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    Default Research Avenue - Hansard online ?

    See

    http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/


    I found this when trying to find the source of this parliament report in Wednesday 15 March 1933 , Sheffield Independent , South Yorkshire, England

    "The Air estimates are always crowded with deeds of daring which thrill youth and M.P.s well. I think the best yarn to-day was that of the radio operator
    who fell from machine which was operating against the Kurdish tribesmen. Not only did land safely in his parachute, but found and took charge of the wireless station at a military post. M.P.s cheered, and Mr.Baldwin and Mr. Churchill were among the scores who beamed with delight. "

    Hansard search above provided the actual speech


    HC Deb 14 March 1933 vol 275 cc1795-896 1795
    AIR ESTIMATES, 1933.

    SIR PHILIP SASSOON'S STATEMENT.

    Order for Committee read.

    In the course of these operations there occurred an incident
    which admirably illustrates the coolness, adaptability and
    resource of the Air Force personnel. An aircraftman, who was acting as
    wireless operator, had the misfortune to fall through the fuselage of his
    machine. To say that he rose to the occasion, would be to employ a
    metaphor hardly applicable to the situation. Anyhow, he managed to
    open his parachute and landed safely. In no way unnerved by his mishap or
    by the fact that he had alighted in hostile territory, he betook
    himself at once, aided by his knowledge of the country, gained on previous service, to the nearest post occupied by the Iraq Army, and
    there this unpremeditated messenger from Mars took complete control of
    the wireless station and was able to send information as to the course of
    the operations which proved of great value to Air Headquarters.


    This is AC1 Charles Peter Joseph Gilroy #506410 later #77501 (as P/O) of Belfast who fell from an unidentified Westland Wapiti of 30 Sqn at Mosul, Iraq on December 10, 1931

    It took him four hours to reach the Wireless station after he fell out


    Not December 11, 1931 or November 12, 1931 (also quoted) - The date is in ORB 10 Dec 1931

    He was later the wireless operator G-AECB ST- 18 Monospar "Croydon" along with Mr Howard “Tim” Wood (pilot) Mr Frederick Francis Crocombe (designer) Mr. L. Davies (engineer) which flew to Australia in 1936 and force landed on way back

    http://www.sharehistory.org/janes/up...4-f-f-crocombe

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    I agree with Paul,

    There are many hidden gems such as the loss of USAF C-130 #63-7789. I found more in Hansard that in recent redacted USAF/MoD records

    http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...t-unauthorised

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    Ross, many thanks for the link. I knew that eventually there would be a reference to 'Dr Strangelove', although an oblique one, on this forum.

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    Hello,

    Credit where it is due - Steve Brew alerted us to the Hansard material six years ago!

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...sard-1803-2005

    Note the warning about quoting from the journal.

    Col.

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