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HQ No 16 Group Personnel, units and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939 | Dec 1939 | Jun 1941 | Jul 1942 | Dec 1943 | Jun 1944 | Jun 1945]

Reformed as No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group in Coastal Command on 1 December 1936 at Wykeham Hall, Lee-on-Solent

Personnel Movements Dec 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr A P V Daly  1 Dec 1936 Posted in for duty as Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr R L Crofton  1 Dec 1936 Posted in for duty as Navigation Officer
Gp Capt Ivor T Lloyd  1 Jan 1937 Posted in from RAF Pembroke Dock and assumed temporary command of the Group
Wg Cdr G E Livock  2 Jan 1937 Posted in for Air Staff duties
Flt Lt George P Chamberlain  2 Jan 1937 Posted in for Signals duties
Flt Lt David F W Atcherley  2 Jan 1937 Posted in for duty as Maintenance Liaison Officer
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Posted in for duty as SASO
Flt Lt George P Chamberlain  1 Feb 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt David F W Atcherley  1 Feb 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Gp Capt Ivor T Lloyd 15 Feb 1937 Relinquished temporary command of the Group and returned to RAF Pembroke Dock
Gp Capt R M Field 15 Feb 1937 Posted in and assumed temporary command of the Group
Sqn Ldr Walter J Seward  1 Apr 1937 Attached to HQ No 16 Group from HQ Coastal Command
Wg Cdr A P V Daly  1 Apr 1937 Posted to RAF Marham as OC
AVM

Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave

27 Apr 1937 Posted in for duty as AOC and assumed command
Gp Capt R M Field 27 Apr 1937 Relinquished temporary command of the Group
Sqn Ldr Walter J Seward 14 May 1937 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 16 Group from HQ Coastal Command
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Posted in for duty as Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Posted in for duty as Chief Signals Officer

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Unit Movements  Dec 1936 - Jul 1937

Unit Date Notes
SHQ RAF Abbotsinch  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
No 269 Sqn, RAF Abbotsinch  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
SHQ RAF Bircham Newton  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
No 206 Sqn, RAF Bircham Newton  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
No 220 Sqn, RAF Bircham Newton  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
SHQ RAF Donibristle  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
No 22 Sqn, RAF Donibristle  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
No 42 Sqn, RAF Donibristle  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
SHQ RAF Mount Batten  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
No 204 Sqn, RAF Mount Batten  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
SHQ RAF Pembroke Dock  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
No 210 Sqn, RAF Pembroke Dock  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
No 228 Sqn, RAF Pembroke Dock  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
No 201 Sqn, RAF Calshot  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
Dalgety Bay Bombing Range  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
RAF Camp, Evanton  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Felixstowe  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed administrative control of personnel only
No 209 Sqn, Felixstowe  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
Landguard Bombing Range, Felixstowe  1 Jan 1937 HQ No 16 Group assumed control
RAF Boscombe Down  1 Feb 1937 Control transferred from No 3 Group to No 16 Group
No 224 Sqn 15 Feb 1937 Transferred to No 16 Group on moving to RAF Boscombe Down from RAF Manston
No 217 Sqn 15 Mar 1937 Commenced forming at RAF Boscombe Down
No 210 Sqn 14 Apr 1937 Departed from RAF Pembroke Dock for Mediterranean Cruise
No 210 Sqn 30 Apr 1937 Returned to RAF Pembroke Dock from Mediterranean Cruise
No 233 Sqn 18 May 1937 Commenced forming at RAF Upper Heyford under the control of No 16 Group
No 209 Sqn 19 May 1937 Departed from RAF Felixstowe for Mediterranean Cruise
No 209 Sqn  3 Jun 1937 Returned to RAF Felixstowe from Mediterranean Cruise
No 217 Sqn  7 Jun 1937 Moved from RAF Boscombe Down to RAF Tangmere
SHQ, RAF Thornaby  1 Jul 1937 Formed and placed in No 16 Group
RAF Boscombe Down  9 Jul 1937 Control transferred to No 4 Group
No 224 Sqn  9 Jul 1937 Moved from RAF Boscombe Down to RAF Thornaby
No 233 Sqn  9 Jul 1937 Moved from RAF Boscombe Down to RAF Thornaby

Source - No 16 Group ORB

July 1937

Location Command  
Wykeham Hall, Lee-on-Solent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Abbotsinch

    • No 269 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 201 (Flying Boat) Squadron - Calshot

  • SHQ, RAF Donibristle

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

  • Bombing Range - Dalgety Bay

  • RAF Camp, Evanton

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (Flying Boat) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • No 228 (Flying Boat) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

    • No 233 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 224 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave

27 Apr 1937 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr G E Livock  2 Jan 1937  
Sqn Ldr

David F W Atcherley

 2 Jan 1937 later AVM
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt W B Hellard   RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Navigation
Sqn Ldr R L Crofton  1 Dec 1936
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr

George P Chamberlain

 2 Jan 1937 later AVM
Flt Lt W A Floyer   RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO I P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C W Attwood  1 Jul 1937 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Flt Lt Henry B Wrigley 31 Aug 1937 Posted in for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr R L Crofton  1 Oct 1937 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr James R Scarlett 11 Oct 1937 Posted in for duty as Navigation Officer
Wg Cdr R L Crofton 18 Oct 1937 Posted to HQ Coastal Command
Wg Cdr G E Livock 16 Nov 1937 Posted to No 10 Flying Training School, RAF Ternhill
Sqn Ldr J McFarlane 18 Nov 1937 Posted in for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr J McFarlane  1 Jan 1938 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Flt Lt Henry B Wrigley  4 Jan 1938 Posted to HMS Glorious
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater  4 Jan 1938 Posted in for Armament duties
Flt Lt Frederick R Drew 24 Feb 1938 Posted in for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr James R Scarlett  9 May 1938 Posted to HQ No 6 Group for Air Staff (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt J J Zwarenstein 31 May 1938 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot for Air Staff duties
Flt Lt Frederick R Drew  1 Jun 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr James R Scarlett 19 Jun 1938 Posted in from HQ No 6 Group for Air Staff (Navigation) duties

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Unit Movements  Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Unit Date Notes
No 217 Sqn 16 Aug 1937 Moved to RAF Bicester (Temporarily)
No 217 Sqn 13 Sep 1937 Returned to RAF Tangmere from RAF Bicester
No 204 Sqn 18 Aug 1937 Departed from RAF Mount Batten for cruise to Malta
No 204 Sqn 31 Aug 1937 Returned to RAF Mount Batten from cruise to Malta
No 209 Sqn 17 Sep 1937 Proceeded to the Mediterranean to take part in International AS patrol (NYON Scheme)
No 210 Sqn 20 Sep 1937 Proceeded to the Mediterranean to take part in International AS patrol (NYON Scheme)
No 1 (GR) Wing 23 Sep 1937 Formed in HMS Cyclops, Malta to take part in NYON Scheme
HQ, No 16 Group  1 Dec 1937 Moved to RAF Le-on-Solent
No 204 Sqn  2 Dec 1937 Departed RAF Mount Batten for cruise to Australia to take part in Anniversary celebrations
No 209 Sqn 17 Dec 1937 Returned to RAF Felixstowe on cessation of duty with No 1 (GR) Wing (NYON Scheme)
No 210 Sqn 18 Dec 1937 Returned to RAF Pembroke Dock on cessation of duty with No 1 (GR) Wing (NYON Scheme)
No 22 Sqn 13 Jan 1938 Moved to RAF Gosport for temporary duty (approx two months)
No 42 Sqn 13 Jan 1938 Moved to RAF Gosport for temporary duty (approx two months)
No 269 Sqn 15 Jan 1938 Moved to Southampton for temporary duty (approx two months)
No 224 Sqn 17 Jan 1938 Moved to Southampton for temporary duty (approx two months)
No 204 Sqn 29 May 1938 Arrived at RAF Mount Batten on return from Australia

Source - No 16 Group ORB

July 1938

Location Command  
RAF Lee-on-Solent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Abbotsinch

    • No 269 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Calshot

  • Bombing Range - Dalgety Bay

  • RAF Camp, Evanton

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

    • No 233 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 224 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM

Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave

27 Apr 1937 Air Officer Commanding, CB, DSO, DFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr J McFarlane 18 Nov 1937 MC, AFC
Sqn Ldr

David F W Atcherley

 2 Jan 1937 later AVM
Sqn Ldr Frederick R Drew 24 Feb 1938 later A/Cdre
       
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt W B Hellard   RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater  4 Jan 1938
Services
Signals
Sqn Ldr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr

