§ Mr. RAMSAY MACDONALD
asked the Secretary for War whether he will circulate with the Votes, not later than Tuesday morning, a statement showing where the aeroplanes which have been the causes of fatal accidents were made?
§ Colonel SEELY
submitted the following:
STATEMENT showing the Fatal Accidents which have occurred in the Royal Aircraft Factory and Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing), with Pattern and Manufacturer of Aeroplane on which Accident occurred. Date of Accident. Names of Killed. Pattern and Number of Aeroplane on which Accident occurred. Names of Manufacturers of Aeroplane on which Accident occurred. Remarks. 18 Aug., 1911 Mr. T. J. Ridge (Asst.-Supt. R.A.F) S.E. 1 Biplane (experimental machine, no number allotted) Royal Aircraft Factory — 17 Sept.,1911 Lieut. R. A. Cammell Valkyrie Monoplane (no number allotted) The Aeronautical Syndicate — 5 July, 1912.. Capt. E. B. Loraine and Staff-Sergeant Wilson Nieuport 70 Gnome Monoplane (no number allotted) The Nieuport Aeroplane Company — 6 Sept., 1912 Capt.P.Hamilton and Lieut. A. Wyness-Stuart Deperdussin Monoplane 100 Gnome, No.258 The Deperdussin Company — 10 Sept., 1912 Lieut. C. A. Bettington and 2nd-Lieut. E. Hotchkiss Bristol Monoplane 80 Gnome, No.263 British and Colonial Aeroplane Company — 28 April,1913 Lieut. L. C. Rogers-Harrison Cody Biplane No. 301 Mr. S. F. Cody — 27 May, 1913. Lieut. D. L. Arthur., B.E. Biplane No. 205 Royal Aircraft Factory This was originally a Howard-Wright Biplane and was reconstructed at R.A.F. to B.E. type. 3 Oct., 1913.. Major G. C. Merrick (Pupil at Central Flying School) Short 50 Gnome Biplane No. 446 Messrs. Short Brothers — 23 Feb., 1914. Mr. E. T. Haynes (Draughtsman R.A.F.) F.E. 2 (experimental machine, no number allotted) Royal Aircraft Factory — 10 Mar., 1914 Capt. C. P. Downer (Pupil at C.F.S.) B.E. Biplane No. 453 Messrs. Vickers, Limited — 11 Mar., 1914 Capt. C. R. W. Allen and Lieut. J.E.G. Burroughs B.E. Biplane No. 204 Royal Aircraft Factory This was originally a Bristol Biplane and was reconstructed at R.A.F. to B.E. type. 19 Mar., 1914 Lieut. H. F. Treeby (Pupil at C.F.S.) Maurice Farman Biplane No.451 The Aircraft Manufacturing Company —