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RAF Digby Personnel


[Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Maj (Ret) T O Wilkinson 16 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Accountant pending formation
Maj (Ret) G H Ruse 19 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Equipment Officer pending formation
Fg Off A F B Waller  2 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Accountant pending formation
Fg Off F V Maclaine  8 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Medical Officer pending formation
Wg Cdr C Crawford  9 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer Commanding pending formation
Wg Cdr C Crawford 13 Aug 1937 Assumed command of the Station
Flt Lt F T McElwee 16 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS for duty as Adjutant
Mr E H Otty 20 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Education Officer
WO J L McKenzie 13 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Warrant Officer
Fg Off F B King 21 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Equipment Officer
Flt Lt H J A Williams 25 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Fg Off F V Maclaine 29 Apr 1938 Medical Officer, posted to Middle East Command
Fg Off A M Weston  1 May 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell for duty as Station Medical Officer

Source - RAF Digby ORB

Unit Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Unit Date Notes
SHQ, RAF Digby 13 Aug 1937 Unit opened
SHQ, RAF Digby  9 Sep 1937 Placed under the control of No 12 Group, Fighter Command
No 73 Sqn  9 Nov 1937 Arrived from Debden by air and rail
No 46 Sqn 15 Nov 1937 Arrived from Kenley by air and rail
No 46 Sqn 30 Apr 1938 Proceeded to No 2 Armament Training Station for annual training (3 weeks)

Source - RAF Digby ORB

July 1938

County Command/Group Units
Scopwick, Lincolnshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 46 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 73 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr C Crawford  9 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding
Plt Off R A C Kent 10 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt F T McElwee   Adjutant, RAFO
Flt Lt H J A Williams   RAFO

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F B King 21 Oct 1937  
Maj (Ret) G H Ruse    

Accountant Branch

Fg Off A F B Waller  2 Aug 1937  
Maj (Ret) T O Wilkinson    

Medical Branch

Fg Off A M Weston  1 May 1938 MB, BCh (Cantab), MRCS, LRCP

Education Officer

Mr E H Otty   Grade III, MA

Warrant Officers

WO J V Edwards 25 Nov 1937  
WO F Dalton  8 Dec 1937  
WO R Tibbey 24 Jan 1938  
WO J L McKenzie 13 Sep 1937  

 

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Capt F G B Reynolds 29 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
WO T C Power  3 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Warrant Officer
Sqn Ldr H L Rough  3 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administrative
Wg Cdr C Crawford 28 Nov 1938 Relinquished command of the Station on posting to Directorate of Armament
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 28 Nov 1938 Sqn Ldr - Administrative, assumed temporary command of the Station

Source - RAF Digby ORB

January 1939

County Command/Group Units
Scopwick, Lincolnshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 46 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 73 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Sqn Ldr H L Rough  3 Oct 1938 Officer Commanding (Acting), DFC
Plt Off R A C Kent 10 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt F T McElwee   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt F G B Reynolds   late RAF

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F B King 21 Oct 1937  
Plt Off M G Lees  3 Oct 1938  

Accountant Branch

Fg Off A F B Waller  2 Aug 1937  
Maj (Ret) T O Wilkinson    

Medical Branch

Fg Off A M Weston  1 May 1938 MB, BCh (Cantab), MRCS, LRCP

Education Officer

Mr E H Otty   Grade III, MA

Warrant Officers

WO J V Edwards 25 Nov 1937  
WO F Dalton  8 Dec 1937  
WO S G Dawson 27 May 1938  
WO A J Akhurst  7 Dec 1937

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Dec 1938 - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt J A Robinson  1 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Signals Officer
Wg Cdr J B H Rogers 28 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting to assume command
Sqn Ldr H L Rough  3 Oct 1938 Relinquished temporary command of the Station
Wg Cdr J B H Rogers 29 Dec 1938 Assumed command of the Station
Plt Off R A C Kent xx Jan 1939 Posted to No 46 Sqn

Source - RAF Digby ORB

April 1939

County Command/Group Units
Scopwick, Lincolnshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 46 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 73 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr J B H Rogers 28 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr H L Rough  3 Oct 1938 DFC
Flt Lt J A Robinson  2 Dec 1938 Signals duties
Plt Off T H T Forshaw  2 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt F T McElwee   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt F G B Reynolds   late RAF

