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R.R. Lamb   to   L.A. Lynn
Lamb,
Reginald Robert
R.R. Lamb
Son (with four sisters and two brothers) of Samuel Lamb (1866-?), and Alice Maude Fort (later Mrs E.A.R. Tout, later Mrs F.E. Stuckey) (1877-1950).
Married (08.06.1939, St John's Roman Catholic Church, Rangoon Cantonment, Burma) Evelyn Gladys Somerville (24.10.1919 - 25.07.2005), daughter of William and Gladys Somerville; one daughter. She remarried (25.01.1946, St Patrick's Church, Karachi, India) Albert Robert Deutsch, with whom she had another daughter and son.
(12?).1912
Plymouth district, Devon
-
08.03.1942
(formerly of Mutley, Plymouth)
[Singapore Memorial, column 413]
(T) F/Sgt. ? [562188]
P/O (prob) 27.09.1940 [44974]
(WS) F/O 27.09.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 27.09.1942 [posthumously; probably while fate was unknown at the time]
Mentioned in Despatches MID 08.06.1944

in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya, Hong Kong and the Netherlands East Indies during the operations against the Japanese terminating in March, 1942 [posthumously]

27.09.1940     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 08.03.1942 100 Squadron RAF
[Flew Vickers Vildebeeste, operating from Java.)
 
Lane,
Brian John Edward
"Sandy"
B.J.E. Lane B.J.E. Lane
B.J.E. Lane B.J.E. Lane
Son of Henry Fitzgerald William Lane (1878-), and of Bessie Elinor Hall.
Married ((06?).1940, Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire) Eileen Mary Ellison, an English Grand Prix racer.
18.06.1917
Pannal, Harrogate county, Knaresborough district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
13.12.1942
(MIA) [age 25]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 65]
(A) P/O (prob) 18.05.1936 [37859]
P/O 23.03.1937
F/O 23.12.1938
(A) F/Lt. (07.1940)
(T) F/Lt. 03.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 10.02.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr. (03.1941)
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 10.02.1942
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 30.07.1940 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 17.03.1941 ?
18.05.1936     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
02.06.1936     No. 11 Flying Training School (Wittering)
10.01.1937     66 (Fighter) Squadron RAF (Duxford)
08.03.1937     213 (Fighter) Squadron RAF (Northolt)
09.1939 - 24.05.1940 Officer Commanding, "A" Flight, 19 Squadron RAF
25.05.1940   1940 temporary Commanding Officer, 19 Squadron RAF
05.09.1940 - ? Commanding Officer, 19 Squadron RAF
? - 13.12.1942 Commanding Officer, 167 Squadron RAF
[Spitfire Mk.Vb (AR612) was attacked by Oblt W Leonhardt of 6./JG1 and crashed into the sea 30 km west of Schouwen, the Netherlands, at 16:34 hrs] [crash report (in mixed Dutch, English & German)]
Published: (under the pen name B.J. Ellan) Spitfire! (1942).
Langdon,
George Ellis
"John"
G.E. Langdon
Only son of Rev. A.G. Langdon, and Mrs Langdon, of Hartwell, Knebworth.
Married Elinor Mary ...
(06?).1906
Ware district, Hertfordshire
-
26.11.1940
Wantage district, Berkshire (flying accident) [age 34]
[Harwell Cemetery, Berkshire, grave 606]
(formerly of Hampstead Norris, Berkshire)
P/O (prob) 11.07.1927 [70381]
P/O 11.07.1928
F/O 11.01.1929
F/Lt. 1940?
11.07.1927     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class AA)
27.05.1932     transferred from Class AA(ii) to Class C
19.07.1933     transferred from Class C to Class AA(ii)
11.07.1936     transferred from Class AA(ii) to Class C
25.09.1939     mobilized RAFO
? - 26.11.1940 pilot instructor
Langton,
Robert Thomas
R.T. Langton
Son of ... Langton, and ... Drew.
Married ((09?).1939, Buckrose district, East Riding of Yorkshire; divorced) Jean Dallas Massey ((03?).1920 - 18.12.1963); no children. Jean Langton remarried (1946) William J. Doolin & (1950) Brian P. Wheale.

