List of RAF aircrew in the Battle of Britain (S–U)

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The following is a list of pilots and other aircrew who flew during the Battle of Britain, and were awarded the Battle of Britain Clasp[1] to the 1939–45 Star by flying at least one authorised operational sortie with an eligible unit of the Royal Air Force or Fleet Air Arm during the period from 0001 hours on 10 July to 2359 hours 31 October 1940.[2][3]

History[edit]

In 1942, the Air Ministry made the decision to compile a list from records of the names of pilots who had lost their lives as a result of the fighting during the Battle of Britain[notes 1] for the purpose of building a national memorial. This became the Battle of Britain Chapel at Westminster Abbey, which was unveiled by King George VI on 10 July 1947.[4] The Roll of Honour within the Chapel contains the names of 1,497 pilots and aircrew killed or mortally wounded during the Battle.[5]

Nothing was done officially, however, to define the qualifications for the classification of a Battle of Britain airman until 9 November 1960. AMO N850, published by the Air Ministry, stated for the first time the requirements for the awarding of the Battle of Britain Star, and listed the 71 units which were deemed to have been under the control of RAF Fighter Command.[6]

In 1955 Flt Lt John Holloway, a serving RAF officer, began a personal challenge to compile a complete list of "The Few". After fourteen years of research Flt Lt Holloway had 2,946 names on the list. Of these airmen, 537 were killed during the Battle or later died of wounds received.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, founded by Geoffrey Page, raised funds for the construction of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne near Folkestone in Kent. The Memorial, unveiled by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on 9 July 1993, shares the site with the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall on which a complete list of "The Few" is engraved.[7]

More recently, the Battle of Britain Monument on the Victoria Embankment in London was unveiled on 18 September 2005 by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The idea for the monument was conceived by the Battle of Britain Historical Society which then set about raising funds for its construction. The outside of the monument is lined with bronze plaques listing all the Allied airmen who took part in the Battle.[8]

