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Cranwell Graduations 1954


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

Personal details

College details

RAF Details

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James Cardow BROWN (607368)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, '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 11 Mar 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Dennis ALLISON (585081) CB

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 12 Jan 1987 in the rank of AVM.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

John Blair BARNARD (607393)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cross Country and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 22 Aug 1993 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Originally commissioned into Secretarial Branch but transferred to GD (Nav) on 6 Dec 1957 (seniority 11 Sep 1957)

Robert Sandland BLOCKEY (607404)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Hockey, Cricket and Squash.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 16 Jul 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

David Richard BOURNE (584971)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Athletics and Hockey.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 19 Apr 1982 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

Originally commissioned into the Equipment Branch but transferred to GD Branch 0n 3 Dec 1958 (seniority 6 Feb 1958)

Denis Arthur BRIGGS (4059000)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Cricket and Rugby.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 9 Apr 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Brian CARSE (607426)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby and Cricket.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WH35? of the Fighter Weapons School which dived into the ground near Scunthorpe from a cu-nim cloud he had entered during a tail chase.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, West Malling.

Philip Hugh CHAMPNISS (607403)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 30 Sep 1978 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

James Edward COOPER (607394)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Squash.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 18 May 1988 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Brian George COX (607397)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Fencing.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 2 Mar 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

John Graham DE'ATH (607395)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Cross Country and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on ? in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Leonard DENT (3509217)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 10 Feb 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

John Peter Stedman DIXON (607407)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 29 Jun 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

James Nicholas DYMOND (607419)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 20 Dec 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

David Chester Ede ENGLAND (607420U) MA

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 1 Jul 1972 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

After retiring he was appointed to a commission in RAFVR(T) on 3 Mar 1975 as Fg Off,transferring to the  RAFVR (Admin Branch) on 24 Sep 1986 as Flt Lt, from which he resigned on 6 Oct 1989

Richard GREEN (607392) OBE

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 1 Jul 1981 in the rank of Gp Capt.

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

Gordon Stewart GRIERSON (607387)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954.

He resigned his commission on 25 Aug 1956 in the rank of Fg Off.

Robin Lovell HOLMES (607417)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet

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He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 5 Jul 1988 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

Alan William HYMERS (607423)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on medical grounds on 22 Jul 1957 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Michael Anthony KELLY (607415)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 21 Jan 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He died before 2006.

John Douglas LANGLEY (584545) BA

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' 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 2 Apr 1991 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was an ex Halton Apprentice

Graham Stanley LARKINS (607391)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 16 Aug 1964 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Brian Campbell LETCHFORD (607405)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Shackleton MR Mk 3, WR976 of No 201 Sqn, which exploded in impact with the sea from a descending turn during a practice attack on a submerged submarine.

Peter John Hector LEWIS (2513089) AFC

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Cricket and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 2 Feb 1974 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Ronald Campibell MACDOUGALL (4057886)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He resigned his commission on 18 Mar 1957 in the rank of Fg Off.

He resigned his commission on 18 Mar 1957 in the rank of Fg Off.

Frederic Antony MALLETT (607408)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 10 Jan 1976 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

Ivan Raymond MARTIN (4055743) AFC and Bar

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 31 May 1975 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Ian Colin Robert McINTOSH (607400)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 26 Aug 1977 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Peter Edward Gordon McKINSTRY (607401)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 6 Jul 1967 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

John McLEOD (585166) FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 29 Mar 1993 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Peter McLEOD (585167) CEng, MRAeS

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 25 Jan 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

Originally commissioned into the Equipment Branch but transferred to the Technical Branch on 4 Nov 1958 retaining his rank of Fg Off (seniority 6 Oct 1955)

John Christopher NEWBY (4054938)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Squash.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 18 Nov 1972 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

David Charles PURSE (607383)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He was cashiered by sentence of Court Martial on 14 Oct 1964 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Brian Arthur READER (607413)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 17 Nov 1970 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

John Robin SANDLE (607311)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 30 Aug 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch and died in 2002.

Malcolm Leslie SINEL (607414)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Fencing.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 31 Jan 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

John Leonard SPATCHER (585048) AFC

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 12 Jan 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Bernard Joseph ST AUBYN (2496666)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 8 Nov 1985 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

John Terry TUCKEY (5184857)

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' 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 18 Jul 1987 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Joseph Francis VELLA (607363) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Sep 1951 and was a member of Course No 61, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 6 Apr 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 18 May 1954. He retired on 27 Nov 1984 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Michael John ALLISSTONE (607418) CBE

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 1 Apr 1988 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Richard David BATES (607457) AFC, FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 5 May 1986 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Keith BICHARD (607461) OBE

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 23 Jul 1989 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

Kenneth Robert BRIGGS (607452)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby and Cricket.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 12 Dec 1985 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Ian David BRIMSON (607449) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 3 Apr 1981 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

John, Howard CHAMPION (607411)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 2 Jun 1984 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Antony Charles COOPER (607433)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 27 Jul 1971 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He died in 2000.

