Roll of Honour


The Roll of Honour contains the names of the aircrew of No. 550 Squadron (Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force) who gave their lives while the Squadron was on operations against the enemy between 26 November 1943 and May 1945.

In addition to those on this list who died ca. 85 members of No. 550 Squadron took to their parachutes over the continent. The great majority of these became Prisoners of War but a small number evaded capture and were helped back to England.

The extended version of the Roll of Honour includes further information about each servicemen such as service number and grave number/location information and links to other sources where available including to a link to the full record held on the database for the servicemen. The list has been put together from a number of sources, but special thanks to Brian Goodwin who provided the detailed cemetery and grave number information and Andrew Beattie who researched CWGC links.

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Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Crew Position Service Service Number Cemetery
CWGC link
Cemetery / Runnymede
link (if avail.)
IBCC link (if avail.) Aircraft Servicemen Details
Sgt E C
(Ernest Cecil)
Beacham - MU/AG RAF 1587896 Schoonselhof Cemetery (Belgium)
Grave 1Va.E.20
DV309 E C Beacham
Sgt D R M
(Desmond Roy Morgan)
Davies - W/Op RAF 1575462 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 228,-desmond-roy-morgan/

DV309 D R M Davies
(Geoffrey William)
Hinde - P RAF 175573 Schoonselhof Cemetery (Belgium)
Grave 1Va.E.17
DV309 G W Hinde
Sgt D
Hughes - Nav RAF 1133959 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 219

DV309 D Hughes
F/Sgt C C
(Clifford Cyril)
Sharland - A/B RAF 1318198 Schoonselhof Cemetery (Belgium)
Grave 1Va.E.19
DV309 C C Sharland
Sgt T L J
(Thomas Leonard John)
Whittick - F/Eng RAF 1852098 Schoonselhof Cemetery (Belgium)
Grave 1Va.E.18
DV309 T L J Whittick
Sgt W A J
(William Arthur John)
Young - R/AG RAF 1876460 Schoonselhof Cemetery (Belgium)
Grave 1Va.E.16
DV309 W A J Young

The details were last updated: 03 September 2019

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