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.

To revert to viewing the basic Roll of Honour click here.

Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Crew Position Service Service Number Aircraft Cemetery
CWGC link
Cemetery / Runnymede
link (if avail.)
IBCC link (if avail.)
(Oliver Leslie)
Albutt - Nav RAF 151080 JA918 Dunkirk Town Cemetery
Plot 2. Row 5. Grave 3.
(David Allan)
Goulden - W/Op RNZAF NZ.421968 JA918 Oye-Plage Communal Cemetery
Row 2. Grave 4.
Sgt W W
(William Walter)
Hopper - MU/AG RAF 1399532 JA918 Dunkirk Town Cemetery
Plot 2. Row 5. Grave 15.
Sgt E G R
(Ernest George Richard)
Pepper - R/AG RAF 1608061 JA918 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 236

Sgt H P
(Henry Power)
Robinson - F/Eng RAF 1404551 JA918 Dunkirk Town Cemetery
Plot 2. Row 5. Grave 4.
(Ernest Vernon)
Sage - P RNZAF 415369 JA918 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 263

Sgt W C
(William Charles)
Taylor - A/B RAF 1396691 JA918 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 238


The details were last updated: 20 June 2024

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