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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 1931, 54 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 3D (23rd) Entry to train as Instrument Makers or Wireless Operator Mechanics.
During their training, they gained 3 from the 21st Entry, 17 from the 22nd Entry but 3 of their number were re-classed to a later Entry. This left 71 to Pass Out in December 1933.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


23rd ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS

REMARKS

565064

Anderson

L C

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565146

Ather

W L

William

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 233 Sqdn on 21st July 1940. Listed on Panel 7 of the Runnymede Memorial.

564511

Austin

W K

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 21st Entry.

565066

Bailey

E S

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565379

Baker

H

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  MBE. DFC.

564536

Bate

R A

Richard

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 21st Entry.  Died While On Active Service with 254 Sqdn on 1st June 1940. Listed on Panel 9 of Runnymede Memorial.

565364

Bathe

M L

Mark

3D-x

Died 16th June 2003.

565360

Brierley

R

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564515

Briggs

H

Bert

3J-5

Joined with 21st Entry.  MBE  Died 1st August 1991.

564537

Brown

J J

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  MBE.  Joined with 21st Entry.

565225

Bryant

A

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565234

Carter

A L

Albert

3D-x

Instrument Maker.  DFC.  Mentioned in Despatches.  Died While On Active Service 23rd December 1944. Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.

565354

Coley

E W

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565161

Cordle

R S W

Ralph

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 50 Sqdn on 30th October 1939. Buried Yoxford Cemetery, Sussex.

565397

Cox

W A C

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565235

Cramp

C

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

565409

Crowley

H R

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565418

Durling

J

John

3D-1

 

564611

Edmonds

R W

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

564622

Farns

T E J

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565300

Fisher

N L

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564624

Fitz

H J

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

564717

Fox

R

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565033

Fripp

A

Alfie

3J-3

Transferred from 23rd Entry. Died 3rd Jan. 2013.

565396

Gough

L

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565262

Hale

R A

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564684

Halliwell

W

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565081

Hayman

C N

 

3D-x

Instrument Maker.

565172

Hazel

R C

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565089

Henshaw

G C

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564714

Hibberd

S D

Stanley

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry  Died While On Active Service with 226 Sqdn on 14th May 1940. Listed on Panel 15 of Runnymede Memorial.

564669

Higgs

C R

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

564726

Hoare

K D

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565239

Holt

G W

George

3D-1

Died 12th July 2002.

565173

Hopkirk

L

 

3D-x

Instrument Maker.

565157

Howden

C

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565174

Howe

G H

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565082

Ibitson

D W

Jack

3D-3

 

565334

Johnson

A

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565329

Kirk

A J J

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

unknown

Kitchen

H N

Norman

3D-x

MBE.  Died 30th April 1992.

565214

Livingstone

J

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565095

McCartney

A

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565179

McCallum

G

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565121

Minshall

E R

 

3D-x

Instrument Maker.  Mentioned in Despatches.

565347

Moore

M

Montague

3D-x

Instrument Maker.  Died While On Active Service with 206 Sqdn on 12th May 1940. Buried Sage War Cemetery, Germany.

565291

Neale

E

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565335

Page

T E

Thomas

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 240 Sqdn on 3rd November 1939. Listed Panel 2 of the Runnymede Memorial.

565191

Patterson

T

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565388

Petch

W G

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564777

Poate

C W

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

564996

Pollard

B

 

3J-x

Instrument Maker.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

564906

Ray

S P

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565331

Richardson

P R

Patrick

3D-x

Instrument Maker.  Died While On Active Service with 105 Sqdn on 11th December 1940. Buried Zedelgem Churchyard, Belgium.

565441

Rickards

H E

Henry

3D-x

Died 13th May 2007.

564981

Rowley

H

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565423

Rudd

T H

 

3D-x

Instrument Maker.

565299

Sales

V K

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565109

Sharp

W

 

3D-x

Instrument Maker.  BEM.    Mentioned in Despatches.

565011

Shaw

H G

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565130

Simpson

H

Harold

3D-x

Instrument Maker.  Mentioned in Despatches.

565305

Smith

J E

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565209

Snape

W

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565400

Speake

A

 

3D-x

Instrument Maker.

565398

Stephen

R B

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

565005

Taylor

T

 

3J-x

Instrument Maker.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565434

Tomley

S P

Sydney

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 48 Sqdn on 31st July 1940. Buried Seaford Cemetery, Sussex.

565043

Turner

R V

 

3J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565393

Wheeler

W H

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565049

Williams

M

 

3J-x

Instrument Maker.  Joined with 22nd Entry.

565402

Witt

D

 

3D-x

Instrument Maker. DSO. DFC. DFM.  Died 26th December 1963.

565358

Wright

R C

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

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