47 Company RASC (AD)

20th February 1960

Dvr R.C. Curran

Collapsed and died whilst on Exercise Starlight, Libya.

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:-


Newspaper cuttings

Terendak Memorial
The Memorial wall at Terendak

Part of the Memorial wall, National Memorial 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 Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire.

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

Long Murum on Google Earth

Terendak Military Cemetery on Google Earth

Terendak Cemetery Information Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Roll of Honour