Michael Adrian CROOK (607445)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 6, XF427 of No 54 Sqn, which crashed near Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight during a flight from Odiham to Manston, possibly due to becoming unconscious as a result of annoxia or a type of unconsciousness he had experienced previously.

James Joseph John DINNIS (607390)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 1 Jul 1972 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

John Barry Maxwell DOBSON (607437)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 3 Jul 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Arnold DUFTON (4058451) MCIPD, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 29 Jan 1977 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Douglas Gibson EDWARDS (4083109)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WB108 of No 211 Flying Training School, which flew into the ground near Rotherham during a descent through cloud.  He is buried in Worksop Cemetery.

Jeremy FARWELL (607464)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died in 2002.

Bill Edwy Carrad FORSE (607463)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Gnat T Mk 1, XP507 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which struck the sea short of the runway at valley as it carried out a practice forced landing.  He is buried in Maeshyeryd Cemetery, Holyhead.

Edward David FRITH (607431) CBE, AFC and Bar

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 12 Sep 1988 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Robert Brian GUBBINS (2530334) FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 9 Mar 1987 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Michael James HARDY (607440)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 26 Nov 1976 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Michael Anthony HOWELLS (607443) MA, BA, FInstPet, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 30 Jul 1983 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Colin Patterson JAMES (2452018) FCIPS

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 1 Oct 1983 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

John Kenneth JENNINGS (607442)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cross Country and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 27 Mar 1971 in the rank of Flt Lt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Ian Alexander Richard KEARL (607453)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 29 May 1976 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Ian Haig KEPPIE (607421) AFC

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 29 Mar 1975 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

John Gordon KERRIGAN (2524182)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 8 Dec 1986 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Philip John KING (607462)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954.

He resigned his commission on 6 May 1960 in the rank of Flt Lt.

Colin Ellis KING (607428)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Squash.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 1 Jul 1973 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

Originally commissioned into the Equipment Branch but transferred to GD (Nav) Branch on 15 Feb 1957 reverting to the rank of Plt Off (seniority 10 Apr 1956), he died in 1993.

Alpin MACGREGOR (607459)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 30 Jul 1987 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

David McINTYRE (607455)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 1 May 1968 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Christopher John MILLER (2511336)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Hockey, Swimming and Penthalon.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954.

A member of No 80 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Canberra T Mk 4, WT484 of RAF Laarbruch Station Flt, which dived into the ground at high speed after making an unintelligible distress signal.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover.

John Ions MILLER (4053213)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 16 Apr 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Raymond Henry Lloyd MURMANN (3511198)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He resigned his commission on 3 Apr 1958 in the rank of Fg Off.

He resigned his commission on 3 Apr 1958 in the rank of Fg Off.

Lewis Trevor OWEN (4040565)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WL178 of No 63 Sqn, which flew into a cliff at Trevose Head on emerging from cloud during a practice forced landing.  He is buried in Bwlchygroes Congregation Chapel Cemetery, Llandyssul .

Colin PEARSON (3511278)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WL137 of No 19 Sqn, which dived into the ground from an inverted spiral on attempting to recover from a high speed dive during a practice cine gun attack on another aircraft.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds.

Graham Frederick POYSER (585215)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Cross Country and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 10 May 1987 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Michael Eveleigh RANKIN (607450)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 11 Nov 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Desmond Marcel RICHARD (607436) CBE, MRAeS

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 19 Oct 1988 in the rank of A/Cdre.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Thomas Humphrey SHEPPARD (607451) AFC

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 27 Feb 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.

 

Michael Robert SOUTHGATE (607399)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 25 Jun 1986 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He transferred to the GD (Nav) Branch on 15 Oct 1958.

Peter Hallam STANNING (607456)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Swimming and Shooting.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954.

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 7, WT526 of No 80 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Coesfeld in Germany following a tail-plane failure during a low level cross country exercise.  He was cremated at Krefeld Crematorium.

Brian Edward TAYLOR (607434)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Soccer.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He resigned his commission on 5 Mar 1971 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He resigned his commission on 5 Mar 1971 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

John Edward TIERNEY (585105)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 3 Jun 1969 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch.

Gardiner Melvin TURNER (607465) AFC

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Fencing and Penthalon.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 27 Jul 1968 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he  qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School and as a test pilot.

 

Andrew James Walsham WHITAKER (607447)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Boxing and on graduation was awarded the AMWS.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 23 Apr 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

John Riley WHITTAM (607454)

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Soccer, Swimming and Water Polo.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 25 Feb 1972 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Ian David WILKINSON (584991) FCMI

He entered the RAF College in Jan 1952 and was a member of Course No 62, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cricket, Athletics and Soccer.

He was commissioned on 27 Jul 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 5 Oct 1954. He retired on 4 Aug 1984 in the rank of A/Cdre.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Kenneth Paul AUSTIN (607480)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 29 Jul 1975 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch.