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Name Rank Nationality Sqn during Battle Awards Notes
Sadler, Herbert Samuel Flt Sgt BR 611 Sqn KIA 5 February 1941
Sadler, Norman Alfred Plt Off BR 235 Sqn MIA 16 December 1940
St Aubyn, Edward Fitzroy Flt Lt BR 616 Sqn KIA 27 May 1943 (Surname also spelt St Aubin)
St James-Smith, Ronald Godfrey Sgt BR 600 Sqn KIA 13 April 1941
St John, Peter Cape Beauchamp Fg Off BR 74 Sqn KIA 22 October 1940[9]
Salmon, Harold Nigel Egerton Fg Off BR 1 & 229 Sqns MIA 6 December 1943
Salmond, William Noel Compton Plt Off BR 64 Sqn Died 26 September 1985
Salway, Ernest Sgt BR 141 Sqn KIA 20 June 1942[10] (Air Gunner)
Samolinski, Wlodzimierz Michal C "Sammy" Plt Off POL 253 Sqn MIA 26 September 1940[11]
Sample, John Sqn Ldr BR 504 Sqn (CO) DFC KOAS 28 October 1941
Sampson, Arthur Sgt BR 23 Sqn
Sanders, Donald Joseph Flt Lt BR 54 Sqn KIA 7 September 1940
Sanders, James Gilbert Flt Lt BR 615 Sqn Died August 2002
Sanders, Philip James Sqn Ldr BR 92 Sqn (CO) DFC Died 1989
Sandifer, Alfred Kemp Sgt BR 604 Sqn
Sargent, Robert Edward Butler Sgt BR 219 Sqn AFC
Sarre, Alfred Richard Sgt BR 603 Sqn Died 1980[12]
Sasak, Wilhelm Sgt POL 32 Sqn KIA 30 November 1940
Satchell, William Arthur John Sqn Ldr BR 302 Sqn (CO) DSO Died March 1986
Saunders, Albert Fredrick Charles Plt Off BR 92 Sqn KIA 7 September 1940
Saunders, Cecil Henry Plt Off BR 92 Sqn
Saunders, Gerald Alfred Wellesley Flt Lt BR 65 Sqn DFC
Savage, Thomas Wood Sgt BR 64 Sqn KIA 10 July 1943
Savill, Joseph Ernest Sgt BR 242, 151 & 501 Sqns
Saward, Cyril Joseph Sgt BR 615 & 501 Sqns Died 1988
Sawicz, Tadeusz Fg Off POL 303 Sqn DFC, KW Died 19 October 2011 in Toronto, Canada, as last living Polish pilot participating in Battle of Britain. In 2006 promoted by President of Poland to rank of Brigade General.
Sawyer, Henry Cecil Sqn Ldr BR 65 Sqn KIA 2 August 1940
Sayers, James Edgar "Jimmy" Flt Sgt BR 41 Sqn Born 10 April 1910; Re-mustered to engine fitter October 1940; discharged from RAF as Warrant Officer January 1953
Schadtler-Law, Kennith Plt Off BR 605 Sqn Died 1986; After war changed name to Law
Schollar, Edward Cranston Plt Off BR 248 Sqn
Schumer, Francis Herbert Plt Off BR 600 Sqn KIA 12 July 1941 (Pilot)
Schwind, Lionel Harold Flt Lt BR 257, 43 & 213 Sqns KIA 27 September 1940 (Pilot)
Sclander, Kirkpatrick Maclure Plt Off CAN 242 Sqn KIA 9 September 1940 (Pilot)
Scott, Alfred Enoch Sgt BR 73 Sqn & 422 Flt MIA 19 August 1942
Scott, Alec Maxtone Wright Plt Off BR 3 & 607 Sqns KIA 2 January 1941 (Pilot)
Scott, Douglas Reginald Flt Lt BR 605 Sqn AFC KIA 8 November 1941 (Pilot)[13]
Scott, Donald Stuart Plt Off BR 73 Sqn DFC
Scott, Ernest Sgt BR 222 Sqn KIA 27 September 1940 (AIR ACE 5/3/0 KILLS)
Scott, George Wardrop Sgt BR 64 & 19 Sqns AFC Died 1986
Scott, John Alan Sgt BR 246 Sqn KIA 27 October 1940
Scott, Ronald Hamilton Fg Off BR 604 Sqn
Scott, William Jack Sgt NZ 246 Sqn
Scott, William John Moir "Jack" & "Scotty" Fg Off BR 41 Sqn Born Dundee, Scotland 14 June 1915; KIA 8 September 1940 off Dover aged 25. He was the son of William Moir Scott and Katherine Ellen Scott, of South Kensington, London, and is buried in Dundee Western Cemetery, Angus, Scotland, Section 19, Grave 25C[14]
Scott-Malden, David Francis Stephen Fg Off BR 611 & 603 Sqns DSO, DFC*, NWC [15]
Scrase, George Edward Thomas Fg Off BR 600 Sqn KIA 28 September 1941
Seabourne, Eric William Sgt BR 238 Sqn DFC
Sears, Lionel Argent Plt Off BR 145 Sqn MIA 8 August 1940
Secretan, Dennis Plt Off BR 54 & 72 Sqns DFC [16]
Seda, Karel Sgt CZ 310 Sqn Died 15 June 1992
Seddon, John Wilfred Plt Off BR 601 Sqn KIA 31 March 1941 (Pilot)
Seghers, Eugene Georges Aachilles Plt Off BEL 46 & 32 Sqns KIA 26 July 1944
Sellers, Raymond Frederick Sgt BR 111 & 46 Sqns AFC Died 16 May 2010[17]
Selway, John Barry Fg Off BR 604 Sqn DFC
Senior, Benjamin Sgt BR 600 Sqn
Senior, John Norman Sgt BR 23 Sqn KIA 21 March 1941 (Pilot)
Seredyn, Antoni Sgt POL 32 Sqn
Service, Arthur Sgt BR 29 Sqn KIA 15 October 1941 (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Sewell, Donald Alec Sgt BR 17 Sqn MIA 19 March 1944
Shanahan, Martin Michael Plt Off BR 1 Sqn MIA 16 August 1940
Shand, Michael Moray Plt Off NZ 54 Sqn Died 22 December 2007[18][19][20] Took part in the The Great Escape[21][22]
