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Casualties - January/February 1954


[February]

5 Jan

RIDWAN, EUSOPE BIN HAJI MOH'D  (735348) age: 24

AC1

He was serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bidadari Muslim Cemetery, Singapore

6 Jan

BARTON, DAVID HAROLD  (2573574) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

6 Jan

CASEY, ERIC  (2572772) age: 22

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

6 Jan

CLARE, PETER  (4031317) age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

6 Jan

CLAY, JOHN NIGEL  (2572994) age: 20

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

6 Jan

CONDE, PETER  (2451319) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

6 Jan

DAVIES, BRYAN  (4103817) age: 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Caersalem Cemetery, Pontyberum

6 Jan

JAMES, JOHN ALUN STRAKER  (2548278) age: 21

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abergavenny

6 Jan

LIGHTFOOT, THOMAS BERNARD  (1114274) age: 31

M Sig

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

6 Jan

MARSHALL, RALPH DEACON AFC  (1212373) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

6 Jan

NICHOLSON, RONALD  (2571484) age: 24

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Blyth Cemetery

6 Jan

NOYCE, JOHN KAYE  (583468) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

6 Jan

PELL, JOHN DAVID  (2572252) age: 20

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Gilroes Cemetery, Leicester

6 Jan

POLLARD, MICHAEL PHILIP HOWEL  (2390161) age: 23

Plt Off

A member of the RAF Thorney Island Rugby Team, he was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery

6 Jan

PURCELL, ANTHONY WEMYSS VOUSDEN  (2548648) age: 19

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

6 Jan

SHIMWELL, MICHAEL  (4085496) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Rowsley Churchyard

6 Jan

TATLOW, KENNETH CHARLES  (1922535) age: 20

A/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

7 Jan

MARSHALL, JACK CHARLES  (1628065) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, WZ561 of No 202 Advanced Flying School, which crashed at Pentreath on Anglesey after spinning down from 15,000 ft to near ground level.  He is buried in Leckhampton Churchyard

7 Jan

MITCHELL, EDWIN DENNIS  (2467920) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, WZ561 of No 202 Advanced Flying School, which crashed at Pentreath on Anglesey after spinning down from 15,000 ft to near ground level.  He is buried in Great Northern London Cemetery

11 Jan

HOYLE, JOHN LEONARD  (3512624) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH864 of No 231 OCU, which dived inverted into the ground near Bishops Stortford shortly after take off from Bassingbourn.  He is buried in Hither Green Cemetery

11 Jan

WEBBER, MICHAEL HARRY  (3131633) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH864 of No 231 OCU, which dived inverted into the ground near Bishops Stortford shortly after take off from Bassingbourn.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery

11 Jan

SHORT, MICHAEL  (579971) age: 26

Flt Lt

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 Kranji Military Cemetery

13 Jan

EGAN, DERMOT MITCHELL AFC  (43358) age: 45

Wg Cdr

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

14 Jan

JEFFREY, HENRY  (2558154) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Bempton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Buckrose.  He is buried in Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh

16 Jan

GREEN, ARTHUR GERARD REEVES MBE  (45165) age: 50

A/Wg Cdr

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

16 Jan

LAKE, GEOFFREY DAVID  (191929) age: 35

Fg Off

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

18 Jan

HENNESSY, M J  (23246) age: ?

LAC

He was serving with the CWGC at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Jan

ROBSON, NORMAN CHARLES HAROLD  (70874) age: 39

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Middle Wallop at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Andover.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Over Wallop

19 Jan

SAVAGE, DENIS CHARLES DFC & Bar  (129950) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF223 of No 1340 Flt, which crashed into the Aberdare Forest whilst conducting an attack on Mau-Mau hideouts.  He is buried in Nyeri Township Cemetery, Kenya

19 Jan

JACKSON, PETER BRYAN  (2547969) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WA632 of No 207 Advanced Flying School, which crashed in the circuit at Full Sutton after hitting a tree.  He is buried in Fangfoss Village Churchyard

19 Jan

FRENCH, PETER HANDLEY  (584990) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WH288 of No 226 OCU, which dived into the sea out of cloud off Southwold in Suffolk whilst carrying out an air firing practice.  

