1945 Personnel (from 9th May 1945)

Squadron Command

Commanding OfficerGroup Captain HJE Le Good DSO DFC (*)
11/09/1945: Handed over to Wing Commander AJL Craig DSO DFC
Adjutant:R Baker / GR Venables
Navigation Officer:HC Wright / PP McGuiness / T Kennedy
Bombing Leader:G Wood / GR Hawes
Gunnery Leader:CA Fraser-Petheridge / JG Cooper
Signals Leader:S Turner / LT Walton
Flight Engineer Leader:DH Craig / JE Davidson
A Flight Commander:E Baldwin / A Ashworth
B Flight Commander:KC Gooch / KW Swann / MJ Beetham

(*) E Baldwin and KC Gooch also acted as Temporary Commanding Officer

Strength

  • Air Crew
    • Commissioned Officers
    • Non Commissioned Air Crew
  • Ground Personnel
    • Commissioned Officers
    • Non Commissioned Other Ranks

The following are known to have been on strength of the squadron between 9th May 1945 (ie when hostilities in Europe had ended) and 31st December 1945:

  • David Perkin Adamson
  • John George Adlam
  • Arthur Aked
  • J Akers
  • Kenneth Allerston
  • Robert James Anderson
  • Solomon Joseph Harold Andrew
  • Raymond Styles Ashwell
  • Arthur Ashworth
  • Donald William Attwood
  • (Possibly) Herbert Bailey
  • Geoffrey Harold Vining Baker
  • Ronald Baker
  • Eric Baldwin
  • F Bales
  • Donald Barker
  • Sidney Walter Barker
  • Arthur Barnes
  • GL Barr
  • George William Bartlett
  • James Beattie
  • (Possibly) Frank Archibald Bee
  • Raymond Beech
  • Michael James Beetham
  • David Reginald Behenna
  • William John Bentley
  • Robert Burns Benton
  • George Binns
  • Alec Bird
  • James Johnston Black
  • Ronald Edward Blackadder
  • Ivor Latimer Climming Blackwell
  • John Campbell Blair
  • Richard Bruce Bolt
  • Grant Gordon Booth
  • John William Booth
  • Gilbert Addison Borland
  • Vryan Bernard Bowen-Morris
  • Paul Meredith Bown
  • Harry Breeze
  • JT Brenner
  • Harry Edwin Brewer
  • Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington
  • Oliver Villiers Brooks
  • Denis Bramato Brown
  • Donald Edward Bruce
  • William Norman Bruce
  • Alan Brundritt
  • Wilfred Marshall Buck
  • JF Buckley
  • Kenneth John Bullock
  • Kenneth Robert Burgess
  • Robin Darker Butterell
  • S Caddle
  • John Cairns
  • John Kenneth Calton
  • John Frederick Carsons
  • CL Carter
  • Yale Knox Carter
  • Jack Maxwell Catford
  • James Henry Catlin
  • Harry Kearsley Chamberlain
  • George Frank Chance
  • Francis Cheshire
  • Kenneth Walter Clarine
  • Peter Coggan
  • Robert Henry Cole
  • Bram Barker Coles
  • Charles James Colvill
  • Donald Howard Connors
  • Ernest Clifford Leslie Coombs
  • Patrick Cooney
  • John Gordon Cooper
  • William Henry Cornelius
  • Arthur Cottrell
  • Albert Arthur Couch
  • Allan John Laird Craig
  • Donald Harrington Craig
  • Michael Ernest Cranston
  • Cyril James Croskell
  • Roy Leslie Cross
  • Albert Sidney Cubberley
  • Arthur Bryan Curtis
  • Leonard James Daniels
  • John Edward Davidson
  • W Davidson
  • Leonard Davies
  • Robert Henry Davis
  • James Raymond Dawson
  • Jack Denton
  • Andrew Jenkinson Dick
  • H Dickens
  • Rene Dixon
  • Ronald Joseph Dobson
  • Thomas Donnelly
  • William George Douglas
  • Charles Verdun Dove
  • Lawrence Edward Dovey
  • B Drummond
  • William Dudgeon
  • Joseph Omer Dumas
  • Donald Charles Dunkley
  • Neil David Dunn
  • DA Durie
  • William Reginald Eady
  • John Strange East
  • Steven Ecroyd
  • James Bartholomew Edwards
  • George Laurie Edwards
  • Arthur Halliday Elliot
  • John Butler Ensor
  • Gordon James Etheridge
  • Vincent Bowes Farningham
  • Vincent Bowes Farningham
  • H Farrand
  • Ronald Bertrand Farren
  • L Fawcett
