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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:-

ATHERSTONE N.G.Lieut Cdr.
ATKINS G.K.
BISHOP P.Major
BLAKE R.
BRANCKER Sir SeftonAir Vice Marshall, RAF
BUCK J.Lord Thomson's attendant
BURTON C.A.
BUSHFIELD A.
CHURCH S.
COLMORE R.B.B.Wing Commander, RAF
ELLIOTT F.Wireless Operator
FERGUSSON C.J.
FORD H.E.
FOSTER P.A.
GENT W.R.First Engineer
GIBLETT M.A.Mr
GRAHAM E.A.Cook
HASTINGS A.C. 
HODNETT F. 
HUNT G.W.Chief Coxswain
IRWIN H.C.HFlight Lieut, RAF
JOHNSTON E.L.Sqdn Leader, RAF
KEELEY S.T. 
KEY T.A. 
KING W.H. 
LITTLEKIT M.F. 
MASON C.H. 
MEGGINSON J.W.Galley Boy
MOULE W. 
NORCOTT A.W.J. 
O'NEILL W.H.L.Sqdn Leader
OUGHTON L.F. 
PALSTRA W.Sqdn Leader, R.A.A.F
POTTER W.A. 
RADCLIFFE W.G. 
RAMPTON M.G. 
RICHARDSON A.J. 
RICHMOND V.C.Lt Colonel
ROPE F.M.Sqdn Leader
RUDD E.G. 
SAVIDGE A.H. 
SCOTT G.H.Major
SCOTT S.E. 
SHORT G.W. 
STEFF M.H.Flying Officer
TAYLOR C.E. 
THOMSONLord (Air Minister)
WATKINS A.H.

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/.


Transcribed at Auckland, New Zealand April 21, 1993
[Last updated: 23rd August 2002 - Brian Pears]