George P Chamberlain

 2 Jan 1937 later AVM
Flt Lt W A Floyer   RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO I P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederick R Drew  2 Aug 1938 Posted to HQ No 5 Group for Air Staff duties
Flt Lt G R Brice  2 Aug 1938 Posted in from No 201 Sqn for Air Staff duties
AVM

Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave

17 Aug 1938 Posted to H Q No 25 Group as AOC
Gp Capt Ivor T Lloyd 17 Aug 1938 Posted in and assumed temporary command of the Group
Gp Capt Ivor T Lloyd 29 Aug 1938 Relinquished temporary command of the Group
Gp Capt John C Russell 29 Aug 1938 Posted in and assumed temporary command of the Group
Wg Cdr Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 18 Sep 1938 Posted in from School of Air Navigation for Air Staff duties
AVM Christopher L Courtney 20 Sep 1938 Posted in from HQ Iraq Command as AOC
Gp Capt John C Russell 20 Sep 1938 Relinquished temporary command of the Group
AVM Christopher L Courtney 21 Sep 1938 Detached on special duty (to India)
Gp Capt John C Russell 21 Sep 1938 Resumed temporary command of the Group
Sqn Ldr David F W Atcherley 27 Sep 1938 Posted to No 85 Sqn as OC
Sqn Ldr Norman S Allinson 27 Sep 1938 Attached from HQ Coastal Command
Sqn Ldr Walter H Hutton 27 Sep 1938 Attached from HQ No 17 Group
Sqn Ldr James R Scarlett 27 Sep 1938 Attached to HQ No 18 Group
Sqn Ldr George P Chamberlain 27 Sep 1938 Attached to HQ No 18 Group
Maj W R Beddington  5 Oct 1938 The Queen's Bays, posted in for Air Staff Duties (Controller)
Maj W R Beddington  7 Oct 1938 Returned to The Queen's Bays, on cessation of State of Emergency
Sqn Ldr Norman S Allinson 10 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached from HQ Coastal Command
Sqn Ldr Walter H Hutton 10 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached from HQ No 17 Group
Sqn Ldr James R Scarlett 10 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 18 Group
Gp Capt John C Russell 13 Oct 1938 Relinquished temporary command of the Group
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

13 Oct 1938 Assumed temporary command of the Group
Sqn Ldr E F Haylock 17 Oct 1938 Posted in from HQ Coastal Command for Maintenance Liaison duties
Sqn Ldr George P Chamberlain 18 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 18 Group
Wg Cdr J McFarlane 25 Oct 1938 Posted to Aircraft Park, Lahore as OC
AVM Christopher L Courtney 26 Oct 1938 Proceeded to India as a Member of 'Defence of India' Committee
Sqn Ldr George P Chamberlain  7 Nov 1938 Posted to HQ No 18 Group for Signals Staff duties
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

13 Nov 1938 Relinquished temporary command of the Group
Gp Capt John C Russell 13 Nov 1938 Assumed temporary command of the Group
Sqn Ldr H M Whittle 31 Nov 1938 Posted in from HQ No 2 Group for Air Staff duties (Auxiliary Liaison Officer)
Flt Lt G R Brice  1 Dec 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt J J Zwarenstein  1 Dec 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt R C Richmond  1 Dec 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr J J Zwarenstein  5 Dec 1938 Posted to HQ Coastal Command for Personnel Staff duties
Gp Capt John C Russell  1 Jan 1939 Promoted to A/Cdre
Maj (Loc Lt Col) K P Smith  1 Jan 1939 Posted in from 2nd (London) Infantry Brigade TA for Air Staff duties

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Unit Movements  Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 204 Sqn 29 May 1938 Arrived at RAF Mount Batten on return from Australia
SHQ, RAF Leuchars 26 Aug 1938 Transferred to the control of No 16 Group from HQ Training Command
No 228 Sqn 31 Aug 1938 Departed from RAF Pembroke Dock on training cruise to Gibraltar and Malta
No 224 Sqn  1 Sep 1938 Moved from RAF Thornaby to RAF Leuchars
No 233 Sqn  1 Sep 1938 Moved from RAF Thornaby to RAF Leuchars
No 48 Sqn  1 Sep 1938 Transferred from Training Command to No 16 Group and moved to RAF Eastchurch from RAF Manston
SHQ, RAF Thornaby  1 Sep 1938 Control transferred to HQ Bomber Command
HQ, No 18 Group  1 Sep 1938 Commenced forming at HQ No 16 Group
No 228 Sqn 22 Sep 1938 Returned to RAF Pembroke Dock from training cruise to Gibraltar and Malta
HQ, No 18 Group 26 Sep 1938 Moved to its War Station at RAF Donibristle
HQ No 16 Group 26 Sep 1938 Moved to its War Station to Chatham (under the command of Gp Capt Reginald L G Marix)
SHQ, RAF Thornaby 28 Sep 1938 Control transferred from HQ Bomber Command to No 16 Group
No 42 Sqn 28 Sep 1938 Moved from RAF Thorney Island to its War Station at RAF Thornaby
No 269 Sqn 28 Sep 1938 Moved from RAF Abbotsinch to its War Station at RAF Thornaby
No 48 Sqn 28 Sep 1938 Moved from RAF Eastchurch to RAF Thorney Island and placed in Reserve
No 224 Sqn, RAF Leuchars 28 Sep 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 18 Group
No 233 Sqn, RAF Montrose 28 Sep 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 18 Group on moving from RAF Leuchars
No 201 Sqn, RAF Invergordon 28 Sep 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 18 Group on moving from RAF Calshot
No 209 Sqn, RAF Invergordon 28 Sep 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 18 Group on moving from RAF Felixstowe
No 228 Sqn, RAF Invergordon 28 Sep 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 18 Group on moving from RAF Pembroke Dock
No 210 Sqn, Tayport 28 Sep 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 18 Group on moving from RAF Pembroke Dock
No 210 Sqn, RAF Mount Batten 28 Sep 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to HQ Coastal Command
No 217 Sqn, RAF Warmwell 28 Sep 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to HQ Coastal Command on moving from RAF Tangmere
HQ No 16 Group  8 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Lee-on-Solent on cessation of State of Emergency
No 42 Sqn 10 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Thorney Island from its War Station at RAF Thornaby
No 269 Sqn 10 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Abbotsinch from its War Station at RAF Thornaby
No 48 Sqn 10 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Eastchurch from RAF Thorney Island
No 233 Sqn 10 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Leuchars from its War Station at RAF Montrose
No 201 Sqn, 10 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Calshot from its War Station at RAF Invergordon
No 209 Sqn, 10 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Felixstowe from its War Station at RAF Invergordon
No 228 Sqn 10 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Pembroke Dock from its War Station at RAF Invergordon
No 210 Sqn 10 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Pembroke Dock from its War Station at Tayport
No 217 Sqn 10 Oct 1938 Returned to RAF Tangmere from its War Station at RAF Warmwell
SHQ RAF Abbotsinch 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 269 Sqn, Abbotsinch 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
SHQ RAF Bircham Newton 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 206 Sqn, Bircham Newton 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 220 Sqn, Bircham Newton 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
SHQ RAF Felixstowe 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control (Administrative control of personnel)
No 209 Sqn, Felixstowe 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
SHQ RAF Leuchars 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 224 Sqn, Leuchars 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 233 Sqn, Leuchars 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
SHQ RAF Mount Batten 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 204 Sqn, Mount Batten 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
SHQ RAF Pembroke Dock 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 210 Sqn, Pembroke Dock 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 228 Sqn, Pembroke Dock 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
SHQ RAF Thorney Island 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 22 Sqn, Thorney Island 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 42 Sqn, Thorney Island 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 48 Sqn, Eastchurch 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 201 Sqn, Calshot 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
No 217 Sqn, Tangmere 10 Oct 1938 HQ No 16 Group resumed control
SHQ, RAF Thornaby 11 Oct 1938 Control transferred back to HQ Bomber Command
HQ, No 18 Group 11 Oct 1938 Returned from its War Station at RAF Donibristle and recommenced formation
HQ, No 18 Group  1 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 16 Group and moved to RAF Donibristle
SHQ RAF Leuchars  1 Nov 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to HQ No 18 Group
No 224 Sqn, Leuchars  1 Nov 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to HQ No 18 Group
No 233 Sqn, Leuchars  1 Nov 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to HQ No 18 Group
SHQ RAF Abbotsinch  1 Nov 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to HQ No 18 Group
No 269 Sqn, Abbotsinch  1 Nov 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to HQ No 18 Group
Mobilization Pool, Abbotsinch  1 Nov 1938 Control transferred from No 16 Group to HQ No 18 Group
RAF Floating Dock  1 Nov 1938 Permanently transferred to RAF Invergordon and placed under OC, RAF Leuchars
SHQ, RAF Detling  7 Nov 1938 Transferred from No 6 Group to No 16 Group
No 500 Sqn AAF, RAF Detling  7 Nov 1938 Transferred from No 6 Group to No 16 Group
HQ No 16 Group  8 Nov 1938 Moved to Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent

Source - No 16 Group ORB

January 1939

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Calshot

  • Bombing Range - Dalgety Bay

  • No 500 (County of Kent) (GR) Squadron - Detling

  • No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Eastchurch

  • RAF Camp, Evanton

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

    • No 233 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 224 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

19 Sep 1938 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr E F Haylock 17 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr H M Whittle  1 Dec 1938  
Sqn Ldr G R Brice  2 Aug 1938  
       
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater  4 Jan 1938
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

James R Scarlett

19 Jun 1938 later AVM
Services
Signals
Wg Cdr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr R C Richmond  1 Jul 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan - May 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Loc Lt Col (Maj) K P Smith  1 Jan 1939 Posted in from 2nd (London) Infantry Brigade TA for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr H M Whittle  2 Jan 1939 Posted to HQ Coastal Command for Air Staff duties
Fg Off A G Wincott  3 Jan 1939 Posted in from No 201 Sqn for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr G R Brice  9 Jan 1939 Posted to No 224 Sqn for flying duties
Fg Off W H Ingle 11 Jan 1939 Posted in from No 220 Sqn for Air Staff duties
A/Cdre John C Russell 16 Jan 1939 Attached to the Air Ministry
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

16 Jan 1939 Assumed command of the Group
Flt Lt H J Hobbs 30 Jan 1939 Posted in from School of Air Navigation for Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr W P Welch 13 Feb 1939 Posted in from School of General Reconnaissance for Navigation duties
Lt Col K P Smith 28 Feb 1939 Posted to HQ Coastal Command
Wg Cdr George H Boyce  8 Mar 1939 Posted in from HQ Coastal Command for Air Staff duties
Wg Cdr George H Boyce 20 Mar 1939 Posted to HQ No 15 Group for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr James R Scarlett 23 Mar 1939 Posted to No 203 Sqn in Iraq
Sqn Ldr W G Bannister 24 Apr 1939 Posted in from RAF Gosport for Armament duties
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater 26 Apr 1939 Posted to No 207 Sqn for flying duties

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Unit Movements  Jan - May 1939

Unit Date Notes
SHQ, RAF Calshot  1 Mar 1939 Control transferred from No 17 Group to No 16 Group
No 240 Sqn, RAF Calshot  1 Mar 1939 Control transferred from No 17 Group to No 16 Group

Source - No 16 Group ORB

April 1939

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ Calshot

    • No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 240 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 500 (County of Kent) (GR) Squadron - Detling

  • No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Eastchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

19 Sep 1938 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr E F Haylock 17 Oct 1938  
Fg Off W H Ingle 11 Jan 1939  
Fg Off A G Wincott  3 Jan 1939  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater  4 Jan 1938
Navigation
Sqn Ldr

James R Scarlett

19 Jun 1938 later AVM
Sqn Ldr W P Welch 13 Feb 1939
Flt Lt H J Hobbs 30 Jan 1939
Services
Signals
Wg Cdr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr R C Richmond  1 Jul 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 220 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ Calshot

    • No 201 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 240 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 500 (County of Kent) (GR) Squadron - Detling

  • No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Eastchurch

  • SHQ, RAF Felixstowe (Admin of Personnel only)

    • No 209 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Landgaurd Bombing Range

  • SHQ, RAF Mount Batten

    • No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock

    • No 210 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • No 228 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

    • Floating Dock

  • No 217 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron - Tangmere

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron - Thorney Island

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Air Staff
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO; later AVM
Wg Cdr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

19 Sep 1938 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr E F Haylock 17 Oct 1938  
Fg Off W H Ingle 11 Jan 1939  
Fg Off A G Wincott  3 Jan 1939  
Personnel Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Attached to the Staff
Armament
Sqn Ldr J C C Slater  4 Jan 1938
Navigation
Sqn Ldr W P Welch 13 Feb 1939
Flt Lt H J Hobbs 30 Jan 1939
Services
Signals
Wg Cdr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr R C Richmond  1 Jul 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO P Marcario  2 Feb 1937 Personnel Staff

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements May - Aug 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R Chadwick 18 Jun 1939 Posted in from RAF Manston for Air Staff (Intelligence) duties
Sqn Ldr T H Carr 19 Jun 1939 Posted in from No 13 FTS for Air Staff (Organisation) duties
Sqn Ldr A A C Hyde 22 Jun 1939 Posted in from No 1 AAS for 'P' Staff duties
Sqn Ldr E F Haylock  1 Jul 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr Edward L Colbeck-Welch  6 Aug 1939 Posted in from No 600 Sqn for Engineer duties
Wg Cdr E F Haylock 16 Aug 1939 Posted to No 207 Sqn as OC
Sqn Ldr Alan D Gillmore 14 Aug 1939 Attached from RN Staff College for Air Staff duties during Exercise XKD
Sqn Ldr Alan D Gillmore 20 Aug 1939 Retained for Air Staff duties on completion of Exercise XKD
Sqn Ldr T G Young 25 Aug 1939 Posted in from Home Aircraft Depot for Engineer duties
Flt Lt W G Preston 25 Aug 1939 RAFO, reported for Signals duties
Gp Capt J B Graham 29 Aug 1939 Recalled from the Retired List for duty as SASO

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Unit Movements  May - Aug 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 228 Sqn 22 May 1939 Departed from RAF Pembroke Dock for temporary duty in the Middle East
SHQ RAF Mount Batten 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
No 204 Sqn, Mount Batten 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
SHQ RAF Pembroke Dock 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
No 210 Sqn, Pembroke Dock 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
No 228 Sqn, Pembroke Dock 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
SHQ RAF Felixstowe 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
No 209 Sqn, Felixstowe 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
SHQ, RAF Calshot 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
No 201 Sqn, Calshot 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
No 240 Sqn, Calshot 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
No 217 Sqn, Tangmere 14 Jun 1939 Control transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
No 220 Sqn 20 Aug 1939 Remained at RAF Thornaby on completion of Exercises XKD and XKE

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Staff duties allocated - 3 September 1939

Rank Name Notes
A/Cdre

Reginald L G Marix

Air Officer Commanding
Gp Capt J B Graham Senior Air Staff Officer
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs Senior Administration Staff Officer
Wg Cdr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

Chief Staff Officer - Operations
Wg Cdr C W Attwood Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr Edward L Colbeck-Welch Fortress Liaison Officer, Portsmouth
Sqn Ldr R Chadwick Chief Intelligence Officer
Sqn Ldr W G Bannister Armament Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr T G Young Engineer Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr W P Welch Chief Navigation Officer
Mr R A S Howes Chief Codes and Cypher Officer
Dr Pepper Chief Meteorologist

