Personnel Index - Detail

First Names
Kenneth A
Flight Lieutenant (Later Group Captain)
Crew Position


A member of The Megaton Club.

Standby aircraft (Valiant WZ367) for Operation Buffalo.

Ken Edmonds was involved in Operation Buffalo which was the first British atomic bomb which had been dropped from an airplane.

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The main and backup crews for Operation Buffalo.
Front Row:
John Finnis ( B/A Standby),  Ken Edmonds ( Nav/Plotter Standby),  Ted Flavell (Main pilot), George Ford (Main AEO), Eric Stacey (Main B/A)     

Rear Row:
John Mitchell (Co-pilot Standby), Gordon Spencer (Main Nav/Plotter), Frank Coulton (Standby AEO), Bob Bates (Standby Pilot), John Ledger (Main Co-pilot)

Image and information courtesy of Pete Sharp - 'The Vickers Valiant- The Forgotten One' Association.

On Valiant XD825 which dropped the Christmas Island weapon 'Grapple Y'...........28/4/57.