The Shackleton Association

Shackleton Association Crest

The Shackleton Association
Register dated June 4th 2008

The Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum includes, within its sixteen thousand names, the names of those comrades of the members of the Shackleton Association who were lost during the course of Shackleton aircraft operations.

This Register has been compiled in the order in which their names are engraved on the Memorial not only to help with the finding of a name but to also record for future generations their ranks, duties and brief circumstances of their loss.

It is hoped that the establishment of the Armed Forces Memorial, the Shackleton Association Memorial and the Shackleton Association Register will preserve the memory of all who were lost, many of whom have no known grave but that of the ocean into which they fell.

“To speak a man’s name is to make him live forever”

Presented to the Trustees of the National Memorial Arboretum by the Members of the Shackleton Association to commemorate the dedication of the Shackleton Association Memorial on June 4th 2008.

The Shackleton Association Register

Panels 63 and 64

VP261 of 240 Squadron, lost in the North Sea 25th June 1952.

Bisdee W MWing CdrPilot
Blackall R OFt LtPilot
Burch D WSgtAir Signaller
Butler D ASgtAir Engineer
Imrie J ASgtAir Gunner
Johnstone RLACMechanic
Norman N TSgtAir Gunner
Pratt P E EFt SgtAir Signaller
Rourke J PSgtNavigator
Vincent J M DFg OffPilot
Wadsworth P RLACMechanic

Panel 65

VP286 of 236OCU lost off Cromarty 8th October 1952

Arundel K GSgtAir Signaller
Callow W APt OffNavigator
Deans R BSgtRadar Gunner
Funnel B KSgtAir Signaller
Gillespie G HSACMechanic
Hill GSgtAir Signaller
Hunter RLACMechanic
Johnstone APt OffNavigator
Kilbride D CSgtAir Signaller
Leighton T ESgtPilot
Pinn E W GSgtAir Gunner
Smith H ASgtAir Engineer
Southgate D JSgtPilot
Western J CFt SgtPilot

Panel 78

WL746 of 240 Squadron lost off the Argyllshire coast 11th December 1953.

Allen L RSgtAir Signaller
Bern M BSgtAir Signaller
Brinkman APt OffNavigator
Brown H AFg OffNavigator
Chevalier FFt LtPilot
Dodd JSgtAir Signaller
Griffin M JSgtAir Signaller
Griffin M W RSgtAir Engineer
Harrington P WSgtAir Engineer
McReavy A GFt SgtPilot

Panel 84

WL794 of 38 Squadron lost in the Mediterranean 12th February 1954

Betts N WSgtAir Engineer
Edlund P LSgtAir Signaller
Henderson J DSgtAir Signaller
Hennell J HSgtPilot
Raddon P F JSgtAir Signaller
Rawlinson W LFt SgtAir Engineer
Skinner DSgtAir Signaller
Sloan C H PM NavNavigator
Smallwood AFg OffNavigator
Stevenson R JFt LtPilot

Panel 93

WG531 and WL743, both of 42 Squadron, lost in the Irish Sea 11th January 1955

Board GFg OffPilot
Cathcart I OM SigAir Signaller
Cooper L WSgtAir Signaller
Davies HSgtPilot
Goodwin J TSgtAir Signaller
Horrocks NFg OffNavigator
Male DSgtAir Engineer
Molyneux GFg OffNavigator
Morgan E JSgtAir Signaller
Rae M GFt SgtAir Signaller
Richards K GFg OffPilot
Ridgers R ESgtAir Signaller
Rogers GFg OffNavigator
Scott C WSgtAir Signaller
Swann L RSgtAir Signaller
Thompson GSgtAir Engineer
Webb B HFg OffNavigator
Wood L WPt OffPilot

Panel 95

Lost from WB849 over Loch Neagh 8th June 1955

Coates GSgtAir Signaller

WR970 crashed at Foolow, Derbyshire, 7th December 1956

Wales J B OBE DFCSqdn LdrPilot

Panel 115

VP259 of MOTU lost near Elgin 10th January 1958

Emsden N N SFg OffPilot
Stastny K AFMM PilotPilot

Panel 117

VP254 of 205/209 Squadron lost in the South China Sea 9th December 1958

Barnley P CSgtAir Signaller
Bouttell W A SFt LtPilot
Bowater S DFC AFCFt LtPilot
Dancy D H G N DFCFt SgtAir Engineer
Jones M A CFg OffNavigator
Marshall PSgtAir Signaller
Moore A CFg OffNavigator
Owen E LFt SgtAir Signaller
Sixsmith J ESgtAir Signaller
Stewart JM SigAir Signaller

