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Cranwell Graduations 1951


The retirement details shown below are correct up to the 2006 Retired List

Personal details

College details

RAF Details

Comments

Peter John ARMSTRONG (607133)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 5 Dec 1975 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Rupert Christopher Bailey ASHWORTH (582542)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Cross Country.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 17 Jun 1977 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Ernest Frederick BANKS (582399) FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 29 Apr 1984 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Reginald Derek BRITTAIN (4029568)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 27 Jun 1985 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Herbert Henry Jones BROWNING (607135)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Athletics and Cross Country.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 15 Oct 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Bryan Michael BURLEY (607136)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 26 May 1983 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

David Athol CARIS (607137) MID

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Fencing.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He died  on 5 Jun 1961 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was serving at RAF Waterbeach but died  on 5 Jun 1961 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Basil Alexander COCHRANE (607110)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951.

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, RH755 of No 84 Sqn, which dived into the jungle after a wing broke off when a rocket exploded during an attack on terrorist positions in the Chenedroh Lake Perek area.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper.

Samuel Hollis Richard Louis D'ARCY (607111)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'B' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 1 May 1976 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

He was re instated to the active list on 5 Nov 1980 reverting to the retired list on 30 Jul 1987

Terence William Allen DEVEY SMITH (607158) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 14 May 1976 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He changed his name from Devey Smith to Devey by deed poll on 29 Jan 1954

Roger Lawton DIMOCK (607138)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of .  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951.

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA122 of No 4 Sqn, which crashed into the ground near Jever during a practice attack on a bridge.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery.

David Edward Broadbent DOWLING (607139) AFC, Peruvian Cross Aeronautical Merit

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'B' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 12 Aug 1981 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Gerald Oscar EADES (607140)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Rugby and Swimming.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 1 Mar 1975 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

After retiring he was appointed to a commission in RAFVR(T) on 2 Jun 1976 but resigned on 30 Jun 1977.  He died before 2006.

Barrie Ernest Frederick FAULKNER (582642) OBE, FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 17 May 1980 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

John Alan FRYER (607143)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Tennis.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 4 Jan 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Peter John GIDDENS (607144)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 3 Oct 1981 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died on 9 Apr 2001.

Michael GILL (582501) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 31 Mar 1975 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Bernard James GOATLEY (582336) MBCS

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 1 Dec 1977 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

David Giles GREGORY (607130) FCIPD, FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 27 Apr 1981 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Geoffrey Dennis HAMMANS (582288)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 12 Apr 1956 in the rank of Fg Off.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch and was an ex Halton Apprentice.

Alan HICKOX (607087) MBIM

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 2 May 1980 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch and died in 1998.

Roy HOLLINGWORTH (607146)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Cricket and Soccer.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 0 Jan 1900 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died before 2006.

Norman Keith HOPKINS (607131) MBE

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 21 Jul 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Brian HUGHES (607132)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 2 Mar 1985 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

George Wilfred JUDSON (4019185)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of .  He also represented the College at Boxing.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on medical grounds on 28 Mar 1958 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

John Augustine KIELY (4005185)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer. 

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 15 Oct 1966 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch and died before 2006.

Victor John Walter Myles LAWRENCE (2376857)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant. 

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 13 Jul 1975 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

David Angus LETHEM (607148)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 24 Sep 1976 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

He died in 2003.

John Brian LIGHTFOOT (607149)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA882 of No 222 Sqn, which crashed after striking rising ground on Ben Avon in Aberdeenshire during a low level training flight.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

Richard John LITTLEJOHN (607115)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 2 Apr 1982 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Francis Kenneth MASON (3504387)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'C' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 20 Jul 1956 in the rank of Fg Off.

 

John Alonzo McARTHUR (607151) AFC, QCVS

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 14 Feb 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and attended the RAF Staff College.

