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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68653
Last updated: 2 July 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: K5730
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Uffington, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wittering, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Demon Mk.I K5730, 23 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 3/11/38 when collided with Hawker Demon K5712 (also of 23 Squadron) in formation & abandoned over Uffington, Lincolnshire. K5712 is reported to have crashed at Barholme, Lincolnshire
Crew:
Pilot: Sgt Jack Arnold Bullard RAF OK.
Air Gunner: AC1 Roy Harold Lee RAF killed.

Pilot Officer Arthur Edward Slocombe baled out of Demon K5712. 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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2009 13:50 JINX Added
20-Sep-2014 08:47 J.Paco Updated [Operator, Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 10:07 Tu144 Updated [Location]
28-Feb-2018 16:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2018 00:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2018 00:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
18-Mar-2018 00:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 05:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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