(09?).1914
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
28.10.1944
off Walcheren, the Netherlands
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 200]
(T) Wt.Offr. ? [564737]
P/O (prob) 10.06.1941 [45973]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.04.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 01.04.1943
(T) Sq.Ldr. 10.02.1943
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 07.12.1943
(A) W/Cdr. ?
Air Force Cross AFC 01.01.1945 ? [posthumously]
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 13.09.1940 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 ? [posthumously]
10.06.1941     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
? - 28.10.1944 76 Squadron RAF
[Flying Halifax MZ599 on operations to Walcheren to attack the Zoutelande coastal battery. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed into water, sadly the whole crew were killed and their bodies not recovered. See crash report.]
Larsen,
Henry Gordon Francis *
H.G.F. Larsen
* known in the Army as:
Larsen, Henry Gordon

1916
New York
-
27.11.1957
[cemetery Cardington near Bedford]
Army:

2nd Lt.
08.07.1939 [94695]
WS/Lt.
08.01.1941 (reld 01.09.1945)
RAF:

P/O
28.09.1940 [44665]
F/O
?
F/Lt.
28.09.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr.
(1944)
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
27.07.1945
Sq.Ldr.
25.02.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
W/Cdr.
01.01.1953
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
02.06.1944
*
* This officer has taken part in many reconnaissances and has displayed great skill and determination throughout. He is an exceptionally able leader, whose readiness to undertake the more dangerous and difficult tasks, has set an example which has proved, inspiring. His untiring efforts and high standard of efficiency have been reflected in the great, success of the squadron he commands.




late Cadet Corporal, Dover College Contingent, Officer Training Corps

08.07.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939


mobilized
28.09.1940
-
01.09.1945
seconded to the RAF - General Duties Branch
(1944)


Commanding Officer, 28 Squadron RAF
01.09.1945


transferred to RAF - General Duties Branch
      died in an accident whilst testing the Flying Bedstead on 28th November 1957 at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.
Lart,
Edward Collis de Virac
E.C. de V. Lart
Son of Charles Edmund and Amy Vincent Lart. His brother John Floyer Vincent Lart also fell.
(06?).1902
Axminster district, Devon / Dorset
-
13.08.1940
[Vadum Cemetery, Denmark, collective grave C]
Sq.Ldr. 01.02.1937 [05102]
W/Cdr. ?

DSO

      qualified by examination as interpreter
? - 13.08.1940 82 Squadron RAF
Lawson,
Harry Reginald
H.R. Lawson (Photo courtesy of Mr John Lawson)
24.01.1907
Rugby, Leicestershire / Northamptonshire / Warwickshire
-
05.02.1977
St. Mawgan, Cornwall
Aircraftman 2nd class
23.10.1935 [505111]
Aircraftman 1st class
01.04.1929
Senior Aircraftman
01.11.1929
(A) Sgt. (unpaid)
02.06.1931
Sgt.
02.06.1931
F/Sgt.
10.06.1932
P/O (prob)
01.04.1940 [43121]
P/O
01.04.1941
(A) F/O
12.01.1941
(WS) F/O
01.04.1941
(A) F/Lt.
31.07.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
15.01.1942
F/Lt.
01.11.1947, seniority 01.01.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr.
15.10.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
21.10.1943
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1947, seniority 01.09.1945 (retd 11.01.1954, retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(A) W/Cdr.
21.07.1943-15.09.1946
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 10.09.1943 ?
Air Force Cross AFC 17.03.1941 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 20.10.1943 ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45St ? ?
Air Crew Europe Star ACEur ? ?
Atlantic Star AtlSt ? ?
Defence Medal Def Med ? ?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 ? ?
23.10.1925


