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Although the following airmen were stripped of there honours post war and are no longer officially recognised as members of The Few today... They are honoured here as "The Forgotten Few"...

The following are named with the "first noted" rank they held during the period of 0001hrs 10 July 1940 to 2359hrs 31 October 1940. They are listed in order of operations - first listed carried out the first sorties and so forth... Some of the observers and WAG's are listed more than once in the "Pilot - Crew" section as they flew with multiple crews, although care has been taken to list them in the "Aircrew" section correctly. Operations are listed by "month", only to highlight new crews on the squadron - (+7) denotes a crew casualty due to air operations or otherwise in July and so forth.. click link to view details. NOTE: Some of the observers may have been Pilot Officers and wrongly noted in the ORB as "Sgt". August was a transitional period when the first P/O observers began operating on the squadron...

Pilot
Service No.
Force
Crew
JULY 1940
P/O A. Hopkin : +7
36220
RAF
Sgt Rowles + - Sgt Falconer +
P/O J. Rex : +7
78982
RAFVR
Sgt Jeffery+ - Sgt Liddle+
P/O C.M.M. Grece
36168
RAF
Sgt Ryan - Sgt Frost
P/O A.P. Hovenier
41927
RAF
Sgt Magee - Sgt Scotchmere
P/O P.A. Womersley
90649
RAF
Sgt Bolton - Sgt Groves
F/O J. Rochfort
N/A
RAF
Sgt Constable - Sgt Gillard
F/O P.B. Powell
70551
RAF
Sgt Walters - Sgt Shepherd
P/O R. Hubber-Richards
42504
RAF
Sgt Wallace - Sgt Dunlop
P/O R.W. Ayres
40292
RAF
Sgt Barker - Sgt Dunlop
F/O A.E.R Fry
70232
RAF
Sgt Davis - Sgt Pryde
F/O G.T. Palmer
39333
RAF
Sgt Adamson - Sgt Buckley
P/O B. Reynolds : +8
42528
RAF
Sgt Whiting+ - Sgt Wilkinson+
F/L G.V. Smither
NA
RAF
Sgt Tull - Sgt Pitcher
P/O H.D. Caruthers
42150
RAF
Sgt Shelton - Sgt Salmon
P/O H.J. Roe
70818
RAF
Sgt Warren - Sgt Webb
P/O H.A. Clark : +7
72590
RAFVR
Sgt Morton+ - Sgt Clayton+
P/O E.L. Archer
74697
RAF
Sgt Walker - Sgt Vale
P/O H. Haswell : +7
72482
RAFVR
Sgt Simpson+ - Sgt Martin+
P/O R.A. Ullman
42916
RAF
Sgt Lewis - Sgt Thirkill
P/O J.J. Finlay : +8
42826
RAF
Sgt Leonhardt+ - Sgt Peddie+
P/O A.K. Jackson :+7
42840
RAF
Sgt Kingshott+ - Sgt Hunter+
P/O R.W.F Wightman
99165
RAFVR
Sgt Burchill - Sgt Paterson
P/O L.D. Sandes
42892
RAF
Sgt West - Sgt Gates
P/O K.V. Palmer :+9
42874
RAF
Sgt Wright+ - Sgt Walters+

S/Ldr R.G.S

Morgan-Weld-Smith :+8

05224
RAF
Sgt Wallace - Sgt Pryde+

P/O M.R Turnbull :+7

42915
RAF
Sgt Rowe+ - Sgt Strickland

P/O H.L.N Davis :+8

72988
RAF
Sgt Beaumont+ - Sgt Coulton+

P/O J. Dellow :+8

42812
RAF
Sgt Edwards+ - Sgt Bettis+

P/O D.A Drew :+8

79593
RAF
Sgt Herbert+ - Sgt Close+
Replacements for the month of July: (of aircrew not previously noted) Sgt Hancock on P/O Mathews crew - Sgt Walters on P/O Haswell crew - Sgt Crosher on P/O Wightman crew - Sgt Freeman on F/O Fry crew - Sgt Robinson on P/O K.V. Palmer crew - Sgt Wallace on P/O Turnbull crew.
Pilot
Service No.
Force
Crew
AUGUST 1940

