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    Can anyone please look this up in the J file. I believed at some point it served with 26 Sqn at Caterrick
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    Paul

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    Hi Paul

    Yes from Jul 1929 to Oct 1930

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm


    It crashed on 31st October 1930 it is the one below I wonder if it was repaired


    Published: Saturday 01 November 1930
    Newspaper: Lancashire Evening Post

    R.A.F. 'PLANE CRASHES In making forced landing between Ackworth and Wragby, near Pontefract,

    R.A.F. aeroplane was badly damaged and the pilot was imprisoned. Pilot-Officer Harold Janies Ward, aged 19. was in charge, and with him was Engineer Daniel William Davidson, aged 28, both stationed ai Catterick. When released, Ward was unconscious, but he quickly recovered. Witnesses state that, in trying to land, the machine nose-dived.

    Visibility was bad. Ward and Davidson were taken to Pontefract Infirmary. Ward suffering from shock and Davidson from injury to his left shoulder. They wore later taken back to camp.

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    Hi Paul

    26 Sqn is the only entry for this aircraft so it looks as though it was written off.

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm thanks I have a photo in newspaper on second look shows it has a broken in half at th3e pilots position I suppose getting pilot out probably caused more damage

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