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.

 

898 (1) October 1942 - July 1944

 

Commission officers

 

Appointed

Notes

Captain, R.M  (P) ....  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...

A. J. Wright (act)

1 Oct 42

In command 15 Oct 1942

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

I. L. F. Lowe, DSC {act)

— June 43

In command 24 Nov 1942

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

G. R. Henderson DSC

12 Sept 42

In command 20 Oct 1943

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

W. J. Sheppard

15 Sept 42

 
  C- G. Cullen 26 Sept 43  
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (P)  ...  ... A. Carradice 1 Oct 42  
 

D. A. Merritt

I5 Sept 42

 
 

H. Ainsworth

12 Nov 42

 
  G. N. Fenn 2 Dec 42  
  W. A. L. Banning 14 Dec 42  
  C. G. Hyde I5 Sept 42  
  D. H. Warner ? KIA 21.2.43
  D.S. Farthing 12 Feb 43  
  H. Ainsworth — June 43  
  R. Brierly 25 Apr 44  
  R. T. Ecob 25Apr 44  
  T. G. Bignell 25 Apr 44  
  J. E. McMllen 20 May 44  
Tpy. Lieut (A), R.N.Z.N.V.R. (P) ...  ...  ...  R. J. Harrison 10 Nov 43  
 

C. St. George

I5 Sept 42

 

 

R. U. Davis ? KIA 1.2.43

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

A. R. Duff

14 Dec 42

 

 

G. Watte

14 Dec 42

 

 

M. C. Brown

26 Sept 43

KIA 27.3.44

  H. J. Pain 26 Sept 43  

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

P. J. M. Canter

I5 Sept 42

 
       

Petty Officer Pilot 

I.H. H. Shell

 

 

       

Telegraphist Air Gunners

     
     

 

       

Maintenance personnel

     

 

     
       

 

 


 

 

898 (2) January - December 1945

 

 

Commission officers

 

Appointed

Notes

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

R. W. Kearsley (act)

— Nov 44

In command

 

H. M. Mackenzie

?

 
       
Major R.M. G.W.H. Andrews —Dec 44  Intelligence Officer?
       

Lieutenant (P) ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...

J. N. Donaldson, RCN

29 Mar 45

 

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

P. T. W. Weston

— Nov 44

 

 

J. V. Brownley

— Nov 44

 

 

D. V. Norburv

25 Mar 45

 
 

R. G. Ford

—Dec 44

 
  Basley —Dec 44  
       
Tpy. Lieut. (A), R.N.V.R. (O) ...  ...  ... J. C. Putman 6 Aug 45  

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

P. J. Spelling

14 Jan 45

 
 

A. B. Gibb

—Dec 44

 
 

A. W. Morris

11 Feb 45

 
 

R. G. Oliver

11 Feb 45

 
 

R. A. Rayner

11 Feb 45

 
 

I. McCrodden

11 Feb 45

 
 

E. M. Smart

11 Feb 45

 
 

L. Barber

11 Feb 45

 
  J. A. Burton —Dec 44 KIA 25.4.45
 

A. A. Marshall

—Dec 44

 
  P. H. Anns 10 Aug 45  
  Wooding —Dec 44  
  B.E. Smart —Dec 44  
  Evans —Dec 44  
  Sheppard —Dec 44  
  D.W. Gunn —Dec 44  
  J.E. Rutherford —Dec 44  
  D.R.L. Brown ?  
       

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

C. K. Taylor

—Dec 44

 
       
Petty Officer (P)

 A. H. Kay

—Dec 44

MPK 9.8.45

  Indegracht —Dec 44  
  J. Leiper —Dec 44 KIA 19.4.45
  Fewster —Dec 44  
  H. Thompson —Dec 44  
  K. West —Dec 44  
       
       

Non Commissioned Officers

     

 

     

Junior Rates

     
       

Information drawn from the Navy list December 1942 through October 1945 (final edition before squadron disbanded) plus details from an annotated squadron photograph taken January 1945.


List last modified 09 December 2017


 

 

 

In Memoriam
 

 

Name

Record

Cemetery/Memorial

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Desmond Harold WARNER, RNVR

CWGC entry

PORTSMOUTH (EVERGREEN) MEMORIAL PARK Sec. F. Lot 15. Grave 3.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Robert Usher DAVIS, RNZNVR

CWGC entry

NEW ZEALAND NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND Panel 8.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Macdonald Cody BROWN, RNZNVR

CWGC entry

NEW ZEALAND NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND Panel 8.

Petty Officer Pilot, Albert Harry KAY, FX 605170

CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Bay 6, Panel 1

Petty Officer Pilot, John LEIPER, JX/349471

CWGC entry


SIMON'S TOWN (DIDO VALLEY) CEMETERY  Naval Allotment Row E. Grave 45.

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) John Albert BURTON, RNVR

CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL Bay 6, Panel 3

 

 

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