Sharman, Herbert Ronald Plt Off BR 248 Sqn
Sharp, Bruce Robertson Sgt BR 235 Sqn MIA 11 September 1940
Sharp, Leslie Mark Plt Off BR 111 Sqn KIA 28 December 1940 (Pilot)
Sharp, Ronald James Sgt BR 236 Sqn
Sharpley, Hugh Sgt BR 234 Sqn KIA 16 November 1940
Sharratt, William Gordon Sgt BR 248 Sqn MIA 2 July 1941
Shaw, Frederick James PO (FAA) BR 804 NAS MIA 2 August 1942
Shaw, Ian Garstin Fg Off BR 264 Sqn MIA 24 August 1940[23]
Shaw, Robert Henry Plt Off BR 1 Sqn MIA 3 September 1940
Shead, Harold Frederick William Sgt BR 257 & 32 Sqns Died 1981
Sheard, Horace Sgt BR 236 Sqn MIA 21 March 1941
Sheen, Desmond Frederick Burt Fg Off AUS 72 Sqn DFC* Died November 2001[24]
Shepherd, Frederick Ernest Richard Sgt BR 611 Sqn KIA 11 September 1940 (Pilot)
Shepherd, Franics William Sgt BR 264 Sqn KIA 27 July 1944 (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Shepherd, John Bean "Shep" Sgt BR 234 Sqn DFC** Born Edinburgh 20 July 1919; Commissioned August 1941; CO, 8 April 1945 – 22 January 1946; KIA 22 January 1946 at Wunsdorf, aged 26; son of William & Rosetta Shepherd of Edinburgh; buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany, Grave 5A, G9
Shepley, Douglas Clayton Plt Off BR 152 Sqn MIA 12 August 1940
Shepperd, George Edward Sgt BR 219 Sqn KIA 30 September 1940 (Air Gunner)
Sheppherd, Edmund Eric Sgt BR 152 Sqn KIA 18 October 1940 (Pilot)
Sheridan, S Sgt BR 236 Sqn
Sherrington, Thomas Baldwin Aloysius Plt Off BR 92 Sqn Died 1 March 2008[25]
Shipman, Edward Andrew "Shippy" Plt Off BR 41 Sqn AFC Born Stathern, Melton Mowbray 9 December 1909; Commissioned April 1940; retired December 1959 retaining Wg Cdr; died August 1998
Shirley, Sidney Harry James Sgt BR 604 Sqn KIA 24 July 1941 (Air Gunner)
Shorrocks, Norman Basil Plt Off BR 235 Sqn MIA 11 September 1940
Sibley, Frederick Albert Sgt BR 238 Sqn MIA 1 October 1940
Sika, Jaroslav Sgt CZ 43 Sqn
Silk, Frank Harry Sgt BR 111 Sqn DFC Died 25 August 1970
Silver, William Gerald Sgt BR 152 Sqn KIA 25 September 1940 (Pilot)
Silvester, George Frederick Sgt BR 229 Sqn DFC
Sim, Roderick Forbes Sgt BR 111 Sqn KIA 6 November 1941 (Pilot)
Simmonds, Vernon Churchill Plt Off BR 238 Sqn Died 23 February 2003[26]
Simpson, Geoffrey Mervyn Plt Off NZ 229 Sqn MIA 26 October 1940
Simpson, John William Charles Flt Lt BR 43 Sqn DFC
Simpson, Leslie William Plt Off 141 & 264 Sqns
Simpson, Peter James Plt Off 111 & 64 Sqns Died 1987
Sims, Ivor Reginald Sgt BR 248 Sqn KIA 13 January 1945
Sims, James Ayscough Plt Off BR 2 & 232 Sqns Died 1977
Sinclair, Gordon Leonard Fg Off BR 310 Sqn DFC Died 26 June 2005
Sinclair, John Plt Off BR 219 Sqn Died 5 September 2001
Sing, John Eric James "Jackie" Flt Lt BR 213 Sqn
Siudak, Antoni Sgt POL 303 Sqn KIA 6 October 1940
Sizer, Wilfred Max "Bill" Plt Off BR 213 Sqn Died 22 December 2007
Skalski, Stanisław Plt Off POL 302 & 501 Sqns Died 12 November 2004
Skillen, Victor Hall Sgt BR 29 Sqn KIA 11 March 1941
Skinner, Charles David Evelyn Fg Off BR 604 Sqn
Skinner, Wilfred Malcom Sgt BR 74 Sqn DFM Died 26 June 2003[27]
Skinner, Stanley Hewitt Flt Lt BR 604 Sqn MIA 19 August 1942
Skowron, Henryk Sgt POL 303 Sqn KIA 18 June 1941
Slade, John William Sgt BR 64 Sqn DFC KIA 19 September 1945 (Greece)
Slatter, Dudley Malins Plt Off BR 141 Sqn KIA 19 July 1940
Sleigh, James Wallace Lt (FAA) BR 804 NAS
Slouf, Vaclav Sgt CZ 312 Sqn Died 13 April 1976
Sly, Oswald Kenneth Sgt BR 29 Sqn MIA 13 October 1940
Smallman, James Sgt BR 23 Sqn
Smart, Thomas Plt Off BR 65 Sqn DFC* KIA 12 April 1943
Smith, Alexander Sgt BR 600 Sqn MIA 22 August 1941
Smith, Arthur Dumbbell Sgt BR 66 Sqn KIA 6 September 1940 (Pilot)
Smith, Arthur Joseph Plt Off BR 74 Sqn [28]
Smith, Andrew Thomas Sqn Ldr BR 610 Sqn KIA 25 July 1940 (Pilot)
Smith, Arthur William Plt Off BR 141 Sqn KIA 28 March 1941
Smith, Christopher Dermont Salmond Flt Lt BR 25 Sqn DFC MIA 22 December 1941
Smith, Denis Norman Evelyn Plt Off BR 74 Sqn KIA 11 August 1940 (Pilot)[29]
Smith, Donald Sydney Fg Off BR 616 Sqn KIA 28 September 1940 (Pilot)[30]
Smith, Edward Brian Bretherton Flt Lt BR 610 Sqn DFC Surviving aircrew
Smith, Eric Claud Sgt BR 600 Sqn
Smith, Eric Leigh Plt Off BR 604 Sqn Died 5 November 1978
Smith, Edward Stanley Fg Off BR 600 Sqn SFC
Smith, Frank Sgt BR 604 Sqn MIA 5 September 1942
Smith, Francis Alan Sub Lt (FAA) BR 145 Sqn MIA 8 August 1940
