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    Some questions and comments. Notwithstanding the availability Flight on line, hard-copy Aeroplane magazines are a necessity in this work. Several deaths involve officers of the RAFO and some may be Flying Club accidents (not sure how to resolve this). "Died" in most cases probably means just that - non-operational death from disease, age (many are retired), surgery. Help with respect to serials and circumstances welcomed.

    FISHER, Lionel Edward Ruggles, P/O, MC (Lt, RARO), killed 9 January 1928 in crash of Bristol Fighter, No.6 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Hinaidi, Iraq. Lieutenant Sidney Gordon Haserick, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (attached Iraq Levies) dangerously injured (died same day).

    STEVENSON, Guy, P/O - Killed 17 January 1928 in a Woodcock of No.17 (Fighter) Squadron, Upavon (pilot and sole occupant)

    DAUNCEY, Harold Campbell Gambier, F/O - Killed 23 January 1928 with No.22 Squadron (Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment) - prototype Blackburn Turcock aircraft (speed test).

    FISHER, Harold Edwin, LAC (361890) - killed 30 January 1928 - passenger in a DH.9A aircraft of No.45 (Bombing) Squadron, Helwan, Egypt; 337596 Sergeant Frederick Ernest Omeara (pilot) seriously injured.

    COLLIN, William, Warrant Officer, SMI - Died 30 January 1928

    CHALMERS, Peter John Basil, P/O - Killed 8 February 1928 near Emsworth in a Gloster Gamecock of No.43 Squadron; flew into ground in a heavy mist.

    WATSON, Eric James, P/O - Killed 17 February 1928 following collision with another Gloster Grebe of No.25 Squadron, Hawkinge; the other pilot escaped by parachute.

    JACKSON, Rolf Booth Hilton, F/O - Killed in action 20 February 1928; pilot and sole occupant of a DH.9A, No.55 Squadron (shot down). Attacking Wahabi raiders in Iraq.

    STAFFORD, William George, F/O, MC, DCM, retired - Died 21 February 1928 of peritonitis. He had retired in 1927 and was a hotel keeper at the time of his death.

    KIRKER, James A., F/L, BA, BAI - died 28 February 1928 at Abingdon - Assistant Engineer, Works and Building Staff.

    REEVE, James Varney, F/O - Died 29 February 1928

    TRICKETT, Herbert, Sergeant (356240) - killed 1 March 1928 at Duxford, in a Grebe of No.29 (Fighter) Squadron.

    MALTMAN, William Bean, Sergeant (327050) - killed 2 March 1928 at Isle of Grain,in a Fairey IIIF of No.207 (Bombing) Squadron. Missing following formation practice.

    MASON, Sidney Cresswell, LAC (363670) - killed 2 March 1928 at Isle of Grain,in a Fairey IIIF of No.207 (Bombing) Squadron. Missing following formation practice.

    HOILE, William Henry, F/L, MBE - Died 8 March 1928 “at Fairlight, Burgess Hill, from a wound received in the war.”

    KINKEAD, Samuel Marcus, F/L, DSO, DSC, DFC - Killed 12 March 1928 making attempt on world speed record in Supermarine S.5.

    MUMFORD-MATHEWS, Horace James Joseph, F/O - Killed 14 March 1928 following collision of a Bristol Fighter, No.2 (Army Cooperation) Squadron and a Vickers Virginia of No.9 (Bomber) Squadron. His passenger, Lieutenant David Francis Cumin Scott, also killed.

    JAZZARD, Frank, F/L, MBE - Died of injuries 22 March 1928 following accident in an Avro machine of Home Aircraft Depot, Henlow. LAC Percy Jack Cooper (349632) slightly injured.

    McCORMACK, George, F/L - Died of injuries 28 March 1928 following accident in an aircraft of No.14 (Bombing) Squadron, near Amman.

    KIMBERLEY, James, LAC (349781) - killed 28 March 1928 following accident in an aircraft of No.14 (Bombing) Squadron, near Amman.

    MADOCKS, Kenrick Alexander Napier, P/O, RAFO - Died 1 April 1928

    HADDEN, Jack, F/O and Lieutenant, Black Watch - killed 2 April 1928 near Colchester in a Bristol Fighter of No.2 (Army Cooperation) Squadron; with 370079 AC1 George Henry Towers.

