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Macdonald,
William Alistair Ross
W.A.R. Macdonald (Photo courtesy of Mr Rick Cannam)
Rhodesian.
?
-
Sgt. ? [776123]
(A) P/O (prob) 19.03.1942 [120166]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(A) F/Lt. (1944)
(WS) F/Lt. 19.03.1944 (reld 24.12.1946; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 07.07.1944 ?
19.03.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944)     145 Squadron RAF (DFC)
MacDougall,
Alexander
A. MacDougallf

?
-
Sgt.
? [745887]
P/O (prob)
01.04.1940 [78441]
P/O
01.04.1941
(WS) F/O 01.04.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
01.04.1942
(WS) W/Cdr.
27.05.1945 (reld 21.01.1947; retaining the rank of Gp.Capt.)
(T) Gp.Capt.
?
01.04.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
MacGregor,
Nicol Page
N.P. MacGregor

?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 28.01.1942 [116067]
P/O (prob) 28.03.1942
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
28.01.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
MacGregor,
William Alexander [Thomas James]
W.A. MacGregor (Photo courtesy of Rachel Larsen)
Son of William A. MacGregor, and Sarah Rayment.
Married (23.05.1942, Romford district, Essex) Gwenyth May Challis (25.06.1922 - 06.2003); two sons, one daughter.
29.03.1922
Orsett district, Essex
-
07.11.1986
Havering district, Essex
Ldg.Acm. ? [1569144]
P/O (prob) 31.07.1943 [148505]
(WS) F/O 31.01.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 31.07.1945 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954)
31.07.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      103 Squadron RAF
Macintyre,
John Francis Bell
J.F.B. Macintyre
Son of Katherine Frances Macintyre, of Edinburgh.
1922 ?
-
18.08.1943
(MPK) [age 21]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 132]
F/Sgt.
? [997010]
P/O (prob)
16.06.1943 [148279]
16.06.1943
 
 
commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
18.08.1943
Wireless Telegraphist, 12 Squadron RAF (Wickenby)
[lost in Lancaster III DV168 PH-F on a raid against Peenemünde; believed shot down by a night- fighter (Uffz Günter Lierch, 1V./NJG3), crashing off the west coast of Denmark]
Mackay,
Alexander John
"Jack"
A.J. Mackay (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Mickelborough) A.J. Mackay (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Mickelborough)
A.J. Mackay (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Mickelborough)
Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Sinclair Mackay, of Wick.
Married (1944) ...; ... children (one daughter?).
05.02.1922
Wick, Scotland
-
(09?).1982
Wigan district, Greater Manchester
F/Sgt. ? [1337307]
P/O (prob) 19.01.1945 [191459]
(WS) F/O 19.07.1945
P/O RAF 28.12.1948, seniority 16.04.1947
F/O RAF 16.04.1949
F/Lt. RAF 16.04.1953
Sq.Ldr. RAF 01.07.1959
W/Cdr. RAF 01.01.1965 (retd 25.11.1972; own request)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1964 New Year 64
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 25.09.1945 ?
General Service Medal & Palestine clasp
Education: Wick High School.
      joined Home Guard
      enlisted RAFVR (flying training as a fighter pilot in the US (Texas?); after a crash re-trained as bomb aimer at Trentham, Canada)
19.01.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)     bomb aimer, 49 Squadron RAF (DFC) (had a total of 40 operations in Lancasters)
28.12.1948     short service commission, RAF (Equipment Branch)
01.10.1950     permanent commission, RAF (Equipment Branch [later Supply Branch])
      Staff College, Middle East & Far East
(1964)     Manning and Establishment Planning Branch, Air Ministry
      served in the Pentagon (Washington, USA)
Literature: repeatedly mentioned in: Leslie Hay, An old airman's tale.
Mackay,
John George
J.G. Mackay
Son of Donald and Christina Sutherland Mackay.
Married Olga Alexandra Ritchie Ironside (15.08.1901-?), of Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia; ... children (one daughter?).
1896
Bower district, Caithness, Scotland
-
26.01.1941
(KIA) [age 44]
[Scone Cemetery, F.45]
(A) P/O (prob) 30.12.1939 [76919]
P/O (prob) 26.02.1940
30.12.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 26.01.1941 26 Squadron RAF
Mackay,
Magnus
J. Marsland
Married (06.11.1946) Euphemia Jane Mackay; one son, one daughter.
13.10.1911
Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland
-
1984
Acm. 2nd cl.
? [1825926]
P/O (prob)
25.11.1944 [181822]
F/O
? (demobilized 1946) (retd 13.10.1956; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
Went to Tierra del Fuego in 1930 at age 18 and rose to sheep station manager for Argentine owned estancias, first Ea Sara and later Ea Rospentek near Puerto Natales on the mainland. He was torpedoed in the Atlantic on the way home to join in the war effort (possibly on the Port Victor on 30 April 1943).



trained with South African Air Force as a navigator, came back to UK and flew in bombers 1943-45:
25.11.1944


commissioned, RAFVR - General Duties Branch [emergency commission]



at the end of the war he was stationed at Port Said in charge of cargo coming through the Canal
Passage back to Argentina was booked, but instead he took up a farm management job near the Scottish borders. In 1955 they moved to Farness in Ross-shire, as farm managers for the Vestey family and remained there until retirement in 1975.
Mackenzie,
Andrew David
A.D. Mackenzie
?
-
F/Sgt. ? [1564491]
P/O (prob) 20.06.1944 [178802]
(A) F/O (1944)
(WS) F/O 20.12.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 20.06.1946 (reld 10.11.1951; on appointment to RCAF)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 17.11.1944 ?
20.06.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944)     75 (NZ) Squadron RAF (DFC)
Mackinnon,
Archibald
A. Mackinnon
?
-
F/Sgt. ? [1315292]
P/O (prob) 16.11.1942 [137207]
(WS) F/O (prob) 16.05.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 16.11.1944
F/O 11.01.1949, seniority 04.08.1946
F/Lt. 15.12.1949
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 21.09.1945 ?
16.11.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)     pilot, 157 Squadron RAF (DFC)
11.01.1949     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
Macleod,
Charles
C. Macleod
18.01.1921
-

F/Sgt. ? [1371903]
P/O (prob) 20.09.1944 [185177]
(WS) F/O 20.03.1945
F/Lt. ? ?
15.01.1941     enlisted RAFVR
25.04.1941     mobilized
      77 Squadron RAF (Hucknall, Nottinghamshire)
20.09.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Macmillan,
Norman
N. Macmillan

2nd son of John Campbell Macmillan, Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire, and Jeanie Hamilton, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Married Gladys Mary Peterkin, daughter of James Alfred Peterkin Mitchell, Dundee.
09.08.1892
Glasgow
-
05.08.1976
[Truro, Cornwall ?]
Prob. T/2nd Lt.
(1918) [136291]
T/Capt.
01.09.1917-...
RFC:

F/O
27.02.1917
F/Cdr.
01.09.1917
RAF:

F/Lt.
(1921)
RAFVR:

Sq.Ldr.
?
F/O
01.04.1947
(A) W/Cdr.
?
W/Cdr. (retd)
1958
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
02.01.1956
New Year 56
Military Cross MC
18.02.1918
?
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate, 1917; Pilot's B Licence, 1919; Air Ministry approved test pilot. Founder Assoc. MIAeE, 1919. AFRAeS, 1928; MRAeS, 1973. Air Navigator's Licence, 1929.
Education: Allan Glen's School; Royal Technical College; RAF Officers' Engineering Course
1914
-
1916
served European War, HLI, Belgium and France
1916
-
1919
RFC and RAF, France and Italy (MC, AFC, 1914 Star; retains rank of Captain)
15.04.1921
-
?
commanded Special Mobile Flight, RAF (retains rank of Flt Lieut RAF)
1919
-
1923
consultant test pilot to various companies
1922


instructor Spanish naval and military aviation schools
1922


pilot of first attempt to fly round world
1923


first flight London­Sweden in one day
1923


winner speed prize first international light aeroplane competition
1924
-
1930
chief test pilot, Fairey Aviation Co.
1929
-
1934
Founder Member and Warden Guild of Air Pilots (Deputy Master, 1934-1935, Upper Freeman, 1956, Liveryman, 1958)
1931
-
1933
Chief Consultant Test Pilot and a principal foreign representative Armstrong Siddeley
Development Co. (first British pilot to fly over Andes Mountains, 1931, and first pilot to fly route Bahia Blanca to Neuquen­Chillan)
1934
-
...
publicly advocated powerful British air rearmament from 1934 onwards, on platform and in press
1936
-
1939
Special Aviation and Air Correspondent, Daily Mail



served War of 1939-1945 with RAFVR(T), (Sqd.Ldr.), and as War Correspondent
12.04.1946 - ? Pilot Officer, Training Branch, RAFVR (12.04.1954 extension of service with 4 years)
President National League of Airmen, 1935-1938; FRSA 1936-1957. Founder Member Circle of Aviation Writers, 1941; District Inspecting Officer, ATC Cornwall, 1945-1947 and OC Cornwall Wing, ATC, 1947-1958. First Air Force Member, Cornwall TAAFA, 1947-1961, Vice-Chairman (Air), 1953-1954 and 1956-1957, Chairman for Buildings and Ranges, 1957-1961. Flew on operational flights during Malayan emergency, 1958. Pres., No 45 Sqdn RFC/RAF Assoc., 1961-1973. DL Cornwall, 1951. Hon. Member, Mark Twain Soc., 1975. Special contributor to Aeronautics from its inception in 1939. UK Special Correspondent, Aircraft, Melbourne, Aust.; Contributions to: numerous magazines and aerospace jls; Grolier Encyclopedia, New York; Shell Aviation News.
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), 18.09.1951.
Published
: The art of flying (1928); Into the blue (1929, rev. augmented ed. with new illustrations, 1969); The air tourist's guide to Europe (1930); An hour of aviation (1931); The romance of flight (1934); Sefton Brancker (1935; proceeds founded Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators Benevolent Fund); The romance of modern exploration and discovery (1936); Freelance pilot (1937); The chosen instrument (1938); (ed.) How we fly (1939); (ed) Best flying stories, air strategy (1941); How to pilot an aeroplane (1942); The pilot's book on advanced flying (1943); Aeroplanes section of railways, ships and aeroplanes (1944); The Royal Air Force in the World War (Vol. 1, 1942; Vol. 2, 1944; Vol. 3, 1949; Vol. 4, 1950); Great airmen (1955); Great aircraft (1960); Tales of two air wars (1963); Great flights and air adventures (1964; also as Talking Book for the Blind); Wings of fate : strange true tales of the vintage flying days (1967); Offensive patrol : the first full-length account of the RFC/RAF in Italy 1917-1918 (1973).
Madgen,
William Leonard
"Len"
W.L. Madgen (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)

Son (with two sisters and three brothers) of Rev. William Madgen (1879-1959), and Minnie Woodward (1878-1967), of North Manchester, Lancashire.
Married ((09?).1931, West Derby district, Lancashire) Norah Jones (02.05.1900 - (06?).1980); one daughter.
26.03.1906
Alnwick, Northumberland
-
03.1996
Torbay district, Devon
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [115041]
(WS) F/O 01.10.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
Magee,
Trevor Francis
T.F. Magee
Son of ... Magee, and ... Smith.
Married ((06?).1963, Hendon district, Middlesex) Winifred J. Magee; ... children (one son?).
08.08.1915
Paddington district, London
-
09.07.2016
F/Sgt. ? [657511]
P/O (prob) 28.02.1944 [173617]
(WS) F/O 28.08.1944
28.02.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Maguire,
James Patrick
"Jim" / "Paddy"
J.P. Maguire (Photo courtesy of Leigh Treyvaud)
His parents lived at Scarva, Portadown, Co Armagh.
?
-
F/Sgt. ? [1138785]
P/O (prob) 31.08.1943 [158914]
(WS) F/O 02.03.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 02.09.1945
(T) F/Lt. 03.12.1946-01.11.1947, seniority 02.09.1945
F/O 01.11.1947, seniority 02.09.1944
07.02.1948, seniority 02.09.1945 (reld 10.02.1949; medical unfitness; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
31.08.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
21.11.1944     Repatriation; Aircraft - Spitfire A58-403; Place - Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia [report]
26.02.1946     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
07.02.1948     commissioned, RAF (Secretarial Branch) [short service commission]
Maguire,
Michael Francis
M.F. Maguire
Son of ... Maguire, and ... Garty.
11.01.1922
Amesbury, Wiltshire
-
20.04.2009
Bulingame, San Mateo, California, USA
F/Sgt.
? [1337863]
P/O (prob)
20.03.1945 [197966]
P/O
20.09.1945, seniority 20.03.1945
(WS) F/O
20.09.1945 (reld 18.11.1948; retaining rank of F/O)
20.03.1945
 
 
commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Mains-Smith,
Peter
P. Mains-Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Dexter) P. Mains-Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Dexter)
Married 1st ((12?).1943, Wandsworth district, London) Audrey Rowell "Bunty" Simpson (04.12.1918 - 02.1984); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (08.1984, Honiton district, Devon) Audrey F. James.
12.07.1921
-
07.2000
East Devon district
Ldg.Acm. ? [1190551]
P/O (prob) 11.05.1941 [66562]
(WS) F/O 11.05.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 11.05.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1944)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 24.10.1944 *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 18.09.1942 ?
Aircrew Europe Star Air Eu 12.11.1941 & clasp
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air, 01.01.1969 (as Senior Captain, First Class, British Overseas Airways Corporation).
* Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has completed a large number of sorties, many of them in bad weather. He is a very capable leader whose coolness and courage in the face of danger have set a fine example to all. He has carried out his duties as flight commander with praiseworthy efficiency and his devotion to duty throughout his tours has been unfailing.
02.09.1940     joined RAFVR
      No. 12 Service Flying Training School RAF [trained on Tiger Moths then Ansons, based at Grantham]
11.05.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
06.1941     15 Operational Training Unit RAF
[flying Wellingtons]
08.1941     37 Squadron RAF (Malta) (DFC)
[initially acted as second pilot on raids on Benghazi and Piraeus etc.; became the 1st pilot on 27.10. 1941; many raids mainly in North Africa]
09/10.1942     81 Operational Training Unit RAF
[training new pilots on Lysander, Whitley and Ansons; UK based; Whitchurch Heath then Tilstock; flying Defiants by 12.1942; also flew Oxfords in 1943; in 01.1944 began flying Lancasters]
01.1944?     405 (RCAF) Squadron (Gransden) (DSO)
[
28.01.1944 raid on Berlin (Lancaster); appears to be a Pathfinder by 04.1944; lots of raids: Berlin, Ghent, Le Mans, Trappes, Calais, Versailles, Longues, Cambrai, Amiens, Lens, Metz; 07.1944 raid on Caen, Kiel, Stuttgart, Paris, Lucheux, Russelsheim, Brussels, Bremen; by 08.1944 had done 35 trips and laid 27 markers.]
09.1944     Pathfinder Force Mosquito Training Unit (Warboys)
[looks like mainly training; flew some Mosquitos; 05.1945 flying POWs back from Lübeck]
British Overseas Airways Corporation, 11.09.1945.
Maltby,
David John Hatfeild
"Dave"
D.J.H. Maltby D.J.H. Maltby
D.J.H. Maltby D.J.H. Maltby
Son of Ettrick Gordon Maltby (1884-1967) and of Aileen E. Maltby (née Hatfeild).
Husband of Georgina Maltby, of Wickhambreux, Kent.
1920
Hastings district
-
15.09.1943
(KIA) [age 23]
[Wickhambreux (St Andrew) Churchyard]
Ldg. Acm.
1940 [919002]
P/O (prob)
18.01.1941, seniority 12.01.1941 [60335]
P/O
18.01.1942, seniority 12.01.1941
(WS) F/O
18.01.1942, seniority 12.01.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
18.01.1943, seniority 12.01.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr.
1943
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.05.1943
Möhne-Eder dams
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
11.08.1942
for flying 27 operations
Engineering student.
20.03.1940


