1946 Personnel

22nd February 1946 [Courtesy of IBCC Digital Archive]

Squadron Command

Commanding OfficerWing Commander AJL Craig DSO DFC
24/10/1946: Handed over to Wing Commander JND Chapple
Adjutant:R Walne
Engineer Officer:HE Thorpe
Navigation Officer:T Kennedy
Bombing Leader:GR Hawes
Gunnery Leader:JG Cooper / F Hulbert
Signals Leader:LT Walton
Flight Engineer Leader:JE Davidson
A Flight Commander:MJ Beetham
B Flight (*) Commander:TS Harris

(*) Renamed Servicing Flight (September 1946)

Strength (from 31/10/1946 *)

No. of Commissioned Officers (Air Crew and Ground) and Non Commissioned Air CrewVaried between 59 and 83
No. of Non Commissioned Other RanksVaried between 35 and 37

* Information not available prior to this date

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron in 1946:

Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Air Crew

  • Pilot
    • A Ashworth
    • SW Barker
    • Michael James Beetham
    • James Hugh Dundas Chapple
    • Francis Cheshire
    • Kenneth Walter Clarine
    • William Henry Cornelius
    • Allan John Laird Craig
    • James Raymond Dawson
    • Leslie George Greig
    • Wilfred Haigh
    • Gilbert Barrett Hampson
    • Richard Henry Hardy
    • Thomas Stafford Harris
    • George Albert Henderson
    • Cyril King
    • Richard George Knowler
    • Timothy Devenish Lamb
    • Francis Richard Leadon
    • Ronald William Mathers
    • John Owen Pennington
    • John Edward Robinson
    • Norman Stockwell
    • Harry Whittaker
  • Navigator
    • John George Adlam
    • Arthur Barnes
    • Peter Wilfred Betts
    • John Jellicoe Blair
    • Edwin Edward Bowry
    • RAW Brooks
    • Henry George Bullen
    • Robin Darker Butterell
    • [-] Corsar
    • Sidney Stanley Douglas
    • Lawrence Fawcett
    • Thomas Gollan Finlayson
    • Robert Forsyth
    • Thomas Barron Gourlay
    • WF Hall
    • Gordon Reginald Hawes
    • R Jenden
    • Wilfred Allen Jenkins
    • Kevin Juckes
    • Timothy Kennedy
    • Lawrence Ellis McKenzie
    • Bernard Douglas Monks
    • GD Munroe
    • William Charles Murray
    • William Frank Philpot
    • Peter Denny Saville
    • WA Saxby
    • Harvey John Scull
    • Alan James Simpson
    • Hugh Marshall Smith
    • William Roy Stewart
    • John Garland Stratton
    • Stuart Edmund Lucas Sturgeon
    • Hamish Lovat Symon
    • Derek Thompson
    • G Tipper
    • Reginald Charles Weeden
    • GA Wilkes
    • Alan Wilson
  • Signaller
    • John William Booth
    • Daniel William Lambert
    • Robert Harry Bayford Leonard
    • Roland Henry Luffman
    • Stanley William Page
    • AJL Peters
    • RL Reeve
    • L Rippon
    • MG Roberts
    • [-] Scott
    • JF Scott
    • Kenneth Simmonds
    • Peter Norman Duncan Skingley
    • BD Smith
    • Peter Howard Sparling
    • John Thomas Tait
    • LR Thompson
    • Ronald William Thompson
    • Leonard Thomas Walton
    • John Keith Woodward
    • John Edward Wright
    • John Wyer
  • Gunner
    • Peter Paul Patrick Bentley
    • Robert Burns Benton
    • Francis George Boulter
    • Denis Collins
    • John Gordon Cooper
    • C Davies
    • Charles Verdun Dove
    • Donald Charles Dunkley
    • BJG Farmer
    • Barclay William Grant Felgate
    • William Richard Flynn
    • Bruce James Cobbold Ford
    • Ernest Albert Gardner
    •  Francis Thomas Gibson
    • CA Giles
    • JA Hannafin
    • Frederick Hulbert
    • Arthur Shadrach William Orchard
    • PA Oxtoby
    • Arthur James Pearce
    • WC Phelps
    • James William Redmond
    • Fred Vaughan
    • Rex Alfred Versey
    • Charles Arthur Conway Wanbon
    • Eric Wardle
    • Robert Watson
  • Engineer
    • Norman William Angel
    • Donald Barker
    • N Bevan
    • Ronald John Scott Bruce
    • L Carr
    • Charles James Colvill
    • John Edward Davidson
    • RE English
    • Raymond Walter Francis
    • Patrick Travers Freeman
    • STG Price
    • Allan Paterson Richardson
    • Ernest George Stephen Scutt
    • George Edward Stevens
    • Alan Thomas Taylor
    • J Thompson
    • HR Ward
    • Tony George Webb

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

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 (1945 [Post War] to 1950) –

Photo Gallery

Believed to be Pennington Crew [Courtesy of Paul Thompson]