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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 February 1936, 148 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 8J12 and 8M12 (33rd) Entry to train as Instrument Makers (8J12) or Wireless Electrical Mechanics (8M12). They Passed Out in December 1938.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


33rd ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS

REMARKS

569072

Adams

A W

Fred

8M12 B

c.07/11/46 Sig. 58570 Sqn.Ldr. Died 1st Sept. 2013.

568919

Anderton

D H

Donald

8M12

 

568915

Bailey

J W

John

8M12

c.02/06/43 Sig. 51985 Fg.Off.

569268

Barber

R F J

 Romer

8J12

Second Highest Tech Marks.
c.16/05/40 Ee.  44725 Air Cdre. OBE.

569032

Baron

T

Thomas (Tommy)

8M12

 

568969

Beamish

W A

 

8M12

c.17/06/43 Sig. 52098 Flt.Lt.   Mentioned in Despatches.

568960

Beeby

J M

Mike

8M12 A

LAA. 1942 POW in Java as Cpl.   W.O. 15/08/43.  c.17/11/49 Sig.  Sqn.Ldr. MRAes MBIM.   Died 2nd November 2009.

568954

Benham

J

 

8J12

Ceased Training.

568912

Benham

A

Bill

8J12

Died 28th May 2008.

569052

Bennett

J

Jim (Billie)

8M12 B

W.O. 01/02/62.  Died 16th May 2005.

569083

Boagey

J G

John (Colonel)

8M12 B

c.28/02/46 Sig. 57858 Wg.Cdr.  MBE.
Died 12th September 2008.

569383

Bond

A H

 

8J12

Warrant Officer 01/06/62.

568822

Bowes

P H

Patrick

8J12

Warrant Officer 01/11/60.  Retired 05/75.

569188

Braithwaite

W R

William

8J12

c.05/03/43 GD. 55049 Flt.Lt.

569049

Bullock

L E C

Leslie

8M12

W.O. 15/02/44.  Mentioned in Despatches.

<569322

Byrne

J T

Joseph

8J12

Highest Tech Marks.  2nd Highest Aggregate Marks.
c.24/07/40 Ee.  44587 Sqn.Ldr.

569186

Carr

R G

 

8J12

c.09/03/50 Ee  Sqn.Ldr. MBE.

569124

Chappell

H M

Harold

8M12

c.27/02/46 Sig. 57859 Flt.Lt.

568883

Choules

C W

Charles (Charlie)

8M12 B

c.18/11/54 Sig. Flt.Lt.  Died 10th February 1999.

569120

Clarke

F

Frank

8M12

E&W School Boxing Team 1937.

568878

Clegg

B

Bernard

8J12

Hyde Thomson Memorial Prize. Officer Cadet. c.23/12/39  GDP.  DFC 1940.  33536 Flt.Lt.  Died While On Active Service with 542 Sqdn., on 6th June 1943. Listed on Panel 1, Screen Wall, Leeds (Lawns Wood) Crematorium.  Portrait hanging in RAF College Cranwell.

569051

Close

P S

Pat

8M12

Leading Apprentice.  c06/01/42 Sig. 48597 Flt.Lt.

568933

Coe

D A

Doug

8M12 B

W.O. 01/01/62.  Died 11th May 2001.

568887

Coleman

K F

Kenneth

8M12

c.08/11/43 Sig. 53213 Flt.Lt.  Mentioned in Despatches.

569425

Copley

D G

 

8M12 B

Senior Apprentice. c31/12/42 Sig. 50502  Flt.Lt.  Died 1950's.

569227

Cottier

A J

 

8J12

 

569252

Currie-Davis

D W

Douglas

8J12

c.15/07/43 Ee. 52438 Sqn.Ldr.  Died 19th November 1991.

569096

Davenport

V S

 

8J12

BEM. W.O. 01/05/58.  c.23/09/65 Flt.Lt. Ee.

