03.03.1940 No. 242 Squadron Hurricane I L2002 P/O. Niccolls
Date: 03rd March 1940 (Sunday)
Unit: No. 242 Squadron
Type: Hurricane I
Base: RAF Church Fenton, Yorkshire
Location: Bolton Percy (see map)
Pilot: P/O. Henry Leslie Niccolls 42145 RAF Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During a training / familiarisation flight (the squadron had recently switched from Blenheims to Hurricanes) when for reasons unexplained the aircraft flew into the ground at 05:10 hrs.
We welcome any further information on this.
Buried on the 07th March 1940.
P/O. Henry Leslie Niccolls. Kirkby Wharfe Churchyard Extension (St. John The Baptist). Row A. Grave 5. Son of William Henry and Amy Maud Niccolls, of Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada. Grave inscription reads: "The Years Will Surge With Memory, Dear Son, Of You Dearly Remembered By Mother, Father And Family, Rosetown, Sask., Canada".
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to sources as quoted below, also to John Jones for additional details: