Double headstone for husband and wife Squadron Leaders

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by temptage, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    I photographed this double headstone at Cranwell in Lincolnshire, and have tried to find out any details on either or both of them and cannot find a single mention of them.

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    Whatever the reason, it will be tragic as they were both only 36 years old and died together.

    If anyone can shed any light on this one I would be very happy.

    Tony
     
  2. graeme

    graeme Senior Member

    Morning Tony

    From the newspapers

    "Two couples killed on Friday night when a light aircraft crashed in Hampshire were named as Paul Lockwood and his wife Jacqueline, both 36, who served in the RAF, and Ian Fraser, 36, a member of the Royal Artillery 47 Regiment and his 44-year-old wife Sylvia Gibson, who served with the RAF."

    Death registered in Andover

    Paul was born 7 May 1959, Jacqueline on 2 November 1958.


    Stop Press

    Also found this


    http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3070.0

    Which has


    Two couples killed on Friday night when a light aircraft crashed in Hampshire were named as Paul Lockwood and his wife Jacqueline, both 36, who served in the RAF, and Ian Fraser, 36, a member of the Royal Artillery 47 Regiment and his 44-year-old wife Sylvia Gibson, who served with the RAF.

    From here -http://www.independent.co.uk/news/air-crash-victims-1596153.html

    Beechcraft Baron 58, G-BAHN

    Report name:
    Beechcraft Baron 58, G-BAHN
    Registration:
    G-BAHN
    Type:
    Beechcraft Baron 58
    Location:
    Fyfield, near Andover, Hampshire
    Date of occurrence:
    11 August 1995
    Category:
    Commercial Air Transport - Fixed Wing

    From here - http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/february_1996/beechcraft_baron_58__g_bahn.cfm

    Crash report here - http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Beechcraft%20Baron%2058,%20G-BAHN%2002-96.pdf

    The crash report is downloadable.





    Regards,

    Graeme
     
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  3. temptage

    temptage Who said this would be easy?

    Thanks Graeme, I must admit that that outcome was not one of my options that I had thought of as the cause of their demise.

    The crash report is very interesting, and considering how close to the houses the plane crashed it was amazing that it didnt land on the village itself. I know there is no mention of it in the report but I would surmise that the pilot did his best to avoid the village.

    I was also wondering whether their headstone is a one of a kind, being a double design.
     
  4. Johanna smithson

    Johanna smithson New Member

    Hello, Paul and Jackie are my Aunty and Uncle and I'm trying to find out as much information about them as I can. I have a scrapbook of the newspaper articles around the date of the accident. If you have anymore information it would be greatly appreciated if you could send it to me. We have the report and letters from the RAF but I have missing gaps and would really like to fill those. Thank you! The double headstone is one of a kind and is placed at the base in which they lived at twice and also where they felt that the home of the RAF was.
     

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