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    Default Pre War 226 Battle Sqn Losses Incidents

    Failing quite badly to get the pre war 226 ORB (if it existed) trying to ID some 226 Sqn Battle incidents. I have from "AB Battle File" the following known 5 incidents

    11 December 1937 Battle K7594 2 Crew Killed Sgt Arthur William Butler (Pilot) and Aircraftsman William Ernest Vincent. Aeroplane operating from No. 6 Armanent Training Camp, Woodsford, Dorchester Report W581
    22 March 1938 Battle K7623 crashed and was badly damaged in forced landing 2m N of West Freugh.
    6 October 1938 Battle K7589 crashed into high ground in cloud, Plynlimon - P/O Alistair Lilburn MacEwen, Cpl. Frank James and A/C.1 Kenneth Adrian Clark killed
    5 August 1939 Battle K7711 - 226 Squadron overshot a forced-landing and ran into trees at Weatheroak
    17 August 1939 Battle K7706 crashed at Harwell

    I also believe there was another 226 Sqn incident on March 6, 1939 when Flight-Sergeant Frederick John Percival and Aircraftman James Allen baled out of a Battle which had engine trouble. Pilot landed safely at Doncaster

    and another incident in 1939 when Sgt C Hart and LAC Allen baled out of another Battle - which was landed OK.

    Can anyone supply more infomation about any of these incidents? Or supply 226 prewar ORB or a National Archive link for it?

    Many thanks

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    Paul,

    a few locations for you

    P7594 SIG Cheslil Beach between Portland and Abbotsbury Dorset

    K7589 FHG Cwmbiga Hafren Forest Plynlimmon

    K7711 CFL Weatheroak Hill Redditch Worcs

    DaveW

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    Dave

    Thanks for clarification on locations

    Paul

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    Battle K7711 226 Squadron

    Full Crew To Update Chorley

    Pilot Flying Officer N M Thomas
    Navigator: Sergt. "L". Hibberd - See below
    WO/Ag: LAC H F Little

    Source: Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer - Saturday 12 August 1939
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 1st May 2019 at 13:52.

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    Probably


    http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/226_squadron.html

    Type: Fairy Battle 1
    Serial number: K9343, MQ-?
    Operation: Sedan
    Lost: 14/05/1940
    Sergeant (Pilot) Victor H. Moseley, RAF 580085, 226 Sqdn., age 26, 14/05/1940, Choloy War Cemetery, F


    Sergeant Stanley D. Hibberd, RAF 564714, 226 Sqdn., age 26, 14/05/1940, missing
    Corporal Herbert F. Little, RAF 530918, 226 Sqdn., age 27, 14/05/1940, missing
    Airborne 1525 from Reims/Champagne to attack bridges and roads in the area around Sedan. Crashed at les Grandes Armoises (Ardennes) 19 km SSW of Sedan, France. Sgt Hibbert and Cpl Little are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

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