Another ‘work in progress’, this page aims to name the teams on each operation in Burma.  The page has been compiled from multiple HS Burma files.

Bison – 22 Jan. to 3 April 1945

  1. Major John Hedley (later Op. Castle from 26/4/45)
  2. Capt. William (Bill) Nimmo (later Otter Blue from 1/5/45)
  3. Capt. J.J. Marchant (later Otter Blue from 1/5/45)
  4. Sgt. G. Romain (later Otter Blue from 1/5/45)
  5. Sgt. R. French 
  6. Sgt. D. Cottingham (later Otter Blue from 1/5/45)
  7. Havildar Gum Ja Naw
  8. Havildar Hpau Dut Tang
  9. Zau La (later Otter Blue from 1/5/45, also listed as promoted Havildar, Ferret team)
  10. Hkang Ma La
  11. La Pai Tu
  12. Zau Hkawng (later Otter Blue from 1/5/45)
  13. Lamau (Laman) Naw
  14. Lahtaw Gam
  15. Gyung Hkawng
  16. Naran Tu
  17. Maran Gam
  18. Tun Sein (Later Otter Blue)
  19. Chyahki Tu
  20. Zau Tawng
  21. Zau Htang
  22. Zau Lai

Bottom – 2 Dec. 1944

  1. Captain Cope
  2. Captain Hunter
  3. Saw Shwe (W/T)
  4. Kyaw Tai (W/T)
  5. Sein Maung
  6. Ya Khin
  7. Kyaw Tun
  8. Chit Han
  9. Tun Yin
  10. Hla Sein
  11. Ngun Khul
  12. Than Sein
  13. Ka E Maung
  14. Hla Myaung

Castle – 1 May 1945

  1. Major John Hedley
  2. To be assisted by Capt. Planell & Panda

CharacterFerret – 24 Feb. to approx. Oct. 1945

  1. Major W.E. Poles
  2. Capt. W.F.H. Ansell
  3. Capt. D. Guthrie
  4. Capt. A.A. Dumont (30/3/45)
  5. Capt. Calvin Ogh
  6. Sqn.Ldr. A.V. Breen
  7. Lt. T.W. Rennie
  8. Sgt. L. Pearson
  9. Sgt. R.E. Chatten (30/3/45)
  10. J.A. Moore (W/T)
  11. Paw Luh (W/T)
  12. Subedar Tun Sein
  13. Jemadar Saw Morlu Ku (also Moluku)
  14. Jemadar Chanuring Arran (also Chandring Anan)
  15. Jemadar Maung Tun Sein
  16. Jemadar Saw Wilson Gyi (8/5/45)
  17. Havildar Saw Kyaw Yin 
  18. Havildar Sum Lut Tang (8/5/45)
  19. Naik Maung Sa Kyai
  20. Naik Maung Lu Poe (also Pe)
  21. Naik Maung San Kyi
  22. Naik Maung Ba Kyaw Galay (also Ba Gyaw Gale)
  23. Naik Maung Ba Tun
  24. Naik Maung Than Pe
  25. Naik Maung Tun Shein
  26. Naik La Maw Naw
  27. Lance Naik Kyaw Hoe
  28. Lance Naik Maung Lu Wa
  29. Maung Ba Kine
  30. Maung Ba Thein
  31. Maung Lu Dan

