Flying Officer Horricks (Service # 90191) was from Pembroke, Ontario and was killed 1 July 1951 at age 30. He was the son of George and Mabel Horricks of Toronto, Ontario. He was the husband of Dorothy Horricks and the brother of John and Douglas Horricks.

He is commemorated on Page 22 of the 'In the Service of Canada' Book of Remembrance. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAGE

F/O Horricks was a member of the RCAF during the Second World War and received the following citations or decorations: Distinguished Flying Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.

The documentation surrounding F/O Horricks decorations can be viewed by clicking HORRICKS.

F/O Horricks and F/O Laing were killed when their Harvard aircraft crashed near Grafton, ON. F/L Horricks was with F/O Laing who signed out as pilot on a cross-country flight from Deseronto to Downsview in Harvard Mark II 2696.

On 1 July 1951, both were killed when their aircraft struck a reed-covered pond, bounced about 30 feet and then came to rest on dry land, 150 feet from point of first impact.

The flight had been authorized as a cross-country with instrument practice to be done en route. Although there were no witnesses to the crash itself, the Harvard was seen descending at a steep angle with wings level until it disappeared behind trees.

The fact that the rear control column was found in the stowed position, and the blind flying hood was in the open position and tied, indicates that the instrument practice had been completed or that it had not been carried out. In either event it is considered that F/O Horricks was technically a passenger.

F/O Horricks is buried at the Pine Hills Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario

F/O G.E. Horricks

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