Accident De Havilland DH.82 Queen Bee P5743, Thursday 2 January 1941
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Date:Thursday 2 January 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH.82 Queen Bee
Owner/operator:PAU RAF
Registration: P5743
MSN: 5413
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:West Farm, St. Hilary, 3 miles north of St Athan, Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF St. Athan, Glamorgan, South Wales
Destination airport:RAF Manorbier, Pembrokeshire
This Queen Bee (a pilotless version of the DeHavilland DH.82 Tiger Moth) was assigned to PAU (Pilotless Aircraft Unit, RAF) on 3 December 1940. This aircraft, although of the radio controlled variant, was being piloted at the time of the accident (there was a ferry pilot on board) when it dived into the ground into a field at West Farm, St. Hilary, 3 miles north of St Athan on 2nd January 1941. Aircraft believed to be on delivery to RAF Manorbier in Pembrokeshire. SOC 11 January 1941
P/O (80862) Rocheford Clive Stokes (pilot) RAF - killed

The reported crash location of St Hilary is a village in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. It is located just south of the A48, about a mile southeast of the market town of Cowbridge.




Llantwit Major cemetery. 2010.

Revision history:

12-May-2019 16:47 Dr. John Smith Added
12-May-2019 16:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
09-Jul-2019 16:28 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
31-Dec-2020 15:36 Davies 62 Updated [Narrative, Photo]
26-Jul-2021 22:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative, Category]
26-Jul-2021 22:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-Jul-2021 08:42 Jixon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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