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Page,
Denis Alan
D.A. Page
Son (with one borther and one sister) of Harold James Page, CMG, OBE, BSc, FRIC (1890-1972), and Gladys Isabel Shepperd (1892-1969), of Woking, Surrey.
20.04.1923
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
-
21.01.1944
[age 20]
[Maidstone Cemetery, Kent, plot CC1, grave 131]
Sgt. ? [1334157]
P/O (prob) 07.08.1942 [127990]
(WS) F/O (prob) 07.02.1943
07.08.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 21.01.1944 pilot, 19 Squadron RAF
[died as a result of plane’s mechanical failure]
Page,
James Houghton
J.H. Page (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
14.01.1900
Lambeth district, London

-
(12?).1977
Richmond upon Thames district, Surrey
P/O (prob) 30.05.1941 [67775]
... ...
30.05.1941     commissioned, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(08.1941)     staff, Officers' School RAF
Palliser,
George Charles Calder
"Tich"
G.C.C. Palliser G.C.C. Palliser
G.C.C. Palliser G.C.C. Palliser

11.01.1919
West Hartlepool
-
24.09.2011
Black Rock, Victoria, Australia
Sgt. ? [751910]
P/O (prob) 24.04.1941 [64891]
(WS) F/O 24.04.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 24.04.1943
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 30.01.1942 ?
24.04.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1942)     249 Squadron RAF (DFC)
Palmer,
John Newman
"Jack"
J.N. Palmer (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian C. Pearson)
Son of Gray Palmer (1860-1914), and Clara Elizabeth Newman (1862-1938).
Married (25.06.1928, St Mark's Church, Edmonton) Dorothy Violet Moor (18.12.1905 - 1973?), daughter of Bowman Moor and Eliza Mason; two sons, one daughter.
10.06.1903
Saffron Walden, Essex
-
(09?).1969
King Edward VI Hospital, Midhurst died from cancer)
P/O (prob)
29.11.1940 [88563]
P/O
29.11.1941
(WS) F/O
29.11.1941
(T) F/Lt.
01.01.1943
(WS) F/Lt.
10.10.1944 (reld 25.11.1945) (reld from Emergency List 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
for sorting out a Crisis with the local Sultan at Aden

J.N. Palmer (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian C. Pearson)

Draper & accountant.
29.11.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(12.1940)
 
 
RAF Loughborough
(1944)
 
 
Base Commander at Socotra, Aden
(1944/45?)


invalided out (found to be allergic to penicillin and became bed-ridden for a few years)
Director of Durrants in East Street, Chichester, Sussex. He was a Chichester Town Councilor and also The England Team Manager of the Amateur Boxing Association in the mid-1950's.
Palmer,
William
W. Palmer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Anne Husk)
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
P/O (prob) 29.11.1940 [88564]
(WS) F/O 29.11.1941 (reld 17.02.1945; medical unfitness for air force service; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
(T) F/Lt. 01.01.1943
29.11.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Sepcial Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Pannifer,
John Edward
J.E. Pannifer (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Hart)

Son of Robert Pannifer, and Jane Seeley.
(03?).1921
Mildenhall district, Suffolk
-
Sgt.
? [1375211]
P/O (prob)
29.01.1942 [117400]
(WS) F/O
29.01.1943
(WS) F/Lt.
29.01.1944
F/Lt. RAF
21.04.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
07.01.1944
?
29.01.1942


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


681 Squadron RAF
21.04.1947


permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
Park,
Roland
R. Park (Photo courtesy of Chris Craig) R. Park (Photo courtesy of Chris Craig)
28.11.1896
Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
17.05.1968
Northumberland
P/O (prob) 15.07.1940 [82060]
P/O 15.07.1941, seniority 15.07.1940
(WS) F/O 15.07.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.01.1943 (emgcy list) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
15.07.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Parkes,
Peter Denys
P.D. Parkes P.D. Parkes
Son (with two brothers) of Maj. Denys Vine Parkes (1891-1973), and Dorothy Nichols (1895-1987), of Lingfield, Surrey.

22.09.1924
-
06.05.1944
MPK [age 20]
[Malta Memorial, panel 13. column 2]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1585913]
P/O (prob) 24.01.1944 [172073]
Education: The Pirory, Banstead; Sutton County Grammar School (1936-1940).
1942 - 1943 flying training in Canada
 1943 - 1943? 20 Operational Training Unit RAF (Lossiemouth)
24.01.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
1943? - 06.05.1944 37 Squadron RAF (Tortorella, Italy)
[Lost in a Wellington bomber during a raid on the Ploesti oilfields. It is believed that they had engine problems with at least one catching fire, and after ditching their bomb load they attempted to make it back to base. They never returned.]
Parmenter,
Kenneth Frederick
K.F. Parmenter (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sara Galindez)
Son of Frederick James Parmenter, and Violet Esther Boggis.
Husband of Christine Parmenter, of Abercynon, Glamorgan.
(06?).1924
Reigate district, Surrey
-
07.11.1945
(MPK) [age 21]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 267]
F/Sgt. ? [1321603]
P/O (prob) 27.04.1945 [198205]
(WS) F/O 27.10.1945
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 26.10.1945 ?
      served in the ranks, RAFVR
(1945?)     115 Squadron RAF
27.04.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 07.11.1945 279 Squadron RAF
[Flight Engineer on a Lancaster that was reported missing on a night navigational exercise flight]
Parrott,
Douglas Allan
D.A. Parrott
Son of Ernest and Florence Parrott.
(06?).1899
Hackney district, London
-
1964
Middlesex
Cadet ?
T/2nd Lt. (prob) 12.07.1917
F/O 18.09.1923 (reld 18.09.1927)
P/O (prob) 17.08.1940 [83929]
(WS) F/O 17.08.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.09.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
12.07.1917     commissioned, General List, Royal Flying Corps [temporary commission]
18.09.1923     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class B)
06.04.1924     transferred from Class B to Class C
17.08.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative duties) [emergency commission]
Parry,
Douglas Alfred George
D.A.G. Parry
D.A.G. Parry
Son of ... Parry, and ... Smith.
10.04.1915
West Ham district, Essex / Greater London
-
08.1999
Norwich district, Norfolk
Sgt.
? [745406]
P/O (prob)
12.05.1940 [79162]
P/O
12.05.1941
(WS) F/O
12.05.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
12.05.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr.
(09.1942)
(T) W/Cdr.
?
F/O
05.04.1949 (retd 01.10.1955; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
20.10.1942
Oslo 25.09.42 *
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)
MBE
01.01.1976
New Year 76: for his work as Group Controller, Norwich Group, United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
06.06.1941
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
22.09.1942
daylight attack Germany 08.42 **
* On 25th September, 1942, this officer led a formation of bombers detailed to attack the Gestapo Headquarters on the occasion of the Quisling Rally at Oslo. On reaching the city, Squadron Leader Parry vigorously attacked his objective from rooftop height and obtained hits on the centre of the buildings despite interference by enemy fighters. Throughout the flight, which demanded a high degree of skill, Squadron Leader Parry displayed great leadership.
** In August, 1942, Flight Lieutenant Parry and Pilot Officer Robson were pilot and navigator respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack a target in Germany in daylight, in spite of difficulties, and in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire, the target, which was comparatively small, was vigorously attacked from a low level and hits were made. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Parry and Pilot Officer Robson, whose skilful navigation was of the greatest assistance, displayed great courage and determination to achieve success. Both these officers have completed numerous sorties.



