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 Commissioned Officers (Air Crew) and Commissioned Officers (Ground)Varied between 50 and 59 (x constituted crews)
No. of Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)Varied between 69 and 77

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron during 1977:

Commissioned Officers (Air Crew)

  • Pilot
    • AT Atkinson
    • DH Bennett
    • Andrew Brookes
    • KJ Burgess
    • NA Clutton
    • HM Davies
    • PA Hewitt
    • TEL Jarron
    • GLC Lewis
    • JM Morgan
    • PE Palmer
    • D Smith
    • R Smith
    • RAA Sudlow
    • R Sweatman
  • Co-Pilot
    • PM Bidston
    • JA Boxer
    • R Butterworth
    • PE Donkin
    • RJ Fenn
    • [-] Hamill
    • DJT Hickin
    • J Hills
    • VL Hobbs
    • R Lindo
    • WJ Ramsey
    • MJ Smith
    • KR Trowbridge
    • NS Wilcock
  • Nav (Plotter)
    • R Ankerson
    • DA Barnes
    • DA Bradford
    • RW Breeze
    • RM Collier
    • AJ Collins
    • EJ Deas
    • BJ Giblin
    • JAW Laurenson
    • Ray Leach
    • GC Morffew
    • [-] Rees
    • JW Ross
    • AJ Wright
  • Nav (Radar)
    • A Bentham
    • RC Betts
    • RJ Bliss
    • PJ Chapman
    • Norman 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

Commissioned Officers (Ground) and Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)

No. 35 Squadron’s record book contains little or no information regarding Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Other Ranks who provided ground support to the squadron’s air operations;. However, a few listings can be found (eg on squadron movement orders).

Personnel on strength of the squadron during the year included:

  • Engineering Personnel (Daily inspection, servicing and preparation of squadron aircraft, in readiness for air operations)
  • Other Personnel (Squadron specific technical and administrative duties)

More details on roles etc can be found on the following page:

– Ground Personnel 1975 to 1982 –


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Constituted Crews (as at March 1977)

  • Atkinson / Boxer / Morffew / Bentham / Pritchard
  • Sudlow / Hills / Giblin / Clark / Lidbetter
  • Lewis / Ramsay / Collins / Betts / Hill
  • Bennett / Bidston / Hawkins / Norris / Lawton
  • Davies / Hickin / Bradford / Houghton / McIntyre
  • Clutton / Hobbs / Deas / Stewart / Brunsden
  • Jarron / Donkin / Barnes / Needham / O’Dwyer
  • Burgess / Fenn / Ankerson / Miller / McCormick
  • Hewitt / Butterworth / Breeze / Keating / Hannaford
  • Palmer / Smith / Laurenson / Purchase / Kingett