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    Default RAF Fatalities, 1933

    I have drawn more recently on the "Air of Authority" website. Although most names appear in such places as "Aeroplane", some of the 1933 names appear (at the moment) only on "Air of Authority" lists, and I do not know their source, or any details beyond what that site reveals. The names in question are:

    BOND, G.G., (4 February 1933)
    BULLYMENT, John Frederick, LAC (8 August 1933)
    HOWARD, J.A., (23 September 1933)
    MARSH, B.W., AC1 (7 October 1933)

    One may note some other puzzles as one reads the names:

    WEAIT, Arthur Lewin, F/O - Killed 2 January 1933 - WEIT ?

    STOCKS, Charles, AC1 (509742) - Killed 3 January 1933 - “lost his life while descending by parachute from an aeroplane in which he was passenger.” During formation practice near Amman, Jordan, Fairey Gordon aircraft of No.14 Squadron collided with another aircraft which landed safely; pilot, F/L Richard Llewellyn Roger Atcherley landed safely and uninjured.

    ARMSTRONG, John Laurance, F/O - Killed 4 January 1933 at North Heath or Norton Heath, near Ongar, in a Bulldog of No.111 (Fighter) Squadron. He was testing machine and was an experienced pilot. “Charles Weeden said that he saw the machine loop and as it came out of the clouds three pieees fell from the tail. Sidney Epps says that he saw the machine loop and after it had done so it went upside down towards the ground at a terrific rate. As it started to loop he noticed a flash from the centre of the machine followed by a thick cloud of smoke. He saw nothing fall from the machine. Police Constable Tupman said that part of the wing was found a quarter of a mile away.” Aeroplane, 11 January 1933. Inquest jury returned verdict of “Death by Misadventure”. Editor wrote, “From the foregoing the evidence shows as so often happens that non-technical observers of an accident disagree.”

    SLATTER, Alfred Dore, LAC (562311) - drowned 12 January 1933 following collision of an Iris flying boat of No.209 and a naval dockyard launch, Plymouth Sound. LAC and Acting Corporal Frederick Leonard Petch (363720) severely injured. S/L John Hugh Oscar Jones and other crew slightly injured - 362421 Corporal Henry Seward Beale Mace, 561661 AC1 Norman William Watson, 562632 AC1 James Douglas Frederick Williams, 562898 LAC Francis Joseph Soper and 562387 LAC Ernest Alfred Fuller. Sergeant Pilot John Herber Claude Saffery (363748) uninjured.

    DURSTON, Cecil Campbell, W/C, qs - Killed 12 January 1933 by a buffalo when shooting near Raipur, Rajputana. Air Staff Headquarters, India.

    BETT, David Lindsay Gordon, F/L - Died 17 January 1933 in RAF Hospital, Halton, after an operation.

    INGLIS, Henry Thomas, Flight Sergeant, AFM (912) - Killed 25 January 1933 in an Avro aircraft, No.4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir. Pilot and sole occupant.

    POPE, Frederick John, F/O and Captain, retired - Died 31 January 1933

    BELL, Robert Ernest, S/L, MB, retired - Killed 31 January 1933 “as the result of an accident.”

    BOND, G.G., rank ? - Died or killed 4 February 1933; buried Khartoum War Cemetery (Air of Authority listing)

    ALLEN, Albert Roy, Sergeant (363895) - Killed 8 February 1933 in an accident at Wexcombe, Wiltshire, in a Virginia III, J7129 of No.9 (Bomber) Squadron. He was pilot. Struck high ground in bad weather. Inquest opened at Boscombe Down, 9 February 1933; Aeroplane reported: “R.B. Cox, a cowman of Wexcombe, said that he was on Wexcombe Down about 8.30 with another man and heard the roar of engines. He could see nothing because of fog. The noise circled round them twice and then they saw a machine coming straight towards them. Apparently the pilot saw them and swerved away from them. It went round the back of a hayrick and seemed to be rising again. Then they heard a crash and the noise of the engine stopped. They found the wreckage burning furiously a few minutes later and a man in uniform walking about. He was badly burned and asked for a telephone. An ash tree had been struck and the top of it cut off. The Coroner adjourned the Inquest until February 21 so that the survivor, LAC Hipwell, who is in hospital, could attend.”

