HASLOPE, LANCELOT CEDRIC
WILLIAMTOWN, NEW SOUTH WALES, 1952-05-26. NO.1 COURSE 2 (FLIGHT) OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT, APRIL/MAY 1952. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) DOUGLAS CHARLES HURST, PETE COONEY, VERN PENNEFATHER, JOHN HUBBLE, SLIM HASLOPE (KILLED IN ACTION, KIMPO, KOREA), LYALL KLAFFER, ROSS GRASSOP, BERNIE MULLINS (KILLED IN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT IN SNOWY MOUNTAINS WITH LANCE HAWSE).
LAUNCESTON PILOTS DEATH IN KOREA
THE R.A.A.F. has announced the death in Korea of Flt.-Lt. Lancelot Cedric Haslope (29, of Launceston. Flt.-Lt. Haslope was killed when his Meteor jet fighter crashed during a take-off on a rocket strafing mission.
His elder brother, Capt. John Melvin Haslope, was killed in August last year in a crash at Cambridge, Tasmania, shortly after he had taken off in a Dakota freighter.
Flt.-Lt. Haslope was transferred to Korea only a few weeks ago after completing a course in jet aircraft at an R.A.A.F. training school near Sydney.
Until then, he had been a test pilot attached to the RAA.F. at Laverton. In Korea, he was attached to No. 77 Squadron.
Flt.-Lt. Haslope was born at St. Leonards. He was the younger son of Mrs. Haslope, Tulloch St., Launceston, and the late Rev. L. M. Haslope.Mrs. Haslope is staying with her daughter Mary (Mrs. John Elkington, Surat, Queensland).
Flt.-Lt. Haslope was educated at the Launceston Church Grammar School and at Geelong Grammar where he excelled at athletics, particularly the broad jump.
He joined the R.A.A.F. in October, 1942, and later flew bombers from England.
He was discharged in April, 1946, and began an engineering course at the University of Tasmania in 1948.
In three years at the university, he played a prominent part in student activities and became captain of the hockey team and President of the Students Union
Flt.-Lt. Haslope's father died several years ago.
The Mercury 8th Aug 1952
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