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    Looking for more info on the death of pilot Hugh Junor who I believe was killed on August 19, 1926, while testing Gamecock J7906 out of Hucclecote. He had previously flown on behalf of T E Lawrence in Arabia. For in-laws' family history (the Tarrant family of ill-fated Tarrant Tabor bomber fame).
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    DATE: August 19, 1926
    TAKE-OFF POINT: Hucclecote, Glos
    CRASH LOCATION: Hucclecote, Glos
    AIRCRAFT TYPE & SERIAL: Gloster Gamecock J7906
    CREW FATALITIES: Flt Lt H.R. Junor DFC, RAE TP
    PURPOSE OF TEST FLIGHT: Investigation of flutter
    ACCIDENT DETAIL: Ailerons detached and aircraft broke up

    http://www.testflyingmemorial.com/1919-39.htm

    there also appears to be an article about him in the Journal of the T. E. Lawrence Society:

    http://telsociety.org.uk/telsociety/journals/journ9-2.htm

    Individual editions can be purchased via the website

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    Last edited by Amrit; 11th March 2009 at 19:51. Reason: extra info

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    Many thanks, Amrit.
    Another family link there by the looks of it. Bonus!
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    Robert, From the London Times:
    R.A.F. ACCIDENTS
    OFFICER KILLED NEAR GLOUCESTER
    Flight-Lieutenant Hugh Robert Junor, R.A.F., of Ash Vale, Hants, was killed in an aeroplane accident at Huccelecote, near Gloucester, yesterday afternoon. He was testing a machine before taking it back to Farnborough. The aeroplane fell into a nose dive and crashed into a garden. The pilot attempted to leave the machine in a parachute but was too late and was killed.
    The machine struck the earth near an outhouse and burst into flames, which set the shed on fire. Two men who were having dinner in the shed were burned on the face and hands and suffered from shock. Both were taken to the Royal Infirmary and detained. The body of the dead officer was removed to Gloucester mortuary to await the inquest. He had been attached to the R.A.F. at Farnborough for the past four years and was a member of the experimental section. He was 31 and married but had no children.
    This is the fourth fatal R.A.F. accident this week and the tenth since August 3.
    London Times dated 20 Aug 26
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    Pop his name into the Flight magazine archives, all instances of Junor are for him.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/search.aspx

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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks, Terry and Dennis.
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    Just found this post while researching Hugh junior. He was my maternal grandfathers brother. I have data and photos held by the family. Always wondered what happened to penny tar rant. Can we get in direct contact with each other? Guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Just found this post while researching Hugh junior. He was my maternal grandfathers brother. I have data and photos held by the family. Always wondered what happened to penny tar rant. Can we get in direct contact with each other? Guy
    Further to the above, my sister was the author of the article in the T E Lawrence journal. He is buried a few miles from where I live in by fleet, Surrey, south of England, uk.

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    Guy:

    Will put you in touch with my brother-in-law - his great aunt was married to Junor and has self-published book on the Tarrants.

    Can you send me your email address via email or PM?

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    Robert
    Last edited by robstitt; 20th January 2022 at 18:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Just found this post while researching Hugh junior. He was my maternal grandfathers brother. I have data and photos held by the family. Always wondered what happened to penny tar rant. Can we get in direct contact with each other? Guy
    Hi Guy,
    A bit of a long shot, but I too am researching Hugh Junor and my wife's 2x Gt Uncle was Hugh's father-in-law W.G. Tarrant and Elsie's father (elsie is a 1st cousin 2x removed). There were no family records of the Tarrants' save for WG's youngest brother (wife's Gt Grandfather). I see you have some family records for Hugh and maybe that would include a photo or two. All I've found is a very grainy newspaper image of the couple on their marriage day in 1925. I've also determined that Hugh, for a short time and in two spells, attended the same school as my eldest grandson and he and I would like to tell the school about a long past former pupil.

    I appreciate its been 10+ years since you posted but if I don't try to make contact I'll never know!

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    Roger

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