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Abigail Pilot Officer Edward Samuel Abigail
Appears: 93540Jun52, crashed, 93540Jul52,
Location Died Age  
In Vampire Fb5 Vv227 lost leader in dense cloud, control lost, port drop tank came off and removed tailplane and elevator. The aircraft then dived straight into the ground near Brockzetel, 2 miles west of AURICH. 14Jul52. 23
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot. 25Jun52. 14Jul52.
Notes: Buried in Hamburg 16Jul52.
Adamson Doug D T Adamson (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, CO, dep1255, 122wgdec55, 98540Dec55, cosdec55, cosartdec55, heljmp56, heljmp56sylt, 98540Jan56, sycearly56, ptyjan56, moust, 98sqn56, gstnt56, gnjev56, f4early56, invwilh, WW658, bowumb98, 122pty56, 122pty562, 98540Feb56, carrace, carrace2, 98540Mar56, OrigBd, 2OrigBdGov, crickcup56, Derby56, Derbypressep56, Derbyplaqsep56, Derbycutep56, Derbyptysep56, badge, wedpete2, wedpete6, bowlmess57, pltsep56, shipw56, SailRotterdam56, sgts56, Inv7-57, winball56, 2winball56, Crest56, drysuitfeb57, 2drysuitfeb57, Dinghy3SyltFeb57, Dinghy2SyltFeb57, Dinghy4SyltFeb57, Dinghy5SyltFeb57, DinghySyltFeb57, GerrySylt57, Dangast1Apr57, Dangast2Apr57, Dangast3Apr57, Dangast4Apr57, curlwed, 98118cos, Event57, ukcourse, disbleafjul57, AGM57, AGM58, AdenJSL, DartJSL, AGM83-08, AGM83-11, AGM83-14, AGM87, AGM87-05, AGM87-08, 30yrs, AGM88-10, AGM88-11, AGM88-21, AGM88-25, AGM88-26, AGM90-07, AGM91, AGM91-01, AGM92, AGM92, AGM92-03, AGM92-05, AGM92-19, AGM93, AGM93-07, AGM93-25, DougVisitFeb93, AGM94, AGM95-02, AGM96-10, AGM96-11, AGM96-12, AGM98-13, AGM98-14, AGM98-18, AGM99-04, AGM99-8, AGM99-10, AGM99-12, AGM99-13, AGM99-15, AGM99-20, GoldSh99, huntcos, AGM01-1, AGM01-4, AGM01-9, AGM01-12, AGM01-14, AGM01-15, AGM01-18, AGM01-24, AGM01-28, AGM01-32, AGM06, AGM06-01, AGM06-04, AGM06-05, AGM07-32, AGM07-45, AGM07-61, AGM07-64, AGM07-66, AGM07-68, lgn07pic13, lgn07pic14, lgn07pic53, AGM08, bdpast, AGM09, AGM09-28, AGM09-60,
Location   Wife: Valerie Died Age dougadamson.jpg, 1394 bytes
6 Woodlands Road, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire Cb22 5LW. Tel: 01223-843548. 11Aug09  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
CO 98 Sqn. 13Dec55. 15Jul57.
Notes: Double Bass for Jade Basin Five plus One. First Secretary and original Board Member for Jever Steam Laundry.
Agutter Roy Agutter
Appears: jazz54, Jazz2,
Location Died Age
Killed on his motorbike. Early 1955.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn Rigger. About 1954. Early 1955.
Notes: Clarinetist in Station Jazz Band.
Aitken Robert "Professor" Aitken
Appears: mar56,
Location      Wife: Dorothy. Died Age
Died during heart bypass surgery. Kilmarnock. 2004.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn Armourer National Service. Bef Mar56. Aft Mar56.
Notes: His son James wrote Feb2012: "My father was Robert Aitken of Kilmarnock Scotland. According to his notes he was non-ironically nicknamed "Professor" on account of his glasses and his intelligence. He was POM, but left after his national service. He would later become a professional photographer and a science fiction short story author. He passed away in 2004 during heart bypass surgery, survived by his wife Dorothy and his 3 children."
Alexander Sergeant Pilot Alex H Alexander
Appears: ibsley41,
Location Died Age alexalexander.jpg, 1167 bytes
Assumed deceased.    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
WWII 118 Sqn Sgt pilot. 1941. 1941.
Notes: From Manchester.
Allen Group Captain Bob R N G Allen CBE DFC
Appears: 93hist, 93540may53, 93540jun53, pod59, 93540jul53, MT, 93540Aug53, tree, 93540Sep53, 93540Oct53, 4stdnov53, 93540Nov53, lr, dp, pod80, 93540Dec53, xmas53, surprise, xmasmenu53, 93540Jan54, 93540Feb54, dunpres19feb54, pod86, pod92, pod93, 93540Mar54, 93540Apr54, 93540May54, 93540Jun54, dance, 93540Jul54, colr, pod119, pod120, M18flt, 93540Aug54, flt7sep54, Videosen012, Sylt54, SabConApr54, pod124, 93plt15sep54, 93540Sep54, pod130, 93540Nov54, 93540Mar55, AGM06
Location        Wife: Alice Died Age boballen.jpg, 9147 bytes
Flat 2, Lambridge House, London Road West, Bath, Ba1 7HY. 14Dec08.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
OC 93 Sqn. 21May53. 17Sep54.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23Nov04. 1962 from Far East to Gp Capt at Manby.   F540 Promoted to Wg Cdr Fly Fassberg.   Vic Dabin wrote on 14Nov08: "Just to let you know that I called on Gp Cat Allen at his home in Bath recently.   He has just celebrated his 88th birthday, but, unfortunately has Parkinson's Disease.   However, he recognised me from the Fassberg days and we had a good chat about past times.   He wishes to be remembered to all from those halcyon days.   His daughter was there and she took details of the JSL web site and will be looking in soonest.   Alice Allen was very sprightly and talkative; she is now 89 and has recently had a stroke.   She has made a good recovery."
AllenJ Pilot Officer John Andrew "Bud" Allen RCAF
Appears: hist,
Location Died Age  budallen.jpg, 5020 bytes
Killed in Action over N Italy. 12Apr1945. 23.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn Spitfire pilot seconded from RCAF. Late 44. 12Apr45.
Notes: Svc No: J-94125.   Nephew Bill Allen would like to hear from anyone who may have known his uncle.   Contact him at: bajaskylane@charter.net .   He is buried in Plot 7, Row G, Grave 2, Faenza War Cemetery, Italy.
Amos Sergeant Jack Amos (Retd)
Appears: 42sylt, , MQ,
Location Died Age jackamos.jpg, 1405 bytes
  Oct96.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn. May54. Nov56.
Notes: Svc No: V0553764. Son Jamie born at Jever and would like to hear from anyone who knew his Father at jamie-amos@sky.com .
Anderson Flight Lieutenant Andie W R R Anderson (Retd)
Appears: BtlFlt59, 4f540Apr59, Sqn59, HatsSqn59, 4f540May59, HMDI5-59, 4f540Aug59, 4f540Sep59, 4f540Oct59, 4f540Jan60, 4f540Mar60, 4f540Apr60, syltscores, 4f540Aug60, links23aug60, 4f540nov60, 4f540dec60, finaldi4, 14apr61,
Location   Wife: Maureen Died Age
Ponteland, Newcastle. Jul91. 54.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. 4-3Mar59; 14 Sqn 12Mar61 4-31Dec60; 14 Sqn 5Sep61.
Notes: To 14 Sqn Gutersloh, detached back when Gutersloh runway was extended.   His son David sent us the latest information 24Mar06.   Andie had 3 children, Nicola born May61 Gutersloh, David SepS3 in RAF Nocton Hall, younger brother born Oct64 at Finningley and who is now a Commercial Air Traffic Controller at Prestwick.
Annal Dr David Annal
Appears: AGM06, gldshr, obit,
Location Died Age davidannal.jpg, 1015 bytes
109A Park Avenue, Mitchum, Surrey, Cr4 2ES 1300 Tuesday 6th May 2008 73.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Designer of this web site. Never. never.
Notes:
Arthur L Les L Arthur (Retd)
Location Died Age  
Redwood Cottage, Bridge Street, Bishopsmill, Elgin, Moray, Iv30 DE (1999) 01343-549453. 21Jun05  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Outer Basket    
Notes: Flew Venoms.
Ashwood Tom T M Ashwood (Retd)
Appears: Hmstr5-59, HMDI5-59, JeanJoy59, 93540Oct59, t78oct59, 93540Dec59, 93540Jan60, 93540Feb60, 50%feb60, 93540Mar60, AOCMarch60, ball560, display6jun60, 93540Aug60, paris2, dijplts, 93Aug60, 93Aug60GrdCrw, 93Aug60AirGrdCrw1, 93AircrewAug60, 93540Oct60, Score, AGM89, AGM90, AGM92, AGM93
Location Died Age TomAshwood.jpg, 5718 bytes
Tom: Washington DC.   Jean: 225 East Walnut Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA 17602 Dec04  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot Bef May59. 31Dec60.
Notes: Joined TWA then American Airlines.   Knew Nobby Hall.
Asker Squadron Leader ""Arthur"" Harold Albert Asker DFC DFM (Retd)
Appears: Videohist, xmascake53, Xmas53, FassParty, Cake, fassparty55, fasslate52, nye53, feb54, ocfwdoFass53, hang54, 118 Reunion, 118-06, 118s263, 118s283, 118s420, menu09, Videotrib, Videotoasts,
Location   Wife: Molly Died Age ArthurAsker.jpg, 1584 bytes
4 Windsor Park, East Dereham, Norfolk. Nr19 2SU (2007) Tel: 01362 698848. 17Feb10.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
CO 118 Sqn at Fassberg 10May51 on re-formation at Fassberg. Feb54 before move to Jever.
Notes:
Atherton Wing Commander Geoff G C Atherton DFC (Retd)
Appears: letdown, 4f540Jul58, GunTeam58, 4f540Sep58, flypsep58, 16aug05
Location Died Age GeoffAtherton.jpg, 9116 bytes
  2003  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Commanding Officer 122 Wg. Jun57. Aft Sep58.
Notes:
Baines Captain Peter P W Baines (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, 118SyltJan56, 118onHunt, SqnEarly56, 118airgrdMar56, 118AGMar57, 118SyltCrwm, 118AMar57, MarchJun57, SumBall57, 118DuncApr58, 118SqnApr59, AGM83-08, AGM83-14, AGM83-16, AGM90-06, AGM90-12, AGM91-08, AGM91-11, AGM92-03, AGM92-18, AGM92-20, AGM93-05, AGM94, GoldSh95, AGM95-17, AGM96, AGM96-08, AGM96-16, AGM96-17, AGM98-04, AGM98-05, AGM98-14, AGM99-8, AGM01-6, AGM01-7, AGM01-8, AGM01-10, AGM01-11, AGM01-13, AGM01-19, AGM05, AGM06, 118-06, Aug-06f5, Aug-0635, Aug-0640,
Location   Wife: Jo Died Age PeterBaines.jpg, 8653 bytes
15 Castle Street, Buckingham, Mk18 1BP. Tel: 01280 822059 31st March 2005 Mrsjbaines@aol.com
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot.   Responsible for many years for mailing JSL annual calling notices at his own expense. Dec55. Aug57.
Notes:
Baker Flight Lieutenant A S Baker (Retd)
Appears: COs, 3dec43,
Location Died Age  
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. 3Dec43. 27Dec43.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Balfour Flight Lieutenant Tom Balfour (Retd)
Appears: senar, vamval, frapr53, fr2apr53, 93540jul53, pemjul53, aslats, balfourwed, pod60, 93540Aug53, 93540Sep53, senn1053, f700, 93540Nov53, 93540Dec53, hat12531, hat1253, 93540Jan54, Sylt54, pod100, 93540Feb54, 93540Mar54, 93540Apr54, SabConApr54, meppen, pod115, 93540Jun54, 93540Aug54, Videosen012, Videosen020, pod127, 93plt15sep54, pod128, 93540Sep54, 93540Oct54, 93540Nov54, xmas54, 93540Dec54, 93540Jan55, 93540Feb55, sumball552, 93540Apr55, 93540May55, sumball55, 93540Jun55, 93540Jul55, davjeanbalfour, davebalfour, 7sab855, SqnPicAug55, 93540Aug55, GrdAirAug55, anov55, 93540Nov55, 4540Nov55, 122DIparty2, 122wgdec55, 93540Jan56, graynote, MQ,
Location      Wife: Jean Died Age TommyBalfour.jpg, 6422 bytes
Chellaston, Derby, 01332-705327. 9Jun14.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot and IRE. 26Jul53. 18Jan56.
Notes: Svc No 583325.  Fg.Off. wef 31Dec53.  IRE   Ron Gray's Notes: "A former Halton Brat, from Horden, County Durham.  Met him at RAF VALLEY on jet conversion.  He had previously trained on Chipmunks/Harvards.  Signed up for a 12 year Short Service Commission.  Married Jean at Rowlands Gill, Co. Durham and had son David while at Jever.  I was a Godfather.  Met Tom again while I was with 607 (County of Durham) Sqn. RAux AF.  He was posted to us as Officer without posting for a couple of months.  He then went on to Javelins and I lost touch although through one grapevine or another I heard he flew with Dan Air from Newcastle at some stage.  We were posted to Jever together in July 1953.  The two squadrons were away on exercise and we had the exalted task of being Station Duty Officer with two others who had joined at the same time."
Barr Wing Commander Dougie D M Barr (Retd)
Appears: 4f540May59, fdress59, 4f540Jun59, SqnShirts59, SqnCrazy59, 4f540Sep59, 4f540Nov59, 4f540Dec59, xmas59, 4f540Jan60, kreuzeck, 4f540Feb60, 4f540Mar60, skimar60, sunsylt660, flag, syltscores, 4f540dec60, finaldi4, 14apr61, AGM69, bdpast,
Location Died Age DougieBarr.jpg, 9126 bytes
Timber Trails, Furze Hill Road, Headley Down, Bordon, Hampshire Gu35 8HD. Tel: 0428-712477 1999  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot 19May59. 31Dec60.
Notes: To 14 Sqn, Gutersloh.
Barrey DFC, AFC, DFM Squadron Leader "Bush" C J Barrey DFC AFC DFM (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, Bush, Carprz2, 98540Jan56, sycearly56, 98sqn56, bowumb98, 98540Mar56, 118SumBll56, pltsep56, bowler, 4540Jan57, Sea2Sylt57, wedpete6, bowlmess57, abandon, logbook, SumBall57, Event57, 4f540Oct57, 4f540Dec57, VideoM036, SilverDOut57, Mssiah12-57, Mssiah12-572, 4f540Aug58, GunTeam58, Mssiah12-58, 4f540Sep58, DougVisitFeb93, AGM94
Location    Partner: Bessie Died Age BushBarrey.jpg, 5148 bytes
Unit 35, 4 Britha Avenue, Evanson, 5116, South Australia.   Tel: 00-61-8-852-30043   Died in Adelaide Hospital. 29May06 86
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 and 4 Sqn pilot, 122 Wing PAI. [See 98 Sqn Personnel for more stories of Bush]. B Flt Cdr 98 Sqn 6Jan56; 4-Jul57, 122Wg PAI 1Jan58. 98 Jul57, 4 31Dec57.
Notes: Click to see more stories and pictures of Bush.   From PC from Doug Adamson 31Jan94 in SL files.   Also colour negatives and 11 Howard St address in letter postmarked 24Apr92.   Thanks to Robbie Lynn 93 Sqn, we have just heard the sad news that Bush passed out whilst refueling his car early in May 06.   He died several times on the way to Adelaide hospital and was in a coma for a month.   They operated on his heart but then found that it was not his heart but he had pneumonia and he died in Intensive Care last Monday 29th May 2006.   His funeral was 31st May 2006.
Barrington-Kennett Major Victor Annesley Barrington-Kennett (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his1
Location Died Age  
Shot down in a Bristol Scout as 10th victim of Max Immelmann in WWI. 13Mar16.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Feb16. 13Mar16.
Notes: Mike Dunn writes: "I just wanted to make one comment concerning Part I of the 4 Sqn history.   It says that the CO who was killed in March 1916, Victor Annesley Barrington-Kennet, was the first adjutant of the RFC.   This was in fact his brother Basil Hebert who was a regular soldier and member of The Grenadier Guards.   Basil returned later to his regiment and was killed in 1915.   V A Barrington-Kennett was a former Territorial in the Royal Engineers and gained his brevet with them in 1912.   He transferred to the RFC (SR) in 1913 and was mobilised in 1914.   He was shot down by Max Immelmann and became his 10th victim.   A third Barrington-Kennet brother, Aubrey Hampden, also died during the Great War."
Barrow Flight Lieutenant Pete P A Barrow (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, 98540Jan56, 98sqn56, bowumb98, carrace, 98540Mar56, pltsep56, on98, omlawnjun57, Event57, Dangast1Apr57, Dangast4Apr57, abandon, 93540Sep59, OnMNxt11-59, f8421nov59, 93540Dec59, 93540Feb60, 93540Mar60, 93540Apr60
Location   Wife: Betty (Nee Rivett) Died Age PeterBarrow.jpg, 1573 bytes
47 Govers Meadow, Colyton, Devon, Ex13 6PG Tel:01297-552966 (2010). 13Dec10.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 & 98 Sqn pilot. 98 Sqn 6Jan57.93 Sqn Apr59. 98 Sqn Jul57. 93 Sqn May60.
Notes: Latterly Ground Instructor at Kidlington.
Batchelor Flight Sergeant "Jack" John Richard Batchelor (Retd)
Appears:
Location Died Age  
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
i/c Guardroom. About 56. About 57.
Notes: Son David attended BFES Primary School 56/57 and now lives at Bexleyheath.
Baxter Flight Lieutenant Raymond Frederic Baxter (Retd)
Appears: obit, 93his, sizer, hist,
Location     Wife: Sylvia Died Age raymondbaxter.jpg, 1248 bytes
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire 15Sep06 84
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot. Scicily and S Italy Jul43. Jul44 to 61 OTU Shropshire.
Notes: Born 25Jan22.   Famous broadcaster.
Bellamy Sergeant Charles C A Bellamy BEM (Retd)
Appears: xmas55, hunt1255, card556,
Location Died Age peterbellamy.jpg, 1334 bytes
Melbourne, Australia. Sep84.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn groundcrew. May54. Sep56.
Notes: His son Peter Bellamy said: "He spent a large portion of his time at Jever working on the maintenance team of Sqn Ldr Browne's aerobatic team.   See enclose note that Sqn Ldr Browne placed in a silver cigarette case that he gave to my father before his posting in June 1956.   My family accompanied my father on his posting to Germany, and I remember many happy days fishing and "hunting" frogs in the fields around the 'old' married quarters before we moved up to the new quarters.   My father retired from the RAF at Colerne, Wiltshire in Feb64.  He died in Melbourne in Sep 84."   Peter C Bellamy, 808 Promontory Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon, 97045-3043, USA.
Bergh Wing Commander Olaf M O Bergh AFC (Retd)
Appears: bergh, 93hist, 93540Mar52, 93540Apr52, 93540May52, 93540Jun52, on98, Dangast1Apr57, Dangast2Apr57, Dangast6Apr57, Dangast4Apr57, abandon, OpdyJun57, 4f540Oct58, MGRally, Hmstr5-59, HMDI5-59, SprtDy7-59, 4f540Jul59, 2sqnMar60, 93f540Mar60, flypast2mar60, 93540Apr60, 93f540May60, Videogunrace19May60, hdvis560p1, AOC60, AOCBouchMay60, AOCMay60, 93540Jul60, 93540Aug60, 93Aug60, 93Aug60GrdCrw, 93Aug60AirGrdCrw1, 93AircrewAug60, 4f540Aug60, 540Sep60, 4f540sep60, 540Oct60, Score, Trophy, mq,
Location   Wife: Iris died 25Feb08. Died Age OlafBergh.jpg, 1455 bytes
Kent 15May83. 58.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
CO 93 Sqn & 2 Sqn pilot. 98 Sqn A Flt Cdr. On 93 Sqn as Fg Off in B Flt Mar 52. 93 Sqn-22Mar60 Promoted from 2 Sqn. Jever 98 Sqn Mar57. 93 Earlier Jever 3Mar52. 4Jun52 to Korea. 98 Sqn Jul57. 2 Sqn-21Mar60; 93 Sqn-31Dec60.
Notes: Graham Ferguson, Olaf's nephew wrote on 24Mar08: "My aunt Iris Bergh, who was the widow of Oelof,(Olaf was the way most people spelt his name), died on the 25th February this year not far from you in Sevenoaks.   I have had, along with my sister and mother, the very sad job of sorting her possessions and have found Oelofs medals including the AFC and the Martin Baker club tie and gold caterpillar.   This prompted me to do a Google search with his name and found your site which perhaps you would be kind enough to update with the date of his death which was the 15th May 1983, aged just 58.   We were all very proud of Oelof for his achievements and his all round sporting abilities.   My aunt would forever lecture me about driving too fast and then in the next breath she would tell me how Oelof and fellow airmen would get into their cars following a night in the mess and race whilst blindfolded and getting directions from other passengers by morse code...   I wish you well with your site, it's an interesting read.   Should you require any more information about Oelof, please don't hesitate to contact me at the above email address or my mother, Audrey Ferguson on 01689 854031."
Birtles Flight Sergeant Pilot "Ron Chiefy" Ronald Boswell Birtles DFM
Appears: sgt, paintron, wing, ibsley41, dinghynov41, DFM19Dec41,
Location Died Age ronbirtles.jpg, 1127 bytes
Killed at war. 16Dec41.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
WWII 118 Sqn Flt Sgt pilot. RAFVR 39. 16Dec41.
Notes: Svc No: 748413. From Birmingham.   Grandson Cymon Birtles tells us: "Unfortunately, he was killed at war on dec 16th 1941. My grandmother was 7 months pregnant at the time (lucky for me ;-) My father was born 2 months later on 24.02.1942".
Blackburn Sergeant Pilot Blackie B Blackburn
Appears: ibsley41,
Location Died Age blackieblackburn.jpg, 1148 bytes
Assumed deceased.    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
WWII 118 Sqn Sgt pilot. 1941. 1941.
Notes: From London.
Blake Captain Bill M Blake (Retd)
Appears: vw, sylt155, snow155, Video967, seawall, 4540mar55, skyh2455, syltmay55, syltmay552, cop555, cop2555, cop3555, cop4555, cop4556, 4540apr56, nude6552, nude6553, sylt556, 4540Jul55, JSLBrew, JSLBrew2, 4540may56, 4540Nov56, 4540Jun57, 4540Jul57, AGM60-01, AGM95-04, AGM95-07, AGM96-08, AGM96-15, AGM96-19, AGM99-02, AGM06-01, AGM06-17, AGM06-26, Aug06, Aug065, Aug067, Aug0627, Aug0629, Aug0638, Aug064, Aug0643, Aug0659, Aug0664, Aug0671, Aug0678, Aug0681a, Aug0681c, Aug0699, Aug06102, Aug06103, Aug06104, Aug06126, Aug06127, Aug06128, Aug06138, Aug06170, Aug06171, Aug06253, Aug06255, Aug06259, Aug06264, Aug062665, Aug06271, Aug06281, Aug06309, Aug06310, Aug06315, AGM07, AGM07-43, AGM07-70, AGM07-74, nov07, lgn07pic05, lgn07pic41, lgn07pic54, AGM08,
Location   Wife: Lorna. Died Age
4 Marlow Mill, Mill Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire Sl7 1QD Wycombe Hosp(2010) 15Aug10. 76.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot PAI. Sep54. Aug57.
Notes:
Blount Squadron Leader C H B Blount OBE MC (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his2
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Apr20. Apr25.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Bones Corporal Terry Bones
Appears:
Location Died Age
  1992.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
MT Fitter. Oct57. Feb60.
Notes: Terry's son told us on 23Jun12: "I was born in the station sick quarters, 21Aug1958.   My Father (died 1992) and mother have always had very fond memories of their time at Jever, and have told me many tales, many times, of that period.   My father loved shooting, golf, cricket and fishing.   He represented RAF Germany in service shooting during this posting as one of their best and was selected to shoot for the RAF at Bisley 1n 1958, his best year ever, but had to drop out because of my very overdue arrival.   He also left his mark on the camp by cajoling permission and then creating a pitch-and-putt golf course on some of the larger green spaces on the camp.   He did all this with the help of a camp mate and fellow new golf addict, probably Den Wright, also MT.   They divided all the course construction and maintenance and mower maintenance between them in their spare time.   A stipulation put on them when they begged permission to make the course was that anyone on the camp who wished, would have to have free access to the course.   Despite posting notices in all appropriate places on camp, before they started, asking for helpers, none had come forward, of course.   Having built it, and maintained and used it for a while, dad was rather disgusted to find, on returning from an absence (detachment, or shooting meet), that some members of one of the squadrons had "taken possession" of the little course, even having erected signs proclaiming 'Jever Golf Club' and having foist their own committee, membership rules and local rules on it.   When dad complained about the hi-jacking the interlopers simply pulled rank, as is common among some golfers, and that was that.   Does anyone know how long the course remained in use?   Another story he told was of playing skittles with mates (British and German) along some of the local lanes, as well as local skittle alleys. Sounds brilliant!   A local character he told me about having met once or a few times was Dietie Aller, the local wise old eel-catching expert.   This man had his own crafty methods, and would use a rod, a very large cork and multiple lines - possibly without hooks - to catch a dozen or more fat juicy eels at a time, in no time and with seemingly very little effort.   These he would eat, and/or sell, and/or give to friends all around the local area.   It turned out he was quite a well known local character.   First time I've heard of, let alone looked at the site.   It's a great resource, with all sorts of fascinating stuff on it, including some great pics and videos.   I've been sifting through loads of goodies for hours!   Thankyou for all your hard work. I shall definitely visit again."
Bottomley Squadron Leader N H Bottomley (Retd)
Appears: COs
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Nov28. Dec29.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Bowen E Wing Commander David "Eric" Bowen (Retd)
Appears: qe2, 71421, 4540Feb54, 4540May54, stdlunch, tent, tent3,
Location Died Age ericbowen.jpg, 1405 bytes
Cheshire Home, Abingdon. 17Apr13.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Wg Nav, Safety & Rescue, Flt Safety, 122 Wg Adj. Bef Nov53. Aft May54.
Notes: Bill Maish met Eric when he was recovering from a stroke in Mar07 and reports: "Eric was a navigator on Stirlings during the latter half of the war, and since I was introduced as a fellow RAF officer we have, over a couple of weeks got to chat a bit.   He said as we parted last Thursday that his best tour was with a bunch of "fighter boys" at a place I would not recognise called Jever!   He said that he had not realised that the fighter pilots had a completely different attitude to life and flying to the bomber crews (for whom survival was the main aim).   Anyway, he was at Jever in 1954 but could not remember the dates, so I have asked him to bring his log book when we meet on Thursday next.   He says he was Wing Nav, Safety and Rescue, Flight Safety and Wg Adj to Hammer West and his predecessor.   Later he transferred to Fighter Control and gained the rank of Wing Commander before he retired.   I am going to see more of him and hopefully dig up some more detail, and if he becomes more fit again, will try to persuade him to come to the reunion.   He would be interested in anyone else who was there who remembers him."
Boyack Wing Commander Chas C Boyack AFC MBE MBIM (Retd)
Appears: 4540Jul54, 4540Sep54, 4540Nov54, 4540Apr55, 4540May55, 4540Jun55, 4540Jul55, 4540Aug55, 4540oct55, 4f540Nov55, 4f540Dec55, 4540jan56, 4540feb56, 4540mar56, 4stor4, walk54, 4540apr56, skyhi2, skyh455, skyh2455, 4540mar56, 4540may56, 4may55, syltmay55, nude655, seawall, seawall2, jev55, piano55, beach555, pod146, pym556, VideoSU002, VideoSU003, 4540jun56, 4540jul56, AGM91,
Location   Wife's Name: June Died Age chasboyack.jpg, 1427 bytes
26 High Street, Potterne, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 5NA (2008) Tel: 01380-723840 18Feb08 Died of Bowel Cancer.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. Nov53. Nov56.
Notes: Contacted by his son Malcolm at malcolm.boyack@hp.com . From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06) : "Pleased to see Charlie had worthy promotions, although I had heard of some progress from two of his helicopter pilots who provided Casevac practice for 251 (Sunderland) Field Ambulance RAMC(V) during one of our training camps in Germany, Scharfoldendorfe.   Read in one of the newspapers that he was Manager for the Red Arrows at some point."
Boyd Sergeant Frank Boyd
Appears:
Location Died Age  
  Cancer 1984.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
  59. 61.
Notes: Serv No: 61722Colleen Roberts, Frank's daughter wrote on 28Apr10: "Dad had server 22 years altogether in the RAF.   His last posting was to RAF Innsworth.   As far as I can remember We were in Jever in 1959 to 1961.   I have asked my Sister in Australia to look for old photos of Dad when he was in jever.   As so as I have then I will e.mail them to you.   I have been trying to find pictures of the married quarters in the base, but nothing seems to ring any bells.   The last time I had seen Bill Lock (William ) was in 1963 when my Mother passed away.   His wife and my Parents were good friends, also Dave and Steve Wright were also in Jever the same time Dave was a LAC in the RAF.   It seem strange now because my Only Daughter is a Corporeal in the RAF ,she has served nearly 9 years.   Hope to keep in touch.   He was mate's with Bill and Rosie Lock also in jever at the same time.   Does any one remember them?   I would love to hear from anyone that does."
