British Pilots Surname C

British Pilots Surname C

The Battle of Britain was fought with distinction by brave pilots from around the world, but the majority of those who took to the skies were from Britain.

Sadly, there is no official record of the Battle of Britain pilots as no such document survived World War Two - only those who died had their names recorded, and it is these that have been placed on a special memorial in Westminster Abbey (unveiled in 1947).

However, one determined RAF officer spent 14 years (between 1955 and 1969) creating a thorough list of all the pilots who fought and died in the battle, ensuring each individual can have their name go down in history.

Wing Commander Michael Nicholson Crossley was one of the most celebrated of these pilots, leading the No. 32 Squadron RAF in the Battle of Britain. Michael shot down at least 20 planes in his Hawker Hurricane and shared in the destruction of two others. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 30 August 1940 for his actions.

Gordon Neil Spencer "Mouse" Cleaver was another successful flying ace, having claimed seven confirmed kills during the Battle of Britain. He was a member of the No. 601 Squadron, known as "The Millionnaires' Squadron" and - having damaged his sight during a crash landing - later went on to help develop artificial lenses that restore sight.

Below is a list of all the pilots with Surnames beginning with C. Pilots marked with * were killed in the Battle of Britain:

 

  • Cain, A (Sgt)
  • Caister, J (PO)
  • Calderhead, G (PO)
  • Calderhead, T (Sgt)
  • Calthorpe (Sgt)
  • Cambell, D (Sgt)
  • Cambridge, W (Fl Lt) *
  • Cameron, J (Sgt)
  • Cameron, M (Sgt)
  • Cameron, N (Sgt)
  • Campbell, A (Fl Lt)
  • Campbell, G (PO)
  • Campbell-Colquhoun, E (Fl Lt)
  • Candy, R (PO)
  • Canham, A (Sgt)
  • Cannon, B (Sgt)
  • Capel, B (Sgt)
  • Capon, C (PO)
  • Cardell, P (PO) *
  • Cardnell, C (PO) *
  • Carey, F (Fl Lt)
  • Carlin, S (PO)
  • Carnaby, W (FO)
  • Carpenter, J (Sub Lieutenant, Fleet Air Arm) *
  • Carpenter, J M ((PO)
  • Carr, W (FO)
  • Carr-Lewty, R (Sgt)
  • Carter, V (PO)
  • Carter, L (Sgt)
  • Carter, C (PO)
  • Carter, P (PO) *
  • Carver, R (Lieutenant, Fleet Air Arm)
  • Craver, K (PO)
  • Carver, J (FO)
  • Case, H (PO) *
  • Cassidy, E (FO)
  • Casson, L (PO)
  • Castle, C (Sgt)
  • Cawse, F (PO) *
  • Cave, J (PO)
  • Chadwick, D (Sgt)
  • Chaffe, R (PO)
  • Chalder, H (PO) *
  • Chamberlain, J (PO)
  • Chamberlain, G (Wg Com)
  • Chandler, H (Sgt)
  • Chapman, V (Sgt)
  • Chappell, A (PO)
  • Chappell, C (PO)
  • Chapple, D (Sgt)
  • Chard, W (Sgt)
  • Charnock, G (Sgt)
  • Charnock, H (Sgt)
  • Cheetham, J (Sgt)
  • Chesters, P (PO)
  • Chetham, C (PO)
  • Chew, C (Sgt)
  • Chignell, R (Sq Ld)
  • Chilton, P, (Sub Lieutenant, Fleet Air Arm)
  • Chipping, D (Sgt)
  • Chisholm, R (PO)
  • Chomley, J (PO) *
  • Christie, J (Sgt) *
  • Christie, G (Fl Lt)
  • Christmas, B (PO)
  • Chrystall, C (Sgt)
  • Churches, E (PO)
  • Churchill, W (Sq Ld)
  • Clackson, D (Fl Lt)
  • Clandillon, J (FO)
  • Clark, H (PO)
