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R.A. Abbey  to  R.L.C. Axworthy
Abbey,
Roger Arthur
R.A. Abbey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Helena Cornelius)
Only son of Arthur Abbey (1887-1970), and Victoria Maud Blackler (1888-1920), of Blackheath, London SE.
Married (10.07.1943, Chiddingly Church, Hailsham district, Sussex) Phyllis Madeline Douse, WRNS ((09?).1919 - ), daughter of Frank Evans Douse (1885-1963), and Rita Geraldine Gardner (1887-1982), of The Potteries, Whitesmith, Chiddingley, Sussex; one son, one daughter.
13.10.1914
Plumstead, Woolwich district, Kent
-
07.1993
Eastbourne district, Sussex
F/O 03.04.1939, seniority 02.11.1938 [23388]
F/Lt. 03.04.1940, seniority 02.11.1939
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1943-01.11.1947
Education: LDS.
03.04.1939     commissioned, RAF (Dental Branch) [non-permanent commission for 3 years]
03.04.1945     transferred to reserve and called up for Air Force service
03.04.1949     extension of service for 3 years
(04.1956)     still serving
Abbinett,
Stanley
S. Abbinett
?
-
W/O
01.09.1938 [350736]
       
Abbitts,
Ralph Norman
R.N. Abbitts
Son of David Henry Abbitts (1864-1946), and Nellie Barley (1870-).
Married (10.1927, Edmonton distirct, Essex) Marie Amelia Crisp (1904-); one daughter.
21.01.1900
Edmonton district, Essex
-
(06?).1972
Hitchin district, Hertfordshire
Wt.Offr. 01.01.1939 [240370]
P/O 14.03.1940 [43995]
F/O ?
(T) F/Lt. 01.09.1942 (retd 18.12.1945)
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.09.1942-...
14.03.1940     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch)
Abbott,
Arthur Henry
A.H. Abbott
?
-
died between 04.1956 and 1996
F/Lt. (RAFO) 01.04.1936 [27172]
Sq.Ldr. 01.08.1940
02.11.1933     joined Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch)
Abbott,
Frank Berkeley
F.B. Abbott
?
-
Lt.Col. (retd)

Hon. F/Lt. (VR)
15.05.1939
Distinguished Service Order DSO
?
?



served Indian Army
Abbott,
Frederick Sumner
F.S. Abbott
18.09.1900
Romford district, Essex
-
(06?).1960
Abingdon district, Berkshire
F/Sgt.
? [345653]
(Prob.) P/O
01.10.1940, seniority 17.09.1940 [44703]
P/O
01.10.1941, seniority 17.09.1941
(WS) F/O
01.10.1941, seniority 17.09.1941
F/Lt.
01.11.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
(A) Sq.Ldr.
? (retd 04.01.1950)
17.09.1940


commissioned, RAF (Equipment Branch)
Abbott,
Maurice Eldon
M.E. Abbott

Son of Charles Eldon Abbott, and Bertha Dorothy Abbott, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa.
1914 ?
-
19.01.1942
(KIA) [age 28]
[Alamein Memorial, column 247]
(A) P/O (prob)
13.10.1937 [40167]
P/O
16.08.1938
F/O
16.03.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
16.03.1941
(A) Sq.Ldr.
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 04.11.1941 ?
13.10.1937


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
?


transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers (RAFO)
?
-
19.01.1942
148 Squadron RAF
Abbott,
Thomas Pringle
T.P. Abbott
?
-
[04.1949 still alive]
(A) P/O 29.07.1939 [21365]



served Royal Air Force (Accountant Branch)
< 04.1949


transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers (RAFO)
Abbott,
Walter T
W.T. Abbott
18.11.1911
Prestwich district, Lancashire
-
1996 still alive
P/O
25.03.1943 [51229]
F/O
29.01.1944
(A) F/Lt.
? (retd 13.03.1946)
25.03.1943


first commission Royal Air Force (Technical Branch)
Abel,
Arthur George
A.G. Abel
?
-
P/O
25.04.1939 [73056]
Hon. F/Lt.
?
Sq.Ldr.
01.10.1946
W/Cdr.
01.07.1949
Education: BSc.



served Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)



transferred to Royal Air Force Education Branch
11.08.1953
-
(04.1956)
Administrative Staff (Educational), Coastal Command
Abel,
Leslie Ernest
L.E. Abel
?
-
F/O
28.05.1938 [37458]
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1945
W/Cdr. ? (retd 18.04.1959; retaining rank)
      Royal Air Force Reserve of Officers (Secretarial Branch)
Abell,
James Martin
J.M. Abell
03.09.1909
Hendon district, London
-
08.1990
Surrey South-Eastern district, Surrey
F/O
24.08.1939 [90267]
F/Lt.
03.09.1940
(A) Sq.Ldr.
? (reld 10.02.1954)



served Royal Auxiliary Air Force Reserve of Officers (General Duties Branch)
Adams,
Alexander Annan
A.A. Adams
Son of Capt. Norman Anderson Adams, Durham.
Married (06.03.1933) Eileen Mary O'Neill; one son (one daughter deceased).

14.11.1908
Patrington district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
01.03.1990
P/O (prob) 10.10.1930 [29156]
... ...
Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1938
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1941
(WS) W/Cdr. 01.11.1944
(A) Gp.Capt. 01.05.1944
(T) Gp.Capt. 01.07.1944
... ...
Air Vice Marshal 01.01.1957 (retd 10.01.1960)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 13.06.1957 ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 27.06.1944 ?
Commander, Order of Oranje-Naussau (The Netherlands) OON 25.07.1950 ?
Education: Beechmont, Sevenoaks; Bellerive, Switzerland; Austria.
10.10.1930     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
... - ... ...
19.01.1939 - 1939 Assistant Air Attaché, Berlin
12.10.1939 - 1940 Assistant Air Attaché, The Hague (Brussels)
24.05.1940 - 1940 Assistant Air Attaché, Berne
1940 - 1941? Staff, Directorate of Operations
1941 - 1942 Staff, British Embassy Washington
09.1943 - 1944 Commanding Officer, 49 Squadron RAF (flying Avro Lancasters)
11.09.1944     Deputy Director of Combined Operations (Air)
1945     attended RAF Staff College
... - ... ...
Adams,
Cyril Douglas
C.D. Adams
Son of Lionel Lincoln Adams, and Blanche Annie Adams (née ...).
Married 1st (1927) D.M. Le Brocq (died 1957), Highfield, Jersey; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (04.1959, New Forest district, Hampshire) Joan F. Ramsay (marriage dissolved), daughter of late Cdr. W.G.A. Ramsay­Fairfax.
Married 3rd ((09?).1968, New Forest district, Hampshire) Mrs Kate E. Webster, NZ.

18.09.1897
Penn Hall, Parkstone, Poole district, Dorset
-
19.08.1988
Milford-on-Sea, Lymington, Hampshire
T/2nd Lt. 21.07.1918
P/O (prob) 01.08.1919
... ...
W/Cdr. 01.01.1939
(A) Gp.Capt. 1940?
(T) Gp.Capt. 01.06.1941
(WS) Gp.Capt. 25.03.1945
Gp.Capt. 01.01.1946
(A) A/Cdre. 25.09.1944
(T) A/Cdre. 01.01.1946
A/Cdre. 16.11.1949 (retd 17.11.1949)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1948 ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 13.03.1942 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 17.03.1941 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 02.06.1943 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946 ?
Education: Parkstone Grammar School.
21.07.1918     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
... - ... ...
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
... - ... ...
Played first-class cricket for the RAF, 1928-1932.
Adams,
James Ernest Lee
"Jim"
J.E.L. Adams
Married ...; one son.
18.05.1920
Hornsey, St Marylebone district, London
-
17.03.1992
Hammersmith, Fulham district, London
F/Sgt. ? [571325]
P/O (prob) 16.03.1944 [54335]
(WS) F/O 16.09.1944
16.03.1944     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) (Signals) [emergency commission]
His son writes: "He went to Cranwell in the late 30's and was one of the early pilots to fly Lancasters in the war. He flew 3 tours and then was grounded to protect the experienced pilots. After he was grounded he joined Mountbatten's staff to work overseas (I think Sri Lanka) as part of the South East Asia Command. The only other thing I can remember is that his batman was Vera Lynn's brother."
Adams,
Percy Francis
P.F. Adams
Married (22.04.1921, St Johns Church Carrington, Nottingham) Sylvia Kathleen Shipstone.
17.01.1891
Cardiff, Glamorgan
-
(12?).1975
Paddington district, London
Sq.Ldr. (retd) 08.01.1930
       
