26.10.1940 No 151 Squadron Hurricane I R4184 Sgt. Holder
Date: 26th October 1940 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 151 Squadron (12 Group) Motto: Foy pour devoir - 'Fidelity unto duty'.
Type: Hurricane I
Base: L2 RAF Coleby Grange, Lincolnshire
Location: At base
Pilot: Sgt. Robert Holder NZ/391356 RNZAF Age 23. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off shortly after the accident of Sgt. Stanley flying Hurricane V7434 to carry out night training.
The pilot appeared to lose control with the Hurricane diving into the ground from about 200 ft. The aircraft caught fire on impact.
Sgt. Robert Holder. Bidford-On-Avon Burial Ground. Grave 217. Born on the 16th April 1917, the son of Charles and Kate Holder, of Broom, Biggleswade, England. Later of New Zealand. A 'Battle of Britain' pilot.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to the research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Weekly News of New Zealand, other sources as quoted below: