Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2721 (10/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2721 was being utilised for an Artillery Shoot on 10th December 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • AS Hanna (Pilot)
  • RA Burnard (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “On taking off (Estrees), aircraft climbed too steeply, side slipped and nose dived to the ground; pilot and observer uninjured”.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 11th December 1917 and transferred to 2 AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2708 (10/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2708 was being utilised for an Artillery Shoot on 10th December 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • AEG Williams
  • D Taylor

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine prepared to leave aerodrome at 10.30 and whilst getting off ran into a deep rut causing the undercarriage to smash; personnel uninjured”.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 11th December 1917 and transferred to 2 AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

Halifax W7874 (10/12/1942 [Non Op])

The AM Form 78 (Movement Card) for Halifax W7874 shows that it was classified as FA/AC on 10th December 1942; it was repaired on site and returned to the squadron on 21st December 1942


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Squadron’s Operations Record Book

There are no details of any damage recorded in the Record Books

AM Form 1180

To be obtained from RAF Museum


Notes:

  1. See also W7875 (09/12/1942); further research required 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2689 (10/12/1916)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2689 was being utilised for a training exercise at Narborough Aerodrome on 10th December 1916

Its crew comprised:

  • Sgt E Jones
  • Sgt Blake

The Casualty Card shows: After taking off, the aircraft made a slight bank which developed into steep bank; could not move control lever enough to regain level; machine side-slipped and nosedived. Both crew members were injured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (Incident)

Jones E Incident

[Source: RAF Museum]

E Jones

Routine Orders show that E Jones was admitted to Swaffham College Hospital as a result of the accident and was discharged on 19th December 1916.

Court of Enquiry

A Court of Enquiry was convened on 28th December 1916 to enquire into damage to aeroplane hangar and injuries to men by aircraft A2689 on 10th December 1916

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2689

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC on 28th December 1916


Notes:

The Casualty Card (Incident) does not provide any details about the injuries and there are no Casualty Cards (Person) for either Jones or Blake

Fairey Battle L5183 (10/12/1939)

Fairey Battle L5183 was being utilised for a  Local Map Reading Exercise on 10th December 1939.

Its crew comprised:

  • DDR Hodson
  • RC Brown

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “DDR Hodson and RC Brown, both under instruction, forced landed Battle L5183 2 miles south of Martlesham Heath. Neither occupants were injured. The aircraft was written off”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AM Form

The AM Form 1180 shows “Forced Landed; Landed with undercarriage up (deliberately) in a field near Martlesham Heath; visibility was very bad.”