joined RAF, serving in the ranks
23.10.1925
-
16.02.1926
RAF Depot (Aircrafthand under training for Carpenter 23.10.1925)
17.02.1926
-
03.04.1928
School of Technical Training RAF (Carpenter 13.05.1927)
04.04.1928
-
30.04.1928
1 (F) Squadron RAF (Carpenter under training for Carpenter-Rigger 01.06.1929) (Carpenter-Rigger 12.03.1928)
01.05.1928
-
06.07.1928
attached, RAF Hendon
07.07.1928
-
13.07.1930
1 (F) Squadron RAF
14.07.1930
-
28.11.1930
2 Technical Training School RAF (Carpenter-Rigger (Pilot) (NS) 15.07.1930)
29.11.1930
-
01.12.1930
attached, SHQ Tangmere RAF
02.12.1930
-
26.07.1931
2 Flying Training School RAF (Pilot/Carpenter-Rigger 02.06.1931)
27.07.1931
-
17.01.1932
9 Squadron RAF
18.01.1932
-
25.05.1932
RAF Depot
26.05.1932
-
21.06.1932
9 Squadron RAF
22.06.1932
-
01.07.1932
attached, RAF Hendon
02.07.1932
-
07.02.1933
3 Calshot RAF
08.02.1933
-
09.03.1933
RAF, Iraq
10.03.1933
-
01.03.1935
203 Squadron RAF
02.03.1935
-
05.05.1935
RAF Depot (NE)
06.05.1935
-
14.09.1935
201 Squadron RAF
15.09.1935
-
15.12.1935
Central Flying School RAF
16.12.1935
-
15.08.1937
3 Flying Training School RAF
16.08.1937
-
11.12.1937
3 Flying Training School RAF, South Berney
12.12.1937
-
16.06.1939
166 (B) Squadron RAF
17.07.1939
-
23.06.1939
attached, RAF Bisley
24.06.1939
-
17.09.1939
166 (B) Squadron RAF
18.09.1939
-
31.03.1940
RAF Abingdon
01.04.1940


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission to 31.12.1946]
01.04.1940
-
03.04.1940
flying, 166 Squadron RAF
04.04.1940
-
29.12.1940
flying, 10 Operational training Unit RAF
30.12.1940
-
30.07.1941
instructor, 1 Blind Approach Training Flight RAF
31.07.1941
-
05.10.1941
instructor, 10 Operational Training Unit RAF
06.10.1941
-
04.07.1943
flying, 58 Squadron RAF
05.07.1943
-
20.07.1943
instructor, 1 Operational Training Unit RAF
21.07.1943
-
21.11.1943
Commanding Officer, 518 Squadron RAF
22.11.1943
-
13.02.1944
chief instructor, Meteorological Conversion Unit RAF
14.02.1944
-
22.03.1944
Commanding Officer, 518 Squadron RAF
23.03.1944
-
09.05.1944
control, HQ 19 Group RAF
10.05.1944
-
17.09.1944
flying, 152 (General Reconnaissance) Wing RAF
18.09.1944
-
19.09.1944
flying, 120 Staging Post RAF
20.09.1944
-
21.10.1945
flying, 104 Staging Post RAF
22.10.1945
-
21.06.1946
pending posting, HQ 216 Group  RAF
22.06.1945
-
14.07.1946
accident prevention, HQ Mediterranean and Middle East
15.07.1946
-
04.07.1947
service air traffic control officer, Luqa
01.01.1947


extended service commission ("B")
05.07.1947
-
07.10.1947
disembarkation, 5 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF
08.10.1947
-
16.12.1947
41 Junior Course, Hornchurch, Attachment RAF
14.01.1948


transferred, Secretarial Branch
14.01.1948
-
14.03.1950
movements control, Miscellaneous 344 RAF
12.04.1949


transferred, Equipment Branch
15.03.1950
-
11.06.1950
182 Equipment Course, Equipment Officers' School RAF
12.06.1950
-
07.08.1950
supernumerary, Air Ministry Unit
08.08.1950
-
08.04.1951
Directorate of Movements RAF
09.04.1951
-
16.04.1951
3 Movements Unit RAF (embarkation)
17.04.1951
-
24.09.1951
supernumerary, 1 Personnel Holding Unit RAF
25.09.1951
-
03.05.1953
sea movements, 3 Movements Unit RAF (embarkation)
04.05.1953
-
03.08.1953
supernumerary, Odiham
04.08.1953
-
10.01.1954
supernumerary, 2 Movements Unit RAF
Lawson,
Walter John
"Farmer" /  "Jack"
W.J. Lawson (Photo courtesy of Mr Jonathan Radford)
Son of Maj. Thomas Castle Lawson, RHA, and Julia Poulton Lawson (née Fuller), of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
(03?).1913
Taunton district, Devon / Somerset
-
28.08.1941
[age 28]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 28]
Sgt.
? [563331]
P/O (prob)
01.04.1940 [43419]
F/O (prob)
?
(WS) F/O
06.12.1940
F/O
01.04.1941
(A) F/Lt.
(1940)
(A) Sq.Ldr.
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
26.11.1940
*
* Flight Lieutenant Lawson has consistently led his flight, and frequently his squadron, with great skill and courage and has destroyed at least five enemy aircraft. His exceptional coolness inspires great confidence in his fellow pilots. On two occasions he has refused to abandon his aircraft when damage caused would clearly have justified such a course.
01.04.1940
 
