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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68652
Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Date:03-NOV-1938
Time:day
Type:Hawker Demon Mk I
Owner/operator:23 Squadron Royal Air Force (23 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K5712
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barholm, near Stamford, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wittering, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Demon Mk.I K5712, 23 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 3/11/38 when collided with Hawker Demon K5730 (also of 23 Squadron) in formation & abandoned over Uffington, Lincolnshire. K5712 is reported to have crashed at Barholm, 6 miles south of Bourne. Lincolnshire (at approximate co ordinates 52.67N 00.38W)
Crew:
Pilot: Pilot Officer Arthur Edward Slocombe

Pilot Officer Arthur Edward Slocombe baled out of Demon K5712. The crew of Demon K5730 were Sgt Jack Arnold Bullard RAF (pilot) who baled out OK, but the other crew member, AC1 Roy Harold Lee RAF (air gunner) was killed.
According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (10/11/38 page 430 - see link #3):

"A/C.1 Harold Roy Lee lost his life as the result of a collision in the air which occurred near Uffington, Lincs, on November 3 between two aircraft of No.23 (Fighter) Squadron, Wittering, Northants. Sgt Jack Arnold Bullard was the pilot and A/C.1 Lee the occupant of one aircraft and P/O Arthur Edward Slocombe was the pilot and sole occupant of the other aircraft. The two pilots were not injured."

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. p430 of 'Flight' of 10 Nov 38 at https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1938/1938%20-%203172.PDF
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/05593.php
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?18234-Pre-War-Wittering-acft-amp-personnel-losses
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06326.php
7. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1930s-incident-logs#1938
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barholm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2009 13:45 JINX Added
20-Sep-2014 08:48 Jixon Updated [Operator, Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 10:08 Tu144 Updated [Location]
18-Mar-2018 00:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 05:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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