    PILCHER, Thorold Paul, F/O - Killed 8 February 1933 in an accident at Wexcombe, Wiltshire, in a Virginia III, J7129 of No.9 (Bomber) Squadron (J7129). He was second pilot. Struck high ground in bad weather.

    SMITH, Cyril, Corporal (358773) - Killed 8 February 1933 in an accident at Wexcombe, Wiltshire, in a Virginia III, J7129 of No.9 (Bomber) Squadron.

    SHOLL, Edward Cecil, AC2 (358496) - Killed 8 February 1933 in an accident at Wexcombe, Wiltshire, in a Virginia III, J7129 of No.9 (Bomber) Squadron.

    LAWSON, Harold, F/L, RAFO - Killed 17 February 1933

    DIMON, Thomas Alfred, Lieutenant, retired - Died 18 February 1933

    CORTIS-STANFORD, Charles Edward, G/C, DSO, MB, Bsc, retired - Died 21 February 1933 following an operation in Singapore.

    ROLPH, Robert Vincent, P/O - Killed 28 February 1933 at Tangmere, as a result of a collision in the circuit, No.43 Squadron (Fury K1936 was his machine, dived into ground; other machine was K1933). Born in Canada in 1913, educated at Loyola College, entering RAF in 1931. Awarded Sword of Honour. RELPH ?

    YOUNG, Robert Brandon, P/O - Killed 16 March 1933 at Ambala, India “as a result of a flying accident.” Wapiti, No.28 Squadron, crashed on Ambala racecourse while carrying out camera gun exercise. LAC Frederick Thomas James Parr (522330) seriously injured.

    BROWN, Justin Arrowsmith, F/O - Killed 20 March 1933 at Quetta, India “as a result of a flying accident.” No.5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Wapiti K1276. He had been posted there 14 February 1931.

    WOOD, John, LAC (509359) - Killed 20 March 1933 at Quetta, India “as a result of a flying accident.” No.5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Wapiti K1276.

    SIKES, Howard Lecky Somerville, Mr. - killed 23 March 1933 at Boscombe Down in an Atlas aircraft. Member of Cambridge University Squadron.

    CAREY, Thomas Godfrey, F/O and Lieutenant, RN -Killed 24 March 1933 at Arosa Bay, in an Osprey of No.407 (Fleet Fighter) Flight, attached to 2nd Cruiser Squadron.

    ALTON, Barclay Selwyn, Lieutenant, Royal Marines -Killed 24 March 1933 at Arosa Bay, in an Osprey of No.407 (Fleet Fighter) Flight, attached to 2nd Cruiser Squadron.

    LELEU, Lionel Louis, F/O, RAFO - Killed 28 March 1933 at Eessen, Belgium, in the crash of an Imperial airways aircraft.

    REED, Owen William Walter, A/P/O - Killed 31 March 1933 at Sealand, Chester, in an Atlas of No.5 Flying Training School, Sealand; pilot and sole occupant.

    JAMESON, William Athol Wynne, P/O - Died of injuries 15 April 1933 following an accident in an Atlas J9965 of No.208 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Ghobet el Boos, near Heliopolis.

    ALLEWAY, Arthur Leonard, LAC (365129) - Died of injuries 15 April 1933 following an accident in Atlas J9965 of No.208 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Ghobet el Boos, near Heliopolis.

    FIRTH, John James Frederick, LAC (561709) - missing, believed drowned, 25 April 1933. Johore Strait, in a Horsley (possible S1437) of No.36 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron. The pilot, F/O George William Patrick Grant, dangerously injured.

    SALMOND, Sir William Geoffrey Hanson, A/C/M, KCB, KCMG, DSO - Died 27 April 1933

    WILLMOTT, Reginald Henry George, LAC (365528) - missing, believed killed, 28 April 1933, Zerka, after an accident involving Fairey Gordon K2632 of No.14 (Bomber) Squadron, Jordan. Aircraft hit a bump and two passengers thrown out. One(P/O Jack Bradley) escaped by parachute (slightly injured); the pilot, P/O William John Ekins, uninjured.

    KNEBWORTH, Edward Anthony James Lytton, The Viscount, P/O MP, AAF - Killed 1 May 1933 at Hendon in Hart K2974 of No.601 Squadron - apparently in a formation dive and pulled out too late.

