The list below is complied from various sources: Commissioned officers are as they appear in the relevant editions of the Navy List [note, because of a time lag between appointments and the publication of the lists some officers are not included]. Names of Telegraphist Air Gunners are primarily drawn from incident reports. Maintenance and other squadron personnel from Admiralty Fleet Orders.  

 

Abbreviations: A = Air Branch, P = Pilot, O = Observer, TAG = Telegraphist Air Gunner, RNVR = Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, RNZNVR = Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve, Tpy = Temporary, Mid = Midshipman, KIA = Killed in Action, MPK = Missing Presumed Killed.

 

 

 

838 (1) May 42 - August 43

 

Commission officers

 

Appointed

Notes

Lieutenant (A),  (P) ....  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...

J. R. C. Callander

— Apr 42

In command

Sub- Lieut. (P) ...  ...  ... ...  ...  ...  ...  ...

C. M. T. Hallewell

— June 42

In command

Tpy. Lieut (A), R.N.V.R. (P) ...  ...  ...  ...

R. G. Lawson

7 June 43

 

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (P) ...  ...

J. McAleese

-Apr 42

 
 

D. Wormald

-Apr 42

 
 

R. L. Gosling

-Apr 42

 
 

R. T. Fisher

15 Dec 42

 
 

D.Shaw

28 June 43

 

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (O) ...  ...

L. F. Thompson

-Apr 42

 

 

H. Boardman

-Apr 42

 

 

N. Vincent

-Apr 42

 

 

P. R. Elias, DSC

-Apr 42

 

 

G. R. Morris

15 Dec 42

 
 

A M Pinnock

15 Dec 42

 
 

K. R. Schofield

15 Dec 42

 

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.Z.N.V.R. (P) ...

R. T. Fisher

15 Dec 42

 
 

R. M. Goodfellow

15 Dec 42

 
 

R. A. Richardson

15 Dec 42

 

Tpy. Acting Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (P)

A. M. Pinnock

15 Dec 42

 

 

K. R. Schofield

15 Dec 42

 

Tpy. Acting Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (O)

D. N. Morley

10 May 43

 

Tpy. Acting Mid. (A), R.N.V.R. (O) ...  ...

T. A. Haggerty

9 June 43

 

 

 

 

 

Telegraphist Air Gunners

     
?

 

 

 

       

Maintenance personnel

     

?

     
       

 


 

 

 

838 (2) November 43 - February 45

 

 

Commission officers

 

Appointed

Notes

Lieut.-Conn. (A), R.N.V.R. (P) ...  ...  ...

J. M. Brown, DSC (act) 

1 Nov 43

In command

Lieut.-Conn. (A), (P) ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...

P. Snow

18 Aug 44

In command

Tpy. Lieut (A), R.N.V.R. (P) ...  ...  ...  ...

A. Guthrie

7 Feb 44

 

 

P. J. E. Nichols

10 Oct 44

 

Tpy. Lieut (A), R.N.V.R. (O)   ...  ...  ... 

L. F. Thompson

28 May 43

 
 

J. H. de P. Rennick

1 Nov 43

 
 

J. B. Cook

1 Nov 43

KIA 01.05.44

 

R. L. Batten

23 Oct 44

 

Sub- Lieut. R.N.R. (P) ...  ...  ... ...  ...  ...

J. M. Reid-Henry

1 Nov 43

 

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (P)  ... ... 

S. F. Such 

1 Nov 43

KIA 01.05.44

 

D. J. Donovan

7 Feb 44

 
 

E. J. McArthur

7 Feb 44

 
 

M. R. S. Smith

7 Feb 44

 
 

M. R. Dewar

7 Feb 44

 
 

I. P. Howson

7 Feb 44

 
 

J. Barr

20 Mar 44

 
 

P. E. Blow

4 May 44

 
 

P. G. L. Marshall

28 May 44

 
 

B. I. Barlow

15 June 44

 
 

A. L. Parker

10 Oct 44

 
 

T. D. Lucey

10 Oct 44

 
 

B. J. C. Dibben

10 Oct 44

 
 

M. E. R. Keates

10 Oct 44

 

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (O) ...  ...

R. J. Lofts

1 Nov 43

 
 

T.Hill

1 Nov 43

 
 

E.T.Clark

1 Nov 43

 MPK 01.05.44

 

D. J. Hanson

5 Feb 44

 MPK 01.05.44

 

S. C. Abel

5 Feb 44

 
 

P. Anderson

7 Feb 44

 
 

J. W. Brooks

7 Feb 44

 
 

F. R. Cherrv

7 Feb 44

 
 

B. D. Cockerill

7 Feb 44

 
 

J. S. Marsom

—May 44

 
 

A. J. Esterbrook

4 May 44

 
 

R. G. Bennett

28 May 44

 
 

G. H. Spear

31 May 44

 
 

C. Battye

31 May 44

 
 

S. C. Yeo

— June 44

 

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.Z.N.V.R. (P) ...

H. Van Staverin

I Nov 43

 
 

I. L. R. Wilson

1 Nov 43

 MPK 01.05.44

 

H. Van Staverin

1 Nov 43

 
 

L. F. Hayward

7 Feb 44

 MPK 01.05.44

 

A. L. Foubirler

5 June 44

 

Tpy. Acting Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (P)

T. Barr

26 Apr 44

 

Tpy. Acting Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (O)

R. G. Bennett

28 May 44

 
       

Telegraphist Air Gunners

     

Petty Officer  TAG  ...  ...  ... ...  ...  ...  ...

A. C. Rockley

 

 MPK 01.05.44

 

R.C. Grapes

 

KIA 01.05.44

 

M. A. Parkin

   

Leading TAG  ...  ...  ... ...  ...  ...  ...  ...

B. L. Rowntree

 

 MPK 01.05.44

       

Maintenance personnel

     
       

Information drawn from the Navy list June 1942 through January 1945 (final edition listing squadron officers)

 


 

In Memoriam
 

 

Name

Record

Cemetery/Memorial

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Stanley Frederick SUCH RNVR

CWGC entry

BREST (KERFAUTRAS) CEMETERY
Plot 47. Row 5. Grave 13.

Lieut. (A) (O) James Benjamin COOK RNVR

CWGC entry

BREST (KERFAUTRAS) CEMETERY
Plot 47. Row 5. Grave 15.

P.O. Airman Richard Crawford GRAPES FX.87259

CWGC entry

BREST (KERFAUTRAS) CEMETERY
Plot 47. Row 5. Grave 14.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Ian Lewis Ruxton  WILSON RNZNVR

CWGC entry

NEW ZEALAND NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND Panel 9.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (O) Edward Thompson CLARK RNVR

CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Bay 5, Panel 5.

P.O. Airman Albert ROCKLEY FX. 86788

CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Bay 5, Panel 2.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Leslie Frank HAYWARD RNZNVR

CWGC entry

NEW ZEALAND NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND Panel 8.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (O) David James HANSON RNVR Mid

CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Bay 5, Panel 5.

Leading Airman Brian Lambert ROWNTREE FX87018

CWGC entry

MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY
Sec. S. C. of E. Joint grave 5776.

 

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