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    Please can someone confirm the Sqn this aircraft was with when it was lost on June 11th 1929 thanks Paul - I suspect it may be either 25 or 17 Sqn thanks Paul

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    Hi Paul, will check it out at the evening if anyone else will not do earlier.

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    paul,

    17 Sqn, caught fire and abandoned near Hawkinge, 11.6.29.

    (Air-Britain's J serials)

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    Errol

    Thanks - Confirmed 17 Sqn - The pilot was F/O Elphinstone Docwra Turner later Wing Commander with AFC #22207

    The issue is while incident is mentioned in 17 Sqn ORB can find no record of ED Turner joining 17 Sqn - Some newspaper reports of time say '25 Sqn' and that was Turner's previous unit. 25.5.27. P/O E. D. Turner, to No. 25 Sqdn. Hawkinge. No record in 17 Sqn of Turner joining 17 Sqn or any record in 25 ORB of him leaving!

    17 Sqn was returning from Sutton Bridge where they had been on Annual Air Firing Practices when incident occurred and Turner suffered a broken arm

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    Pavel thanks for offereing!

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    Hi Paul,

    Dec 1929 Air Force List has Turner as being posted to No.17 Sqn on 1st Dec 1928.

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    Ross
    QED

    Thanks Paul

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    The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 24 July 1929, Page 5:

    Turner was flying from Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire where he had been taking part in manoeuvres. Flames were seen coming from the port side of the engine just before he jumped. He hit the ground with some force, but refused offers of assistance and walked unaided to the aerodrome, where he received attention before being taken to the military hospital at Shorncliffe. He was asked by a farm hand if he was hurt and replied "No, only a broken arm thanks very much". The airplane which was enveloped in flames before it actually struck the ground, was quickly destroyed.

    The Aeroplane caught fire over Arpinge and crashed into an oat field at Paddlesworth.

    AIR 10-1460 Report on Flying Accidents during Jan.-June 1929 Page 11 (7) "A Siskin caught fire in the air: the pilot was injured landing"

    Pilot solo hours on type 58, 277 solo hours in total, 2 years since qualifying for wings.

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