    TOWERS, George Henry, AC1 (370079) - killed 2 April 1928 near Colchester in a Bristol Fighter of No.2 (Army Cooperation) Squadron; with F/O Jack Hhadden.

    WOOD, Jack Whitworth, P/O - killed 2 April 1928 near Hillah, Iraq, in a DH.9A of No.30 (Bombing) Squadron, Hinaidi; with 358180 AC1 William Waugh.

    WAUGH, William, AC1 (358180) - killed 2 April 1928 near Hillah, Iraq, in a DH.9A of No.30 (Bombing) Squadron, Hinaidi; with P/O J.W. Wood.

    HALE, Alfred William Beverley, F/O - killed 3 April 1928 at Kong Kong in a Fairey IIIF of No.440 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flight, HMS Hermes; with passengers Lieutenant John Henry Patrick Graham (RN) and J.77956 Telegrapher Stanley Jackson.

    TURNER, Ernest Arthur, LAC (362706) - killed (drowned) 25 April 1928 in a DH.9A of No.27 (Bombing) Squadron, Risilpur. Pilot, 382014 Sergeant David Irving, uninjured.

    MEAKIN, Peter Anthony, Flight Cadet - died 27 April 1928 following crash of a Siskin, RAF College Cranwell, 26 April 1928.

    HOPPER, Richard Erice, F/O (RAFO) - Killed 6 May 1928 in the crash of G-EBSN (Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club); a Mr. D. Tanner also killed.

    BRADFORD, Ernest, Corporal (347098) - killed 10 May 1928 at Invergordon in a Southampton flying boat of No.480 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight. The pilot, F/L Alick Charles Stevens, sustained minor injuries.

    ATKIN, Hubert Clare, F/O, RAFO - Died 11 May 1928

    UNDERDOWN, Gerald Arthur, F/O - Killed 11 May 1928 in a Bristol Fighter of No.16 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Old Sarum.

    THOMAS, Donald Martin, LAC (370390) - Killed 11 May 1928 in a Bristol Fighter of No.16 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Old Sarum.

    BOLTON, John George, AC1 (363057) - killed 12 May 1928 in a Fairey IIIF of No.446 (Fleet Spotter) Flight, HMS Courageous. F/O and Captain (Royal Marines) Edward James Osborme Ellison was seriously injured.

    CARTER, Percival Reginald, Telegraphist (J70337, Royal Navy) - killed 12 May 1928 in a Fairey IIIF of No.446 (Fleet Spotter) Flight, HMS Courageous. F/O and Captain (Royal Marines) Edward James Osborme Ellison was seriously injured.

    GOLDIE, Maurice Wyndham, F/O - Died 18 May 1928

    BRADBURY, Geoffrey, F/O - Died of injuries 20 May 1928 following accident on 8 May 1928 at Holbeach Ranges in a Siskin of No.41 (Fighter) Squadron.

    DREW, James Pearson, P/O, AAF - Killed 21 May 1928 at Paisley, in an aircraft of No.602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron.

    FORSTER, Edward Beresford, F/O - Died 26 May 1928 - member of No.84 Squadron, killed in motor car accident.

    FENWICK, William Longstaffe, F/L - Died 26 May 1928 - member of No.84 Squadron, killed in motor car accident.

    MALYAN, Bernard James, F/O, RAFO - Died 28 May 1928

    COOPER, Arthur Gabbetis, F/O, RAFO - Killed 29 May 1928 at Weymouth, aeroplane accident.

    CRANSWICK Philip, F/O, MC - Killed 5 June 1928 in collision with F/O D.J.F. McMillan, both in Woodcocks of No.3 Squadron, Upavon.

    McMILLAN, Douglas James Frederick, F/O - Killed 5 June 1928 in collision with F/O P. Cranswick, both in Woodcocks of No.3 Squadron, Upavon.

    GARNER, Alfred Joseph, Sergeant (335654) - killed 8 June 1928 near Mosul in a Bristol Fighter of No.6 (Army Cooperation) Squadron. Pilot.

    FUTCHER, William Frank, Sergeant (158714) - killed 8 June 1928 near Mosul in a Bristol Fighter of No.6 (Army Cooperation) Squadron.