Smith, Forgrave Marshall "Hiram" Fg Off CAN 72 Sqn DFC [31][32]
Smith, Godfrey Ernest Sgt BR 254 Sqn Died 1980
Smith, Irving Stanley Plt Off NZ 151 Sqn DFC*, OBE, CBE Died 1999[33][34]
Smith, James Duncan Plt Off CAN 229 Sqn KIA 14 April 1941 (Pilot)
Smith, Kenneth Barton Sgt BR 247 Sqn MIA 8 August 1940
Smith, Leonard Sgt BR 219 Sqn Died 2010
Smith, Leslie Ernest Sgt BR 234 & 602 Sqn
Smith, Norman Henry Jackson Plt Off BR 235 Sqn DFC Surviving aircrew After war changed name to Jackson-Smith
Smith, Percy Ronald Sgt BR 236 Sqn MIA 24 November 1940
Smith, Phillip Richard Plt Off BR 25 Sqn MIA 4 April 1943
Smith, Reginald Cyril Sgt BR 236 Sqn MIA 19 July 1941
Smith, Roddick Lee Flt Lt BR 151 Sqn
Smith, Robert Rutherford Fg Off CAN 229 Sqn DFC Died in 1960s[31]
Smith, William Alexander Flt Lt BR 229 Sqn
Smith, William Bruce Sgt CAN 602 Sqn Died 17 June 1975
Smith, Wynford Ormonde Leoni Flt Lt BR 263 Sqn KIA 29 December 1940 (Pilot)
Smither, Ross Fg Off CAN 1 Sqn RCAF KIA 15 September 1940[35] (Pilot)
Smithers, Julian Langley "Jakes" Plt Off BR 601 Sqn KIA 11 August 1940 (Pilot)
Smithson, Richard Sgt BR 249 Sqn KIA 22 July 1941 (Pilot)
Smyth, Ronald Henry Sgt BR 25, 111 & 249 Sqns AFC Surviving aircrew (born 1922)
Smythe, George Sgt BR 56 Sqn MBE, DFM
Smythe, Derek Myles Altamont Fg Off BR 264 Sqn
Smythe, Rupert Frederick Plt Off BR 32 Sqn
Snell, Vivian Robert Plt Off BR 151 & 501 Sqns
Snowdon, Ernest George Sgt BR 213 Sqn Died 20 November 1947
Soars, Harold John Sgt BR 74 Sqn Died 1975[36]
Sobey, Philip Alfred Sgt BR 235 Sqn KIA 9 November 1940
Soden, John Flewelling Plt Off BR 266 & 603 Sqn KIA 12 September 1942[37]
Solak, Jerzy Jakub "George" Plt Off POL 151 & 249 Sqn KW**, VM Born Przecław, Kraków, Poland, 22 August 1910; Commissioned March 1941; shot down southwest of Caen, France, 10 August 1944 captured but escaped; emigrated to USA 1946; died 5 March 2002
Solomon, Neville David Plt Off BR 29 & 17 Sqn KIA 18 August 1940
Sones, Lawrence Charles Sgt BR 605 Sqn
Southall, George Sgt BR 23 Sqn KIA 22 December 1940 (Air Gunner)
Southorn, George Albert Sgt BR 235 Sqn
Southwell, John Sydney Sgt BR 245 Sqn KIA 22 March 1941
Spears, Arthur William Peter Sgt BR 222 Sqn & 421 Flt [38]
Speke, Hugh Flt Lt BR 604 Sqn DFC KIA 26 July 1941
Spence, Douglas James Plt Off NZ 245 Sqn KIA 30 April 1941
Spencer, Desmond Gerard Heath Sqn Ldr BR 266 Sqn MBE
Spencer, Gordon Hamilton Sgt BR 504 Sqn
Spiers, Aubrey H Sgt BR 236 Sqn Died 1988
Spires, John Henry Sgt BR 235 Sqn DFC, DFM
Sprague, Henry Plt Off CAN 3 Sqn Surviving aircrew
Sprague, Mervyn Herbert Sgt BR 602 Sqn KIA 11 September 1940
Sprenger, William Paterson Fg Off CAN 1 Sqn RCAF KIA 26 November 1940
Spurdle, Robert Lawrence Plt Off NZ 74 Sqn DFC* Died 5 March 1994[39]
Spyer, Richard Alfred Sgt BR 607 Sqn KIA 22 March 1941
Squier, John William Copous Sgt BR 64 Sqn QCVSA Died 30 January 2006[40]
Stanger, Noel Mizpah Sgt NZ 235 Sqn KIA 14 February 1941
Stanley, Donald Arthur Plt Off BR 64 Sqn KIA 25 February 1941
Stanley, Douglas Owen Sgt NZ 151 Sqn WIA 26 October 1940; DOW 27 October 1940[41]
Stansfield, Noel Karl Plt Off CAN 242 & 229 Sqns DFC*, Czech Medal for Bravery [31]
Staples, L Sgt BR 85, 242 & 151 Sqns
Staples, Michael Edmund Plt Off BR 609 Sqn KIA 9 November 1941
Staples, Robert Charles John Sgt BR 72 Sqn Died 1986
Stapleton, Basil Gerald "Stapme" Plt Off SA 603 Sqn DFC Died 13 April 2010[17][42]
Starr, Harold Morley Sqn Ldr BR 245 & 253 Sqns KIA 31 August 1940
Stavert, Charles Michael Plt Off BR 1 & 504 Sqns
Steadman, Dennis James Sgt BR 54 & 245 Sqns
Steborowski, Michal Jan Fg Off POL 238 Sqn MIA 11 August 1940
Steele, Rodney Murrey Sgt BR 235 Sqn
Steer(e), Harry Sgt BR 19 Sqn DFM KIA 9 June 1944
Steere, Jack FSgt BR 72 Sqn DFC
Stefan, J Sgt CZ 1 Sqn
Stegman, S Plt Off POL 229 Sqn KIA 17 June 1943
Stehlik, Josef Sgt CZ 312 Sqn Died 30 May 1991
Stein, David Plt Off BR 263 Sqn KIA 30 October 1941
Stenhouse, S Sgt BR 43 Sqn
Stephen, Harbourne Mackay Plt Off BR 74 Sqn DFC
Stephens, Cyril Sgt BR 23 Sqn KIA 8 August 1940
Stephens, Maurice Michael Fg Off BR 232 Sqn (CO) DFC**, DSO Died 23 September 2004
Stephenson, Ian Raitt Fg Off BR 264 Sqn KIA 26 November 1943[43]
Stephenson, Patrick Joseph Thomas Plt Off BR 607 Sqn DFC Died May 2003
Stephenson, Stanley Philip Fg Off BR 85 Sqn
