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A.D. MacDonald  to  G.A.R. Muschamp
MacDonald,
Alan David
A.D. MacDonald
12.10.1896
Glasgow, Scotland
-
Sq.Ldr. RAFO
26.08.1939
       
Macdonald,
George Peter
G.P. Macdonald

22.04.1899
-
?
P/O (prob) RAFO 05.05.1925 [24078] (reld 09.05.1927)
F/O 09.05.1927
F/Lt. 01.11.1931
Sq.Ldr. 01.10.1937
(T) W/Cdr. 01.06.1940
W/Cdr. 01.12.1943 (retd 26.02.1948; retaining rank of Gp.Capt.)
(T) Gp.Capt. 01.07.1943-01.11.1947
05.05.1925     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch)
09.05.1927     short service commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
09.05.1927     24 Squadron RAF (Northolt)
26.08.1927     25 Squadron RAF (Hawkinge)
30.12.1929     8 Squadron RAF (Aden)
27.11.1931     RAF Depot Uxbridge
12.02.1932     25 (Fighter) Squadron RAF (Hawkinge)
01.10.1934     84 (Bomber) Squadron RAF (Shaibah, Iraq)
01.06.1936     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
09.07.1936     15 (Bomber) Squadron RAF (Abingdon)
? - 02.07.1937 completed the specialist armament course at the Air Armament School, Eastchurch
03.07.1937     No. 1 Flying Training School RAF (Leuchars)
24.04.1940     transferred, RAF (Technical Branch)
23.09.1943 - 13.11.1945 Commanding Officer, No.1 Air Gunners School & Station Commander, RAF Pembrey
? - 1948? Commanding Officer, RAF Station Walney Island
MacDonald,
Trevor de Trafford
T. de T. MacDonald (Photo courtesy of Mr Vernon MacDonald)
T. de T. MacDonald (Photo courtesy of Mr Vernon MacDonald) 
Son in a family with one brother and two sisters.
Married (10.05.1941) Elizabeth Slee, of Devon; two daughters.
02.12.1920
South Africa
-
24.10.1999

Durban, South Africa

F/Cadet
04.1939
P/O (prob)
07.03.1940 [33571]
P/O
07.03.1941
(WS) F/O
07.03.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
07.03.1942
F/Lt.
21.05.1946, seniority 07.09.1943
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1953
W/Cdr.
01.01.1959 (retd 03.12.1965; own request)
04.1939


entered RAF College Cranwell as Flying Cadet straight from school
07.03.1940


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)



served with Bomber Command; various appointments (e.g. India, Ceylon & Malta)
10.03.1948


transferred, Technical Branch
MacDougall,
Ralph Ian George
R.I.G. MacDougall
Son (with three sisters and one brother) of Ewan Alan MacDougall (1874-1916), and Maude Kate Harriett Greenin (1875-1951).
Married (31.03.1944, St Luke's Church, Haifa, Palestine) ...; ... children (one daughter?).
08.08.1911
-
22.07.1994
Ramsbury, Marlborough district, Wiltshire
P/O (prob) 14.03.1930 [29041]
P/O 14.03.1931
F/O ?
F/Lt. 14.09.1935
(T) W/Cdr. 01.06.1941
Sq.Ldr. 04.09.1947
F/Lt. 28.01.1952, seniority 14.09.1935 (retd 09.08.1966; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
14.03.1930     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
      served with: 43 (F) Squadron RAF, 235 Squadron RAF,  56 Squadron RAF, 17 Squadron RAF (Battle of Britan)
14.03.1941     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
04.09.1947     extended service commission, RAF (Secretarial Branch)
28.01.1952     permanent commission
Macfie,
Colin Hamilton
C.H. Macfie (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin Woodhall)
Son of Dr Ronald Bute & Nini Macfie.
Married (1947) Beatrice Mary Hogg (1922-1975); two daughters, one son.
12.06.1920
Cheltenham
-
07.12.1981
Attadale, Strathcarron, Wester Ross
(A) P/O
12.03.1939 [90657]
P/O
27.07.1939
F/O
03.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
03.09.1941
F/Lt.
01.07.1946
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1946, seniority 01.07.1944
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1952 (retd 18.10.1963; medical unfitness)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
08.08.1941
*
* This flight commander has carried out many operational sweeps over enemy territory. He has at all times displayed efficiency and qualities of leadership which have proved of great value. He has destroyed two and damaged a further three of the enemy's aircraft.
12.03.1939


first commission Auxiliary Air Foce (General Duties Branch)
12.03.1939
-
(09.1939)
611 (West Lancashire) Squadon RAF
09.1940
-
05.07.1941
"A" Flight Leader, 616 Squadron RAF
[shot down, during "Circus 33" in his Spitfire IIb P8651 QJ-N "St. Helens" which crashed in the village of Pitgam, 15 km south of Dunkirk, France; Macfie baled out safely and was captured, probably in the village of Eringhem]
05.07.1941
-
1945?
prisoner of war in German capitivity
01.07.1946


transferred to RAF (permanent commission)
05.1947
-
11.1949
CO 3 (Fighter) Squadron RAF
Mack,
Arthur William
A.W. Mack
20.01.1916
Wellington, New Zealand
-
(A) P/O (prob) 24.10.1937 [40244]
P/O 24.08.1938
F/O 24.03.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 24.03.1941 (reld 01.01.1944; on appointment to RNZAF)
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1943
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 24.09.1943 *
* This officer formerly completed a tour of operational duty in Bomber Command. Latterly in fighter operations at night. Squadron Leader Mack has displayed great keenness and tenacity. During a recent operational flight, and when some 430 miles from base, his aircraft struck an object and four feet of the starboard wing of his aircraft was broken off and all except two feet of the starboard airleon. Despite this, Squadron Leader Mack flew the aircraft to base. This officer has set a very fine example.
24.10.1937     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
24.08.1941     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
(1943)     605 Squadron RAF
Mackay,
Ian Grant
I.G. Mackay
Son of Frederick William Mackay, and Amie Clara Archer.
Married Joanna King; one daughter.
30.06.1913
Dewsbury, Yorkshire
-
14.10.1973
Sussex Gardens, Paddington district, London
F/Cadet ?
P/O 17.12.1932 [33031]
F/O 17.06.1934
F/Lt. 01.11.1936
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1939
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1941
(WS) W/Cdr. 16.05.1945
W/Cdr. 01.10.1946 (retd 23.07.1963; retaining rank of Gp.Capt.)
Education: Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury; RAF College, Cranwell (King's Cadet on a prize cadetship).
17.12.1932     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
01.12.1934     811 (FTB) Squadron (Gosport)
1936/37     selected for armaments course
1943? - 1944? Station Commander, RAF Coningsby
16.11.1944 - 1945? Station Commander, RAF Kirmington
Mackenzie,
Andrew Ronald
A.R. Mackenzie
?
-
Sq.Ldr. (retd)
01.01.1931
       
Macrostie,
Keith Ernest
K.E. Macrostie (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Macrostie)
Son of W/Cdr. Reginald David Gorrie Macrostie, MBE, RAF, and Irene May Buckland.
(09?).1920
Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire
-
15.06.1941
(KIA) [age 21]
[Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria, J.10]
(A) P/O (prob) 17.09.1938 [41192]
P/O 25.07.1939
F/O 03.09.1940
17.09.1938     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
? - 15.06.1941 pilot, 208 Squadron RAF (flying Lysanders)
Macrostie,
Reginald David Gorrie
R.D.G. Macrostie
Married 1st ((06?).1915, Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey) Irene May Buckland (1891? - (09?).1933); ... children (son F/O Keith Ernest Macrostie, RAF).
Married 2nd ((06?).1935, Uxbridge district, Middlesex) Eleanor Irene Williamson (13.12.1908 - 09.1995).
26.12.1888
Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
(12?).1975
Poole district, Dorset
Cpl. RFC ?
2nd Lt. RFC ?
Lt. RFC 20.04.1919 (without pay & allowances)
F/O 01.04.1918? [10122]
F/Lt. 01.07.1926
Sq.Ldr. 01.02.1935 (retd 01.01.1940 & re-employed) (reverted to retd 21.04.1948; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 03.06.1919 Egypt
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 ?
      enlisted & commissioned service, Royal Flying Corps
01.04.1918     commissioned, RAF (Stores Branch)
23.06.1924     29 Squadron RAF (Duxford)
18.09.1924     8 Squadron RAF (Iraq)
02.01.1927     HQ RAF, Egypt
02.02.1928     Heliopolis Details
15.12.1929     No. 4 Stores Depot RAF (Ruislip)
30.01.1937     RAF Station Manston (for equipment duties)
... - ... ...
MacRury,
Archibald
"Archie"
A. MacRury
Son of Archibald MacRury, crofter, and Mary MacRury, of Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist.
06.07.1914
Stoneybridge, South Uist, Scotland
-
26.10.1940
(MPK) [age 26]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 6]
(A) P/O (prob) 12.09.1938 [41125]
P/O (prob) 28.11.1938
P/O 12.09.1939
F/O 28.11.1939
Education: Glasgow University.
12.09.1938     commissioned, RAF (Equipment Branch) [short service commission]
01.01.1940     transferred, RAF (General Duties Branch) (Air Gunners)
? - 26.10.1940 42 Squadron RAF (Coastal Command)
[His Beaufort I N1159 AW- took off from Wick at 13:08 hrs for a shipping strike operation. It released the torpedo at the Norwegian vessel H.J. Kyvik in Aspo Fjord. The Beaufort was then shot down by Messerschmitts Bf109 of 4./Jagdgeschwader 77 into Sogne Fjord. All four crew members were missing, presumed killed.]
MacWilliams,
John Patrick
J.P. MacWilliams
Son of Patrick and Mary MacWilliams.
Husband of Charlotte MacWilliams, of Inverness.
09.03.1920
-
22.02.1945
(MPK) [age 24]
[Malta Memorial, panel 18. column 1]
Cpl. ? [631117]
P/O (prob) 29.04.1944
(A?) F/O 1945?
29.04.1944     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Madge,
Alan John
A.J. Madge (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Sayer)
Son of Albert John Madge, and Ethel Susan Dickson.
Married (27.09.1947, Tyler's Green, Buckinghamshire) Joan Colston
(06?).1918
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
01.12.1947
(aircraft accident)
(A) P/O (prob)
07.09.1936 [39098]
P/O
13.07.1937
(A) F/O
26.09.1938
(A) F/Lt.
11.02.1939-06.03.1939
(WS) F/Lt.
03.09.1940
F/Lt.
07.01.1946
25.02.1947, seniority 01.12.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr.
25.02.1947, seniority 06.08.1942
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.11.1946, seniority 04.04.1942
Sq.Ldr.
01.08.1947
07.09.1936


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
19.09.1936
-
21.05.1937
No. 2 Flying Training School RAF (Digby)
22.05.1937
-
04.07.1937
214 (Bomber) Squadron RAF (Feltwell, Brandon, Suffolk)
05.07.1937
-
1939
88 (Bomber) Squadron RAF (Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Wiltshire)
1939
-
11.05.1940
88 Squadron RAF (AASF, BEF France)
[his Fairey Battle 1 [P2251 RH-D] took off 09.45 hrs from Mourmelon for an operation against Bouillon; the aircraft was shot down by Flak, crashed between Vaux-sur-Sûre (Belgium) and Bercheux (Luxembourg) and, being wounded, he was captured]
11.05.1940
-
1945
POW in German captivity [#631] in Dulag Luft (hospitalized 05.1940-08.1940), then from 06.1941 Stalag Luft II, from 07.1941 Stalag Luft I, from 05.1942 Stalag Luft III
[producer, director and actor in many of the camp theatre productions at Dulag Luft and Stalag Luft III together with Rupert Davies (of Maigret TV fame) Peter Butterworth (‘Carry On’ film actor) and John Casson (son of Lewis Casson and Dame Sybil Thorndike)]
13.07.1940


transferred to reserve (and called up for air force duty) [while in captivity]
07.01.1946


permanent commission
01.12.1947


killed in Airspeed Oxford PH355 of 1 PRFU (RAF Moreton in the Marsh, Gloucestershire) that spun into the ground at Blockley
Malan,
Adolph Gysbert
"Sailor"
A.G. Malan



South African

Son of William Adolph and Evelyn Forde Malan; married 1938, Lynda Irene Fraser; one son one daughter.