training, 10 Flying Training School RAF



training, 13 Operational Training Unit
12.05.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
10.1940
110 Squadron RAF (Wattisham)
04.1941
-
10.1941
13 Operational Training Unit (Bicester)
10.1941
-
1943
105 Squadron RAF (Swanton Morley)
1943


HQ Bomber Command RAF



.. Operational Training Unit RAF (Silverstone)



2nd Tactical Air Force



Commanding Officer, [13?] Operational Training Unit RAF (Bicester)



HQ 12 Group RAF



RAF Church Fenton
05.04.1949
-
01.10.1955
commissioned, RAFVR (Training Branch): commander Norfolk Air Training Corps
01.06.1955
-
01.02.1961
Sq.Ldr., RAuxAF (General Duties Branch)
09.04.1956
-
01.02.1961
Commanding Officer, No. 3620 (County of Norfolk) Fighter Control Unit RAuxAF
01.02.1961
-
01.06.1965
RAuxAF Reserve of Officers
Structural engineer, retiring in 1979.
Parsons,
Peter John
P.J. Parsons (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Parsons)
Son of John Restorick Parsons, and Laura Mabel Wakley, of Barnes, Surrey.
(09?).1921
Hampstead district, London
-
17.03.1945
(KIA) [age 23]
[Dürnbach War Cemetery, Germany, coll. grave 8.G.26-29]
Wt.Offr. ? [1313844]
P/O (prob) 26.11.1944 [188557]
26.11.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 17.03.1945 pilot,153 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster III PB642 P4-W had taken off 17:20 hrs 16.03.1945 from Scampton for a bombing raid over Nuremburg. Aircraft was lost with crew of seven.]
Patrick,
Ernest Harold
E.H. Patrick
Son of Juan Patrick, and Mabel Olive Moore, of Southgate, Middlesex.
(06?).1918
Hackney district, London
-
02.12.1943
(KIA) [age 25]
[Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany, 8.F.8]
Sgt. ? [1436078]
P/O (prob) 03.10.1943 [162550]
39|45 St - -
Aircrew Europe Star AirCrEur - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
03.10.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 02.12.1943 air bomber, 57 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster JB529 (DX-P) was airborne 16:19 hrs from East Kirkby for an operation against Berlin. Believed to have crashed near Trebbin. All eight crew members are buried in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.]
Patterson,
John Bridges
J.B. Patterson
Son of Charles William Patterson, and Margaret Elizabeth Bridges.
Married (10.03.1941, Blean district, Kent) Raymonde Edith Piggott (12.10.1913 - 23.07.1980), of Herne Bay, Kent. She remarried (26.03.1945, Bridge district, Kent) Derek George G. Brace (07.10.1913 - 15.01.1995).
(12?).1915
Wandsworth district, London
-
17.09.1941
(MPK) [age 27?]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 34]
Ldg.Acm. ? [956737]
P/O (prob) 09.03.1941 [65514]
09.03.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 17.09.1941 82 Squadron RAF
[Blenheim IV V6086 (UX-X) took off 13:04 hrs from Bodney to attack a power station and chemical complex at Mazingarbe. The aircraft was lost, and the crew P/O Patterson, P/O C.J. Harper & Sgt. D.A. Bartrip were missing, presumed killed.]
Patton-Bethune,
Michael Lisle
M.L. Patton-Bethune
Son of Maj. Charlie Lionel Patton-Bethune (1882-1957), and Mary Lester.
(12?).1918
St Marylebone district, Greater London / London
-
16.05.1940
[age 21]
[Golders Green Crematorium, panel 3]

Sgt.
? [754290]
P/O
26.09.1939 [74340]
26.09.1939


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
16.05.1940
killed in plane crash near Moretonhampstead
Payne,
Arthur George
A.G. Payne
 
