Air Training Corps Roll of Honour

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  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Thanks again Peter.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member Patron

    13 September 1946

    Wellington X NC630
    Empire Air Navigation School.

    Crashed off Roscoff, Bay of Biscay

    F/O. J. Singh. Royal Indian Air Force +
    Sgt. D E. Smith +
    Cadet J. Smith +

    Two other crew survived.

    Details of the above losses come from - Though Without Anger - The Price Of Peace - Final Landings - C. Cummings

    Geoff, if you need the full entry for these losses please let me know.

    Regards

    Peter
     
  3. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Bomber Command Fighter Affiliation exercises took their toll of RAF casualties as was the fatal collision between the Wellingon and Spitfire of the Central Gunnery School,RAF Leconfield.

    These air excercises were quite common on wartime operational airfields with the ever danger of collison while in the act of evading fighter attack approaches.
     
  4. pensioner1938

    pensioner1938 Member

    16 Sept. 1946 the Times

    The Air Ministry disclosed last night that an A.T.C. cadet aged 15, of Nelson Lancashire, was in a Wellington that crashed into the sea off Brest on Friday, and has been posted as missing, together with Sergeant D.E.Smith of the R.A.F, and an unnamed Indian Pilot Officer as his family has not been informed.
     
  5. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Hi Peter,

    Full entries would be most welcome as long as it is not too much trouble. I have logged an investigative spreadsheet for these losses and intend to try and trace all of these lads christian names and NOK to make them complete.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Hi Clive,

    Thanks for posting the Runnymede photos

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  7. paulmcmillan

    paulmcmillan Junior Member

    Don't know if your spreadsheet will include full crew details but Wellington X NC630 according to CWGC

    F/O J Singh RIAF he is F/O Jagit Singh
    Sgt DE Smith is Sgt Derek Edward Smith
     
  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Trying to track the genealogy of these lads to fill in a few gaps however being listed on Runnymede, no death certificates are available on the internet.

    Assists when looking to confirm age etc.

    Possibly some newspaper entries are available on these lads?

    Cheers

    Geoff



    ANDREWS DEREK D A 11/07/1942 Cadet Air Training Corps 1247 Sqdn United Kingdom '1247' RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 288.

    PERCIVAL FREDRICK F 16 11/07/1942 Cadet Air Training Corps 1247 Sqdn. United Kingdom RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 287. SON OF ROBERT E. AND JANE PERCIVAL, OF LANGWATHBY, CUMBERLAND.

    McALLISTER NEIL N 17 29/07/1942 Cadet Air Training Corps 283 Sqdn. United Kingdom RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 288. SON OF GEORGE AND JOAN MCALLISTER, OF DUMFRIES.

    SMITH JOSEPH J A 15 13/09/1946 Cadet Air Training Corps United Kingdom RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 288. SON OF MR. AND MRS. J. SMITH, OF NELSON, LANCASHIRE.
     
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    LONG, BRYON VERNON

    Rank:

    Flight Sergeant

    Trade:

    Cadet

    Service No:

    104

    Date of Death:

    24/05/1942

    Age:

    17

    Regiment/Service:

    Air Training Corps



    104 (Cambridge) Sqdn.

    Grave Reference:

    Plot P. Grave 416.

    Cemetery:

    NEWMARKET CEMETERY



    Additional Information:

    Son of Vernon Worrell Long and Mildred Ethel Rachel Long, of Cambridge.
     

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  10. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member Patron

    Details of the above loss.

    24 May 1942

    1483 Flight
    Wellington IC T2802
    Op.Training

    Took off from Newmarket for fighter affiliation training using cine camera gun, the crew comprising of pilot, wireless operator (attached from 138 Squadron), wireless operator air gunner, an air gunner, three ground staff, an Air Training Corps cadet and an army artillery expert who was attached to 109 Squadron. At around 1600, the Wellington's main spar assembly failed outboard of the starboard engine. With a large portion of its wing missing, the bomber spun in near Stanton some 6 miles NE of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Three were buried in Newmarket Cemetery, while Capt White was taken to Brookwood Military Cemetery. The others were claimed by their next of kin. F/S Adderly had flown a tour of operations with 115 Squadron; his DFM had been published on 2 September 1941. It is also noted that F/S Boyle's third Christian name was Ypres.

    Crew

    F/O M A Coote MID +
    Sgt R S Holden +
    F/S J G Y Boyle MID +
    F/S A Adderly DFM +
    LAC A W Hughes +
    AC1 W G Boyce +
    AC1 J Capp +
    F/S B V Long ATC +
    Capt D R White RA +

    Source - RAF Bomber Command Losses Vol.8 - W R. Chorley
     
  11. aboode

    aboode Member

    Do you know in which (military?) band Jim Sharpe was Pipe Major?
    Aad
     
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  14. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Buried in Dalston Road Cemetery, Carlisle.Cumbria is Angus James Steele died 10th Jan.1944. On the headstone that you will see is the engraving of the badge of the Air Training Corps. I have not been able to find him in CWGC and Ancestry doesn't give any clues to if he was in the ATC. Any help would be appreciated cheers.

    Angus James ATC.jpg
     
  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Cadet Flight Sergeant STAPLES, ROY LESLIE
    Died 02/04/1944

    Aged 19

    478 (Wembley) Sqdn.
    Air Training Corps

    Son of Frank Albert and Margaret Francis Staples, of Greenford.
     

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