 
first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1940)
-
28.08.1941
pilot, 19 Squadron RAF (Fowlmere)
[failed to return from a Circus sortie [= bombers heavily escorted by fighters to bring enemy fighters into combat] in his Spirtfire IIa [P7995]; last seen off the Dutch coast]
Leedham,
Hugh
H. Leedham

03.05.1889
Dudley district, Staffordshire
-
05.11.1947
[London?]
CPO RNVR
? [Z/3898]
T/Lt. RNVR
18.10.1917
Capt. (Techn.)
01.04.1918
F/Lt.
01.08.1919
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1928
W/Cdr.
01.01.1935
Gp.Capt.
01.07.1938
(T) Air Cdre.
01.12.1940
Air Cdre.
14.04.1942, seniority 01.12.1940 (retd 09.07.1945; own request)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) CB
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
03.06.1930
HM's birthday 30 [investiture 05.07.30]]
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
General Service Medal GSM
-
& clasp Kurdistan
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LoM
25.04.1947
*
* Air Commodore Hugh Leedham, Royal Air Force, during the period of active hostilities in World War Two, performed exceptionally meritorious service in the field of scientific research and development. As Director of Communications Development in the Ministry of Aircraft Production, he did much to make available to the Allied forces improved radar and radar counter-measures gear, and facilitated arrangements for establishing two American Electronic Fields Stations in Great Britain. Through his scientific interest and by his attitude of co-operation, Air Commodore Leedham rendered service valuable to the United States war effort.
Education: Dudley Technical School (school prize medal 8); Birmingham University.
1914
-
1918
served European War in RNVR [Bristol Division] & RNAS: wireless school, Crystal Palace & RN College, Greenwich
04.1918
 
 
transferred, RAF
08.01.1919
-
12.1919
instructor, Electric and Wireless School RAF
23.12.1919
-
02.09.1921
technical officer, Electric and Wireless School RAF (Inland Area)
02.09.1921
-
01.09.1923
technical (wireless) duties, HQ RAF Iraq (Aircraft Park, Mesopotamia)
01.09.1923
-
04.1930
chief instructor, Electrical and Wireless School RAF (Flowerdown)
22.04.1930
-
11.1935
Head of No. 10 Section, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough [22.04.1930 trasferred to Special Duty List RAF]
08.11.1935
-
1939
Assistant Director (Instruments), Joint Directorate of Scientific Research and Technical Development, Air Ministry
?
-
(10.)1939
Deputy Director of Communications Development, Joint Directorate of Scientific Research and Technical Development., Air Ministry
1939
-
1943
Director of Radio Production, Ministry of Aircraft Production [24.04.1940 transferred Technical Branch RAF]
1943
-
1945
Director of Radio Research and Development, Ministry of Aircraft Production
Managing Director Ericsson Telephones Ltd, 1945-1947.
Legg,
Richard James
R.J. Legg
14.05.1903
Islington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
P/O
13.03.1926 [22166]
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
Gp.Capt.
01.10.1946 (retd 04.11.1953)
13.03.1926
 
 
first commission, RAF
...
-
...
...
Leggate,
James Reginald
J.R. Leggate (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Kerrigan)
Married Jean Leighton (died 26.08.2007, aged 94); three sons.
30.08.1912
-
10.03.1999
Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire
(A) P/O (prob)
03.04.1934 [34190]
P/O
16.03.1935
F/O
03.10.1936
F/Lt.
03.10.1938
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.06.1940
Sq.Ldr.
22.12.1945, seniority 01.01.1941 (reld 30.08.1957; retaining rank of Gp.Capt.))
(T) Wg.Cdr.
01.12.1941-27.04.1945
(WS) Wg.Cdr.
28.04.1945 (reld rank 01.11.1947)
(T) Gp. Capt. ?
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
25.05.1943
?
03.04.1934


