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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 1933, 36 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 5D (27th) Entry to train as Instrument Makers or Wireless Operator Mechanics.
During their training, they gained 1 from the 26th Entry, 1 of their number was re-classed to a later Entry and 1 Ceased Training. This left 35 to Pass Out in December 1935.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


27th ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS

REMARKS

566251

Barker

J K

John

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 152 Sqdn on 4th September 1940. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

566254

Baxter

A

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566296

Brown

R E

Roy

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 16 Sqdn on 28th May 1940. Buried Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France.

566303

Burke

C C

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Ceased Training.

566250

Daniel

J R

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
Flying Fatality 10th December 1938.

566244

Donald

J B

Jim

5D-1

 

566243

Drew

L A

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566245

Fluke

R H

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566256

Gosling

T

Thomas

5D-1

Instrument Maker.  Died While On Active Service with 224 Sqdn on 15th April 1940. Listed on Panel 14 Runnymede Memorial.

566263

Greenwood

G

Gerald

5D-1

Instrument Maker.  Died While On Active Service with 22 Sqdn on 15th April 1940. Buried Donisthorpe Cemetery, Leicestershire.

566264

Hart

H P

Henry Philip

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic. Died 27th February 2000

566267

Hind

C E K

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Sergeant A/A.
Hyde-Thomson Memorial Prize.  Officer Cadet.

566299

Hinton

P E

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566268

Hope

D

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566312

Howitt

A

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566270

Humphries

L J W

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

566304

Jelley

L

 

5D-1

Instrument Maker.

566300

Jenkins

J H

Jack

5D-1

OBE.  Died 27th January 1989.

566460

Jordan

W F

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Resident in New Zealand.

566276

Lingard

H

 

5D-1

Instrument Maker.

566275

Lloyd

H

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566273

Lowery

J E

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566281

Organ

F

 

5D-1

Instrument Maker.

566277

Pearce

R N

 

5D-1

Instrument Maker.
Highest Technical Marks.  Highest Education Marks.

566319

Penny

R W

Ron

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566284

Sharp

J

 

5D-1

Instrument Maker.

566051

Shutt

V A

 

5J-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 26th Entry.

566291

Tomisson

F E

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566287

Walter

C B

Claude

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 105 Sqdn on 23rd October 1942. Buried Westdongeradeel (Raard) ProtestantChurchyard, Netherlands.

566325

Ward

C S S

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566293

Whitelegg

J W

Jimmy

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  MBE.

566295

Wilkinson

J R

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

566301

Williams

R E

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DFC.

566314

Williams

J G

 

5D-1

Instrument Maker.

566298

Williams

F

Francis

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.
Died While On Active Service with 115 Sqdn on 21st May 1940. Buried Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France.

566454

Wyles

A N

 

5D-1

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

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