Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5778 (01/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5778 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 1st December 1917.

Its crew comprised:

  • J MacKenzie
  • C Hyde

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 12.30 on Contact Patrol (Villers Guislan) and has not yet returned; machine and personnel missing”

J MacKenzie and C Hyde were reported missing and struck off strength of the squadron

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the Field

Post War

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that the remains of J MacKenzie and C Hyde could not be found (or could not be positively identified) and, as such, their names are commemorated on the Arras Flying Service Memorial as follows:

  • HYDE, CYRIL Second Lieutenant
  • MACKENZIE, JOHN Second Lieutenant

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (J MacKenzie)

Casualty Card (C Hyde)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5777 (01/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5777 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 1st December 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • RMC MacFarlane
  • AE Lancashire

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 12.30 on Contact Patrol and was forced to land (62C.E.21C Longavesnes) owing to big end bolt shearing, breaking the sump; personnel uninjured”.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 3rd December 1917 and transferred to 2 AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B201 (01/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B201 was being utilised for a Patrol on 1st December 1917

The crew comprised:

  • WH Shakespeare (Pilot)
  • EL Shaw (Observer)

The RFC Personnel Casualty Ledger shows “EL Shaw was wounded by machine gun fire”

EL Shaw was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (EL Shaw)

[Source: RAF Museum]

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 A2717 (12/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2717 was being utilised for an Artillery Shoot on 12th December 1917.

It was crewed by:

  • AS Hanna
  • RA Burnard

The RFC Casualty Report shows “While leaving aerodrome (Estrees) machine ran into a ploughed field, causing undercarriage to leave machine; pilot and observer uninjured”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 13th December 1917 and transferred to 2AD


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