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Gagg,
John [Heppenstall]
"Jack"
J. Gagg
Son of John C. Gagg, and Lily Heppenstall.
(03?).1923
Sheffield, Yorkshire
-
10.08.2011
Sheffield, Yorkshire
F/Sgt. ? [1453327]
P/O (prob) 04.04.1944 [174314]
(WS) F/O 04.10.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 04.04.1946
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 17.10.1944 ?
04.04.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      166 Squadron RAF (Kirmington)
Publican in Sheffield.
Gaines,
Francis Eric
F.E. Gaines (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
?
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101665]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Garrett,
Albert Edward
A.E. Garrett (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony Garrett)
A.E. Garrett (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony Garrett)
Son of Albert Edward Garrett, and Ellen Elizabeth Dedman.
Married Winifred Grace Brooman, of Sutton Coldfield; two sons.
01.04.1897
-
12.10.1941
[age 44]
[Sutton Coldfield Cemetery, section C, nonconformist, grave 590]
(A) P/O (prob)
05.04.1941 [64488]
(WS) F/O
?
(A) F/Lt.
?
05.04.1941

commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
12.10.1941
pilot, 495 Squadron RAF
[killed during training flight - crashed into a Barrage Balloon wire]
Gatward,
Alfred Kitchener
"Ken"
A.K. Gatward A.K. Gatward
A.K. Gatward A.K. Gatward
A.K. Gatward A.K. Gatward
Son of ... Gatward, and ... Welts.
Married (11.1998, Colchester, Essex) Pamela Doris Yeomans ((03?).1927 - 03.09.2012), daughter of Horace R. Yeomans, and Doris M. Vanstone.

28.08.1914
Edmonton, London
-
19.11.1998
Colchester, Essex
F/Sgt. ? ? [740730]
P/O (prob) 27.07.1940 [83251]
P/O 27.07.1941, seniority 21.07.1941
(WS) F/O 27.07.1941, seniority 21.07.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 27.07.1942, seniority 21.07.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr. (01.1944)
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1944
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1946, seniority 01.09.1945
W/Cdr. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.07.1947
Gp.Capt. 01.07.1957 (retd 03.09.1964)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 02.06.1944 ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC > 07.1942
< 01.1944
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 03.10.1944 *
Mention in Despatches MID 14.01.1944 ?
* This officer has led the squadron with great skill and gallantry in many sorties. In July 1944, he participated in an operation which resulted in the destruction of an enemy convoy, comprising 3 medium sized merchant vessels and 6 escorting ships. In August, 1944, Wing Commander Gatward led his squadron in an attack on a target in the Gironde area. During the operation his aircraft was repeatedly hit by anti-aircraft fire and sustained serious damage. Nevertheless, he flew safely to base in the face of great difficulty. This officer has displayed leadership of the highest order.
27.07.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
      flying Beaufighters with Coastal Command
[on 12.06.1942, crewed by Flight Lieutenant A.K. Gatward (Pilot) & Sergeant G. Fern (Observer), a Beaufighter dropped a French Tricolore on the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, and then strafed the nearby Headquarters of the Kriegsmarine]
03.1944 - 24.08.1944 Commanding Officer, 404 (RCAF) Squadron
      went on to command a whole Beaufighter Coastal Strike Wing later in the war with the Mk.X
01.07.1946 - 03.09.1964 permanent commission RAF (General Duties Branch)
03.09.1964 - 07.01.1971 Flying Officer, RAFVR (Training Branch)
Gaught,
Alfred Spencer
A.S. Gaught (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Alfred Gaught (1866-1930), and Ruth Game (1873-1948).
Married ((06?).1936, Leominster district, Herefordshire) Mabel Frances Poole ((12?).1911 - ), daughter of Abraham Napoleon Poole (1875-1936), and Sarah Ann Birch.
07.02.1907
Thetford district, Norfolk
-
(12?).1979
Alyn and Deeside district, Clwyd, Wales
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104756]
P/O (prob) 15.10.1941
(WS) F/O 01.10.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
 
Geldard,
Norman
N. Geldard
Son of Jarvis Geldard (1881-1937), and Nora Laing (1886-1942).
Married ((03?).1935, Darlington, Durham) Hilda Mary Guthrie (09.05.1909 - 02.1997); two sons, one daughter.
03.02.1912
Darlington, Durham
-
27.12.1968
Dartford, Kent (whilst visiting his daughter)
Sgt. ? [936427]
(A) P/O (prob) 02.11.1944 [185601]
P/O (prob) 28.12.1944
(WS) F/O 28.06.1945
02.11.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
George,
Robert Stephen
R.S. George
?
-
09.11.2013
Wt.Offr. ? [1316044]
P/O (prob) 20.11.1944 [188014]
(WS) F/O 20.05.1945
20.11.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      616 Squadron RAF
George,
William Ewart
W.E. George (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
?
-
 
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941, seniority 25.06.1941 [104167]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Gibb,
Matthew
M. Gibb
Changed name from Matiozas Waytkeviczia to Matthew Gibb by deed poll of 05.06.1946.

09.10.1920
-
03.05.2008
Ldg.Acm.
? [1335435]
P/O (prob)
31.10.1942 [131773]
(WS) F/O (prob)
03.05.1943
(WS) F/Lt.
06.11.1944
31.10.1942


commission, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
13.05.1943
navigator, 51 Squadron RAF (shot down)
13.05.1943
-
04.1945
POW in German captivity
Gibb,
Walter Frame
W.F. Gibb


26.03.1919
near Port Talbot
-
04.10.2006
Ldg.Acm.
? [913424]
P/O (prob)
24.11.1940 [88881]
P/O
24.11.1941
(WS) F/O
24.11.1941, seniority 19.11.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
24.11.1942, seniority 19.11.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr.
1943?
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
20.12.1944
(A) W/Cdr.
09.1944
Distinguished Service Order DSO
01.05.1945
*
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
06.07.1943
**

* Wing Commander Gibb has completed very many sorties since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Highly efficient, brave and resolute, this officer has set a splendid example to all. Among his successes is the destruction of five enemy aircraft, three of which he shot down in the early days of March, 1945.
** Squadron Leader Gibb has displayed great skill as a pilot during operations both by day and night. During one day he severely damaged 7 locomotives in France. On another occasion, he led a section of 3 aircraft which engaged 2 Junkers 88's over the Bay of Biscay. Owing to his skilful leadership both of the enemy aircraft were destroyed. This officer has displayed great courage and tenacity.