Addams,
James Ramage
J.R. Addams

Married Ethel Mary Hickey (actress Arline Judge); one daughter, actress [Victoria] Dawn Addams
.
08.03.1904
St Pancras, London
-
1996 still alive
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936 [16143]
(T) W/Cdr.
01.01.1940
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.12.1941 (retd 03.07.1946)
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
Education: psa.
17.12.1924


first commission RAF (General Duties Branch)
       
Aiken,
[Sir] John Alexander Carlisle
J.A.C. Aiken
Son of Thomas Leonard and Margaret Aiken. Married (1948) Pamela Jane (née Bartlett); one son, one daughter.

see: www.rafweb.org Education: Birkenhead School

Aird,
Richard Herbert
R.H. Aird
Son of Richard Aird, and Marguerite Jeanne Hoff (1887-1975).
Married ((03?).1941, Wandsworth district, London) Daphne Phyllis G. Sly (14.07.1918 - 09.1985).
11.08.1917
Wandsworth district, London
-
09.1985
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
(A) P/O (prob) 17.08.1939 [31414]
P/O (prob) 19.10.1939
(WS) F/O 19.10.1940
(T) F/Lt. ?
(WS) F/Lt. 15.04.1945
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1945
Education: Dulwich College (1928-1934).
17.08.1939     commissioned, RAF (Equipment Branch) [short service commission]
17.08.1943     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
Alington,
Patrick Hamilton
P.H. Alington
Son of Lt.Col. Arthur Cyril Marmaduke Alington (1872-1930), and Gladys Evelyn Hamilton (1883-1971), of Binbrook, Lincolnshire.
Brother of W/Cdr. William James Alington, RAFO, and of Paym.Lt.Cdr. Rupert Hildebrand Alington, RN.
Married Fl.Offr. Joyce Margaret Warmer, WAAF, younger daughter of Lt.Col. & Mrs C.A. Warmer, of Glasgow; two sons, one daughter.
22.11.1912
Old Manor house, Hythe, Elham district, Kent
-
10.1995
Horsham district, West Sussex
(A) P/O (prob) 18.05.1936 [37843]
P/O 23.03.1937
F/O 23.09.1938
F/Lt. 03.09.1940
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1941)
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1942
Sq.Ldr. ? (reld 23.06.1963; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(T) W/Cdr. 01.07.1944-01.11.1947
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 11.07.1941 *
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946 ?
* This officer has acted as captain of a Sunderland aircraft since the outbreak of the war. In December, 1940, he assumed command of the squadron and, by his outstanding ability and leadership, has set and maintained a high standard of efficiency. He has carried out many long reconnaissances and, during the evacuation from Greece, displayed boundless energy in organising the Sunderland detachment and finally taking a re-fueller motor boat with several personnel from Athens to Crete via a port in the Peloponnesus where valuable work was carried out in ferrying personnel to a destroyer. The voyage could only be carried out at night owing to enemy air activity but, in spite of many difficulties the passage to Suda Bay was safely accomplished. The arrival of the boat there eventually made it possible for a valuable re-fuelling ship to sail for Egypt. Squadron Leader Alington, though in an unfit state of health at the time, displayed great determination and devotion to duty throughout the operation.
Mariner. Gained aviator's licence (No. 13461), taken on 13.12.1935 on a D.H. Moth Cirrus II 75 h.p. at Yapton Aero Club.
18.05.1935     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
18.05.1935     RAF Depot, Uxbridge
02.06.1936 - 03.1937 No. 11 Flying Training School (Wittering) ["distinguished pass"]
22.05.1937     RAF Calshot
07.09.1937     230 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron (Seletar, Singapore)
23.03.1940     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
(1941)     230 Squadron RAF (DFC)
01.03.1943 - 31.12.1943 Commanding Officer, 190 Squadron RAF
01.1945 - 12.1945 Commanding Officer, 179 Squadron RAF
Alington,
William James [Marmaduke]
"Marmie"
W.J. Alington W.J. Alington
Son of Lt.Col. Arthur Cyril Marmaduke Alington (1872-1930), and Gladys Evelyn Hamilton (1883-1971), of Binbrook, Lincolnshire.
Brother of Paym.Lt.Cdr. Rupert Hildebrand Alington, RN, and of W/Cdr. Patrick Hamilton Alington, RAF.
Married ((03?).1942, Peterborough district, Northamptonshire) Mary Jeannette Bunney (05.10.1909 - (09?).1975) [she was earlier (1932) married to Allen Lingard Rae Duke (1899-1959)]; one daughter.
26.03.1906
Hythe, Elham district, Kent
-
04.01.1969
Hythe, Kent
Sgt. ? [700041]
P/O (prob) 04.04.1936 [70006]
P/O 04.10.1936
F/O 04.10.1937
F/Lt. 03.09.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 24.06.1943 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(A) W/Cdr. (1943)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 02.02.1943 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 23.07.1943 **
Air Force Cross AFC 30.09.1941 ***
* This officer has completed a large number of sorties and has destroyed 2 enemy aircraft at night. He is an extremely able flight commander, whose
efforts to achieve success in night fighting have been most praiseworthy.
** This officer has displayed exceptional keenness and determination to inflict loss on the enemy. On 1 sortie, he damaged 7 locomotives. More recently, in June, 1943, he led a formation of light bombers on an operation which resulted in the destruction of 4 enemy aircraft on the ground, while much damage was caused to a hangar. In addition, a minesweeper was attacked and damaged. By his fearless and skilful leadership, Wing Commander Alington played a large part in the success of the sortie.
*** This officer has completed 2,700 hours of instructional flying of which 595 hours have been flown since December 1939. His great enthusiasm for the work is reflected in the high standard attained by his pupils.
Officer, Merchant Navy. Gained aviator's licence (No. 10571), taken on 24.06.1932 on a D.H. 60X Cirrus II 30/80 h.p. at Hampshire Aeroplane Club. Joined the staff of Aberdeen Airways as a pilot, 1935.
04.04.1936     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch)
(05.1941)     54 Operational Training Unit RAF
(09.1941)     No. 2 Central Flying School RAF (AFC)
(1943)     25 Squadron RAF (DFC)
24.06.1943 - 24.04.1944 264 Squadron RAF (Bar to DFC)
Allanson,
Richard Joseph
"Dick"
R.J. Allanson
Son of ... Allanson, and ... Macken.
Married ((09?).1934, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Stella Mary Allies (14.06.1908 - 1989); one daughter, two sons.

