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The following was originally compiled by the RAF Cranwell Association,
and subsequently updated by ex-Entry members.
There could still be errors or omissions.

In January 1930, 59 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 2D (21st) Entry to train as Instrument Makers or Wireless Operator Mechanics.
During their training, they gained 1 from the 18th Entry, 1 from the 20th Entry and 6 of their number were re-classed to a later Entry.   One died whilst still in training. This left 54 to Pass Out in December 1932.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS

REMARKS

562410

Allcock

J

 

FLE14

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 18th Entry.

564072

Alston

D C

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564245

Antell

W F

William

2D-x

Elect.  Died While On Active Service with 99 Sqdn on 14th December 1939. Listed on Panel 9 of Runnymede Memorial.

564048

Ashley

W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died whilst still in training on 30th August 1932.

564323

Ashmore

J A

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564124

Booker

E W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564334

Brett

G A

George

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 80 Sqdn on 14th November 1939. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

564144

Chick

C J

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564151

Clements

A G

 

2D-x

Elect.

564164

Coles

W W W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564180

Compton

L

 

2D-x

Elect.

564067

Curtis

E F W

Ernest

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 142 Sqdn on 13th June 1940. Buried Les Corvees-lesYys Churchyard, Eure-et-Loire, France.

563632

Detain

C H

 

2J-5

Elect.  Joined with 20th Entry.

564191

Field

C E

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
MBE.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564293

Foicik

R J

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564316

France

T

 

2D-x

Elect.

564193

Gibson

F F

Gibby

2D-5

Died 12th March 1993.

564333

Goddard

D W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564496

Gordon

A D

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
BEM.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564224

Gunn

W J

 

2D-x

Elect.

564232

Hale

H S

 

2D-x

Elect.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564168

Hales

H B

 

2D-x

Elect.

564199

Hollingworth

P

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564068

Innes-Smith

D

Donald

2D-x

Elect.  Died While On Active Service on 3rd June 1943.
Buried Kidlington Burial Ground, Oxon.

564313

James

G

 

2D-x

Elect.

564229

Jerman

L G

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564218

Jones

P H

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564240

Lake

J B

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564368

Lowe

A E

Lapper

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  OBE.  DFC.

564265

McDonald

W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564065

Miles

A H

 

2D-x

Elect.

564342

Monk

E W J

Ernest

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
Died While On Active Service with 25 Sqdn on 21st November 1940. Listed on Panel 9 of Runnymede Memorial.

564321

Murralls

J E

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564366

Neal

H W

 

2D-x

Elect.

564299

Nobbs

L G

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564277

Orr

W R

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564074

Osborne

D J

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564466

Panton

W

William

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
DFC.  Mentioned in Despatches.  Died While On Active Service with No.1 Photographic Reconnaisance Unit on 3rd May 1941. Listed on Panel 30 of Runnymede Memorial.

564487

Phillips

L

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564296

Powell

J S

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564417

Rackham

M W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564395

Roberts

E

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DFM.

564408

Sawyer

L H

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564326

Shaw

W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564423

Speck

C E

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564422

Sumpster

C

Cyril

2D-x

Elect.  Died While On Active Service with 44 Sqdn on 12th June 1940. Buried Le Paradis War Cemetery, Lestrem, Pas de Calais.

564401

Townson

R G

Reg

2D-2

Died 28th June 1989.

564291

Trainor

J

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564290

Treloar

T W

 

2D-x

Elect.

564289

Trengoir

C E

 

2D-x

Elect.

564459

Triffitt

W J

 

2D-x

Elect.

564428

White

E F

 

2D-x

Elect.

564470

White

J F

Jim

2D-5

Died circa 1996.

564474

Wiles

J R

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564482

Woodhouse

R

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

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