24.03.1910
Wellington, Cape Province, S Afr
-
17.09.1963
S Afr
P/O
01.1937 [37604]
F/O
06.07.1938
F/Lt.
06.07.1940
(A) Sq.Ldr.
08.08.1940
(A) W/Cdr.
1941?
(T) W/Cdr.
01.09.1942
(WS) W/Cdr.
01.07.1943
(A?) Gp.Capt.
? (retd 05.04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
24.12.1940
*
Distinguished Service Order DSO
22.07.1941
**
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
11.06.1940
***
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
13.08.1940
****
Mentioned in Despatches MID
17.03.1941
?
Belg CdeG
04.11.1941
?
Czech MC
15.03.1946
?
  CdeG
?
?
  LegH
?
?
* This officer has commanded his squadron with outstanding success over an intensive period of air operations and, by his brilliant leadership, skill and determination has contributed largely to the successes obtained. Since early in August, 1940, the squadron has destroyed at least 84 enemy aircraft and damaged many more. Squadron Leader Malan has himself destroyed at least eighteen hostile aircraft and possibly another six.
** This officer has displayed the greatest courage and disdain of the enemy whilst leading his wing on numerous recent operations over Northern France. His cool judgment, exceptional determination and ability have enabled him to increase his confirmed victories over enemy aircraft from 19 to 28, in addition to a further 20 damaged and probably destroyed. His record and behaviour have earned for him the greatest admiration and devotion of his comrades in the wing. Recently the wing has scored heavily against the enemy with 42 hostile aircraft destroyed, a further 15 probably destroyed and 11 damaged.
*** During May, 1940, this officer has led his  flight, and on certain occasions his squadron, on ten offensive patrols in Northern France. He has personally shot down two enemy aircraft and possibly three others. Flight Lieutenant Malan has displayed great skill, courage and relentless determination in his attacks on the enemy.
**** Since the end of May, 1940, this officer has continued to lead his flight and, on many occasions the squadron, in numerous successful engagements against the enemy. During the Dunkirk operations he shot down three enemy aircraft and assisted in destroying a further three. In June, 1940, during a night attack by enemy aircraft, he shot down two Heinkel 111's. His magnificent leadership, skill and courage have been largely responsible for the many successes obtained by his squadron.
Education: Wellington Public School, South Africa; South African Training Ship, General Botha; RAF Staff College (psa, 06.1945).
1927


joined the Union Castle Line of the Mercantile Marine as Cadet at the age of 15; became officer, 1930; served as officer in same firm and as officer in Royal Naval Reserve
1935
-
06.01.1942
short service commission RAF
20.12.1936
-
10.03.1941
74 Squadron
08.1937
-

acting Flight Commander, A Flight, 74 Squadron
08.08.1940
-
10.03.1941
Commanidng Officer, 74 Squadron
10.03.1941
-
08.1941
Commanding Officer, Biggin Hill Wing
08.1941
-
10.1941
Chief Flight Instructor, 58 Officer Training Unit, Grangemouth
10.1941
-

to the US to meet and lecture with the US Army Air Corps
late 1941
-
01.01.1943
Commanding Officer, Central Gunnery School
06.01.1942


transferred to reserve (RAFO)
01.01.1943
-

Commanding Officer, RAF Station Biggin Hill & sick leave
01.11.1943
-

Commanding Officer, 19 Fighter Wing, 2nd TAF
03.1944
-

Commanding Officer, 145 Wing
07.1944
-

Commanding Officer, Advanced Gunnery School
1945
-
1946
a member of the Directing Staff at RAF Staff College

19.07.1940
11.08.1940
13.08.1940
11.09.1940
22.10.1940
    30.5 victories:
1 Bf 109
2 Bf 109
1 Do 17
1 Ju 88
1 Bf 109
Returned to South Africa, 1946.
Literature: Oliver Walker, Sailor Malan (1953)
Malins,
William Edward Vernon
"Bill" / "Major"

W.E.V. Malins (Photo courtesy of Mrs Victoria Williams)
Son of William Vernon Malins, and Agnes Lilian Steele.
Married (21.03.1942, St Mary's Church, Chesterton) Norah Daphne Dickins; two sons, three daughters.
26.09.1915
Bicester district, Oxfordshire
-
[08.2008 still alive at Oxfordshire]
(A) P/O
04.06.1938 [40838]
P/O
04.04.1939
F/O
03.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
03.09.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1944
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
13.12.1944
Sq.Ldr.
21.02.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
Wg.Cdr.
01.07.1951 (retd 08.05.1952; own request)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
06.08.1940
France 13.05.40 *
* Early on the morning of 13th May, this officer was on reconnaissance in the neighbourhood of Tirlemont. Under heavy fire he descended to 50 feet to ascertain the nationality of the hostile troops. Pilot Officer Malins has distinguished himself on several occasions by his excellent reconnaissance over the enemy.
04.04.1938
-
01.06.1938
No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School RAF (Hatfield)
14.06.1938
-
02.01.1939
No. 5 Flying Training School RAF (Sealand)
27.01.1939
-
30.04.1939
No. 1 School of Army Co-operation RAF (Old Sarum)
12.03.1939


first commission RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
04.05.1939
-
12.07.1942
4 Squadron RAF (Odiham, then from 03.10.1939 Mons-en-Chaussee, then Douai, then Lille Ronchin, then Aspelaer (Belgium), then Clairmarais (St Omer), then from 27.05.1940 Ringway, then from 08.06.1940 York)
12.07.1942
-
29.05.1943
268 Squadron RAF (Snailwell, then from 29.05.1943 Odiham)
02.06.1943
-
03.08.1943
Air Ministry, Special Duties List (Norfolk House) [HMS Hilary (ocean boarding vessel)] (invasion of Sicily 10.07.1943)
12.08.1943
-
31.12.1943
231 Squadron RAF (No. 128 Airfield)
01.01.1944
-
13.09.1944
Air Ministry (DTO) [16.06.1944 transferred to reserve (and called up for Air Force service) [dated 04.04.1942]]
14.09.1944
-
01.11.1945
Wing Commander (Operations), 35 Wing RAF
01.11.1945
-
10.08.1946
Officer Commanding RAF Station Volkenrode, near Braunschweig (BAFO)
09.02.1947
-
31.12.1948
Air Ministry (DDPA) [from 21.02.1947 permanent commission RAF]
01.01.1949
-
10.07.1949
Officer Commanding RAF Station Woodvale
10.07.1949
-
15.10.1951
Air Ministry (Selection Boards)



RAF Station Newton (for refresher flying course)
10.01.1952
-
08.05.1952
RAF Station Fassberg (British Army of the Rhine)
Mallet,
Maurice Bradbury
"Jumbo"
M.B. Mallet (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Deacon) M.B. Mallet (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Deacon)
Only son of Maj. Thomas Henry Maurice Mallet, and Florence Mallet, of Coleraine, Ulster.
Married (12.07.1941, St. Luke s Church, Torquay, Newton Abbot district, Devon) Pamela Brown, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Colin McNab Heys Brown, of Scotsbrae, Torquay; one son. Pamela Mallet remarried (07.04.1952) Patrick Hugh Henderson.
Residence: (1942) Paisley, Renfrewshire.
1917 ?
-
17.09.1942
(KIA) [age 25]
[Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, The Netherlands, JJ, collective grave 128-130]
(A) P/O (prob)
15.04.1939 [41939]
P/O (prob)
06.11.1939
P/O
06.02.1940
(WS) F/O
06.11.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
06.11.1941
15.04.1939


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
(1940)


pilot, [224 ? or 242?] Squadron RAF *
?
-
17.09.1942
pilot, 12 Officer Training Unit (OTU)
[taken off at 20.24 hrs at Chipping Warden for an operation against Essen with a Wellington III bomber [BJ650]; it was intercepted by a night-fighter and sent down to crash in a swimming pool at Veldhoven, six kilometres SW of Eindhoven]
* served together with A.A. Greenberg & A.H. Deacon, but not completely clear whether this was in 242 Sqn or perhaps 224 Sqn
Mangles,
Roland Arthur Ross
R.A.R. Mangles
29.05.1901
-
(03?).1976
Swindon district, Wiltshire
Sq.Ldr.
01.08.1936
W/Cdr.
01.01.1940
(A) Gp.Capt.
? (retd 27.09.1948)
20.12.1921


first commission



qualified at specialist armament course
Mann,
Albert Sydney
"Bertie"
A.S. Mann
Married Winifred "Win" O'Donnell, WRAF (16.01.1925 - 23.10.2009); two sons.

