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Casualties   January/February 1956


[February]

02 Jan

JARVIS, IAN GEORGE MEAGER  (4084127) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 3, WX879 of No 23 Sqn, which struck the ground in a shallow dive and burst into flames shortly after taking off.  He was cremated at Southend on Sea Crematorium

02 Jan

PARSONS, HARRY VICTOR  (4137105) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 3, WX879 of No 23 Sqn, which struck the ground in a shallow dive and burst into flames shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery

02 Jan

WESTLAND, JACK  (4130630) age: 20

A/Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non effective and his death is registered in North Kesteven.  He is buried in Weston Churchyard, near Spalding

03 Jan

HUTTON, GERALD  (3515626) age: 23

SAC

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Ballykelly at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in N Ireland?.  He is buried in Saltwell Cemetery, Gateshead

04 Jan

PLUMTREE, JOHN JAMES  (1924023) age: 20

Cpl

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

06 Jan

HATTON, JOHN RICHARD UNSWORTH  (79907) age: 49

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey N.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

09 Jan

ARUNDELL, DAVID RADCLIFFE  (578647) age: 31

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 14, WS727 of No 153 Sqn, which entered a steep dive from a roll and crashed near Hunton Hill Wood in Kent whilst returning from a cine gun exercise.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, West Malling

09 Jan

WEBB, FRANK  (4090209) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 14, WS727 of No 153 Sqn, which entered a steep dive from a roll and crashed near Hunton Hill Wood in Kent whilst returning from a cine gun exercise.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, West Malling

09 Jan

MURPHY, GEORGE ALAN  (4080444) age: 21

Jnr Tech

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 is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Stoke on Tern

11 Jan

DAWSON, ANDREW ROBIN  (504467) age: 23

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Provost T Mk 1, WV498 of No 6 Flying Training School which collided with WV514 of the same unit as they took off from RAF Tern Hill.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Stoke on Tern

11 Jan

GRANT, DONALD JAMES  (4111044) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Provost T Mk 1, WV514 of No 6 Flying Training School which collided with WV498 of the same unit as they took off from RAF Tern Hill.  He is buried in Headington Cemetery

11 Jan

PRESKETT, MICHAEL EDWARD  (4059918) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Provost T Mk 1, WV514 of No 6 Flying Training School which collided with WV498 of the same unit as they took off from RAF Tern Hill.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Swanley Junction

11 Jan

STEWART, JOHN  (560210) age: 46

WO

He was serving at RAF Kinloss but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Barrhill Cemetery, Girvan

11 Jan

WILLIAMS, RICHARD GRIFFITH  (2727780) age: 21

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Wellesbourne Mountford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Warwick.  He is buried in Edeyrn Cemetery, Pwllheli

13 Jan

PRICE, ROGER PAGE  (2769013) age: 23

AC2

He was serving at RAF Yatesbury but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He was cremated at Milton Crematorium, Northampton

14 Jan

TOLHURST, LEONARD EDWARD  (1927108) age: 18

SAC

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 Chippenham.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Yatesbury

16 Jan

COLE, ROBERT BRUCE DFC and Bar, AFC and Bar  (66483) age: 36

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 7, WT529 of the Central Fighter Establishment which crashed fives miles from Grantham after entering a dive, possibly due a runaway trim motor.  He is buried in Golders Green Cemetery

16 Jan

NEEDHAM, PETER  (154109) age: 31

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 7, WT529 of the Central Fighter Establishment which crashed fives miles from Grantham after entering a dive, possibly due a runaway trim motor.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, East Raynham

19 Jan

CARMICHAEL, WILLIAM SUTHERLAND  (1570406) age: 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 1, WT623 of No 43 Sqn, which was lost off Leuchars from a height of about 25,000 ft during a firing trial with high velocity ammunition.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Jan

CORNFORTH, DOUGLAS  (579827) age: 28

Fg Off

He died in the RAF Hospital, Weeton from injuries sustained whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 7, WT505 of No 58 Sqn, which struck the ground in a steep bank on Ponsonby Fell in Cumberland whilst flying in and out of cloud.  He is buried in Weeton Churchyard.