Character – Hyena – 20 Feb. to approx. Oct. 1945

  1. Lt.Col. Howell (24/3/45)
  2. Lt.Col. Haytor (V Force)
  3. Major Gebhard (V Force)
  4. Major R.G. Turrall
  5. Major B.C. Dewanjea (MO) (24/3/45)
  6. Major Saw Torry (ISLD, 9/4/45)
  7. Major Ba Chit (ISLD, 9/4/45)
  8. Major I.S Neville (27/4/45)
  9. Capt. J.W. Houseman
  10. Capt. J. Marlam
  11. Capt. R.W. Wilson (24/3/45)
  12. Capt Barron (24/3/45)
  13. Capt. Thibault (2/4/45)
  14. Lt. Fournier (2/4/45)
  15. Sgt. S. Little
  16. Sgt. G.W. Mason
  17. Sgt. M. Roe (24/3/45)
  18. Sgt. A.C.B. Sowden
  19. Sgt. T. Henney (24/3/45)
  20. Jemadar Badri Prashad Pradhan
  21. Jemadar J Stephens
  22. Jemadar Saw Lu Thein AKA Pastor A.L. Myers (recruited in the field 28/3/45)
  23. Havildar Gin Za Cin (W/T) (24/3/45)
  24. Havildar Maung Ba Aye
  25. Havildar Maung Shein
  26. Havildar Saw Po Hla
  27. Havildar Saw San Pe
  28. Havildar Saw Thet Tun
  29. Naik Cong Mong (6/5/45)
  30. Hsi Tai (W/T)
  31. Maung Kyaw Myint (S)
  32. Maung Ba Nyun/Nyant
  33. Maung Ba Khin (also Ba Kin)
  34. Maung San Win
  35. Maung Ba Thein
  36. Maung Tun Kywe
  37. Maung Po Pe
  38. Maung Kan Htu
  39. Maung Po Sein
  40. Maung Kyaw Myint (K)
  41. Maung Nyo, V Force attached Force 136 (May 1945)
  42. Thet Wa

Character – Mongoose – 26 March to approx. Oct. 1945

  1. Lt.Col. Critchley
  2. Lt.Col. E.H.M Hood
  3. Major F.S. Milner (26/3/45)
  4. Major Burne (9/4/45)
  5. Capt. A.A.E. Trofimov
  6. Cpt. Woolf (IO)
  7. Capt. J.P. Lucas
  8. Capt. L.W. Clark
  9. Capt. D. Ford (26/3/45)
  10. Capt. H.E. Bourne (26/3/45)
  11. Capt. J.P. Williams (1/5/45)
  12. Capt. Sturgess
  13. Capt. Saw Ohn Pe (20/4/45)
  14. Capt. Saw Sankey (26/5/45)
  15. Lt. St. John
  16. Lt. Van Kett
  17. Sgt. Lister
  18. Sgt. Shepherd
  19. Sgt. G. Loosmore (31/3/45)
  20. Sgt. J. Dallow (26/3/45)
  21. Sgt. R. Leney (26/3/45)
  22. Dal Bahadur Chettri (W/T) (8/3/45)
  23. Jemadar Maung Maung Than (10/8/45)
  24. Jemadar Saw Daniel Byaw (10/8/45)
  25. Havildar Han Tha (Kan Tha)
  26. Havildar Saw Hardy (26/3/45)
  27. Havildar Saw Wilson Thet (20/4/45)
  28. Naik Tin Nu
  29. Lance Naik Han Tin
  30. Lance Naik Saw Joshua (30/4/45)
  31. Lance Naik Hla Maung (11/7/45)
  32. Aung Sein
  33. Thein Maung (26/3/45)
  34. Maung Nyunt (26/3/45)
  35. Sein Maung (26/3/45)
  36. Po Net Kyaw
  37. Maung Hla (26/3/45)
  38. Ba Aye
  39. Saw Than Sein (April 1945)

