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The text below gives a summary of the conflict (i.e. war), event or incident that resulted in deaths in the Borough or abroad. On the right are listed the individual events and incidents, such as battles or air raids. For each conflict the total number of casualties are given, whereas for each event or incident the names of those who died are listed in alphabetical order.

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Details for: Loss of Wellington III (Reg. BK273)


Historical Data:
Taking off at 2025 from Worksop for a night conversion exercise, at around 2050 their Wellington III (Reg. BK273), after overshooting towards the west and climbing to 400 feet, lost a blade from a propellor and crashed into the grounds of Worksop College with a massive explosion and fireball. All five crewmen were killed. Robert Wade from Upper Holloway was also killed in this crash.