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
1934
-
1937
201 Squadron RAF (RAF base Calshot)
(1943)


53 Squadron RAF
03.04.1945


transferred, RAF Reserve of Officers (and called up for Air Force service)
12.08.1948


transferred, Class "A"
03.04.1949


extension of service for five years
?
-
30.08.1957
Emergency List, RAF Reserve of Officers
Shipping agent. Provincial Grand Master of the West Lancashire Mark Masons, 1983-1988 (Assistant 1967-1973).
Le Poer Trench,
Charles Frederick
see: Trench,
Charles Frederick Le Poer
 
Leslie,
Reginald Frederick Stuart
R.F.S. Leslie
Married ((03?).1916, St Martin district, London) ... Gordon.
25.12.1890
Miadenhead, Berkshire
-
Sq.Ldr. (retd)
01.01.1924
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
?
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
...
-
...
...
Lewis,
William Edward Lawley
"Bunny"
W.E.L. Lewis
Married ((12?).1931, Pewsey district, Wiltshire) Joy Edith Cox, daughter of Harold Cox, and Maud Emily ...; ... children (one son?).
23.11.1908
India
-
04.02.1943
[Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery, Norway, C.11]
P/O (prob) 14.03.1930 [29038]
P/O 14.03.1931
F/O 14.09.1931
F/Lt. 03.09.1939
(T) Sq.Ldr. 03.09.1941
Air Force Cross AFC 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42 [investiture 17.11.42]
14.03.1930     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
1930 - 1935 served with a fighter squadron
14.03.1935     transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers, Class A (at that moment aircraft flown: Avro, Siskin, Bulldog)
? - 04.02.1943 236 Squadron RAF
[Lost while flying Beaufighter VI C, JL454 on a reconnaissance over southern Norway.]
His son writes: "He was based at RAF North Coates but I believe he had flown out of Wick in Scotland on the day  he went missing. He had been in the RAF in the early thirties but left to become a civil flying instructor and was mobilised 1/9/39."
Lillywhite,
George Edward
G.E. Lillywhite G.E. Lillywhite
06.09.1904
Steyning district, Sussex
-
26.01.1986
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
F/Sgt.
? [355767]
P/O (prob)
15.06.1940 [43839]
P/O
15.06.1941
(WS) F/O
15.06.1941, seniority 09.05.1941
(A) F/Lt.
1941
(WS) F/Lt.
15.06.1942, seniority 09.05.1942
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
09.03.1945
Sq.Ldr.
20.03.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
W/Cdr.
01.07.1951 (retd 06.09.1957)
Air Force Cross AFC
30.09.1941
?
Air Force Medal AFM
11.07.1940
?
15.06.1940


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
(1941)
 
 
Instructor, Central Flying School RAF (Upavon)
20.03.1947
 
 
permanent commission, RAF (Aircraft Control Branch)
14.09.1953
-
(04.1956)
Air Traffic Control, Air Staff, Coastal Command HQ (Northwood, Middlesex)
Lillywhite,
Harry Frederick Richard
H.F.R. Lillywhite 
Married ((12?).1938, Gosport district, Hampshire) Henrietta M.J. Paterson.
30.09.1910
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
02.1993
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
(A) Wt.Offr. ? [561287]
P/O (prob) 23.07.1941, seniority 03.07.1941 [46268]
(WS) F/O 23.07.1942, seniority 03.07.1942
(T) F/Lt. 01.01.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 15.06.1945 (retd 05.11.1946; retaining the rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 ?
23.07.1941     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Ling,
Christopher William Mitchell
C.W.M. Ling
Son of Brig. Christopher George Ling, DSO, MC, RE (1880-1953), and Frances Mary Mitchell.
Married (24.10.1936, All Saints Church, Oakham) Priscilla Mary Sherrard, only daughter of Capt. & Mrs James O. Sherrard, of The Limes, Oakham; ... children (one daughter?).
27.06.1911
Kashmir, India
-
P/O 25.07.1931 [26204]
F/O 25.01.1933
F/Lt. 01.04.1936
Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1938
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1941
(WS) W/Cdr. 12.04.1945 (retd 05.06.1946; retaining rank of Gp.Capt.)
(T) Gp.Capt. 01.01.1946
DFC 10.11.1944 *
Greek Air Force Cross GkAFC 29.12.1942 ?
* Wing Commander Ling has completed many sorties far into enemy occupied territory and his successes are an excellent testimony to his great skill, courage and 'determination. He is a fine leader whose sterling qualities have contributed in good measure to the operational efficiency of the squadron which has achieved much success. Wing Commander Ling has destroyed one and assisted
in the destruction of 2 more enemy aircraft.
Education: RAF College, Cranwell (Sword of Honour, 1931).
25.07.1931     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
25.07.1931     4 Squadron RAF (South Farnborough)
29.04.1935 - 27.07.1935 flying instructors' course, Central Flying School
01.08.1941     seconded for special duty
01.04.1944 - 08.11.1944 Commanding Officer, 51 Squadron RAF
Little,
Reginald George
R.F.S. Leslie
Married Joan (née ...).
(06?).1920
Henley district, Buckinghamshire / Berkshire /  Oxfordshire
-
16.03.2007
[aged 87]
F/Sgt.
? [568096]
P/O (prob)
05.04.1943 [50742]
...
...
W/Cdr.
?
05.04.1943