Character – Otter – 24 Feb. to approx. Oct. 1945

  1. Lt.Col. E.H. Peacock
  2. Major Saw Butler
  3. Major Kyaw Thu (July 1945)
  4. Major Scurfield (V Force)
  5. Major Young (Z Force)
  6. Capt. J. McLeod
  7. Capt. J.C. Montague 
  8. Capt. C.H. Sell
  9. Capt. W. Nimmo (1/5/45)
  10. Capt. Buchanan (1/5/45)
  11. Capt. J.J. Marchant (1/5/45)
  12. Capt. J.P. Archambault (9/4/45)
  13. Capt. Taschereau (9/4/45)
  14. Capt. H.G. Vivian (9/5/45)
  15. Capt. A.A Dumont (30/3/45)
  16. Capt. Hemphill (MO)
  17. Capt Bridges (V Force)
  18. Capt. Murray (V Force)
  19. Capt. Ramsbottam (V Force)
  20. Lt. Calvin Ogh
  21. Sqn.Ldr A. V. Breen
  22. Sgt. E. Carver
  23. Sgt. Carey
  24. Sgt. Chatten (March 1945)
  25. Sgt. Romain (1/5/45)
  26. Sgt. Cottingham (1/5/45)
  27. Sgt. Jenkins
  28. Jemadar Saw Wilson (W/T)
  29. Jemadar Saw Henry Tun (W/T)
  30. Subedar Major Saw Tun Sein (1/5/45)
  31. Subedar Major Maru Gam (8/5/45)
  32. Subedar Saw Namu (also Na Mu)
  33. Jemadar Saw Tha Htoo
  34. Jemadar Saw Pah Bise (also Pa Bisay)
  35. Jemedar Maung Po Sein
  36. Jemadar Maung Po Kyi 
  37. Jemadar Saw Hla Sein (8/5/45)
  38. Havildar Hkang Htang (1/5/45)
  39. Havildar Hla Maung
  40. Havildar Kyaw Hain (also Hein)
  41. Havildar Maung Tha Hline (Hling/Hlaing)
  42. Havildar Maung Thein Maung
  43. Havildar Maung Tha Din
  44. Havildar Maung Tun Win
  45. Havildar Maung Po Kyaw
  46. Havildar Maung Tha Pe (P.45650)
  47. Havildar Saw Tun Gyaw (9/5/45)
  48. Naik Chang Hring Anan
  49. Naik Laman Naw (1/5/45)
  50. Naik Maung Tun Nyan (also Nyau)
  51. Naik Maung Tha Pe (P.45694)
  52. Naik Saw Kyai Htai (18/4/45)
  53. Lance Naik Maung Tha Pein
  54. Lance Naik Saw Hla Myaing (8/5/45)
  55. Lance Naik Saw Tun Talk (9/5/45)
  56. Tun Sein (1/5/45, previously Bison)
  57. Zau La (1/5/45) (Previously Bison, later Ferret & promoted Havildar 1/6/45)
  58. Zau Hwang/Hkawng (1/5/45)
  59. Leman/Lanau Naw (1/5/45)

Character – Walrus – 24 March to approx. Oct. 1945

  1. Lt.Col. J. Cromarty Tulloch
  2. Major P.V. Lewes
  3. Major F.V.W. Charlesworth (KIA)
  4. Major A. Denning (28/3/45) 
  5. Major Cockle (28/3/45)
  6. Major A. Campbell (28/3/45)
  7. Major Warren (12/4/45)
  8. Major A.M. Boal (2/5/45)
  9. Capt. F.W. Wilson (28/3/45)
  10. Capt. W. Steele (28/3/45)
  11. Capt. Lockett (E Group, Operation Artisan)
  12. Capt. Troward (28/3/45)
  13. Capt. Harrison MO (12/4/45)
  14. Capt. Coomber (2/5/45)
  15. Hon.Lt. Kan Choke
  16. Lt. H.B. Renny
  17. Sgt. G.W. Carroll
  18. Sgt. Clift
  19. Sgt. N.A. Smith (28/3/45)
  20. Sgt. D. Gibbs (28/3/45)
  21. Sgt. H. Verlander (2/5/45)
  22. Sgt. Wood
  23. Jemadar Maung Thein Maung (killed on landing)
  24. Havildar Maung Tin Tun
  25. Havildar Maung Ba Kywe
  26. Havildar Maung Myein (Nyein)
  27. Havildar Ohn Pe
  28. Naik Ba Thet
  29. Naik Maung Maung 
  30. Lance Naik Maung Kyaw Yin
  31. Maung Ba Kywe
  32. Maung Tun Sein
  33. Maung Kyaw Ohn
  34. Maung Po Kya
  35. Maung Su
  36. Maung Shwe
  37. Maung Khin (May 1945)
  38. Pa Maung (Pan)
  39. Lu Thein (June 1945)
  40. Tin Nu Kaung (June 1945, from Nutshell / Antelope)