1921 ?
-
06.2013 still alive
F/Sgt. ? [1314691]
P/O (prob) 02.09.1944 [184746]
(WS) F/O 02.03.1945
F/O RAF 09.01.1947, seniority 02.09.1945
F/Lt. RAF 02.03.1948
F/O RAF 28.03.1950, seniority 02.09.1946
F/Lt. RAF 04.06.1953
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
02.09.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
22.01.1945     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
09.01.1947     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [extended service commission]
28.03.1950     transferred, RAF (Secretarial Branch) [reverting to lower rank]
Payne,
Stanley John
S.J. Payne
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
07.07.1913
-
Ldg.Acm. ? [1593606]
P/O (prob) 02.01.1943 [135742]
(WS) F/O (prob) 02.07.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 02.01.1945 (Emgcy List) (reld 07.07.1958)
02.01.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served at RAF Leicester Forest East & RAF Fairford
Peachey,
George Arthur
G.A. Peachey
?
-
Sgt.
? [1182463]
(A) P/O (prob)
17.06.1942, seniority 18.05.1942 [122585]
P/O (prob)
17.08.1942, seniority 18.07.1942
(WS) F/O (prob)
17.02.1943 (reld from Emergency List 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
17.06.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Peake,
Raymond
R. Peake
Son of Joseph Peake, and Ann Marie Barnsley, of Higher Poynton.
(12?).1920
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
30.11.1942
[age 22]
[Poynton (St George) Churchyard, new part, grave 61]
Ldg.Acm.
? [1030318]
P/O (prob)
14.02.1942 [116101]
14.02.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
30.11.1942
pilot, 25 Squadron RAF
[combat report of 23.09.1942 in which a Do 217 was destroyed E Flamborough Head]
Pearse,
Hugh Francis
H.F. Pearse (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [102322]
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Pearse,
Richard John Bennett
"Jack"
R.J.B. Pearse
08.09.1909
Launceston, Cornwall, Devon
-
10.1998
Exeter, Devon
P/O
08.04.1940 [78521]
...
...
W/Cdr.
?

OBE, AFC

08.04.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
Pearson,
George Sholto Manning
G.S.M. Pearson
Son of ... Pearson, and ... Wecke.
04.07.1920
Kensington, Greater London
-
11.08.1943
(KIA) [age 23]
[Aarsele Communal Cemetery, Belgium, NW Corner]

F/Sgt.
? [952127]
P/O (prob)
16.07.1942 [127030]
(WS) F/O (prob)
16.01.1943
16.07.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
05.1943
-
11.08.1943
pilot, 197 Squadron RAF
[on a 'Rhubarb' mission [freelance fighter sortie against ground targets of opportunity] in a Typhoon Ib [JP533 'V'], shot down by Flak in the Gent area]
Pearson,
Kenneth Raymond
K.R. Pearson (Photo courtesy of Mr William Burroughs) K.R. Pearson (Photo courtesy of Mr William Burroughs)
13.04.1918 ?
-
(06?).1978 ?
Northampton district, Northamptonshire ?
Sgt. ? [952101]
P/O (prob) 23.08.1943 [169199]
(WS) F/O 23.02.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 23.08.1945
F/O 25.10.1948
F/Lt. ? (reld 12.06.1952)
F/O 12.06.1952
F/Lt. 28.06.1956 (reld 12.06.1970)
F/O 12.06.1970 (reld 25.10.1976; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Branch) MBE 01.01.1974 New Year 74
39|45 St - -
Aircrew Europe Star AirCrEur - & clasp France & Germany
Africa Star Afr St - -
23.08.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
25.10.1948     commissioned, RAFVR (Training Branch)
12.06.1952     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (Secretarial Branch)
12.06.1970     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (Training Branch)
Pease,
Arthur Peter
A.P. Pease
Son of Sir Richard Arthur Pease, JP, DL, MA, 2nd Bart., and of Lady Jeannette Thorn Pease (née Kissel), of Richmond.
(03?).1918
St Marylebone district, Greater London / London
-
15.09.1940
(KIA) [age 22]
[Middleton Tyas (St. Michael) Churchyard]
P/O
06.09.1938 [72447]
F/O
30.03.1940
Education: Eton and Cambridge Universities [Cambridge University Air Squadron]
09.1938?
-
?
No 1 School of Army Co-operation (Old Sarum)
?
-
07.1940
5 Officer Training Unit (OTU) RAF (Aston Down)
06.07.1940
-
15.09.1940
603 Squadron RAF (Dyce, Aberdeen, since 10.08.1940 Hornchurch):
30.07.1940


half share (He 111)
03.09.1940


full victory (Bf 109)
07.09.1940


aircraft damaged; forced landing at Hornchurch
15.09.1940


killed in action at 15:05 hrs as his Spitfire I (X4324) was shot down on a patrol by Bf 109s over Kingswood, Kent, and crashed near Maidstone
Peerless,
Norman Jeram
N.J. Peerless (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Sgt. ? [365621]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 21.10.1941 [114937]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Pemberton,
Arnold Peter
A.P. Pemberton
Son of Peter Pemberton, and Bertha Moore.
Married ((03?).1944, Bolton district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire) Doris Gregg.
30.08.1914
Bolton district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire
-
1994

Bolton district, Lancashire
F/Sgt. ? [1021979]
P/O (prob) 21.02.1943 [142221]
(WS) F/O (prob) 21.08.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 21.02.1945
21.02.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?     7 Squadron RAF (Full Sutton)
?     83 Squadron RAF
Penketh,
Harold Edwin
H.E. Penketh
Son of James Penketh, and Ann Bellingham, of Hove.
(06?).1920
Lewes district, Hampshire
-
22.11.1940

(KIA) [age 20]
[Brighton (Woodvale) Borough Crematorium, Sussex, panel 3]
Sgt. ? [745117]
P/O (prob) 06.10.1940, seniority 29.09.1940 [86399]
Worked in insurance for the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation.
06.10.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 22.11.1940 266 Squadron RAF
[Spitfire MK 1A N/o X4593 crashed at Peterborough. Story on wreckage recovery.]
Penlerick,
Sydney Morris
S.M. Penlerick (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Cleland)
24.04.1903
-
23.02.1969
Worthing district, Sussex
(A) P/O (prob) 19.12.1941 [114465]
Sq.Ldr. (07.1945)
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
Education: Haileybury College (1917.2-1918.2).
19.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(07.1945)     Supreme HQ Allied Expeditionary Force/Air (Rear)
Pepper,
Robert Forsythe William
R.F.W. Pepper R.F.W. Pepper
Married ...; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
15.08.1921
Northern Ireland
-
29.05.2000

