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C. St Noble  to  O.B. Swain
St Noble,
Clair
C. St Noble
?
-
Sq.Ldr. (retd)
01.07.1927
       
Saker,
John Harold
J.H. Saker
?
-
Sq.Ldr. (retd)
01.12.1934
  MVO
?
?
Education: psa



qualified at specialist signals course
Sample,
John
J. Sample

Son of Thomas Norman Sample, and Kate Isabel Sample (née Dickinson), of Morpeth.
02.1913
Longhirst near Morpeth, Northumberland
-
28.10.1941
(KIA)
[St. Andrew Churchyard Bothal, Ashington Northumberland]
P/O 27.04.1934 [90278]
F/O 27.10.1935
F/Lt. 24.08.1939
(T) Sq.Ldr.  01.09.1940
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 04.06.1940 *

* This officer was for most of the time in command of a Squadron which he led extremely well. He shot down two enemy aircraft during May, 1940, but was then shot down himself and forced to jump. He was a great inspiration to his squadron.

      land agent in civilian life, working for his uncle as his joint agent (MLAS, FSI)
27.04.1934 - late05.1940 607 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force
10.01.1939 -   Flight Commander, B Flight, 607 Squadron
24.08.1939     mobilized
10.05.1940     baled out of his Hurrican I P2615 during an attack, while on patrol, on seven He 111s of KG1 over Albert
late 05.1940 - 03.1941 CO 504 Squadron
03.1941 - 09.1941 Controller, 10 Group HQ
09.1941 - 28.10.1941 CO 137 Squadron
28.10.1941     Sample's aircraft P7053 collided on a training flight with another, crashing at Manor Farm, Englishcombe; Sample had baled out, but too low, and was fatally injured

17.10.1939
10.05.1940
10.05.1940
15.09.1940
15.09.1940
15.09.1940
    victories (1 own, 3 shared) :
1/3 Do 18 (shared destroyed)
1/3 He 111 (probable shared destroyed))
1 He 111 (damaged)
1 Do 17 (shared destroyed)
1 Do 17 (destroyed)
½ He 111 (shared destroyed)
Sanceau,
Reginald James
R.J. Sanceau
Married ((03?).1918, Reigate district, Surrey) ... Rutherford.
13.04.1892
Rio Tinto, Spain
-
Sq.Ldr. (retd)
07.01.1931
       
Sands,
Desmond Ossiter
D.O. Sands
D.O. Sands
D.O. Sands  
Married; ... children (one son?).
?
Australia
-
1998
P/O
? [102110]
Sq.Ldr.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.04.1945
467 Sqn RAF
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
28.04.1942
44 Sqn RAF (daylight raid against a diesel engine factory at Augsburg, Germany)
...
-
...
No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron RAF
      shot down on his fortieth mission, survived the war in a POW camp
ARIBA.
Sansom,
Alfred James
A.J. Sansom (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Wt.Offr. ? [590165]
F/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 01.10.1941 [47619]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
Sargeaunt,
James Antony Hosking
"Jimmie"
J.A.H. Sargeaunt J.A.H. Sargeaunt
J.A.H. Sargeaunt 

(12?).1910
St Giles district, London / Middlesex
-
23.03.1950
Kensington district, London
(from heart failure after a game of squash racquets)
P/O (prob)
28.03.1930
F/O
28.09.1931
(WS) F/Lt.
01.01.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.06.1942
28.03.1930


commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class AA(ii))
(1942)


458 (Wellington) Squadron RAAF (Holme-on-Spalding Moor)
1942?
-
1945?
captured in North Africa; POW in [Italian? &] German captivity
Senior technical liaison engineer to Teddington Controls, Ltd.
Satchell,
James
"Jim"
J. Satchell
Son (with two brothers & one sister) of Capt. William James Satchell, and Jeanne Faulkner.
Brother of Sister Mary Satchell, QAIMNS, and of Maj. Stanley William Satchell, RA.
Married ((09?).1941, Wigton district, Cumberland) Gwendoline M. Allison; two daughters.
(03?).1918
Spilsby district, Lincolnshire
-
28.03.1959
RAF Central Flying School, Little Rissington, Gloucestershire
Sgt. ? [567292]
(A) P/O (prob) 10.12.1942 [50410]
P/O (prob) 11.03.1943
(WS) F/O (prob) 11.09.1943
F/O 24.04.1947, seniority 11.03.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 11.09.1946
02.03.1948, seniority 01.07.1946
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1953
Education: psa.
10.12.1942     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
24.04.1947     extended service commission
30.03.1949     permanent commission
AFRAeS.
Saundby,
Sir Robert Henry Magnus Spencer
"Bob"
R.H.M.S. Saundby

 
Second son (of 3 sons and 1 daughter)  of late Robert Saundby, MD, LLD, FRCP (1849-1918), and Mary Edith Spencer (1856-1943).
Married (10.01.1931) Joyce Mary Rees­Webbe (1904-1986); one son, two daughters.