Education: Clifton College
05.1940


joined RAFVR
24.11.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943)


264 Squadron RAF
(1943)


611 Squadron RAF
07.1943


Flight Commander, 605 Squadron RAF



test squadron of the Central Flying School
09.1944
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 239 Squadron RAF
 
Gibbons,
Arthur
A. Gibbons
Son of Robert Edward Gibbons, and Mary Ann Halliday, of Parkstone Dorsetshire.
(09?).1916
Hackney district, London
-
18.06.1941
(killed on active service) [age 24]
[Upavon Cemetery, Wiltshire, row D, grave 3]
Ldg.Acm. ? [903324]
P/O (prob) 19.10.1940 [87040]
19.10.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 18.06.1941 pilot
Gibson,
Peter Robert Scaife
P.R.S. Gibson
Son of Sidney Herbert Gibson, and Florence Rosa Breslauer.
Married 1st ((09?).1937, Wandsworth district, Surrey) Lynette M.T. Attride; three sons.
Married 2nd ((09?).1950, Hitchin district, Hertfordshire) Mary O. Sydenham.
30.10.1913
St Marylebone district, London
-
05.1986
Surrey Mid-Eastern district, Surrey
P/O (prob) 11.11.1939 [75896]
(WS) F/O 11.11.1940 (Emgcy List) (reld 30.10.1958; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
(A) F/Lt. ?
Education: London University (BSc; chemistry).
11.11.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
His son writes: "He spoke German and worked for RAF intelligence - after having failed his flying training due to touching the ground with a wing during a landing. I believe he also worked at Bletchley Park."
Gibsone,
John Charles Hope
J.C.H. Gibsone (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101666]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Giddings,
[Sir] Kenneth Charles [Michael] *
K.C. Giddings

* officially known as K.C. Giddings; third middle name seems to have been added in the mid-1940s

Son of Charles Giddings, and Grace Gregory.
Married (1946) Elizabeth McConnell; two sons, 
two daughters.

27.08.1920
Walthamstow, West Ham district, Essex
-
05.04.2009
[Reading, Berkshire?]
Sgt.
? [1331014]
P/O (prob)
01.11.1941 [113414]
F/O (prob)
01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
01.11.1943
F/Lt.
02.04.1946, seniority 01.09.1945
...
...
Air Marshal
01.01.1974 (retd 19.06.1976)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) KCB
01.01.1975
New Year 75
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
05.06.1952
HM's birthday 52
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
09.02.1945
*
Air Force Cross AFC
08.06.1950
?
Air Force Cross AFC
02.01.1956
?

* Flight Lieutenant Giddings has completed a very large number of varied sorties. He has led his flight and, on occasions, the squadron with great skill and determination, factors which have contributed in good measure to the successes obtained. In air fighting Flight Lieutenant Giddings has destroyed four and damaged several more enemy aircraft.

see:


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MRAeS

Gigger,
Derrick John
D.J. Gigger
Son of John Henry Gigger (1891-1975), and Elsie Winifred Hussey (1893-1981), of Eynsford, Kent.
(12?).1922
Eynsford, Dartford district, Kent
-
16.03.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Dannes Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, B.2]
[commemorated at Eynsford War Memorial, Kent]
F/Sgt. ? [1394238]
P/O (prob) 13.03.1944 [173328]
13.03.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 16.03.1944 pilot, 625 Squadron RAF
[His Lancaster W4833 [CF-J] was airborne 18:55 hrs 15.03.1944 from Kelstern for an operation against Stuttgart. Presumed to have crashed in the sea off the coast of France. The other five crew members are commemorated at the Runnymede Memorial.]
Giles,
David

D. Giles

Son of Frederick William Giles and Margaret Mary Maud Palin Giles (née Evans), of Gordons, Almondsbury, near Bristol.
Brother of Capt. John F. Giles, and Capt. Bruce T. Giles, both of The Gloucestershire Regiment
27.05.1922
Abbots Leigh, Long Ashton district, Somerset
-
10.2003
South Somerset district, Somerset
Sgt.
? [1316255]
P/O (prob)
30.01.1942 [121291]
(WS) F/O (prob)
01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
30.01.1944
F/Lt. RAF
28.01.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
Sq.Ldr. RAF
01.01.1951 (retd 03.10.1964; own request)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
07.04.1944
?



flying training in Canada
30.01.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944)
 