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F B King 21 Oct 1937  
Fg Off M G Lees  3 Oct 1938  
APO L G Clayton  1 Feb 1939  

Accountant Branch

Fg Off A F B Waller  2 Aug 1937  
Maj (Ret) T O Wilkinson    

Medical Branch

Flt Lt R M Outfin 18 Feb 1939 IMSSA

Education Officer

Mr E H Otty   Grade III, MA, EdB

Warrant Officers

WO J V Edwards 25 Nov 1937  
WO S G Dawson 27 May 1938  
WO A J Akhurst  7 Dec 1937

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

County Command/Group Units
Scopwick, Lincolnshire Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • SHQ

  • No 46 (Fighter) Squadron

  • No 73 (Fighter) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes

Station HQ

Wg Cdr J B H Rogers 28 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr H L Rough  3 Oct 1938 DFC
Flt Lt J A Robinson  2 Dec 1938 Signals duties
Plt Off T H T Forshaw  2 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt F T McElwee   Adjutant, RAFO
Capt F G B Reynolds   late RAF

Equipment Branch

Fg Off F B King 21 Oct 1937  
APO L G Clayton  1 Feb 1939  

Accountant Branch

Fg Off A F B Waller  2 Aug 1937  
Maj (Ret) T O Wilkinson    

Medical Branch

Flt Lt R M Outfin 18 Feb 1939 IMSSA

Education Officer

Mr E H Otty   Grade III, MA, EdB

Warrant Officers

WO J V Edwards 25 Nov 1937  
WO S G Dawson 27 May 1938  
WO A J Akhurst  7 Dec 1937

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt E K Carmody  5 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Duxford for duty as Adjutant
Capt F G B Reynolds  6 Jun 1939 Assistant Adjutant, posted to RAF Farnborough
Flt Lt F T McElwee  9 Jun 1939 Adjutant, posted to HQ Balloon Command
Capt E Travers-Smith  6 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Sqn Ldr H L Rough  1 Aug 1939 Sqn Ldr - Administrative, retired from the RAF
Flt Lt R M Outfin 23 Aug 1939 Station Medical Officer, posted to No 4 PTC, RAF Sealand
Plt Off H B Dakin 25 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off A G Berry 25 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Sabotage Assessor duties
Plt Off A C Guyer 26 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off L N White 26 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Plt Off Sir A R W Curtis 26 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off E Smethers-Jones 26 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Crash Inspection duties
Fg Off K W Bruce 26 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Medical duties
Fg Off D A Ker 26 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Medical duties
Plt Off F P Watson 27 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for duty as Salvage Assessor
Plt Off E C Rogers 30 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Crash Intelligence duties
Fg Off J L S Gill 30 Aug 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Fg Off T Forshaw  1 Sep 1939 Station Operations Officer, posted to the Air Ministry
Plt Off H H Knight  1 Sep 1939 Appointed Station Operations Officer
Plt Off A G Berry  2 Sep 1939 Sabotage Assessor, posted to RAF Henlow
Plt Off F P Watson  2 Sep 1939 Salvage Assessor, posted to RAF Henlow
Fg Off R J Holland  3 Sep 1939 RAFVR, arrived on attachment for Operations duties
Fg Off Lord Douglas-Hamilton  3 Sep 1939 RAFVR, arrived on attachment for Operations duties
Fg Off E O Fuller  5 Sep 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off E C Willis  8 Sep 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off E C Willis 11 Sep 1939 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Cranwell with Mental Strain
Fg Off J E Scholey 13 Sep 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting for Operations duties
Fg Off Lord Douglas-Hamilton 14 Sep 1939 Operations Officer, posted to No 12 SFTS, RAF Grantham
Plt Off F St K Anderson 21 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off P E S Toll 26 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from Fighter Command for Intelligence (Interrogation) duties
Fg Off A Maybaum 13 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Mount Batten for Intelligence duties
Plt Off H B Dakin  7 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt for duty as Flt Lt - Operations, wef 6 Sep 1939
Plt Off A C Guyer  7 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt for duty as Flt Lt - Operations, wef 6 Sep 1939
Plt Off E H Otty  7 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt for duty as Flt Lt - Intelligence, wef 6 Sep 1939
Plt Off E C Rogers  7 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt for duty as Flt Lt - Intelligence, wef 6 Sep 1939
Plt Off Sir A R W Curtis  7 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr for duty as Sqn Ldr - Flying Operations, wef 6 Sep 1939
Flt Lt E K Carmody  7 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr for duty as Sqn Ldr - Administrtive, wef 6 Sep 1939
Sqn Ldr V B J Jackson  8 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 23 Sqn for duty as Sector Controller
Wg Cdr A W James  9 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr - Flying Operations
Flt Lt H B Dakin 13 Oct 1939 Appointed Station Operations Officer
Plt Off H H Knight 13 Oct 1939 Relinquished appointment of Station Operations Officer
Plt Off W Woodstack 15 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Upper Heyford for duty as Adjutant (Double Banked)
Fg Off Edmunds 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Dental Officer
Plt Off Watkins 22 Oct 1939 Proceeded to RAF Northolt for AFDE Course
Plt Off Saunders 23 Oct 1939 Posted to HQ No 11 Group
APO Grevsted 23 Oct 1939 Posted to HQ No 11 Group
Plt Off Symons 23 Oct 1939 Posted to HQ No 11 Group
Plt Off Mcgowen 28 Oct 1939 Posted to RAF Wittering
Fg Off R J Holland 28 Oct 1939 Posted to No 12 Group Pool
Plt Off J E T Sutcliffe 31 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for Operations Room duties
Plt Off W Woodstack  8 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Sutton Bridge for duty as Adjutant
DCC* S Dowson 13 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for WAAF duties
CA* N Disbrowe 13 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for WAAF duties
Plt Off C B Lockerbie 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Fg Off G Hamilton-Browne 25 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Ground Defence Officer
Plt Off H R Tope 26 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Operations 'B' duties
Flt Lt J A Robinson  5 Dec 1939 Station Signals Officer, posted to HQ Fighter Command
Plt Off J C Carrier  8 Dec 1939 Posted to No 219 Sqn, RAF Catterick
Wg Cdr A W James  9 Dec 1939 Sector Controller, posted to the Air Ministry
ASO I McL Watson 27 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from Codes and Cypher School for C & C duty
Fg Off G Hamilton-Browne 28 Dec 1939 Ground Defence Officer, departed RAF Digby pending retirement

