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Peter Tomes Killed in Airplane Crash
« on: Wednesday 11 January 17 16:47 GMT (UK) »
On 31st May 1960 a Jet Provost from RAF Cranwell, in Lincolnshire, crashed into a field at Welby, Lincs.....the pilot, 21 years old Peter Tomes, from Weymouth, Dorset, was killed, it has always been my belief that he was buried at Welby churchyard, not far from the crash site.....recently, at the churchyard on other business I tried to find his grave to no avail, the local churchwarden had no knowledge of it either, although time was short........does this mean anything to anyone ?......Regards Del.
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Re: Peter Tomes Killed in Airplane Crash
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 17:36 GMT (UK) »
There is a stained glass memorial at St. George, Fordington, Dorset; 1960,

Notes: Flight Cadet RAF, grave reference 318.  Peter Robin Tomes.
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Re: Peter Tomes Killed in Airplane Crash
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 17:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you.....so he WASN'T buried at Welby, all these years I thought that he was, I can remember his 'plane going over our house, it was making a strange sound, and pouring black smoke.....it hit the ground about half a mile away.......Del.
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Re: Peter Tomes Killed in Airplane Crash
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 17:55 GMT (UK) »
The type of aircraft involved in the incident was a propeller driven Percival Provost T1 which is not the same as a Jet Provost.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=145207


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Re: Peter Tomes Killed in Airplane Crash
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 18:03 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for that, I notice that he was flying from RAF Barkston Heath, which was, and still is I think , a satellite station of RAF Cranwell......Del.
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Re: Peter Tomes Killed in Airplane Crash
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 January 17 07:40 GMT (UK) »
Nanny jan, Can I ask where you found the reference to the stained glass memorial in memory of Peter Tomes ?......I am trying to obtain an image of it, any help appreciated.......Del.
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Re: Peter Tomes Killed in Airplane Crash
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 12 January 17 08:11 GMT (UK) »
It was a transcription done by the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society; it might be useful to contact them to ask if they have more details.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
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Re: Peter Tomes Killed in Airplane Crash
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 12 January 17 09:05 GMT (UK) »
Found this just by searching on his full name:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheepdog_rex/5506741850
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Peter Tomes Killed in Airplane Crash
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 12 January 17 09:10 GMT (UK) »
That is brilliant, thank you so much.....how I missed that I don't know......Del.
Clarke , Calvert , McCreadie,
 McDowell, Paton & Scott families,  Scotland
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