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R.A.F Henlow St Andrew - Roll of Honour

RAF Personnel Commemorated in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Colin Mackenzie

Airman commemorated at RAF Henlow in St Andrew Church

LAWRENCE Frank Corporal - Killed when Vickers Vimy s/n F9162 of IAAD suffered engine failure on take-off for delivery flight to makers at Brooklands, and crashed in Henlow village, Saturday 3rd December 1921. Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Cpl. FRANK LAWRENCE
Killed in a Flying Accident
December 3rd, 1921

STUART James N

Aircraftsman - died Sunday 19th March 1922 - details unknown. Two memorial plaques and a brass plate in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

Plaque 1

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Aircraftsman STUART J.N.
Died at Henlow

March 19th 1922

Plaque 2

Aircraftsman
JAMES N. STUART
Died at Henlow
on the
Nineteenth day of March 1922

Brass plate on timber panel

Aircraftsman
Stuart J.N.
Died at Henlow
Nov. 26th 1926

DIXON John George

Flight Sergeant - died Saturday 19th May 1923 - details not known. Two memorial plaques and a brass plate in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

Plaque 1

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Flight Sergeant DIXON J.G.
Died at Henlow
May 13th (?) 1923

Plaue 2

Flight Sergt.
JOHN GEORGE DIXON
Died
19th May 1923

Inscribed brass plate on timber panel

Flight Sergeant
Dixon J.G.
Died at Henlow
May 19th 1923

SQUIRES George J

Flying Officer - died Tuesday 3rd July 1923 - details not known. Two memorial plaques in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

Plaque 1

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Flying Officer G. SQUIRES AF
July 3rd 1923

Plaque 2

In Memory of
Flying Officer
GEORGE J. SQUIRES AFC.
Died
3rd July 1923

ABBOTT George P

Flying Officer - died Tuesday 3rd July 1923 - details not known. Two memorial plaques and a brass plate in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

Plaque 1

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Flying Officer G.P. ABBOTT
Died at Henlow
November 26th 1923
A member of Captain Scott’s
last Antartic Expedition

Plaue 2

In Memory of
Flying Officer
GEORGE P. ABBOTT
Died
26th November 1923
A member of Captain Scott’s last Antartic Expedition.

Inscribed brass plate on timber panel

Flying Officer
Abbott G.P.
Died at Henlow
Nov.26th 1923

LACEY
SCOTT
GERMAINE
YOUNG
SIMMONDS
C V
W
R R
B A
J W

All killed when Vickers Vimy F9184 of IAAD and Avro 504K H5035 (of unknown Unit), collided and crashed, Wednesday 10th April 1926. The Operations Record Book notes ... "Fatal crash of Vickers Vimy and Avro in collision, in which F/O Scott, F/O Lacey, AC Young, AC Germaine & AC Simmonds were burnt to death. The Avro piloted by F/O Scott flew into the underside of the Vimy which was testing parachutes".died Wednesday 10th April 1926. Memorial plaque and brass plates in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

Plaque

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Flying Officer LACEY C. AFC
Flying Officer SCOTT W.
330689 LAC GERMAINE R.R.
361781 LAC YOUNG B.H.
328869 AC1 SIMMONDS J.W.
Killed in an air collision
April 10th 1926

Inscribed brass plates on timber panel

Flying Officer
Scott W.
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow 10.4.1926

Aircraftsman
Simmonds J.W.
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow 10.4.1926

Flying Officer
Lacey C.V. AFC
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow 10.4.1926

Aircraftsman Germaine R.R.
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow 10.4.1926

Aircraftsman Young B.A.
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow 10.4.1926

EAST A

Corporal - Killed in a parachute descent Wednesday 9th March 1927 - details not known. Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Cpl. EAST A.
Killed in a parachute descent
March 9th 1927

DOBBS E A

Leading Aircraftsman - died Friday 11th March 1927 - details not known. Memorial plaque and brass plate in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

Plaque

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
315008
LAC E.A. DOBBS AFM
Killed in a flying accident
March 11th 1927

Inscribed brass plate on timber panel

Aircraftsman
Dobbs E.A. AFM
Killed in a flying accident at Hendon
11.3.1927

JEZZARD, MBE F

Flight Lieutenant - Killed in a flying accident, Wednesday 22nd March 1928. HAD Operations Record Book notes:
"22/3/28 F/L Jezzard crashed flying Avro 8581 with LAC Hooper as passenger, two miles S of camp. Hit telegraph wires on main road to station at 1215 hours.
27/3/28 Service funeral of F/L Jezzard at Henlow Cemetery."

Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard

Flight Lieutenant F JEZZARD, MBE
Royal Air Force
22nd March 1928 Age 36
"In memory
Killed in a flying accident"

Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Flt.Lt. F. JEZZARD MBE.
Killed in a flying accident
March 22nd 1928

also inscribed brass plates on timber panel:

Flight Lieutenant
Jezzard MBE
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow
22.3.1928

CALVEY
HOLLIER
H C
W C

Flight Lieutenant - killed when Avro 504N of 23(F) Sqdn., crashed nr. Clifton Lodge nr. Henlow, Beds, Sunday 1st July 1928. Accident happened about 6.30pm.

Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard.

Flight Lieutenant H C CALVEY
Royal Air Force
1st July 1928 Age 31
"Greatly loved and remembered"

Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
3720
Flt.Sgt. W.C. HOLLIER
Killed in a flying accident
July 1st 1928

also inscribed brass plate on timber panel:

Flight Lieutenant
Calvey H.C.
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow
1.7.1928

also inscribed brass plate on timber panel:

Flight Sergeant
Hollier W.C.
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow
1.7.1928

LAWRENCE F

Corporal - died Monday 3rd December 1928 - details not known. Inscribed brass plate on timber panel in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

Corporal
LAWRENCE F.
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow 3.12.1928

MASON R F

Aircraftman 1st Class - Killed in a flying accident Friday 3rd May 1929 - details not known.

Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
366351 AC1 MASON RF
Killed in a flying accident
May 3rd 1929

also inscribed brass plate on timber panel:

Aircraftsman
Mason R.F.
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow
3.5.1929

FORBES Harold Vernon

Flying Officer - killed when Bristol Fighter J8454 (Mk III) of HAD, dived in inverted after becoming lost, near Clifton, nr. Henlow, Tuesday 3rd December 1929

Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard
(non-RAF headstone)

In loving memory of my son
Flying Officer HAROLD VERNON FORBES
Killed on Dec. 3rd 1929 Aged 24 years
"Abide with me";
and of his mother
VIOLET CAROLINE FORBES BROWN
Died June 12th 1960
"Reunited".

Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Flying Officer H.V. FORBES
Killed in a flying accident at /Clifton 3.12.29 Age 24 yrs.

also inscribed brass plate on timber panel:

Flying Officer
Forbes H.V.
Killed in a flying accident
at Clifton
3.12.1929

GIBBON D W

Flight Lieutenant - killed when Avro 504N of IAD, crashed Sunday 30th November 1930. HAD ORB notes : "30/11/30 15.00hrs F/Lt D W Gibbon flying Avro K1041 from Worthydown to Henlow crashed in Pinner Park and was killed." however another source states the crash occurred in Parrier Park, Bedfordshire.
"4/12/30 Funeral of F/Lt Gibbon at Pinner."

Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

To The Glory of God
and Sacred to the Memory
of
Flt. Lt. D.W. GIBBON
Killed in a flying accident
November 30th 1930

also inscribed brass plate on timber panel:

Flight Lieutenant
Gibbon D.W.
Killed in a flying accident
at Henlow
30.11.1930

PYNE G

Flight Lieutenant - died 5th November 1938 - details not known. Inscribed brass plate on timber memorial panel in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church:

Flight Lieutenant
PYNE G.
Station Adjutant Henlow
Died at Arlesey 5.11.938

MACKLEN Adrian Keith

Pilot Officer - killed when Jet Provost (T3) s/n XN642 of 3FTS was abandoned after engine failure on take-off, crashing 2m north of RAF Leeming, Yorkshire. The instructor, Flight Lieutenant Bill Gambold escaped, but his student, Pilot Officer Adrian Keith MacKlen, aged 19, did not, Wednesday 20th February 1963. Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

Pilot Officer A.K. MACKLEN
Killed in a flying accident
RAF Leeming
Feb.20 63

WOOD Ronald

Flight Lieutenant - died Thursday 25th January 1979 - details not known. Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

In Memory of
Flight Lieutenant
RONALD WOOD
Died
25th January 1979

MILES David P

Flight Lieutenant - died Sunday 6th July 1980 - details not known. Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

In Memory of
Flight Lieutenant
DAVID P. MILES
Died
6th July 1980

CLIFFORD Glynn T

Senior Aircraftman - died Saturday 14th March 1981 - details not known. Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

In Memory of
Senior Aircraftman
GLYNN T. CLIFFORD
Died in Cyprus
14 March 1981

LAX Harold Augustus

Group Captain - died in 1992 - details not known. Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

In Loving Memory of
Group Captain
HAROLD AUGUSTUS LAX
1914-1992
They shall mount up with wings as eagles.

HUNT Simon David

Airman (?) - died Sunday 1st November 1992. Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

In Proud and Loving Memory
SIMON DAVID HUNT
Loaned by God on 8th Nov. 1974
Recalled by him on 1st Nov. 1992
"Earth will be poorer without his smile."

SHAKESPEARE Kenneth

Senior Aircraftman - died Tuesday 21st October 1997 - details not known. Memorial plaque in RAF Henlow (St Andrew) Church.

In Memory of
Senior Aircraftman
KENNETH SHAKESPEARE
Died in Masirah
21 October 97

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