Born: 1918, Ipswich.

Died: 10th October 1940; age: 21; aircraft accident at Norton Manor Camp, Taunton, Somerset.

Residence: 106, Shakespeare Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class/Wireless Operator; Service Number: 901676.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No 8 Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit..


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Arthur & Lottie Nellie Kell, of Ipswich.


Father: William Arthur Kell, born October 1891, Woodbridge, Suffolk. A Foreman Painter – Interior & Exterior.

Mother: Lottie Nellie Rebecca Kell (nee Stannard), born July 1889, Ipswich.


10th October 1940

 Aircraft: Percival P-10 Vega Gull; serial number: X9435. The aircraft had been in private civilian operation before the war with the civil registration G-AEWS, but had been impressed into service with the R.A.F. No 8 Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit was based at Filton Aerodrome, Bristol, but used various other airfields around the South West of England. On the 10th October 1940, X9435 broke up in flight at Norton Manor Camp, Taunton, Somerset.


Victor Noel Buchan; Sergeant/Pilot; age 29; R.A.F.V.R.


Aircraft information courtesy of John Allan.


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