20 Jan

GOUGH, WILLIAM FALCONER WILFRED NINIAN CAMPBELL  (2548944) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 7, WT505 of No 58 Sqn, which struck the ground in a steep bank on Ponsonby Fell in Cumberland whilst flying in and out of cloud.  He is buried in Houghton & Wyton Cemetery

20 Jan

PATERSON, ALASTAIR WALTER  (4139679) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 12, WS661 of the AWOCU which crashed into two bungalows in Wadhurst, Sussex whilst flying over the pilot's family home, two civilians on the ground were also killed.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Jan

STOATE, LEONARD CHARLES MITCHEL  (2503164) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 12, WS661 of the AWOCU which crashed into two bungalows in Wadhurst, Sussex whilst flying over his family home, two civilians on the ground were also killed.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Jan

WAKELING, BRIAN JOHN  (4161622) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Northolt but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

22 Jan

HEMMINGS, VINCENT HENRY  (4023612) age: 26

Cpl

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 Madeley Churchyard

23 Jan

VIGOR, ALFRED JOHN  (355491) age: 52

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Stanmore Park but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Harrow Weald Cemetery

24 Jan

BLOTT, KENNETH  (2725296) age: 22

LAC

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

25 Jan

JAMES, CLIFFORD EDWARD  (2740466) age: 22

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Bawdsey at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ipswich.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

26 Jan

HAMILTON, ERNEST MORGAN  (330688) age: 52

WO

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium

28 Jan

HENSON, PETER GEORGE PUDNEY  (55165) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor his cause of death have yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in .  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

29 Jan

SMYTH, GEORGE DUNLOP  (541545) age: 37

WO

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Ruislip at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He was cremated at Glasgow Crematorium

30 Jan

SOLMAN, REGINALD GEORGE  (586958) age: 21

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Provost T Mk 1, WW436 of the RAF College, which crashed at RAF Cranwell  during a night flying exercise possibly due to control being lost in poor weather.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell

30 Jan

YOUNG, GORDON FREDERICK THEODORE  (197391) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Provost T Mk 1, WW436 of the RAF College, which crashed at RAF Cranwell  during a night flying exercise possibly due to control being lost in poor weather.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell

01 Feb

STONE, ROY ALBERT JOHN  (3517022) age: 20

A/Cpl (AC1)

He was serving at RAF Idris and died at Akrotiri.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

01 Feb

HENDERSON, DAVID  (4124372) age: 21

LAC

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 Northumberland Central.  He is buried in Foveran Burial Ground

06 Feb

DAVIES, WILLIAM MICHAEL  (4167134) age: 18

AC1

He was serving at RAF St Twynnells and died from a self inflicted gun shot wound at Monkton Burrows.  He was cremated at Pontypridd Crematorium.

08 Feb

TUMILTY, RICHARD JOHN*  (173955) age: 31

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 1, WW635 of the Day Fighter Leaders School which crashed whilst attempting to land at RAF Marham in poor weather conditions and low on fuel having been diverted from West Raynham.  Six aircraft in total were involved but the other five pilots ejected successfully.  He is buried in St Mawgan Parish Churchyard

10 Feb

TRENCHARD, HUGH MONTAGUE, 1ST VISCOUNT TRENCHARD GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO, DCL, LLD  () age: 83

MRAF

He had been the first and longest serving Chief of the Air Staff and he died at his London home in Sloane Avenue a week after his 83rd birthday.  His funeral was held in Westminster Abbey on 21 February and his ashes were buried in the Battle of Britain Chapel .

10 Feb

ROGERS, JEAN  (2082839) age: 54

Sgt

He was either serving at RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death or died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

10 Feb

LINDON, ERNEST  (51218) age: 46

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK 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 Andover Burial Ground

11 Feb

COX, ROGER EDWARD  (4156420) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at AHQ Levant and was shot in the back in Onassagoras Street, Nicosia by an EOKA gunmen.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

11 Feb

JONES, DESMOND THOMAS  (4150726) age: 19

Cpl

He was serving at AHQ Levant and was shot in the back in Onassagoras Street, Nicosia by an EOKA gunmen.  He is buried in

12 Feb

McFADDEN, JAMES  (1002714) age: 44

Sgt

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 is buried in Fairwell Cemetery, Bacup

13 Feb

DRURY, PETER  (2744170) age: 19

LAC

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 Shrewsbury.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Stoke on Tern

13 Feb

RANDAY, SYDNEY NEWTON  (4128266) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Wickenby 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 Yardley Cemetery, Birmingham

14 Feb

ROWE, CYRIL  (631292) age: 45

Sgt

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

15 Feb

WINGFIELD, ARTHUR DOUGLAS BSC  (579885) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Streatham Cemetery

16 Feb

WATSON, HENRY MURRAY  (2727133) age: 20

AC1

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

17 Feb

ELLENS, JOHN GEORGE JAMES  (4116720) age: 20

SAC

He was serving in the Far East but was on the non effective list at RAF Uxbridge when he died.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

18 Feb

ROWE, BRIAN GAVIN  (4145950) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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

18 Feb

ALLBERRY, BRYAN FREDERICK JOHN  (592449) age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