Sterbacek, Jaroslav Plt Off CZ 310 Sqn MIA 31 August 1940[44]
Stevens, Eldred John Plt Off BR 141 Sqn
Stevens, Geoffrey Sgt BR 213 & 151 Sqns Surviving aircrew
Stevens, Leonard Walter Plt Off BR 17 Sqn KIA 21 May 1941
Stevens, Robert Edward Sgt BR 29 Sqn MIA 11 October 1940
Stevens, Richard Playne Sgt BR 151 Sqn DSO, DFC* KIA 15 December 1941
Stevens, William Ronald Sgt BR 23 Sqn DFM Surviving aircrew
Stevenson, Peter Charles Fasken Plt Off BR 74 Sqn DFC KIA 13 February 1943
Steward, George Arthur Sgt BR 17 Sqn DFM KIA 23 October 1941
Stewart, Charles Plt Off NZ 54 & 222 Sqns KIA 15 March 1941
Stewart, Charles Noel Douglas Sgt BR 604 Sqn KIA 31 May 1942
Stewart, Donald George Alexander Fg Off BR 615 Sqn KIA 15 February 1941
Stewart, H G Sgt BR 236 Sqn Surviving aircrew
Stewart-Clarke(e), Dudley Plt Off BR 603 Sqn KIA 9 September 1941
Stickney, Philip Ambrose Meynell Flt Lt BR 235 Sqn
Stillwell, Ronald Leslie Sgt BR 65 Sqn DFM
Stock, Eric AC2 BR 604 Sqn
Stocks, Norman James Sgt BR 248 Sqn MIA 20 October 1940
Stockwell, W E J PO (FAA) BR 804 NAS
Stoddart, Kenneth Maxwell Flt Lt BR 611 Sqn KCVO, KStJ, AE Died 26 December 2008[45]
Stokes, Richard William Sgt BR 254 Sqn KIA 29 May 1942
Stokoe, Jack Plt Off BR 603 Sqn [46]
Stokoe, Sydney Sgt BR 29 Sqn Killed Flying Accident 19 December 1940
Stone, Cedric Arthur Cuthbert Flt Lt BR 263 & 245 Sqns DFC
Stones, Donald William Alfred Plt Off BR 79 Sqn DFC
Stoney, George Edward Bowes Flt Lt BR 501 Sqn KIA 18 August 1940[47]
Stoodley, Donald Raymond Sgt BR 43 Sqn KIA 24 October 1940
Storie, J M Plt Off BR 615 & 607 Sqns
Storrar, James Eric "Jas" Plt Off BR 145 & 73 Sqns & 603 Flt DFC
Storrie, Alexander James Plt Off BR 264 Sqn KIA 20 November 1940
Straight, Whitney Willard Plt Off AME 601 Sqn CBE, MC, DFC Died 5 April 1979
Strang, John Talbot Fg Off NZ 253 Sqn Died 17 July 1979
Streatfield, Victor Charles Frederick Sqn Ldr BR 248 Sqn OBE Later dismissed from the RAF by sentence of General Court Martial, 9 June 1950.
Stretch, Reginald Robert Sgt BR 235 Sqn
Strickland, Claude Dobree Plt Off BR 615 Sqn KIA 27 October 1941
Strickland, James Murray Flt Lt BR 213 Sqn KIA 14 August 1941
Strihavka, Jaromir FSgt CZ 85 & 310 Sqns After war changed name to Scott
Stroud, George Alfred Sgt BR 504, 32 & 249 Sqns
Stuart, Michael AC BR 23 Sqn
Stubbs, Dennis Raymond W Plt Off BR 601 Sqn DSO, OBE, DFC Died February 1973[48]
Stuckey, Sidney George Sgt BR 213 Sqn MIA 12 August 1940
Studd, John A P Plt Off BR 66 Sqn KIA 19 August 1940
Sulman, John Edward Plt Off BR 607 Sqn KIA 23 November 1941[49]
Summers, Richard Gordon Battensby Sgt BR 219 Sqn OBE, OStJ, AFM Surviving aircrew (Born 1921)
Sumner, Frank Sgt BR 23 Sqn KIA 30 November 1941[50]
Sumpter, Claude Harry Sidney AC BR 604 Sqn
Surma, Franciszek Plt Off POL 151, 607 & 257 Sqns KIA 8 November 1941
Sutcliffe, William Alfred Sgt BR 610 Sqn KIA 17 December 1940
Sutherland, Ian Welsh Plt Off BR 19 Sqn KIA 4 August 1940
Sutton, Fraser Barton Fg Off BR 56 Sqn DFC Died 16 March 1988
Sutton, Frederick Charles Plt Off BR 264 Sqn Died 1981
Sutton, Harold Robert Sgt BR 235 Sqn
Sutton, James Ronald Gabert Sgt BR 611 Sqn KIA 23 July 1941
Sutton, Kenwyn Roland Fg Off NZ 264 Sqn DFC
Sutton, Norman Plt Off BR 611 & 72 Sqns KIA 8 October 1940
Swanwick, George William Sgt BR 54 Sqn AE Born New York (USA) 10 November 1915; joined RAF as Air Gunner, March 1934; Accepted for pilot training October 1938; commissioned October 1941; retired April 1970, retaining rank of Wg Cdr. Died, aged 95, in 2011.
Swanwick, N T C Sgt BR 141 Sqn
Switon, Leon Sgt POL 54 & 303 Sqns
Sword-Daniels, Albert Thomas Plt Off BR 25 Sqn
Sydney, Charles FSgt BR 19, 266 & 92 Sqns KIA 27 September 1940
Sykes, Duncan Broadford Sgt BR 145 Sqn
Sykes, John Humphrey Charlesworth Sub Lt (FAA) BR 64 Sqn Surviving aircrew
Sylvester, Edmund John Hilary Plt Off BR 501 Sqn DFC MIA 20 July 1940
Symonds, John Edward Sgt BR 236 Sqn
Szafranciec, Wilhelm Sgt POL 151, 607 & 56 Sqns KIA 23 November 1940
Szaposznikow, Eugeniusz Sgt POL 303 Sqn After war changed surname to Sharman
Szczesny, Henryk Plt Off POL 74 Sqn Later in 317 Polish Fighter Squadron. Died 25 July 1996 in London.
Szlagowski, Jozef Sgt POL 234 & 152 Sqns Died 4 December 1993
Szulkowski, Wladyslaw Plt Off POL 65 Sqn KIA 27 March 1941[51]