Telegraph obituary

26.04.1896
All Saints, Birmingham
-
26.09.1971
Edgecombe Nursing Home, Hampstead Marshall, Berkshire
  Education: King Edward's School, Birmingham
22.12.1938
-
04.1940
Director of Operational Requirements, Air Ministry
22.04.1940
-
11.1940
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operational Requirements and Tactics)
21.11.1940
-
29.07.1943
Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), HQ Bomber Command
30.07.1943
-
1945
Deputy Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Bomber Command
Life Vice­President, RAF Association; Chairman National Council, 1945-1958; President, Metropolitan Area, British Legion, 1947-1962, Patron, 1962; Chairman, Berkshire T and AFA, 1956-1961; Vice­Chm. Council T and AF Assocs, 1947-1960; Mem., Minister of Pensions' Central Adv. Cttee, 1948-1966; Chm., Exec. Cttee, Central Council for the Care of the Disabled, 1953-1955; Member Council, Air League of British Empire, 1949-1962, Vice­Pres., 1962; President: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire Naturalists' Trust; Piscatorial Soc., 1932-1950; British Entomological and Nat. Hist. Soc., 1950.  DL County of Berkshire, 1960.
Published: Flying colours (1918); edited the Book of the Piscatorial Society, 1836-1936 (1936); A fly­rod on many waters (1961); Air bombardment : the story of its development (1961); numerous articles in newspapers and journals
Saunders,
Lionel Francis Martin
P.G. Scott
06.02.1912
-
03.1987
Southampton district, Hampshire
(A) P/O (prob) 08.03.1937 [39573]
P/O 21.12.1937
F/O 21.07.1939
F/Lt. 03.09.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.03.1942
Mention in Despatches MID 25.10.1940 gallant and distinguished service during operations in Waziristan 01.39-12.1939
08.03.1937     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
03.04.1937     No. 4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir, Egypt
21.11.1937     39 (Bomber) Squadron RAF (Risalpur, India)
21.12.1940     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
03.02.1942 - 05.06.1942 4 Squadron (Indian Air Force?)
Savill,
Norman Alfred
"Norm"
N.A. Savill (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Deacon)
Son of ... Savill, and ... Durrant.
(09?).1919
Steyning district, Sussex
-
(A) P/O (prob)
15.04.1939 [41956]
P/O (prob)
06.11.1939
P/O
06.02.1940
(WS) F/O
06.11.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
06.11.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1946, seniority 01.07.1945
F/Lt.
25.02.1947, seniority 01.12.1942 (reld 15.09.1948; retaining the rank of Sq.Ldr.)
15.04.1939


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
?
-
12.05.1940
235 Squadron RAF (Coastal Command)
[His Blenheim IV [L9189 LA-O] took off in company with other aircraft of the squadron to cover troop landings at The Hague and was attacked by eight Me109s of II/JG27 at 07:55 hrs. Both the observer and the air gunner were killed in the attack and P/O Savill baled out of the burning aircraft at low altitude. On landing on farmland along the Kloosterweg between Brielle and Oostvoome, P/O Savill was captured by Dutch soldiers who were convinced that he was German and made preparations to shoot him. Despite being badly wounded and covered in bums he managed to convince them that he was an RAF officer and was taken to Vlaardingen hospital.]
12.05.1940
-
1945?
POW in German captivity
06.02.1943


transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for Air Force service)
19.12.1946


extended service (for four years)
Sayce,
Joseph Ernest
"Joe"
J.E. Sayce

Son (with one sister and one brother) of Claud Nicholson Sayce (1884-1948), of Australia, and Constance Elsie Campbell (1890-1983).
Brother of 3/O Hazel Constance Sayce, WRNS, and F/O Patrick Campbell Sayce, RAFVR.
Married 1st ((06?).1946, Bournemouth district, Dorset / Hampshire) Doris Mary Wiltshire (18.01.1915 - (12?).1979).
Married 2nd ((09?).1965, Sutton district, Greater London) Doris M. Vann.
12.07.1918
Medway district, Kent
-
(09?).1979
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
F/Sgt. ? [567226]
P/O (prob) 10.07.1944 [55735]
(WS) F/O 10.01.1945
10.07.1944     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Schofield,
Herbert
H. Schofield
?
-
Sq.Ldr. RAFO
27.08.1939
       
Scott,
Beverley
B. Scott

Son of Charles Archibald Scott, and Beatrice Sarah Norfolk.
Married ((06?).1940, Bridport district, Dorset) Jeanne E. De La Riviere; ... children (one son?).
22.08.1908
Didsbury, Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
07.1986
Taunton Deane district, Somerset
Cpl. ? [539035]
(A) P/O (prob) 28.01.1942, seniority 25.11.1941 [47980]
P/O (prob) 28.03.1942, seniority 25.01.1942
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(A) F/Lt. ?
F/Lt. 23.05.1946
25.02.1947, seniority 01.09.1945 (retd 29.11.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
1936     served at RAF Calshot
28.01.1942     commissioned, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
1942 - 1945 served in Ceylon
23.05.1946     extended service commission
01.11.1947     transferred, RAF (Secretarial Branch)
11.12.1947     transferred, RAF (Marine Branch)
22.07.1948     permanent commission
1948 - 1950 served in Marsasloxx, Malta
1950 - 1951 served in Felixstowe
1951 - 1953 served in Lyme Regis
1953 - 1957 served in List, Sylt
1957 - 1958 served in Newhaven
Scott,
Eric William Stanton
P.G. Scott
Son of Alexander Campbell Scott and Violet May Scott, of Canberra. Australia.
1920 ?
-
04.06.1940
(KIA) [age 20]
[Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery, plot R, grave 12214]
(A) P/O (prob)
04.06.1938 [40852]
P/O
07.03.1939
04.06.1938
 
 
first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
?
-
04.06.1940
pilot, 616 Squadron RAF
[crashed with his Spitfire I (N3130)] at Rochford in poor weather returning from a patrol]
Scott,
Philip George
P.G. Scott
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.07.1927
       
Scrutton,
Christopher Mackinnon
C.M. Scrutton
Younger son of James Herbert Scrutton, and Edith Mary Mackinnon, of Daglingworth Manor, Cirencester.
(06).1909
Reigate, Surrey
-
23.05.1941
(MPK) [age 31/32]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 29]
[commemorated at war memorials of Lloyd's (insurance company) and of Lord's (Marylebone Cricket Club)]
P/O (prob)
01.04.1930 [70613]
P/O
19.08.1930, seniority 01.04.1930
F/O
04.11.1931
(WS) F/Lt.
18.05.1941
Education: Oxford University (MA).
Shipowner.
01.04.1930


commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (RAFO) (General Duties Branch) - Class AA (ii)
01.04.1936
 
 
transferred to Class C



served Coastal Command
Sealy,
Charles Forbes
C.F. Sealy
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.10.1936



qualified at a specialist armament course; additionally qualified at an advanced armament course
Selley,
Ronald Nicholas
R.N. Selley (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Selley) R.N. Selley (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Selley)
R.N. Selley (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Selley) R.N. Selley (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Selley)

Son of Mr & Mrs M. Selley, of St Lucia, Zululand, South Africa.