Corton – 31 Jan. to 14 Oct. 1944

  1. Capt. K.E. Green
  2. Lt. A.M. McNab
  3. Tin Maung (W/T) (5/6 April)

Dilwyn March 1943 – approx 6 June 1944

  1. Capt. Shan Lone
  2. Capt. Kumji Tawng Wa
  3. Capt. Zau June
  4. Subedar Sumlut La
  5. Jemadar Jang Ma Naw
  6. Jemadar Thang Kovai
  7. Jemadar Hting Nan
  8. Jemadar Hkali
  9. Havildar Sum Lat Naw (Sumlut Naw)
  10. Havildar N’Hkum La
  11. Havildar Bom Ting
  12. Havildar Chang Sau
  13. Havildar Mahkaw La
  14. Havildar Hkang Htan
  15. Naik Kha Li
  16. Naik Swan Do (Swando)
  17. Naik N’Kum La

Dilwyn – Badger – 28 Dec. to 26 April 1945 

  1. Major Zau June
  2. Subedar De Bu
  3. Subedar Sadaw Gam Ba
  4. Jemedar Sabaw Gamba
  5. Havildar Hkang Htang
  6. Zau Seng
  7. Zau Neng

Dilwyn – Bear – 27 Jan. to 22 Sept. 1945

  1. Major M.G.M. Crosby
  2. Capt. J. Bulman
  3. Capt. J. Beamish
  4. Capt. C.B. Hunter (5/3/45)
  5. Capt. H.M. Wakelin (5/3/45)
  6. Sgt. A. De Ville
  7. Jemadar La Sham Naw (later Heavy, team Lynx)
  8. Havildar Major La Maung Tu 
  9. Havildar Major Lamai Naw
  10. Havildar Khawng Dau (later Heavy, team Lynx)
  11. Havildar La Shi Gam
  12. Havildar La Shi Naw
  13. Havildar La Thaw La
  14. Havildar La Ung Gam
  15. Naik Hpau Jung La
  16. Naik Kum Bu Gaung
  17. Naik Kum Jaung
  18. Naik La Tawng
  19. Naik Lamai Gam
  20. Naik Manam La
  21. Naik Pau Shi La
  22. Lance Naik La Shi Yaw
  23. Lance Naik Kum Je La

Dilwyn – Cheetah – 25 Jan. 1945 

  1. Major E.H.M. Hood (later Nation, team Zebra & Character, team Mongoose)
  2. Major R. Rubinstein (later Nation, team Chimp)
  3. Sgt. K.J.W. Brown

DilwynGazelle – 28 Dec. to 26 April 1945

  1. Subedar Major Maru Gam (later Character team Otter)
  2. Jemadar Than Kovai (W/T)
  3. Havildar Sum Lut Tang (later Character team Ferret)

DilwynMonkey – 28 Nov. to 2 March 1945

  1. Captain Kumje Tawng Wah (later to Heavy team Lynx)
  2. Jemadar Sum Lat Naw (later to Heavy team Lynx)
  3. Havildar Bawm Ting (later Heavy, team Wolf)
  4. Havildar Sum Lut Gam (Hting Nan) (later Heavy, team Wolf)
  5. La Hpai Shwang Kyn (W/T)
  6. Za Hrang (W/T)

DilwynSquirrel – 28 Dec. to 22 Sept. 1945

  1. Captain Laphai Hkun
  2. Lt. Khun Nawng
  3. Subedar Sum Lut La
  4. Subedar Swan Do (Swando) (W/T)
  5. Jemadar Kha Li Maran
  6. Havildar Gin Za Lang
  7. Havildar N’dau Chan
  8. Naik Pau Shi La
  9. Naik Kum Bu Gaung
  10. Lance Naik Maung Thein
  11. Ral Hmung (W/T)

Flimwell – 12 January 1943

  1.  Saw Archibald Kino
  2. Mya Maung

Grain – Elephant – 2 January – 15 March 1945

  1. Po Yone
  2. Ko Ko Gyi
  3. Li Fu Tsai
  4. Yang Yi
  5. Maung Ba Thein

Heavy – Lynx – 28 March to 29 Oct. 1945

  1. Major Pennell
  2. Major J.K. Shaw
  3. Capt. J. Smallwood
  4. Capt. R.C. Shearn (KIA)
  5. Capt. Kumje Tawng Wah
  6. Capt. Saw Gam
  7. Sgt. F. Harrison
  8. Jemadar La Sham Naw
  9. Jemadar La Shi Hkang
  10. Jemadar Labya Gam (La Bya)
  11. Jemadar Sum Lat Naw
  12. Havildar Khawng Dau
  13. Naik Ba Khaing
  14. Naik Saw Shwe
  15. Lance Naik Dum Hpya Tang
  16. Cheng Kai