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Personnel Movements Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A V Burbury  4 Sep 1939 RAFVR, reported from the Air Ministry for Interrogation duties (POWs)
Plt Off C A Lewis  4 Sep 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Sgt L R Chiverton  6 Sep 1939 Clerk/GD, promoted to Act Flt Sgt
Cpl F Brunskill  6 Sep 1939 Clerk/GD, promoted to Act Sgt
Act Sgt H Q Tester  6 Sep 1939 Clerk/GD, promoted to Temp Sgt
Act Sgt G Pickering  6 Sep 1939 Equipment Assistant, promoted to Temp Sgt
Act Sgt G C Hicks  6 Sep 1939 Clerk/GD, promoted to Temp Sgt
LAC R J Aulsebrook  6 Sep 1939 Nursing Orderly, promoted to Act Cpl
Act Sgt E H Sandall  6 Sep 1939 Wireless Operator, promoted to Temp Sgt
Cpl S Cunningham  6 Sep 1939 Wireless Operator, promoted to Act Sgt
Sqn Ldr Alan D Gillmore  7 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Fg Off A G Wincott  7 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off W H Ingle  7 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr C K J Coggle 13 Sep 1939 Posted in for duty as Sqn Ldr - 'P'
Act Sgt F Brunskill 15 Sep 1939 Clerk/GD, promoted to Temp Sgt
LAC L Watson 19 Sep 1939 Clerk/GD, promoted to Temp Cpl
Act Cpl R J Aulsebrook 19 Sep 1939 Nursing Orderly, promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off A V Burbury 21 Sep 1939 RAFVR, posted to RAF Halton
Plt Off J E Mulholland 25 Sep 1939 RAFVR, attached from the Air Ministry for Interrogation duties (POWs)
Plt Off C W T MacGillivray 30 Sep 1939 RAFVR, posted in from the Air Ministry for Intelligence duties
Plt Off A E Bull 3 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off wef 6 Sep 1939
Act Fg Off A E Bull 9 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 6 Sep 1939
Wg Cdr C B Greet 12 Oct 1939 Posted in for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr Edward L Colbeck-Welch  9 Oct 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot as non-effective
Sgt Plt R L Jones 13 Oct 1939 Posted to No 22 Sqn
Sgt Plt L E Larkin 13 Oct 1939 Posted in from No 22 Sqn
Com Ass M I Woodhead 14 Oct 1939 WAAF, posted in
Cpl R W Heritage 24 Oct 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Fg Off C A Moore 31 Oct 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt wef 1 Sep 1939
Plt Off A Miller  4 Nov 1939 Posted in for Narrative duties
Plt Off F K Langton  4 Nov 1939 Posted in for Narrative duties
Plt Off J B Hum 13 Nov 1939 Posted in from No 1 Electrical and Wireless School for Signals duties
Fg Off P Sidney 13 Nov 1939 Posted in from RAF Church Fenton for Operations duties
Wg Cdr A Briscoe 17 Nov 1939 Posted in from RAF Cardington for SMO duties
Fg Off J P C Rolt 19 Nov 1939 Posted in from No 215 Sqn for Operations duties
Fg Off C A Lewis 21 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off L Marchant 21 Nov 1939 Posted in from Meteorological Training School for Meteorological duties
Mr R A S Howe 25 Nov 1939 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Flt Lt wef 1 Sep 1939
Plt Off C W T MacGillivray 25 Nov 1939 RAFVR, promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 30 Sep 1939
Sqn Ldr T G Young 26 Nov 1939 Attached to CFS for refresher course on twin engined aircraft
Plt Off A Miller 30 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off wef 4 Nov 1939
Plt Off F K Langton 30 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off wef 4 Nov 1939
Plt Off Lord R Cunliffe  2 Dec 1939 Posted in on appointment to a commission for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr T G Young  2 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to CFS for refresher course on twin engined aircraft
Fg Off L C Pharoah-Band  3 Dec 1939 Attached to Codes and Cypher School, Oxford
Sqn Ldr E S Moulton-Barrett 18 Dec 1939 Posted in from No 10 Bombing and Gunner School
Act  Wg Cdr Alan D Gillmore 20 Dec 1939 Relinquished acting rank of Wg Cdr on being posted to RAF Staff College
Plt Off Lord R Cunliffe 22 Dec 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off wef 12 Dec1939
Sgt E J Norman 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Sgt wef 10 Nov 1939
Temp Sgt G Pickering 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Sgt wef  3 Sep 1939
Temp Sgt G C Hicks 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Sgt wef  3 Sep 1939
Act Sgt Plt S P Cunningham 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt wef  31 Oct 1939
Cpl F Chambers 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt wef  27 Nov 1939
Cpl G E Blowfield 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Temp Sgt wef  27 Nov 1939
LAC C Cross 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl wef  1 Nov 1939
LAC W E Kimmings 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl wef  24 Nov 1939
LAC D G Reid 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl wef  5 Dec 1939
LAC D O Phillips 23 Dec 1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl wef  13 Dec 1939

 

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Unit Movements  Sep - Dec 1939

Unit Date Notes
No 42 Sqn  3 Sep 1939 Located at RAF Bircham Newton on the outbreak of war
No 206 Sqn  3 Sep 1939 Located at RAF Bircham Newton on the outbreak of war
No 22 Sqn  3 Sep 1939 Located at RAF Thorney Island on the outbreak of war
No 48 Sqn  3 Sep 1939 Located at RAF Thorney Island on the outbreak of war
No 500 Sqn AAF  3 Sep 1939 Located at RAF Detling on the outbreak of war
1 Flight of No 48 Sqn  3 Sep 1939 Located at RAF Detling on the outbreak of war
6 a/c of No 206 Sqn 16 Sep 1939 Moved to RAF Carew Cheriton

Source - No 16 Group ORB

December 1939

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 42 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 206 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Detling

    • No 500 (County of Kent) (GR) Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 22 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron

    • No 48 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron

  • No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit - Manston

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, DSO; later AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr

Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury

19 Sep 1938 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C B Greet 12 Oct 1939  
Sqn Ldr T H Carr 19 Jun 1939  
Sqn Ldr E N Colbeck-Welch  6 Aug 1939  
Sqn Ldr R Chadwick 17 Jun 1939  
Fg Off W H Ingle 11 Jan 1939  
Fg Off A G Wincott  3 Jan 1939  
Plt Off C W T MacGillivray 30 Sep 1939  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Lt E A S Howes   Code and Cypher duties
Capt C A Moore   late RAF
Staffs of the Services
Armament
Sqn Ldr W G Bannister 17 Apr 1939
Engineer
Sqn Ldr T G Young 25 Aug 1939  
Navigation
Sqn Ldr W P Welch 13 Feb 1939
Flt Lt H J Hobbs 30 Jan 1939
Signals
Wg Cdr C W Attwood 19 May 1937 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr R C Richmond  1 Jul 1938  
Flying
Plt Off A E Bull 27 Aug 1939  
Meteorological
Mr J Pepper   Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc, PhD

Source - December 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Operations Room Watches - December 1939

Duty 'A' Watch 'B' Watch 'C' Watch
Staff Officer (Operations) Wg Cdr Greet Wg Cdr Alan D Gillmore Wg Cdr Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury
Assistant Staff Officer (Operations) Fg Off Sidney Fg Off Kitchingman Plt Off Lord Cunliffe
Navigator Flt Lt Ingle Flt Lt Hobbs Flt Lt Rolt
Narrative & Recording Officer Fg Off Miller Flt Lt MacGillivray Fg Off Langton
Signals Flt Lt Preston Plt Off Hum Fg Off Page
Coding and Cypher as detailed by the Chief Signals Officer
NCO Operations Sgt George Sgt Bellman Sgt Blowfield
Clerk to Navigator AC2 Smith LAC Cotterell AC1 Neil
Clerk to Narrative AC1 Thwaites AC2 Datlen LAC Knight
Messenger AC2 Collins AC1 Bashford LAC Davenport

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Personnel Movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off L C Pharoah-Band 23 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to Codes and Cypher School, Oxford
Act AVM

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Temp A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr E S Moulton-Barrett  1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Temp Wg Cdr
Flt Lt H J Hobbs  1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Temp Sqn Ldr
ACW2 E M W Crocker  2 Jan 1940 Promoted to Cpl
ACW2 A M Walton  2 Jan 1940 Promoted to Cpl
ACW2 P M S Wink  2 Jan 1940 Promoted to Cpl
ACW2 P Fox  2 Jan 1940 Promoted to Cpl
Flt Sgt I E Hill  2 Jan 1940 Promoted to Temp WO and posted to RAF Detling
Act Sqn Ldr R F Nation  3 Jan 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the A & SD Branch RAFVR wef 1 Sep 1939
Sqn Ldr T G Young  4 Jan 1940 Posted to HQ Coastal Command for Engineering duties
Plt Off L Marchant  4 Jan 1940 Posted to RAF Detling for Meteorological duties
AVM John H S Tyssen  5 Jan 1940 Posted as supernumerary pending assuming command
Sqn Ldr T H Carr  7 Jan 1940 Posted to No 206 Sqn for flying duties
Sqn Ldr W A Hughes  7 Jan 1940 Posted in for Organisation duties
ASO D Langham  7 Jan 1940 Posted in for Administrative duties
AVM John H S Tyssen  8 Jan 1940 Assumed command of the Group
Temp A/Cdre

Reginald L G Marix

 8 Jan 1940 Posted to HQ Coastal Command
Plt Off J H B Hum 12 Jan 1940 Posted to HQ Coastal Command for Signals duties but remained as attached
Sqn Ldr C K J Coggle 13 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 Jan 1940 Posted to No 1 Receiving Centre as non-effective, sick
APO E R Varley 15 Jan 1940 Posted in
Plt Off J H Willsher 15 Jan 1940 Posted in
Sqn Ldr H L Nunn 16 Jan 1940 Posted in
Flt Lt R Macfarlan 21 Jan 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the A & SD Branch RAFVR wef 1 Sep 1939
Act Wg Cdr C K J Coggle 23 Jan 1940 Relinquished acting rank of Wg Cdr on posting to No 104 Sqn as OC
ASO R G Hellard 24 Jan 1940 Appointed to the WAAF for Codes and Cypher duties and attached from HQ Coastal Command
ASO A M Fellowes 24 Jan 1940 Appointed to the WAAF and posted in for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off E J Wenham 29 Jan 1940 Posted in for Meteorological duties
Sub-Lt RN G C Hardy 29 Jan 1940 Attached for Meteorological duties
Plt Off P C B Peters 30 Jan 1940 Posted in from No 1 CACU as PA to AOC and promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
ASO C L Boxshall  1 Feb 1940 Reported for Personnel Staff duties wef 30 Jan 1940
AVM John H S Tyssen  1 Feb 1940 Reported sick
A/Cdre