*DCC = Deputy Company Commander WAAF, CA = Company Assistant WAAF

Source - RAF Digby ORB

Unit Movements: May - Dec 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 73 Sqn 23 Aug 1939 Mobilised for Field Force Continental Contingent (RAF Component of the BEF)
No 504 Sqn AAF 26 Aug 1939 Arrived from RAF Hucknall
Advance Party, No 73 Sqn  4 Sep 1939 Departed RAF Digby by rail to Southampton
Air Party, No 73 Sqn  9 Sep 1939 Departed RAF Digby for RAF Tangmere
Rear Party, No 73 Sqn 15 Sep 1939 Departed RAF Digby
No 229 Sqn  4 Oct 1939 Commenced forming at RAF Digby
No 504 Sqn 10 Oct 1939 Departed RAF Digby for RAF Debden
No 611 Sqn 10 Oct 1939 Arrived from RAF Duxford
No 504 Sqn 20 Oct 1939 Arrived at RAF Digby from RAF Duxford
No 46 Sqn  9 Dec 1939 Detached to RAF Acklington (1 week)
No 229 Sqn 21 Dec 1939 Declared operational (6 aircraft)

Source - RAF Digby ORB

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr I R Parker  2 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of the Station
Wg Cdr J B H Rogers  8 Jan 1940 Relinquished command of the Station
Wg Cdr I R Parker  8 Jan 1940 Assumed command of the Station
Wg Cdr J B H Rogers 10 Jan 1940 Promoted to Gp Capt
Gp Capt J B H Rogers 15 Jan 1940 Left RAF Digby on posting
Act Flt Lt H B Dakin 17 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr for duty as Sqn Ldr - Operations, wef 15 Dec 1939
Plt Off L N White 18 Jan 1940 Equipment Officer, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 6 Dec 1939
Plt Off H R Tope 18 Jan 1940 Operations 'B' Officer, promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt E W Jeffreys  1 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 Group for Operations duties
ASO G J Worrall 12 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt G Clapham 22 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Fighter Command for Operations duties
Fg Off Knowles  2 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Pembrey for Operations duties
Flt Lt E Smethers-Jones  4 Mar 1940 Crash Inspection Officer, posted to RAF Andover
Sqn Ldr P A Hunter  5 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bircham Newton for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr Satchell 18 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Senior Administrative Officer
Flt Lt H V Thomas 19 Mar 1940 Arrived on posted for duty as Station Medical Officer
Flt Lt K W Bruce 19 Mar 1940 Station Medical Officer, posted to RAF West Raynham
Sqn Ldr P A Hunter 25 Mar 1940 Posted to RAF Martlesham Heath
Fg Off Knowles 25 Mar 1940 Posted to RAF Andover
Flt Lt R W Drewitt 28 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Hucknall for Operations duties
Plt Off R E Cox 31 Mar 1940 Posted to RAF Cranwell
Flt Lt H M Wilson 12 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group for duty as Station Adjutant
Sqn Ldr E K Carmody 14 Apr 1940 Station Adjutant, posted to HQ No 26 Group
Fg Off N S Derry Evans 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Station Dental Officer
Fg Off D H Tomlinson 24 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Wittering for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off Clayson 27 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Flt Lt E Travers-Smith 29 Apr 1940 Assistant Adjutant, posted to RAF Speke
Plt Off Mawdesley 29 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Fg Off Leggett  4 May 1940 Posted to RAF Staff College
Fg Off P H Curtis  5 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 SFTS for Equipment duties
Fg Off E C Rogers  9 May 1940 Intelligence Officer, posted to RAF Debden
Flt Lt A C Guyer 13 May 1940 Operations Officer, posted to RAF Dyce
Flt Lt R W Drewitt 22 May 1940 Posted to RAF Kirton Lindsey for Operations duties
Fg Off Twaites 22 May 1940 Arrived on posting from Wilton [sic] for duty as Station Adjutant
Plt Off G Wadden  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off K L Barber  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off Mawdesley 21 Jun 1940 Operations Officer, posed to RAF Coltishall
Flt Lt C Walton 21 Jun 1940 Operations Officer, posed to RAF Coltishall
Fg Off D A Ker 22 Jun 1940 Medical Officer, reposted for duty (from No 46 Sqn?)
Fg Off R Chaffer 27 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Plt Off F D Walker 27 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Plt Off R B Lymbery 27 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Plt Off C L Smith 28 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
ASO Davis  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Codes and Cypher duties
Sqn Ldr D E B K Shipwright  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off R G F Garrett  5 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Plt Off Cant 18 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Defence duties