Victoria, Australia
F/Sgt. ? [1079218]
P/O (prob) 06.08.1943 [156037]
(WS) F/O 06.02.1944
(WS)F/Lt. 06.08.1945
F/O 25.05.1948, seniority 24.03.1948 (reld 25.05.1958)
06.08.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      502 Squadron RAF
25.05.1948 - 11.08.1950 Royal Auxiliary Air Force (Reconstituted Section)
11.08.1950 - 25.05.1958 Royal Auxiliary Air Force Reserve of Officers
Péquignot,
Clifford Alfred
"Cliff"
C.A. Pequignot (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Péquignot Fouracres)
Son of Albert Alfred Péquignot (died 1919), and Melinda Maud Radford.
Married ((06?).1941, Bromley district, Kent) Kathleen M. Bellingham.
10.09.1914
Burton upon Trent, Derbyshire / Staffordshire
-
(09?).1981
Bromley district, Kent
Cpl. ? [933206]
(A) P/O (prob) 13.05.1942, seniority 26.03.1942 [120881]
(WS) F/O (prob) 21.04.1943
(A) F/Lt. 1944?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 ?
13.05.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
      served RAF Locking, Halton & Freetown
Published: Tunnels and tunnelling (ed.; 1963); Chunnel : everyman's guide to the technicalities of building a channel tunnel (1965).
Percival,
Kenneth Edward
K.E. Percival
Son of ... Percival, and ... Kearney.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
18.10.1918
West Ham district, Essex
-
21.09.2000
Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
Ldg.Acm. ? [1385180]
(A) P/O (prob) 06.06.1942 [123222]
(WS) F/O (prob) 06.12.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 06.06.1944
06.06.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served Coastal Command
Peters,
Donald
D. Peters (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114939]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Petrook,
Woolf
"Bill"
R.L. Pickup
Son of Abraham Petrook, and Lottie Taube.
Married ((03?).1942, Hackney district, London) Ena Levy.

(03?).1920
Hackney district, London
-
2006/08?
Cpl. ? [1253379]
(A) P/O (prob) 18.05.1944 [174167]
P/O (prob) 12.10.1944
18.05.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Locomotive engineer, British Railways.
Phillips,
Ernest Beynon
E.B. Phillips (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Acm. 2nd cl. ? [1049363]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 21.10.1941 [115000]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Pickering,
Tony Garforth
T.G. Pickering T.G. Pickering
T.G. Pickering T.G. Pickering
T.G. Pickering (Photo courtesy of Mr Rex Gaskell) T.G. Pickering

25.08.1940
Foxton, Leicestershire

-
23.03.2016
Sgt. ? [754357]
(A) P/O (prob) 13.12.1941 [114471]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 13.12.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr. ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - & clasp Battle of Britain
Air Crew Europe Star AirCrEur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
Air Efficiency Award AEA - -
13.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Pickup,
Robert Leslie
R.L. Pickup
Son of John Pickup, and Hilda Pickup (née Hetherington), of Mold, Flintshire.
(09?).1922
Holywell district, Flintshire
-
02.04.1943
[age 20]
[Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, France, plot L, row B, collective grave 16-18]
Sgt.
? [1239591]
P/O (prob)
25.03.1943 [144185]
25.03.1943


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
02.04.1943
pilot, 57 Squadron RAF
[taken off in his Lancaster I [W4257 DX-] from Scampton at 20.07 hrs for an operation against St Nazaire; the plane crashed in the area, with all crew members killed]
Picton,
Roy Geoffrey
R.G. Picton (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Clayton)
Son of Capt. Thomas Picton, and Emily Stanford.
22.07.1921
Wrexham district, Cheshire / Denbighshire / Flintshire
-
13.06.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Bathmen General Cemetery, Overijssel, the Netherlands, collective grave 173-176]
[Commemorated Rhyl Town Cemetery]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1511958]
P/O (prob) 22.01.1943 [151087]
(WS) F/O (prob) 22.07.1943
22.01.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 13.06.1944 navigator, 514 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster LL678 (J1-L2) was airborne 23:12 hrs 12.06.1944 from Waterbeach for an operation against Gelsenkirchen. Shot down by a night-fighter (Oberleutnant Dietrich Schmidt, 11. Staffel/Nachtjagdgeschwader 1). Crashed 0124 13Jun44 at Zuid Loo (Overijssel), a small hamlet 3 km SE of Bathmen. Three of the crew evaded, the other five were killed.]
Pilkington,
Ernest
E. Pilkington (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [115001]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Pinder,
Joseph Kenneth
J.K. Pinder (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Pinder)
Son (with two sisters) of Walter Herbert Pinder (1881-1950), and Ethel Gudger (1884-1967).
Married ((06?).1940, Middleton district, Lancashire) Alma Parker (23.03.1919 - 12.1994); one son, two daughters.
07.08.1917
Oldham district, Lancashire
-
01.11.1993
Blackpool and Fylde district, Lancashire
Sgt. ? [2203007]
P/O (prob) 13.04.1945 [196737]
(WS) F/O 13.10.1945
13.04.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      Flight Engineer in Lancaster bombers:
      170 Squadron RAF (Hemswell)
      12 Squadron RAF (Wickenby)
Post-war he continued to work with aircraft (from flying pleasure flights around Blackpool Tower to being a test co-pilot on Lightning jet aircraft). He eventually became an aircraft inspector for British Aerospace.
Pitcher,
Henry Robert
H.R. Pitcher (Photo courtesy of Mary Pitcher)
Son of Joseph H. Pitcher, and Lilian F. Hewer.
Married ((03?).1946, Edmonton district) Euphemia Hill Drever ((03?).1928 - 19.04.2009); six daughters, two sons.
06.04.1923
Shoreditch, London
-
29.07.1984
Harringey, London
Sgt. ? [934430]
F/Sgt. ?
P/O (prob) 20.10.1944 [186789]
P/O 24.04.1945, seniority 20.10.1944
(WS) F/O 24.04.1945
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 19.05.1944 ?
      served in the ranks, RAFVR (served as rear gunner in Lancasters)
(1944)     44 Squadron RAF
20.10.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Planterose,
Cyril George
C.G. Planterose (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)