14.06.1919
Kingston district, Surrey
-
30.12.2009
St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight (formerly of Westfield Park, Ryde)
[Ashey Cemetery, Section I, Plot 1116]
P/O 05.09.1937 [40126]
(WS) F/O 12.02.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 12.02.1941
F/Lt. 01.07.1946, seniority 01.12.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr. ?
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1942
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 30.07.1945
Sq.Ldr. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.08.1947
W/Cdr. 01.07.1952
Gp.Capt. 01.01.1967 (retd 14.06.1974)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 23.06.1944 *
* In May, 1944, this officer was detailed to reconnoitre a heavily defended target in Northern France. In the face of considerable light anti-aircraft fire, Squadron Leader Mann executed a most successful run over the target and secured excellent results. His skill and coolness were beyond praise. This officer has completed a large number of sorties and has invariably displayed a high degree of determination and devotion to duty.
05.09.1937     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
      31 Squadron RAF (NW Frontier of India)
      28 Squadron RAF (NW Frontier of India & Burma)
12.07.1941 - 30.06.1946 transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
      Commanding Officer, 63 Squadron RAF
(1944)     Commanding Officer, 268 Squadron RAF
01.07.1946     permanent commission
      chief flying instructor at RAF Valley, in Anglesey
09.03.1959 - ? Commander, RAF Station Bicester
      Commander, RAF Kai Tak (Hong Kong)
      Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe
Manton,
James Edward
J.E. Manton
23.08.1905
Brighton, Sussex
-
(06?).1979
Taunton district, Somerset
Boy 18.01.1921 [335970]
Cpl. ?
Wt.Offr. 25.09.1937
F/O (prob) 27.09.1939, seniority 19.06.1939 [35371]
F/O 27.09.1940
(A) F/Lt. (1940)
(WS) F/Lt. 11.02.1941
F/Lt. 27.09.1942, seniority 19.06.1942
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1943, seniority 01.12.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1946
Sq.Ldr. 01.10.1946
25.02.1947, seniority 01.06.1945
W/Cdr. 01.07.1947 (retd 01.07.1956; own request)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 31.05.1956 HM's birthday 56
General Service Medal GenSM ? & clasp Southern Desert Iraq
India General Service Medal IndGSM ? & clasp 1936-37
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM 18.01.1939 -
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 ?
18.01.1921     enlisted, RAF
1921 - 1923 Cranwell (Boys Wing) No 3 entry (for apprentice training as a Fitter Driver (Petrol))
1936 - 1937 served at NW Frontier, India
1938     RAF Stradishall
27.09.1939     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch)
Marshall,
Alfred Ernest
A.E. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Mr Barry Marshall) A.E. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Mr Barry Marshall)
A.E. Marshall
Son of Alfred Ernest Marshall (1890-1968), and Hilda Beatrice Godden (1891-1982).
Married ((12?).1938, Sunderland district, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear) Beatrice Mary Hagel (24.02.1912 - 26.10.1994), daughter (with two sisters and one brother) of Henry Hagel (1879-1948), and Margaret Alice Gray (1879-1956); one son, one daughter.
15.05.1915
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
27.11.1944
(KIA) [age 29]
[Hitchin Cemetery, Hertfordshire, NW extension, grave 381]
Aircraft Apprentice 01.1931 [565286]
Sgt. ?
P/O (prob) 12.08.1941 [47124]
(WS) F/O 12.08.1942
(A) F/Lt. 1942?
(WS) F/Lt. 12.08.1943
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 06.10.1942 ?
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 06.06.1941 *
39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Aircrew Europe Star AirCrEur - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
* This airman has displayed outstanding skill, courage and devotion to duty whilst engaged on active operations against the enemy. He has personally destroyed 15 enemy aircraft. On a recent occasion he took off to engage the enemy whilst a fierce ground attack was being made against the aerodrome.
? - 13.05.1940 6 Operational Training Unit RAF
13.05.1940 - 05.1941 73 Squadron RAF (DFM)
12.08.1941     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
11.1941 - 01.1942 instructor, 71 Operational Training Unit RAF
01.1942 - 02.1942 instructor, 73 Operational Training Unit RAF
02.1942 - 04.1942 instructor, 71 Operational Training Unit RAF
 04.1942 - 01.08.1942 250 Squadron RAF (DFC)
08?.1942 - 07.1944 instructor, 51 Operational Training Unit RAF
07.1944 - 27.11.1944 25 Squadron RAF
victories:     16 and 2 shared destroyed; 2 probables, 1 damaged, 1 V-1 destroyed, 17 shared destroyed on the ground
From Christopher Shores & Clive Williams, Aces high (1994): "Alfred Marshall from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, joined the RAF and was posted to 73 Squadron in France in May 1940 as a Sergeant. He saw action during the retreat through France and in the Battle of Britain, where on 7 September his Hurricane, P3863, was badly damaged, obliging him to force-land, sustaining slight injuries. In November 1940 he accompanied the unit aboard HMS Furious to West Africa, and thence across the continent to Egypt. Here he saw much action during the First Libyan Campaign, his most notable day proving to be 3 January 1941. In the morning he engaged five S-79s bombing HMS Terror near Bardia, claiming three shot down and a fourth damaged. That afternoon he, Flying Officer Jas Storrar and the commanding officer strafed an airfield, claiming eight aircraft destroyed between them. On 23 April, however, on landing after an engagement, he was wounded during a strafing attack on his airfield. He left the unit the following month, and on 6 June 1941 was awarded a very well-deserved DFM. Commissioned in August 1941 whilst on non-operational duties, he was posted to 250 Squadron in April 1942, where he quickly became a flight commander. He ended his second tour on 1 August 1942, returning to the UK and receiving a DFC in October. He served as an instructor at 51 OTU until July 1944, when he joined 25 Squadron to become a night fighter. With this unit he shot down a V-1, then during October, intercepted and shot down a V-1 launching
He111. On 27 November 1944 he undertook a low level 'beat-up' of his airfield on return from a sortie, but his Mosquito hit the ground and crashed, killing him and his radar operator; he was 29 at the time."
Literature: Terry R. Clegg. Alfred Ernest Marshall: 47124 Sgt Pilot British 73 Squadron. In: For the few - a promise kept: family history and temple work of the pilots and aircrew who flew in the Battle of Britain July-October 1940 (2004).
Martin,
Derek Dudley
see: Butcher,
Derek Dudley Martin
 
Martin,
Frank Rayner
F.R. Martin
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Clifton William Martin (1900-1991), and Alice Beatrice Reynolds (1898-1994).
Married (06.02.1966, Nevada, USA) Rosemary Sawtelle.
14.10.1921
Eye, Suffolk
-
17.10.2002
Valletta, Malta
Sgt. ? [581345]
(A) P/O (prob) 26.08.1943 [52776]
P/O (prob) 21.10.1943
P/O 21.04.1944
(WS) F/O 21.04.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 21.08.1947-01.01.1948
F/O 01.11.1947, seniority 21.10.1945
05.1948, seniority 21.10.1944
F/Lt. 26.02.1948 (reserve 22.02.1950; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
26.08.1943     commissioned, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
17.04.1946     extended service commission
01.01.1947     transferred, RAF (Aircraft Control Branch)
22.02.1950     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (Class C)
? - 08.09.1955 emergency list (commission relinquished on enrolment in the RAAF)
Martin,
Lionel George
L.G. Martin
Son (with one sister and one brother) of George Martin (1874-1947), and Minnie Engledow (1876-1943).
Married ((12?).1923, York district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Gertrude Anne Welch (12.01.1900 - (12?).1975); two sons.

15.01.1900
Plaistow, Essex
-
07.1984
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
P/O (prob) 08.05.1926 [22200]
P/O 08.11.1926
F/O 08.11.1927
F/Lt. 01.04.1932 (reld 08.05.1936)
Sq.Ldr. RAFO 02.03.1938 (reactivated 01.09.1939)
(T) W/Cdr. RAFO 01.01.1943  (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
F/Lt. RAFO 11.03.1949 [192851] (reld 23.09.1960)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Mentioned in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
08.05.1926     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
08.05.1936     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class A)
11.09.1942     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
1943 - 1945 Station Commander, Seaplane Experimental Station RAF (Felixstowe)
11.03.1949     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (Secretarial Branch) (Class CC)
Mason,
Neville Walter Frederick
N.W.F. Mason
05.09.1903
Chapel en le Frith district, Derbyshire
-
10.1994
Eastbourne district, Sussex
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
       
Masterman,
Cedric Audley
C.A. Masterman

see: Old Farnhamians' Association
25.09.1914
-
05.2000
Salisbury, Wiltshire
F/O
16.10.1937 [37199]
(A) W/Cdr.
?
W/Cdr.
01.07.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
1935


joined RAF; flew Hawker Audex viplanes at the NW Frontier (India), returned home 1939
1939


225 Squadron
10.1941


CO 72 Squadron
01.1942
-
04.1942
Wing Leader Biggin Hill
1942


fighter staff, Malta
1943


Wing Commander Training, Kenya



203 Sqn



staff duties, Lord Mountbatten (Delhi & Burma)
Matheson,
Geoffrey Charles
G.C. Matheson G.C. Matheson
Son of Sir Charles George Matheson, DSO, RD (1876-1948), and Olive Beryl Palmer (1881-1943).
Married ((09?).1941, Maidenhead district, Berkshire) Margaret Ethel Bickers "Margo" Robinson (14.12.1922 - 09.2004), elder daughter of Capt. & Mrs J.T.B. Robinson, of Littleover, Derbyshire. Margo Matheson remarried (1947) Peter Bryan Cheetham Legg (1911-1983).

22.06.1912
Bushey, Hertfordshire
-
24.08.1943
Ford, Sussex
[age 31]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 118]
(A) P/O (prob) 06.01.1937 [39363]
... ...
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 12.10.1942
06.01.1937     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
? - 24.08.1943 418 RCAF Squadron
Matson,
Bernard Nelson
B.N. Matson (Photo courtesy of Robin Matson) B.N. Matson (Photo courtesy of Robin Matson)
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of the Rev. Leonard Matson, MA (1852-1912), and Catherine Suckling Baron (1865?-1940).
Married (31.12.1931, St Margaret's, Putney, Wandsworth district, London) Muriel Nellie Eldridge (09.05.1909 - 10.1985), daughter of Mr & Mrs A.H. Eldridge, of Putney; two sons, one daughter.
Residence: (1944) Andover, Hampshire.
18.09.1908
Stevington, Bedford district, Bedfordshire
-
04.05.1944
Ranikhet, India
(died on active service of poliomyelitis) [age 35]
[Delhi War Cemetery, India, 4.E.12]
P/O (prob) 13.09.1929 [28158]
P/O 13.09.1930
F/O 13.03.1931
F/Lt. 13.03.1935
Sq.Ldr. 01.08.1938
(T) W/Cdr. 01.12.1940
(A) Gp.Capt. 04.1944
Education: St Edmund's School, Canterbury.
13.09.1929     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
28.08.1929     No. 5 Flying Training School RAF (Sealand)
09.08.1933     Home Aircraft Depot RAF (Henlow)
25.09.1935     permanent commission [qualified at specialist torpedo course E (T) 29.11.1935]
24.04.1940     transferred, RAF (Technical Branch)
Maurice,
Alfred Price
A.P. Maurice
18.04.1892
-
(09?).1960
Colchester district, Essex
Sq.Ldr. (retd)
01.01.1925 (retd 18.04.1937)
Hon. W/Cdr.
11.05.1939
(WS) W/Cdr.
09.07.1942
(A) Gp.Capt.
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
01.04.1918


