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Tanner,
Lionel Frank
L.F. Tanner
17.11.1907
Tetbury district, Gloucestershire
-
19.02.1978
Stroud, Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
Ldg.Acm. ? [1220215]
P/O (prob) 13.09.1941 [106167]
(WS) F/O (prob) 13.09.1942 (emgcy list) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
13.09.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
21.07.1942     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
Tappin,
Herbert Edward
H.E. Tappin H.E. Tappin
H.E. Tappin
Son of ... Tappin, and ... Cotton.
12.06.1918
Southampton, Hampshire
-
09.01.2007
at home (Brighton?)
Sgt. ? [740167]
P/O (prob) 22.12.1940, seniority 27.11.1940 [89304]
(A) Sq.Ldr. ?
W/Cdr. ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 22.09.1942 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 14.04.1944 **
* Flight Lieutenant Tappin who was appointed flight commander in April, 1942, has participated in a number of hazardous operations. He led his squadron in the first sortie during the combined operations at Dieppe, on 19th August, 1942, and although his aircraft was severely damaged, he returned to base safely. Flight Lieutenant Tappin led the squadron in a further three sorties during these operations and' despite the fierce enemy opposition he pressed home his attacks. He has displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high standard.
** Since being awarded the D.F.C. this officer has flown on many more operational sorties, during which he has destroyed one six engine B.V.222 enemy flying boat and two enem.v aircraft. On one occasion, when flying on patrol, Sqn. Ldr. Tappin intercepted and destroyed an He. 177. In the consequent air combat his aircraft was hit by fire from an enemy fighter and damaged. Nevertheless he pressed home another attack on a Ju. 88 which was lost in cloud cover. At all times this officer has shown a magnificent fighting spirit and grim determination, achieving his successes by careful planning and execution of every sortie.
22.12.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Started flying, as an NCO pilot, with the RAFVR at No.3 E.& R.F.T.S. run by Air Service Training, at Hamble near Southampton.in April 1937. Awarded Pilot's Flying Badge (wings) in May 1938. Moved to 26 E.& R.F.T.S. run by Marshalls Flying School at Kidlington, near Oxford in September 1938. Flying Instructor's Course, November/December 1938 Started instructing 30th December 1938. School at Kidlington closed on outbreak of hostilities, staff moved to 22 E.F.T.S. at Carpbridge. Instructed at Cambridge until April 1941, when posted to 52 O.T.U. (Hurricane) at Debden. 52 OTU April/May 1941. Posted to 3 Squadron (Hurricane) at Martlesham Heath 2nd June 1941, became Flight Commander in March 1942. Posted to 534 Squadron (Turbinlite) as Hurricane Flight Commander September 1942. Tutbinlite Project abandoned February 1943,,posted to 157 Squadron (Mosquito) at Castle Camps. Became Flight Commander July 1943. Posted from 157 at Predannack, March 1944 to 51 O.T.U. at Cranfield and Twinwood Farm, near Bedford, as W/Cdr Flying. January 1945 posted to Mediterranean to command 108 Squadron (Beaufighter), to learn on arrival that the Squadron was to be disbanded. I spent a short period with 334 (Special Duties) Wing at Brindisi, in Southern Italy, and in March 1945 was posted to Command 256 Squadron (Mosquito) with the Desert Air Force at Forli, iii-Northern Italy. In September 1945 the Squadron moved to Egypt,, from where I returned home in December of that year. In February 1946 1 returned to Cambridge to continue my work with Marshalls as a civilian pilot, where the work was varied and interesting, covering flying-instruction, charter work and test flying on a variety of aircraft, including the Vampire, Venom, Canberra, Valiant, Viscount and Ambassador. I left Cambridge in January 1961 to instruct at The College of Air Training at Hamble, which had been set up by B.E.A. and B.O.A.C., (taking over the Air Service Training facilities) to train new pilots from scratch, as the supply of ex-service pilots was running short. It proved to be very successful. Retired from Hamble January 1972.
Taylor,
Charles
C. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Taylor) C. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Taylor)
C. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Taylor) 
23.01.1917
-
09.11.2007
Ldg.Acm.
? [1101445]
P/O (prob)
09.04.1943 [150295]
P/O
09.04.1944
(WS) F/O
09.04.1944
(WS) F/Lt.
09.04.1945 (reld 12.02.1947; retaining the rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(T) Sq.Ldr.
12.1945
F/O AuxAF
12.02.1947, seniority 21.12.1946 [91258] 
F/Lt. AuxAF
01.04.1950, seniority 12.04.1948
F/Lt. RAF
01.10.1951 (retd 29.11.1961; retaining the rank of Sq.Ldr.)
F/O RAFVR
07.12.1965 (reld 07.12.1981; retaining the rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Mention in Despatches MID
09.12.1958
Malaya
Qualified as a pilot pre-war with the Civil Air Guard at Barton, Manchester.
1939
-
1942
training & service as an aircraft fitter
1942
-
1943
No. 1 British Flying Training School, Terrell, Texas (USA)
09.04.1943


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



No. 35 Flying Instructors' course, No. 2 Flying Instructors' School



Flying Instructor, RAF Hamilton



posted for a few months to drag drone targets
late 1943
-
1946
208 Squadron RAF (Palestine & Italy)
(1945?)