Sqn Ldr Pattison 24 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Filton
Plt Off A W Amson  5 Aug 1940 Station Defence Officer, posted to RAF Warmwell
Plt Off R O Phillips  6 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Flying Disciplinary Officer
Fg Off J H Hunter-Tod  8 Aug 1940 Attached from RAF Wittering for Signals duties
Fg Off J H Hunter-Tod 13 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Wittering for Signals duties
Plt Off D McFarlane 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off K H G Tilley 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watnall for Operations training
2 Lt A B Harvey 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from 1st Division for Air Liaison duties
Sqn Ldr E J Smart 20 Aug 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Wittering for Sector Controller's duties
2 Lt J G B Halden 25 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Liaison duties
Fg Off R Chaffer 27 Aug 1940 Detached to L1 for Defence duties
Plt Off F Allsop 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watnall for Operations Room duties
Plt Off S G Thompson 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watnall for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr E J Smart 31 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Wittering for Sector Controller's duties
Fg Off D H Tomlinson  1 Sep 1940 Assistant Adjutant, posted to RAF Cambridge for duty as Adjutant
2 Lt M McWham  3 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from 50th AA Brigade for Operations Room duties
Flt Lt A F Marlowe  4 Sep 1940 Attached from No 151 Sqn for Intelligence duties
Fg Off J Little  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from SD Flight for duty with the D/F Station
Plt Off G Elliott  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for duty with the D/F Station
Plt Off G Elliott  5 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached for duty with the D/F Station
Plt Off R E Cox  6 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell for Signals duties
ASO E J Poyser  7 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Melksham
Flt Lt J O'Brien 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Morecombe for duty as Station Dental Officer
Fg Off N S Derry Evans 12 Sep 1940 Station Dental Officer, posted to Aberystwyth
Plt Off G F C Halahan 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watnall for Operations Room training
Sqn Ldr D G H Spencer 12 Sep 1940 Attached from HQ No 12 Group
Sqn Ldr D G H Spencer 13 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 12 Group on posting to HQ No 10 Group
Flt Lt F J Keast 15 Sep 1940 Attached from No 24 Sqn for Special Duty
Flt Lt Haskins 15 Sep 1940 Attached from No 24 Sqn for Special Duty
Mr Hartley 15 Sep 1940 Attached from the Home Office for Special Duty
Mr Mackay 15 Sep 1940 Attached from the Home Office for Special Duty
Mr Dowber 15 Sep 1940 Attached from the Home Office for Special Duty
ASO M E A Cobb 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Reading
Sqn Ldr D E B K Shipwright 19 Sep 1940 Sector Controller, posted to RAF Kirton Lindsey
Sqn Ldr The Earl of Lincoln 24 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watnall for duty as Sector Controller
Plt Off J W Brown 24 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Watnall
Plt Off G C Turner 24 Sep 1940 No 3 RMU, arrived from RAF Driffield for experimental work
ASO E Simpson 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Ternhill
Flt Lt F St K Anderson 25 Sep 1940 Operations Officer, posted to HQ No 14 Group
Plt Off F C Harrold 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Kenley
Plt Off V R Snell 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Kenley
Plt Off O C B Burleigh 28 Sep 1940 Posted to HQ Fighter Command
Plt Off G C Turner  1 Oct 1940 No 3 RMU, departed RAF Digby for RAF Duxford
Sqn Ldr R G MacDougall  1 Oct1940 Attached from HQ No 9 Group for Operations duties
Plt Off F T Walker  5 Oct 1940 Departed RAF Digby on termination of his commission
Plt Off G Westing  7 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Plt Off N B Weatherstone  7 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for Operations duties
Flt Lt J A Bennett 10 Oct 1940 Engineer Officer, attached to RAF Redhill
Plt Off G E Mason 11 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough
Sqn Ldr The Earl of Lincoln 13 Oct 1940 Sector Controller, returned from a detachment to RAF Northolt
Plt Off G F C Halahan 17 Oct 1940 Posted to HQ No 9 Group for Operations Room duties
