1941 Personnel

September 1941

Squadron Command

Commanding Officer:Wing Commander RWP Collings AFC
03/07/1941: Handed over to Wing Commander BV Robinson DFC
Adjutant:N Wilson / GCL Brigham
Medical Officer:JL Trent / M Stein / D Crichton
Engineer Officer:PC Gardener / GH Wass
Electrical Officer: JA Nottage
Wireless Officer:FM Davis
Bombing Leader:WA Tetley
Gunnery Leader:JRA Careless
A Flight Commander:JB Tait / JH Marks / GAL Elliott / SA Middleton / PB Robinson
B Flight Commander:PA Gilchrist / TPA Bradley / GL Cheshire

Strength (HQ and 2 Flights)

  • 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 (or attached to) the squadron during 1941:

Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Air Crew

  • Pilot
    • Arthur Edward Charles Adkins
    • William Bruce Archibald
    • Stewart Richard Arthur
    • (Possibly) Henry Rupert Astbury
    • Herbert Moore  Bailey
    • Frederick Kitchener Bainbridge
    • John Henry Barrett
    • Peter Vincent Barthel
    • Robin Lyell Blin Beare
    • Wesley Leonard Belous
    • [-] Bird
    • Ronald Robert Blackwell
    • Frank Edward Booy
    • Lionel William Bovington
    • Terence Patrick Armstrong Bradley
    • Robert Thornton Bradshaw
    • Hubert Charles Gerard Brook
    • Harold Adrian Brown
    • Harold Stanley Brown
    • Peter Gregory Brown
    • William Henry Brunskill
    • Hubert Donald Buckley
    • Thomas Atkinson Burne
    • Stanley George Witterick Burton
    • Joseph Bryan Bushby
    • Alexander Cassie
    • Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire
    • Richard Joseph Clarke
    • John Verdun Clegg
    • Raymond William Pennington Collings
    • Ernest Ronald Peter Shackle Cooper
    • Edmund Keith Creswell
    • Peter Henry Cribb
    • John Milne Rigg Cruickshank
    • Olaf Antony Cussen
    • Richard Roye Drummond
    • Terence Claud Francis Earp
    • George Arthur Litchfield Elliot
    • Greville Gascoyne Esnouf
    • Eric George Franklin
    • Douglas Stewart Fraser
    • Robert Alexander Fisher Frew
    • Conrad Charles William Ganly
    • Glenn Powell Gardiner
    • Michael Gerard Garner
    • John Stanley Gearing
    • John Noel Gibson
    • Peter Alexander Gilchrist
    • Clarence Arthur Godwin
    • [-] Graham
    • Stanley Desmond Greaves
    • [-] Gresham
    • Gerald Leonard Grigg
    • John Craig Hamilton
    • Arthur Edward Hammond
    • Laurence Hancock
    • Ross Hardie
    • Ian Colin Hay
    • Leslie Alec Hayward
    • Michael Thomas Gibson Henry
    • Walter Stanley Hillary
    • Alexander Hindshaw
    • William TRoy Hogan
    • George Walton Holden
    • Peter Stanley James
    • Ross James
    • John Douglas Johnston
    • Peter Johnston
    • Samuel Davis Jones
    • Emrys Evan Jones
    • Frederick John Joshua
    • Archie Robert Kiddey
    • Gerald Arthur Lane
    • Reginald John Lane
    • Peter Langmead
    • Harry R Larson
    • Wallace Ivor Lashbrook
    • Ronald Lisle
    • Roger Llewellyn Lloyd
    • Clive Gordon Lord
    • Reginald Lucas
    • Clifford Grove Lythgoe
    • “Donald Philip MacIntyre”
    • Archibald Peter Anthony MacKenzie
    • James Hardy Marks
    • (Possibly) Lionel Monck Mason
    • Herbert Gordon Badger Mays
    • Leslie Joseph McDonald
    • Jack McGregor-Cheers
    • Thomas Percival McHale
    • Duncan Gordon McKay
    • John Andrew Trevor Meredith
    • Stuart Auldjo Middleton
    • Alexander Cameron Maxson  Millar
    • John Alexander Barclay Milne
    • James Whiteford Murray
    • Leslie John Nelmes
    • Kenneth McIntosh Newton
    • Robert Alexander Norman