Officer Commanding "B" Flight
1946


Temp. Wing Commander P1 in Iraq
12.02.1947


appointed to the Auxiliary Air Force
?
-
1951
613 Squadron AuxAF
01.10.1951
-
27.03.1953
short service commission, RAF (General Duties Branch): Chief Flying Instructor to the Manchester University Air Squadron
27.03.1953
-
29.11.1961
permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) (in 1955 posted to Kuala Lumpur, initially as a QFI, and subsequently as Flight Commander of the Prestwick Pioneer Flight of 267 Squadron RAF; from 1958 fighter controller, RAF Patrington)
07.12.1965
-
07.12.1981
served, RAFVR (Training Branch)
Resumed his pre-war employment with Manchester Collieries (where his father had been the Chief Financial Officer). Joined Marshalls 1961, becoming Chief Pilot (1964), retiring in 1981, when he relinquished his RAAF flying commission.
Taylor,
Charles Oliver
C.O. Taylor
Son of Walter Smith Taylor (1872-), and Emily Fanny Frude (1879-1927).
09.01.1909
Earlsfield, Wandsworth, London
-
11.1984
Barnsley district, Yorkshire
(A) P/O (prob) 07.11.1941 [111373]
P/O (prob) 07.01.1942
(WS) F/O 01.10.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
07.11.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
Taylor,
Colin Frederick
C.F. Taylor
Son of the George Frederick Taylor, and Mabel Dyer.
26.04.1922
Harpenden
-
29.12.2010
Miramichi Regional Hospital (formerly of Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada)
Ldg.Acm. ? [1321584]
P/O (prob) 20.03.1943 [151589]
(WS) F/O (prob) 20.09.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 20.03.1945 (reld 17.01.1947)
20.03.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Colin first came to Canada as a member of the Royal Air Force, and as a Flight Lieutenant was responsible for the training of pilots on the Mosquito, Harvard, Oxford and Dakota, in many parts of Canada.  After the end of war in Europe he was posted to the Far East, ending his military career in Indonesia, Burma and India.  After the war he continued his studies at the Southwest Essex School of Engineering, graduating as a Mechanical Engineer. He chose to return to Canada to practise his profession first in Calgary, then Montreal and eventually at Northern Machine Works in Bathurst. He became very involved in community organizations.  He was Past President of the Bathurst Rotary Club and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.  As a valued member of the Bathurst Heritage Trust Commission, he was honoured by them dedicating a room in his name.  He was a life member of the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. He served with F/Lt. Ronald William "Ron" Bartlett and after his death married his wife, Muriel L. Bartlett, née Fisher. Married (c. 1969) for a second time to Anne. One daughter, two sons.
Taylor,
Cyril [Dudley]
C. Taylor
?
-
Wt.Offr. ? [745184]
(A) P/O (prob) 29.07.1944 [182540]
(WS) F/O 29.01.1945
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 07.12.1945 ?
Air Force Medal AFM 01.01.1942 ?
29.07.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)     195 Squadron RAF (DFC)
Taylor,
Ernest George Henry
E.G.H. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
28.08.1909
-
(03?).1972
Reading district, Berkshire
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114964]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Taylor,
Frank Dudley
F.D. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Cleland)
16.04.1883 ?
-
10.03.1950 ?
The Hertford British Hospital, Paris, France ?
P/O (prob) 04.09.1939 [74391]
(T) F/Lt. 01.03.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 17.05.1944
Sq.Ldr. (07.1945)
04.09.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
(07.1945)     Supreme HQ Allied Expeditionary Force/Air (Rear)
Taylor,
H [Harold?]
H. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 17.10.1941? [108963?]
17.10.1941?     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch?) [emergency commission]
Taylor,
Jack Hardy
J.H. Taylor
Son of Tom Lowe Taylor, and Doris Bates, of Marple, Cheshire.
(09?).1923
Ashton under Lyne district, Cheshire
-
28.02.1945
(KIA) [age 21]
[Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 26.E.4]
Sgt.
? [1537034]
P/O (prob)
14.03.1942 [123032]
(WS) F/O (prob)
01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
14.04.1944
14.03.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
14.02.1945
pilot, 182 Squadron RAF
[crashed at Lohne; originally buried at Neuer Friedhof Lingen]
Taylor,
James
J. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Taylor)
Residence: (1959) Bangor, Co. Down.
12.02.1912
Bangor, Co. Down

-
22.06.1994
Ulster Hospital, Dundonald
[Bangor Cemetery]
F/O 30.07.1940 [82929]
(WS) F/Lt. 30.07.1941 (Emgcy List) (reld 12.02.1957; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 New Year 45
Education: MB, BCh, BAO Belfast 1938; DPH 1947.
30.07.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Medical Branch) [emergency commission]
Deputy County Medical Officer of Health, County Down Health Comm.; Fellow Society Medical Officers of Health; late House Surgeon & House Physician, North Lonsdale Hospital, Barrow-in-Furness.
Taylor,
Paul Rowland
P.R. Taylor
Son of George Taylor, and of Madeline Juliette Taylor, of Nayland, Suffolk.
1918 ?
-
05.11.1943
(KIA) [age 25]
[Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt, collective grave 5.A.1-8]
P/O 07.10.1942 [-]
F/Lt. 01.04.1943
Education: St John's College, Oxford (BA).
07.10.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [honorary commission]
? - 05.11.1943 Sunderland III G-AGIB of British Overseas Airways Corporation: The flying boat operated on a service from Rod-el-Farag on the river Nile near Cairo, Egypt, to Poole, U.K. via Djerba, Tunisia. It took off at 21:45 from Rod-el-Farag and headed over eastern Libya towards Djerba. En route over the desert a fire erupted behind the nr. 4 engine, possibly due to an electrical fault in the flowmeter transmitter head terminal box. The fire caused a fuel line to rupture. A violent fire ensued, weakening the wing structure. The pilot likely tried to sidestep the plane in an attempt to blow out the fire. The wing section outboard of the nr.4 engine then broke off, along with the starboard float. The flying boat descended until it struck the desert. Crashed 109 miles SW of Sollum, and 40 miles NW of Giarabub. All were killed: nine crew and ten passengers.
Taylor,
Sidney Montague
S.M. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114968]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Taylor,
W
W. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Rick Cannam)
?
-
P/O (prob) ?
(WS) F/O (prob) ?
?     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943/44)     145 Squadron RAF (Italy)
Taylor,
William
"Bill"
W. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr Steve Flora)

