Aircraft: Lysander III
Squadron: HMS Kestrel 755 Naval Air Squadron
Date of crash: 08/02/1942
Related Airmen:AF Albert HG Clarke RN
On 8th February 1942 a Lysander III crashed near Highclere Castle. The pilot as T/Lt Tom Consitt and also on board was Air Fitter, Albert Henry George Clarke. Both were killed when their Lysander aircraft crashed into the bank whilst practicing shooting search lights.The Lysander III serial number V9630 was from 755 squadron at HMS Kestrel, Worthy Down.
On 8/2/42 T/Lt (A) Tom Consitt (Pilot) and Alert Henry George Clarke (Air Fitter) were killed when their Lysander aircraft crashed near Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berks. Both were FAA from HMS Kestrel, Worthy Down.
8.2.42 Lysander III V9360 755 Sqn Highclere, Hants. Flown In Ground
CONSITT, Tom, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, FAA, 755 Sqn, Kestrel, 8 February 1942, air crash, killed
Relative: Ian Soanes
Middleton Footballer Killed On Active Service News has been received that Lieutenant (A) Tom Consitt, R.N.V.R. ….. been received that Lieutenant (A) Tom Consitt, R.N.V.R. (Fleet Air Arm has been killed on active service. Lieut. Consitt. who was 31. was a naitlve of Middleton, and was the younger son of the late Mr. G. L. Consitt, farmer and cattle dealer, of Wold …
Tom Consitt cemetery: Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery. Grave Row H. 1. Grave 110. Son of Edwin Laybourne Consitt and Frances Agnes Consitt. Husband of Joan Consitt, Hull. Tom had 2 siblings. His father was a farmer.
CLARKE, Albert H G, Air Fitter (WT), FAA/FX 83917, FAA, 755 Sqn, Kestrel, 8 February 1942, air crash, killed