568997

Dawson

J M

Jerry

8M12

DFM.

569346

Deans

J N M

 

8J12

 

569017

Denwood

J J

John

8M12

 

569248

Dodd

G E

 

8J12

c.16/06/44 Ee 52439 Fg.Off.

569007

Douglas

J B

 

8M12

W.O. 01/01/43.

569191

Dunford

J D

 

8J12

 

569104

Edwards

D I F

 

8M12

Mentioned in Despatches.

<569211

Fidler

C L

Charles

8J12

c.09/06/55 GDG Sqn.Ldr.

569283

Fisher

P S

Philip

8J12

 

568927

Fishwick

H

Harold

8M12 B

Leading Apprentice.  E&W School Boxing Team. Winners Triangular Tournament.  W.O. 01/10/42. Mentioned in Despatches 01/01/46.  c.28/06/43 Sig.  51862 Gp.Capt. MBE.

568834

Fowlie

R W

Jock

8M12

Mentioned in Despatches.

568286

Fowler

J D

Denis

8M7 C

Joined with 32nd Entry.  Died 7th January 1999.

569090

Gay

D L

 

8M12 B

Shot down in Libya.  Died, date not known.

568838

Gillanders

W

 

8M12 C

Japanese POW 25/12/41 - Survived.  Flt.Sgt.
Discharged 16th October 1946.

569128

Green

C W

Jimmy

8M12 A

W.O. 01/05/52.  c.17/06/54 Sig.   Sqn.Ldr.
Died 9th February 1999.

568992

Greig

G A D

Geoffrey

8M12

W.O. 01/08/42.

568833

Griffin

F J

Jack

8M12 A

Leading Apprentice.  W.O. 01/01/44.
c.11/04/46 Sig. Sqn. Ldr.

568829

Gurd

H J

 

8M12 C

c.29/03/43 Sig. 51135 Sqn Ldr.  Died 1984.

569066

Gurney

V S H

Victor

8M12

 

568952

Harding

A D C

 

8M12 C

c.18/02/44 GD. 55414 Fg.Off.
Flying Fatality in Rhodesia, date not known.

568862

Harrison

P S

Peter

8M12

c.16/05/43 Sig. 51598 Flt.Lt.

569253

Harrison

D

 

8J12

 

569406

Hart

D L

Denis

8M12 C

Leading Apprentice.  c.30/03/42 Sig. 48219  Wg.Cdr.
Died 30th August 1996.

568929

Hendry

G F

George (Jock)

8M12

 

568839

Hinnell

K G

 

8M12 A

c.15/11/45 Sig. 57569 Sqn.Ldr.  Died 1960's.

569132

Hinton

R

Roger

8M12 C

Died While On Active Service with 7 Sqdn., on 3rd March 1941. Listed on Panel 45 of the Runnymede Memorial.

568943

Hobart

E J

Edward (Ginger)

8M12

Leading Apprentice. W.O. AFL Jan. 45.
c.31/01/46 Sig. 57706 Sqn.Ldr.

569276

Hobby

D E

Dave

8M12

Flt.Sgt.

568897

Hollinrake

G E

 

8J12

2nd Highest Education Marks.

568840

Honey

R C

 

8M12

W.O. in AFL Jan. 45.  c.28/02/46 Sig. 57866 Flt.Lt.

568988

Hughes

T C

Thomas (Titch)

8M12

E & W School Boxing Team 1937.

569001

Hunt

D F

Douglas

8M12

 

569203

Hunter

J A L

 

8J12

c.09/03/44 Ee 54194 Sqn.Ldr.

568953

Hutton

L A

Laurance (Angus)

8M12

 

569016

Jeckells

W J

Joe

8M12 C

Died (Sunderland Aircrew) August 1939.

568981

Jones

M H

 

8M12

 

569214

Jones

H H

Hugh

8J12

 

568974

Jones

B A

Bartle (Bart)

8M12 A

c.03/06/46 Sig. 58100 Sqn.Ldr.   Died 27th March 1998.