    • Alexander Osborne
    • Robert Fenwick Owen
    • Joseph Thomas Pack
    • Cecil Edgar Robertson Parsons
    • Charles James Pearson
    • [-] Perecone (Major)
    • Henry Anthony Perks
    • Malcolm Albert Peterson
    • Stanley Linwood Pettingale
    • Michael Reginald Mark Pooles
    • Dudley Herman Reed
    • Derrick Newton Riley
    • Alfred Ronald Robbins
    • Basil Vernon Robinson
    • Peter Bettley Robinson
    • Thomas Douglas Inglis Robison
    • John Raemonde Roe
    • Lewis Victor Rosser
    • Rowland Leslie Rossiter
    • Douglas Rowley-Blake
    • [-] Sarsby
    • Randal Archibald Scott
    • Frederick Scrivens
    • Hubert George Sharp
    • Cyril Charles Spencer
    • James Braidwood Stark
    • Peter Yeoman Stead
    • George Henry Steinhauer
    • Thomas Craig Stobie
    • CS Stringer
    • James Brian Tait
    • John Hugh Trethewy
    • Wallace Howard Trewin
    • [-] Tweddle
    • Ronald Walter Valters
    • Ronald Denis Wagstaff
    • Donald Fezard Walker
    • James David Walls
    • Richard Vernon Warren
    • James Keatley Watson
    • George Bow Watters
    • Ernest Edward Weldon
    • Gordon Whitaker
    • David Scott Shearman Wilkerson
    • Gerald Standish Williams
    • Harry Aston Williams
    • Arthur Sidney Woolnough
  • Observer / Navigator
    • Alfred Abels
    • [-] Armstrong
    • Edward Rolfe Arnold
    • John Anthony Arnsby
    • Richard Guy Baker
    • [-] Barker
    • George Donald Barry
    • Ian Redmayne Bell
    • Ronald Harry Birch
    • Roy Stanley Boast
    • Harold Brelsford
    • SO? Burton
    • Ronald Ernest Cheesman
    • Robert Victor Collinge
    • John Peter Boston Cushion
    • Arthur George Eperon
    • Leslie John Percival Foster
    • Alec Henry Fuce
    • Eric Arthur Fawns Gibb
    • Lewis Edward Goodrum
    • William Robert Francis Grierson-Jackson
    • (Possibly) Jack Dunthorne Laurie Hall
    • John Napier Hall
    • Ernest Joseph Harding
    • James Oliver Hedley
    • Alistair Alexander Stobie Heggie
    • Gerard John Peter Henry
    • Ian Hewitt
    • [-] Hewlett
    • Ronald Ernest Hewlett
    • [-] Johnson
    • Alfred Valentine Kay
    • Jeffrey Arnold Longford
    • Geoffrey Hillam Gurr Murray
    • Thomas Reginald Nixon
    • Harold Sidney Oldman
    • George Roberts
    • Kenneth Randolph Sewell
    • Maurice Osborne Stephens
    • Alistair William Steven
    • Arthur Sykes
    • William Abbotson Tetley
    • Wilfred Campbell Walters
    • [-] Watt
    • “Alfred Ernest Webster”
    • [-] White
    • [-] Williams
    • Clement Watt Wilson
  • WOP / AG
    • James Blain Anderson
    • Eric Oswald Thomas Balcomb
    • Peter George Bolton
    • Stanley Broadhurst
    • John Peter Burton Buckley
    • [-] Burry
    • Kenneth Cattran
    • Albert Chadwick
    • George Alexander Chalmers
    • Harold Clarke
    • John Collins
    • Albert Edward Connor
    • Ernest William Constable
    • John Alfred Arthur Cox
    • Frank Wilson Crocker
    • [-] Croxford
    • George Daft
    • Alexander James Davie
    • Francis Montague Davis
    • [-] Elcoate
    • Francis Edwin Flint
    • Jack Fuller
    • Harold Richard Giddens
    • Henry Edward Greene
    • Clive Gutteridge
    • Albert Edward Hammond
    • William John Hampton
    • Richard Norman Hares
    • [-] Harvey
    • Stanley Frank Hazleton
    • Albert James Heller
    • James Patrick Henderson
    • Albert Henery
    • Herbert Reginald Higgins
    • Arthur Maurice Moncrieff Hill
    • Douglas Peter Hogg
    • Norman Henry Hood
    • David John Maylott Howard
    • Leslie Douglas Haig Izzard
