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What's New 2022?

[What was new - last year]


Week ending -  19 Jun 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - Central Gunnery School, Armament & Gunnery School, Air Armament School, No 1 Air Armament School, No 2 Ground Armament School, No 2 Air Armament School, No 3 Ground Armament School, 

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 2 Ground Armament School, No 3 Ground Armament School,

New/Revised entries added for: - C W Busk, J A Easton, G D Garvin, C M Heard, H W Heslop, E D MacL Hopkins, E D M Robertson, H D Spreckley, W Wynter-Morgan,


Week ending -  12 Jun 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - Central Flying School, No 2 Flying Instructors' School, No 6 Flying Training School, No 7 (S) FTS, No 12 (S) FTS, No 15 FTS, RAF College FTS, No 31 SFTS, School of Air Navigation, No 1 SAN, No 2 SAN, No 1 Air Observer Navigation School, No 2 AONS, No 4 AONS, No 11 AONS, No 6 E & RFTS, No 6 EFTS, No 12 E & RFTS, No 12 EFTS,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 2 FIS, No 31 SFTS, No 6 E & RFTS, No 6 EFTS, No 12 E & RFTS, No 12 EFTS, No 4 AONS, Recruits Sub-Depot - Grantham,

New/Revised entries added for: - R C Ayling, D W F Bonham-Carter, L Darvell, E M Donaldson, H H Down, G D Gavin, D D'A A Greig, A A F Hickman, A L Paxton, J M Robb, H G Smart, C Turner, J H C Wake,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: -  CFS, RAF Jui,


Week ending -  5 Jun 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: -  Fighting Area, No 80 Wing, No 5 (Fighter) OTU, No 7 (Fighter) OTU, No 54 OTU, No 55 OTU, No 57 OTU, No 58 OTU, No 59 OTU, PRU, No 1 PRU, No 3 PRU, No 1 E & WS, School of Air Navigation,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: -  No 5 (Fighter) OTU, No 7 (Fighter) OTU, No 55 OTU, No 57 OTU, No 58 OTU,

New/Revised entries added for: - No 2741 Sqn, RAF Regiment, E B Addison, J H L Blount, R S Blucke, P M Brothers, B K Burnett, C S Cadell, D V Carnegie, C R Cox, E L Frith, R Grice, G D Harvey, E D Hills, H A V Hogan, W A McClaughry, R L Phillips, W J Seward, J Worrell,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: -  RAF Aston Down, RAF Hawarden,


Week ending -  29 May 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: -  No 5 (Fighter) OTU, No 17 OTU, No 18 OTU, No 19 OTU, No 20 OTU, No 11 Group Pool, No 12 Group Pool,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: -  No 5 (Fighter) OTU, No 18 OTU, No 12 Group Pool, No 24 MSU (T),

New/Revised entries added for: - H Bird-Wilson, J J Breen, E D Crew, D Crowley-Milling, H A Fenton, J L F Fuller-Good, G F W Heycock, F D Hughes, L E Jarman, R L Kippenberger, E L G Le Dieu, D M T Macdonald, H D McGregor, F D S Scott-Malden, W P Sutcliffe, R B Thomson, G A Walker,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Aston Down,


Week ending -  22 May 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 14 OTU,  No 15 OTU, No 16 OTU,

New/Revised entries added for: - C A Alldis, E D Barnes, D A Boyle, G D Garvin, H A Haines, R T Morison, C C McMullen, P D Oulton, W C Sheen,

One request for help has been added to the Help Wanted section.


Week ending -  15 May 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 6 OTU, No 10 OTU, No 11 OTU, No 12 OTU, No 13 OTU, No 97 Sqn, No 166 Sqn, No 11 Group Pool, No 56 OTU,

New/Revised entries added for: - RAF Bassingbourn, No 6 OTU, No 11 OTU, H J Maguire, L F Sinclair, D G Smallwood, S C Widdows,


Week ending -  8 May 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

New/Revised entries have been added to 'Unit Personnel and Locations' in the Members Area, describing the duties and responsibilities of Staff Officers in the Air Ministry (1924).

New/Revised entries added for: - P Babington, J B Bowen, J J Breen, H Le M Brock, H M Cave-Browne-Cave, A C Collier, C R Cox, A D Cunningham, W J B Curtis, W S Douglas, R M Drummond, A Garrity, R Graham, T C R Higgins, D Iron, K M St C G Leask, F J Linnell, L L MacLean, R L Marix, J M Mason, C E H Medhurst, H R Nicholl, C W Nutting, R F Osborne, C F  Portal, C W H Pulford, V H Tait, M Thomas, H K Thorold, F N Trinder, I L B Vesey, J G Weir, H L Woolveridge,

One Guest Book entry added.


Week ending -  1 May 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 142 Wing, No 143 Wing, No 146 Wing, No 147 Wing, No 148 Wing, No 149 Wing, No 150 Wing, No 151 Wing,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 24 Wing, No 142 Wing, No 143 Wing, No 146 Wing, No 147 Wing, No 148 Wing, No 149 Wing, No 150 Wing, No 151 Wing, No 42 Staging Post

New/Revised entries added for: - No 1308 Wing, No 1318 Wing, No 2794 Sqn RAF Regiment,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Bradwell Bay, R G Dutton, J A G Jackson, J A Leathart, D F Rixson,


Week ending -  24 Apr 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 137 Wing, No 138 Wing, No 139 Sqn, No 140 Wing,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 137 Wing, No 138 Wing, No 139 Wing, No 140 Wing,

New/Revised entries added for: - No 55 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 59 Sqn RAF Regiment, R N Bateson, L W C Bower, L W Cannon, E L Colbeck-Welch, A W Heward, R I Jones, R L Kippenberger, J C MacDonald, G R Magill, G J C Paul, J Wallace, S C Widdows, P G Wykeham,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Gutersloh, RAF Lasham, RAF Sculthorpe, RAF Sylt, RAF Wahn, No 21 Sqn, No 107 Sqn, No 180 Sqn, No 226 Sqn, No 487 Sqn,


Week ending -  17 Apr 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 121 Wing,  No 128 Wing, No 130 Wing, No 136 Wing, No 137 Wing,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 121 Wing, No 128 Wing, No 130 Wing, No 136 Wing, No 137 Wing, No 139 Sqn, No 5054 'C' MSU, No 5063 'J' MSU, No 5077 'C' MSU, No 5081 'C' MSU, No 5087 'J' MSU, No 6096 LWS, No 6168 Servicing Echelon,

New/Revised entries added for: - H Bird-Wilson, P L Donkin, H Eeles, E G Gordon-Jones, R L Kippenberger, W L M MacDonald, W Pitt-Brown,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Hartford Bridge, No 88 Sqn, No 226 Sqn,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  10 Apr 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 104 Wing, No 106 Wing,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 104 Wing,  ISTAR Air Wing, No 5305 (G) MSU,

