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    LOCKWOOD

    AIR 81/771 1940 Jan 01 1951 Dec 31
    Leading Aircraftman L J Hunt,
    Leading Aircraftman A Lockwood
    reports of death,
    Corporal R C Lawson and
    Pilot Officer C Collings:
    missing presumed dead; Seaplane Tender 243 sunk by enemy action in the English Channel, 2 June 1940

    Martyn




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    Henk Welting. (Guest) (12 posts)

    03-Nov-07, 02:48 PM (GMT)

    "'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

    What caused the death of following airmen:

    LAC Archie LOCKWOOD - 520825 - missing believed killed on action (Flight Global), buried Longuenesse (St.Omer) Souvenir Cem., Pas-de-Calais (FR329), and


    LAC Archibald H. NICOLL - 348549 - 85 Sqn (Hurricanes - Lille-Seclin) - missing (Flight Global), buried Etaples Mil. Cem., Pas-de-Calais (FR262).


    Regards and thanks for your help.

    Henk.



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    Subject Author Message Date ID

    RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Finn Buch (Guest) 03-Nov-07 1

    RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Dick 03-Nov-07 2

    RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Henk Welting (Guest) 04-Nov-07 3

    RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Finn Buch (Guest) 04-Nov-07 4

    RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Dick 04-Nov-07 5

    RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Dick 04-Nov-07 6

    RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Henk Welting (Guest) 05-Nov-07 7

    RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Ross_McNeill 07-Nov-07 8

    RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940... Henk Welting (Guest) 07-Nov-07 9





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    Finn Buch (Guest) (275 posts)

    03-Nov-07, 08:51 PM (GMT)

    1. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

    Hello Henk,

    LAC Archie LOCKWOOD - 520825 (RAF Calshot)


    Please refer to my earlier inquiry concerning LAC Lawrence John Hunt, 549999 on 23-Aug-07.


    Can't find the thread again.


    Best regards


    Finn Buch



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    Dick (637 posts)

    03-Nov-07, 09:50 PM (GMT)

    2. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

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    Hi Finn and Henk

    The thread you are looking for is http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/d...D6&archive=yes it's under Finn's other I/D. Some concerns the loss of a Calshot Seaplane Tender, Henk's man may have been part of the crew all but 2 of whom were lost plus a Senior Naval Officer. Some of the bodies were washed ashore

    Regards

    Dick



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    Henk Welting (Guest) (3326 posts)

    04-Nov-07, 10:36 AM (GMT)

    3. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

    Thanks Finn and Dick for this very helpful info. Because ST243 was RAF it's also possible that F/O G.H. Stephens, P/O F.E. Byerley and Cpl R.C. Lawson (all three on the Runnymede Memorial) were on same motor boat (refer to other thread 'unaccounted' airmen 2-6-1940).

    Regards,

    Henk.



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    Finn Buch (Guest) (275 posts)

    04-Nov-07, 06:03 PM (GMT)

    4. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

    Hello Henk and Dick,

    Thanks for finding the thread. This is what I can find about 3 more unaccounted airmen. One of them, also RAF Calshot.


    F/0 George H. Stephens, 37895, St. Eval


    P/O Frank E. Byerly, 77469, St. Eval


    Cpl Roy C. Lawson, 521169, RAF Calshot



    Best regards


    Finn Buch



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    Dick (637 posts)

    04-Nov-07, 06:37 PM (GMT)

    5. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

    Hi Henk

    The book from which I took my original information was a Royal Navy report on Operation Dynamo written later in the war and published in 2000 as The Evacuation from Dunkirk edited by W J R Gardner. It mentions (without dates) the additional loss by the RAF of ST254 and another craft identified as AMC3. I would not think that a Seaplane Tender would have had 3 Officers as part of the crew and in the narrative it gives for ST243 the name of P/O C Collings apparently as Captain along with the passenger Cdr J C Clouston RN both of whom died(in CWGC) although it says that 1 Officer and 1 crewman were rescued.Clouston was the Harbourmaster at Dunkirk and was being taken back to the port by the RAF after consultation at HQ in Dover when ST243 was sunk by air attack off Gravelines.

    Regards

    Dick

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    Dick (637 posts)

    04-Nov-07, 06:45 PM (GMT)

    6. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

    Hi Henk

    Following from Finn's 2nd post Lawson looks a likely candidate for coxswain of one of the 3 lost RAF craft and his DoD coincides with the known loss of ST243

    Regards

    Dick

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    Henk Welting (Guest) (3326 posts)

    05-Nov-07, 04:48 PM (GMT)

    7. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

    Thanks Finn and Dick. Will add LAWSON as a 'probable' to ST243.

    Regards.

    Henk.



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    Ross_McNeill (1226 posts)

    07-Nov-07, 04:27 PM (GMT)

    8. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

    Hi Henk,

    Looking the two airmen recorded as St. Eval give this possible loss.


    02/06/40

    SF St.Eval

    Magister I

    R1830


    Spun into sea during aerobatics off Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.


    Regards

    Ross



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    Henk Welting (Guest) (3326 posts)

    07-Nov-07, 04:38 PM (GMT)

    9. "RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 2-6-1940 (France)"

    Thanks Ross; this was an excellent info to finish another day of research on the air war 39-45.

    Regards,

    Henk.
    Last edited by Martyn A Critchlow; 4th February 2015 at 22:16.

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