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 Commissioned Officers (Air Crew) and Commissioned Officers (Ground)Varied between 46 and 52 (x constituted crews)
No. of Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)Varied between 68 and 78

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron during 1979:

Commissioned Officers (Air Crew)

  • Pilot
    • [-] Aylott
    • Andrew Brookes
    • 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

Commissioned Officers (Ground)

Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)

The squadron’s record book contains little or no information regarding 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 1962 to 1982 –