New guy enquiring about 22 Squadron Royal Air Force: 01/08/1940

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Red Gate, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. Red Gate

    Red Gate New Member

    Hello everyone

    I would be really grateful if someone would be able to help me with some research into my uncle’s war service in the RAF. He spent most of the war with the Torpedo Development Unit in Gosport and was badly injured in a test flight. I think that I may have narrowed it down to a specific event and I am hoping that I could get confirmation one way or another as well as finding out a bit more about it. Perhaps I should have asked him when he was alive!

    I was assuming that the War in the Air forum would be the best area to post my query.
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery


    if you could share his name it would help forum members

    also you need to apply for his service records

    you require date of birth ,death certificate and £30
    Get a copy of military service records

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  3. Red Gate

    Red Gate New Member

    Thanks Clive

    its LAC Edwin Budd actually. I have got the copy of his service record and from that I have seen that he was admitted to hospital and by cross-referencing the date of his admission with the Fleet Air Arm database of air accidents I have identified a possible candidate. As I have already found out a fair bit of information I was going to post in the main forum.
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  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
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  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Welcome and good luck with your search.
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  6. Temujin

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  8. Red Gate

    Red Gate New Member

    Thank you very much for that information Temujin. It is amazing what you have been able to find! Yes that is indeed our Edwin Budd. I did see that some of the information suggested a crew of 2 but certainly on the basis of what he told me there were 3 people on board.

    I do have a little bit more information but perhaps the best bet may be if I posted in on the thread you linked that references the crash.

    thanks again
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Accident Vickers Vildebeest K6408, 01 Aug 1940
    Date: 01-AUG-1940
    Type: Vickers Vildebeest
    Owner/operator: 22 Squadron Royal Air Force (22 Sqn RAF)
    Registration: K6408
    Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
    Other fatalities: 0
    Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
    Location: Off Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight - United Kingdom
    Phase: Unknown
    Nature: Military
    Departure airport: Gosport, Hampshire
    Destination airport: Gosport, Hampshire
    Crashed into the sea, during torpedo-dropping exercises. Pilot killed, crewman injured.
    Battle in the Skies over the Isle of Wight
    HJT Leal
    Isle of Wight County Press. 1988.

    Interesting as there is no mention again of the 'third' person who was I guess the scientist

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  10. Red Gate

    Red Gate New Member

    Yes I wonder what the roles actually were.

    AC Budd was an electrician. Most of his war was with theTorpedo Development Unit and he continued in this field with the MOD for the rest of his working career.
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  11. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    Your welcome. Below is photo of K6408

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