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Royal Ceylon Air Force - Rohan Amerasekera

"I am trying to locate any RAF personnel who were seconded to the Royal Ceylon Air Force (RCyAF) from 1951 to 1974, especially if they knew my relative, Rohan Amerasekera."

"I am also trying to locate the present whereabouts of the following persons or their families (if they are deceased). They all served with the RCyAF."

A/Cdre Graham Clerke Bladon OBE (Commander RCyAF 1951-58)
AVM. John Lindsay Barker CB DFC (Commander RCyAF 1958-62)
Gp.Capt. A E Dale AFC DFM
Gp.Capt. Charles L W Stewart
W/Cdr. D W I Thomas
W/Cdr. C R Peter
W/Cdr. L A Walker
W/Cdr. M S Streedman
W/Cdr. Ratcliffe
Gp.Capt. R B Thomson DSO DFC
S/Ldr. H G Trent
S/Ldr. J G Alderson
S/Ldr. Short
S/Ldr. K C Lounds
F/Lt. A F Hindle
F/Lt. Chignal
F/Lt. Renshaw
F/Lt. Howard (RAF Regt)
F/Lt. Bridges (RAF Regt)
F/Lt. Ansley
F/Lt. Rash
F/Lt. Lust


"Trying to locate the present whereabouts of the following aircrew or their families (if they are deceased). They all served with No 158 Squadron in 1943-44."

1308412 Sgt. D.G. 'Dave' Cree DFM (Mid Upper Gunner) (Now deceased).
527668 F/Sgt. William Samuel Henry Strong DFM (Flight Engineer) (Killed while flying second tour with 640 SQN).

Koch (Wireless Operator)
Brown (Wireless Operator)
Bailey (Wireless Operator)
Stimpson (Wireless Op or Mid Upper Gunner)
Grundy (Wireless Op)
F/Sgt. N Gamble DFM (Air Gunner)
Crandall (F/Engineer)
Seymour (F/Engineer)
Fowler (F/Engineer)
McKinnon (Wireless Op)
Smart (Navigator)
Hawthorne (F/Engineer)
Sgt. D G Cutler (F/Engineer)


"Trying to locate the present whereabouts of the following aircrew or their families (if they are deceased). They all served with No 640 Squadron in 1944-45."

From Fred Papple's crew-
F/Sgt. Sidney Ian 'Dick' McLean (Bomb Aimer) [Deceased]
Sgt. Thomas W. 'Tom' Dakin (Mid Upper Gunner) [Deceased]
Sgt. J. William 'Billy' Burns (Rear Gunner) [Deceased]


From Bert Jeeves' crew-
P/O. William H. 'Bill' Harding (Flight Engineer)
Sgt. Ron E. Draper (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sgt. Frank 'Smithy' Smith (Rear Gunner)

Entered March 04 2004

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