    HARRISON, Ralph, LAC (801246) - Killed 1 May 1933 at Hendon in Hart K2974 of No.601 Squadron -with Knebworth.

    LAMB, Norman Daniel, F/O - Died 9 May 1933 of injuries sustained 5 May 1933 in a Hart, Aircraft Park, Lahore; pilot and sole occupant.

    LONGMAN, John Tosswill, P/O - Drowned 15 May 1933 off Cromarty following accident in a Ripon of No.811 (Fleet Torpedo Bomber) Squadron, HMS Furious.

    CLARKE, William Ivan, F/O - Killed 17 May 1933 at Upavon in a Bulldog of No.3 (Fighter) Squadron. Pilot and sole occupant.

    WARD, Richard Barrington, W/C, AFC, retired - Died 18 May 1933. He had retired in February 1932 (ill health).

    HUTCHINGS, Lionel Arthur, F/O - killed 18 May 1933, Practice Flight, Manston, flying accident in Moth K1225. Lieutenant Charles Douglas Packard, Royal Artillery, slightly injured. Inquest held at Manston, 20 May 1933; Aeroplane of 24 May 1933 reported, “Lieutenant C.D. Packard, RA, said that he was flying with Mr. Hutchings in order to gain experience and that they had made several landings. After taking off after the last landing and while the aeroplane was still climbing Mr. Hutchings shut off the engine and asked the witness what was the thing to do as though he were demonstrating the correct procedure in a forced landing. The aeroplane immediately dived. The witness said that he pulled the stick in his cockpit and was surprised that this had no effect on the aeroplane and that Mr, Hutchings did not appear to be holding it. When the engine was shut off the machine was only between 50 and 100 feet of the ground. A verdict of death by misadventure was returned.”

    RESTELL-LITTLE, Murray Meyrick, F/L - killed 19 May 1933 - No.5 Flying Training School, Sealand - flying accident, collision of two Avros (J8676 and J8533) of No.5 Flying Training School.

    FAIRBANKS, John Frederick Napier, A/P/O - killed 19 May 1933 at Sealand - flying accident, collision of two Avros (J8676 and J8533) of No.5 Flying Training School.

    CAMPBELL, George Edwin, F/L. DFM - Died of injuries 19 May 1933 following collision at Martlesham Heath of two Bulldogs of Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment; he was in K2201; collided with K2191 (formation aerobatics).

    MOLE, Joseph Charles, A/P/O - Died of injuries 29 May 1933

    BRADLEY, Jack, P/O - Killed 12 June 1933. Serving in No.14 Squadron; killed in a Morris six-wheeler that was carrying official mail, Amman to Ramleh, which overturned en route.

    O'HANLON, Francis Stafford, F/L - Killed 13 June 1933 at Farnborough in a Vildebeest; pilot and sole occupant; probably No.100 Squadron. Possibly DH9A, serial H3588, of Royal Aeronautical Establishment..

    GARD, John William, Flight Cadet - Killed 15 June 1933 in an Atlas of RAF College, Cranwell; pilot and sole occupant.

    VILLIERS, Edward Gordon, P/O - Killed 19 June 1933 at Donna Nook Ranges, in Siskin J8624 of No.2 Flying Training School, Digby.

    DREW, Arthur Columba, F/O - Died of injuries 19 June 1933 following accident in Wapiti K1390, No.55 Squadron, 12 June 1933. Aircraft caught fire in the air and he baled out with his gunner, 364651 LAC Maurice Glynn Friese-Greene (seriously injured).

    BOLTON, F.E., Sergeant - Died 20 June 1933 at Air Headquarters, Iraq.

    RAE, Thomas Alexander, LAC (355910) - Killed 29 June 1933 - Fairey Seal K3516, RAF Training Base, Leuchars; accidentally pulled ripcord of parachute while being catapulted and dragged from aircraft; F/L A.M. Wray, MC, DFC, AFC was pilot (uninjured).

    FURZE, Denis Henry, P/O - Killed 30 June 1933 - crash of a Wapiti of No.28 Squadron, Ambala. LAC Albert William Lusty fatally injured. Overturned on Ambala racecourse while turning near ground.

    LUSTY, Albert William, Leading Aircraftman (365882) - fatally injured in crash of a Wapiti, No.28 Squadron, Ambala (with P/O H.H. Furze)

    ROSE, William Kendal, F/O and Lieutenant, retired - Died 6 July 1933

    O'MALLEY, Victor David, F/L and H/S/L, Major, RARO, MC - Killed 15 July 1933 in Avro Tutor K3258, No.3 Flying Training School; stalled while turning and dived into Humber.

