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Personnel believed to have served at Radford aerodrome in Warwickshire

We hope this list will be useful for family history research.  We have more information on some of the people listed, which we are pleased to share.  If a member of your family is listed, or you know where photographs or anecdotes can be found, please can you contact us? We appreciate the opportunity to copy original material and aim to build an archive of early military flying in the south Midlands.  Thank you. 

First Date Last Date Rank Names or Initials Surname Comment
12/03/1917
Capt

Adams
Officer in command despatch

16/08/1916
F/Sgt
F.
Ballard
Delivery pilot.
24/09/1918
Lt
Charles Geoffrey
Baker
Delivery pilot.
September 1919
Lt

Baulman



Lt
Hedley Herbert
Berry
Pilot, killed in a flying accident 24/09/1918.
24/09/1918
Sgt
W H
Bertie
Fitter.
24/09/1918
Cpl
J C
Boomer
Rigger.
January 1919
Sgt

Brewer

22/05/1917
Lt
Frank Douglas
Brooker
Officer i/c aeroplane erection.


Capt

Bullman



2/Lt
Leonard Turnell
Carruthers
Pilot, injured in flying accident 20/05/1919.




Caskie
Pilot early in late 1916 or early 1917; later RE8 pilot in 21 Squadron.
22/05/1917
Lt
Arthur
Chapman
Officer i/c engines.
24/09/1918
Cpl
A
Coch
Rigger.
19/04/1918
1/AM
Frank
Coxah
Mechanic.


Lt
George Spencer
Craddock
Killed in a flying accident 20/05/1919.
26/03/1917


James Anderson
Craig
Pilot.
19/04/1918
24/09/1918 Lt
George Henry
Crooke-Rogers
Officer commanding riggers.


Pte2
Charles
Crossland
Died of pneumonia 30/06/1918.
27/05/1918
December 1918
Sgt
Herbert
Cutts
In command of fitters.
November 1918

Sgt

Davenport
1919

AM3
George
Denham
Born Dublin 1901.
11/01/1918
21/01/1919
Pte2
Austin Hugh
Dow

29/03/1917

Lt
William Molesworth
Dunkley
Pilot.
February 1919

Sgt

Egan





Eland
Female: driver at Radford in 1917-1918.


3/AM
Henry
England
Injured 29/09/1918 swinging prop.
01/10/1918

Sgt Maj
George Alfred
Filmore
Disciplining sergeant.


Lt
Arthur Henry Felix
Fletcher
Pilot, killed in a flying accident 22/05/1917.
February 1919

Sgt

Gear

November 1919

Cpl

Gilroy
Mechanic


3/AM
F W
Green
Injured by tram, 07/09/1918.
22/05/1917

Capt
Cecil Scott J
Griffin
Pilot.
19/04/1918
24/09/1918
Lt
Frank Esmond
Gritton
Test pilot.
December 1918

F/Sgt

Hall

01/12/1917
31/01/1919
Lt
George William
Halstead
Ferry pilot with 1 AAP in December 1917 to February 1918 and summer 1918. Killed in a flying accident 31/01/1919.
18/08/1918
07/11/1918
Lt
Eric Vivian Colclough
Hamilton
Lieutenant Flying at 1 AAP from 18/08/1918 until about November 1918.
15/12/1917
01/10/1919
Lt
Percy
Haselock
Officer in charge of armament from December 1917.
10/03/1919
05/04/1919
Capt
Edwin Tufnell
Hayne
Pilot. He was killed in a flying accident at Castle Bromwich on 28/04/1919.
October 1918

Sgt

Henderson


25/10/1917
2/Lt
Alan Stanley
Hett
Ferry pilot.
19/04/1918
01/10/1918
Lt
George
Hodgson
Pilot; injured by propeller 26/08/1918.
29/09/1917
05/11/1918
2/Lt
William Harold
Hodson
Assistant instructor in gunnery.
19/04/1918
24/09/1918
Dr
Alfred
Hooper
MD medical officer i/c 1 AAP.
September 1919

Lt

Howden

24/09/1918

3/AM
H C
Hunter
Armourer.




Jack
Female: driver at Radford in 1917-1918.
10/05/1917?
23/03/1918
Lt
John Herbert
James
Delivery pilot or test pilot. Between 1912 and 1915 he was a "self-employed aviator. In 1913 he built his own machine and flew it for two years on exhibition work. Between 1915 and 1917 he was a test pilot at the Royal Aircraft Factory, Farnborough.


Sgt
D T A
Jones
Pilot, killed in a flying accident 01/10/1918.



Joe
King
Female: driver at Radford in 1917-1918.
27/05/1918

1/AM
Frederick
Lacroix
Fitter.
January 1919

Sgt

Leofold

February 1919

Sgt

Linnett

22/05/1917

Capt
Percy H
Linthune
Adjutant.
October 1918

Sgt

Lord

28/03/1918
16/08/1918
Lt
Donald Marcus Kelway
Marendaz
Delivery pilot.
01/08/1919 31/08/1919 Capt
Marsh


Lt

Molyneaux
At the aerodrome in 1918.
12/03/1917
Lt Lee R. Murray Test pilot.
27/05/1918
2/AM
Frank
Norris
Rigger.
27/05/1918
Lt Hugh Pendavis Test pilot.
24/09/1918

Cpl
H
Perry
Fitter.
01/10/1917 01/10/1917 Capt William Ewart Reason
19/04/1918 24/09/1918 Lt Col
Rene-de-Sarigny Officer commanding 1 Aircraft Acceptance Park.



Clifford
Roberts



Sgt
Walter
Rogers
Pilot


2/AM
Victor Hewlett
Roser
No. 1075; was also a gunner and landed the aircraft after the pilot was shot dead - not clear whether this was before or after being posted to Radford. Met his future wife at the White and Poppe shell filling factory in Coventry.
19/04/1918 24/09/1918 Lt Noel Arthur Clarence Runnels-Moss Officer in command of fitters.
April 1919

Sgt

Sarigry





Sandford
Female: driver at Radford in 1917-1918.
22/05/1917
27/07/1917
Capt
Robert Horne
Seivwright
Dispatch officer.
24/09/1918

Cpl

Simonette
Fitter.


Sgt
Hilda
Smith
Secretary to the adjutant and officer commanding 1 AAP, when she was 16.
27/07/1917
Sgt
Garnett
Sutcliffe
Fitter.
27/05/1918

Cpl
James Frederick
Taylor
In command of riggers.
27/07/1917
Lt
Clifford
Thomas Tester
November 1918

Sgt

Thorpe

October 1918

Cpl

Turner
Mechanic


Lt

Turpin

01/10/1917

Capt
R H C
Usher
Pilot with Military Cross. Had been wounded flying with 27 Sqn in 1916. Became Flight Commander in March 1918. Killed testing a machine at Northolt aerodrome on 05/06/1924.
October 1918
Sgt

Venn



3/AM
Percival George
Welsman
Mechanic, killed in a flying accident 24/09/1918.


1/AM

Wheeldon

October 1918
Sgt

Williams

27/05/1918
01/10/1918
Lt
Desmond A
Wright
Officer commanding dispatch; responsible for testing.



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