 1940.
    Note: With plan
    AIR 81/1779 Pilot Officer D L Payne, Aircraftman T A Gratton, Aircraftman F Waters: killed; aircraft accident, Blenheim L4854, Reserve Pool (Andover), 8 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1786 Flying Officer J R Irving-Bell: injured; Sergeant B Currie: killed; aircraft accident, Oxford N6263, 5 Service Flying Training School, 11 January 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1793 Flight Sergeant T D Dixon, Pilot Officer J A Littlewood: killed; aircraft accident, Broad Hinton, Oxford L4564, 3 Service Flying Training School, 16 January 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1797 Pilot Officer N E Berrington-Pickett: injured; Pilot Officer A Mullock: killed; aircraft accident, Sarsden, Harvard N7144, 2 Service Flying Training School, 18 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1798 Sergeant H J Steeley, Sergeant E G P Mullinger: killed; aircraft collision between Hurricane L2066 and Hurricane L1734, 43 Squadron, 18 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1802 Pilot Officer B O C Stevens, Sergeant F T M Smith, Sergeant L C Chenerey, Aircraftman L J Wakely, Aircraftman W Heron: killed; aircraft accident, Totnes, Anson N5024, 148 Squadron, 18 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1805 Pilot Officer T D Saul, Sergeant D Skilling: injured; aircraft accident, Sherburn in Elmot, Blenheim L1469, 64 Squadron, 19 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1808 Pilot Officer R J Shellard: killed; aircraft accident, Gringley on the Hill, Henley L3296, 1 Air Armament School, 25 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1810 Flying Officer The Honourable W D S Montague, Pilot Officer G S Taylor: killed; aircraft accident, Aston Down, Harvard P5862, 12 Fighter Group Pool, 26 January 1940.
    AIR 81/1818 Aircraftman W Squires: missing believed killed; aircraft accident, Pwllheli, Wallace K8678, 9 Bombing and Gunnery School, 6 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1829 Sergeant G H Tice, Sergeant J H Wadmore, Leading Aircraftman F Birch: missing believed killed; aircraft accident, Blenheim L8759, 21 Squadron, 16 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1832 Pilot Officer J A D McLean, Sergeant A C Haigh: killed; Aircraftman W McEwan: died of injuries; aircraft accident, Upwood, Blenheim L4875, 90 Squadron, 18 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1846 Pilot Officer P F N Lomax, Lieutenant J G Winks, Leading Aircraftman G A Carter (RCAF): killed; aircraft accident, Toynton St Peter, Blenheim L6742, 229 Squadron, 24 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1855 Pilot Officer H A Trenchard: killed; aircraft accident, Duxford, Spitfire K9809, 19 Squadron, 29 February 1940.
    AIR 81/1862 Flying Officer L H Leader, Flying Officer A Law: missing; aircraft accident, West Freugh, Magister L8264, 1 Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit, 2 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1870 Sergeant E C Warren: killed; aircraft accident, Cirencester, Oxford P1817, 3 Service Flying Training School, 4 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1872 Flying Officer R Bell: killed; aircraft accident, Hoylake, Hind K6758, 5 Service Flying Training School, 4 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1876/1 Closed extracts: 17 pages.
    AIR 81/1877 Flying Officer G C F Ely: killed; aircraft accident, Brize Norton, Oxford L4554, 2 Service Flying Training School, 6 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1880/1 Closed extracts: 3 pages
    AIR 81/1887 Flying Officer D C G Clinkard, Sergeant C C Hobbs, Sergeant R P Glasson, Leading Aircraftman W K Wood: killed; aircraft accident, Digby, Hampden L4111, 61 Squadron, 8 March 1940.
    Note: With flight plans
    AIR 81/1891 Pilot Officer J A Woollen, Leading Aircraftman B Rees: killed; aircraft accident, Hayling Island, Beaufort L4475, 22 Squadron, 8 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1892 Corporal A S Telford: killed; aircraft accident, Elsfield, Anson N5099, 6 Service Flying Training School, 9 March 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1904 Pilot Officer A C Manaton, Pilot Officer E I Hewett, Sergeant J D Hartley, Aircraftman A Mullineux, Aircraftman H S Burke: killed; aircraft accident, Lechlade, Anson M9824, 61 Squadron, 12 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1915 Flying Officer W J Swire-Griffiths, Sergeant J Gillings, Leading Aircraftman E Morgan, Leading Aircraftman M Pizzey: killed; aircraft accident, Overton, Blenheim L9358, Blenheim delivery flight, 203 Squadron, Middle East, 16 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1919 Flying Officer J A Richardson: uninjured; Aircraftman R Humphreys: killed; aircraft accident, Tewkesbury, Swordfish 8426, Torpedo Training Squadron, 19 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1921 Flight Lieutenant V H P Lynham, Flying Officer J C Boulter: injured; Pilot Officer W C Scott: died from injuries; aircraft accident at Montrose, involving Spitfire of 503 Squadron landing on top of stationary Oxford L9655, 8 Flying Training School, 20 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1922 Flying Officer F H Bullard-Davis: killed; Sergeant A Woodward, Leading Aircraftman D Doughty: missing believed killed; aircraft accident, Scotton near Scunthorpe, Hampden L4137, 144 Squadron, 20 March 1940.
