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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14914
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Date:01-FEB-1938
Time:day
Type:Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:111 (Treble One) Squadron Royal Air Force (111 (Treble One) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1556
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile W of RAF Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:RAF Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
Narrative:
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I L1556 of 111 (Treble One) Squadron, RAF Northolt, written off 1.2.38: Dived into ground, at Uxbridge, Middlesex, one mile West of RAF Northolt, Middlesex. Pilot Flying Officer Mervyn Seymour Bocquet (aged 22) was killed. He was the first pilot to be killed while flying a Hawker Hurricane (having been promoted to a Flying Officer on 15.9.37). According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 10 1938 page 141 - see link #5)

"Flying Accidents

The Air Ministry regrets to announce the following accidents:

F/0 Mervyn Seymour Bocquet lost his life in an accident which occurred at Uxbridge, Middlesex, on February 4, to an aircraft of No 111 (Fighter) Squadron, Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex. F/O Bocquet was (he pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft"

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/aircrewprofile.php?AircrewID=11755
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39&styleid=3
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1938/1938%20-%200385.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Feb-2008 21:21 JINX Added
03-Jan-2012 14:07 Nepa Updated [Operator]
06-Jul-2013 15:45 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
04-Aug-2013 13:02 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Aug-2013 15:04 JINX Updated [Operator]
06-Aug-2013 18:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
09-Aug-2013 00:18 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
01-Apr-2015 19:13 H.Shaft Updated [Operator, Phase]
16-Feb-2018 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2018 22:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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