 
255 Squadron RAF
28.01.1947
 
 
commissoined, RAF (General Duties Branch) [permanent commission]
Giles,
Gerald Wilfred
G.W. Giles (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
05.10.1903
-
10.1990
Richmond upon Thames district, Surrey
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104757]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Gill,
Alexander George
A.G. Gill (Photo courtesy of Mrs Frances Forrest)
Married; one son.
1914
Lhanbryde, Morayshire
-
07.08.1941
[Elgin New Cemetery, section H, south division, grave 36]
Sgt. ? [759345]
P/O (prob) 17.12.1940, seniority 11.12.1940 [89587]
17.12.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 07.08.1941 observer, 20 Operational Training Unit RAF
[his Anson I [R9584 ZT-J] took off from RAF Lossiemouth for a training sortie; it is believed that the Anson's starboard engine failed, shortly before the trainer crashed at 1200 hrs onto high ground in Glen Avon, 6 miles SW of Tomintoul, a village roughly 20 miles NW of Ballater, Aberdeen]
Gill,
Arthur Murland
A.M. Gill (Photo courtesy of Jane Lisle)
24.02.1916
-
02.2016 still alive
Sgt. ? [740104]
P/O (prob) 06.09.1940 [84709]
(WS) F/O 06.09.1941, seniority 15.08.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 06.09.1942, seniority 15.08.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1942?)
F/Lt. 01.07.1946, seniority 01.01.1943
Sq.Ldr. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.08.1947
W/Cdr. 01.07.1955 (retd 03.03.1971)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 13.06.1964 HM's birthday 64
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 21.11.1944 ?
Air Efficiency Award AE ? ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 ?
06.09.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
30.10.1942 - 20.09.1944 Commanding Officer, 84 Squadron RAF (Burma) (DFC)
01.07.1946     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
AE, MRAeS (AFRAeS), MIPD, MIMgt (AMIPM, AMBIM).
Literature: Peter C. Smith, Diving Deadly Accuracy : Arthur Murland Gill Interview. In: Military History (June, 1998).
Gillespie,
James John
J.J. Gillespie (Photo courtesy of Mr Ken Kingsbury) J.J. Gillespie (Photo courtesy of Mr Ken Kingsbury)
Son of James Gillespie (1894?-1963), and Isabella Gormley (1897-1981).
Married (03.06.1944, London, Ontario, Canada) June Adelaide Steen (1921-2009); two sons, three daughters.
07.07.1921
Glasgow, Scotland
-
12.01.2011
Ldg.Acm. ? [1553886]
P/O (prob) 14.07.1944 [165743]
(WS) F/O 14.01.1945
14.07.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
His son-in-law writes: "I have been able to trace (through his qualifications log book & photos) my father-in-law's BCATP training journey through Canada (London Ontario, Jarvis Ontario, Abbotsford BC) onward to Kolar India."
Girling,
James William
J.W. Girling J.W. Girling
J.W. Girling J.W. Girling
Son (with one sister) of William James Girling (1878-1940), and Mabel Constance Pasmore (1884-1972).
Married (30.07.1929, Holy Trinity Church, Hastings, Sussex) Annie Doris Reeves (02.03.1903 - 17.04.1997), daughter of Ernest Temple Reeves (1876-1918), and Annie Clarke (1876-); two daughters, two sons.
04.03.1905
Hackney, Middlesex
-
09.1999
Thanet district, Kent
(A) P/O (prob) 30.08.1940 [85114]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.05.1941
(WS) F/O 30.08.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 22.08.1942
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 16.10.1944 (reld 22.02.1945; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(A) W/Cdr. ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1945 New Year 45: RAF liaison officer to 9th US Air Force
Solicitor. Articled, Mr Walter Hills and Mr S. Shea at Margate, 1924 (junior partner 1934, assumed control of practice in 1936 after death of both partners). Advocate, East Kent Courts. President, Margate Chamber of Commerce.
30.08.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
1941     member of the staff of a small RAF Headquarters attached to Southern (Army) Command (engaged in administrative planning for close air support of ground forces)
1942     RAF Staff College (3 months' course)
1942     RAF representative to assist in the administrative planning of an exercise in combined operations in whcih an 'opposed' sea landing was made
1942     RAF administrative liaison officer attached to Ground-Air Support Command, US Army Air Force
1943     administrative planning officer, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force
1944?     senior RAF administrative liaison officer to Ninth US Air Force at Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Air Force
Continued practice as Messrs. Girling, Wilson and Bailey at Margate.

Godsell,
George Edward
G.E. Godsell (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
?
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101667]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Gold,
John
J. Gold
04.06.1913
-
Wt.Offr. ? [995979]
P/O (prob) 12.09.1944 [185516]
(WS) F/O 12.03.1945 (Emgcy List; reld 04.06.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
12.09.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served RAF Gianaclis, flying in Hudsons and Ansons
Golding,
Eustace George
E.G. Golding (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
05.03.1902
Brentford
-
12.1989
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104758]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Goldsack,
John William
J.W. Goldsack
?
-
F/Sgt. ? [509536]
(A) P/O (prob) 23.03.1944 [172701]
P/O (prob) 18.05.1944
P/O 18.11.1944
(WS) F/O 18.11.1944
F/O (Emergency List) ? (reld 17.12.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
(1943?)     stationed at RAF Compton Bassett (later posted abroad) ?
23.03.194     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Goodall,
William
W. Goodall (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104604]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Goodburn,
Alfred
A. Goodburn (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
09.05.1898
Liverpool, Lancaster

-
(06?).1977
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104759]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Goodchild,
Sidney George
S.G. Goodchild (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
?
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [102228]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Goodhew,
[Sir] Victor Henry
V.H. Goodhew
Son of late Rudolph Goodhew, Mannings
Heath, Sussex.
Married 1st (1940) Sylvia Johnson (marriage dissolved); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1951) Suzanne Gordon­Burge (marriage dissolved 1972).
Married 3rd (1972) Eva Rittinghausen (marriage dissolved 1981).

30.11.1919
-
11.10.2006
Cpl.
? [753303]
(A) P/O (prob)
31.12.1942 [135945]
P/O (prob)
03.03.1943
(WS) F/O (prob)
25.08.1943
[ (A) Sq.Ldr. ??
1945 ?? [unconfirmed]]
Education: King's College School
31.12.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (Special and Administrative Duties Branch) [emergency commission]



commanded Airborne Radar Unit, attached 6th Airborne Division
Member: Westminster City Council, 1953-1959; LCC, 1958-1961. Contested (C) Paddington North, 1955; MP (C) St Albans Div., Herts, Oct. 1959-1983. PPS to Mr C. I. Orr-Ewing, OBE, MP (when Civil Lord of the Admiralty), May 1962-1963; PPS to Hon. Thomas Galbraith, MP (Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport), 1963-1964; Assistant Government Whip, June­Oct. 1970; a Lord Commissioner, HM Treasury, 1970-1973. Member: Speaker's Panel of Chairmen, 1975-1983; Select Committee, House of Commons Services, 1978-1983; House of Commons Commission 1979-1983; Joint Secretary 1922 Committee, 1979-1983; Vice-Chairman, Conservative Defence Committee, 1974-1983. Chairman, Board of Management, Inst. of Sports Medicine, 1982- (Member, 1967-1970, 1973-1982).
Goodliffe,
Herbert Spencer
H.S. Goodliffe (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath) H.S. Goodliffe
H.S. Goodliffe
27.03.1895
-
01.1993
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104760]
... ...
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? ?
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Goodman,
Maurice Venning

M.V. Goodman (Photo courtesy of Mr John Rees)
Son of Reginald V. Goodman, and Gertrude M. Mears.
Married ((06?).1942, Hendon district, Middlesex) Joan G. Neville.
13.04.1920
Hendon district, Oxfordshire

-
08.01.1988
Hastings, East Sussex
F/Sgt. ? [804376]
P/O (prob) 23.10.1942 [135476]
(WS) F/Lt. 23.10.1944
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 12.11.1943 ?
23.10.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943)     192 Squadron RAF (DFC)

From: Jewish Pilots and Aircrews in the Battle of Britain / by Martin Sugarman
Was a Sgt. Air Gunner with 604 Squadron, later Flt. Lt., and born in Hendon on 13/4/20. Educated at King’s School Colindale, he joined the AAF and was called up at outbreak of war. He served on air operations throughout the Battle of Britain and then in 1942 on special operations over Germany, severely damaging a 110. He then served on special operations in North Africa and Italy and was awarded the DFC on 12.11.43. He died in 1988. His Jewish Chaplain card mentions an article on him in “The Jewish Chronicle” on 12/11/43.