first commission RAF
09.09.1939
-
31.03.1946
recalled to active service
Maxwell,
Victor Edwin
V.E. Maxwell
Son of Thomas Maxwell (1870-1940), and Margaret Mary Harris Maxwell (1879-1970).
Husband of Susan Dorothea Maxwell, of Harlow, Essex.
18.08.1906
Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland
-
23.02.1944
hospital, Westminster, London
[Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey]
Aircraft Apprentice 01.1924 [364915]
Sgt. ?
P/O (prob) 30.04.1934 [36004]
P/O 30.04.1935
F/O 30.10.1935
F/Lt. 30.10.1937
Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1939
(T) W/Cdr. 01.06.1941
Mentioned in Despatches MID 24.09.1941 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID ? ?
01.1924     joined RAF
30.04.1934     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
30.04.1934     School of Army Co-operation (Old Sarum)
27.04.1936 - 12.07.1936 Flying Instructors' course, Central Flying School (Category B)
13.07.1936     staff, No. 10 Flying Training School (Tern Hill)
17.09.1937 - 01.04.1940 seconded for service under the Government of Southern Rhodesia
(03.1941)     Commanding Officer, 237 (Rhodesian) (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF
May,
Faulkner Michael Vane
F.M.V. May
Married ((06?).1935, Plympton district, Hampshire) ... Lockhart.
(06?).1905
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1937
Education: psa.
      qualified at specialist navigation course
Mayes,
Walter Robert
W.R. Mayes
Son (with three brothers and four sisters) of William Edward Mayes (1869-), and Jessie Mary Manthorpe (1867-).
Married ((12?).1916, Yarmouth district, Norfolk) Dorothy May Ward (11.10.1895 - 1982); one daughter.

Service record AVAILABLE upon request

30.09.1895
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
-
04.05.1961
Harrow Weald, Middlesex
Chief Petty Officer Mechanic 2nd grade ? [ON F.695]
Sgt.Maj. II ? [200965]
Cd.Engr.Offr. ?
F/O (prob) 19.09.1933, seniority 11.09.1933 [35006]
F/O 19.09.1934
F/Lt. 14.04.1939
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.09.1940
(A) W/Cdr. (1941)
(T) W/Cdr. 01.12.1941
(WS) W/Cdr. 31.07.1944 (retd 22.10.1945; retaining rank of Gp.Capt.)
(A?) Gp.Capt. 1945?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 24.09.1941 ?
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 01.05.1918 Royal Naval Air Service
Air Force Medal AFM 23.08.1919 voyages of Airship R.34 from UK to USA and back
Air Force Medal AFM 04.06.1921 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 14.01.1944 ?
19.09.1933     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch)
From "A contemptible little Flying Corps" by I. McInnes & J.V. Webb: "Born 10 October, 1893 *. Enlisted 10 August, 1912 directly into Corps. As 1AM Airship Detachment earned 1914 Star and bar being posted to RNAS 18 October, 1914 as Leading Mechanic No. 695. Chief Petty Officer (2nd Class) (Rigger Airships) 30 April, 1917. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal in May, 1918 as Chief Petty Officer 2 Class although by that date in 1918 RAF Muster Roll he is listed as 200695 Master Mechanic (Rigger Airships). As SM2 he was awarded an Air Force Medal in London Gazette 23 August, 1919 for his part as First Coxswain in the Airship R.34's double crossing of the Atlantic from Scotland on 2 July, 1919 to New York and returning by 13 July, 1919. Later in London Gazette 4 June, 1921 he was awarded a bar to his Air Force Medal for services in the Airship R.36 flying over Bath when the rudder and elevators broke loose and he and Flight Sergeant S. J. Heath A.F.M. climbed on top of the ship and repaired damage. (Only five bars to the A.F.M. were awarded from 1918 to 1939.) On 16 April, 1925 in a fierce westerly gale, he was one of a skeleton crew of 20 who on board the R.33 at Fulham were carried away from their mooring and spent 30 hours battling the elements over the North Sea before bringing the airship back to her base. Promoted WO1 1 October, 1928. Awarded his RAF L.S.&G.C. w.e.f. 10 August, 1930. He was commissioned Flying Officer (Commissioned Engineering Officer) with seniority from 19 September, 1933. In the 1937 Air Force List he is shown as an Equipment Staff Officer at Fighter Command HQ Stanmore, Middlesex. Personal No. 35006. Awarded 1937 Coronation Medal. Squadron Leader 1 September, 1940 with an O.B.E. Promoted Wing Commander (Technical) (E) 14 January, 1944 and in 1946 Air Force List shown as Group Captain O.B.E., D.S.M., A.F.M., and bar. Retired 22 October, 1945. Last noted in April, 1961 Air Force List."
* Provided an incorrect date of birth for Air Force service.
McCarthy,
William Ronald Berriman
W.R.B. McCarthy (Photo courtesy of Mr Selwyn Berriman Morgan) W.R.B. McCarthy (Photo courtesy of Mr Selwyn Berriman Morgan)
Son (with one sister) of Cornelius McCarthy, and Ethel Thomas, of Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan.
(03?).1920
Pontypridd district, Glamorgan
-
27.08.1942
[age 22]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 70]
Cpl. ? [655252]
P/O (prob) 04.10.1941 [46904]
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 27.07.1943 with effect from 23.08.1942
04.10.1941     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 27.08.1942 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF
McClean,
Harry Philip
H.P. McClean
Son of William Newsam McClean (1874-1968), civil engineer, and Agnes Maude Whipham (1877-1942).
Married (02.07.1937, Kensingston district, London) Millicent "Bunny" Madge Moles (24.03.1909 - 31.12.1987), divorced wife of Edward Uzielli Bloor (1901-1976); one daughter.
19.08.1910
Seaview, Isle of Wight
-
01.2000
Bullingdon district, Oxfordshire
P/O (prob) 29.05.1934 [70417]
P/O 29.11.1934
F/O 29.11.1935
1940?, seniority 25.09.1932
(WS) F/Lt. 02.06.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1943
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 18.03.1944 (emgcy list; reld 19.08.1955, retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
Engineer. Obtained aviator's licence (No. 11192), taken on a Redwing Genet 80 h.p. at the Eastern Counties Aeroplane Club, 25.06.1933.
29.05.1934     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class AA(i))
(08.1942)     pilot, 239 Squadron RAF (Dieppe raid)
11.11.1943 - 12.1943 Commanding Officer, 4 Squadron RAF
McConnell,
Roderick Hugh
"Derry"
R.H.S. McConnell R.H.S. McConnell
R.H.S. McConnell
Eldest son of Clarence Henry Quenton McConnell (1887-).
Married (04.04.1940, St Augustine's Church, Tunbridge Wells) Cynthia Mary Gambier Falkner (1920 - 13.05.2010), daughter of Gilbert Evelyn Falkner (1885-1926), and Edith Walburga Pownall (1893-1978); one son, two daughters.
1917
Ceylon
-
16.03.1950
(flying accident; died when his Vampire crashed into the sea off the Lincolnshire coast during the evening of Thursday 16 March)
P/O 19.12.1936 [33268]
F/O 19.06.1938
F/Lt. 19.06.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.09.1941
Sq.Ldr. 20.11.1942, seniority 01.09.1941
(A) W/Cdr. 1942
(T) W/Cdr. 01.07.1943-01.11.1947
W/Cdr. 01.01.1949
Distinguished Service Order DSO 07.07.1944 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 22.11.1940 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 ?
* This officer has completed a large number of reconnaissance and anti-shipping sorties since the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. As Commanding Officer of his squadron he has set an outstanding example of courage, and by his leadership has been largely responsible for the exceptional success attained. Wing Commander McConnell has completed three tours of operational duty and has proved himself an excellent officer and commander, both on the ground and in the air.
Education: Tonbridge School (1930-1934; Judde House; Football XV 1934); RAF College, Cranwell (1935-1936; prize scholarship).
19.12.1936     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
      first pilot of RAF Coastal Command to use rocket projectiles in action against the enemy
1939 - 1942 Coastal Command:
1940 - 1941 Officer Commanding, No.1 Coast Artillery Co-operation Flight, Detling (DFC)
1942 - 1943 Gibraltar
1942     Commanding Officer, 254 Squadron RAF
1943 - 1945 Coastal Command:
1943 - 04.1944 Commanding Officer, 235 Squadron RAF (DSO)
1944     Staff College
1945     BAFO, Germany
1945 - 1946 Transport Command, SEAC
      Wing Commander Flying, Banff
McConnell,
Robert Hay Stewart
"Rory"
R.H.S. McConnell
Son of Rev. W.J. McConnell, of Belfast.
25.07.1912
Markethill, Co. Armagh
-
23.08.1940
[Wick Cemetery, Scotland, section O, collective grave 414]
(A) P/O (prob) 03.03.1933 [34023]
P/O 03.03.1934
F/O 03.09.1935
F/Lt. 03.09.1937
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1940
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 31.05.1940 ?
Education: Campbell College, Belfast (09.1926-07.1930; Yates's House; scholar; school prefect; 1st XV 1929-30; boxing 1929-30; VIII, 1930).
Nigerian Police Force.
03.03.1933     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
18.02.1934     RAF Base Calshot (specialized in flying boats)
06.07.1937     240 (Flying Boat) Squadron RAF (Calshot)
09.09.1938     Reserve of Air Force Officers (Class C)
09.1935 - 08.1940 served with general reconnaissance squadrons in Coastal Command
? - 23.08.1940 269 Squadron RAF (Wick)
[Hudson I T9299 [UA-Y] took off for training for first flight on type. Engine cut on overshoot and the Hudson, stalled, spun in and caught fire. Sq.Ldr. McConnell and P/O S.J. Herring were killed.]
McDiarmid,
Pierce
P. McDiarmid
Son of Thomas McDiarmid, a cotton factor.
Married Janet Dick.

