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Casualties - September/October 1956


[October]

03 Sep

COOPER, RICHARD CHARLES JOSHUA  (2735694) age: 20

A/Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV460 of No 5 Flying Training School which he abandoned  near Peterborough after entering a series of spins from which was unable to recover he failed to open his parachute, possibly caused by annoxia.  He is buried in Longstanton Churchyard

04 Sep

BARRELL, RUSSELL WALTER ALBERT  (2749591) age: 19

AC2

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

05 Sep

PETTIT, JEFFREY  (1615766) age: 33

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Thorney Island but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Woolwich

06 Sep

CARROLL, ANDREW JOHN CAHIR  (537667) age: 41

Sgt

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

07 Sep

HUNTER, JAMES GORDON  (2391998) age: 26

A/Sgt

He was serving with No 5 LAA Wing and was killed when the lorry they were travelling in overturned near the airfield at Tymbou.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

07 Sep

McNULTY, KENNETH JOHN  (2753243) age: 19

LAC

He was serving with No 5 LAA Wing and was killed when the lorry they were travelling in overturned near the airfield at Tymbou.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

08 Sep

DAVIS, ANTHONY DOUGLAS  (1928728) age: 19

LAC

He was serving with No 5 LAA Wing and probably died from injuries sustained when the lorry they were travelling in overturned near the airfield at Tymbou .  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

10 Sep

CARR, COLIN  (2742259) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Boulmer at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Newcastle upon Tyne.  He was cremated at Cowpen Crematorium, Blyth

11 Sep

MITCHELL, PETER  (4080180) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK787 of the CF Turnhouse which dived into the ground at Turnhouse after he attempted a violent recovery from a loop whilst practising for the Battle of Britain air display.  He is buried in Corstorphine Hill Cemetery, Edinburgh

11 Sep

NORSWORTHY, STANLEY RICHARD  (354724) age: 51

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Old Sarum but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in North Watford Cemetery

11 Sep

HUGHES, GLYN WASLEY  (4101915) age: 22

Cpl

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 Flint General Cemetery

11 Sep

BARTRAM, ALAN JOHN  (4068295) age: 33

LAC

He was serving at RAF West Kirby but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Marham Churchyard, Norfolk

12 Sep

TIMMINS, BRYAN  (2742666) age: 22

SAC

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 Stratford upon Avon.  He is buried in Warrington Cemetery

16 Sep

CROSS, DONALD WILLIAM  (2765145) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Melksham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wokingham.  He is buried in Bexley Heath Cemetery

19 Sep

COOK, RALPH  (4173556) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Linton on Ouse at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in York.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

23 Sep

GIBLIN, WILLIAM JOHN FRANCIS  (4134588) age: 23

Jnr Tech

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

23 Sep

BALFOUR, RONALD MACDONALD  (4115057) age: 24

LAC

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

23 Sep

HOWELL, WILLIAM ALFRED AFC  (37601) age: 40

Sqn Ldr

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

24 Sep

WHURR, MERVYN NORMAN  (2737330) age: 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 113 Maintenance Unit and died from wounds sustained in an explosion on Six Mile Beach, just east of Kyrenia.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

27 Sep

O'BRIEN, JOHN JAMES  (1813724) age: 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 2, WL832 of No 253 Sqn, which dived into the ground vertically about six miles from Ely and exploded shortly after taking off from Waterbeach on a practice interception.  He is buried in Waterbeach Cemetery

27 Sep

O'HARE, TERENCE  (579933) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 2, WL832 of No 253 Sqn, which dived into the ground vertically about six miles from Ely and exploded shortly after taking off from Waterbeach on a practice interception.  He is buried in Waterbeach Cemetery

28 Sep

COE, LESLIE ARTHUR  (176655) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra T Mk 4, WE189 of the BLEU which rolled over and crashed at Martlesham Heath when the port engine failed to respond as it approached RAF Wittering during automatic landing trials.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard

28 Sep

JOHNSTON, DAVID SMYTH  (539803) age: 38

Flt Sgt

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 Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

01 Oct

EAMES, EDWARD JOHN  (159394) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Vulcan B Mk 1, XA897 of No 230 OCU, which crashed after hitting the ground short of the runway at Heathrow Airport as it approached to land on its return from a tour of the Far East and Australia, the pilots, Sqn Ldr D R Howard and AM Sir Harry Broadhurst were able to eject.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

01 Oct

GAMBLE, ALBERT EDWARD  (51334) age: 35

A/Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Vulcan B Mk 1, XA897 of No 230 OCU, which crashed after hitting the ground short of the runway at Heathrow Airport as it approached to land on its return from a tour of the Far East and Australia, the pilots, Sqn Ldr D R Howard and AM Sir Harry Broadhurst were able to eject.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

01 Oct

STROUD, JAMES GEORGE WOODGATE  (58150) age: 29

A/Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Vulcan B Mk 1, XA897 of No 230 OCU, which crashed after hitting the ground short of the runway at Heathrow Airport as it approached to land on its return from a tour of the Far East and Australia, the pilots, Sqn Ldr D R Howard and AM Sir Harry Broadhurst were able to eject.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Waddington

01 Oct

SALIBA, ROGER  (777417) age: 39

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Lyneham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

02 Oct

GRANT, JOHN  (4109926) age: 24

SAC

He was serving at RAF Kinloss 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 Bo'ness Cemetery

05 Oct

PEARSON, COLIN  (3511278) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WL137 of No 19 Sqn, which dived into the ground from an inverted spiral on attempting to recover from a high speed dive during a practice cine gun attack on another aircraft.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