Gordon,
Charles
C. Gordon
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.10.1941 [110463]
P/O (prob) 31.12.1941
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
31.10.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Gordon,
George Whittall
G.W. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Dr Brian Gordon)
Son of George Gordon.
Married 1st (divorced); three children.
Married 2nd.
30.10.1917
Alexandria, Egypt

-
06.05.2005
Alicante, Spain
Ldg.Acm. ? [774014]
P/O (prob) 24.08.1940 [84997]
(WS) F/O 24.08.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 24.08.1942 (reld 28.02.1946; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
Employed by Haseldon & Co. (Transport). Obtained civil aviator's licence (No. 17030) 24.12.1938, taken on a DH60 Gipsy 90 at Misr Airwork, Egypt.
24.08.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      pilot with Bomber Command, based variously in the Middle East, Egypt, Rhodesia etc.
Entrepreneur.
Gordon,
John
J. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
?
-
P/O (prob) 30.06.1941 [100687]
... ...
30.06.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
 
Gordon,
John Reid
J.R. Gordon (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
12.02.1907
-
(03?).1983
Worthing district, West Sussex
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104339]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Goth,
Vilem

V. Goth
22.04.1915
-
25.10.1940
(KIA) [age 25]
[Sittingbourne Cemetery, Kent, old ground, section W, grave 141]
P/O (prob) ? [81945]
?     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]

From: Jewish Pilots and Aircrews in the Battle of Britain / by Martin Sugarman
Born 22/4/1915 and joined 310 Sqdn. at Duxford 10/7/1940. On Sept 7th he shot down two 110’s over Southend but his Hurricane V6643 was damaged, forcing him to land at Whitmans Farm, Purleigh. Joined 501 Sqdn. at Kenley in Oct 1940 and sadly was killed Oct 25th when he collided with P. O. K W Mackenzie during combat over Tenterden, crashing in Hurricane 2903 in Bridgehurst Wood, Marden. He is buried at Sittingbourne and Milton Cemetery, Kent. Information on Jewish background from same web site as Fechtner.

Gouge,
Herbert William Sidney
H.W.S. Gouge

Son of ... Gouge, and ... Goddard.
Married ((06?).1947, Hammersmith district, London) Gwendoline V.C. Gower.
05.05.1921
Brentford district, Oxfordshire
-
05.11.2013
Sgt. ? [1397862]
P/O (prob) 04.07.1944 [179163]
(WS) F/O 04.01.1945
04.07.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) (Air Gunners and Wireless Operators (Air))
Gould,
Douglas Richard
D.R. Gould
Son of Richard George Gould, and of Maud Stewart, of Kettering.
(09?).1923
Romford district, Essex
-
20.02.1945
[age 21]
[Kettering (London Road) Cemetery, Northamptonshire, N.N.4]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1624974]
P/O (prob) 19.05.1944 [165295]
(WS) F/O 19.11.1944
19.05.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 20.02.1945 air bomber, 1669 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF
[Lancaster III NE179 had taken off 11:20 hrs from Langar for a cross-country training, the flight to be conducted at high-level. Thus, while in the process of changing tanks, at 21,000 feet, the Lancaster dived out of control, performing a series of involuntary acrobatics as it fell. With what must have been great difficulty at least six, and possibly the entire crew, managed to bale out, two leaving the doomed bomber from less than 500 feet, just seconds before it went into a field at 13:15 hrs south of Fenton Tower, Kingston, East Lothian. Sadly, in addition to Sgt Waters, two died from their injuries.]
 
Gould,
Gordon Derek
G.D. Gould
Married ((09?).1941, Portsmouth, Hampshire) Vera Aggio.
Residences: (c. 1941-1947) Portsmouth, Ireland & Malaga, Spain.
1919 ?
-
Ldg.Acm.
? [1602709]
P/O (prob)
10.12.1943 [154739]
(WS) F/O
10.06.1944
(WS) F/Lt.
10.06.1945? (reld 03.10.1946; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
10.12.1943

commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
Flew for KLM post-war.
Gould,
Ian George Melvin
I.G.M. Gould
Son of ... Gould, and ... Melvin.
(09?).1920
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
-
01.2014 still alive
Cpl. ? [655596]
P/O (prob) 14.03.1942 [117352]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 14.03.1944
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 23.03.1943 *
* F/O Gould is a navigator of considerable skill, who has on several occasions been responsible for the safe return to base of his aircraft. As a bomb-aimer he has displayed outstanding ability and determination not to release his bombs until successful runs have been made.
14.03.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
(1943)     148 Squadron RAF (DFC)
Grace,
James Arthur
J.A. Grace (Photo courtesy of Susan Grace)
Son of Albert Grace, and Edith L. Gull (1899-1963).
Married ((12?).1947, Camberwell district, London) Annie Maude Shalders ((12?).1921 - ); two daughters, two sons.
03.01.1924
Greenwich district, London
-
13.03.2012
F/Sgt. ? [1396892]
P/O (prob) 29.06.1945 [200756]
(WS) F//O 29.12.1945
 
(08.1944)     644 Squadron RAF
(09.1944)     299 Squadron RAF (Arnhem)
29.06.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
(09.1945)     295 Squadron RAF
Graeme,
Dudley Brian
D.B. Graeme
Married Nita Beddoe (died 2006); ... children.
02.10.1914
Vancouver, BC, Canada
-
07.2008 still alive aged 93 at Chichester
Acm.
13.08.1940 [1284523]
Ldg.Acm.
?
P/O (prob)
18.05.1941 [66598]
P/O
18.05.1942
(WS) F/O
18.05.1942
(A) F/Lt.
?
(WS) F/Lt.
18.05.1943 (reld 30.01.1945) (demobilized 05.1945)
Air Force Cross AFC
08.06.1944
?
Worked for the Staines, Middlesex Fire Brigade, 1939.
13.08.1940
-
24.08.1940
No. 1 Recruiting Centre RAF (Uxbridge)
24.08.1940
-
30.08.1940
No. 1 Recruiting Wing RAF (Babbacombe)
30.08.1940
-
16.11.1940
No. 4 Initial Training Wing RAF (Paignton)
16.11.1940
-
11.01.1941
No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School RAF (Weston Super Mare)
14.01.1941
-
18.05.1941
No. 15 Service Flying Training School RAF (Kidlington)
18.05.1941


