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No 421 Flight Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Oct 1940 - Jan 1941

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt C P Green  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 421 Flight
Flt Lt J Saunders  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting to assist in the formation of the Flight
Fg Off J J O'Meara  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off H C Baker  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P McD Hartas  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off K A Lawrence  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Spears  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Gillies  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt C A H Ayling  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Forrest  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt M A W Lee  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt J Saunders 10/11 Oct 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt C A H Ayling 11 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt C P Green 12 Oct 1940 Admitted to hospital after being wounded in action
Flt Lt B Drake xx Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt M A W Lee 15 Oct 1940 Admitted to hospital after being wounded in action
Sgt D A S McKay 22 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 501 Sqn
Plt Off P McD Hartas 12 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off McLean 16 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer and Acting Adjutant
Plt Off K A Lawrence 27 Nov 1940 Admitted to hospital after being wounded in action
Sgt Goodwin 28 Nov 1940 Posted to No 64 Sqn
AC1 Amer 29 Nov 1940 Placed under arrest after attempting to take off in a Spitfire and crashed
Fg Off H C Baker 12 Dec 1940 Posted to No 306 Sqn
Fg Off Parrott 12 Dec 1940 Posted to No 306 Sqn
Sgt Gavan 15 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 54 Sqn
Sgt M A W Lee 31 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 91 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/738)

Organisational Movements: Oct 1940 - Jan 1941

Date Notes
 8 Oct 1940 Formed at RAF Gravesend as a 'detached flight' of No 66 Sqn, equipped with Supermarine Spitfire IIAs (originally coded 'LZ')
Spitfire IIA of No 91 Squadron
12 Oct 1940 Flight re-equipped with Hawker Hurricane IIAs
31 Oct 1940 Flight moved from RAF Gravesend to RAF West Malling
 2 Nov 1940 Flight received some Spitfire IIs
 6 Nov 1940 Flight moved from RAF West Malling to RAF Biggin Hill
 9 Nov 1940 Flight re-equipped with Spitfire IIs
15 Nov 1940 Flight moved from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Hawkinge
11 Jan 1941 No 421 Flight was expanded and redesignated No 91 Sqn

Source - No 91 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/738)

This page was last updated on 04/02/21

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