Reginald L G Marix

 1 Feb 1940 Assumed temporary command of the Group and promoted to Act (paid) AVM
Flt Sgt W J C Loader  1 Feb 1940 Clerk/GD promoted to Temp WO
LAC W Matthews  1 Feb 1940 Wireless Operator promoted to Temp Cpl
Act Flt Lt W H Ingle  1 Feb 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt
Act Fg Off A Miller  4 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Act Fg Off F K Langton  4 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr R G Yaxley  5 Feb 1940 Posted in for Engineer duties
ACW2 W Faulkner  6 Feb 1940 Telephone Operator promoted to Temp Cpl
Flt Lt C A Moore 16 Feb 1940 Posted to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sqn Ldr H J Hobbs 20 Feb 1940 Reposted for Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr W P Welch 19 Feb 1940 Posted to the Far East
Plt Off E R Varley 19 Feb 1940 Posted to RAF Detlingt
ASO M K Gray 20 Feb 1940 Posted in for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off A Swainston 22 Feb 1940 Attached from No 500 Sqn for Operations duties
Sqn Ldr W G Bannister 26 Feb 1940 Posted to No 2 RAF Component for Armament duties
Sqn Ldr I H D Walker  1 Mar 1940 Posted in from HQ AASF for Armament duties
Plt Off E J Wenham  1 Mar 1940 Posted to No 2 RAF Component for Meteorological duties
Fg Off A J Spiers  1 Mar 1940 Posted to No 2 RAF Component for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off F F Walter  1 Mar 1940 Posted in from RAF Detling for Administrative duties
LAC W Hickmore  1 Mar 1940 Wireless Operator promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
Wg Cdr Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury  1 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Gp Capt
Flt Lt R Macfarlan  4 Mar 1940 Relinquished duties of Camp Commandant
Plt Off F E Walter  4 Mar 1940 Assumed duties of Camp Commandant
Plt Off J C Lawrence  4 Mar 1940 Posted in for Meteorological duties
Plt Off J R H Lascelles  6 Mar 1940 Attached from No 206 Sqn for Navigation duties
Fg Off B W Sanderson  6 Mar 1940 Posted in
Plt Off J E Mulholland  6 Mar 1940 Posted in for Intelligence duties
Act Sqn Ldr R F Nation  7 Mar 1940 Reposted for Intelligence duties
Fg Off B W Sanderson  7 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Thorney Island
Plt Off J H Willsher 10 Mar 1940 Attached to CGS, Warmwell
AVM John H S Tyssen 12 Mar 1940 Resumed command of the Group
Act AVM