Son of John William Taylor, and Maria Parks, of Castle, Northwich.
(12?).1921
Northwich, Cheshire
-
22.12.1944
[age 23]
[Northwich Cemetery, Cheshire, Church of England Section, grave 1663A]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1260853]
P/O (prob) 19.07.1941 [102126]
(WS) F/O 19.07.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 19.07.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
19.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 22.12.1944 pilot, 157 Squadron RAF
[Mosquito XIX TA392 (RS-K) took off 16:25 hrs from Swannington tasked for intruder work as bomber support. On return, called on R/T indicating serious problem with ailerons. While trying to land, the Mosquito went out of control and crashed at 21:10 hrs near the airfield. The two occupants, F/Lt. W. Taylor and F/O J.N. Edwards were killed.]
Taylor,
William Erwin Gibson
"Bill"
see: RNVR officers' section  
Taylor,
William Stanley
W.S. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr David B. Taylor) W.S. Taylor (Photo courtesy of Mr David B. Taylor)
Son of John Richard Taylor (1894-1981), and Grace Sutton (1890-1973).
Married 1st (06.02.1940, Chorley district, Lancashire) Annie Smith (1914-2000).
Married 2nd (1953) Margaret.
23.11.1915
Preston, Lancashire
-
13.01.1978
Garstang, Lancashire
Acm. 2nd cl. ? [1588436]
P/O (prob) 18.11.1944 [181811]
(WS) F/O 18.05.1945
Policeman, Bolton-le-Sands.
18.11.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      instructor, spending most of his time in South Africa
Teed,
Edward George
"Ted"
E.G. Teed (Photo courtesy of Mrs Zoe Deakin)
E.G. Teed (Photo courtesy of Mrs Zoe Deakin)
Married (05.07.1943, Sheffield district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Eileen Hawksley Adams (07.04.1911 -11.06.1993); two daughters.

22.01.1911
Woolwich district, London

-
25.12.1966

Isle of Wight, Hampshire
F/Sgt. ? [1006772]
P/O (prob) 06.05.1944 [176142]
(WS) F/O 06.11.1944 (reld 06.10.1950)
F/O 06.10.1950 (reld 06.10.1955)
06.05.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944)     navigator, 172 Squadron RAF
 06.10.1950     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (Secretarial Branch)
Templeman-Rooke,
Basil Arthur
B.A. Templeman-Rooke

Son of George Templeman, and Amy Lavinia Tindall (1893-1940).
Married 1st ((03?).1946, Leicester district, Leicestershire) Maud Hawkey (née Johnson); two daughters.
Married 2nd Joan Mary Jay (? - 2004).

13.06.1921
Wimbledon, Kingston district, Surrey
-
28.07.2004
Essex
(A) Wt.Offr. ? [1333694]
P/O (prob) 15.08.1943 [157102]
(WS) F/O 15.02.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 01.08.1944
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1945)
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 20.05.1945
F/Lt. 26.03.1946, seniority 01.09.1945
Sq.Ldr. RAF 01.01.1954 (retd 13.06.1971; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 01.05.1945 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC ? ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 08.12.1944 ?
Air Force Cross AFC 01.01.1951 ?
* This officer is an outstanding pilot and a highly efficient flight commander. He has completed a very large number of sorties and throughout, has displayed the highest standard of bravery and devotion to duty. Squadron Leader Templeman-Rooke has invariably participated in the most hazardous of the missions for which the squadron has been detailed and his unconquerable spirit has set a magnificent example.
15.08.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944) - (1945) 576 Squadron RAF (DSO)
26.03.1946     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
11.04.1960     Commanding Officer, 205 Squadron RAF (RAF Changi) ((A) W/Cdr.)
Thain,
George Trevor
G.T. Thain

Son of Joseph H. Thain, and Mary A. Davidson.
Married ((12?).1940, Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland) Betsy Eileen Comer Johnson (1918 - 30.12.2011); two sons.

12.07.1918
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland / Tyne and Wear
-
30.12.2016
Worcester Royal Hospital
Ldg.Acm. ? [946893]
P/O (prob) 03.11.1940 [87652]
(WS) F/O 03.11.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 03.11.1942
F/Lt. RAF 02.04.1946, seniority 01.09.1945
Sq.Ldr. RAF 01.08.1947
W/Cdr. RAF 01.01.1955 (retd 26.08.1965)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 23.09.1941 ?
03.11.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
01.1941 - 1942 99 Squadron RAF (DFC)
      specialist navigation course, Canada
02.04.1946     permanent commission RAF (General Duties Branch)
After retiring from the RAF he was appointed Bursar at the Alice Ottley School, Worcester which, at that time, was the leading independent girls' school in the area.
His son writes: "After Canada, he was in Coastal Command and was then involved in Dakotas on the Berlin airlift."
Thomas,
Alfred Charles
A.C. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Race)
A.C. Thomas (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Race)
?
-
?
Sgt. ? [1073893]
P/O (prob) 10.06.1942 [128553]
(WS) F/O (prob) 10.12.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 10.06.1944
F/O 06.01.1949
10.06.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      Test Flight, 32 Maintenance Unit RAF
06.01.1949     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (General Duties Branch)
Thomas,
Eric Frederick Charles
E.F.C. Thomas