Plt Off W D Wisker 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P Hamlyn 20 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off L C Smith 23 Oct 1940 Arrived for temporary duty in the Intelligence Section
Plt Off P V Truscott 23 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D McFarlane 25 Oct 1940 Assistant Adjutant, posted to RAF Grangemouth
Plt Off R W Downey 26 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from Huddersfield
Plt Off C Eden 28 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watnall for Operations Room duties
Plt Off D G Pinnell 30 Oct 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ No 9 Group
Plt Off L Courtier Dutton  1 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watnall for Operations duties
Plt Off A E Spring  1 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cottesmore for Signals duties
Flt Lt J A Bennett  2 Nov 1940 Engineer Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Redhill
Plt Off D R Lloyd  4 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watnall for Operations duties
Fg Off W G D Anderson  5 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Coltishall for Operations duties
Plt Off J Andrews  6 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Radlett for Signals duties
Flt Lt J A Bennett  7 Nov 1940 Engineer Officer, attached to RAF Middle Wallop
Flt Lt J S Adams  7 Nov 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Leconfield
Fg Off J Radomski  7 Nov 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Leconfield
Plt Off T Sawicz  7 Nov 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Leconfield
Plt Off A G Forrester  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Loughborough for duty as PT Officer
Plt Off R W Downey 10 Nov 1940 Detached to Denham for a course of instruction
Flt Lt P H S Wood 10 Nov 1940 Detached to RAF Yatesbury for a Special Signals course
Plt Off A E Spring 11 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Wittering for Signals duties
Plt Off L B Higgs 11 Nov 1940 Attended a Fire-fighting course at Nottingham
Flt Lt J A Bennett 11 Nov 1940 Engineer Officer, ceased to be attached to RAF Middle Wallop
Flt Lt J S Adams 15 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Leconfield on return to No 303 Sqn
Fg Off J Radomski 15 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Leconfield on return to No 303 Sqn
Plt Off T Sawicz 15 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Leconfield on return to No 303 Sqn
Flt Lt P H S Wood 15 Nov 1940 Returned from RAF Yatesbury on completion of Special Signals course
Plt Off L B Higgs 17 Nov 1940 Returned from Nottingham on completion of Fire-fighting course
Plt Off A E Haarer 18 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Melksham for Bomb Disposal duties
Plt Off J McIntosh 20 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 602 Sqn
Plt Off L C Smith 21 Nov 1940 Posted to Wittering on completion of temporary duty in the Intelligence Section
Fg Off L F Hartje 21 Nov 1940 Arrived on attachment for Interrogation duties
Flt Lt R L Tomlinson 21 Nov 1940 Arrived on attachment from HQ Fighter Command
Plt Off R W Downey 21 Nov 1940 Returned from Denham on completion of course of instruction
ASO I McL Watson 24 Nov 1940 Codes and Cypher Officer, posted to RAF Hendon
Plt Off P E S Toll 25 Nov 1940 Interrogation Officer, posted to HQ No 9 Group
ASO J Birley 27 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Hendon for Codes and Cypher duties
Lt L C Gould 30 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Grantham
Flt Lt J A Bennett  1 Dec 1940 Engineer Officer, posted to RAF Grangemouth
Fg Off L F Hartje  4 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Church Fenton for Interrogation duties
Plt Off D R Lloyd  7 Dec 1940 Operations Officer, posted to HQ No 9 Group
2 Lt E N Cocksedge 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Nottingham
2 Lt J Christie 10 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Wellingore
Plt Off F Yeo-Thomas 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Baginton for training in Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr J N Mitchell 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF West Freugh for duty as Chaplain
Flt Lt K M Stoddart 13 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 611 Sqn
Plt Off W S Abbott 21 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Watnall for Intelligence duties
Plt Off C Eden 26 Dec 1940 Arrived on attachment from RAF Yeadon
Plt Off D G Pinnell 27 Dec 1940 Posted to HQ No 9 Group
Fg Off D I Buchanan 27 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Halton for Medical duties
Plt Off K L Barber 28 Dec 1940 Intelligence Officer, posted to No 54 OTU, RAF Church Fenton

