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Charles Victor Lacey

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Flying Officer Charles Victor Lacey

1926 He was killed in a flight accident in the Royal Air Force on Saturday April 10th 1926. The accident occurred at Henlow Aerodrome, in Bedfordshire, on Saturday, April 10th, shortly before eleven o' clock, in the course of routine work. A Vickers-Vimy five-seater bombing machine flown by Flying Officer Lacey, with three aircraftsmen, was returning to the aerodrome after being engaged on testing parachutes. Its purpose was, it was supposed, to take up another leading aircraftsman for a live drop with one of the parachutes already tested. As the machine was descending an Avro two-seater flown by Flying Officer W. Scott without an observer left the ground. The two machines, although both apparently under control, collided at a height of about 300ft in the air. They interlocked and crashed in a ploughed field, near the aerodrome and all the occupants were killed.[1]

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