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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 September 1931, 70 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 4J (24th) Entry to train as Instrument Makers or Wireless Operator Mechanics.
During their training, they gained 4 from the 23rd Entry and 3 of their number were re-classed to a later Entry. This left 71 to Pass Out in July 1934.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


24th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS

REMARKS

565460

Armstrong

L C C

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565493

Bert

F A

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565685

Bishop

F T

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565691

Brett

P J

Phillip

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 205 Sqdn on 19th March 1945. Listed on the Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery.

565708

Brigden

A L

Alan

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 172 Sqdn on 8th September 1943. Listed Panel 134 of the Runnymede Memorial.

565742

Buckman

V

Vernon

4J-x

MBE.  Died 14th June 1989.

565467

Bulpin

R J

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565695

Burdett

J C

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565479

Cane

F C

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565471

Carney

D

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565245

Charnley

R D

 

3D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 23rd Entry.

565150

Cranidge

T

Tom

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 23rd Entry.  Died While On Active Service with 82 Sqdn on 13th August 1940. Buried Vadum Cemetery, Denmark.

565487

Crisp

H I B

China

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565720

Cutland

H C

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565503

Deverill

E A

Ernest

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DFC, AFC, DFM.  Died While On Active Service with 97 Sqdn on 17th December 1943. Buried Docking (St. Mary) Churchyard, Norfolk.

565519

Digby

L W

Les

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565507

Dolbear

D S

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.  MBE.

565505

Evans

J H

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565530

Facer

J

Jack

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  MM (Palestine 36), BEM.
Died, date not known.

565542

Fielding

H L

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565701

Fisher

C R

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565698

Fowler

C S

 

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565682

Frost

B A

Ben

4J-x

Died 27th February 1996.

565535

Griffiths

F H

 

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
Flying Fatality 19th September 1939.

565550

Gulliver

A J

Alfred

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 221 Sqdn on 23rd December 1941. Listed on Panel 1, Column 1 of the Malta Memorial, Valetta.

565604

Hamer

D M

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

565704

Hawes

R

Ronald

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 223 Sqdn on 4th April 1940. Listed Panel 15 of the Runnymede Memorial.

565085

Henderson

R

 

3D-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 23rd Entry.  OBE.

565565

Heir

G

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565563

Hill

E

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565717

Holliday

D J

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565092

Hossent

G W T

Bill

3D-2

Joined with 23rd Entry.  Died 8th February 1993.

565595

Howell

F V

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565582

Hurdman

R J

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565596

Jackson

O J S

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565683

Jefferies

W A

William

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 143 Sqdn on 25th August 1943. Listed Panel 134 of the Runnymede Memorial.

565609

Kay

R

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

565624

Lambert

R D

 

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565583

Lees

D J

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 82 Sqdn on 17th May 1940. Buried Lappion Churchyard, France.

565724

Leitch

A

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565587

Lickley

A

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
Flying Fatality on 9th August 1939.

565842

Lindley

G G

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565612

Loader

E W

 

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565782

Lucie

F J

Jim

4J-x

 

565776

McCaig

T M

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565637

Mears

P

 

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565641

Mitchell

R C

 

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

565773

Moir

G

George

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service 18th December 1942. Listed Panel 66 of the Runnymede Memoria.

565267

Monteith

B H

 

3D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 23rd Entry.

565759

Muchall

E P

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565787

Patten

F S

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565660

Petty

G G

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DSO, DFC, AFC.

565772

Rider

W J

Bill

4J-2

 

565786

Roberts

F J

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565661

Rowland

G T H

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.

565669

Rymills

F A

 

4J-x

Instrument Maker.  Mentioned in Despatches.

565777

Scott

D S M

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  AFC.

565762

Slaney

E

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565778

Smelt

C

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565671

Smith

H S

 

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
Mentioned in Despatches.

565775

Southall

A W

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DSO, DFC, AFC.

565788

Stephenson

R H

Geordie

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  OBE.

565781

Stretch

F J

 

4J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565792

Sutcliffe

N E

Nevill

4J-1

 

565803

Tayler

G G

Geoff

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Japanese Prisoner of War.

565805

Taylor

H C

 

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565806

Thompson

D R

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565654

Turner

M W G

 

4J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565667

West

C E

 

4J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565832

West

W E G

Walter

4J-1

 

565833

Wilson

R E

Richard

4J-3

Died While On Active Service on 23rd April 1940. Buried Carew (St. Mary) New Churchyard, Pembroke.

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