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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20004
Last updated: 10 March 2020
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Date:16-MAR-1938
Time:day
Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:3 E&RFTS Royal Air Force (3 E&RFTS RAF)
Registration: L6906
C/n / msn: 527
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southampton Water, near RAF Hamble, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hamble, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Hamble
Narrative:
Miles Magister Mk.I L6906 of 3 E&RFTS, RAF (operated under contract to the Air Ministry by Air Service Training Ltd., Hamble, Hampshire). Abandoned after control lost in cloud and crashed into Southampton Water, near Hamble, Hampshire on 16/3/38; pilot baled out successfully. The pilot was a Volunteer Reserve 'ab initio' pupil who had completed 2 hours and 20 minutes dual flying in an Avro Cadet and 9.25 hours dual and 1.25 hours solo flying in Miles Magisters. On 16/3/38, after 30 minutes the pupil was ordered to carry out one circuit solo and land. The pilot allowed his aeroplane to enter a thick cloud in which lost control and resorted to his parachute. He landed safely."

I suspect strongly that the pilot named as 'K Baldry' is Kenneth Aldred Mackay Baldry, born 2/7/1917 in Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia. Rank,regiment or profession - Student. Certificate taken at Air Service Training Ltd, Hamble, 11/7/38. He arrived in the UK on 23/9/35 from Sydney and his address is Hillmans Airways Ltd, Stapleford, Essex.

Baldry was killed on 12/12/1940 while with No.10 EFTS, flying in Tiger Moth II T5422 which flew into the sea while low flying 1 miles South of Brean Down, Somerset.

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999
2. http://www.delscope.co.uk/aviation/hamble.htm#CRA
3. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?13666-Magister-L696-accident-March-16-1938-RAoC-cert-lookup-Kenneth-Aldred-Mackay-Baldry
5. https://www.geni.com/people/Kenneth-Baldry/6000000012056127315
6. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P10033035


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2008 00:33 JINX Added
01-Mar-2018 15:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2018 15:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2018 19:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2018 19:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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