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    Default Re: RAF officer deaths 12.11.18-3.9.39 alphabetical index

    Additional information for 1937 and 38 as can no longer edit my earlier post above.

    Ref: BCL vol1 2nd edition
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    1937

    13 Dec - Aitken Andrew - P/O - 149 Squadron.

    16 Dec - Bunting Thomas Arthur - P/O - 102 Squadron. .

    18 Dec - Betbeder Basil Gaston Lancelot (New Zealand) - P/O - 102 Squadron.

    1938

    7 Aug - ADAM John - F/O - 37 Squadron

    7 Aug - GILLESPIE Albert George - P/O - 37 Squadron.

    12 Aug - CRAIG Ronald John Faull - F/Lt - 83 Squadron.

    27 Jan - MacFARLANE Alan Norman - P/O - 44 Squadron .

    24 Feb - GARDNER Frank Steight - F/Lt - LRDU.

    22 Apr - GREEN Harry David - P/O - 110 Squadron.

    10 May - FAWDRY Ivor Jack - P/O - 139 Squadron.

    10 May - LEE Colin James Carr - P/O - 139 Squadron

    06 Oct - HAMILTON Douglas Aubrey - F/O - 216 Squadron.

    06 Oct - MacEWEN Alistair Lilburn - P/O - 226 Squadron.

    22 Oct - HANLON Franklin Gordon - P/O - 51 Squadron

    14 Noc - JACKSON Aubrey Ward - P/O - 9 Squadron.

    25 Nov - ELLIS John - P/O - 63 Squadron.

    There are several more to be found in this edition of BCL losses which includes prewar losses from July 1936 to September 1939 and has the above details in Appendix 4.
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    Default Re: RAF officer deaths 12.11.18-3.9.39 alphabetical index

    Another Update,
    1936
    22 April - BROOKMAN, Herbert G - aged 34 - Peshawar.
    15 July - CARSTAIRS, James K, L - aged 21 - Malta.
    14 June - CATCHPOLE, William - aged 42 - Sudan.
    27 Jan - CONNOLLY,Sylvanus G - aged 34 - Gebeit.
    08 Feb - COX, Alfred O, D - aged 22 - Nidhauli.
    27 Jan - EDWARDS, Philip V - aged 33 - Gebeit.
    23 Sept - ELIAS, Aubrey W - aged 32 - Kohat.
    03 May - ESSAM, Frank F - aged 21 - Khartoum.
    03 Sept - HUNTER, Thomas B - aged 21 - Bala.
    28 March - MOLLER, Christopher W,H - aged 40 - Gibraltar.
    23 May - NORMAN, William M - aged 23 - Penang.
    15 Nov - RAWSON, Arthur H - aged 24 - Ismailia.
    27 May - SHELLEY, Bryant T - aged 28 - Hinaidi.
    18 July - SPENCER, Denis H - aged 22 - Khormaksar.
    24 June - SPENCER, Eric W - aged 20 - Aden.
    05 June - SUTHERLAND, John A - aged 22 - Malta.
    14 June - TODD, Robert - aged 25 - Sudan.
    26 Feb - TRISTEM, Harry H, V - aged 30 - Bir Uzia.

    1937

    02 Feb - BLAIR, Robert D - aged 22 - Johore Straito.
    11 March - LEES, Kenneth N - aged 25 - Waziristan.
    13 April - PASCOE - WEBBE, John B - aged 23 - Miranshah.
    14 April - FENTON, Donald McD - aged 26 - Sulaimania.
    17 June - RICE, Robert H - aged - Almaza.
    23 June - DAVIES, Peter J,G - Age 22 - Aden.
    30 June - KING, William T - aged 24 - Karachi.
    10 Sept - FRASER, George L - aged 23 - Aha Suoir.
    08 Oct - ADAMS, Harold G - aged 28 - Umduwara.
    08 Oct - GOUGH, Edward - aged 39 - Amdawra.
    08 Oct - HOUGHTON, Archibald H - aged 28 - Amdawara.
    30 Oct - McCLATCHEY, Robert H - aged 22 - Khor Gharim.
    30 Oct - RICKARDS, Aubrey R, M - aged 39 - Arabia.
    30 Nov - BOOTH, Patrick A - aged 30 - Kalafrana.
    12 Dec - JONES, George W - aged 21 - Dhibban.