Boyer Flight Lieutenant Les A Boyer (Retd)
Appears: sylt54, ann55, sal55, collision15Mar56, 2540Jan58, party, 2540Feb58
Location Died Age lesboyer.jpg, 1698 bytes
Killed when CV-880 he was flying from Bangkok to Hong Kong was blown up and crashed in Vietnam. 15Jun72.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
2 Sqn pilot. Bef 54. Bef Jan58. Aft May55. Aft Feb58.
Notes: Seems to have served on 2 Sqn twice, 54 and 58.   Chris Stone wrote: "I was doing a bit of research today for a new acquaintance I met at a party here recently, who mentioned that he had gone to school with a guy named Les Boyer. He knew Boyer was in the RAF at one time, and asked if I knew him. I told him that I did know a 'Chas' Boyer (an obvious nickname) when we both flew Lightnings at Wattisham in the late 1960s. His real first name was Les, and it turns out that this is indeed the same chap who would - if still alive - be about 80 yrs old today. However, I had to sadly relate to his old school chum that Les 'Chas' Boyer was killed in 1972 when he was flying for Cathay Pacific - a terrorist bomb planted in his aircraft blew up over Vietnam whilst en route from Bangkok to Hong Kong. Details of Boyer's tragic end can be found here: http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720615-1 " Aviation Safety Report says: "Cathay Pacific Flight CX 700Z took off from Bangkok (BKK) at 04:55 UTC bound for Hong Kong (HKG). The flight proceeded normally along airway Green 67 at a cruise altitude of FL290, maintaining routine radio contact first with Bangkok ACC and from 05:42 with Saigon ACC. At 05:59 a high explosive device detonated within the passenger cabin centre section area. Some passengers' seats were ejected through a hole in the fuselage. Portions of the fuselage and possibly some seats struck the vertical and horizontal stabilizers, causing severe damage. Simultaneously the floor of the cabin, centre fuselage section, and starboard wing root were disrupted. The CV-880 lost control, entered a high-speed descent and broke up. The aircraft crashed in a jungle area, lightly wooded with small trees. It appeared that the explosive device was hidden in a suitcase under a passenger seat on the right side near the wing. The bomb was put on the aircraft by a police officer whose daughter and fiancée were aboard. PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft broke up in the air and caught fire following the detonation of a high explosive device within the passenger cabin."
Boyle Tony A A Boyle (Retd)
Appears: 4540Feb57, 4540May57, 4540Jun57, logbook, 4f540Nov57, VideoSu007, VideoM036, MOJan58, 4Jan58, dance, dance2, wpn, VideoM043, 4f540Aug58, 4f540Sep58, 4Aug58, ShLvPty2Sep58, 4f540Nov58, sqnpilots, 4f540Dec58, 4f540Apr59, 4f540Jun59, 4f540Aug59, Sqn59, mobike, 4din, HatsSqn59, HMDI5-59, syltbare660, AGM60-02, Videowed462, tribute,
Location Died Age TonyBoyle.jpg, 1679 bytes
44 Aston Eyre, Morville, Near Bridgnorth, Shropshire Heart attack 16 May 2008. 73
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot 28Feb57. 19Aug59.
Notes: Son of a former Chief of the Air Staff Sir Dermot Boyle.
Bradley L Flying Officer Les L J Bradley (Retd)
Appears: q653, syltoct53, attparty1253, stlunch2, stlunch3, tenapr54, om455, v5jan54, lb84apr54, Videointake, skyhi2, skyhi3, skyh455, skyh2455, syltmay55, seawall, asylt655, asylt6552, piano55, graynote, 4may55
Location Died Age lesbradley.jpg, 1326 bytes
Flew for Donaldson, Pakistan International and Cyprus Airways until 1982. 1997. 63.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. Bef Jul53. About 56.
Notes: Svc No:4073305 Fg Off 25Oct53.   Sean Bradley, his son, (sean.bradley@saharaaviation.com) reports on 28Mar10: "Les L.J. Bradley was my father and as we grew up as a tightly knit expat family I have met many of dad's colleagues, especially Bob Smith.  After some time at 511sqn my Dad did indeed go into civilian aviation, circa 1972 with Donaldson, Pakistan International, Cyprus Airways [during 1974 conflict] and finished his flying career 2 years after being hijacked on the ground at Beirut international airport in 1982.   He regularly commented on the differences between his R.A.F. and civilian flying days, words not to be printed here!   Needless to say he was a lot fonder of his R.A.F. days.   He passed away in 1997 aged 63 through a series of complications that seem to have originated from his hijack and the loss of our Mother 10 years before in 1987.   [Not to mention the few cigarettes/ cigars and the odd drink along the way!]   I am still in touch with Rex Boulton and Bruno Brown, ex Navy pilot who flew with my Dad at Kuwait Airways and was on the ground at the same time of his hijack.   Bob Smith, whom we knew very well in Kuwait as he was flying for a private flight for Moh'd Hassawi of Kuwait Real estate at the time, I have not heard of for some years, apparently last heard running a type of curiosity shop in the South of England somewhere.   Dr William Larkworthy, not sure what sqn he was attached to and not sure if any connection with your group, is alive and well in the South of France.    From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "Les joined 4 Sqn. Just ahead of me, in time to go on exercise.  He was my next room neighbour.  Came from Seaton Deleval I believe, which is spitting distance from where I am typing this (during time working for a secret Government Department. Shhh.)  I was surprised to see him and Bob Smith in tennis gear.  Cannot recall playing with them."
Bradley P Flight Lieutenant Jim P F L Bradley (Retd)
Appears: 4540Jun54, 4540Oct54, 4540Feb55, 4540Nov55, Hist, 93540Oct56, 93540Nov56, monks1256, monks12572, NYEdec56, 93dec56, rugby141256, rugby2141256, abandon, SmallArms557, carcrash, 93Nov57, Formal57, BoneD57, jan58, 93540Aug5893Aug58, PreSylt58, AGM60-01, AGM60-02,
Location     Wife: Barbara. Died Age JimBradley.jpg, 6507 bytes
Stradbroke, Suffolk. 21May10.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4Sqn and 93Sqn pilot. 4-AboutMay53, 93-11Oct56. 4-21Nov55, 93-Aft Aug58.
Notes: Georgina his daughter wrote: "I have only this weekend found your site and really like it.   I found it while in the search for something completely different regarding my father: Ft Lt Peter L F Bradley.   It was so lovely to find pictures of him having fun and laughs in his young years!   Unfortunately, he passed away on Friday 21st May after a long illness.   His funeral will be held at 2pm on 1st June at Horham Baptist Church, nr Stradbroke, Suffolk.   Family flowers only - donations instead to Adele House Nursing home, where he was cared for so well; c/o Rackhams Funeral Services, Diss.   My Mother (Barbara) is going very strong!   But she is quite a bit younger than my Father.   They met and married in 1966 while he was on detachment at Ballykelly (Shackletons) in Northern Ireland - she was the daughter of a local farmer (very romantic!)   After Daddy retired from the RAF in 1971 he started his car tuning business 'Spot On Tuning' which went from strength to strength, especially after he started specialising in BMWs.   He never retired and was intending to go to work on the 2nd January 2009 - the day he was hit by a massive stroke.   (My brother has taken over the business.)   I look forward to finding out about your reunion."
Brewer Squadron Leader Bill W Brewer AFC
Appears: VideoM003, 118SyltJan56, 118onHunt, 122DIparty, 122pty56, 122pty562, 118airgrdMar56, syltparty356, 118postsyltapr563, syltparty3564, VideoPOW007, VideoM025, VideoM027, BBQ2, 1stAGM, 118AGMar57, 118AMar57, 118SqnApr57, abandon, 4f540Sep57, BrewJun57, logbook, 4f540Nov57, DIOrr2Ewing57, SumBall57, 4f540Dec57, 4ExCarav, brwnjug1, brwnjug2, MOJan58, 4Jan58, dropt, SyltScore, 4gn58, 4f540Apr58, 118DuncApr58, 4f540May58
Location     Wife: Barbara. Died Age BillBrewer.jpg, 1546 bytes
Bourne, Lincolnshire (2004) 24Dec11. 78.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 then 4 Sqn. Pilot. 118Sqn Bef Jan56; 4Sqn Sep57. 118Sqn Sep57; 4Sqn May58.
Notes: Alyson Pearce Bill's daughter wrote on 4Oct12: "Sadly Bill passed away on Christmas Eve last year just 2 weeks short of his 79th birthday having endured the cruelty of Alzheimers in his final 4 years.   Even in his last few weeks his love of flying remained evident and he was able to recall some snapshots from his early days as a pilot.   He was cremated wearing his RAF uniform and his wicker coffin was drapped with the Union flag with his hat on the top and proudly carried by his 3 grandsons and his son-in-law.   Please update your website so that some of his comrades still with us may remember him with fondness."
Brewster Flying Officer John Brewster
Appears: hist, crashrpt,
Location Died Age  
Collided with Harold Williams practicing attacks over Five Thorn Lane, Seagry, Wiltshire, SN15 5ER. Sun 6Apr41. 25.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 pilot WWII, B Flt Cdr. 118Sqn Feb41. 118Sqn 6Apr41.
Notes: From Yorkshire.
Bridson Squadron Leader Dougie D S Bridson
Appears: heany, 450Sep52, b53, bg53, mov1/53, sylt553, fish553, sylt653, q2653, syltoct53, 4stdnov53, 4std2nov53, 4std3nov53, 4std4nov53, stlunch3, 454Jan4, SabreAbahn, singxmas54, tm1054, tm11054, jev55, pod141, pod153, pod154, 4540mar55, qfico183, tributes,
Location Died Age dougbridson.jpg, 1331 bytes
Worcester area. 7Nov11 peacefully after a long illness.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. 14Sep52. 14Mar55 to Cosford.
Notes: Standard Bearer when 4 Sqn Standard presented 20Nov53.  Posted to Halton Apprentice School.  From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "Should be Flying Officer Doug Bridson at the very least.  He was Fg. Off. When I joined in July 1953.  Hell of a snooker player.  One became a spectator as soon as he hit the table.  Doug also held a Commercial Licence and earned coin on his two, three weeks leave periods.  He told me he had also flown a Spit from XXXXXX during one such leave and found it a bit disappointing.  Not surprising really as it would be pretty clapped out by that time.  He commented on the rate of climb being much less than the Vampires we were using at the time."
Brown J Wing Commander John Brown (Retd)
Appears: Ex53, SqnMay53, 112540Jul53, obit,
Location      Wife: Carol Died Age JohnBrown.jpg, 5462 bytes
Wings, 6 The Burrells, Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex BN43 5HT 14Jul12. 79.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
112 Sqn pilot. Before May 1953. Move from Jever to Bruggen 6July53.
Notes: Added at request of Danny Lavender in a letter on JSL files 3Jan94. One of Danny's Wing Admin Officers in Air Cadets.
Brunger Squadron Leader Dave W D Brunger (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, sqn353, Bath53, 98Mar53, 98Sqn54, Jever55, 98Pig55, party, 98540Jun55, 98540Jul55, self, dep1255, 122wgdec55, dinoutdec55, ptyjan56, gnjev56, 98540Feb56, 98sqn56, bowumb98, 98540Mar56, pltsep56, Event57, , MQ, AGM60-01, AGM06
Location      Wife: Helga Died Age DaveBrunger.jpg, 5976 bytes
6 St Birinus Court, Gassons Road, Letchlade, Gloucestershire, Gl7 3BU. Tel: 01367-253159 20Feb09.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn pilot & PAI. Mar53. 18Feb57.
Notes:Thanks to Vic Dabin and Jeff Jeffrey we have learnt of the sad news of the death of Dave Brunger who died peacefully at home on 20th February 2009.   Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother to sisters Sue and Ann.   Private funeral.   Donations, if desired, to RAF Benevolent Fund c/o Hillier Funeral service Ltd., Telephone: 01793522797.
Buddin Squadron Leader Norman "Boss" N C P Buddin (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, VideoM002, 122wgdec55, 118540Jan56, 118SyltJan56, 118onHunt, 118airgrdMar56, StnCdrBBQMay56, BBQ156, BBQ256, BBQ356, 118AGMar57, 118AMar57, SqnApr57, 98118cos, VideoM024, SumBall57, DisBndAug357, 118TrophyApr58, 118DuncApr58, 118MaishApr58menu09, goodwin,
Location   Wife: Avril Died Age NormanBuddin.jpg, 5121 bytes
West Country 2003  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Commanding Officer 118 Sqn Jan56. 22Aug57.
Notes:
Burke Flight Lieutenant Patrick Lampard Burke (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540oct40, 93540nov40, 93540dec40, 93540jan41, 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
  About 1995.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
1st Commanding Officer 93 Sqn. 29Sep40. 6Dec41.
Notes: Son Michael Burke in touch.
Butell Sergeant Pilot Keith Butell
Appears: ibsley41,
Location Died Age keithbutell.jpg, 1146 bytes
Assumed deceased.    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
WWII 118 Sqn Sgt pilot. 1941. 1941.
Notes: From Australia.
Carr Captain Ian I E Carr (Retd)
Appears: pym556, 93540Oct56, 4540Apr57, 4540May57, 4540Jun57, 4540Jul57, 4540Aug57, logbook, brwnjug2,
Location Died Age iancarr.jpg, 1569 bytes
Rivendell, 11 Amberley Close, Send, Woking, Surrey, Gu23 7BX. Retired from British Airways. (2000) 2002  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. Bef Oct56. Aft Sep57.
Notes:
Carthew Major T W C Carthew (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his1
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Bef May56. Sep16.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Carver Air Commodore Tony Henten Sylvester Carver CBE, LVO.
Appears: Helsinki2, Formal57, BoneD57, jan58, 93540Feb58, 93540Jun58, obit
Location Died Age tonycarver.jpg, 1284 bytes
Dene Place Nursing Home, West Horsley, Surrey. 12May14. 85.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn Flt Cdr. 27Jul57. Aug58 to OATS Co.
Notes:
Chadwick Flight Lieutenant Dave D S Chadwick
Appears: harv, ocu953, DesBrowne, 93540Dec53, 93540Jan54, 93540Feb54, trophy, 93540Mar54, 93540Apr54, 93540May54, sabcon, 93540Jun54, 93540Aug54, Sylt54, jevsab54/55, 93plt15sep54, 93540Sep54, 93540Oct54, aeros1154, 93540Dec54, 93540Jan55, 93540Feb55, 93540Mar55, 93540May55, cop55, 93540Jun55, SqnPicAug55, GrdAirAug55, SabreAerosAug55, 93540Sep55, 93540Oct55, anov55, 540Nov55, 540Dec55, flechdordec55, flechdordec55same, 122DIparty2, 122wgdec55, 93540Jan56, 93540Mar56, 93ds4562, 93ds4563, 93dscar456, 93540Apr56, AFltApr56, 93540May56, 93540Jul56, 6LoopAug56, 93540Aug56, 93540Sep56, 93540Dec56, roywed357, ritawed72, 4384,
Location       Wife: Barbra Died Age DaveChadwick.jpg, 8046 bytes
40, Fir Tree Avenue, Knutsford, Cheshire. WA168NF. 2Dec10. 77.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot. Member of Sqn formation Aeros team 56. 9Dec53. 5Dec56.
Notes: Svc No 3511207. Joined RAF as cadet Pilot, ITS Jurby, IOM; Flying training at Heany, S Rhodesia; Advanced training at Feltwell, Valley and Pembrey; Posted to 93 Sqn, Jever 53 as operational pilot; member of 2TAF aerobatic team 54-56; Fg.Off. wef 26Dec53; Posted to 43 Sqn Leuchers 56; Joined aerobatic team for display for HM the Queen Jul57; Direct entry into BEA 57. RAF Flying hours 51-57 Tiger Moth, Chipmunk, Harvard, Vampire, Meteor, Sabre 4, Hunter, Mystere - total 1,000 hrs. British European Airways: Direct entry into Viscount 700 at Heathrow 57; Transferred to Viscount 800 60; Posted Manchester 61; Promoted Captain 67 on Vanguards at Heathrow; Transferred to BAC1-11 73 and returned to Manchester; Early retirement Dec86 after 29½ yrs service. Viscount hrs 4,735; Vanguard hrs 2,238; BAC 1-11 hrs 7,009; Total 13,982. Hrs in command 10,689 P2 3,303 hrs.
Chapman Squadron Leader Ray "Chappy" R C Chapman (Retd)
Appears: 4f540dec55, 122wgdec55, 1st4, 4540jan56, 4540mar56, 4540apr56, 4540may56, pym556, sylt556, VideoSu002, VideoSu003, 4540jun56, 4540jul56, 4540Aug56, 4540Sep56, 4540Oct56, 4540Nov56, 4540Dec56, nye56, 4540Jan57, 4540Feb57, 4540Mar57, 4540Apr57, 4540May57, 4540Jun57, 4540Jul57, 4540Aug57, logbook,
Location Died Age chappychapman.jpg, 1587 bytes
  Late 2002  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Commanding Officer 4 Sqn. 5Dec55. 1Sep57.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23Nov04. Gilpin 4 sqn Think he was Sqn Boss before Chappy Chapman Say early 53 - 55.
Charles Wing Commander G P Charles OBE MC (Retd)
Appears: COs, 11may40,
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Aug39; Feb41. Sep40; Jun41.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Clark A Flight Lieutenant "Nobby" Alan Clark (Retd)
Appears: Squibs ,Sqnmar53 ,98sqnphoto
Location Died Age AlanClark.jpg, 4969 bytes
  2003  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Deputy Flight Commander 98 Sqn Fassberg.  
Notes:
Clarke E Flight Sergeant Ernest "Nobby" Clarke BEM
Appears: 46th1, 46th2, , xmas58, MQ,
Location Died Age ernestclarke.jpg, 1906 bytes
  Jan 2000.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn and 2 Sqn groundcrew. 93 Sqn Summer 57; 2 Sqn 58 93 Sqn 58; 2 Sqn Apr61
Notes: Son David.
Claughton Senior Aircraftsman Guy G Claughton (Retd)
Appears: grunau
Location     Wife: Gill Died Age guyclaughton.jpg, 1344 bytes
  1998 61.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Member of Mobile Field Photograph Squadron attached to 2 Sq. 57. 59.
Notes: Member of Jever Gliding Club, keen photographer who became a professional.  Friend of Merv Hodson who is still in touch with Gill his widow.   On retirement worked as a photographer for Hunting Aircraft Co. and then for General Motors.
Clayton-Jones Flying Officer Richard "Clam" W R Clayton-Jones (Retd)
Appears: Clam, DesBrowne, jevsab54/55, 93540Jan55, 93540Feb55, 93540May55, SqnPicAug55, 93540Aug55, GrdAirAug55, SabreAerosAug55, 93540Oct55, 540Nov55, BFlt1Dec55, BFlt2Dec55, flechdordec55, flechdordec55same, 540Nov55, 122DIparty2, 122wgdec55, 540Dec55, spang556, Helsinki, Helsinki2, 93&111, 93540Mar56, carrace, 93ds4562, 93ds4563, 93540Apr56, AFltApr56, 1stAGM, 93540May56, 93540Jun56, 93540Jul56, cert756, 6LoopAug56, 93540Aug56, 93540Sep56, 93540Oct56, 93540Nov56, 93dec56, 93540Dec56, OrigBdGov, 2OrigBdGov, MGRally, erics2457, erics3457, erics4457, erics6457, erics8457, erics1457, erics457, redexparty, LineBk57, LineBk57, LineBk57Fuel, LineBk2formaero557, TeamJun57, TeamJun572, LinBkTeamJun57, LineBk57Fuel+, bodger, VideoSAF01Barkarby, 11158, 6jun59111, AGM09, AGM09-08, AGM09-45, AGM09-49,
Location Died Age ClamClayton-Jones.jpg, 7609 bytes
"Killed in a flying accident when he crashed after an engine failure whilst crop dusting in Jamaica. (Click to see stories about Clam). 5Nov75. 40.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot & Sqn Adjutant. No 4 in 93 Sqn Form Aeros Team. 16Jan55. Jan58 for 111 Sqn.
Notes: SVC No 4102087. To 93 from OCU. Eric Pigdon sent extracts from book about The Cresta Run which featured Clam.   He also said: "Clam I am certain that I was told that he was killed in a flying accident crop dusting in the West Indies.   [Click here to see fuller story of Clam.]   From 111 Black Arrows Brochure 1958: "..aged 23 joined the RAF in 1952 and on completing his flying training went to No. 93 Sqn in Germany, which exchanged its Sabre fighters for Hunters shortly afterwards.   He was a member of the Squadron's Hunter aerobatic team which gave displays in France, Holland and Sweden.   He joined No. 111 Sqn at the beginning of 1958".
Cleaver Wing Commander Peter P H Cleaver (Retd)
Appears: hdvis559p2, HMTea5-59, ladten, airqtr, class4, brown, ladclb1, ladclb2, ladrw59, RidingSch2, MTHO, srb, hdvis560p2, MTHO1, class61, Tea8-61, newsrpt,
Location      Wife: Sheila Died Age
Bognor Regis. E-mail: rcleaver@waitrose.com 23Jun91 69
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
OC Admin Wg. Handed Jever to GAF. Bef May59. 29Dec61.
Notes: Son Richard contacted web site Jan06. E-mail: rhcleaver@yahoo.co.uk Richard says: As I was 7 when we arrived and 10 when we left, I have to admit that my memories are somewhat hazy although the names of various friends of my parents came back to me when I looked through the list. We lived next door to the Bowens and the Mackledens at various times during our stay.
Cleote Squadron Leader J H Cleote (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
CO 93 Sqn. 8Feb44. 19Sep44.
Notes:
Clostermann Colonel Pierre P H Clostermann DFC and bar, Grd-Croix Leg. d'honneur, Compagnon de la Liberation, Croix de Guerre 19 Palmes (Retd)
Appears: obit
Location Died Age pierreclostermann.jpg, 8610 bytes
At home in Pyrenees, France. 22Mar06. 85.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
122 Wg WWII pilot. Dec44. Aug45.
Notes: Click to see full details under his obituary.
Colvin Squadron Leader Al A J Colvin (Retd)
Appears: trophy, 93540Mar54, 93540Apr54, SabConApr54, om455, jevsab54/55, 93540Jun54, 93540Jul54, aoc754, 93540Aug54, Videosen012, 93plt15sep54, 93540Sep54, 93540Oct54, 93540Nov54, 93540Dec54, pod97, pod135, 93540Jan55, pod137, pod141, 93540Apr55, 93540May55, 93540Jul55, SqnPicAug55, GrdAirAug55, 93540Aug55, 93540Sep55, 93540Oct55, 93540Nov55, BFlt1Dec55, BFlt2Dec55, 122wgdec55, 93540Jan56, 93ds4562, 93540May56, 93540Jun56, 93540Jul56, 93540Aug56, 93540Sep56, 93540Oct56, 93540Nov56, 93540Dec56, MQ,
Location   Wife: Kay Died Age AlColvin.jpg, 7759 bytes
Was instructing with Singapore Air Force at one time. 1989  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn B Flt Cdr. 24Nov53. 7Dec56.
Notes: Svc No 57633.
Cook Gordon Cook
Appears: sylt256, syltparty356, syltparty3562, syltparty3563, syltparty3564, postsylt456,
Location Died Age gordoncook.jpg, 27761 bytes
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn Nat Svc Radio Technician. Bef Feb56. May56.
Notes: Donald Cook, his son, wrote on 30May11; "My dad’s name was Gordon Cook and he came from Barrhead, which is a town on the south west side of Glasgow.   Sadly my dad passed away some years ago and I remember as a young boy viewing this album but thought it lost.   It wasn’t until my mother, who has recently taken ill, had to leave her home and during the clearout of belongings that I found the album again.   It would also be interesting to know if any surviving members of the Squadron remember my dad, but I don’t know how to go about finding this out".
Corkery Wing Commander M P C Corkery
Appears: COs, 4his1
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Sep45. May46.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Couch Flying Officer Geoff G J Couch
Appears: vamval, 93540jul53, pem2jul53, 8roll, 93540Aug53, 93540Sep53, 93540Oct53, senn1053, stlunch1, stlunch, stlunch2, stlunch3, 93540Nov53, 93540Dec53, 93540Jan54, pod94, 93540Feb54, 93540Mar54, brux, brux2, brux3, 93540Apr54, SabConApr54, 93540Jun54, 93540Jul54, Videosen012, 93plt15sep54, 93540Sep54, 93540Nov54, 93540Jan55, 93540Feb55, 93540Apr55, 93540May55, sumball55, 93540Jul55, SqnPicAug55, GrdAirAug55, anov55, 93540Nov55,
Location Died Age JeffCouch.jpg, 7813 bytes
  1Aug06.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot. 26Jul53. 19Nov55.
Notes: Svc No 4088080.   Daughter Christine reported his passing in an e-mail to the web site 26Aug06.   Geoff worked in the city for 40 years after leaving the RAF.      Recently qualified as Physical Fitness Instructor when he arrived on the Sqn.  Eric Pigdon's Notes 23Nov04.   When I arrived Oct53 I was the 35th pilot on the squadron with 22 Vampires.   In 55 Squadron size was reduced 22 pilots and 12 aircraft. He left during the reduction.   Broke the station records for the Hop,Step and Jump and the Long Jump Jun54.
Coulson Group Captain Stafford Pulleine Coulson DSO, DFC
Appears: 4540Dec52, 93540dec52, 93540jan53, 93540Mar53, 93540Apr53, mov1/53, 93540jun53, 93540Aug53, 93540Sep53, 93540Oct53, 93540Nov53, 93540Jan54, pod87, 93540Feb54, tent2, tent3, 454Feb54, obit,
Location Died Age staffordcoulson.jpg, 1366 bytes
Much Marcle, Herefordshire 29Apr07. 90.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Wg Cdr Flying. 1Dec52. 13Feb54.
Notes: Formerly Queen's Messenger. Also OC Flying at Sylt before Jever. 19Jun53 his driver reversed his Landrover over Stafford who was standing watching aircraft in dispersal. Broke his back.
Craig Flying Officer Ian J B Craig
Appears: Bruno, xmas532, dec531,dec532, FassParty, feb54, dec54, VideoM002, sumball54, sylt, 118onHunt, 118SyltCrwm, cinc16sep55, cinc216sep55, cinc316sep55, crewsep55, 122DIparty2, 122wgdec55, jever, 118540Jan56, 118SyltJan56, 118PartyJan56, ptyjan56, 118airgrdMar56, 118postsyltapr563, SqnEarly56, 122pty56, OrigBd, 2OrigBdGov, VideoPOW007, Street, SqnApr59, AGM87-08, AGM88-05, AGM91, GoldSh01, AGM92-05, AGM92-06, AGM92-19, AGM94-03, AGM94-08, AGM94-10, AGM99-15, AGM01-1, AGM01-4, AGM01-9, AGM01-13, AGM01-14, AGM01-15, AGM01-20, AGM01-32, AGM01-34, 118 Reunion, AGM05
Address    Wife: Shirley Died Age IanCraig.jpg, 5397 bytes
20 Weeks House, Ham, Richmond, Surrey Tw10 7TY (2004) (Tel: 020-8948-0130). March 2004  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot. Bef Feb54. Aft Jan56.
Notes: From Letter from Ian dated 21Jan93 in JSL files
Croall Flight Sergeant George Alexander Croall
Appears: killed, history,
Location Died Age georgecroall.jpg, 1293 bytes
North sea off the Dutch coast in WWII. 24Feb43. 22
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot. Jul42. 24Feb43.
Notes: Svc No: 1179854. Alex Davidson, George's Nephew-in-law writes: "I am researching my own and my wife's family history and her uncle George Alexander Croall was the pilot that was lost on February 24 1943 off the Dutch coast.   It says in the 188 Sqn history "North Sea Action"---- These could however be costly as on February 24 when F/Sgt Creal (should be CROALL ) was lost off the Dutch coast and F/Sgt Buglass ditched his Spitfire EN 969."   We have the letters that were sent to his parents etc and a photograph of George with his plane as just before he was killed he was given authority to display the crest of his home town, Barrow in Furness on the side of his Spitfire.   It consists of a photo-graph of him on the wing of his aircraft,plus a copy of the telegram to his parents informing them that he is missing, a letter dated 25 February 1943 from Flight Lieutenant Commanding No 118 Squadron, (looks like L Vewhery ) at R A F Coltishall, and another letter from the Record Office Gloucester dated 15 April 1943 signed R Williamson Air Commodore Air Officer ic Records.   Both these letters explain that George was sent with another pilot to attack an objective in enemy territory Manniston Burt/Zond Canal and the other aircraft was damaged by anti aircraft fire.   On returning home George was concerned about his leader's plight so he flew underneath the other aircraft to observe the damage and at around 200 feet in bad weather his starboard wing hit the sea causing the aircraft to dis-integrate and plunge into the sea.   My mother in law (George's sister ) has always told us that George should have been on leave at the time of his death but he had requested a later date so that he could be off at the same time as his step-brother Robert.   We also have details of the Minute Book of the Council at Barrow in Furness Lancashire,George's home town granting permission for him to put the towns Coat of Arms on his aircraft, I wonder if this was requested by George as Barrow had recently had a number of bombing raids due to the Submarine and Ship building yards at Vickers."
Crocker Pilot Officer Michael John Crocker
Appears: 93540Mar53,
Location Died Age  
Etzel, 5 mls S. of Jever airfield, Germany. 31Mar53. 20.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot. 20Mar53. 31Mar53.
Notes: The pilot, in Vampire Wa198, on one of his first conversion sorties having been on the Sqn for only 11 days, started a controlled descent over the airfield from 15,000 feet but then told ATC that he was experiencing icing and was breaking off the QGH.  The aircraft was seen to emerge from the cloud base at high speed and then to break up and scatter wreckage over a wide area, 5 miles south of Jever airfield.
Currant Wing Commander "Bunny" C F Currant DFC & bar, Order of St Olaf
Appears: obit
Location     Wife: Cynthia. Died Age bunnycurrant.jpg, 3880 bytes
  12Mar06. 94.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Founder of 122 Wg and 1st CO. Aug42 Zeals, Wiltshire. About Jul44.
Notes: Click to see full details in his obituary.
Dale M Flight Lieutenant Maurice M Dale
Appears: early, 2sqnMar60
Location   Wife: Patricia Died Age MauriceDale.jpg, 1336 bytes
Died at home in Lincoln from cancer. 17May91.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
2 Sqn pilot. Bef Jan60. Aft 22Mar60.
Notes: Contacted by his son Peter Dale, 29Feb08 - Peter.Dale@gs.com who writes: "I am not sure when he left Jever but I know he retired from the RAF in Oct 1964 having served at RAF Manby, Lincolnshire from some documents I found of his.   He was also at RAF Strubby between March 62 and Sept 1964 as I have a cigarette box which he was given by No. 3 squadron.   Maybe Manby and Strubby where joint airfields?   He then worked as a medical sales representative living in Alford, Lincolnshire.   He was a local councillor and also served as town Mayor for Alford.   In the early 80's he and Patricia (his wife) moved to Lincoln and he started flying 2 seater single prop planes (eg Cessna's) at Wickenby, Lincoln and regained his pilots and instructors licence.   He thoroughly enjoyed most weekends training eager students and I once had the pleasure to go up with him.   Unfortunately dad died on 17th May 1991 at home from cancer."