16.06.1912
Epsom district, Surrey
-
29.06.1999
Guernsey
(A) P/O (prob) 09.01.1938 [40348]
P/O ?
F/O 25.05.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 25.05.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1946, seniority 01.06.1942
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.12.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 16.07.1957; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 01.10.1946 gallant and distinguished services rendered during the period of
operations against the Japanese in Malaya and' the Netherlands East Indies terminating in March, 1942
09.01.1938     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
1939 - 1942 36 Squadron RAF (Singapore, Malaya & Batavia)
09.01.1942     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity
Allen,
Derek Hurlstone
D.H. Allen

Son of Alfred E. Allen, and Sylvia S. M. Hurlstone-Cook, of Leicester.
(09?).1917
Leicester, Leicestershire
-
18.05.1940
(MPK) [age 22]
[Poix-du-Nord Communal Cemetery Extension, France]
(A) P/O (prob) 05.07.1937 [39840]
P/O 10.05.1938
F/O 10.12.1939
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 31.05.1940 *
* F/O Allen has taken part in all combats with Flt.Lt. R.H.A. Lee, following his section leader with great loyalty. In May 1940, he took part in shooting down a Junkers, and the next day another enemy aircraft of the same type. On the latter day, after his aircraft had been severely damaged by anti-aircraft fire, he did not hesitate to attack with vigour and determination a Junkers 89 over enemy occupied territory and shot it down.
05.07.1937     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
      trained at Sealand
02.1938     joined Fighter Command
? - 18.05.1940 pilot, 85 Squadron RAF
[On 15.05.1940 Hurricane P2818 on a mission in the Lille-Seclin area was shot down in combat with Bf110s east of Ath during offensive patrol over Belgium 7.30 p.m. Flying Officer D.H. Allen baled out unhurt. Aircraft a write-off.
On 18.05.1940 Hurricane P2701 on a mission in the Lille-Seclin area was shot down in combat with Bf110s of I./ZG26 during offensive patrol between Le Cateau and Cambrai 7.30 a.m. Flying Officer D.H. Allen missing. Aircraft a write-off. His body was rescued from the wreckage by locals before being buried in an unnamed grave in the village of Pox-de-Nord near the Belgian border, resulting in a mentioning on the Runnymede Memorial as missing, presumed killed.]
Allinson,
Norman Stuart
N.S. Allinson

