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Cranwell Graduations 1952


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

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Anthony Ivor ALDER (660233M) MBE, MBIM

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 19 Feb 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He died in 1997.

David Anthony ATHERTON (607216) FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 1 Aug 1984 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Derek Renton ATKINSON (3501370)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 14 May 1976 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He was re-instated to the active list on 9 Jul 1980 reverting to the retired list on 17 Mar 1989

Raymond John BANNARD (4034253) FCMI, QCVSA

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant. 

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 15 Oct 1981 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

David John BELSON (607221)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cricket.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 13 Jul 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Eric BOURNE (2365894)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Fg Off.

 

John COCHRANE (4035761)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer. 

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 29 Sep 1962 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Louis George COCKERILL (583015)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 26 Jan 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice and died before 2006.

John Kenneth CRAVEN GRIFFITHS (607215) OBE, BA, MInstPS

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 1 Jan 1982 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Thomas Julian CRESSWELL (607185)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet. 

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 1 Aug 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Michael Edward DARK (607196)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Cricket, Rugby and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 24 Jul 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Richard Harry Hinton DAUNCEY (607220)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 29 Feb 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Robin Geoffrey DAVEY (607213)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet. 

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 10 Apr 1986 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Ronald Ernest GLADDING (582912) CBE

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 17 Jun 1984 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Edgeworth Frank Winter GREGORY (582982)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WE271 of No 5 Sqn, which dived into the ground from 100 ft whilst attempting to make an emergency 'wheels up' landing on the crash strip at RAF Wunstorf following an engine fire.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover.

Thomas Reginald GRIBBLE (607239) QCVSA

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 25 May 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He died before 2006.

Sir Donald Percy HALL (607230) KCB, CB, AFC

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 31 Oct 1986 in the rank of AM.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

He died on 12 Jan 1999.

John George Frederick HEWITT (607228) DSM

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of .  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 5 Apr 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.

 

Valentine Arthur HODGKINSON (2390175)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 4 Mar 1978 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Jeremy Frederick Billings JONES (607238N) CVO, ADC

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952.

He was serving at RAF Benson but died on 19 Jun 1989 in the rank of Gp Capt.

Anthony William LAW (607219)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 29 Jan 1981 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Robin Lowther LEES (607218) CB, MBE, FCIPD, FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer. 

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 3 Mar 1986 in the rank of AVM.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Donald William LOWE (3501181) FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 2 Feb 1983 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Richard Piers McCORMACK (3119400)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 8 Oct 1963 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died before 2006.

Ronald PARFITT (4035155)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Boxing and on graduation was awarded the Sword of Honour.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on medical grounds on 25 May 1956 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

John Joseph PARKER (607223)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 9 Dec 1975 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Sir Richard Charles Fairfax PEIRSE (607240) KCVO, CB

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cross Country.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 16 Jun 1988 in the rank of AVM.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Colin George Henry PIERCE (607217) BA

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 6 Apr 1983 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Bryan Hilary PLASKETT (607214)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 26 Nov 1983 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch  and died in 1991.

Nigel Robert Cresswell PRICE (607227)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 18 Jan 1978 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Gerald Lloyd RANSCOMBE (4035173)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 30 Sep 1966 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Peter Waldron ROSE (2421198)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 6 May 1952. He retired on 21 Jul 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

John Anthony TULK (3504360)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Boxing.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He retired on 6 Oct 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Jack William WARD (607222)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet. On graduation he was awarded the RMG.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF852 of the Central Flying School which spun into the ground at Little Rissington during an aerobatic practice for the Brabant Trophy.  He is buried in Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth.

 William Igor WORSLEY (607236)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, WZ429 of the RAF College, which crashed Gosburton after entering an inverted spin whilst he was demonstrating a stall turn to the right to a student, who managed to eject safely.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Cranwell.

Matthew YOUNG (592142)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1949 and was a member of Course No 55, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 9 Apr 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 29 Apr 1952. He was dismissed by sentence of court martial on 13 Nov 1964 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Denis Mark Kerr ATHERLEY (607254)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 11 Apr 1986 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Alfred BEILL (607235) CB, FCIT, FInstPS, FBIM

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 1 Apr 1987 in the rank of AVM.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch and died in 2001.

David Robert Kidgell BLUCKE (607256)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952.

He was the son of AVM R S Blucke and OC, RAF Coningsby and was killed whilst flying Phantom FGR Mk 2, XV493 of No 41 Sqn, which collided with Pawnee, G-ASVK at Bexwell in Norfolk.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

John Marshall BODEN (2409259) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer. 