Son of George Maurice Planterose (1867-1957), and Louise Annie Russell (1868?-1957).
Married ((03?).1938, Croydon district, Surrey) Helen Constance Gillies Penney (31.10.1910 - 11.11.1982), daughter (with two brothers and one sister) of Herbert Gillies Penney (1886-1966), and Charlotte Sarah Affleck (1884-1967);  two sons, one daughter.
14.12.1907
Croydon district, Surrey
-
02.1993
Henley district, Oxfordshire
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [115003]
P/O (prob) 28.02.1942
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
(A) F/Lt. 28.08.1944?
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
28.08.1944 - (07.1945) an Assistant Director, Directorate of Signals, Department of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Ministry
Plaskett,
Stanley
S. Plaskett (Photo courtesy of Mr John Leaf)
Son of Clive Plaskett, and Margaret Jane Williams, of Bangor, Caernarvonshire.
(09?).1920
Bangor, Caernarvonshire
-
01.05.1943
(KIA) [age 22]
[Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, 17.B.11]
Sgt. ? [1146224]
P/O (prob) 18.04.1943 [145328]
18.04.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 01.05.1943 bomb aimer, 106 Squadron RAF
[his Lancaster [ED451 ZN-O] took off 2355 hrs 30.04.1943 from Syerston for an operation against Essen; crashed at Wulfen, a town on the E bank of the River Wient, 7 km NE of Dorsten; complete crew was killed]
Plaut-Carcasson,
George Vincent
G.V. Plaut-Carcasson
Changed his last name by deed poll of 17.06.1943 to Carcasson.
11.11.1913
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
01.08.2000
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
Sgt. ? [1330969]
P/O (prob) 24.12.1941 [115004]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 24.12.1943 (Emgcy List) (reld 11.11.1958)
24.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      navigator, 157 Squadron RAF & 488 (NZ) Squadron RAF
Ponting,
Reginald William
"Reg"
R.W. Ponting (Photo courtesy opf Mrs Lynn Buckland) R.W. Ponting (Photo courtesy opf Mrs Lynn Buckland)
R.W. Ponting (Photo courtesy opf Mrs Lynn Buckland) R.W. Ponting (Photo courtesy opf Mrs Lynn Buckland)
Son (with two sisters) of Reginald Lawrence Ponting (1900-1979), and Charlotte Cecelia Ellen Haysome (1901-1997), of Wembley, Middlesex.
Married (01.10.1943, St Mary's Church, Nassau, The Bahamas) Cynthia Alice Johnson (12.04.1925 - 26.05.2009), daughter of Errol E.S. Johnson (1888-), and Eunice Anita Johnson (1900-).
29.06.1921
Kensington district, London
-
26.02.1945
(MPK) [age 24]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 267]
F/Sgt. ? [1271139]
P/O (prob) 12.03.1943 [144782]
(WS) F/O (prob) 12.09.1943
Postman, Wembley, London.
05.11.1940     enlisted, RAFVR (under training as a pilot)
12.03.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 26.02.1945 224 Squadron RAF
[Lost flying Liberator V1, KG964 'D' on an anti-submarine patrol over the Skagerrak. Took off 22:07 hrs Milltown on the 25th, with a load of ten 250lb depth charges, detailed to carry out an anti-submarine patrol in the vicinity of the Swedish coast. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off, and it did not return to base. Presumed shot down in flames by enemy vessel.]
Pooley,
Alfred Henry
A.H. Pooley
Son of William H. Pooley, and Florence E. Beeson.
Married ...; ... children.
23.05.1915
Llandebie, South Wales
-
12.09.1980
Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Torbay district, Devon
P/O (prob) 31.03.1940 [78209]
(WS) F/O 31.03.1941
(T) F/Lt. ?
(WS) F/Lt. 03.06.1944
Engineer. Obtained civil aviator's licence (No. 16513) taken on a De Havilland Gipsy Moth 1 - 85 h.p. at London Air Park Flying Club, 08.11.1938.
31.03.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
25.07.1940     transferred, RAFVR (Technical Branch)
Pope,
Jack Frederick
J.F. Pope
Son of ... Pope, and ... Humphrey.
07.12.1920
Tonbridge district, Kent
-
03.03.1981
Chichester district, West Sussex
F/Sgt. ? [1254321]
P/O (prob) 20.09.1942 [148403]
(WS) F/O (prob) 20.03.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 20.09.1944
20.09.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Porteous,
William Ford Watson
"Bill"
W.F.W. Porteous (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Scales)
Son of James Sargent Porteous and Mildred Porteous, of Portree, Isle of Skye.