    ALDRIDGE, Raymond Arthur, F/O and Lieutenant, RN - Killed 20 June 1928 - Flycatcher of No.403 (Fleet Fighter) Flight, HMS Hermes - at Wei-hai-wei.

    NICHOLSON, John, F/O and Lieutenant, RN - Killed 25 June 1928 as a result of a flying accident at Malta; Dart machine of No.463 (Fleet Torpedo) Flight, HMS Courageous; pilot and sole occupant. Taking off from carrier, starboard wingtip fouled something on deck causing machine to tilt and crash overboard.

    MAUND, John Henry Lorraine, P/O - killed 26 June 1928 at Amman, Jordan, in a DH.9A of No.14 (Bombing) Squadron; with 363194 AC1 Jack James Heatherstone Middleton.

    MIDDLETON, Jack James Heathertone, AC1 (363194) - killed 26 June 1928 at Amman, Jordan, in a DH.9A of No.14 (Bombing) Squadron; with P/O J.H.L. Maund.

    CALVEY, Harold Charles, F/L - killed 1 July 1928 at Clifton (near Henlow) in Avro 504 N, H2434, of RAF Practice Camp, Sutton Bridge; with 3720 Flight Sergeant William Charles Hollier.

    HOLLIER, William Charles, Flight Sergeant (3720) - killed 1 July 1928 at Clifton (near Henlow) in an Avro machine of RAF Practice Camp, Sutton Bridge; with F/L H.C. Calvey.

    McEVOY, Clarence Reginald, F/O - killed 3 July 1928 at Quetta, India in a Bristol Fighter of No.31 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, with 363249 LAC James Leslie Masson or Mason.

    MASSON, James Leslie, LAC (363249) - killed 3 July 1928 at Quetta, India in a Bristol Fighter of No.31 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, with F/O C.R. McEvoy. Mason ?

    KAY, Alexander Bruce, F/O - died of injuries 4 July 1928 following crash at Mosul of a Bristol Fighter, No.6 (Army Cooperation) Squadron; passenger 357613 LAC Alfred Henry Bolton slightly injured.

    SHIELLS, John Temple Lyall, P/O, Auxiliary Air Force - killed 7 July 1928 at Corstorphine, in an Avro machine of No.603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron; sole occupant of aircraft.

    WARWICK, Guy Nevile, F/O, RAFO - Killed 20 July 1928 in G-EBPI, when he flew into hills near Peebles while flying in King’s Cup Race (Cramling to Renfrew leg). Member of Newcastles-on-Tyne Aero Club. Misty weather may have factor.

    MORRISON, John Oswald, F/O - Drowned 21 July 1928 while bathing in the Tigris River. Accountant Branch, Headquarters Iraq Command.

    MORRIS, Cecil Norman, Sergeant (248736) - killed 31 July 1928 in a Fairey IIID or IIIF of No.8 (Bombing) Squadron, Aden. His passenger, 3906148 Lance Corporal Gwilyn Williams, Second Battalion, South Wales Borderers, slightly injured.

    BROWNING, Lance Harold, F/L, MC, DFC - Killed 2 August 1928 over Holbeach Ranges in a Woodcock of No.3 Squadron, Sutton Bridge

    MOORE, E.L.D., Lieutenant, RN - killed 3 August 1928, late HMS Furious, in a flying accident at Edgeware. De Havilland aircraft reportedly broke up in air.

    EDWARDES, Edward Norman Tickner, F/L - Killed 14 August 1928 at Aden, in a Fairey IIID or IIIF of No.8 (Bombing) Squadron; 362026 LAC Albert Wyndham Jones slightly injured.

    COLE, Adrian Gordon, P/O - Killed 17 August 1928 in collision at Digby between a DH.9a (J7795) and Avro 504N (J9106) of No.2 Flying Training School. Cole was pilot of the Avro. P/O B.G. D’Olier was passenger in the DH.9a. F/O A.R. Feather (pilot of DH.9a) died in hospital.

    D’OLIER, Bertrand Guy, P/O - Killed 17 August 1928 in collision at Digby between a DH.9a and an Avro machine of No.2 Flying Training School. D’Olier was passenger in the DH.9a. F/O A.R. Feather (pilot of DH.9a) died in hospital.

