No. 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron
Royal Air Force

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The information on this page has been obtained from many sources. The idea is to gather any and all information on each individual member of 214 Squadron and record it here. Eventually, as enough information is received for each individual, a separate section will be set up for them with photos, memories and their personal story. If you served with the squadron, or know someone who was with the squadron, please contact me (remove the xxx to send an email) and help build this memorial / tribute to the squadron.

NOTE : To see the information for each individual, find their name in the HONOUR ROLL in the left column and if the name is underlined click on it. If the name is not underlined, then no further details are available yet.


Sgt Peter Frederick Inman

Sgt Peter Frederick Inman, 1108515, Wireless Operator / Air Gunner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Nationality : United Kingdom, KIA 3 July 1942, Aged 20

SEE CREWS AND LOSSES for Stirling Mark I BF313 BU-T

Named on the following Memorial : Cartmel War Memorial

Born 31 July 1921

Buried in WESTERNIELAND GENERAL CEMETERY, DE MARNE. Reference : N 473

Son of Joseph Frederick and Margaret Inman, of Cartmel, Lancashire.

Peter lived in Cartmel until he joined the RAF. He attended Cartmel School and Ulverston Grammar. After leaving school he worked for Grange Motors, in the office at "Lymehurst" and booking office at Crown Hill, organising coach tours around the country and helping to run the local bus service. He also did duty as bus conductor.

Peter joined the RAF from home at Garrett Houses and went to Wilmslow and Blackpool for basic training. He was then posted to Wellesbourne-Mountford a Number 6 Group Operational Training Unit (OTU), Abingdon - 6 Group Headquarters, to Manby, Yorkshire for air-gunnery training, then Haverigg for three months, back to Abingdon and, finally to his operational base, Stradishall in Suffolk as a W O / Air Gunner.

The mission on 3 July 1942 was Sgt. Inman's 9th mission, four of them the famous 1000 bomber raids. He would have arrived back to enjoy a long, 2 month, leave.

Peter is fondly remembered locally, most people saying, "He was a nice lad, Peter." His mother died in 1966, his father in 1974. Peter's brother lives a few miles away. Joseph F. Inman was a member of the Border Regiment. He was conscripted in 1917 and won the Military Medal as a Lewis gunner in 1918.

The people of the area where Peter's aircraft came down sent a miniature Dutch flag to Cartmel, as a token of gratitude. Mr Inman places this flag on the War Memorial every Remembrance Day.


The following information regarding Peter Inman is the result of the tireless research of Howard Martin, without which, Peter's sacrifice would have been lost in time and simply another grave in another cemetery. Howard has kindly allowed me to copy this information from his site, and Peter once again can take his place among his comrades and friends.

Source : Howard Martin and Cartmel War Memorials and Priory Church website and Chorley

Date record last updated : 30 January 2017


Sgt Christopher John  Irwin

Sgt Christopher John Irwin, 924231, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Nationality : United Kingdom. KIA on 28 January 1942 on operations over Germany aged 21.

Son of Bertie and Elizabeth Jane Irwin, of Braunton, Devon.

See CREWS AND LOSSES for Wellington Mk1c X9890 BU-F

Named on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Panel 86.


See W/O Harry Ward's memoirs for 26 January 1942 for his recollections of Sgt Christopher Irwin.


Flt/Lt Doug Ingham


Flt/Lt Doug Ingham, Pilot, Nationality : New Zealand

SEE CREWS AND LOSSES for Flying Fortress Mark II ??Ingham BU-

The site administrators have a list of Flt/Lt Ingham's operations from 1 Nov 1944 to 17 Apr 1945. If you would like further details please contact us.

Source : John Ritchie, son of Sgt J Ritchie

Date record last updated : 8 June 2009


WO A R Irvine

WO A R Irvine, Wireless Operator, Royal Australian Air Force, Nationality : Australian, Date taken POW 14 March 1945, POW number NK

SEE CREWS AND LOSSES for Flying Fortress Mark III HB802 BU-O

SEE PRISONERS OF WAR

POW camp not known

Back in the UK on 8 April 1945

Source : 'Footprints on the sands of time' by Oliver Clutton-Brock and Ian Hunt and ORB

Date record last updated : 20 September 2011


Sgt William Desmond Ingrams

Sgt William Desmond Ingrams , 759238, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve , Nationality : United Kingdom. KIA 07 December 1940.

SEE CREWS AND LOSSES for Wellington (model unknown) R3209 BU-H

Named on the following Memorial : Runnymede Memorial. Panel 15.

Source : Ian Hunt and CWGC


Peter Ives

Peter Ives

Named on a photograph of 214 Squadron members at Brackla, January 1945 - see Album 4


Brackla near Nairn in Invernesshire. It was the hutted camp of ACAC, Air Crew Allocation Centre, a clearing house for tour expired aircrew. In spite of heavy losses, far more had survived than could be used for further flying duties and it was quite a problem finding suitable niches for all.

Source : Gerhard Heilig

Date record last updated : 7 March 2008


FS R Instone

FS R Instone, Air Gunner

SEE CREWS AND LOSSES for Wellington Mark II R1613 BU-G

Imprisoned at POW camp Heydekrug (Silute), Lithuania
Imprisoned at POW camp Lamsdorf (Lambinowice), Germany - until 1943 when it became Stalag 344
Imprisoned at POW camp Thorn (Torun), Poland OR Oerbke (Fallingbostel), Germany - dates unknown

SEE PRISONERS OF WAR

Source : Oliver Clutton-Brock and Chorley

Date record last updated : 9 January 2017


FS Eric Harold Ingram

FS Eric Harold Ingram, R/119142, Air Gunner, Royal Canadian Air Force, KIA 15 April 1943, Aged 23

SEE CREWS AND LOSSES for Stirling Mark I EF331 BU-H

Buried in SEPT-SAULX CHURCHYARD. Reference : Grave 7.

Son of Ernest and Nora J. Ingram, of Campbellford, Ontario, Canada.

Source : CWGC

Date record last updated : 17 December 2010


Fg/Off Herome Alexander Innes DFC

Fg/Off Herome Alexander Innes DFC, 40227, Pilot, Royal Air Force, Nationality : United Kingdom, KIA 4 April 1940, Aged 27

SEE CREWS AND LOSSES for Wellington (model unknown) P9267

Buried in WEST ROW BAPTIST CHAPELYARD. Reference : Row 5 Grave 8

Son of Colonel Sydney Armitage Innes, D.S.O., and of Constance Edith Innes (nee Blain), of Perth.

Flying Officer Innes of Perth, Scotland, was attached to No. 149 Squadron when he died.

Source : Jock Whitehouse and Traces of WW2 website and CWGC

Date record last updated : 8 August 2011


Plt/Off C D Ince

Plt/Off C D Ince, Pilot

SEE CREWS AND LOSSES for Stirling Mark I R9355 (2 July 1942)

Source : Arthur Skone

Date record last updated : 22 June 2014


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