ROLL OF HONOUR
Salute to the men
and women of the FAA and
18 Course, No 1 Flying Training School, R.A.F. Netheravon, Wiltshire. 1st April 1941. The names of the individuals seen here are as
follows, Naval Ratings:- Clarke.R.G., Brown.P.A., Penny.A.G., Gardener.R.M., Papworth.O.S., Williams.G.A., Bonnett.A.G., MacQueen.D.J., Costello.A.F.M.,
Platt.D., Woods.A.G., Neal.N.A., Tait.M.C., Muller.D.M., Spalding.G., Fuller.D.A., Horrocks.H., Langshaw.R.W., Barker.R.P., Jacob.B.P.H..
Pardoe-Matthews.P.P. (RNR). Lt Greaves.G.R.
(RNR). Lt Nelson-Gracie.P.P. (RM)
the end of the World War 2 the strength of the Fleet Air Arm was: 59 aircraft
carriers, 3,700 aircraft, 72,000 officers and men and 56 air stations all
over the world. These pages commemorate those men and women who served with
the Fleet Air Arm in 1939-1945.
AIR ARM INFORMATION BULLETIN BOARD
YOUR OWN NEWS AND REUNION EVENTS
FLEET AIR ARM LOST AND FOUND SHIPMATES
submit a name for the Roll of Honour lists
Air Arm Memorial Roll
Memorial Roll of Honour to
the Men of the Fleet Air Arm and Commonwealth naval aviation forces killed or
missing in action 1939-1945.
Records: Directory of FAA Commanding Officers
The most comprehensive
internet Directory in the world of all the front line squadron Commanding
Officers of the Fleet Air Arm, including British, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, South African and Dutch
officers. The directory includes personnel files and career biographies of
Voluntary Reserve (RNVR)
An introduction to the
valuable role that the Wavy Navy played during 1939-1945 both on land, sea
and air. The directory includes personnel files and career biographies of key
Service Records:FAA non-commissioned officers & ratings
Introduction to the
different Naval aviation related trades including TAGs, Armourers, Fitters
etc, details of these trades and contacts to veteran associations, and an
Alphabetical Who's Who Directory of notable ground and aircrew NCOs. Includes
RAF personnel serving with FAA squadrons.
Service Records: Directory of Fleet Air Arm
Who's Who Directory of Royal
Navy FAA personnel involved in test pilot activities with the naval units at
the A&AEE, RAF Boscombe Down, the Royal Aircraft Establishment at
Farnborough and the naval air test squadrons of the FAA.
· Biography of
· Biography of
· Full list
Service Records:Fleet Air Arm Aces
Alphabetical Who's Who
Directory of Royal Navy FAA personnel who claimed shooting down enemy
aircraft. The list includes British, Dominion and Commonwealth airmen.
Service Records: Flying
Introduction to the history
of the Flying Royal Marines of WW2, including lists of the Marines who
commanded Royal Navy Fleet air Arm Squadrons 1939-1945
Biographies of leading aircrew
Directory of biographies of
leading Fleet Air Arm aircrew.
Royal Naval Air Station commanders
Who's Who directory of notable
Air Station commanders 1939-1945. Includes RAF personnel.
Records: Flag Officer Index
Records: Naval Personalities, Admirals of the Fleet
Who's Who directory of
notable naval personalities 1939-1945.
Arm Honours and Awards
A-Z Directory of Honours of
Awards to Fleet Air Arm personnel winning the VC, DSO, DSC, GC, CGM, BEM,
DSM, as well as being Mentioned in Dispatches (MID).
Fleet Air Arm Prisoners of War (P.O.W.)
FAA men in captivity with
Axis forces. Includes information about the camps, the POW Associations and
FAA Ranks and
Ranks and responsibilities
for Naval aviation aircrew in the Royal Navy and Commonwealth.
Royal Navy and
Naval Aviation Uniforms
See FAASIG for Uniforms of the Fleet Air
Arm In World War Two
Fleet Air Arm training
Information about the training
squadrons and instructors, including the BCATP.
· Fleet Air Arm and the
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
Fleet Air Arm Air and Ground Crews
Introduction to the various
Branches and expert crew positions held by NCO and ratings 1939-1945, including
links to current Veteran Associations.