D'Arcy Squadron Leader Sam S H R L D'Arcy (Retd)
Appears: 93540Oct54, 98PersNov54, 93540Nov54, Report55, CritInj55, Eject55, 4540jan55, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, nov07, obit,
Location    Wife: Isabelle Died Age SamDarcy.jpg, 6651 bytes
La Bois_gardiere, Ferdere-Larcon, France 37350 (2012). e-mail:Dominique dom.darcy@ntlworld.com. 24Jul12. 82.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Outer Basket 14 Sqn pilot. 93 Sqn pilot then 4 Sqn A Flt Cdr. 93-20Oct54 4-8Nov54. 93-8Nov54 4-5Jan55 to ETPS.
Notes: Eddie McCullagh 3Jan05 says Sam D'Arcy was on 14 Sqn at Fassberg.  From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "Was 4 Sqn.'A' Flight Commander handing over to John Wallace, I believe. Sam had a beut of a German Shepherd dog."
Dawes Flight Lieutenant William Edward Dawes
Appears: 98hist,
Location Died Age  
Killed in action flying Mitchellagainst armour at Foret de Grimbosq. 13Jun44. 31.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn WWII Mitchell pilot. Not at Jever. Not at Jever.
Notes: Svc No: 125758.   Son of Samuel Bird Dawes and Teresa A. Dawes, of Palmers Green, Middlesex.   Buried at FONTAINE-LA-LOUVET CHURCHYARD.
Dawson Captain Fred F R Dawson (Retd)
Appears: 4540oct55, vw, JSLBrew, JSLBrew2, 122DIparty, 122wgdec55, 118DI1255, pym556, 4540Feb57, 4540Apr57, abandon, 4540Aug57, logbook, brwnjug2, VideoM036, AGM88-06, AGM88-14, AGM96-08, AGM96-09, AGM96-19, AGM97-22, nov07,
Location   Wife's Name: Jill Died Age freddawson.jpg, 1534 bytes
Died from cancer - 12 Taw Court, Litchdon Street, Barnstable, North Devon EX32 8NN Tel: 01271-325314. 16Apr13.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. 122 Wg HQ. 4-6Oct55; 122-Mar58. 4-Mar58; 122-Apr59.
Notes: 2TAF Ski Team 56/57.
Devan Flight Lieutenant James Jardine Devan DFC
Appears: 4std, pre-ball, grpball, ball, shop, atc, 426reunion,
Location     Wife: Jean Died Age jamesdevan.jpg, 1590 bytes
Died of a heart attack whilst serving in Singapore. 12Aug63.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
ATC, Flt Engineer in Ww2. 30Jan53. 23Jul55 to Prestwick.
Notes: Svc No: 51723. Awarded DFC as Flt Engineer 18Jan44.   His daughter Suzanne Lamb , who now lives in Massachusetts, writes: My father was stationed at Jever when I was born on 3 February 1955. His name was Flight Lieutenant James J. Devan. He died in 1963, when we were stationed in Singapore. Is there any record of him (us) being there? If so... do you know who was he working for and what was he doing? Thanks to the web, I have managed to discover a lot about my father and his war-time activities as a Flight Engineer with Thunderbirds, 426 Squadron. He didn't tell my mother anything about them, and she died 23 years ago, completely unaware of his wartime experiences. I found his pilot, W.C. Bill Swetman, a Canadian, alive and well and living in Ontario. I have kept in touch with him and even accompanied him two weeks ago, to the 426 Squadron reunion in Ottawa.   Although I was born on Feb 3, 1955, I have no idea when my father arrived in Jever and when he (we) left.   I live in Massachusetts, USA now (have done for the past 23 years) and am a dreadful flier, so it may be a while before I manage to visit the resource you mentioned personally and do some research.   Ken Senar remembers him e-mail 24Sep05.
Dimock Pilot Officer Roger Lawton Dimock
Appears: 4540Apr52, 93540Apr52,
Location Died Age
From RAF Jever Crashed into the ground in a Vampire pulling out from a Wing Strike on a bridge on the Ems Jade Canal on 8th April 1952. (See 4Sqn and 93 Sqn F540 reports for April 1952, click above) 21
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. About 1951 8th April 1952
Notes: Cranwell 52 Entry Apr51.
Dodds Squadron Leader Bill W Dodds (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, xmas532, dec531,dec532, FassParty, , 118s32853, GutLR753, VideoM002, 118s336, syltparty3564, 118Can54, feb54, roof, 118540May55, sylt, 118540Sep55, cinc16sep55, cinc216sep55, cinc316sep55, 122DIparty, 122wgdec55, 118SyltJan56, 118onHunt, SqnEarly56, 118DI, 118SyltCrwm, 118PartyJan56, 122pty56, 122pty562, BBQ356, ModCar256, 118airgrdMar56, syltparty356, SqnApr59, gunteam1, AGM87-01, AGM87-09, AGM87-13, AGM91
Location Died Age BillDodds.jpg, 8870 bytes
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire February 1990  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot. Bef Sum53 Fassberg. Aft Apr56.
Notes:
Doe Wing Commander Bob Doe DFC and Bar, DSO (Retd)
Appears: obit, 1943,
Location Died Age bobdoe.jpg, 1391 bytes
Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 21Feb10. 89.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn Supernumary pilot 1943. 1st time 13May41. 2nd time 3Jul43. 1st time 15May41. 2nd time 15Aug43
Notes: Daughter Dr Helen Doe, Department of History, University of Exeter is researching her father's career.   She would be ahppy to be contacted at helendoe@gmail.com .
Donaldson Pilot Officer Colin Robert C R Donaldson (Retd)
Appears: 112540Jun52, 112540Jul52, crash
Location Died Age
Killed in a flying accident while taking part in an interception exercise during a detachment to R.A.F. Odiham. See Notes. 27Jul52. 20
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
112 Sqn pilot Bef Jun52. Killed 27Jul52.
Notes: Failed to recover from an unauthorised attack on a civilian Dominie and crashed 2m SW of Haywards Heath. Robin Brown's book "Shark Squadron" tells a slightly different tale:" The Squadron's first fatal accident occurred during a detachment to RAF Odiham on 27Jul52 when P/O C R Donaldson flying No 2 to F/O Keith Williamson was involved in a dog-fight with the Odiham Meteors. He appears to have lost control and dived away vertically, startling a passing Anson pilot who though he was being bounced, but the Vampire never pulled out."
Donkin Air Commodore Peter Langloh Donkin CBE DSO
Appears: COs, 6mar44, obit,
Location Died Age peterdonkindb.jpg, 1514 bytes
Orange, NSW, Australia. 12Jul2000. 87.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. 5Sep40. 18Sep40.
Notes: b19Jun13 Invercargill, New Zealand retired 20Aug62. CBE 29Jun48, DSO 22Feb44. Plt Off 15Jul33, Fg Off 15Jan35, Flt Lt 15Jan37, Sqn Ldr 1Apr39, Act Wg Cdr 15Sep40, Temp Wg Cdr 1Jun41, Act Gp Capt 12Oct42, Wg Cdr 12Apr43, Wg Cdr 1Oct46, Gp Capt 1Jan51 Act Air Cdre 25Jan54, Air Cdre 1Jan57. 3Sep31 Flt Cdt C Sqn RAF Coll, 15Jul33 16 Sqn, 15Jan37 Flt Cdr 16 Sqn, 1Sep39 Member Brit Mil Miss to Poland, 11Oct39 OC 225 Sqn, 5Sep40 OC 4 Sqn, 18Sep40 OC 239 Sqn, 8Sep42 Air Staff, HQ Army Co-op Cmd, 12Oct42 OC 33 Wg, 1Apr43 OC 35 Wg, 30Aug44 Staff, School of Land/Air Warfare, 3Apr46 Air Staff, HQ RAF Levant, 25Aug48 RCAF Staff Coll, 11Sep49: Exch USAF, 1Jan51 OC Chivenor, 25Jan54 Air Attaché, Moscow, 28May56 Asst CoS Int AFCE, 6Jan59 Imp Def Coll, 13Feb60 AOC Hong Kong.
Drake Group Captain Billy Drake DSO, DFC and bar, DFC(USAF)
Appears: obit,
Location Died Age billydrake.jpg, 1371 bytes
UK. 28Aug2011. 93.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
112 Sqn OC in North Africa WWII. May42. Dec42.
Notes: Destroyed 17 aircraft in N. Africa 2nd highest score for theatre.
Duke Squadron Leader Neville Frederick Duke DFC and bar, DSO, AFC, OBE (Retd)
Appears: 4540Nov55, obit,
Location    Wife: Gwen Died Age nevilleduke.jpg, 1439 bytes
Near Popham Airfield. 7Apr07. 85.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
112 Sqn pilot. Nov41. Mar42.
Notes: Click to see full obituary.   Visited Jever aircrew on 22Nov55 on way to Hunter Users' Convention at Oldenburg.
Eades Gerry G O Eades (Retd)
Appears: 4f540Dec57, SyltScore, MOJan58, 4Jan58, 4f540Mar58, merc, 4f540Apr58, 4f540May58, 4f540Jul58, 4f540Aug58, 4Aug58, 4Aug58fun, 4f540Sep58, 4f540Dec58, gift359, 4f540May59, 4f540Jun59, 4f540Jul59, logbook, Sqn59, HatsSqn59
Location Died Age JerryEades.jpg, 1525 bytes
Lincolnshire 5Feb04.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn A Flt Cdr. 12Dec57. 2Jul59.
Notes: 52 Entry Cranwell.
Englefield-Bishop Corporal George Englefield-Bishop (Retd)
Appears: RmView, pinto, fwhq, jack, sigs, blk40,
Location Died Age
On holiday in Dorset. 86 Durham Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9DS. (2006) 6Aug08.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Tech Wg signals, VHF/DF CRDF Ops. Sep53. Sep55.
Notes:
English Paddy English (Retd)
Appears: Adj, sqn353, sqn3532, DI
Location     Wife: Yvonne Died Age PaddyEnglish.jpg, 5937 bytes
Stoke-on-Trent Jun2007, Emphysema  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn adj and pilot Fassburg. Fass bef Mar53, Not Jever 52. Not Jever 54.
Notes:
Ewens Flying Officer Snowy J C Ewens (Retd)
Appears: sylt653, mov1/53, syltoct53, stlunch3, 454Feb54, carapr54, 4540May54, 4540Jun54, graynote, 4540Nov54, gpcars, sharpie, jack, bumblebug, cavalier, 4540Apr55, skyh455, skyh2455, 4may55, 4may552, syltmay55, asylt655, asylt6552, 4sqnstor005, 4540Nov55, dinghy55, xb8224, 4540Dec56,
Location Died Age snowyewens.jpg, 1268 bytes
Leconfield, asymmetric on Meteor 7. About 1956.    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. About Nov51. 18Nov55 to Leconfield Ftr Wpns Sch PAI.
Notes: Svc No: 4043990 Fg Off 7Nov52.  From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "Snowy and myself spent a considerable time building model aircraft, most of which were destroyed by misfortune or intent.  I have cine of my Comet, which was launched by Snowie from the tower of 4 Sqn. Hanger.  It was loaded with a thunderflash, which made a swift end to it.  It was prior to the sad demise of the BOAC Comet's.  Snowie was a top-scoring pilot on both air to air at Sylt, and air to ground at Meppen Ranges.  He was attached to LECONFIELD for tests using the Sabre radar gunsight to determine the best radar reflector to fit on the flags.  He and I were returned to UK at the same time and we travelled in his sports car via Dover.  This was before RORO ferries and the car was lifted on and off by ships derrick.  We were searched and questioned for 2½ hours, the car had its floorboards taken out and the boot torn apart.  We had to put it back together even though nothing amiss could be found.  I was accused of importing cameras, although the receipts showed they were over two years old.  A nightmare.  Stayed with Snowie and his mother for two nights at Chalfont-St.-Giles.  His girl friend was a stunning film star.  Never got to meet her!  Snowie was killed while flying asymmetric on a Meteor 7 while once more at LECONFIELD(?)"
Fairhurst Wing Commander "Tim" Edward Armytage Fairhurst DFC
Appears: obit,
Location     Wife: Wendy. Died Age timfairhurst.jpg, 1465 bytes
  25Apr09. 91
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn WWII Lysander pilot. Nov40. About 41.
Notes:
Fahey Flying Officer Denis Fahey (Retd)
Appears: 93540Sep59, 93540Oct59, 93540Dec59, 93540Feb60, 93Feb60, syltfeb60, 93540Mar60, 93540Apr60, 93540May60, AOC60, Videogunrace19May60, 93540Aug60, 93Aug60, 93Aug60GrdCrw, 93Aug60AirGrdCrw1, 93AircrewAug60, sneeze1srp60, 93540Oct60, Score, 2540Jan61, onswift
Location   Wife: Barbara (deceased)). Died Age DenisFahey.jpg, 4351 bytes
Howick, Auckland, New Zealand (2010) Son Mark: coolguns@hotmail.com 4Mar10 79
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn and 2 Sqn pilot. 93 Sqn 3Sep59; 2 Sqn 1Jan1961. 93 Sqn 31Dec60; 2 Sqn Mar62.
Notes: Mark his son writes: "I just noticed your website and found my Dad listed there. I've noticed that there is very limited information about him and perhaps I can help you update some of the facts there. After all, I'm very proud of my Dad who is the inspiration to me for my own flying. He is in my opinion the finest and most honourable person I have had the pleasure of knowing. I'm sure his time in the Airforce made him into the man he was to become in civilian life. After Dad left the Airforce he returned to NZ with his wife Barbara and started flying as a First Officer on the DC-8's for Air New Zealand. He converted to the DC-10 a few years later, attained the rank of Captain and then Check Captain until Air New Zealand retired their fleet and introduced the B747-400. He converted to that aircraft before taking early retirement from Air NZ in about 1990. At that point he then began flying for Malaysian Airlines where he instructed their pilots in converting to the DC-10. He then returned to New Zealand and gained his rotary wing license before finally retiring from flying in the mid 90's. I'm sure that was a very sad moment for him. He has a lot of stories, I can tell you! He is most proud of a record he set flying the Hunters during an air-ground exercise in which he put 98% of his canon shells into the target. In his logbook, next to that sortie he has logged his score and put in brackets (fluke?). As far as we know, that record still stands. "Dad is in good health."
Ferguson DC Wing Commander Fergie D C Ferguson AFC
Appears: fd31dec605, AGM90-08, AGM93-02, AGM93-21, AGM93-23, AGM94-15, AGM94-16, AGM95-09, AGM95-13, AGM95-15, AGM96-03, AGM96-05, AGM96-09, AGM96-11, AGM97-6, AGM98-10, AGM98-19, AGM01-2, AGM01-14, AGM01-25, AGM01-29, AGM06, AGM06-09, AGM06-15, AGM06-23, AGM06-26, AGM06-27, AGM07, AGM07-04, AGM07-55, AGM08-16, AGM08-31, AGM08-41, AGM08-42,
Location                Wife: Pat Died Age fergyferguson.jpg, 1929 bytes
101 Madeira Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex Bn23 5UN (2007) 6Apr09. 75.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
2 Sqn and 4 Sqn pilot. 2-58 4-76 2-61 4-79
Notes: Career details from his eulogy: 64 sqn Meteor, CFS Swinderby Vampires, 79 Sqn Swifts and 4 Sqn Hunters, 14, 74, 20 , 234.   Nellis and OCU + OC 2 Sqn Phantoms, and 92 Lightnings etc.   Included in the selection of photos on display at Shelley's, after the funeral, was a sharp image of Fergy as OC standing with Bob Stanford Tuck (92's foremost success with 27 enemy aircraft destroyed, two shared destroyed, six probably destroyed, six damaged and one shared damaged, whose boss on 92 Sqn was Big X, Sqn Ldr Roger Bushell shot as leader in the Great Escape).
Ferguson D Flying Officer Dave Ferguson (Retd)
Appears: 4540jul56, 4540aug56, abandon, 4540Aug57, logbook, 4f540Sep57, brwnjug1, DIOrr1Ewing57, DIOrr2Ewing57, MOJan58, 4Jan58, paper, SyltScore, 4f540Apr58
Location Died Age DaveFerguson.jpg, 1586 bytes
Lytham St Anne's, Blackpool, Lancashire 8Oct11. 76.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot 23Jul56. 8Apr58.
Notes:
Fletcher Pilot Officer Francis Anthony Fletcher
Appears: 4540May52, 4540Oct52, 93540Oct52,
Location Died Age  
Died from injuries received in a Vampire Fb.5 flying accident 3Oct52 making an emergency landing but overshot and was destroyed at RAF Jever. Died 8Oct52.(See 4 Sqn F540 Oct52) and (See 93Sqn F540 Oct52) 8Oct52 26.
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4 Sqn pilot. 3May52. 8Oct52.
Notes:
Flight Roy Flight (Retd)
Appears:
Location Died Age  
Hikurangi, Northland, New Zealand. 27Mar12. 88.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn Pilot WWII 42-43 About 42. About 43.
Notes: He flew "The Darlington Spitfire" when it was on 118.   If you would like to know a little more about Roy: log onto "The Darlington Spitfire", scroll down the index to Part 6.   After the war he moved to New Zealand and practiced as a doctor.   Son Jules: Rockells Bay, RD1, Hikurangi, Northland, New Zealand; Tel: 0064 94338119; E-mail: jefjaf@ihug.co.nz
Freeborn Wing Commander John J Connell Freeborn DFC and bar (Retd)
Appears: 118hist, 118-06, Aug-0628, Aug-06f5, Aug-0635, Aug-0636, Aug-06f, Aug-06f13, Aug-0640, menu09, VideoApolIntro, freeborn, obit,
Location    Wife: Peta (deceased) Died Age johnfreeborn.jpg, 1394 bytes
Flat 2, Lulworth Lodge, Lulworth Road, Birkdale, Southport. Pr8 2AT (2007) 28Aug10. 90.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
CO 118 Sqn. Jun43. Jan44. To OC 286Wg in Italy at 23 yrs.
Notes: John was on 74 Sqn from 38 to end of Battle of Britain when he joined 118 Sqn.   He was 22 years old.   He won his DFC at 19 and the bar 6 months later at 20.   He took command of 286 Wing, the largest in the RAF at the time, as the youngest Wg Cdr at the age of 23.   286 Wg became the Balkan Air Force.
Friend Flying Officer John 'Ginger' J C Friend (Retd)
Appears: nafsep53, syltoct53, stlunch3, attparty1253, 4540Sep54, Videosen013, wsfeb55, bobpty2, bobpty, bobpty6, pkstx1, pkstx2, 122wgdec55, graynote
Location Died Age johnfriend.jpg, 1407 bytes
Daughter Laura: laura.friend@dsl.pipex.com 17Mar13. 79
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4 Sqn pilot Bef Sep53. Aft Dec55.
Notes: Svc No: 2538992 Plt Off 16Jan53.  Daughter Laura would like to hear from anyone who knew her father in the service: e-mail: laura.friend@dsl.pipex.com .   From Ron Gray's Notes: "I have a recollection that he was interested in Customs and Excise when he left the RAF."
Fullerton The Reverend James J A Fullerton BA (Retd)
Appears: 122wgdec55, abandon, stnhockap57, Germ6-57, 4540Jun57, RugbyApr58, 46th
Location    Wife: Joyce Died Age padrefullerton.jpg, 1761 bytes
5 Farm Lodge Drive, Upper Road, Greenisland, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Bt38 8XN. 15 February 2008 from lung cancer. 82.
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Other Denominations Church of Scotland Padre Bef 9May57 Aft Jun57.
Notes: Looking after 2 small churches in the Republic in retirement.
Garratt Flying Officer David D C Garratt (Retd)
Appears: 93540mar52, 93540Apr52, 93540May52, 93540Jun52, 93540Jul52, F44931Jul52, 93540Aug52, 93540Sep52, 93sqnmovord10sep52, 93540Oct52, 93540Nov52, 93540dec52, 93540jan53,
Location Died Age
Hunter crashed at North Weald airfield during 111 Sqn formation aeros practice. 7Jun57.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn Sgt. pilot. 25Nov50. 3Mar52 from Celle. 3Jan53. To OCTU.
Notes: Svc No: 4034662 Commissioned. P/O: 2Apr53. One of the founder members of the Black Arrows Formation Aerobatic Team. Pete Jennings tells us: "Dave Garratt was Standard bearer on the day ACM Harry Broadhurst presented the Standard to 111 sqn at RAF North Weald April 30th 1957. You may recall he had previously ejected from the Vulcan at Heathrow along with the Captain after they hit the ground, short!, on landing, and other crew members were killed. Dave Garratt was involved in a midair ( well extremely close to the ground ) collision with Derek Hall during an aerobatic practice at Weald on 7 Jun 57. ' Straw ' Hall had to divert to Stanstead as his A/C was barely manageable under 200kts. After landing the port wing was moving up and down several inches. Poor Dave G did not have a chance."
Giddings Air Marshal Sir Michael Kenneth Charles Giddings KCB OBE DFC AFC and bar
Appears: obit,
Location    Wife: Elizabeth Died Age michaelgiddings.jpg, 1394 bytes
  5Apr09 88
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn Flt Cdr WWII Summer 44. Apr45.
Notes:
Gill Air Vice-Marshal "Jimmy" Harry Gill CB OBE
Appears: obit,
Location    Wife: Diana Died Age harrygill.jpg, 1778 bytes
Newark, Lincolnshire 20Jan08 85
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4 Sqn pilot WWII About 1945. About 1947.
Notes: Became head of RAF Supply Branch.
Gillespie Squadron Leader Ted E R Gillespie (Retd)
Location Died Age
Engineer 1988  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
MTO    
Notes:
Gilpin Group Captain Pete P W Gilpin CBE, DFC, WKhM (Retd)
Appears: COs, syltoct53, 4stdnov53, std2nov53, std3nov53, stlunch3, xmasmenu53, attparty1253, attparty12532, 454Jan4, 454Feb54, 4540Mar54, 4540Apr54, 4540May54, 4540Jun54, 4540Jul54, Unknown, 4540Aug54, 4540Nov54, 93540Jan54, 4stor4, 4540jan55, pod140, 4540Feb55, gpcars, 4540mar55, 4540Apr55, 4540May55, 4may55, 4may552, seawall, 1sthunt, syltmay55, 4540Jun55, piano55, 4540Jul55, pod155, tank1055, , 4540Sep55, 4540oct55, 4f540Nov55, MQ, obit
Location   Wife: Helen Died Age petegilpin.jpg, 1450 bytes
Culvers Close, 39 Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4LS, 01993-822362 19Jan13. 90
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
CO 4 Sqn pilot Aug53. Dec55.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23Nov04.   Gilpin 4 sqn.   Think he was Sqn Boss before Chappy Chapman.   Say early 53 - 55.   Peter tells of an incident at Pembrey: "I was taking a Jordanian student on an instrument trip and was taxying out approaching the Tempest hangar when an airman by the hangar waved his arms signalling me to stop. I stopped thinking that a Tempest was being brought out of the hangar. As nothing seemed to be happening I looked around and saw the back of the Vampire was on fire. I ordred the student to get out helping him to unshackle and disconnect etc. As he got out and dropped over the nose there was a deep woomph from just behind and it seemed the fire was just behind the cockpit. I got out. As soon as I was out I realised the fire was quite minor but couldn't get in to switch off without steps, so ran to the hangar grabbed some steps and dashed back to the aircraft, climbed in and switched off. Meanwhile others had fire extinguishers and the fire was put out. The incident, which was caused by the previous users not lowering the flaps when refuelling. Spilt fuel had collected in the flaps and started to flow out, igniting by the jet eflux. The extra woomph was caused by by stopping and sloshing out extra fuel which promptly ignited in situ. I returned to the flight and said I'd fill out an incident report after completing the instrument sortie in another aircraft. However the student refused to fly and subsequently voluntarily suspended himself from flying training."
Gledhill Chief Technician Frank Gledhill (Retd)
Appears: pork, sgtm59, sqn601, sqn602, gronigen, meal, tk, tk2, tk3, malc, sgtm, deb, srb, cind, cind2, nye60, harv, harv2, harv3, grdnat, cinc, f8561, f8562, f8563, f8564, f8565, f8566, bfes61,
Location    Wife: Ann Died Age frankgledhill.jpg, 1347 bytes
Heart attack. 1973. 50.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Squadron C/T engine fitter. 1958. 1961.
Notes: Svc No: 634508.   Enlisted 18Dec46.   Daughter Carole Tinsley says: "I just had to say, how amazed I was to come across this site.   As a child my father Chief Tech Frank Gledhill was an aircraft engineer stationed at Jever from 1958 to 1961.   I attended the BFES Primary school and Daphne Hedges was my teacher.   The lady seated to the right of Deb Smith in picture 591 is my late mother Anne Gledhill who worked at the Malcolm Club.   In picture 331 my father is listed in the theatre club programme as Detective Ayling in the production of Grand National Night and my elder sister Margaret is listed as Properties.   My father also played the part of Marvin Wilson in the later production of Harvey.   I have really enjoyed visiting your site and it has enabled me to show my own children pictures and the reason why I enjoyed happy times at Jever.   Sadly my father passed away at the age of 50yr after a heart attack.   He was stationed at Jever between 1958 and 1961 and is on pic306 and pic 066 in the second row back, and the second along from the left.   He went to Officer Training School at RAF Kirton Lindsey until 1963 then to RAF Upwood before leaving the service in 1967 for health reasons.   However, he could not leave his love of aeroplanes behind and became the groundcrew manager at Leeds Bradford Airport working on airliners until his untimely death in 1973.   One thing you may recall about him, was that he owed an aquamarine 1960 Opel record with a white roof and white wall tyres which was quite dashing in those days and turned a few heads on our return to the UK."
Goffe 2nd Lieutenant Walter Scott Goffe (Retd)
Appears:
Location Died Age waltergoffe.jpg, 1482 bytes
Stafford. 1949.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn pilot WWI. Not at Jever. RFC 1916 Not at Jever. 1941
Notes: Grandson Alex Goffe wrote on 23Apr14: Found your Jever Steam Laundry website while looking up my great grandfather Lt W Goffe who flew both for the RFC and RAF during both wars (he's listed under the long history of 98th sqn).   Was great to see LT Goffe on the website, he was shot down on the day he was mentioned (8Aug18) and suffered horrific burns to his face, chest and arms and became POW'd (the pilot who shot him down actually visited him in hospital in Germany before the first world war ended![11Nov18])   after the war he had his face "reconstructed" at Sidcups by Harold Gillies.   He trained bomber pilots for the second and joined the RAFVR but they wouldnt let him fly active missions as they didn't want to panic bomber crews who flew with him due to his burnt face!   One of photos in his RFC uniform says 1916 on the back but his RAF record (that was sent to me from the National Archive) starts from the beginning of 1918.   He continued in the RAF & RAFVR until 1941.   He then went to the ATC in Stafford after this.   He died at his home in Stafford, England in 1949 after returning to civilian life as head of the tax office in Stafford.
Gray K Flying Officer Keith Gray (Retd)
Appears: 118SyltJan56, VideoM017, 118AGMar57 118AMar57, Bruno, AGM06
Location    Wife: Margaret Died Age KeithGray.jpg, 7307 bytes
  15Dec05  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot. Bef Mar57 Aft Mar57.
Notes: Died peacefully after a long struggle with cancer. Left wife Margaret, daughter Joanna and two sons Richard and Stephen.
Green Flight Lieutenant "Dickie" J R Green (Retd)
Appears: mar56, formal456, geilmay56, 2540Feb58, 46th
Location Died Age dickiegreen.jpg, 1175 bytes
Killed testing the Flying Bedstead at Farnborough.    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
No 2 Squadron pilot and Flt Cdr. Bef Mar56 Geil, Jever Jan58. Aft Feb58.
Notes:
Hall J Squadron Leader Jeremy J T Hall (Retd)
Appears: afc251258, cars15jan59, vw159, lakeman24feb59, VideoOsloMar59, carbad29apr59, eagle2may59, 93540Jul59, green20jul59, sail, sail2, 93540Aug59, RidingSch1, RidingSch2, 93540Sep59, 93540Oct59, 93540Nov59, dutch9nov59, 93540Dec59, Minx, 93540Jan60, 93540Feb60, ski260, 93Feb60, syltfeb60, 93540Mar60, AOCMarch60, AOC60, 93540Apr60, logistics4apr60, 93540May60, Videogunrace19May60, 93540Jun60, 93540Jul60, 93Aug60, 93Aug60GrdCrw, 93Aug60AirGrdCrw1, 93AircrewAug60, 93540Sep60, 93540Oct60
Location Died Age JeremyHall.jpg, 5122 bytes
Killed flying Harrier. 12Sep72.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot. B Flt Cdr 27Sep60. Bef 25Dec58. 19Oct60.
Notes: His fatal date was 12 Sep 1972, in Harrier Gr1 Xv799 from 233OCU, when he flew into high ground in Scotland.
Hamilton Wing Commander M B Hamilton (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
1st CO 93 Sqn when full strength. 23Apr41. 6Dec41.
Notes:
Hardiman Wing Commander R J Hardiman (Retd)
Appears: COs, 27dec43,
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. 27Dec43. May44.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Hardy R Sergeant Ron Hardy (Retd)
Appears: party52, fasspty523, fasslate52, feb54, 118-06, Aug-0623, 118-0632, Aug-0666, Aug-0668, Aug-06j2,
Location     Wife: Margaret Died Age ronhardy.jpg, 1283 bytes
The Close, Smelsmoore Lane, Chelleston, Derby. DE55 1AT.Tel: 01283-701803. E-mail: mhardy707@gmail.com 7Nov11  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn Sergeant pilot Fassberg. Bef Oct52. Aft Feb54.
Notes:
Harrington Wing Commander William T. Harrington OBE (Retd)
Appears: 122wgdec55, VideoSu004, tourex, BBQ1, BBQ2, abandon, 4540Jun57, AGM57, AGM06
Location Died Age harryharrington.jpg, 1473 bytes
Kingston-On-Thames, Surrey 1Jan09. 101.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
OC Tech Wg. Hon Member of 93 Sqn. 54. Maybe Apr58.
