No 31 Course, No 51 OTU Cranfield



No 31 Course, No 51 OTU Cranfield


Group portrait of 46 aircrew members of 31 Course 51 Operational Training Unit RAF Cranfield. Front row sitting with four further rows standing behind. All personnel are dressed in tunic or battledress with peaked or side caps. In the background a brick wall. Captioned with names of course participants. Flight Lieutenant J V Thatcher, subsequently Roger Calvert’s pilot is seated fifth from the left on the front row.



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No. 31 Course, No. 51 O.T.U. Cranfield
Back Row (left to right). — Flt/O Gregor R. D. S. — P/O Munro K. W. — F/Sgt. Habgood A. G. — Sgt. MacNicol D. K. I. — F/Sgt. Reynolds S. G. — P/O Brooker F. J. — Sgt. Fawcett G. R. — Sgt. Thurgood C. M.
2nd Row from Back (left to right). — Sgt. Kinnear R. A. — Sgt. Fidler R. A. — Sgt. Cooper J. G. —Sgt. Frost W. D. G. — Sgt. Broomfield E. J. A. — Sgt. Young R. — Sgt. Griffiths H. S.
3rd Row from Back (left to right). — Sgt. Letten P. J. — P/O Webster J. A. — Sgt. Walker R. S. — W/O Fisher J. D. — F/O Barber W. R. — P/O Grant M. — Sgt. Harwood G. — P/O Lucas L. C. — F/O Evans V. W. J.
4th Row from Back (left to right) — F/O Richens W. L. — P/O Walters J. R. — F/O Smith R. E. — W/O Holland L. G. — F/O Talevi A. — F/O Barton J. C. — F/O Mannering J. E. — P/O Henley R. A. — F/O Harper J. E. — P/O Colhoun M. R. — F/O Bambury J. J.
Front Row (left to right) — F/Lt. Smitz A. J. — F/Lt. Lightbody H. A. — S/Ldr. Morley H. F. — F/O Ruffley W. L. — F/O Huggins M. W. — F/O Plumer B. E. — F/O Paterson D. C. — F/Lt. MacTavish I. A. — F/O Wilkin W. V. — F/Lt. Barrowman G. M. — F/Lt. Thatcher J. V.



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