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Thread: RAF Officer Deaths, 1920

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    1920:

    02/04/20 - BARCLAY/WILKIE/WADEY/MELDRUM - Handley Page HP O/400 F302.
    29/04/20 - FYFIELD/MOON/BASS - Felixstowe F.5 N4044 (No.230 Sqn?), off Felixstowe.
    17/05/20 - DE PENCIER/RIDLEY - Aircraft involved, Bristol Fighters D8059 and H1566.
    27/05/20 - BIRD/GROVES - Bristol Fighter D7927.
    28/06/20 - SWANSTON - De Havilland D.H.10 E9081.
    05/07/20 - MacQUEEN - Bristol Fighter - H1594.
    12/07/20 - BRAITHWAITE/REYNOLDS - De Havilland D.H.9A F1646 - No.24 Sqn.
    05/08/20 - ORDE - Bristol Fighter C4870.
    03/09/20 - BYRNE - De Havilland D.H.9A D9824. Lost speed on climbing tun on take-off, stalled and spun in, Almaza.
    18/09/20 - NUTTALL/DELLOW - Two members of 30 Squadron lost their lives on 18th September, 1920, when RE.8 D4698 spun in from 300 feet when on approach to Kazvin, Frank Nuttall had taken off with LAC Dellow as his observer to raid Enzel, but due to bad visibility decided to return, a wrong decision, as Cpt. Nuttall died instantly in the crash close to the airfield and LAC DELLOW died later in hospital.
    See:
    Flat Out: The Story of 30 Squadron Royal Air Force.
    Hamlin,John F.
    Tunbridge Wells:Air Britain (Historians),2002.
    p.75.

    22/09/20 - McDONALD/BOCKETT-PUGH - De Havilland D.H.9A F2838.
    04/11/20 - PROUT/FENWICK - Bristol Fighter F4852.
    29/11/20 - RIGDEN/GOODILL - De Havilland D.H.10 E9062.

    l have been asked the sources for a lot of the information l have posted on the various losses mentioned by Hugh. Back in July, 2005, l copied extensive accident lists published by Vic Smith. Later, l went looking for these lists to verify some information, and they had vanished from the net! l have now been informed Vic Smith's Accident Lists are once again available, here:

    http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/index.html

    l thank Vic Smith, and offer due accreditation.

    Col.
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    Thanks for the ID of the Rigden/Goodill Bristol Fighter.

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    Simon

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    PALMER, Robert Daniel Cecil, F/O, DFC - No.6 Squadron - killed 2 August 1920 - “Mesopotamia”

    HUTCHINSON, Harold, F/O - No.6 Squadron - killed 2 August 1920 - buried Bahgdad.

    Both on Bristol Fighter H1462 "Battle Casualty" Palmer was pilot, Hutchison was Observer

    I am guessing this is incident referred to on "Wings of Empire" by Barry Renfrew Page 74 "One Vessel HMS Firefly was sunk by insurgent fire at Kurfah on the Euphrates and two planes were shot down trying to drop supplies to the crew

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