  • Barclay William Grant Felgate
  • John Elliott Fenwick
  • (Possibly) Charles Melville Fenwick
  • William George Ferguson
  • Thomas Gollan Finlayson
  • John William Firth
  • Jack Richard Floyde
  • Donald Foster
  • Harry Foxton
  • Raymond Walter Francis
  • JF Fraser
  • John MacGregor Fraser
  • Cedric Alexander Fraser-Petherbridge
  • Charles Jardine Freebairn
  • Francis Leslie Fullerton
  • George Edward Furnell
  • Ernest Albert Gardner
  • John Anthony Gardner
  • Edward Garner
  • HV Gash
  • WA Gaskell
  • Douglas Joseph Gates
  • Michael Julius Gibbons
  • Laurence Edwin Hope Gilbert
  • Stanley Ralph Gillmar
  • Albert John Goff
  • Kenneth Chambers Gooch
  • AJ Gosling
  • Thomas Barron Gourlay
  • Leonard John Grant
  • Eric Gray
  • Iain Farquhar Gray
  • Reginald Ernest Green
  • Leslie George Greig
  • EJL Hall
  • Leslie Hall
  • Kenneth Hugh Halstead
  • John Edward Hamblett
  • Gilbert Barrett Hampson
  • Jeremiah Anthony Hanafin
  • Michael William Hanham
  • Joseph Frederick William Harding
  • Richard Henry Hardy
  • Thomas Stafford Harris
  • R Hartley
  • Gordon Reginald Hawes
  • Reginald James Hawtin
  • Frank Charles Heavery
  • George Albert Henderson
  • George Edward Herod
  • Robert Gerard Heuston
  • Hugh Campbell Highet
  • AD Hill
  • EJ Hill
  • George William Hodges
  • Robert William Hodgson
  • GH Hones
  • Roland Horrocks
  • William John Hough
  • Peter Noel Howdle
  • Richard Harold Howell
  • Maurice Frederick Hudson
  • Frederick Hulbert
  • John Richmond Hulley
  • Bernard Thompson Humphreys
  • Royston Lawrenson Hunt
  • RET Hunter
  • Thomas Henderson Hunter
  • IK Irwin
  • Abraham Samuel Jackson
  • William Henry Jackson
  • Derek Ian Jeffery
  • Jack Jenkinson
  • Denis Camber John
  • Kenneth Basil John
  • JS Johnson
  • Frank Sidney Walter Jolliffe
  • Denis James Jones
  • Eric Arthur Jones
  • George Herbert Jones
  • John Allen Jones
  • Peter Raymond Jones
  • RP Jones
  • Walter Leigh Jones
  • Kevin Juckes
  • William Keefe
  • Herbert Kendall
  • Timothy Kennedy
  • Ernest Kenwright
  • Russell Whiston Kerr
  • William Henry Kilbey
  • Richard George Knowler
  • Timothy Devenish Lamb
  • Paul Herbert Lambert
  • Delwood Harry Larson
  • James Laurie
  • Robert Simpson Laurie
  • Donald Joseph Lawrence
  • Hugh James Felce Le Good
  • Francis Richard Leadon
  • JH Lee
  • David Letham
  • Lester Levy
  • James Patrick Leydon
  • William Beveridge Liddell
  • Benjamin Lomax
  • Peter Charles Lord
  • George Donald MacGregor
  • PA MacLennan
  • Henry Frank MacNevin
  • Arthur Frederick Manders
  • Hubert John Mardell
  • Gerard Patrick Markham
  • John Lloyd George Marshall
  • James Marvin
  • Ronald William Mathers
  • Thomas Henry Matthews
  • William Henry Maudsley
  • William McDonald
  • Patrick Seumas McGowran
  • Philip Patrick  McGuinness
  • Lawrence Ellis McKenzie
  • C McKinnon
  • Matthew McMath
  • David McMillan
  • HF McNevin
  • John Francis McPherson
  • William George McReady
  • George Burnett McRitchie
  • Bernard Rye Mercer
  • William Norman Mercer
  • Edward George Meredith
  • Frederick Robert Mitchell
  • John Herbert Monk
  • Bernard Douglas Monks
  • James Montgomery
  • Herbert Ambrose Moore
  • John Arthur Moore
  • Michael Franklyn Moore
  • Brian Joseph Mordecai
  • Philip Scott Morris
  • John Thomas Graham Morrison
  • Vyran Rigg Moss
  • George Edward Muchmore
  • Andrew Jackson Mundell
  • Alan Henry Mundy
  • JW Murray
  • Jack Alfred Murrell
  • Robert Newbiggin
  • Ronald Henry Newitt
  • John Bernard Nicholls
  • Carl Francis William Norman
  • Geoffrey John North