 

Malcolm Donald James McDIARMID (2341729)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on medical grounds on 2 Jul 1960 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

John MEADOWS (582381) OBE, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 21 Jul 1979 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch and was an ex Halton Apprentice

William John MILNER (2384730)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 19 Oct 1967 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

Originally commissioned into the Secretarial Branch but transferred to GD Branch on 24 Oct 1952 retaining the rank of Plt Off (seniority 20 Apr 1952) and  died before 2006.

Laurence James Thomas O'SULLIVAN (607152)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor FR Mk 9, WB139 of No 79 Sqn, which he abandoned following a double engine failure near Gutersloh but did not survive.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover.

 John George PRATT (4029267)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 5 Feb 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Originally commissioned in the Secretarial Branch but transferred to the GD (Nav) Branch on 16 Sep 1955 retaining the rank of Fg Off (seniority 26 Mar 1955), he died in 1986.

Joseph Morton PRESTON (607155)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 14 May 1960 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Anthony Arthur RAMUS (607154)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Cricket and Squash.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 15 Jul 1985 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Arthur John ROSSER (607156)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951.

He was an exchange posting from No 205 Sqn to No 77 Sqn RAAF and was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, A77 856 of No 77 Sqn, which Crashed during a strafing run at Wonsan Korea as the result of being hit by ground fire.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia.

Arthur Frederick SMITH (3501434)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 20 Oct 1966 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch and died in 1992.

Geoffrey SOUCH (582507)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'B' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 12 Mar 1953 in the rank of Fg Off.

 

Malcolm Hugh STANDEN (4028229)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951.

Originally commissioned into the Equipment Branch but transferred to the GD (Nav) Branch on 9 Mar 1956, retaining the rank of Fg Off (seniority 20 Jul 1955).  He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 19, V1312 of the Technical Training Command Communications Flt, which crashed into a hill at North Barrule on the Isle of Man whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Lazayre, Ramsey, IOM.

Ronald Nelson TAYLOR (3500162)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 10 Apr 1965 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died before 2006.

John Robert THIRNBECK (3109373)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of .  He also represented the College at Athletics and Cross Country.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 16 Sep 1967 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

David Leslie Fallon THORNTON (2316920) OBE, ADC

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Tennis and Squash.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 12 Apr 1983 in the rank of A/Cdre.

 

Charles Anthony VASEY (582508) FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 21 Jan 1982 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Samuel John WEST (607160)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 10 Jun 1977 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Ronald Charles WOOD (607161) OBE, AFC, QCVSA

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1948 and was a member of Course No 52, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of .  He also represented the College at Cricket and Soccer.

He was commissioned on 11 Apr 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 15 May 1951. He retired on 7 Nov 1994 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

 

Personal details

College details

RAF Details

Comments

Michael John Dixwell ALDERSON (3114823)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 30 Jan 1960 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Roger Andrew BIRCHALL (607183)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on medical grounds on 24 Dec 1952 in the rank of Plt Off.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Christopher Kendal BUSHE (607164)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Soccer and Tennis.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He resigned his commission on 25 May 1958 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He resigned his commission on 25 May 1958 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Malcolm Richard CAMPBELL (607184)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on medical grounds on 31 Mar 1977 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

John Reginald COLEMAN (607165)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 21 Aug 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Michael John CORNER (607166)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Cross Country.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He resigned his commission on 6 Jan 1959 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He resigned his commission on 6 Jan 1959 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Alexander Hugh Peter CORNISH (607167)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 5 Mar 1976 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Kenneth John Michael DAVIS (2381355)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 1 Feb 1975 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Douglas Brian DURRANT (582062)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 25 May 1966 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Desmond Patrick ENGLISH (4031808)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 30 Sep 1977 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Maurice Mervyn FOSTER (607142) OBE

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Boxing and Cricket.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 20 Nov 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and attended the RAF Staff College.

 

Charles Martin HARCOURT (4021911)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951.

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 4, XF999 of the Central Flying School which crashed near Kemble when he ejected when the aircraft was almost inverted as a result of control being lost following a hydraulic failure.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium.

