Where are they now?

Trevor Cousins (Radar) was living in Essex, U.K.  Died in 2016.

                                 Norman McKinstry (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now living in U.S.A.

Ron Davis (Air Mechanic 1850 Sqdn.) Retired to Northern Ireland in 1989.  Died in 1995.

                                Fred Williams (Radar) was living in Derbyshire, U.K.  Died in 2006.

Sammy Scarsbrook (Stoker) was living in Oxfordshire, U.K.  Died in 2009.

                                Les Harris (Air Repair) was living in Lancashire, U.K.  Died in 2015.

Jim Nelson (Able Seaman) now living in Essex, U.K.

                                Sam Harris (Writer) now living in Stanmore, Middlesex, U.K.

Ron 'Pip' Piper (TAG 812 Sqdn.) now living in Sydney, Australia.  Died in 2006.

                                John Dickson (Pilot 812 Sqdn.) now living in Surrey, U.K.

Charles Davidson (Radio Mechanic 812 Sqdn.) now living in Aberdeen, Scotland.

                                 Bill Broad (Observer 812 Sqdn.) now living in Kent, U.K.

Derrick Brook (Observer 812 Sqdn.) was living in Norfolk, U.K.  Died in 2006.

                                 Peter Cross (Pilot 812 Sqdn. in 1941) now living in Surrey, U.K.

Geoff Squire (TAG 812 Sqdn.) was living in East Fifeshire, Scotland.  Died in 2012.

                                  Robbie Burns (Pilot 812 Sqdn.) now living in Glasgow, Scotland.

Burt Churchill (TAG 812 Sqdn.) now living in London, U.K.

                                  Reg Parton (Pilot 812 Sqdn.) now living in West Midlands, U.K.

Rob Roseveare (Observer 812 Sqdn.) now living in Worcester, U.K.

                                Eric Rayner (Ordnance 1850 Sqdn.) now living in Derbyshire, U.K.

Cliff Belham (Supply) now living in Suffolk, U.K

                                 Keith Lawrence (Radar) now living in Kent, U.K.

Alan Taylor (Radar) was living in Essex, U.K.  Died in 2004.

                                Walter Barber (Radar) was living in Nottinghamshire,  U.K. Died in 2014.

Ken Simon (Supply) now living in North Yorkshire, U.K.

                               Ken Huntley (Stoker) now living in Essex, U.K.

Peter Pritchett (Observer 812 Sqdn.) now living in Hampshire, U.K.  Died in 2006.

                                 John Butterworth (Pilot 812 Sqdn.) now living in Newport, South Wales.

Ken Reid (Engine Mechanic 1850 Sqdn.) was living in Cleveland, U.K.  Died in 2006.

                                Stan 'Spud' Taylor (Ordnance 1850 Sqdn.) now living in Manchester, U.K.

Alexander Simpson (Air Mechanic 812 Sqdn.) was living in Liverpool, U.K.  Died in 2003.

                                  Reg Warner (Torpedoman) now living in West Midlands, U.K.

Harry Orton (Engine Mechanic 812 Sqdn.) now living in Leicester, U.K.

                                Harry Hawkesworth (Pilot 812 Sqdn.) now living in Somerset, U.K.

Bevis Elliott (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) was living in Ottawa, Canada.  Died in 2005.

                                Alexander Fay (Engine Mechanic 1850 Sqdn.) now living in London, U.K.  Died in 2013.

Tom (Vic) Stacey (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now living in New South Wales, Australia.

                                Michael Hordern (C.O. 1850 Sqdn.) now living in West Sussex, U.K.

Walter Saunders (Torpedoman) now living in Victoria, Australia.

Left to Right: Fred English (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now living in Cumbria, U.K., Sid Courtis (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now deceased in Wales, U.K., Dick Bloxam (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now deceased in Cambridgeshire, U.K., John Burt (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now living in Surrey, U.K., Joe Laine (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now deceased in Hampshire, U.K., Peter George (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now living in Kent, U.K., John Morris-Jones (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now deceased in Shropshire, U.K., Michael Hordern (Former 1850 Sqdn. C.O.), now living in West Sussex, U.K., Ray Flint (Air Engineering Officer) now living in London, U.K., and Derek Rouse (Pilot 1850 Sqdn.) now living in Hampshire, U.K.

Left to Right: Bill Broad (Observer 812 Sqdn.), John Dickson (Pilot 812 Sqdn.), Reg Parton (Pilot 812 Sqdn.), Robbie Burns (Pilot 812 Sqdn.), Rob Roseveare (Observer 812 Sqdn.), Derrick 'Bambi' Brook (Observer 812 Sqdn.), Bert Churchill (TAG 812 Sqdn.)

Left to Right: Sam Harris (Writer) now living in Stanmore, Middlesex, U.K., Cliff Belham (Supply) now living in Suffolk, U.K., Bill Lindsell (Writer) now living in London, U.K., Ken Lambert (Writer) now living in London, U.K., Ken Simon (Supply) now living in North Yorkshire, U.K., George Kissack (Supply) now deceased in the Isle of Man, U.K.

Re-enactment of Burscough in October 1944, 52 years later. (l to r) Geoff Squire (TAG), John Dickson (Pilot) and Derrick Brook (Observer).

Friends for life. (l to r) Derrick 'Bambi' Brook, Ron 'Pip' Piper, Geoff Squire and John Dickson. All four met at Stretton in June 1944. John is now the only surviving member of this group.

812 Squadron re-union at Dorchester in 1994, veterans from the Second World War and Korean War.

Derrick Brook and John Dickson with two of Gordon 'Blood' Wallace's paintings.

The 'First Commissioners' of HMS. Vengeance (1944 - 1946) at the 2003 annual reunion in Nottingham. Back row (l to r) Gordon Wright (Steward), Trevor Cousins (Radar), Alan Taylor (Radar), John Davis (Torpedoman), Jim Nelson (Seaman), Mike Bradley (1850 Sqdn.), Ken Simon (Supply). Front row (l to r) Keith Lawrence (Radar), Eric Rayner (1850 Sqdn.), Sam Harris (Writer), David Brown (Radar), George Russell (812 Sqdn.), Ken Huntley (Stoker).

1850 Squadron personnel. (l to r) Eric Rayner (Ordnance), Stan Taylor (Ordnance) and Ken Reid (Engines).

First Commissioners with the ships wheel at the 2005 reunion. (l to r) Trevor Cousins, Stan Taylor, Walter Barber, Ken Reid, Gordon Wright, Reg Warner, John Davis, Keith Lawrence, Cliff Belham, Sam Harris, Les Harris, Sammy Scarsbrook, Mike Bradley, Jim Nelson, Eric Rayner and Ken Huntley.

Ron Davis Jnr. (Website Author) now living in Northern Ireland.

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