RAF Uxbridge
24.06.1940


No. 4 Initial Training Wing RAF
19.08.1940


No. 51 Group Pool RAF
28.09.1940


No. 12 Service Flying Training School RAF
18.01.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
18.01.1941


No. 2 Navigation School RAF
15.03.1941


No. 16 Operational Training Unit RAF
04.06.1941


106 Squadron RAF
14.06.1942


No. 1654 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF
26.06.1942


pilot, 97 Squadron RAF
14.07.1942


No. 1485 Target Towing & Gunnery Unit RAF
15.03.1943


pilot, 97 Squadron RAF
25.03.1943
-
15.09.1943
pilot, 617 Squadron RAF
[took off with his Lancaster II [JA981 KC-J] at 23.50 hrs [14.09] from Coningsby for an operation against the Dortmund-Ems Kanal near Ladbergen; recalled, but for reasons not known crashed at 00.40 hrs into the sea 8 miles NE of Cromer, Norfolk]
Mander,
Michael D'Arcy
M.D. Mander
Fourth and youngest son of Frederick William Mander (1872-1944), and Lesa Alice Johanna Merrick, of Worthing, Sussex.
Married (1939) Elizabeth Norah "Betty" Bird, second daughter of Sidney Arthur Bird, of Kensington, London.
29.09.1914
Greenwich district, London
-
19.07.1942
(KIA) [age 27]
[Hook of Holland General Cemetery, the Netherlands, row F, grave 21; memorial]
Ldg.Acm. ? [137083]
P/O (prob) 08.11.1941 [110661]
Education: Charterhouse (oration quarter 1928-summer quarter 1933; Lockites House; junior and senior scholar); Clare College, Cambridge (BA; exhibitioner).
Worked for Barclays Bank in Jamaica, 1938.
08.11.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 19.07.1942 observer, 150 Squadron RAF
[Wellington X3755 (JN-?) was airborne 09:25 hrs from Snaith for an operation against Essen. Hit by Flak while flying at 700 feet, from a Flak ship moored off Den Helder and crashed in the sea near Kijkduin, Holland.]
Manfield,
Henry Richard
H.R. Manfield (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [112362]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Mann,
Frank Roderick
"Roddy"
F.R. Mann F.R. Mann
Son of Frank Mann, and Mary Stormouth, of Glasgow, Scotland.
Married (01.01.1985) Anastasia Kostoff (1947-).

20.12.1922
Birmingham, King's Norton district, Warwickshire

-

17.09.2010

Los Angeles, California, USA
F/Sgt. ? [1580070]
P/O (prob) 15.09.1944 [186095]
(WS) F/O 15.03.1945
1940     joined RAFVR; trained in Canada; went on to fly Spitfires & Hurricanes
(1941)     No. 11 Recruit Centre RAF (Skegness)
15.09.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Entertainment journalist and author. Entertainment feature writer with Sunday Express throughout the 1950s and the 1980s. Moved to the USA in 1978 and joined the Los Angeles Times, retiring in 1988.
Published: (novels) Nothing to Declare (1957); The Headliner (1968); Foreign Body (1973; which was made into a 1986 movie); The Account (1994).
Mann,
George William
G.W. Mann
Son of James Edgar Mann, master butcher at Hoxton.
Married (27.04.1935) Eileen O'Sullivan; one child.
Lived at Sidcup, Kent.
12.08.1913
-
Sgt.
? [1895304]
P/O (prob)
17.09.1944 [185174]
P/O
17.03.1945
(WS) F/O
17.03.1945
(A) F/Lt.
?
Motor driver.
17.09.1944


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]



served in India
(1945?)
 
 
B Flight, 2 Squadron RAF
Manning,
Albert John
A.J. Manning (Photo courtesy of Helen Lisle-Wood)
Son of John Francis Manning, and Edith Ellen Clarke.
Married (26.02.1938, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Bedford, Bedfordshire) Joan Barter, of Kempston, Bedfordshire; one daughter.
04.02.1916
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
-
23.06.1943
(KIA) [age 27]
[Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, 30.F.1]
Cpl ? [750471]
P/O (prob) 08.08.1942 [126960]
(WS) F/O (prob) 08.02.1943
      twelve weeks course at RAF Penrhos, Pwllheli, North Wales in D Squadron, no. 18 A/B Course
08.08.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 23.06.1943 bomb aimer, 427 (RCAF) Squadron
[Halifax V DK139 ZL-P took off from Leeming at 23:19 hrs for an operation over Mülheim. The aircraft, after being hit by heavy Flak, crashed near Rheinhausen on the West bank of the Rhine, 4 km SW of Duisburg, on the opposite bank of the river. Complete crew of seven were killed.]
Mansbridge,
Francis Allan
F.A. Mansbridge (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [112363]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Mansell,
Neville Brighton
N.B. Mansell
Son of George Frederick Laurence Mansell and Doris Violet Mansell, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.
05.03.1922
-
25.04.1945
(KIA) [age 23]
[Milan War Cemetery, Italy, I.D.12]
Ldg.Acm. ? [776390]
P/O (prob) 29.07.1944 [160264]
(WS) F/O 29.01.1945
Education: Umtali Boys' High School.
29.07.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 25.04.1945 pilot, 237 (Rhodesia) Squadron RAF (shot down by flak)
Manwaring,
Harold Brian [Guy]
H.B. Manwaring
Son of Reginald Guy Manwaring (1881-1937), and Maude Annie Pearson (1882-1960s).
Married 1st ((12?).1939, Tonbridge district, Kent) Gwendoline P. Wickham ((09?).1915 - (03?).1950), daughter of Thomas Gabriel Wickham (1892-1946), and Doris Gwendoline Jeffery (1892-1953).
Married 2nd (01 or 02.06.1951, Oxford district, Oxfordshire) Sybil Betty Gray (25.07.1924 - ), daughter of James A. Gray, and Annie Louisa Polley (1895-1975/76?).
05.08.1920
Horsemonden, Kent
-
09.11.1993
Banbury district, Oxfordshire
Ldg.Acm. ? [655978]
Sgt. ?
P/O (prob) 08.05.1942 [127826]
(WS) F/O (prob) 08.11.1942 (reld 21.06.1944)
      trained in Canada (had a nasty crash while training, and was desk-bound from then on)
08.05.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
27.09.1943     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
Margetts,
Frederick Anthony
"Tony"
F.A. Margetts (Photo courtesy of Mr James N. Paul) F.A. Margetts (Photo courtesy of Mr James N. Paul)
F.A. Margetts (Photo courtesy of Mr James N. Paul) F.A. Margetts (Photo courtesy of Mr James N. Paul)
F.A. Margetts (Photo courtesy of Mr James N. Paul) F.A. Margetts (Photo courtesy of Mr James N. Paul)
F.A. Margetts (Photo courtesy of Mr James N. Paul)
F.A. Margetts (Photo courtesy of Mr James N. Paul)
Younger son (with one brother) of James Henry Margetts (1883-1973), and Agnes Florence Crowther (1881-1961), of Gomersal.
Married (27.10.1942, West Lane Methodist Church, Gomersal) Margaret Miller "Bunty" Bain (23.10.1917 - 11.2005), youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs W. Bain, of Birkenshaw; one son, one daughter.
28.12.1916
Dewsbury, Yorkshire
-
13.09.1996
Birkenshaw, Bradford, Yorkshire
P/O (prob) 21.02.1942 [117684]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 21.02.1944
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 15.10.1943 *
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 18.05.1951 -

* This officer has displayed the greatest enthusiasm for operational flying and dogged determination to overcome the handicap of ill-health. In May 1943, as captain of aircraft, he was detailed for an attack on Dortmund. While over the target area his aircraft was illuminated by searchlights and badly damaged by anti-aircraft fire. Nevertheless he continued to operate with undiminished ardour. Flying Officer Margetts has consistently pressed home his attacks with resolution and courage, setting a most praiseworthy example.

Education: University of Leeds.
Played for Leeds University & Cleckheaton Rugby Union teams.
      served Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
12.04.1941 - 06.06.1941 No. 2 Initial Training Wing RAF (Cambridge)
21.06.1941 - 30.06.1941 No. 13 Initial Training Wing RAF (Torquay)
02.07.1941 - 13.08.1941 No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School RAF (Cambridge)
23.08.1941 - 30.08.1941 No. 13 Elementary Flying Training School RAF (Peterborough)
30.08.1941 - 19.02.1942 No. 11 Service Flying Training School RAF (Shawbury)
21.02.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
09.03.1942 - 15.03.1942 1520 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF (Holme)
24.03.1942 - 29.07.1942 19 Operational Training Unit RAF (Kinloss)
06.08.1942 - 10.09.1942 10 Conversion Flight RAF (Leeming)
10.09.1942 - 05.05.1943 10 Squadron RAF (Melbourne) (DFC)
05.05.1943 - 26.08.1943 hospitals at Northallerton & Rauceby & RAF Base Pocklington
26.08.1943 - ? 1484 (Bomber) Gunnery Flight RAF (Leconfield)
Teacher, later deputy headteacher, Gomersal County Junior School, 1959-1973. Deputy headteacher, Gomersal Middle School, 1973-1980 (retired).
Marks,
Harry Francis
H.F. Marks
?
-
F/Sgt. ? [1165652]
P/O (prob) 30.09.1943 [161258]
(WS) F/O 30.03.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 30.09.1945 (demobilized 12.04.1946) (emgcy list) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
Air Force Cross AFC 01.09.1944 ?
30.10.1940     joined RAFVR
18.03.1941 - 1941 No. 22 Elementary Flying Training School RAF
1941 - 23.06.1941 No. 6 Flying Training School RAF
23.08.1941 - ? 22 Operational Training Unit
30.09.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      flew Oxfords, Wellingtons, DH 89. Master, Hurricane and a couple of entries with a ME 108, which belonged to A/Cdre R.R. Atcherley
? - 1946 1 Signal Squadron RAF (Cranwell)
Marriott,
Philip Samuel
J. Marsland
Son of Samuel Hugh Marriott (1884-1979), and Emily Ethel Cater (1886-1963).
Married ((09?).1941, Cambdridge district, Cambridgeshire) Joan Mary Humble.
(12?).1915
Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
11.03.1943
Wallingford district, Berkshire
[age 27]
[Duxford (St Peter) Churchyard, SE Section, grave 3]
F/Sgt. ? [742561]
P/O (prob) 23.03.1942 [119348]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 07.03.1941 ?
(1941)     115 Squadron RAF [DFM)
23.03.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 11.03.1943 15 Operational Training Unit
[Wellington III X3874 took off from Harwell at 10:30 hrs on training for dual and familiarisation on type, plus single-engined flying procedures. Lost power from the port engine, dived and came down 11:15 hrs just to the east of Didcot, Berkshire in an area known as Fleet Meadow.]
Marrison,
Thomas Richardson
T.R. Marrison
Son of John Bell Marrison (1869-), and Bertha Hill (1874-).
14.02.1910
Twickenham, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
05.1993
Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Sgt.
? [1281879]
P/O (prob)
08.06.1942 [130909]
(WS) F/O (prob)
08.12.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
08.06.1944 (emgcy list) (reld 14.02.1955; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Fr&G St - & clasp France & Germany
British War Medal 1939-1945 39|45 BWM - -
Malta George Cross Commemorative Medal 1992 Malta M
1992
-
08.06.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Marsden,
Frederick Roy
F.R. Marsden (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114910]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Marsh,
Dennis Bernard
D.B. Marsh
Married ... ; ... children (one son?).
17.03.1924
-
17.12.1981
Wimborne, Bournemouth district, Dorset
Ldg.Acm. ? [1607701]
P/O (prob) 24.03.1944 [164666]
(WS) F/O 24.09.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 24.03.1946
1942     enlisted, RAFVR (18 Squadron RAF)
07.1943     training in Canada
24.03.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
10.1944 - 01.1946 287 Squadron RAF
01.1946 - 06.1946 74 Squadron RAF
06.1946 - 03.1947 served in Palestine

Marshall,
James Brown
J.B. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Mr Angus Logan)