    FEATHER, Alfred Rodney, F/O - Died of Injuries 17 August 1928 following collision at Digby between a DH.9a and an Avro machine of No.2 Flying Training School; Feather was pilot of the DH.9a. P/O A.G. Cole was pilot of the Avro. P/O B.G. D’Olier was passenger in the DH.9a.

    STEVENS, Sydney Charles, LAC (353030) - killed 29 August 1928 at No.4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir (pilot and sole occupant of an Avro)

    RIESS, James Graydon, P/O - Died of Injuries 31 August 1928, from a crash on 30 August 1928 at No.2 Flying Training School, Digby, in Avro 504N, serial H2201.

    JOHNSTONE, Edward Leo, P/O - Killed 31 August 1928 in an Avro, No.3 Flying Training School, Grantham (pilot and sole occupant).

    SAUNDERS, Victor Robert, Sergeant (335369) - killed 31 August 1928 in a DH.9A of No.14 Squadron, Amman, Jordan, with LAC Frederick William Fletcher.

    FLETCHER, Frederick William, LAC (335898) - killed 31 August 1928 in a DH.9A of No.14 Squadron, Amman, Jordan, with Sergeant V.R. Saunders.

    ALDRIDGE, George Herbert, P/O (AAF) - Killed 2 September 1928 in a DH.9A of No.605 (County of Warwick) Bombing Squadron, at Great Glen, Leicester (pilot and sole occupant).

    AULIFF, Harry, F/O, RAFO - Died 2 September 1928

    HATTON, Samuel, P/O - Presumed to have died 6 September 1928, in a Blackburn aircraft of No.422 Flight, HMS Argus, in the North Sea; with Lieutenant Charles Sheldon Booth, RN and Telegraphist Edmund George Bourke Grigson.

    GRIGSON, Edmund George Bourke, Telegraphist (J77760)- Presumed to have died 6 September 1928, in a Blackburn aircraft of No.422 Flight, HMS Argus, in the North Sea; with Lieutenant Charles Sheldon Booth, RN and P/O Samuel Hatton.

    BOOTH, Charles Sheldon, Lieutenant, RN - Presumed to have died 6 September 1928, in a Blackburn aircraft of No.422 Flight, HMS Argus, in the North Sea; with P/O Samuel Hatton, RAF and Telegraphist Edmund George Bourke Grigson.

    DE WOULF DE WYTT, Athal Patrick, F/O - Killed 19 September 1928 in a Siskin of the Armament and Gunnery School, Eastchurch.

    EDWARDS, Brian Lamburn, F/L, MB - Died 30 September 1928 at Peshwar, following a motorcycle accident.

    ROBINS, Richard William Norman, F/O, BA MB - Died 7 October 1928

    SOMERVELL, William Edmund, F/L, AFC - Killed 11 October 1928 with Corporal Loud, No.12 Squadron, Fairey Fox, during an exhibition for the Sultan of Muscat; aircraft nose-dived and crashed.

    LOUD, Corporal - Killed 11 October 1928 with F/L W.E. Somervell, No.12 Squadron, Fairey Fox, during an exhibition for the Sultan of Muscat; aircraft nose-dived and crashed.

    PARK, Walter Henry, S/L, MC DFC - Died 19 October 1928 at Shorncliffe Military Hospital following an operation; he was in command of Station Hawkinge.

    MEYERS, Charles Lilburn, P/O - killed 6 November 1928 at Preston Moor, Yorkshire, in Atlas J9043 of No.26 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, with 359460 AC2 Henry Chadwick. The following is from http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...es/j9043.html:

    On 6th November 1928 this aircraft took off from RAF Catterick at 10.15hrs for a flight that was set to be a thirty minute photographic flight over the Bellerby Ranges near Leyburn. The weather conditions over high ground on this date are said to have been poor the aircraft flew into this weather. When the aircraft failed to return to Catterick and nothing was heard of the two airmen a search was put into action at 14.30hrs that afternoon. An aircraft from Catterick was used to fly over the moorland in the area and dispite misty conditions F/Lt Hollinghurst spotted the crashed aircraft from the air between Wensleydale and Swaledale on Grinton Moor, he returned to land at Catterick and informed others of the location but they could not find the wreckage from the ground so F/Lt Hollinghurst took to the air again and guided the ground search party to the location. At 13.10hrs the site was found on the ground by F/O Lambie and P/O H.L.Piper from Catterick and both airmen were found to have been killed in the crash, their bodies were removed from the site and taken down to the Bolton Arms in Redmire where an inquest was held on 8th November 1928.