P/O G.D. Mathews

42963
RAF
Sgt Heard - Sgt Carvil

P/O J.C.E

Beelearts-Van-Blokland

78859
RAFVR
Sgt Woodcock - Sgt Shepherd

P/O C.H.T. Short

741327
RAF
Sgt Hewitt - Sgt Burney
P/O D.E. Kennedy
741207
RAF
P/O P.S.E Briggs - Sgt Brown
P/O E.E. Hives :+10
742247
RAF
Sgt B. Jones+ - Sgt E. Jones+
P/O R.F. Trim
742011
RAF
Sgt Blake - Sgt J. Jones
P/O S.J Collier
741653
RAF
Sgt Mingham - Sgt Powell
Replacements for the month of August: (of aircrew not previously noted) Sgt Underwood on P/O Roe crew - Sgt O'Connor on P/O Womersley crew - Sgt Wells on F/O G.T Palmer crew - Sgt Aust on F/O Fry crew - Sgt Champion on P/O Roe crew - Sgt Sandes on P/O Ullman crew - P/O D.H. Davis (Obs) on W/C Morgan-Weld-Smith crew: The month of August 1940 sees the first P/O observers operating on the squadron.
Pilot
Service No.
Force
Crew
SEPTEMBER 1940

P/O L.N. Wenman

79174
RAF
Sgt Wood - Sgt Neale

P/O E. Lishman

81934
RAF
Sgt Martin - Sgt Fitzpatrick

P/O A.C. James

90894
RAF
P/O L.C McConnell - Sgt Carvil

F/L J.C. Millar

37019
RAF
Sgt Underwood - Sgt Scotchmere

P/O H.G. Knill

748555
RAF
Sgt Bailey - Sgt Cumber

P/O P. Garrard

905526
RAF
Sgt Heyworth - Sgt Bedford

P/O R.F.W Johnson :+9

82699
RAFVR
Sgt Abell - Sgt Andrews

P/O H.K.S. McCurdy

742895
RAF
P/O E. Moore - Sgt Couchman
Replacements for the month of September: (of aircrew not previously noted) Sgt Houlihan on P/O Womersley crew - Sgt Lee on P/O Archer crew.
Pilot
Service No.
Force
Crew

OCTOBER 1940

S/Ldr M.D Thunder

33071
RAF
Sgt Underwood - Sgt Groves

P/O D. Custerson

83273
RAF
Sgt Harker - Sgt Edgar

P/O K.W. Jerwood

84915
RAFVR
Sgt Newman - Sgt Battle

W/C J.A.C Stratton

26069
RAF
Sgt Shelton - Sgt Dunlop

P/O F. Lewis : KIA 02/11

NA
RAF
Sgt Greening - Sgt Peckham

P/O L.B. Hinman

85235
RAFVR
Sgt Waldon - Sgt Jones
Replacements for the month of October: (of aircrew not previously noted) Sgt Jennings on F/O Fry crew - Sgt Hulme on P/O Womersley crew.
Aircrew
Service No.
Force
Muster/Misc

