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No 431 Flight Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Sep 1940 - Jan 1941

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt E A Whiteley 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR705
Plt Off P S Devine 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR705
Cpl J S Shephard 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR705
Plt Off J Foxton 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR712
Plt Off A Warburton 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR712
Sgt R V Gridley 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR712
Sgt J W T Bibby 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR707
Sgt F Bastard 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR707
Sgt P D J Moren 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR707
Capt K L Ford RM 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 431 Flight
Flt Lt E A Whiteley  1 Nov 1940 Assumed command of No 431 Flight
Capt K L Ford RM  1 Nov 1940 Relinquished command of No 431 Flight
Plt Off Jones  9 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR713
Sgt Spires  9 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR713
Sgt McConnell  9 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR713
Fg Off J T Burgess  9 Nov 1940 Failed to arrive from the UK
Sgt B F R Hubbard  9 Nov 1940 Failed to arrive from the UK
Sgt Sobey  9 Nov 1940 Failed to arrive from the UK
Fg Off Williams 19 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR721
Sgt Alexander 19 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR721
Sgt Barrett 19 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR721
Fg Off Boys Stones 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR735
Sgt Bolton 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR735
Sgt Gimson 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from the UK in AR735

Source - No 69 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/606)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1940 - Jan 1941

Date Notes
19 Sep 1940 Formed at RAF Luqa, Malta, equipped with three Glenn Martin 167F and a Blackburn Skua
19 Sep 1940 Absorbed the personnel of No 3 AACU, which was disbanded on this date
xx Oct 1940 2 x Blenheim IVs were impressed by AHQ Mediterranean and allocated to the Flight
xx Nov 1940 Skua, L2882 was taken on strength after leading another flight of Hurricanes from an aircraft carrier
xx Nov 1940 2 x Blenheim IVs were released by AHQ Mediterranean and proceeded to Egypt
xx Dec 1040 The two Skuas were returned to the FAA

Source - No 69 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/606)

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