New/Revised entries added for: - UK Space Command, No 7 OTU, No 57 OTU, No 8 Sqn, No 13 Sqn, No 30 Sqn, No 120 Sqn, N S Allinson, R S Aitken, W J M Akerman, D A Arnott, R L R Atcherley, A H W Ball, Earl of Bandon, L K Barnes, G G Barrett, D F Bates, R N Bateson, G R Beamish, G B Beardsworth, W K Beisiegal, E P Bennett, V B Bennett, T B de la P Beresford, A P Bett, F R Bird, J H L Blount, D W F Bonham-Carter, J N Boothman, J A Boret, L W C Bower, V S Bowling, H E C Boxer, C D C Boyce, D A Boyle, H P Broad, W A D Brook, H H Brookes, W R Brotherhood, C Broughton, L W Cannon, N Carter, R A C Carter, B A Chacksfield, G P Chamberlain, R W Chappell, C E Chilton, R Collishaw, G Combe, H A Constantine, W C Cooper, E J Corbally, T N Coslett, P H Cribb, A D Davies, W L Dawson, A C Deere, C W Dicken, L W Dickens, T C Dickens, W D Disbrey, P L Donkin, F R Drew, A G Dudgeon, A Earle, J A Easton, H Eeles, R H E Emson, D R Evans, G C Eveleigh, C L Falconer, D Finlay, J G Franks, W L Freebody, F J Fressages, J L F Fuller-Good, A J W Geddes, A D Gillmore, R H Goodall, C W Gore, S B Grant, C McK Grierson, E M F Grundy, J R Hallings-Pott, R K Hamblin, T J Hanlon, J G Hawtrey, G W Hayes, C M Heard, M L Heath, W S Hebden, G F W Heycock, L M Hodges, H A V Hogan, J A Holmes, E C Hudleston, P A Hughes, W H Hutton, W I C Inness, H D Jackman, R C Jonas, P Jones, R I Jones, R B Jordan, R Kellett, K J Kemball, W H Kyle, D W Lane, J H Lapsley, P Le L Cheminant, D J P Lee, R H A Leigh, H G Leonard-Williams, M D Lyne, D F Macdonald, J C Macdonald, A R D MacDonell, I N MacDougall, D Macfadyen, S J Marchbank, J Marson, L D Mavor, N M Maynard, T N McEvoy, R C Mead, S W B Menaul, W H Merton, A D Messenger, G H Mills, A D Mitchell, F G S Mitchell, A H Montgomery, C S Moore, L P Moore, C C Morton, J Mutch, J R Mutch, E D McK Nelson, G E Nicholetts, H E Nowell, M D Ommanney, W A Opie, W E Oulton, A D Panton, T A B Parselle, H L Patch, F A Pearce, H M Pearson, C B R Pelly, R L Phillips, P T Philpott, J M N Pike, T G Pike, W Pitt-Brown, M K D Porter, A G Powell, W P G Pretty, T B Prickman, N A P Pritchett, G H Randle, J Rankin, A P Revington, D N Roberts, M W S Robinson, J R Rogers, A M Ruston, N C S Rutter, R H M S Saundby, G I L Saye, J R Scarlett-Streatfield, A D Selway, ACH Sharp, L F Sinclair, J Sowrey, J A Sowrey, R H S Spaight, H D Speckley, G R C Spencer, T N Stack, W P Sutcliffe, N A Tait, M Thomas, D L Thomson, G N E Tindall-Carill-Worsley, R E deT Vintras, R L Wade, D J Waghorn, R N Waite, J B M Wallis, J Warburton, P E Warcup, E L S Ward, H Waring, C W Weedon, C T Weir, J G W Weston, H N G Wheeler, F Whittle, J N H Whitworth, S C Widdows, C V D Willis, A L Winskill, J Worrall, W R Worstall, G L Worthington, P G Wykeham, B C Yarde, B P Young,

Image of new Space Operators Badge has been added to the Flying Badge section.

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Duxford, RAF Schleswigland, RAF Upwood, No 70 Sqn, No 74 Sqn, No 84 Sqn, No 100 Sqn, No 120 Sqn,

Two requests from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.

One Guest Book entry added.


Week ending -  3 Apr 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 961 Sqn, No 962 Sqn, No 963 Sqn, No 964 Sqn, No 965 Sqn, No 966 Sqn, No 967 Sqn, No 968 Sqn, No 969 Sqn, No 970 Sqn, No 971 Sqn, No 992 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: -  No 6 FTS, No 21 Balloon Centre, No 90 Signals Unit, No 961 Sqn, No 962 Sqn, No 966 Sqn, No 967 Sqn, No 968 Sqn, No 969 Sqn, O R Gayford, J W B Grigson,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - British Forces Cyprus, No 2 Group, No 11 Group, Central Flying School, Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering, RAF Akrotiri, RAF Cosford, RAF Leeming, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Shawbury, No 961 Sqn, No 962 Sqn, No 963 Sqn, No 964 Sqn, No 965 Sqn, No 966 Sqn, No 967 Sqn, No 968 Sqn, No 969 Sqn, No 970 Sqn, No 971 Sqn, No 992 Sqn,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  27 Mar 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 948 Sqn, No 949 Sqn, No 950 Sqn, No 951 Sqn, No 952 Sqn, No 953 Sqn, No 954 Sqn, No 955 Sqn, No 956 Sqn, No 957 Sqn, No 958 Sqn, No 959 Sqn, No 960 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: -  No 1 Balloon Centre, No 11 Balloon Centre, No 14 Balloon Centre, No 948 Sqn, No 949 Sqn, No 950 Sqn, No 952 Sqn, No 954 Sqn, No 955 Sqn, No 959 Sqn,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 948 Sqn, No 949 Sqn, No 950 Sqn, No 951 Sqn, No 952 Sqn, No 953 Sqn, No 954 Sqn, No 955 Sqn, No 956 Sqn, No 957 Sqn, No 958 Sqn, No 959 Sqn, No 960 Sqn,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  20 Mar 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 941 Sqn, No 942 Sqn, No 943 Sqn, No 944 Sqn, No 945 Sqn, No 946 Sqn, No 947 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 17 Balloon Centre, No 18 Balloon Centre, No 20 Balloon Centre,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 942 Sqn, No 943 Sqn, No 944 Sqn, No 945 Sqn, No 946 Sqn, No 947 Sqn, No 950 Sqn, No 968 Sqn,