JULY 1940

Sgt Rowles : +7

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Hopkin crew

Sgt Falconer : +7

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Hopkin crew

Sgt Jefferey : +7

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Rex crew

Sgt Liddle : +7

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Rex crew

Sgt Ryan

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Grece crew

Sgt Frost

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Grece crew

Sgt L.E. Magee

581233
RAF
Observer - P/O Hovenier crew

Sgt J.B. Scotchmere

552935
RAF
WAG - P/O Hovenier crew

Sgt Bolton

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Womersley crew

Sgt Groves

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Womersley crew

Sgt Constable

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Rochfort crew

Sgt Gillard

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Rochfort crew

Sgt D.A. Walters

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Powell crew

Sgt Shepherd

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Powell crew

Sgt G.L Barker DFM

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Ayres crew

Sgt C.E.A. Dunlop DFM

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Ayres crew

Sgt Davis

NA
RAF
Observer - F/O Fry crew

Sgt P. Pryde : +8

NA
RAF
WAG - F/O Fry crew

Sgt Adamson

NA
RAF
Observer - F/O G.T Palmer crew

Sgt D.N. Buckley

NA
RAF
WAG - F/O G.T. Palmer crew

Sgt Whiting : +8

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Reynolds crew

Sgt Wilkinson : +8

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Reynolds crew

Sgt Tull

NA
RAF
Observer - F/L Smither crew

Sgt D.J. Pitcher

NA
RAF
WAG - F/L Smither crew

Sgt Shelton

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Carruthers crew

Sgt Salmon

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Carruthers crew

Sgt Warren

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Roe crew

Sgt Webb

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Roe rew

Sgt D.D. Morton : +7

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Clark crew

Sgt F.W. Clayton :+7

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Clark crew

Sgt Walker

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Archer crew

Sgt Vale

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Archer crew

Sgt D. Wallace :+7

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Haswell crew

Sgt Lewis

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Ullman crew

Sgt Thirkill

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Ullman crew

Sgt F.J. Leonhardt : +8

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Finlay crew

Sgt A.L. Peddie : +8

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Finlay crew

Sgt R.V. Kingshott : +7

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Jackson crew

Sgt J.A. Hunter : +7

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Jackson crew

Sgt Burchill

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Wightman crew

Sgt Paterson

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Wightman crew

Sgt C. Crosher

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Sandes crew

Sgt C. West

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Sandes crew

Sgt G.S. Gates

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Sandes crew

Sgt E.K. Robinson

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O K.V. Palmer crew

Sgt D.B. Simpson

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O K.V. Palmer crew

P/O D.H. Davis : +8

NA
RAF
Observer - Morgan-Weld-Smith crew

Sgt G.P. Rowe : +7

NA
RAF
Observer - Turnbull crew

Sgt H. Strickland

NA
RAF
WAG - Turnbull crew

Sgt Beaumont : +8

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Davis crew

Sgt Coulton : +8

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Davis crew

Sgt Edwards : +8

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Dellow crew

Sgt Bettis : +8

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Dellow crew

Sgt Herbert : +8

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Drew crew

Sgt Close : +8

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Drew crew
Aircrew
Service No.
Force
Muster/Misc

AUGUST 1940

Sgt Heard

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Mathews crew

Sgt Carvil

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Mathews crew

Sgt Underwood

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Roe crew

Sgt O'Connor

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Womersley crew

Sgt Wells

NA
RAF
WAG - F/O G.T. Palmer crew

Sgt Woodcock

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O B.Van-Blokland crew

Sgt Aust

NA
RAF
WAG - F/O Fry crew

Sgt Champion

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Roe crew

Sgt Sandes

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Ullman crew

Sgt Hewitt

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Short crew

Sgt Burney

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Short crew

P/O P.S.E. Briggs

NA
RAF
Observer - Kennedy crew

Sgt J.H Browne

NA
RAF
WAG - Kennedy crew

Sgt B. Jones : +10

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Hives crew

Sgt E. Jones : +10

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Hives crew

Sgt Blake

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Trim crew

Sgt J. Jones

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Trim crew

Sgt Mingham

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Collier crew

Sgt Powell

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Collier crew
Aircrew
Service No.
Force
Muster/Misc

SEPTEMBER 1940

Sgt Houlihan

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Womersley crew

Sgt Lee

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Archer crew

Sgt Wood

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Wenman crew

Sgt Neal

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Wenman crew

Sgt Fitzpatrick

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Lishman crew

Sgt Wright

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O K.V. Palmer crew

P/O L.C McConnell

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O James crew

Sgt Bailey

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Knill crew

Sgt Cumber

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Knill crew

Sgt Heyworth

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Garrard crew

Sgt Bedford

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Garrard crew

Sgt Abell

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Johnson crew

Sgt Andrews

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Johnson crew

P/O A.W Martin

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Lishman crew

P/O E. Moore

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O McCurdy crew

Sgt R. Couchman

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O McCurdy crew
Aircrew
Service No.
Force
Muster/Misc

OCTOBER 1940

Sgt Jennings

NA
RAF
WAG - F/O Fry crew

Sgt Hulme

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Womersley crew

Sgt Harker

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Custerson crew

Sgt Edgar

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Custerson crew

Sgt Newman

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Jerwood crew

Sgt Battle

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Jerwood crew

Sgt Greening

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Lewis crew

Sgt Peckham

NA
RAF
WAG - P/O Lewis crew

Sgt Walden

NA
RAF
Observer - P/O Hinman crew
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