View Full Version : RAF Deaths and Incidents January 1929

15th March 2013, 15:39
From this site (the "Errol Martyn" List) and others

Provided so others may like to add detail or details


2 Jan 1929

P/O Raymond Russell Carroll Killed at Hinaidi, Iraq in a 55 Sqn DH 9A (ID unknown). P/O Colin Edward Victor L'Estrange Feasey Injured (Pilot), Caroll was a passenger.

20 Jan 1929

F/O Edward Gordon Cayley Killed in de Havilland DH.60 Moth G-EBPS which crashed at Duxford. Mr Philip Aubrey Wells seriously injured. Debate about who was Pilot and who was the Passenger. Wells was under instruction but Cayley (who was with 19 Sqn) was not authorised to provide it.

26 Jan 29

Flt/Lt John Joseph Walsh (RAFO) (Medical Branch) Died - Found dead in room in a hotel in Buchanan Street, Glasgow

30 Jan 29

F/O Geoffrey Hugh Conningsby Ingle Killed in a Fairey 3D of the Bomber of Armament and Gunnery School Eastchurch at Eastchurch Aerodrome. Also killed Leading Aircraftsman George Henry Johnstone #359819 and Leading Aircraftsman Frank Nelson Howick #357373. Howick, was initially seriously injured but died later in Hospital the same day.

Other incidents I have in January 1929 did not involve deaths

3 Jan 1929

DH.9A J7009 of 1FTS force-landed in bad weather, overturned in soft ground, Hunger Hill, near Pulborough, Sussex.

12 Jan 1929

Pilot Officer Harold Thomas Lines, of Sealand, near Chester, crashed in field near Hinckley he was thrown clear

14 Jan 1929

Avro 504K J731 of 3FTS hit by J8709 while stationary, Spittlegate.

21 Jan 1929

Seaplane crash near Felixstowe, Suffolk. The pilot, "Flying Officer" Roy S, Darbyshire, was slightly cut over the eye and Flight Sergeant Crouch, the observer was unhurt. Darbyshire actually a P/O (Acting Sub.-Lt. R.N.R) at this type and maybe a 5 FTS Machine at Sealand

26 Jan 1929

F/O Paul Gardner Thomson baled out of an aircraft at Grantham, Lincs

29 Jan 1929

F/O John Woodburn Gillan baled out of a No 111 Sqn aircraft (maybe Siskin) at Diss Norfolk in Fog maybe occurred January 30, 1929

15th March 2013, 15:52

the 30th Jan incident; N9759



15th March 2013, 16:25

2 Jan 1929 - 55 Sqn - D.H. 9A:

D.H. 9A J7838.

PD Ascot.
AD Hinaidi - 6.26 - 7.26.
AHQ Iraq Cd - 7.27.
55 Sqn. - 5.28.
Engine failure, force landed on test flight and overturned, Hinaidi 2.1.29. Burnt out.

The D.H.4/D.H.9 File.
Sturtivant,Ray & Gordon Page.
Tunbridge Wells:Air-Britain(Historians),1999,


15th March 2013, 17:18



18th March 2013, 09:53
Other incidents

29 Jan 1929

Vickers Victoria 70 Sqn of Force made a forced landing whilst flying between Peshwar and Kabul on way to rescue civilian from Kabul. Crew Flight-Lieut. Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman and Flying Officer A. H. S. Davis. rescued OK. Fate of aeroplane unknown

Prior to 7 Jan 1929

LAC George Bellamy stationed at Uxbridge aged 24 found dead in Union Jack Club Waterloo (suicide) formerly stationed in Iraq and India

18th March 2013, 10:55

F/L Ivelaw-Chapman's aircraft was Victoria III J7926 - Fate ?


18th March 2013, 11:02
Thanks for Victoria Serial I know the plane located Feb 1 1929 and Crew Rescued Feb 3 1929 but ultimate fate is unknown perhaps bits are still there!

Jan 2 1929
P/O Raymond Russell Carroll is buried in MA'ASKER AL RASCHID R.A.F. CEMETERY Plot 3 Row N Grave