David Anthony Morgan



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Lt David Anthony MORGAN RASC / RCT (471312)

(Source shows “AAC” but LG shows RASC; RCT on Aden Veterans Memorial)

(RASC became RCT 15/07/1965)

13 Flt AAC, 653 Sqn AAC, Falaise, Aden. Pilot of Scout XT 635 with Aircraft Technician Christopher Timothy GIBB REME, killed when aircraft flew into hillside during a night patrol at Jebal 5 May 1967 aged 24.

Source: http://britains-smallwars.com/Aden/westland_scout.html

Buried Silent Valley Cemetery, Little Aden, Yemen

Included on memorial to Trooper Gilbert Francis Farley (Taff) ILES of 16 Tp D Sqn 22 SAS, one of the two passengers on this flight (the other Marine John DUNN, 45 Commando RM).

(Source: http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/s-a-s-2c-s-b-s-2c-r-m-26amp-3b-s-o-e-operatives/p77179-iles-2c-gilbert-francis-farley-taff.html)

Also listed on the Palace Barracks Memorial Garden (under “Aden – Radfan … 1957-1967” > Army Air Corps http://www.palacebarracksmemorialgarden.co.uk/roll.html).

Also listed on Aden Veterans Roll of Honour http://www.adenveterans.org.uk/Roll_of_Honourjan1.pdf


Notes: Commissioned 2Lt 04/08/1962 (LG 42804, page 7914, 12/10/1962). (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/42804/supplement/7914)

Promoted Lt 04/02/1964 (LG 43235, page 1053, 31/01/1964)


A contemporary, Lt Col David McLeod AAC (Retd), says: “He was in the same platoon in Burma Coy Intake 29. I seem to remember he was a Truckie on the (polot) course before mine at Wallop [can’t remember the number]. He qualified just a few weeks before he died; should never have been sent out flying at night in unfamiliar terrain with so little experience”.


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