Nederlandse Modelbouw en Luchtvaartsite

Dutch Modelling and Aviation

In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

Sopwith F.1 Camel

On October 7, 1918 a Sopwith Camel, with registration E1537, from RFC no. 65 Squadron, with airman luitenant B. Lockey, landed near Groede.
It was interned with registration S226, though it was under repair, but never completely finished.

Sopwith F.1 Camel F1542 van RAF no. 65 Sq, neergestort te Waterlandkerkje op 28 september 1918. De piloot was lt. D.M. John.
Sopwith F.1 Camel F1542 of RFC no. 65 Sq, crashed near Waterlandkerkje op September 28, 1918. The airman was lt. D.M. John.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Sopwith F.1 Camel E1537 van RAF no. 65 Sq, geland te Groede op 7 oktober 1918. Neergestort te Waterlandkerkje op 28 sept. 1918. Piloot was luitenant B. Lockey. Het toestel is in reparatie genomen, maar niet gereed gekomen. Vermoedelijke LVA-registratie S226.
Sopwith F.1 Camel E1537.
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