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The R101 Airship Disaster - Casualties
On October 5th 1930 the British-built airship "R101" crashed into a hillside near Beauvais in France killing everybody on board. [The underlined words were in the text supplied to GENUKI - but see "R101 Survivors"]
The following are listed as having been killed:-
BRANCKER Sir Sefton
Air Vice Marshall, RAF
Lord Thomson's attendant
Wing Commander, RAF
Flight Lieut, RAF
Sqdn Leader, RAF
Sqdn Leader, R.A.A.F
Lord (Air Minister)
Documents on the R101 are held in the Public Record Office in Kew under AIR 3,5,& 11. Photographs of the wreckage are under AIR5/1070 via 6/573/1/.