Married (India?) Millicent Keely; three daughters.
06.06.1907
St Pancras district, London

-
18.11.1976

St Pancras district, London
Acm 1st cl. ? [1433935]
(A) P/O (prob) 08.04.1942, seniority 12.03.1942 [119406]
P/O (prob) 08.06.1942, seniority 12.05.1942
(WS) F/O (prob) 08.12.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr. ?
08.04.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served in India & Burma
Thomas,
Ronald Henry
E.F.C. Thomas
05.07.1920
-
04.2003

East Yorkshire
Wt.Offr. ? [1253301]
P/O (prob) 17.01.1945 [195265]
(WS) F/O 17.07.1945
... ...
F/Lt. 14.10.1960 (retd 01.05.1975; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 27.07.1945 ?
17.01.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 (1945)     524 Squadron RAF (DFC)
Thomas,
William Frederick Elystan
H.W.L. Thompson

Married ...; ... children (one son?).
22.06.1909
Bath district, Somerset

-
?
F/Sgt. ? [1430750]
P/O (prob) 24.08.1942 [132627]
(WS) F/O (prob) 24.02.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 24.08.1944 (Emgcy List) (reld 22.06.1954)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 02.06.1944 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 14.07.1944 **
* This officer has participated in a very large number of sorties at night and has assisted in the
destruction of 3 enemy aircraft. He is a highly skilled observer, whose great keenness and devotion
to duty have won high praise.
** As observer this officer has participated in a large number of sorties. He has displayed exceptional skill and co-operation and has assisted in the destruction of 9 enemy aircraft. His keenness and devotion to duty have been most commendable.
24.08.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(03.1943)     29 Squadron RAF
(1944)     151 Squadron RAF (DFC and Bar)
Thompson,
Herbert William Laverick
H.W.L. Thompson

Son of Herbert W. Thompson, and Edith Laverick.
(12?).1915
Houghton le Spring district, Co. Durham
-
11.2010 still alive
Sgt. ? [754560]
P/O (prob) 22.09.1940 [85266]
(WS) F/O (prob) 09.10.1941, seniority 22.09.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.01.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 01.01.1944
(A) Sq.Ldr. ? ?
Mention in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 ?
22.09.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
09.10.1941     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
Thomson,
Robert Douglas Calvert
R.D.C. Thomson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
20.10.1919
-
(06?).1969
Southport district, Lancashire
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114973]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Thomson,
William Francis
W.F. Thomson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114974]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
Thorne,
Gordon Kenneth Arthur
G.K.A. Thorne

Son of Arthur Robert Thorne (1883-1964), and Lucy Annie Manfield (1885-1937).
Married (1946, Ismalia, Egypt) Elizabeth H. Rose; ... children (one son?).
17.01.1922
Taunton district, Somerset
-
22.09.1987
North East Hampshire
Sgt. ? [1385985]
P/O (prob) 21.06.1943 [155496]
(WS) F/O (prob) 21.12.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 21.06.1945
21.06.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Thornley,
Walter
W. Thornley (Photo courtesy of Mr David Smith)
Son of Herbert Thornley and of Elizabeth Thornley (née Hayes), of Blackpool.
His brothers, John (Sergeant, The King's Regiment, 13.04.1944) and Herbert (Fusilier, Lancashire Fusiliers, 26.07.1944), also died on service.
(12?).1913
Fylde district, Lancashire
-
31.08.1942
[age 28]
[Marton (St Paul) Church Burial Ground, plot 11, grave 127]
Sgt.
? [565030]
P/O (prob)
08.04.1941 [45716]
P/O
08.04.1942, seniority 08.04.1941
(WS) F/O (prob)
08.04.1942
08.04.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
31.08.1942
pilot
Thornton,
B
B. Thornton (Photo courtesy of Mr Rick Cannam)
?
-
P/O (prob) ?
(WS) F/O (prob) ?
?     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943/44)     145 Squadron RAF (Italy)
Thornton,
Robert Lindsay
R.L. Thornton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Cpl. ? [807251]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 22.10.1941 [114976]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Tidmarsh,
Albert Frederick [D]
A.F. Tidmarsh
Son of Bernard and Mary Ann Tidmarsh, of Birmingham.
Married ((09?).1938, Birmingham district Warwickshire) Elizabeth Bird J. Lucas, of Northfield, Birmingham.
 
1913
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
09.06.1944
Marston Moor, Wetherby district, West Riding of Yorkshire
(KIA) [age 30]
[Northfield (St Laurence) Churchyard Extension, Warwickshire, D.D.8]
Sgt.
? [850303]
P/O (prob)
18.07.1943 [149066]
(WS) F/O
18.01.1944
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
19.10.1943
?
18.07.1943


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

 
 

 
air gunner, 51 Squadron RAF
?
-
13.06.1943
air gunner, 1652 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF
[Halifax II bomber LW295 GV-R took off at 00:37 hrs from Marston Moor for a night exercise but failed to gain height before flying through the upper branches of some eighty foot high trees and crashed, heavily. Four of the crew lost their lives, three were injured. At the time of the accident, slight rain was blowing across the airfield.]