19 Jan

BLOIS, JOHN DUDLEY  (500550) age: 38

Wg Cdr

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 is buried in Suffolk Cemetery, Blighburgh

20 Jan

KING, JOSEPH GORDON  (584290) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA173 of No 16 Sqn, which crashed at Meitze in Germany, possibly after becoming disorientated.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Jan

ROBINSON, ALBERT AFM  (533224) age: 37

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VL282 of No 30 Sqn, which crashed on take off from RAF Lyneham due to control problems.  He is buried in Sibsey Cemetery, Boston

20 Jan

FERNIHOUGH, AUBREY HOWARD DFC, AFC  (134506) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WF391 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which crashed near RAF Hullavington whilst attempting to set up a BABS approach.  He is buried in Market Overton Churchyard

20 Jan

GRICE, KENNETH WILLIAM  (189803) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WF391 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which crashed near RAF Hullavington whilst attempting to set up a BABS approach.  He is buried in London Road Cemetery

20 Jan

MOORE, RONALD ALBERT  (1882667) age: 28

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WF391 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which crashed near RAF Hullavington whilst attempting to set up a BABS approach.  He is buried in London Road Cemetery, Chippenham

20 Jan

WRIGHT, JOHN DFC  (1020888) age: 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WF391 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which crashed near RAF Hullavington whilst attempting to set up a BABS approach.  He is buried in Hawkhead Cemetery

20 Jan

WEBSTER, JAMES ROBERT  (638139) age: 32

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Hemswell but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Hemswell Cemetery

21 Jan

JACOMB-HOOD, ANTHONY JAMES DFC  (135501) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 2, WL828 of No 23 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Kings Lynn after control was lost in cloud during a weather check, possibly due to faulty instruments.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Slaugham, nr Crawley

21 Jan

OSBORNE, ARTHUR ELWYN  (4043836) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 2, WL828 of No 23 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Kings Lynn after control was lost in cloud during a weather check, possibly due to faulty instruments.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery

21 Jan

PATTISON, DAVID BRIAN  (4081419) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WM175 of No 85 Sqn, which he abandoned near Whitstable having run out of fuel whilst attempting to land at RAF Manston, but he fell into the sea and did not survive.  He is buried in Holy Trinity Church, Southall

21 Jan

WILSON, MICHAEL LEONARD  (3509018) age: 20

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WM175 of No 85 Sqn, which he abandoned near Whitstable having run out of fuel whilst attempting to land at RAF Manston, but he fell into the sea and did not survive.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

21 Jan

MAULDEN, JACK ROCHFORD  (55510) age: 31

Flt Lt

A member of 194 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Auster AOP Mk 6, VF604 of No 656 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a weather recce over the jungle.  The aircraft was eventually found three years later.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

21 Jan

CHAPMAN, MICHAEL DAVIES BOWYER  (1853830) age: 28

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Kai Tak at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

24 Jan

GOODWIN, JOHN CARDINAL  (4087669) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WH298 of No 257 Sqn, which crashed about 10 miles from Manston, probably due to a structural failure.  He is buried in Margate Cemetery

24 Jan

ATHERTON, SETH  (991742) age: 40

Sgt

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

25 Jan

WRIGHT, HUBERT LIONEL  (531822) age: 36

Snr Tech

He was serving at RAF Hullavington but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in London Road Cemetery, Chippenham

26 Jan

CLAMP, GERALD WILLIAM  (3006699) age: 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Washington B Mk 1, WF495 of No 35 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Irish Sea after experiencing severe vibration, possibly due to icing, en-route from Prestwick to the Azores, he did not survive.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 Jan

JOHNSTON, GEORGE  (1825287) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Washington B Mk 1, WF495 of No 35 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Irish Sea after experiencing severe vibration, possibly due to icing, en-route from Prestwick to the Azores, he did not survive.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 Jan

KENNELL, MICHAEL JOHN  (3504886) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Washington B Mk 1, WF495 of No 35 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Irish Sea after experiencing severe vibration, possibly due to icing, en-route from Prestwick to the Azores, he did not survive.  He is buried in Ventnor Cemetery

26 Jan

KIRKLAND, ROBERT ARTHUR  (154951) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Washington B Mk 1, WF495 of No 35 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Irish Sea after experiencing severe vibration, possibly due to icing, en-route from Prestwick to the Azores, he did not survive.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 Jan

NOBLE, BERNARD WALTER  (949077) age: 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Washington B Mk 1, WF495 of No 35 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Irish Sea after experiencing severe vibration, possibly due to icing, en-route from Prestwick to the Azores, he did not survive.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 Jan

PASSMORE, ARTHUR KEITH DFC  (40939) age: 36

A/Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Washington B Mk 1, WF495 of No 35 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Irish Sea after experiencing severe vibration, possibly due to icing, en-route from Prestwick to the Azores, he did not survive.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 Jan