    Note: With map
    AIR 81/1925 Flying Officer R L Jeffrey: killed; Sergeant J G S Kirkpatrick: died of injuries; collision between Anson N5039 and Harvard N7060, 10 Service Flying Training School, 21 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1931/1 Closed extracts: 7 pages.
    AIR 81/1931/2 Closed extracts: 3 pages
    AIR 81/1933/1 Closed extract: 1 page.
    AIR 81/1944 Pilot Officer P D W Brierley: killed; Pilot Officer A T Sword-Daniels: injured; aircraft accident, North Weald, Blenheim L1212, 25 Squadron, 27 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1949 Pilot Officer J O Griffits: killed; aircraft accident, Fowlmere, Magister L5953, 222 Squadron, 28 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1953/1 Closed extracts: 27 pages
    AIR 81/1959 Sergeant R H J Scott-Kerr: killed; aircraft accident, Avebury, Tiger Moth G-AESO, 10 Elementary Flying Training School, 30 March 1940.
    AIR 81/1963 Pilot Officer R C Mathieson, Aircraftman E J Robinson: killed; aircraft accident, Bude, Henley L3245, 1 Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit, 1 April 1940.
    AIR 81/1975 Sergeant J A Lewis, Leading Aircraftman A R Martin, Leading Aircraftman R W E Jordan: killed; aircraft accident, Point D'Aiguille, France, Wellesley K7740, 30 Squadron, 4 April 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/1985 Pilot Officer M E F Barnett (RNZAF): killed; aircraft accident, Ewelme, Battle P2273, 12 Operational Training Unit, 8 April 1940.
    AIR 81/1987 Sergeant A F Scott, Sergeant Pilot C Holmes, Aircraftman W A Augood: killed; aircraft accident, Montreathmont Moor, Anson N5322, 8 Flying Training School, 8 April 1940.
    AIR 81/1992 Leading Airman H E Cook (Royal Navy), Aircraftman A C Lucas: killed; aircraft accident, Collingbourne Kingston, Battle K7609, 1 Service Flying Training School, 9 April 1940.
    Note: With photograph
    AIR 81/2003 Pilot Officer P de Galleani Fry: killed; aircraft accident, Donna Nook Ranges, Gauntlett K7883, 1 Air Armament School, 15 April 1940.
    AIR 81/2037 Sergeant P W Roberson, Sergeant T G Horsfield: killed; aircraft accident, Queensferry, Oxford N4731, 5 Service Flying Training School, 26 April 1940.
    AIR 81/2066 Sergeant V Allison, Sergeant E O Schmid, Leading Aircraftman V C Neirynck: killed; aircraft accident, Bircham Newton, Blenheim P4844, 235 Squadron, 8 May 1940.
    AIR 81/2092/1 Closed extracts: 10 pages
    AIR 81/2278/1 Closed extracts: 17 pages.
    AIR 81/2288/1 Closed extracts: 28 pages.
    AIR 81/2289 Pilot Officer B A Taylor, Pilot Officer C D Frost: killed; Sergeant H G Cumpstey, Sergeant D Dunt: prisoners of war; shot down, enemy action, Hampden P4363, 144 Squadron, 23 June 1940.
    Note: With photographs
    AIR 81/2301 Pilot Officer P Weil, Sergeant S K Bartlett, Sergeant A Kempster: killed; shot down, enemy action, Blenheim P6957, 235 Squadron, 27 June 1940.
    AIR 81/2408/1 Closed extracts: 6 pages
    AIR 81/2697 Pilot Officer W E King, Sergeant S Britnor, Sergeant J Bishop, Sergeant J A Jackson: killed; aircraft accident, Hampden P1305, 14 Operational Training Unit, Melchbourne Park, Riseley, 19 August 1940.
    AIR 81/3219 Pilot Officer D E Stewart, Sergeant W Goodwill: killed; Sergeant D Joyce, Sergeant J G Hobson: missing believed killed; failed to return from air operations over enemy territory, Hampden X2913, 44 Squadron, 11 September 1940.
    AIR 81/5311/1 Closed extracts: 5 pages
    AIR 81/11293 Pilot Officer H M Murray, Sergeant P Stubbs, Aircraftsman I G Adams: prisoners of war; Battle P2249, 218 Squadron; shot down and crashed in Luxembourg, 11 May 1940.
    AIR 81/12767/1 Closed extract: 2 pages.

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    Thanks for your work on this Paul, a very useful update

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