Son of late Rev. H.C.W. Allinson, Hinxhill, Kent; married 1928, Florence Muriel Hall (died 1975); one son one daughter.
19.04.1904
-
08.10.1984
Colchester, Essex
P/O
17.12.1924 [16144]
F/O
17.06.1926
F/Lt.
14.05.1930
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
(T) W/Cdr.
01.03.1940
W/Cdr.
14.04.1942, seniority 01.01.1940
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.03.1942
(A) A/Cdre.
01.03.1944?
(WS) Gp.Capt.
01.09.1944
Gp.Capt.
01.01.1946
(T) Air Cdre.
01.01.1946
Air Cdre.
01.07.1947
Air Vice Marshal
01.07.1951 (retd 27.09.1956)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1946
?
Mention in Despatches MID
14.01.1944
?
Education: Trent College; RAF, Cranwell; RAF Staff College (psa, 21.01.1936-12.1936); Imperial Defence College (idc, 01.1948-...)
02.1923


joined RAF; Flight Cadet,  'B' Sqn, RAF College. (Flt Cdt Cpl)
14.12.1924
-
1929
pilot, 13 Squadron
02.09.1929
-
1930
qualified at specialist armament course, Armament & Gunnery School
08.03.1930
-
?
Armament Officer, Practice Camp, North Coates Fittes
01.10.1930
-
1932
Armament Officer, HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)
20.07.1932


supernumerary, RAF Depot
18.09.1932
-

Armament Officer, SHQ, RAF Boscombe Down
10.10.1933
-
1935
Department of Air Member of Personnel
22.05.1937
-
1938
CO 269 Squadron
12.04.1938
-
02.10.1938
HQ Coastal Command
02.10.1938
-
1940
Air Staff, Directorate of Training
1940
-
1941
Armament duties, Air Ministry and Ministry of Aircraft Production
15.12.1941
-
1943
Air Staff, GHQ Home Forces, HQ Army Co-operation Command
19.02.1943
-
1944
Planning Staff, HQ Middle East Command
01.03.1944
-
1944
AOC No 212 Group
1944
-
1944
AOC Force 438
11.09.1944
-
1945
Deputy SASO, HQ Middle East
1945
-
1947
Director of Operational Training, Air Ministry
19.02.1949
-
1951
AOC Rhodesian Air Training Group, Bulawayo, S Rhodesia
15.05.1951
-
08.09.1952
Director-General of Manning, Air Ministry
08.09.1952
-
05.04.1954
Director-General of Personnel (I), Air Ministry
15.06.1954
-
1956
Air Officer-in-Charge Administration, Flying Training Command
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Essex, 1964.
Amlot,
Douglas Lloyd
D.L. Amlot

Son of Arthur Lloyd Amlot (1886-).
Married ((12?).1939, Sleaford district, Lincolnshire) Ruby Luise Logory; three sons.

14.06.1910
West Ham district, London
-
21.03.1979
Praia de Luz, Algarve, Portugal
(A) Gp.Capt. 02.02.1944?
A/Cdre. ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 07.06.1951 ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 22.11.1938 ?
Air Force Cross AFC 14.06.1945 ?
Education: Dulwich College (1924-1927).
06.11.1935     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
06.11.1939     permanent commission
Andrews,
Herbert Alfred
L.S. Andrews
23.02.1903
Bromley district, Kent
-
01.1991
Sedgemoor district, Somerset
Wt.Offr. ? [346439]
F/O (prob) 17.12.1942 [50486]
F/O 1943?, seniority 17.12.1942 (retd 26.11.1945; retaining the rank of F/Lt.)
17.12.1942     commissioned, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
 
Arbuthnot,
Terence John
"Terry"
T.J. Arbuthnot (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Arbuthnot) T.J. Arbuthnot (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Arbuthnot)
T.J. Arbuthnot (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Arbuthnot) T.J. Arbuthnot (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Arbuthnot)

Son (with three brothers and two sisters) of Maj. John Bernard "Jack" Arbuthnot (1875-1950), and Olive Blake (?-1953).
Brother of Cdr. Bernard Kieran Charles Arbuthnot, RN & Maj. Myles Henry Arbuthnot.
Married (20.4.1937, India) Karin Gunborg Sundgren (05.01.1914 - 19.06.1983), daughter of Carl Adolph Sundgren, of Hudiksvall, Sweden; one son, two daughters.

