Squadron Personnel: Summary Information

Overview

There follows below lists of the officers and men who served in 550 Squadron. The information used to build this page was taken in the first instance from the lists provided on the original Squadron Association web-site, but have been augmented by new and additional information gathered since that time.

This information is not yet complete: it has been build from the Roll of Honour, Decorations and Senior Officer lists, and then by working through other available records. So please don't shout just yet if you spot an omission - work continues to build a more complete, and accurate, list.
Do however shout if you spot an error! Please email any corrections or information to the contact details in the link at the bottom of the page.

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
ACW
Watson RAF - - MT - - - -
Sgt C J
(Cecil John)
Watson RAF 1822918 MU/AG - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 7.6.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderBJRedmond/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-bussy-la-cote-commemorations.php
KIA 15 July 1944 LL837
LL838
LM134
LM477
W5005
Sgt J M
Watson RAF 1795280 MU/AG - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 100 Squadron w.e.f. 8.11.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOWMDavidson/index.php
- - PB514
PD321
LCAW M J
(Marie Jemima)
Watson WAAF - Drove the crew bus to and from dispersal
Married Bob Kemp (service no 143399) 28.7.1945 in Middlesboro, best man F/O Les Wareham (Bob Kemp's pilot)
/php-library/mysql-utils/reports/rpt_squadron_servicemen.php?lastname=Kemp
- - -
LACW M J
(Marie Jemima)
Watson WAAF MT Drive - 550 Sqdn MT driver (drove crew bus to/from dispersal)
Married Bob Kemp (F/O Wareham crew) 28.7.1945, Middlesboro (Les Wareham Best Man). Died 1976
- - - -
Sgt W J
Watson RCAF R.212254 MU/AG - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 11 Base w.e.f 16/06/44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PORVaughan/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-logbooks.php#WOPorterLogBook
Surv. 4 July 1944 DV200
ED905
LL831
LM229
LM275
ME575
ME583
PD208
PD255
W5005

The details were last updated: 28 October 2019


Return to the top of the page.