1922
Dumbarton, Scotland
-
31.03.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Hanover War Cemetery, Germany, 11.C.17]
Sgt. ?
P/O (prob) ? [151613]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 31.03.1944 navigator, 51 Squadron RAF
[for details of last mission see F/O W.K. James]
Marshall,
John Frank Leonard
J.F.L. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Mr John F.L. Marshall)
Son of John H. Marshall, and Kate O. Powell.
(09?).1918
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
09.2009 still alive at Toronto, Ont., Canada
Acm. 2 1941 [1395927]
Ldg.Acm. 1942
Sgt. 1942
P/O (prob) 30.04.1943 [151993]
(WS) F/O (prob) 30.10.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 30.04.1945 (reld 20.06.1946; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
1941
 
 
enlisted, RAFVR
1941
 
 
RAF Manning Station, St John's Wood



Initial Training Wing RAF (Torquay)
1942


18 Elementary Flying Training School RAF (Fairoaks) (flying Tiger Moths)



7 Air Observer Squadron RAF (Portage La Prairie) (flying Ansons)



5 SN Conversion RAF (flying Ansons)
30.04.1943


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]



Navigation Instructor, 34 Service Flying Training School RAF (Medicine Hat) (flying Harvards & Ansons)



Navigation Instructor, 36 Service Flying Training School RAF (Penhold) (flying Oxfords)
1944


3 Advanced Flying Unit RAF (Halfpenny Green) (flying Ansons)
1945
 
 
26 Operational Training Unit RAF (Wing/Little Horwood) (flying Wellingtons)



1667 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF (Sandtoft) (flying Lancasters) [satellite to Lindholme 100 Squadron 7 Group]
Marshall,
Kenneth
K. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Jones) K. Marshall (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Jones)
Son of George Edwin and Mary Marshall.
Husband of Patricia Marshall, of Carnoustie, Angus.
1917 ?
Southampton, Hampshire
-
29.07.1944
(KIA) [age 27]
[Dürnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany, 8.C.31]
F/Sgt. ? [1169263]
P/O (prob) 14.06.1942 [126683]
(WS) F/O (prob) 14.12.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 14.06.1944
Education: King Edward VI's Grammar School, Southampton, Hampshire (20.09.1927-11.02.1934; Lake House).
14.06.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 29.07.1944 pilot, 207 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster III ND872 (EM-L) had taken off from Spilsby at 22:07 hrs for an operation against Stuttgart. The aircraft crashed at 02:30 hrs nearly 2 km NW of Bebenhausen, 4 km N of Tübingen. Complete crew of 7 were killed. F/Lt. Marshall apparently stood in for another pilot possibly with a different crew.]
Marsland,
Jack
J. Marsland
Husband of Hilda Marsland, of Hyde, Cheshire.
1915 ?
-
27.08.1944
[age 29]
[Hyde Borough Cemetery, section1, C of E, grave 2286]
F/Sgt.
? [1504264]
P/O (prob)
06.07.1944 [179203]
Police constable from Hyde, Cheshire.
06.07.1944


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
27.08.1944
pilot, 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit, RAF
[was killed when on a training exercise his Stirling III bomber [BK772 AK-U] crashed near Haughley, Suffolk, due to engine trouble]
Martin,
Charles Theodore
C.T. Martin
Married (1941, Nuneaton).
?
-
01.06.1959

North Wales
Sgt. ?
(A) P/O (prob) 30.12.1939 [76921]
P/O (prob) 07.02.1940
P/O 30.12.1940
(WS) F/O 07.02.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.01.1944 (cashiering by sentence of a general court-martial 17.09.1945)
Military Medal MM ? ?
WW I     flew with Royal Flying Corps
30.12.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      106 Squadron RAF
13.06.1941     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
Martin,
Eric
E. Martin
Married Sarah Joan ...; ... children (one son?).
1921?
-
15.08.1952
RAF Station Feltwell, Downham district, Norfolk (formerly of Methwold, Norfolk)
Sgt. ? [1332554]
P/O (prob) 27.03.1942 [122086]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 27.03.1944
F/O 23.01.1946
F/Lt. 01.07.1946
28.02.1947, seniority 27.09.1945
29.06.1948, seniority 29.06.1948
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 17.10.1944 ?
27.03.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944)     16 Squadron RAF (DFC)
23.01.1946     extended service commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
      26 Squadron RAF (Lübeck, Germany)
15.06.1948     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
? - 15.08.1952 flying instructor, No. 3 Flying Training School RAF (Feltwell)
AIRCRAFT COLLIDE Two aircraft in a formation of three Harvard trainers which were practising aero-batics for the Battle of Britain week in September, collided in mid-air yesterday over the R.A.F. station at Feltwell, Norfolk. One crashed inside the airfield boundary, and the pilot, Flight-Lieutenant. E. Martin, who lived near the airfield was killed. The second aircraft was badly damaged, but was landed by the pilot on the airfield.
Martin,
[Sir] Harold Brownlow [Morgan*]
"Mick"
H.B. Martin

Son of the late J.H.O.M. Martin, MD, and of Colina Elizabeth Dixon; married 1944, Wendy Lawrence, daughter of late Grenville Outhwaite, Melbourne; two daughters.

* added at a later date

27.02.1918
Edgecliffe
-
03.11.1988
Kensington and Chelsea, London
Sgt.
? [1188004]
P/O (prob)
17.06.1941 [68795]
P/O
17.06.1942
(WS) F/O
17.06.1942
(A) F/Lt.
(05.1943)
(WS) F/Lt.
17.06.1943
F/Lt.
01.09.1945
(A) Sq.Ldr.
(11.1943)
Sq.Ldr.
01.08.1947
W/Cdr.
01.07.1954
Gp.Capt.
?
(A) Air Cdre.
01.01.1963
(A) Air Vice-Marshal
18.12.1965
Air Vice-Marshal
01.01.1966
Air Marshal
1970 (retd 1974)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1971
New Year 71
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1968
HM's birthday 68
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.05.1943
Möhne-Eder dams
Distinguished Service Order DSO
31.03.1944
*
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
06.11.1942
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
12.11.1943
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
14.11.1944
?
Air Force Cross AFC
01.01.1949
New Year 49
* Since being awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has completed numerous sorties and has continued to set the highest example of courage and devotion to duty. He is a brilliant and fearless leader, whose iron determination in the face of the fiercest opposition has won great praise. One night in February. 1944, Squadron Leader Martin captained an aircraft detailed to attack a target in Southern France. During the run up to the target his aircraft was repeatedly hit. One member of the crew was killed and another one was wounded. Squadron Leader Martin pressed home his attack, however, and afterwards flew the damaged bomber to an airfield where he effected a masterly landing in difficult circumstances. He displayed great skill and resolution throughout.
Education: Bloomfields; Sydney; Randwick



served  Bomber Command:
17.06.1941


first commission RAFVR, General Duties Branch
(11.1942)


50 Squadron
(05.1943)
-
(03.1944)
617 Squadron (took part in raid on Möhne dam)
(11.1944)


515 Squadron
1945


psa
01.09.1945


transferred to RAF, General Duties Branch [permanent commission]
1947


won Britannia Flying Trophy
20.06.1952
-
1955
Air Attaché, British Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel
1958


jssc
1965


idc
18.12.1965
-
08.06.1967
Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), Near East Air Force and Jt Services Chief of Staff
01.08.1967
-
1970
Air Officer Commanding (AOC), 38 Group, Air Support Command
1970
-
1973
Commander-in-Chief, RAF Germany, and Commander, NATO 2nd Tactical Air Force
1973
-
1974
Air Member for Personnel, Ministry of Defence
ADC to HM the Queen, 14.01.1964-.... Hawker Siddeley International Ltd: Advr, 1974-75, Principal, Beirut, 1975-78, Middle East Future Markets; Market Advr, Hawker Siddeley PE Ltd, 1979-85, retd. Oswald Watt Memorial Medal.
Martin,
Norman Henry
N.H. Martin (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Cpl. ? [770710]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 17.11.1941 [114911]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Martin,
William James
"Bill"
W.J. Martin (Photo courtesy of Mr Norman Martin)
Eldest son of Mr & Mrs W.J. Martin, later of 17 Frenchpark, Belfast.
Married (04.06.1942) Ethel Stark, of Belfast; one daughter, two sons.
1915, Monaghan, Ireland
-
27.02.1971
Rush, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Ldg.Acm.
? [1006101]
P/O (prob)
11.05.1941 [66574]
P/O
11.05.1942
(WS) F/O 11.05.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
11.05.1943
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
05.02.1943
Mediterranean *
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
1945?
? [investiture 01.05.45]
King's Commendation Cmdn
13.06.1946
for valuable service in the air
* This officer has taken part in many sorties involving patrols and attacks on enemy shipping in the Mediterranean. He has always displayed great courage and determination and has successfully attacked 2 ships. He has inspired his fellow pilots by the excellent example he has set.
Education: Model schools, Monaghan and Enniskillen
11.05.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943)


69 Squadron RAF
Joined Aer Lingus in 1946, and was Chief Flying Instructor in 48/49, becoming a Chief Pilot in 1950. Retired from Aer Lingus in 1967 and travelled to Zambia where he worked for Department of Civil Aviation as Chief Safety Inspector for Airfields and Air Strips. Returned to Ireland in 1970.
Maskell,
Frederick Norman
F.N. Maskell (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [117270]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Mather,
Roy
R. Mather (Photo courtesy of Mr Rob Mather)

13.04.1921
-
29.10.1981
P/O (prob) 04.06.1944 [177937]
... ...
F/Lt. ...
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC ? ?
Air Force Cross AFC ? ?
04.06.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Mathias,
Cyril Henry
C.H. Mathias (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Dowling)
Son of Charles Joseph Mathias (1858-1905), and Mary Louisa Mickley (1865-).
Married ((06?).1924, Kingston district, Surrey) Elsie Marie Stokes (1895 - (12?).1961), daughter of Arthur Charles Stokes (1856-), and Emmeline Keast Jago (1854-1927); one daughter.
10.07.1893
Fulham, London
-
(09?).1950
Surrey South Eastern district
P/O (prob) 26.09.1939 [74533]
P/O 26.09.1940
(WS) F/O 14.02.1940
(A) F/Lt. (1941)
(T) F/Lt. 01.03.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 10.08.1943 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1945)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire MBE 14.06.1945 HM's birthday 45
Mention in Despatches MID 17.03.1941 ?
26.09.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Matthews,
David John Price
D.J.P. Matthews
Son of ... Matthews, and ... Milroy.
Married ((03?).1946, Chichester district, Sussex) Mary L. Tunley.
15.03.1922
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
?
F/Sgt. ? [1347991]
P/O (prob) 09.08.1943 [159871]
(WS) F/O 09.02.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 09.08.1945 (reld 17.07.1952)
F/O 17.07.1952 (reld 20.04.1953)
F/O 20.04.1953, seniority 02.03.1952 (reld 01.06.1955)
F/O 01.06.1955
F/Lt. 02.03.1956
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1966 (retd 29.09.1970; own request)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 29.12.1944 ?
09.08.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944)     154 Squadron RAF (DFC)
17.07.1952     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) (Reconstituted Section)
20.04.1953     short service commission, RAF (Fighter Control Branch)
01.10.1955     permanent connission, RAF (Branch List)
01.07.1966     transferred, General List
Maudslay,
Henry Eric
H.E. Maudslay
Youngest child of Reginald Walter Maudslay (1871-1934) and Susan Gwendolen Maudslay (1881-1974) (family had connections with the Standard Motor Company and the Maudslay Motor Company).

21.07.1921
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
-
17.05.1943
(KIA) [age 21]
[Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, 5.C.3]
Ldg.Acm.
? [920288]
P/O (prob)
29.01.1941 [62275]
P/O
29.01.1942
(WS) F/O 29.01.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
29.01.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr.
25.03.1943
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
30.01.1942
*
* This officer has successfully flown 28 missions and attacked targets in Kiel, Cologne, Essen, Frankfurt, Kessel and Lorient. In November 1941, in poor weather, he led a successful attack on two enemy cargo vessels off the Dutch Coast. 
Education: preparatory school, Gloucestershire; Eton (1933-1940)
03.03.1940


No. 2 Recruiting Centre RAF
20.06.1940
-
18.08.1940
No. 1 Recruiting Centre RAF / No. 5 Initial Training Wing RAF (at RAF Uxbridge then on to Bexhill and Paignton)
19.08.1940
-
27.09.1940
No. 51 Group Pool RAF
09.1940


No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School RAF (Brough near Hull)
10.1940


No. 32 Service Flying Training School RAF (Ternhill, Shropshire) *
11.1940
-
01.1941
flying training at Moose Jaw, Sakatchewan, Canada
29.01.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
02.1941
-
05.1941
No. 25 Operational Training Unit RAF (Finningley, Yorkshire)
22.05.1941
-
07.1942
44 Squadron RAF (Waddington, Lincs.) (flying Hampden bombers)
12.1941
-
02.1942
service trials at Boscombe Down, Wilts.
07.1942
-
12.1942
No. 1654 Conversion Unit (Wigsley, Notts.)
12.1942
-
22.03.1943
50 Squadron RAF (Skellingthorpe, Lincs.) (flying Lancaster bombers)
25.03.1943
-
17.05.1943
"B" Flight Commander, 617 'Dambusters' Squadron RAF (Scampton, Lincs.)
[was in the first wave of nine aircraft that attacked the Mohne and Eder Dams in the heart of industrial Germany; his Lancaster ED937 AJ-Z 'Zebra' was badly damaged in the attack on the Eder Dam and the Lancaster bomber was eventually shot down by anti-aircraft fire near the town of Emmerich at 02.35 hrs; there were no survivors]
* other source states: 28.09.1940-21.05.1940 No 10 Service Flying Training School
Maurer,
Aubrey
A. Maurer
?
Australia
-
28.09.1943
[Moascar War Cemetery, Egypt, 2.B.11]
(A) P/O (prob)
05.06.1941 [117590]
P/O (prob)
05.08.1941
P/O
05.06.1942
(WS) F/O 05.08.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
05.08.1943?
05.06.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]



possibly 221 Squadron RAF
Maxfield,
William Wallace
W.W. Maxfield
Son of William Wallace Maxfield (1884-), and Ethel Wild.
Married ((06?).1941, Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey) Betty I. Smith.
(09?).1916
Ecclesall Bierlow district, Derbyshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
27.12.1943
(MPK) [age 27]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 120]
Ldg.Acm. ? [903591]
P/O (prob) 11.10.1941 [108947]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 11.10.1943
British cycling sprint champion and Commonwealth Games cycling champion in 1938.
11.10.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 27.12.1943 502 Squadron RAF (Coastal Command)
May,
Herbert John
H.J. May
14.11.1922
-
29.10.1997
Truro, Cornwall
Ldg.Acm.
? [1585001]
(A) P/O (prob)
27.02.1943 [139890]
P/O
27.02.1944?
(WS) F/O 27.02.1944?
(WS) F/Lt.
27.02.1945
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
02.06.1944
?
27.02.1943


