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    Came across this one, during a Lionel name, internet search engine (for family history, non aviation related), in 1926? ...

    Dundee Courier Angus Scotland 1st September 1926

    R.A.F. 'PLANE CRASHES Pilot Officer Arthur Lionel Rene Page, attached to the R.A.F., Old Sarum, was killed yesterday in an aeroplane crash during army manoeuvres at Decoy Farm, near Beaulieu, in the New Forest. His mechanic, Aircraftsman Eric Arthur Lister ...


    Exeter and Plymouth Gazette newspaper (snippet view)

    Alfred Lionel Rene Page, aged 19, was killed, and his mechanic, Aircraftsman Eric Arthur Lister Lowe, was seriously injured. The pilot seemed to be wut to land, and came across the tree unexpectedly. After striking, the machine nose-dived. Page belonged ...

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    Slight Update
    09/12/1926 Flying Officer John Harry Campbell Purvis crashed at Terlingham Manor Farm not "Turlingham"

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    YOUNG, Stuart Adolphus, P/O - Died of injuries, 14 May 1926 following crash of a Sopwith Snipe, No.1 Squadron, Hinaidi, Iraq, 13 May 1926.

    According to Jeff Jefford on AB-IX

    "Not sure whether this has been flagged-up before but, in case not, the date for the loss of No 1 Sqn’s E8384 was 13 May 1926 and the pilot, who died, was Fg Off Stuart Adolphus Young.
    Source - Iraq Command Monthly OPSUMs, Vol VI (1926) – AIR5/1290"

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    BRYAN, Thomas Lawe Guy, F/O - Drowned 30 March 1926 following accident with a Fairey IIID, No.441 Flight, Kalavrana, Malta. He was also a Royal Marine officer.
    30 Mar Bryan IIID overside Hermes N9758 Do

    A write up of the incident that caused this death is in the book "The Fairey Flycatcher" by Matthew Willis who quotes Lt Owen Cathcart-Jones in his 1934 book "Aviation Memoires"

    "Bryan's death was not in vain. After his accident, it was decide to experiment with landing on the deck without wires"

    apparently a Bryan was killed after an attempted landing on HMS Hermes, he tried to go around again but had snagged a wire with his hook and which could not be released once 'snagged and fell over the side
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    LAC Fred Miller, 319176, this was my great great Uncle, he came from Pennington in the New Forest, and is buried in Pennington churchyard with his mother and sister.

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    re:26/07/26 - POLLARD et al - Vickers Vernon III J7143.
    Other two crew members who survived were

    Pilot Officer George Percy Mee (co-pilot) (from Londonderry) injured

    I think this is him as well

    http://www.irishmariners.ie/printrec.php?id=223272

    LAC /AC1 ? James Douglas 'Jock' Henderson #128624 - uninjured

    BTW AC1 Horace Leslie Davis killed #345662 - initially severely injured but died shortly afterwards

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    Hi all,

    Whilst looking for reports in the BNA for the crash involving Fairey Fawn J7191, I came across a report in the 7th July 1926 edition of the Taunton Courier which makes interesting reading: -

    "Aircraftman Keen of the flying school at Netheravon was holding on to the side of a char-a-banc while cycling to the school on Saturday when the char-a-banc drew into the side of the road and his head struck a telegraph pole. He died in hospital."

    No mention of the date on which the accident occurred, nor any further details for the unfortunate Aircraftsman Keen. But as it happened in 1926 and I couldn't see his name in the accompanying list, I thought I'd add the details here.

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    Greg
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    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

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    AC1 Cecil Charles
    Surname Keen
    Service no 362974

    http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.u...-cecil-charles

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    Moved to 1928 (thanks Col)
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Kendal Atterton Miller 1911 Pembrokeshire 1926 560850 Scholar

    Died 26/11/1928

    Killed when a number of cadets were lifting an aircraft tail at RAF Halton without instructor present and lost hold and plane nose fell on him
    Paul,

    Miller was a member of the 13th Entry, RAF Halton on 1 January, 1926. Died 26/11/1928? If so, he should be listed on the 1928 casualties thread.

    Col.
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