BARBOUR, ALEXANDER MURRAY  (4014297) age: 33

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

BLY, PHILIP JOHN  (2721129) age: 20

A/Cpl

A RAF Policeman, he was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

BRACEWELL, JACK  (4111464) age: 24

Cpl

A RAF Policeman, he was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

BROWN, DOUGALD  (4122086) age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

BURKE, CORNELIUS CHRISTOPHER  (1909756) age: 28

A/Cpl

A RAF Policeman, he was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

BUTCHART, STUART HENDERSON  (4081381) age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

CARLTON, PETER ROY  (4084971) age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

COLLIER, JOHN DAVID  (4070082) age: 23

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

COX, JOHN RAYMOND  (1922778) age: 22

Cpl

A RAF Policeman, he was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

CRAIGIE, GEORGE ANDERSON  (4076740) age: 22

A/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

DRURY LOWE, TIMOTHY  (2718503) age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

DUMBILL, THOMAS GEOFFREY  (2718862) age: 20

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

EDWARDS, JAMES ARTHUR  (4091828) age: 33

A/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

FAWCETT, JOHN STUART ELLIOTT  (4116734) age: 22

Cpl

A RAF Policeman, he was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

FITZPATRICK, JAMES LESLIE  (4080588) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

FLEMING, MICHAEL JOSEPH  (4079838) age: 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

FLEMING, WILLIAM WATTERSON  (4079838) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

GEORGE, HERBERT FREDERICK  (531122) age: 42

Flt Sgt

A RAF Policeman, he was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

HAMPSON, ROY  (4092401) age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

HARRIS, ERNEST RICHARD  (4092027) age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

HODSON, SIDNEY ANDREW  (3142934) age: 20

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

HOLLIDAY, JOHN MARSHALL  (4125984) age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

KEATING, FREDERICK ROBERT JAMES  (4084173) age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

McKAY, JOHN JAMES  (1923587) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

MILLAR, DOUGLAS  (4129461) age: 23

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

NURSE, MERVYN JOHN  (4122093) age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

PARKER, DENNIS  (4090130) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

PATERSON, ALLAN JAMES  (2718806) age: 20

A/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

PRATCHETT, BRIAN CHARLES  (3513692) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

PYE, MICHAEL  (3513124) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

ROBERTS, THOMAS KENNETH  (4125466) age: 21

A/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

SPENCE, JACK WARD  (4010658) age: 29

Sgt

A RAF Policeman, he was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

SPENCER, JOHN ALBERT  (643611) age: 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

STEVEN, WILLIAM  (2558097) age: 22

A/Cpl

A RAF Policeman, he was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

TALBOT, WALTER GEORGE  (4104881) age: 21

A/Cpl

A RAF Policeman, he was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

WEARING, REGINALD FREDERICK  (4129185) age: 20

A/Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

WELSH, WILLIAM JAMES  (4091991) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

WILLIAMS, KEITH EMLYN  (4125725) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

WILLIAMS, RAYMOND  (4004177) age: 27

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

WILSON, JOHN FORTUNE  (4091342) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

WORTLEY, GLENN  (4115681) age: 21

SAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

18 Feb

YOUNG, RICHARD  (4130204) age: 20

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

19 Feb

KENYON, GORDON  (4099256) age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in York, G-ANSY of Scottish Aviation, which crashed near the Blue Grotto at Zurrieq in Malta as it attempted to land back at Luqa having reported engine problems shortly after taking off from there.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

20 Feb

FOSTER, STANLEY  (138176) age: 45

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Kuala Lumpur and died of natural causes.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

24 Feb

BRICE, HERBERT JAMES  (924325) age: 36

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in  of No RAF Kuala Lumpur, which died of natural causes.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

24 Feb

SPOKES, JASON  (3046036) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra T Mk 4, WJ871 of No 231 OCU, which crashed near Stilton after the tailplane actuator moved rapidly into the fully nose down position.  He is buried in Bassingbourn Cemetery

24 Feb

DE WET, JOHANNES GEORGE  (503520) age: 31

Fg Off

He was probably serving with 85 and killed in a road traffic accident, his death being registered in Grantham.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Wittering.

26 Feb

STEVEN, DONALD KEITH  (2785549) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Bridgnorth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wellington.  He was cremated at Bushbury Crematorium, Wolverhampton

27 Feb

BOLAND, FRANCIS  (4139848) age: 23

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Ballykelly at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in N Ireland?.  He is buried in Burnley Cemetery

29 Feb

TOOGOOD, DONALD GEORGE  (1852563) age: 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Balliol T Mk 2, WN517 of No 238 OCU, which struck the ground and burst into flames whilst attempting to make an emergency landing at Roborough following an engine failure during an interception exercise.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Colerne

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