Tilbury,
Eric Arthur
E.A. Tilbury (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diane Marsh)
Son of Arthur Herbert Tilbury, and Dora Beatrice Haynes, of Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
(12?).1917
Romford district, Essex
-
13.06.1943
(KIA) [age 25]
[Staveren General Cemetery, the Netherlands, I.29]
(T) Wt.Offr.
? [754121]
P/O (prob)
10.06.1942 [127147]
(WS) F/O (prob)
10.12.1942
(A) F/Lt.
1943?
10.06.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 13.06.1943 pilot, 83 Squadron RAF (Wyton)
[returning from a mission to Bochum when his Lancaster Mk. III ED603 OL-O was shot down over the IJsselmeer, the Netherlands; this aircraft was lost on its first operational trip and had a total of 20 hours; it was airborne - 23:01 - 12th Jun 1943]
Timperley,
Eric
E. Timperley
(09?).1910
Stockport district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
14.02.1945
(KIA) [age 34]
[Stockport Crematorium, panel 6]
Sgt.
? [1033055]
P/O (prob)
04.05.1943 [146711]
(WS) F/O (prob)
04.11.1943
04.05.1943


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
14.02.1945
pilot, 161 Squadron RAF
[Stirling Mk. IV LK236 MA-Y aircraft on local training flight in poor visibility received dummy attack when attempting to land by P51B Mustang 42-106448 from 383rd FS 364 FG, USAAF. Mustang pilot, F/O T.W. Kiley, misjudged distance and hit tail of Stirling. No survivors from either aircraft. Aircraft crashed at Potton 3 miles east of Sandy, Bedfordshire]
Tingley,
Cyril Albert
C.A. Tingley (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Sgt. ? [916243]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 02.10.1941 [114977]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Tod,
Hamish Muir Turner
H.M.T. Tod (Photo courtesy of Mr Hamish L. Tod)
1905 ?
Glasgow
-
(A) P/O (prob)
06.09.1940 [85524]
P/O
06.09.1941
(WS) F/O
02.05.1942
F/Lt.
01.01.1944, seniority 01.07.1943 (emergency list 10.02.1954)
Education: Glasgow Academy (1914-1916)
06.09.1940


first commission RAFVR (Equipment Branch)



Home Service; Iceland; Norway
Tolmie,
Archibald Sinclair
A.S. Tolmie
?
-
Sgt.
? [1821404]
P/O (prob)
22.09.1944 [184925]
P/O
22.03.1945
(WS) F/O
22.03.1945
F/O
07.06.1952 (reld 21.02.1956)
(06.1944)
 
 
flight engineer, 10 Squadron RAF
22.09.1944


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
07.06.1952
-
21.02.1956 
commissioned, RAFVR (Training Branch)
Topham,
Charles Robert
C.R. Topham
Son of Robert Topham (1879-1954), and Frances "Fanny" Falkner (1875-1952).
Married (19.08.1939, St Luke's Parish Church, Hammersmith, London) Marjorie May Salmon (22.07.1912 - 03.02.1983), daughter of Henry Salmon (1890-1973), and May Ella Millward (1893-1969); three daughters.
11.10.1913
Hammersmith, Fulham district, London
-
16.12.1991
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
P/O (prob) [Hon. F/O] 04.04.1939 [73437]
F/O 06.09.1939
(T) F/Lt. 01.12.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 17.08.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1944)
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1945 (reld 11.10.1958; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1946 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 14.01.1944 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 ?
04.04.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
ARCS.
Towell,
Richard William
R.W. Towell
Son of William John and Maud Kathleen Towell.
Married Margaret Ruth Towell, who served in the WRAF, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex; one daughter.
1915 ?
Dublin, Ireland
-
24.02.1945
[age 30]
[Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany, 6.E.24]
Wt.Offr.
? [977635]
P/O (prob)
10.04.1945, seniority 05.02.1945 [195111]
?
-
24.02.1945
air bomber, 214 Squadron RAF
[At 7:15 pm Fortress HB805, BU-C piloted by F/O J.M Shorttle DFM took off from Oulton on a window operation over Germany; crashed near Ittenbach, a town east of the Rhine and about 12 km SE from the centre of Bonn]
10.04.1945

commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Towell,
Ronald Smith
R.S. Towell (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114978]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Townsend,
Francis Eric
F.E. Townsend
Son of Francis Lea Townsend (1887-...), and Ellen Robinson.
Married Gladys Mary Barton, daughter of Henry Barton, York; one son.
(12?).1920
York, Yorkshire - East Riding / Yorkshire - North Riding / North Yorkshire, Yorkshire - West Riding
-
01.03.1943
(KIA)
[Wadenoijen Protestant Churchyard, The Netherlands, 1.A, collective grave 1]
Sgt.
? [1077243]
P/O (prob)
07.02.1942 [121412]
(WS) F/O (prob)
01.10.1942
Railway clerk.
07.02.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
11.03.1943
pilot, 50 Squadron RAF
[taken off from Skellingthorpe at 19.01 hrs in his Lancaster III [ED592 VN-B] for an operation against Berlin; shot down by a night-fighter, crashing at 23.47 hrs at Wadenoijen, 5 km SW of Tiel, The Netherlands; non of the crew survived]
Townsend,
James Bennett
"Jim"
J.B. Townsend (Photo courtesy of Mr Brynley Morris) J.B. Townsend (Photo courtesy of Mr Brynley Morris)
J.B. Townsend (Photo courtesy of Mr Brynley Morris) J.B. Townsend (Photo courtesy of Mr Brynley Morris)
Married (07.08.1935, Parish Church, Little Marcle, Ledbury district, Herefordshire) Dorothy Lilian Harrison; ... children.
16.12.1910
Hereford, Herefordshire
-
16.11.1981
Haverfordwest district, Dyfed, Wales
(A) P/O (prob) 03.08.1940 [83605]
P/O (prob) 27.09.1940
P/O 03.08.1941
(A) F/O 28.08.1941
(WS) F/O 27.09.1941
(A) F/Lt. 28.11.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.01.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 26.08.1945 (dispersal 24.01.1946) (demobilized 21.03.1946) (emgcy list) (reld 16.12.1955; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr. 26.08.1944
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 New Year 43
Bookkeeper/auditor, Inspectorate Branch, [Trudor?] Co. Ltd. from 1933.
03.08.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
03.08.1940     equipment course, Equipment Officers' School
27.09.1940     RAF Station Doncaster (supernumerary; for equipment duties)
14.04.1941     RAF Station Driffield (for equipment duties)
05.08.1941     HQ Bomber Command RAF (supernumerary; pending posting to RAF Station Chelveston)
28.08.1941     RAF Station Chelveston (for equipment duties)
01.11.1942     HQ Bomber Command RAF (for equipment liaison duties at RAF Station Chelveston)
24.06.1943     RAF Station Wyton (Graveley) (8th Pathfinder Force) (for equipment duties)
01.11.1943     RAF Station Graveley (8th Pathfinder Force) (for equipment duties)
14.03.1944     HQ No. 93 Group RAF (for equipment duties)
02.04.1944     RAF Station East Kirkby (No. 3 Group RAF) (for equipment duties)
06.08.1944     RAF Station Methwold (No. 3 Group RAF) (for equipment duties)
22.01.1945     Ministry of Aircraft Production, Deputy Director of S.P.A. [?] (for equipment duties)
24.01.1946     100 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF (for Class A release)
Tozer,
Thomas Henry
T.H. Tozer
Son of Samuel Tozer, and Ella Louise Beer, of Hayes, Devon.
(06?).1918
St Thomas district, Devon
-
02.04.1942
(KIA) [age 24]
[Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany, collective grave 7.A.7-12]
Ldg.Acm.
? [755160]
P/O (prob)
27.11.1939 [76019]
(A) F/O
?
(WS) F/O
27.11.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
27.11.1941
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
?
27.11.1939


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
02.04.1942
air gunner, 57 Squadron RAF
[Wellington bomber X3410 DX-? was airborne 21:20 hrs 01.04.1942 for an operation against Hanau; cause of loss and crash site not established.]
Tree,
Basil Gordon
B.G. Tree (Photo courtesy of Mr Jonathan Woolley)
Son of William Tree, and Emily Duberley.
Married (11.01.1941, Holderness district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Joyce Elizabeth Rapsey (29.01.1919 - (12?).1975), daughter of William H. Rapsey, and Frances Hill, of Cottingham.
21.07.1917
Chipping Sodbury district, Gloucestershire
-
28.09.1942
Doncaster district, West Riding of Yorkshire
[age 25]
[Cottingham Cemetery, Yorkshire, section A, grave 218]
F/Sgt. ? [741933]
P/O (prob) 06.03.1942 [117991]
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 21.11.1941 ?
19.11.1940 - 23.09.1941 pilot, 49 Squadron RAF (flew his Hampden on 29 operational missions out of Scampton [his service record shows 30 sorties]) (DFM)
06.03.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
30.05.1942 - 01.06.1942 two further operational flights to Essen and Cologne piloting a Wellington
? - 28.09.1942 pilot instructor, 1507 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF
[Oxford I V4035 at Finningley airfield. On 28.09.1942 the crew of this aircraft were undertaking a training flight which included practicing beam flying in the foggy conditions that were present on this day. Taken off 08:25 hrs. As it approached Finningley airfield in the fog (in weather that is described "marginal") it was flying low, following a track 250 yards to the left of the beam. The aircraft hit a tree and then stalled while trying to avoid other obstacles in its path on the approach to land at Finningley airfield at 09:35 hrs. Neither pilots were strapped in and both were seriously injured and all three airmen were treated in Doncaster hospital for their injuries but the two pilots (instructor pilot B.G. Tree and pupil pilot Sgt. H.G.R. McCosker, RAAF) were so seriously injured that they died in the hours that followed. Wireless operator/air gunner F/Sgt. E. Chamberlain duly recovered from a broken left tibia and fibula. In an enquiry into the accident the W/Cdr of 25 Operation Training Unit concluded : “There was no evidence to prove that any technical failure occurred in the main transmitter or the receiving set in the aircraft. Eye witnesses are of the opinion that the approach of the aircraft was too low. The faulty approach must be attributed to an error on the part of the Instructor PO Tree. He was known to be a steady and reliable pilot but it is possible that his experience on the beam had been gained by concentrated flying in a comparatively space of time, and this may have produced a feeling of over confidence. It was likely that the two pilots would not have sustained fatal injuries, had they been strapped in.” As a consequence of this accident, it was recommended that the beam be moved away from the NE boundary of the airfield and in the meanwhile, in poor weather, a line of sodium flares should be lit to alert pilots of the present dangers.]
Tree,
John Victor
J.V. Tree
Son of John Alexander Ironside (1858-), and Evelyn Ada Tweedie (1877-1960).
Married 1st (1927, North Sydney, NSW) Florence Sylvia Young (14.03.1904 - 28.04.1987), daughter of James Nicholas Young (1867-1938), and Emma Davison (1866-1957); one son. Florence Tree remarried (1941).
Married 2nd (1934, Kensington district, London) Gertrude Mary Potter, of Belfast, Northern Ireland; one son.
11.01.1903
Hove, Steyning district, Sussex
-
30.04.1941
[age 38]
[Kilnaughton Military Cemetery, Klidalton and Ao, Isle of Islay, grave 129]
P/O (prob) 01.05.1940 [78939]
(WS) F/O 1941?
(A) F/Lt. ?
Property manager. Gained aviator's certificate (No. 19449) 10.08.1939 at South Coast Flying Club taken on a D.H. 60, Gipsy 1,85.
01.05.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
30.04.1942     in transit from Canada to the UK on board the SS Nerissa which was torpedoed off the Irish coast; his body was washed ashore on the Isle of Islay, Scotland
Truesdale,
Albert Edward
"Bertie"
A.E. Truesdale (Photo courtesy of Mr Cliff Truesdale)
Son of Albert Edward and Margaret Truesdale, of Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