Notes: Born 31May07.
Harrison Squadron Leader James Gordon Harrison OBE AFC (Retd)
Appears: Obit
Location   Wife: Maureen Died Age jimmyharrison.jpg, 1539 bytes
Derbyshire 16Apr07. 88.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Aft WWII Mosquitos. Aft WWII Mosquitos.
Notes: Not on official list of 4 Sqn COs.
Hayes Flight Lieutenant Ralf R W Hayes (Retd)
Appears: 93540Jan55, 93540May55, 93540Jun55, sumball55, 93540Jul55, SqnPicAug55, GrdAirAug55, 93540Sep55, anov55, 93540Nov55, 540Dec55, 122DIparty2, 122wgdec55, 93540Jan56, 93540Mar56, 93ds4562, 93ds4563, AFltApr56, 93540May56, 93540Jun56, 93540Jul56, 93540Aug56, MQ,
Location   Wife: June Died Age RalphHayes.jpg, 6619 bytes
Killed after a mid-air collision over South Wales when his ejection seat drogue malfunctioned. 17Sep56.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot. A Flt Cdr. 16Jan55. 3Aug56/17Sep56. OATS then ETPS.
Notes: Svc No 2600756. Came from 266 Sqn. From Eric Pigdon's notes 23NOv04. In as A Flt Cdr, 93. Wife June working for Malcolm Club after his death and has re-married (21May05).
Hayward Mr "Geoff" Geoffrey Guy Hayward
Appears: vwgate58, 11+, East59, Sum59,
Location       Wife: Betty Died Age hayward.jpg, 1374 bytes
  76.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
NAAFI Manager. About Aug58. 31Dec61 to Dortmund.
Notes: Son Paul attended BFES School at Jever and Prince Rupert BFES Boarding School in Wilhelmshaven.
Hedges Miss Daphne Hedges
Appears: bfes, schboy, harv, harv2, ride, gingerpop, GrdNatNt61, pupil,
Location Died Age
Cambridge. About 2006.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
BFES School teacher. About 1959. About 1961.
Notes:
Heppell Squadron Leader P W E Heppell DFC
Appears: 118hist,
Location    Wife: Jean Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
CO 118 Sqn WWII. Jan44. 2Mar45.
Notes: Son Phillip Heppell, flip-nel@mweb.co.uk, Tel: 00-27-21-433-2353. 75 Arcadia Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, S Africa.   Wife: Jean Heppell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Hickman Flying Officer George G E Hickman (Retd)
Appears: 93540Sep53, hock, 93540Oct53, stlunch, 93540Nov53, 93540Dec53, 93540Jan54, pod94, Sylt54, 93540Feb54, 93540Mar54, 93540Apr54, pod97, brux, brux2, brux3, SabConApr54, jevsab54/55, 93540May54, walk54, 93540Jun54, pod119, pod120, Videosen012, 93540Aug54, 93540Sep54, pod127, 93540Oct54, 93540Nov54, 93540Dec54, 93540Jan55, pod139, 93540Feb55, 93540Mar55, hockapr55, 93540Apr55, cop4555, 93540May55, pod149, 93540Jun55, 93540Jul55, 7sab855, BurAug551, SqnPicAug55, GrdAirAug55, 93540Sep55, 93540Oct55, 93540Nov55, 122wgdec55, BFlt1Dec55, BFlt2Dec55, 540Dec55, 93540Jan56 93540Mar56, 93ds4562, 93ds4563, 93540Apr56
Location Died Age GeorgeHickman.jpg, 11503 bytes
Killed in a Hastings crash on take-off in Malaya.    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot. 23Sep53. 9Apr56.
Notes: Svc No 3511202.  Fg.Off. wef 26Dec53.  From Lulu Leigh-Lancaster.   Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04. George Hickman.   Had heard that he was killed in a Hastings crash in Malaya.   Date? Early 1954 to 56.
Hipperson Captain "Paddy" David G Hipperson (Retd)
Appears: 98sqn56, 122pty56, 122pty562, crickcup56, pltsep56, Bruno, 118SumBll56, fronthangar, TedIsobella57, SyltScore, CrewRmSylt, Sea2Sylt57, SeaSylt57, 2SeaSylt57, Dangast2Apr57, Dangast3Apr57, Dangast4Apr57, wedpete, wedpete2, wedpete6, bowlmess57, abandon, HartzHorn3Jun57, DigHartzJun57, TentHartzJun57, BeerHartzJun57, 4540Jul57, logbook, party, curlwed, 2SumBall57, Event57, 4f540Dec57, VideoM036, MOJan58, 4Jan58, happy, 4f540Apr58, RugbyApr58, 4f540May58, 4f540Jun58, 4f540Jul58, 4Aug58, 4Aug58fun, 4f540Sep58, HipMet858, GunTeam58, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, AGM05
Location   Wife: Anne Died Age PaddyHipperson.jpg, 5863 bytes
Abingdon, Oxfordshire May 2004.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn & 4 Sqn pilot. 98-May56; 4-16Jul57. 98-16Jul57, 4 aft Dec57.
Notes: Harry Aspey, who looks after the Old Boys' section of the Shebbearian magazine, writes: "Paddy was a pupil at Shebbear College in North Devon from the age of seven to when he entered Cranwell, about 1942-1953. He was also a brilliant cricket and rugby player. The next edition of The Shebbearian will carry an obituary on Trevor Ward who with Hipperson formed the most formidable opening partnership the school ever had."   Barry Dale writes: "He was subsequently a captain on the Boeing 747 with Virgin Atlantic who he stayed with until retirement."
Holden-Rushworth Squadron Leader Phil P A Holden-Rushworth
Appears: early, 2Swifts, HMDI5-59, HMDI5-59, 2sqnMar60, 2540Dec60, 2540Jan61, onswift, HuntFR
Location Died Age PhilHoldenRushworth.jpg, 1272 bytes
After a long fight against Cancer. 26Feb12 83.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
2 Sqn pilot. 10Feb59. Oct61 when 2 Sqn to Gutersloh
Notes: Born in Edmonton 1929, trained in Rhodesia 48/49.
Hollingworth Flight Sergeant Joseph Hollingworth (Retd)
Appears: hist, sqn, spit, self, wifejean, spit43, VideoApolIntro,
Location    Wife: Jean Died Age josephhollingworth.jpg, 1255 bytes
Sadly, the month ended on a sour note with the loss of Hollingworth and P/O Buglass in a collision near Coltishall. 31Jul43. 21.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot WWII. 1942. Aft 27Jun43.
Notes: His son David ( djholl@hotmail.co.uk ) tells us: ''My father F/Sgt Joseph Hollingworth served in 118 squadron during 1942-43. I see he is mentioned three times in the narrative and was, in fact, killed before I was born. My mother saw the accident when she was six months pregnant with me so it is a miracle I ever happened! Family folklore has it that Cyril Talalla came home on leave with my father on one occasion and the event went down in the annals of history in a North Staffordshire mining community.''
Homer Wing Commander J W Homer (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540nov40, 93540dec40, 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
1st CO 93 Sqn when full strength. 7Dec40. 22Apr41.
Notes:
Howard Squadron Leader Stanford S J Howard (Retd)
Appears: likely, Bruno, 118SyltJan56, jb51, trump, ldr, all, swing, schutz2, deuts, deuts2, sthalle, bop, schutz3, 118, sqn, voc, kate, sing, piano, strandhalle, nordheim, 118AGMar57, 118AMar57, MarchJun57, Formal57, BoneD57, MarchJun57, VideoM024, DisBndAug257, squash, jan58, 118DuncApr58, 118MaishApr58, reunion, lgn07pic57, 101s43, AGM92,
Location Died Age StanfordHoward.jpg, 5988 bytes
Retired Cranwell June 1976. 1991  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn and 93 Sqn Pilot and Jade Basin Five plus One. 118-Bef Jan56, 93-Sep57. 118-Sep57, 93-Aft Jan58.
Notes:
Howell Squadron Leader Frank J Howell DFC and Bar
Appears: 1stcoww2, crashrpt, obit, menu09,
Location Died Age frankhowell.jpg, 1171 bytes
Struck by taxying Vampire wingtip at Odiham whilst filming. 9May48. 36.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
1st CO 118 Sqn WWII. 20Feb41. 23Oct41 to Singapore 243 Sqn.
Notes: From 118 Sqn Long History: "[On being re-formed at Filton] it was commanded by S/L F J Howell DFC, an experienced fighter pilot who had gained a number of victories with 609 Sqn during the Battle of Britain."   Chris Howell, Frank's nephew writes from Chris Howell chrishowell@talktalk.net Tel: 01494-784350, Mapletree Farm, Chartridge, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 2TF: "Frank was my uncle and I read the long version of the 118 Sqn history with interest.   I don't know if you have been in contact with his daughter ( he also has a son, both alive!).   If you would like to have a photo of him, as he did re-form the squadron and was its first c/o, please let me know.   I would be delighted to see it on the site!   I'm not sure if he received his Bar to the DFC whilst with the squadron, or after he left and went to Singapore on the Prince of Wales to be S Ldr of 243.   I think the photo, taken in Bognor Regis ( the family house was in Felpham) was taken shortly after he received his DFC on 25th October 1940.   He was 28."
Hoy Wing Commander William Hoy DFC, AFC
Appears: obit, F540Oct40, F540Nov40, F540Jan41,
Location Died Age williamhoy.jpg, 1742 bytes
Australia. 20Nov12. 94.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
WWII pilot on 420Flt which became 93Sqn. 21Oct40. Aft 16Jan41.
Notes: As a Pilot Officer flew on aerial mines trials on Harrow aircraft during WWII on 420 Flight which became the re-formed 93 Sqn.
Hughes E Flight Lieutenant Eric E S Hughes (Retd)
Appears: 93540Aug52, pod74, 454Feb54, 93540Mar54, 4540Mar54, pren, pren2, pren3, pren4, pod120, SubParty, 93540Nov54
Location Died Age
Le Courtil du Milieu Four Cabot, St Andrews, Guernsey, Channel Isles   About 74.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Jever Station IRE. 93 Sqn Bef Aug52 IRE. 4Nov54.
Notes: Letter from Eric in JSL files dated 3Jan94 saying he had had 3 heart attacks in the last year.   
Hughes Air Marshal Sir Rochford S W R Hughes CBE AFC (Retd)
Appears: 4f540dec55, Carprz2, 122wgdec55, Xmas55, 540Dec55, 4540jan56, 4540Feb56, 98540Feb56, cresta, VideoM014, 4540apr56, 93540Apr56, StnCdrBBQMay56-1, StnCdrBBQMay56, 4540jun56, VideoM017, itvisjun56, 93540Jul56, aoc20Jul56, VideoSU003, VideoSU004, 93540Sep56, 98540Oct56, shipw56, 98540Nov56, maj1Nov56, fleet, hist, Winball56, crestarun56, nye5657, 4540Jan57, 4540Feb57, 4540Apr57, stnhockap57, 4540May57, AGWk6-57, aoc, stncdr, 4540Jun57, OpdyJun57, 2OpdyJun57, OpDy16-57, OpDy26-57, AstraJun57, 2AstraJun57, SptsJun57, SptsJun57bouq, PresJun57, TrophyJun57, 93paintJun57, 93paintJun572, 93linbk57, fishfingers,757, disbleafjul57, SumBall57, OrrEwing57, OrrEwing57, menu1257, 4f540Dec57, OffMess, MOJan58, RugMed57581, RugMed57582, 118MaishApr58, OpDyMy58, OpDyMy58schut, 3wives, Baby8-58, Let9-58, Inv9-58, 4f540Oct58, germanhist,
Location    Wife: Elizabeth Died Age SidHughes.jpg, 7088 bytes
24 Scenic Heights, Acacia Bay,Taupa, New Zealand September 1996 Taupa 87160
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Station Commander RAF Jever 1Dec55. 1Oct58.
Notes:
Hugill Flying Officer Jim Hugill (Retd)
Appears: mar56, karup, 2540Feb58, 46th, standard, swift,
Location   Wife: Grace (Deceased) Died Age jimhigill.jpg, 1282 bytes
  14Jul07.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
2 Sqn pilot. Bef Mar56. Aft 4May58.
Notes: Jim's daughter Alison writes on 10Apr09: "Sadly it is true that Dad passed away, on 14th July 2007. I remember he told us exciting stories of his life in the RAF but we were so young a lot of it is vague - and I certainly don't remember him telling us the one about his locked wheels!! - had a good read of the squadron Monthly op record Feb58 and noticed also Flt Lt Whittam. If this is the same person - Enid Whittam was my godmother although I never got to know her. And I remember the name Mortley also. Dad spoke very fondly of him, but referring to him as Wing Commander Mortley, not Squadron Leader. Jim's wife, our Mum - Grace (nee Alderson) - tragically was killed in a car crash in November 1980 (Dad never remarried). If any members knew my father, have photos, want to share stories; plus if you might be able to point me in the right direction to find out exact dates of joining (circa 1949) and leaving (circa 1970) RAF...I look forward to hearing from you and it would be very much appreciated."
I'Anson "Chunky" I'Anson (Retd)
Appears: 112540Jun52, 112540Jul52, dance, sylt155, syltsum55, 4540jan56, 98540Mar56, VideoM024, 4540Aug57,
Location   Wife: Nancy Died Age chunkyianson.jpg, 1359 bytes
Died taking off in a DH-125 at Turnhouse, Scotland    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Sylt P.A.I. On strength 112 Sqn Jun52. Aft Jul52.
Notes:
Iles Wing Commander Brian H B Iles
Appears: WACOMar53, pod66, 93540Oct53, 93540Nov53, 93540Dec53, 93540Jan54, pod94, 93540Feb54, 93540Mar54, m18pan, 93540Apr54, SabreOCU14Apr54, 93540May54, 93540Jun54, 93540Jul54, m18trip, VideoM18-1, VideoM18-2, VideoM18-3, VideoM18-4, VideoM18-5, miles18, pod120, pod121, 93540Aug54, Sylt54, ASRescSylt54, 93plt15sep54, 93540Sep54, 93540Nov54, 93540Dec54, 4540Dec54, pod97, pod133 93540Jan55, 4540jan55, carsylt21jan55, bobpty1, 4may55, 4may552, 493bbqsum55, BBQ2Jul55, 4540Jul55, BurAug551, sylt556, 122DIparty, 4540Nov55, 122wgdec55, MtnAir, 122party, 4540Feb56, carrace, 4540mar56, 4540may56, clamp856, 118DI1255, VideoM014, pym556, 4540jun56, VideoSU001, VideoSU005, asylt655, asylt6552, nye56, 4540Jan57, 4540Mar57,
Location    Wife: Pat Died Age BrianIles.jpg, 5946 bytes
Died in Malta.    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot. A Flt Cdr 4 Sqn. 93-5Oct53. 4Sqn-5Jan55. 93-5Jan55 4 Aft 31Mar57.
Notes: Svc No 512158.   Info from Eric Pigdon Notes.   Was CO Camb UAS Mid 60s.   Fly refresher with Eric Cranwell 1962.   Eric Pigdon Email 25Dec04 Our 16 returning party were split between Chivenor and Pembrey.   Iles and Jack in the Chivenor group and I went to Pembrey.   On arriving at RAF Jever mid October 1953, I found that Brian Iles was already on 93 Sqn, and John Jack on 4.   Same instructor then same station.   The 4 Sqn Boss Sqn Ldr Gilpin discouraged contact by his guys with 93s so I did not have much contact with John Jack apart from the Basketball Team.   Flew his own Miles M.18 light aircraft to S Rhodesia and back with Brian Sanderson July 1954.
Ives Squadron Leader Dave Ives (Retd)
Appears: 2540Mar58, 46th, 2sqnMar60, AGM92-01, AGM92-09, AGM92-10
Location Died Age DaveIves.jpg, 1523 bytes
Fakenham, Norfolk August 1994. Funeral 1100 hrs 5Sep94.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
No 2 Squadron pilot and Sqn Adj. Before Mar 1958. After 22 March 1960.
Notes: From receipt for flowers sent by Jeff Jeffreys
Jack Flying Officer John Jack
Appears: WACOMar53, syltoct53, pod97, xmas53, M18flt, 4540Jun54, crash, 4540Jul54,
Location Died Age JohnJack.jpg, 6125 bytes
In Sabre Xb647 at Jever, on overshoot with dive brakes extended, aircraft flicked over at slow speed and rolled into the ground. 8Jul54. 24.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
No 4 Squadron pilot. Before Mid-Oct53. 8Jul54.
Notes: From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "Braw Scotsman who had train in the States and thought American A/C were the bees knees.  Snowy and I were on the hanger tower when Jock finished a QGH very, very slowly.  He turned towards downwind and stalled into the forest.  08-07-54."   From George Englefield-Bishop, corporal ATC at the time: "The Sabre that I saw crash whilst in circuit, this plane the only one in our air space at the time wanting to land, the pilots downwind leg Rate One turn and Approach were the most perfect I have ever seen, and ATC was rather surprised when just as his wheels were about to touch down he decided he wanted to 'go round again'.   ATC actually queried this but he was adamant that was what he wanted to do.   I watched him as he did a low run over the airfield and then climb into the circuit, it was a nice day in early summer and I had the two big back doors on the truck that housed the station Homer open so had an excellent view as his turn bought him to the south of me   The plane was exactly due south when, without any change at all in its attitude, its Engine cut out, being conditioned by V1's during the War, I immediately became even more alert and expecting the worse, even after the flame out there was an appreciable delay before the plane went onto a nose down position and dived vertically into the ground."   Eric Pigdon told Mick Ryan in a telecon 21Nov2004.   Brian Iles and Eric trained in USA Apr52 to May 53.   T33 stage had same instructor.   Eric Pigdon Email 25Dec04 Our 16 returning party were split between Chivenor and Pembrey.   Iles and Jack in the Chivenor group and I went to Pembrey.   On arriving at RAF Jever mid October 1953, I found that Brian Iles was already on 93 Sqn, and John Jack on 4.   Same instructor then same station .   The 4 Sqn Boss Sqn Ldr Gilpin discouraged contact by his guys with 93s so I did not have much contact with John Jack apart from the Basketball Team.
Jarvis Flight Lieutenant Pete P D Jarvis (Retd)
Appears: 4f540Nov58, Sqn59, 4party, mobike, mobike2, read, 4f540Apr59, SqnShirts59, SqnCrazy59, HatsSqn59, tedboy2, tedboy3, tedboy4, tedboy5, tedboymar59, 4f540May59, fdress592, 4f540Jun59, trio59, HMDI5-59, 4f540Dec59, Fr&N11-60, 4f540Feb60, 4f540Mar60, 4f540May60, syltscores, 4f540Jul60, 4f540Aug60, gunteam1, gunteam, 4f540sep60, 4f540dec60, finaldi2, AGM87-01, AGM88-15, AGM90-05, AGM91-07, AGM91-10, AGM92-22, AGM93-02, AGM93-05, AGM93-13, AGM96, AGM96-13, AGM96-16, AGM96-20, AGM98-10, bruno, AGM01-2, AGM01-6, AGM01-7, AGM01-10, AGM01-24, AGM06, AGM06-02, AGM06-13, AGM06-14, Aug06, Aug0696, Aug06102, Aug06103, Aug06104, Aug06127, Aug06128, Aug06138, Aug06208, Aug06230, Aug06248, Aug06253, Aug06261, Aug06309, AGM07, AGM07-52, AGM07-67, AGM07-69, AGM07-71, nov07, AGM09-45, AGM09-53, AGM12-14, AGM12-18, AGM12-19, AGM12-42, obitweppard,
Location Wife: Pat (Deceased) Died Age PeteJarvis.jpg, 9461 bytes
Guildford Hospital & St Annes, Cox Green, Rudgwick, Sussex 17Apr14.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot 11Nov58. 31Dec60.
Notes: To CFS.   Pete Jarvis has sent the sad news of the death of his wife Pat after ten years of Alzheimers disease.   She died on 4th January, 2009 and was buried at Holy Trinity, Rudgwick, on 15th January.   Pat was with Pete at Jever and they had a very happy 51 years of marriage.   Pat left a family of six children and seventeen grandchildren.   Al Pollock wrote on 28Apr14: "Peter came out to 4 Sqn at Jever and was there from 11Nov58 to 31Dec60, arriving from 63 Sqn when that Sqn had disbanded on 30Oct58 at Waterbeach with their Hunter F6's - by that time I had rejoined 26 at Ahlhorn and on to Gut so we did not overlap there but we would meet up and got to know each other from the Jever Steam Laundry reunions and we also met briefly in FTC in the 1964 display season at RNAS Brawdy etc, when I was the Gnat display pilot.   Peter did well and won the Wright Jubilee Trophy solo display flying two years running for Flying Training Command in in both 1964 and 1965 in what one imagines were by then Jet Provost Mk4's"
Jenkins Flying Officer "Jenks" Jenkins (Retd)
Appears: Ex53, SqnMay53, 112540Jul53
Location Died Age JenksJenkins.jpg, 4666 bytes
  Killed in Meteor crash after May 1953.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
No 112 Squadron pilot. Before May 1953. Move from Jever to Bruggen 6July53.
Notes:
Jenkins L Major L Jenkins (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his1
Location Died Age  
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
No 112 Squadron pilot. Before May 1953. Move from Jever to Bruggen 6July53.
Notes:
Jillings Group Captain David Samuel Jillings CBE, MC
Appears: lifestory
Location Died Age davidjillings.jpg, 1491 bytes
Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. 21Apr53. 71.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
2 Sqn pilot WW1.   Never at Jever. 11Aug14. About Mar15.
Notes:
John Flying Officer Brynmor John (Retd)
Appears: EdOff, OpDyJun59, Ball7-59, OMSum59, MRoseDngOutJan60
Location Died Age  
Member of Parliament and Minister of State for the RAF. 1992  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
National Service Education Officer. About 59. About 60.
Notes: Friend of Ted Childs.   Went into politics and became Minister of State for the RAF.
Jones Sergeant Pilot Gordon G R Jones
Appears: paint41, ibsley41, song,
Location Died Age gordonjones.jpg, 1196 bytes
Assumed deceased.    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
WWII 118 Sqn Sgt pilot. 1941. 1941.
Notes: From Australia.
Jonklass Flying Officer "Jonk" C G D Jonklass (Retd)
Appears: 112540May52, 112540Jun52, 112540Jul52, crash, mov1/53, SqnMay53, 112540Jul53
Location Died Age JonkJonklass.jpg, 5344 bytes
  2003.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
No 112 Squadron pilot. 19May52. Move from Jever to Bruggen 6July53.
Notes: Control lost after entering slipstream during formation take-off and crashed at Wahn - 13Jul52.
Kelly Squadron Leader "Manx" M A Kelly (Retd)
Appears: sal55, mar56, formal456, geilmay56, xmas56, 2540Apr58
Location      Wife: Judy Died Age manxkelly.jpg, 1132 bytes
Corona, California. 1May76 when aerobatic aircraft Acro-duster 1 broke up.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
2 Sqn pilot. Bef Sylt55 Geil, Jever Jan58. Aft Apr58.
Notes: MANX KELLY DIES IN AIRSHOW CRASH - On May 1, 1976 at Corona, California, Manx Kelly, internationally known British Aerobatic and Airshow star, died in the crash of the original Acro-duster 1.   After a slow roll on takeoff, he climbed to an altitude of 4000-5000 feet above field elevation.   He did two turns of an inverted spin, and came out pointed straight down.   The engine sounded like the throttle was wide open.   At approximately 700-800 feet, he initiated a pull out.   As he reached 10°-15° from the vertical down line, the tail flew off, the ailerons flew off, and the wings buckled, collapsed and flew off, in that order.   Manx was instantly killed in the crash.   He did not wear a parachute.   At the present time, the F.A.A. is conducting an investigation.   The investigation has not been concluded, and so the results have not been re¬leased.   Weather conditions were clear, with a wind of 20-25 MPH. The wind was gusty, and could have contributed to the accident.   Manx was an internationally famous air show pilot.   He was a vetaran of the R.A.F., where he served 18 years, and became a squadron leader.   He had about 4500 flying hours, in all types of aircraft, both propeller driven and jet.   In 1971, he was The British National Aerobatic Champion.   He organized and led both the British Rothman and Canadian Carling Aerobatic teams.   He was a Pitts dealer in England, and used Pitts aircraft on his airshow teams.   Manx was a highly skilled pilot, and a tremendously fine person.   He was talented as an artist and musician, as well as in the field of Aviation.   He was modest and friendly at all times, and with a most engaging personality.   He is sorely missed, by all who knew him.   He leaves a brother, a wife, and five children in England.   [Courtesy the Stardauster Magazine Apr76.]   FAStoat wrote in PPRuNe, Professional Pilots Rumour Network on 27Jun09: "It was in 76 Manx Kelly handed over the RATS to my good friend Colin Woods, to set up the Carling Red Caps,in Canada.   However he let Bill Loverseed lead that until a falling out, and then he was involved with flight testing the Starduster and Akroduster 2 for Stolp, in Florida.   I was flying at the Rothmans Display at Booker later that year, when I think it was James Gilbert who announced to us in the Pilots Tent of Manx's fatal accident.   He had been doing a lot of flying with Debbie Garry and Gene Soucy in the US at the time.   Incidentally Pete Sheppard and myself had bought the single seater S1D GAXNZ from Kelly aeroplane, the year before, and later bought Stampe GAYIJ from Manx's widow Judy Kelly.   A couple of Rothmans operators that don't ever seem to get a mention these days were the 2 managers, Jim "the Prim" Primrose,and Meteor exponent extraordinaire, and Javelin driver Pete Woodams.   I did quite a lot of experimentation with both these two in YIJ, after Mike Findlay nearly blew his eyeballs out when trying a triple flick in the S1 XNZ, so they were the only ones available.   I think it is now legend how he recovered back to Booker with light grey above and dark grey below, trying to keep himself erect, as that was all he could get his brain to recognise.   Going back to Manx's accident, I think it was in James Gilbert's fine "Pilot" Magasine that there was a very prophetic comment from Manx on flying the Akroduster, only a few months or even weeks before the crash.   The Rothmans Team was one of the best ever tight formation Teams, and it is a great shame there are no formal Archive Film of them available?   The fact they were a Rothmans sponsored Team, meant the TV Air Displays Coverage never were able to show them, yet they participated from 69 onwards at virtually every show except in the gap years, when only Marcus's Vixen2 and Bob's Jubilee Duo were doing it,until the 80s.   Maybe Jeanne Francis has some access to Film footage of the RATS in action."
Keyser Flying Officer Keyser
Appears: 4540May52, 4540Aug52
Location Died Age  
Collided on take off from RAF Jever en route to England with another Vampire flown by a French Air Force Sergeant Pilot. Both were killed. 20th August 1952  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
No 4 Squadron pilot. 3May1952. 20Aug1952.
Notes:
Kirk Squadron Leader Neil Kirk
Appears: mq, 4sqntedboy, 4sqntedboy2, 1959, ScottieNeil, SnoAmb, ski260, hdvis560p2, 122w166, 122w167, 122w168, 122w165, 122s169, fd31dec60, fddec601, fd31dec602, fd31dec603, fd31dec604, fd31dec605, fd31dec606, fd31dec607, , MQ,
Location     Wife: Barbara (Deceased). Died Age neilkirk.jpg, 1324 bytes
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Senior Medical Officer Bef 13Mar59 Aft 31Dec60
Notes:
Knoke Hauptman Heinz Knoke
Appears: luftwaffehist, 43, atc, metoff43, 109gaf599, 109gaf600, gliding, schloss, painting,
Location Died Age heinzknoke.jpg, 1165 bytes
Ahornweg 7, 4505 Bad Iburg, Germany. 18May93. 72.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Luftwaffe fighter pilot WWII. Sep41. Aut41.
Notes: Hanging in the Jever Officers' Mess is a painting from Heinz Knoke which is dated 1987.   Heinz Knoke wrote the book 'I Flew for the Führer' and served at Jever in the early part of WWII.   After the war he lived in Schortens, was involved in local politics for a number of years and finally moved away to study at the Osnabrück University. (See last address below).   Was an active member of the German Jever Gliding Club which used the RAF airfield as late as Jul55. Entry from Kracker Luftwaffe Pilot Archive: Born 24Mar21 in Hameln. 44 kills. Flew with II/JG-52 (Russia 6/41), 11/JG-2, 2/JG-1 (8/41), 5/JG-1, Stfkpt 5/JG-11 (4/43), Kdr III/JG-1 (8/44). Aircraft: Bf 109F-2 Wk#12866 "Yellow 7" w/JG-1 (25% dam 8/16/41), Bf 109G-1/R2 Werk # 14049 "Black 3" in 2/JG-1 (2/43), Bf 109G-1/R2 "Red 1" in 5/JG-11, Fw 190A-8, Bf 109G-6 "Black 1" in 5/JG-11. Awards: RK(4/27/45), DK-G(11/17/43), EK 1 & 2, DRL Sports Badge, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp. Notes: Barbarossa pilot. 19 bombers. Over 400 missions. All victories in the West. He wore the Croatian Pilot wings also. He joined the "circle of four-engine bomber slayers: Specht, Frey, Sommer and König. He tried the new idea of dropping a timed-fuse bomb into the middle of a B-17 "box". He crashed a Bf 109G at Hilversum Holland on 30Jan44, his injuries, if any, unknown, serving in 5/JG-11 at the time (DeSwart). His 20th victory, a B-17 at Wagenfeld-Sulingen on 10Feb44. Opposed the 6Mar44 Berlin Raid, and the Schweinfurt Raid, but crashed at an airfield near Bonn after his left wing spar was severely damaged by B-17 return fire. His mechanic was Ogefr Arndt. Flew Bf 109E "Black 3" in Autumn 1941 in JG-1. Flew Bf 109G-1 in 5/JG-11. His 25th victory, a P-51 at the Waggum airfield on 29Apr44. Alt incorrect spelling; Knocke. His flying career ended with a car crash on 9Oct44 which nearly caused him to lose a leg. After the war, he resided 7 miles south of Osnabruck at Ahornweg 7, 4505 Bad Iburg, Ger. Died 18May93.