1917
Durban, South Africa
-
05.03.1941
[age 25]
[Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium, panel 4]
(A) P/O (prob) 09.05.1937 [39689]
P/O 08.03.1938
F/O 08.12.1939
(WS) F/Lt. 08.12.1940
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 14.06.1940 * [investiture 11.1940]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.07.1940 ?
* In June, 1940, this officer was captain of one of a flight of three aircraft engaged in protecting shipping evacuating the British Expeditionary Force. A formation of some forty Junkers 87's was encountered, and were immediately attacked. Flight Lieutenant Selley shot down two of the enemy aircraft with his front guns. By skilful manoeuvring he also enabled his rear gunner to shoot down a third and damage a further two enemy aircraft.
Education: Highbury School Hillcrest; Michaelhouse.
09.05.1937     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
09.05.1937     No. 10 Flying Training School (Tern Hill)
? - 05.03.1941 pilot, 224 Squadron RAF (Leuchars)
[Hudson N7315 took off from RAF Leuchars at 9.10pm (21:10) heading for RAF Sumburgh, Shetland. The port engine was giving trouble whilst on a patrol to the Shetland Islands. It was decided to land at Wick in order to make repairs, as he was coming in to land on one engine, whilst on his final approach, an aircraft flew in front of him, he turned to avoid a collision, the single engine could not recover the aircraft from the manouver, and it stalled crashing in Miller Ave Wick. 4 of the bombs onboard exploded on impact and the aircraft burned fiercly. The following day the remaining two bombs were detonated by the RAF at Wick.The three crew members were killed, as well as passenger Air Vice Marshal C.D. Breese.]
Sellors,
Douglas
"Doug"
D. Sellors (Photo courtesy of Mr Jaap Vermeer)

Son of George Frederick Sellors (1876-1942), and Nellie Peel (1875?-1964), of Royal Oak, Lancashire.
(12?).1908
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
21.04.1944
(KIA) [age 35]
[Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery, the Netherlands, 13.9.184]
Sgt. ? [542783]
P/O (prob) 21.11.1941 [47308]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 21.11.1943
21.11.1941     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 21.04.1944 navigator/radar operator, 239 Squadron RAF
[His de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.II HJ-644 had taken off at 22:00 hrs 20.04.1944 from West Raynham, Norfolk for a bomber support mission over the Ruhr area (Germany), and crashed en route at Kruishaar, 4 km SE of Nijkerk (Gelderland), the Netherlands, killing both crew members Sq.Ldr. E.W. Kinchin, RAFVR & F/Lt. D. Sellors, RAF.]
Seymour-Higgins,
Alan Charles Pryce
A.C.P. Seymour-Higgins (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Jansen) A.C.P. Seymour-Higgins (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Jansen)
A.C.P. Seymour-Higgins (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Jansen) A.C.P. Seymour-Higgins (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Jansen)
Changed surname from Higgins to Seymour-Higgins by deed poll of 18.03.1919.
Son of Joseph Allen Higgins and Amelia Mary Holmes.
Married (31.07.1924, St Margaret's, Westminster, London; marriage dissolved 1930) Edith Dorothea Mary Horn (died 09.10.1960, aged 70), younger daughter of W.A. Horn, of Adelaide, South Australia.
(09?).1897
Croydon, Greater London
-
25.09.1966
Westminster, London
Indian Army:  
T/2nd Lt. 12.05.1915
2nd Lt. IARO 10.01.1917, seniority 12.05.1915
Lt. IARO 10.01.1917, seniority 12.05.1916
Lt. 20.10.1919, seniority 12.02.1917
A/Capt. 26.12.1917-08.03.1918,
01.08.1918-....
Capt. ?
07.03.1924, seniority 03.02.1920 (retd 06.12.1923; ill-health)
RAF:  
P/O (prob) 26.09.1939 [74559] (reld 16.01.1940)
Victory Medal VM ? with Iraq clasp
Education: Bloxham School (1908-1911).
Partner in the Park Lane Club, London (1923; partnership dissolved).
12.05.1915     commissioned, Infantry [temporary commission]
13.12.1915     transferred from Royal Sussex Regiment to Bedfordshire Regiment
10.01.1917     commissioned, Indian Army Reserve of Officers (Infantry Branch) (1st Garrison Battalion (The Bedfordshire Regiment))
26.12.1917 - 08.03.1918 Officer Commanding, 53rd Brigade Supply and Transport Company (Supply and Transport Corps, Indian Army)
01.08.1918 - ? Officer Commanding of a Company of a Divisional Train
20.10.1919 - 06.12.1923 transferred & served, Indian Army
26.09.1939 - 16.01.1940 commissioned, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Shales,
Francis Harbroe
F.H. Shales
1897
Surrey
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.10.1936
       
Sharp,
Alfred Charles Henry
A.C.H. Sharp
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
Education: psa



qualified at a specialist armament course
Shaw,
Arthur
"Artie"
A. Shaw
Son of Walter and Mary E. Shaw, of Sowerby Bridge.

Biography courtesy of Mr David Ford

1919/20 ?
-
21.04.1944
(DOI) [age 24]
[Southowram (St Anne-in-the-Grove) Churchyard, Yorkshire
Sgt. ? [650909]
P/O/ (prob) 26.01.1944 [54437]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 posthumously
26.01.1944     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 21.04.1944 air gunner, 428 (RCAF) Squadron
Shaw,
Geoffrey
G. Shaw
?
-
Sq.Ldr. AAF
28.08.1939
       
Sheperd,
Philip Alfred
P.A. Sheperd
?
-
Sq.Ldr. (retd)
01.04.1918




Sherriff,
Frederick George
F.G. Sherriff (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
F.G. Sherriff (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
08.03.1889
West Ham, London