  • Edgar John Norton
  • Squire Nuttall
  • Norman Arthur Oakley
  • John Roderick O’Donnell
  • Thomas Ogden
  • Jack Norman Oliver
  • John O’Neill
  • G Owen
  • N Page
  • RN Page
  • SW Page
  • Walter George Palmer
  • Leonard Park
  • John Owen Pennington
  • Joseph Squire Pennington
  • Joe Perkin
  • ED Perrault
  • Arthur Hewer Lind Peters
  • Ronald Peters
  • Noel John Petterson
  • Harry Pettifer
  • William Frank Philpot
  • Frederick Willis Pick
  • Edgar Charles Pinder
  • Stanley John Pirt
  • MA Potter
  • Robert Pye
  • Robert Francis Quarterman
  • Colin John Alfred Ramsey
  • Ralph Kirk Raper
  • James William Redmond
  • Roydon Rees
  • Betrum Silvester Reinhart
  • Dennis Ernest Renvoize
  • John Robert Arthur Richards
  • Edgell Jason Rigby
  • Francis Rigley
  • AT Riley
  • William Fredrick Roberts
  • J Robertson
  • John Edward Robinson
  • Kenneth John Robinson
  • Albert Roche
  • FS Rogerson
  • Stanley Burton Rondeau
  • Peter Henry Roscoe
  • EW Rose
  • Harold Stanley Rothwell
  • Robert Duncan Sampson
  • Francis William Sanders
  • Harold Stanley Sandy
  • John Satchell
  • Frank Peter Chiltern Saunders
  • Peter Denny Saville
  • JP Scanlon
  • James Hutchison Scott
  • William Philip Scourfield-Smith
  • Harvey John Scull
  • George Brodie Sharpe
  • John Bernard Shaw
  • William James Simpson
  • Alan James Simpson
  • Eric Arthur George Simpson
  • John Norman Simpson
  • WJ Simpson
  • Albert Sims
  • Eric Thomson Sinclair
  • Peter Norman Duncan Skingley
  • George Harry William Slaughter
  • Hugh Marshall Smith
  • James Arthur Smith
  • Keith Smith
  • SJ Smith
  • Vernon Frederick Smith
  • Keith Smith
  • EJ Soan
  • William John Reginald Solway
  • Brian Frederick Spark
  • Brian Frederick Spark
  • Basil Noel Stephenson
  • JF Stevens
  • Frederick Arthur Stock
  • Norman Stockwell
  • Alfred Thomas Stoney
  • Harry Stott
  • Kenneth Macdona Strange
  • Basil John Studd
  • Stuart Edmund Lucas Sturgeon
  • Frank William Sturmey
  • Donald Swaffield
  • Kenneth Warrender Swann
  • Kenneth Augarde Swanton
  • Brian Alexander Targett
  • Clarence John Taylor
  • D Taylor
  • Ralph Stanley Taylor
  • Alan Teague
  • Albert Henry Thomas
  • Arthur Thompson
  • Ronald William Thompson
  • J Tiffin
  • GH Tompkin
  • AS Tuck
  • Leslie George Turner
  • Stanley Turner
  • Douglas John Varney
  • Gilbert Rowland Venables
  • Frank Walter Vilain
  • Louis Earl Reynard Vincent
  • Harold Wilson Wakefield
  • John Sutherland Walker
  • Laurence Alfred Waller
  • Harry Walmsley
  • H Walsh
  • Leonard Thomas Walton
  • WH Ward
  • Victor John Warren
  • Joe Waterhouse
  • James Watkinson
  • Peter Hugh Way
  • Leonard Frederick Wearing
  • Peter George Ray Weeks
  • Norman Westby
  • Robert White
  • Harry Whittaker
  • Geoffrey Whittle
  • Cyril Willey
  • Horace Reginald Williams
  • Thomas Charles Williamson
  • Robert Vivian Wilson
  • Alan Wilson
  • Alfred George William Winch
  • JG Winship
  • Gilbert Wood
  • Henry Charles Wooding
  • John Edmond Woods
  • Harry Cecil Wright
  • Noel Henry Wright
  • John Edward Wright
  • Hugh Young
  • Richard Langley Young
  • Noel Bernard Yule

Ground Personnel

The squadron’s record book contains little or no information regarding Commissioned Officers or 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
  • Other squadron related technical and administrative duties (such as Logistics, Air Operations Support, Intelligence, Administration and Personnel / Medical support)

More information can be found on the following page

– Ground Personnel (1945 [Post War] to 1950) –