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944)


9 Squadron RAF
Maynard,
Francis Herbert
F.H. Maynard F.H. Maynard (Photo courtesy of Mr Lionel V. Kerry)
Son of Martin Wilkins Maynard, Canadian Civil Service, and Ellen Dickey, daughter of Senator Hon. R.B. Dickey, Father of Confederation.
Married (21.02.1914) Ethel Bates, daughter of E.C. Bates, of March, Cambridgeshire; three daughters.
21.12.1881
Ottawa, Ont., Canada
-
30.03.1979
London W1
Indian Army:  
Col. 01.02.1929 (retd 21.12.1938)
Hon. Brig. 21.12.1938
RAFVR:  
P/O (prob) 05.02.1940 [77493]
(WS) F/O 05.02.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.06.1942
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1944 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) W/Cdr. 1945?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 1937 ?
Distinguished Service Order DSO 1937 ?
Military Cross MC 1916 ?
Education: Model School and Elgin Private School, Ottawa; RMC Kingston, Canada (Hon. DScMil 1976; in his capacity as oldest surviving graduate attended centenary celebrations of  RMC Canada, October 1976, took salute at parade of about 1000 serving and ex­cadets, unveiled commemorative statue and received hon. degree).
      commissioned to Indian Staff Corps 1901; joined 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Regiment in Bombay, 1902, 25th Bombay Rifles, 1903; served in European War with 5/6 Rajputana Rifles, 57th Wildes Rifles, 4th Suffolks, 4th Black Watch, 2/30th Punjabis (despatches twice, MC); 3rd Afghan War 1919; Waziristan 1920-21; with Wana Column, operations in Waziristan, 1936-1937 (CB); Waziristan, 1937 (despatches twice, DSO); operations Waziristan, 1938 (despatches); Commanded 5/6  Rajputana Rifles; held appointment Inspector of PT India 1930-1934; Commander Bannu Brigade, Bannu, NWFP, India, 1934-1938; ADC to HM George VI, 15.09.1937-1938; retired, 1938, awarded good service pension; Honorary Colonel 5/6 Rajputana Rifles, 1939; Jubilee medal; Coronation medal; Indian Army Regular Reserve of Officers 1938-21.09.1945; Commanded the London Town Centre until outbreak of WW II
05.02.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
McAnany Jr.,
Robert Adrian
R.A. McAnany Jr. (Photo courtesy of Mr Dennis McAnany)
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of Robert Adrian McAnany (1894-1973), and Anne Marie Gumminger (1894-1971), of Shawnee, Kansas.
12.09.1918
Shawnee, Kansas, USA
-
01.10.1941
(KIA) [age 23]
[repatriated to the USA, Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Shawnee, Shawnee Twp, Johnson, KS, section F1-M1, row 1]
[commemorated in the Maidenhead Register]

P/O ? [100990]
Education: Shawnee Mission North High School (...-1936).
? - 01.10.1941 1 (C) Operational Training Unit (Silloth)
[was flying a North Sea patrol over the Bournemouth area, when his Airspeed Oxford crashed in the “Todhills” area near Carlisle, NW of Silloth]
McAra,
Ronald Stenhouse
R.S. McAra
Son of Alexander McAra and of Christian Philp Maclaren, of Dundee.
1921
St Andrew district, Dundee, Scotland
-
16.12.1943
(MPK) [age 22]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 125]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1554548]
P/O (prob) 10.11.1942 [134095]
(WS) F/O 10.05.1943
10.11.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 16.12.1943 pilot, 576 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster I, DV342 (UL-G2) took off from R.A.F. Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire at 16:27 hours on an operation to bomb Berlin. Whilst flying over the district of Lichtenberg at an estimated height of 10,000 feet, it was seen to burst into flames and a minute or two later exploded. It was shot down by Hauptmann Walter Borgers (1) of Stab III./NJG5 at 20.08 hrs at Lichtenberg, some 10 km east north east of Berlin. Pieces of the aircraft fell over a wide area. One of the engines fell in Ritterguts-Strafle, another fell in Verbindungsweg.  Two of the crew were found in the Bitterguts Strasse. Both airmen wore their parachute harness, but there was no sign of the parachutes. A local policeman, Herr. W. Borcher remembered that they were both dressed in blue. He also stated that there was no sign of the other crew members adding that he presumed that the aircraft had exploded in mid air. The two crew members bodies were taken away the next day by a Lieutenant and six men to a central mortuary in Berlin, later to be buried in Döberlitz-Elsgrund German Military Cemetery.]
McBride,
James Tait
J.T. McBride (Photo courtesy of Mr John Lucey)
Son of of Mr & Mrs John S. McBride, of Fermoy, co. Cork.
Brother of V.Adm. Sir William McBride, KCB, CBE, RN.
1897
Cork, Ireland
-
05.05.1963
RN:  
A/Paym.S.Lt. 15.11.1917
Paym.Lt. 15.11.1919 (retd 26.05.1925)
RAFVR:  
F/Lt. 01.09.1939 [76100] (reld 18.05.1945; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.09.1940
(01.1919)     no appointment listed
(08.1923)     no appointment listed
(01.1925)     no appointment listed
01.09.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
McCallum,
James Lindsay
J.L. McCallum

Married (1921, Athens, Greece) Jeanette Papadakis (1903 - 1988), daughter of Manolis Papadakis, and Alphonsine Colignon; two daughters, two sons.
12.04.1891
Melton, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
-
(03?).1955
Bristol, Gloucestershire
P/O (prob) 30.04.1941 [66623]
(WS) F/O 30.04.1942 (emgcy list) (reld 10.02.1954)
Mention in Despatches MID 02.06.1943 ?
30.04.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served Middle East (Egypt)
McCammond,
Arthur Norman William
A.N.W. McCammond (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [112351]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
McCormack,
William Hancock
W.H. McCormack (Photo courtesy of Mr Kevin O'Hare)

Son of John McCormack, and Sarah Jane Hancock, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Married ((06?).1942, Newcastle-upon-Tyne district, Northumberland) Catherine Agnes McNulty, of Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
(09?).1916
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
-
09.09.1942
[age 26]
[Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St John's Westgate and Elswick) Cemetery, Northumberland, section B, new ground, grave 289]
Sgt. ? [1310981]
P/O (prob) 24.01.1942 [119574]
Education: St Mary's University College (BSc).
Schoolmaster.
24.01.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 09.09.1942 No. 5 Flying Training School RAF
[P/O W.H. McCormack, Instructor, and 1424874 AC2 Jean Delperdange (Belgian) killed at Chetwynd as result of flying accident. ]
McDonald,
Alastair Thompson
A.T. McDonald

?
-
27.10.1965 ?
Edinburgh, Scotland ?
Sgt. ? [1053422]
P/O (prob) 24.12.1941 [115420]
(WS) F/O 24.12.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 24.12.1943
24.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      Pilot with 1 Photo Reconnaissance Unit RAF. Captured & POW. Was 73rd out of tunnel in Great Escape March 1944. Recaptured and survived.
McEwan,
James Albert Newlyn
J.A.N. McEwan (Photo courtesy of Mr Malcolm McEwan) J.A.N. McEwan (Photo courtesy of Mr Malcolm McEwan)
J.A.N. McEwan (Photo courtesy of Mr Malcolm McEwan) J.A.N. McEwan (Photo courtesy of Mr Malcolm McEwan)
Son of James Alexander McEwan (1866-1913), and Louisa Isabella Adams (1861-1965).
Married (25.07.1923, Hampstead, London) Violet Kathleen Cohen (07.06.1892 - 04.1985), daughter of Michael Cohen (1847-1916), and Matilda Rose Hoskins (1859-1955); one son.
05.07.1894
St Pauls Canonbury, Islington district,  London
-
02.11.1967
Bexhill, East Sussex
Army:  
T/2nd Lt. 05.10.1914
RAFVR:  
(A) P/O (prob) 30.06.1941 [100732]
P/O (prob) 30.08.1941
P/O 30.08.1942
(WS) F/O 30.08.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 13.04.1946
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 14.08.1946 (emcgy list 1946) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Wg.Cdr.)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 02.01.1950

New Year 50: as Principal Control Officer, Control Commission for Germany, British Element

05.10.1914     commissioned, Royal Field Artillery [temporary commission]
30.06.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      based in Torquay and served in No. 5, 7, 13 & 14 Initial Training Wings RAF
1945 - 1946 British Military Government in Berlin (Senior Economic Adviser)
He was a key figure in the restoration of West German industry, being very popular with the German Industrialists, and he received an Illuminated Address from the City of Berlin in 1951. He was awarded the OBE for his work in the Berlin Airlift where he was responsible for all the British supplies, logistics and priorities (excluding the flying part!).
McGlone,
Charles Gerard
C.G. McGlone (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian McGlone)
From Salford, Lancashire.
?
-
Sgt.
? [1236385]
P/O (prob)
13.08.1943 [172137]
P/O
08.03.1944
(WS) F/O 08.03.1944
(WS) F/Lt.
08.09.1945
F/O
01.05.1947, seniority 08.09.1944
F/Lt.
02.05.1947, seniority 08.03.1947 (retd 01.05.1955)
1938/39?
 
 
signed up to serve in the ranks, RAFVR
13.08.1943


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
 
 
 
served mainly in the Far East (possibly court-martialled twice – once in India and once in Malaya)
01.05.1947


extended service commission (for 8 years)
 
 
 
trained officers at RAF Cranwell
01.05.1955
 
 
transferred to reserve
09.06.1959


commissioned, Training Branch RAFVR
Boxing and squash champion at various times.
McGown,
William Lachlan
W.L. McGown (Photo courtesy of Mr Sinclair T. Ronald)
01.10.1913
Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
1984
West Kilbride, Scotland
[aged 71]
Wt.Offr.
? [1118708]
P/O (prob)
30.03.1944 [174120]
P/O
30.09.1944
(WS) F/O
30.09.1944 (reld 11.04.1946) (emgcy list) (reld 01.10.1958)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
28.11.1944
In air operations this officer has displayed outstanding bravery, fortitude and devotion to duty.
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
26.10.1945
?
22.09.1940
 
 
enlisted, RAFVR
30.03.1944


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943)
-
(1944)
514 Squadron RAF (Waterbeach)
[flying a Lancaster which came down at Le Celles Les Bordes France on the morning of the 8th of June '44; evaded capture]
30.03.1944
-
31.03.1944
Lancaster LL683 JI-P took part in an operation against Nuremberg - crashed on return. Airborne 2230 hrs from Waterbeach. On return was instructed to divert to Stradishall, but this airfield was fog bound. subsequently, and after two crew members had baled out, a forced- landing was made in a field near Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Wt.Offr. McGown had no injuries.
07.06.1944
-
08.06.1944
Lancaster DS822 JI-T took pat in an operation against Massy Palaiseau. Airborne 0037 hrs from Waterbeach to bomb rail facilities in tactical support of the Normandy Landings. Crashed at la Celle-le-Bordes (Yvelines), 11 km ESE from Rambouillet. P/O W.L.McGown evaded capture.
(1945)


162 Squadron RAF
McGrouther,
Duncan Milton
J.A.N. McEwan
Married Jem ...; one daughter, one son.
1923 ?
-
24.04.2009
hospital
(of Alloway, Ayr)
Ldg.Acm.
? [1564853]
P/O (prob)
11.06.1943 [152446]
(WS) F/O (prob)
11.12.1943
(WS) F/Lt.
11.06.1945
Education: MA; LLB; NP
11.06.1943


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]



70 (Bomber) Squadron RAF
Board Secretary with the S.S.E.B. thereafter with the Electricity Council, London.
McIntosh,
Duncan
D. McIntosh (Photo courtesy of Mrs Evelyn Dods) D. McIntosh (Photo courtesy of Mrs Evelyn Dods)
D. McIntosh
Married 1st (14.04.1942, Edinburgh; divorced 14.07.1977) Marjorie Isabella Smail; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (22.09.1977, Edinburgh; divorced 01.06.1983) Lady Strathcona (Lady Jane Mary Waldegrave (25.01.1934-), second daughter of Geoffrey Noel Waldegrave (12th Earl Waldegrave) and Mary Hermione Grenfell, and previously married to Donald Euan Palmer Howard, 4th Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal).
20.12.1922
Edinburgh
-
31.01.1987
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Sgt. ? [1373252]
P/O (prob) 10.02.1943 [144397]
(WS) F/O (prob) 10.08.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 10.02.1945 (reld 23.02.1947)
F/O 22.01.1948, seniority 10.10.1947
F/Lt. 01.04.1950 (reld 01.02.1956)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 12.06.1976

For services to the community in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Scottish Air Ambulance Service)

Air Force Cross AFC 01.01.1954 New Year 54
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
Test pilot with Miles aviation.
1941/42     flew Spitfires at Malta
10.02.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
22.01.1948     commissioned, Reconstituted RAuxAF (General Duties Branch)
20.06.1955 - 01.02.1956 RAuxAF Reserve of Officers
Founder & managing director of Loganair, 1962-12.1982.
McKenny,
Gordon Laurence Ashton
G.L.A. McKenny (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike McKenny) G.L.A. McKenny (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike McKenny)
Second son of George Ashton McKenny (1882-1969), and Margaret Millicent Henley (1880-1967).
Brother of Lt.Col. Robert Ashton McKenny.

Married (31.08.1951, Nairobi, Kenya) Lucie Suzanne Fournier.
15.07.1915
Knaresborough, Harrogate, Yorkshire
-
22.01.1997
Plymouth, Devon
Aircraftman 2nd cl. 10.04.1940 [963188]
Leading Aircraftman 05.08.1940
P/O (prob) 09.03.1941 [62002]
(WS) F/O 09.03.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 09.03.1943 (reld 06.01.1946) (emgcy list; reld 01.07.1957; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr. 27.09.1944-27.07.1945
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 15.10.1943 Middle East *
Mention in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?