Lacey "Ginger" Lacey (Retd)
Appears: lobsters, Sevens58, pod182, pod183,
Location Died Age  
Flamborough, East Yorkshire 1989  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn Pilot.    
Notes: Mike Wilson says there is a plaque in memory in one of the local churches.
Lakeman Flying Officer John A J Lakeman (Retd)
Appears: gunnery, VideoM023, 118AGMar57, 118AMar57, VideoDanesMay59, BrewJun57, VideoM027, opdyjun57, VideoM026, VideoM028, SumBall57, DisBndAug557, 93Nov57, Formal57, BoneD57, jan58, 93540Feb58, Flag, Rugbytales58, RugbyApr58, 93540Aug58, 93Aug58, PreSylt58, prs15jan59, lakeman24feb59, rugby15, 93540Jun59, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, 16aug05, JohnLakeman
Location Wife: Marion Died Age JohnLakeman.jpg, 6013 bytes
QFI Vampire T11 climbing out in cloud collided with Varsity at Oakington. (See details) 7Jul60.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
No 118 Sqn and No 93 Squadron pilot. 118-Nov1956; 93-Sep1957. 118-Sep1957; 93-3 June 1959 to CFS.
Notes: Chris Stone and Jeff Jeffreys both believe this is true but no solid evidence so far.   Gordon Talbot supplied more detail.
Lamb Flight Lieutenant Dennis "Larry" Lamb (Retd)
Appears: fasspty522, fasslate52, asker, 118 Reunion
Location Died Age larrylamb.jpg, 1201 bytes
The Spinney, 103 Pear TreeLane Little Common,Nr. Bexhill, East Sussex Tn39 4AB. (2007) 01424 842891 29Jun09 85
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot Fassberg. Fassberg Bef Late 52. Fassberg Bef May53.
Notes:
Lambden Tony Lambden
Appears: 2tony, malcsylt, jazz2, jazz54
Location Died Age tonylambden.jpg, 1275 bytes
  21Sep06. 72.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn Admin. Jan52. Jul57.
Notes: Drummer in Station Jazz band.   His son C Lambden tells us that Tony gave up jazz after the 60s and got into photography instead.   Some members might be interested to know there is a blog starting about his photographic activities at www.tonylambdenphotography.blogspot.com.   Wg Cdr Joe Cardel tells us: "He passed away recently, Tony was an administration assistant to Sqn. Ldr.'s Allen and Browne at R.A.F. Jever during the early 1950's.   He was noted for his efforts in acquiring hard to find parts for his beloved F-86E aircraft, from the U.S.A.F. in England.   Lambden was instrumental in bringing some members of the Eighth Air Force Angels aerobatic team based in England, to Sylt and Jever.   He arranged cine dog fights with the Angel team members and 93 "Top guns" Shrubsole, Tann and Al Clovin.   A few light hearted cheers and a lot of hissing from the 93 Pilots went on when the results were shown.   This was due to the use of far superior aircraft and equipment flown by the U.S.A.F.   After leaving the R.A.F. Tony Lambden worked as an actor and a jazz musician.   He acted in many B.B.C. plays and shows, such as Dr. Who, The Avengers, Several comedy shows.   Tony toured with various big bands and singers such as Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne.   At 75 years of age, Tony Lambden has flown to the big jazz concert in the sky.   A memorial meeting was held at a Mayfair night club recently, to celebrate his life in the jazz and entertainment professions.   I unfortunately could not attend, but understand that it was a packed house of celeb's and dignitaries for a very popular gentleman."
Lambert Flight Lieutenant W R Lambert (Retd)
Appears: 98Hist3
Location Died Age
Was an instructor on Canberra OCU. The flew BA Viscounts in to Scottish Isles. Death date from RAF Personnel Management Agency. May 1998.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn. Co-Author of  "A short History of No. 98 Squadron, R.A.F."    
Notes:
Langstone Flying Officer Pete Langstone (Retd)
Appears: 4540Apr54, sabk, Videointake, cavalier, gpcars, 4may55, 4may552, bobpty5, syltmay55, asylt655, asylt6552, glide, nude655, piano55, 4540Sep55, 4540oct55,
Location Died Age petelangstone.jpg, 1482 bytes
Killed when Pilatus Turbo-Porter he was flying in crashed in Libya. 1971  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. 5Apr54. Mar56.
Notes: Daughter Sarah Higgins contacted us 26Apr06.   Pete's wife lives in Sevenoaks and Sarah lives in Chatham.   She has kindly offered copies of his photographs and memorabilia.   I will be contacting them both in due course.   In the meantime, Sarah would love to hear from anyone who has memories of her father.   E-mail: spikerooni@hotmail.com    Pete's History built from Sarah's memorabilia: 3ITS Cranwell Jan52-Jun52; 3FTS Feltwell Jun52-Aug52; 3308Plt Trg Sqn (Contr.Fly) Class 53.F, KinstonAFB, NCarolina Aug52-Apr53; 3531 Plt Trg Sqn, Bryan AFB, Texas Apr53-Oct53 Wings 16Oct53; 3599 Ftr Trg Sqn Nellis, Las Vegas, Nevada Nov53-Mar54; 4Sqn 5Apr54-Mar56. ? Demob Jun56; Club flying and CofA testing, Oil field flying in Libya; Worldwide Helicopters Ltd, Benghazi, Libya; Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Pete Langstone.   Think he was on 4 Sqn 54-56 time.
Leedham Tony Leedham (Also Lee professionally)
Appears: Jazz2, Jazz4, Jazzcvr, piano, jazz54
Location Died Age
London Died March 2004 of cancer  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
MT Section - Bowsers. About 54. About 54.
Notes: Pianist in Station Jazz band.   Made recordings for Koln BFN.   Trevor Pailing, a friend at Jever, found a very interesting article about Tony (who sadly died of cancer in March 2004) on eastlondonhistory.com.   Apparently he became quite a professional at Ronnie Scott's, his service in the RAF as a driver is mentioned, he also recorded with Dizzy Gillespie.   Bob Rudd reports:"In fact Tony Leedham became a well known jazz pianist of international repute playing the clubs all over England.   As a jazz pianist he was known as Tony Lee my wife and I used to go to many of his performances in Pubs and clubs as we could all over the country, sadly he passed away back in Nov 2004."
Lloyd Sergeant Graham James G Lloyd (Retd)
Appears: lloyd, me109,
Location Died Age grahamlloyd.jpg, 1193 bytes
Flat 19, Eaton Court, Eaton Gardens, Hove, East Sussex. (2007) 25Oct08.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot 1941 WWII. 41  
Notes: Had a bad accident and was in hospital for one year before moving to 129 Sqn.
Lockspeiser Flight Lieutenant Dave Lockspeiser (Retd)
Appears: 118hist, ffxj639, Cannon, fasslate52, DIfass53, 118Can54, Videoaoc5may60, relief, 118 Reunion, 118 Reun Photo, AGM01-32, AGM06, 118-06, 118-0632, Aug-0665, Aug-06f2, Aug-06j1, Aug-06j2, nov07, lgn07pic03, lgn07pic31, lgn07pic48, lgn07pic55, AGM08, VideoApolIntro, Videotoasts, AGM11-02, AGM11-07, AGM11-14, AGM11-18, AGM12-5, AGM12-12, AGM12-14, AGM12-18, AGM12-22, AGM12-45, obit,
Location    Wife: Anne Died Age DaveLockspeiser.jpg, 7480 bytes
Birchway, 15 Waverley Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7EY (2007) Tel: 01252 540544 Mob: 07503729642 23Mar14. 87.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Outer Basket.  118Sqn pilot. 10Mar51 Fassburg. Aft Summer53.
Notes: Designed and Built the protoype LDA-01 Boxer light aircraft.
Longcroft Brigadier-General C A H Longcroft (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his1
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn 3rd OC. Jan15. Aug15.
Notes: Presumed dead.
MacDonald Squadron Leader K F MacDonald (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
  Killed 11Sep43.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
CO 93 Sqn. 20Aug43. 11Sep43.
Notes:
Macrae Flying Officer Duncan Macrae
Appears:
Location Died Age
Killed in Spitfire IX Ml406 off Peterhead, Scotland. Killed 23Aug44. 24.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot WWII. . 23Aug44.
Notes: Svc No: 403364Born Sydney NSW 2Aug20, enlisted Sydney 6Jan41..
Mac Donald G Wing Commander G E Mac Donald (Retd)
Appears: COs, 29oct42,
Location Died Age
His target barges between Zwolle and Deventer exploded destroying his Mustang. 28Apr43.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Oct42. Mar43.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Madelin Group Captain Ian Madelin (Retd)
Appears: 4540Apr54, vw, sylt155, bobpty6, skyh455, skyh2455, 4may55, 4may552, syltmay55, beach, 30sqmtr, 122wgdec55, 4540jan56, graynote, graynote2, pym556, ski156, 4540Aug56, 4540Oct56, 4540Nov56, 4540Dec56, 4540Jan57, 4540Feb57, 4540Mar57, 4540Apr57, logbook, 4f540Sep57, VideoM036, AGM89, AGM90-01, AGM92, AGM1994, AGM06, AGM06-01, AGM06-04
Location   Wife: Elvira Died Age ianmadelin.jpg, 1779 bytes
Reading, Berkshire (2007). 30Sep13. 82.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. 5Apr54. Aft 28Sep57.
Notes: From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "One of the first to purchase a brand new car.  (Tony Vasey had a Ford Prefect).  In Ian’s case a WV Beetle with the small rear window.  Would be worth a fortune today.  I met Ian by chance in Newcastle one lunch hour.  He was at that time stationed at RAF ACKLINGTON."
Maffet Squadron Leader Maffet (Retd)
Appears: COs, 22may40,
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Oct40. Dec40.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Mapplebeck Captain Gilbert William Mapplebeck DSO and bar (Retd)
Appears: WW1,
Location Died Age
Killed test flying a new French monoplane. 24Aug15. 23.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn WWI pilot. Jun14. 11Mar15.
Notes: Lt Gilbert Mapplebeck, who was to become one of the leading lights of 4 Sqn during the early part of the Great War. Mapplebeck was nineteen years old when he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Special Reserve of Officers in 1911. The following year he took a course of flying with the British Deperdussin Aeroplane Co Ltd and received Royal Aero Club certificate No. 386. After being commissioned as a full time officer in the Liverpool Regiment, he was posted to the CFS at Upavon, where he got his hands on a visiting 4 Sqn Farman. He promptly crashed this aircraft, but was fortunately uninjured. Despite the crash, Mapplebeck was recommended for service in the Military Wing of the RFC and was posted onto the strength of 4 Sqn.
Margerison Corporal Ronnie Margerison
Appears:
Location        Wife: Eunice (deceased) Died Age ronniemargerison.jpg, 1153 bytes
  About 1998.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Instrument Fitter. Abt 56. Abt 59.
Notes: Denise Issott writes: "My father and mother are both dead.   My father died about ten years ago.   His name was Ronnie Margerison.   He was a corporal, I believe he did try to advance himself but never quite made it.   I was eleven or maybe nearly twelve when we had the posting to Jever.   So that's about 1956/57 as I am now the ripe old age of sixty three.   I know that one address we stayed at was on Shumakerstrasse I think it was fourteen but I admit I am unsure.   My mother who sadly is also dead, she died at thirty six in Newark where we settled.   My father never had another posting as I got married and couldn't accompany him and my siblings (thank god).   Anyway, my mother left my father a couple of times whilst we were at Jever so we had two address's and I am afraid that the cobwebs of time have deleted the other address from my memory.   I didn't go to Prince Rupert's boarding school, home life being as it was I was needed to be at home.   So nearly all of my secondary education untill the age of fourteen anyway and I left school at fifteen was in a primary school.   Never the less I managed to become a staff nurse so I didnt fair so bad.   I do remember a teacher named Miss Hedges who was so lovely, I do hope she had a good life.   I would dearly love to go back to Jever, I expect its not at all like I remember it, with its great woods and skating on the roads in the winter.   I know we were friends with a family that lived across the road from us, a German family not in the air force.   They were named Fricke, and had two young boys about our ages, I had one other sister then and a brother.   One was named Francis, he was disabled, Cerebral Palsy but got around great the other named Deter, the german children not my brother and sister."
Marquis Father John Marquis (Retd)
Appears: Farewell, AGM87-03, AGM88-02, AGM88-10, AGM88-11, AGM88-13, AGM88-18, AGM90-03, AGM91-01, AGM92, AGM92-07, AGM92-15, AGM93, bdpast,
Location Died Age FatherMaquis.jpg, 1623 bytes
London September 1992.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Roman Catholic Padre. August 1957 living at Oldenburg, acted as Joint RC Padre.  
Notes: From Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov 04 Drank pink gin with small white onions and stopped when onions butted his nose.   No drinking after midnight Saturday.   Had a crash whilst on UK leave and ended up being nursed by the Nuns in a Nunnery.
Martin P Flight Lieutenant Pete Seldon P S Martin DFC (Retd)
Appears: 4f540Jun58, 4f540Jul58, 4f540Aug58, 4Aug58, 4Aug58fun, 4f540Sep58, ShLvPty2Sep58, 4f540Jan59, AOCs4, Sqn59, tr2, tr2au, footy, 4f540Jun59, 4f540Jul59, SqnShirts59, SqnCrazy59, wasp, tutu, HatsSqn59, rugby15, om59, trio59, carom, 2cars, bobtr2, HMstr5-59, HMDI5-59, shave, xmas59, ball, 4f540Jan60, rugby, 4f540Feb60, 4f540Mar60, MarchAOC60, 4f540Apr60, sunsylt660, sunsylt6601, sunsylt6602, syltscores, syltbare660, 4f540Aug60, 4f540dec60, finaldi2, Videowed462, AGM06
Location Died Age PeteMartin.jpg, 8963 bytes
40 Old London Road, Patcham, Brighton, West Sussex, Bn1 8XQ (Mar2005) 28Sep05 in Crete.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. 19Jun58. 31Dec60.
Notes: To CFS.
McCullagh "Muckluck" Eddie Anthony McCullagh (Retd)
Appears: 118Can54, 98Sqn54, Jever55, 98Pig55, Bowlers55, 98540Jun55, qtrnov55, dinoutdec55, self, 98540Jan56, bowumb98, 1stcar2555, 122pty56, 98sqn56, wedpete, wedpete2, wedpete6, lamppost, bowlmess57, 98540Mar56, pltsep56, Event57, MGRally, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, curlwed, AGM87-11, AGM91-06, AGM92-05, AGM92-19, AGM93-02, AGM93-14, AGM95-04, AGM97-03, AGM97-08, AGM97-13, AGM97-14, AGM97-15, AGM97-19, AGM01-5, AGM01-9, AGM01-16, AGM06, Aug06, Aug064, Aug0626, Aug0638, Aug0643, Aug0666, Aug06181e, Aug0682, Aug0689, Aug0699, Aug06100, Aug06102, Aug06104, Aug06128, Aug06138, Aug06230, Aug06252, Aug06254, Aug06258, Aug06265, Aug06276, Aug06310, xe685, eulogy,
Location   Wife: Amaryl Died Age EddieMcCullagh.jpg, 6476 bytes
22 Deans Farm, The Causeway, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire Rg4 5JZ (2004)   E-mail: amaryl.mccullagh@sky.com 2Feb07 - cancer 75
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn pilot. Oct53. Jul57.
Notes: Son Steve, daughters Norah, Clare and Angela.
McElwain Wing Commander Jock Snowy D S McElwain (Retd)
Location Died Age
Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire 2002  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. About 53. About 55.
Notes: From Eric Pigdon's Notes 23Nov04.
McGregor Squadron Leader I O B McGregor (Retd)
Appears: COs
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Jan38. Aug39.
Notes: Presumed dead.
McLennon Flying Officer John McLennon
Appears:
Location Died Age
Mid-air Hunter F4 (Wt757) collision with Brian Rogers near Hamburg. 20Oct55.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot. May55 from Fassberg. 20Oct55.
Notes:
McLoughry Squadron Leader Kingston McLoughry DSO MC (Retd)
Appears: COs
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Jan36. May37.
Notes: Presumed dead.
McNae Captain Andy A R W McNae (Retd)
Appears: crickcup56, pltsep56, self, 4540Jul57, Sea2Sylt57, 2SeaSylt57, CrewRmSylt, HartzHorn2Jun57, HartzHorn3Jun57, BfastHartzJun57, ShaveHartzJun57, Shave2HartzJun57, TentHartzJun57, Beer1HartzJun57, Beer2HartzJun57, CleanHartzJun57, logbook, party, SyltScore, OpsBJugSep57, OpsBJugSep57way, 1ChildPty57, 5ChildPty57, 6ChildPty57, 4f540Dec57, Event57, 1OrrEwing57, 2OrrEwing57, 4f540Oct57, brwnjug1, MOJan58, 4Jan58, firex, 4f540Mar58, 4f540May58, 4f540Jun58, bdpast,
Location Died Age AndiMcNae.jpg, 4674 bytes
Was with British Airways 91.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn & 4 Sqn pilot. 98-Aug56; 4-16Jul57. 98-16Jul57; 4-Jun58.
Notes: Bill Maish 4sqnpic052
Medhurst Squadron Leader C F H Medhurst OBE MC (Retd)
Appears: COs
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn OC. Jan30. Jan31.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Millward Squadron Leader Dickie R W Millward AFC (Retd)
Appears: 4f540Jun58, 4f540Jul58, 4f540Aug58, 4Aug58, 4Aug58fun, aalborg, 4f540Sep58, 4f540Oct58, 4f540Jan59, mexhat, bounce22Feb59, 4f540May59, Sqn59, party659, 4f540Jun59, SqnShirts59, SqnCrazy59, HatsSqn59, DI359, HMDI5-59, 4f540Dec59, sunbeam, 4f540Mar60, 4f540Apr60, wedjul61,
Location     Wife: Dorothy (nee Sells) Died Age DikMillward.jpg, 1310 bytes
  Sep87. 54.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn Flt Cdr. 7Jun58. 31Mar60.
Notes: Cranwell 63 Entry Dec54. From his Brother Geoff Millward 2(AC) Sqn.   Richard Walter Millward (Dickie) was born in Lambeth South London on 12th of March 1933.   At the start of the Second World War, Dick and his Mother moved to Chichester in Sussex to escape the bombing.   Dick was educated at the Chichester High School for Boys where he eventually won a languages scholarship entry into the Royal Air Force as an Officer Cadet pilot with No 63 Entry, The RAF College Cranwell.   Dick's first official flight in his RAF career was in January 1953 in a Chipmunk trainer, although his log books show he had already flown over 50 hours with 461 Squadron, the Air Training Corps, as a passenger, by this time.   At the end of his 3 year training, Dick graduated as a Senior Flight Cadet on the 14th December 1954.   As a cadet, he won the Dickson Trophy and the Michel Hill Memorial Prize.   During this period, and throughout his flying career his flying ability was consistently assessed as `above average` and it was no surprise that he was `creamed off` to fly the newly emerging jet fighters.   The normal training route via Operational Conversion Units led him first to fly the Hawker Hunter with 257 and 263 Sqns at RAF Wattisham.   Then, in 1958 he was posted to 4 Sqn at Jever in West Germany, again, flying Hunter Jets.   At the end of this tour his fluency in German led to a post as a NATO fighter tactics advisor to the embryonic West German Air Force, The Luftwaffe.   Flying the Canadian built F86 Sabre Jet with JG71 (Richthofen) Wing at Alhorn, Dick found he was providing fighter tactics advice to none other than Erich Hartmann the highest scoring fighter ace of all time (over 350 kills)!   He and Hartmann, being of like mind, became good friends during this time.   Later in this tour, Dick ejected from an F86 following an engine fire at altitude.   Luckily he was unhurt!   Dick (and new wife Dorothy), returned to the UK in 1962 to a Fighter Development post flying Hunter, Lightning and Javelin fighters for a short while before his fluency in French (as well as German) led to him being selected to attend the French Test Pilots School at Istres in Provence, the first English pilot to do so.   On graduation from Istres, he was posted to Aero Flight at RAE Bedford.   It was here he was able to fly the FD2, BAC221, SC1, HP115 and numerous other experimental aircraft.   He also managed to demonstrate many vintage aircraft of the Shuttleworth Collection - Here he specialised, as ever, in fighters - SE5a, Bristol Fighter, etc.   He was promoted to Squadron Leader in Command of Aero Flight and was awarded the Air Force Cross whilst at Bedford.   In 1969, Dick was posted to a ground tour.   This was not much to his liking and so in November 1970 he left the RAF, having amassed over 6,000 hours flying time, mainly in jet fighters and experimental aircraft.   From 1970 until 1983 Dick had a variety of flying jobs, ranging from demonstrating and selling Britten-Norman Islanders, to proving new locations for civil airports by flying light aircraft into small spaces (London Docklands & Paphos - Cyprus being just two).   For a while, he was employed as an accident investigator with British Airways and he acted as technical advisor for the TV series 'Airline'.   On the 15th April 1983 Dick flew his last official flight.   Sadly, an engine failure on take off led to a nasty crash which destroyed the light aircraft he was flying and broke both his legs.   Whilst in hospital recovering, he developed diabetes and this brought a premature end to his flying.   By this time Dick had more than 11,000 hours as a pilot in over 178 different aircraft types, including Fighters, Bombers, Experimentals, Airliners, Freighters, Hovercraft, Airships and Helicopters.   After such a fantastic career in aviation, he took up a second one in event coordination and management.   He approached this with the same enthusiasm as he did his flying and continued in this profession until his untimely and unexpected death in 1987.   He and Dorothy were on holiday bird watching in Cornwall.   They were at dinner in the hotel and had got to the "Brandy & Cigars" stage when Dick said "My eyes feel funny" - his heart stopped & and he fell from his chair unconcious.   Despite 20 minites of mouth to mouth, CPR etc the staff failed to revive him.   He was aged only 54.
Milne Wally Milne (Retd)
Appears: anderson,
Location Died Age  
Nottingham (Aug2010). 8Sep10. 92.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118Sqn WWII pilot. Filton Feb41. Aft41.
Notes: 92 in Jul10. Wanted to hear from anyone on 118Sqn. Duxford Wing for Battle of Britain. Founder member of 118 Sqn Assoc.
Mitchell R Flying Officer Roy Mitchell (Retd)
Appears: syltoct53, Ski, pkstx2, bpolo1, 4540Mar54, Unknown, 4540Nov54, singxmas54, 4540Apr55, nude655, syltmay55, beach,
Location Died Age roymitchell.jpg, 1256 bytes
Camberley. 19May13. 79.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4Sqn pilot. Bef Oct53. 4Apr55 to holding unit Buckeburg then Tgt Tow at Sylt.
Notes: Came back to sqn at Sylt May/Jun55. Roy writes in 2008: "I did not sign up beyond the Short Service Commission (4 years) and so was sent to Buckeburg as the Squadron was due to re-equip with Hunters.   After a short period of two or three months training new squadron pilots on basics of battle flight and so on I was posted on to Sylt when the unit was disbanded.   I then ran a flight for two months as a target-tower on Meteor 8's.   While there I heard about the interviews taking place at Buckeburg, borrowed a Meteor and flew down for a interview with BOAC on 28Jul55.   A fortnight later I was out of the Air force, and starting life as a third pilot in BOAC on Stratocruisers.   Having retrieved my log book I found that I l did my last flight at Jever on the 31Mar55 I did my first flight at C.S.U at Buckeburg on April 14 flying Vampire Mk 5 and T11, with training and general duties.   My last flight at Buckeburg was on the 13May55, then on the 24/25 I did an air test on a Sabre at Sylt, followed by flying the Prentice/ Anson / Prentice/ Meteor 7 and 8.   I see I ferried a P/O TYE to Jever, on 3Aug55 in a prentice I had forgotten that.   I had my interview at Buckeburg with BOAC on the 28Jul55 and did my last flight in the RAF on the 15Aug55."   On 17Jul13 Graham Perry sadly gave us this news: "Roy and I were neighbours and good friends in Camberley.   You may know that he spent his civilian flying career with BOAC/BA, and that he was deafened by the organ-pipe effect of a windscreen pin-hole blow-out in a Boeing 707.   As a result he lost the medical category needed for a captaincy, and retired as a very senior Senior First Officer.   All good wishes, Graham Perry, (OC Eng Wing RAF Binbrook, 1981-83)
Molden Flying Officer Bob P R Molden
Appears: 4540Nov52, mov1/53, tent53, sylt653, tea53, syltoct53, stan1153, stlunch3, 4540Mar54, Unknown, 4540Jun54, bobpty1, bobpty2, bobpty3, bobpty, 4540Nov54, Videointake, 4540mar55,
Location Died Age bobmolden.jpg, 1359 bytes
Killed near kemble. Provost wing snapped. (See Notes). 22Apr55. 22.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot. Bef Nov52. 8Mar55 to CFS.
Notes: Svc No: 3507991 Fg Off 5Dec52. Bob Simms says: He returned to UK and was killed possibly at Little Rissington soon after reputedly pulling the wings off a Piston Provost.   Colin Cummings book Category Five records:" 22Apr55 Provost T.1 WV570 from CFS near Kemble.   During an aerobatic sortie the student pulled out of the dive very harshly and the instructor; Flight Lieutenant J W Thompson, blacked out.   On recovering, the aircraft was diving steeply and the student said he could get no response from the controls.   The instructor ordered the aircraft to be abandoned, at which point the starboard wing failed and the aircraft began to spin rapidly.   The instructor abandoned the aircraft with some difficulty but despite releasing his harness and deploying his parachute, the student remained in the aircraft."
Moran Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Hugh Moran KCB MVO ADC
Appears: obit,
Location     Wife: Lizzie. Died Age
Collapsed during a triathlon at RAF Brize Norton. 26May10. 54.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
OC 4 Sqn. Gutersloh pilot 80;Wittering OC 94. Gutersloh 85; Wittering 96.
Notes: C-in-C Air Command.
Moran J Flight Sergeant John (Jack) Vincent Moran
Appears: sgtmess58, pool58, alldec58, alldec58shel, alldec58shel2,
Location     Wife: Sheila. Died Age jackmoran.jpg, 1640 bytes
 . 18Mar76. 59.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Clerk general Duties. 57. 59.
Notes: Born 6Dec16, enlisted 5May39, Discharged 12Sep61 at RAF Watton.   His duties are described as "Supervises the carrying out of clerical and administrative procedures in use in general offices, orderly rooms and registries at unit level, including day-to-day personnel administration, routine organisation work, elementary typing, stenciling and duplicating.   Also employed on trade testing duties."   His son Neil tells us: "For a small part of the War, he served on the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious.   Unfortunately I have no dates for this, but I do have some pictures which he took onboard and also when the ship docked in Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean.   I remember my friends from that time were Kai Edwards (sadly died two years ago) and his sister Anne (who I am in touch with), Michael Ahern, David Roberts, Derek Grover (son of Flight Lieutenant Grover) and also, I think it was 'David' Plumtree (I think his father was pretty high up in the ranks, as I remember going to their quarters which was actually on the Jever base).   When I told my father I had been to the Plumtree's quarter, I think he was mortified that I had been playing with the son of someone of much higher rank and I think he made contact with him just to check that it was OK.   The answer came back that it was absolutely fine, so we carried on playing together.   I wonder what David is doing now.   I remember the primary school very well and Mr Watson the headmaster. I have copies of all my school reports and my teachers were, Mrs Gardner and Miss Hedges in 1958 and John Roberts in 1959.   I vaguely recall doing science experiments with him, which I found fascinating.   I also have memories of going to the children's Saturday matinee's at the cinema on base and also collecting the daily English newspapers for dad in the evening from, I think it must have been the Corporals Mess (I may have that wrong [Web master: I think it was probably the Malcolm Club.]), just inside the base on the right, I believe it was.   The young squaddies were playing the juke box with the latest records of the day and quite often used to treat us kids to a game on the football machine - a little different from today's pub games!   I can even tell you a story about the little railway that ran into the base, just behind the cinema somewhere, but will have to leave that for another time."
Mortley Wing Commander Ron Sidney Mortley OBE, AFC (Retd)
Appears: WWII, mar56, debrief, geilapr56, geilmay56, daughter, 11may56, 2540Dec57, 2540Jan58, 4f540Jan58, 2540Feb58, 2540Apr58, hugill, 1990,
Location    Wife: Died Age rommortley.jpg, 1388 bytes
Prostrate Cancer at Upper Stoke, Nr Rochester, Kent. 1992. 72.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
OC 2 Sqn. Before Apr56 Geil. Jever Jan58. Apr58.
Notes: Daughhter Jill Warby jill_in_sussex@yahoo.co.uk .
Moss Harry Moss (Retd)
Appears: qtr, , MQ,
Location    Wife: Betty Died Age harrymoss.jpg, 1241 bytes
North-East England. About 1999.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Met Officer for several tours. Bef 31May55. Aft 58.
Notes: Ian Scott says: "Harry Moss was a civilian who was at Jever for several 'tours'. About eight years ago I was surprised to hear Harry Moss on Radio Newcastle giving the weather forecast. I contacted him there, but he died before we could meet. The 'Harry Moss' I knew was when I was in the Met. Office at RAF Jever in 1958. Harry was a civilian met. officer. He was married, Betty I think, but they had no children. My memory of him at that time is that he was 30 to 35 years old. He never spoke of any wartime experiences. I spoke to him when he was at the Newcastle Weather Centre. This was about 1990 to 1995. ( My wife's memory is better than mine! ) Assuming that the Civil Service retirement age was 60, then 'your Harry' would have retired in 1976."
NelsonEdwards Squadron Leader G H Nelson-Edwards DFC (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
     
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
CO 93 Sqn. 1Jun42. 12Feb43.
Notes:
Newing Captain Al A G Newing (Retd)
Appears: 2540Mar58, 93540Oct58, 2sqnMar60, cars, cars2, AGM96-09, AGM96-20, AGM97-06, AGM97-09, AGM97-14, AGM98-10, AGM98-19, AGM05
Location     Wife: Lynn Died Age AlNewing.jpg, 1314 bytes
Sherbourne House Bridge Street, Bampton, Oxfordshire Ox18 2HA. February 2004  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
2 Sqn pilot. Bef Mar58. Aft 22Mar60.
Notes: Note in JSL files about April 1994.