26.01.1896
Blackburn, Lancashire
-
13.10.1984
Bath district, Somerset
Air Mech. 1915 [F4161]
F/Sgt. ? [204161]
Wt.Offr. ?
F/O (prob) 20.07.1934 [35017]
F/O 20.07.1935
F/Lt. 14.04.1939
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.09.1940-01.11.1947
(WS) Sq.Ldr. ...-01.01.1948
(T) W/Cdr. 01.12.1941-01.11.1947
(WS) W/Cdr. 25.12.1945 (retd 26.01.1946; retaining rank of Gp.Capt.) (re-employed 26.01.1946-11.12.1947)
(A) Gp.Capt. (1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
Air Force Medal AFM 12.07.1920 Palestine
Left school at age of 14 to become an engineering apprentice in Manchester.
1915     enlisted, Royal Naval Air Service (served in France)
04.1918     transferred, RAF
(1920)     216 Squadron RAF (Palestine)
1927     one of the two engineers on the pioneering flight from Cairo to the Cape and return in Fairey 3Fs (while serving with 47 Squadron in Egypt)
20.07.1934     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) (Commissioned Engineer Officers)
20.07.1934     No. 3 Stores Depot RAF (Milton)
20.06.1936     Aircraft Depot, Hinaidi, Iraq
1939 - 1942 served at Air Ministry
01.01.1940 - (10.1940) Deputy Directorate of Repair and Servicing (2), Department of the Air Member for Supply and Organisation
1942 - 1946 British Air Commission, Washington, DC (USA)
Worked for 17 years in the government contracts department of the Plessey Co. Ltd.
McDonald,
Arthur William Baynes
A.W.B. McDonald
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
Education: psa



qualified at specialist engineering course; additionally qualified at university course in engineering
McDonald,
Ernest Hector
"Mac"
E.H. Mcdonald
Husband of Edith Daisy McDonald, of Portsmouth.
(06?).1900
Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
14.11.1944
(KIA) [age 44]
[Choloy War Cemetery, France, 2A.A.8]
Wt.Offr.
?
F/O (prob)
11.04.1938, seniority 06.04.1938 [35180]
(WS) F/Lt.
06.03.1940
F/Lt.
11.04.1941, seniority 06.04.1941
(A) Sq.Ldr.
?
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.06.1942
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
1943, seniority 01.01.1941
(A) W/Cdr.
?
(WS) W/Cdr.
09.05.1943
(A) Gp.Capt.
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45 [posthumously, with effect from 13.11.44)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
24.09.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
?
11.04.1938
 
 
commissioned, RAF (Commissioned Engineer Officer, later Technical Branch)
?
-
14.11.1944
144 Maintenance Unit (killed on duty)
McEvoy,
[Sir] Theodore Newman
T.N. McEvoy
21.11.1904
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
28.09.1991
Chichester district, Sussex
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1937
... ...
Air Chief Marshal ?

KCB 1956 (CB 1951); CBE 1945 (OBE 1941)

Education: psa.
      qualified at specialist engineering course
McGlashan,
Kenneth Butterworth
K.B. McGlashan
Married; three daughters.

28.08.1920
Beardsen, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
-
31.07.2005
Australia
(A) P/O (prob) 18.03.1939 [42138]
P/O (prob) 06.11.1939
P/O 13.03.1940
F/O 06.11.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 06.11.1941
F/Lt. 15.08.1946, seniority 01.09.1945
Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1949 (retd 29.08.1958)
Air Force Cross AFC 08.06.1950 ?
Education: Glasgow Academy (?).
18.03.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
18.03.1939 - 01.06.1939 No. 11 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School RAF
02.06.1939 - 06.11.1939 No. 9 Flying Training School RAF (Hullavington)
07.11.1939 - 16.12.1940 245 Squadron RAF (Leconfield, then Hawkinge)
[While on patrol 31.05.1940 in Hurricane Mk. I (P2732) shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 near Dunkirk. Force-landed and returned safely to UK by ship.]
17.12.1940 - 16.11.1941 96 Squadron RAF (Cranage)
17.11.1941 - 19.07.1942 instructor, 60 Operational Training Unit RAF (East Fortune)
20.07.1942 - 11.09.1942 87 Squadron RAF (Charmy Down)
12.09.1942 - 24.01.1943 536 Squadron RAF (Predannack)
25.01.1943 - 14.06.1944 264 Squadron RAF (Warmwell) [13.03.1943 transferred to reserve, and called up for air force service]
15.06.1944 - 01.1946 posted to 2nd Division BOAC (Cairo, Egypt)
01.1946     No. 1 Ferry Unit RAF (Pershore)
15.08.1946     extended service commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
15.06.1948     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
... - ... ...
Emigrated to Australia, 1964.
Published
: Down to earth : a fighter pilot's experiences of surviving Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, Dieppe and D-Day (with Owen Zupp; 2007)
McIntosh,
Ian Alexander
I.A. McIntosh
Son of Norman Alexander McIntosh and Caroline Emily Bayly.
Married Betty King McIntosh (09.12.1917 - 28.02.1993); four daughters, one son.
17.03.1915
-
05.01.1995
[Deepwater General Cemetery, NSW, Australia]
P/O 17.01.1939 [40632]
F/O 17.08.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 17.08.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1946, seniority 01.07.1943
Mentioned in Despatches MID 13.06.1946 ?
17.01.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
17.01.1942     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
McKenna,
Hugh Walter
"Mac"
H.W. McKenna
Son of Hugh and Mary McKenna.
Married 1st ((09?).1905, Fulham, London) Florence May Sweet (16.05.1884 - (09?).1910); one son.
Married 2nd (10.07.1918, St John, Worlds End) Helene Lawrence Lallemand (1886 - ).

04.10.1886
Paddington district, London
-
21.06.1948
Stagbury House, Chipstead, Surrey Mid Eastern district
? ? [07230]
F/Lt. 31.12.1920
Sq.Ldr. RAFO 01.04.1929
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM ? ?
12.12.1928     transferred, Royal Air Force Reserve of Officers (Class B)
03.09.1939     recalled to service
McNair,
Robert Wendell
"Buck"
R.W. McNair

see: Canadian air aces & heroes 
15.05.1919
Springfield, NS. Canada
-
15.01.1971
W/Cdr. [RCAF] ?

 

10.1943


Wing Leader Biggin Hill
McNeill,
Cameron William
C.W. McNeill

Washington Post obituary
1918 ?
Chesley, Ont., Canada
-
28.07.2004

Georgetown Residence, Washington, DC, USA
P/O
27.06.1939 [41043]
F/O
03.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
03.09.1941 (reld 12.06.1944)
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1944
W/Cdr. RCAF
1950s
Atlantic Star Atl St
?
?
Pacific Star Pac St
?
?
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M
1953
?
Canadian Forces Decoration CD
?
& 1st clasp
27.06.1939


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
(02.1940)
 
 
220 Squadron RAF (RAF Thornaby, Tees Bay) (Coastal Command)
[flew the Hudson that first spotted the Altmark on 16.02 1940 (links: book 1, book 2)]
27.06.1942
 
 
transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
12.06.1944
 
 
transferred, RCAF
...
-
...
...
01.07.1952
-
15.09.1952
Wing Commander, 19 Wing RCAF (RCAF Station, Comox)
09.1952
-
09.1954
Commanding Officer, 407 Squadron RCAF
McRae,
Donald Henry Thrower
D.H.T. McRae
Married ((12?).1955, Salisbury district, Wiltshire) ... Myerscough.
28.05.1920
Islington district, London
-
(12?).1981
Exeter district, Devon
F/Sgt.
? [580918]
P/O (prob)
31.10.1941 [47725]
(WS) F/O (prob)
01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
1943?
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
31.10.1943
F/Lt.
29.05.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1954 (retd 28.05.1969)
F/O RAFVR
12.06.1972 (reld 12.06.1976; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
04.08.1942
?
31.10.1941
 
 
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1942)
 
 
88 Squadron RAF
29.05.1947
 
 
extended service commission
15.09.1948
 
 
permanent commission
12.06.1972
 
 
commssioned, RAFVR (Training Branch)
Medd,
Joseph
J. Medd (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Sgt. ? [568452]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 28.10.1941 [47616]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Meigh,
Alan Cotton
A.C. Meigh (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Deacon)
A.C. Meigh (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Deacon)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob)
01.04.1939 [41859]
(A) P/O
21.10.1939
P/O
23.01.1940
(WS) F/O
21.10.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
21.10.1941
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
01.01.1976
New Year 76
01.04.1939


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
?
-
04.06.1940
pilot, 77 Squadron RAF
[Taken off 21.03 hrs at Driffield in his Whitley V bomber [N1522-G] on an operation against Gelsenkirchen. While flying over Gent (Belgium) an engine caught fire, and Meigh sent a message saying he was making for Abbeville (France), but this was quickly followed by a second signal indicating the crew were bailing out. Captured]
04.06.1940
-
1945?
POW (# 2267) in German captivity at Stalag Luft III
13.11.1945


transferred to reserve (dated 23.01.1943) and called up for Air force service
Geologist. Managing director, Soil Mechanics, Ltd.
Mellor,
Harry Manners
H.M. Mellor
Of Norcott Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
(06?).1903
St George Hanover Square, London, Surrey
-
26.05.1940
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936
  MVO
?
?
       
Michelmore,
Arthur Clifford
"Cliff"
A.C. Michelmore A.C. Michelmore
A.C. Michelmore A.C. Michelmore

11.12.1919
Cowes, Isle of Wight
-
17.03.2016
Petersfield, Hampshire
Sgt. ? [568213]
(A) P/O (prob) 15.04.1943 [51465]
P/O (prob) 29.07.1943
(WS) F/O 29.01.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 15.10.1946 (reld 15.03.1949; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr. ?
15.04.1943     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
TV presenter & producer.

 
Michell,
John Peter
J.P. Michell
13.03.1915
?
-
10.2004
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
(A) P/O (prob) 08.03.1937 [39552]
P/O 17.12.1938
(WS) F/O 03.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 03.09.1941
(A) Sq.Ldr. (03.1945)
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1945
Mentioned in Despatches MID 13.06.1946 ?
08.03.1937     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
21.12.1940     transferred, Royal Air Force Reserve of Officers (and called up for air force service)
(03.1945)     HQ 23rd (Chindit) Infantry Brigade
Miller,
Hayden Hugh James
H.H.J. Miller (Photo courtesy of Mrs Bridget Byrne)
H.H.J. Miller (Photo courtesy of Mrs Bridget Byrne)
H.H.J. Miller (Photo courtesy of Mrs Bridget Byrne)
H.H.J. Miller (Photo courtesy of Mrs Bridget Byrne)
Married (02.1942) Marygold Rix; one son, four daughters.