Ian Ridley HINDE (607168)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Hockey.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951.

A member of No 2 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WH189 of No 87 Sqn, which crashed into a hillside after hitting power cables whilst flying in a valley following a practice attack on another Meteor.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery.

David Edmund HOBDAY (607169)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 9 Nov 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Michael HUGHES (607147)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 25 Oct 1980 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Donald JOLLY (582528)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 25 Mar 1954 in the rank of Fg Off.

 

Michael George KING (607170)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 29 Nov 1980 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Edward Hugh LEGGET (607172) MRAeS, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 1 May 1976 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Alistair James MACKINNON (607175)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 26 Aug 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Alan Robert MARTIN (2341315)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 1 Dec 1976 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Norman John MASON (2397340)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 1 May 1957 in the rank of Fg Off.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Henry Alan MERRIMAN (3108403) CB, CBE, AFC and Bar, QCVSA, FRAeS

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 20 Nov 1984 in the rank of AVM.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Ralph Michael PEARSON (607153)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 9 Sep 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Richard Lennox Trelevan POLGREEN (607176)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 30 Oct 1966 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He died before 2006.

Imre Leonard SCHWAIGER (607177)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 24 Jun 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Ivor Arthur SIMMONS (607178)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 27 Jul 1967 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Keith Brian SMITH (582238)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 14 Jun 1952 in the rank of Plt Off.

 

Bernard Anthony SPRY (582102)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 1 Jul 1966 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He transferred from Equipment Branch to GD Branch on 3 Mar 1953 retaining his rank of Plt Off (seniority 22 Aug 1952).  He died in 1989

Ivor Paddon STEVENS (592105)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 12 Jun 1982 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

John Malcolm TABERNACLE (607180)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.  He also represented the College at Boxing.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 20 Jul 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Ian Roger TAPSTER (607186) MCIPD

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 1 Aug 1974 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

John Alexander Stuart THOMSON (2373370)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Corporal.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 17 Sep 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

Originally commissioned into the Secretarial Branch but transferred to the GD Branch on 28 Apr 1954 reverting to the rank of Plt Off (seniority 30 May 1953)

John William WILLS (607182)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Cricket.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WA666 of No 12 Flying Training School, which failed to recover from a dive shortly after take off from Weston Zoyland.  He is buried in Weston Zoyland Cemetery.

Kenneth Alan Charles WIRDNAM (582260)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1949 and was a member of Course No 53, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 1 Aug 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 4 Sep 1951. He retired on 18 Sep 1983 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

 

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Richard Howard ALGER (3114515)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He resigned his commission on 25 May 1955 in the rank of Plt Off.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

John Ernest BASTIN (4018847) LLB

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 8 Mar 1967 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

John Howard BISHOP (4003486)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 11 Jan 1975 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Kenneth Belton BONES (607192)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WH246 of No 205 Advanced Flying School, which struck a mast during a high speed low level run across Measham airfield and crashed from a descending turn whilst attempting to recover.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

Robert Henry BRAGG (607209)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 29 Sep 1972 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Michael Hugh Dymoke BROAD (607127)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 30 Sep 1975 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Alastair McNaughton CHRISTIE (3114812) AFC, MRAeS

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Boxing, Rugby and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 20 Oct 1983 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Cecil Ernest Frederick COOPER (3093215)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Tennis.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 6 Sep 1978 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Donald Arthur COOPER (607202) AFC

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 1 Jul 1970 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot, as well as attending the RAF Staff College.

 

George Malcolm COWPER (3117135)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Boxing and Rowing.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor PR Mk 10, WB158 of No 231 OCU, which crashed whilst attempting a single engine overshoot at Bassingbourn caused by another aircraft blocking the runway.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Harton.

John Andrew Loraine CRAWSHAW (2406480)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 14 Jul 1974 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Alan O'Connell D'ARCY (2410916)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He resigned his commission on 17 Apr 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch and died before 2006.