    CHADWICK, Henry, AC2 (359640) - killed 6 November 1928 at Preston Moor, Yorkshire, in an Atlas aircraft of No.26 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, with P/O C.L. Meyers.

    COUPE, Richard Harold, P/O - killed 7 November 1928 near Boothby Graffee, Lincolnshire, in an Avro machine of No.2 Flying Training School, Digby.

    LOCKWOOD, Herbert Edward, Sergeant (351106) - killed near Buckingham, 8 November 1928 in a Hawker Horsley of No.100 (Bombing) Squadron; 365544 AC2 Charles Robert Thane seriously injured.

    GORDON, Robert William, F/O and Captain, RM - Died 8 November 1928 as a result of a motar car accident.

    MADDOCKS, Gwynn Henry Buller, Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards - killed 9 November 1928 in a flying accident, Brookslands.

    SMITH, Ernest, F/O - Died 12 November 1928, age 42, at Cranwell (engineer duty).

    ARCHER, Gordon, F/L - Died of injuries 24 November 1928, Grantham, accident in an Avro of No.3 Flying Training School. 346681 LAC Robert Wallace slightly injured.

    TOSTEVIN, Osmond Cecil, Flight Sergeant (203773) - killed 10 December 1929 following collision of two Siskins, one belonging to Station Flight, Duxford and the other of No.19 (Fighter) Squadron.

    SLATER, Joseph Benjamin, F/O, RAFO - Died 11 December 1928

    SANDFORD, Frederick Esk, S/L, AFC, retired - Died 15 December 1928

    RICKS, Arnold William Alexander, F/O - Killed 26 December 1928, southwest of Khatroum, in a Fairey IIIF of No.47 (Bombing) Squadron; with Captain James Charles Doyle (Aeronautical Inspection Directorate) and 82899 Sergeant Charles Leonard Long.

    LONG, Charles Leonard, Sergeant (82899). Killed 26 December 1928, southwest of Khatroum, in a Fairey IIIF of No.47 (Bombing) Squadron; with Captain James Charles Doyle (Aeronautical Inspection Directorate) and F/O A.W. Ricks (pilot).

    SUTHERLAND W William, F/L, MBE - Died 26 December 1928

    MARSH, Francis Caldwell, F/L - Killed 26 December 1928 (motor accident).
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    Hugh,

    "TOSTEVIN, Osmond Cecil, Flight Sergeant (203773) - killed 10 December 1929 following collision of two Siskins, one belonging to Station Flight, Duxford and the other of No.19 (Fighter) Squadron."

    A little more on this one Hugh.

    Tostevin was actually one of the two pilots who comprised the Duxford Meteorological Flight at the time. The accident occurred at 10 am whilst he was making the morning ascent. The accident was reported in The Times the following day. Email me off-board if you would like a copy.

    I've the ORB somewhere!

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    Ooops, the date should read 10 December 1928 - typo on my part.

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    1928 some more serials

    23 Jan Dauncey Seems unlikely that he was killed in the Turcock as this a/c was not lost until 13 Feb. However The Times report of his death mentions ‘a single seat Blackburn’. I have not been able to find anything about the Turcock crash in The Times so it is possible that there was no fatality involved .