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 28 Feb 1978 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Peter James BOGUE (607249)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 25 Nov 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Peter BUREAU (3504944)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 19 Apr 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

John Wynford BURGESS (2413927)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He died in the RAF Hospital, Uxbridge on 17 Oct 1961 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Originally commissioned in the Secretarial Branch but transferred to GD Branch on 17 Sep 1954 reverting to the rank of Plt Off (seniority 1 Jan 1954)

Garry Hilton BURLEIGH (607259)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 31 Dec 1986 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Derek Sidney BURROWS (607246)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 22 Sep 1986 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

John David Bridgenaan CHRISTEY (4037708) AMBIM

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 25 Nov 1975 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Cecil CROOK (607253) MBE

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 17 Oct 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

John Henry Dermot DALY (582736)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 3 Apr 1967 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

John Roger DAVIES (583402) MInstAM

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 13 Feb 1985 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

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

Donald Peter DAVISON (607243)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 8 Oct 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Peter John DEAKIN (607234) MCMI, MCIPD

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 26 Aug 1977 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Ronald DICK (607251)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 15 Aug 1988 in the rank of AVM.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died on 25 Mar 2008.

Roger FORREST (607269)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, '?' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, VZ556 of No 257 Sqn, which collided with VZ560 of the same unit during a formation practice for the Queen's Coronation Review.  He was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium.

Norman Henry GIFFIN (607248)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 13 May 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Archibald Gall HAMILTON (3108959) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant. 

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 8 Sep 1972 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Antony Gavin Nynde HAMPTON (3116490)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant. 

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 1 Oct 1958 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Sir David HARCOURT SMITH (607258) GBE, KCB, DFC, FRAeS

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 20 May 1998 in the rank of ACM.

 

John Wreford HEARD (583453)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant. 

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 27 Oct 1967 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice and died in 1993

Peter KENNETT (583459)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, '?' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 16 Jan 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

Peter Nigel LEGGE (607267)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, '?' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 24 Mar 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

John LEWIS LLOYD (607224)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 14 Aug 1964 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Roy William LIDSTONE (607262)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 7 Jun 1975 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch and died in 2002

Douglas Sidney LILLEY (4034009)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 2 Aug 1980 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Michael Ross MARTIN (607265)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 21 Jan 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He died in 1995.

Alistair Stearn PATERSON (4035317)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. His commission was terminated on 7 Oct 1953 in the rank of Plt Off.

 

Michael Philip Howel POLLARD (2390161)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.  A member of the RAF Thorney Island Rugby Team, he was killed whilst flying in Valetta T Mk 3, WJ474 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which flew into a hill shortly after taking off from Bovingdon to convey the station rugby team back to Thorney Island.  He is buried in Weston Super Mare Cemetery.

Kenneth Buchanan Edwards ROBERTS (607270)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 1 Apr 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He died in 1992.

Anthony James Joseph SCOTT (583249)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 1 Oct 1977 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch and died in 1994

Alan John SELWOOD (4011406)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 26 Jan 1967 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He died in 1999.

Colin Drummond SHARPE (607255)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 24 Jun 1966 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Dennis Gordon SLADE (3116005) QCVSA

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 10 Dec 1982 in the rank of A/Cdre.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and attended the RAF Staff College.

 

Richard Ambrose STREATFIELD (607247)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  On graduation he was awarded the Sword of Honour and AMWS.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 28 Feb 1969 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He died before 2006.

Ivar Anthony Gough SVENSSON (607233)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 25 May 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Mark Graham TOMKINS (607261) MBE, MCIPD

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 5 Oct 1986 in the rank of A/Cdre.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He transferred to the Secretarial Branch on 27 Apr 1969 retaining his rank and seniority as a Sqn Ldr

Peter George WALKER (3108506)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 22 Jul 1967 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

David Howard WARREN (583460)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 9 Sep 1984 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

Nigel Graeham WICKMAN (607263)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He died on 4 Sep 1955 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was serving at RAF West Raynham but died on 4 Sep 1955 in the rank of Flt Lt.

John WILKINSON (607250) AFC

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet. 

He was commissioned on 30 Jul 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Sep 1952. He retired on 1 Aug 1986 in the rank of A/Cdre.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Geoffrey Charles TAYLOR (607337)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1950 and was a member of Course No 56, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 9 May 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He died in 1994.

David John ANDERSON (607278)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 2 Jan 1975 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Richard de Villeneuve BOULT (607287)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 16 Oct 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.

 

Leslie Albert BOYER (2428593)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer. 