commission, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
31.05.1941
-
11.06.1941
No. 11 Group Flight Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit RAF (Heston, from 05.06.1941 Croydon)
11.06.1941
-
18.07.1944
287 Squadron RAF (Tangmere, from 10.05.1942 Ford, from 15.05.1943 Weston Super Mare)
19.07.1944
-
29.09.1944
60 Operational Training Unit RAF (High Erkell)
15.10.1944
-
14.05.1945
107 Squadron RAF (Hartford Bridge, from 01.11.1944 Cambrai/Epinoy) (flying Mosquitoes)
30.01.1945
-
14.05.1945
appointed to Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), continuing service with 107 Sqn RAF
Graham,
Derek Ian
D.B. Graeme
Son of Capt. Nigel Graham, and Lilian Mary Croft, of Chelsea, London.
(03?).1918
Eton district, Buckinghamshire
-
24.10.1941
Penzance district, Cornwall
[age 24]
[Logie Old Churchyard, Stirling, Graham Private Ground]
[
Memorial stone at Logie Old Kirk, Bridge of Allan, Stirling]
P/O 16.11.1937 [72023]
F/O 15.12.1939
(WS) F/Lt. 20.04.1941
Education: Eton; Trinity College, Oxford.
16.11.1937     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
? - 24.10.1941 pilot, 247 Squadron RAF
[At 16: 27 hrs Hawker Hurricane IIc BD934 (ZY-V) from Predannack entered a flat spin at 8,000 feet and crashed at Gwallon Marsh, Marazion, 1 mile north of Marazion Police house. The aircraft was smashed and the pilot F/L Graham was killed.]
Graham-Matheson,
John
J. Graham-Matheson (Photo courtesy of Mr David Graham-Matheson)
Married; ... children.
1902 ?
-
(09?).1957
Stafford district, Staffordshire
[age 55]
(A) P/O (prob) 27.05.1942 [121124]
P/O (prob) 16.09.1942
(WS) F/O 16.03.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 13.05.1947, seniority 01.07.1946 (emgcy list) (retd 10.02.1954)
27.05.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
      served some time at RAF Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire and possibly also in Italy
Grainger,
John Arthur
J.A. Grainger (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104348]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Grant,
Arthur Frederick
A.F. Grant (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104349]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Grant,
Donald McGillivray
D.M. Grant
?
-
Sgt. ? [1348098]
P/O (prob) 16.12.1943 [170421]
(WS) F/O 16.06.1944
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 14.11.1944 ?
16.12.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944)     207 Squadron RAF (DFC)
 
Grant,
Thomas Donald
"Tom"
T.D. Grant T.D. Grant
T.D. Grant T.D. Grant
Married 1st  (15.08.1944, Aylesbury; divorced) Marie Beattie (died c. 1995), daughter of Sq.Ldr. Hedley Beattie, RAF, and Florence E. Brigg; one son.
Married 2nd (1955) Eileen Moffett (died 1999); two sons, one daughter.
27.01.1921
Ulster, Northern Ireland
-
12.12.2006
Ashford, Kent
F/Sgt. ? [816117]
P/O (prob) 01.05.1942 [126524]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.11.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 01.05.1944
12.09.1944, seniority 14.06.1944 (forfeiture of seniority)
Sq.Ldr. 12.08.1945 (reld 1946)
Army:  
Capt. 01.09.1970, seniority 30.06.1955 [490312]
Maj. 01.02.1972 (reld 07.01.1974)
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 26.06.1942 *
* [Sorties 105, flying hours 476.05, air gunner] Flight Sergeant Grant has completed 23 sorties totalling 154.45 hours with this squadron and 5 of these were of 8 hours duration. On every occasion he has shown great ability and keenness. Previously, he took part in 80 sorties with Coastal Command, his operational flying hours being 321.20. Both in the air and on the ground, he has done excellent work with the squadron and it is considered he has fully earned the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal. Recommended 18.04.1942. Remarks by Station Commander: A fine type of operational Air Gunner with an exceptional record. His keenness and efficiency have done much to raise the squadron to its present high operational standard. Recommended for the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.
Education: Belfast Boys Model School; Belfast High School.
09.1938     joined 502 (Ulster) Squadron RAuxAF (Aldergrove)
09.1939 - 06.1941 mobilized & flew 80 anti-submarine and convoy patrols
06.1941 - 06.1942? rear gunner, 51 Squadron RAF (Kinloss, Scotland) (more than 20 operations over occupied France & Holland and Germany) (DFM)
01.05.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
06.1942? - ? gunnery instructor
? - 04.1944 rear gunner, 150 Squadron RAF (Lincolnshire, then Algeria) (illness; overall completed 128 operations, flying 550 hours)
? - 11.1944 trained as air traffic controller
11.1944 - ? posted to Nutts Corner
01.09.1970     commissioned, Ulster Defence Regiment
Post-war briefly part of the radar team at Heathrow, returning to the control tower at Nutts Corner where he remained until 1963, being transferred to Aldergrove, retiring in 1979.
Grant-Dalton,
Hugh Harold
H.H. Grant-Dalton
Son of Capt. Leslie Grant-Dalton (1889-1956), and Marmie Battye (1891-1976), of Ellerthwaite, The Goffs.
07.03.1921
Eastbourne, Sussex
-