    COLLYNS, Eric Arthur, F/O - Killed 25 July 1933 in Moth K1212 of No.8 Squadron, Khormaksar, Aden (bombing range).

    REMFREY, Eric Charles, LAC - Died 27 July 1933 at Aircraft Depot, Basra.

    RICE, Bernard Curtis, S/L, MC, RAFO - Died of injuries 2 August 1933 following a motoring accident.

    BULLYMENT, John Frederick, LAC - Died or killed, 8 August 1933; buried at Ma’asker Al Raschid Cemetery. “Air of Authority” listing.

    CASTLE, Maurice Edward Bertram, LAC (560070) - Killed 14 August 1933 in a Wapiti of No.27 Squadron while on service training between Kohat and Bannu. F/L Philip Slocombe (pilot) injured.

    BAILEY, John, Leading Stoker, RN - killed 15 September 1933 when struck by an aircraft taking off from HMS Furious.

    FEW, Leslie Maurice, F/O, Special Reserve - Killed 16 September 1933; Vickers Virginia, No.500 Squadron.

    LITTLE, Robert Hugh, Sergeant (357766) - Killed 22 September 1933 in Bulldog K2138 of No.17 Squadron; crashed on takeoff at Imber Camp, Salisbury Plain.

    COMBER, Arthur Wandesford, F/L and H/S/L, MRCS, LRCP - Died 23 September 1933 while hunting (accident or natural causes ? Aged 73).

    HOWARD, J.A., rank ? - killed or died, 23 September 1933; buried Cairo; “Air of authority” listing.

    HODGE, William Molesworth, Sergeant (507233) - Killed, 25 September 1933, Thorney Manor, near Emsworth, in a Fury of No.1 (Fighter) Squadron, Tangmere.

    STYCHE, Norman Charles Meyrick, F/O - Killed 26 September 1933 in Fairey Gordon K1732, No.40 Squadron, part of formation of four returning from exercises, Forth Estuary; poor visibility; crashed into high ground and burned. NOTE: Flight reports name as Norman Charles Mayrick only.

    WHITE, Morris Albert Charles, AC1 (563496) - Killed 26 September 1933 with F/O N.C.M. Styche.

    CHRISTIAN, John William Eric, Sergeant (370857) - Killed 26 September 1933 in Fairey Gordon of No.40 Squadron, part of formation of four returning from exercises, Forth Estuary; poor visibility; crashed into sea.

    LEWIS, Anbrey Cleaton, Corporal (363626) - Killed 26 September 1933 in Fairey Gordon of No.40 Squadron, part of formation of four returning from exercises, Forth Estuary; poor visibility; crashed into sea; with Christian.

    ROSE, Robert Kingsley, F/O, RAFO - Killed 1 October 1933

    BULLOCK, Osmund Fitzmaurice Llewellyn, F/O and Lieutenant, RN - Killed 2 October 1933 off Tarbet Ness, in a Ripon of No.811 Squadron, HMS Furious.

    GOBUS, William Frederick, Leading Telegraphist, RN - Killed 2 October 1933 off Tarbet Ness, in a Ripon of No.811 Squadron, HMS Furious.

    MARSH, B.W., AC1 - Killed or died 7 October 1933; buried Netheravon - “Air of Authority” listing.

    FOLEY, Harry George Thomas, LAC (562523) - Killed 17 October 1933 in Southampton S1121, which crashed at Calshot. See J.C.F. Peacock.

    PEACOCK, John Charles Francis, F/O - Died 18 October 1933 following accident on 17 October 1933, Southampton S1121, which crashed at Calshot. “Captain F.S. Wilkins of the Accidents Branch of the Air Ministry, said that the tail actuating gear was found in a fully forward position, which would make the flying boat extremely nose heavy. He thought that it would be difficult, if not impossible, for the machine to take off from the water. In reply to the Coroner, he said that the responsibility for the position of the gear rested normally on the instructor in charge of the aircraft. The jury returned a verdict that the accident was due to an error of judgement.” Flight. 23 November 1933.

    BEATON, Reginald Ernest Hardy, F/O - Killed 18 October 1933, possibly with No.101 Squadron.