-
31.01.1943
Cosford, Shropshire
W/Cdr. 01.01.1934 [05070]
?     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
(08.1941)     Commanding Officer, Officers' School RAF
Shortland,
Stanley
S. Shortland
09.09.1899
-
03.07.1980
[Saint Andrew Churchyard
Cranwell, Lincolnshire]
Warrant Offr.
04.10.1939 [236697]
P/O
26.11.1942 [50193]
...
..
F/Lt.
26.11.1946 (retd 01.09.1951; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(T) Sq.Ldr.
?
26.11.1942


first commission, RAF
01.09.1951
-
01.03.1952
re-employed
Shuttleworth,
Richard Ashton
R.A. Shuttleworth
Younger son (with one brother) of Maj. Ashton Ashton Shuttleworth (1878-1956), and Dorothy Ann Leslie (1887-1967).
Brother of Lt.Cdr. John Ashton Shuttleworth, RN.
Married (16.08.1941) Honor Muriel Ramsay, daughter of Robert Henry Cooke Ramsay. Honor Shuttleworth remarried (1948) Jackson Desmond McConnell (which marriage produced two children).
18.05.1920
Ecclesall Bierlow district, Derbyshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
28.08.1941
(KIA) [age 21]
[Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, the Netherlands, plot 85, row D, grave 1]
[commemorated at Wroxham St Mary the Virgin memorial plaque]
P/O (prob) 07.03.1940 [33548]
(A) Sq.Ldr. ?
Education: RAF College, Cranwell.
07.03.1940     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [permanent commission]
? - 28.08.1941 pilot, 21 Squadron RAF
[Blenheim Z7447 (YH-A) was airborne 14:46 hrs from Watton. Cause of loss not established. Crashed into the sea just off the Dutch coast. S/L Shuttleworth was still alive when a rescue boat reached the scene, but he died shortly after being admitted to the Wilhelmina Hospital in Amsterdam, where he is buried in the Eastern Cemetery; his crew are buried in the Hook of Holland General Cemetery.]
Simpson,
Clifford Edward
C.E. Simpson
22.06.1920
-
04.1987
Kidderminster district, Worcestershire
Sgt. ? [613844]
P/O (prob) 21.10.1941 [47523]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 21.10.1943
F/Lt. 03.12.1951
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1960 (retd 30.03.1968)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 27.10.1942 *
* On May 30th, 1942, whilst attacking Cologne, P/O Simpson's aircraft was held by searchlights and badly damaged; one engine was put out of action and the
tail gunner seriously wounded. This officer, with full knowledge of the serious difficulties his captain was in, went to the rear turret, broke the doors with an axe and administered first-aid to the gunner, afterwards proceeding to repair the wireless set.
21.10.1941     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1942)     10 Squadron RAF (DFC)
03.12.1951     short service commission
08.05.1953     permanent commission
Simpson,
John William Charles
J.W.C. Simpson

?
-
...
... [37642]
F/Lt.
06.07.1940
...
...
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 1940 ?
...
-
...
...
Literature: Hector Bolitho, Combat report (1943)
Simpson,
Sturley Philip
S.P. Simpson

Telegraph obituary

13.06.1896
Ticehurst, Kent
-
28.04.1966
...
...
A/Cdre.
01.12.1944
Air Vice Marshal
26.03.1947
...
-
...
...
28.07.1938


Commanding Officer, RAF Thornaby
16.12.1941


Air Officer Commanding, AHQ Gibraltar
22.02.1944


Air Officer Commanding, No. 18 Group RAF
...
-
...
...
Sinclair,
Findlay Willard
F.W. Sinclair (Photo courtesy of Mr Hugh Sinclair)
Son of Mr & Mrs F.D. Sinclair, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Married (26.09.1928, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London) Dora Jewell, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Washington Jewell, of Bullard, Hadley Grove, Barnet, and Wiveliscombe, Somerset; two sons.
13.02.1898
Kenyon, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
-
20.06.1946
Heckington, Lincolnshire
T/2nd Lt. 21.02.1918 [08113]
2nd Lt. 01.04.1918
F/O 21.08.1919 (half-pay 26.12.1923) (full-pay 05.02.1924)
F/Lt. 01.07.1927
Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1937
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1940 (retd 13.07.1944; ill-health; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 10.10.1919 ?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? ?
01.06.1916     served with 103rd Regiment, Calgary Militia
19.06.1916 - 21.10.1917 attached, 21st Battalion - Canadian Expeditionary Force in Great Britain
21.02.1918     commissioned, Royal Flying Corps (Administrative Branch)
26.06.1918     4 Squadron RAF
(01.1919)     7 Squadron RAF
30.03.1920     short service commission
10.07.1923     permanent commission [dated 30.03.1920]
05.02.1924     4 Squadron RAF (South Farnborough)
15.09.1924     Inland Area Aircraft Depot RAF (Henlow)
13.08.1925     No. 1 School of Technical Training (Boys) RAF (Halton)
22.09.1925     Aircraft Depot RAF, Iraq
01.06.1928     No. 1 School of Technical Training (Apprentices) RAF (Halton)
15.02.1934     28 (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF (Ambala, India)
23.01.1936     HQ RAF Halton
27.07.1937     RAF Station Halton (for administrative duties)
? - ? ?
Sinclair,
George Leslie
"Lee"
F.W. Sinclair
Home in Bagot, Manitoba, Canada.

Telegraph obituary

?
St. Mary, Kent
-
(A) P/O (prob)
04.03.1939 [41748]
P/O (prob)
30.09.1939
P/O
28.12.1939
F/O
30.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
30.09.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.07.1946, seniority 01.07.1945 (till 01.11.1947)
F/Lt.
01.11.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
23.07.1940
France *
04.03.1939


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
WW II


destroyed 5 enemy aircraft, one probable, and damaged 2 others:
18.12.1939
-
04.05.1941
26 Squadron RAF (flying Lysanders)
29.12.1942


transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
?
-
04.10.1943
3 Squadron RAF
[had taken off in the morning in his Typhoon Ib (JP755) for a low level attack on coastal shipping ("Roadstead" operation) and was shot down by Anti-Aircraft [Flak] at Overflakkee, The Netherlands; captured]
04.10.1943
-
1945?
POW (# 2925) at Stalag Luft III
09.1948
-
03 / 04.1949
volunteered to fly for the Israelis [101 Squadron] (War of Independence)
26.07.1950


extension of service for five years in Class (C)