Reginald L G Marix

12 Mar 1940 Relinquished temporary command of the Group, reverting to A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr W A Hughes 13 Mar 1940 Posted to No 10 SFTS for Navigation duties
ASO R G Hellard 12 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ Coastal Command
Act Fg Off M Banks 13 Mar 1940 Posted in from RAF Bircham Newton for Organisation duties
Act Fg Off M Banks 13 Mar 1940 Authorised to retain acting (unpaid) rank on posting in for Sqn Ldr - Organisation duties
Fg Off A J Spiers 13 Mar 1940 Posted in from No 2 RAF Component for Codes and Cypher duties
Fg Off A J Spiers 14 Mar 1940 Attached to the Air Ministry (DOFS) for temporary duties
Act Fg Off M Banks 18 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Sqn Ldr R Chadwick 24 Mar 1940 Posted to No 4 Recruits Centre for Adminstrative duties
Act Flt Lt C W T MacGillivray 28 Mar 1940 Reposted for Narrative and Recording duties wef 30 Sep 1939
Sqn Ldr W G Bannister 25 Mar 1940 Posted in from No 2 RAF Component for Armament duties
Sqn Ldr I H D Walker 27 Mar 1940 Posted to HQ No 24 Group for Armament duties
Fg Off H C Page 27 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to the Air Ministry
Plt Off J H B Hum 28 Mar 1940 Returned to HQ Coastal Command on ceasing to be attached
ASO M I Woodhead 29 Mar 1940 Posted to RAF Thorney Island for Administrative duties
Plt Off A Swainston 30 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 500 Sqn for Operations duties
Plt Off S A Scott  1 Apr 1940 Posted in from RAF Benson for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO C L Boxshall  1 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Off
ASO D Langham  1 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) SO
ASO L E Metherell  2 Apr 1940 Posted in from the WAAF Depot for Administrative duties
Act Fg Off M Banks  5 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt to fill vacancy of Sqn Ldr - Organisation
Act Fg Off A Miller  7 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 4 Feb 1940
Act Fg Off F K Langton  7 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 4 Feb 1940
Plt Off P C B Peters  7 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Fg Off J P C Rolt  7 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt to fill vacancy of Flt Lt - Operations Room wef 1 Apr 1940
Plt Off J E Mulholland  7 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off to fill vacancy of Intelligence Officer (Flt Lt post)
Sqn Ldr K W Young  7 Apr 1940 Posted in for duty as Sqn Ldr - Operations Liaison with C-in-C Portsmouth
Sqn Ldr K W Young  8 Apr 1940 Attached to C-in-C Portsmouth for duties as Liaison Officer
Act Flt Lt A Miller 10 Apr 1940 Attached to the Admiralty for Operations Room duties
Wg Cdr A Briscoe 16 Apr 1940 Posted to No 26 Group
Wg Cdr J Magner 16 Apr 1940 Posed in for duty as SMO
Wg Cdr L G Maxton 14 Apr 1940 Attached from HQ Coastal Command for temporary duty
Plt Off J H Willsher 15 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to CGS, Warmwell
Plt Off H C Cooke 16 Apr 1940 Attached from RAF Detling for Operations Room duty
Wg Cdr L G Maxton 16 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ Coastal Command for temporary duty
Act Fg Off Lord R Cunliffe 16 Apr 1940 Attached to HQ Coastal Command for Operations Room duty
Plt Off F E Hancox 17 Apr 1940 Attached from RAF Detling for Narrative duty
Act Flt Off C L Boxshall 21 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Off wef 1 Apr 1940
ASO D Langham 21 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) SO
Plt Off F E Hancox 25 Apr 1940 Posted in as supernumerary from RAF Detling for Narrative duty
Plt Off D R R Fair 22 Apr 1940 Posted in from No 1 Electrical and Wireless School for Signals duties
Plt Off H C Page 25 Apr 1940 Posted to No 2 Installation Unit, Kidbrooke for Signals duty
Plt Off H C Cooke 27 Apr 1940 Posted in from RAF Detling as supernumerary for Assistant Controller duties
Act Fg Off J E Mulholland 28 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Act Fg Off J E Mulholland 29 Apr 1940 Posted to the Air Ministry as supernumerary and attached to HQ No 16 Group
Plt Off S A Scott 30 Apr 1940 Posted to PDC, Uxbridge for ALO duties at Marseilles
LAC R T Knight  1 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC J Bishop  1 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC W J E Tacey  1 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC W Vaughan  1 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
ASO M K Gray  6 May 1940 Posted to RAF Aldergrove for Codes and Cypher duties
ASO J M Carlin  6 May 1940 Posted in from the WAAF Depot for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off H F Cowin  6 May 1940 Posted in for Signals duties
Act Fg Off J E Mulholland  6 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 16 Group and relinquished acting rank of Fg Off
Sqn Ldr R G Yaxley  6 May 1940 Attached to Bristol Aeroplane Co for course
Act Flt Lt A G Wincott 10 May 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Act Sqn Ldr A G Wincott 10 May 1939 Reposted for duties as Sqn Ldr - Operations
Plt Off J R H Lascelles 10 May 1940 Posted in from No 206 Sqn for Operations Room duties
ASO J M Carlin 11 May 1940 Attached to RAF North Coates for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt R Macfarlan 13 May 1940 Posted to RAF Silloth for Administrative duties but remained attached
Plt Off F F Walter 13 May 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt whilst filling vacancy of Flt Lt - 'P'
Plt Off G J Thorman 16 May 1940 Posted in for Operations Room training
Fg Off L C Pharoah-Band 18 May 1940 Posted to HQ No 14 Group and proceeded to PDC, Uxbridge
ASO J M Carlin 20 May 1940 Posted to RAF North Coates for Codes and Cypher duties
Flt Lt R Macfarlan 19 May 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting
Plt Off C D Gray 19 May 1940 Ceased to attached from RAF Detling
ASO B V Rogers 20 May 1940 Posted in from the WAAF Depot
ASO L E Metherell 20 May 1940 Attached to RAF Bircham Newton
Plt Off P Reeves 22 May 1940 Attached from RAF Detling
Plt Off F E Hancox 23 May 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Flt Lt H F Suren 23 May 1940 Posted in from HQ Fighter Command
Flt Lt W G Preston 24 May 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr R C Richmond 24 May 1940 Embarked on posting overseas
ACW1 J Paterson 24 May 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
ACW1 E Mermagen 24 May 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
Cpl D I Slade 26 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Gp Capt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 27 May 1940 Attached to RAF Detling to assume command
Fg Off H F Knight 28 May 1940 Posted in
Plt Off H F Cowin 29 May 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Plt Off D R R Fair 29 May 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Act Sqn Ldr A G Wincott 30 May 1939 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr
Plt Off The Hon G R Bellow 30 May 1940 Posted in
Act Fg Off P C B Peters  1 Jun 1940 Relinquished acting rank of Fg Off on posting to No 22 Sqn
Wg Cdr C W Attwood  1 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Gp Capt
Flt Lt H F Suren  2 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Detling for Intelligence duties
Act Flt Lt F F Walter  2 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Fg Off B W Sanderson  3 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Croydon and ceased to be attached to RAF Thorney Island
ASO K E Grant  3 Jun 1940 Posted in from the WAAF Depot
Gp Capt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury  4 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Detling
Fg Off J W Radbone  4 Jun 1940 Posted in from No 81 Sqn for duty with the Group Communications Flight
ASO M Williams  5 Jun 1940 Posted in from the WAAF Depot for Codes and Cypher duties
Sqn Ldr J V Yonge  5 Jun 1940 Posted in from RAF Marham for Operations duties
Fg Off J Jamieson  5 Jun 1940 Posted in for Medical duties and attached to RAF Thorney Island
Gp Capt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury  5 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Thorney Island as OC
Sgt H D Bellman  5 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt wef  15 May 1940
Cpl W C Bigg  5 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt wef  15 May 1940
Sgt Heritage  5 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt wef 1 Jun 1940
Sgt Sandall  5 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt wef 1 Jun 1940
Sgt Chiverton  5 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt wef 1 Jun 1940
Plt Off C Whitley  6 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
LAC Wilkinson  6 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl wef 15 May 1940
LAC Middleton  6 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl wef 15 May 1940
Plt Off P D B Stevens  7 Jun 1940 Attached from RAF Bircham Newton for Operations Room duties
Plt Off E K Stephenson  7 Jun 1940 Attached from RAF Bircham Newton for Intelligence duties
Plt Off S E Hancox 12 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off wef 23 May 1940
Plt Off A A Ferguson 12 Jun 1940 Posted in for Operations Room training
Fg Off C G Kitchingman 12 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Detling for Operations Room duties
Act Flt Sgt L R Chiverton 12 Jun 1940 Relinquished the acting rank of Flt Sgt, reverting to Sgt
Plt Off H L Marshall 13 Jun 1940 Posted in from RAF Gosport as supernumerary for Marine Craft duties
Flt Lt W G Preston 13 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr wef 24 May 1940
Act Flt Lt A E Bull 15 Jun 1940 Relinquished the acting rank of Flt Lt on posting to No 22 Sqn
Wg Cdr A H Paull 15 Jun 1940 Posted to HQ No 15 Group for Operations Room duties
Plt Off E K Stephenson 15 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Bircham Newton on posting to RAF Sumburgh
Sgt H A Tester 16 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt wef  15 May 1940
Plt Off J H Willsher 19 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Plt Off J R H Lascelles 19 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Plt Off H F Cowin 18 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Plt Off D R R Fair 18 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Plt Off H L Marshall 18 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Calshot for Marine Craft duties
Plt Off J H Willsher 19 Jun 1940 Reposted for duty as Group Gunnery Officer
Fg Off J Jamieson 20 Jun 1940 Posted to No 22 Medical Receiving Station, Halton for Medical duties
Sqn Ldr R G Shaw 20 Jun 1940 Posted in for Engineer duties
Wg Cdr C P Gabriel 20 Jun 1940 Posted in from RAF Detling for Operations duties
ASO L E Metherell 21 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Felixstowe for Administrative duties
ASO A D Franks 21 Jun 1940 Posted in from No 4 Balloon Centre for Administrative duties
Act Fg Off C Whitley 26 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Sqn Ldr H L Nunn 21 Jun 1940 Reposted in from Air Ministry for 'P' Staff duties
Flt Lt H W Hickey 21 Jun 1940 Posted in from Air Ministry for 'P' Staff duties
Plt Off K G Bishop 21 Jun 1940 Posted in for Operations Room training
Sqn Ldr R G Yaxley 25 Jun 1940 Posted to HQ Coastal Command for Engineer duties
LAC Phillimore 25 Jun 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Wg Cdr J A Elliott 26 Jun 1940 Posted in from HQ AASF for Signals duties
Flt Lt H F Suren 26 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Detling for Intelligence duties
Act Fg Off Lord R Cunliffe 27 Jun 1940 Posted to HQ Coastal Command for Flt Lt (Operations) Admiralty Liaison post