first commission, RAF (Technical Branch)
Livingstone,
David
D. Livingstone (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Sgt.
? [568774]
(A) P/O (prob)
31.12.1941 [47612]
(WS) F/O (prob)
10.12.1942
(A) F/Lt.
?
F/Lt.
1944?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
08.06.1944
HM's birthday 44
Mentioned in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
New Year 45



apprentice at R.A.F. Holton before the war
?
-
31.12.1941
No. 95 Course, Officers' School
31.12.1941


commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Lloyd,
Ivor Thomas
I.T. Lloyd
Son of late Major T.W. Lloyd.
Married (1929) Phyllis Eleanor, daughter of late Frank Pegler, JP; two daughters.

02.03.1896
Umballa
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28.10.1966

London
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...
Gp.Capt.
01.07.1935 (retd 31.07.1939) (reverted to retd 29.03.1946; retaining the rank of A/Cdre.)
(A) A/Cdre.
1942?
(T) A/Cdre.
?
...
-
...
...
27.08.1939
-
1941
Planning Staff, HQ Coastal Command
1941
-
1942
Deputy Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ Coastal Command
12.07.1942
-
1942
Deputy Administrative Staff Officer, HQ Coastal Command
1942
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1943
Air Officer Commanding, No 16 (General Reconnaissance) Group
1943
-
1945
Deputy Air Officer-in-Charge of Administration, HQ Coastal Command
Logan,
Alexander George
A.G. Logan (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Sgt. ? [563326]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 28.10.1941 [47611]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Long,
William Dickson
W.D. Long
02.10.1894
Bamburgh, Belford district, Northumberland
-
(06?).1978
Hastings and Rother district, Sussex
P/O
01.04.1918? [01194]
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1918 (retd 01.11.1932)
(WS) W/Cdr.
18.12.1944
(A) Gp.Capt.
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
01.04.1918


first commission RAF
25.08.1939
-
18.03.1946
recalled to active service
Longmore,
Sir Arthur Murray
A.M. Longmore A.M. Longmore
A.M. Longmore A.M. Longmore
A.M. Longmore A.M. Longmore
A.M. Longmore A.M. Longmore
A.M. Longmore A.M. Longmore
Married 1st (1913) Marjorie (died 1959), only child of late W.J. Maitland, CIE; two sons (and one killed in action, 1943), one daughter.
Married 2nd (1960) Enid, widow of Lt­Col Geoffrey Bolster, and daughter of late Col M.R. de B. James.