    1938
    11 Jan - DAVIES, Martin H,B - age 22 - Aden.
    18 Feb - ALDERSON, Ronald E - age 32 - Zikron.
    09 Apr - HOBSON, Eric R,C - age 43 - Ramleh.
    27 Apr - JACOBS, John E - age 25 - Tiberias.
    06 June - DOWSE, Brean Rupert H, E - age 24 - Murree.
    14 Jun - ROMER, Mark H - age 24 - Nairobi.
    21 June - BETHUNE, Hugh A - age 23 - Singapore.
    21 Jun - MEARES, Richard C - age 25 - Singapore.
    29 Jun - STEPHEN, Charles A - age 25 - Habbaniya.
    01 July - BLAIN, William N - age 31 - Cairo.
    21 Jul - COOPER, George L,A - age 24 - Singapore.
    23 Jul - CAVE - BROWN - CAVE, Roger - age 25 - Singapore.
    23 Jul - ROBOTHAM, Walter L - age 22 - Mardan.
    12 Aug - REES, Glanmoor M - age 38 - Sarafand.
    17 Oct - REED, Lionel - age 25 - Nr Kantare.
    22 Oct - CHILL, Roy S - age 23 - Aden.
    25 Nov - HUDSON, Henry G - age 26 - Al Maliha.
    10 Dec - KINSEY, Percy - age 31 - Nr Ramadi.

    1939
    30 Jan - BRIDGEN, He R,P - age 23 - Malta.
    30 Jan - DOBBS, Richard A,W - age 26 - Malta.
    30 Jan - LINCOLN, John G - age 26 - Malta.
    30 Jan - NEWCOMBE, Gordon C - age 25 - Malta.
    These four airmen werecrewmen along with two Royal Naval Airmen who were all killed when Swordfish I'm K5933 and K5976 of 825 Squadron, HMS Glorious collided off Alexandria.
    03 Feb - MILLS, Geoffrey H,O - age 27 - Jerusalem.
    This airman was killed when Gordon I K2607 of Station Flight RAF Ramleh (6 Squadron) crashed.
    13 Feb - BULLWINKLE, Lawrence S - age 22 - Jerusalem.
    This airman was killed when Wellesley I L2655 of 14 Squadron crashed, killing three , Chick and Segrave being the other two.
    27 Apr - HOPPER, David R - age 21 - Cairo.
    27 Apr - HUTCHINSON, Derek L, R - age 28 - Cairo.
    These two airmen were killed when Magister I N3845 of 208 Squadron crashed.
    17 May - ELSMIE, Gerald - age 23 - Simia.
    This airman was killed when Audax I K4862 of 39 Squadron (RAF Risalpur) crashed .
    05 Jun - BARNES, Allan H - age 24 - Singapore.
    This airman was one of four killed (crew of eight) when Sunderland I L5801 of 230 Squadron crashed on take off. Names were - P/O A,H,Barnes, AC G,W,J,Mills, AC G,H,Leighton killed. AC W,B,Cook died in Singapore General Hospital from his injuries. The other four who survived were F/O W,W,Campbell, Cpl S,H,Williams, LA J,J,A,Smith and AC J Colville.
    09 Jun - McWHINNEY, Gerald A - age 24 - Jerusalem.
    On this day Hardy I K4068 of 6 Squadron blew up when Ground crew were unloading a bomb there are at least two killed, airmen Dyer and Wheaton, so maybe McWhinney was also involved ?
    13 Jul - BRYAN - GOWER, David H - age 21 - Singapore.
    This airman was killed when Walrus I L2258 of the Spotter Flight crashed. The second crewman Sgt Jack Ogden was also killed.
    14 Jul - BARTHOLOMEW, Rodney J - age 24 - Cairo.
    This airman was killed when Gladiator I K8010 of 80 Squadron crashed and was destroyed by fire,

    Apologies for any place-name miss spelling, my sources is only copies of Badly typed pages of Army Returns, deaths 1936 1940.