* Squadron Navigation Officer; Sorties (second tour) 23. Flight Lieut McKenny, now in his second tour of operational duty, has participated in many successful night operations against the enemy in Sicily and Tunisia. As Squadron Navigating Officer he has set a magnificent example of skill and efficiency and the high standard of navigation displayed during long sea crossings by the navigators in the squadron has been due, in no small measure, to his untiring efforts.

Clerk.
10.04.1940     enlisted, RAFVR (mobilized 07.06.1940 No. 2 Recruitment Centre RAF, Cardington)
10.06.1940     5 Initial Training Wing RAF
05.08.1940     51 General Reconnaissance Pool RAF (initial pilot training remustered to observer training 30.08.1940)
06.09.1940     1 Reconnaissance Wing RAF
20.09.1940     51 General Reconnaissance Pool RAF
10.01.1941     No. 7 Bombing & Gunnery School RAF (for air observer training)
09.03.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
15.03.1941     13 Operational Training Unit RAF (for air observer training)
20.03.1941     80 Squadron RAF (for air crew (a/o) training)
10.06.1941     HQ RAF Middle East (for air crew duties) (air observer with ?? Squadron) [10.09.1941-04.10.1941 General Hospital Habbanyia]
31.12.1941     72 Operational Training Unit RAF (as instructor)
28.12.1942     No. 22 Personnel Transit Camp RAF, Middle East (supernumerary; pending posting)
08.01.1943     462 Squadron RAF (Middle East) (as navigator) (DFC)
08.10.1943     HQ 203 Group RAF (supernumerary as instructor; pending posting)
21.04.1944     No. 22 Personnel Transit Camp RAF, Middle East
?     276 Squadron RAF (despatches)
15.06.1945     No. 1 Aircrew Despatch Centre RAF, Area 20 (?)
27.07.1945     Aircrew Allocation Centre RAF, Area 21
22.08.1945     No. 10 Air Navigation School RAF, Area 25 (as Staff Officer)
22.11.1945     No. 100 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF, Area 23 (28?)
McLennan,
Duncan
D. McLennan (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [112360]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
McLeod,
Donald Murdoch
D.M. McLeod
Son of Allan McLeod, and Johanna Campbell.
Married Sarah Dodd.
1916
Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada
-
21.09.1973
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
F/Sgt. ? [986897]
(A) P/O (prob) 22.07.1943 [148072]
P/O (prob) 16.09.1943
(WS) F/O 16.03.1944 (reld 27.06.1944; on appointment to RCAF)
Played ice hockey for the "Maple Leafs" which brought him to Scotland.
22.07.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
McMaster,
Brian John
B.J. McMaster (Photo courtesy of Mr Mick Prendergast)
Son of John and Devina Elizabeth McMaster.
Married ((12?).1940, Hitchin district, Hertfordshire) Mary Leila Hawkins, of St. Ippolyts; one son.
1916
-
30.03.1943
[age 27]
[Ippollitts (St Ippolyt) New Churchyard, Hertfordshire, by path]
Sgt. ? [742059]
P/O (prob) 24.08.1940 [84696]
(WS) F/O 24.08.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 24.08.1942
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 12.01.1943 *
* This officer has taken part in many sorties of a most varied nature. By his keenness he has set a great example to his fellow pilots.
24.08.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 30.03.1943 542 Squadron RAF (DFC)
[An accident involving three people and two aircraft occurred today. Sq.Ldr R.V. Whitehead (R.A.E. Farnborough) having taken off to return to his Station crashed on 542 Squadron dispersal, with the result that F/Lt B.J. McMaster DFC (Officer Commanding "B" Flight, 542 Squadron) and LAC Bedford together with Sq.Ldr. Whitehead, were all killed. The aircraft was burnt out. An aircraft of 542 Squadron standing at dispersal was slightly burnt.]
McPhee,
Thomas
"Tom"
T. McPhee

Married (1941) Elvina Duncan (died 2007); two daughters.

30.11.1917
Greenock
-
22.02.2009
Sgt.
? [742055]
P/O (prob)
27.06.1941 [100603]
P/O
27.06.1942
(WS) F/O
27.06.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
27.06.1943 (reld 12.1945)
(A) Sq.Ldr.
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
07.07.1944
*
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM
02.05.1941
attack on IJmuiden steel works 07.04.41 **
Air Efficiency Award AEA
12.1945?
-
* This officer has taken part in a large number of sorties and has displayed a high standard of leadership and skill throughout. His determination to press home his attacks has always, been apparent and has won him much success. One evening in June, 1944, he played a prominent part in an operation against a concentration of locomotives which were attacked with good effect. This officer has at all times displayed outstanding devotion to duty.
** In April, 1941, this pilot was detailed to participate in an attack on a target at IJmuiden. In spite of intense anti-aircraft opposition which forced his leader to take violent evasive action, Sergeant McPhee kept close company with his leader so that both were successful in bombing the target from a height of only 50 feet. On leaving the target area, Sergeant McPhee was attacked by enemy fighters who followed him for a considerable distance across the North Sea. Although his aircraft was damaged, he succeeded in flying back to his base and landing safely. Sergeant McPhee has carried out numerous operational missions and has displayed great courage and determination throughout.
Education: Preston Technical College.
Draughtsman at Vauxhall Motors in Luton.
09.1938
 
 
trained as a pilot
late 1940
-
05.1941
139 Squadron RAF (flew 40 sorties, flying Blenheims)
27.06.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
1941
-
1943
instructor
12.1943
-
 (1945?)
464 (RAAF) Squadron (flying Mosquitos)
[02.1944 took part in Operation Jericho, a daring low-level attack to breach the walls of Amiens prison to liberate members of the French Resistance who were due to be shot the next day; completed 72 operations]
Draughtsman, working for de Havilland Aircraft Company before moving to Bristol to work for Rolls-Royce until he retired.
McTernaghan,
James Leslie Martin
J.L.M. McTernaghan
(09?).1920
Belfast, Northern Ireland
-
F/Sgt. ? [977442]
P/O (prob) 26.06.1944 [179246]
(WS) F/O 26.12.1944
(A) F/Lt. (1945)
(WS) F/Lt. 26.06.1946
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 17.04.1945 ?
26.06.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)     582 Squadron RAF (DFC)
McWilliam,
Ormiston Galloway Edgar
H.J. May
Son of Ormiston Galloway Reid McWilliam and Jessie Elizabeth McWilliam.
Husband of Ida Margaret McWilliam, of Sydenham, London; three sons.
Lived at Shoreham.
(03?.)1893
Kensington, Greater London
-
19.08.1942
(DOW) [age 49]
[Old Shoreham Cemetery, grave 574]
P/O (prob)
11.05.1940 [79101]
F/O (prob) 15.01.1941
F/O
11.05.1941
(T) F/Lt.
01.06.1942
Education: M.A. (Oxon.): Scholar of University College.
Schoolmaster.
11.05.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative duties)
?
-
19.08.1942
226 Squadron RAF
[passenger aboard a Boston III (AL278) during the Dieppe raid, and died of wounds after being hit by a cannon shell]
Meadows,
John Pierrepont
"Jack"
J.P. Meadows
Son of Charles Alfred Gordon Pierrepont Meadows (1879-1952), and Marion Julia Muir (?-1967).
Married (17.09.1942, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada) June Hankinson; two daughters.

18.11.1919
Calcutta, India
-
21.07.2010
White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Sgt. ? [742580]
P/O (prob) 27.07.1940, seniority 21.07.1940 [82672]
(WS) F/O 27.07.1941, seniority 21.07.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 27.07.1942, seniority 21.07.1942 (retd 29.05.1947; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1945)
F/O 29.05.1947, seniority 25.02.1947
Sq.Ldr. 17.09.1950 (reld 02.06.1960)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 03.04.1945 *
Air Force Cross AFC 01.01.1953 ?
Air Efficiency Award AEA ? ?
* Squadron Leader Meadows is a most keen and conscientious flight commander who has set a fine example of efficiency to the squadron. He has completed a large number of operational sorties by night and day, many of which have been in bad weather over France, Belgium and Germany. During these missions he has destroyed three enemy aircraft (including two in one night). He has always displayed exemplary courage and devotion to duty. [Destroyed two Ju.88s, 31 December 1944/1 January 1945 in Mosquito MM706, and one Ju88 on the 29/28th July.]
11.1938     enlisted, RAFVR
27.07.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(07.1944)     604 Squadron RAF
(12.1944) - (01.1945) 219 Squadron RAF (DFC)
29.05.1947     commissioned, Royal Auxiliary Air Force (General Duties Branch)
17.09.1950 - 04.10.1953 Commanding Officer, 600 (City of London) Squadron RAuxAF
04.10.1953     transferred to reserve
02.06.1955     transferred to General List RAuxAF
25.06.1957     transferred to reserve
Worked for Unilever, 1946-1981.
Meehan,
Leslie
L. Meehan
13.04.1923 ?
Dober, Kent ?
-
08.2006 ?
Bristol district, Gloucestershire ?
Ldg.Acm. ? [1336635]
P/O (prob) 05.09.1942 [128882]
(WS) F/O (prob) 05.03.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 05.09.1944
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 05.03.1946 (reld 29.01.1949)
F/O 29.01.1949
F/Lt. 01.03.1951, seniority 29.01.1949 (reld 29.01.1954)
05.09.1942 - 29.01.1949 commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
29.01.1949 - 29.01.1954 commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) (Reconstituted Section)
Meggeson,
Oliver John
O.J. Meggeson
Son of Sidney Luddington Meggeson and Elsie Cann, of Uxbridge, Middlesex.
(12?).1922
Hackney district, London
-
26.08.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany, 2.K.17, originally Heusenstamm CIM Cemetery]
Sgt. ? [1319256]
P/O (prob) 14.11.1943 [161804]
(WS) F/O 14.05.1944
(A) F/Lt. ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 25.01.1946 [with effect from 25.08.44]
14.11.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 26.08.1944 pilot, 85 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster Mk. III ND455 (OL-U) was airborne 21:07 on 25 Aug 1944 from Coningsby to bomb a target in Darmstadt. Cause of loss not established. The aircraft crashed at the
Schloßweiher at Heusenstamm, 25 km NNE of Darmstadt. Those killed are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery. This was W/O Williams second tour of operations having completed his first with No.57 Sqdn, gaining a DFM, gazetted 15 Jun 1943. In 2007 a memorial was unveiled at the crash site. F/L O.J. Meggeson DFC 161804 RAFVR (Pilot) killed. F/S D. Cobb 1801058 RAFVR (Flt Engr) killed. F/O E.J. Wicker DFC 52018 RAFVR (Navigator) killed. W/O J.L.T. Williams DFM 41386 RNZAF (Bomb Aimer) killed. F/S W.G. Carman 1237632 RAF (WOp AG) PoW. F/S E. Bentley 2221018 RAF (Mid Up AG) PoW. Sgt E.L. Meredith 1836004 RAFVR (Rear AG) killed. F/S W.G.Bentley was interned in Camp L7. PoW No.744. F/S W.G. Carman in Camp L1. PoW No.5278. He was on his 33rd operation.]
Megson,
Forrest Loudon
F.L. Megson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Penelope Megson-Deubel) F.L. Megson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Penelope Megson-Deubel)
Son of Edmund Victor Megson (1865-1935), and Amelia Ann Loudon (1867?-1928).
Married (14.12.1942, Kars El Nil Barracks, Cairo, Egypt) Mary Patricia Philomena Bowers (10.12.1905 - 04.1999); one daughter.
16.05.1894
Altrincham district, Cheshire
-
03.02.1977
Mombasa, Kenya
P/O (prob) 08.07.1940 [83796]
(WS) F/O 24.12.1940
(T) F/Lt. 01.09.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 15.06.1943
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 20.12.1944 (reld 18.04.1946; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(A) W/Cdr. ?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.01.1967

