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No. 547 Squadron Royal Air Force

31st July 1944 Aircraft Lost

10th June 1945 Transfers to Transport Command

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Those known to have served with

No. 547 Squadron Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Baker Bill . F/O
  • Bartholomew J. E..
  • Bouwman. Henry .
  • Boux Jerry . P/O
  • Dale Arthur John. WO. (d.5th May 1945)
  • Havelock-Sutton Nigel Henry Vizard. Flt.Sgt. (d.12th April 1944)
  • Hughes Bertam John.
  • Hughes Glen . F/S
  • Lalliberte Gerry . F/O
  • Maier. Walt .
  • Smith William Thomas.
  • Springer Noel William. FO (d.18th August 1943)

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Bertam John Hughes 547 Squadron

I am trying to find any information I can about by father Bertram John Hughes who has passed away. He was in 547 squadron between 1943 and 1947.

Alistair Davison

Walt Maier. 547 Sqd

Walt Maier, Glen Hughes, Bill Baker at Leuchars Scotland 1944.

I was stationed at Leuchars with S/L Sherwoods crew from 1944 till 'D' Day. We all flew with RAF 547 Coastal Command Squadron and did VLR over the North Atlantic in search of German U boats and submarines. The names of the crew were: F/O W.Maier Cdn. F/O Bill Baker Cdn. F/O Gerry Lalliberte Cdn. F/S Glen Hughes Welsh F/S Pete Reed Cdn. and P/O Jerry Boux Cdn.

Here are selection of photos, Regretably, I have misplaced the one picture of the "Skipper", S/L Sherwood. If you ever come across another, please let me know.

547 Squadron.

Our crew:

Our crew: On bottom Gerry Laliberte, Pete Reed, myself [Walt Maier]. Top Jerry Boux on my shoulders and the other man was from a different crew and I only knew his first name (Jack).

Henry Bouwman

Henry Bouwman, Navigator Bomber, 547 Sqd at Leuchars

WAAF's Olive & Carmel (Paddy) 1943, I have forgotten the girls' surnames.

WAAF Cpl. Mary at Leuchars 1944

The Dutch airmen who flew with the 300 group squadrons all of flew Mosquitos, Canadian. built Aircraft and were support for the Liberator aircraft squadrons. If we ran into enemy aircraft on our return to base, we would radio for help and they were with us within 15 to 20 minutes to engage the Germans which were either FW190's or Me109's

J. E. "Bart" Bartholomew 281 Sqd

This photograph of my late father Flt. Lt. J E "Bart" Bartholomew and company taken on New Years Eve 1943. Dad is second from the left, back row in full uniform

Dad served in Coastal Command in 547 Sqdn. 281 Sqdrn. and 279 Sqdrn. He was an Australian and a navigator in RAF Coastal Command based in England, Scotland, Iceland and the Shetlands during WW2. He twice crashed in the sea and received the Air Force Cross for service and gallantry.

Blair Bartholomew

William Thomas Smith 547 Sqdn.

My father, William Thomas Smith, was part of 547 Coastal Command Squadron in Wales and Scotland. Does anyone remember him?

Diana Wenham

Flt.Sgt. Nigel Henry Vizard Havelock-Sutton 547 Squadron (d.12th April 1944)

Nigel Havelock-Sutton was born on 6th of January 1921, the son of Captain George Havelock-Sutton MC and Ethel Havelock Sutton. He attended Connaught House Preparatory School in Weymouth, Dorset. From January to December 1933 he attended Sherborne School, Dorset, and then Bruton School, Somerset.

During WW2 he served as a Flight-Sergeant, Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) in 547 Squadron. His service number was 1267276. He was killed in action over the Bay of Biscay on 12th of April 1944. He is commemorated on the Runnymead Memorial, at Sherborne School on the War Memorial Staircase and in the Book of Remembrance and at Castleton Church Burial Ground in Sherborne, Dorset.

Rachel Hassall

WO. Arthur John Dale 547 Squadron (d.5th May 1945)

Arthur Dale was the Son of Arthur Thomas Dale and Florence Mary Dale of South Shields, Co. Durham. He was aged 30 when he died and is buried in the Aalborg New Cemetery in Denmark.

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