Week ending -  13 Mar 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 15 Balloon Centre, No 936 Sqn, No 937 Sqn, No 938 Sqn, No 939 Sqn, No 940 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 15 Balloon Centre, No 16 Balloon Centre,

New/Revised entries added for: - J A Chamier,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - HQ Balloon Command, No 936 Sqn, No 937 Sqn, No 938 Sqn, No 939 Sqn, No 940 Sqn, No 941 Sqn,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  6 Mar 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 929 Sqn, No 930 Sqn, No 931 Sqn, No 932 Sqn, No 933 Sqn, No 934 Sqn, No 935 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 12 Balloon Centre, No 13 Balloon Centre, No 19 Balloon Centre,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 41 Sqn, No 929 Sqn, No 930 Sqn, No 931 Sqn, No 932 Sqn, No 933 Sqn, No 934 Sqn, No 935 Sqn,


Week ending -  27 Feb 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 927 Sqn, No 928 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 8402 ADW, No 8501 ADW,  No 11 Balloon Centre,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 927 Sqn, No 928 Sqn, No 951 Sqn,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  20 Feb 2022 meaning

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: -  No 921 Sqn, No 922 Sqn, No 923 Sqn, No 924 Sqn, No 925 Sqn, No 926 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 9 Balloon Centre, No 10 Balloon Centre, No 13 Balloon Centre,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 921 Sqn, No 922 Sqn, No 923 Sqn, No 924 Sqn, No 925 Sqn, No 926 Sqn,

The request below has been added to the Looking for someone section: -


Week ending -  13 Feb 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 915 Sqn, No 916 Sqn, No 917 Sqn, No 918 Sqn, No 919 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 7 Balloon Centre, No 10 Balloon Centre,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 915 Sqn, No 916 Sqn, No 917 Sqn, No 918 Sqn, No 919 Sqn,

Two Guest Book entries added.

One request for help has been added to the Help Wanted section.


Week ending -  6 Feb 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 912 Sqn, No 913 Sqn, No 914 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 168 Wing,

New/Revised entries added for: - No 1310 Wing, No 27 Sqn RAF Regiment, W C C Gell, A W Hunt,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Thorney Island, No 912 Sqn, No 913 Sqn, No 914 Sqn,

Details of one Reunion added to the Reunions section.

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  30 Jan 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 907 Sqn, No 908 Sqn, No 909 Sqn, No 910 Sqn, No 911 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 4 Balloon Centre, No 5 Balloon Centre,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 907 Sqn, No 908 Sqn, No 909 Sqn, No 910 Sqn, No 911 Sqn,


Week ending -  23 Jan 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 901 Sqn, No 902 Sqn, No 903 Sqn, No 904 Sqn, No 905 Sqn, No 906 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 2 Balloon Centre, No 9 Balloon Centre,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 3 Sqn, No 901 Sqn, No 902 Sqn, No 903 Sqn, No 904 Sqn, No 905 Sqn, No 906 Sqn,

New/Revised entries added for: -  P L Lincoln, V H Tait,

One Guest Book entry added.


Week ending -  16 Jan 2022

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

New/Revised entries have been added to 'Unit Personnel and Locations' in the Members Area, describing the duties and responsibilities of Staff Officers in the Air Ministry (1919).

New/Revised entries added for: -  C L Archbold, A S BarrattW E G Bryant, W D Budgen, J W Cordingley, H L Crichton, E J Cuckney, T W Elmhirst, F C Halahan, D Harries, G Laing, R G ParryE L Ridley, J Rylands, A P M Sanders, T G Skeats, B E Sutton, R W Thomas, E J D Townesend, H E P Wigglesworth, P J Wiseman,


Week ending -  9 Jan 2022

A Search Facility has been added to the Members Area.

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

New/Revised entries have been added to 'Unit Personnel and Locations' in the Members Area, describing the duties and responsibilities of Staff Officers in the Air Ministry (1918).

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: -

New/Revised entries added for: -  H L Crichton, V S Brown, W E G Bryant, J W Cordingley, J L Forbes, T G Skeats, R W Thomas, E J D Townesend, No 68 Sqn, No 20 Sqn, No 501 Sqn,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


This page was last updated on 16/06/22

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