Hawker Fury Mk.II K7273, 41 Squadron, RAF Catterick
crashed Near Alwinton on 20th April 1938
|Position||Rank/Title||Full Name||Age||Service Number||Injury|
|Pilot||P/O||Peter Dennis James Strong||26||37699||Uninjured|
The aircraft was taking part in Air Observer Corps exercises over the Redesdale range when an engine failure forced P/O Strong to make a forced landing on rough ground. As the aircraft taxied after landing it hit a fence 50 yards away and tipped onto its back.
P/O Strong was uninjured and returned to service a short time later. P/O Strong served through World War 2 with 602 Squadron and survived the war. He retired from the air force in 1959 with the rank of Flight Lieutenant.
The Crash Site
There has been a suggestion that the aircraft came down in a rough field on high ground to the north of Alwinton but as yet we have been unable to accurately pinpoint the position.