Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2706 (14/09/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2706 was being utilised for a Line Patrol on 14th September 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • H Colmore
  • CR Field

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 1.30 and collided with Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B255 at about 3.00. Machine came down in a spin and crashed into a tree  (28.U.21.b .Ploegsteert Wood); pilot broke both legs and fractured his skull; observer strained back”.


H Colmore and CR Field

H Colmore and CR Field were admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

Colmore H Person Front

Field C R Person

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2706

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC on 14th September 1917