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) 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 –