1947 Personnel

Stradishall 1947?

Squadron Command

  • Commanding Officer
    • Wing Commander JND Chapple
    • 01/05/1947: Handed over to Squadron Leader RJ Boulding

Strength

Up until April 1947

No. of Officers:Varied between 15 and 29
No. of Airmen (Aircrew):Varied between 17 and 33
No. of Airmen (Ground Crew)Varied between 31 and 45

From May 1947

In May, Stradishall became a Bomber Command Type “B” Station and all Airmen (Ground Crew) were posted on to the strength of Station Headquarters. However, for administration purposes, No. 35 Squadron Ground Crew became known as “A” squadron and a number of officers, warrant officers, senior NCO and airmen were attached.

35 Squadron

No. of Officers:Varied between 12 and 20
No. of Airmen (Aircrew):Varied between 17 and 27
No. of Airmen (Ground Crew)0

A Squadron

No. of Officers:Varied between 3 and 4
No. of Airmen (Ground Crew)Varied between 103 and 132

The following are known to have been on strength of the squadron during 1947:

  1. Aedy, KJ
  2. Beetham, MJ
  3. Betts, FW
  4. Bevan, N
  5. Blair, JJ
  6. Boothby, H
  7. Boulding, RJ
  8. Brindley,
  9. Brooks, RAW
  10. Broom,
  11. Brown,
  12. Bruce, RJS
  13. Bullen, HG
  14. Button, J
  15. Chapple, JHD
  16. Clarine, KW
  17. Cliffe, SG
  18. Davidson, JE
  19. Dove, CV
  20. Dunkley, IDC
  21. Edie, RJ
  22. Edwards,
  23. Ford, RJC
  24. Forsyth, R
  25. Francis, RW
  26. Gardner, EA
  27. Gourlay, TB
  28. Gratton, LG
  29. Grist,
  30. Haigh, D
  31. Harris, TS
  32. Hawes, GR
  33. Hawtin,
  34. Hulbert, F
  35. Ingles, K
  36. Jenkins, WA
  37. Juckes, KC
  38. Jull, SJ
  39. Kennedy, T
  40. King,
  41. Lamb, TD
  42. Leonard, RH
  43. Mathers, RW
  44. McCabe, AS
  45. McKenzie, LE
  46. Mullen,
  47. Murray, WC
  48. Oxtoby, PA
  49. Page, SW
  50. Payne,
  51. Pennington, JO
  52. Perkins, DA
  53. Polak,
  54. Richardson, AP
  55. Saville, PD
  56. Scull, HJ
  57. Scutt, GS
  58. Simpson, AJ
  59. Smelt, SW
  60. Smith, BD
  61. Sturgeon, SEL
  62. Symon, HL
  63. Thompson, LR
  64. Thorpe, HE
  65. Walne, R
  66. Walton, LT
  67. Watkins,
  68. Webb, TG
  69. Weeden, RC
  70. Westall, JB
  71. Whitham,
  72. Whitman, PG
  73. Wilson, A
  74. Woodward, JK
  75. Wren,
  76. Wright, JE