WW1 Nominal Roll - V

The following table was sourced from the data files available at the airhistory.org.uk - Royal Flying Corps website, Sqn Daily States (National Archives), Casualty Cards (RAF Museum) and Service Records (findmypast.co.uk).  Some names from the early 1920s have been included until an inter-war nominal roll can be created.

AD - Aircraft Depot AH - airhistory.org.uk
ASD - Aircraft Storage Depot CC - Casualty Card
CCS - Casualty Clearing Station DS - Daily States
ERS - Engine Repair Section HE - Home Establishment
HQ - Headquarters POW - Prisoner of War
RB - Record Books SR - Service Record
TD - temporary duty USAS - United States Air Service
Service # Rank Surname Name/Initials Remarks
  Maj Vaughan Ralph Montgomery Commanding Officer Nov to Dec 16
  2Lt Vickers Alfred DS - 17 Aug 18 posted from HE

SR - 56 Sqn not mentioned, missing/killed 3 Sep 18

CC - 3 Sep 18 missing presumed killed whilst with 56 Sqn

4546 F/Sgt
Vousden Ernest DS - 30 Dec 18 leave

SR - posted from 56 Sqn 16 May 19, France 7 Apr 17 to 8 Feb 19

Flight Magazine, 23 Oct 1959 - in letter to the editor, E Vousden states "In June 1916 I was the N.C.O. i/c 56 Nucleus Flight, which was drawn from No. 5 R.A.S., Castle Bromwich, and later attached to No. 28 Squadron, Gosport, until the formation of the squadron at London Colney in August 1916. I remained with the squadron until it was disbanded at Narborough in February 1919."