07 Oct

CROCKER, SIDNEY LESLIE  (635626) age: 35

Flt Sgt

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

07 Oct

SPACEY, WILLIAM ALFRED  (145225) age: 47

A/Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Compton Bassett at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Marylebone.  He is buried in Bromham Cemetery, Devizes

07 Oct

PARROTT, GEORGE THOMAS  (522617) age: 40

Flt Sgt

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

07 Oct

HARTEY, EDWARD PATRICK  (328484) age: 53

WO

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 Preston.  He is buried in Urmston Rural District Council Cemetery

07 Oct

HAYES, DONALD THOMAS FREDERICK  (4169509) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Nicosia and died when a landmine exploded beneath his water tanker.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

09 Oct

WEBBER, DAVID JOHN  (607639) age: 20

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 9, WR230 of the RAF College, which rolled inverted and slid along the ground whilst attempting an overshoot at RAF Cranwell.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell

10 Oct

ARMSTRONG, CYRIL  (3504765) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He was cremated at Sunderland Crematorium

10 Oct

CAMPBELL, JAMES ALEXANDER  (607474) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He is buried in St Columba Churchyard, Topcliffe

10 Oct

FINDING, GEOFFREY  (179583) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He is buried in St Columba Churchyard, Topcliffe

10 Oct

FOX, RAYMOND  (1591788) age: 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He is buried in Abbey Lane Cemetery, Sheffield

10 Oct

HONEY, ERIC  (4089526) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He is buried in St Columba Churchyard, Topcliffe

10 Oct

LYNN, BERNARD EDWARD  (1920104) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He is buried in City Cemetery, Londonderry

10 Oct

NOBLE, RONALD MARK  (3040681) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He is buried in Hebburn Cemetery

10 Oct

RISHTON, GILBERT  (4082028) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He is buried in St Columba Churchyard, Topcliffe

10 Oct

SMITH, ROY VINCENT  (584281) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He is buried in St Columba Churchyard, Topcliffe

11 Oct

CURRY, ERIC  (4135586) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 2, WR785 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed near Driffield after hitting trees and various cables after failing to gain height on take off.  He is buried in Haugh Road Cemetery, Rawmarsh

11 Oct

NORTHEN, JOHN  (4144172) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 2, WR785 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed near Driffield after hitting trees and various cables after failing to gain height on take off.  He is buried in Stainby Churchyard, near Grantham

12 Oct

DAVIES, ANTHONY COLIN  (4151390) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 84 Sqn.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

12 Oct

APPLEWHITE, DEREK  (2781468) age: 21

AC1

He was serving at RAF Wymeswold at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Mansfield.  He is buried in Intake Village Cemetery, Sheffield

13 Oct

COULSTON, ROGER THOMAS  (3516835) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA855 of No 41 Sqn, which he attempted to abandon near Sidcup following an engine failure during an aerobatics and instrument flying sortie.  He is buried in Biggin Hill Cemetery

13 Oct

TURNER, DAVID ARTHUR JAMES  (521136) age: 39

WO

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 Norwich Outer.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery

15 Oct

CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM JAMES PATRICK  (45281) age: 46

A/Wg Cdr

He was serving somewhere in the UK but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

16 Oct

HALBERT, TERENCE JOHN  (5013818) age: 19

LAC

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

16 Oct

RITCHIE, NEILSON BROUGH  (4127430) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Innsworth, and was killed when he crashed his motorcycle on Cheltenham Road, Gloucester whilst drunk.  He is buried in Kirkcaldy Cemetery.

17 Oct

POTTS, DEREK ROY  (3115674) age: 26

Sgt

He was serving at RAF St Athan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Pontypool.  He is buried in Ludlow Corporation Cemetery

22 Oct

RICHMOND, CHRISTOPHER  (3513676) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WR337 of No 32 Sqn, which stalled and struck a bank whilst attempting to recover from getting too low during a 'touch and go' at Amman.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

22 Oct

WOJCIECHOWSKI, MIROSLAWA  (781062) age: 39

M Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Balliol T Mk 2, WG184 of No 228 OCU, which collided with a civilian Chipmunk near Middle Wallop during night circuit training, he may have attempted to abandon the aircraft or was thrown clear on impact.  He is buried in St Peters Churchyard, Over Wallop

23 Oct

STANLEY, CHARLES THOMAS  (572829) age: 35

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Andover but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St Mathias Churchyard, Malvern

24 Oct

LARKIN, JOHN MICHAEL  (3517472) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 3, WX907 of No 89 Sqn, which broke up and burst into flames  whilst attempting a forced landing at RAF Stradishall following an engine failure on the approach.  He was cremated at Hastings Crematorium

24 Oct

HARCOURT, CHARLES MARTIN  (4021911) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 4, XF999 of the Central Flying School which crashed near Kemble when he ejected when the aircraft was almost inverted as a result of control being lost following a hydraulic failure.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium

24 Oct

HEARMON, ALAN DAVID  (2758369) age: 19

Plt Off

He was serving in Canada at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Portage La Prairie

26 Oct

HATHAWAY, CHARLES NORMAN  (4018040) age: 36

Cpl

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 Bedford.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Cardington

26 Oct

HANNATH, TREVOR RICHMOND  (2608734) age: 21

A/Plt Off

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

28 Oct

LOWE, CHARLES MICHAEL  (2774041) age: 21

Jnr Tech

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

30 Oct

TATLOCK, JAMES HENRY TAYLOR  (637985) age: 35

LAC

He was serving at RAF Wittering at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however he may have died in Malta.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

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