08.10.1906
Cork, Ireland
-
31.12.1995
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
P/O 11.12.1926
F/O 11.06.1928
F/Lt. 01.04.1932
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1937 [16234]
W/Cdr. 01.06.1940
Gp.Capt. 01.10.1946 (retd 09.10.1954)
Mention in Despatches MID 08.05.1936 Mohmand operations, NW Frontier
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946 ?
- CdeG 27.06.1947 Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
Officer, Order of Leopold II (Belgium) LeoII 27.06.1947 ?
Education: Eton; RAF Cadet College, Cranwell.
11.12.1926     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
11.12.1926 - 1930 41 Squadron (Northolt) (17.08.1930 involved in mid-air collision with Sgt. B. J. Marsden in their Siskin aircraft whilst practicing formation flying)
01.09.1930     posted to Electrical & Wireless School, Cranwell, for a Long Signals Course
18.10.1932 - (1935) 20 (Army Co-Operation) Squadron (Peshawar) (Mohmand Operations, NW Frontier, India) (despatches)
1936 - 1937 Waziristan
20.04.1937 - 1937 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF(Chaklala, India) (for signal duties)
12.09.1937 - 01.1940 Commanding Officer, 26 (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF (Catterick)
(06.1940)     France
      Commanding Officer, RAF Fiskerton
(1950) - (1951) Commanding Officer, RAF Hendon
OStJ (18.06.1937).
Arbuthnott,
John St Clair
J.St.C. Arbuthnott

Son of Donald Stuart Arbuthnott and Anne Elizabeth (Brand) Arbuthnott. Married 1st (30.05.1932) Constance Clare Fairlie (died 16.11.1964). Married 2nd (14.03.1967) Catherine Wellborn Morgan (divorced).
27.08.1898
-
10.11.1984
Worthing district, West Sussex
Indian Army:

Lt.
? (retd 23.01.1923)
A/Capt.
11.06.1919-31.12.1919
RAF:

F/O
12.09.1925 [22059]
02.09.1928, seniority 12.09.1927
F/ Lt.
01.02.1932
Sq.Ldr.
?
Education: Downside and Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
?


commissioned into the Indian Army
11.06.1919
-
(11.1919)
Company Commander, 3rd Battalion 151st Punjabi Rifles
12.09.1925


commissioned into the RAF - General Duties Branch [short service commission]
05.08.1935


transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers, Class A



served World War II
?
-
10.02.1954
Emergency List, RAF Reserve of Officers 
Ardley,
Ernest Lionel
E.L. Ardley
06.02.1889
St George Hanover Square, London
-
(03?).1958
Henley district, Oxfordshire
T/2nd Lt.
04.12.1915 [03121]
F/O
03.05.1917
Sq.Ldr.
30.06.1931 (retd 03.10.1935)
(WS) W/Cdr.
19.10.1943
(A) Gp.Capt.
? (reverted to retd < 04.1949)
04.12.1915
-
14.12.1916
training reserve battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
14.12.1916


attached King's Royal Rifle Corps
01.04.1918


first commission RAF
15.09.1939
-
06.10.1945
recalled on active service
Ashton,
George Reginald
G.R. Ashton G.R. Ashton
14.04.1888
Isle of Wight
-
(03?).1976
Southampton district, Hampshire
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937 [13217]
(T) W/Cdr.
01.03.1940 (retd 14.04.1943)
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
01.04.1918


commissioned, RAF
(07.1940)


Commanding Officer, 98 Squadron RAF
14.04.1943
-
01.04.1946
re-employed on active service
Askey,
Robert
R. Askey (Photo courtesy of Mr Karl Hudson)
Son of ... Askey, and ... Rliey.
Married ...; ... children.
17.04.1915
Sedgefield, Co. Durham
-
12.1987
East Cleveland
Aircraftman 2nd class 17.07.1934 [517664]
(T) F/Sgt. 31.12.1941
(T) Wt. Offr. 31.12.1943
P/O (prob) 17.03.1944 [54519]
(WS) F/O 17.12.1944 (reld 10.12.1945) (Emgcy List) (reld 01.07.1959; retaining rank of F/O)

General Service Medal, with clasp Palestine
Africa Star
Good Conduct Badges 19.04.1939 and 17.10.1942

