1953 Personnel

Squadron Command

Commanding Officer:Squadron Leader FR Flynn AFC
01/09/1953: Squadron Leader RS Sanders DFC AFC

Strength

No. of Commissioned Officers (Air Crew and Ground):Varied between 22 and 31
No. of Non Commissioned Air Crew:Varied between 52 and 76
No. of Non Commissioned Other Ranks (Ground)Not Recorded

The following are known to have been on strength of (or attached to) the squadron during 1953:

Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Air Crew

  • Pilot
    • Ronald Montgomery Crawford
    • Donald Edward Dormer
    • Ernest Jackson
    • Eric Livett
    • Robert Alston Patterson
    • Frederick Norman Ramsey
    • Robert William Stafford
    • Jack Stirrup
    • [-] Whitehead
    • Richard Norman Williams
  • Navigator / Observer
    • Frank George Corduroy
    • Alan Anthony Douglass
    • Kenneth Albert Drury
    • Leslie James Fuggle
    • William Gillespie
    • Percy Hall
    • James Henry Charles  Jenkinson
    • Michael John Kennell
    • Robert Arthur Kirkland
    • Peter Alan Ottridge
    • Eric Parker
    • William Frederick John Pike
    • Michael Oscar Reed
    • Rex Southern Sanders
    • Raymond Senior
    • [-] Stracey
    • Albert Stringer
  • Signaller
    • Albert Henry Butler
    • Gerald William Clamp
    • Alfred Fishburn
    • William Samuel Jones
    • Kenneth Moore Somerset
  • Gunner
    • Ronald George Coulson
    • Richard Leslie Evans
    • Denis William Eynstone
    • John Charles Humphreys
    • 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
    • [-] 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 –