Anthony Douglas Rokeby DAWES (607200) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cricket and Squash.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 5 Nov 1980 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

David Sterndale DE LA HARPE (607205)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV458 of No 5 Sqn, which disintegrated after hitting the ground near Hildesheim whilst executing a steep turn during a tail chase.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover.

Arthur Paul John DODSON (607191)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Belvedere HC Mk 1, XG473 of No 66 Sqn, which rolled and crashed in the jungle at Long Murarup in Sarawak after  the yaw cables failed.  He is buried in Long Merarap Memorial, Sarawak.

Ronald Henry FARLEY (2411859) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired 29434 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Colin Henry FOALE (4030985)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 14 Jul 1979 in the rank of A/Cdre.

 

Robert William FOX (2388840)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 18 Aug 1967 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Leslie Ronald FRANCIS (607210)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cricket and Soccer.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He dismissed by sentence of court martial on 4 Jul 1967 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Brian Stanley GREENHALGH (2409669)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on medical grounds on 7 Mar 1962 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Originally commissioned into the Secretarial Branch but transferred to the GD (Nav) Branch in the rank of Fg Off on 7 Mar 1958 (seniority 4 Jan 1957)

Philip Albert HOSKINS (2406366) ACIS

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet. 

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 20 Oct 1973 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Frederick David HOSKINS (582491)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 25 Nov 1975 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

Arthur Martin McCarl HOWES (4034848)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant. 

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 1 Sep 1982 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Neil Alexander INNES SMITH (2410992)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Fencing.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 7 Jun 1988 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

Philip John JEVONS (3115891)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Hockey.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He resigned his commission on 27 Apr 1959 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He resigned his commission on 27 Apr 1959 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Cecil Gerald Dunbar JONKLAAS (607207) QCVSA

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died in 2003.

David John Bowden KEATS (607193)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 10 Jan 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Richard Peter John KING (4032246)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 26 Dec 1967 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

John Massey LEWENDON (2398759)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 31 Dec 1983 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Frederick Ronald LUND (607173)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 15 Oct 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Kenneth Francis Ernest MALLETT (582195W)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 2 Jun 1983 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch, was an ex Halton Apprentice and died in 1999.

Robert Brown Dodds MARSHALL (607189)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 19 Jul 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Originally commissioned into the Secretarial Branch but transferred to GD (Nav) on 4 Oct 1957 retaining the rank of Fg Off (seniority 28 Oct 1956)

James Haldane MARTIN (2370173) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 1 Jul 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Brian Arthur Frederick MEADLEY (607194)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 27 Apr 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Barry Clinton MILLS (607201)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Boxing and Rugby.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 14 Jan 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Derek Holroyd MILLS (3115610)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cricket.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 16 Apr 1973 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

William Frederick NUTHALL (2360136)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XJ896 of No 284 Sqn, which crashed into a mountain near Makheros in Cyprus, possibly following a tail rotor failure.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery.

John Michael Anthony PARKER (607208)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Tennis and Hockey.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He died on 8 Dec 1983 in the rank of A/Cdre.

 

John PEEL (607190) BA, FCMI, FInstPet, MCIPS

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 1 Jul 1981 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Edward Arthur PETERS (607197)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 29 Jul 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Harry James RIDOUT (607203)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 9 Nov 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Richard Heron ROBSON (3114326)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 30 Aug 1967 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Raymond SMITH (3088398)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 15 Aug 1974 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Anthony Richard THOMAS (582497)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA225 of No 229 OCU, which stalled and spun into the ground in a turn whilst chasing a target aircraft

Nihal Evelyn WEERASINGHE (607204)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Boxing.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 21 May 1955 in the rank of Fg Off.

 

Keith John WILKINSON (582826)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 31 Jan 1967 in the rank of [Sqn Ldr] Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch and was an ex Halton Apprentice.

Douglas Harold WOOD (3116534) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1949 and was a member of Course No 54, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 12 Dec 1951 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 22 Jan 1952. He retired on 12 Nov 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

 

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