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No. 30 SQUADRON RAF AND THE BATTLE OF CEYLON

EDM (Early Day Motion) 502: tabled on 28 March 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 107 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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).

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
Signed on 4 April 2001
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 April 2001
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 April 2001
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 4 April 2001
Tatton
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Leeds North West
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2001
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2001
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2001
Canterbury
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2001
Dumfries
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2001
South Dorset
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2001
Torridge and West Devon
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2001
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2001
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2001
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Workington
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Ipswich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2001
Stone
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2001
Chipping Barnet
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
South Shields
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2001
Rayleigh
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Midlothian
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2001
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2001
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Coventry South
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Linlithgow
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2001
Hendon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 9 April 2001
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2001
Lichfield
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2001
Southport
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2001
St Ives
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2001
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2001
Billericay
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2001
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 April 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2001
North Devon
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2001
South Holland and The Deepings
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2001
Aldershot
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2001
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2001
Hereford
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2001
Gainsborough
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2001
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Halifax
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2001
Woking
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2001
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2001
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Crawley
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2001
Broxtowe
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Ealing North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Dover
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Scarborough and Whitby
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2001
Tewkesbury
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2001
Broxbourne
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 April 2001
East Londonderry
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2001
Colchester
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2001
Mid Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 April 2001
Belfast South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2001
New Forest West
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 April 2001
West Tyrone
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 April 2001
Upper Bann
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2001
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Hamilton South
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 April 2001
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2001
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2001
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 9 April 2001
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2001
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.