The Tempsford Special Duties Squadrons




Sgt William (Billy) Rock is on the left. Does anyone recognise the other two?

Norman Eldridge


Ray Lee third from left. Nigel Pleasance centre, Herbert Binns to his right. The others are - Thomas Fergus, Eric Hearn, Sgt W Dalglish, John Allison

Crew of Stirling LK 209, lost over Holland 22/23 March 1945

Back row (L - R): Bill Horrocks (Flight Engineer), Alan Paton (Mid Upper Gunner), Ron Caston (Navigator), Bill Shaw (Bomb Aimer)

Front row (L - R): Reg Swift (Wireless Operator), Alan Aitken (Captain), Jo White (Rear Gunner)

Jo White was the only survivor.

L-R Back Row

P/O C D Johnson, F/O J (Cach) Caccioni, Unknown WAAF, Sgt W J (Bill) Stoneman,

Unknown, F/O M A (Tony) Farr

L-R Front Row

Sgt W Wall, Flt/Lt H A (Hal) Walker, Flt/Sgt Coulson


Can anyone identify the 2 unknowns?

Tommaso Cacchioni


Norman Clarke


Flt. Lt. Edward (Eddie) B. Palmer, DFC - the picture on the right is for use when escaping!


L-R Peter Nettleton, Ron Fullelowe (?), Joe Bown, Andy Prince, Johnny Smith

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