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Cranwell Graduations 1953


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

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Patrick Herbert William ALLAN (2413700) ACIS

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 25 Jul 1975 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch but had previously held a commission as a National Service officer from 28 Jul 1949.

Peter Howard ATKIN (607333K)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 3 Jul 1986 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch and died in 1993.

Reginald George BOWYER (607307) FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 18 Jul 1980 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

John Sidney BOYLE (584154)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 12 Jun 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was an ex Cranwell Apprentice.

Derek John BRETT (4039420)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953.

Originally commissioned in the Equipment Branch but transferred to GD Branch as a pilot but was killed during training whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, XE866 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed near Hathersedge in Derbyshire whilst making a controlled descent through cloud.  He is buried in Worksop Cemetery.

Richard Adrian CALVERT (607322)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 26 Jul 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Michael EDWARDS (607321)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 14 Apr 1965 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Patrick Hamilton ELTON (607309) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 1 Mar 1986 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Alan Wyndham GINN (607313)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 1 Sep 1984 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Philip James GOODALL (2425514) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 15 Aug 1975 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

Paul Lewis GRAY (607314)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Tennis and Squash.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 28 May 1987 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Anthony Gocher HARRIS (607282)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 8 Jan 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He died before 2006.

Anthony Ralph HILL (607327)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 6 Sep 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

David Benjamin HIVES (607295)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Hockey.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 9 Jun 1986 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

David Charles Ladell HOLMAN (2451011)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 1 Jul 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch and died in 2004

Christopher Henry Maxwell HOLMES (2452511)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 21 Feb 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Originally commissioned into the Equipment Branch but transferred to the GD (Nav) Branch on 15 Jul 1955, reverting to the rank of Plt Off (seniority 14 Oct 1954), he died in 1978.

David John HOUSE (607326)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 13 Mar 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died in 1997.

James Roy JOHNSON (607324)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Hockey.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 28 Jul 1986 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Gerald JONAS (607275)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953.

He was the OC (designate) of No 103 Sqn but killed whilst flying in Auster AOP Mk 9, XP253 of No 2 Wg AAC, which flew into the ground near Middle Wallop during a low level flight.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

John Desmond LEARY (607306)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 1 Jun 1988 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Reno MONTALTO (4030823)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 24 Jan 1961. He retired on 20 Aug 1966 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Commissioned into the Equipment Branch on a Short Service Commission, he was appointed to a Permanent Commission on 1 Oct 1957 in the rank of Fg Off.

Bruce Sinclair NORTHWAY (607312)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' 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 was a student at the CFS and was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XL820 of the Central Flying School which crashed after the blades and rotorhead detached during a demonstration of a state  known as 'vortex ring'.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained.

John Melvin PACK (592290) CBE

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 1 Jul 1994 in the rank of A/Cdre.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He was an ex St Athan Apprentice and died in 2008.

Roger Ernest PYRAH (607302)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 23 Mar 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

John Derek Euman RENSHAW (3124019)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 7 Jul 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was transferred to the Secretarial Branch on 12 Aug 1958, reverting to the rank of Fg Off seniority 14 Apr 1958).

Robert John ROBERTS (607323) MBE

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 24 Jan 1986 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Robin Ian Leslie ROSE (607332)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 28 Mar 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

James Stewart Readdie SALMOND (3124420)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 20 Jun 1986 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Ronald Matthew SALT (607315) AFC

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 25 Jul 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

David Michael Alexander SAMUELS (607310)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, '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 30 Jul 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

James SHEARER (584068Q) OBE

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 19 Dec 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch and died in 2004.

Derek Bernard STACEY (2409156)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953.

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA167 of No 4 Sqn, which dived into the ground after control was lost whilst flying in cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery.

John Francis Humphrey TETLEY (607319) CB, CVO

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 3 Apr 1987 in the rank of AVM.

 

William TOPPING (2433753)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 23 Nov 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died in 1985?

Sidney Harry TOTTMAN (4039212)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 28 Jun 1982 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

George Shirley TURNER (607329)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He resigned his commission on 8 Jul 1958 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He resigned his commission on 8 Jul 1958 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Peter John UNDERDOWN (583971)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 12 Jan 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

Bryan WATSON (607320)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953.

He was the OC (designate) of No 21 Sqn but killed whilst flying in Belvedere HC Mk 1, XG465 of No 72 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Gutersloh following a loss of power.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover.

Brian Walter WESKETT (607335)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 8 Jul 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

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David John WYBORN (607336)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 14 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 12 May 1953. He retired on 30 Jul 1976 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He died in 1991.

