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Casualties - December 1950


2 Dec 50

SOWDEN, RONALD  (2474937) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF North Coates at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Kesteven.  He is buried in Scholemoor Cemetery

2 Dec 50

MacGREGOR, DUGALD ROBERTSON  (174800) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF St Eval but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He was cremated at Kensal Rise Crematorium, Glasgow

3 Dec 50

READ, FRANK  (51996) age: 39

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Hendon at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Middlesex S.  He is buried in Twickenham Cemetery

3 Dec 50

HAYWARD, FREDERICK CHARLES  (21206) age: 43

Wg Cdr

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Westminster Cemetery, Hanwell

4 Dec 50

BYRON, DONALD MADDISON RIDDLE  (4043415) age: 19

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VR246 of No 3 Flying Training School, which dived into the ground near Snetterton Heath.  He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Feltwell

5 Dec 50

BAKER, ROBERT JAMES  (181521) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NA958 of the Central Navigation and Control School which flew into high ground in Spain on a flight from Istres to Gibraltar.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

5 Dec 50

HANSOM, ERNEST  (1130007) age: 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NA958 of the Central Navigation and Control School which flew into high ground in Spain on a flight from Istres to Gibraltar.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

5 Dec 50

JONES, NEVILLE  (2443004) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NA958 of the Central Navigation and Control School which flew into high ground in Spain on a flight from Istres to Gibraltar.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

5 Dec 50

OUSELEY, ROY OWEN  (2443873) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NA958 of the Central Navigation and Control School which flew into high ground in Spain on a flight from Istres to Gibraltar.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

5 Dec 50

PULLAR, PETER DFM  (1553033) age: 29

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NA958 of the Central Navigation and Control School which flew into high ground in Spain on a flight from Istres to Gibraltar.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

5 Dec 50

THORNE, PETER FIELD  (2447629) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NA958 of the Central Navigation and Control School which flew into high ground in Spain on a flight from Istres to Gibraltar.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

5 Dec 50

WEST, LEONARD  (147516) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, NA958 of the Central Navigation and Control School which flew into high ground in Spain on a flight from Istres to Gibraltar.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

7 Dec 50

SLATER, WILLIAM ALFRED  (3215128) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ558 of No 74 Sqn, which crashed near Horsham St Faith on its return from a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Husthwaite Parish Churchyard.

8 Dec 50

BULL, WALTER LAURENCE  (607063) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV622 of No 249 Sqn, which crashed on the Abu Sultan ranges whilst making a practice attack.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

8 Dec 50

ACKLAM, WILLIAM GEORGE  (871534) age: 52

LAC

He was serving at RAF Cardington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Holderness.  He is buried in Hedon Cemetery

8 Dec 50

ADAMS, JAMES JOHN WILLIAM  (4032980) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Shallufa and died from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

8 Dec 50

DE PRANCE, ROBERT WALTER  (772656) age: 26

LAC

He was serving at RAF Shallufa and died from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

8 Dec 50

SMITH, DEREK ARTHUR  (3002534) age: 24

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Shallufa and died from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

9 Dec 50

BALDWIN, EDWARD CLIVE  (650554) age: 31

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Stoke Heath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Whitchurch.  He was cremated at Rochdale Crematorium

10 Dec 50

CLARK, JOHN YEO  (2463900) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Labuan and died.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

11 Dec 50

DRAPER, PHILIP HAROLD  (936710) age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet TT Mk 1, JN670 of the Central Gunnery School which crashed in the circuit at Driffield whilst attempting to avoid another aircraft.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield

11 Dec 50

SALTER, DENIS  (2299998) age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet TT Mk 1, JN670 of the Central Gunnery School which crashed in the circuit at Driffield whilst attempting to avoid another aircraft.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

11 Dec 50

BELL, PETER HUGH  (578872) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Seletar and was dragged from a bus, beaten unconscious and had petrol poured on him and ignited in the "jungle girl" riots in Singapore, an Indian shopkeeper was sentenced to death.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

13 Dec 50

BARTLEMAN, MICHAEL OWEN  (4021380) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Seletar at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery, Singapore

14 Dec 50

ARTHUR, FREDERICK DFM  (179861) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VS379 of No 22 Flying Training School, which crashed at Norwell in Nottinghamshire after hitting trees whilst flying in a snowstorm.  He is buried in or was cremated at City Cemetery and Crematorium, Selly Oak

14 Dec 50

HALL, REGINALD MAURICE  (56259) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX389 of the Flying Training Command Communication Flt which crashed near Blackbushe after the wings broke off in a dive following recovery from a spin.  He is buried in Corbridge Cemetery

14 Dec 50

STIMPSON, CHARLES TREVOR DFC  (129663) age: 34

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX389 of the Flying Training Command Communication Flt which crashed near Blackbushe after the wings broke off in a dive following recovery from a spin.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

14 Dec 50

DAVIES, JOHN WILLIAM  (543201) age: 38

WO

He was serving at RAF Changi and was beaten to death during the 'Jungle girl' riots.  He is buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery, Singapore.