* The recommendations read:
"During the course of operations between 10th and 28th May 1940, Pilot Officer Sinclair has displayed coolness, courage and devotion to duty above the average. In particular on the 19th of May, 1940, whilst on a reconnaissance sortie in the Peronne area he found and attacked enemy tanks under heavy anti-aircraft fire. In spite of the fact that his machine was badly damaged by this fire he returned to a British aerodrome bringing back useful information. On Monday, 27th May, whilst under heavy and very accurate enemy anti-aircraft fire he saw a large force of tanks in the St. Pol area. Despite the fire he came low and identified and attacked the enemy, returning again to his base with very valuable information. For his coolness under fire and his courage, Pilot Officer Sinclair is recommended for the Distinguished Flying Cross."
"In a reconnaissance sortie in the Peronne area on the 19th May, 1940, this Pilot Officer attacked enemy tanks under heavy anti-aircraft fire. He returned to a British aerodrome with useful information despite his machine being badly damaged. Regardless of heavy and very accurate enemy anti-aircraft fire he attacked a large force of tanks in the St.Pol area on the 27th May and secured very valuable information. In all operations between the 10th and 28th May Pilot Officer Sinclair has displayed coolness, courage and devotion to duty."
Sizer,
Wilfred Max
"Wilf"
W.M. Sizer W.M. Sizer
W.M. Sizer W.M. Sizer
Son of Max Edwards Sizer (1885-1964), and Fannie Williams (1884?-1957).
Married ((12?).1942, Peterborough district, Cambridgeshire / Huntingdonshire / Lincolnshire / Northamptonshire)  Juanita D. "Nita" Humphreys; three sons.

Telegraph obituary

23.02.1920
Chelmsford, Essex
-
22.12.2006
(A) P/O (prob) 07.05.1938 [40758]
F/O ?
(WS) F/Lt. 03.09.1941
(A) Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1943?
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1944
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 28.03.1944
Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1950 (retd 23.02.1963; retaining the rank of W/Cdr.)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 08.11.1940 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 28.09.1943 ?
* During a. period of five days in France, this officer destroyed one enemy aircraft and shared in the destruction.of four others. Since the return of the squadron to this country, Flying Officer Sizer has taken part in a large number of patrols and has personally destroyed at least a further six enemy aircraft. During one patrol he was attacked and shot down by five Messerschmitts. Landing two miles outside La Panne, he swam across a canal and was taken to a casualty station suffering from facial wounds, and thence to England. After only two days' sick leave he again participated in patrols with his squadron.
Education: King Edward VI Grammar School.
07.05.1938     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
12.1938 - 05.1939 17 Squadron RAF
05.1939 - 1940? 213 Squadron RAF
07.03.1942     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
04.1942 - 01.1943 152 Squadron RAF
01.1943 - ? Commanding Officer, 93 Squadron RAF
(11.1944)     Chief Instructor of the training wing RAF Station Ismailia (71 Operational Training Unit)
      Commanding Officer, 680 (Photo Reconnaissance) Squadron RAF (Canal Zone)
1954     Commanding Officer, 54 Squadron RAF
Worked for Marconi Radar, 1963-1985.
Skilton,
John Albert
J.A. Skilton
Son of Albert Skilton, and Violet Eveline Wolstenholme.
24.06.1920
Dorking district, Surrey
-
F/Sgt.
? [548140]
P/O (prob)
03.03.1944 [54540]
P/O
03.09.1944
(WS) F/O
03.09.1944
F/O
18.12.1945
(A) F/Lt.
(1945)
(WS) F/Lt.
03.03.1946
25.02.1947, seniority 03.03.1945
F/Lt.
03.09.1947 (retd 22.07.1958)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
26.10.1945
?
03.03.1944


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]



44 Squadron RAF
(1945)
 
 
189 Squadron RAF
18.12.1945
 
 
extended service commission
30.04.1953
 
 
permanent commission
Slater,
Joseph Clarence Cross
J.C.C. Sinclair
(06?).1902
Madeley, Shropshire
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937



qualified at a specialist armament course
Slessor,
Sir John Cotesworth
J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor

03.06.1897
-
12.07.1979
Marshal of the RAF ?
      for details see biography at RAFWeb.org
Literature: Vincent Orange, Slessor: bomber champion : the Life of Marshal of the RAF Sir John Slessor, GCB, DSO, MC (2006)
 J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor  J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor J.C. Slessor
Slocombe,
Philip
P. Slocombe
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936



qualified at specialist engineering course
Smart,
Harry George
H.G. Smart H.G. Smart

28.06.1891
-
28.06.1963
...
...
(A) Air Vice Marshal
01.03.1940-17.05.1941
...
-
...
...
26.10.1939


Air Officer Commanding, AHQ British Forces in Iraq
17.11.1941


Air Officer Commanding, No 17 (Operational Training) Group
Smiley,
Joseph Beverley
"Bev"
J.B. Smiley (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Deacon) J.B. Smiley (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Deacon)
Lived in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
1915 ?
-
08.08.1986
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
[age 71]
(A) P/O (prob)
13.05.1939 [42156]
P/O (prob)
06.11.1939
P/O
13.03.1940
(WS) F/O
06.11.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
06.11.1941 (reld 24.11.1944)
13.05.1939