08.10.1885
St Leonards, NSW, Australia
-
10.12.1970
Broomfield Park, Sunningdale, Berkshire
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Air Chief Marshal
01.11.1939 (retd 01.03.1942)
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-
...
...
01.07.1939


Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command
02.04.1940
-
1941
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF Middle East
01.07.1941


Inspector-General of the RAF
Published: From sea to sky (1947; memoirs)
Loughnan,
Gerald Hamilton
G.H. Loughnan
Son of Nicholas Connell Aloysious Loughnan (1866-1923), and Gertrude Hamilton Kerr (1881-1965).
?
-
11.02.1944
[Nairobi War Cemetery, 3.E.9]
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
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-
...
....
Love,
Alfred Harold
A.H. Love
27.10.1895
Scotland
-
P/O
01.04.1918 [15153]
Sq.Ldr.
01.06.1936 (retd 01.11.1938) (recalled 27.08.1939-31.05.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
?
?
Education: psa
01.04.1918
 
 
first commission, RAF
...
-
...
70 Group HQ Fighter Command
Lovell,
Peter Wilson
P.W. Lovell (Photo courtesy of Mr John Lovell)
Son of Frederick George Lovell, and Annie Bernita Helena Wilson.
Married (1946) Margaret Curtis; three sons, two daughters.
21.07.1921
Brentford district, London

-
24.03.1966
car accident RAF Laarbruch, Germany
(A) P/O (prob) 22.07.1939 [42351]
P/O (prob) 10.02.1940
P/O 30.05.1940
(WS) F/O 10.02.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 10.02.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1945)
F/Lt. 01.07.1946, seniority 01.09.1945
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1950
(A) W/Cdr. (1958)
W/Cdr. 01.01.1959
DFC 23.02.1945 *
Air Force Cross AFC 08.06.1950 ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp N Africa 42-43
Italy Star It St - -
France and Germany Star Fr&G  St - -
Defence Medal Def Med - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
General Service Medal 1918-1962 Gen SM - & clasp Malaya
* Flight Lieutenant Lovell has almost completed his second tour of operations. He commenced his first tour in England carrying out offensive sweeps over France. In May 1942 he operated from Malta in defence of the Island until September of that year, completing his tour on defensive patrols over shipping in the Eastern Mediterranean. Flight Lieutenant Lovell returned to operations in June 1944 serving with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron in Italy as a Flight Leader and Flight Commander. During his present tour he has led many attacks against enemy forward positions, communications and shipping. In bombing and straffing attacks Flight Lieutenant Lovell has personally destroyed many enemy locomotives, railway trucks and road transport and his excellent leadership has been responsible for the locating and subsequent destruction of many important targets. Flight Lieutenant Lovell has carried out more than 200 sorties against the enemy and his example in pressing home attacks has contributed much to the successes of the Squadron.
Education: Royal Masonic School, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire; Staff College, Andover (1956).
22.07.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
1940 - 1941 flying instructor on Tiger Moths & Oxfords
05.1942 - 06.1942 234 Squadron RAF (flying Spitfires on cross-Channel sorties)
06.1942 - 08.1942 603 Squadron RAF (Takali, Malta)
08.1942 - 1942 229 Squadron RAF (Luqa, Malta)
1942 - 1942 employed as a Ferry Pilot in North Africa, he gained his first experience in Kittyhawks and Hurricanes
24.12.1942 - 07.1943 Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight, 74 Squadron RAF (Meherabad & LG 106/El Daba) (desert operations N Africa & Persia, flying Hurricanes)
07.1943 - 10.1943 Commanding Officer, 127 Squadron RAF (Palestine, flying Hurricanes)
      Liaison Officer
06.1944 - ? 112 Squadron RAF (Italy & Crete, flying Mustang IIIs)
(1945)     Flight Leaders' course, 260 Squadron RAF (RAF Tangmere) (DFC)
30.05.1945     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
21.02.1946     extended service commission
01.07.1946     permanent commission
(1946)     Commanding Officer, 41 Squadron RAF (Wittering, flying Spifires XXI)
1947     RAF West Raynham (Meteors)
1948     RAF Tangmere (Meteors) (AFC)
1952     Air Ministry London
1954     RAF Butterworth (Seletar?) (Vampires & Hornets)
05.1955 - 04.1956 Commanding Officer, 60 Squadron (Malaya) (RAF Tengah) (Venoms)
1957     HQ Fighter Command (Bentley Priory)
1958     Officer Commanding Flying Wing, RAF Odiham, Hampshire (Hunters)
1959     RAF Kinloss
1962     RAF Episkopi, Cyprus
1965 - 24.03.1965 RAF Laarbruch, attached to NATO
Lowe-Holmes,
Patrick William
P.W. Lowe-Holmes
17.03.1906
-
09.06.1976
Spalding, Lincolnshire
P/O
16.12.1925
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
Gp.Capt.
01.07.1947 (retd 19.03.1953)
16.12.1925
 
 
first commission, RAF



qualified at a specialist armament course
       
Ludford,
John Sidney
J.S. Ludford
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Henry Ernest Ludford (1894-1955), and Elsie Sadler (1893-1965).
Married ...; one daughter.
30.08.1922
Portsmouth district,
Hampshire