1920
Glasgow, Scotland
-
20.05.1944
(KIA) [age 23]
[Le Mans West Cemetery, France, plot 38, 1939-1945 Row C, grave 23]
F/Sgt. ? [984913]
Wt.Offr. ?
P/O (prob) 17.01.1944 [171282]
(A) F/Lt. ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 02.06.1944 *
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 05.11.1943 **
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 12.11.1943 ?
* This officer has completed a very large number of sorties, many of them demanding a high degree of skill and resolution. On 3 occasions recently, Flight Lieutenant Porteous has participated in attacks on railway junctions and the success achieved is a fine tribute to the accuracy of his bombing. He is a devoted member of aircraft crew and his achievements have won the greatest praise.
** This officer [F/O G. Wilson] and airmen [F/Sgt. B.N. Mulholland & F/Sgt. W.F.W. Porteous] were pilot, mid-upper gunner and air bomber respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack Hanover one night in September, 1943. On the run up to the target the bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Four members of the crew were wounded and much essential equipment was rendered unserviceable. In spite of this, Flying Officer Wilson resolutely held to his course, enabling Flight Sergeant Porteous to execute a successful bombing attack. On leaving the target, the bomber was intercepted by a fighter which attacked with great persistence. Nevertheless, Flying Officer Wilson succeeded in evading the fighter, being greatly assisted by Flight Sergeant Mulholland who kept his captain fully informed of the attackers movements. On the return flight. Flight Sergeant Porteous assumed the duties of navigator and executed his task with skill. These members of aircraft' crew displayed great courage, skill and tenacity in the most trying circumstances.
17.01.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943) - 20.05.1944 bomb aimer, 7 Squadron RAF (Oakington)
[Lancaster III JB653 (MG-R) took off from Oakington 22:23 hrs 19.05.1944 to bomb the railway yards at Le Mans with Sq.Ldr. J.M. Dennis as Deputy Bomb Master. Hit by light flak and crashed 1 km NEof the local airfield. Complete crew of seven were killed.]
Porter,
Leonard John
"Jack"
L.J. Porter (Photo courtesy of Mr David Valentine)
Son of George Edward Porter, and Eva Webb, of Moulton, Lincolnshire.
24.06.1920
Moulton, Spalding district, Lincolnshire
-
24.05.1943
(MPK) [age 22]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 120]
Ldg.Acm. ? [912762]
P/O (prob) 18.01.1941, seniority 22.12.1940 [60133]
(WS) F/O 28.12.1941, seniority 22.12.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 28.12.1942, seniority 22.12.1942
Education: BA.
18.01.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 24.05.1943 264 Squadron RAF
[missing, presumed killed when Mosquito II [HJ915] was lost on a day ranger mission (with the aim of wearing down the enemy fighter force) in the Dax area of Brittany, France in the afternoon; fellow crew member F/O R.W. Huntley RAF survived and was captured]
Portugal,
Harry
H. Portugal (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [115006]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Potts,
John
J. Potts (Photo courtesy of Mr John Potts (Jr)) J. Potts (Photo courtesy of Mr John Potts (Jr))
Married ...; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
22.04.1912
Bellshill, Scotland
-
Wt.Offr. ? [743007]
P/O (prob) 28.04.1943 [146352]
(WS) F/O (prob) 28.10.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 28.04.1945 (Emgcy List) (reld 22.04.1957)
39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Air Efficiency Award AEA - -
School teacher.
1938     joined RAFVR
1940 - 1941 trained as an instructor in air navigation
1942     instructor in navigation
12.1942     operational service as navigator with Bomber Command (initially with 1654 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF (Marston Moor))
28.04.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 03.1944 424 Squadron RAF (Skipton)
04.1944     pilot training, RAF West Freugh, Scotland
Powell,
Henry Leslie
H.L. Powell
Son of Albert and Lucy Anne Powell.
Married ((12?).1938, Wandsworth district, London) Margaret Elizabeth Newton, of Norwood, Surrey; one daughter.
30.01.1915
-
05.11.1941

(KIA) [age 26]
[St Trojan-les-Bains Communal Cemetery, Ile d'Oleron, Charente-Maritime, France, row 6, grave 11]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1257617]
P/O (prob) 30.06.1941 [100633]
30.06.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 05.11.1941 observer/air gunner, 22 Squadron RAF
[Beaufort Mk. I AW202 (OA-T) took off 03:39 hrs from St Eval for a shipping patrol and crashed at St Trojan-les-Bains, France. P/O Powell and Sgt. J.E. Davis were killed and are buried locally. P/O P.I. Hall & Sgt. A. Howard became prisoners of war.]
Powell,
John Frederick
J.F. Powell
J.F. Powell

12.06.1915
Limpley Stoke-cum-Freshford, Somerset
-
24.11.2008
P/O (prob)
18.04.1939 [73348]
P/O
07.09.1939
(WS) F/O
07.09.1939
(WS) F/Lt.
?
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1944
...
...
Air Vice Marshal
01.07.1968 (retd 04.05.1972)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
1956
?
Mention in Despatches MID
14.06.1945
?
Education: Lancing; King's College, Cambridge (MA)
18.04.1939


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



operations room duties, Coastal Command
01.10.1946
 
 
permanent commission, RAF (Education Branch)
...
-
...
...
Powell,
John Leonard
J.L. Powell
Son of David Albert and Elizabeth Powell, of Rhos, Glamorgan.
1916 ?
-
16.04.1945
[age 29]
[Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland, collective grave 5.B.1-5]

Ldg.Acm.
? [1375518]
P/O (prob)
06.08.1941 [103039]
P/O
06.08.1942
(WS) F/O
06.08.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
06.08.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr.
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
29.03.1946,
w.e.f.
15.04.1945
? [posthumously]
Mention in Despatches MID
08.06.1944
?
06.08.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
16.04.1945
pilot, 617 ('Dambusters') Squadron RAF
[lost in his Lancaster NG228 on an operation against Swinemünde]
Powell,
William John
W.J. Powell (Photo courtsey of Mr Andy de Vicq) W.J. Powell (Photo courtsey of Mr Andy de Vicq)
?
-
07.05.1944
(died on active service)
[Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt, 6.Q.5]
(A) P/O (prob) 12.09.1941 [106604]
P/O (prob) 12.11.1941
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 01.10.1943?
(A) Sq.Ldr. 1944?
12.09.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 07.05.1944 [No. 1?] Radio Installation and Maintenance Unit RAF
Poynter,
Reginald
R. Poynter
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Victor Orlando Poynter (1887-1926), and Florence Allbone (1891-1970).
Married ((09?).1939, Woolwich district, Kent) Isabella Alice Fisher (10.12.1913 - 01.2001); two sons, one daughter.
17.12.1914
Greenwich district, London
-
31.12.1987
Aylesbury Vale district, Buckinghamshire
Cpl. ? [1152376]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1942 [135984]
P/O (prob) 03.03.1943
(WS) F/O (prob) 25.08.1943
31.12.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Preston,
Stuart Frederick
S.F. Preston
Son (with three sisters, one brother and seven half siblings) of Rev. John Evans Preston (1848-1927), and Florence Winniat Smith (1872-), of Julianstown, Drogheda.
Married (11.12.1948, Mombasa, Kenya) Eve Sinclair-Thomson, younger daughter of Lt.Col. & Mrs Angus Sinclair-Thomson, of Windyfield, Gt. Baddow, Essex; two sons.
28.02.1909
Drogheda, Ireland
-
1985
P/O (prob) 01.10.1939 [74969]
F/O 01.10.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 01.10.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1946, seniority 01.07.1945 (Emgcy List) (reld 28.02.1954)
Electrical engineer. Obtained civil aviator's licence (No. 11232), taken at a Moth Cirrus III 85 h.p. at Southend Flying Club, 09.07.1933.
01.10.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa
Price,
Clifford Harold Bowen
C.H.B. Price
Son of William Davis Price (1871-), and Alice Jane Price (1879-).
Married ((12?).1927, Knighton district, Radnorshire) Marjorie Amy Jones (1904-); one son.