Noel-Smith Group Captain R Noel-Smith OBE
Appears: COs, 28apr43,
Location Died Age
Cheltenham. 4Feb08. 92
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn and 2 Sqn OC. 28Apr43; 11Nov43 to 2 Sqn. 11Nov43 to 2 Sqn.
Notes: His son Nick Noel-Smith writes that after 4 Sqn: "Spotted for USS Agusta on D Day, 1945 Commanded Celle Airfield and acting Group Captain; 1945 awarded OBE for services in War; 1947 appointed air Attache in Berne Switzerland; 1950s Secretary to the Joint Intelligence Committee, Middle East (based in Cyprus); 1956: retires from RAF and joins Dowty Aircraft Company, near Gloucester; 1980 Retires from Dowty as Sales Director; Passed away Cheltenham 4 February 2008 aged 92."
O'Neal Flight Sergeant J O'Neal BEM (Retd)
Appears: 93mov752, 93mov852, pod60, 93540Sep54, 93540Nov56, BrowneD
Location Died Age
Swaffam, Norfolk 26Dec98.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn composite servicing FS awarded BEM. Bef Aug53. Aft Nov56.
Notes: Svc No: 654065. He became Chairman of the Swaffham and Dereham branch of the RAFA, and received a Area Presidential Certificate for his work for the Eastern Area RAFA.
Page Flying Officer "Podge" T Page (Retd)
Appears: val2653, buckeburg, scu1, scu54, jevsab54/55, om455, 93540May54, 93540Jun54, 93540Jul54, 93540Aug54, Videosen012, 93plt15sep54, 93540Sep54, 93540Oct54, 93540Nov54, 93540Dec54, NYEdec56, pod135, 93540Jan55, 93540Feb55, 93540May55, do55, BBQ2Jul55, sumball55, cop55, 93540Jun55, 93540Jul55, 493bbqsum55, 7sab855, BurAug551, SqnPicAug55, GrdAirAug55, 93540Aug55, 93540Sep55, anov55, 93540Nov55, 122wgdec55, AFltApr56, podge56, 93ds4562, 93540Jun56, 93540Jul56, 93540Nov56, 93dec56, 93540Dec56, monks1256, NYE1256, roywed357, leave557,
Location     Wife: Doreen Died Age PodgePage.jpg, 7053 bytes
Hunter 6 XG200 No.229 OCU Chivenor. Mid-air collision with Hunter, XG235 (flown by Flt Lt I Ord) during tail-chase exercise and crashed into sea, two miles off Tintagel Head. 15May57.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
93 Sqn pilot 21May54. Aft 3May57.
Notes: Svc No 3512098. Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Podge Page, Married 4Sep55 from Jever.
Parkes Flight Sergeant John R Parkes (Retd)
Appears: sofa559, Eileen1259,
Location      Wife: Eileen Died Age johnparkes.jpg, 1344 bytes
Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland. Grandson: mike.parkes78@btinternet.com. 29Dec09. 90.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Tech Wg Hunter 2nd Line. from Binbrook 139Sqn Apr59. Oct61.
Notes: Svc No: 647825. Michael his grandson writes: "My late grandfather Flight Sergeant John R. Parkes 647825, a member of your site may know or have worked with him. Having spoken to my father he tells me that they lived in married quarters at 27 Schumacher Strasse between Apr/May59 and Oct61 (approximate dates) and that my grandfather worked on 2nd line maintenance undertaking Major servicng of the stations Hunters. I do know that he recieved a commendation regarding this work due to the speed at which this work was undertaken by him and his team whillst under his command."
Pavelin Ernie Pavelin (Retd)
Appears: cdgame, hide, forest, friend, ops, shop1, shop, ski, txwall2,
Location Died Age ernestpavelin.jpg, 1191 bytes
Gayton 26Mar09.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
VHF/DF Op2, Signals Section, Tech Wing. Late 53. late 55.
Notes: Svc No: 4115447I joined Oct.1952,kitted out at Cardington and then did basic training at RAF Bridgenorth.   Finished there in early 1953 and started trade training at RAF Compton Basset, finishing the VHF/DF OP. course at RAF Stradishall.   Spent about 6 months stationed at RAF Coningsby before arriving at Jever late 1953.   I think I was at Jever for around 2 years before returning to the UK for demob.   Mike his son says "Dad passed away suddenly in the early hours of Thursday, 26th of March at Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being taken ill at his home in Gayton.   He had recently been diagnosed with cancer.   The funeral is tomorrow, Monday 6th April 2009 at 13.45 hrs. at Mintlyn Crematorium near Kings Lynn, Norfolk."
Payne J Flight Lieutenant "Jack" Harry W Payne
Appears: clamp856, 93540Oct56, NghtMustFallJan57, AGPrg5-57, AGSoc5-57, VideoM026, Mssiah12-57, AGM06
Location Died Age  
Stamford, Lincolnshire Pe9 2NX. 28Jan09. 98.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
GCA  Air Traffic Control. 1955. 1960.
Notes: Daughter Jill married Geoff Timms.
Payne T Squadron Leader Tony Payne (Retd)
Location    Wife: Stephanie Died Age
30 St Margaret's Road, Wyton, Huntingdon, Cambridge Pe28 2AN (2004)Tel: 01480-461318 tony.payne1@virgin.net 2Jul06  
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Outer Basket.  Ex 98 Sqn, Canberras. Contributed 98 Badges, Pin and Tie    
Notes:
Pearce Squadron Leader Tony A E Pearce (Retd)
Appears: buckeburg, 4540May54, scu, wildenwrath, salt54, Video967, sylt155, 4may55, 4may552, syltmay55, cop555, cop4555, cop5555, VideoG001, party7552, graynote, 4540Jul55, JSLBrew, JSLBrew2, 4540Sep55, tank1055, tank21055, pym556, VideoSU002, VideoSU004, ski156, 4540Feb57, AGM06, Aug068, Aug0625, Aug0630, Aug0631, Aug0632, Aug0636, Aug0637, Aug0638, Aug0669, Aug0676, Aug0681, Aug0681d, Aug0681f, Aug0696, Aug0698d, Aug0699, Aug06100, Aug06102, Aug06103, Aug06104, Aug06126, Aug06127, Aug06128, Aug06130, Aug06163, Aug06217, Aug06229, Aug06230, Aug06252, Aug06253, Aug06254, Aug06256, Aug06258, Aug06279, Aug06308, Aug06315, nov07, lgn07pic02, lgn07pic04, lgn07pic05, lgn07pic16, lgn07pic24, lgn07pic40, lgn07pic42, lgn07pic54, AGM09, boyle, AGM09-27, AGM09-40, AGM09-62,
Location    Wife: Mary Died Age tonypearce.jpg, 1364 bytes
71 Broadleas Park, Devizes, Wiltshire Sn10 5JG (2010). Tel: 01380-725217. e-mail: marypearce71@btinternet.com 8Jan2010 of cancer. 77.
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4 Sqn pilot. 21May54. Mar57.
Notes:
Philips FO Flight Lieutenant Peter John P J C Phillips (Retd)
Appears: cofbar, 4540Nov52, bar532, b53, sylt653, bg53, mov1/53, syltoct53, 4540jan55, 4540Feb55, skyh455, skyh2455, graynote, 4540Apr55, tenapr54, bpolo1, 4sqnstor5, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, obit,
Location Died Age peterphillips.jpg, 1339 bytes
  Mar96? 66.
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4 Sqn pilot QFI. 11Nov1952. Aft 26Apr55 to CFS then Swinderby.
Notes: Svc No: 3507632 Fg Off 23May52. Test Pilot for Britten-Norman Islander. David Watkins added: "Commenced his flying training with No. 6 F.T.S. in August 1950, and obtained his "Wings" in May 1951. He went on to C.F.S. in November 1951, and after an "Instruction Tour'. joined No. 4 Squadron in Germany, where he flew Vampires and Sabres. He returned to this country in 1955 and carried out a further "Instruction Tour" on Vampires, and joined the Station Acrobatic Team Flying Vampires. From 1956-58 he was on the flying staff at C.F.S. and from 1957-58 he was the C.F.S. Aerobatics representative on Vampires and took part in many R.A.F. Air Displays. After leaving C.F.S. he joined No. 92 Squadron, and afterwards No. 54 Squadron, both being high level and ground attack squadrons, equipped with Hunters, and carried out aerobatics with this Squadron from the summer of 1959-60. During the time he was with No. 54 Squadron, he was introduced to The Tiger Club, and went with the British Team to Czechoslovakia to compete in the World Acrobatic Championships, in v Inch he flew a "hotted-up" Tiger Moth, known as the "Bishop Version" which proved to be no match for the Continental aircraft, but whilst there he had the opportunity of flying a "Zlin' and no doubt convinced the Continentals that it was the machine that made the difference—in fact the "Zlim" was considered one of the best acrobatic light aircraft in the World. During the same year he entered the "Lockheed Trophy Competition" again flying a Tiger Moth, and was again outclassed by the Continental machines. The Tiger Club then purchased a "Stampe", which has been fitted with an inverted flying fuel system. and after only a few hours' experience with the "Stamps" he flew this aircraft in the 1962 Lockheed Trophy Competition and was placed third, the very first time that one of our Own pilots had been "placed'': a very creditable performance in view of the high Continental competition. Peter Phillips will again be flying this aircraft in our Display. Since leaving the R.A.F. he has given dozens of acrobatic and team displays with the Tiger Club."
Plowright Norman Plowright (Retd)
Appears: 4f540dec55, hock1, stnhockap57,
Location Died Age normanplowright.jpg, 1294 bytes
Deceased    
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RAF Regiment Officer. Bef 1957. Aft 1957.
Notes: Station Hockey Team. Retired to become a schoolmaster.
Plumtree Air Vice Marshal "Plum" Eric Plumtree CB OBE DFC (Retd)
Appears: Let9-58, friend, AGM92
Location    Wife: Pat Died Age
  11Jun90  
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Officer Commanding Administration Wing    
Notes: From letter to David Watkins: Enlisted outbreak of War, commissioned in Battle of Britain. 53 Sqn Blenheims, 241 Mustangs, CO 169 Mustangs, 41 OTU as CFI. Various staff appointments then CO 54 Sqn Vampires Odiham Oct49 to Sep51. Personal Staff Officer to Chief of Air Staff Sir William Dickson 53 to 56. Dep. Director Joint Planning Staff. Snr Air Liaison Off in Canada, CO 22 Group and Southern Maritime Region. Director of Air Plans MOD. Retired 1974. Died 11Jun90.
Pocock Second Lieutenant Montague Vincent "Monty" Pocock MM RFC
Appears: hist, 4hist,
Location Died Age montypocock.jpg, 1848 bytes
     
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WWI 4 Sqn Ground Wireless Operator. Bef 1916. Aft 25Jun17.
Notes: Svc No: 9176
Powell C Flying Officer Charlie C W Powell (Retd)
Appears: FassParty, VideoM002, Charlie, f4b, 118Can54, feb54, 118usaf, 118540Aug55, 118540Sep55, JSLBrew, JSLBrew2, 122DIparty, 122wgdec55, 4540jan56, 118onHunt, 118airgrdMar56, 118PartyJan56, ptyjan56, BBQ1, BBQ2, BBQ3, SqnEarly56, 122pty56, 122pty562, 118airgrdMar56, 118DI, Street, VideoM024, VideoPOW007, VideoPOW009, VideoPOW011, accident, agm09, AGM09-22, AGM09-24, AGM09-36, AGM09-53, AGM09-61, recserv, recserv1, recserv2, recserv3, recserv4, recserv4a, recserv5, recserv6,
Location Died Age CharliePowell.jpg, 1247 bytes
Vampire Fb.5, Wa121 of No.229 OCU, Chivenor - call sign "Whippet 25". Flew into high ground in cloud at Ashcott Farm, near Exford, 6m S of Porlock, Somerset, during weather check, killing pilot. 21Nov56. 27.
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118 Sqn pilot. Jul53 Fassberg. May55 Jever. Jul56 to Chivenor.
Notes: Sister Katherine Dover-Powell e-mail: katherinedover@hotmail.com . Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Charlie Powell 118 Early 55-56 or 57.   Did not return from early morning weather check Chivenor.   Katherine Dover, his Sister, wrote: "I remember him buying the cine camera and I still have it today .   It is a Kodak brownie camera 8ml film (Koda crome 2 for daylight).   It came in a leather case and he would take it apart for me to show me how it worked.   It was made by Eastman of course in New York but I believe he bought it in Germany.   I'm not sure how long he was in Germany but he was there until July 1956 when he came to Chivenor to go on Hunters which he was thrilled about.   Obviously there still had Vampires there then. I know he was also instructing at the gliding club there.   I think he was in Germany from 1953 Fasberg and Jever.   I know he got his wings in Durban which I understand was the norm then.   Ironic really as three of my four children who fly all did their PPL s out here at Port Alfred ."
Powel-Shedden Group Captain "Fo-Fo" Geoff ffolliott Powel-Shedden DSO and bar DFC (Retd)
Appears: obit, 4540Dec52, 93540dec52, 93540jan53, 93540Feb53, 93540Mar53, 93540Apr53, mov1/53, pod59, pod078, 93540Sep53, 93540Oct53, 4stdnov53, 4std3nov53, stlunch3, 93540Nov53, dp, pod75, 93540Dec53, attparty1253, attparty12532, malc1253, xmas53, 93540Jan54, 454Jan4, pod95, railfeb54, 93540Feb54, duncpara19Feb54, 4540Feb54, duncpara219Feb54, 4540Mar54, kapitan, kombi, pod86, pod87, pod98, pod108, 93540Apr54, sab454, twsocc, pod117, 93540Jun54, m18flt, VideoM18-1, flt7sep54, aoc754, relay, 93540Aug54, SecChk, 38jbg, pod121, tk, VideoSEN001, Videosen012, haynes,
Location     Wife: Dianne Died Age ffpowelsheddon.jpg, 1469 bytes
 . Obituary 10Nov94.  
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Station Commander. Honorary Member 93 Sqn. 1Dec52. 8Aug54.
Notes: Erne Lack said that Inge the wife of his friend Hans Appell, who lives in Schortens, knows a chap Hans Böhringer who was the hairdresser at the airfield when I was there, so of course we toddled off to see him and had the most incredible chat together.   Hans knows all the same wild stories that we know, how we pilots got sunburnt bathing in the nude on Sylt, how Group Captain George Ffoulkes Powel-Sheddon stuttered and how his wife Dianne used to tell him (Hans) how nervous she was when her husband was going out to fly   Because he stuttered he would "twitch" with his hand on the handbrake during landing - and he burst both tyres on touchdown!   Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Powel-Sheddon, Gp Capt, Stn Cdr.   Is mentioned in Battle of Britain books.   Big strong hands fearsome at arm wrestling and schooner races.   Had a stutter.   On rare occasions came to fly with 93 a pilot was detailed to go with him to start the Sabre.   He would not turn finals to land until he had completed his down wind call - he would by then be on his way to Bremen and ATC would give him steers to get him back to base.   A good and well liked Station Boss.   Ken Senar told me 8Apr05 that "Grp. Capt. Powel-Shedden, 'Fo-Fo', died late in 1994.   His obituary appeared in the Daily Telegraph, dated 10/11/94.   I have a copy.   It was he who gave me the nickname 'Pod' in the bar on the night of my arrival at Jever.   Pod 'Papa Oscar Delta' was my unofficial call-sign when I was a GCI controller at Borgentreich/Auenhausen.   I used it to identify myself over the R/T to 93 Sqn pilots when I was controlling them.   The Russian monitoring stations must have wondered what was going on!
Pratt Flying Officer J. R. Pratt (Retd)
Appears: RugbyApr58, Sevens58, rugby15
Location Died Age Pratt.jpg, 1868 bytes
Caistor, Lincolnshire (1996) 1998  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
101 U. before about Sep57. Aft Mar59.
Notes: Believed to be Captain of the Jever Rugby team for 57/58 season.
Prickett Air Chief Marshal Sir Tom Thomas Öthere Prickett KCB DSO DFC (Retd)
Appears: 4540Aug54, pod121, Browne D, aoc754, 93540Aug54, pod130, 4540Nov54, 93540Dec54, 4540Dec54, VideoSEN001, pod140, pod142, pod143, pod144, pod145, tk, stnhockap55, 4540May55, ellet, perm, newbar, wdball755, soc55, 93540Aug55, 4540Aug55, pod146, pod150, 4540Sep55, Parade, Pinto55, 93540Nov55, 4540Nov55, 122wgdec55, 93540Dec55, tourex, 118DI, gstnt56, gnjev56, 122DIparty, 122DIparty2, 122DIparty3, TowBridg, 4540jul56, AGM58, AGM75, AGM93, AGM06, nov07, bdcurr, obit, , MQ,
Location   Wife: Shirley Died Age tomprickett.jpg, 1778 bytes
UK. 23Jan10 96
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Station Commander and Founder of Jever Steam Laundry. 9Aug54. 1Dec55.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Very well liked Station Boss.
Extract from "Who's Who 2005" by WebMaster not provided by the subject.
PRICKETT, Air Chief Marshal Sir Thomas (Other), KCB 1956 (CB 1957); DSO 1943; DFC 1942; RAF retired; b. 31 July 1913; s. of late E. G. Prickett; m 1st, 1942, Elizabeth Gratian, (d 1984), d of late William Galbally, Laguna Beach, Calif, USA; one s. one d; 2nd, 1985, Shirley Westerman.   Educ: Stubbington House Sch.; Haileybury Coll.   Assistant, later Manager, sugar estates, India with Begg Sutherland Ltd, 1932-37.   Served Bihar Light Horse, Indian Army (Auxiliary).   Joined RAF, 1937; Desert Air Force, Bomber Comd, 1939-44; RAF Delegn, Washington; Dep. Dir Trng, 1944-45; commanded RAF Tangmere, 1949-51; Group Captain operations, HQ Middle East Air Force, 1951-54; commanded RAF Jever, 1954-55; attended Imperial Defence Coll., 1956; Chief of Staff Air Task Force, 1956; Director of Policy, Air Ministry, 1957-58; SASO, HQ No 1 Group, 1958-60; ACAS (Ops) Air Ministry, 1960-63; ACAS (Policy and Planning) Air Ministry, 1963-64; AOC-in-C, NEAF, Comdr British Forces Near East, and Administrator, Sovereign Base Area, 1964-66; AOC-in-C, RAF Air Support Command, 1967-68; Air Mem. for Supply and Organisation, MoD, 1968-70; Dir. Goodwood Estate, 1970-78; Man. Dir, Goodwood Terrena, 1970-78.   Recreations: polo, sailing, golf.   Address: 46 Kingston Hill Place, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7QY.   Club: Royal Air Force.
Prior Major H B Prior (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his14his2
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. Jan19. Feb19.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Pughe Squadron Leader R F H Pughe DFC (Retd)
Appears: 93hist
Location Died Age
     
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CO 93 Sqn. 14Aug46. 30Dec46.
Notes:
Raleigh Major George Hebden G H Raleigh (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his1
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn 1st OC. Sep12. Jan15.
Notes: Presumed dead. Australian
Ramsay Flying Officer Al A C Ramsay (Retd)
Appears: 93540Apr53, 93540may53, mov1/53, 93540jun53, 93540jul53, mov3/53, pod59, 93540Aug53, tree, 93540Sep53, 93540Oct53, stlunch1, stlunch, stlunch2, 93540Nov53, 93540Dec53, malc1253, 93540Jan54, syltpty, pod94, 93540Feb54, 93540Mar54, party54, 93540Apr54, 93540May54, 93540Jun54, 93540Jul54, Videosen012, 93540Aug54, Sylt54, 93plt15sep54, 93540Sep54, pod130, 93540Nov54, 93540Jan55, 93540Apr55, 93540May55, 93540Jun55, 93540Jul55, BurAug551, 93540Sep55
Location   Wife: Gwen Died Age alramsay.jpg, 9640 bytes
Rickmansworth area. About 3Jan07.  
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93 Sqn pilot and PAI. 8Apr53. 22Sep55.
Notes: Svc No 4076370. Fg.Off wef 17Nov53  Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Al Ramsay 93 sqn.   Late 52-Early 53-55.   Spelt with an A from Air Force List.   Danny and Caroline Lavender attended a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Alan Ramsay at the Amersham Chiltern Crematorium on 19 January 2007.   The Chapel was crowded with relatives, led by his wife Gwen and son and daughter Christopher and Tricia, as well as with many friends and light blue uniforms mainly from the RAFVT(T).   Danny knew that Alan was on 93 Squadron at Jever in 1955/56 but was not familiar with the details of his early service in Germany.   He met him first when Alan flew down to Bombay from New Delhi where he was Assistant Air Advisor in 1969 to meet the Lavender family off the Lloyd Tristino boat Victoria which had brought them around the Cape for Danny to complete the Indian Defence Services Staff College course.   Having watched their 28 crates off loaded rather roughly and carried into the Customs shed, Alan dressed very smartly in his best suit smiled at the Senior Customs officer and handed him an envelope.   With out delay, the crates were stamped and cleared, and Danny questioned whether he had bribed the Customs man.   "Yes sir, came the reply, it is British High Commission policy in India as it's the only way to get things in!".   Much later, Alan worked for Danny over 8 years as the Surrey Wing Administrative Officer when Danny was Regional Commandant of London and South East Region, Air Training Corps.   Alan was devoted to helping the air cadets and the volunteer staff, and he was extremely well liked and respected.   Not long after his 2nd retirement, Alan was diagnosed with prostate cancer followed by an inoperable tumour on the spine.   He bore his painful illness with great fortitude and his usual good humour even when he had lost the use of his legs.   When he wrote to Danny shortly before his death, he said "I can't remember the last time I was legless"!   We have lost one of the world's great gentleman, and many will remember him with great affection.
Rastall Dai J D Rastall (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, 122wgdec55, 98540Jan56, 98sqn56, 98540Feb56, 122pty56, bowumb98, wedpete, 98540Mar56, crickcup56, Derby56, Derbypressep56, Derbyplaqsep56, Derbycutep56, Derbyptysep56, pltsep56, self, Event57, Mssiah12-57
Location Died Age DaiRastall.jpg, 5161 bytes
Deceased Before October 1989  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn & 93 Sqn pilot. 98 6Jan56. 93 May58. 98 Aft Sep56.
Notes:
Ratcliffe Flight Sergeant T E Ginger Ratcliffe (Retd)
Appears: 4540aug56, stnhockap57, 4540May57, Baltrum,
Location Died Age gingeratcliffe.jpg, 1422 bytes
Killed Hunter Fr.10 4 Sqn. 24Jan67  
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4 Sqn Sgt. pilot. Aug56. Aft May57.
Notes: Forced landed Hunter 6 Xg270 on one of the Fresian Islands, Baltrum.   (Click to see F540 report).  Station Hockey Team.
Reynolds Major H R P Reynolds (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his1
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn 2nd OC. Jan15. Jan15.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Richardson Flying Officer Kenneth Alan Richardson
Appears: stlunch3, 4540Mar54, 4540Apr54, 4540Aug54, acc, pod127, 4540Oct54,
Location Died Age
During a tailchase in Sabre Xb937, dived into the sea 9 miles SE of Sylt.  See more below. 8Oct54. 24.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn pilot and PAI. Aug53. 8Oct54.
Notes: Vv638 which arrived on the Squadron on 13Mar53 and had an engine failure caused by a fractured impeller blade on Wed 9Dec53.   The pilot, Ken Richardson, rolled inverted and pushed himself clear 1m N of Lamden.   From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "Ken was killed at Sylt on 8Oct54.  He had a theory about x kts. And y feet for a pull through which he had discussed with me the previous night as we were bedding down, I said bullshit but Ken had 'worked it out mathematically'.  We were sharing a room at Sylt.  The flags went u/s for Dave Clayton and Ken, then for Pete Phillips and me.  So were dog fighting and tailchasing.  I saw what he was up to and called him air brakes but I reckon he'd blacked out by then and felt nothing as he hit the water.  I had in excess of 8g on the clock and my engine was groaning as were my guts.  Ginger Friend and I sorted his gear.  Brian Watson took his ashes home when he went on leave."   Ken Senar relates:    " Ken died at Sylt when for an unaccountable reason he dived vertically into the sea from a considerable height.  I was stooging around at the time, waiting for my turn to fire on the flag when his Sabre plummeted vertically past me straight into the shallow waters inland of the island and just south of the Hindenburg Damm.  I was being called forward at the time by the tug pilot to go and fire on his drogue so heard no R/T calls at all.  I understand that I wasn't the only one to see what happened.  Next day, on overflying the area, the ASR launch was anchored near a visible hole in the shallow sea bed, and a small oil slick was present.  Larry Milberry's book states that Ken was in a tail chase and was flying XB 937.  The date quoted is October 8th 1954."
Richardson H Henry Richardson (Retd)
Appears:
Location Died Age henryrichardson.jpg, 1197 bytes
Son: Nick: nick@clicknick.com 1975. 62
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98 Sqn armourer WWII. Aft 17Sep45. Bef 14Mar46.
Notes: On 4Mar13 his son Nick wrote: "He did not talk much about the war or his time in the RAF, sadly it is therefore only now that we are gaining insight into his time in the RAF.   One story I do remember is that he had a "lucky" escape when he was sick and not on duty when there was a major raid on the airfield, where his replacement was killed.   I think he said that the raid included the ME 262, which was the later jet bomber - I was wondering if the surprise attack mentioned in the squadron history was the same attack."
Rigall Squadron Leader R H D Rigall (Retd)
Appears: COs, 7jul43,
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. Mar43. Dec43.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Riley Flying Officer Don D C Riley (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, 122DIparty, dinoutdec55, stnhockap55, 98540Jan56, 122pty56, 122pty562, bowumb98, carrace3, gstnt56, 98540Mar56, party, crickcup56, wedpete2, pltsep56, 118SumBll56, curlwed, 118DI, bowler, VideoM035, stnhockap57, 4540Jul57, logbook, brwnjug1, MOJan58, 4Jan58, SyltScore, 4f540Apr58, sun, RileyHawtinBJugSep58, AGM60-01, AGM92
Location    Wife: Edna9 Died 21May14 Died Age DonRiley.jpg, 1611 bytes
Mrs Edna Riley, Villa 146, Kawana Island Villas, 2 Grand Parade, Parrearra, Queensland, Australia 4575. 1991.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn & 4 Sqn pilot. 98-Oct55; 4-12Jul57. 98-12Jul57; 4-17Apr58.
Notes: From Eric Pigdon's Notes 23Nov04. Unable to produce a son - after 4 girls Edna said enough. Doug Adamson knew him.
Ritchie B Fllight Lieutenant Brian Joseph Ritchie (Retd)
Appears:
Location Died Age  
     
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Officer i/c EPAS. WWII pilot.    
Notes: His son Christopher Ritchie (chrisr@chandlersoil.com Tel: 01780-765789 Mob: 07976-066435) wrote on 31May11: "I have a picture of a group showing my late father Brian Joseph Ritchie at Jever.   He was officer in charge - E.P.A.S. under Sqn Ldr J O'Hara MBE.   e was born in Auckland New Zealand.   Do you have any dates or info?".
Roberts Squadron Leader "Robby" Edwyn Roberts (Retd)
Appears: travdoc, garage551, garage555, pool, Videosen017, Xmas55, 122wgdec55, idcard, AGM91-08, AGM91-11, AGM01-9, AGM01-16, AGM06, Aug06, Aug067, Aug0612, Aug0614, Aug0615, Aug0616, Aug0669, Aug0676, Aug0681, Aug0681d, Aug0681f, Aug0693, Aug0696, Aug0698, Aug0698c, Aug0698d, Aug0699, Aug06130, Aug06139, Aug06150, Aug06157, Aug06163, Aug06176, Aug06229, Aug06230, Aug06255, Aug06258, Aug06259, Aug06260, Aug06263, Aug06275, Aug06276, Aug06315, AGM07, AGM07-10, AGM07-44, AGM07-46, nov07, lgn07pic11, lgn07pic12, lgn07pic51, AGM09, AGM09-5, AGM09-6, AGM09-19, AGM09-20, AGM09-29, AGM09-30, AGM09-35, goldshare, AGM09-39, AGM09-41, AGM09-45, AGM09-60, AGM09-63, AGM10-01, AGM10-02, AGM10-03, AGM10-04, AGM10-06, AGM10-07, AGM10-09, AGM10-10, AGM10-12, AGM10-13, AGM10-15, AGM10-17, , haynes, MQ, MQ, 2426, obit,
Location    Wife: Ann Died Age Robbie-Roberts.jpg, 4631 bytes
'Glasfgyn', Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd (Nr Llanbeder West Wales). Tel: 01341 247681 14Feb12. About 83.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
5352 Wing Detachment, Airfield Construction Branch. Built runway extension and Brockzetel. 14Sep54. Jan57, Went to UK and then back to Jever Dec56.
Notes: Svc No: 2494218.   [Click to see story of History of 5352 Airfield Construction Branch Wing Detachment and how they built Jever.]
Rogers Flying Officer Brian B L Rogers
Appears: xmasdec53, syltdec53, VideoPOW011, , feb54, sylt, venfass, aoc16sep55, MQ,
Location    Wife: Marjorie Died Age brianrogers.jpg, 1466 bytes
Mid-air Hunter F4 (Wt738) collision with John McLennon near Hamburg. 20Oct55.  
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118 Sqn pilot. Bef 29Dec53 Fassberg. Jever May55. 20Oct55.
Notes:
Sachs Major A Sachs DFC SAAF (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
     
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CO 93 Sqn. 28Sep44. 15Feb45.
Notes:
Sanderson P 'Sandie' Peter P Sanderson (Retd)
Appears: socc54, press, 981955, bowumb98, 122pty56, 122pty562, pltsep56, 98sqn56, self, AGM05
Location    Wife: Barbara Died Age PeterSanderson.jpg, 1220 bytes
Vale View, 42E Budleigh Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon Ex9 6EJ Tel: 01395-442465. e-mail: valeveiw420@hotmail.co.uk 28 August 2004.  
