Vickers Wellesley K7748 (20/10/1937)

Vickers Wellesley K7748 was being utilised for a High Level Bombing exercise at RAF Worthy Down on 20th October 1937.

Its crew comprised:

  • J Northrop
  • Unknown

The AM Form 1180 shows “Lost speed and stalled 10 ft. from the ground. Trunnion bolt on starboard forestay sheared. C. of I. noted that pilot experience limited both generally and on type”

Vickers Wellesley K7738 (20/10/1937)

Vickers Wellesley K7738 was being utilised for a Cross Country, and D/F and W/T Exercise on 20th October 1937.

Its crew comprised:

  • Sgt Thomas Eric Moon (Pilot)
  • Sgt Vernon Hedley
  • AC George John Nunn

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “Two aircraft set out on a long distance cross country to Sealand, Orfordness, North Coates Fitties and return. The aircraft piloted by Sgt Moon crashed in fog near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, the pilot and passengers (Sgt Hedley and AC Nunn) being killed.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AM Form 1180

AM Form 1180 states “Came down too low in bad visibility to xx xx and xx totally lost control and flew into the ground. Did not ascertain position by D/F or get report of weather on his D/F position as he should have done”

Vickers Wellesley K7738 (22/09/1937)

Vickers Wellesley K7738 was being utilised for Forced Landing Practice at RAF Worthy Down on 22nd September 1937.

Its crew comprised:

  • DCB Riddick
  • Unknown

The AM Form 1180 shows “Undercarriage and XX flap damaged. Instructional pancake landing, XX due to airframe defect. Circumstances justified pilot’s action; no blame attached to him.


 

Vickers Wellesley K7752 (20/09/1937)

Vickers Wellesley K7752 was being utilised for a Cross Country and Low Bombing Attack Exercise at Worthy Down on 20th September 1937.

Its crew comprised:

  • NG Birks
  • Unknown

The AM Form 1180 shows “Flattened out too high; aircraft dropped heavily on starboard wheel; starboard leg and sidestay of undercarriage collapsed”


 

Vickers Wellesley K7745 (28/08/1937)

Vickers Wellesley K7745 was being utilised for a Cross Country Flight from Heworth to Worthy Down on 28th August 1937

Its crew comprised:

  • PR Patrick
  • Other?

The AM Form 1180 shows “Engine Failure: Aircraft overshot, had to turn sharply and crashed into hedge of small field, PR Patrick [OK]” (Thornley Hill Farm, Durham?)