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    Full title reads: "Plymouth. Toll For The Brave. Full naval, military and air force honours for victims of terrible R.A.F seaplane disaster."

    Plymouth, Devon.

    A Royal Marine band leads a funeral procession for the victims of a RAF (Royal Air Force) sea plane crash. The coffins are drawn by sailors form the Royal Navy, flanked by men of the RAF. Representatives of the Army are also there. People are lining the street to watch the procession pass by.

    British Pathe have been informed that the victims of the seaplane crash were Leading Aircraftman William Sydney Rutledge, Wing Commander Charles Tucker, and Flying Officer Frederick Wood.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:59:00 / 01:53:31:00
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    War & Revolution
    Royal Air Force
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (5)

  1. jamied says

    The date of this procession is 10 February 1931.

    The three coffins contain the bodies of Leading Aircraftman William Rutledge, Wing Commander Charles Tucker, and Flying Officer Frederick Wood.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks. We've added Charles and Frederick to our description.

  3. magicmoma says

    would you please add my Great Uncles name to list of the deceased.

    HAROLD CORRIE ONGLEY AGED 25, can anyone inform me as to whether or not his remains were found? is there any memorial to him in Ford Cemetary? Any info on this would be so appreciated.

  4. joyfullady says

    Hi my name is Joy Stolton your uncle was married to Dorthy Stolton and they had a son who was names after his dad Harold Corrie Ongley he is now 84 and lives in Hastings he is my brother in law if you want any more information you can call me on my mobile 07799660861 he would to her from you. kind regards Joy Stolton.

  5. joyfullady says

    Hi forgot to say Harold had a military funeral in Tonbridge Kent x

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