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98 Sqn pilot. From Fassburg Apr54. Aft Feb57. CFS A1 Trapper.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Sanderson, Peter 98 Sqn.   To Jever from Fassburg with Sqn. Left 1956.   Went on to become A1 trapper CFS.   Severe stroke about 3/4 years ago.   I first came across Peter at Valley just completing his AFS training when we were sent to Valley on our return from the States to be shown clouds.   Discovered he had be at Cranwell as a boy entrant and that he also came from Scunthorpe.   The next time we were together was when 118 Sqn arrived at Jever when the Sqn transferred from Fassberg.   He was married to Barbara, an ex Scunthorpe gall but being under 25 he did not qualify for a quarter, we let him share with us for a while, this was also the time that John Sutton and his first wife Cherry were staying with us, we all had a great time.   After Jever he went to CFS and instructing and became an A1 and for some time he was on the Examining Wing which I believe included visiting all the flying clubs both in the UK and across the old Empire.   He was then sent to Ghana for 4 years as an Instructor with their Air Force, on his return he was the Weapons Spec at the CAW Manby, my predessesor once removed.   Then as Flt Cdr of my old Sqn No.3 in Germany not too happy there, not the good times as on his 118 tour, had the offer of a job with the Singapore AF as their A1 instructor and PVR.ed to go there.   Al Colvin was there as one of the wheels and Sid Hughes was the top man.   His blood preasure gave him trouble and he came home after about two years and got into Weapons and Missiles with whoever it was that operated near Fleet in Hampshire until he finally retired.   They moved back to the Scunthorpe area and lived at Winterton.   Peter had a bad heart attack while on holiday in the USA and was not too good after that and moved down to Devon to be near their Doctor Daughter, some time latter had a bad stroke and died a few years after."
Sanderson S Flight Lieutenant "Sandy" Brian Anthony Edmund Sanderson (Retd)
Appears: 93540jun53, 93540jul53, mov3/53, nafsep53, pod59, 93540Aug53, 93540Sep53, 93540Oct53, stlunch1, stlunch, stlunch2, 93540Nov53, 93540Dec53, 93540Jan54, pod94, Sylt54, DesBrowne, 93540Feb54, 93540Mar54, SabreOCU14pr54, 93540Apr54, jevsab54/55, 93540May54, 93540Jun54, 93540Jul54, m18trip, VideoM18-1, VideoM18-2, VideoM18-3, VideoM18-4, VideoM18-5, miles18, pod120, pod121, 93540Aug54, 93plt15sep54, 93540Sep54, 93540Oct54, pod130, pod133 93540Jan55, 93540Feb55, 93540Mar55, 93540Apr55, 93540May55, 93540Jun55, SqnPicAug55, GrdAirAug55, SabreAerosAug55, pod154, 93540Oct55, 93540Nov55, BFlt1Dec55, BFlt2Dec55, flechdordec55, flechdordec55same, 122DIparty2, 122wgdec55, 93540Mar56, babyvw, 93ds4562, 93540Apr56, 93540May56, itvisjun56, 93540Jul56, 93linebk, 6LoopAug56, 93540Aug56, shipw56, 93540Sep56, 98540Nov56, 93dec56, 98540Dec56, racdec56, guest, erics3457, erics7457, erics8457, erics9457, erics1457, LineBk57, LineBkformaero557, LineBk2formaero557, LineBk3formaero557, spang556, carcrash, 93 Squadron
Location    Wife: Moira Died Age SandySanderson.jpg, 8463 bytes
As No 4 in 93 Sqn formation aeros team, "Sandie" was flying low after a bomb burst over a Spangdahlen USAF base in Germany, so that he could advise on the progress of the join up from a lower angle. He misjudged it and was killed when he flew into rising ground.   [See further in Notes below'] Fri 17May57. 27.
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98 Sqn & 93 Sqnpilot. No 4 in 2TAF Form Aeros Team, both Sabres and Hunters. Sqn PAI. 25Jun53. 17May57.
Notes: Svc No 4016600. Fg.Off. wef 4Oct53.  As reported by Eric Pigdon in notes to Mick Ryan 23 Nov 2004.   Met Moira, a TV Topper, while on PAI Course at Leconfield.   She returned to his home in Bulawayo and has re-married (21May05).   Son Christopher.   Flew Brian Iles' Miles M.18 light aircraft from Jever to his own home in Bulawayo S. Rhodesia and back July 1954.   From Colin Cummings Book Catgeory Five: "17-May-57 XG258 Hunter F.6 93 Sqn 49 degrees 58' North/06 degrees 38' East 1 Fatality.   The aircraft was one of the squadron aerobatic team and after completing the bomb burst manoeurvre, it rolled off the top and recovered from the ensuing dive.   However, the aircraft then made a straight shallow dive across the airfield and struck the ground.   It seemed probable that the pilot was distracted by conflicting requirements including the need to achieve a synchronised rejoin of formation and he did not realise how close he was to the gound.   Flight Liuetenant Brian Anthony Edmund SANDERSON aged 27."
Sandle Squadron Leader Robin J R Sandle (Retd)
Appears: om455, party755, 122wgdec55, StnCdrBBQMay56, BBQ2, pod153, AGM63, AGM64, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, bdpast,
Location    Wife: Sybill Died Age robinsandle.jpg, 6959 bytes
53 Gayton Road, Heswall, Wirral, L60 8QE. Tel: 0151-342-2600 2003 from Heart Attack.  
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Supply Branch EPAS. Bef Apr54. Aft May56.
Notes: Not in Air Force List Jan54?   Eric Pigdon Notes 23Nov04 Believed still alive.   Ken Senar knows him and visited him last year 2003.   Severe stroke 1975/76 and has limited ability.   Was living in CHESHIRE area.   Ken Senar told me 8Apr05 that Robin left the RAF as a Squadron Leader (I think at Thorney Island) he had a massive stroke and became severely disabled and with considerable speech impediment.   He worked as a Pilot Officer in EPAS (NOT EPASS).   He lives in GAYTON (not Grayton), not far from where I lived before I moved here.   We met occasionally and remember well the occasion he was at home and I showed him, on film, drinking a bottle of Coke one hot sunny summer's afternoon during the RAF Jever Sailing Club Regatta in Wilhelmshaven harbour.   I filmed the Regatta as part of a longish collection of shots taken at Jever and now in the possession of the RAF Museum, Hendon.   Robin likes a bottle of Jever Pils.   If I can get some more I'll take him another bottle.   His phone No. is: 0151 342 2600.   Maybe you might phone him, but beware of his speech difficulties.   Mention my name.   Ken Senar told me of his death 2 years ago 25Apr05.
Saul Major R E Saul DFC (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his1, 4his2
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. Nov17. Jan19.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Saunders Wing Commander P H R Saunders (Retd)
Appears: COs, 1jan41,
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. Dec40; Jun41. Feb41; Oct42.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Saw Ken Saw (Retd)
Appears: ath57, VideoM017, RugMed57581, RugMed57582, history, fleet,
Location Died Age kensaw.jpg, 1487 bytes
  1965 from cancer.  
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Physical Fitness Officer    
Notes: Wife died in 1993. 2 sons Ken and Tony.
Scholfield Flying Officer George Scholfield (Retd)
Appears: 98Sqn54, VenAFCNov54
Location Died Age GeorgeScholfield.jpg, 5215 bytes
Killed at Fassberg when attempting to land just as his Venom's controls burnt through due to a belly fire. (Click to see story of fires). October 1954.  
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98 Sqn pilot. Bef Oct54. Oct54.
Notes: Eddie McCullagh identified (18Aug04) George Schofield and gave details of his death.   Confirmed date in John Severne's book.
Scott Flying Officer Ted E H Scott
Appears: 93540Jan55, 93540Feb55, jevsab3mar55, glide, 93540Aug55, aslats, BurAug554, BurAug556, BurAug551, BurAug552, BurAug553, pod152, pod153,
Location Died Age tedscott.jpg, 1390 bytes
Killed when 1 slat on Sabre 4 Xb548 came out when pulling out from air to ground at Meppen range. 3 August 1955.  
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93 Sqn pilot. 16Jan55. 3 Aug 1955.
Notes: Svc No 1921649. To 93 from OCU. Aircraft numbers list from Duncan Curtis says Ted H Scott.   Eric Pigdon gave details of his death 21Nov4 and 8Dec04.   Ted E Scott killed on air to ground trip on Meppen range Aug55 Sabre Xb48.   Ken Senar may know more.   Only Sabre fatality on 93 Sqn.
Sharman Flight Lieutenant Brian B "Bebe" Sharman (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, LesBB, FancyDr52, HaveGun53, MUphill, ACT, Tank, 98Mar53, sqn3532, Weihe, Venom53, SkiJan54, 118Can54, Jprice54, VenAFCNov54, Brookers, 4Venom55, F455, Jever555, 1stcar2555, 1stcar55, 98Pig55, rules, perm, MPSep55, LineSh55, 93Frm155, 93Frm255, 93Frm355, 93Frm455, 93Frm555, 93Frm655, 93Frm755, 93Frm855, 93Frm955, 122wgdec55, dinoutdec55, 98540Dec55, 98540Jan56, gnjev56, invwilh, bowumb98, 98540Feb56, ball256, table256, 98540Mar56, 93540May56, Elbe56, ElbeInv56, wedpete2, Bowlers57, bowlmess57, 98sqn56, Derbypressep56, Derbyplaqsep56, Derbycutep56, Derby56, Derbyptysep56, curlwed, AGM58, AGM61, AGM87-03, AGM87-09, 30yrs, AGM90, AGM91, AGM92-05, AGM92-08, AGM92-16, AGM92-17, AGM92-19, AGM95-07, AGM95-20, AGM96-01, AGM96-10, AGM96-11, AGM96-12, AGM98-13, AGM98-19, AGM99-01, AGM99-02, AGM99-04, AGM99-10AGM99-11, AGM99-17, AGM99-20, AGM01-25, AGM01-26, AGM01-30, AGM01-31, AGM01-33, GoldSh03, AGM05, AGM07, AGM07-10, AGM07-37, AGM07-44, AGM07-45, AGM07-46, AGM07-68, nov07, lgn07pic13, lgn07pic15, bdpast, AGM09-35,
Location     Wife: Mamie Died Age BrianSharman.jpg, 6715 bytes
35B St George's Road, Old Felixstowe, Suffolk, Ip11 9PL, 01394 270961(2007) mamie.sharman@btinternet.com 15Oct04. 75.
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98 Sqn pilot. Sep52 Fassberg Apr55 Jever. Sep56 to Horsham St Faith.
Notes: Svc No: 3502682.   From Logbook: ACTU Driffield Jun50; 1ITS Jurby Jun50-Nov50; 5PDC Hednesford Dec50; 4FTS Heany, S Rhodesia Dec50-Nov51; 5PDC Lytham St Annes Nov51-Feb52; 7FTS Cottesmore Feb52-Apr52; 215AFS Finningley Apr52-Jul52; 229OCU Chivenor Jun52-Aug52; 98Sqn Fassberg Sep52-Apr55; Jever Apr55-Sep56; Horhsm St Faiths Sep56-Oct56; S. Cerney Oct56-Dec56; CFS Little Rissington Jan57-Mar57; 3FTS Feltwell Mar57-May58; Andover 5May58-Jan59; Eastleigh, Kenya Jan59-Apr59; Andover Apr59-Oct59; Halton Oct59; Lindholme Sep62-Jan63; 1MRS Bawdsey Jan63-Jan65; 2GC Kirton Lindsey Jan65-Oct65; 7GC Spitalgate Oct65-Jul67. Aircraft Flown: Tiger Moth; Harvard; Prentice; Meteor 8; Meteor 7; Meteor 4; Vampire T11; Vampire FB5; Venon; Hunter4; Hunter1+5; Auster6+7; Provost; Chipmunk; Venom4.
Shepherd Squadron Leader W Shepherd (Retd)
Appears: COs, 15may44,
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. 15May44. May45.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Sheppard B Flight Lieutenant Bill "Weppard" W R Sheppard (Retd)
Appears: obit, jev60, hdvis560p9, drummond,
Location Died Age BillSheppard.jpg, 2045 bytes
Hammamet, Tunisia. 2Nov12. 81.
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2 Sqn pilot About 1960. Aft 16May60.
Notes: Flt Lt 16Jul56.
Shrubsole Squadron Leader Bill "Shrubby" W R Shrubsole AFC (Retd)
Appears: 93540jul53, pod59, 93540Aug53, 93540Sep53, 93540Oct53, 93540Nov53, 93540Dec53, 93540Jan54, Sylt54, 93540Feb54, jevsab54/55, 93540Mar54, 93540Apr54, SabreOCU14Apr54, 93540May54, 93540Jun54, 93plt15Sep54, 93540Sep54, 93540Oct54, 93540Jan55, 93540Feb55, 93540Mar55, 93540Apr55, 93540May55, SqnPicAug55, pod146, press, GrdAirAug55, 93540Oct55, anov55, 93540Nov55, rattledec55, 93540Jan56, MQ,
Location     Wife: Joyce Died Age BillShrubsole.jpg, 7584 bytes
Penzance, Cornwall. 21Jan96. 71.
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93 Sqn pilot. Sqn PAI. Highest scorer at Sylt Jan54. 18Jul53. 7Jan56.
Notes: Svc No 1258834/1804440. Eric Pigdon notes 23Nov04.   Was Flt Sgt pilot PAI Oct1953.   Keen photographer produced many of the Squadron Photograhs.   1968 leading Macaws Provost aeros team from Air Warfare College Manby.   1974/75 Sqn Ldr Range Safety Officer Pembrey.   Believed retired from there.   From letter to David Watkins: Joined 1942, trained S Rhodesia on Tiger Moths and Harvards.   Served with 60 Sqn, Burma and Java, flying Hurricanes and Thunderbolts.   To UK 54 Sqn Odiham on Tempest IIs and Vampires, attached to 247 from 24Sep-14Oct46 and 2Jul-26Aug48. To 229 OCU Leuchars/Chivenor 1Jan51. To 93 in Jul53. To UK 56. Ferry Sqns at Aston Down and Benson and with ATC Leuchars.   Coll of Air Warfare Manby Dec64. Led Macaws aeros team 65-69.   Later to CFS - flew Meteor with Vintage Pair 73 and 74.
Simpson Squadron Leader S P Simpson MC (Retd)
Appears: COs
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. Jan31. Oct33.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Sizer Wing Commander Wilfred Max Sizer DFC* (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540Mar55, obit,
Location     Wife: Nita Died Age wilfsizer.jpg, 1511 bytes
  22Dec06. 86.
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CO 93 Sqn. 13Feb43. 19Aug43.
Notes: See Obituary
Slessor Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John C Slessor GCB DSO MC (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4stpres1, 4stpres2, 4stpres5, 4stpres7, 4stpres8, stlunch,
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. Apr25. Nov28.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Smith A Leading Aircraftsman Albert Smith (Retd)
Appears: xmas1252, xmas12522, trumpet, rm, ten, bat, block, hang, xmas53, grass553, wahncon753, wahn1,
Location     Wife: Faith Died Age alsmith.jpg, 1165 bytes
1 Granville Villas, Lees Road, Brabourne Lees, Ashford, Tn25 6QE.(2010) 31May07 of prostrate cancer.  
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93 Sqn Airframe Mech. Jul52. Jan54.
Notes: Faith, his wife, tells us: "I saw your copy message in Al's inbox and have to give you sad news as Al died on 31st May, having had prostate cancer for a couple of years.   You can see more about him at www.mylifealready.blog-city.com and more on his heroic fight against cancer and our stand for better treatments at www.prostatecancernow.org .   Al has certainly talked about 'Lofty' with fond memories and has shown me photos.   He was tickled pink to find the website and have contact with you; the war years and his national service have been important memories for him recently.   Al and I loved each other deeply - and still do - and were totally happy together.   It was only 12 years but seems a very intense time when we had a lot of adventures and stunning experiences and never stopped appreciating our good fortune and happiness.   He died peacefully and beautifully with no unfinished business in our local hospice; his funeral was full of love and celebration, helped by a local jazz band.   With very best wishes,   Faith".   Svc No: 2545454. Al told me: "Born 1933 in Barking, Essex.   Attended 11 different schools 1937 - 1948 as we moved around the UK trying to dodge the blitz.   Started work at 15 in a print shop in Stepney Green, then a couple of abortive months with a West End hairdressing salon. After this, I worked in a photographic darkroom printing snapshots for the customers of local chemist shops.   This took me up to National Service. RAF at Hednesford for squarebashing (basic training), St Athan in Wales for trade training as an airframe mechanic and then over to Germany for the remainder of my two years service.   93 Squadron at RAF Jever working on Vampire jets.   After National Service squarebashing at Hednesford I finished up as an airframe mech on 93 squadron's Vampires via trade training at St Athan.   After being inspired by leave-time visits to London jazz clubs, I crept up into the loft of the Jever barrack block to teach myself trumpet.   That accommodation was very well built and quite sound-proofed because not too many fellow airmen investigated to complain about the painful noises.   I shared my double glazed and centrally heated room (luxury thanks to the previous Luftwaffe tenants} with Bob (Lofty) Hope and John Lintott, a pipe-smoking elder statesman who was late doing his National Service.   He had been deferred while serving his apprenticeship with De-Havilland.   He also played the organ at church parade.   I remember that Lofty was a bit of a liability because of his habit of sliding off of his 'pads' and scouring the polished floor.   Not good news when the bull-night inspection was imminent!   Generally good memories of my service at Jever together with sadness at the loss of my pilot (F/O Spearman} and kite -'R' Roger - following, I believe, an air-to-air collision.   Now retired (of course) and living in Kent.   I'd be delighted to hear from anyone how remembers me.   In the meantime, take a look at my blog http://mylifealready.blog-city.com/ and website http://www.prostatecancernow.org/ for the full story..."   Then later:"Bearing in mind that remembered detail gets a bit fuzzy after 50+ years, my recollection of Mr Spearman was that he was 'my' pilot when he often flew Vampire 'R' Roger, which was mainly in my care as airframe mech.   We became quite friendly during an all-ranks occasion at the Malcolm Club when the booze had broken the ice and I was complaining about being shaken around by the vibration on those occasions when I needed to stand with my back blocking the jet intake to assist starting.   There was also some hilarity over my service number, which was the unusual one of 2545454. From then on he always referred to me as '54'.   I only have hearsay about the cause his demise, but at the time it was said that during rocket firing practice 'R' Roger was nudged by a second 93 Squadron vampire which returned safely to Jever.   I took part in the funeral parade (location forgotten) where the Regiment provided the rifle salute party.   My most vivid memory was of Mr Spearman's sobbing fiance being comforted by family members.   On demob I worked for WHSmith, managing railway station bookstalls until I got the job with the Daily Express as a circulation representative.   This company evolved into Express Newspapers and I evolved into a Sales Development Manager until I took early retirement in '94.   Married in the 1950s.   Two children and three grandchildren.   Came to live on the Greek island of Kalymnos to start a new life with my then partner Faith.   We married in 2000."
Smith Alan Flight Lieutenant Sir Alan Smith CBE, DFC and bar
Appears: obit,
Location     Wife: Alice Died Age alansmith.jpg, 1930 bytes
Perth. 1Mar13.  95
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93 Sqn pilot. Nov42. Jan43
Notes: Douglas Bader's wingman on 616 Sqn.
Smith I Group Captain "Black" Irving S Smith CBE, OBE DFC and bar (Retd)
Appears: drummond, Inv11-58, 4f540Oct58, 4f540Nov58, PartyNov58, 4f540Jan59, EdOff, tedboymar592, eagle2may59, hdvis559, hdmst559, 4f540Jul59, fire59, cfsvis, avtur, ladrw59, menu59, fwhq, MRoseDngOutJan60, srb, bergh, airqtr, hdvis560p1, AOCBouchMay60, AOCMay60, aocnote, ladclb1, ladclb2, 540Oct60, frandn, MTHO1, 16aug05, obit,
Location     Wife: Deb Died Age blacksmith-.jpg, 1412 bytes
Northleigh, Devon Feb2000. 82
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Station Commander 1Oct58. 21Sep61.
Notes: Born Invercargill, New Zealand 21May17.   Joined RAF Mar40.Son, General Sir Rupert Smith, formerly commander of the UN Protection Force in Bosnia.
Smith J Pilot Officer "Smithie" John J Smith
Appears: fasspartyfeb54, crash,
Location      Wife: Rita. Died Age johnjsmith.jpg, 1139 bytes
Crashed in Vampire WA380 near Soltau during some practice cine-gun attacks. 21Dec53.  
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118 Sqn pilot at Fassberg. Sep53 Fassberg.. 21Dec53 Fassberg.
Notes: Ken Senar says: "John James Smith had been an apprentice at the engineering and machine tool manufacturer Messrs Jones and Shipman of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. After passing out we were both posted to RAF Pembrey and had adjacent rooms. On leaving Pembrey for embarkation leave, and subsequently meeting up again when boarding the troop train at Liverpool Street Station we found that he was going to Fassberg and I to Jever. We never met again. At a late stage in training John, sometimes called "Smithie" married his long time fiancée, Rita. When I was at Jever I met someone from Fassberg and enquired about John and was quite casually told "Oh, he bought it just before Christmas. Got too close to the ground and made an R/T call saying that he was 'going in'. His wife had come over for Christmas and was terribly distressed".
Smith M Flying Officer M Smith
Appears:
Location Died Age
Sabre Xb950 exploded after severe fuel leak into engine compressor. Aircraft went into a dive, cleared a row of houses, then crashed one mile east of Heerlen, Netherlands killing the pilot. 5Jul55  
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112 Sqn pilot. Bruggen Bef Jul55. Bruggen 5Jul55.
Notes:
Smith-Carington Wing Commander John Hanbury Smith-Carington AFC DL (Retd)
Appears: CO, pod151, 98PersNov54, Co2, 98Sqn54, NewYrs54, 98Pig55, perm, 98540Apr55, 1sthunt, 98540May55, 98540Jun55, 98540Jul55, 98540Sep55, tank21055, qtrnov55, qtrnov255, hunnov55, hunnov255, dinoutdec55, 122wgdec55, 98540Dec55, dep1255, cosdec55, cosartdec55, , MQ, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, AGM06
Location      Widow: Noreen Died Age SmithCarington.jpg, 5245 bytes
Deputy Lieutenant Leicestershire, Ashby Folville Lodge, Near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Le14 2TE. 25Jun09.  
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Commanding Officer 98 Sqn Sep42 Mitchells; May45 Mosquitos; Aug53 Venoms. Jan44; Dec46; 12Dec55.
Notes: 1 R in his name from John Severne 1996 survey return and added DL for Deputy Lieutenant.
Spearman Flying Officer Geoffrey Wickham Spearman
Appears: 4540Sep52, 93540Sep52, 93540Oct52, 93540Nov52, 93540dec52, 93540jan53, 93540Mar53, 93540Apr53, 93540may53, 93540jun53, 93540jul53, mov3/53, 93540Aug53, vz877,
Location Died Age
Mid-air collision 4 mls South of Werdum, Lower Saxony, Germany. 8 mls NW of Jever. 14Aug53. 21.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
4 Sqn then 93 Sqn pilot. 14Sep52 to 4 Sqn, 93 19Sep52. 14Aug53.
Notes: In 93 Sqn Vampire Fb.5 Vz877 R, whilst practising a battle formation break at 5,000 feet, the nose and cockpit of the aircraft struck the underside of the No.4 who was flying WA460 - crashed 4 miles South of Werdum, 8 miles North West of Jever airfield.   Pilot baled out but was killed when his parachute failed to open.   The other pilot Fg Off Bob Hannah baled out successfully.
Spencer Flying Officer Derrick "Spike" Spencer
Appears: Sep45, Aircrew45,
Location Died Age derrickspencer.jpg, 1530 bytes
     
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118 Sqn pilot. bef Sep45. Aft Sep45.
Notes: Photo submitted by son and daughetr Barbara and Michael Spencer: mlspencer@gmail.com.
Spooner Lieutenant Colonel Phil P A Spooner (Retd)
Appears: EdOff, carom, 2cars, AGM93-15, AGM93-21, AGM93-22, AGM93-26, AGM94-20, AGM95-09, AGM96-20, AGM99-7, AGM99-16, AGM99-18, AGM99-21, nov07, lgn07pic27, lgn07pic28, lgn07pic44, lgn07pic49, lgn07pic52,
Location    Wife: Sue Died Age
1 Maplehurst Road, Summersdale, Chichester, West Sussex Po19 4QL Tel: 01243-5287. July 2001 sue-spooner@tiscali.co.uk
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
Army Ground Liaison Officer About 1959. About 1960.
Notes:
Stacey Flying Officer Derek Stacey (Retd)
Appears: pod80, 454Jan4, 93540Jan54,
Location Died Age
Crashed into a wood in Vampire FB5 in Germany.   See Notes. 28Dec53. (Click to see aircraft details). 23.
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4 Sqn pilot. About Dec53. 28Dec53.
Notes: Cranwell 58 Entry Apr53. Believed happened to Vampire FB 5 Wa167 on Mon 28Dec53.  Funeral in Hamburg Sat 2Jan54.   From Ron Gray's Notes 21Mar06; "Brian Watson came to 4 Sqn with another Cranwell graduate, Derek Stacey, who was only with us a few short weeks when he crashed into a wood, believed to be flying his Vampire under a Cumulo-Nimbus on a low level X-cty".
Stanway Wing Commander Ian M I Stanway (Retd)
Location    Wife: Sheila Died Age
Colgate, W Sussex 14Mar07. 77
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14 Sqn and 26 Sqn Pilot.   Outer Basket.    
Notes: Ian died rather unexpectedly at age 77, after making an initially promising recovery from major heart surgery at the London Heart Hospital, where both he and Sheila were impressed with the quality of care they had during his stay.   Ian had been up and about, gently walking around at home for almost ten days - quite a tragic reverse for Sheila, after they had both felt Ian was over the worst and on the way back to a full recovery.   At the back of my Hunter book (Roy Braybrook) where many of my Germany friends put in their squadrons, normally done in chronological order, Ian had entered his in upward numerical order as 5, 14, 26, 28, 41, 63, 71 & 603 Sqns.   Ian had been hoping to have been fit enough to make the 124 Hunter Wing RAF Club Reunion on 14 April.
Steib Squadron Leader P F Steib (Retd)
Appears: 93hist
Location Died Age
     
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OC 93 Sqn. 1Jan46. 13Aug46.
Notes:
St John Squadron Leader Harris St John (Retd)
Appears: COs, 21may44, 21may45,
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. 21May44. 21May45.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Stenger Pilot Officer Paul Stenger (Retd)
Appears: hist,
Location Died Age paulstengerdb.jpg, 1242 bytes
Shot down over France. 20Jun42  
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118 Sqn pilot WWII.   118 Sqn 20Jun42
Notes: Paul was the eldest son of my mother's only brother: H.A.J. Stenger.   He is buried in Senlis (near Paris), next to P/O Veen; I visited his grave some years ago.   Paul's older sister Dolly, who has passed away, has a son: Paul Blaupot ten Cate.   This Paul has flown a Starfighter for the Royal Netherlands Air Force: 322 sqdn.   He is retired and lives in Belgium.   May Paul and all the RAF heroes rest in peace.    Hans Vles, Middelburg, Holland.
Stephenson Flight Officer Margaret Stephenson (Retd)
Appears: love, 3Nurs, GrmNurs, sail2,
Location   Husband's Name: Joe Parker 93 Sqn Died Age margaretstephenson.jpg, 1571 bytes
Amesbury, Wiltshire    
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Nursing Sister in PMRAFNS Maternity Unit. Aug58.  
Notes:
Stewart Flying Officer Ian Stewart (Retd)
Appears: 118hist, logbook
Location Died Age ianstewart.jpg, 1120 bytes
     
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118 Sqn WWII. 14May42. Aft 24Nov42.
Notes:
Stratton Pilot Officer Ted William Edward Stratton
Appears: xmasdec53, syltdec53,
Location Died Age tedstratton.jpg, 1392 bytes
Practice attack v Army vehicles hit ground southwest of Dollerup, Germany. 23Mar54.  
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118 Sqn Venom pilot. Fassberg bef 29Dec53. Killed 23Mar54.
Notes:
Strudwick Air Commodore Arthur Sidney Ronald Strudwick CB DFC (Retd)
Appears: ocfwdoFass53, 121wg, 98Hist, Venoms, 98SqnMar53, sqn3532, obit,
Location Died Age DaveStrudwick.jpg, 6622 bytes
  11Jun13. 92.
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CO 98Sqn pilot Fassberg. 15Mar51. 30Aug53.
Notes:
Sutherland I Flight Lieutenant Iain "Jock" Sutherland (Retd)
Appears: hist, self, sep45, nov45, bruce, nfu, VideoApolIntro,
Location    Wife: Babs. Died Age iainsutherland.jpg, 1360 bytes
Tigh-na-Leven Cottage, Dunmere, Tabert, Argyll, Pa29 6XZ. 2Apr10. 89.
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118 Sqn WWII pilot B Flt Cdr. Bef Nov45. Not at Jever. 10Mar46. Not at Jever.
Notes: Son Graeme: seppi917k@supanet.com. Tel: 01880-820580.   Max Sutherland DFC and bar is Iain's brother-in-law and Max led the raid on the Shell-Mex Building on 18Mar45.   (Click to see.)
Swart Air Commodore "Speed" Leslie Swart CBE AFC (Retd)
Appears: syltoct53, 454Jan4, tenapr54, 4540Nov54, Videointake, tenapr542, 4540Apr55, skyhi2, skyhi4, skyh455, skyh2455, 4may55, 4may552, sylt155, syltmay55, piano55, beach, nude6552, nude6553, tank21055, 4f540dec55, 122wgdec55, pym556, sylt556, 111,
Location    Wife: Mary Ann. Died Age lesswart.jpg, 1529 bytes
Priory House, Priest Lane, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Lancs La11 6PU. 7Feb11.  
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4 Sqn pilot. Bef Oct53. Aft May56.
Notes:Svc No: 250952 Fg Off 28Jun53. Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04. Les Swart 4 Sqn Late 53.   From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "'Speed' Swart.  Read or heard he was involved with 111 Sqn.  Black Arrows aerobatic team.  Don't know why we called him 'Speed'."   From 111 Sqn Brochure:"aged 25, joined the RAF i 1951 for his National Service, was selected for training as a pilot and now holds a permanent commission.   Trained in Canada, he flew Sabres and Hunters of No. 4 Squadron in Germany before joining No. 111 Squadron in 1956".