16 Dec 50

CUMMINGS, CECIL  (2499091) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Padgate at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Newton.  He is buried in Crayford Churchyard

18 Dec 50

SWORDS, GEORGE  (509767) age: 42

Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Brixworth.  He is buried in Kingsthorpe Cemetery

20 Dec 50

BENNETT, SYDNEY LAURIE DFC  (135637) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 1, TG574 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed at Benina whilst making an emergency landing after a propeller broke away followed by the engine falling off on a flight from El Adem to Tripoli.  He was fatally injured by the propeller when it pierced the fuselage of the aircraft.  He is buried in Benghazi Military Cemetery

20 Dec 50

JAMES, WILLIAM GRIFFITH AFC  (102964) age: 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 1, TG574 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed at Benina whilst making an emergency landing after a propeller broke away followed by the engine falling off on a flight from El Adem to Tripoli.  He is buried in Benghazi Military Cemetery

20 Dec 50

JOHNS, IDWAL ARTHUR  (1316084) age: 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 1, TG574 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed at Benina whilst making an emergency landing after a propeller broke away followed by the engine falling off on a flight from El Adem to Tripoli.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Dec 50

TUNNADINE, GRAHAM  (152482) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 1, TG574 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed at Benina whilst making an emergency landing after a propeller broke away followed by the engine falling off on a flight from El Adem to Tripoli.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

21 Dec 50

MacDONALD, DONALD JAMES MCAULEY  (128463) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT342 of the TFU, which rolled onto its back and dived into the ground near Worcester.  He is buried in Moss Park Cemetery, Glasgow

22 Dec 50

McGRATH, JAMES JOSEPH  (1906554) age: 24

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Butzweilerhof at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

22 Dec 50

OGILVIE, NANCY STUART  (471700) age: 28

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Leuchars and was found dead (strangled) on a train travelling home for Leuchars to Peterculter, near Aberdeen on Christmas Leave.  Flight Sergeant Charles Cameron was charged with her murder and was later jailed for nine-months for culpable homicide after pleading guilty.  Details of her burial have not been ascertained.

23 Dec 50

TAYLOR, RONALD  (2495401) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Hednesford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Shiregreen Cemetery, Sheffield

24 Dec 50

BAIN, GEORGE JAMES  (1075786) age: 28

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 20 Dec 1950 whilst flying in Hastings C Mk 1, TG574 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed at Benina whilst making an emergency landing after a propeller broke away followed by the engine falling off on a flight from El Adem to Tripoli.  He is buried in Benghazi Military Cemetery

25 Dec 50

CARUS, RONALD  (2345092) age: 21

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Butterworth and died in a motor vehicle accident.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Panang

28 Dec 50

HAYES, ALBERT  (508529) age: 47

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Kirkham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Fylde.  He is buried in Kirkham Parish Churchyard

29 Dec 50

BLACK, JOHN FREDERICK STANLEY  (1796505) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, ST798 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Barra Head in the Hebrides during a meteorological recce flight.  

29 Dec 50

COBBOLD, JOHN HENRY  (1875230) age: 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, ST798 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Barra Head in the Hebrides during a meteorological recce flight.  

29 Dec 50

COX, TERENCE ANTHONY DSO, DFC  (39304) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, ST798 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Barra Head in the Hebrides during a meteorological recce flight.  His body was found on 16 Jan 1951.  He is buried in Killead Churchyard

29 Dec 50

KEEBLE, EDWARD ARTHUR  (1894959) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, ST798 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Barra Head in the Hebrides during a meteorological recce flight.  

29 Dec 50

MARTINDALE, WILLIAM RICHARD  (1504469) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, ST798 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Barra Head in the Hebrides during a meteorological recce flight.  

29 Dec 50

NATTRISS, DONALD  (2607764) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, ST798 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Barra Head in the Hebrides during a meteorological recce flight.  

29 Dec 50

PURCHES, STUART GORDON  (2456813) age: 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, ST798 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Barra Head in the Hebrides during a meteorological recce flight.  

29 Dec 50

WALKLATE, GERALD WILLAM  (3124953) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax Met Mk 6, ST798 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Barra Head in the Hebrides during a meteorological recce flight.  

30 Dec 50

HILL, ERIC  (4010619) age: 21

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Scotland?.  He was cremated at Manchester Crematorium

30 Dec 50

HOSIE, RONALD MCDOUGALL  (501422) age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving as a Medical Officer at RAF Kirkham, when his body was found on the Campsie Hills, it is thought that the old hill track probably crumbled under his feet while he was out hiking and he was thrown about six feet but landed among jagged rocks.  He is buried in Riddrie Park Cemetery.

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