Sir Michael John ARMITAGE (583943) KCB, CBE

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 0 Jan 1900. He retired on 5 Apr 1990 in the rank of ACM.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

Wilfred John HODGKINSON (2390158)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1950 and was a member of Course No 58, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  On graduation he was awarded the Medal of Honour, AMS.

He was commissioned on 15 Apr 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 Aug 1953. He retired on 1 Jul 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

Originally commissioned into the Secretarial Branch but transferred to the GD (Nav) Branch on 26 Aug 1955 reverting to the rank of Plt Off (seniority 11 Nov 1954)

Richard Charles GILPIN (607345)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 26 Jul 1950 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Sep 1950. He retired on 30 Nov 1962 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

John Roland AYERS (607356)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 28 Oct 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Giles Herman BAKER (607346)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 1 Sep 1962 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Graham John BRAND (584309)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice and was detached from 45 Sqn when he was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK982 of the Fighter Weapons School which collided with WH395 of the same unit at Lissett.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield.

Denis Richard BURLES (2461023)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Boxing.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 18 Apr 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Philip Brian CASH (3120811)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 8 Mar 1986 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

Originally commissined into the Secretarial Branch but transferred to GD Branch on 29 May 1957 in the rank of Fg Off (seniority 20 Oct 1956)

George Anthony Paul CHAMBERLAIN (607316)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Hockey.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He resigned his commission on 2 Dec 1955 in the rank of Fg Off.

He resigned his commission on 2 Dec 1955 in the rank of Fg Off.

Peter Geoffrey COCK (607358) MBE

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He died on 29 Jun 1972 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He transferred to the GD (Ground) Branch serving at RAF Bishops Court but died on 29 Jun 1972 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

Arthur Charles Henry DENNY (592125) OBE, BA, FCIS, FCIPD, FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Boxing.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 26 Feb 1982 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Sir John Bernard FITZPATRICK (583953) KBE, CB

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 31 Mar 1986 in the rank of AM.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

David James FOSTER (607348) QCVSA

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Boxing.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He was killed by hostile action in Aden on 8 Jul 1958 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was killed by hostile action in Aden on 8 Jul 1958 in the rank of Flt Lt.

George Joseph Anthony Ferdinand GREEN  (3121485) MBE, AMBIM

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He died on 27 Oct 1979 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch but died on 27 Oct 1979 in the rank of Gp Capt.  He died before 2006.

Timothy John HARTNOLL (607362)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE963 of No 34 Sqn, which collided with Vampire, XG765 of RNAS Ford as it took off from RAF Tangmere.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere.

Jack Morton HENDERSON (4042817) OBE, AFC

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on medical grounds on 26 Apr 1980 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

He died in 1993.

David John ILSLEY (4042299)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cricket.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 1 Jan 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

Originally commissioned into the Equipment Branch but transferred to the GD Branch on 14 Dec 1957, retaining the rank of Fg Off (seniority4 Feb 1957)

Stephen Edward KING (2467630)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby and Cricket.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 29 Nov 1982 in the rank of A/Cdre.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died on 14 Sep 2004

Ronald Arthur LEES (607355)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 23 Dec 1965 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Alan Rowarth LEWIS (3507335)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 11 Oct 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Chin Seng LIM (607344) MCIT, MIDPM, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'D' Sqn.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 22 Feb 1986 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Eric Colin LOVEDAY (3507534)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Tennis.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 23 Nov 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

David William MOLESWORTH (4042305) CEng, MIEE, MRAeS

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was appointed to a Short Service Commission (6 + 4) on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 19 May 1953. He retired on 13 Sep 1992 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He transferred to theTechnical Branch on 21 May 1958 retaining the rank of Flt Lt (seniority 28 Jan 1957)

George Stirling Cochrane MUMFORD (4040773)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on medical grounds on 15 Jan 1963 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He died in 1970.

Antony NEALE (3129878) OBE

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 2 Sep 1986 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Raymond Edgar Haisell NEVES (592327)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Tennis.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 5 Nov 1987 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Barry Hamilton NEWTON (607353) CB, CVO, OBE, FBIM

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 9 Jun 1989 in the rank of AVM.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

John Wynniatt NOWELL (607357)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 3 Jul 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Peter Derek ORTON (607354)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 30 Dec 1959 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the GD (Navigation) Branch

Norman Arthur PARKER (2436365)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 26 Feb 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Originally commissioned into the Secretarial Branch but transferred to the GD Branch on 14 Sep 1956 retaining the rank of Fg Off (seniority 18 May 1956)

Christopher Tolcher Babington PEILE (607361) MRAeS, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Boxing and on graduation was awarded the RUSI.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 22 May 1990 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

John Nigel Mosley PICKERSGILL (607349)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 5 Aug 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Anthony Corbyn Roland PUGH (607352)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953.

