886 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.


March 1942 - July 1944








Lieut. Conn. (A) (P)

P. E. I. Bailey

21 Oct 43

In command

Lieut. (A) (P) J. C. M. Harman 15 Mar 42 In command
  T. B. Winstanley 15 Mar 42 Senior pilot
  D. M. T. Morey 19 Oct 43  
  R. H. H. L. Oliphant 27 Jul 42 In command
  H. G. Thorn 16 May 42  
Lieut. (E) (P) P. Richmond    
Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P) G. W. Bricker    
  R. M. Crosley    
  D. B. Law 4 Nov 43  
  R. D. C. McAlpine 15 Mar 42  
  D. M. T. More    
  J. L. Newman 16 Jun 42  
  G. Ogilvy    
  J. O. Robertson 10 May 43  
  W. A. Wallace 1 Mar 44  
Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.Z.N.V.R. (P) J. M. Howden 20 Oct 43  
  H. Lang 15 Mar 42  
  H. Morrison    
Tpy. Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (O) R, O. Davies 23 mar 42  
  O. J. H. Davies 28 Aug 42  
  A. Carroll 16 Jun 43  
Sub- Lieut. (A) (P) H. H. Simpson 1 Mar 44  
Sub- Lieut. RNR D. G. Konatz   Killed, air crash 19.6.43
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P) C. H. Birch 25 Feb 44?  
  F. H. Borlace 16 Jun 43  
  F. M. D. Brooshooft. 25 Feb 44  
  W. T. S. Buchan 19 Oct 43  
  T. A. Cooper 22 Mar 43  
  P. A. Crompton-Smith 15 Mar 42  
  T. W. Down    
  R. I. Foxley    
  T. C. Green 15 Mar 42  
  D. A. Gibson 20 Oct 43  
  J. G. Hornshaw 14 Nov 43  
  H. T. T. Harding 16 Jun 43  


C. F. Hargreaves 15 Mar 42  
  G. H. Home 25 Feb 44  
  A. Horstead 1 Mar 44  
  D. T. Keene    
  D. M. Lawler 15 Mar 42 Killed, air crash 25.8.42
  J. W. Leake 5 Nov 43 Killed, air crash 1.2.44
  D. K. Lewis 25 Feb 44  
  J. A. Luke 16 Jun 43  
  R. D. C. McAlpine 15 Mar 42  
  N. McG. Ganley 19 Oct 43  
  J. S. Oxon 4Sept 42  
  P. B. N. Prentice   Killed, air crash 9.9.43
  P. Richmond 15 Mar 42  
  G. A. M. Rood 15 Mar 42  
  A. E. Taylor 25 Feb 44  
  J.C.Thomas 25 Feb 44  
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (O) K. A. Farmer 16 Jun 43  


T. S. Hall 16 Jun 43  
  H. H. Harvey 15 Jun 42  
  A. F. Pearson 16 Jun 43  
  A. W. Siddle 16 Jun 43  
  S. C. Yeo 16 Jun 43  
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.Z.N.V.R. (P) R. A. Colbeck 9 Feb 43 Killed, air crash 11.11.43
  J. T. Hodgson 15 Apr 43  

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

B. Spencer 25 Feb 44  

Telegraphist Air Gunners

Petty Officer Airman      
Leading Airman. R Lakey    





Junior Rates



Information drawn from the Navy list April 942 through June 1944



List last modified 02 February 2021


In Memoriam





Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Donald Grosvenor KONANTZ, RNR

CWGC entry


Division 4. Grave 611.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Dennis Minter LAWLER , RNVR

Compt. D. North Border, Grave 16.
Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) James William LEAKE, RNVR CWGC entry LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL
Bay 5, Panel 6.
Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Peter Bruce Nevill PRENTICE, RNVR CWGC entry LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL
Bay 4, Panel 7.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Ralph Austin COLBECK, RNZNVR

ec. E. Grave 2566.



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