  • Clark T, (Sgt)
  • Clark, G (Sgt)
  • Clarke, D (Sq Ld)
  • Clarke, H (Sgt)
  • Clarke, R (Sq Ld)
  • Clarke, A (PO) *
  • Clarke, G (Sgt) *
  • Clarke, R (PO)
  • Clarke, G (Sgt)
  • Cleaver, G (FO)
  • Clenshaw, I (Sgt)
  • Clerke, R (Fl Lt)
  • Clift, D (FO)
  • Clifton, J (PO) *
  • Clowes, A (PO)
  • Clyde, W (FO)
  • Coates, J, (Lieutenant, Fleet Air Arm)
  • Cockburn, J (Lieutenant Commander, Fleet Air Arm)
  • Cockburn, R (Sub Lieutenant, Fleet Air Arm)
  • Coggins, J (PO)
  • Coghlan, J (FO)
  • Coke, The Hon D (FO)
  • Cole, C (Sgt)
  • Coleman, E (PO)
  • Colebrook, (PO)
  • Collard, P (FO) *
  • Collett, G (Sgt) *
  • Collingbridge, L (PO)
  • Collins, A (Sq Ld)
  • Comely, P (PO) *
  • Comerford, H (FL Lt)
  • Compton, J (Sgt)
  • Connell, W (PO)
  • Connor, F (FO)
  • Connors, S (Fl Lt) *
  • Cook, A (Sgt)
  • Cook, H (Sgt)
  • Cook, R (Sgt)
  • Cooke, C (PO)
  • Cooke, H (Sgt)
  • Coombes, E (Sgt)
  • Coombs, R (Sgt)
  • Cooney, C (Sgt) *
  • Coope, W (Sq Ld)
  • Cooper, C (Sgt) *
  • Cooper, T (Sgt)
  • Cooper, S (Sgt)
  • Cooper, D (Sgt)
  • Cooper, J (Sgt)
  • Cooper, R (Sgt)
  • Cooper-Key, A (PO) *
  • Cooper-Slipper, T (PO)
  • Coote, E (Sgt)
  • Copcutt, R (Sgt) *
  • Copeland, P (Sgt)
  • Copeland, N (Sgt)
  • Copeman, J (PO) *
  • Corbin, W (Sgt)
  • Corcoran, H (Sgt)
  • Cordell, H (Sgt)
  • Corfe, D (Sgt)
  • Cork, R (Sub Lieutenant, Fleet Air Arm)
  • Corkett, A (PO)
  • Corner, M (PO)
  • Cory, G (PO)
  • Cosby, E (Sgt)
  • Cosby, I (Fl Lt)
  • Cotes-Preedy, D (PO)
  • Cottam, G (Sgt)
  • Cottam, H (PO)
  • Courtney, R (FO)
  • Coussens, H (Sgt)
  • Couzens, G (PO)
  • Coverley, G (FO) *
  • Covington, A (PO)
  • Coward, J (Fl Lt)
  • Cowen, W (Sgt)
  • Cowley, J (Sgt)
  • Cowsill, J (Sgt) *
  • Cox, D (Sgt)
  • Cox, G (PO)
  • Cox, K (PO) *
  • Cox, P (FO) *
  • Cox, R (Sgt) *
  • Cox, G (Sgt)
  • Cox, W, Sgt)
  • Cox (Sgt)
  • Coxon, J (Sgt)
  • Crabtree, D (Sgt)
  • Craig, G (FO)
  • Craig, J (Sgt)
  • Cranwell, E (Sgt)
  • Cresty, K (Sgt)
  • Creswell, D (Sgt)
  • Crew, E (PO)
  • Crise, J (Sgt)
  • Crockett, R (PO)
  • Crofts, P (FO) *
  • Crombie, R (Sgt) *
  • Crook, D (PO)
  • Crook, H (Sgt)
  • Croskell, M (Sgt)
  • Crossey, J (PO)
  • Crossley, M (Fl Lt)
  • Crossman, R (Sgt)
  • Crowley, H (PO)
  • Crowley-Milling, D (PO)
  • Cruikshanks, I (PO) *
  • Cruttenden, J (PO) *
  • Crystall, C (Sgt)
  • Cuddie, W (PO)
  • Cullen, R (Sgt)
  • Culmer, J (Sgt)
  • Culverwell, J (Sgt) *
  • Cumbers, A (Sgt)
  • Cunningham, J (Fl Lt) *
  • Cunningham, W (Fl Lt)
  • Cunningham, J (Fl Lt)
  • Cunningham, J (Sgt)
  • Cunnington,  (Sgt)
  • Cupitt, T (Sgt)
  • Curchin, J (PO)
  • Curley, A (Sgt) *
  • Currant, C (PO)
  • Curtis, F (Sgt)
  • Cutts, J (FO) *
  • Czernin, Count M (FO)

Sgt = Sergeant

PO = Pilot Officer

FO = Flying Officer

Fl Lt = Flight Lieutenant

Sq Ld = Squadron Leader

 

Rank held during the Battle of Britain

 

We hope that this list of pilots is accurate. However, if you believe that there are any mistakes, please contact the editor.

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