Fell from WG533 of 224 Squadron near Gibraltar 12th August 1962

Gibbings P T JSgtAir Signaller

Shackleton 1718 of the South African Air Force was lost in the Stettynskloof Mountains, South Africa, 8th August 1963

Siversten T HCaptainCommander and Pilot
Du Plooy C A2nd LtCo- Pilot
Labuschagne J GCaptainCo-Pilot
Coetzee A G WLtNavigator
Smith G J2nd LtNavigator
Strauss D ICONavigator
Scully S SWO2Flight Engineer
Vorster M CA/CplFlight Engineer
Sheasby D HA/SgtSignals Leader
Viljoen C PA/CplRadio Operator
Taljaard M JA/CplRadio Operator
Bordreiss M AA/CplRadio Operator
Chamberlain JA/MRadio Operator

Panel 142

XF704 of 201 Squadron lost in the Moray Firth 8th December 1965

Bray M D ASgtAEOp
Bromley A GSgtAEOp
Orme B SFt SgtAir Engineer
Patrick G WFg OffNavigator
Perry D WFt LtPilot
Taylor C BFt LtPilot
Timms BM EngAir Engineer
Williams J SFg OffPilot

Panel 148

WL786 of 205 Squadron lost in the Indian Ocean 5th November 1967

Adams R NFt SgtAEOp
Blake HFt LtPilot
Bungay R KFg OffPilot
Greatorex K MFt LtNavigator
Love DPlt OffNavigator
Morgan D HSgtAir Signaller
Rees R GFt SgtAEOp
Stanley I BFt LtAEO

WR976 of 120 Squadron lost in the Atlantic 19th November 1967

Brown ASgtAEOp
Gent J FFt SgtAir Signaller
Gordon K RFg OffAir Engineer
Hollins F RFt LtPilot
Letchford B CSqdn LdrPilot
Spicer E TFt LtNavigator
Stowell P JFg OffAEO
Fillion J DFt Lt (RCAF)Navigator

XF702 of 206 Squadron lost in Inverness-shire 21st December 1967

Bowen M BSgtAEOp
Evans D JFg OffPilot
Fonseca R JFg OffNavigator
Harris D JFt SgtAEOp
Harvey HSqdn LdrAEO
Hurry K BSgtAir Signaller
Jones M ASgtAir Engineer
Mackie B G WFt LtNavigator
Maclean I CPt Off1 Gp HQ Staff
Matthews C PSgtAEOp
McCallum M CSqdn LdrPilot
Swinney T CFg OffPilot
Young J VFg OffAEO

Panel 150

WB833 of 204 Squadron lost on the Mull of Kintyre 19th April 1968

Burton D RFg OffPilot
Buttimore T F AFt SgtAEOp
Creamer J R FSgtAir Engineer
Creedon MFg OffPilot
Denny R J DFt LtNavigator
Dixon B RSgtAEOp
Duffy N MSgtAir Signaller
Fisken G CFt LtNavigator
Haggett R C LSqdn LdrPilot
Hellens RFt LtAEO
Stratton R CM SigAir Signaller

Panel 160

Accidentally killed at Kinloss 7th September 1972

Ross A DFt SgtAir Engineer

Died whilst piloting a Shackleton of the South African Air Force in 1983

Bondesio M, AFCMajorCommander and Pilot

Panel 201

WR965 of 8 Squadron lost in the Outer Hebrides 30th April 1990

Boulton S JCplTechnician
Burns C HFg OffPilot
Campbell A DFt LtNavigator
Forbes K SFt LtGD(G)FC
Lane J ASqdn LdrNavigator
Miller G A RSgtAir Engineer
Ricketts K PFt SgtAEOp
Roncoroni S JWg CdrPilot
Wrighton C FWg CdrNavigator

 Wikipedia page on Shackleton accidents and incidents.

Compiled on behalf of the Shackleton Association by
M. Wells
Association Member
Rosliston, Derbyshire, 2008.