1978 Personnel

1978 Red Flag Crew [Courtesy of Marham Aviation heritage Centre]

1978 Red Flag Crew Butterworth, Lidbetter, Keating, Hewitt and Breeze, along with Chief Technicians Bowey and Doe
[Courtesy of Marham Aviation Heritage Centre]

Squadron Command

Commanding OfficerWing Commander R Sweatman

R Sweatman

Strength:

No. of Commissioned Officers (Air Crew) and Commissioned Officers (Ground)Varied between 51 and 59 (11 constituted crews)
No. of Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)Varied between 69 and 74

The following are known to have been on strength of the squadron during 1978:

Commissioned Officers (Air Crew)

  • Pilot
    • Andrew Brookes
    • KJ Burgess
    • NA Clutton
    • ND Collins
    • HM Davies
    • PE Donkin
    • R Head
    • PA Hewitt
    • TEL Jarron
    • JM Morgan
    • PE Palmer
    • AW Semple
    • GD Simpson
    • R Sweatman
  • Co-Pilot
    • PM Bidston
    • R Butterworth
    • RJ Fenn
    • DJT Hickin
    • R Lindo
    • AS Marshall
    • WJ Ramsey
    • SM Scott-Skinner
    • MJ Smith
    • KR Trowbridge
    • NS Wilcock
  • Nav (Plotter)
    • R Ankerson
    • DA Barnes
    • DA Bradford
    • RW Breeze
    • RM Collier
    • AJ Collins
    • RK Craigen
    • Ray Leach
    • TE Marsden
    • JM McNaughtan
    • I Muir
    • JW Ross
    • JG Watt
  • Nav (Radar)
    • RJ Bliss
    • PJ Chapman
    • NG Christie
    • GC Clark
    • RJ Cluer
    • CA Hull
    • PJ Keating
    • EG Needham
    • DJ Norris
    • GW Purchase
    • GA Sinclair
  • AEO
    • ME Kingett
    • A Landsburgh
    • RE Lawton
    • GH Lidbetter
    • MJ McCormick
    • T McSorley
    • Ron Morris
    • GC Sigley
    • PHR Singleton
    • RW Thompson
    • RT Warner

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 –


Photo Gallery

Jarron Crew (Command Crew Presentation March 1978)
[Source: Marham Aviation Heritage Centre]