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Date:31-JUL-1940
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L6722
C/n / msn: RO-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bristol Channel, off Worm's Head, Rhossili, Gower Peninsula -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF St. Athan, Glamorgan, South Wales
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This Blenheim was built by A V Roe & Co and, at time of loss, was assigned to 29 Squadron. The aircraft was in collision with another Blenheim, L1408 of 25 Squadron during A.I. Radar System trials over the Bristol Channel off Worm's Head, Rhossili, Gower Peninsula, on 31st July 1940. All six crew - three in each aircraft were killed:

Crew of Blenheim L6722:
Sgt. Edward Waite (pilot, 29 Squadron, Service Number 590565, aged 24) - killed
Sgt. Cecil James Richardson (Service Number 509309, aged 29) - killed
LAC Thomas Arthur Ward (Service Number 1152201, aged 20) - killed

Sources:

1. Halley, J J, 1993, Air Britain, Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000 to N9999
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/2497
3. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
4. https://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/515601/details/bristol-blenheim-1-l6722
5. https://britainatwar.keypublishing.com/2018/08/23/the-many-raf-ground-crew-in-the-battle-of-britain/
6. http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/ThompsonJB.htm
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1809408/waite,-edward/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2940175/richardson,-cecil-james/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1809625/ward,-thomas-arthur/
10. https://wartimeni.com/person/joseph-beckett-thompson/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-May-2019 22:25 Dr. John Smith Added
24-May-2019 13:20 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
31-May-2019 21:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]

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