92 Entry 28 March 1963 - 18 August 1967
Commandant :AVM I D N Lawson CB CBE DFC Graduation Reviewing Officer : ACM General Lyman L. Lemnitzer USAF (SACEUR)
Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Abdul-Rahman
Mohammed bin Saad bin Abdul-Aziz
Bander bin Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz
Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdul-Rahman
Syed Niaz Nabi
RAF CLUB - 50th Anniversary of Graduation - 18 Aug 2017
A and C Flights. L to R. on the Aircraft.
Nick Spiller, John Pugh, Ian Leckenby, Abdullah Ashathry, Graham Ivell, John Webster, Ali Mardi, Bob King, Mohammad Abdullah(In cockpit).
L to R on the Ground.
Peter M-Smith, Iain Ross, QFI, Ian Brunton, Tom Buckland, QFI, Rick Swann-Price, 5 x QFI, Adrian Jones, Faisal Abdullah.
L to R on aircraft. Mike Dyer-Ball, QFI, John Roberts, Jon Buckler, Iain Ross, Graham Ivell, Len Marshall, Ian Hartley, QFI, Chris Hubbard, Keith Grumbley, Al Bryan.
L to R on the ground. QFI, Adrian Jones, 3 x QFIs, John Webster, Steve Wakely, Graham Wright, QFI, Nick Spiller, Tom Buckland, QFI.
B and D Flights.
L to R on the aircraft. Colin Funnell-Bailey, Peter Jeffers, Keith Grumbley, John Snell, Chris Hubbard, Syed Niaz Nabi. Graham Wright, Bandar Faisal, Maurice Bennee, Graham Ogilvie, Dave Stanley, Mohammed Abdul-Azziz, Ali Daoud. In cockpit Max Roberts.
L to R on ground. Len Marshall, 8 x QFIs, Jon Buckler, 3 x QFI’s, Chris Abram, 4 x QFI’s.
92 Entry Members - Died in Service
Graham Ivell - 92A
By 1976 Graham was back at RAF Valley as a QFI on the Gnat. On Friday 30th April 1976 Graham was flying with a student when their aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision with another Gnat from Valley. All four crew members of both aircraft died.
Deceased - 30 Apr 1976 - Folland Gnat T Mk1 - No 4 FTS
Rick Swann-Price - 92A
Rick was posted to 24 Squadron at RAF Lyneham. As the co-pilot on a Hercules, on 9th November 1971, Rick was on an Exercise in Italy, carrying Italian paratroopers from a military airfield near Piza, to Cagliari in Sardinia. The aircraft in which Rick was flying was fourth in a larger formation, flying at night. That aircraft crashed into the sea some four miles west of Livorno. All 52 onboard were killed. Rick is buried in the Thorney Island Churchyard.
Deceased - 9 Nov 1971 - Hercules C Mk 1 - 24 Squadron. Pisa, Italy.
"Jock" Webster - 92A
Jock was posted to 74 Sqn at RAF Tengah, Singapore. On 26th May 1970 he was flying on a low level (1500ft) lights out interception exercise, but did not return. The speculation is that he became so focussed on the radar that he failed to cross check his other instruments, and descended into the South China Sea.
Deceased - 26 May 1970 - Lightning F6 - 74 Squadron. South China Sea.
John Roberts - 92C
After a tour on 4 Sqn at Wildenrath John went to 233 Harrier OCU as an instructor. There, on 19 Jan 1976, his formation of 4 Harriers was re-attacking a target from different directions near Wardle, Cheshire, when his aircraft collided with another, also being flown by an instructor. Both pilots were killed. John was the first of three members of 92 Entry to die in flying accidents early that year.
Deceased - 19 Jan 1976 - Harrier GR3 - 233 OCU
Maurice Bennée - 92D
By 1978 Maurice was a squadron leader Flight Commander on No 33 Sqn at RAF Odiham. On the 30th January 1978, Maurice was flying a mission in a squadron Puma, XW205, in Norway. Part of the Puma 's structure, known was a fibreglass cowel, mounted on rails and fixed in place by two catches. On this flight, these catches gave way and the cowel tore off, destroying the tail rotor. The aircraft broke up and landed vertically onto a wooded hillside, near Voss, Norway, killing the three crew members. Maurice's body is buried in a military grave in Odiham Cemetery.
Deceased - 30 January 1978 - Puma HC1 - 33 Squadron
Chris Hubbard - 92D
On 23 July 1969, Chris was flying in Chipmunk WG488 with Mac McKenzie, a Flight Commander from his days at Valley, and now a QFI at Chivenor. The aircraft was on loan to No 229 OCU, the Hunter OCU, and Chris was being checked out on it by Mac. As part of the checkout, a spin recovery was required. Only it did not recover. The subsequent investigation revealed that the handbrake had interfered with the controls, and prevented full spin recovery action. Both crew members were attempting to vacate the aircraft when it hit the ground near Braunton, Devon. Neither of them survived.
Deceased - 23 Jul 1969 - DH Chipmunk T10 - 229 OCU
John Philips - 92D
On the night of the 10th May 1973 John, an experienced co-pilot with Intermediate Captaincy status, was seated in the LH seat of Victor SR2, carrying out a double assymetric landing at Wyton. Late on the approach to land, one of the pilots elected to overshoot and applied full power. The (hot) port engines responded immediately, while the starboard (cool) engines took some seconds to respond. This momentary asymmetric power, exacerbated by the strong cross wind, rolled the aircraft causing the starboard wing to strike the ground resulting in it cartwheeling and break up. None of the crew survived.
Deceased 10 May 1973 - 543 Sqn - Handlley Page Victor SR2
Steve Wakely - 92D
Steve's first tour was as a JP QFI at RAF Leeming. But after that he was posted to the Harrier OCU and then to 3 Sqn at RAF Wildenrath. Upon completing his tour in Germany he was posted back to the Harrier OCU as a QFI. It was during an exercise in Norway in March 1976, that Steve was killed in flying accident in the Norwegian Fjords.
Deceased - 12 Mar 1976 - Harrier GR3 - 233 OCU
Al Bryan - 92B
After his first QFI tour, he returned to the Air Defence role and flew Phantoms on No 29 Squadron from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, and he was on the first Phantom detachment to the Falklands in 1982. He was promoted to squadron leader and his last tour of duty was as deputy Chief Flying Instructor, back at the RAF College at Cranwell.
It was whilst there that Al suffered a brain tumor, and he died on 26 December 1989.
92 Entry - Members Departed After Military Service
Graham Wright ?
Peter Keeble March 2013
Colin Funnell-Bailey 18 May 2014
Dave Bremner 18 Aug 2015
Mike Sparrow 29 Nov 2016
Tom Buckland 17 Sep 2018
Colin Burns 23 Oct 2018
Back L-R. Iain Ross, Dave Diprose, Peter Jeffers, Peter Woods, Dave Stanley, Ian Miskelly, Nick Spillier, Graeme Ogilvy, Ian Leckenby(partially hidden), Keith Grumbley, Syed Niaz Nabi, Len Marshall, Keith Middleton.
Middle L-R. Dave Booth, Ian Hartley, Denys Williams, John Snell, Colin Burns, Martyn Rees, Abdullah Ashathry.
Front L-R. Bernie Perry, Max Roberts, Dave Green, Mike Dyer-Ball, Geoff Pilgrim-Morris, Adrian Jones, John Pugh, Peter Martin-Smith.