1979 Personnel

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May 1979 [Courtesy of Marham Aviation Heritage Centre]

Squadron Command

Commanding Officer– Wing Commander R Sweatman
– May 1979: Handed over to Wing Commander IO Junor

R Sweatman and IO Junor

Strength

No. of Officers (Aircrew and Engineering)Varied between 46 and 52 (x constituted crews)
No. of Other Ranks (*)Varied between 68 and 78

[*] 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 1979:

Pilot

  • [-] Aylott
  • KJ Burgess
  • ND Collins
  • PE Donkin
  • R Head
  • PA Hewitt
  • IO Junor
  • GLC Lewis
  • BW Loveday
  • JM Morgan
  • PE Palmer
  • AW Semple
  • GD Simpson
  • R Sweatman
  • GA Willoughby-Crisp

Co-Pilot

  • JA Barden
  • R Butterworth
  • RJ Duncalf
  • RJ Fenn
  • R Lindo
  • AS Marshall
  • SM Scott-Skinner
  • MJ Smith
  • KR Trowbridge
  • BJ Watkins
  • NS Wilcock
  • RA Wiseman

Nav (Plotter)

  • CM Brammer
  • RW Breeze
  • RM Collier
  • AJ Collins
  • RK Craigen
  • RE Leach
  • TE Marsden
  • JM McNaughtan
  • I Muir
  • JW Ross
  • JG Watt

Nav (Radar)

  • RJ Bliss
  • PJ Chapman
  • GC Clark
  • RJ Cluer
  • CA Hull
  • PJ Keating
  • SG Mander
  • AD Miller
  • GW Purchase
  • GA Sinclair

AEO

  • NB Harper
  • ME Kingett
  • A Landsburgh
  • GH Lidbetter
  • JF Morley
  • Ron Morris
  • RP Robinson
  • GC Sigley
  • PHR Singleton
  • RW Thompson
  • RT Warner

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 –