    BRAIN, Anthony Romer Maximilian, F/O, RAFO - Died 21 October 1933

    LIDDERDALE, John Henry, W/C, OBE, retired - Died 4 November 1933

    CLARK, Wallace C., Sergeant - Died 17 November 1933 during a football match; member of Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment.

    CORNWELL, Stanley, Warrant Office II - Died 21 November 1933

    MACKAY, Edward Wray, F/O - RAFO - Died 3 December 1933

    LLEWELLYN, Griffith Owen, P/O - Killed 4 December 1933 at Milton Silbourne, Wiltshire, with Sergeant John Cyril Hopkins (also killed). Aircraft were Bulldogs K1654 and K1659, No.17 Squadron, engaged in combat practice.

    HOPKINS, John Cyril, Sergeant (363428) - Killed 4 December 1933 at Milton Silbourne, Wiltshire, with P/O G.O Llewellyn. Aircraft were Bulldogs K1654 and K1659, No.17 Squadron, engaged in combat practice.

    ALLEN, James Berard, F/L, RAFO - Died of injuries from a crash, 5 December 1933; private pilot to the Duchess of Bedford; RAF to 1927 and instructor, Liverpool and District Aero Club.

    RODNEYJames Henry Barty, The Honorable, MC (Retired) - Died of injuries sustained in a fire, 9 December 1933

    DE PENTHENY O'KELLY, Raymond Edward, P/O - Killed 14 December 1933 at Loni Camp, near Ahmednagar, in a Wapiti of No.5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Quetta, India.

    SHILCOTT, William James, F/O, DSM, retired - Died 16 December 1933

    McDERMOTT, John Joseph Francis, LAC (560657) - Killed 20 December 1933, accident at Abu Sueir, in an Atlas of No.4 Flying Training School. Pilot and sole occupant.

    SHORTEN, William Wood, W/C, CBE, FRCS, LRCP - Died 27 December 1933 following an automobile accident; on staff at Halton.

    MURPHY, Ronald Rowley, F/O - Killed 29 December 1933 at Hall Farm, Shenfield, in a Bulldog of No.111 Squadron. New Zealander.

    GITTINS, John Moore, F/O, RAFO - Killed 30 December 1933 in crash of Avro 10 “Apollo” of Imperial Airways (G-ABLU), in fog at the wireless station, Ruysselede, Belgium. On meeting fog he radioed Evere for directions but hit a pylon or cable before an answer was sent. Two crew (Gittins and Loch) and eight passengers killed.

    LOCH, Hugh Granville, F/L, RAFO - Killed 30 December 1933 in crash of Avro 10 “Apollo” of Imperial Airways, in fog at the wireless station, Ruysselede, Belgium. See entry for Gittins.

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    Hello,

    04/01/33 - ARMSTRONG (NZ) - Bristol Bulldog IIIA Prototype R-5
    12/01/33 - SLATTER - Blackburn Iris S1263
    17/02/33 - LAWSON - Avro Tutor G-ABZR - Crashed during air display at Cape Town, South Africa.
    28/03/33 - LELEU - Armstrong Whitworth Argosy G-AACI
    31/03/33 - REED - Armstrong Whitworth Atlas J9452
    15/05/33 - LONGMAN - Blackburn Ripon S1667
    14/08/33 - CASTLE - Westland Wapiti J9749
    16/09/33 - FEW - Vickers Virginia K2670
    02/10/33 - BULLOCK/GOBUS - Blackburn Ripon S1428
    05/12/33 - ALLEN - General Aircraft Monospar ST.4 Mk.II G-ACKT - Crashed at Thropp's Farm, Lidlington, Bedfordshire.
    14/12/33 - O'KELLY - Westland Wapiti J9729
    20/12/33 - McDERMOTT - Armstrong Whitworth Atlas K1012

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    1933 Some more serials

    2 Jan WEAIT Motor accident at Tickengate, Lincs The Times
    31 Jan BELL Motor accident at Margate Do.
    24 Mar CAREY et al Osprey S1688 FAA A/c 1920-
    13 Jun O'HANLON Possibly the Blackburn PV Vildebeest that was marked 'O-1'
    15 Jun GARD CFL Ruskington Lincs The Times
    25 Sep HODGE Possibly K2073 K File
    26 Sep STYCHE et al At Bamborough, Numb The Times & K File
    1 Oct ROSE Civil at Drogheda, Ireland The Times
    18 Oct BEATON Death not connected with flying. The Times
    29 Dec MURPHY Perhaps K1685 K File
    No details of loss given but 111 Squadron & WOC 10/1/34

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    Hello,

    01/10/33 - ROSE - Simmonds Spartan Three-Seater II G-ABZH - Crashed on take-off from a private field in Colpe Farm, near Drogheda, Ireland. Robert Kingsley Rose killed, and two passengers, Patrick Hoey and his wife, injured.