Devon
Ldg.Acm. ? [904317]
P/O (prob) 09.11.1940, seniority 07.11.1940 [88036]
(WS) F/O 09.11.1941, seniority 07.11.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 09.11.1942, seniority 07.11.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1944)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 21.04.1944 ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 27.06.1944 *
Mention in Despatches MID 14.01.1944 ?
* He has at all times pressed home his attacks, undeterred by the heaviest enemy opposition. And in his ability to make instant decisions in emergencies and superb airmanship have, on many occasions, extricated his aircraft and crew from perilous situations.
Education: St Peter's College, Radley (1934.3-1939.2).
09.1939     enlisted RAFVR
22.05.1940     No. 3 Recruitment Centre RAF (Padgate)
29.05.1940     No. 5 Initial Training Wing RAF (Hastings & Torquay)
11.07.1940     No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School RAF (Meir)
24.08.1940     No. 6 Service Flying Training School RAF (Little Rissington)
09.11.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
09.11.1940     No. 2 School of Air Navigation RAF (Cranage)
04.01.1941     16 Operational Training Unit RAF (Upper Heyford)
19.04.1941     44 Squadron RAF (Waddington)
29.04.1941     50 Squadron RAF (Lindholme)
22.06.1941     14 Operational Training Unit RAF (Cottesmore)
19.07.1941     50 Squadron RAF (Swinderby)
14.02.1942     Central Flying School RAF (Upavon)
15.03.1942     16 Operational Training Unit RAF (Upper Heyford)
04.08.1942     30 Operational Training Unit RAF (Hixon) (despatches)
21.10.1943     1662 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF (Blyton)
10.11.1943     100 Squadron RAF (Grimsby) (DFC & Bar)
21.04.1944     No. 1 Group Aircrew School RAF (Lindholme)
05.10.1944     620 Squadron RAF (Fairford/Great Dunmow)
02.02.1945     299 Squadron RAF (Shepherds Grove)
24.01.1946     1385 Heavy Transport Support Conversion Unit RAF (Wethersfield)
03.07.1946     1333 Transport Support Training Unit RAF (Syerston)
05.09.1946 - 24.09.1947 Overseas Aircraft Control RAF (Gloucester)
Pilot with BSAA 30.08.1948, later with BOAC. Retired 1972 from flying, with VC10 as last aircraft flown.
Grantham,
Kenneth Percy Bellew
K.P.B. Grantham (Photo courtesy of Mr John Grantham)
Son of ... Grantham. and ... Nicholson.
05.06.1923
Hastings, Sussex
-
06.01.2007
Ldg.Acm. 1942 [1399806]
F/Sgt. ?
P/O (prob) 11.11.1944 [187707]
(WS) F/O 11.05.1945 (reld 22.04.1948)
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 16.02.1945 ?
1942     joined RAFVR as Aircew under training
(1944)     640 Squadron RAF
(1944)     35 Squadron RAF (Pathfinder Force) (DFM)
11.11.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Gratton,
Kenneth Gordon John
K.G.J. Gratton
Son (with two brothers) of Albert John Gratton (1894-1976), and Jennie Friend (1900-), of Ealing.
(09?).1922
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
06.09.1946
Long Compton, Warwickshire
[age 24]

[Golders Green Crematorium, panel 2]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1585449]
P/O (prob) 28.05.1943 [152857]
(WS) F/O 28.11.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 28.05.1945
28.05.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      POW (No. 6944) in German captivity  (Stalag Luft 3, Sagan and Belaria)
 ? - 06.09.1946 navigator/wireless operator, 21 Operational Training Unit RAF (Moreton in the Marsh)
[Wellington PG135 stalled when low flying and crashed at Long Compton. F/O D J Ferdinando, F/Lt K G J Gratton, F/Sgt R Dunn, Sgt W B Greatrix and Sgt D E Robinson were all killed.]
 
Graver,
George Stanley
G.S. Graver
Son of John George & Louise Emelie Graver.
Married ((06?).1925, West Ham district, Essex) Ivy Kathleen Mary Bailey; ... children.
31.01.1902
Leyton, West Ham district, Essex
-
10.05.1958
Westminster Bank, Gravesend, Dartford district, Kent (formerly of Hartley, Kent)
Ldg.Acm. ? [1860332]
P/O (prob) 30.12.1943 [168549]
(WS) F/O 30.06.1944 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954)
30.12.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Graves,
Peter Molyneux
P.M. Graves
Son of ... Graves, and ... Jenkins.
Married ((06?).1939, Kensington district, London) Margaret A. Marling; one son.
(12?).1914
Camberwell district, London
-
(12?).1961
Paddington district, London
Ldg.Acm. ? [915827]
P/O (prob) 23.07.1943 [152858]
(WS) F/O 23.01.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 23.07.1945
F/O 08.08.1946
F/Lt. 23.01.1947
Sq.Ldr. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.08.1947
23.07.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
08.08.1946     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [extended service commission]
01.11.1947     transferred, RAF (Provost Branch)
13.09.1948     permanent commission
Graves,
Richard Courtney
R.C. Graves
Married; at least one son.
?
-
1976
Sgt.
? [748763]
(A) P/O (prob)
17.08.1940 [83289]
P/O (prob)
?
P/O
17.08.1941
(WS) F/O
17.08.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
17.08.1942 (reld 1946)
17.08.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
09.09.1940
-
13.09.1940
253 Squadron RAF
14.09.1940
-
27.09.1940
85 Squadron RAF
28.09.1940
-
29.09.1940
253 Squadron RAF
[flying from Kenley with a Hurricane I fighter [V6621] he was shot down on a patrol after combat with a Messerschmitt 109 at 16.40 hrs near Haywards Heath [slightly wounded in shoulder]]



after recovering was sent to Egypt and then onto Ceylon
± 1945


sent to British Embassy in Paris (spoke French fluently)
Greaves,
Clifford
C. Greaves
Son of ... Greaves, and ... Marrison.
Married; seven children.
19.10.1922
Rotherham district, Yorkshire
-
2003 ?
North Yorkshire ?
Sgt. ? [1217631]
P/O (prob) 23.05.1945 [197166]
(WS) F/O 23.11.1945 (Emgcy List; reld 12.12.1955)
P/O RAF 12.12.1955, seniority 29.03.1954
F/O RAF ?
F/Lt. RAF 16.08.1961 (retd 25.08.1968)
(1942?)     88 Squadron RAF (Swanton Morley)
23.05.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
12.12.1955     short service commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
?     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
Green,
Howard Morley Saville
"Pat"
H.M.S. Green
Married Elizabeth-Anne Seabrook.
22.09.1920
-
c. 2002
New Zealand
Ldg.Acm.
? [1281117]
P/O (prob)
01.04.1941 [63448]
P/O
01.04.1942
(WS) F/O
01.04.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
01.04.1943
F/Lt. RAF
01.07.1946
25.02.1947, seniority 01.12.1942
Sq.Ldr. RAF
01.01.1950
W/Cdr. RAF
01.01.1956 (retd 22.09.1967)
Mention in Despatches MID
02.06.1943
?
01.04.1941


first commission RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
18.12.1945


