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Casualties - July 1951


1 Jul 51

HALL, DUDLEY GEORGE  (525537) age: 34

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Coningsby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Kesteven.  He was cremated at Bournemouth Crematorium

2 Jul 51

SANDS, JOHN STEVEN  (163429) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FE756 of No 1 Flying Training School, which dived into the ground near Graveley after colliding with FS815 of the same unit during an aerobatic sortie.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

3 Jul 51

JAQUEST, RONALD EDGAR  (191165) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA985 of No 65 Sqn, which he abandoned near Strubby after colliding with VZ569 of the same unit during a practice interception.  He ejected but was unable to separate from his seat.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

3 Jul 51

HOLLAND, FRANK  (203123) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VF344 of No 1 Overseas Ferry Unit, which crashed on theundershoot at Abingdon during a single engine approach after the speed was allowed to decay too low.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

3 Jul 51

MUNDY, ALAN JACK  (3051188) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VA892 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which crashed on the approach to Wisley following an engine failure on his first solo on type.  He is buried in Street Cemetery, Somerset

3 Jul 51

SHORT, ARTHUR EDWARD  (3129154) age: 22

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Prentice T Mk 1, VR323 of No 7 Flying Training School which crashed whilst practicing a forced landing near Bourne in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in The Cemetery, Thornaby-on-Tees

3 Jul 51

BROWN, AUDREY  (2811937) age: 21

LACW

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Wellington.  She is buried in Stradishall Church

5 Jul 51

KING, NORMAN THOMAS  (578116) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 30, NT582 of No 29 Sqn, which dived into the sea from a steep turn as it pulled away from an attack on a target drogue.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

5 Jul 51

MACLEOD, MURDO  (1550766) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 30, NT582 of No 29 Sqn, which dived into the sea from a steep turn as it pulled away from an attack on a target drogue.  He is buried in Dollar Cemetery, Clackmannanshire

5 Jul 51

BROOKS, LESLIE RICHARD  (47955) age: 38

Flt Lt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He was cremated at Reading Crematorium

5 Jul 51

CROMPTON, BERNARD  (2495332) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Wroughton 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 Hull Eastern Cemetery

7 Jul 51

ELLIOTT, HARRY  (2600669) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, EE584 of No 504 Sqn, which crashed in a diving turn on the approach to Wymeswold following an engine failure.  He is buried in Coastal Road Cemetery, Herne Bay

7 Jul 51

ROOCROFT, THOMAS WILKINSON  (2511591) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF St Mawgan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in St Austell.  He is buried in St Eval Churchyard

9 Jul 51

FOX, REGINALD  (564717) age: 37

WO

He was serving at RAF Binbrook 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 St Mary with St Gabriel Churchyard, Binbrook

10 Jul 51

VALENTINE, JOHN  (4039629) age: 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VZ418 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which crashed near Clapham after control was lost in a dive.  He is buried in Methilmill Cemetery, Buckhaven

10 Jul 51

WALKER, ERIC FREDERICK JOHN  (4014167) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Ismailia and was probably killed by terrorists.  He is buried in Moascar Garrison Cemetery

12 Jul 51

CAIRNEY, JOHN WARD DFM  (143378) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He is buried in Hamilton Bent Cemetery

12 Jul 51

DINGLE, GERALD RAYMOND  (579301) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He is buried in Lyneham Parish Church

12 Jul 51

DODD, NORMAN  (971789) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He is buried in Lyneham Parish Church

12 Jul 51

GORELY, CHRISTOPHER MERRICK  (4037699) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He is buried in Lyneham Parish Church

12 Jul 51

GRANDAGE, JOHN ELLIS  (247848) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He was cremated at City Road Crematorium, Sheffield

12 Jul 51

GRIFFIN, CHARLES WALTER  (2601020) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He is buried in Lyneham Parish Church

12 Jul 51

HOLT, JOHN DOUGLAS  (56360) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He is buried in Gorton Cemetery, Manchester

12 Jul 51

KINAHAN, JAMES  (1907756) age: 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He is buried in Kilcurley Cemetery

12 Jul 51

READ, FRANK DFM  (629401) age: 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He is buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester

12 Jul 51

WHITAKER, ROY  (582359) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW194 of No 242 OCU, which crashed on take off from Lyneham having cleared Customs on a flight from Malta to Dishforth.  He is buried in Carleton Cemetery, Blackpool

12 Jul 51

DODD, BARBARA  (2810792) age: 21

LACW

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in St Neots.  She is buried in Rectory Road Cemetery, Sutton Coldfield

12 Jul 51

GRIFFIN, COLUM FRANCIS  (2601020) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Valley 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 Lyneham Parish Church

