Roll of Honour

Summary

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
(Plot/Panel)
CWGC link
Cemetery / Runnymede
link (if avail.)
IBCC link (if avail.)
Sgt W
(William)
Berry - Nav RAF 1802847 NG132 Eastbourne Ocklynge Cemetery
Plot Z. Grave 686
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2723181/BERRY

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/101764/
Sgt L
(Leslie)
Elliott - W/Op RAF 1591992 NG132 Goole Cemetery
Sec. B. Plot 4. Grave 758
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2408073/ELLIOTT

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/107024/
W/O H L
(Harry Lawrence)
Farmer - A/B RAF 1333628 NG132 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 269
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1269820/FARMER

/pages/RAF-Runnymede-Memorial.php#HLFarmer
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/107383/
P/O A C
(Alfred Churchill)
Lockyer - P RNZAF NZ.428130 NG132 Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery
Sec. H. Row J. Grave 9
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2623847/LOCKYER

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/114156/
Sgt D
(Dennis)
Lucey - R/AG RAF 1796949 NG132 Canovee Graveyard County Cork
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2701326/LUCEY

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/114336/
Sgt S
(Sidney)
Matthews - MU/AG RAF 1597703 NG132 Holme upon Spalding Moor All Saints Churchyard
Sec. A. Grave 35
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2401882/MATTHEWS

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/115188/

The details were last updated: 09 October 2023


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