Source - RAF Digby ORB

Unit Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
No 46 Sqn  17 Jan 1940 Returned from RAF Acklington
No 46 Sqn  9 May 1940 Departed RAF Digby for Norway
No 111 Sqn 21 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Northolt
14 x aircraft, No 229 Sqn 27 May 1940 Detached to RAF Biggin Hill for operations
No 111 Sqn 30 May 1940 Departed RAF Digby for RAF North Weald
No 79 Sqn 30 May 1940 Arrived from RAF Biggin Hill
No 56 Sqn 31 May 1940 Arrived
No 56 Sqn  4 Jun 1940 Departed RAF Digby for RAF North Weald
No 79 Sqn  5 Jun 1940 Departed RAF Digby for RAF Biggin Hill
No 229 Sqn  5 Jun 1940 Ceased to be detached to RAF Biggin Hill for operations
No 46 Sqn (part) 12 Jun  1940 Returned from Norway
No 229 Sqn 26 Jun 1940 Moved to RAF Wittering
No 29 Sqn 26 Jun 1940 Arrived from RAF Debden
No 46 Sqn 27 Jun 1940 Declared operational
No 46 Sqn  1 Sep 1940 Detached to RAF North Weald
No 151 Sqn  1 Sep 1940 Arrived from RAF North Weald
No 151 Sqn 28 Nov 1940 Moved to RAF Bramcote
No 2 Sqn RCAF 10 Dec 1940 Commenced forming at RAF Digby (Initially known as No 112 Sqn RCAF)
No 46 Sqn 13 Dec 1940 Arrived from RAF North Weald
Air Party, No 611 Sqn 14 Dec 1940 Departed RAF Digby for RAF Southend

Source - RAF Digby ORB

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