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    Default Fairey Gordon K2629

    I have been sent a photograph of Fairey Gordon K2629, looking a bit sorry for itself in the desert during the Abyssinian Crisis.

    I am aware that it was struck off charge of No 35 Squadron and the RAF on 1st February 1936 but there are no details in the squadron’s Record Book regarding the circumstances of the loss.

    Does anyone have any further details?

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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon K2629

    in my files I have

    16/01/1936 listed with following text....

    From "Truculent Tribes, Turbulent Skies"
    35 Sqdn lost 5 a/c plus 2 ex 40 Sqdn a/c.
    This was in the Somaliland, Africa period.
    One a/c of note Gordon K2761 16/1/36 u/c collapsed, Tagalara, I think Uganda.


    27/01/1936

    FAIREY IIIF K1776 of 35Sqn "B" Flight crashed at Gebeit, Sudan killing 3

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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon K2629

    Paul

    Thanks for the update.

    Re: K2761 ... I think this should read "Tagdara" (presumably Jebel Tagdara in Sudan, where the squadron was operating at that time (Abyssinian Crisis)

    I am not sure which aircraft these refer to, nor the period during which they were lost "35 Sqdn lost 5 a/c plus 2 ex 40 Sqdn a/c". Does it provide any more details?

    RE: K2629 .... I will have to try to get the AM Form 1180 (when life returns to normal)

    Regards (and thanks again)

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    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon K2629

    Those Gordon losses are a pain I have a loss in I assume India in 2nd Half 1934 poss July / Aug where a Vulture hit undercarriage and 2 crew bailed out and pilot landed aircraft but written off I know story but not the who when and Sqn

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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon K2629

    Paul, not heard of Fairey Gordons operating in India (nor seen photos). so unless they were transitioning via India going somewhere else, I would rule out the usual suspects in India ( 5,11,27,28,30,31,60)

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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon K2629

    Ahh Jagan good call I assumed India maybe Middle East will check my info tomorrow

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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon K2629

    Maybe forced landing incident ?

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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon K2629

    AB's K File has -
    K2629
    Deld to HAD 28.4.32; 35 Sqn 13.2.33; Shipped to ME with Sqn 23.9.35; SOC 1.2.36 [ 71.25 hrs ].

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    Default Re: Fairey Gordon K2629

    Thanks for the responses; the website highlighted is my site and I obviously would like to add the details regarding K2629 if I can.

    As I say, I may have to await the AM Form 1180 (but past experience has demonstrated that they are not all there for this period)

    Regards

    PeteT
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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