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)



in German captivity in Stalag Luft III
24.11.1944


relinquished commission on appointment to RCAF
Smith,
Harold Constantine
H.C. Smith
(06?).1908
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
-
31.10.1983
[age 75]
[Saint Andrew Churchyard
Cranwell, Lincolnshire]
Sq.Ldr.
? [44824]
W/Cdr.
01.07.1953 (retd)
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM
?
?
?
-
?
first commission, RAF



transferred to Secretarial Branch - General List
Smith,
Thurston Meiggs Wetherall
T.M.W. Smith
18.03.1916
-
07.1984
Chichester, Sussex
(A) P/O (prob)
03.05.1937 [39621]
P/O
01.03.1938
F/O
01.09.1939
(A) F/Lt.
?
(WS) F/Lt.
03.09.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.07.1945, seniority 01.12.1941
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
03.11.1939
*
Air Force Medal AFM
?
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1946
New Year 46
* Acting Flight Lieutenant Smith and acting Flight Lieutenant J. Barrett were, respectively, in command of the first and second of three flying boats which, having intercepted messages from a torpedoed merchant ship in September, 1939, proceeded to the scene of the sinking ship (some 70 miles from the mainland) to undertake rescue work. A lifeboat was seen in the vicinity containing about 34 men and, as no submarine could be sighted, the first aircraft alighted and took on board 20 of the survivors. A thorough search for enemy submarines was made by the second aircraft which afterwards alighted and, in spite of the heavy swell, took on board the remaining survivors from the lifeboat.
03.05.1937


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



228 Squadron RAF
[his Sunderland flying boat N9025 ‘OO-Y’ was attacked on 06.08.1940 by Italian fighter planes NW of Tobruk; the plane had to ditch]
01.03.1941


transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service) [announced 04.04.1944]
Smythies,
Francis Palmer
F.P. Smythes
(06?).1900
Elham, Kent
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
       
Somerset-Leeke,
Alan Fitzroy [P H]
A.F. Somerset-Leeke
(03?).1891
Medway, Kent
-
Sq.Ldr. (retd)
01.01.1926
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
       
Somerville-Woodiwis,
Lawrence
L. Somerville-Woodwis
01.06.1886
district of Hartlepool, Durham
-
died between 1956 and 1996
RNVR:

(T) Dental Surgeon Lt.
10.04.1918
Army:

Lt.
?
T/Capt.
01.10.1918, seniority 10.04.1918
Capt.
10.10.1921
Maj.
10.04.1930
RAF:

Fl.Lt.
?
Sq.Ldr.
24.11.1930, seniority 01.07.1930
W/Cdr.
01.07.1935
Gp.Capt.
01.07.1937
(A) A/Cdre.
? (retd 01.06.1943)
10.04.1918
-
01.10.1918
commissioned, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
01.10.1918
-
01.07.1925
temporary commission RAF (Dental Branch)
01.07.1921


transferred to the Army Dental Corps (while still being attached to the RAF)
01.07.1925
-
24.11.1930
returned to the Army (Army Dental Corps)
24.10.1930


permanent commision RAF (Dental Branch)
26.09.1935
-
1943
Director of Dental Services, Directorate of RAF Medical Services, Air Ministry

LDS; FDSRSC

Southall,
Arthur William
H.F.G. Southey
Son of ... Southall, and ... Cliff.
19.12.1914
Droitwich district, Hereford and Worcester / Worcestershire
-
06.1983
Bromley district, Kent
F/Sgt. ? [565775]
P/O (prob) 01.04.1940 [43075]
(WS) F/O 01.04.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 01.04.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1943)
F/Lt. 01.09.1945
25.02.1947, seniority 01.01.1943
Sq.Ldr. 01.08.1947
W/Cdr. 01.01.1954 (retd 30.09.1958)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 26.02.1943 ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 01.10.1943 ?
Air Force Cross AFC 01.01.1952 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1946 ?
01.04.1940     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
07.12.1941 - 25.02.1942 Flight 1417 of the Coastal Command Development Unit (Carew Cheriton)
      Commanding Officer, 172 Squadron RAF
(1943)     Commanding Officer, 179 Squadron RAF (DSO & DFC)
01.09.1945     permanent commission
Southey,
Harold Frederic George
H.F.G. Southey
(03?).1906
Hollingbourne, Kent
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937



qualified at specialist signals course
Spooner,
Edwin John
E.J. Spooner (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Sgt. ? [524979]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 23.10.1941 [47621]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Spreckley,
Herbert Dorman
H.D. Spreckley
(03?).1905
Bristol. Gloucestershire
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
Education: psa



qualified at a specialist armament course; additionally qualified at an advanced armament course
Sprigge *,
James Alexander
J.A. Sprigge
Son of George Sprigg, and Elsie M. Barnes.
Married ((03?).1944, Chatham district, Kent) Joan Chalklen; one daughter.
* Birth registered under last name Sprigg.
(03?).1920
Medway district, Kent
-
02.08.1945
Israel
[age 25]
[Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel, 7.B.3]
Sgt. ? [569544]
P/O (prob) 04.06.1943 [52287]
(WS) F/O (prob) 04.12.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 04.06.1945
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 17.08.1943 ?
04.06.1943     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served at RAF Halton at some point
? - 02.08.1945 flight engineer, 5 Operational Training Unit (Turnberry) (killed on active service)
Stainforth,
George Hedley
G.H. Stainforth
(06?).1899
Bromley, Greater London
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.06.1936
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
       
Stanbury,
Clive Stanley George
C.S.G. Stanbury C.S.G. Stanbury
C.S.G. Stanbury
Married Rebecca Ransome (died 1994); one daughter.

23.12.1915
Camberwell, London
-
03.1996
Yeovil district, Somerset
P/O (prob) 19.01.1939 [41808]
(WS) F/O 25.11.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 25.11.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr. ?
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 25.11.1943
Sq.Ldr. 27.08.1946, seniority 01.09.1945
W/Cdr. 01.01.1952
Gp.Capt. 01.01.1958 (retd 19.04.1966)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE ? ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 1942 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 1942 ?
Air Force Cross AFC 01.01.1954 ?
* Since the award of the DFC, this officer has completed a number of operational sorties. Sqn. Ldr Stanburv has no regard for his personal safety and is always first to volunteer for hazardous tasks. On one occasion an aircraft had crashlanded in the desert, too far from base to be salvaged. The whole undersurface of the fuselage was ripped away, but Sqn. Ldr. Stanbury successfully flew it to base for rebuilding.
Education: Wellington School, Somerset.
Apprenticed to the GWR as electrical fitter.
19.01.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
01.1940     70 Squadron RAF (Habbaniya, Iraq, then Egypt) (DSO, DFC)
19.01.1943     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
01.1944 - 09.1944 Commanding Officer, 624 (Special Duties) Squadron RAF
27.08.1946     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
Stanley,
Denis Thomas
D.T. Stanley (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Sgt. ? [565102]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 20.10.1941 [47622]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Stanley-Turner,
Guy Neil Jacobson
G.N.J. Stanley-Turner
(06?).1904
Wandsworth, Greater London
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
       