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    MOLE, Joseph Charles - Yorkshire Evening Post of May 29th reports: "Mr. Charles J. Mole, a probation flying officer in the RA.F., attached to the Sealand Flying School, Chester, died in Chester Infirmary today, from a fractured skull and fractured leg, sustained in a motor accident yesterday."

    COMBER, Arthur Wondesford - Portsmouth Evening News of September 26th 1933 reports that he "was seen to fall from his horse while the hounds were drawing a wood...a post-mortem examination was held, and it was found that the deceased officer had had a heart attack."

    BRAIN, Anthony Romer Maximilian - died in Switzerland at Villa Beau Reveil, Leysin - source is the National Probate Calendar

    MACKAY, Edward Wray - the Portsmouth Evening News of December 5th: "Edward Wray Mackay (22), law student and the son of Dr. Edward Mackay, of Greenock, and Kenneth Leonard (18), engineering student, of Ealing, London, have died in Paisley Infirmary from injuries received when the motor car in which they were travelling crashed into a tree at a spot known as Red Smiddy, on the Glasgow-Greenock road. The incident occurred late on Saturday night and the car was wrecked."

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    GARD, John William, Flight Cadet - Killed 15 June 1933 in an Atlas of RAF College, Cranwell; pilot and sole occupant.

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    Court of Inquiry held at Cranwell on 15.6.33. Killed flying accident (Pilot) at Sleaford on 15.6.33 Atlas DC K1486. Error of Judgment


    Atlas DC K1486 * needs confirmation

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    Atlas DC K1486 * needs confirmation

    K1486 Deld to RAFC 1.1.31; DTD 19.5.32; RAFC 9.10.32; SOC 1.7.33 (again would tie in with a accident a month or so earlier)

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    03/01/33 - STOCKS, Charles AC1 (509742).

    During the third practice sortie of the day on 3 January (1933), Plt Off G R Moorby* flying in a Gordon (K2636), found himself overtaking his leader, Flt Lt Atcherley in a Fairey IIIF (K1158). As Moorby tried to correct his position he was caught by the leader's slipstream and collided with Atcherley's tailfin. With the fin bent over at an alarming angle AC1 C Stocks, in the back of the IIIF, decided that it was time to leave and abandoned the aircraft, unfortunately his parachute opened too late and he was killed. Both aircraft subsequently landed safely.

    See:
    Winged Crusaders:The Exploits of 14 Squadron RFC & RAF 1915-1945.
    Napier,Michael.
    Barnsley:Pen and Sword,2012.
    pp.136 & 149

    * George Moorby resigned his commission in 1934.

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    Flying Officer George Richard MOORBY resigns his permanent commission. 19th June. 1934

    George Richard Moorby


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    Attached To: George Richard Moorby (1911-1935)

    Deaths Sep 1935 (>99%)

    Moorby George R 24 Gosport 2b 682 Scan available - click to view



    Saturday 20 July 1935 , Nottingham Evening Post , Nottinghamshire, England

    PILOT'S DEATH PLANE CRASH. The deceased was Mr. George Richard Moorby, of the Norfolk Hotel, Kensington.—See ..

    “... PILOT'S DEATH PLANE CRASH. The deceased was Mr. George Richard Moorby, of the Norfolk Hotel, Kensington.—See Page One. ... ”

    http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm

    20.7.35 Spartan Three Seater I G-ABYH, Air Transport Sales Ltd, Hayling Island

    Crashed after loop, North Hayling, Hants

    George Richard Moorby (24) killed


    Tuesday 23 July 1935 , Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette , Tyne and Wear, England
    "Mr Moorby, who lived at the Norfolk Hotel, Kensington, had formerly served as a flying officer in the Royal Air Force"
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