No. 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron
Royal Air Force


CREWS & LOSSES
HARROW
214 Squadron Harrow (prewar)



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Harrow  K6989 UX-K

NOTE:  Pat Cunningham is researching K6989 and reports the following.  214's Handley Page Harrow K6989 which was delivered to 214 Sqn on 16 Sep 1937. Initially coded 214-K, it was later changed to UX-K. It apparently became lost on 08/07/1939, 'a foggy day', and forced-landed in a field at Barlow, just west of Sheffield, apparently damaging only its tailplane. The machine, (or major components of it),  was recovered by 9 MU on 11 Jul 39 and it was struck off charge on 30 Nov 1939 as being beyond economical repair: although much was broken up by locals at the crash site. The F1180 (crash report) for this aircraft has been lost.
SOURCE & RESEARCH: Pat Cunningham

SOURCE & COPYRIGHT  Wilf Needham and Author Roger Redfern
 "Dronfield Round About" 1988.

For more information visit the wonderfull memorial and website dedicated to the air crashes near the village of Barlow established by Nick Wheat (Holmesfield) and friends at: http://www.millthorpeaircrash.org.uk

Harrow (model unknown) K3645


Northern Daily Mail (later the Hartlepool Mail) of May 1st 1937

Three Harrow aircraft were flying in a 'V' formation. The pilot of K3645 witnessed a crash between two of the aircraft.
'The plane flown by Flying Officer McCarthy (K6945) appeared to get out of position in the formation when turning and came up over the top of Pilot Officer Warner's machine (K6950). I banked to the right. When I saw McCarthy's machine again it was standing on its tail in the air. Then it dived towards the earth with its engines full on and burst into flames. Pilot Officer Warner's aircraft fell into the river Wissey after its tail fell off.'

A dredger from the Great Ouse Catchment was used to recover the wreck of K6950 from the river. The incident was also reported in the Daily Express and the Daily Herald on the 30th. April 1937.

Crew of Harrow (model unknown) K3645 consisted of :

Fg/Off Richard E Dupont, Pilot

Source : Jock Whitehouse and Peter Garside (relative of AC1 Thomas Garside) and Simon Glancey (researcher)

Date record last updated : 24 August 2018


Harrow (model unknown) K6945

Northern Daily Mail (later the Hartlepool Mail) of May 1st 1937

Three Harrow aircraft were flying in a 'V' formation. The pilot of K3645 witnessed a crash between two of the aircraft.
'The plane flown by Flying Officer McCarthy (K6945) appeared to get out of position in the formation when turning and came up over the top of Pilot Officer Warner's machine (K6950). I banked to the right. When I saw McCarthy's machine again it was standing on its tail in the air. Then it dived towards the earth with its engines full on and burst into flames. Pilot Officer Warner's aircraft fell into the river Wissey after its tail fell off.'

A dredger from the Great Ouse Catchment was used to recover the wreck of K6950 from the river. The incident was also reported in the Daily Express and the Daily Herald on the 30th. April 1937.

Date of loss : 29 April 1937

Crew of Harrow (model unknown) K6945 consisted of :

Sgt James Murray MacDonald, Royal Air Force, Nationality : British, KIA 29 April 1937, Aged 25
Fg/Off John Joseph McCarthy, Pilot, Royal Air Force, Nationality : Irish, KIA 29 April 1937, Aged 24
AC John George Simpson, Royal Air Force, Nationality : British, KIA 29 April 1937, Aged 23

Source : Jock Whitehouse and Peter Garside (relative of AC1 Thomas Garside) and Simon Glancey (researcher)

Date record last updated : 24 August 2018


Harrow (model unknown) K6950

Northern Daily Mail (later the Hartlepool Mail) of May 1st 1937

Three Harrow aircraft were flying in a 'V' formation. The pilot of K3645 witnessed a crash between two of the aircraft.
'The plane flown by Flying Officer McCarthy (K6945) appeared to get out of position in the formation when turning and came up over the top of Pilot Officer Warner's machine (K6950). I banked to the right. When I saw McCarthy's machine again it was standing on its tail in the air. Then it dived towards the earth with its engines full on and burst into flames. Pilot Officer Warner's aircraft fell into the river Wissey after its tail fell off.'

A dredger from the Great Ouse Catchment was used to recover the wreck of K6950 from the river. The incident was also reported in the Daily Express and the Daily Herald on the 30th. April 1937.

Date of loss : 29 April 1937

Crew of Harrow (model unknown) K6950 consisted of :

AC1 Thomas Garside, 525315, Royal Air Force, KIA 29 April 1937, Aged 19
Plt/Off Wilfred Lawrence Warner, Pilot, Royal Air Force, Nationality : Canadian, KIA 29 April 1937, Aged 22

Source : Jock Whitehouse and Peter Garside (relative of AC1 Thomas Garside) and Simon Glancey (researcher)

Date record last updated : 24 August 2018


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