New Year 67: British subject resident in Kenya

British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Territorial (Force) War Medal TWM - -
1939-1945 Star 39-45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp North Africa 1942-43
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39-45 - -
Coronation Medal 1937 Cor M 37 - -
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M 53 - -
Territorial Decoration TD - -
08.07.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
His daughter writes: "He had already served as an officer in the army for the duration of WWI. I found a document stating that my father started (1914) WW 1 in the Cheshire Yeomanry (cavalry) - sent to Egypt (Baharia Force / Camel Transport Corps ?). Later returned to England (Cambridge) where he was commissioned and transferred to the Cameron Highlanders in France…demobilised/released 1919 retaining rank of Lieutenant. When he volunteered in London in 1939 he was judged too old but was accepted for service in the RAF Cairo on request in Nairobi, Kenya."
Meikle,
Matthew Graham
M.G. Meikle (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114913]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Menzies,
William Mcdonald
W.M. Menzies
Son of William McDonald Menzies and Beatrice Menzies, of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Married (1941, Aberdeen, Scotland) Audrey Jean Menzies, of Aberdeen, Scotland; one child.
1918
St Machar district, Aberdeen, Scotland
-
07.09.1942
[age 24]
[Alamein Memorial, column 248]
(T) F/Sgt. ? [966006]
P/O (prob) 16.02.1942 [116898]
Education: Aberdeen Grammar School.
01.07.1941 - 09.07.1941 pilot, 41 Squadron RAF
16.02.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
? - 07.09.1942 pilot, 92 Squadron RAF
Merrick,
Sidney Denis
S.D. Merrick (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Merrick)
Son (with two brothers and three sisters) of William Merrick (1860-1931), and Eleanor Adele Stevens (1860-1939).
Married (24.06.1939, Barnes, Surrey) Marjorie Brown (04.08.1911 - 04.1990), daughter (with one sister) of Colin Logan Brown (1886-1917), and Laura Matilda Jenkins (1888-1985); two sons.
24.10.1902
Warminster, Wiltshire
-
24.02.1986
Norwich, Norfolk
P/O (prob) 14.05.1940 [79278]
(WS) F/O 14.05.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.06.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 11.03.1944 (Emcgy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A)Sq.Ldr. ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 ?
Merchant Navy, 1919-1936 (Master Mariner, Glen Line Shipping).
14.05.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      attached to Coastal Command, serving at Felixstowe, as Mooring Officer Flying Boats at Pembroke Dock & Reykjavik, and 1944/45 as Commanding Officer, Blyth Air Sea Rescue
Meyrick,
Hugh William
H.W. Meyrick
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of James Frederick Battram Meyrick (1872-1934), and Wilhelmina Francke (1874-1966).
Married ((06?).1926, Croydon district, Surrey) Dorothy Edith Faulkner (07.05.1900 - 10.06.1983); one son, one daughter.
30.05.1901
Croydon, Surrey
-
01.11.1985
Liverpool, Merseyside
Acm. 2nd cl. ? [1881034]
(A) P/O (prob) 09.03.1944 [171967]
P/O (prob) 04.05.1944
(WS) F/O 04.11.1944
09.03.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served in India
Served with Standard Chartered Bank. Honorary consul to the Philippines.
Middleton,
Peter Francis
P.F. Middleton
Son of Richard Noel Middleton (1879-1951), and Olive Christiana Lupton (1881-1936).
Married (07.12.1946, Adel Parish Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire) Valerie Glassborow (05.01.1924 - 13.09.2006), daughter of  Frederick George Glassborow (1890-1954), and Constance Robison (1888-1977); four sons (granddaughter is Kate Middleton, fiancée, from 29.04.2011 wife of Prince William of Wales).
03.09.1920
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
02.11.2010
Vernham Dean, Hampshire
Ldg.Acm. ? [1166179]
P/O (prob) 09.03.1941 [62328]
(WS) F/O 09.03.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 09.03.1943 (reld 12.08.1949)
F/O 12.08.1949
F/Lt. 01.03.1951, seniority 12.08.1949 (reld 12.08.1959)
Education: Clifton College (09.1934-05.1939; Brown's House); New College, Oxford University.
09.03.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
      flying instructor
12.08.1949     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (General Duties Branch)
Air-line pilot with BEA.
Milbank,
Geoffrey Arthur
G.A. Milbank (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter G.H. Milbank)
Son of Arthur George Milbank (1871-1959), builder, and Catherine Gearon, of Howe Street, Great Waltham.
Married 1st ((03?).1922, Dover district, Kent) Queenie Victoria L. Smart (1898 - (03?).1967).
Married 2nd (1939) Margaret Louise Bye Ford (24.03.1913 - 16.12.1988); six children.
25.06.1898
Great Waltham, Essex
-
17.10.1963
St Thomas's Hospital, London
[buried at Great Waltham]
Pte. 08.02.1917 [10210]
T/2nd Lt. RAF 29.07.1918
2nd Lt. RAF 09.11.1918
P/O (prob) RAFO 30.04.1923
P/O RAFO 20.10.1923
F/O RAFO 21.10.1924 (reld 20.04.1931)
P/O (prob) 04.07.1939 [73648]
P/O 12.09.1939
F/O 12.09.1939
(A) F/Lt. 14.09.1939-30.04.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 01.05.1940
(A) Sq.Ldr. 01.02.1940-...,
01.07.1943-31.12.1943
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1944 (demobilized 28.08.1945) (reld 27.11.1950; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Sq.Ldr. RAAF 27.11.1950, seniority 06.10.1950 (reld 27.11.1960)
Air Efficiency Award AEA 1950 ?
1914-1920 British War Medal BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def Med - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Great Waltham Elementary School; King Edward VI Chelmsford Grammar School (20.09.1909-20.12.1914; Lance-Corporal & Sergeant, Cadet Corps),
08.02.1917     Honourable Artillery Company
23.11.1917     posted to Reception Depot, Personnel Supply Park pending transfer to Cadet Unit of the Royal Flying Corps
16.12.1917     No 5 Officers Cadet Wing
15.02.1918     No 2 School of Military Aeronautics
      No 2 School of Aeronautics, Oxford
14.04.1918     Armament School
11.05.1918     No 65 Training School
29.07.1918     commissioned, RAF (Aeroplane and Seaplane Officer)
29.07.1918     No 53 Training Depot Station 
02.08.1918     No 2 Fighting School
18.08.1918     No 54 Squadron (Expeditionary Force, France; wounded, hospital 09.11.1918; No 20 General Hospital, 14.11.1918; War Hospital Epsom, 21.11.1918)
25.11.1918     South East Area
25.02.1919     No 50 Training Depot Station
20.08.1919     RAF Manston
      transferred to Unemployed List
20.04.1923     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (Class 'A', from 20.04.1926 Class 'C') (De Havilland Civilian Flying School, 07.05-21.06.1923, 09.04-21.04.1925 & 21.05-06.06.1925)
04.07.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
06.09.1939     Operations Room, RAF Turnhouse
12.09.1940     RAF Northolt (attached for course; at Kenley 02.09-14.09.1940) (for Special Duties)
23.12.1940     HQ No 9 Group RAF (supernumerary)
09.08.1941     Operations Room, HQ Fighter Control RAF
15.12.1941     HQ No 10 Group RAF (supernumerary): Controller, RAF Middle Wallop 15.12.1941; Ground Control Interception, RAF Portreath 22.12.1941; RAF Colerne
01.05.1943     HQ No 9 Group RAF (supernumerary): Ground Control Interception, RAF High Ercall; Atcham Combined Training Centre Dundonald 10.04-01.05.1943;  Fighter Direction Training, Combined Training Centre Dundonald 01.05-16.05.1943; Ground Control Interception, No 15053 Air Ministry Experimental Station, 16.05.1943; Ground Control Interception, No 102 Mobile Air Reporting Unit, 20.03.1944
21.06.1945     No 100 Personnel Dispersal Centre (for release)
27.11.1950     commissioned, RAAF (Fighter Control Branch) (No. 3619 (County of Suffolk) Fighter Control Unit)
09.10.1952     transferred to reserve
03.02.1955     transferred to General Duties Branch (Ground Section)
Miles,
John Gilbert
P.F. Middleton
Married (divorced) ...; ... children (one son?).
23.12.1918 ?
-
04.2003 ?
Poole district, Dorset ?
(A) Wt.Offr. ? [1332499]
P/O (prob) 29.04.1944 [131097]
(WS) F/O 29.10.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 29.04.1946
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 27.10.1947 (reld 04.06.1951)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 30.06.1944 ?
      7 Squadron RAF (DFC)
29.04.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
04.06.1951     short service commission, RAF
Miles,
Leslie
L. Miles (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114916]
P/O (prob) 28.02.1942
(WS) F/O 01.10.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/O)
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Milford,
Harold John
H.J. Milford

Son of William J. Milford, and Ada F. Adcock, of Lambeth, London.
Married ((06?).1940, Lambeth district, London) Marion Heather.
16.08.1914
Lambeth district, London
-
06.04.1944
[age 29]
[Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland, collective grave 9.A]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1375447]
P/O (prob) 09.08.1941 [103586]
(WS) F/O 09.08.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 09.08.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 escape attempt as POW [posthumously]
Education: Strand Grammar School, Tulse Hill, London.
09.08.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 22.09.1942 observer, 226 Squadron RAF
[His Boston AL743 MQ-F was airborne 10:50 hrs from Swanton Morley to bomb a power station in Northern France.The aircraft was shot down. One crew member evaded, two (under which Milford) were captured.]
22.09.1942 - 06.04.1944 POW (No. 715) in German captivity (Stalag Luft III, Sagan) (recaptured & shot after the "great escape")
Miller,
Ernest Edward
E.E. Miller
?
-
(A) P/O (prob)
01.06.1940 [79943]
P/O (prob)
24.07.1940
P/O
01.06.1941
(WS) F/O
24.07.1941
(T) F/Lt.
01.09.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
07.07.1945
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
15.09.1946-01.01.1948
F/Lt.
25.02.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
10.03.1950, seniority 01.03.1946 (dismissed by sentence of a general court-martial 15.01.1954)
01.06.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
24.10.1946
 
 
extended service commission, RAF (Equipment Branch)
16.03.1949
 
 
permanent commission, RAF (Equipment Branch)
Miller,
Frank
F. Miller
Son (with one sister) of John Robert Miller (1883-), and Beatrice Gray.
Married (19.02.1942) Jean Constance White (25.03.1919 - 2003), daughter (with two sisters and two brothers) of Charles White (1867-1933), and Daisy Rose Wohlmann (1889-1968); one daughter.
28.11.1920
Kiribati, Ocean Island, Gilbert & Ellis Islands
-
2003
Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia
Sgt. ? [1058949]
(A) P/O (prob) 11.11.1943 [159376]
P/O (prob) 06.01.1944
(WS) F/O 06.07.1944
      115 Squadron RAF (flew 7 operations in 10.1942)
      102 Squadron RAF
11.11.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Miller,
Kenneth Roderick
K.R. Miller K.R. Miller
Son (with three sisters and five brothers) of Julius Patrick Hessenmuller (1873-1933), and Anna Elizabeth Gertrude Sotham (1875-1961).
Married (29.03.1941, St Catherine's Church, Earls Court, Kensington district, London) June C. Hill; two sons.
23.03.1918
Montevideo, Uruguay
-
13.05.1989
Croydon, Surrey
Sgt. ? [920599]
P/O (prob) 03.02.1942 [116052]
(WS) F/O 19.08.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 19.08.1943
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 26.06.1942 ?
03.02.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1942)     76 Squadron RAF
? - 21.01.1944 622 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster R5915 (GI-P) was airborne 16:51 hrs 20.01.1944 from Mildenhall for an operation against Berlin. Outbound at 22,000 feet hit by Flak in the vicinity of Hamburg-Lüneburg which set fire to the starboard wing. Exploded and crashed between Havekost and Rümstedt, 5 km ENE of Bad Bevensen. Those killed were buried at Rümstedt, five are now buried in Becklingen War cemetery while Panel 214 of the Runnymede Memorial commemorates Sgt Woodcock. F/Sgt R.A. Deacon KIA Sgt N. Butler (P2) KIA Sgt J.B. Strange KIA Sgt P.J. Irwin PoW F/L K.R. Miller PoW Sgt A.W. Woodcock KIA Sgt. J. Cunningham KIA Sgt. J.H. Kidman KIA Sgt. P.J. Irwin was wounded but interned in Camps L6/357, PoW No. 923. F/Lt. K.R. Miller was interned in Camp Stalag Luft III, PoW No. 3378.]
Miller,
Royston Kenneth
R.K. Miller
?
-
03.2012
Ldg.Acm. ? [1152165]
P/O (prob) 18.01.1941, seniority 22.12.1940 [60131]
(WS) F/O 28.03.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 28.03.1943
(T) F/Lt. 03.12.1946, seniority 28.03.1943
F/Lt. RAF 03.04.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
Sq.Ldr. RAF 01.07.1948 (reld 03.04.1960)
18.01.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
27.03.1944     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
03.04.1947     commissioned, RAF (Secretarial Branch) [extended service commission]
      RAF Uxbridge
07.04.1951     transferred to reserve
Minto,
James Christopher
J.C. Minto (Photo courtesy of Mr Rick Cannam)

1922
Quetta, India
-
Ldg.Acm. ? [1314993]
P/O (prob) 28.02.1942 [119579]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 01.10.1943? (reld 17.05.1951; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
F/O 17.05.1951
F/Lt. 04.10.1951 (reld 17.05.1956)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 17.08.1945 ?
28.02.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
05.1942 - 05.1943 611 Squadron RAF
(1943/44)     145 Squadron RAF (Italy)
(1945)     65 Squadron RAF (DFC)
17.05.1951     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (General Duties Branch)
Miskimmin,
Robert [Russell]
R. Miskimmin
18.08.1922
-
1987
Sgt. ? [1148969]
P/O (prob) 21.09.1943 [161278]
(WS) F/O 1944?
(WS) F/Lt. 21.09.1945
F/O 02.06.1947, seniority 22.03.1947 (reld 19.04.1949)
F/O 19.04.1949, seniority 06.08.1947
F/Lt. 07.06.1951 (retd 31.07.1962)
21.09.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
02.06.1947 - 19.04.1949 commissioned, [Royal] Auxiliary Air Force (General Duties Branch)
19.04.1949     short service commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [extended 09.1955 to twelve years service w.e.f. 19.04.1949]
His son writes: "He was a navigator. Was flying Wellington bombers, 28 missions completed. Shot down over Atlantic, recovered by American destroyer. Left RAF in early 1960's Was CO at Aldergrove, N Ireland."
Misra,
Ronobir
A.E. Mitchell

Married ((12?).1945, Croydon district, London) Marjore Veal (née Ellis); ... children (one son?).
12.04.1914
-
13.03.1989
Surrey South-Western district, Surrey
Acm. 1st cl. ? [1623524]
P/O (prob) 17.02.1944 [171145]
(WS) F/O 17.08.1944
F/O RAuxAF ? (reld 12.04.1959; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
17.02.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) (Signals) [emergency commission]
Mitchell,
Arthur Edward
A.E. Mitchell
A.E. Mitchell
Son (with four brothers and one sister) of Edward Paul Mitchell (1877-1954), and Laura Susanna Parsons Harris (1881-1951).
Married (31.08.1940, Aberdeen, Scotland) Irene Stevenson Garland (1913 - 2000); two sons, two daughters.
08.01.1909
Plymouth Mutley, Devon
-
14.05.2000
Leamington Spa, Mid Warwickshire
P/O (prob) 13.03.1940 [78014]
(WS) F/O (prob) 13.06.1940
(WS) F/O 13.03.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.06.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 16.08.1942
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1945 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
From 1934 to 1938 he was Wireless operator on Lord Moyne's yacht "Rosaura" and also held amateur radio callsign G8DF from 1936.
13.03.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
24.04.1940     transferred, RAFVR (Technical Branch)
08.1941     posted to Australia to teach radio/radar to the RAAF
03.1945     returned to UK
Moved from Aberdeen to Surrey, 1946.
Mitchell,
Cyril
A.E. Mitchell

 
22.03.1910
-
08.1996
Southend on Sea district, Essex
Sgt. ? [1881582]
P/O (prob) 13.02.1945 [191224]
(WS) F/O 13.08.1945 (Emgcy List) (reld 22.03.1955)
13.02.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      166 Squadron RAF (Far East)
Mitchell,
Ronald Bell
A.E. Mitchell