WILLIAMS, RICHARD NORMAN DFC, DFM  (129113) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Washington B Mk 1, WF495 of No 35 Sqn, which he abandoned over the Irish Sea after experiencing severe vibration, possibly due to icing, en-route from Prestwick to the Azores, he did not survive.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 Jan

LOGAN, GEORGE FOSTER  (530655) age: 44

Cpl

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

27 Jan

LEWIS, IDRIS  (4126702) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Aberporth and was asphyxiated by anthracite stove fumes in his room at Blananerch camp due to a faulty flue.  He is buried in Carmel Cemetery, Ammanford, Glamorgan.

30 Jan

CASTLES, ALAN ROBERT  (2550801) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Waterbeach at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Romford.  He is buried in St Andrews Cemetery, Hornchurch

3 Feb

RATHBONE, PETER MICHAEL  (4088411) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, WB885 of No 33 Sqn, which ran off the runway on to the overshoot area and overturned, bursting into flames whilst landing following engine problems during an air test.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Penang

4 Feb

SHELLEY, JACK ALAN  (163846) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sea Fury FB Mk 11, WE821 of the Central Flying School which he attempted to abandon in a spin near Stow on the Wold but he did not survive.  He is buried in St Peters Churchyard, Little Rissington

6 Feb

PULLMAN, ALFRED OUTRAM DFC  (117412) age: 37

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF450 of No 1340 Flt, which crashed in a spin about 10 miles from Nyeri in Kenya whilst being flown by the passenger, a Ugandan Police Officer.  He is buried in Nyeri Township Cemetery, Kenya

8 Feb

GREEN, MAURICE  (3513424) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF South Cerney and died after drinking 3 cocktails made from anti freeze mixed with orange juice.  He is buried in Uplands Cemetery, Smethwick.

9 Feb

TANSELL, NORMAN GEOFFREY  (4082464) age: 27

LAC

He was serving at RAF Kai Tak at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

12 Feb

BETTS, NORMAN WYATT  (582638) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

EDLUND, PERCY LUKE  (1591509) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

HENDERSON, JAMES DOUGLAS  (3508740) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

HENNELL, JAMES HENRY  (4003184) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

RADDON, PETER FRANCIS JOHN  (3509013) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

RAWLINSON, WALLIS LLOYD  (1825994) age: 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

SKINNER, DUDLEY  (3508098) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

SLOAN, CHARLES HUGH PETER  (1336918) age: 31

M Nav

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

SMALLWOOD, ALBERT  (4046199) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

STEVENSON, RAYMOND JOHN  (181446) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 2, WL794 of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gozo whilst carrying out a practice attack against HMS Tudor at night.  His body was never recovered.

12 Feb

TILLEY, ROY JAMES  (4019072) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW430 of No 209 Advanced Flying School, which flew into ground near Merryfield at night in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Weston Zoyland Cemetery

12 Feb

FRY, FREDERICK ERNEST  (579460) age: 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WH244 of No 209 Advanced Flying School, which flew into ground near Merryfield at night in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Weston Zoyland Cemetery

13 Feb

BRIDGE, MICHAEL JAMES  (2380453) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WF754 of No 600 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Hurstpierpoint in Sussex after control was lost following the loss of the cockpit canopy.  He is buried in All Hallows Churchyard, South Cerney

15 Feb

OLIVER, ALAN ROBERTS  (583300) age: 23

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Upwood at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Southend on Sea.  He was cremated at Southend-on-Sea Crematorium

16 Feb

MIALL, ROBERT WILLIAM  (2560467) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VX473 of No 208 Advanced Flying School, which crashed on the approach to Dunkeswell after stalling.  He is buried in Ilton Cemetery, Ilminster

16 Feb

WILSON, BERNARD EDWARD  (2701886) age: 20

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 Weymouth.  He is buried in Weymouth Cemetery

17 Feb

McMULLEN, COLIN CAMPBELL CBE, AFC  (32118) age: 45

A/Cdre

He was serving at RAF Rudloe Manor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Newbury.  He was cremated at Reading Crematorium

20 Feb

LEWIS, BRYON JOHN  (2531294) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK692 of No 604 Sqn, which collided with WK696 of the same unit near North Weald.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, North Weald

20 Feb

LANG, ANDREW  (3200088) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK696 of No 604 Sqn, which collided with WK692 of the same unit near North Weald.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, North Weald

