The Crew of H.M.A R101
 

Welcome to the crew members who served on His Majesty's Airship R. 101.

The intention is to compile a full "Who Was Who" of the crew members. From our records we have been able to compile the following information derived from one of the only photographs of the crew together, donated kindly by AHT member Trevor Monk. As you can see some of the information is missing, and this is not the full crew of the final and tragic flight of the R101. Visitors to this page are invited to correct mistakes, fill in the blanks and supply better quality pictures and/or fuller biographies of these and other RAW and AGC personnel. From some of the "official" press flight information which was sourced from the National Archives, we have expanded the information on each crew member as part of an ongoing research project to present as much information online. If you have any information then please contact the Webmaster

Click here to see the organisational command hierarchy of the airship crew.

Click here to see the crew list and passengers on the final flight of the R101.

     

ATHERSTONE, N. G.Lt.-Cmdr. AFC

R101 First Officer

b. Unknown

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

FERGUSSON, Christopher John

R101 Engineer

b. 26th January 1894

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

KEMP, F.

R 1010 Rigger

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

 

OUGHTON, Leonard F.

R101 Assistant Coxswain

b. 1st April 1901

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

SCOTT, George HerbertMajor AFC

RAW Assist. Director Airship Flying

b. Unknown

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

 

BELL, A. V.

R101 Engineer (#5 car)

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

Survived R101 crash

FORD, Hector Eric

R101 Assistant Coxswain

b. 15th November 1903

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

KEY, Thomas

R101 Charge-Hand Engineer

b. 9th May 1895

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

POTTER, W. A.Flt. Sgt.

R101 Assistant Coxswain

b. Unknown

d. 5th October 1930

Identified at Allonne

SCOTT, Sydney Ernest

R101 Charge-Hand Engineer

b. 7th May 1890

d. 5th October 1930

Identified at Allonne

BINKS, J. H.

R101 Engineer (#5 car)

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

Survived R101 crash

FOSTER, Percy Archdale

R101 Assistant Coxswain

b. 19th May 1902

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

KING, William Henry

R101 Engineer

b. 2nd August 1895

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

PUDDEPHAT, L.

R101 Engineer

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

 

SHORT, George William

R101 Charge-Hand Engineer

b. 1st August 1896

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

BLACKWELL, S.

Crew role unconfirmed

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

 

GENT, William Rose

R101 Chief Engineer

b. 25th January 1876

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

LACK, H. S.

R 101 Rigger

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

 

RADCLIFFE, Walker George

R101 Rigger

b. 13th January 1899

d. 6th October 1930

Survived crash but died in Beauvais from his injuries

STEFF, M. H.

Flying Officer

R101 Second Officer

b. Unknown

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

BLAKE, Richard

R101 Engineer

b. 1st November 1895

d. 5th October 1930

Identified at Allonne

HASTINGS, Alfred Charles

R101 Engineer

b. 13th November 1900

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

LITTLEKITT, Maurice Frank

R101 Engineer (#1 car)

b. 31st October 1910

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

RAMPTON, Martin George

R101 Assistant Coxswain

b. 2nd October 1898

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

STELLING, A.

Engineer

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

 

BRODIE, F.

Crew role unconfirmed

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

 

HOLMES, H.

Crew role unconfirmed

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

 

MASON, Christopher Hugh

R101 Assistant Coxswain

b. 13th June 1897

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

RICHARDSON, Arthur James

R101 Rigger

b. 4th December 1900

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

TAYLOR, Cecil E.

R101 Rigger

b. 16th October 1898

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

BURTON, Charles Arthur

R101 Engineer

b. 28th October 1900

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

HUNT, George W.

R101 Chief Coxswain

b. 5th November 1888

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

MOULE, Wilfred

R101 Engineer (#2 car)

b. 14th February 1900

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

ROBERTSON, D.

Crew role unconfirmed

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

 

WALKINSHAW, J.

Crew role unconfirmed

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

 

CHURCH, Samuel

R101 Rigger

b. 10th February 1904

d. 8th October 1930

Survived crash but died in Beauvais from his injuries

IRWIN, H. Carmichael Flt. Lt. AFC

Captain of R101

b. 1894 Ireland

d. 5th October 1930

Identified in London

NOBILE, F.

Crew role unconfirmed

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

RUDD, Ernest George

R101 Rigger

b. 7th October 1904

d. 5th October 1930

Identified at Allonne

WATKINS, Albert Henry

R101 Engineer

b. 18th November 1901

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

COOK, A. J.

R101 Engineer (#4 car)

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

Survived R101 crash

JOHNSTON, Ernest L.Sqn. Ldr. OBE, AFC

R101 Navigator

b. Unknown

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

NORCOTT, Arthur William J.

R101Rigger

b. 12th August 1901

d. 5th October 1930

Unidentified Crash Victim

SAVORY, V.

R101 Engineer (#3 car)

b. Unknown

d. Unknown

 

Survived R101 crash

WATSON, G.

Engineer

b. 1905

d. Unknown