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Name Rank Nationality Sqn during Battle Decorations Notes
Tabor, George William Sgt BR 65 & 152 Sqns KIA 23 July 1941 (over France)
Tait, Kenneth William Fg Off BR 87 Sqn DFC MIA 6 July 1941
Talman, James MacGill Plt Off BR 213
145
DFC MIA 10 July 1944
Tamblyn, Hugh Norman Flt Lt CAN 141
242
DFC KIA 3 April 1941[31]
Tanner, John Henry Flt Sgt BR 610 Sqn KIA 11 August 1940 (Pilot)
Tatnell, Reginald Frederick Sgt BR 235 Sqn KIA 18 May 1941 (Pilot)
Taylor, Dennis Edward PO (FAA) BR 808 NAS Died 7 October 1978
Taylor, Donald Murray Fg Off BR 64 Sqn DFC Died 1977
Taylor, Edgar Francis AC BR 29 & 600 Sqn KIA 22 October 1943 (Air Gunner)
Taylor, Graham Neville Sgt BR 236 Sqn AFC
Taylor, George Stringer Sgt NZ 3 Sqn KIA 9 February 1943
Taylor, Kenneth Sgt BR 29 Sqn DFC
Taylor, Reginald Plt Off BR 235 Sqn Died 10 June 1950
Taylor, Ronald Henry William Sgt BR 604 Sqn KIA 26 November 1940 (Air Gunner)
Taylor, Norman Sgt BR 601 Sqn Ace; KIFA 28 April 1948
Taylour, Edward Winchester Tollemache Lt (FAA) BR 808 NAS DSC KIA 13 September 1942[52]
Tearle, Francis Joseph Sgt BR 600 Sqn DFC
Temlett, Cyril Bernard Plt Off BR 3 Sqn DFC KIA 3 July 1942[53]
Terry, Patrick Hugh Richard Runciman Sgt BR 72 & 603 Sqn
Tew, Philip Harry Flt Sgt BR 54 Sqn AFC Died 1984
Thacker, David John Plt Off BR 32 Sqn
Theasby, Alec John AC1 BR 25 Sqn KIA 16 November 1940 (Radio Operator)
Theilmann, John Graham Flt Sgt BR 234 Sqn died April 1985
Thomas, Alexander Hendry Sgt BR 79
87
DFC, FRICS[clarification needed] Surviving aircrew[citation needed]
Thomas, Charles Raymond Delauney Fg Off BR 236 Sqn KIA 18 July 1940 (Pilot)
Thomas, Gordon Sinclair Sgt BR 604 Sqn
Thomas, Eric Hugh Fg Off BR 222
266
DFC Died 1972
Thomas, Frederick Mytton Flt Lt BR 152 Sqn
Thomas, Richard Ceredig Plt Off BR 235 Sqn KIA 9 October 1940 (Observer)
Thomas, Robert Tudor Sgt BR 247 Sqn KIA 21 November 1940
Thomas, Samuel Richard Plt Off BR 264 Sqn DFC, AFC Captured as PoW.
Thompson, Anthony Robert Fletcher Fg Off BR 85
249
DFC Died 9 March 2008[25]
Thompson, Frank Noble Plt Off BR 248 Sqn
Thompson, Joseph Beckett Sgt BR 25 Sqn KIA 31 July 1940 (Pilot) following a collision between Blenheims L6722 and L1408[clarification needed] over the Bristol Channel.[54]
Thompson, John Marlow Sqn Ldr BR 111 Sqn (CO) DFC, DSO, AFC, CBE [55] Later Air Commodore; died 1994
Thompson, John Rauthmell Sgt BR 236 Sqn MIA 10 March 1941
Thompson, Peter Douglas Plt Off BR 32 & 605 Sqns DFC Surviving aircrew[citation needed]
Thompson, William Watson Sgt BR 234 Sqn Died 1986
Thomson, James Anderson Flt Lt BR 302 Sqn
Thomson, Ronald Alexander Fg Off BR 72 Sqn
Thomson, Thomas Russell Plt Off BR 607
213
OBE Died 31 March 2008[25]
Thorn, Edward Roland Sgt BR 264 Sqn DFC*DFM* Thorne (pilot) and air gunner F J Barker, were the most successful Boulton Paul Defiant crew of the war with more than 13 kills.[56] KIFA 12 February 1946
Thorogood, Laurence Arthur Sgt BR 87 Sqn
Thorpe, Peter Sgt BR 145 Sqn
Tidman, Alfred Roberts Plt Off BR 64 Sqn KIA 17 September 1941 (Pilot)
Till, John Sgt BR 248 Sqn KIA 12 June 1941
Tillard, Rupert Claude Lt (FAA) BR 808 NAS DSC KIA 8 May 1941[57]
Tillett, James Plt Off BR 238 Sqn KIA 6 November 1940
Titley, Edward George Plt Off BR 609 Sqn KIA 17 July 1943[58]
Tobin, Eugene Quimby "Red" Plt Off AME 609 Sqn KIA 7 September 1941[59]
Tomlinson, Paul Anthony Plt Off BR 29 Sqn
Tongue, Reginald Ellis Plt Off BR 3
504
Toogood, Leonard Vivian Sgt BR 43 Sqn KIA 27 October 1940 (Pilot)
Toombs, Frank Albert Plt Off BR 264 Sqn KIA 15 November 1940 (Pilot)[60]
Toombs, John Richard Sgt BR 236 & 264 Sqn
Topham, John K Groves Plt Off BR 219 Sqn DSO DFC Ace; Died 1987
Topolnicki, Juliusz Fg Off POL 601 Sqn KIA 21 September 1940
Touch, Donald Frank Sgt BR 235 Sqn AFC
Tower-Perkins, William Plt Off BR 238 Sqn
Townsend, Peter Wooldridge Sqn Ldr BR 85 Sqn (CO) DFC*, DSO Died June 1995[61]
Townshend, Thomas William Sgt BR 600 Sqn Surviving aircrew[citation needed]
Tracey, Owen Vincent Plt Off NZ 79 Sqn DFC KIA 8 December 1941 (Pilot)[62]
Trevana, Charles Warren Fg Off CAN 1 RCAF Sqn
Trousdale, Richard Mackle Plt Off NZ 266 Sqn KIFA 16 May 1947
Trueman, Alec Albert Gray Fg Off CAN 253 Sqn KIA 4 September 1940[notes 2]
Truhlar, Jan Sgt CZ 312 Sqn Died 25 October 1973
Trumble, Anthony John "Tony" Flt Lt BR 264 Sqn Taken POW in Greece, April 1941. Died 2004.[63]
Truran, Anthony John Jamieson Plt Off BR 615 Sqn KIA 5 November 1940
Tuck, Robert Stanford Flt Lt BR 92 Sqn & 257 Sqn (CO) DSO, DFC**, AFC Died 5 May 1987[64]
Tucker, Aidan Boys Fg Off BR 151 Sqn Died 1987
Tucker, Bernard Eric Plt Off BR 266 & 66 Sqn
Tucker, Frank Day Sgt BR 236 Sqn
Tucker, Ronald Yeoman Sgt BR 235 Sqn MIA 18 July 1940 when his Blenheim N3541 failed to return from a sortie.[54]
Turley-George, Douglas Richard Plt Off BR 54 Sqn DFC
Turnbull, Robert Nesbit Sgt BR 25 Sqn DFC Died 18 September 1980
Turner, Donald Eric Flt Lt BR 238 Sqn MIA 8 August 1940 when his Hurricane P3823 was shot down in combat south of the Isle of Wight.[54]
Turner, Guy Flt Sgt BR 32 Sqn Died 5 December 1982
Turner, Robert Charles Sgt BR 264 Sqn Ace, KIA 28 August 1940 (Defiant Air Gunner)
Turner, Percival Stanley "Stan" Fg Off CAN 242 Sqn DSO, DFC* [31] Died 23 July 1985
Tweed, Leslie John Sgt BR 111 Sqn (17 October 1920 – 1985)
Tweed, Thomas Reginald Sgt BR 56 Sqn KIA[clarification needed] 15 September 1940 when his Hurricane P3660 crashed during a practice dog fight.[54]
Twitchett, Francis John Sgt BR 229 & 43 Sqn died 1998
Tyrer, Edward Sgt BR 46 Sqn
Tyson, Frank Hastings Sqn Ldr BR 213 & 3 Sqn Died 30 December 1979