1922 ?
-
22.05.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Esbjerg (Fourflet) Cemetery, Denmark, collective grave A.12.18-24]
F/Sgt. ? [1108931]
P/O (prob) 28.12.1942 [144162]
(WS) F/O 28.06.1943
28.12.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 22.05.1944 wireless operator/air gunner, 630 Squadron RAF
[see biography link on the left for details of the crash]
Truscott,
Edmund Francis Waller
E.F.W. Truscott (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Cleland)
Assumed by deed poll 1930 the surname of Truscott.
27.12.1917
-
08.1997
Fulham district, London
P/O (prob) 12.07.1940 [82358]
... ...
(A) W/Cdr. (07.1945)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE ? ?
12.07.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(07.1945)     Supreme HQ Allied Expeditionary Force/Air (Rear)
Tucker,
Vincent George
V.G. Tucker (Photo courtesy of Gail Cripps) V.G. Tucker (Photo courtesy of Gail Cripps)
V.G. Tucker (Photo courtesy of Gail Cripps)
Son of Frederick Charles Tucker (1868-1941), and Harriet Weir Walkinshaw (1866-1945).
Married ((06?).1924, Willesden, Middlesex) Maude Annie Barrett (04.04.1898 - (09?).1969); four daughters.

15.02.1899
Willesden, Middlesex
-
(09?).1972
Chipping Norton district, Oxfordshire
F/Sgt. ? [761242]
P/O (prob) 19.05.1941, seniority 17.04.1941 [66609]
(WS) F/O 19.05.1942, seniority 11.04.1942 (reld 04.04.1944; ill-health; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
(A?) F/Lt. ?
1914 - 1916 served in the ranks (A/Aircraft Mechanician), Royal Navy
19.05.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
(08.1942)     RAF Chicksands Priory
Tudor,
Hugh Marsden Hough
H.M.H. Tudor (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Wilson)
06.10.1922
-
01.2002
East Surrey district, Surrey
Sgt. ? [1196362]
P/O (prob) 19.06.1942 [124527]
... ...
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC ? ?
19.06.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Tummey,
Stanley Arthur
S.A. Tummey
Son of ... Tummey, and ... Herman.
Married (1945, Durban, South Annece) Joan Annece Burrows (01.05.1920 - 11.1993), youngest daughter (with two siblings) of Charles Burrows, and Rosa Kathleen Coleman; four daughters.
13.11.1920
Upton district, Worcestershire
-
(12?).1986
Southampton district, Hampshire
Wt.Offr. ? [1440688]
P/O (prob) 25.10.1944 [196539]
(WS) F/O 25.04.1945 (reld 22.11.1946; retaining rank of F/O)
25.10.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Tuppen,
Donald Ralph
D.R. Tuppen
Son of Edward Browne Tuppen and Helena Augusta Tuppen, of Rugby, Warwickshire.
04.03.1918
-
18.09.1940
(MPK) [age 22]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 10]
Sgt.
? [741312]
P/O (prob)
09.06.1940 [81339]
09.06.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
18.09.1940
149 Squadron RAF (Mildenhall)
[missing presumed killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3160 OJ-E, which failed to return from a raid on Le Havre (take-off 1925 hrs 18.09.1940), presumed to have been lost over the Channel]
Turner,
Christopher John Lloyd
C.J.L.. Turner
Married ((09?).1931, Hereford district, Herefordshire) Elsie E. Strange; ... children (one daughter?).
28.08.1905
Hereford district, Herefordshire
-
06.01.1983
Canterbury, Kent
Acm. 2nd cl. ? [1636058]
(A) P/O (prob) 02.12.1943 [161153]
P/O (prob) 27.01.1944
(WS) F/O 27.07.1944 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/O)
02.12.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
(03.1945)     officer in a RAF unit in Iceland
Turner,
John Charles Sheldon
J.C.S. Turner
Son of Benjamin Charles Sheldon Turner and Mabel Edith Turner.
Husband of Sheila Lee Simmons, of Yattendon, Berkshire.
1914 ?
Canada
-
12.09.1945
(flying accident) [age 31]
[Oxford Crematorium, right hand column]
Sgt.
? [700620]
P/O (prob)
07.03.1940 [77789]
(WS) F/O
07.03.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
07.03.1942
(A?) Sq.Ldr.
?
07.03.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
12.09.1945
test pilot
[Turner was on loan to de Havilland as a test pilot and engaged on level speed flying at 20,000ft and dives to 400 m.p.h. 20 minutes after take-off from Hatfield, Hampshire, his de Havilland Vampire F.Mk.I [TG279] was heard diving at very high speed. It emerged from cloud over Greenham Common, Berkshire, diving inverted. It impacted the ground close to the RAF station HQ and disintegrated.]
Turner,
Reginald Thomas Frederick
R.T.F. Turner
Son of ... Turner, and ... McNamard.
(09?).1911
Devonport district,
Devon