    Alex
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    1936
    27 Jan - CONNOLLY, Sylvanus G - aged 34 - Gebeit .Along with EDWARDS and CAMPLING - Gordon - K1776 - Sqdn.
    27 Jan - EDWARDS, Philip V - aged 33 - Gebeit. Along with CONNOLLY and CAMPLING - Gordon - K1776 - Sqdn.
    08 Feb - COX, Alfred O, D - aged 22 - Nidhauli. Wapiti IIa - J9391 - 60 Sqdn.
    26 Feb - TRISTEM, Harry H, V - aged 30 - Bir Uzia. Along with AC1 Arthur, Jesse, CLAPPHAM - Vincent K4131 - 8 Sqdn.
    28 March - MOLLER, Christopher William, Henry - aged 40 - Gibraltar. - Cause of death ?Apparently not related to any flying incident.
    22 April - BROOKMAN, Herbert G - aged 34 - Peshawar. - Cause of death ?
    03 May - ESSAM, Frank F - aged 21 - Khartoum. - Gordon I - K2626 - 35 Sqdn.
    23 May - NORMAN, William M - aged 23 - Penang. Along with Johnson and Hickson, Vildebeest III - K4171/K4183 collision.
    27 May - SHELLEY, Bryant T - aged 28 - Hinaidi. - Cause of death ?
    05 June - SUTHERLAND, John A - aged 22 - Malta. Along with CHALK, Vildebeest III - K4608 - 22 Sqdn.
    14 June - CATCHPOLE, William - aged 42 - Sudan. Along with TODD, WHETTER, MARLOW - VINCENT - K4669 - 4Aircraft Park, Atbara.
    14 June - TODD, Robert - aged 25 - Sudan. See CATCHPOLE.
    24 June - SPENCER, Eric W - aged 20 - Aden. Along with GREATOREX - Hart - K3005 - 12 Sqdn.
    15 July - CARSTArdIRS, James K, L - aged 21 - Malta. Tutor - K3402 - Station Flight Hal Far.
    18 July - SPENCER, Denis H - aged 22 - Khormaksar. Demon - K4541 - 8 Sqdn.
    03 Sept - HUNTER, Thomas B - aged 21 - Bala. Along with LINCOLN, - Hart - K4473 - 6 Sqdn.
    23 Sept - ELIAS, Aubrey W - aged 32 - Kohat. - Cause of death ?
    15 Nov - RAWSON, Arthur H - aged 24 - Ismailia. - Cause of death ?


    1937
    02 Feb - BLAIR, Robert D - aged 22 - Johore Straits - Short Singapore III - K3594 - 205 Sqdn.
    11 March - LEES, Kenneth N - aged 25 - Waziristan - Wapiti V - J9748 - 5 Sqdn.
    13 April - PASCOE - WEBBE, John B (Australian) - aged 23 - Miranshah - with Lac Raymond William Gibbs - Wapiti IIa - K1301 - 27 Sqdn.
    14 April - FENTON, Donald McD - aged 26 - Sulaimania - Cause of death ?
    17 June - RICE, Robert H - aged - Almaza - Gordon I - K2736 - 4 FTS.
    23 June - DAVIES, Peter J,G - Age 22 - Aden - DH 60M Moth K1895 - 8 Sqdn.
    30 June - KING, William T - aged 24 - Karachi - Cause of death ?
    10 Sept - FRASER, George L - aged 23 - Aha Suoir - Audax I - K3715 - 4 FTS.
    08 Oct - ADAMS, Harold G - aged 28 - Umduwara - Gordon I - K2739 - 14 Sqdn.
    08 Oct - GOUGH, Edward - aged 39 - Amdawra - Gordon I - K2739 - 14 Sqdn.
    08 Oct - HOUGHTON, Archibald H - aged 28 - Amdawara - Gordon I - K2739 - 14 Sqdn.
    30 Oct - McCLATCHEY, Robert H - aged 22 - Khor Gharim - Vincent I - 6346 - 84 Sqdn.
    30 Oct - RICKARDS, Aubrey R, M - aged 39 - Arabia - Vincent I - 6346 - 84 Sqdn.
    30 Oct - O'LEARY, Leslie George - Age 19 - Arabia - Vincent I - 6346 - 84 Sqdn.
    30 Nov - BOOTH, Patrick A - aged 30 - Kalafrana - Walrus I - K8345 - 711 Flight - HMS London.
    12 Dec - JONES, George W - aged 21 - Dhibban - Cause of death ?


