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    Posted: 01 Apr 2013 at 12:27
The above was flying a DH10 and possibly stalled and went in. Does anyone have any additional information about this accident

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The first two production DH10s from NAF2 at Heaton Chapel both crashed.
 
F351 crashed at Dunham Massey with the loss of all of its crew.
 
F352, piloted by Flt Sgts Moss & Ballard, crashed on the aerodrome adjacent to NAF2 on 18.2.1919. The crew were OK
 
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NAF2 was adjacent to Cringle Fields parkland, and this seems to what the aerodrome was known as.
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http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1919/1919%20-%201051.html?search=Cain
"Triple Fatatlity at Hendon
On 18 July Lieut. RC Cain DFC, Corp. J Gascoigne, 1st Aircraftsman HC Griffiths, were killed at Hendon. They started off on a DH10 and when the machine was turning, at a height of 150 ft., it dived to the earth. The accident was ascribed to an error of judgement on the part of the pilot, and the jury returned a verdict of 'Accidental Death'."
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Hi Nick,


Thanks for all the information I will post the serial when I know which one it was.

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Richard Claude Cain DFC Born 29/05/1891 son of Richard and Harriet Cain of Sulby I.O.M.,1904-10 Educated King William Coll, I.o.M, King William O.T.C. and 1910-11 St Catharine's College Cambridge University and O.T.C, emigrated to Canada and worked for the Government Land Office, 23/09/14 enlisted RCHA "B" Battery, s/n 6024, medal card has him as s/n 6026 R.F.A. 09/03/17 RFA Weedon Cadet School, 12/07/17 1 SMA,   5 Cadet School, 18/07/15 EF, 31/08/17 14 TS, 25/09/17 15 TS, 03/10/17 T/2Lt(P), 19/11/17 FO, 07/01/18 acting Instructor, 08/02/18 7 Bde, 11/02/18 51 Wing,01/04/18 Lt, 01/08/18 T/Capt, 17/10/18 14 Wg, 27/10/18 wounded, 62 Gen Hospital, 34 Sqn, 25/11/18 Hospital Liverpool, 23/05/19 SE Area, 23/05/19 2 AAP, 18/07/19 KiFA along with Corp J Gascoigne and 1/AC H C Griffiths., There is also an obit and photograph of him on line in the King William College archives.

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The a/c concerned was E5557 from 2 AAP Hendon. According to the Casualty Card the other two other crew.
There were only four deaths recorded by the CWGC for that day, the only Griffiths was Thomas Harold s/n 89597 age 22 from Erdington, Birmingham. There is no one of the name Gascoigne and the Casualty Card is not very clear although the name given does not look like Gascoigne. There is a John Alexander Gammie Cpl age 20 s/n 62148 unit listed as 2 Anti-Aircraft Park, Hendon. The other two are Cain and a chap called Croft. The remarks column notes "Machine crashed and caught on fire occupants were burnt to death".

Cain is noted as Hon Capt
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'2 Anti-Aircraft Park, Hendon' : shouldn't this be 2 Aircraft Acceptance Park ?
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Hi Nick,

Yes it is 2 Aircraft Acceptance Park , I was just quoting what thw CWGC had given as the unit concerned.

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