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    Late '50's - Can anyone recall British Military helicopter crash in Tudor Creek area of Mombasa - possible 2/3 fatalities

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    O meu combate por Portugal

    Roque Félix Dias
    R.F. Dias, 1989 - Africa, Portuguese-speaking - 320 pages
    Via Google Books

    MOMBASA TIMES March 19, 1960

    Helicopter tragedy
    The tragedy which struck the Royal Navy at Mombasa yesterday has cast a gloom,
    over the town as well as the aircraft i carrier H.M.S. Centaur and the other warships in the Task Force.
    The three young men who were killed in the helicopter accident at Tudor Creek had made many friends among
    Coast people. The pilot, Lt. Hamilton, gained the respect and warm gratitute of Kenyans last weekend when he made a mercy flight
    from the Mombasa European Hospital to Port Reitz airport with Mr. Ian Pritchard, who sustained serious neck injuries while ...


    http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1960-62.htm

    Friday, 18 March 1960

    Centaur, air crash in Kenya
    HAMILTON, Stanley James, Lieutenant
    ROACH, Allen James, Naval Airman 1c Aircrewman, F931929,
    SMITH, Gerald William, Lieutenant (P) (Seahawk)


    http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm


    18/03/1960 WG723 978 Dragonfly HR5 HMS Centaur Ships Flt
    Struck overhead power cables during a survey flight, burst into flames and crashed into a creek in Mombasa Harbour, Kenya.
    It broke up and sank killing the three crew

    http://veterans.mod.uk/roll-of-honou...SerialNo=N3900
    http://veterans.mod.uk/roll-of-honou...SerialNo=N3901
    http://veterans.mod.uk/roll-of-honou...SerialNo=N3902

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    Thanks for prompt reply

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