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    Default RAF fatalities 1936

    24/02/1936

    365171 LAC Herbert Stanley Brown (Age 27) Struck and killed by Aircraft propeller (no further details recorded) Burial location NK.

    Serving with No 11FTS, RAF Wittering

    23/10/1936

    A/P/O William Dycer Coppinger (Age 22) Whilst flying in a Hawker Audax (K3072) he was involved in mid-air collision over Peterborough with a Hawker Hart of No 7 FTS. Both pilot were killed. Burial location NK but the deceased originated from Alberta, Canada

    Serving with No 11 FTS RAF Wittering

    The other aircraft involved was Hawker Hart (K3128) The Pilot of this aircraft was A/P/O P.J.S. Shaughnessy (burial location NK) He was serving with No 7FTS, RAF Peterborough

    The accident occurred when one of the two aircraft hit the tail of the other, whilst they were trying to fly in formation

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    Charles Robert DAVIDSON MC

    Sqn Ldr Davidson C R Charles Robert MC psa Killed 21 May 36

    Squadron Leader 10 March 1931

    Died: 21 May 1936

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/204840

    Mignet HM.14 Pou du Ceil (Flying Flea) G-AEBS

    "First registered [C of R 6688] on 4.2.36 as G-AEBS to Squadron Leader Charles Robert Davidson, MC [who also built this particular Flying Flea]. No C of A issued.

    Written off (destroyed) 21.5.39: Davidson was killed at RAF Digby, Scopwick Heath, Lincolnshire, when he crashed in the Mignet HM.14 "Flying Flea" aircraft G-AEBS that he had built himself in the air station workshops."

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    Default Re: RAF fatalities 1936

    Hello

    365171 LAC Herbert Stanley Brown - his death certificate is on a family tree on ancestry.co.uk. It records that he died due to a fractured skull, the result of being struck by a revolving propeller of a service aircraft whilst on duty at 11 Flying Training School, RAF Wittering. He was buried in Devon.
    The inquest into the accident was reported in the Western Morning Times of February 27th 1936, which gives his home address as 4, Westbourne Road, Peverall, Plymouth. He had been in the R.A.F. since a boy, and was a fitter, training to become an air gunner. The accident occurred at approximately 1.50 p.m., and Brown was adjusting his gauntlets before a flight, bent down to pick up his parachute, and walked forward in a bending position towards the aircraft when he was struck by the propeller, seemingly preoccupied with his gauntlets and parachute.

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    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    28 Oct 1936 Sqn Ldr


    28 Oct 1936 Sqn Ldr GILBERT MARTYN,

    He had been serving in the Directorate of Operations and
    Intelligence until shortly before he died, cause unknown.

    Died at Princess Mary RAF Hospital Halton

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