House of Commons
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No. 30 SQUADRON RAF AND THE BATTLE OF CEYLON
EDM #502
Tabled 28 March 2001
2000-01 Session
That this House salutes the memory of the five Hurricane fighter pilots of No. 30 Squadron, Royal Air Force, who gave their lives defending Ceylon against 125 Japanese naval aircraft on 5th April 1942; celebrates the courage and skill of the British, Canadian, Australian and American pilots of 30 Squadron, 22 of whom scrambled to get airborne while their airfield was already under attack, yet inflicted losses which put the Japanese at a crucial disadvantage in the subsequent battles of the Coral Sea and Midway; and applauds the efforts of the 30 Squadron Association to raise £8,000 for a 60th anniversary ceremony in 2002 and for a permanent memorial at Ratamala Airfield, Sri Lanka, dedicated to the memory of Sergeant Allan Browne RAFVR (Australian), Pilot Officer Garth Caswell RAAF (Australian), Pilot Officer Donald Geffene RAFVR (American), Flight Sergeant Tony Ovens DFM, RAFVR (British) and Flight Sergeant Thomas Paxton MiD, RAFVR (British).

Signatures (107)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
04 April 2001
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
04 April 2001
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
09 April 2001
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
04 April 2001
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
03 April 2001
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
03 April 2001
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
04 April 2001
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
02 April 2001
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
30 March 2001
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
04 April 2001
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
03 April 2001
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
01 May 2001
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
03 April 2001
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
02 April 2001
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
02 April 2001
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
23 April 2001
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
03 April 2001
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
03 April 2001
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
10 April 2001
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
03 April 2001
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
04 April 2001
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
01 May 2001
Clark, Dr David
Labour
04 April 2001
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
04 April 2001
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
05 April 2001
Cohen, Harry
Labour
04 April 2001
Connarty, Michael
Labour
03 April 2001
Cook, Frank
Labour
02 April 2001
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
06 April 2001
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
04 April 2001
Cox, Tom
Labour
03 April 2001
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
05 April 2001
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
02 April 2001
Cummings, John
Labour
03 April 2001
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
04 April 2001
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
04 April 2001
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
04 April 2001
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
29 March 2001
Etherington, Bill
Labour
10 April 2001
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
09 April 2001
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
04 April 2001
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
04 April 2001
Gapes, Mike
Labour
02 May 2001
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
29 March 2001
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
29 March 2001
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
02 April 2001
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
05 April 2001
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
29 March 2001
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
05 April 2001
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
26 April 2001
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
10 April 2001
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
28 March 2001
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
04 April 2001
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
05 April 2001
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
02 April 2001
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
03 April 2001
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
05 April 2001
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
04 April 2001
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
23 April 2001
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
02 April 2001
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
02 May 2001
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
01 May 2001
Mahon, Alice
Labour
04 April 2001
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
01 May 2001
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
09 May 2001
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
04 April 2001
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
08 May 2001
McDonnell, John
Labour
10 May 2001
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
09 May 2001
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
28 March 2001
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
01 May 2001
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
09 May 2001
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
03 April 2001
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
04 April 2001
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
02 April 2001
Pound, Stephen
Labour
03 April 2001
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
28 March 2001
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
03 April 2001
Robertson, John
Labour
04 April 2001
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
02 April 2001
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
02 April 2001
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
03 April 2001
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
28 March 2001
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
03 April 2001
Simpson, Alan
Labour
03 April 2001
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
04 April 2001
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
05 April 2001
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
02 April 2001
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
04 April 2001
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
04 April 2001
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
28 March 2001
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
04 April 2001
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
09 April 2001
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
23 April 2001
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
04 April 2001
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
28 March 2001
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
28 March 2001
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
08 May 2001
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
09 April 2001
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
29 March 2001
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
02 April 2001
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion