1982 Personnel

1982 Disbandment Photo [Courtesy of Les Ainsley]

Squadron Command

Commanding OfficerNI Hamilton
Flight CommanderRJ Dunsford
Pilot LeaderGA Willoughby-Crisp
Radar LeaderSG Mander
Navigator LeaderGC Daffarn
AEO LeaderGH Lidbetter
S Eng OJ Fox

Strength

No. of Commissioned Officers (Air Crew) and Commissioned Officers (Ground) 37 (7 constituted crews)
No. of Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)Varied between 55 and 65

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron in 1982:

Commissioned Officers (Air Crew)

  • Pilot
    • ND Collins
    • RJ Dunsford
    • PC Ford
    • MP Hearn
    • GLC Lewis
    • GD Simpson
    • RAA Sudlow
    • GA Willoughby-Crisp
  • Co-Pilot
    • JA Barden
    • RJ Duncalf
    • RAD Greene
    • AP Hawes
    • I Saville
    • BJ Watkins
    • RA Wiseman
    • K Wooler
  • Nav (Plotter)
    • CM Brammer
    • RM Collier
    • GC Daffarn
    • NI Hamilton
    • AC Marson
    • JM McNaughtan
    • JP Mochan
    • J Stevenson
  • Nav (Radar)
    • PJ Chapman
    • RJ Cluer
    • SC Cockbill
    • AR Dewhurst
    • BA Johnson
    • SG Mander
    • GW Purchase
    • GA Sinclair
  • AEO
    • K Hyde
    • JW Ingram
    • A Landsburgh
    • GH Lidbetter
    • MR Littler
    • JF Morley
    • RP Robinson
    • G Seaman
    • RW Thompson

Commissioned Officers (Ground)

  • S. Eng.O
    • J Fox

Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)

The squadron’s record book contains little or no information regarding Non Commissioned Other Ranks that were on strength of the squadron during the year who carried out:

  • Daily inspection, servicing and preparation of squadron aircraft, in readiness for air operations 
  • Squadron related Administrative Duties

However, some listings have been found (eg on squadron movement orders) and the names on these lists have been included on the following page:

– Ground Personnel 1962 to 1982 –

Constituted Crews 

50. Hearn / Greene / Chapman / Mochan / Lidbetter
51. Sudlow / Hawes / Dewhurst / Brammer / Littler
52. –
53. Dunsford / Saville / Johnson / Collier / Landsburgh
54. Lewis / Watkins / Purchase / Hamilton / Hyde
55. Collins / Wooler / Cockbill / Marson / Ingram
56. –
57. Ford / Wiseman / Cluer / McNaughtan / Seaman
58. Willoughby-Crisp / Barden / Mander / Daffarn / Thompson

Identified as being in the Disbandment Photo

Top row
7 Dave Morley 9 Pete Scrivener 12 Steve Middleton 14 Spud Murphy 18 Dave Kinloch 23 Ben Roper? 27 WO Hardcastle.

Middle Row
1 John Fox 5 Dave Uzzel 6 Nev Neville 7 Jack Bowey 8 John Carrol 15 John Morgan 18 Andy Cousens 19 Keith Christian 20 Dick Pidduck 22 Les Ainsley 25 Nick Carter

Front Row
None identified