04.03.1900
Wrockwardine, Wellington district, Salop, Shropshire
-
27.03.1962
Westminster district, London W1 (formerly of Windlesham, Surrey)
Pte. ? [38982]
F/Cadet ?
2nd Lt. (Observer Officer) 05.10.1918
P/O (prob) 19.09.1939 [74210]
F/O 19.09.1940
(T) F/Lt. 01.03.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 13.11.1943
(T) Sq.Ldr. ?
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 31.05.1945 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(A) W/Cdr. (1945?)
Bronze Star Medal (USA) BSM 07.03.1947 ?
      served in the ranks, The Border Regiment
05.10.1918     commissioned, RAF (Flying Branch) [temporary commission]
19.09.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Price,
George
G. Price
Son (with one sister) of William Price (1878-1938), and Ann Walsh (1877-1943).
Married ((09?).1948, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Violet Margaret Campbell (1920 - 29.08.2013), daughter (with one brother) of James Campbell (1892-1969), and Jane Fenerty (1893-); two sons, three daughters.
14.02.1912
Liverpool district, Lancashire
-
03.12.1973
Liverpool district, Lancashire
F/O 01.04.1943 [132298]
(T) F/Lt. 01.11.1943, seniority 02.07.1943 (Emgcy List) (reld 14.02.1957; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
01.04.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (Meteorological Branch) [emergency commission]
His son writes: "Was stationed at Elsham in 1942, I think for training, and then went to Cairo and eventually stationed in Cyprus."
Price,
Kenneth Charles
K.C. Price (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
Son of ... Price, and ... Page.
Married "Poppy" ...
21.05.1922
Wolverhampton district

-
08.2006
Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [115009]
P/O 11.09.1942
(WS) F/O (prob) 11.03.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 01.07.1946
F/Lt. 27.06.1946, seniority 01.09.1945
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
27.06.1946     extended service commission
27.06.1950     transferred to reserve (Class B)
Prime,
John Charles
"Jack"
J.C. Prime
Married; ... children (one son?).
?
-

Sgt.
? [740787]
P/O (prob)
21.09.1940, seniority 15.09.1940 [85624]
P/O
21.09.1941, seniority 15.09.1940
(WS) F/O
21.09.1941, seniority 15.09.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
21.09.1942, seniority 15.09.1942
F/Lt.
(Emergency List; retd 24.09.1957, retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
21.09.1940


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



flew Hudsons and Liberators with 224 squadron RAF



instructor in Nassau, Bahamas
Pring,
John Arthur
J.A. Pring (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeremy Palmer)
Son (with four sisters and two brothers) of William B..Pring (1853-), and Catherine Pring (1857-).
Married (21.12.1912, Rawalpindi, Bengal, India) Gladys Hill (26.04.1886 - 12.11.1955); three sons [Maj. Arthur William Ralph Pring (1913-1993), The Manchester Regiment, Maj. Geoffrey Lawrence Victor Pring (1916-1985), Indian Army, Lt. David Andrew Michael Pring, MC (1922-1991), Royal Engineers], one daughter [Barbara Winifred Pring (1920-1996), who married Sq.Ldr. Nicholas John Crawford Pollock, RAF (1918-2007)].
22.12.1883
North Back, Canongate district, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
-
24.02.1957
The Kent County Opthalmic Hospital, Maidstone, Kent (formerly of Rochester, Kent)
Army:  
QMS ?
2nd Lt. 02.09.1918
Lt. 02.03.1920 (reld 30.01.1928)
Indian Army:  
Lt. 30.01.1928, seniority 02.09.1919
Capt. 30.01.1928, seniority 02.09.1924 (Special Unemployed List 01.11.1935) (retd 30.12.1938)
RAFO:  
F/O 09.01.1939 (reld 01.09.1939)
RAFVR:  
F/Lt. 01.09.1939 [75220]
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1941 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1943 New Year 1943 [investiture 23.03.43]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 03.06.1931 HM's birthday 1931
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
      served in the ranks, 21st Lancers
02.09.1918     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps
30.01.1928     transferred, Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army
09.01.1939 - 01.09.1939 commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (Class CC)
01.09.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Pringle,
Ian Gordon St Clair
I.G.St.C. Pringle (Photo courtesy of Mr Geoff Pringle)
I.G.St.C. Pringle (Photo courtesy of Mr Geoff Pringle)
Son of Maj. I.T.St.C.Pringle (Indian Army), and Marion Pringle (née Rossetto), of Jaipur India.
Married (1949) Jill James; three sons.
24.02.1919
Jaipur, India
-
02.02.1991
Peterborough district, Cambridgeshire
Ldg.Acm.
? [912089]
P/O (prob)
29.01.1941 [62276]
P/O
29.01.1942, seniority 29.01.1941
(WS) F/O
29.01.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
29.01.1943
F/O
08.02.1949
 

I.G.St.C. Pringle (Photo courtesy of Mr Geoff Pringle)

His son writes: "This cartoon was drawn by a fellow POW Tom Slack who was a Spitfire pilot with 41 Sqd who joined Dad in the bag in 1944. After the war he went on to become a cartoonist and wrote a book about his Wartime experiences 'Happy is the Day.' The picture shows Dad while on the forced march after Stalag Luft III was evacuated by the Germans in February 1945 and is captioned 'The Sagan Safari' with the typical wry humour of the day.. but as I understand it the march was no picnic!"