Act Flt Lt A Miller 27 Jun 1940 Posted to HQ Coastal Command for Flt Lt (Operations) Admiralty Liaison post
Plt Off S E Hancox 27 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Cpl G Howard 30 Jun 1940 Attached from RAF Thorney Island, promoted to Temp Sgt wef 1 Jun 1940
Wg Cdr H H Martin  1 Jul 1940 Posted in from HQ BAFF for Operations Room duties
Fg Off S E Swaine  1 Jul 1940 Posted in from HQ, No 50 Wing for Photographic duties
Sqn Ldr J V Yonge  2 Jul 1940 Promoted to Temp Wg Cdr wef 1 Jun 1940
Plt Off P D B Stevens  2 Jul 1940 Posted in from RAF Bircham Newton for Operations Room duties 7 Jun 1940
LAC G Coates  2 Jul 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl wef 1 Jun 1940
LAC M Chapman  2 Jul 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl wef 1 Jun 1940
Gp Capt C W Attwood  3 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Yatesbury as supernumerary pending taking command
Wg Cdr J V Yonge  4 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot for Administrative duties
Act Flt Lt M Banks  5 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Plt Off R L H Harris  5 Jul 1940 Posted in from No 50 Sqn
Act Fg Off J H Willsher  9 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off wef 19 Jun 1940
Act Fg Off J R H Lascelles  9 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off wef 19 Jun 1940
Plt Off P D B Stevens  9 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Fg Off J W Radbone  9 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Plt Off The Hon G R Bellow 10 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
LAC Bashford 10 Jul 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl wef 1 Jul 1940
Plt Off W H Hankin 12 Jul 1940 Attached form No 500 Sqn for Operations Room duties
Plt Off J C Lawrence 13 Jul 1940 Posted to the Air Ministry
ASO D Langham 15 Jul 1940 Attached to the School of Administration for course of instruction
Flt Lt B C Mason 16 Jul 1940 Posted in from HQ Flying Training Command for Operations duties
Fg Off W P Copinger 16 Jul 1940 Posted in from No 77 Sqn for Operations duties
Act Fg Off S E Hancox 17 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Flt Lt H W Hickey 19 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Fg Off W G Aherne 19 Jul 1940 Posted in from RAF Cranwell fort Signals duties
Fg Off P C D Eaton 22 Jul 1940 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot
Act Fg Off S E Hancox 23 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Flt Lt W H Ingle 24 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Detling
Plt Off T Allitt 24 Jul 1940 Attached from RAF Calshot
Act Sqn Ldr M Banks 25 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr
Fg Off W H Peek 26 Jul 1940 Posted in and attached to RAF Detling
Flt Lt B C Mason 26 Jul 1940 Reposted to HQ No 16 Group
Act Fg Off C Whitley 26 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting
ASO D Langham 27 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to the School of Administration for course of instruction
Plt Off R V Palmer 27 Jul 1940 Posted in
Flt Lt T H Clarke 28 Jul 1940 Posted in from CFS
Act Flt Lt J W Radbone 29 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Act Fg Off P D B Stevens 29 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Act Fg Off H F Cowin 29 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Act Fg Off D R R Fair 29 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Act Fg Off The Hon G R Bellow 30 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off
Plt Off R L H Harris 31 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 Electrical and Wireless School
Fg Off H C Tootal 31 Jul 1940 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot
Plt Off T Allitt 31 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Calshot
Flt Lt L W V Jennens  1 Aug 1940 Posted in from No 2 School of General Reconnaissance
Act Sqn Ldr R W Durand  2 Aug 1940 Posted in from HQ, No 24 Group
Plt Off H P Taylor  5 Aug 1940 Attached from RAF Bircham Newton
Act Sqn Ldr H W Hickey  8 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr
Act Flt Lt S E Hancox 12 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Act Fg Off J R H Lascelles 12 Aug 1940 Relinquished acting rank of Fg Off on posting to No 206 Sqn
Flt Lt T H Clarke 12 Aug 1940 Posted to HQ No 31 Group
Wg Cdr J Magner 12 Aug 1940 Posted to the Air Ministry
Sqn Ldr Frederick R Drew 12 Aug 1940 Posted in from RAF Finningley
Wg Cdr H H Martin 12 Aug 1940 Posted to the Special Duties List
Plt Off W B Frampton 17 Aug 1940 Posted in on appointment to a commission
Act Flt Lt H F Cowin 18 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 29 Jul 1940
Act Flt Lt D R R Fair 18 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 29 Jul 1940
Act Sqn Ldr M Banks 19 Aug 1940 Posted to Directorate of Organisation, Air Ministry
Flt Lt V D Jones 19 Aug 1940 Posted in from RAF Detling
Sqn Ldr Frederick R Drew 21 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Wg Cdr
ASO L D C Bell 25 Aug 1940 Posted in from WAAF Depot
Plt Off H P Taylor 26 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached on being posted in from RAF Bircham Newton
Flt Lt F F Walter 26 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr
Fg Off H W Smithies 27 Aug 1940 Posted in from RAF North Coates
Flt Lt V D Jones 27 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF North Coates
Flt Lt L W V Jennens 29 Aug 1940 Posted to the School of Air Navigation
Fg Off W H Peek 30 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Detling
Fg Off R Macpherson 30 Aug 1940 Posted in from RAF Detling
Fg Off H C Tootal  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Fg Off W P Copinger  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
ASO L D C Bell  1 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF North Coates
ASO D G Brodie-Thomas  1 Sep 1940 Posted in from WAAF Depot
ASO J H Craw  1 Sep 1940 Posted in from WAAF Depot
Act Sqn Ldr R W Durand  2 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Wg Cdr
Fg Off W G Ahern  3 Sep1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Act Flt Lt J P C Rolt  3 Sep 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off R Macpherson  5 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Felixstowe
Sqn Ldr J J Zwarenstein  7 Sep 1940 Posted in from No 3 GR Unit
Plt Off H E N Martinez  9 Sep 1940 Posted in from the Air Ministry
Plt Off R C A Thompson  9 Sep 1940 Posted in from the Air Ministry
Act Wg Cdr Frederick R Drew 10 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Wg Cdr wef 21 Aug 1940
Act Fg Off The Hon G R Bellow 13 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr H L Nunn 14 Sep 1940 Reposted to HQ No 16 Group
Act Sqn Ldr F F Walter 15 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr wef 26 Aug 1940
ASO J M Shaw 15 Sep 1940 Posted in from WAAF Officers' School
Plt Off W B Frampton 17 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Fg Off R Macpherson 19 Sep 1940 Posted in from RAF Felixstowe
Act Flt Lt H C Tootal 21 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 1 Sep 1940
Act Flt Lt W P Copinger 21 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 1 Sep 1940
Plt Off H P Taylor 21 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Act Wg Cdr R W Durand 22 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Wg Cdr
Fg Off W G Ahern 23 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 3 Sep 1940
Fg Off G M Mandow 23 Sep 1940 Posted in from Medical Training Depot
Act Flt Lt The Hon G R Bellow  3 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 13 Sep 1940
Plt Off H G Moore  4 Oct 1940 Posted in
Act Fg Off W B Frampton  7 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off wef 17 Sep 1940
Fg Off H W Smithies  4 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Farnborough
Flt Lt B C Mason  4 Oct 1940 Transferred to the A & SD Branch in the rank of Fg Off wef 12 Aug 1940
Flt Lt R A S Howe  7 Oct 1940 Posted to HQ No 26 Group
Plt Off H E N Martinez  9 Oct 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot for supernumerary Intelligence duties
Act Fg Off H P Taylor 11 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off wef 21 Sep 1940
Act Fg Off W B Frampton 15 Oct 1940 Reposted for 'P' Staff duties wef 1 Sep 1940
Act Fg Off P D B Stevens 15 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off wef 3 Sep 1940
ASO J F Kelly 16 Oct 1940 Posted in from HQ No 30 Group for Codes and Cypher duties
Act Fg Off W B Frampton 17 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Act Flt Lt G L Wright 18 Oct 1940 Posted in from RAF Thorney Island for Air Staff Liaison duties
Sqn Ldr J J Zwarenstein 19 Oct 1940 Posted to HQ No 15 Group
Plt Off R C A Thompson 19 Oct 1940 Reposted for Intelligence duties and promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Fg Off P C D Eaton 23 Oct 1940 Posted to No 50 Group Pool
Plt Off H W Marckel 25 Oct 1940 Posted in on appointment to a Commission
ASO K E Vickers  3 Nov 1940 Posted to WAAF Depot, Harrogate as non-effective, sick
Plt Off H G Moore  4 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Act Flt Off C L Boxshall  4 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Off
Act Flt Lt W B Frampton  6 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 17 Oct 1940
Act Fg Off R C A Thompson  8 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off wef 19 Oct 1940
Act Fg Off A Pearlman 10 Nov 1940 Posted in from HQ Flying Training Command for Photographic duties, but reported on 5 Dec 1940
Fg Off W H Peek 18 Nov 1940 Posted in from RAF Detling for duty as Pool Medical Officer
Plt Off D H Dabbs 19 Nov 1940 Posted in from Service Police School for duty as DAPM
Fg Off S E Swaine 23 Nov 1940 Posted to Central Examination Board for Photographic duties
Plt Off H G Moore 24 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Fg Off wef 4 Nov 1940
Act Sqn Off C L Boxshall 24 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Off wef  4 Nov 1940
Plt Off D R Barker 25 Nov 1940 Posted in from HQ Coastal Command for duty as Press Liaison Officer
Flt Lt P R Magrath 27 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from RAF Thorney Island
Act Fg Off R C A Thompson 28 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Thorney Island
ASO B I Jefferson 28 Nov 1940 Ceased to attached to HQ No 16 Group on attachment to RAF Detling
Act Wg Cdr Frederick R Drew  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr
ASO E M Olney  1 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF West Drayton for Codes and Cypher duties
Plt Off D H Dabbs  2 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Plt Off R A Lord  6 Dec 1940 Posted in as supernumerary from RAF Officers' School, Loughborough for Operations Room duties
Plt Off H L Leedham-Green  6 Dec 1940 Posted in as supernumerary from RAF Officers' School, Loughborough for Operations Room duties
Fg Off P D B Stevens  9 Dec 1940 Posted to CFS for flying refresher course
Plt Off G J Thorman  9 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Fg Off
Plt Off W Palmer 20 Dec 1940 Posted in as supernumerary from RAF Officers' School, Loughborough for Operations Room duties
Act Flt Lt D H Dabbs 22 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 2 Dec 1940
Act Fg Off R C A Thompson 19 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Plt Off W R Middleton 20 Dec 1940 Posted in from RAF Detling for PT duties
Act Fg Off H P Taylor 21 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Plt Off W Palmer 23 Dec 1940 Reported for duty for Operations Room duties
Fg Off W H Peek 27 Dec 1940 Posted to No 236 Sqn for Medical duties