Peter Alan BARROW (607491)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 9 Jul 1972 in the rank of Flt Lt.

 

Terence Anthony Michael BOND (4085365)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cross Country.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 1 Jul 1972 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He transferred to the Equipment Branch on 1 Sep 1957

James Alexander CAMPBELL (607474)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955.

He was killed whilst flying in Neptune MR Mk 1, WX545 of No 36 Sqn, which flew into high grounds on the Mull of Kintyre during and anti submarine exercise.  He is buried in St Columba Churchyard, Topcliffe.

Anthony Michael CHANDLER (607481)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 30 Jun 1983 in the rank of Gp Capt.

Originally commissioned into the Equipment Branch but transferred to GD Branch on 21 Jun 1957 in the rank of Plt Off (seniority 19 Aug 1956), he died in 1997.

Alistair Reid CRAIG (3130384) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 16 Jul 1988 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Richard Arthur Carpmael GOLDRING (607448) AMBIM

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cross Country and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 15 Sep 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died in 1988.

Edward William GOSLING (607490) MBIM

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 18 Aug 1986 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He died in 1989.

Leonard George HALL (607471)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Squash.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955.

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH882 of No 45 Sqn, which collided with WJ983 of the same unit at Pontian near Kota Tinggi in Malaya after entering cloud on a deployment flight from the UK to Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

Barry Brian HEYWOOD (607488)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Rugby.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955.

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 6, WJ768 of No 139 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Spurn Head whilst recovering to base using the 'speechless' RT procedure.

Desmond James HOLLIS (607467) BSc, LLB, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 21 Sep 1977 in the rank of Gp Capt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Jonathan Duncan HUTCHINSON (607494)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics and Hockey and on graduation was awarded the Hi.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 26 Nov 1985 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

Brian Hamilton JONES (607460)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 6 Feb 1993 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Michael Leonard JONKLAAS (607498)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Hockey.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955.

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WG947 of No 231 OCU which dived into the ground after rolling shortly after take off from RAF Merryfield.  He is buried in Ilton Cemetery, Ilminster.

Beverley Richard KENT (607472) MBE

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 10 Apr 1972 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He died before 2006.

Michael John MATTHEWS (607482) BA, MBCS, MCMI

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Soccer and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 14 Aug 1987 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Richard Walter MILLWARD (607470) AFC, MRAeS

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on medical grounds on 1 Dec 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

After retiring he was appointed to VR(T) commission on 14 May 1986.  He died in 1987

Michael Arthur MOORE (3511265)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on medical grounds on 6 Sep 1956 in the rank of Plt Off.

 

David Leslie PARSONS (607476)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Rowing.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 31 Dec 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Colin John PHILLIPS (607483)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of ?

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 2 Apr 1988 in the rank of Gp Capt.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He died in 2001.

John David PUGH (607489)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics and on graduation was awarded the AGF.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 16 Sep 1987 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

 

Timothy William Murray SCROGGS (607341)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, ' B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Swimming.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 1 Nov 1987 in the rank of Flt Lt.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

John SERRELL COOKE (607466) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cross Country and Athletics.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 14 Sep 1984 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He was commissioned into the Secretarial Branch

Robert Thomas Frederick SNARE (3511273)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 23 Sep 1970 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

Brian Frank TOMLIN (607473) Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Cross Country.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He resigned his commission on 14 Jul 1972 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

He resigned his commission on 14 Jul 1972 in the rank of Wg Cdr.  He died before 2006.

Basil Neil St. Clair TURNER (3511191)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 31 Oct 1988 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

Originally commissioned into the Equipment Branch but transferred to the GD Branch on 27 Oct 1957 reverting to the rank of Plt Off (seniority 1 Nov 1956), transferring to the Secretarial Branch on 9 Dec 1973 retaining his rank and seniority as a Sqn Ldr

Nigel John Russell WALPOLE (3511028) OBE

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.  He also represented the College at Athletics.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 31 Jul 1988 in the rank of Gp Capt.

 

John Charles WATERS (607492)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Shooting.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 31 Oct 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.  During his career he qualified as a QFI at the Central Flying School.

 

Brian Anthony WEEDON (607478)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'B' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 29 Aug 1973 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

He died before 2006.

Philip Jeremy WELBY (4050085) MCMI

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'A' Sqn and achieved the rank of Senior Flight Cadet.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 9 Feb 1985 in the rank of Wg Cdr.

He was commissioned into the Equipment Branch

Joseph WRIGHT (607487)

He entered the RAF College in May 1952 and was a member of Course No 63, 'C' Sqn and achieved the rank of Under Officer.  He also represented the College at Hockey.

He was commissioned on 14 Dec 1954 in the rank of Pilot Officer which was gazetted on 1 Feb 1955. He retired on 15 Nov 1971 in the rank of Sqn Ldr.

 

 

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