Aeroplane Monthly 1979-06
C.Lamb - Return to Papplewick
Hawker Audax K3698 was the actual aircraft in which the author's friend Plt Off Ronnie Morgan Elms, was killed at Old Sarum on May 29, 1937. This photograph was taken in September 1934, when the aircraft was with No 16 Squadron, Old Sarum.
The men of 224 Squadron, Boscombe Down, at the time of the incident described here. Front row, left to right; unknown; Stracey-Smythe; Tommy Atkinson; Flt Lt Anderson (with dog); Sqn Ldr R. N. Waite, the CO (later to achieve fame in the Berlin Air Lift); Flt Lt Agar; Plt Off Williamson; the author; and "Dog shooter" Wolmsley.
“The aircraft slid along the grass and came to a quick halt” A similar accident to the one described occurred at Brough in January 1938.