Service Details
Name:
HOPKINS
Given Name:
REGINALD JOHN
Initials:
R J
Service No:
111240
Trade:
Air Gnr.
Rank:
Pilot Officer
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
25 O.T.U.
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Date of Death:
1941-12-23
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Date of Birth:
1917-07-28
Age:
24
Cause of Death:
Died in Aircraft Accident, Wellington DV422, training took off from RAF Edgehill for general handling practice. While demonstrating stalling and recovery the aircraft went into a dive and at 14:20 crashed and burned near Wild Spring Farm, Little Tew, 5 miles east-north-east of Chipping Norton with the loss of 6 crew
Additional
Information:
Son of Walter Henry and Christine Maria Hopkins; husband of Barbara Dawn Hopkins, of Manor Park, Essex. Of South Africa. Born Waku, Cape Province. Educated Cambridge High School; General Botha Cadet Draft 1932-3. (Junior Cadet Captain). Reginald John Hopkins joined the Thesen Line in 1934 as an Apprentice.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
24. A. 11.

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