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    36034 F/O Kenneth Gerald STODART AFC, was injured in a flying accident at Wyton on 13-9-1938. He died of his injuries in RAF Hospital, Halton, on 15-9-1938.

    Can anyone identify the aircraft that was involved?

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    Col.

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    This death of this man is a bit of a mystery..

    As he was posted to RAF Wyton just prior to his death (and he had just became a Signals Specialist) and not a Sqn there.... I think we are looking for a Station Flight accident....
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    Paul,

    No.114 Sqn - Wyton - Dec,1936 - Dec,1939 - Hinds,Audaxes & Blenheims.
    No.139 Sqn - Wyton - Sep,1936 - Dec,1939 - Hinds,Blenheims.

    Col.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post
    Paul,

    No.114 Sqn - Wyton - Dec,1936 - Dec,1939 - Hinds,Audaxes & Blenheims.
    No.139 Sqn - Wyton - Sep,1936 - Dec,1939 - Hinds,Blenheims.

    Col.
    OK.. But the Times says posted to RAF Wyton, Not 'Posted to Sqn X at RAF Wyton' which is how other postings were reported. Additionally.. Flight says..

    F/O. Kenneth Gerald Stodart, A.F.C., died in the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Hospital, Halton, Buckinghamshire, on September 15 as the result of injuries received in an accident which occurred at Wyton, on September 13, to an aircraft of the R.A.F. Station,
    Wyton, Huntingdonshire.

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    Paul,

    I'm simply stating the fact that, two squadrons were based at Wyton at the time Stodart sustained his injuries. I'm not suggesting he was a member of either.

    Col.

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    If anyone is visiting The NA.
    The answer may be in AIR 28/961 RAF Station - WYTON 1936 July - 1940 Dec.
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    Ehmmmm.... I am interested in the transfer date... then a month later to storage and then instructional frame.. I wonder if it was involved in an accident of some sort...

    1637 DH.60M [Gipsy I] toc as K1887 9.2.31 at Kenley. To RAF Staff College
    Communications Flight, Andover 15.11.32. To Station Flight Wyton 2.5.38. To 4
    ERFTS Brough 15.9.38. To 27 MU Shawbury 31.10.38. To instructional airframe
    1391M 11.4.39 and issued to 4 S of TT St Athan.

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    From ABS

    On 13-Sep-38, Magister L8269 of 2GCF stalled and flew into ground during approach to Wyton

    a serious contender indeed for the loss of F/O Stoddart

    dg

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    well done Litcham lad...

    Air of Authority confirms Stodart


    Died from injuries in the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Hospital, Halton, sustained in a flying accident at Wyton two days previously, whilst flying Magister, L8269, which crashed on approach to land.

    GCF = Group Communications Flight
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    Gentlemen,

    Thanks for your help in cracking this "Tough Nut".

    Col.

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