13 Jul 51

STORRAR, HENRY  (1116712) age: 39

Cpl

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

13 Jul 51

FROGGATT, STANLEY  (3501508) age: 22

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Coningsby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Huntingdon.  He was cremated at Brighton Crematorium

13 Jul 51

TUCKER, PETER CHARLES  (3507668) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Horsham St. Faith at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Epping.  He is buried in St Wilfred’s Church, Haywards Heath

14 Jul 51

CLARK, PATRICK EDWARD  (1597567) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RA692 of No 230 OCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Scampton on its return from a night cross country probably due to the incorrect flap setting.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Scampton

14 Jul 51

COUSINS, FRANK DFC and Bar  (148838) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RA692 of No 230 OCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Scampton on its return from a night cross country probably due to the incorrect flap setting.  He is buried in Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds

14 Jul 51

FITZGERALD, ARTHUR JOHN  (4032081) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RA692 of No 230 OCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Scampton on its return from a night cross country probably due to the incorrect flap setting.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Scampton

14 Jul 51

IRESON, KENNETH  (1219674) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RA692 of No 230 OCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Scampton on its return from a night cross country probably due to the incorrect flap setting.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Scampton

14 Jul 51

MOSS, NORMAN EMANUEL  (2486630) age: 19

A/Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RA692 of No 230 OCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Scampton on its return from a night cross country probably due to the incorrect flap setting.  He is buried in East Ham Cemetery

14 Jul 51

NEWMAN, ERIC  (3507366) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RA692 of No 230 OCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Scampton on its return from a night cross country probably due to the incorrect flap setting.  He is buried in Eston Cemetery, Normanby, Middlesborough

14 Jul 51

PETER, GRAHAM WILFRED  (190852) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RA692 of No 230 OCU, which crashed on an overshoot at Scampton on its return from a night cross country probably due to the incorrect flap setting.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Scampton

14 Jul 51

WESTWOOD, DEREK JAMES  (4050678) age: 18

AC1

He was serving at RAF Watnall at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Upton-upon-Severn.  He is buried in Worcester City Cemetery

17 Jul 51

NICKOLL, PETER GEORGE  (2330336) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, RG246 of No 13 Sqn, which was force landed on water following an engine fire on take off from Kabrit.  He is buried in New Christian Cemetery, Manama.

18 Jul 51

CARLTON, KENNETH GEORGE  (186498) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 3, VF303 of No 103 Refresher Flying School, which crashed near Wold Newton on the Yorkshire Wolds possibly after control was lost during aerobatics.  He is buried in Willowborough Parish Church

18 Jul 51

BURDEN, LEO EWART DERRICK  (1920428) age: 20

SAC

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

18 Jul 51

REID, DUNCAN  (2451364) age: 21

AC1

He was serving at RAF Wartling at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in .  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

19 Jul 51

JONES, COLIN GROSVENOR  (2454363) age: 20

Off Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2, EX514 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed after hitting power cables about 20 miles from Bulawayo.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

21 Jul 51

GUY, THOMAS BRYAN AUSTIN  (2460076) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Newton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Nottingham.  He is buried in St Elizabeth's Churchyard, Aspull, Wigan

22 Jul 51

PRICE, THOMAS ARTHUR RIGNOLD  (2688178) age: 17

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT121 of No 611 Sqn, which dived into the ground at an angle 45 degrees.  He was cremated at Thornton Garden of Rest Crematorium, Bootle

23 Jul 51

FRASER, NORMAN JAMES  (1570458) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF413 of No 1 Flying Training School, which crashed and burst into flames near Kimbolton after control was lost in a low speed turn.  He is buried in Trinity Cemetery, Aberdeen

23 Jul 51

THOMAS, WILLIAM DOUGLAS DANIEL  (1653586) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF413 of No 1 Flying Training School, which crashed and burst into flames near Kimbolton after control was lost in a low speed turn.  He is buried in Llwynrhydowen Cemetery

23 Jul 51

PLATT, FREDERICK HENDERSON  (960280) age: 48

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Luqa at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  

25 Jul 51

WILDING, THOMAS  (4059991) age: 17

AC2

He was serving at RAF Wittering at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Stamford.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

28 Jul 51

THOMSON, JAMES MCDONALD  (2684168) age: 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA232 of No 602 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Inverbervie following an engine failure during a formation flying practice.  

28 Jul 51

MAYS, FRANK CHARLES  (137057) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

31 Jul 51

SEATON, PHILIP ROSS  (E8444894) age: 23

SAC

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

31 Jul 51

BLEWETT, GRAHAM LIVINGSTON  (500823) age: 27

Flt Lt

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 Kranji Military Cemetery

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