Hawker Horsley J8025 Crashed Hawkinge August 7th 1933. Pilot was Flt-Lt Frederick William Hartridge, A.F.C. of Special Reserve and the Gunner was Norman Owen Connett 604152 who was a Carpenter Rigger.

Hartridge was 45579 and won his AFC in 1919 and also ex 41 Sqn. AIR 10-1564 War Pilot Bad Flying. Landed out of wind and overshot: delayed decision to go round again too long and crashed on hangars. 258 Hours on Type

This is mentioned on 12 O'clock High see link below

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=2288


Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - Saturday 12 August 1933 says 'The machines which were destroyed in the hangar were bombers, although not of the same type as those in service with 504 Sqn"

OK 12 years later anyone close to identifying what aircraft were destroyed in the hanger?

We have Furies, Harts and Darts quoted

I am inclined to believe Darts

BTW not current 25 Sqn machines as Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - Saturday 12 August 1933 confirms 25 Sqn were at Sutton Bridge at the time on manoeuvers