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The following was originally compiled by the RAF Cranwell Association,
and subsequently updated by ex-Entry members.
There could still be errors or omissions.

Entry Representative: None

In January 1930, 59 young hopefuls arrived at RAF Cranwell as the 2D (21st) Entry to train as Instrument Makers or Wireless Operator Mechanics.
During their training, they gained 1 from the 18th Entry, 1 from the 20th Entry and 6 of their number were re-classed to a later Entry.   One died whilst still in training. This left 54 to Pass Out in December 1932.

The Entry List below is presented in alphabetical order:


ENTRY ROLL CALL

NUMBER

SURNAME

INITS

KNOWN AS

CLASS

REMARKS

562410

Allcock

J

 

FLE14

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Joined with 18th Entry.

564072

Alston

D C

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564245

Antell

W F

William

2D-x

Elect.  Died While On Active Service with 99 Sqdn on 14th December 1939. Listed on Panel 9 of Runnymede Memorial.

564048

Ashley

W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died whilst still in training on 30th August 1932.

564323

Ashmore

J A

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564124

Booker

E W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564334

Brett

G A

George

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 80 Sqdn on 14th November 1939. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

564144

Chick

C J

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564151

Clements

A G

 

2D-x

Elect.

564164

Coles

W W W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564180

Compton

L

 

2D-x

Elect.

564067

Curtis

E F W

Ernest

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Died While On Active Service with 142 Sqdn on 13th June 1940. Buried Les Corvees-lesYys Churchyard, Eure-et-Loire, France.

563632

Detain

C H

 

2J-5

Elect.  Joined with 20th Entry.

564191

Field

C E

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
MBE.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564293

Foicik

R J

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564316

France

T

 

2D-x

Elect.

564193

Gibson

F F

Gibby

2D-5

Died 12th March 1993.

564333

Goddard

D W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564496

Gordon

A D

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
BEM.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564224

Gunn

W J

 

2D-x

Elect.

564232

Hale

H S

 

2D-x

Elect.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564168

Hales

H B

 

2D-x

Elect.

564199

Hollingworth

P

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564068

Innes-Smith

D

Donald

2D-x

Elect.  Died While On Active Service on 3rd June 1943.
Buried Kidlington Burial Ground, Oxon.

564313

James

G

 

2D-x

Elect.

564229

Jerman

L G

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564218

Jones

P H

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564240

Lake

J B

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564368

Lowe

A E

Lapper

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  OBE.  DFC.

564265

McDonald

W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  Mentioned in Despatches.

564065

Miles

A H

 

2D-x

Elect.

564342

Monk

E W J

Ernest

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
Died While On Active Service with 25 Sqdn on 21st November 1940. Listed on Panel 9 of Runnymede Memorial.

564321

Murralls

J E

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564366

Neal

H W

 

2D-x

Elect.

564299

Nobbs

L G

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564277

Orr

W R

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564074

Osborne

D J

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564466

Panton

W

William

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.
DFC.  Mentioned in Despatches.  Died While On Active Service with No.1 Photographic Reconnaisance Unit on 3rd May 1941. Listed on Panel 30 of Runnymede Memorial.

564487

Phillips

L

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564296

Powell

J S

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564417

Rackham

M W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564395

Roberts

E

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.  DFM.

564408

Sawyer

L H

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564326

Shaw

W

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564423

Speck

C E

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564422

Sumpster

C

Cyril

2D-x

Elect.  Died While On Active Service with 44 Sqdn on 12th June 1940. Buried Le Paradis War Cemetery, Lestrem, Pas de Calais.

564401

Townson

R G

Reg

2D-2

Died 28th June 1989.

564291

Trainor

J

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564290

Treloar

T W

 

2D-x

Elect.

564289

Trengoir

C E

 

2D-x

Elect.

564459

Triffitt

W J

 

2D-x

Elect.

564428

White

E F

 

2D-x

Elect.

564470

White

J F

Jim

2D-5

Died circa 1996.

564474

Wiles

J R

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

564482

Woodhouse

R

 

2D-x

Wireless Operator Mechanic.

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