852 Naval Air Squadron

Aircrew and squadron personnel

 


 

 

 

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.

 

November 1943 - October 1944

 

 

Rank

Name

Appointed

Notes

       

Lieut. Conn. (A) (P)

R. E. Bradshaw DSC, RN

01 Nov 43

In command

       
Lieut. (A) (P) A.W. R.Tumey 15 Sep 43 Senior Pilot
       
Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (O) R. E. Parkinson

01 Nov 43

Senior  Observer
       
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P) E.E.Ames - Oct 44 Wildcat pilot

 

W. L. Black

01 Oct 43

 
  D. Cash 01 Nov 43  
  P. R. Cave 22 Jun 44?  
  R. E. Lord 01 Nov 43 Killed, air crash 28.05.44
  H. J. H. Roberts 01 Nov 43  
  E. A. E. Roberts 01 Feb 44  
  E.C.Spreadbury 01 Oct 43  
  P. Westover 01 Nov 43  
       

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (O)

C. B. Armstrong 01 Nov 43  
  Barnard 01 Jul 44?  
  E. Bromilow 01 Nov 43  
  R. L. Battison 01 Nov 43  
  L. Dunbar 01 Nov 43  
  A. Laing 01 Nov 43  
  D. S. Lawrence

01 Oct 43

 
  W. A. Reeks

01 Nov 43

 
  E. A. Scholey 01 Nov 43  
  R. T. J. Thwaites 01 Nov 43 Killed, air crash 28.05.44
  C. D. Wheeler

01 Nov 43

Killed, air crash 29.07.44
   

 
       
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.Z.N.V.R. (P) F. M. Batten 01 Nov 43  
  M. R Browne 01 Nov 43  
  I. P. Davis 01 Nov 43  
  W. P. Hughes 01 Jun 44 Wildcat pilot
  W. J. Kurney 01 Jun 44 Wildcat pilot
  K. R. Stevens 01 Nov 43  
  L. S. Watson 01 Nov 43  
       
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.Z.N.V.R. (O) L. O. Howard 01 Oct 43  
       

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

M. E. R. Keates

01 Jun 44

Wildcat pilot
       
       

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

D. Whitford

01 Nov 43

 
       
       

Telegraphist Air Gunners

Joined Sqn

 
Petty Officer T.A.G. W. Aitken ?  
  B. K. Blissett ? Killed, air crash 29.07.44
  Galloway 01 Nov 43  
  Wheatly    
       
Leading T.A.G. Aitken 01 Nov 43  
  Blissett 01 Nov 43  
  Donovan 01 Nov 43  
  Hall 01 Nov 43  
  Harris    
  Lces 01 Nov 43  
  Mitchell 01 Nov 43  
  Rees 01 Nov 43  
  Richards 01 Nov 43  
  Stocker 01 Nov 43  
  Struthers 22 Jun 44  
  Winder 01 Nov 43 Killed, air crash 28.05.44
  Wrigley 01 Nov 43  
       

S.N.C.O.s

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

Junior Rates

 

Joined Sqn

 

Leading Air Fitter (O)

J. A. Beach

  Killed, torpedo attack 22.08.44
Air Mechanic (A) J. Frohock   -
Leading Air Mechanic (O) O. R. Goudie   -
Air Mechanic (E) G. R. Lyner   -
Air Mechanic (E) C. A. Stanton  

-

Ty/Act/Air Mechanic 4c P. T. Rothwell  

-

       
       
       
       

Air Mechanic (Electrical)

E. W. Gallant - Killed, air crash 28.05.44
       

 

Information drawn from the Navy list Jan 944 through October 1944

 

 

 


List last modified 28 January 2021


 

In Memoriam
 

 

Name

Record

Cemetery/Memorial

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Reginald Eric LORD, RNVR

CWGC entry

SOUTHPORT (DUKE STREET) CEMETERY

Sec. 11. Grave 254.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (O) Ronald Thomas John THWAITES, RNVR

CWGC entry GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, KENT
Sec. A. Grave 989.
Sub-Lieut. (A) (O) Cecil Desmond WHEELER, RNVR CWGC entry LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL
Bay 5, Panel 7.
Petty Officer Airman BERNARD KEITH BLISSETT CWGC entry LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL
Bay 5, Panel 1.

FX/86931 Leading Airman Alan Glenister WINDER

CWGC entry MORTLAKE CREMATORIUM
Panel 13.

FX.98157 Air Mechanic (L) Edgar William GALLANT

CWGC entry IPSWICH NEW CEMETERY
Sec. X.H. Div 6. Grave 117.

 

 

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