Son of ... Mitchell, and ... Bell.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
17.01.1923
Newcastle upon Tyne, Cumberland
-
02.2016 still alive
Ldg.Acm. ? [1569014]
P/O (prob) 11.02.1944 [163889]
(WS) F/O 11.08.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 11.02.1946
11.02.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
His daughter writes: "I know he was trained in Canada and served mostly in Gibraltar."
Moll,
Edwin Henry
E.H. Moll (Photo courtesy of Mr Steve Gartside)
Son of Peter Henry J. Moll, and Philippine Effmann.
Married ((12?).1942, Barnet district, Middlesex) Joan Lewis.
11.01.1916
Edmonton district, Oxfordshire
-
Sgt. ? [1283474]
P/O (prob) 25.09.1941 [110816]
(WS) F/O 25.09.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 25.09.1943
25.09.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served at RAF Station Brough
Molony,
[Sir] Joseph Thomas
A.E. Mitchell

Second son (with one brother and three sisters)of Rt Hon. Sir Thomas Francis Molony,  1st Bt, PC (1865-1949), Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, and Pauline Mary Rispin (1873-1951).
Married (15.08.1936, Dartford district, Kent) Carmen Mary Dent (06.01.1910 - 11.2003), only daughter (with two brothers) of late Frankland Dent (1868-1929), PhD, MSc, FIC (Colonial Civil Service Singapore), and Carmen deMira (1876-1976); two sons, two daughters.
08.12.1907
-
28.05.1978
Kensington district, London
P/O (prob) 29.08.1940 [84505]
(WS) F/O (prob) 23.06.1941
(WS) F/O 29.08.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 12.08.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A?) Sq.Ldr. 1944?
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO 1970 ?
Knight Bachelor Kt 1967 ?
Education: Downside; Trinity College, Cambridge (Senior Scholar). MA, LLM 1933.
Barrister, Inner Temple, 1930 (Certificate of Honour, Barstow Scholar, Yarborough­Anderson Scholar).
29.08.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served in UK & South East Asia Command (Burma)
QC, 1955. Master of the Bench, 1961. Leader of the Western Circuit, 1964-1975; A Recorder, since 1972 (Recorder of Bristol, 1964-1971);
Judge of the Courts of Appeal, Jersey and Guernsey, 1972-1975; Member Bar Council, 1954-1958, 1962; Commissioner of Assize: Midland and South-Eastern Circuits, 1958; North-Eastern Circuit, 1960; Western Circuit, 1968; Recorder: Devizes, 1951-1954; Exeter, 1954-1960; Southampton, 1960-1964. Attorney General to the Duchy of Cornwall, 1960-1969. Chairman: General Council of  the Bar, 1963-1964, 1964-1965, 1965-1966; Board of Trade Departmental Committee on Consumer Protection, 1959; Code of Practice Committee, Pharmaceutical Industry, 1967.
Montefiore,
Neville
N. Montefiore  
Third son of Mr & Mrs Harry John Montefiore.
Married 1st (06.04.1929, St Peter's, Eaton Square, London) Gladys May F. Rogers (born 1906) (later divorced), only daughter of Mr & Mrs John Rogers; one son.
Married 2nd (04.1951) Mrs Constance May Barlow (née Gaunt) (25.11.1916 - 09.1992), divorced wife of Peter Clifford Barlow; two daughters, one son.
26.01.1906
Amersham district, Buckinghamshire
-
23.02.1968
Whitby, York, Yorkshire
P/O AuxAF
07.06.1927 (reld 14.03.1930)
Sgt.
? [758134]
P/O (prob)
23.01.1941, seniority 01.01.1941 [60319]
P/O
23.01.1942
F/O
23.01.1942, seniority 01.01.1942
(A) F/Lt.
1942?
(WS) F/Lt.
23.01.1943, seniority 01.01.1943 (emgcy) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
Air Force Cross AFC
01.01.1943
New Year 43
1927
 
 
aviator's certificate (# 8100, D.H. School)
07.06.1927
-
14.03.1930
commissioned, No. 600 City of London (Bombing) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force
17.06.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Moon,
Richard Warwick Martin
"Dick"
R.W.M. Moon
Son of Henry Frederick Moon, and Lucy Yvonne Moon (later Laws), of Bedmond, Hertfordshire.
1923 ?
-
03.04.1942
(KIA) [age 19]
[Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya, 3.D.24]
[Abbots Langley War Memorial]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1382864]
P/O (prob) 11.09.1941 [106647]
11.09.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 03.04.1942 pilot, 94 Squadron RAF
Moore,
J
J. Moore (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip Cleland)
?
-
P/O (prob) ?
... ...
F/Lt. (07.1945)
?     commissioned, RAFVR [emergency commission]
(07.1945)     Supreme HQ Allied Expeditionary Force/Air (Rear)
Moore,
Joseph Stanley
J.S. Moore (Photo courtesy of Mr Barry Moore)

Son of Joseph S. Moore, and Minetta B. Lee.
Married ((09?).1941, East Ham, London) Irene Lucy Madden, of East Ham; ... children (one son?).
14.09.1919
East Ham, London
-
11.05.1943
[age 23]
[City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park, screen wall, square 241, collective grave 108018]
Sgt. ? [921391]
P/O (prob) 14.01.1942 [115080]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
14.01.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 11.05.1943 pilot, 15 Operational Training Unit RAF
[Flying a Miles Martinet I [HP425] for training purposes. Taken off from Harewell briefed to carry out a fighter affiliation exercise with a Wellington. It is not clear if the affiliation part of the flight was carried out, but at around 15:10 hrs, while attempting a second aerobatic roll, the pliot lost control and spun into the ground less than a mile south-west of West Hagbourne and about 2 miles SSW from Didcot, Berkshire. F/O Moore & F/O L.C. Martin were killed.]
Moore,
Leslie Lancelot Hardy
L.L.H. Moore
Married (03.08.1931, Halton, Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire) Lena Lilian Maude Plunkett (10.09.1907 - 22.09.2010); ... children (one son?).
05.08.1907
Norwich district, Norfolk
-
07.1997
North Walsham, Norfolk
(A) P/O (prob) 26.04.1941 [65321]
F/O 01.04.1947 (reld 05.1952, dated 16.09.1945)
26.04.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Training Branch) [emergency commission]
His son writes: "Instructor in navigation, Yorkshire. Flew in Ansons and Hampdens over English Channel 1940."
Moore,
Peter John
P.J. Moore

Son of Arthur Fitzroy Moore, and Catherine Susan Morrissey, of Melbourne, Australia.
1920 ?
-
03.06.1942
(KIA) [age 22]
[Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, 46.D.5]
Sgt. ? [754288]
P/O (prob) 08.11.1941 [112401]
08.11.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      253 Squadron RAF
? - 03.06.1942 pilot, 616 Squadron RAF
[Spitfire Mk. VI BR191 had taken off from Kings Cliffe in the afternoon for operation Circus 184 (bomber escort). It was engaged by Jagdgeschwader 26 and shot down off Le Touquet. P/O Moore was killed and was first buried at Le Touquet Paris Plage Military Cemetery, later to be reburied at Etaples.]
Moore,
Ronald Dennis
"Ron"
R.D. Moore

Son of ... Moore, and ... Cope.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
09.03.1922
Wandsworth district, London
-
(06?).1998
Worthing district, West Sussex
Ldg.Acm. ? [1322306]
P/O (prob) 12.12.1942 [136953]
(WS) F/O (prob) 12.06.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 12.12.1944
      flying training in South Africa
12.12.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      Completed 2 tours of duty as Air Bomber in Halifaxes with a total of 72 sorties and 568 hours:- First a short spell with 77 Squadron from Elvington (including Hamburg bombings) from 18.07.1943; Then from 19.08.1943 with 148 Squadron Special Duties operating out of Derna/Protville in Libya -Tunisia Mediterranean Expeditionary Force; and then from Brindisi with the Central Mediterranean Force.
Moore,
Thomas Henry
T.H. Moore
?
-
Cpl. RFC
11.1916 [16262]
Cpl. RAF
04.1918 [846016]
P/O (prob)
01.04.1943 [141916]
(WS) F/O (prob)
01.10.1943
F/Lt.
26.04.1952 (reld 07.02.1959)
Air Efficiency Award AEA
11.1949
?
Meritorious Service Medal (Army) MSM
04.06.1917

for valuable services rendered with the Armies in the Field

Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
?
12.1915


enlisted Royal Flying Corps (served as motor transport driver in France)
04.1918


Corporal mechanic, RAF
01.04.1943


commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
07.02.1949


RAFVR (Reconstituted Section), Administrative and Special Duties Branch
< 06.1952


transferred to Secretarial Branch
07.02.1954
-
07.02.1959
extension of service by five years
Morgan,
Clarence Roy
C.R. Morgan (Photo courtesy of Mr John Morgan)

Married ...; ... children (one son?).
07.10.1918
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, Canada
-
09.1995
Bay Roberts,
Newfoundland, Canada
Sgt. ? [798677]
P/O (prob) 05.01.1942 [121325]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942 (reld 09.07.1946)
05.01.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
06.08.1943     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
His son writes: "Dad joined up with the RAF and attained the rank of Flt. Lt. and was an acting Squadron Leader prior to his discharge. Dad signed up in Newfoundland and was trained for the RAF in Quebec under the Commonwealth air training plan. He went overseas and served I think Coastal Command, then Bomber Command where he was involved in a crash/shot down, spent 9 months in hospital (?), then was posted to the Far East (Ceylon, India and now Pakistan) before being discharged around late 1945/early 1946."
Morgan,
Owen
O. Morgan (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Acm. 1st cl. ? [1380436]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 24.11.1941 [114924]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Morison,
Charles John Adam
D.E. Morris

?

-
F/Sgt.
? [1366889]
P/O (prob)
25.02.1944 [173819]
(WS) F/O
25.02.1945
(WS) F/Lt.
25.02.1946
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
25.09.1945
?
25.02.1944


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)


rear gunner, 186 Squadron RAF
Morison,
Walter McDonald
W.M. Morison
W.M. Morison
Son of ... Morison, and ... Cluckie.
Married Joan Devas (died 2005); two sons, two daughters.

26.11.1919
Beckenham, Bromley district, Kent
-
26.03.2009
Ldg.Acm.
? [903259]
P/O (prob)
30.11.1940, seniority 10.11.1940 [88476]
P/O
30.11.1941, seniority 10.11.1940
(WS) F/O
30.11.1941, seniority 10.11.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
30.11.1942, seniority 10.11.1942 (reld 07.1945)
Education: Stowe School; Trinity College, Cambridge (one year)
30.11.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
02.1941


241 (Army Co-operation) Squadron RAF



instructor, bomber training unit
05.1942
-
06.06.1942 
103 Squadron RAF (his aircraft collided with another bomber on his third operation to bomb Essen; aircraft lost, captured)
06.06.1942
-
04.1945
POW in German captivity (Stalag Luft III [escape attempt 06.1943], then Colditz)
Chartered accountant, and in 1960 he became the senior partner in Morison & Stoneham, retiring 1981.
Published: Flak and ferrets : one way to Colditz (1995)
Morley,
John Richard
J.R. Morley (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114925]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
Morris,
Basil Ivor John
B.I.J. Morris

Married ((06?).1946, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Emily M. Mercer.
?
-
F/Sgt. ? [1300849]
P/O (prob) 20.07.1943 [156140]
(WS) F/O 20.01.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 20.07.1945
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 20.01.1947 (reld 08.06.1948)
F/Lt. RAF 12.07.1951
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 19.10.1943 *
* As pilot and bomb aimer respectively, Flight Sergeant Morris and Sergeant [Peter James] Hayward have undertaken many sorties against targets in North Africa, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy. They have displayed great skill and determination throughout and their many successes have been well illustrated by photographic evidence. An excellent team, these airmen have set a fine example of courage and devotion to duty. [As published in London Gazette]
Flight Sergeant Morris has completed 28 operations since joining the Squadron in March 1943, and has attacked targets in North Africa, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy. His operations against the enemy have been carried out with outstanding results as is borne out by the photographs he has taken when bombing. On the night of 25-26 August 1943, Flight Sergeant Morris was detailed to bomb the marshalling yards at the Italian port of Taranto. Under intense light and heavy anti-aircraft fire, he attacked the target from 9,500 feet and dropped his bombs, scoring a direct hit in the yards and starting many fires. Again, on the night of 28-29 August 1943, Flight Sergeant Morris was detailed to locate and illuminate Taranto for the attacking force of our bombers. He located the target under adverse weather conditions and at 7,500 feet, in spite of heavy anti-aircraft fire, he dropped his flares directly over the target area, thus enabling the bomber force to make a successful attack. Again, his work is supported by photographic evidence. Flight Sergeant Morris is an inspiration to other members of the Squadron with his willingness, courage and devotion to duty. [Original citation]
(1943)     40 Squadron RAF (flying Wellingtons in the Middle East) (DFM)
20.07.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
12.07.1951 - 22.06.1954 commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
22.06.1954 - 12.07.1963 RAF Reserve of Officers
Morris,
Desmond Edward
D.E. Morris

?
Argentina
-
04.12.1943

[Runnymede Memorial, panel 126]
Sgt. ? [1381631]
P/O (prob) 05.12.1941 [132320]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 05.12.1943 (cancelled 11.02.1944)
05.12.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
04.12.1943
pilot, 220 Squadron RAF
[flew Fortress FK206 'K' off the planked runway at Lagens at 03:26 hrs in the early morning of 04.12.1943 for major service at Thornaby; thirty seconds later the Fortress plunged into the Atlantic with the loss of all on board; likely cause was loss of control following the change from visual flight to instruments on a very black night]
Morris,
Frederick Richard Austin
F.R.A. Morris (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 02.10.1941 [114926]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Morris,
Harold Sidney
"Sid"
H.S. Morris
08.02.1922
-
16.10.2016
Wt.Offr. ? [1379847]
P/O (prob) 10.03.1944 [177418]
(WS) F/O 10.09.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 10.03.1946
10.03.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
A relative writes: "He was a pilot during the 2nd World War, and although I knew he skippered Liberators, I now know that he trained in Medicine Hat in Canada before returning home then to be stationed in India to try to eradicate the Japanese out of Burma and India."
Morris,
James Trevor Willis
J.T.W. Morris

