1977 Personnel

Bennett Crew 1977 [Courtesy of Marham Aviation Heritage Centre]

Bennett Crew (Winners of Bristol Siddeley Trophy 1977)
[Courtesy of Marham Aviation Heritage Centre]

Squadron Command

Commanding Officer– Wing Commander AT Atkinson
– 10/06/1977: Handed over to Wing Commander R Sweatman

Strength:

No. of Officers (Aircrew and Engineering)Varied between 50 and 59 (x constituted crews)
No. of Other RanksVaried between 69 and 77

[*] Other Ranks = (a) Administration Personnel and (b) Engineering Personnel who were responsible for operational ground activities [flight servicing, arming, refuelling, aircraft ins and outs] and first-line rectification of faults

The following are known to have been on strength of the squadron during 1977:

Pilot

  • AT Atkinson
  • DH Bennett
  • KJ Burgess
  • NA Clutton
  • HM Davies
  • PE Donkin
  • PA Hewitt
  • GLC Lewis
  • JM Morgan
  • PE Palmer
  • D Smith
  • R Smith
  • RAA Sudlow
  • R Sweatman

Co-Pilot

  • PM Bidston
  • JA Boxer
  • R Butterworth
  • RJ Fenn
  • [-] Hamill
  • DJT Hickin
  • J Hills
  • VL Hobbs
  • R Lindo
  • WJ Ramsey
  • KR Trowbridge
  • NS Wilcock

Nav (Plotter)

  • R Ankerson
  • DA Barnes
  • DA Bradford
  • RW Breeze
  • RM Collier
  • AJ Collins
  • EJ Deas
  • BJ Giblin
  • JAW Laurenson
  • RE Leach
  • GC Morffew
  • [-] Rees
  • JW Ross
  • AJ Wright

Nav (Radar)

  • [-] Bentham
  • RC Betts
  • RJ Bliss
  • PJ Chapman
  • NG Christie
  • GC Clark
  • NB Houghton
  • PJ Keating
  • CB Messenger
  • AD Miller
  • EG Needham
  • DJ Norris
  • GW Purchase
  • DL Rogers
  • M Stewart

AEO

  • PJ Brunsden
  • ER Hannaford
  • NB Harper
  • DP Hill
  • ME Kingett
  • A Landsburgh
  • RE Lawton
  • GH Lidbetter
  • MJ McCormick
  • AJ McIntyre
  • T McSorley
  • Ron Morris
  • T O’Dwyer
  • [-] Peebles
  • JE Pritchard

Other Ranks (Ground Personnel)

The squadron’s record book contains very little information regarding Other Ranks that were on strength of the squadron during the year.

However, a separate page has been created containing the names of all known airmen that served on the ground with the squadron between 1962 and 1982

– Ground Personnel –