21 Feb

AINSLEY, STANLEY  (577469) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, WJ494 of No 52 Sqn, which crashed short of the runway at Changi whilst attempting to carry out an asymmetric landing.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

21 Feb

LANDBECK, BRYAN ROBERT  (3129302) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, WJ494 of No 52 Sqn, which crashed short of the runway at Changi whilst attempting to carry out an asymmetric landing.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

21 Feb

PRICE, JOHN MELVILLE  (1400865) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, WJ494 of No 52 Sqn, which crashed short of the runway at Changi whilst attempting to carry out an asymmetric landing.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

21 Feb

WEBSTER, RONALD  (3135026) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA404 of No 608 Sqn, which he attempted to abandon following an engine failure but he did not survive.  He is buried in Brotton Cemetery, Saltburn

22 Feb

COWAN, RONALD  (4100749) age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, NM576 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the Irish Sea off Clay Head on the Isle of Man on a flight from Aldergrove to Lichfield following an engine failure.  His body was never recovered.

22 Feb

ENGLEDOW, ANTHONY ALFRED  (2355999) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, NM576 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the Irish Sea off Clay Head on the Isle of Man on a flight from Aldergrove to Lichfield following an engine failure.  His body was never recovered.

22 Feb

MANSON, IAN ALASTAIR  (2237837) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, NM576 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the Irish Sea off Clay Head on the Isle of Man on a flight from Aldergrove to Lichfield following an engine failure.  His body was never recovered.

22 Feb

SIMMONDS, BERNARD MORTIMORE  (583975) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, NM576 of No 202 Sqn, which crashed into the Irish Sea off Clay Head on the Isle of Man on a flight from Aldergrove to Lichfield following an engine failure.  His body was never recovered.

23 Feb

DORMER, HARRY CECIL BEM  (362384) age: 47

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH738 of No 1323 Flt, which was lost without a trace off the Marshall Islands during a nuclear sampling sortie.  His body was never recovered.

23 Feb

GARSIDE, FRANK  (122492) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH738 of No 1323 Flt, which was lost without a trace off the Marshall Islands during a nuclear sampling sortie.  His body was never recovered.

23 Feb

NALDRETT, GORDON ALLEN  (186573) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH738 of No 1323 Flt, which was lost without a trace off the Marshall Islands during a nuclear sampling sortie.  His body was never recovered.

23 Feb

ASHTON, ALLAN HUMPHREY  (58661) age: 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, WD160 of the Far East Transport Wing which flew into trees on a ridge whilst flying in cloud during a 'Voice Flight'.  He is buried at the crash site on Mount Ophir, Johore State, Malaya

23 Feb

GOODING, MAURICE PETER  (2561700) age: 24

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, WD160 of the Far East Transport Wing which flew into trees on a ridge whilst flying in cloud during a 'Voice Flight'.  He is buried at the crash site on Mount Ophir, Johore State, Malaya

23 Feb

McCONNELL, FREDERICK GEORGE ALBERT  (1090249) age: 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, WD160 of the Far East Transport Wing which flew into trees on a ridge whilst flying in cloud during a 'Voice Flight'.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

23 Feb

STARLING, PETER JAMES  (584160) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, WD160 of the Far East Transport Wing which flew into trees on a ridge whilst flying in cloud during a 'Voice Flight'.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

24 Feb

ADAIR, JOHN ALEXANDER  (2451445) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sabre F Mk 4, XB643 of No 3 Sqn, which flew into the ground in formation with XB667 for no apparent reason after an aborted GCA.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Cologne

24 Feb

TATE, JAMES WILLIAM  (2449027) age: 23

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He was killed whilst flying in Sabre F Mk 4, XB667 of No 3 Sqn, which flew into the ground in formation with XB643 for no apparent reason after an aborted GCA.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

24 Feb

SWALES, JACK ELLIOTT  (1622248) age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sabre F Mk 4, XB866 of No 26 Sqn, which was lost without trace over West Germany whilst attempting to make a controlled descent through cloud.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

26 Feb

SPINKS, MAURICE SIDNEY  (2576373) age: 23

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A member of the Airfield Construction Branch, he was killed whilst flying in Auster AOP Mk 6, VF509 of No 651 Sqn, which stalled and entered a spin but was recovered too late to prevent a crash near Geneifa in Egypt whilst carrying out a fighter evasion exercise with a Meteor.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

26 Feb

BELL, CHARLES PETER  (2568525) age: 19

Plt Off

He was serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg

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