Roll of Honour — 47 Company RASC (AD)

20th February 1960
Dvr R.C. Curran.
Collapsed and died whilst on Exercsie Starlight, Libya.

War Graves Photographic Project

Alan and Dennis14th February 1963
L/Cpl D. Hargreave

Information supplied by Alan Batty.

Dennis ‘Tubby’ Hargreave took of from an airstrip at Long Murum in Sarawak in 209 Sqn RAF Twin Pioneer XN318. The destination airfield was Labuan. When the aircraft did not arrive, a search was instituted. This was hampered by bad weather.

The burnt-out wreckage of the Pioneer was found a few miles from Long Murum and a rescue party landed by helicopter found that there were no survivors. The bodies of the men were buried at the crash location.

The other casualties were all from 209 Sqn RAF:-

Flt/Lt Donald Berry
Flt/Lt Mike Morling
Pl/Offr James Pearce
J/Tech J.D. Crane

Telegram to Mrs Hargreave

Newspaper cutting

Inscription at the National Memorail ArboretumDennis and the other men who died in the crash are commemorated on the Terendak Military Cemetery Memorial Wall at Melaka, Malaysia, and at the National NMemorial Arboreturm, Staffordshire.

RIGHT: Denis’s name at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Long Murum

Terendak Military Cemetery

Cemetery Information Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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