    8 Feb Chalmers Gamecock J7919 J File
    17 Feb Watson Grebes at Capel J7372 & J7392 Do.
    1 Mar Tricket Grebe J7293 Do.
    12 Mar Kinkead S.5 N221 Putnam
    22 Mar Mumford Matthews Brisfit J7666 J File
    Virginia J8239

    28 Mar Jazzard Avro 504N at Hitchin J8581 Do.
    2 Apr Hadden Brisfit J7651 Do.
    3 Apr Hale et al IIIF S1216 FAA A/c 1920-
    6 May Hopper et al Civil DH.60 Moth at Filton The Times
    12 May Bolton et al IIIF at Alexandria Rd F’boro’ S1260 Do & FAA A/c
    20 May Bradbury Siskin J8402 J File
    21 May Drew Civil Avro aerobatics The Times
    5 Jun Cranswick et al Woodcocks J7728 & J8316 J File
    At Chisenbury Down

    20 Jun Aldridge Flycatcher BUA N9661 FAA A/c 1920-
    25 Jun Nicholson Dart S1119 Do.
    1 Jul Calvey et al Avro 504K H2534 J File
    3 Aug Moore Civil DH The Times
    6 Sep Hatton et al Blackburn Blackburn N9834 FAA A/c 1920-
    19 Sep De Wolfe de Wytt Siskin J8871 J File
    6 Nov Coupe Avro 504N FIG E3150 Do.
    10 Dec Tostevin et al Siskin J8872 & J8851 Do.

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    Hugh

    I have a few details:

    COLLIN, William - the Tamworth Herald of February 18th: "The sudden death has occurred at Aldergrove, Northern Ireland, of Senior Technical Warrant Officer William Collin, of the Royal Air Force, who was well-known in Tamworth. He was attached to the 502nd Bombing Squadron at Aldergrove, and was a most efficient member of the Air Force, giving promise to a brilliant career. The funeral took place at Cove with full military honours."

    REEVE, James Varney - the Bucks Herald of March 2nd: "Flying Officer Reeve, of Halton Camp, was fatally inured in a motor-cycle accident near Halton Turn, on the Aylesbury-Wendover road, about 1pm on Wednesday. So far as can be ascertained at the moment, no one saw the accident, Flying Officer Reeve being found by a passing motorist, lying in the road with a fractured skull."

    MADOCKS, Kenrick Alexander Napier - the Dundee Courier reports "Kenneth Madocks" as being killed in a car accident involving the Queen's nephew, Viscount Rematon (son of the Earl of Ahtlone) in France. It states "Mr Kenneth Madocks was 22. He was in the Royal Air Force Reserve, and was studying mining engineering."
    The Hull Daily Mail of April 16th reports that Viscount Trematon succumbed to his injuries, and describes Genneth [sic] Madocks as a friend of the Viscount, and the son of Brigadier-General W. R. N. Madocks. The accident occurred on the Paris-Lyons road, near Belleville-sur-Saone, when the car hit a tree and overturned.

    ATKIN, Hubert Clare - died at Abadan, Persia - source is the National Probate Calendar

    GOLDIE, Maurice Wyndham - of the Central Flying School died at 57 Manchester Street, Marylebone - source is the National Probate Calendar

    ROBINS, Richard William Norman - the Western Morning News of October 9th reports that he committed suicide on the railway line near Elham Valley junction, Kent. He had joined the R.A.F. the Tuesday before his death.

    SMITH, Ernest - the Western Daily Press of Noveber 14th reports that he committed suicide: "Flying Officer Ernest Smith, aged 42...was found dying in the coppersmith's shop [at cranwell]. he had taken cyanide of potassium. It was stated that Smith suffered from neurasthenia, and had influenza a few weeks ago."

    SUTHERLAND, William Montagu - died at the R.A.F. Hospital, Hinaidi, Iraq - source is the National Probate Calendar

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    504 3 FTS. Crashed, Grantham. Flt Lt Gordon Archer Killed (DoI 24 Nov 1928) , LAC Robert Wallace #"346681" injured
    Can anyone confirm Service Number
    I have #346681 issued to George Wells ??

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    Hello,

    23/01/1928 - DAUNCEY - Date should read 13/02/1928. Blackburn F.1 Turcock G-EBVP (allotted civil registration for test flying and speed trials). " Blackburn's Turcock fighter arrived at Martlesham Heath for testing in a civilian guise, as this beautifully streamlined biplane had not met with success in getting a place in the R.A.F. However, its makers, not wishing to abandon this design, looked for a foreign buyer and received some encouragement from Turkey. As the previous design had been named Lincock, it followed that this machine became the Turcock. Whilst carrying out speed trials on 13th February, 1928, Flying Officer Dauncy [sic], passed over the measured mile in one direction, followed at a greater speed in the opposite way, and then followed by a much faster run from the eastern end of the course. Hitting a tree at the western end, the Turcock cartwheeled along the ground, the pilot being killed instantly."
    See:
    Martlesham Heath:The Story of the Royal Air Force Station 1917-1973.
    Kinsey,Gordon.
    Suffolk:Terence Dalton Ltd.,1975.
    pp.155 & 232.