31.03.1914
Eureka, Auckland
-
07.07.2009
Ashwood Park Retirement Village, Blenheim, New Zealand
(A) P/O (prob)
23.03.1940 [43041]
P/O (prob)
13.07.1940
P/O
11.09.1940
(WS) F/O
13.07.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
13.07.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr.
(1944)
(A?) W/Cdr.
(1945)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
06.06.1941
**
Air Force Cross AFC
08.06.1944
***
Mentioned in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
****
Mentioned in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
*****
Mentioned in Despatches MID
14.01.1944
******
Mentioned in Despatches MID
14.06.1945
*******
* Wing Commander Miller has been employed as the Chief Instructor at this unit [24 OTU RAF (Wellington)] for nearly a year. During this time the Training Wing has been completely re-organised and has changed its record within [93] Group from being the Station which had sustained the greatest number of flying accidents per hour flown, to the Station with the fewest number of accidents per hour flown. For the first three months of the year no less than 6,800 hours per accident were flown which was in itself a very notable achievement. In addition, during one month the Unit achieved top place in every subject in the Group Order of Merit. This outstanding improvement has been largely the result of Wing Commander Miller’s self-sacrificing efforts and devotion to duty. He has always been available at all hours of the day and night and his efficiency and unstinting application to his work have won the confidence and respect of all the personnel on the Wing and on the Station.
** This officer has completed numerous operational missions. Throughout these flights he has displayed great determination and a complete disregard of enemy opposition. He has attacked many objectives in enemy and enemy occupied territory with marked success. On one occasion, he completed an operation over Turin in almost impossible weather conditions. His courage and skill have inspired confidence in every crew of which he has acted as captain.
*** This officer has been employed as Group flying instructor at this unit [HQ 91 Group RAF] since November, 1943. Previously, as a flying instructor and flight commander he did outstanding work in No 22 OTU. His new duties, which he has performed with conspicuous success, entail visiting all Operational Training Units, where he examines and tests flying instructors and air crews under training in their various duties, both in the air, by day and night, and on the ground, paying particular attention to detail. To this work, Squadron Leader Miller has brought the utmost tact, patience and efficiency. He has completed a total of 680 hours flying on OTU instructional duties.
**** For meritorious service with 22 OTU RAF (Wellington) as a Flt Lt. Participated in the first ‘1000’ bomber raids on 30/31 May and 1/2 Jun 1942.
***** For meritorious service with 22 OTU, 91 Group RAF (Wellington), as an Actg Sqn Ldr.
****** For meritorious service with HQ 91 Group RAF, as a Sqn Ldr.
******* For meritorious service with 24 OTU RAF (Wellington).
Teacher at a Hamilton school.
29.08.1939
 
 
joined RAF
23.03.1940
 
 
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
11.09.1943
 
 
transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for Air Force service) [NZ1996 & 132166]
22.09.1943
-
16.12.1946
transferred, RNZAF (Member RNZAF contingent London Victory Parade 08.06.1946)
1940
- (1941?) 77 Squadron RAF (Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire)
05.11.1940
 
 
captain of a Whitley which carried out a solo night attack on Turin, flying through atrocious weather en-route to and from the target. After flying for over 11 hours they were forced, through lack of fuel, to ditch at sea. The crew were all picked up, from their dinghy, by an RN trawler 4½ miles off the NE coast of England [read account]
15.12.1940


crash landed Whitley T4138 on the North Yorkshire Moors



spent most of the rest of the war at bomber units, refining training and maintenance manuals and pilot training instructions in an attempt to cut hundreds of accidental deaths
05.1941
-
11.1943
22 Operational Training Unit (Wellsbourne)
11.1943
-
1944
HQ 91 Group RAF
1944
-
1945
24 Operational Training Unit (Wellington)
17.08.1950
-
31.03.1969
RNZAF Reserve
Milne,
Richard Maxwell
"Dickie" / "Max"
R.M. Milne R.M. Milne
R.M. Milne R.M. Milne
R.M. Milne R.M. Milne
Married 1st ((09?).1940, Hampstead district, London; marriage dissolved) Josephine Rosemary James; ... children (one son?).
Married 2nd ((03?).1947, Kensington district, London) Agnes M.C. "Berti" Hodgson; ... children (one son?).
1919
Boroughmuirhead district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
(A) P/O (prob) 05.09.1937 [40129]
P/O 12.07.1938
F/O 12.01.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 12.01.1941
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.12.1942
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.03.1942
(WS) Sqd.Ldr. 01.05.1943
(A) W/Cdr. 01.1943?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 30.08.1940 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 07.11.1941 **
* Flying Officer Milne has personally destroyed seven enemy aircraft, and seriously damaged a number of others. He has led his section throughout with skill and courage, and has set an example to other members of the squadron.
** Acting Squadron Leader Richard Maxwell Milne, D.F.C., after assuming command ot R.A.F. Squadron No. 92 in September, 1941, led 19 offensive operations over enemy territory. In the course of these operations, Squadron Leader Milne destroyed at least three and damaged two enemy aircraft, bringing his total victories to 11 destroyed, two probably destroyed, and 11 damaged. His leadership has been characterised by dash and good judgment.
05.09.1937     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
18.09.1937     No. 11 Flying Training School RAF (Wittering)
07.05.1938     No. 8 Armament Training Station RAf (Evanton)
      151 Squadron RAF (France)
09.1941 - ? Commanding Officer, 92 Squadron RAF
      Commanding Officer, 222 Squadron RAF (North Weald, Essex)
01.1943 - 14.03.1943 Wing Leader, Biggin Hill Wing RAF (captured)
14.03.1943 - 1945? POW in German captivity (12.07.1943 transferred to reserve, and called up for air force service)
Moloney,
Thomas Francis
T.F. Moloney
04.04.1905
-
08.1986
North Dorset, Dorset
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1937
      qualified at specialist signals course
Montgomery,
Alexander Hutchinson
A.H. Montgomery
(09?).1904
Winchester, Hampshire
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
?
?
Education: psa
       
Moon,
Herbert John
H.J. Moon (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)

Son of ... Moon, and Mary Ellen Moon.
14.04.1907
Stoke Devonport, Plymouth, Devon

-
(09?).1981
Barnstaple district, Devon
F/Sgt. ? [363517]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 03.09.1941 [47615]
P/O (prob) 21.01.1942, seniority 24.09.1941
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942, seniority 24.09.1942
(T) F/Lt. 01.01.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 01.04.1945
F/Lt. 17.07.1947, seniority 01.09.1945 (retd 14.04.1962; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
17.07.1947     extended service commission
06.05.1952     permanent commission
More,
James Winter Carmichael
"Hank"
J.W.C. More
Son of Dr. John More and Mabel Winter More.
(09?).1910
Kettering district, Northamptonshire
-
12.09.1944
(KIA) [age 34]
[Singapore Memorial, column 431]
Flight Cadet
?
P/O
26.07.1930 [26161]
F/O
26.01.1932
F/Lt.
26.01.1936
Sq.Ldr.
01.10.1938
(A) W/Cdr.
08.08.1940
(T) W/Cdr.
01.12.1940
Gp.Capt.
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
30.07.1940
?
Education: RAF College, Cranwell
26.07.1930


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
04.1940
-
08.1940
CO 73 Squadron RAF (France, Battle of Britain)
Morgan,
Whitworth Archibald Cecil
W.A.C. Morgan
Married (19.04.1936, Baghdad, Iraq) Pamela M. Hodgson, daughter of Col. & Mrs P.E. Hodgson, of Charterhouse.
13.05.1894
Pill, near Bristol, Bedminster district, Gloucestershire
-
25.10.1975
Pavenham, Bedford district, Bedfordshire
2nd Lt. 1915
Lt. 01.01.1917
F/O 28.10.1915
F/Cdr. (& A/Capt.) 30.10.1916
F/Lt. ?
Sq.Ldr. 12.12.1928
W/Cdr. 01.07.1935
Gp.Capt. 01.01.1939 (retd 13.07.1940)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.01.1961 New Year 61: Divisional Accident Prevention Organiser, Eastern Division, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Military Cross MC 27.07.1916 France *
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -

* For conspicuous gallantry and skill. With other pilots he attacked an enemy reconnaissance of nine machines. Under heavy machine-gun fire he got within twenty yards of one of them, shot the Observer and brought the machine down in our lines.

Education: Lancing College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
1915     commissioned, The Welsh Regiment (gained aviator's licence (No. 1950), taken on a Maurice Farman Biplane at the Military School, Farnborough, 07.10.1915)
28.10.1915     seconded, Royal Flying Corps
30.10.1916     Flight Commander, RFC
01.04.1918     temporary commission, Royal Flying Corps (wounded)
01.08.1919     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
? - 17.07.1922 Instrument Design Establishment (Inland Area)
17.07.1922 - 16.10.1922 RAF Depot (Inland Area) (supernumerary)
16.10.1922     specialized in photographic duties, School of Photography (Inland Area) (supernumerary)
09.04.1923     No. 1 Flying Training School (Netheravon)
21.09.1926     HQ RAF Iraq
09.03.1929 - 12.1929 School of Photography (South Farnborough)
30.12.1929 - 15.01.1932 10 (Bomber) Squadron RAF (Upper Heyford, then Boscombe Down) (for flying duties)
28.01.1932 - 1934? photographic officer, No. 22 Group RAF (South Farnborough)
10.10.1934 - 07.11.1936 HQ RAF Iraq (Hinaidi) (for photographic duties, later as Senior Personnel Staff Officer)
14.12.1936     Commanding Officer, RAF Station Lympne
26.09.1938     Commanding Officer, RAF Station Upper Heyford
? - ? ?
Morgan-Weld-Smith,
Reginald Gilbert Squarey
R.G.S. Morgan-Weld-Smith (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lucy Leigh) R.G.S. Morgan-Weld-Smith (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lucy Leigh)
Changed last name from Morgan-Smith to Morgan-Weld-Smith by deed poll of 28.11.1938.
Son of Reginald Morgan [from 1938 Weld-]Smith (1875-1964), and Mita Drinkwater Carver (1882-1962), of Seend, Wiltshire.
Married (18.07.1936, All Saints' Church, Marden, Devizes district, Wiltshire) Joan Margaret Niven (? - 07.06.1993), of Strathblane, Stirlingshire, second daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles H. Niven, of Marden Grange, Devizes, Wiltshire [she remarried 09.09.1944 Lt.Col. Alastair Stevenson Pearson, The Parachute Regiment]; two daughters.
27.05.1911
Staines district, Middlesex
-
01.08.1940
(KIA) [age 29]
[St Pierre-en-Port Communal Cemetery, France]
P/O 10.10.1932, seniority 10.10.1931 [05224]
F/O 10.04.1933
F/Lt. 10.04.1936
Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1938
(A) W/Cdr. ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 ? (since reported missing)
Education: BA (Cantab.).
10.10.1932     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
      ... (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF
03.04.1935     Headquarters, Inland Area, Stanmore (Personal Assistant to Air Marshal Sir Charles Burnett)
27.04.1936 - 12.07.1936 Flying Instructors Course, Central Flying School (Category B)
13.07.1936     RAF College, Cranwell
01.06.1937     614 (County of Glamorgan) Squadron RAuxAF
12.1938     air staff at HQ of an Army-Co-operation Group
? - 01.08.1940 Commanding Officer, 59 Squadron RAF
[His Blenheim L8792 "A" had taken off from Thorney Island and failed to return from an attack on Cherbourg; for details see KentFallen (under P/O D.H. Davis). His body washed ashore 22.08.1940 at St Pierre en Port, France.]
Morison,
Robert Brian
R.B. Morison
07.12.1920
-
12.03.2007
Richmond, Surrey
(A) P/O (prob)
23.12.1939 [33516]
...
...
Gp.Capt.
01.07.1959 (retd 31.07.1965)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
23.012.1939