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [extended service]
01.07.1946


permanent commission
(1955)
-
(1957)
stationed at Malta
Green,
Neil Carne
N.C. Green
14.01.1919
-
03.2005
East Surrey district, Surrey
Sgt.
? [742406]
P/O (prob)
16.08.1941 [104438]
(WS) F/O
16.08.1942
(A) F/Lt.
?
(WS) F/Lt.
16.08.1943
Distinguished Service Order DSO
09.07.1943
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
20.11.1942
*
* This officer has completed many sorties. Throughout, he has displayed great efficiency, combined with exceptional determination to complete his task successfully. In the raids on Le Creusot, Genoa and Milan he accomplished much good work. He is a skilful and determined pilot.
16.08.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1942)
-
(1943)
49 Squadron RAF
Green,
Parnell Lee
P.L. Green (Photo courtesy of Mr Alex Fell)
Son (with one sister) of Martin Thomas Green (1895-1957), and Lucia Gladys Puiu (1897-1997).
(09?).1921
Wandsworth district, London
-
13.11.1943
(KIA) [age 22]
(Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France, division 67, row G, grave 5]
Sgt. ? [1295408]
P/O (prob) 23.12.1942 [137286]
(WS) F/O (prob) 23.06.1943
Training to be an architect with the firm of Bowes Lyon Architects.
      pilot training in Florida, USA
23.12.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 13.11.1943 181 Squadron RAF
[Was killed flying Typhoon Ib JP965 'S' on a Rhubarb mission (= small scale freelance fighter sortie against ground targets of opportunity) to northern France in the afternoon.]
Green,
Ronald Edward
R.E. Green
13.02.1921
-
F/Sgt. ? [928607]
P/O (prob) 28.04.1942 [121075]
(WS) F/O (prob) 28.10.1942
(A) F/Lt. (1943)
(WS) F/Lt. 28.04.1944 (reld 31.05.1949; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A?) Sq.Ldr. 03.1945?
F/O 31.05.1949 (reld 31.05.1954)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 31.08.1943 *
* This officer, who has completed a very large number of varied sorties, has led his flight and, on many occasions, the squadron with great skill. He has invariably displayed outstanding keenness and determination and has contributed materially to the successes obtained by the squadron. Flight Lieutenant Green has destroyed 1 and damaged 3 more enemy aircraft.
28.04.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 10.1942 41 Squadron RAF
10.1942 - (1943) 126 Squadron RAF (DFC)
03.1945 - ? Commanding Officer, 64 Squadron RAF
31.05.1949     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted) (General Duties Branch)
 
Green,
Walter Robert
W.R. Green (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104383]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Greensill,
George Edward Augustus
G.E.A. Greensill (Photo courtesy of Helen Ralphs)
Son of George Edward Greensill, secretary to the West Cannock Colliery Company Ltd., and Selina Greensill.
Married ((03?).1920, Eastbourne district, Sussex) Evelyn Mary Colledge.
(12?).1895
Cannock district, Staffordshire
-
23.01.1949
Brussels, Belgium
(lived at Fishbourne, nr Ryde, Isle of Wight)
2nd Lt. 16.06.1917
Lt. 17.12.1918 (reld 11.11.1920)
2nd Lt. 19.12.1939 [101424] (without pay and allowances) (reld 28.10.1940)
P/O (prob) 28.10.1940 [88907]
(WS) F/O (prob) 28.07.1941
(WS) F/O 28.11.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 28.07.1942 (reld 31.10.1944)
Hon. W/Cdr. 01.11.1944
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1947 New Year 47: Chief Maintenance Officer, Central European District, Imperial War Graves Commission
Education: Birmingham School of Architecture.
Architect.
      volunteered to join the regular army and enlisted as a Private with the 14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment and saw action in the 1914 -1915 campaign in France
16.06.1917     commissioned, Royal Engineers (Field) - Territorial Force (served 1st London Divisional Engineers)
19.12.1939     commissioned, General List [emergency commission]
28.10.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Greenslade,
Clifford
C. Greenslade
Son of Tom Greenslade, and Gwladys Robins, of Newbridge, Monmouthshire.
(06?).1922
Bedwellty district, Monmouthshire
-
02.07.1945
(MPK) [age 23]
[Singapore Memorial, column 448]
[commemorated at Newbridge War Memorial]
(T) F/Sgt. ? [1419936]
P/O (prob) 11.01.1945 [199508]
11.01.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 02.07.1945 267 Squadron RAF
Greenwood,
John Archibald
J.A. Greenwood (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
07.01.1908
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
(03?).1978
Lincoln district, Lincolnshire
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104391]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Greig,
Brian Fairchild
B.F. Greig (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
21.02.1910
Bedford, London
-
07.1989
Isle of Wight
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941, seniority 01.07.1941 [104151]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Grenville,
Trevor Courtney Basil
see: Van Hoegaerden,
Jacques Philippe Marie Louis Ferdinand
"Jack"
 
Griffin,
Harry
H. Griffin (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [106821]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Griffin,
Norman James
N.J. Griffin (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
24.12.1906
-
(06?).1973
Tonbridge district, Kent
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [103324]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Griffin,
Raymond Cyril
R.C. Griffin
?
-
 
Sgt. ? [700146]
P/O (prob) 05.03.1941 [65494]
(WS) F/O 05.03.1942
F/Lt. 20.04.1946
Commendation Cmdn 01.09.1944 ?
05.03.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
20.04.1946     RAF (Accountant Branch) [extended service commission?]
 