    • Ernest H Jackson
    • Ronald Ford Jackson
    • James Henry Janes
    • William Charles Browne Jesse
    • John Ryland Jones
    • Russell James Gibson Jones
    • Arthur Roy Kilminster
    • E Kinsella
    • RW Long
    • Peter Clement Godwyn Maflin
    • Alfred James Manning
    • Archibald McCulloch McLaren
    • Walter Harold Mennell
    • Douglas James Mennie
    • John Stewart Morrison
    • Charles Andrew Muir
    • Rodney Gordon Mullally
    • John Albert Orton
    • David Lionel Perry
    • [-] Pugh
    • Donald Edgar Rarity
    • [-] Ritson
    • [-] Roberts
    • JI Robinson
    • John Johnston Rogers
    • Reginald Thomas Rudlin
    • Anthony Charles Henry Reid Russell
    • Charles Frederic Seymour Ryder
    • Reginald John Lambert Sawyers
    • Ronald C Shaw
    • Denis Slater
    • JH Smith
    • Ronald Leslie Somerville
    • Arthur Henry Stroud
    • Herbert Thompson
    • Leonard Stewart Thorpe
    • Stanley Turner
    • Moses Lewis Usher
    • [-] Viner
    • Maurice Victor Wakeling
    • Walter Percy Whorlow
    • Walter Montague Gordon Wing
    • Charles Witcher
    • Richard Yates
    • John Kenneth Young
  • Air Gunner
    • Thomas Edwin Allanson
    • Reginald Arthur Bates
    • Wallace Llewellyn Berry
    • Henry Septimus Bradbeer
    • William Broadbent
    • John Robert Armstrong Careless
    • Royston Denis William Carrington
    • Maurice Cohen [aka Cowan]
    • Noel Eric Henry Coleman
    • John Collins
    • Albert Edward Cooper
    • Robert Dunn
    • Sidney Thomas Fisher
    • Douglas Francis
    • Allan Gillbanks
    • AM Hampton
    • Richard Norman Hares
    • Kenneth Hartland
    • Robert Henry Hayes
    • Herbert Reginald Higgins
    • [-] Hill
    • Ivan Jackson
    • Gordon Kennedy
    • Laurence William Ketteringham
    • E Kinsella
    • Matthew George Kipling
    • J Lewins
    • G Lowe
    • Vivian Maxwell Markham
    • Luther Martin
    • Rodney Gordon Mullally
    • H Olsen
    • William Russell Parr
    • George Barry Pennell
    • Richard Charles Rivaz
    • Haakon Rivedal
    • [-] Robinson
    • Alfred William Rose
    • Mark Anthony Sachs
    • [-] Sankey
    • Sidney Harry James Shirley
    • Alexander Urquhart Simpson
    • Donald George Southwell
    • Harold Walter Stone
    • Robert Ferguson Thompson
    • [-] Turner
    • [-] Tyler
    • Alexander Urquhart
    • W Walker
    • Edward Wilkinson
    • John Allen Wood
  • Flight Engineer
    • Ronald Godfrey Aedy
    • [-] Berwick
    • Hubert Allan Booth
    • Maurice William Booth
    • Frederick Hubert Brown
    • [-] Burtonshaw
    • Dennis Clancy Gardner Butchart
    • J Colgan
    • Walter Norman Collins
    • Donald Harrington Craig
    • [-] Crowther
    • Arthur Stanley Greenwood
    • [-] Gregson
    • (Possibly) Noel Grimoldby
    • James William Hays
    • [-] Higgs
    • Frederick William Hill
    • John Norman Hindle
    • Dennis Sidney Hunt
    • H Hunt
    • Percy Ingham
    • Robert William George Kent
    • Howard Torrens McQuigg
    • Albert Robert Parke Mills
    • John Maurice Mitchell
    • John Edmond Murrell
    • Conrad Howard Newstead
    • Gordon Herbert Frank Ogden
    • William Patrick O’Kane
    • [-] Palmer
    • Samuel Palmer
    • Wilfred Thomas Palmer
    • Thomas Arthur Parkes
    • (Possibly) William David Perriment
    • Francis Leslie Plowman
    • Ernest Short
    • Walter Roy Stapleford
    • Frank Stewart
    • Edmund Ernest Stocker
    • Eric Rees Thomas
    • Stanley Langford Conway Watt
    • Albert Ernest George Wheeler
    • Norman Willingham