U[edit]

Name Rank Nationality Sqn during Battle Awards Notes
Unett, John Windsor Sgt BR 235 Sqn KIA 27 December 1940 (Germany) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)[65]
Unwin, George Cecil "Grumpy" Flt Sgt BR 19 Sqn DSO, DFM* [66] Retired as Wg Cdr in 1961; Died 29 June 2006 (died aged 93)
Upton, Hamilton Charles "Deryk" Plt Off BR 43 & 607 Sqns DFC Died 1965 in Truro Nova Scotia - one son, Robin Charles Deryk Upton. Deryk transferred over to RCAF post Battle of Britain. In a training capacity - taught among others Buzz Berling. new Book titled I Would Have Gone On and On[67]
Urbanowicz, Witold Fg Off POL 145 & 303 Sqns VM, DFC, KW (4x), Air Medal (US), Flying Cross ? (China) In 1943 pilot of US 75th Squadron (Flying Tigers) in China. In 1995 promoted to the rank of General by President Walesa. Died 17 August 1996 in New York.
Urie, John Dunlop Sqn Ldr BR 602 Sqn [68][69]
Urwin-Mann, John Ronald "Jack" Plt Off CAN 238 Sqn DSO, DFC* [67] (died 1999)
Usmar, Frank Sgt BR 41 Sqn MiD Born West Malling, Kent 16 September 1915; Shot down and seriously WIA (leg and face) 27 September 1940 and did not return to flying duties until June 1941; Commissioned December 1941; Retired September 1964 retaining rank of Sqn Ldr; Died 1998.