Starling,
Eric Allen
E.A. Starling
?
-
P/O (prob)
27.03.1934 [70643]
P/O
07.03.1935
F/O
27.09.1935
F/Lt.
03.09.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr.
?
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
07.03.1944
Sq.Ldr.
?
(A) W/Cdr.
? (emgcy 28.12.1956)
Mention in Despatches MID
14.06.1945
?
27.03.1934


commissioned into Reserve of Air Force Officers - General Duties Branch
Steedman,
Edward Blakeway
E.B. Steedman
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937



qualified at specialist engineering course; additionally qualified at university course in engineering
Stemp,
Geoffrey Charles
G.C. Stemp
(09?).1897
Camberwell, London
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937



qualified at specialist armament course
Stevens,
Barry Osborne Cornelius
B.O.C. Stevens (Photo courtesy of Mr James Owen)
Son of W/Cdr. James Cornelius Stevens, RAF, and Dorcas Mary Payne, of Minster, Sheerness, Kent.
(12?).1917
Helston district, Cornwall
-
18.01.1940
(KIA) [age 22]
[Harwell Cemetery, grave 631]
P/O
17.12.1938 [33415]
Education: RAF College, Cranwell (01.1937).
17.12.1938
 
 
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
?
-
18.01.1940
pilot, 148 Squadron RAF
[his Anson I [N5024] crashed on a training flight, after flying into a snow storm, at Yolland Marsh, Shipley Bridge, South Brent, 7 miles W of Totnes, Devon, killing all five crew members]
Stevens,
Charles Herbert Algernon
C.H.A. Stevens
14.12.1901
-
11.1986
Torbay, Devon
Sq.Ldr.
01.10.1936
W/Cdr.
01.01.1940
(A) Gp.Capt.
? (retd 12.01.1948)
16.08.1922


first commission




Stevens,
James Cornelius
"Con"
J.C. Stevens (Photo courtesy of Mr James Owen)
Married ((12?).1913, Walsall district, Staffordshire) Dorcas Mary Payne; .. children (son P/O Barry Osborne Cornelius Stevens, RAF, born 1917, was killed 18.01.1940; son Wt.Offr. James T.S. Stevens, born 1920, earned a George Medal in bomb disposal).
Of Minster, Sheerness, Kent.
25.09.1891
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
-
04.07.1952
military hospital, Aldershot
P/O
? [13231]
F/O
?
F/Lt.
01.01.1927
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1937
(T) W/Cdr.
01.06.1940
W/Cdr.
14.04.1942, seniority 01.06.1940 (retd 01.08.1945; medical unfitness for Air Force service; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Commendation for Brave Conduct Cmdn
01.01.1943
?
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (USA) LM
22.06.1948
?
01.01.1913
-
(1918?)
served Royal Naval Air Service



qualified at specialist armament course
08.09.1927
 
 
RAF Base, Calshot
01.05.1928
 
 
HQ Air Defence of Great Britain
24.09.1928
 
 
Armament and Gunnery School, Eastchurch
02.07.1938
 
 
No. 2 Air Armament School, Eastchurch
24.04.1940
 
 
transferred, RAF (Technical Branch)



in charge of RAF Bomb Disposal
Stevens,
Leonard Walter
L.W. Stevens
Son of Ernest J. Stevens and Emily E. Stevens, of Hindhead.
?
-
21.05.1941
(KIA)
[Hindhead (St. Alban) Churchyard, Sec. N.W. Joint grave M. 2-3]
(A) P/O (prob)
04.03.1939 [41753]
P/O (prob)
23.09.1939
P/O
30.01.1940
F/O
23.09.1940
F/Lt.
?
(01.07.1940)


17 Squadron
(1940)


flew Hurricane I N2359 from Debden
11.08.1940


full victory Bf 110
02.10.1940


half share Do 17
10.12.1940


wrecked Hurricane I V7079 in a forced landing near Butley, Suffolk, having been hit by AA fire

-
21.05.1941
145 Squadron
21.05.1941


killed in action; Spitfire II P7493; collided over Tangmere  with P7737 on return from the operation [sweep])
Stevenson,
Donald Fasken
L.H. Stewart

Telegraph obituary

07.04.1895
-
10.07.1964
...
...
(T) Air Vice Marshal
01.12.1941
Air Vice Marshal
09.02.1948
...
-
...
...
Stewart,
Leopold Herbert
L.H. Stewart
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1937



qualified at specialist signals course; qualified at physical training course



observer officer
Stibbard,
Frank Cunniff
F.c. Stibbard
Son of Percy William Stibbard (1882-1979), and Mabel Nelly Bailey (1883-1968).
Married Sarlizabeth Watson, daughter of George Watson and Mabel Elizabeth Patterson; one daughter, one son.
08.07.1914
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
-
01.08.1997
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
(A) P/O (prob)
20.01.1936 [37531]
P/O
18.11.1936
F/O
18.06.1938
F/Lt.
18.06.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.09.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
15.04.1943 (reld 02.09.1950; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(A) W/Cdr.
?
20.01.1936
 
 
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commisison]
(1938)
-
(1939) 
144 Squadron RAF (Hemswell, Lincolnshire)
[14.11.1938 slightly injured in an air accident]
18.11.1941


transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)



served on armament/munitions duties (India)
Stilwell,
Christopher Holt
C.H. Stilwell
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1932
       