568987

Kemp

E W W

Teddy

8M12 C

W.O. in AFL Jan 45. c.15/11/45 Sig. 57571 Wg.Cdr.
Died 28th October 2003.

569151

King

H

Harry

8M12

 

568118

Klinberg

J M

 

8M7 D

Joined with 32nd Entry.

568917

Knapman

W R

William (Bill)

8M12

c.30/09/54 Sig. Flt.Lt.

569243

Knights

E C R

 

8J12

c.15/07/43 Ee 52442 Flt.Lt.

569148

Langford

P

Peter (Lily)

8M12

W.O. 01/07/56.  Died 2nd May 1990.

569113

Lawley

P L H

Patrick

8J12

Died Kranji POW Camp Far East 2nd May 1943.
Buried Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.

569067

Leamy

E D

Edward

8M12 C

Died While On Active Service with 144 Sqdn., on 11th July 1940. Buried Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands.

569126

MacLeod

J N

John (Mac)

8M12 D

Senior Apprentice. W.O. 15/10/53.   Died 30th August 2008.

568928

Maddock

W S

Bill

8M12 C

c.15/12/42 Sig. 50455 Flt Lt.
Resident in New Zealand.

569088

Mann

D

 

8M12 C

c.11/04/46 Eng. 52498 Flt.Lt.   Died circa 1983.

569087

Marsden

G

Drag

8M12

W.O. 01/06/60.

569133

Martyn

B A

Bam

8M12 D

c.03/08/43 GDG. 53942 Flt.Lt. DFM.   Died 29th March 2001.

<568920

Maskell

N W

Dan

8M12 D

Corporal Apprentice.  c.15/08/41 Sig.  46354 Gp.Capt.
Died 8th September 2012.

569161

McDermott

D

Dermott

8M12

Flt. Sgt.

568861

Miles

L A

Les

8M12 D

Died 22nd May 2011.

568837

Millard

L H

Leslie

8M12 D

W.O. 15/08/43.  c.11/06/53 Sig. Sqn.Ldr.
Died 19th February 1996.

569136

Morris

R G

Robert

8M12 D

W.O. in AFL Jan 45.  c.03/10/46 Sig. Flt.Lt.
Died 9th September 1999.

569071

Murphy

V R

Victor

8M12 D

c.30/05/46 Sig.  57760 Wg Cdr.   Died 19th January 1999.

568893

Nelson

H B

Harry

8M12 A

W.O. Staff Member HQ Signals Cmd.
Died 9th November 2000.

568972

Nicholson

R A

 

8M12

Ceased Training.

568852

Nield

P W

Pete

8M12 D

W.O. 15/08/43. Died 1960's.

569301

Ottaway

R J W

 

8J12

W.O. 10/10/57. Died, date not known.

568904

Paddon

T J

Thomas (Tiger)

8M12

Flt.Sgt

569076

Parker

H

 

8M12

W.O. 15/03/42

569011

Peace

J A F

John (Charlie)

8M12

W.O. 01/02/44

568855

Pearce

R A

Boggy

8M12

 

569306

Peirson

R J A

 

8J12

 

569198

Perrett

R C

Roy

8J12

 

569430

Perry

E W

 

8J12

W.O. 01/05/60.

568938

Philips

E E E

 

8J12

 

569206

Pinder

S

Stan

8J12

W.O. 01/05/60.  Died 8th August 2001.

568901

Pitt

W J

 

8M12

W.O. 15/08/43. Air Gunner

568881

Plumb

J A

John Alfred

8M12 A

Senior Apprentice.
Officer Cadet.  c.23/12/39 GDP.  33547 Plt.Off.
Died While On Active Service with 4 Squadron on 19th May 1940. Buried St. Andre Communal Cemetery, France.

568916

Potter

A

Albert (Pansie)

8M12

Died, date not known.