-
1995
London
Sgt.
? [1377546]
P/O (prob)
04.11.1941 [114982]
(WS) F/O (prob)
01.10.1942
(A) F/Lt.
?
(WS) F/Lt.
04.11.1943
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
26.05.1945
(A) W/Cdr.
?
Military Cross MC
13.07.1945
distinguished services
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
01.10.1943
?
Distinguished Flying Cross (USA) DFC(US)
14.06.1946
?
04.11.1941


first commission RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943)

 
120 Squadron RAF
(09.1944)
 
 
299 Squadron RAF (supply droppings for Arnhem)
(1945)


190 Squadron RAF
02.1945
-
07.01.1946
Commanding Officer, 196 Squadron RAF
Turner,
William Cowie
W.C. Turner
1914
Milton district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
1980
Mearns district, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Ldg.Acm. ? [873364]
P/O (prob) 08.09.1944 [166378]
(WS) F/O 08.03.1945 (Emgcy List; reld 21.08.1958; retaining rank of F/O)
(11.1943)     B Flight, 3 Squadron, 8 Initial Training Wing RAF (Newquay)
08.09.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Turnham,
Ronald Sidney *
R.S. Turnham (Photo courtesy of Mrs Janet Wedseltoft) R.S. Turnham
* Birth registration as Sidney Ronald Turnham.
12.03.1911
Kingston, Surrey
-
09.06.1975
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Ldg.Acm. ? [1602755]
P/O (prob) 15.10.1943 [153758]
(WS) F/O 15.04.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 15.10.1945 (reld 02.09.1946; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
15.10.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Tussaud,
Francis William Curtius George
F.W.C.G. Tussaud (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
(12?).1899
Hackney district, London
-
P/O (prob) 17.01.1940 [77248]
17.01.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Tweedale,
Ronald
R. Tweedale (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114984]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Tweedie,
Basil Victor Hennessy
B.V.H. Tweedie (Photo courtesy of Denise Roberts) B.V.H. Tweedie
Son (with one sister and two brothers) of Dr. Norman Claude Lancelot Basil Tweedie (1893-1951), and Lily Marian M. McLaglen (1894-1955), of Redlands, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
17.01.1922
Redlands, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
-
10.05.1942
[age 20]
[Alamein Memorial, Egypt, column 249]
Sgt. ? [1174425]
P/O (prob) 04.04.1942 [121523]
Education: Campbell College, Belfast (Allison's House; 09.1934-07.1940; Prefect.  1st XV, 1938-39-40;  Ulster Schools' XV, 1939-40;  1st XI (Cricket), 1938-39-40 (Capt., 1940);  Ulster Schools' XI, 1940 (Capt.);  Athletics Team, 1938-39-40 (Capt., 1940);  Boxing Team, 1939-40; Swimming Team, 1937-38-39;  Fencing Team, 1938-39).
04.04.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 10.05.1942 250 Squadron RAF
Tweedie,
Ivan Cyril Lancelot
I.C.L. Tweedie
Son (with one sister and two brothers) of Dr. Norman Claude Lancelot Basil Tweedie (1893-1951), and Lily Marian M. McLaglen (1894-1955), of Redlands, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Brother of P/O Basil Victor Hennesy Tweedie, RAFVR.
Married ((06?).1947, Basford district, Nottinghamshire) Peggy Jean Gill (01.01.1922 - 03.2009); two sons, one daughter.
08.01.1925
Redlands, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
-
03.04.1991
Australia
Acm. 2nd cl. ? [1796315]
P/O (prob) 16.12.1944 [181927]
(WS) F/O 16.06.1945
Education: Campbell College, Belfast (09.1938-1943; Prefect. 1st XV, 1941-43. 1st XI (Cricket), 1941-43); short university course, Oxford.
03.1943     enlisted, RAFVR
16.12.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Tyrrell,
Walter George
W.G. Tyrrell (Photo courtesy of Janet Tyrrell) W.G. Tyrrell (Photo courtesy of Janet Tyrrell)
W.G. Tyrrell (Photo courtesy of Janet Tyrrell)
Son of George T. Tyrrell, and Alice L. Murrell.
22.03.1912
Reigate district, Surrey
-
10.11.2000
South Dorset district, Dorset
Sgt. ? [1376876]
P/O (prob) 01.06.1943 [155863]
(WS) F/O 01.12.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 01.06.1945 (reld 28.06.1952)
Army:  
Lt. 28.06.1952, seniority 27.09.1947 [424657]
Capt. 23.12.1958, seniority 30.06.1956 (reld 22.03.1967)
Hon. Capt. 22.03.1967
01.06.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      observer/wireless operator, 149 Squadron RAF
(night flights over Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Paris; 24 sorties)
28.06.1952 - 22.06.1961 commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
22.06.1961 - 22.03.1967 transferred, Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Tyrrell,
Walter George
W.G. Tyrrell
?
-
 
Wt.Offr. ? [1579286]
P/O (prob) 10.12.1944 [199065]
10.12.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
       

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