    1938
    11 Jan - DAVIES, Martin Henry Bromley - age 22 with Lac John Hockings Campbell - Aden - DH.60M Moth - K1893 - 8 Sqdn.
    18 Feb - ALDERSON, Ronald E - age 32 - Zikron - Cause of death ?
    09 Apr - HOBSON, Eric R,C - age 43 - Ramleh - Cause of death ?
    27 Apr - JACOBS, John E - age 25 - Tiberias - Cause of death ?
    06 June - DOWSE, Brean Rupert H, E - age 24 - Murree - Cause of death ?
    14 Jun - ROMER, Mark H - age 24 - Nairobi - Vincent - K4686 - 223 Sqdn.
    21 June - BETHUNE, Hugh A ( New Zealander) - age 23 - Singapore - Vildebeest II - K6372 - 100 Sqdn.
    21 Jun - MEARES, Richard C - age 25 - Singapore - Vildebeest II - K6372 - 100 Sqdn.
    29 Jun - STEPHEN, Charles A - age 25 - Habbaniya with AC1 Harold, Davies - Blenheim I - K7102 - 30 Sqdn..
    01 July - BLAIN, William N - age 31 - Cairo - Cause of death ?
    21 Jul - COOPER, George L,A - age 24 - Singapore - Cause of death ?
    23 Jul - CAVE - BROWN - CAVE, Roger - age 25 - Singapore - Cause of death ?
    23 Jul - ROWBOTTOM, Walter L - age 22 - Mardan - Hart (India) - K2115 - 11 Sqdn..
    12 Aug - REES, Glanmoor M - age 38 - Sarafand - Cause of death ?
    17 Oct - REED, Lionel - age 25 - Nr Kantare - Gladiator - L7610 - 33 Sqdn.
    22 Oct - CHILL, Roy Stamford - age 23 with Lac Leslie Vernon Wilton - Vincent - K4129 - 8 Sqdn. - Aden.
    25 Nov - HUDSON, Henry Granville - age 26 - Al Maliha - Gladiator - 33 Sqdn.
    10 Dec - KINSEY, Percy - age 31 - Nr Ramadi, also Sgt.Vernon Walter Garside; AC1 Reginald Walter Carpenter; AC1 Lewis William Cooper ; AC1 Frederick Oscar Gamble and Captain John Barnett Harvey, Blenheim I - K7097 - 30 Sqdn.
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    Frost D P 1 Feb 39



    1 Feb 1939 Flt Lt DOUGLAS PRINGLE FROST
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    Kiilled whilst flying Hawker Hartbee, 850 of the SAAF which nose dived and crashed at the Aerodrome Mossel Bay on this date
    (Fractured Skull and multiple injuries to body) he was Still serving RAF

    Based at Waterkloof Air Station Pretoria

    100% 1st Feb 1939 "Not Feb 2nd 1939 as some sources state (including 75 years SAAF)" - Death certs of both crew confirm date as 1 Feb 1939

    A Hawker Hartbees (850) was written-off during an accident, fatally injuring both crew members.

    Air Mech Willem Petrus Jacobus Benade (SAAF) Observer also killed (Fractured Skull and multiple injuries to body)

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