BDC Handbook

Handbook and Dinner Attendance

The F. W. G. Benemy Dining Club
incorporating the
William Ellis School Combined Cadet Force Association

William Ellis School’s Cadet Corps

December 1916 to 1921
D Company, 1st Cadet Battalion
Royal Fusilers City of London Regiment

Officers Commanding
Major W H Davis DSO MC
Captain AE Ball

Other officers
Captain L Brooks
Lieutenant H G F Wheeler

Autumn 1938 to 1950
Air Training Corps Squadron 31F
Initially the WES Air Defence Cadet Squadron
Briefly part of Squadron 1003: formed the CCF RAF Section

First Officer Commanding: Dr T Crockett

1950 to 1985
William Ellis School Combined Cadet Force Contingent
(Dates as CCF officer)
Contingent Commanders

Lieutenant Colonel F W G Benemy 59-74
Squadron Leader L C C Halstead RAFVR(T) 73-?
Squadron Leader R Cocks RAFVR(T) ?-85

Local Ambulance Officer
Mr T E Walton OStJ 60-85

Other Army Section officers
Captain J Jackson 56-63
Captain I G Mitchell 73-?
Captain A D Pond MC 61-73
Captain D W H Sharp 50-54
Lieutenant W R Greenwood 57-59
Lieutenant W N Littlejohns 50-53
Lieutenant A A S Randall 62-68
Lieutenant M R Stafford 51-55
Lieutenant J E S Young MC TD 52-55
Second Lieutenant S M Bell 64 -68
Second Lieutenant J W Corbett 77-08
Second Lieutenant J M Eley 68 -71
Second Lieutenant W G Hunt 71-73
Second Lieutenant R G Shord 73 -77
Second Lieutenant M M G P Slot 53-55

Other RAF Section officers
Flight Lieutenant T V G Kelly RAFVR(T)
Flight Lieutenant WG Adams RAFVR(T)

Attached Officer under CCF Regulations
Lieutenant P H Evans INT CORPS(V)

Attached staff: 1973-1985
Lieutenant E W W Fowler RGJ(V)
WO2(CSM) P Puddefoot, 4RGJ(V)
Sgt J Bates, 4RGJ(V)
Officer Cadet D R Rankin-Hunt, 3RRW(V)
ULOTC Officer Cadets:
J Harvey, M Llewellyn & D W Mayes

Please contact the Hon Secretary if you know the names of other officers: the London Gazette RAFVR(T) officer entries are not listed by unit.

The F. W. G. Benemy Dining Club
(incorporating the William Ellis School CCF Association)

The chief purpose of this club is to allow former members of the William Ellis School Combined Cadet Force Contingent to maintain contact and occasionally dine together. Other OEs with regular or volunteer service in HM Forces are welcome to join as are any surviving members of the pre-CCF cadet units associated with the School. The club is named after and in honour of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Benemy who served with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps during World War II and was Mentioned in Despatches in 1945. Frank Benemy taught economics and British constitution at the School and served as a WESCCF officer from July 1959 until April 1974 holding the appointment of contingent commander until handing over to Lawrence Halstead shortly before retiring.

Honorary Secretary
Peter Rowbrey-Evans

Please ensure that the Honorary Secretary has your current contact details and is notified of any changes.

The Honorary Secretary welcomes any and all corrections and additions to the information contained herein.