    30/01/1928 - FISHER/OMEARA - Aircraft No.45 Sqn. De Havilland D.H.9A J8118 '2'. Crashed.
    02/03/1928 - MALTMAN/MASON - No.207 Sqn. "Sad to say, the squadron suffered a fatal accident on 2 March, 1928, when a (Fairey) IIIF ,(possibly S1195), crashed on the Isle of Grain, with the loss of Sgt W MALTMAN, LAC S C MASON and AC1 W G LOWMAN." See: Always Prepared/Hamlin.p.34
    02/04/1928 - WOOD/WAUGH - No.30 Sqn. De Havilland D.H.9A J7854. Spun in from 500' attempting to land near stranded aircraft, caught fire, 2 bombs exploded. Cat. W.
    25/04/1928 - TURNER - No.27 Sqn. De Havilland D.H.9A H3450. Flew under Attock Bridge and crashed in Indus River. Subsequently repaired, then lost 21/09/1928, still with 27 Sqn.
    21/05/1928 - DREW - De Havilland D.H.60X (c/n.471) G-EBUU. Crashed Renfrew, Scotland.
    28/05/1928 - COOPER - Avro 504K G-EBLA. Forced-landed in sea off Weymouth (aircraft registered to A G Cooper).
    03/08/1928 - MOORE - De Havilland D.H.60X (c/n.672) G-EBYD. Broke up in air near Stag Lane - 2 killed.
    31/08/1928 - SAUNDERS/FLETCHER - No.14 Sqn. De Havilland D.H.9A J7833. Stalled on downward turn landing, dived in, burnt out. Cat. W.
    02/09/1928 - ALDRIDGE - No.605 Sqn. De Havilland D.H.9A J8107. Crashed on cross-country, caught fire, near Great Glen, Leicester. Cat. W.
    09/11/1928 - MADDOCKS - RAF S.E.5A G-EBQQ (ex-C1091). Crashed at Brooklands (aircraft registered to Maddocks).

    Col.
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    LAC Robert Wallace is #346687 according to Air 78

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    MEAKIN, Peter Anthony, Flight Cadet - Siskin IIIA J8956 Crashed 26.4.28 (Meakin died a result of injuries 27.4.28

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    Hello,

    11/10/1928 - SOMERVELL/LOUD

    Fairey Fox Mk.I J7946 (F.852).

    First Flight 28.6.26. Taken on Charge No.12 Sqdn 6.26. Tail came off after dive during salute to HH Sultan of Oman, Hendon 11.10.28 Written off Charge.

    See:
    Royal Air Force Aircraft J1 - J9999 and WW1 Survivors.
    Thompson,Dennis & Ray Sturtivant (Comps.).
    Tonbridge:Air-Britain),1987.
    p.64

    1/ For the 1928 Hendon Air Display a new and effective demonstration was given by "diving past" the crowd in formation, the high pitched noise of the airscrew and Curtis [sic] engine at 220 m.p.h. sounding most impressive. In the following months the Squadron was much in demand for demonstrations to students at the Staff College, and to visiting V.I.P's. It was for the Sultan of Oman that the fastest and most impressive demonstration was given, but it seems it was overdone - because the tail fell off Flt. Lt. Somerville's [sic] aircraft, and he was killed, with his observer Cpl Loud.

    2/ Aircraft Used: Fox.
    J7946 - 10/26. Flt W. E. Somerville [sic] crashed 11/10/28.

    See:
    Leads The Field The History of No.12 Squadron - Royal Air Force.
    Mason,T F/O
    N.p:No pub.,1960.
    1/p.23, 2/p.80.

    Richard Cawsey ( http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm ), ID's Cpl Loud, as: Cpl Christopher John LOUD (26).

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 10th December 2017 at 23:56.

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