1941 Oct - Dec

 M. ---

29 Oct 1941 to Dec-41


William Arundell Stewart

 ata william stewart ATA

 flag nz b. 7 Aug 1915, Pateo, North Island NZ

d. 9 Dec 1941 - natural causes (peritonitis)


4 Nov 1941 to Nov-45

First Officer

William Frederick Bertram Castle

 ata william castle 1939

flag england b. 13 Oct 1908, London

d. 1987, Weymouth

Nov 1941

First Officer

William Thompson

ata william thompson 1936 1936

ata william thompson

via Dave Bowman

 flag england b. 1 Oct 1914, Lanchester

 prev. a Joiner and cabinet maker

 ata william thompson 1938

c.1938, with Tiger Moth 'AEWG at Newcastle/Woolsington

"He was passionate about flying and like many young enthusiastic would-be flyers  who didn't come from well heeled backgrounds he worked extra hard to raise the funds to learn to fly, cycling some considerable distance to get to the airfield. He ended up in ATA as he was unfit for military service due to a pre-war accident at work which left him with a badly damaged foot and leg.

I do know he was an accomplished maker of furniture and remember as a child the superb aircraft models crafted from scrap, collected I believe from the Ratcliffe hangars .He was described to me by someone who knew him at Ratcliffe as a quiet unassuming person who got on with the job and was noted for doing a lot of flying."


2 Dec 1941 to Aug-45

First Officer

James Richard Burton

 ata james burton 1939 1939

ata james burton ATA

flag england b.  26 Oct 1914, Selby Yorks

prev. aircraft fitter for Blackburn Repairs, Yorks.

Address in 1941: 61 Armoury Rd, Selby Yorks

Blackburn TF Mk. IV 

d. 30 Aug 1945 (Killed in ATA Service) - Firebrand IV EK635 stalled after takeoff from RAF Brough.

The Accidents Committee reported that the aircraft was seen to take off tail-down, and the undercarriage was retracted (thus increasing the nose-up trim); it then climbed to about 300 ft, stalled and dived to the ground.

buried Selby Cemetery