1951 Personnel

Squadron Command

Commanding Officer:Squadron Leader FR Flynn AFC

Strength

No. of Commissioned Officers (Air Crew):Varied between 22 and 24
No. of Non Commissioned Air CrewVaried between 40 and 43
No. of Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)Varied between 116 and 125

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron in 1951:

  • Pilot
    • [-] Bates
    • [-] Cartlidge
    • [-] Cotton
    • [-] Cowton
    • Frederick Henry Dyke
    • [-] Fisher
    • Frederick Ronald Flynn
    • [-] Gregory
    • [-] Hole
    • [-] Parker
    • [-] Shuster
    • [-] Thomas
    • [-] Whitehead
    • Richard Norman Williams
  • Navigator
    • [-] Dixon
    • Alan Anthony Douglass
    • Alban Anthony Duckett
    • Henry Thomas Gladwyn
    • Robert Arthur Kirkland
    • Eric Parker
    • Michael Oscar Reed
    • Leonard Walker
  • Signaller
    • Gerald William Clamp
    • [-] Cook
    • Robert Francis Jarvis
    • Ronald Victor Radford
  • Gunner
    • Stephen George William Bethell
    • [-] Dunholme?
    • [-] Irving
    • David John Thrower
  • Engineer
    • James Dwerryhouse
    • Brian Neville Gladwell
    • Robert John McFadden
    • Terence Oswell
    • Stanley Arthur James Piper
    • [-] Rawdon

It is worth noting that the record books primarily record the names of the pilots only; the names of the remaining crew members are not recorded

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
  • Squadron related 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 1951 – 1961 –

Personnel Losses

F/L Everett Lennes Brown DFC was killed in a flying accident whilst flying in a private aircraft piloted by Sir William Stampe