Education: Jesus College, Cambridge.
08.1940
 
 
volunteered for RAFVR service
08.1940
-
09.1940
training, No. 8 War Course, No. 4 Group RAF (Hatfield)
09.1940
 
 
training, No. 26 Course (Fern Hill)
1940?
-
1941
pilot training, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (became honorary member of the Elk Tribe)
29.01.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
c. 06.1941
-
26.08.1941
pilot, 144 Squadron RAF
[flying out of North Luffenham [20.15 hrs] on way back from an operation to Mannheim on the night of 25/26 August 1941 his Hampden Mk.1 bomber [AE265 PL-M] was force-landed at 05.55 hrs at Ypenburg Airfield, the Netherlands, with the four crew members being captured]
26.08.1941
-
20.05.1945
POW in German captivity (# 3755, at Oflag VIB (Dössel), Oflag XC (Lübeck), Oflag XXIB (Schubin), Stalag Luft III (Sagan & Belaria), 1943-1945) & Stalag IIIA (Luckenwalde, 02-05.1945) [liberated by the Red Army]
08.02.1949

(04.1956) 
commissioned, RAFVR (Training Branch)
Returned to Cambridge to finish M.A. degree 1946. Schoolmaster Merchant Taylor's School, Liverpool 1947-9. Schoolmaster Uppingham School, Rutland 1949-1980 (Officer-in-Charge of the Air Section of CCF Uppingham School 1949-1963; Housemaster Farleigh Uppingham School 1959-1971).
Prior,
William John Hadden
W.J.H. Prior (Photo courtesy of Mrs Susan Harris)
Son of William Edward Mead Prior, and Esther Lily Fyfe, of Southgate, Middlesex.
18.10.1923
Edmonton district, Buckinghamshire
-
03.09.1946
Friesdorf, Germany
[Munster Heath Cemetery, Germany, 2.D.5]
Sgt. ? [1801484]
P/O (prob) 23.05.1945 [199063]
(WS) F/O 23.11.1945
23.05.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 03.09.1946 navigator, 21 Squadron RAF
[de Havilland DH98 Mosquito FB Mk. VI (TA494) collided with SZ995 and lost tail at RAF Station Wahn. Both occupants of the aircraft were killed.]
Pritchett,
Frederick Hardie
F.H. Pritchett
Son of ... Pritchett, and ... Howes.
Married ((03?).1947, Woolwich district, Kent) Winifred J. Hamnett; ... children (two daughters, one son?).
16.10.1921
Greenwich district, London
-
Ldg.Acm. ? [1336363]
P/O (prob) 11.07.1942 [124229]
(WS) F/O (prob) 11.01.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 11.07.1944
11.07.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
His daughter writes: "He spent most of the war flying in and around Africa and was a navigator."
Proud,
Stanley
S. Proud
Son of Herbert H. Proud, and Barbara Sanderson.
(12?).1913
Hartlepool district, Co. Durham
-
01.07.1941
(MPK) [age 27]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 29]
P/O 30.09.1940 [85435]
(WS) F/O 30.12.1940
(A) F/Lt. 1941?
30.09.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Meteorological Branch) [emergency commission]
01.07.1941     missing, presumed killed when SS Toronto City was lost (torpedoed and sunk by U-108 in the Atlantic with all hands while serving as a weather reporting ship [some documents here])
Provan,
William Wright
W.W. Provan
1918
Ayr district, Ayrshire, Scotland
-
Ldg.Acm. ? [1433915]
P/O (prob) 03.07.1942 [124875]
(WS) F/O (prob) 03.04.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 03.10.1944
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 09.02.1945 *
* This officer has proved himself to be a most resolute and skilful fighter and has destroyed four enemy aircraft at night; he has also effectively attacked enemy locomotives and mechanical transport.Flight Lieutenant Provan has displayed
outstanding keenness for operations and has completed very many sorties.
03.07.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944/45)     29 Squadron RAF (ace with 5 victories)
Pudsey,
Allan Fawcett
E.E. Pudsey
Son of Fawcett Pudsey, civil engineer, and Dorothy Ethel Watson.
Brother of F/Lt. Edward Estill Pudsey, RAFVR.
29.01.1913
Bridlington district, East Yorkshire
-
1999
Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire
Ldg.Acm. ? [1673340]
P/O (prob) 05.12.1943 [150722]
(WS) F/O 05.06.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 05.12.1945
F/Lt. 04.02.1947, seniority 11.01.1946
F/O 03.03.1952 (reld 03.03.1954)
05.12.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
03.03.1952 - 03.03.1954 commissioned, Reconstituted RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
Pudsey,
Edward Estill
E.E. Pudsey
Son of Fawcett Pudsey, civil engineer, and Dorothy Ethel Watson.
Brother of F/Lt. Allan Fawcett Pudsley, RAFVR.
 
(06?).1920
Bridlington district, East Yorkshire
-
15.11.1943
(KIA) [age 23]
[Clichy Northern Cemetery, Hauts de Seine, France, plot 16, row 13, grave 17]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1383905]
P/O (prob) 02.10.1941 [108843]
(WS) F/O (prob) 02.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 02.10.1943
02.10.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(06.1943) - 15.11.1943 pilot, 264 Squadron RAF
[de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk. II (DZ286) took off from Coleby Grange for an intruder operation over Châteaudun in the evening; aircraft was lost due to unknown reason]
Pusey,
Harold Kenneth
H.K. Pusey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)

Son (with three sisters and three brothers) of Henry Pusey (1861-), and Harman Le Neve Peake (1874-1960).
Married ((03?).1938, Tynemouth district, Northumberland) Edith Joan Sparks (1910 - 21.01.2007); two sons, one daughter.
18.11.1910
Oxford, Oxfordshire
-
26.12.1987
Oxford, Oxfordshire
(A) P/O (prob) 25.08.1941 [104896]
P/O (prob) 25.10.1941
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
25.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
       

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