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
Mortimer,
Edward Patrick
E.P. Mortimer E.P. Mortimer

biography (with photos) at Clifton Rugby Football Club website
17.03.1911
-
07.08.1940
[Bury Cemetery, Huntingdonshire, row B, grave 21]
(A) P/O (prob)
23.01.1936, seniority 20.01.1936 [37521]
P/O
18.11.1936
F/O
18.05.1938
F/Lt.
18.05.1940
23.01.1936


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
? - 07.08.1940 killed in a flying accident
[pilot of a Blenheim MkIV P4902 that stalled and spun into the ground near Cranfield on the evening of 7th August 1940]
Morton,
John Edward Stewart
E.S. Moulton-Barrett
?
-
P/O 17.01.1940 [36245]
(WS) F/O 17.01.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 17.01.1942
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 21.03.1943 (transferred to reserve, and called up for air force service 17.01.1945)
Sq.Ldr. 01.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
W/Cdr. 01.07.1947
Gp.Capt. 01.07.1956 (retd 03.07.1965)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 05.01.1943 *
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 ?
* This officer has taken part in many sorties in the Mediterranean area, including attacks on Sicily, Bizerta and Tunis; he has also participated in sorties over Germany. In November, 1942, in a raid on Bizerta docks, Squadron Leader Morton had to attack from an extremely low level owing to thick cloud over the target area. In spite of heavy opposing fire he pressed home his mission and all his bombs fell on important objectives. In December, 1942, he successfully bombed a merchant ship. This officer is an outstanding pilot whose courage and determination have set a splendid example.
17.01.1940     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
(1942)     40 Squadron RAF (DFC)
17.01.1945     Reserve of Air Force Officers
01.1947     permanent commission
Morton,
Richard Henry
R.H. Morton (Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Angel) R.H. Morton (Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Angel)
31.05.1913
-
14.06.1983
West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey South Western district
(A) P/O (prob) 05.08.1939 [42422]
P/O (prob) 06.04.1940
P/O 12.06.1940
(WS) F/O 06.04.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 05.02.1942
F/Lt. 09.05.1946
28.02.1947, seniority 01.01.1943 (reld 31.05.1958; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Air Force Cross AFC 01.01.1942 ?
05.08.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
07.1940 - 09.1940 226 Squadron RAF (flying Battles & Demons)
10.1940 - 05.1941 150 Squadron RAF (flying Battles & Wellingtons)
06.1941 - 08.1943 Chief Gunnery Instructor, 23 Operation Training Unit RAF (Pershore) (AFC) (flying Wellingtons, Tiger Moths, Manchesters & Lancasters)
[1000 bomber raid to Cologne on 31/05/42 - shot down a JU88 on his birthday; 06.1943 BAT course at Stanton Harcourt]
08.08.1943 - 02.1944 hospitalised
02.1944 - 10.1945 Air Ministry
12.06.1945     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
09.05.1946     extended service commission
07.11.1946     transferred to Class C
17.05.1949     transferred from Class C to Class A
Moulton-Barrett,
Edward Selwyn
E.S. Moulton-Barrett
29.11.1895
India
-
(03?).1967
Newton Abbot district, Devon
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1935
(WS) W/Cdr.
28.07.1942
(A) Gp.Capt.
? (retd 29.01.1946)
01.04.1918


first commission RAF
...
- ... ...
Mulford,
William Edwin
W.E. Mulford
Son of George Edwin William Mulford (1881-1946), and Laurie Emma Harrington (1881?-1958).
Married ((09?).1938, Hendon district, Middlesex) Elsie Winifred Norman (18.06.1914 - 12.1984), of Ramsgate, Kent; two sons.
01.09.1914
Wealdstone, Hendon district, Middlesex
-
12.06.1943
(KIA) [age 28]
[Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, the Netherlands, collective grave 2.AA.11-12]
(A) P/O (prob) 16.04.1935 [37202]
P/O 16.04.1936
F/O 16.11.1937
(A) F/Lt. 01.06.1939
F/Lt. 16.11.1939
(T)Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1940
16.04.1935     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
16.04.1935     RAF Station Uxbridge
04.03.1936     58 (Bomber) Squadron RAF
12.07.1937 - (05.1939) No. 10 Flying Training School (Ternhill)
      50 Squadron RAF
23.11.1942 - 12.06.1943 pilot ("A" Flight Commander), 431 (RCAF) Squadron (Burn, Yorkshire)
[Wellington X HE 392 SE-L took off at 23.25 hrs 11.06.1943 for an operation against Düsseldorf. Crashed 02:46 hrs at Zijpe, the Netherlands, being shot down by a Me110 from Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.]
Mulligan,
Allen Roy
A.R. Mulligan (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Deacon)
23.02.1915
Bingara, NSW, Australia
-
P/O
26.08.1937 [40058]
F/O
26.05.1939
(WS) F/Lt.
03.09.1940
F/Lt. RAAF
02.10.1945 (reld 05.06.1946)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
24.09.1940
* [investiture by Governor-General at Sydney, 24.03.47]
Mentioned in Despatches MID
13.06.1946
? [Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 07.04.1949]
* One night in August, 1940, this officer carried out a successful low-flying attack from 150 feet on the Dortmund-Ems Canal. He displayed the utmost skill, determination, courage and devotion to duty in pressing home his attack, in spite of intense opposition from the ground and a knowledge of the reception that would be awaiting him over this area. Flight Lieutenant Mulligan has carried out a total of twenty-three operational flights and has at all times set an excellent example to other pilots by his enthusiasm, keenness and courage. His work as an operational pilot has been outstanding.
15.07.1936


enlisted
26.08.1937


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
?
-
12.08.1940
pilot, 83 Squadron RAF
[Taken off from Scamton with his Hampden P4340 OL- to attack targets along the Dortmund-Ems Canal. As he plunged through the curtain of tracers and shells his port engine was hit by Flak and exploded into flames. Jettisoning his bomb load quickly, Mulligan climbed swiftly to 2,000ft and then ordered his crew to bale out. As the last man left the stricken bomber, Mulligan followed and saw his aircraft dive into the ground and explode. Taken prisoner near Mesum on the west bank of the Ems River, 7 km SSE of Rheine, Germany.]
12.08.1940
-
1945?
POW (# 166) in German captivity at Stalag Luft III
11.07.1944


transferred to reserve (dated 26.08.1942) and called up for Air Force service
02.10.1945


