1954 Personnel

Squadron Command

  • Commanding Officer:
    • Squadron Leader RS Sanders DFC AFC

Strength

No. of Commissioned Officers (Air Crew) Varied between 21 and 36
No. of Non Commissioned Air CrewVaried between 3 and 59 (*)
No. of Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)Not Recorded

(*) Higher number due to the additional trades needed for the Washington (up to March 1954)

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron in 1954:

Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Air Crew

  • Pilot
    • Patrick Seymour Arnsby
    • Colin Hugh Barwell
    • Douglas Stuartson Bell
    • John Eustace Bremner-Young
    • Eric Walter Brown
    • Ronald Montgomery Crawford
    • Richard Barry Raymond Dillon
    • Donald Edward Dormer
    • Ernest Jackson
    • Eric Livett
    • Bernard Thomas Millett
    • Arthur Keith Passmore
    • Robert Alston Patterson
    • Frederick Norman Ramsey
    • Geoffrey William Rushforth
    • Robert William Stafford
    • Jack Stirrup
    • Anthony Eric Robert Wells
    • [-] Whitehead
    • Richard Norman Williams
    • David Wright
  • Navigator / Observer
    • John Ashworth
    • Michael Paul Bowker
    • James Churchill
    • Frank George Corduroy
    • Alan Anthony Douglass
    • Kenneth Albert Drury
    • Leslie James Fuggle
    • William Gillespie
    • Percy Hall
    • Kenneth Ibell
    • Deryk Raymond Jackson
    • Roland Arthur Jenkins
    • James Henry Charles  Jenkinson
    • Michael John Kennell
    • Peter Kenyon
    • Robert Arthur Kirkland
    • John Thomas Lynes
    • Brian Milne
    • Derrick John Moore
    • Dennis Robert Oaten-Wareham
    • Peter Alan Ottridge
    • Eric Parker
    • Leslie John Perkins
    • William Frederick John Pike
    • Derrick David  Potter
    • Dudley Laurence Pritchard
    • Kenneth James Quinby
    • Michael Oscar Reed
    • Rex Southern Sanders
    • Raymond Senior
    • [-] Simpson
    • Jasper George Curthoys Slater
    • [-] Stracey
    • Albert Stringer
    • Peter Harold Whitbread
    • John Bernard Paul Wilding
    • Charles Ernest Wilks
  • Signaller
    •  Albert Henry Butler
    • Gerald William Clamp
    • Alfred Fishburn
    • William Samuel Jones
    • Kenneth Moore Somerset
  • Gunner
    • [-] Cosby
    • Ronald George Coulson
    • Richard Leslie Evans
    • Denis William Eynstone
    • John Charles Humphreys
    • George Johnston
    • David George Wiliam Hubert Jones
    • Philip Arthur Lloyd
    • Peter Frederick George Paxton
    • Vincent William Stacey
    • Edward Byron Thomas
  • Engineer
    • James Dwerryhouse
    • Joseph Edmundson
    • Maurice Charles Godfrey
    • Bernard Walter Noble
    • [-] Payne
    • Stanley Arthur James Piper

Ground Personnel

The squadron’s record book contains little or no information regarding Commissioned Officers or 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 1951 – 1961 –

Remembering those that lost their life whilst serving with the squadron in 1954:

  1. Gerald William Clamp WF495 26/01/1954
  2. George Johnston WF495 26/01/1954
  3. Michael John Kennell WF495 26/01/1954
  4. Robert Arthur Kirkland WF495 26/01/1954
  5. Bernard Walter Noble WF495 26/01/1954
  6. Arthur Kenneth Passmore WF495 26/01/1954
  7. Richard Norman Williams WF495 26/01/1954