Commissioned Officers (Ground)

  • Engineering Officer
    • Peter Colston Gardiner
    • Leonard Morgan
    • John Alan Nottage
    • Geoffrey Harold Wass
  • Medical Officer
    • Noel Joseph Jackson
  • Gunnery Officer
    • (Possibly) Harry Andrew
  • Other
    • D Crighton
    • E Ellis
    • George Pevitt Russell
    • M Stein
    • JL Trent
    • Norman Wilson

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 (WWII) –

War Casualties 

Remembering those that lost their life whilst serving with the squadron in 1941:

  1. Arthur Edward Charles Adkins L9501 28/08/1941
  2. James Blain Anderson L9572 24/08/1941
  3. Edward Rolfe Arnold L9489 10/03/1941
  4. Reginald Arthur Bates L9507 25/07/1941
  5. Ian Redmayne Bell L9600 11/12/1941
  6. Wallace Llewellyn Berry L9500 14/08/1941
  7. Peter George Bolton L9524 24/07/1941
  8. Harold Brelsford L9501 28/08/1941
  9. Stanley Broadhurst L9489 10/03/1941
  10. Harold Stanley Brown L9503 15/09/1941
  11. Hubert Donald Buckley L9600 11/12/1941
  12. Noel Eric Henry Coleman L9521 08/07/1941
  13. Robert Victor Collinge L9507 25/07/1941
  14. John Collins L9582 30/11/1941
  15. Walter Norman Collins L9572 24/08/1941
  16. Albert Edward Cooper L9489 10/03/1941
  17. Ernest Ronald Peter Shackle Cooper L9507 25/07/1941
  18. John Alfred Arthur Cox L9500 14/08/1941
  19. Frank Wilson Crocker L9600 11/12/1941
  20. John Milne Rigg Cruickshank L9507 25/07/1941
  21. John Peter Boston Cushion L9560 02/09/1941
  22. Arthur Dale Airfield Attack 15/05/1941
  23. Alexander James Davie L9499 30/06/1941
  24. James Albert Denning @ to 28 Conv.Flt 22/12/1941
  25. Robert Dunn L9499 30/06/1941
  26. Greville Gascoyne Esnouf L9527 24/07/1941
  27. Leslie John Percival Foster V9979 30/12/1941
  28. Douglas Stewart Fraser L9560 02/09/1941
  29. Robert Alexander Fisher Frew V9979 30/12/1941
  30. Jack Fuller L9572 24/08/1941
  31. Michael Gerard Garner L9500 14/08/1941
  32. Clarence Arthur Godwin L9527 24/07/1941
  33. Arthur Stanley Greenwood V9979 30/12/1941
  34. Gerald Leonard Grigg L9600 11/12/1941
  35. John Napier Hall L9487 13/01/1941
  36. Albert Edward Hammond L9521 08/07/1941
  37. Laurence Hancock L9499 30/06/1941
  38. Richard Norman Hares L9499 30/06/1941
  39. Alistair Alexander Stobie Heggie L9572 24/08/1941
  40. Albert James Heller L9507 25/07/1941
  41. Michael Thomas Gibson Henry L9487 13/01/1941
  42. Frederick William Hill L9501 28/08/1941
  43. Percy Ingham L9499 30/06/1941
  44. Ivan Jackson L9504 07/09/1941
  45. Ross James L9508 02/09/1941
  46. William Charles Browne Jesse L9487 13/01/1941
  47. John Douglas Johnston 26/08/1941
  48. Robert William George Kent L9600 11/12/1941
  49. Laurence William Ketteringham L9600 11/12/1941
  50. Matthew George Kipling V9979 30/12/1941
  51. Ronald Lisle L9500 14/08/1941
  52. Reginald Lucas L9489 10/03/1941
  53. Peter Clement Godwyn Maflin V9979 30/12/1941
  54. Alfred James Manning L9501 28/08/1941
  55. Vivian Maxwell Markham L9572 24/08/1941
  56. Kenneth Hamilton Marloth Airfield Attack 12/05/1941
  57. Leslie Joseph McDonald L9487 13/01/1941
  58. Jack McGregor-Cheers L9572 24/08/1941
  59. Thomas Percival McHale L9572 24/08/1941
  60. Howard Torrens McQuigg L9500 14/08/1941
  61. Hector Herbert Meeson Airfield Attack 12/05/1941
  62. Douglas James Mennie L9507 25/07/1941
  63. Leslie Merrifield @ to 28 Conv.Flt 22/12/1941
  64. Stuart Auldjo Middleton V9979 30/12/1941
  65. Conrad Howard Newstead L9527 24/07/1941
  66. John Albert Orton V9979 30/12/1941
  67. Thomas Arthur Parkes L9521 08/07/1941
  68. Charles James Pearson L9501 28/08/1941
  69. Francis Leslie Plowman L9487 13/01/1941
  70. Thomas Douglas Inglis Robison L9499 30/06/1941
  71. John Johnston Rogers L9500 14/08/1941
  72. Alfred William Rose L9501 28/08/1941
  73. Reginald Thomas Rudlin L9527 24/07/1941
  74. Anthony Charles Henry Reid Russell L9487 13/01/1941
  75. Kenneth Randolph Sewell L9500 14/08/1941
  76. Hubert George Sharp @ to 58 Squadron 12/05/1941
  77. Sidney Harry James Shirley L9527 24/07/1941
  78. Ernest Short L9507 25/07/1941
  79. Alexander Urquhart Simpson L9501 30/06/1941
  80. Denis Slater L9560 02/09/1941
  81. Harold Walter Stone L9511 24/07/1941
  82. Arthur Henry Stroud L9560 02/09/1941
  83. Eric Rees Thomas L9603 07/11/1941
  84. Herbert Thompson L9501 28/08/1941
  85. Robert Ferguson Thompson L9603 07/11/1941
  86. Maurice Victor Wakeling L9600 11/12/1941
  87. Gordon Whitaker L9603 07/11/1941
  88. Norman Willingham L9560 02/09/1941
  89. John Kenneth Young L9508 02/09/1941