-
18.08.1953
in an air accident whilst crop spraying in the Cape, South Africa
Sgt. ? [574423]
P/O (prob) 20.09.1943 [53221]
P/O 20.03.1944
(WS) F/O 20.03.1944
(A) F/Lt. ?
(WS) F/Lt. 20.09.1945
DFC 12.05.1944 *
* In February, 1944, this officer was the pilot of an aircraft detailed to attack Leipzig. When some 100 miles from the target the aircraft was attacked by a fighter. The hydraulic gear and the starboard inner propeller were damaged; the electrical circuits were also damaged, causing a failure of the lighting and heating systems. In no way deterred, Flight Lieutenant Ludford flew on to the target and made a successful attack, afterwards flying safely to base with bomb doors open. This officer displayed praiseworthy courage and determination. He has completed many sorties, including 8 attacks on Berlin. 
20.09.1943     commissioned RAF(General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(11.1943) - (1945) pilot, 57 Squadron RAF (RAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire)
Emigrated to South Africa, 1948.
Ludlow-Hewitt,
Sir Edgar Rainey
E.R. Ludlow-Hewitt
Second of five children of Rev. Thomas Arthur Ludlow­Hewitt (1850-1936) of Clancoole, Bandon, Co. Cork, and Minety, Wiltshire, and his wife, Edith Annie (d. 1944), the daughter of Alfred Ricketts Hudson, of Wick House, Worcestershire.
Married (03.02.1923) Albinia Mary Evans-Lombe (died 1972), daughter of Major Edward Henry Evans­Lombe of Marlingford Hall, Norwich, and widow of Capt. Francis Clerke, Coldstream Guards; no children.

09.06.1886
Eckington, Worcestershire
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15.08.1973
Queen Alexandra's RAF Hospital, Wiltshire
[last residence: Bromham, Chippenham, Wiltshire]
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Air Chief Marshal
01.07.1937 (retd 19.11.1945)
Education: Radley; Sandhurst
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...
...
12.09.1937
-
02.1940
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Bomber Command
04.04.1940
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1945
Inspector General of the RAF
Lywood,
Ralph Woodcock Gifford
R.W.G. Lywood
Married ((03?).1926, St Marylebone district, Greater London / London) Alice Margaret Smith; ... children (one daughter?).
Lived at Kinsdale, Co. Cork, Ireland.
26.02.1902
Bosmere district, Suffolk
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P/O
20.12.1922 [16078]
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936
W/Cdr.
?
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.12.1941 (retd 24.01.1946)
20.12.1922
 
 
first commission, RAF
(01.1939)


12 Squadron RAF (Andover)
       
Lynn,
Lewis Alan
L.A. Lynn
Son of ... Lynn, and ... Allen.
(03?).1916
Richmond district, Surrey
-
P/O
12.07.1938 [40124]
F/O
19.10.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
19.10.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
23.05.1942
(A) W/Cdr.
1943?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.02.1944
*
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.07.1944
**
DFC
26.06.1942
?
Vliegerkruis met eervolle vermelding (Netherlands) VK
27.03.1945
Dutch date: 16.11.1944
* This officer has completed a very large number of sorties and has displayed skill, courage and determination of the highest order. He is a most inspiring and forceful leader, whose personal example has been reflected in the fine fighting qualities of his squadron which has obtained many successes in recent operations over Northern France. Wing Commander Lynn has displayed outstanding keenness and devotion to duty and his achievements have been worthy of great praise. 
** Wing Commander Lynn has completed a large number of day and night sorties during which he has successfully attacked a wide range of strongly defended targets. He has maintained a high standard of operational flying and his genius for leadership has been outstanding. His achievements have won great praise.
12.07.1938


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
(1942)


107 Squadron RAF
12.07.1943


transferred to reserve (Reserve of Air Force Officers)
(1944)


320 Squadron RAF


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