Heavy – Wolf – 20 Feb. to 29 Oct. 1945

  1. Major D.C. Herring
  2. Capt. S. Cope
  3. Captain David Caddy
  4. Capt. MacIntosh (6/4/45)
  5. 2/Lt. Saw Johnnie
  6. Jemadar Lazum Hting Nan
  7. Jemadar Kolu Ban (returned to Heavy after a month’s leave 6/4/45)
  8. Jemedar Labya Gam
  9. Jemadar Maung Nyung Dawt (6/4/45)
  10. Havildar Saw Ya Khin
  11. Havildar Bawm Ting (6/4/45)
  12. Havildar Labya Tang (6/4/45)
  13. Havildar Nyunt Yin (6/4/45)
  14. Havildar San Htoo (5/3/45)
  15. Naik Hapu Yu Gam
  16. Naik Hpaw Myang La (6/4/45)
  17. Lance Naik Lamai Gam
  18. Lance Naik La Shi La
  19. Lance Naik Lamai Naw
  20. Saw Sein Maung
  21. Saw Kyaw Tun
  22. Ngun Khul
  23. Lamai Yaw
  24. Lashi La
  25. Kareng Tu
  26. Maran Gam
  27. Bawk Naw
  28. Marap Naw (Marip Yaw?)
  29. Maran Tu 
  30. Ngun Khul
  31. Rallian Thung
  32. Jein Maung
  33. Li Wing (cook)

Label – Rat – 22 Jan. to approx. 28 March 1945

  1. Major J.B.W. Smythe (KIA)
  2. Capt. J.R. Meredith (KIA)
  3. Paw Luh (W/T)
  4. Bun Cing Nung (W/T)
  5. Havildar Chin Pau
  6. Lance Naik Thang Za Lang
  7. Lance Naik Lian Za Khai
  8. Lance Naik Khual Koon (KIA)
  9. Khual Ko Zam
  10. Son Za Mang
  11. Lun Za Mang
  12. Thang Chin Hang
  13. Kai Do Pau (KIA)
  14. Thawng Dai Thang
  15. On Za Gin
  16. Tuang Chin
  17. Dam Za Go
  18. Mang Za Suan
  19. Thwang Chin Thang
  20. Thang Chin Pau
  21. Tun Za Chin

Manual – Camel – 27 Dec. 1944

  1. Major T. Carew
  2. Capt. J. Cox
  3. Sgt. Sharp
  4. Hla Maung + 4 Arakanese

Manual – Fox – 27 Jan. to 3 April 1945

  1. Major J.E. Burke
  2. Capt. J. Hanbury-Tracey
  3. Capt. A.A. Hubart
  4. Sgt. A. Redwood (KIA)
  5. Sgt. Atkinson
  6. Sgt. Hooker
  7. Jemadar Lian Kho Gin
  8. Havildar Luan Khan Pau
  9. Naik Kai Go
  10. Lance Naik Lam Kho Ngin
  11. Chin Gin
  12. Suan Lang
  13. Thang Za Chin
  14. Thang Ko Gin

Manuel – Hound – 26 Nov. 1944 – Feb. 1945

  1. Tha Gyaw
  2. Htait Tin Aung
  3. Gin Za Cin (W/T) (later Spiers and Character, team Hyena)

Manual – Lion – 3 Dec. – Feb. 1945 

  1. Tun Kyaw
  2. Aung Ngwe
  3. Aung Chit
  4. Liu Chan (also spelt Lin Chan, Liu Chang Tsai)
  5. Yao Cheng (Yau Ching / Yao Ching)

