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Aircraft Accidents

Volume 887: debated on Monday 3 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the final records of Royal Air Force accident statistics for 1974, part of which were given in answer to the hon. Member for Salford, East (Mr. Allaun) in col. 31–32 of the Official Report on 25th November 1974.

The final figures for 1974 are as follows:both full-time and part-time members of the Ulster Defence Regiment have been killed as a direct result of terrorist activity. Details are given in the following table. A further 25 members of Her Majesty's Forces have died in Northern Ireland since 19th June 1974 from all other causes.There have been 167 awards to dependants of Service men killed through terrorist activity in Northern Ireland under the Criminal Injuries to Persons (Compensation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 and a total of £795,050 has been paid in compensation. All widows of Service men killed as the result of terrorist activity in Northern Ireland are eligible for pensions payable by the Department of Health and Social Security and by the Ministry of Defence. It is not possible without disproportionate effort to list compensation payments on an individual basis nor is it the custom of my Department without the agreement

RankNameRegimentDate of DeathCause of Death
GnrMacCunn K.I.C.4 Lt RA22nd June 1974GSW Abdomen
SprWalton J.3 Fd Sqn RE2nd July 1974Explosion
CplSmith D. A.1 Ches4th July 1974GSW Abdomen
CplConley J.5 UDR23rd July 1974Car bomb
SgtFearns, B.4 Lt RA30th July 1974GSW Abdomen
MneSouthern M. J.45 CDO RM13th August 1974Bomb Explosion
CplLeach D. A.45 CDO RM13th August 1974Bomb Explosion
PteDrake P. V.RPC26th August 1974GSW Head
2 LtSimpson M. J.1 Staffs23rd October 1974GSW Back
LcplCoughlan A.RWF28th October 1974Bomb Explosion
PteSloanick M.1 DERR28th October 1974Bomb Explosion
PteAllen B.1 DERR6th November 1974GSW
CplWindsor S. A.1 DERR6th November 1974GSW
SSgtSimpson J. C.RH7th November 1974Bomb Blast
SSgtRose V.321 EOD RAOC7th November 1974Bomb Blast
FusSimmons A.1 RRF15th November 1974GSW
PteMcCready T. J.3 UDR17th November 1974GSW Chest
WO2Maddocks J. A.RAOC2nd December 1974Bomb Explosion
RfnGibson M. E.1 RGJ29th December 1974GSW Chest
CplLea T. F.RMP21st January 1975Bomb Explosion
SgtRobson W.15/19 H8th February 1975Multiple GSWs