Stirling,
David
D. Stirling
?
-
Wt.Offr. ? [346105]
F/O (prob) 07.05.1940, seniority 07.03.1940 [43456]
F/O 07.05.1941
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.01.1940 (retd 04.05.1948; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(T) Sq.Ldr. ...-01.11.1947
07.05.1940     commissioned, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for photographic duties) [emergency commission]
(1944)     Commandant, RAF School of Photography (Farnborough)
Stone,
Ralph Ashinhurst Bird
R.A.B. Stone
14.11.1901
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936
W/Cdr.
?
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.09.1942 (retd 13.12.1946)
20.12.1921


first commission



qualified at specialist engineering course
Stowell,
John Edward
J.E. Stowell
Of American descent.
?
-
Sgt.
? [636099]
(A) P/O (prob)
01.07.1944 [55893]
P/O
01.01.1945
(A) F/O
28.08.1944
(WS) F/O
01.01.1945 (reld 06.11.1946; retaining the rank of F/O)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
30.01.1945
for gallantry displayed in flying operations against the enemy
01.07.1944


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
1944
- ?
9 Squadron RAF (first operation 09.08.1944)
Strickland,
Claud Dobrée
C.D. Strickland
Son of Claud Hugh Strickland (1871-1938), and Una Clara Margaret Bell (1885-1959).
Married (03.08.1934) Lady Marguerite Rose Bligh (1913-2002) (divorced 02.1941), daughter of Esme Ivo Bligh, 9th Earl of Darnley and Daphne Rachel Mulholland.
28.03.1909
Tewkesbury, Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
27.10.1941
[Bredene Churchyard, Belgium, C.517]
(A) P/O (prob)
01.09.1939 [91220]
P/O
27.06.1940
(WS) F/O
27.06.1941
Stockbroker.
01.09.1939


first commission, RAuxAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
01.09.1939
- 27.10.1941
pilot, 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron RAuxAF
[shot down  in the early moning of 27.10.1941 by ground fire in his Hurricane IIb [Z3826] while on a "Rhubarb mission" (freelance fighter sortie against targets of opportunity) over Belgium]
Strong,
Percy Drinkwater
P.D. Strong
Son of Elijah Strong, and of Christina Elizabeth Strong (née Drinkwater), of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
(03?).1917
Coventry district, Warwickshire / West Midlands
-
19.08.1942
(KIA) [age 25]
[Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France, 10.B.16]
(A) P/O (prob)
24.06.1939 [42277]
P/O (prob)
20.02.1940
P/O
01.05.1940
(WS) F/O
20.02.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
20.02.1942
24.06.1939
 
 
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]



112 Squadron RAF
?
-
19.08.1942
pilot, 232 Squadron RAF
[taken off from Gravesend in his Spitfire Vb [EN845 "Y"] during the Dieppe raid; was shot down by a Fw 190]
Strong,
Philip Dennis James
P.D.J. Strong
01.01.1912
Medway, Kent
-
(A) P/O (prob)
23.03.1936 [37699]
P/O (prob)
27.01.1937
P/O
27.07.1937
F/O
27.08.1938
(A) F/Lt.
01.07.1939-12.08.1939
F/Lt.
27.08.1940
09.09.1947, seniority 06.01.1941
F/Lt. (permanent)
01.11.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
?, seniority 01.01.1943 (reld 22.04.1959)
23.03.1936


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
10.01.1937
-
11.1938
41 Squadron RAF
25.11.1939
-
26.11.1939
41 Squadron RAF



perhaps 602 Squadron RAF
23.05.1944


transferred to the reserve (and called up to Air Force duty) [dated 27.01.1942]
09.09.1947


transferred, Physical Fitness Branch
22.04.1950


transferred, General Duties Branch (and extension of service for 4 years)
22.04.1954
-
22.04.1959
extension of service for 5 years
Stubley,
Karl
K. Stubley (Photo courtesy of Mr Mitch Knox) K. Stubley (Photo courtesy of Mr Mitch Knox)
K. Stubley (Photo courtesy of Mr Mitch Knox) 

Son of George Henry Stubley, and Ellen Woodhouse.
Married 1st ... (wife died young).
Married 2nd ...; four daughters (of which twin daughters died in infancy).
Married 3rd Erica Erna Wiktor; one daughter, one son.
photos
03.06.1913
Loughborough district, Leicestershire / Nottinghamshire

-
08.1997
Hitchin & Stevenage district, Hertfordshire
F/Sgt.
? [563928]
(A) P/O (prob)
09.12.1943 [53693]
P/O (prob)
06.04.1944
(WS) F/O
06.10.1944 (emgcy list) (reld 03.06.1958)



probably served as a rating/non-commissioned officer in the Royal Navy with 821 Squadron FAA (at Wallingford and HMS Courageous)
09.12.1943


commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Sutton,
Joseph Charles Kent
"Cloudy"
J.C.K. Sutton
Son of Frederick Kent Sutton (1863-), and Ruby Isabel Secretan (1880-1973), of London.
Married (27.12.1941, Bude Central Methodist Church, Stratton district, Cornwall) Rita Joyce Brent ((09?).1918 - 26.02.2007), elder daughter of William George Brent (1891-1964), and Annie Banbury Medland (1890-1978), of Bude, late of Warren's Park, Launceston; two daughters.
23.06.1915
Islington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
28.02.2009
Wiltshire
F/Sgt. ? [565752]
P/O (prob) 15.05.1941 [45732]
(WS) F/Lt. 01.04.1943
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.04.1942
F/Lt. 25.02.1947, seniority 01.01.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1944)
Sq.Ldr. 01.08.1947
F/Lt. 11.03.1950, seniority 01.09.1945
Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1952 (retd 23.06.1970; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(A) W/Cdr. ?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 31.12.1960 New Year 61
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 ?
(06.1937)     awarded special assessment "distinguished pass" at No. 4 Flying Training School (Abu Sueir, Egypt)
15.05.1941     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
23.05.1946     extended service commission
09.06.1949     permanent commission
11.03.1950     transferred, RAF (Engineer Branch)
CEng, MRAeS.
Swain,
Oswald Bertie
O.B. Swain
Married ((12?).1925, Ipswich, Suffolk) ... Rodwell.
1899 ?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936
Education: psa



qualified at a specialist armament course


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