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV619 of No 229 OCU, which flew into the ground whilst he was attempting to fix his position during a low level cross country flight.  He is buried in Eglwysfache Cemetery.

Christopher Edwin George QUAYLE (607343)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 1 Oct 1979 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Derek Victor REYPERT (607359)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953.

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV618 of No 208 Advanced Flying School, which struck the ground in a shallow dive from cloud having made a steep climb out of a valley after losing a drop tank on previously emerging from cloud.  He is buried in Ilton Cemetery, Ilminster.

Donald Stanley SELWAY (607328)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 14 Aug 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He died in 1992.

David John TAYLOR (592169)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'D' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 22 May 1982 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

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

John WEAVER (4039281)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953. He retired on 1 Jul 1972 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He died in 1990.

Richard Featherstone WITTY (607340)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1951 and was a member of Course No 59, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Flight Cadet Sergeant.  He also represented the College at Hockey.

He was commissioned on 28 Jul 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 8 Sep 1953.

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, N6635 of No 2 Tactical Air Force Communication Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the approach to a landing strip near Scarfoldendorf.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell.

Duncan ALLISON (584546) CBE

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 1 Jul 1983 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice and died on 2 Aug 2013.

Peter John ANSTEE (3125311)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died in 2000.

Julian Martyn Belasyse BOWES (607380)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Fencing.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 1 Mar 1956 in the rank of Fg Off.

 

Timothy Simon Baron BOYCE (3130654) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 2 Dec 1985 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 He was the son of AVM C D C Boyce

Alan BRIGHT (607371)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 12 Jan 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Ramsey McNair BROWN (607381D)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 1 May 1985 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He died before 2006.

Walter Ernest CLOSE (2501989)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Cricket.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 1 Dec 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Armand Knowles COLEMAN (2435589)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He resigned his commission on 15 Dec 1978 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He transferred to the the Equipment Branch on 16 July 1958 but resigned his commission on 15 Dec 1978 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Malcolm James DINES (607366)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He resigned his commission on 30 Apr 1957 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He resigned his commission on 30 Apr 1957 in the rank of Flt Lt.

James Michael DRUMMOND (607377)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 27 Jan 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He transferred to the Secretarial Branch between 1956 and 1959

Ronald Alfred EDWARDS (607376) OBE

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cricket and Soccer.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 30 Jan 1987 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Colin Patrick FIELD (607385)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on medical grounds on 25 Nov 1959 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

John Bretnor GRATTON (607384)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 5 Feb 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Terry John GREENHILL HOOPER (607373)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 15 Nov 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Richard HOARE (607388)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 13 Aug 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Nigel Ramsay MACNICOL (2473148)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Boxing and on graduation was awarded the Language Award.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 1 Jan 1976 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

John Edmund MAITLAND (607365)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 1 May 1993 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Michael Martin MARSH (584690)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He resigned his commission on 1 Sep 1956 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He resigned his commission on 1 Sep 1956 in the rank of Flt Lt.

John Roxburgh McENTEGART (607367)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WE357 of No 14 Sqn, which struck a tree near Munsterlager in Germany after getting too low during a practice diving attack.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover.

Edward Henry MOORS (2444421)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 27 May 1969 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Jenkin Alun MORGAN (2492961) CBE

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 1 Jan 1987 in the rank of A/Cdre.

 

Robin Bryan PRINGLE (2462833)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 9 Feb 1954.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch and left the service on 11 Mar 1960

Edward REYNOLDS (4046382)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 1 Jul 1958 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Christopher Churton TAYLOR (607375)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Hockey.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 3 Mar 1988 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

John Arthur TUCKER (583471)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Swimming and Boxing.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 6 Oct 1967 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

David Duncan VICKERS (607360)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor FR Mk 9, WX974 of No 2 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Norvenich, possibly as the result of a high speed stall having completed three camera gun attacks.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery.

John Richard WATTS (2497301)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Soccer and Cricket.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 28 May 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Andrew Cameron WHITSON (607382) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 1 Jan 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Anthony Stuart Jabez WHITWAM (4046205)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 9 Aug 1975 in the rank of [Sqn Ldr] Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

David James WOODS (607372) MBCS, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 15 Dec 1953 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 2 Feb 1954. He retired on 14 Sep 1987 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Eric Stephen DENSON (607427)

He entered the RAF College in May 1951 and was a member of Course No 60, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Boxing.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 6 Apr 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died before 2006.

 

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