Notes on table[edit]

  • Ranks given are those held during the Battle of Britain, although a higher rank may have been achieved after the Battle.
  • All individuals listed in bold and highlighted in silver are believed to be still alive.
  • Aircrew listed as KIA, MIA, WIA or KIFA during the Battle of Britain are highlighted in blue.
  • The awards listed include those made during the Battle of Britain and during the remainder of World War II, as well as any made post-war.
  • In order to limit the numbers of footnotes which would otherwise be required, the symbol under "Notes" indicates several entries in the text of Ramsay 1989, while the symbol indicates that information on the circumstances under which an airman became a casualty during the Battle is included in the text of the book. Where more than one crew member of a multi place aircraft was involved this is included as a cross-reference under "Notes"
  • In addition to 2,353 British aircrew, the RAF Roll of Honour recognises 574 personnel from other countries;[3] namely:
Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Poland, Rhodesia, South Africa and the United States.[70]

Abbreviations[edit]

Nationalities[edit]

AME American
AUS Australian
BEL Belgian
BR British
CAN Canadian
CZ Czechoslovakian
FR French
IRE Irish
NZ New Zealander
POL Poland
RHO Rhodesian
SA South African

Awards[edit]

Award Title Notes
AE Air Efficiency Award Awarded for ten years' efficient service in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force
AFC Air Force Cross Awarded for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy".
CB Companion in The Order of the Bath Awarded at the monarch's pleasure
CDeG Croix de guerre A military decoration of both France and Belgium, also commonly bestowed to foreign military forces allied to France and Belgium.
CdeL Croix de la Libération A decoration of France awarded for very meritorious conduct with the Free French Forces during World War II.
CdeLd'H Croix de Légion d'honneur A decoration of France awarded for excellent civil or military conduct delivered, upon official investigation.
CdeLL Croix de L'Ordre de Leopold Awarded to Belgian nationals or some distinguished foreign persons who made very important contributions to the Belgian state or society.
DFC Distinguished Flying Cross Awarded to Royal Air Force commissioned officers and Warrant Officers for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".[citation needed]
DFC* Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar A bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DFC who received a second award.
DFC** Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar A second bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DFC and Bar who received a third award.
DFM Distinguished Flying Medal Awarded to military below commissioned rank, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".[citation needed]
DSO Distinguished Service Order Awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.
DSO* Distinguished Service Order and Bar A bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DSO who received a second award.
DSO** Distinguished Service Order and Two Bars A second bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DSO and Bar who received a third award.
GCB Knight Grand Cross of The Order of the Bath Awarded at the monarch's pleasure
KCVO Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order Awarded for personal service to the sovereign
KStJ Knight of the Order of Saint John
KZ Krzyz Zaslugi, Polish "Cross of Merit" Awarded for exemplary public service or humanitarian work that goes above and beyond the call of duty.
MBE Member of the Order of the British Empire Awarded at the monarch's pleasure
MC Military Cross Awarded for "an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land to all members, of any rank".[citation needed]
MM Military Medal Awarded for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire
OBE Officer of the Order of the British Empire Awarded at the monarch's pleasure
OStJ Officer of the Order of Saint John
VC Victoria Cross Highest British military decoration, awarded for valour in the face of the enemy.
VM Virtuti Militari Highest Polish military award for courage in the face of the enemy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The MOD
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  3. ^ a b Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Roll of Honour
  4. ^ Ramsay 1989, p.253.
  5. ^ The Royal Air Force Chapel, Westminster Abbey RAF media files. Retrieved on 15 April 2009.
  6. ^ Ramsay 1989, p.254.
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  30. ^ Donald Sydney Smith profile
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  38. ^ Arthur W P Spears profile
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  65. ^ Died in the crash of Bristol Beaufort I "N1118" of 22 Sqn which was attacking shipping on a Rover patrol from RAF North Coates. Shotdown by the ship and crashed into the water after dropping torpedo which hit the ship.
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This was initially regarded as being from 8 August to 31 October 1940; however, the dates were later amended to also include those who lost their lives between 10 July and 7 August.
  2. ^ Listed as British by CWGC

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ramsay, Winston, ed. The Battle of Britain Then and Now Mk V. London: Battle of Britain Prints International Ltd, 1989. ISBN 0-900913-46-0.
  • Ringlstetter, Herbert (2005). Helmut Wick, An Illustrated Biography Of The Luftwaffe Ace And Commander Of Jagdgeschwader 2 During The Battle Of Britain. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 0-7643-2217-6.