1949 Personnel

Squadron Command

Commanding Officer:Squadron Leader BHD Foster DSO DFC

Strength

No. of Commissioned Officers (Air Crew and Ground)Varied between 8 and 13
No. of Non Commissioned Air Crew)Varied between 32 and 42
No. of Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground) Varied between 40 and 66

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron in 1949:

Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Air Crew

  • Pilot
    • GM Baird
    • T Baronowski
    • [-] Brown
    • BHD Foster
    • [-] Higgins
    • Derek Arthur Perkins
    • VG Roberts
  • Navigator
    • HT Gladwyn
    • RA Johns
    • A Jordan
    • RH Pick
    • RBT Sprintall
    • John Garland Stratton
    • [-] Tuckfield
    • JA Wainwright
    • [-] Welch
  • Signaller
    • GW Clamp
    • [-] Norton
    • [-] Todman
  • Gunner
    • [-] Benstead
    • WC Collett
    • T Conaghan
    • RN Dowsett
    • Donald Charles Dunkley
    • WS Fenion
    • [-] Flood
    • AJ Gallagher
    • [-] Hodgson
    • DL Pearson
    • DD Piggford
    • GW Vines
    • Robert Watson
    • AM Wilson
  • Engineer
    • EN Collington
    • RR Ewart

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) –