Air Crashes around Stubton
8th May 1939 – 2 x Audax
Both pilots were killed when 2 Hawker Audax aircraft from RAF Cranwell collided over Stubton. The pilots were Flight Cadets Bernard Guille and Robert Morgan. Eyewitnesses said that the aircraft remained locked together for a long time as they fell into open ground, with one of them catching fire.
23 June 1939 – Hurricane
On 23rd June 1939 a 73 Sqn Hurrricane Mk I from RAF Digby crashed between Beckingham and Stubton. The pilot, Plt Off Anthony D’Orton Lamarque (22) was taken to Newark Hospital but died the next day.