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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 1932, 68 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 5J (26th) Entry to train as Instrument Makers or Wireless Operator Mechanics.
During their training, they gained 2 from the 25th Entry but 1 of their number was re-classed to a later Entry. This left 69 to Pass Out in July 1935.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


26th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS

REMARKS

566075

Austin

F H P

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  OBE.

566131

Balkwell

H L

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566125

Bean

H

Harry

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 97 Sqdn on 17th August 1944. Listed on Panel 28 of the Runnymede Memorial.

566077

Bell

E

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  AFC.

566213

Bell

E J

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566180

Benson

J K

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566045

Bosworth

F A

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566087

Brown

F H

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566132

Carrot

A F E

 

5J-x

Instrument Maker.

566235

Clarkson

J R

 

5J-x

Instrument Maker.

566178

Dancer

E A

Elton

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service 3rd October 1940. Buried Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, Scotland.

566129

Daniels

A T E

Alexander

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 205 Sqdn on 5th April 1942. Listed on Column 414 Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

566134

Dodson

R W

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566085

Fearnside

T H

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566157

Featherstone

 

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566196

Fletcher

G E

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died, date not known.

566176

Gage

P

Philip

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566025

Gordon

A

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DFM.

566068

Gouk

R

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566022

Graddon

L G R

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566074

Gunn

R

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566152

Gwinnell

W

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566014

Hall

G W

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  MBE.

566054

Harrod

E J

 

5J-x

Instrument Maker.  DFC.

566097

Hatton

J E

Jack

5J-x

Mentioned in Despatches.  Died 16th October 2000.

566136

Hayles

B E N

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  MBE.

566050

Heslop

A O

Alexander

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 9 Sqdn on 5th September 1939. Listed on Panel 2 Runnymede Memorial.

566228

Hiett

A

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566066

Hills

J E

John

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 61 Sqdn on 24th September 1940. Buried Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

566107

Horner

J G

Jack

5J

Died 20th November 1997.

566209

Jones

E

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
Died While On Active Service 8th June 1940.

566039

Jones

J W H

Jimmy

5J-3

 

566117

Kirkbride

S C

Sydney

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service 37 Sqdn on 15th July 1940. Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.

566036

Lambert

J R

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566099

McDonnell

J L

John

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566062

Mewett

A J

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566018

Moffatt

W M F

William

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service 19th December 1943. Buried Kingston (Cataraqui) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.

566135

Moir

P A

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566227

Molyneaux

H

 

5J-x

Instrument Maker.

566043

Monk

S C

 

5J-1

Instrument Maker.

566111

Morling

W T

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566148

Morrison

W T

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566076

Ollier

L

Leonard

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DFC.  DFM.  AFM.  Died While On Active Service with 103 Sqdn on 28th May 1944. Listed on Panel 201 Runnymede Memorial.

566210

Parr

A L

 

5J-x

Instrument Maker.

566202

Patterson

J

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566167

Pendry

J

John

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service 10th September 1943. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

566106

Pitcairn-Hill

T H

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died 5th December 1982.

566174

Reed

A V

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566139

Rees

R

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566216

Reeve

P L

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566108

Rowell

J

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566020

Scott

R C

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566122

Skilton

P G

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

565947

Smith

R

Richard

4D-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 25th Entry.

566160

Smith

J R

 

5J-x

Instrument Maker.

566173

Smith

W B

Walter

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service 28th October 1944. Listed on a memorial to 18 Servicemen in Coventry (Canley) Crematorium.

566142

Tessier

E F

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566140

Thomas

V T

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566038

Thompson

H H

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566116

Thompson

K S

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DFC.

566112

Tippett

G C J

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566146

Tucker

J J

 

5J-2

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566239

Tweddle

L G

 

5J-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  MBE.

566212

Walker

R

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DFM.

566037

Warner

K J

Ken

5J-2

 

566124

Webb

N H

Nelson

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DFM.  Mentioned in Despatches.  Died While On Active Service with 217 Sqdn on 20th December 1940. Buried Lanester Cemetry, near Lorient, France.

566156

Welding

T E

 

5J-3

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  MBE.

566158

Westlake

E W W

 

5J-x

Instrument Maker.

566098

Wigg

P M

Philip

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Hyde-Thomson Memorial Prize.  Officer Cadet.  Abdy Gerrard Fellows Prize.  John Anthony Chance Memorial Prize.   Died While On Active Service 21st April 1944. Buried Clichy Northern Cemetery, France.

565955

Wood

J F

 

4D-x

Instrument Maker.  Joined with 25th Entry.  MBE.

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