Manual – Mouse – 25 Jan. to 21 April 1945

  1. Major Blaythwaite
  2. Major Kemball
  3. Sgt. Grinham
  4. Ba Saw
  5. Ye Aung
  6. Aung Soe

Manual – Rhino – 23 Jan. 1945 

  1. Major H. James 
  2. Capt. A.E. Maitland

Nation – Chimp – 9 April 

  1. Major R.A. Rubinstein
  2. Capt. C.R. Livingstone
  3. Sgt. K.J.W. Brown
  4. Sein Maung
  5. Thein Aung

Nation – Cow – 27 April to 17 June 1945

  1. Major D.C. McCoull
  2. Capt. A. Mirehouse
  3. Sgt. F. Bailey
  4. Bai Maung / U Bau Maung / Ba Maung

Nation – Dog – 24 April to 14 July 1945

  1. Major Clowes
  2. Major P. Chasse
  3. Sgt. Cornick
  4. Nyunwai
  5. Kokogyi

Nation – Elk (later Yak) – January 1945

  1. Ye Tun
  2. C.R. Thangkung (W/T)

Nation – Giraffe – 27 April

  1. Major M.C. McAdam
  2. S/Lt. H.M. Moore
  3. Sgt. J. Edgar
  4. U San Tin

Nation – Hare – Feb. 1945

  1. Pa Lay
  2. Sun Khar

Nation – Hart – 1 March 1945 

All killed on take off:

  1. Capt. G. Marchant
  2. Capt. P.C.R. Vickery
  3. Sgt. P.M. Colvin
  4. Maung Ba Aung

Nation – Jackal – 28 March 

  1. Major J.T. Harrington
  2. Capt. P.C.M. Meunier
  3. Sgt. L. England
  4. Maung Aye Gyaw
  5. Maung Sein Thein

Nation – Panda – 3 April 1945

  1. Major Boiteaux
  2. Capt. N.M. Despaigne (28/4/45)
  3. Capt. J.P.M. Planell
  4. Sgt. R.D. Siddall
  5. Maung Tin Maung
  6. Maung Maung Thein

Nation – Pig – 30 March 

  1. Capt. J.H. Cox
  2. Capt. S. Read
  3. Sgt. G. Tack
  4. Maung Tin

Nation – Rabbit – Feb. 1945

  1. Khin Zaw
  2. La Wom

Nation – Reindeer – 30 March 

  1. Capt. D.J.C. Britton (KIA)
  2. Capt. J. de W. Waller
  3. Sgt. R. Brierley
  4. Maung Than
  5. Aung Tun

Nation – Terrier –

  1. Kan Nyunt
  2. Jemadar Tun Sein
  3. Tin Maung (W/T)

Nation – Vole – Feb. 1945

  1. Maung Pe Gyi
  2. Huang Yu

Nation – Weasel – 20 March 

  1. Lt.Col. T. Carew
  2. Capt. B. Brown
  3. Capt. J.H. Benoit (18/4/45)
  4. Sgt. J. Sharp
  5. Hla Hyaw / Tha Gyaw
  6. Bayi (cook)

Nation – Zebra – 1 April 

  1. Major E.H.M. Hood
  2. Capt. O.E. Craster
  3. Sgt. J.C. Rork
  4. Maung Hteik Tin Aung
  5. Maung Thein Zan

Nutshell – Antelope – 20 March 1945 

  1. Major I. Abbey
  2. Lt. Briant
  3. Sgt. Bassett
  4. Sgt. Dawson
  5. Jemadar Saw Morris
  6. Naik Thein Pe
  7. Lance Naik Maung Tin
  8. Lance Naik Chit Htoo
  9. Than Sein
  10. Aung Ya
  11. Lu Thein
  12. Tun Yon
  13. Tin Nu Kaung
  14. Ha Pe
  15. Kyaw Sein
  16. Maung Khin
  17. Po Hai
  18. Kyaw Hla
  19. Ba Thein
  20. Maung Mu

Nutshell – Beaver – August 1945

  1. Capt. Maitland
  2. Captain Ross (E Group)
  3. Havildar Kyi Shein
  4. Naik Saw Hkun

Nutshell – Tiger – 28 April 1945

  1. Capt. H. Hall
  2. Capt. D. Lockie
  3. Sgt. T.F. Cain
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