Saturday 30 April 1938 , Essex Newsman , Essex, England

News report

FORCED LANDING

Pilot-Officer Thom, of No. 74 Fighter Squadron, Hornchurch Aerodrome, made a forced landing in Dagenham Park on Thursday, when his airplane developed engine trouble. He used the airplane's wireless to report to the airdrome. ... ”


This is Donald Sutherland Thom From Canada (39606) PoW France 1940 probably flying a Gauntlet

It says Thursday so could be 28th April 1938 but I find some weekly local newspapers actually mean the week before if they come out over the weekend

Any ides?

Many thanks