Accident Fairey IIIF , Thursday 22 December 1932
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Date:Thursday 22 December 1932
Type:Fairey IIIF
Owner/operator:47 Sqn RAF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:El Gedaref, Kassala Province, Al Qadarif State -   Sudan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Fairey IIIF, 47 Squadron: Crashed 22 December 1932 at El Gedaref, Kassala Province, Al Qadarif State, Sudan during co-operation exercise with the Eastern Arab Corps. All three crew killed. However, only two of the crew have been identified by name so far:

CLELAND, Albert Gwillim, F/O, aged 22 - Killed 22 December 1932 flying Fairey IIIF of No.47 Squadron, crashed at Gedaref, Kassala Province, Sudan while cooperating with Eastern Arab Corps.
LOVELL, Albert Henry, LAC, aged 24 - Killed 22 December 1932 in Fairey IIIF of No.47 Squadron with F/O Cleland.

The third crew fatality was an unknown/unnamed warrant officer of the Sudan Defence Force

El-Gadarif, also spelt Gedaref or Gedarif, is the capital of the state of Al Qadarif in Sudan. It lies on the road that connects Khartoum with Gallabat on the Ethiopian border, about 410 kilometres from the capital


1. Het volk : dagblad voor de arbeiderspartij 23-12-1932

Revision history:

25-Jul-2020 11:14 Cobar Added
01-Aug-2020 15:03 Angel Dick one Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Oct-2022 23:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
19-Oct-2022 23:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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