Sykes Air Vice Marshal Bill W Sykes OBE C Eng FRAeS (Retd)
Appears: Browne D, party755, 122wgdec55, VideoM014, UEForm16Apr56, 93540Jun56, 93540Jul56, 10Ed, VideoSu004, Hmstr5-59, 93540Oct56, techwg, , MQ, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, AGM75, AGM92, AGM93
Location Died Age billsykes.jpg, 1241 bytes
5 Clifton Court, 297 Clifton Drive South, St Annes on Sea, Lancashire, Fy8 1HN Tel: 0253-72789.Finished as the most Senior Engineer in RAF, then believed to have worked for BAC in Saudi Arabia. 1991. 71.
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OC A/C Servicing Sq. Hon Mem 93Sqn 16Jun56. 25Apr54. 20Oct56.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23Nov.   Very well liked on Sqn.
Talalla Flight Lieutenant "Jimmy" Cyril L F Talalla DFC and bar (Retd)
Appears: hist, sqn, uniform, hurri, scarf, queen, tang, zeals, 118-06, Aug-0623, Aug-0628, Aug-06f5, Aug-0635, Aug-0636, Aug-06f13, Aug-06f12, Aug-0640, Aug-0648, Aug-0650, Aug-0665, Aug-0666, Aug-0668, Aug-06j2, VideoApolIntro, Videotrib,
Location Died Age cyriltalalla.jpg, 1325 bytes
Llangerdeine, Wales. 18Aug73.  
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118 Sqn WWII pilot. Ibsley Oct41. Ibsley Aft Jul42.
Notes: Details sent by Ed Tainton from Canada.
Tann Flight Lieutenant Dennis Tann (Retd)
Appears: Videosen013, Videosen014, 122party, 122DIparty, carrace, 4f540dec55, 122wgdec55, 118DI1255, pym556, OrigBd, 2OrigBdGov, pod141, TannDeath
Location Died Age DennisTann.jpg, 0 bytes
Killed in BA mid-air collision over Zagreb.   (Click to see full report) 10Sep76.  
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Station Flight Wing PAI. Black kitten pet. Bef Dec55. Aft May56.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Dennis Tann dead killed in airline BA mid air Eastern Med area 20 years ago.   Arrived same time as John Sutton but as Wing PAI.
Taylor T Squadron Leader "Taff" Charles C J Taylor AFC*(Retd)
Appears: story, DesBrowne, 93540Mar56, 93ds4562, 93ds4563, 93540Apr56, AFltApr56, 93540Jun56, 93540Jul56, 93540Aug56, 93540Sep56, 93540Nov56, IREPAI, 93dec56, erics10457, p27linebk, LineBkaeros, LineBk2formaero557, spang556, LineBkhero, 93&111, TeamJun57, TeamJun572, LinBkTeamJun57, batflt857, VideoSAF01Barkarby, let2, Helsinki, Helsinki2, 93Nov57, bye57, erics1457, aircr57, Formal57, BoneD57, jan58, 93540May58, 4f540May58, display1, display2, 93540Jun58, 93Aug58, PreSylt58
Location Died Age TaffTaylor.jpg, 6274 bytes
     
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93 Sqn Flt Cdr Bef Mar56. Aft Aug58.
Notes: Svc No: 4076381   Born 30Sep32.   Commissioned 21Apr52.   Sqn Ldr 1Jul64.   Retired 30Sep70.   Member of 2TAF Formation Aerobatics Team and Command solo aerobatics display pilot. Eric Pigdon writes: "Had sight today of a listing of all pilots and rear crew members who flew the US Blackbird and a second list of all past pilots who flew the U2. The list of RAF Pilots numbered 13 for the U2. One listed as Sqd Ldr Charles Taylor U2 pilot no 156 to be checked out on 13 Mar 1961 deceased. I believe this is Taff Taylor but I have never came across any comment at any time that he had died. I believe that he was on a Hunter Squadron at Bahrain at the time Group Captain Jeffries was the Station c/o in the early 70s."   This was confirmed by Martin Bee who followed Taff on to the U2 programme.
Taylor Major T R J Taylor DFC SAAF (Retd)
Appears: 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
     
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CO 93 Sqn. 16Feb45. 15Sep45.
Notes:
Thorogood Laurence Arthur "Rubber" Thorogood (Retd)
Appears: 118hist, AGM06
Address   Wife: Diana Died Age
14 Barrington House, South Acre Park, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Cb2 2TX (2004) 30Dec05 86
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118 Sqn.    
Notes:
Todd Major G E Todd (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his1
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. Sep15. Feb16.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Todman Squadron Leader David D A W Todman (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, 98540Nov55, qtrnov55, 122wgdec55, dinoutdec55, dep1255, 4540jan56, 98540Mar56, 98sqn56, pltsep56, self
Location    Wife: Judy Died Age davetodman.jpg, 1158 bytes
Chirk, Wrexham 4Mar11. 91.
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98 Sqn pilot and ex-guardsman. 23Nov55 from 229 OCU. May57.
Notes: Equeryy to Prince Philip. Flew DH125s for Yemen until heart attack in 1970. Simulator instructor at Kidlington.
Toon Group Captain David Toon
Location    Wife: Helen Died Age
Waterside, 3Ridge Hill, Dartmouth,Devon. Tq6 9PE. 01803 834422 Believed 2008.  
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118 Sqn CO Helicopters. Not Jever. Not Jever.
Notes:
Trenorden Squadron Leader L E Trenorden (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
     
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CO 93 Sqn. 19Sep44. 28Sep44.
Notes:
Tucker Flying Officer Tommy Christopher Mark Riley Tucker (Retd)
Location Died Age
Killed on 266 Sqn (See notes). 13Mar53. 22.
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93Sqn pilot. Feb51. Jul52 to 266 Sqn.
Notes: "13Mar53 WE845 Vampire FB5 266 Sqn East of Lembach Germany.   The pilot was carrying out individual aerobatics at 8000 feet but after about 30 minutes he 'attacked' another Vampire.   His aircraft became inverted at low level and in trying to recover the aircraft struck some trees and broke up.   A child; Frauline Hiedi Menz aged 9 was injured but both the pilot and another child were killed.   Flying Officer Christopher Mark Risley TICKER 22. Frauline ANNALORE DALIBUR 10 Civilian"   Tucker C M R, is buried at the Hanover Militery Cementery a picture and details are available at the The War Graves Photographic Project Website.
Turner Wing Commander R F Turner DFC (Retd)
Appears: AGM93
Location Died Age
Swanage, Dorset 1992  
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Pilot.    
Notes:
Wade S Flight Lieutenant Stan S A Wade (Retd)
Appears: crewrm, mov1/53, sylt653,
Location      Wife: Sylvia Died Age stanwade.jpg, 1455 bytes
39, Beacon Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, Le11 2BD (2007)stanwade@talktalk.net 01509 261052 23rd March 2010 of cancer 79.
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4 Sqn pilot. Mar53. Jul53.
Notes: Svc No: 2524806. National Service. Chipmunks at Anstey, Oxfords at Dalcross, Meteors at Middleton St. George, OCU Vampires at Pembrey and Chivenor.
Waldron Major Ferdie F F Waldron (Retd)
Appears: COs, 4his1
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. Aug15. Sep15.
Notes: Presumed dead.
Wallis Flight Lieutenant "Taff" B Wallis (Retd)
Appears: 2540Feb58, wuxd950, 93540Oct58, hamburg, 4f540Apr59, HMDI5-59, 2sqnMar60, 2540Dec60, obit,
Location       Wife: Marie. Died Age TaffWallis.jpg, 1432 bytes
23 Tritonville Court, Sandymount, Dublin 4, Eire Tel 00353 1 660 9379. 7Oct13. 82.
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2 Sqn pilot. 3Feb58. Aft Dec60.
Notes: Born 21Aug30. Commissioned 9Apr52 Flt Lt 21Aug57 retd GD 21Aug71.
Watson B Squadron Leader Bryan Watson (Retd)
Appears: stlunch3, Videointake, graynote, 4540Mar54, 4540Apr54, 4540May54, 4540Jun54, Unknown, 4540Jul54, 4540Aug54, 4540Sep54, 4540Oct54, xmas54, singxmas54, pod95, hapwest55, ten2, ten3, pod97, pod140, pod141, 4540Apr55, 4may55, 4may552, syltmay55, pod149, nude655, party755, 4540oct55, 118DI1255, 122DIparty, 4f540dec55, 122wgdec55, 2jungle56, seawall, asylt655, asylt6552, pym556, 93540Aug56, 93540Sep56, 93540Oct56, 93540Nov56, 93dec56, NYEdec56, monks1256, carcrash, Formal57, BoneD57, 93Nov57, AGM60-01, AGM60-02,
Location Died Age BrianWatson.jpg, 6056 bytes
Killed with three officers and two technicians in a 72 Sqn Belvedere HC1 when it lost power and dived into the ground 4 miles NW of RAF Gutersloh without survivors. 30Jul62. 30.
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4 Sqn pilot then 93 Sqn A Fl Cdr. 4 Sqn Bef Nov53, 93 Sqn 27Aug56. From Jever Stn Flt. 4 Sqn 26Aug56 93 Sqn Aft Dec56. Stn Flt. 11Mar55.
Notes: Cranwell 58 Entry Apr53. Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Brian Watson 4 sqn pilot 53-5?   The Flt Cdr 93 Sqn.   Was killed in Helicopter Belvedere crash 1959?   Ken Senar told me 8Apr05 that "when he became FW Adj. he took over from Bryan Watson (I'm pretty sure I'm right).   He was of 4 Sqn and had been through Cranwell and had a PC.   He taught me a lot during the handover before leaving me to the mercy of 'Hammer' West, with whom I got on reasonably well.   One of his extra duties was Officer i/c Equitation.   The Equitation Centre was behind ATC in the woods."   From Ron Gray's Notes 21Mar06: "So saddened to learn of Flt. Lt. Brian Watson's death from your excellent site.  I have frequently wondered how far he climbed the promotion ladder.  Brian and I spent much time on the Jever tennis courts and he formed the Station Tennis team.  We never got to play a competitive game in the 2½ years I was stationed at Jever; on each occasion an arranged match was cancelled due to poor weather.  Brian came to 4 Sqn with another Cranwell graduate, Derek Stacey, who was only with us a few short weeks when he crashed into a wood, believed to be flying his Vampire under a Cumulo-Nimbus on a low level X-cty".
Watson K Headmaster Karl K Watson (Retd)
Appears: Xmas55, MtnAir, Ball12-56, NghtMustFallJan57, AGPrg5-57, CHSoc6-57, ThClb11-57, Mssiah12-57, RugbyApr58, schboy, OpDyMy58, OpDyMy58schut, EdOff, InvDI1-59, G&M4-592, Easter59, Sum59, HMDI5-59, OpDy6-59, DanODJun59, DanOD2Jun59, BFESSum59, Ball10-59, OnMonNxt11-59, HMIRpt3-60, bergh, My3Ang5-60, FR&N11-60, Inv11-60, Glf11-60, Inv12-60, frn2, Hrvy3-61, harv2, Clas7-61, Sch, visit13, MQ,
Location      Wife's Name: Gladys Died Age karlwatson.jpg, 1381 bytes
Far End, Chipstead Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent Tn13 2RG Karl: 7 Jan 1991 Gladys: 7Apr1998 Karl: 78 Gladys: 86
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Headmaster British Forces Education School on the Station Sep55. Summer 61 to Detmold
Notes: Father of Jo Ryan who married Mick Ryan in the Station Church 17Dec60.
Watt Flight Lieutenant Dave Watt (Retd)
Appears: sylt556, 93540Dec56, 4540Dec56, LinBkSylt, jb51, piano, piano2, voc, stomp, rhythm, 4540Jun57, CrewRmSylt, BrewJun57, 4f540Oct57, 1ChildPty57, 5ChildPty57, 4f540Dec57, dance, dance2, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, reunion, AGM64, AGM89, AGM92-06, AGM92-07, AGM92-13, AGM92-14, AGM92-20, AGM93, AGM93-02, AGM93-28, AGM94-15, AGM96-06, AGM96-10, AGM96-12, AGM96-13, AGM97-2, AGM97-7, AGM97-13, AGM97-14, AGM99-11, AGM99-16, AGM99-19, AGM01-9, AGM01-22, GoldSh04, AGM05, AGM06, nov07, lgn07pic17, lgn07pic24, lgn07pic25, lgn07pic40, lgn07pic42, lgn07pic54, lgn07pic57, bdpast, 101s43,
Location      Wife's Name: Carol Died Age davewatt.jpg, 1598 bytes
Royal Surrey Hospital. 15Sep10. 77.
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i/c Central Armoury & Hon Member 4 Sqn. Bef May56 Aft Jun57.
Notes: Pianist for Jade Basin Five plus One.
Webber Flight Sergeant William James Webber (Retd)
Appears:
Location      Wife's Name: Joan Died Age  
Nr Durban, S Africa. 2006. 81.
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2 Sqn groundcrew. 57. 59.
Notes: On 4May12 son Ed said: "My family live in Schumacher St between 1957 & 1959.   Unfortunately I cannot remember the exact dates or house number.   I think it was 36 but cannot be sure.   My father was Flight Sergeant William James Webber my mother Joan.   My father was a flight engineer.   In the war he flew the Halifax, Wellington and lastly the Liberator.   He then flew in the Berlin Airlift.   After Gielenkirchen we went to RAF Binbrook, then to Jever.   His aircraft was the Hastings followed by the Hercules.   He died in South Africa near Durban in 2006.   He was 81.   His final posting was RAF Colerne, leaving around 1966 before moving into commercial flying."
West Group Captain "Hammer" Cyril S John West DFC (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, 4540Apr54, 5352hist, pod87, 93540Feb54, tmsab, 4540May54, fwhq, 93540Apr54, 4540Mar54, 4540Oct54, 4540Apr55, 93540Jun54, wives954, Videoatc, hapwest55, pod130, pod132, pod141, 122wgdec55, tourex, ptyjan56, pod140, pod142, pod143, pod144, 93540Feb55, 4540Feb55, soxmis, Jever55, ssparty455, ssparty4552, BBQ2Jul55, xb8224, graynote, fwhq, 1sthunt, Pinto55, sail55, pod146, pod147, pod149, pod150, pod151, VideoSsen011, pod152, pod153, pod154, vw1, Severne, VideoM014, pod157, VideoM014, 4f540dec55, 4540jan56, 122pty56, 122pty562, carrace, carrace2, syltparty3562, OrigBd, 2OrigBdGov, 98540Mar56, persac456, 93540Jun56, 4BdgHuntSum56, Videopow009, BBQ1, SubParty, modrailfwhq, 93540Sep56, history, MGRally, paint, goodwin, 93linebk, MQ, AGM58, AGM60-01, AGM60-02, AGM90, AGM1993, aug06291, nov07, bdcurr, AGM12-8, AGM12-9, AGM12-30, AGM12-31, AGM12-39, AGM12-41, AGM12-42,
Location   Wife: Nancy Died Age HammerWest.jpg, 5748 bytes
  Before 1995  
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Officer Commanding No 122 Wing. Honorary member 93 and Patron JSL. Dog called Pinto. 9Feb54. 28Jun56.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23Nov04.   "Policy Party" at weekends, get hammered by him if you were over the top during the week.   Bull Terrier "Pinto" always with him.   Became head of Royal Malaysian Air Force.   Thanks to Jayne Tydeman, her daughter, we have learnt the sad news that Nancy Rosemary West (nee Browne) the wife of Gp Capt "Hammer" West, OC 122 Wing and founder of Jever Steam Laundry, died at Staplehurst on 2nd April 2011, aged 91, after a long illness bravely borne. Beloved wife of the late Group Captain C S (John) West, DFC; much loved mother of Jane and Bobbie; and Nona to 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service at All Saints Church, Biddenden, Kent at 2pm on Friday 15th April. Family flowers only and donations in lieu to the RAF Benevolent Fund or the Stroke Association via T W Fuggle & son, 20 Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6QU.
West F Squadron Leader F M F West VC MC (Retd)
Appears: COs
Location Died Age
     
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4 Sqn OC. Oct33. Sep35.
Notes: Presumed dead.
West R Flying Officer Reggie R W West
Appears: opday, 93540Oct59, 93540Nov59,
Location Died Age
Disappeared on an early Hunter F6 (Xj641 G)conversion trip from RAF Jever. Presumed lost in the North Sea. 11th November 1959.  
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No 93 Sqn pilot. 21 October 1959. 11 November 1959.
Notes:
Westenra Squadron Leader D F Westenra DFC RNZAF (Retd)
Appears: 93hist, 93540Mar55
Location Died Age
     
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CO 93 Sqn. 14Sep43. 7Feb44.
Notes:
Weston Captain Ian I F Weston (Retd)
Appears: Bruno, 98540Nov55, qtrnov55, 122wgdec55, dinoutdec55, gnjev56, 122pty56, 122pty562, ptyjan56, carrace, carrace2, carrace3, 98540Feb56, 4540Feb56, 98540Mar56, OrigBd, 2OrigBdGov, Derby56, Derbypressep56, Derbyplaqsep56, Derbyptysep56, Derbycutep56, MtnAir, pltsep56, 98sqn56, key, SumBall57, AGM60-01, AGM60-02
Location Died Age IanWeston.jpg, 1398 bytes
Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire Late 2002  
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98 Sqn pilot. 4Nov55. Jul57.
Notes:
Whitelaw Pat Tindall Whitelaw (Retd)
Appears: 93540Oct53, senn1053, 93540Nov53, 93540Dec53, 93540Jan54, 93540Feb54, 93540Mar54, 93540Apr54, 93540Jun54, M18flt, jever1, jever2, AGM06
Address   Wife: Sylvia Died Age patwhitelaw.jpg, 5496 bytes
43 Lynford hall, Monford, Near Thetford, Norfolk. (2006) July 2005. 75.
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93 Sqn pilot & Sqn Adjutant. 14Oct53. About 55.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04. Pat Whitelaw 93s. Oct-55. Many years on Vulcans. Was out of favour for setting fire to the runway after selecting undercarriage up because of brake failure. Lived in Thetford area and Sylvia still there.   3Aug09 Eric wrote: Pat and I were on the same Operational Conversion Course at RAF Pembrey in South Wales flying Vampire 5 jets, learning gunnery, battle formation at high and low level etc., we were there for the period July, Aug and Sept 1953.   At the end of the course we were given 7 or 10 days leave prior to being posted to the RAF in Germany, Pat had a lift in my car to Stanford where he was due to be married to Sylvia during his leave, I dropped him off with Sylvia who I recall lived in Ironmonger Street.   At the end if our leave, 13 October we had to report to the Transport Officer at Liverpool Street Station were we were give tickets and orders to travel to Harwich and catch that evenings Military Boat (Probably the Parkstone) to the Hook of Holland, we were accommodated in a large room in the hold with about 40 other junior officers, all sleaping on bonk beds.   On docking at about 7 am we all queued up to get our posting notices from the movements officer, there were comments from those in front of us as to the Squadron and RAF Station that they were going to, it really did not mean much to us.   At our turn we got the news that we were going to 93 Squadron at RAF Jever and that we would be on the Blue train, to get off this Military Train at Oldenburg and catch a local train to Varrel.   We then checked with the others and found we were the only ones going to Jever and as far as I can remember the only ones from our party on the Blue train (there were three or four military trains) which departed across Germany each morning with military personnel on postings and returning from UK leave.   Our Blue train was the one that routed to to north of Germany towards Bremen and points east of there, we were in the first class section of the train with a dinning car where we were served Breakfast, Lunch and Tea and to our surprise this included wine or beer.   At Oldenburg we were on our own, find the train and platform for Varrel on what was a dark, stark Railway Station, it was about 9 pm when we got off the local train at Varrel, the platform was in darkness and the only light showing was from the Station Cafe.   After finding that there was no Military Transport waiting for us we went to the Cafe, managed to get someone to inform the MT section at Jever that they had two Waifs awaiting transport, we started sampling the local beer.   After about an hour a truck arrived and so completed the rest of the journey to our new life, the driver was a National Serviceman who talked of nothing but the recent crashes and pilots killed over the passed months.   We were deposited at the Officers Mess where a Guest Night was in full swing and we were quickly absorbed into the high jinks and drinking.   For most of the first two weeks at Jever the weather was so misty that there was little flying and it was not until after this period that we managed to get airborne a really get a look at were we were and where we fitted into this new service life.   Pat was not 25 so was not entitled to a service quarter he was I believe able to get Sylvia out for her to stay at a small hostel we had attached to our Officers Club in Jever Town.   I don't remember how long or for how long she managed to get out to Jever or whether they were eventually managed to get a married quarter.   After Pat's posting from the squadron I lost touch until in the mid 60's and again in the early 70's we were in either Cyprus or Malta on the same weekend and I discovered he was a Vulcan Captain and I was there with a Canberra, we had a few beers in the Mess and on two occasions we went down town for a meal together.   After I left the service I went to the RAF Waddington Open Day and noticed Pat's name on a list of possible attendee from 44 Sqn members who had attended.   A few years ago we were there at the same time and had a long chat with both Pat and Sylvia when they told me that they lived in Thetford, Norfolk.   The address was 43 Lynford Hall, Mondford, Nr Thetford, Norfolk.   Some period of time after this I heard that Pat had died, the trouble is I don't know the date sequence or who told me, nor do I now if Sylvia is still at that address.
Whyte 2nd Lieutenant Cecil Bertram Whyte (Retd)
Appears: person,
Address Died Age  
Shot down in WWI. 3May1918.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn Observer. 1Oct17. 3May18.
Notes:
Williams H Pilot Officer Harold A Williams
Appears: hist, crashrpt,
Location Died Age  
Collided with John Brewster practicing attacks over Five Thorn Lane, Seagry, Wiltshire, SN15 5ER. Sun 6Apr41. 23.
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 pilot WWII. 118Sqn Feb41. 118Sqn 6Apr41.
Notes: From Putney
Williams K Captain Ken Williams (Retd)
Appears: Bar54, Nov55, Jever55, 98Pig55, Bowlers55, AGM07, AGM07-10, AGM07-44, AGM07-45, AGM07-46, AGM07-68, nov07, lgn07pic14, lgn07pic53, , MQ,
Location   Wife: Jan Died Age KenWilliams.jpg, 5160 bytes
Chichester, Sussex (1989) About 1990  
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98 and 118 Sqn pilot. 23Nov54. Jan57.
Notes: Eric Pigdon's Notes 23 Nov04.   Ken Williams 98 Sqn.   On 98 at transfer, left to join BAC 1955.   Died 15 or so years ago.   Wife Jan, Sister of Ann, wife of Robby Roberts who could give you more details.
Williams T Sergeant Ted 'Tex' Williams
Appears: 4540Mar54, hot, 4540Dec54, 4540Feb55, bobpty2, skyhi3, cards, 4may55, 4may552, syltmay55, 4540oct55,
Location Died Age texwilliams.jpg, 1888 bytes
22Oct55. Crashed at RAF Oldenburg, Germany. See below. 22Oct55 Hunter WV271.  
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4 Sqn pilot. Bef Mar54. 22Oct55.
Notes: Killed soon after early 1955. Bill Simms.  From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "Tex was killed 1-10-55 Hunter 4 Wv271 'W'.  Crashed during beat up of Flt. Sgt.'Kiwi' ____ ex 93 Sqn. who had been posted to Oldenburg ATC.  Kiwi was in the runway caravan when Tex picked up 'W'.  It had gone u/s on me on the Friday evening, when myself and Tony Pearce diverted follow a crash at Jever blocking the runway.  The Hunter 4 I found was not too good on the elevator above 350 kts or thereabouts.  You had to use the trimmer to pull out above that speed, I seem to remember."
Williamson P Air Vice Marshall Pete Peter Greville Kaye "Prune" Williamson CB, CBE, DFC and bar
Appears: aces, obit, COs, 4540Apr52, 4540May52, 4540Jun52, sylt653, 4540aug52, 4540Sep52, 4540Oct52, 93540Oct52, 4540Nov52, 4540Dec52, newyrdec52, newyr2dec52, newyr4dec52, h1, 93540Feb53, mov1/53, wahn, Aug06149,
Location     Wife: Ann Died Age petewilliamson.jpg, 1354 bytes
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OC 4 Sqn. Feb51. Aug53.
Notes: From Ron Gray's Notes (21Mar06): "Bit of a hard man by all accounts.  He interviewed me on his return from the exercise, which had involved both 4 and 93.  First question was did I play rugger?  "No but I was a dab hand at tennis, and at a pinch hockey was not too bad".  And I was asked to leave.  He invented the 4 Squadron mortar gun and used it on the said exercise to defend the squadron against the attacking Rock Apes.  Sorry, RAF Regt.  The mortar gun was made from a 3" rocket tube, having a base plate welded on the bottom.  The mortar shell was made up from a tin can, loaded with a thunder flash with a choice of glass or stones added.  The whole thing is taped up with the thunderflash fuse accessible.  A propellant (another thunderflash) is ignited and dropped down the mortar tube and after a count of two the shell is dropped down onto the propellant.  This explodes, sending the shell off skywards, and should also have ignited the shell thunderflash.  Troops on the ground would most likely have an air burst to contend with."
Wilson Air Vice-Marshal The Venerable J Hewitt Wilson, CB QHC MA Chaplain-in-Chief
Appears: hayward, MarkT2, HMDI5-59, Inv7-61, obit,
Location Died Age hewittwilson.jpg, 1459 bytes
Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire Ox15 0TB. 29Jun08 84
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CofE Padre. About 1959 About 1961
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Woodward Wing Commander "Woody" Vernon Compton Woodward DFC and bar
Appears: 93linebk, atc, 93540Aug56, 93540Sep56, shipw56, dummy, nye56, sunoff56, abandon, 4540May57, obit,
Location Died Age vwoodward.jpg, 1615 bytes
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 26May00. 83
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OC 122 Wg. Jul56. May57.
Notes: Svc No: 41092.   Gerry Shipley's Notes: "I was dined in on the same night as Hammer West's replacement (Vic Woodward). I remember parts of the evening very well, especially when Sandy Sanderson became irritated that the new Wing Commander repeatedly beat him at leg-wrestling. Sandy showed his displeasure by picking Vic up and dropping him on to the anteroom floor from shoulder height. At this point the Wg Cdr disappeared & there was general displeasure that the new boss should be a wimp; however, he returned about 30 minutes later, having been to sick quarters to get attention for his broken collar bone & complaining about the handicap of now having to drink left-handed. As a typical 20 year old know-all, I assumed that the Wingco Flying was clearly old, past it & definitely boring. Not too long ago, I put his name into Google & was surprised to find that he had had a much more interesting history than I'd given him credit for; his achievements include being listed among the RAF BIPLANE aces of WW2. When he came to Jever I don't think he can have had much previous jet experience, I remember him leading us in a 24-ship formation one day and initially proposing to fly at 180 knots IAS "so as to ensure the rest of us had plenty of performance in hand". He was a bit taken aback when we suggested 300 would be a more comfortable airspeed, but was happy to oblige. In retrospect I know I underrated him at the time, anyone with 20 WW2 kills in Gladiators & Hurricanes was obviously an OK bloke & anyone whom Sid disapproved of was clearly "the right stuff".
Yates Flight Lieutenant Jim J Yates (Retd)
Appears: BBQ2Jul55, 93540Nov55, 4f540Nov55, 122wgdec55, itvisjun56, VideoSu004, AGM60-01, \AGM92
Location Wife: Frankie. Died Age jimyates.jpg, 1346 bytes
South Warwickshire Hospital, Wellesbourne Mountford, Shropshire. 15Dec1990. Funeral 24Dec90 at Mid-Warwickshire Crematorium. 74
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Secretarial Branch. Stn Adj/Services Flt P2 & P3. About 54. About 56.
Notes: Details from letter and cutting from Bill Sykes in JSL files dated 6Jan91.   Notes from Eric Pigdon 16Feb05.   Eric Pigdon 6Jun05 identified Jim Yates' picture which had been posted for Jack Payne.
Yeardley Squadron Leader A. D. Dennis Yeardley (Retd)
Appears: fasspty523, wa382, fasslate52, feb54, hang54, 118 Reunion
Location   Spouse: Anne died 2005 Died Age dennisyeardley.jpg, 1182 bytes
Kintbury, Berkshire (2004) 1999.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot. Fassberg 14May52. 8Feb54.
Notes: Michael Gautrey writes on 1Nov09: "The purpose of my writing is simply to say that you have details (inc a photograph) of Dennis Yeardley on your Web- whom I knew at Strad very well (and also his wife Anne and daughter Christine:    for the last 10 years of his service Dennis was a Squadron Leader although on the Web it gives his previous rank (Flt Lt). As the Web also states, Dennis died in 1999 and  his ashes  were scattered on the old airfield at Little Rissington where he had previously completed the QFI course (courtesy of the Army no doubt - who are now in residence there!!)
Yeomans Flying Officer Arthur Yeomans (Retd)
Appears: feb54, sumball54, roof, 118s356, civvies, 118s336, 118540May55, cinc16sep55, cinc216sep55, cinc316sep55, 118540Dec55, jever,
Location Died Age arthuryeomans.jpg, 1312 bytes
Crashed after overshooting from a G.C.A. at Ahlhorn in a Hunter F4. 8 Dec 1955.  
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
118 Sqn pilot.. Bef 29Dec53. 8Dec55.
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Young D Flying Officer Dave Young (Retd)
Appears: BBQ2Jul55, 98540Dec55, 98Pig55, 122DIparty, qtrnov55, selfdec55, 122wgdec55, JSLBrew, JSLBrew2, 98540Jan56, ptyjan56, gnjev56, bowumb98, 98540Mar56, 98sqn56, Derby56, Derbypressep56, Derbyplaqsep56, Derbyptysep56, Derbycutep56, wedpete2, pltsep56, VideoM019, celeb, accxe669,
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Killed ejecting from Hunter Xe669 4Dec56. See 98 sqn aircraft records.  [Click to see report in Flight Comment.]    
Jever Details - Unit/Role Arrived Departed
98 Sqn pilot. Bef 2Jul55. 4Dec56.
Notes: Brian Dunbar believes that the safety plate over the first stage release plunger had been fitted the wrong way round thus preventing the correct operation of the seat. After grounding all Hunters at Jever, he believes two more were found incorrectly fitted.
   
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