850 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.

 

850 (1) January 1943

 

 

Rank

Name

Appointed

Notes

       

Lieut. (A)  (O)

J. H. Stenning

07 Jan 43

In command

  G. R. Coy 01 Dec 42  
       
Lieut. (A)  (P) J. F. Armold 01 Dec 42  
       
       

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)

A. E. Ballentyne

01 Dec 42

 
  W. E. Griffiths

01 Dec 42

 
  G. A. Hougiton

01 Jan 43

 
  P. H. Lockwood

01 Jan 43

 
  R. C. Muneay 01 Dec 42  
  W. C. Murrey 01 Jan 43  
  D. R. Park 01 Dec 42  
  G. A. Radley 01 Dec 42  
  F. A. Searman 01 Dec 42  
  S. H. Thurstans 01 Jan 43  
  A. T. Trotnaan 01 Jan 43  
  M. F. Wheeler 01 Jan 43  
  C. d'A. Williams 01 Dec 42  
       
       
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (O) K. D. Callaway 01 Dec 42  
  E. B. Dixon 01 Dec 42  
  D. F. Ellwood 01 Dec 42  
  N. D. B. Harris 01 Dec 42  
  K. L. Jones 01 Dec 42  
  L. F. Sage 01 Dec 42  
       
       

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

J. L. Galloway

01 Jan 43

 
  J. S. Toner

01 Jan 43

 
       

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

E. A. Davies 01 Jan 43  
  R. W. Holme 01 Jan 43  
       
       

Tpy. Mid. (A) R.N.V.R. (O)

J. C. Medcalf

01 Dec 42

 
       
       

Telegraphist Air Gunners

Joined Sqn

 
       
       

S.N.C.O.s

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

Junior Rates

 

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

 

Information drawn from the Navy list February 943

 

 

 

850 (2) September 43 - August 1945

 

Rank

Name

Appointed

Notes

       

Lieut. Conn. (A)  (P)

A. P. Boddam-Whetham, DSC

1 Sept 43

In command

       

Tpy. Lieut. Cdr (A) (O) RNVR

B. White, DSC

1 Sept 43

In command

       

Lieutenant (O)

R. Stainer

1 Sept 43

Killed. air crash 18.11.43

       
       
Tpy. Lieutenant  (A) R.N.V.R. (P) A. T. Bohn ?  
       

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (P)

J. H. Day

1 Sept 43

 
  A. A. Dickson 1 Sept 43 Killed. air crash 18.11.43
  J. Incley 1 Sept 43  
  E. T. Genge 1 Sept 43  
  G. G. Hunkin 1 Sept 43  
  H. Marsh 1 Sept 43  
  R. C. Sheard 3 June 44  
  K. W. Stevenson 1 Sept 43  
  R. D. Hall 10 Aug 44  
       

Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.V.R. (O)

G. F. Arnold

15 Nov 43

 
  R. A. J. Black, DSC

1 Sept 43

 
  P R. J. Burch 1 Sept 43  
  B. V. Doxatt-Pratt 18 Jul 44  
  R. W. Couison 5 June 44  
  W. H. Mason 1 Sept 43  
  G. R. Scrowston 3 June 443  
  L. A. Sims

1 Sept 43

 
  D. S. Taylor 20 Apr 44
  G. S. Thompson 1 Sept 43
  B. Wood 1 Sept 43
       
Tpy. Sub- Lieut. (A) R.N.Z.N.V.R. (P) J. W. Meek 1 Sept 43  
       

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

G. Goodchild

1 Sept 43

 
  R. F. B. Kerr 1 Sept 43  
  K. A. Robertson 1 Sept 43  
  S. Staubrook 1 Sept 43  
  D. R. Whitehead 1 Sept 43  
       

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

R. L. Beckett

1 Sept 43

 
  R. G. Bloom 1 Sept 43  
  J. B. Gass 1 Sept 43  
  T. B. Shead 1 Sept 43  
       
       

Telegraphist Air Gunners

Joined Sqn

 

-Leading Airman

T. C. R. Williams - Killed. air crash 18.11.43
       
       
       

S.N.C.O.s

Joined Sqn

 

-

T. C. R. Williams -  
       

Junior Rates

 

Joined Sqn

 

-

  -  
       

 

 

Information drawn from the Navy list December 1943 through January 1945 (final edition with squadron entry)

 

 


List last modified 28 January 2021


 

In Memoriam
 

 

Name

Record

Cemetery/Memorial

Sub-Lieut. (A) (P) Andrew Alexander DICKSON, RNVR

CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL

Bay 4, Panel 6.

Lieut. (A) (O) Robert STAINER

CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL

Bay 4, Panel 3.

Leading Airman Thomas Charles Robert WILLIAMS

CWGC entry

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL

Bay 4, Panel 3.

 

 

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