Richard Clare Whittaker was a Suffolk lad, born on 26 November 1919 in Yoxford. After attending Framlingham College, between 1931 and 1937, he joined the RAF on a Short Service Commission in January 1938.
The son of Percy Hamilton Meredith and Margaret Hilda Meredith, Richard Meredith was born in Runcorn in October 1914. He married Marjorie Honey in Liverpool during January 1938.
By the time the Germans invaded Norway on 9 April, 1940, Jens Hertzberg was already a long standing member of the Norwegian armed forces.
Geoffrey Donald Emms was the eldest son of Henry Donald Hastings Emms and Kate Mary, nee Dann, Emms. His younger brother, Gerald, was born in 1911.
Eric George Rogers was educated at Bishop Vesey Grammar School and lived at Church Rd, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
F/O George was one of three 64 Squadron pilots lost on 29th May, 1940.
Herbert Branwell Hackney was born during July 1913, in Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast, to Herbert and Helen Wilhelmina, nee Shephard, Hackney.
Stephen Reglar has generously allowed us to share the story of his Father-in-Law, "Taff" Powell, who served with 253 Squadron.
John Richard Lloyd was the youngest of five children born to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Conway Lloyd MC of Brecon.
Charles Sidney Darwood joined the RAF as an Acting Pilot Officer on a Short Service Commission on 15 March 1935. On completion of his training, he joined No.111 Squadron at RAF Northolt, being noted on strength there in October 1936.