568877

Poulson

H F

Henry (Ikey)

8M12

Senior Apprentice. c.21/06/43 Sig. 51839 Sqn.Ldr.

569439

Raggett

G F P

George

8M12 D

W.O. 15/07/53. c.05/06/57 Sig. Flt.Lt.  Died 1980.

569236

Reynolds

D H

 

8J12

c.20/01/44 ASD. 53616 Fg.Off.

569246

Robey-White

S G

 

8J12

 

569147

Ruddick

J R

Jack

8M12

W.O. 01/12/43. 17/06/54 Sig.   Mentioned in Despatches.

569075

Sangwell

J E A

 

8M12

 

569091

Saunders

E R

Eric

8M12 D

c.21/03/45 Sig. 56619 Fg.Off.   Died 18th June 1991.

569050

Savell

F J

Frederick

8J12

Highest Education and Aggregate Marks.  W.O.  BEM.

569024

Scott

D S

David

8M12

c.04/11/43 Sig. 52425 Flt.Lt.

569033

Searle

T G

Thomas (Tommy)

8M12

 

569201

Seed

J L

 James

8M12

 

569130

Sewell

K

 

8M12

W.O. 01/12/43.

569200

Sheppard

J S

 

8M12

c.05/05/43 Sig. 51656 Flt.Lt.   Mentioned in Despatches.

569089

Simmons

R J

Richard

8M12

Died 15th September 1950.

569093

Smith

J

John

8M12 E

c.09/11/44 GDG. 53662 Sqn.Ldr. DFM.
Died 16th February 2008.

569566

Spencer

W A

 

8J12

 

569069

Spottiswood

J G

 

8M12

Ceased Training.   Returned to Canada.

568880

Stafford

S

Stanley

8M12

 

569060

Stevens

W

William (Bill)

8M12

CAA. c.28/02/46 Sig. 57883

568962

Stone

D J

Douglas

8M12 E

Leading Apprentice. Died 31st December 2008.

569426

Stripp

A J

Alan

8M12 E

Senior Apprentice. Flt.Sgt. DFM. Died While On Active Service with 24 Sqdn., on 30th April 1942. Buried Reigate (Redstone) Cemetery, Surrey.

568963

Summerson

A R

 

8M12 E

Master Signaller 01/02/50. c.22/08/50 GDS. Sqn.Ldr.
Died 1997.

568902

Tatton

A R

 

8J12

 

568871

Taylor

P

 

8M12

 

569009

Taylor

A

 

8M12

W.O. 01/12/43.  c 22/09/49 Sig. Sqn.Ldr.

569085

Taylor

R S

Ronald (Sidney)

8M12

Died, date not known.

569101

Tebay

J

 

8M12

W.O. 01/10/42

569006

Thomas

A G

Gordon

8M12 E

W.O. 15/08/43. c.25/09/52 Sig. Sqn.Ldr.
Died 15th September 1991.

569059

Thomas

W G

 

8M12 A

 

569287

Tomlin

J W

 

8M12

 

569084

Townsend

C A

 

8M12

 

569284

Turner

S C

Sidney

8M12 E

c.18/07/46 Sig. 58223 Sqn.Ldr.
Mentioned in Despatches - twice.

569185

Turville

C L

 

8M12

 

569427

Walker

D A M

 

8M12 E

CAA.  c.12/01/44 Sig.  53964 Gp.Capt MBE.
Died October 1994.

569173

Ward

C A

Charles

8J12

 

569073

Watts

C G

 

8M12

Believed shot down in WWII.

568874

Webb

S W

Sidney

8M12

W.O. 15/08/43.

568865

White

C B

 

8M12

c.09/08/45 Sig. 57303 Wg.Cdr.

<569273

Williams

H L

Hugh

8J12

 

569063

Wren

S

Sidney

8M12

c.08/07/54 Sig. Sqn.Ldr.

569160

Young

G

 

8M12

 

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