commission relinquisehd (dated 27.08.1942) on appointment to RAAF
05.06.1946


discharged from Central Flying School
Mullineaux,
James John
J.J. Mullineaux
Son of James Mullineaux, and Violet Ann J. Bamford (1889-1978).
Married ((06?).1940, Newmarket district, Cambridgeshire) Emma Eva M. Chapman (22.08.1920 - 02.1984); three children.
09.05.1918
Erdington, Birmingham, Aston district, Warwickshire
-
05.09.1978
Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
Aircraftman 1st class ? [547644]
P/O (prob) 24.08.1942 [49699]
(WS) F/O (prob) 24.02.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 24.08.1944
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 24.02.1946
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 16.01.1940 *
39|45 St - -
Aircrew Europe Star AirCrEur - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
* This aircraftman was rear gunner in an aircraft of a formation which carried out operations over an enemy naval base in December, 1939. In spite of heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire and repeated attacks he displayed great courage and coolness, bringing down, by his well-controlled and accurate marksmanship, one enemy fighter in flames and, in conjunction with his under turret gunner, destroying a second aircraft.
(12.1939)     B Flight, 149 Squadron RAF
[tail gunner in the Wellington that was later fished out of Loch Ness]
24.08.1942     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 28.08.1942 101 Squadron RAF
[his Wellington bomber X3391 SR-A took off from Stradishall and crash-landed, due to technical trouble, apx. 40 km NW of Mannheim; captured]
03.09.1942 - 02.05.1945 prisoner of war (in Dulag Luft, then Stalag 344 09.1942-08.1944, then Stalag Luft III 08.1944-04.1945; liberated at Lubeck; PoW No. 26833)
Covering remarks of the A.O.C.: ‘This is the second occasion in which the above-mentioned Air Gunner has been instrumental in destroying enemy aircraft. On both occasions he has shown exemplary coolness and courage, and has maintained a well-controlled and accurate fire. On the first occasion his support fire against an enemy aircraft attacking another member of his formation largely contributed to its destruction.’
James John Mullineaux, a native of Erdington, Birmingham, was born in May 1918 and, after ‘a third try at factory life convinced him that he was not cut out for that kind of life’, joined the Royal Air Force in 1937. An A.C. 1 by the outbreak of hostilities, he volunteered for duties as an Air Gunner, and was posted to No. 149 Squadron, a Wellington unit operating out of Mildenhall, Suffolk. The unit’s first operational sortie of the War was carried out on 3 September 1939, when three of its Wellingtons carried out an armed reconnaissance of the North Sea, while on the following day its first bombing mission was flown against enemy warships at Brunsbuttel - and Mullineaux flew in Squadron Leader P. I. Harris’ aircraft on the latter occasion, although an alternative target near Tonning was attacked. Indeed Mullineaux went on to complete numerous sorties before ending his first operational tour in June 1940, one of the most memorable of which was the above cited daylight attack on enemy shipping at Wilhelmshaven on 18 December 1939: it was to prove a very costly affair, the Wellingtons of 9, 37 and 149 Squadrons running into no less than four crack Luftwaffe fighter squadrons - of the enemy pilots who took part in the action, eight later won the Knight’s Cross, four added Oakleaves, three Swords and two Diamonds.
Fortunately for posterity’s sake, Mullineaux’s own account of this epic sortie was published in Robin Holmes’ history of “R for Robert”, One of Our Aircraft: ‘About five minutes flying time from the harbour we encountered heavy, accurate flak which soon forced the formation to open up. In we went straight and level for about ten minutes, the flak getting heavier and more accurate. I could feel bursts and very soon the whole sky seemed full of black puffs. I was sure one would find its mark and blow us clean out of the air. Luck was with us, we did not get hit and very soon altered course and headed out to sea on a reciprocal course. This was our bombing run. It was during this run that I first saw little black specks on the horizon and within seconds, as it were, I recognized them as Me. 109s and Me. 110s. Our bombing run completed, the fighters came in to attack and very soon the whole sky seemed full of them. I estimated their strength to be about 100. I called frantically “Fighters!” Immediately Austin took up position in the mid under turret and Pilot Officer Innes [the 2nd Pilot] went to the astrodome. We had not long to wait before the first fighter came in to attack our aircraft. It was an Me. 110. Innes was first to see it. In he came and I could see his machine-guns blazing away. I opened fire at 300 yards and continued to fire until he broke away at 20 yards. No sooner had he broken than another attack took place and this continued throughout the engagement. During the short spells I looked around the sky and could see our bombers going down in flames. This had a great effect on me as I had been pumping bullets into the attacking aircraft and did not seem to get any results. Another fighter came up and no sooner had it attacked and I opened up than it seemed to blow up. My bullets had found their mark. The captain shouted “Good show, Mullineaux.” That was all I needed. I got stuck in with added zest and it was not long before the second went down. He came dead astern. I opened up at 400 yards. The Mid-Under Gunner was also firing at him and between us we blew the aircraft out of the air. Other attacks came again and again. I could hear the Front Gunner firing over the inter-com and he too shot one down. But after a while my ammunition ran out. I called frantically to the captain for more. He sent the 2nd Pilot down but in his excitement he opened the door of my turret and simply threw it at me. The result was that I had no assistance to load both guns. I did however manage to get one gun going after a while and throughout the rest of the engagement I kept it going and with the aid of the Mid-Under Gunner kept most of the fighters from firing accurately at us, from astern ... ’
Not mentioned by Mullineaux is the fact he and his crew witnessed Wellington N. 2961 ditching in the sea on the way home, or that their dinghy became entangled in the tail-plane when it was released to assist the downed airmen - an emergency landing thus ensued at Coltishall. He was awarded an immediate D.F.M., the relevant recommendation also noting that he had already contributed to the destruction of another enemy aircraft. A day or two following the 18 December raid, Air Chief Marshal Sir Edgar Ludlow-Hewitt, the C.-in-C. Bomber Command, arrived at Mildenhall to hear the full story, one eye witness recalling:
‘This was quite an occasion. Our A.O.C., Baldwin, the Station Commander, Franky Coleman, Kellett, and others all crowded into Kellett’s office while Ludlow-Hewitt, surrounded by a galaxy of Staff Officers, asked questions. Star turn, Aircraftsman First Class, Jimmy Mullineaux, was brought in so that the C.-in-C., Ludlow-Hewitt, could talk to this hero, which indeed he was (I was very proud of him), but after a time it was all too much for him; the eminent “Brass Hats”, the questioning and the Braid so affected him that my highly strung, modest, little Jimmy suddenly said, full of courtesy and respect to the last, “May I faint please,” which he promptly did, into the arms of Sandy Innes, who carried him out. He was but an A.C. 1 and very young, one of the first D.F.Ms of the War’ (One of Our Aircraft refers).
On 2 January 1940, Mullineaux claimed another brace of enemy aircraft - ‘one certain and one probable’ - when his Wellington was attacked by a formation of Me. 110s during a reconnaissance patrol. Nonetheless, his pilot was compelled to make ‘his escape by diving at full throttle to sea-level’: the two remaining Wellingtons in their formation were less fortunate, both being shot down.
Mullineaux remained operational with No. 149 until the end of June 1940, regularly flying in the crew of Squadron Leader Harris, and, on a strike against Aalborg aerodrome on the night of 20-21 April, in the company of his C.O., Wing Commander R. Kellett, D.F.C., A.F.C., who was aboard for the ride - a combination of heavy anti-aircraft fire and the brightness of the searchlights prevented them from finding their exact target. And with the advent of the invasion of the Low Countries in May, No. 149 was detailed to attack Waalhaven aerodrome, in addition to mounting a strike against the bridges on the Meuse, when Mullineaux’s ‘aircraft [was] damaged by enemy action’. Further attacks on enemy troop movements ensued in June, but tragedy struck on the final sortie of his first operational tour, on the 11th, when a member of groundcrew was instantly killed by one of his Wellington’s propellers as it returned to dispersal after a sortie against road communications at Soissans.
Posted to a conversion unit at Waterbeach at the end of the same month, Mullineaux was “rested” until being commissioned as a Pilot Officer, soon after which he returned to an operational footing with No. 101 Squadron, another Wellington unit, based at Bourn in Cambridgeshire, in July 1942. Thus ensued no less than four sorties to Duisberg, in addition to strikes against Bremen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Kassel, Saarbrucken and Wilhelmshaven.
But on the night of 28-29 August 1942, when detailed to attack Nuremburg, his Wellington developed mechanical failure and his pilot was compelled to make a crash-landing 40 kilometres N.W. of Mannheim - the crew scrambled clear as the aircraft was enveloped in flames. In his subsequent P.O.W’s “debrief”, Mullineaux stated that he was slightly wounded on the same occasion, and was captured at Landotan on 3 September 1942, thereby suggesting that he managed to evade for a few days.
Having then been briefly detained in Frankfurt, he was incarcerated in Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf until August 1944, when he was transferred to Stalag Luft III at Sagan, scene of the “Great Escape”. He also stated that on one occasion he exchanged identities with an Army Private and escaped from a working party on a railway, but was recaptured at Stettin by a Dock Policeman. Possibly this was the occasion that he was on the run for three months, passing himself off as a Walloon. If so, he ultimately fell foul of the Gestapo, ‘who beat him so severely that finally he shouted in German, “Stop it. I’m a British officer.” Instantly the Gestapo interrogators snapped to attention and saluted him’ (Robin Holmes’ history, One of Our Aircraft, refers).
Mullineaux, who had been advanced to Flight Lieutenant in August 1944, was finally liberated at Lubeck in May 1945, but ‘suffered a series of nervous breakdowns resulting from the treatment he had received as a P.O.W.’; sold with an original wartime newspaper cutting reporting the award of his D.F.M., together with a copy of Robin Holmes’ history, One of Our Aircraft.
Mullins,
Alfred George
"Fred"
A.G. Mullins (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Mullins)
A.G. Mullins (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Mullins)
A.G. Mullins (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Mullins)
A.G. Mullins (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Mullins)
Son of Robert Mullins, and Rosina Elizabeth Hurn.
Married (1945) Audrey May Downing; three sons, one daughter.

04.03.1922
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
15.08.2008
Acm. 2nd cl.
09.08.1939 [652352]
Acm. 1st cl.
24.02.1940
Ldg.Acm.
01.08.1940
(T) Sgt.
22.11.1942
(T) F/Sgt.
23.11.1943
P/O (prob)
09.12.1943 [54153]
P/O
09.06.1944, seniority 09.12.1943
(WS) F/O
09.06.1944
(WS) F/Lt.
09.12.1945 (reld 04.02.1946) (Emgcy List reld 01.07.1959; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM
14.09.1943
*
* On every sortie, even over the most dangerous targets, the skilful handling of the engines displayed by Sergeant Mullins has given his pilot complete confidence. He has taken part in raids on Belrin and in the 'round trip' raids on Friedrichshafen and Spezia. On many missions, this airman's work has called for special mention by his captain. His ability and devotion to duty have been highly praiseworthy.
09.08.1939
 
 
enlisted RAF (rated as Aircraft Hand, then Fitter Mechanic, then Fitter II E)
09.08.1939
-
10.09.1939
No. 1 Depot RAF (Uxbridge)
10.09.1939
-
08.12.1939
3 (Training) Wing RAF (Cosford)
08.12.1939
-
12.07.1941
No. 6 Flying Training School RAF
12.07.1941
-
15.08.1941
455 (RAAF) Squadron (Swinderby)
15.08.1941
-
16.10.1941
No. 3 School of Technical Training RAF (Blackpool)
16.10.1941
-
30.07.1942
408 Squadron RAF (Lindholme)
30.07.1942
-
21.09.1942
422 Squadron RAF
21.09.1942
-
04.12.1942
No. 4 School of Technical Training RAF (St Athan)
04.12.1942
-
03.02.1943
1660 Conversion Unit RAF (Swinderby)
03.02.1943
-
23.07.1943
61 Squadron RAF (Flight Engineer on 30 operations in aircrafts QR-Q & PR-l)
23.07.1943
-
29.03.1945
81 Operational Training Unit RAF
09.12.1943


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
29.03.1945
-
12.04.1945
School of Air-Sea Rescue RAF (Calshot)
29.08.1945
-
02.10.1945
No. 4 School of Technical Training RAF (St Athan)
02.10.1945
-
04.02.1946
1380 (Training) Conversion Unit RAF
04.02.1946
 
 
released from No. 100 Personnel Dispersal Centre RAF
Mundy,
John Douglas
J.D. Mundy
14.05.1919
-
1996 still alive
(A) P/O (prob) 23.01.1939
P/O (prob) 21.10.1939
P/O 23.01.1940
F/O 21.10.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 21.10.1941
F/Lt. 25.02.1947, seniority 01.12.1942
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1946, seniority 01.07.1945
Sq.Ldr. 01.08.1947 (retd 14.05.1958)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 11.02.1941 ?
39|45 St - -
Aircrew Europe Star AirCrEur - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
23.01.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
(01.1940) - (04.1940) pilot, 101 Squadron RAF
(1941)     pilot, 83 Squadron RAF (DFC)
? - 28.09.1941 pilot, 49 Squadron RAF
[Hampden AD733. 28/29 September, 1941; Target Frankfurt: With a gap of nearly two weeks since the previous operation, 49 Squadron was asked to provide 14 Hampdens for a small scale attack on Frankfurt. 4 aircraft were scrubbed from the trip, and just before take-off a fifth suffered tail wheel collapse at the taxiing point. At 22.50hrs the squadron started to launch the first of 9 aircraft. Of the aircraft that reached the target area, 4 bombed successfully and 2 had to abort their attempts. Of the 30 Hampdens and 14 Wellingtons dispatched on the raid, 1 Wellington and 1 Hampden failed to return; the missing Hampden was that piloted by F/Lt Mundy DFC (AD733) from 49 Squadron. The cause of this loss has not been established, but happy to say the crew survived to become POW's.]
28.09.1941 - 1945 POW (No. 656) in German captivity (Stalag Luft I & Luft III)
23.01.1943     transferred to reserve (and claled up for air force service)
23.05.1946     extended service commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
16.02.1949     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
Murchie,
Ian Thomas Alexander
I.T.A. Murchie
11.12.1922
-
05.2007 still alive at Mt. Eliza, Vict.,  Australia
Cpl.
? [573954]
(A) P/O (prob)
15.04.1943 [51464]
P/O (prob)
29.07.1943
P/O
29.01.1944
(WS) F/O
29.01.1944
(WS) F/Lt.
29.01.1947
02.03.1948, seniority 15.10.1946
F/O
24.07.1947, seniority 29.07.1944
F/Lt.
25.07.1947, seniority 29.01.1947
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1954
W/Cdr.
01.01.1960 (retd 22.06.1968; own request)
1936/37
-
22.06.1968
RAF service, initially serving in the ranks; stationed in England, Africa, South America, United States (were he worked at the Jet Propulsion Lab) and Singapore
15.04.1943


commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch, later Engineering Branch) [emergency commission]
24.07.1947


extended service commission
16.10.1948


permanent commission
MSc, MIMechE, FRAeS, DCAe.
Worked for The Swire Group at HECO (Hong Kong Engineering Company) attaining the
position of General Manager, finally retiring from there in 1981-2. 
Muschamp,
George Allen Rodolphe
G.A.R. Muschamp
1898 ?
-
(12?).1956
Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936



qualified at specialist engineering course; additionally qualified at university course in engineering; qualified by examination as interpreter


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