Son of James William Charles Bala Morris, and Antoinette Paige Stallard.
Married ((03?).1944, East Glamorgan district, Glamorgan) Muriel M. Rich.
(12?).1921
Pontypridd district, Glamorgan
-
07.12.1944

(KIA) [
age 23]
[Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, 26.D.16]
[commemorated at Mathry, Pembrokeshire]
Wt.Offr. ? [1377320]
P/O (prob) 23.08.1943 [156959]
(WS) F/O 23.02.1944
(A) F/Lt. ?
23.08.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 07.12.1944 pilot, 640 Squadron RAF
[Halifax MZ939 (C8-M) was airborne 16:01 hrs 06.12.1944 from Leconfield. Cause of loss not established. Crashed 20:05 hrs near the railway line 21 km NE from Osnabrück. F/L Morris and his two Air Gunners are buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. F/L J.T.W. Morris KIA Sgt A.H. Simmons PoW Sgt E.H. Jameson PoW F/L J.L. Goldby PoW F/S T.C. McCourt RAAF PoW F/S J. O'Callaghan KIA F/S R.E. Vandette RCAF KIA.]
Morris,
Joseph Phillip
J.P. Morris
Son of Thomas Harold Morris, and Edith May Wilkes.
Married ((09?).1941, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire) Mary Eileen McKeown, of Stratford-on-Avon.
(12?).1921
Oldham district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire
-
06.12.1944
(KIA) [age 23]
[Venray War Cemetery, the Netherlands, V.F.4]]
Sgt. ? [1218973]
P/O (prob) 27.06.1942 [130129]
(WS) F/O (prob) 27.12.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 27.06.1944
27.06.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 06.12.1944 pilot, 550 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster N251 (BQ-J) was airborne 16:34 hrs from North Killingholme for a bombardment operation against Leuna. Crashed after being crippled by Flak, 1 km W of Dölzig, 12 km W from the centre of Leipzig. Sgt Hooper, as may be expected, is buried in the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery, but the others are buried in Holland, with two being interred at Overloon War Cemetery and four at Venray War Cemetery. This unusual dispersion of bodies suggest their original graves were probably the subject of an American investigation.]
Morris,
William
"Bill"
W. Morris
Son of George Morris, and Lily Morris.
?
Liverpool
-
24.09.1944
(MPK)
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 208]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1515415]
P/O (prob) 17.09.1943 [153583]
(WS) F/O 17.03.1944
Constable, Liverpool Police.
17.09.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 24.09.1944 50 Squadron RAF
[Lancaster I LM264 VN-J took off from Skellingthorpe at 17:28 hrs to bomb strongpoints in the Calais area, but never returned. Only one of the crew of seven has a known grave.]
Morrison,
Alexander
A. Morrison
?
Stirlingshire, Scotland
-
Ldg.Acm. ? [1566554]
(A) P/O (prob) 02.06.1944 [165489]
(WS) F/O 02.12.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 02.06.1946
      flying training in Canada
02.06.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      138 Squadron RAF (Tuddenham)
Mortenson,
Edward George
"Teddy"
E.G. Mortenson
Son (with two brothers) of Christian Olans Mortenson (1888-1934), and Ada Louisa Marshall (1894-1978).
Married ((03?).1943, London) Jessie James, of Kentish Town, London.
(12?).1920
Islington, London
-
16.04.1943
(KIA) [age 22]
[Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany, 8.E.23]
Sgt. ? [1272130]
P/O (prob) 02.01.1942 [117484]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(A) F/Lt. ?
02.01.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      pilot, 78 Squadron RAF
[Halifax II HR659 (EY-A) took off 20:51 hrs from Linton-on-Ouse for a raid at the Skoda works at Plzen. Outbound at 12,000 feet it was intercepted and shot down by the combined fire from a Me 109 and Me 110, crashing near Trier. Two of the crew were killed, five were captured.]
Moseley,
Eric Rosser
E.R. Moseley
Son of James Henry and Eva Elizabeth Moseley (née Rosser), of Bristol.
(09?).1921
Bristol district, Avon
-
28.06.1944
[age 23]
[Alamein Memorial, column 279]
Sgt.
? [1313440]
P/O (prob)
16.03.1942 [123142]
(WS) F/O (prob)
01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 16.03.1944
Education: B.A. (Oxon.): Jesus College
16.03.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
28.06.1944
8 Squadron RAF (killed in action, Gulf of Aden operations)
Moss,
Arthur
A. Moss (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114928]
P/O (prob) 04.03.1942
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942 (reld 07.09.1944; ill-health; retaining his rank)
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
Moss,
Harry
H. Moss (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114929]
P/O (prob) 04.03.1942
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
      served in India
Moss,
John Alfred
J.A. Moss
Son of James Moss, and Lily Norman.
Married ((06?).1943, Hendon district, Middlesex) Joyce Beatrice M. Tann ((03?).1921 - ); three daughters, one son.
05.11.1920
Uxbridge district, Buckinghamshire
-
02.1984
Watford district, Hertfordshire
Sgt. ? [1382690]
P/O (prob) 02.01.1942 [118172]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
(A) F/Lt. (1943)
(WS) F/Lt. 02.01.1944 (reld 22.07.1946)
F/Lt. RAF 09.10.1946, seniority 01.09.1945
25.02.1947, seniority 01.01.1943
Sq.Ldr. RAF 01.01.1952 (retd 08.12.1961; on account of medical unfitness for air force service)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 12.11.1943 shooting down a FW 200 near Port St Vincent 07.09.43
06.12.1940     joined RAFVR
14.07.1941 - 21.08.1941 No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School RAF (in a Magister with F/O Turner)
      trained in Canada
02.01.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      233 Squadron RAF (Gibraltar & Agadir, flying mostly Hudsons and Beaufighters) (DFC)
09.10.1946     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
      served with 210 Squadron RAF in St Eval and 103 Search & Rescue Flight at RCAF Greenwood, with later postings at RAF Shawbury, HQ MEAF Ismailia, HQ TTC Brampton and 206 Squadron RAF at St Mawgan
Moss,
Thomas
"Tom"
R.H.J. Mountford

Married Ethel Gladys ...; ... children (Lt. William Francis Moss, Welsh Guards; Capt. John C. Moss, Royal Signals).
01.09.1884
-
19.06.1964
P/O (prob) 01.03.1940 [77821]
F/O (prob) 01.06.1940
F/O 01.03.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 08.07.1941
(T) W/Cdr. 01.07.1944 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE ?

?

Major, XXX Punjabis Regiment, retired June 1925. Rejected by the army at outbreak of WW2 he joined the RAF.
01.03.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (initially for special duties, later for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
Mott,
Arnold John
A.J. Mott (Photo courtesy of Mrs Stella Marsh)
Son (with two brothers) of Arthur Mott (1884-1967), and Florence Mary Barnes (1883-1957).
Brother of Maj. Percival Eric Mott, Royal Signals, and of Lt. Mervyn Gerard Mott, RNVR.
Married ((03?).1945, Petersfield district, Hampshire) Barbara M. Phelps.
12.05.1916
Guildford, Surrey
-
05.2002
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
(T) F/Sgt. ? [748276]
P/O (prob) 07.04.1942 [120214]
(WS) F/O (prob) 07.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 07.04.1944
F/O 01.09.1945, seniority 07.04.1943
F/Lt. 01.07.1946, seniority 07.10.1945
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1951 (retd 19.06.1959)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire MBE 03.11.1944 distinguished services
07.04.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 28.05.1942 161 Squadron RAF
[Lysander Mk. III V9595 [MA-D] took off from RAF Tangemere. The pilot put the aircraft down in a field near the hamlet of le Grand Malleray, some twenty kilometres north of Chateauroux, in Unoccupied France. When the time came to take off John Mott found that the Lysander had stuck fast in boggy ground, and was unable to leave. All attempts to destroy the aircraft by fire failed, and what was left of it was removed by the Germans and exhibited `in their museum of captured enemy equipment at Nanterre, near Paris, until they destroyed the museum during their retreat, in the summer of 1944.
Pilot: P/O A.J. Mott - arrested by Vichy police then escaped and returned to UK.]
01.09.1945     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
Mountford,
Robert Henry James
R.H.J. Mountford
Son of Henry James Mountford, and Alice Maud Hunt.
Married Edna Mountford, of Wheatley Hill, Co. Durham; at least one son.
(12?).1911
St Giles district, London / Middlesex
-
21.03.1944
[age 32]
[Streatham Park Cemetery, square 8, grave 35232]
P/O (prob)
23.09.1939 [74968]
P/O
23.09.1940
F/O
23.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 23.09.1941
23.09.1939


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
21.03.1944
pilot, 512 Squadron RAF, Transport Command (crashed)
Moyle,
Reginald Benjamin Lewis
R.B.L. Moyle (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941 [114930]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
Muldoon,
Peter Eugene
P.E. Muldoon
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
13.02.1920?
-
1990
Glasgow City, Scotland
Sgt. ? [982278]
P/O (prob) 30.10.1943 [149575]
(WS) F/O 30.04.1944
30.10.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
His daughter writes: "We think he served in Singapore and Burma."
Mullett,
Peter Derek
P.D. Mullett
Only son of George H. Mullett, and Effie Audrey Hollings (1900-1966), of Panteg, Monmouthshire.
Married (28.07.1944, St James's Church, Spanish Place, St Marylebone district, London) Doreen Mary "Dee" Davison (1919 - 1997), of Pangbourne, later of St. Peter's, Jersey, Channel Islands, eldest daughter (with two sisters and three brothers) of George Davison (1854-1930), and Florence Anne "Joan" Davison (née Austin-Jones, from 1933 Mrs Arbuthnot) (1897?-1955), of Flower's Hill, Pangbourne, Berkshire; one son. Dee Mullett remarried (1956) Peter Moxon Leslie-Smith.

(09?).1923
Pontypool district, Monmouthshire
-
15.11.1944
(MPK) [age 21]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 208]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1653023]
P/O (prob) 06.08.1943 [153056]
(WS) F/O 06.02.1944
A charismatic and talented musician who was accepted at medical school before joining the RAF.
06.08.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 15.11.1944 pilot, 115 Squadron RAF
[Co-pilot in Lancaster HK595 [KO-A] which took off at 12:40 hrs from Witchford near Ely in Cambridgeshire to attack Dortmund. 177 Lancaster's took part in this G-H attack (1) on the oil plant in Dortmund which had been classed as very accurate even though the raid took place with thick cloud. This Lancaster HK595 collided with another Lancaster NN706 in a mid-air collision also from the same squadron. These were the only aircraft to be lost on this raid. Complete crew of nine were killed.]
Mullin,
Derek
F.T. Murray
From Southport.
(12?).1922
Todmorden district, Yorkshire
-
Ldg.Acm.
? [1458227]
P/O (prob)
30.04.1943 [151992]
(WS) F/O (prob)
30.10.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 30.04.1945
30.04.1943


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Munnoch,
James Ferrier
J.F. Munnoch
Son of William Munnoch (1887-1922), and Margaret Marshall Robertson (1888-).
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
13.07.1921
Stirlingshire, Scotland
-
20.05.1954
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
F/Sgt. ? [970475]
P/O (prob) 25.08.1944 [183859]
(WS) F/O 25.02.1945
26.08.1946, seniority 20.10.1945
F/O 01.11.1947, seniority 21.02.1946
F/O 16.06.1948, seniority 21.02.1947
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 20.02.1945 ?
(1943)     466 Squadron RAF
25.08.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)     640 Squadron RAF (DFC)
26.08.1946     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
16.06.1948     short service commission, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
15.10.1948     transferred, RAF (Equipment Branch)
16.06.1953     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
08.08.1953     reversion to reserve
Engineers safety officer.
Murphy,
Dennis John
D.J. Murphy
Son of Dennis H. Murphy, and Eleanor M. Brind.
Married ((03?).1947, Surrey NW district) Ruth E. Pallant; one daughter, one son.
(03?).1923
St Pancras district, London
-
22.06.1954
Aldershot district, Hampshire
(crashed while flying a Sea Fury) [age 31]
F/Sgt. ? [1387924]
P/O (prob) 06.05.1944 [176918]
(WS) F/O 06.11.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 06.05.1946
F/O 03.03.1947, seniority 18.12.1946
25.02.1947, seniority 10.09.1945
F/Lt. 30.11.1947
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 25.08.1944 ?
06.05.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944)     223 Squadron RAF (DFC)
31.10.1946     extended service commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
01.1949     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
Murray,
Fergus Thomas
F.T. Murray

Brother of Lt.Cdr. (E) Brian P.J. Murray, RNR.
1911 ?
-
21.03.1945
(KIA) [age 34]
[Runnymede Memorial]
P/O
? [?]
F/O ?
?
-
21.03.1945
464 Squadron
21.03.1945


a/c SZ999, missing in action, attack on Gestapo HQ, Copenhagen
Murray,
John Paton
J.P. Murray (Photo courtesy of Mr David F. Boath)
28.09.1898 ?
Smyrna, Izmir, Turkey ?

-
(06?).1967 ?
Hampstead district, London ?
(A) P/O (prob) 20.06.1941 [69583]
... ...
20.06.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 08.1941 staff, Officers' School RAF
Musselwhite,
Leslie James
F.T. Murray
Son of James Henry and Elsie Musselwhite.
Married ((03?).1938, Hampstead district, London) Doris Rosina Clarke, of Hampstead, London; one daughter.
(09?).1911
Lewisham, London
-
09.1942
(KIA) [age 31]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 67]
Sgt. ? [1378188]
P/O (prob) 01.09.1941 [107994]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.09.1942
01.09.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 09.1942 9 Squadron RAF
Myers,
Geoffrey Selim
G.S. Myers
Married ((06?).1933, St Olave district, London) Marguerite Guimiot.
(03?).1906
Hendon district, Middlesex

-
P/O (prob)
02.09.1939 [74755]
P/O
19.03.1940, seniority 08.09.1939
(WS) F/O
19.03.1940, seniority 08.09.1939
(T) F/Lt.
01.12.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 25.02.1945 (emgcy list) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr.
(1944)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
01.01.1945
?
02.09.1939


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]

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