Prisoners of War / Internees

The following lists the names of those who were captured and imprisoned (or interned) whilst on strength of the squadron in 1941. (The aircraft serial number and take-off date are also shown)

POW (held in German POW Camps)

  1. Thomas Edwin Allanson L9508 02/09/1941
  2. John Anthony Arnsby L9503 15/09/1941
  3. Stewart Richard Arthur L9508 02/09/1941
  4. Eric Oswald Thomas Balcomb L9527 24/07/1941
  5. John Henry Barrett L9503 15/09/1941
  6. George Donald Barry L9521 08/07/1941
  7. Robin Lyell Blin Beare L9560 02/09/1941
  8. Lionel William Bovington L9521 08/07/1941
  9. Henry Septimus Bradbeer L9521 08/07/1941
  10. Frederick Hubert Brown L9502 07/07/1941
  11. Kenneth Cattran L9502 07/07/1941
  12. Albert Edward Connor L9582 30/11/1941
  13. Ernest William Constable L9512 24/07/1941
  14. Richard Roye Drummond L9603 07/11/1941
  15. Arthur George Eperon L9527 24/07/1941
  16. Sidney Thomas Fisher L9503 15/09/1941
  17. John Noel Gibson L9512 24/07/1941
  18. Allan Gillbanks L9512 24/07/1941
  19. Stanley Desmond Greaves L9512 24/07/1941
  20. Henry Edward Greene L9503 15/09/1941
  21. John Craig Hamilton L9582 30/11/1941
  22. Ernest Joseph Harding L9499 30/06/1941
  23. Kenneth Hartland L9502 07/07/1941
  24. James William Hays L9503 15/09/1941
  25. James Oliver Hedley L9566 10/09/1941
  26. James Patrick Henderson L9582 30/11/1941
  27. Albert Henery L9512 24/07/1941
  28. William TRoy Hogan L9502 07/07/1941
  29. Ernest H Jackson L9566 10/09/1941
  30. Ronald Ford Jackson L9502 07/07/1941
  31. Archie Robert Kiddey L9521 08/07/1941
  32. Arthur Roy Kilminster L9603 07/11/1941
  33. Peter Langmead L9502 07/07/1941
  34. Jeffrey Arnold Longford L9582 30/11/1941
  35. Clifford Grove Lythgoe L9582 30/11/1941
  36. Albert Robert Parke Mills L9508 02/09/1941
  37. Rodney Gordon Mullally L9508 02/09/1941
  38. John Edmond Murrell L9566 10/09/1941
  39. Gordon Herbert Frank Ogden L9512 24/07/1941
  40. Harold Sidney Oldman L9508 02/09/1941
  41. Alexander Osborne L9566 10/09/1941
  42. George Roberts L9502 07/07/1941
  43. Charles Frederic Seymour Ryder L9566 10/09/1941
  44. Ronald C Shaw L9503 15/09/1941
  45. Walter Roy Stapleford L9582 30/11/1941
  46. Maurice Osborne Stephens L9603 07/11/1941
  47. Alexander Urquhart L9566 10/09/1941
  48. Wilfred Campbell Walters L9512 24/07/1941
  49. Edward Wilkinson L9560 02/09/1941
  50. Gerald Standish Williams L9566 10/09/1941
  51. Charles Witcher L9603 07/11/1941