08.03.1933 - 16.07.1934 enlisted service, 7th Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers - Territorial Army
17.07.1934 - 14.04.1935 enlisted service, RAF
15.04.1935 - 10.02.1937 18 (Bombardment) Squadron RAF
11.02.1937 - 21.02.1937 embarked for Middle East
22.02.1937 - 16.06.1941 6 (Bombardment) Squadron RAF
[
brought to notice of GOC British Forces in Palestine for distinguished conduct in action in operation against armed bands in Palestine during recent months 01.06.1938]
17.06.1941 - 04.07.1941 14 Squadron RAF
05.07.1941 - 15.02.1942 39 Squadron RAF
16.02.1942 - 07.02.1943 HQ 25 Group RAF (Manby)
08.02.1943 - 13.04.1944 1 Advanced Flying Unit RAF
17.03.1944     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
14.04.1944 - 14.05.1944 No. 1 Elementary Air Gunners' School RAF (Bridgnorth)
15.05.1944 - 23.10.1944 Air Crew Allocation Centre RAF
24.10.1944 - 27.02.1945 20 Operational Training Unit RAF
28.02.1945 - 04.04.1945 71 Base RAF
05.04.1945 - 04.06.1945 rear air gunner, 550 Squadron RAF (North Killingholme)
05.06.1945 - ? 625 Squadron RAF
? - 10.12.1945 No. ... Personnel Despatch Centre RAF
Aspey,
Harold Edward
H.E. Aspey
Son of Archibald and Gertrude Aspey.
Husband of Beryl May Aspey, of Warminster.
(03?).1916
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
27.02.1942
[age 26]
[Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery, M.349]
Sgt.
? [525556]
P/O (prob)
20.12.1940, seniority 11.12.1940 [45094]
(WS) F/O (prob)
11.08.1941
(WS) F/O
20.12.1941
Mention in Despatches? MID?
?
[according to Chorley's "RAF Bomber Command losses"]
20.12.1940


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
?
-
27.02.1942
observer, 144 Squadron RAF
[taken off at North Luffenham in Hampden I [L4178 PL-] for an operation against Kiel, but ran out of fuel on return and crashed 0300 into a railway cutting near Hexthorpe in the southern outskirts of Doncaster, Yorkshire]
Atcherley,
David Francis William
D.F.W. Atcherley

Son of late Colonel (Hon. Major­General) Sir Llewellyn W. Atcherley, CMG, CVO, and Eleanor Francis Micklethwaite; unmarried. Twin brother of Air Marshal Sir Richard L.R. Atcherley.
12.01.1904
York
-
08.06.1952
F/O
19.03.1927 [05168]
F/Lt.
05.11.1930
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
(A) W/Cdr.
1939
(T) W/Cdr.
01.03.1940
W/Cdr.
14.04.1942, seniority 01.01.1940
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.03.1942
(WS) Gp.Capt.
14.12.1944
Gp.Capt.
01.01.1946
(A) A/Cdre.
14.07.1944?
(T) A/Cdre.
01.01.1946
A/Cdre.
01.07.1947
Air Vice Marshal
01.07.1950
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1950
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1946
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.05.1944
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
29.07.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
?
Mention in Despatches MID
17.09.1943
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
?
GO LeoII
27.06.1947
?
Belg+P CdeG
27.06.1947
?
Education: Oundle; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; RAF Staff College (psa, 1935).
1924