RN FAA/RCN Airborne Electronic
Sensor Operators AES OP (Canada) Also see Airborne Electronic
Sensor Operators AES OP website
FAA Aircrewmans Branch
successors to the FAA TAG (see the Aircrewmans Association website)
FAA Aircraft Handlers
(Chockheads)(See Aircraft Handlers Association
FAA Telegraphist Air Gunners (see TAG Association webpage)
Fleet Air Arm Armourers (Bombheads)(See Fleet Air Arm Armourers
Flying WRENS, the Women's
Royal Naval Service
Flying WRENS: Women played an active part in the
fight against the Axis forces , not more so than the Women's Royal Naval
Service (WRENS) and the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) women aircraft ferry
Air Transport Auxillary (ATA)
Civilian pilots played an
active part in the fight against the Axis forces, not more so than the Air
Transport Auxiliary (ATA) men and women aircraft ferry pilots who were
instrumental in ensuring that the Fleet Air Arm received its aircraft during
A gallery of photographs and
Lost Trails: Contacts and who's where?
Trying to find your old
aircrew or an old shipmate - locator websites
to find that missing friend not seen in almost 60 years.
Webpages about the FAA and RN by the
veterans and their families.
Squadron Associations and Reunions
Details of squadrons
associations, including the Fleet Air Arm Association, Fleet Air Arm Officers
Association, FAA TAG Association, Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots
Association, Arctic Convoy Association and the British
and Commonwealth Air Register.
Virtual Library and Autobiographies
Key bibliographic sources.
Includes online purchases (coming soon).
Obituaries of Fleet Air Arm personnel
Summaries from the national
newspapers of well known Fleet air Arm and naval aviation personnel who
served with the Fleet Air Armn 1939-1945.
· Maritime Obituaries
Personalities in the News
Highlighted news and events.
Discussion groups and online
Website Directories and Databases with FAA Personnel information
For details of all service records for Royal Navy personnel. Centurion. Naval
Pay & Pensions (Accounts), MoD. Ministry of
Defence, CS(RM)2A. In both of the above archives,
only written enquiries from next-of-kin are accepted, and a search fee is
further details see this summary sheet.
All service records of the officers and men of
the Royal Air Force are maintained and stored by the Ministry of Defence.
Copies of these records are available only to relatives.
The Royal Navy website
Royal Navy and the Fleet Air Arm squadrons of
today with historic profiles.
The Navy Lists
The 1999 Navy List has 9 sections and an
index. Section one covers the Royal Family, the Defence Council and the
Admiralty Board. Section two lists alphabetically all officers of the RN,
Royal Marines, QARNNS, and RFA officers. Section three gives the seniority
lists of officers on the Active List for RN, RM and QARNNS. Section four
gives key RN personnel, Attaches, and Advisers, including Interpreters.
Section five lists ships and units of the Fleet and establishments, plus RFA
ships. Section six an alphabetical list of key addresses. Section seven
Honorary officers in the Reserve's in alphabetical listing, again covering
RN, RM, but including the Sea Cadet Corps and Combined Cadet Force. Section
eight gives obituaries and section nine identifies all abbreviations in use
in the Navy List.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - DEBT
OF HONOUR REGISTER:
This Register provides personal and service
details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the
Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars, including all
those who served with the Fleet Air Arm.
ROLL OF HONOUR DATABASE
Searchable database of 11297 RECORDS by name,
rank, date, or by keyword.
COMMEMORATIVE ROLL DATABASE
relating to former members of the Armed Forces of Canada (deceased), the
Personal Records Unit (formerly the Personnel
Records Centre) may be reached at:
Personnel Records Unit, RSD, The National Archives,
395 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON, K1A ON3, Canada
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
This site contains information about the graves and memorials of more than
116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their
lives for their country. The site has been expanded to include direct links
to the commemorative inscriptions in the electronic versions of Canada's
Books of Remembrance.
Canadian Book of
The Books of Remembrance contain the names of Canadians who fought in wars
and died either during or after them. All the books are kept in the Memorial
Chamber located in the Peace Tower
on Parliament Hill. The purpose of creating a site that displays these books
on the Internet is to make them more accessible to the public.
Canadian Virtual War Memorial with search
Search the Canadian
Merchant Navy War Dead Database
The British, Commonwealth
& Polish Air
Services Personnel Archive The Archive is believed to be the world's largest on-government
record of air force fatalities. Started in 1984, its purpose is to record and
eventually publish details of those who died while serving with the British,
Commonwealth & Polish forces.
Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum
NZ Memorial Roll This
Memorial Roll commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by nearly 800 New Zealand pilots, air gunners, and navigators who flew
fighter aircraft during the world wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.
NZ Aces List This site is
devoted to the 87 pilots who are known to have achieved 'ace' status in World
Wars I & II.
AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS
Of the 405,399 Americans that lost their lives
during World War II, there were 78,976 Missing in Action. Of the remainder
the next of kin of 93,242 elected to have their loved ones buried at our
cemeteries. The World
War II Honor Roll database contains the 172,218 names of those buried at
our cemeteries, those Missing in Action and those buried or lost at sea. It
does not contain the names of the 233,181 Americans returned to the United States for burial.
of German Armed Forces fatalities
VERMISTEN UND TOTEN
DATABANK: A site listing all the known fatalities and missing
person person of the German Armed forces during
both World War I and World War II.
(WASt) for the notification of next-of-kin
of members of the former German Wehrmacht who
were killed in action. The site is a must for anyone tracing freinds or realtives who served
in the Wehrmact, Luftwaffe, Kreigmarine
or Waffen SS. In excess of 2.100.000 personal files
on German naval personnel (Imperial German Navy, forerunner to the Reichsmarine, Reichsmarine,
Kriegsmarine, German Minesweeping Service and drafted merchant seamen) for
the period 1871-1947. Over 15.000.000 files on German and Austrian forces and
their allies who were P.o.Ws. (mainly
in French, American and British custody). Release documents on transports
(repatriations) from the East. Approximately 1.500.000 files (residue) on
foreign P.o.Ws. in German
VICTORIA CROSS REFERENCE
Extremely detailed website with information on
each of the 1354 recipients in the indexes. Details include: Name, Unit,
Location of Deed, Campaign, Nationality , Living
Recipients, VCs Publicly Displayed, Books, NEW! Relatives Register. includes all FAA, RN, RNVR, RCNVR, VC winners.
Well maintained and up-to-date list and
details of obituaries of personnel with Maritime connections, and includes anumber of FAA, RN and
Commonwealth naval aviators. This online list was originally drawn up from
February 1996 onwards by Edwin King and Martin Evans as a collation of
maritime obituaries appearing in the British press for MARHST-L, the maritime
history discussion group.
CANADIAN AIR ACES AND HEROES: Lists 9
air aces with biographies, including Robert Hampton "Hammy" Gray,
VC, DSC, RCNVR
OF BRITAIN ROLL OF HONOUR: Battle
of Britain History Site of the Royal Air Force. Includes the lsit of the 2 main FAA squadrons serving with RAF Fighter
Command in 1940 as well as the FAA personnel seconded to RAF squadrons.
The Association of the Officers of the Fleet
Air Arm, in London. Includes a section on History including
about all the squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm, with an outline of their Battle honours.
And Commonwealth Air Unit Register
The squadrons that were part of the RCN, their squadron crests and a
Royal Naval Service (W.R.N.S.) A Celebration of Their Lives, Then and Now. Locate A Wren Board Post a request here to find a friend that you served
with in the WRNS. Please be sure to sign up first before you post a message. TIP : When signing up, your user name can not have spaces
in it. IMPORTANT: Please use good judgement when posting and replying, and
give personal information sparingly.
RCAF Personnel -
Honours and Awards -1939-1949
This index is a compilation of some 9,200
awards to roughly 8,300 RCAF personnel, announced between 1940 and 1949, for
services during the Second World War. These ranged from the Victoria Cross to
Mentions in Despatches and included many foreign
Rob Davis Web Site - Finding Former Aircrew
(Hints And Tips)
Service Pals, here to put you in
touch with old pals and comrades from your service days. If you have
served, are serving, are family or friend, these pages are for you. Primarily
the site is for Brits, non Brits are welcome to post messages and these
messages are flagged by country of origin. Categories include: Royal Navy and
the other Services, also Association News and Links. Fastfind.
Welcome to Lost Comm's,
the site for helping you "Find Your Forces Friends" from the Army,
Navy, Marines and RAF. The site is a helping hand for you to find and
re-establish communications with lost call signs and forces friends from the
Army, Navy, Marines, RAF and other associated areas of the forces
Missing you website - regarded as one
of the most comprehensive UK missing persons website
WITH OVER 12000 CURRENT MISSING PERSONS
MESSAGES. relevant categories include: Armed Forces,
Genealogy, Re-Unions, Bulleting Bopards. The search
engine is an ideal way to locate friends for FAA reunions,
or to find old forces pals.
Helping US Naval veterans find, locate and get
in touch. Old friends and buddies. HAs a searchable
People locator database. Also others for Reunions, Organizations,
Dedicated to the men and women who have shaped
our air and space heritage, and to the preservation of their accomplishments.
Created: 3-04-2001, Last Modified 01-6-2005