Griffiths,
Brian Rourke
J.A. Grainger (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
10.07.1910
Streatham
-
01.1988
Westminster district, London
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941, seniority 25.06.1941 [104137]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Griffiths,
H
H. Griffiths (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941?
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941?     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch?) [emergency commission]
 
Griffiths,
M
M. Griffiths
?
-
?
(A) P/O (prob) ?
P/O (prob) ?
(WS) F/O ?
?     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch?) [emergency commission]
(03.1945)     officer in a RAF unit in Iceland
Grinsted,
Norman Angus
N.A. Grinsted (Photo courtesy of Mr Adrian Grinsted)
Son of Peter Angus Grinsted (1868-1948), and Ada Mary Weakford (1869-1950).
Married ((03?).1935, Uckfield district, Sussex) Mary Cecilia Starr (23.10.1905 - 12.2002); two daughters, one son.
18.03.1899
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
07.04.1969
Southwark district, London
Indian Army:  
2nd Lt. 11.01.1919
Lt. 21.08.1919 (retd 06.10.1922)
RAFVR:  
F/Lt. 18.09.1939 [75506]
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.09.1942 (reld 07.09.1950)
F/Lt. 07.09.1950 (reld 07.09.1955)
11.01.1919     commissioned, Indian Army (from the Unattached List) [served 5th Royal Gurkhas]
18.09.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
07.09.1950 - 07.09.1955 commissioned RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (Secretarial Branch)
Grundy,
Dennis
D. Grundy (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Coxall) D. Grundy (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Coxall)
Son of Samuel and Edith Evelyn Grundy, of Ulverston, Lancashire.
(03?).1920
Ulverston, Lancashire
-
12.12.1944
[age 24]
[Ulverston Cemetery, section H, grave 39]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1016845]
P/O (prob) 09.07.1941 [101567]
(WS) F/O 09.07.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 09.07.1943
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 16.10.1942 *
* In September, 1942, Flying Officers Grundy and Coxall were captain and navigator respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack a target in Northern France. Owing to adverse weather, it was impossible to locate the target but, as an alternative, a large industrial plant was vigorously attacked. Whilst flying over the objective, at chimney height, bombs were released and several hits obtained. Both these officers have completed many sorties and have always displayed great determination, combined with a high degree of operational efficiency.
09.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1942)     pilot, 88 Squadron RAF (regular crew in Douglas Boston "D for Donald"; flew from Oulton aerodrome in Norfolk and Swanton Morley at some stage)
Guest,
Richard Douglas
R.D. Guest (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
30.12.1907
-
06.10.1982
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
(A) P/O (prob) 15.08.1941 [104781]
... ...
? - 08.1941 No. 76 Course, Officers' School RAF
15.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Guinness,
Sir Algernon Arthur St Lawrence Lee;
3rd Bt, 1867
A.A.St.L.L. Guinness
A.A.St.L.L. Guinness
Son of late Benjamin Lee Guinness and Lady Henrietta St Lawrence (died 1935), daughter of 3rd Earl of
Howth.
Succeeded uncle, 1st Baron Ardilaun in Baronetcy, 1915.
Married (10.07.1928) Winifred Mounteney, daughter of Mrs George Hall, Hamilton, Ontario; one daughter.
11.05.1883
-
26.10.1954
Cookham, Berkshire
P/O (prob)
29.07.1940 [82856]
P/O
29.07.1941
(WS) F/O
29.07.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
29.07.1942?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1946
?
Education: Eton



served European War, 1914-1918 (acting Lt.Cdr. RNVR)
29.07.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)



28 Air Sea Rescue Unit, Newhaven
Steward of the Royal Automobile Club.
Gunter,
Edward Maurice
E.M. Gunter
Son of William Hector Gunter, Rector, and Margery Gunter (née Bourne), of Aldeby, Norfolk.
(03?).1920
Winchester district, Hampshire
-
27.09.1940
(KIA) [age 20]
[Aldeby (St Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk, old portion]
Sgt.
? [748287]
P/O (prob)
17.08.1940, seniority 11.08.1940 [83988]
17.08.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
10.09.1940
-
21.09.1940
pilot, 43 Squadron RAF (Tangmere)
22.09.1940
-
27.09.1940
pilot, 501 Squadron RAF (Kenly, Kent)
[killed in combat over Sittingbourne, Kent during the Battle of Britain; his Mk 1 Hurricane fighter [V6645] was shot down by Bf 109's at 12.25 hrs., he managed to bale out, but his parachute failed to open and he fell to his death]
Gurden,
Frederick Ernest Rex
F.E.R. Gurden (Photo courtesy of Mrs Geoff Cooper)
Son of Benjamin Gurden (1888-1978), and Emily Hillyard (1889-1951).
Married ((09?).1943, Coventry district, Warwickshire) Joy Denise Wiles * (26.05.1923 -), daughter of Edward Theodore Wiles (1896-1965), and Vera Eliza Lane (1897-1985).
* Remarried (1949) Kempster.
(09?).1921
Southam district, Warwickshire
-
22.12.1944
(MPK) [age 23]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 206]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1578326]
P/O (prob) 28.05.1943 [152296]
(WS) F/O 28.11.1943
28.05.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 22.12.1944 626 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster NG244 'UM-E2'. Airborne 16:23 hrs from Wickenby for an operation against Koblenz, but was obliged to turn back after the failure of the port inner engine. Approaching base, the crew were told to divert to Leeming, Yorkshire, but in the circumstances the pilot continued his approach, only to stall and crash. On impact, the Lancaster exploded.]
Gurr,
Frederick Charles
F.C. Gurr
?
-
 
Ldg.Acm. ? [1395803]
P/O (prob) 11.06.1943 [152416]
(WS) F/O 11.06.1944?
(WS) F/Lt. 11.06.1945 (reld 19.06.1953; on enlistment in the RNZAF)
11.06.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      flying training in Canada, and served possibly with 83 & 582 Squadrons RAF
Guymer,
Maurice Juniper
M.J. Guymer (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
Son of Frank Guymer (1876-1958), and Florence Mary Rendell, of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.
29.08.1914
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
26.01.1985
Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
Sgt. ? [960900]
(A) P/O (prob) 23.12.1943 [162733]
P/O (prob) 18.02.1944
(WS) F/O 17.08.1944
(A?) F/Lt. (1945)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 1982 ?
Education: Northcliffe House, Bognor Regis; Westminster School (20.09.1927-04.1930; Ashburnham House).
Admitted as a solicitor, 06.1936.
23.12.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
21.08.1944 - (07.1944) Assistant Directorate of Organisation (Mails), Department of the Air Member for Supply and Organisation, Air Ministry
06.06.1945 - 25.07.1945 No. 65 Accountant Officers' Course, "F" Syndicate
Justice of the Peace (JP), 1956. Councillor, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, 1953, mayor, 1959-1960 & 1960-1961, alderman, 1961-1965. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Surrey, 1960. A Metropolitan stipendiary magistrate from 1967. Chairman, Inner London Juvenile Courts, 1967-76. Member, Board of Visitors, Latchmere House Remand Centre, 1958- (Chairman, 1969-82). Chairman, Kingston and Malden District Scout Council, 1962-76, President, 1976-1985.
       

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