commissioned into the East Lancashire Regiment
1927


transferred to the RAF, No. 5 Flying Training School, Sealand
1928


2 Squadron RAF
1929
-
1931
Flying Instructor, RAF College, Cranwell
1932
-
1933
28 Squadron
1933
-
1934
20 Squadron
1936


HQ 16 Group (Coastal Command)
1938


CO 85 Fighter Squadron
1940


CO RAF Station, Castletown
1941


CO 25 Night Fighter Squadron
1941
-
1942
CO RAF Station, Hawarden
1942


CO RAF Station, Fairwood Common
1943


CO 325 Wing (N. African Campaign)
1944


SASO 2 Group (2nd TAF)
1946


AOC 47 Group (Transport Command)
1947


Director of Air Support and Transport Operations (Air Ministry)
1948
-
1950
Commandant, Central Fighter Establishment
1950
-
1952
SASO, Fighter Command
1952
-
08.06.1952
Air Officer Commanding No. 205 Group, Middle East Air Force [mysteriously disappeared whilst flying a Meteor FR10 from Fayid in Egypt bound for Cyprus; his aircraft never arrived in Cyprus]
Atcherley,
[Sir] Richard Llewellyn Roger
R.L.R. Atcherley
Son of late Colonel (Hon. Major­General) Sir Llewellyn W. Atcherley, CMG, CVO,  and Eleanor Francis Micklethwaite; unmarried. Twin brother of Air Vice Marshal D.F.W. Atcherley.
11.01.1904
York
-
18.04.1970
[Camberley, Surrey ?]
P/O
31.07.1924 [16140]
F/O
31.01.1926
F/Lt.
13.11.1929
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
(T) W/Cdr.
01.03.1940
W/Cdr.
20.11.1942, seniority 01.10.1941
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.03.1942
(WS) Gp.Capt.
09.07.1944
Gp.Capt.
01.01.1946
(A) A/Cdre.
09.01.1944?
(T) A/Cdre.
01.01.1946
A/Cdre.
01.07.1947
(A) Air Vice Marshal
31.01.1949
Air Vice Marshal
01.01.1951
(A) Air Marshal
20.12.1955
Air Marshal
01.05.1956 (retd 04.04.1959)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
31.05.1956
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1950
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
05.07.1945
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1941
?
Air Force Cross AFC
1940
?
Air Force Cross AFC
24.09.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
17.03.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
?
  NorWC
18.12.1942
?
Education: Oundle; RAF College, Cranwell; RAF Staff College (psa, 01.1937-01.1938).
1922


Flight Cadet, A Squadron, RAF College
31.07.1924
-
1925
Pilot/QFI, 29 (Fighter) Squadron (Snipes-Duxford)
26.10.1925
-
1926
Pilot/QFI, 23 (Fighter) Squadron (Snipes-Henlow)
04.08.1926
-
1928
Central Flying School Instructor
06.10.1928
-
1929
High Speed Flight for Schneider Trophy race; won King's Cup Air Race with Flight Lt Stainforth, 1929
10.10.1929
-
1929
QFI, Central Flying School
09.12.1929
-
1930
Flight Commander, 23 (F) Squadron (Kenley)
13.10.1930
-
1934
Flight Commander, 14 Squadron (Amman, Jordan)
09.1934
-
1937
test pilot, RAE Farnborough
01.01.1938
-
1939
Air Staff, HQ Training Command: 
01.07.1939
-
1939
Air Staff Officer to Inspector-General of the RAF
10.1939
-
1940
Commanding Officer, 219 Night Fighter Squadron
1940


Norway, Garrison Commander Badu­Foss (Narvik)
1940


Commanding Officer, RAF Station, Drem
1941  
Commanding Officer, 54 Night Fighter Operational Training Unit (Church Fenton)
1942


Sector Commander, Fairwood Common
1942


Sector Commander, Kenley
11.04.1943


AOC 211 Group Desert Air Force (Tripoli)
1944


Group Captain, Training, HQ Fighter Command
1944


temporary Head & Deputy Head, Air Support Training HQ, AEAF
1945


Commandant, Central Fighter Establishment
1945


SASO, Commonwealth Tactical Air Force
09.1945
-
1948
Commandant, RAF College, Cranwell
31.01.1949
-
1951
Commander-in-Chief, Royal Pakistan Air Force
01.06.1951
-
1953
AOC No. 12 Group, Fighter Command
1953
-
12.1955
Commander Royal Air Force Staff, British Joint Services Mission, Washington
20.12.1955
-
1958
AOC-in-Chief, Flying Training Command
Co­ordinator, Anglo American Community Relations, 1959-1961; Sales Director, Folland Aircraft Co., 1959-1965.
Aust,
Arthur John
A.J. Aust

Son of Sidney John Aust, and Nora Winifred Hathaway, of Stratford-on-Avon.
()6?).1917
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
-
04.03.1945
[age 27]
[Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery, Warwickshire, 4105]
Sgt.
? [531237]
P/O (prob)
05.06.1943 [51962]
(WS) F/O
05.12.1943
Mention in Despatches MID
?
?
05.06.1943


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
04.03.1945
pilot, 68 Squadron RAF
[de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk.XXX [NT357] crashed at 03:45 hrs while landing at Coltishall, Norfolk; killing F/O Aust & F/O J.P. Halestrap, RAFVR]
Axworthy,
Rupert Leslie Clifford
R.L.C. Axworthy

Son of Vernon Clifford Axworthy, and Iris Margery Leslie Staples.
30.12.1917
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
-
12.02.1941

[Rawalpindi War Cemetery, Pakistan, 1.B.9]
(A) P/O (prob)
07.05.1938 [40659]
P/O
07.05.1939
F/O
03.09.1940
07.05.1938


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
...
-
12.02.1941
31 (Transport) Squadron RAF (India)


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