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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14914
Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HURI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Owner/operator:111 (Treble One) Squadron Royal Air Force (111 (Treble One) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1556
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
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:RAF Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
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"


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)

Revision history:

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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