About Us Aircrew Remembrance Society
David King – Chairman.

Aviation Archaeologist and Historian. (Archivist Allied Section)
The grass roots of this website originate from David’s investigations as far back as the 1970s.

Alexander D King – Vice Chairman.

Aviation Archaeologist and Historian.
(Web site Designer)(Society Collection Archivist)

Dave Keen -

Aviation Archaeologist, Social Media Moderator.

Martin "Buzz" O'Brien – Secretary.

Aviation Archaeologist, Researcher, Aircraft Preservation and Restoration contributor for many decades. Also served as secretary to the Booker Aircraft Museum.

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Clare Wilson -

Clare Wilson is a Professional Genealogist and Historian with Treehouse Genealogy based in Central Scotland.

Her special interest in Aviation research came when she researched two of her Great Uncles Air Force Service. One serving with the Royal Flying Corps During WW1 was credited as a fighter ace and was awarded the DCM the other served with Bomber Command (Pathfinders) during WW2.

Clare is the Archivist for 102 (Ceylon) Squadron Association and has completed a study of the war graves at Barmby Moor Churchyard in Yorkshire. She regularly carries out research into WW1 and WW2 Airmen and posts information in relation to this research on her website.

For many years now Clare has provided invaluable genealogy research material of a professional high standard, in support of our remembrance work in relation to the loss of fallen airmen. This in turn has helped us to bring assistance and closure for many families. Treehouse Genealogy has been an important addition to the collective work of our international team, and we look forward to our future work in this partnership, unravelling mysteries and recording previously untold details from the past together.
David King, (Chairman) Aircrew Remembrance Society, Buckinghamshire, England.

Melvin R Brownless -

Aviation Archaeologist and Historian.
(Previous Archivist and contributor to our Luftwaffe Section)

Paul Cannon - 

(Society Photographer and Pictorial Aviation Historian)
Paul has been a valid member of the society since its formation in 1994, and prior to this in association with The Booker Aircraft Museum. His photograph record of many of our activities over the years is a most valid contribution to our archives. Due to his interest in all aspects of aviation along with his work for the society, he has also amassed a unique historical record of photos relating to the following subjects.R.A.F. and U.S.A.A.F. Airfields, Control Towers and WW2 Air Base wall art.
R.A.F. and U.S.A.A.F. Memorials dedicated to Squadrons, Individual aircraft losses, and Individual Airmen.Other Miscellaneous Collections Include: Memorial dedications, Veterans reunions, Blue Plaque houses, Aircraft and Aviation Archaeology to name but a few.

Nick Ellins. Honorary Member.

Since the end of 2020 Nick has worked tirelessly in support of our current memorial projects, coinciding with his own work in the field of remembrance.
Nick Ellins is the immediate past Chief Executive of the Energy & Utility Skills Group, the main skills and quality assurance body for the UK’s gas, power, water and waste management infrastructure utilities.
He has over 30 years’ experience in the utilities and rail industries, working in a variety of management roles across commercial, operational, and UK and European policy areas.
His previous roles include Deputy Chief Executive of the government consumer watchdog the Consumer Council for Water, Head of Consumer Strategy at the policy and trade association Water UK, senior management roles in contracting and manufacturing, Director of Policy for the Rail Delivery Group strategy body and Director of Policy for the Association of Train Operating Companies.
Nick is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, Fellow and twice Past National President of the Institute of Water; Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Primary Engineers; Member of the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers; Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers; Ambassador for Design and Technology; Member of Aston University Industrial Advisory Board - School of Engineering & Applied Science; A Supporting Partner of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards; Member of the Energy Industries Club and former Trustee and Board Member of the Federation of Industry Sector Skills & Standards

Tamara Cracker -

Aviation Archivist and Archaeology site registrar. (BA in history and an MA in social and cultural history)

Tamara's work in identifying and classifying items at our site locations enables us to produce detailed accounts of our excavations for the Ministry of Defence and relative Archaeology and historical bodies.

Steven Hall –

Aviation Archeologist, Researcher, Aircraft Preservation and contributor.
The late Steve Hall our good friend sadly missed.For many decades Steve worked in all these fields co-operating with us in recoveries as well as preserving and documenting numerous records along with a vast photographic collection, a vast amount of which we are proud to be able to reproduce here on our site in his memory.

Eduard IJsbrandij - (Netherlands).

Aviation Archeologist, Researcher, Aircraft Preservationist and contributor. For many decades we have worked with Ed in many fields, co-operating with him in recoveries which have also involved the search for missing airmen resulting in their recovery and dignified burial. Ed has also been involved in preserving and documenting numerous records. He has also been involved in many aircraft restoration projects.

Rüdiger Kaufmann - (Germany).

Aviation Archeologist, Researcher, Aircraft Preservationist and contributor. For many decades we have worked with Rudiger in many fields, co-operating with him in recoveries Rudiger has also been involved in preserving and documenting numerous records. He has also been involved with
The German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge) in finding missing men both Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht.

Roger Freeman -

(Aviation Author and Historian) - The late Roger Freeman is best known for his historical reference books relating to the USAF 8th Airforce. Always willing to help and share information relating to any work we undertook in this field. Rogers legacy lives on in these works, books like The Mighty 8th War Diary, Airfields of the 8th, The Big Triangle First and many others still assist us daily in our research and remembrance of United States Airman.

Bob Aston -

Aviation Archaeologist

John Ownsworth -

Aviation Archaeologist & High Ground Wreck Investigator.

Greg Stathatos (B-17 Archaeology) -

Owner at B-17 Archaeology, Researcher, Aircraft Preservation, Restoration Contributor and interactive with us between our relative sites in these fields.
Specialises in the Boeing B-17 and is currently collecting relics relating to as many individual aircraft as possible, recording there histories and meeting with surviving veterans collecting personal stories and data.

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