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 15 Nov 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was killed on 15 Jun 1972, flying for Cathay Pacific when a terrorist bomb planted in his aircraft blew up over Vietnam whilst en route from Bangkok to Hong Kong. The Aviation Safety Report is shown below: -

 "Cathay Pacific Flight CX 700Z took off from Bangkok (BKK) at 04:55 UTC bound for Hong Kong (HKG). The flight proceeded normally along airway Green 67 at a cruise altitude of FL290, maintaining routine radio contact first with Bangkok ACC and from 05:42 with Saigon ACC. At 05:59 a high explosive device detonated within the passenger cabin centre section area. Some passengers' seats were ejected through a hole in the fuselage. Portions of the fuselage and possibly some seats struck the vertical and horizontal stabilizers, causing severe damage. Simultaneously the floor of the cabin, centre fuselage section, and starboard wing root were disrupted. The CV 880 lost control, entered a high speed descent and broke up. The aircraft crashed in a jungle area, lightly wooded with small trees. It appeared that the explosive device was hidden in a suitcase under a passenger seat on the right side near the wing. The bomb was put on the aircraft by a police officer whose daughter and fiancée were aboard. PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft broke up in the air and caught fire following the detonation of a high explosive device within the passenger cabin."

Joseph Robert BRADSHAW (2428183) MCIPS, MIDPM, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 10 Feb 1953. He retired on 26 Mar 1985 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Ian Colin Bernard BRETTELL (607276)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 6 Oct 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Michael Stewart BROWN (607292) BA

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 2 Jun 1984 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Desmond Arthur Vaughan CLARK (583727)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953.

He was serving at High Wycombe but died on 13 Feb 1973 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

George Allan COATESWORTH (607286) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 8 Nov 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Robert Leslie DAVIS (3114357)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 13 Jul 1983 in the rank of AVM.

 

Arthur Christopher DOGGETT (607301)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 1 Sep 1973 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

John Charles DUNN (607291Q)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 21 Sep 1986 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died in 2004.

David John EDWARDS (583792)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  On graduation he was awarded the QM.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He died on xx Mar 1980 in the rank of A/Cdre.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He was an ex Cranwell Apprentice.

Ian Philip FARMER WRIGHT (2385786)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 15 Nov 1987 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Raymond Heath FRANCIS (3119001) BA

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 23 Jul 1980 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

John Raymond HARPER (607281)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 1 Jul 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

John Lawton HARRISON (607294)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 22 Jun 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

David Henry Ernest HINTON (607297)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Squash.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 29 Jan 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was re-instated to the active list on 14 Sep 1979 reverting to the retired list on 29 Jan 1984

John HODGSON (607300P) MBIM

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 5 Apr 1987 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died before 2006.

Ronald HUMPHERSON (607285)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 27 Mar 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Robert Stanfield HUTCHINSON (2406248) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 3 Jan 1981 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Brian HUXLEY (607272) CB, CBE

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 12 May 1987 in the rank of AVM.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

David Vincent JACKSON (2402876)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 21 May 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Andrew Frank William KEELEY (607298)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Tennis.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 21 Jan 1973 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Donald Anthony KITSON (592262)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on medical grounds on 17 Dec 1955 in the rank of Fg Off.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Patrick Howard LEWIS (607303) OBE

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 26 Aug 1981 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He was re-instated to the active list on ? reverting to the retired list on 28 Aug 2006

Raymond Randall MARTIN (607289)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 26 Apr 1951 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Gerald Arthur MUNCASTER (2443731)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 21 May 1976 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Brian William OPIE (607288) FCIPD, FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 3 Apr 1985 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Richard Henry Timothy OVERALL (607264)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 23 May 1986 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

George Timothy Robin PITTS TUCKER (607279)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953.

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WE835 of No 202 Advanced Flying School, which crashed as it attempted an emergency landing at Valley following a loss of power on take off.  He is buried in Dawlish Cemetery.

John Alan ROBINSON (607296) AFC, MRAeS

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 3 Jan 1978 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

John Broadhurst SMITH (607274)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He resigned his commission on 4 Apr 1958 in the rank of Fg Off.

He transferred to the RAF Regiment on 14 Dec 1953 retaining the rank of Plt Off and seniority but resigned his commission on 4 Apr 1958 in the rank of Fg Off and was appointed to a commission in the RAuxAF Regiment in the rank of Fg Off on on 31 Dec 1958 (seniority 25 Sep 1958)

Derek Frank SMITH (2397808)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 19 Mar 1976 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Bernard THRUSSELL (607293)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rugby and Shooting.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 19 Mar 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Michael John Patrick WALMSLEY (607290) MVO

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 22 Jun 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Iain Frederic WESTON (607283)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 1 Jul 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He died in 2002.

Gerald WILLIS (583571)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953. He retired on 1 Jan 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Michael John WITHEY (607284)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 23 Jan 1953.

He was killed whilst flying Meteor T Mk 7, WL368 of the Central Fighter Establishment Communications Flt which rolled and dived into the ground in the circuit at Turnhouse whilst carrying out a practice single engine landing during a flight to delivery Hunter spares to the station.  He is buried in Malvern Cemetery.

William Ernest WOODS (607268)

He entered the RAF College in Apr 1950 and was a member of Course No 57, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 17 Dec 1952 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 5 Nov 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

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