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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211069
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Bristol Bulldog IIA
Owner/operator:3 Sqn Royal Air Force (3 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K1639(?)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Bristol Bulldog Mk.IIA, K1639(?) 3 Squadron, RAF Upavon: Written off (destroyed) 17/5/33 when crashed at RAF Upavon, Wiltshire. Pilot (and sole occupant) - Flying Officer William Ivan Clarke (aged 21) - was killed

Note: Not confirmed that Bulldog Mk.IIa K1639 was the aircraft involved. One source (see link #3) states that it was Bulldog K1101. However, the dates "don't fit"'; Bulldog K1101 was delivered to 3 Squadron, RAF on 4 July 1931, and was struck off charge on 6 May 1933 - eleven days before the above incident. Bulldog K1639 served with 54 Squadron from 7 October 1930, then with 3 Squadron, and was struck off charge on 4 August 1933 (see link #1)


1. The K File - The RAF of the 1930s (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1995 p 147)
4. 3 Squadron RAF ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) 1924-1939:

Revision history:

15-May-2018 13:46 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2018 07:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
31-Oct-2019 22:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Source, Narrative]

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