Accident Cards (Form 1180)

Accident Record Cards

Air Ministry Form 1180 was designed to record details of aircraft accidents so that the causes could be analysed and the resulting data used in accident prevention. The original cards – mainly dating from 1929 onwards, although a few have survived from 1919 – are held by the Air Historical Branch, and the RAF Museum has microfilm copies.

To trace a specific No.218 Squadron accident please send me the date and the aircraft type – there are no indexes for location, unit or crew names and I will send off a copy of the Accident Card.

Below are examples of the cards from 1936 up until 1945.

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Hawker Hind Incident circa 1936

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Fairey Battle Incident circa 1939

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Vickers Wellington Incident circa 1941

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Short Stirling Incident  circa 1943 (note change in form)

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Avro Lancaster Incident circa 1944

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