The Royal Air Force


This page gives information on those who are known to have served in the
Royal Air Force.
I welcome details of their service.



1162718 Leading Air Craftsman Stanley S. Rushin, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Killed at Alamein 6th July 1943. Commemorated on the Alamein memorial. Son of William and Beatrice Rushen, husband of Joan Mary Rushin of Anstey, Leicestershire.


From the Royal Air Force Muster Roll 1918.

202,711 E. Rushen enlisted 1 September 1915 Driver

123850 H.B. Rushen enlisted 4 February 1918 Moulder

146209 W. Rushen enlisted 20 January 1918 Batman


2449032 David Arthur Rushen

4076120 Dennis Sydney Rushen

2323435 Derek George Rushen

847327 Frederick Walter Joseph Rushen

1713633 George Charles Rushen

892385 Gwendoline Olive Rushen

1641334 Herbert Tansley Rushen

2754670 John Brian Rushen

616190 Kenneth Ethelbert Rushen

1333896 Leonard Rushen

2070832 Margaret Rushen

462206 Mary Louisa Rushen

908786 Raymond Douglas Naylor Rushen

538122 Ronald James Rushen

490359 Winifred Doris Rushen

Peter Rushent (Served 1941 to 1946 as an Armourer)




L0682157 Chief Technician Peter James Rushen (1956 - 1984)

Peter served his apprenticeship at Royal Air Force Halton No.1 School of Technical Training as a member of the 84th Entry from 1956 to 1959. His first posting following training was to No.231 Operational Conversion Unit at Royal Air Force Bassingbourn. Boxing Day 1961 saw him heading for RAF Innsworth, a temporary stay before boarding HMT Nevassa bound for Singapore. Following service with No. 34 Squadron operating Blackburn Beverleys at RAF Seletar he was posted to No. 36 Squadron operating Handley Page Hastings at RAF Colerne. On disbandment of the Squadron a move was made to RAF Fairford where two squadrons of C-130 Hercules were being formed. Further postings over the years sent him to RAF Stations at Brize Norton, Coltishall, Sharjah and Abingdon with another lucky posting to RAF Tengah in Singapore. His final posting was to RAF Coningsby and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Postings to Royal Air Force Stations.

RAF Halton, No. 1 School of Technical Training.   17 September 1956 - 27 July 1959.
RAF Bassingbourn, No. 231 OCU.   28 July 1959 - 27 December 1961.
RAF Seletar, Singapore.   20 January 1962 - 9 March 1963.
No.34 Squadron, RAF Seletar.   10 March 1963 - 19 June 1964.
No.36 Squadron, RAF Colerne.   5 August 1964 - 1 January 1968.
RAF Fairford.   2 January 1968 - 15 October 1970.
RAF Sharjah.   21 October 1970 - 7 October 1971.
RAF Brize Norton.   8 October 1971 - 26 February 1974.
No. 22 Squadron, RAF Coltishall.   27 February 1974 - 7 March 1975.
RAF Support Unit Tengah, Singapore.   10 March 1975 - 6 June 1976.
RAF Bicester.   24 February 1976 - 4 March 1976.
RAF Abingdon.   5 March 1976 - 3 October 1977.
RAF Coningsby, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.   4 October 1977 - 1984.

"A Snapshot of my life in the Royal Air Force."


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