Squadron Personnel: Summary Information


Listed below is the information available for this servicemen who served in 550 Squadron.

Serviceman Details: The column headers should be fairly self-explanatory. The final column (Web links) contains, where given, links to other items on this web-site or indeed to external sources where further information or photographs, etc can be found.

Aircraft: When a link to a particular aircraft is given, this only indicates aircraft it is known the crewman was associated with (such as when flight logs are available or the aircraft has failed to return from an operation). It does not exclude the fact that the crewman may well have flown on other aircraft too, that is either just not documented in the currently available records or simply not known to the author. The aircraft links will take you to the operations listed for that aircraft.

Note that the vast bulk of the information available about squadron servicemen presented below concerns air-crew; almost no information is available about the men, and women, of the technical and other ground crews who played their part in making the squadron an effective fighting unit. This is a shame, given the key role they played in keeping the aircraft in the air and the men flying them able to do their job. So if you have ground-crew information do please send it in so that it too can be included in the squadron record.

Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.

Serviceman Details Aircraft
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Other Information Links FTR? Date Service Number
Sgt L O
(Lois Octave)
Precieux RAF 1685992 W/Op - 19 year old Sgt Precieux, son of Jules Henri and Marie Alicia Fanelle Precieux of Phoenix on the Island of Mauritius
One of three in the family (two brothers and a cousin aged between 18 and 22) who all flew with RAFVR. They came to Britain from Mauritius as RAF service volunteers with many others from the island. They were transported on the Orion (Orient Steam Navigation Company), docking via South Africa.
One of the two brothers was a bomb aimer was with 425 RCAF Squadron (Alloutte) a special squadron made up of French Canadians and French speaking crew, and the other brother named Louis T (navigator) was with Pathfinders.
KIA 7/8 Jan 1945 NG363

The details were last updated: 20 June 2024