 

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Operations Room Watches - 6 February 1940

Duty 'A' Watch 'B' Watch 'C' Watch Reserve Watch
Staff Officer (Operations) Wg Cdr Greet Wg Cdr Moulton-Barrett Wg Cdr Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury Sqn Ldr Bannister
Assistant Staff Officer (Operations) Fg Off Kitchingman Fg Off Sidney Plt Off Lord Cunliffe
Navigator Flt Lt Ingle Sqn Ldr Hobbs Flt Lt Rolt
Narrative & Recording Officer Fg Off Miller Flt Lt MacGillivray Fg Off Langton Fg Off Mulholland
Signals Flt Lt Preston Sqn Ldr Richmond Fg Off Page
Coding and Cypher as detailed by the Chief Signals Officer
NCO Operations Sgt George Sgt Bellman Sgt Blowfield Cpl Kimmings
Clerk to Navigator AC2 Smith LAC Cotterell AC1 Neil AC Bernard
Clerk to Narrative AC2 Tucker AC2 Datlen AC2 Whitehead AC Offin
Messenger AC2 Davey AC1 Bashford LAC Davenport AC Board

Source - No 16 Group ORB

Unit Movements  Jan - Dec 1940

Unit Date Notes
SHQ, RAF North Coates 26 Feb 1940 Control transferred to HQ No 16 Group
No 235 Sqn, North Coates 26 Feb 1940 Control transferred to HQ No 16 Group
No 236 Sqn, North Coates 26 Feb 1940 Control transferred to HQ No 16 Group
No 248 Sqn, North Coates 26 Feb 1940 Control transferred to HQ No 16 Group
No 2 General Reconnaissance Unit  4 Mar 1940 Commenced forming at RAF Bircham Newton
No 42 Sqn 16 Apr 1940 Moved from RAF Gosport to RAF Thorney Island
No 248 Sqn 16 Apr 1940 Moved from RAF Thorney Island to RAF Gosport
No 3 General Reconnaissance Unit 22 Apr 1940 Commenced forming at RAF Manston
No 2 General Reconnaissance Unit 16 May 1940 Proceeded to Egypt
SHQ, RAF Felixstowe 17 May1940 Control transferred to HQ No 16 Group
No 815 Sqn FAA 17 May1940 Moved from RAF Bircham Newton to RNAS Ford
No 1 General Reconnaissance Unit 18 May 1940 Proceeded to Egypt
No 236 Sqn 20 May 1940 Moved from Speke to Filton
No 248 Sqn 20 May 1940 Moved to Dyce on transfer to Fighter Command
No 3 General Reconnaissance Unit 24 May 1940 Moved from RAF Manston to RAF Thorney Island
No 815 Sqn FAA, RNAS Ford 25 May 1940 Operational control transferred to Coastal Command (No 16 Group?)
No 819 Sqn FAA, RNAS Ford 25 May 1940 Operational control transferred to Coastal Command (No 16 Group?)
No 826 Sqn FAA, RNAS Ford 25 May 1940 Operational control transferred to Coastal Command (No 16 Group?)
No 812 Sqn FAA, RAF North Coates 25 May 1940 Operational control transferred to Coastal Command (No 16 Group?)
No 812 Sqn FAA 28 May 1940 Moved from RAF North Coates to RAF Bircham Newton
No 816 Sqn, FAA 14 Jun 1940 Moved from Thorney Island to Prestwick
No 818 Sqn, FAA 14 Jun 1940 Moved from Thorney Island to Carew Cheriton
No 42 Sqn 19 Jun 1940 Moved from RAF Thorney Island to RAF Wick and transferred to No 18 Group
No 53 Sqn, Detling  3 Jul 1940 Control transferred to No 16 Group
No 59 Sqn, Thorney Island  3 Jul 1940 Control transferred to No 16 Group
No 236 Sqn, Thorney Island  4 Jul 1940 Control transferred from Fighter Command to No 16 Group
1 Flight of No 48 Sqn 11 Jul 1940 Moved to RAF Carew Cheriton
2 Flights of No 48 Sqn 12 Jul 1940 Moved to RAF Hooton Park
No 48 Sqn 12 Jul 1940 Transferred to HQ No 15 Group
Photographic Development Unit 12 Jul 1940 Redesignated Photographic Reconnaissance Unit
RAF Heston 19 Jul 1940 Control transferred to HQ Coastal Command
Photographic Development Unit 19 Jul 1940 Control transferred to HQ Coastal Command
SHQ, RAF Eastchurch  5 Aug 1940 Placed under the control of No 16 Group
No 12 Sqn  7 Aug 1940 Moved from RAF Binbrook to RAF Thorney Island and placed under the control of No 16 Group
No 236 Sqn  8 Aug 1940 Moved from RAF Thorney Island to RAF St Eval and placed under the control of No 15 Group
No 142 Sqn 12 Aug 1940 Moved from RAF Binbrook to RAF Eastchurch and placed under the control of No 16 Group
No 12 Sqn 12 Aug 1940 Moved from RAF Thorney Island to RAF Eastchurch
No 812 Sqn FAA 10 Dec 1940 Moved to RAF St Eval

Source - No 16 Group ORB

June 1941

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 206 Squadron

    • No 235 Squadron

    • No 1403 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Detling

    • No 500 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Eastchurch

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 22 Squadron

    • No 2 Mobile Torpedo Base

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 59 Squadron

    • No 404 Squadron RCAF

    • No 407 Squadron RCAF

  • No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit - Benson*

  • No 86 Squadron - Wattisham**

* Station in No 6 Group

** Station in No 2 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM John H S Tyssen  8 Jan 1940 Officer Commanding, MC; later AVM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr N V Moreton  8 Apr 1941 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr C B Greet 12 Oct 1939  
Wg Cdr C P Gabriel 20 Jun 1940 OBE
Wg Cdr Frederick R Drew 12 Aug 1940 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr John Constable-Roberts 20 Feb 1941 later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr B H Jones  2 May 1941  
Sqn Ldr R Chadwick 17 Jun 1939  
Sqn Ldr J W Young  8 Apr 1940  
Sqn Ldr H L Nunn 14 Sep 1940 DSC, DFC
Flt Lt H J Hobbs 30 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt J L Clayton 30 Jul 1940  
Flt Lt W H Stiles 17 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt P K Stead  1 May 1941  
Fg Off C W T MacGillivray 30 Sep 1939  
Fg Off A K Langton  4 Nov 1939  
Fg Off H C Tootal 31 Jul 1940  
Fg Off G L Wright 18 Oct 1940 DSM
Fg Off H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Fg Off J A A Barber  5 May 1941  
Plt Off J E Mulholland  6 Mar 1940  
Plt Off G I Thorman 16 May 1940  
Plt Off Hon G B Bellow 30 May 1940 MVO
Plt Off A A Ferguson 12 Jun 1940  
Plt Off H P Taylor 26 Aug 1940  
Plt Off R G Moore  4 Oct 1940  
Plt Off R C A Thompson 19 Oct 1940  
Plt Off D C Lynch  2 Jan 1941  
Plt Off H L Leedham-Green 16 Feb 1941  
Plt Off F F Ogilvy  1 May 1941  
Plt Off E J S Easton 19 May 1941  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr H S Scroggs 13 May 1937 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Flt Lt R Macfarlan   RAFO
Fg Off E Hills  7 Apr 1941  
Plt Off F F Walter  1 Mar 1940  
Plt Off W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Wg Cdr R G Shaw  9 Jun 1940  
Signals
Gp Capt J A Elliott 26 Jun 1940 Chief Signals Officer
Flt Lt W G Preston 25 Aug 1939  
Fg Off D R R Fair 22 Apr 1940  
Fg Off H F Cowin  5 May 1940  
Plt Off H C Page 25 Aug 1939  
Armament
Sqn Ldr I H D Walker 25 Feb 1940
Photography
Plt Off A Pearlman  8 Apr 1941  
Physical Training
Plt Off W E Emptage  8 Nov 1940  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 MBE
Medical
Sqn Ldr R W Durand  2 Aug 1940 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Fg Off G A Mandow 23 Sep 1940 BCh
Fg Off J B O'Meara  6 Jan 1941  
Meteorological
Mr J Pepper   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc, PhD
Miscellaneous Appointments
Fg Off J W Radbone  4 Jun 1940  
Fg Off C A Moore  1 Sep 1939  
Plt Off J H Willsher 19 Jun 1940  

Source - June 1941 Confidential Air Force List

July 1942

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Benson

    • The King's Flight

    • No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 235 Squadron

    • No 279 Squadron

    • No 407 Squadron RCAF

    • No 1401 Flight

  • SHQ RAF Detling

    • No 280 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 59 Squadron

    • No 415 Squadron RCAF

    • No 2 Mobile Torpedo Base

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 143 Squadron

    • No 233 Squadron

    • No 489 Squadron RNZAF

    • No 2 Armament Practice Camp

  • No 236 Squadron - Wattisham

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Act AVM Brian E Baker 12 Jul 1942 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AM
Air Staff
Wg Cdr C J P Flood 22 Apr 1942 Senior Air Staff Officer, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr H M W Thomas-Ferrand 14 Nov1941  
Wg Cdr A G F Stewart 18 Oct 1941  
Wg Cdr Leslie W C Bower 28 Jan 1942 later AM
Wg Cdr R G Corry 16 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr L S S Edeson 22 Apr 1942  
Sqn Ldr P K Stead  1 May 1941  
Sqn Ldr W H Stiles 17 Feb 1941  
Flt Lt G L Wright 18 Oct 1940 DSM
Flt Lt H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Flt Lt P V Burton 19 Jan 1942  
Flt Lt H C T Browne 12 Nov 1941  
Flt Lt D Shawe 11 Feb 1942 DFC
Flt Lt W N Basson  3 Feb 1942  
Fg Off R V Palmer  5 Jun 1941  
Fg Off G F Collins  1 Jul 1941  
Fg Off C A Barber  1 Jan 1942  
Fg Off P R Magrath  2 Jan 1942  
Fg Off R E Brabyn  5 Jun 1941  
Fg Off C D Gray 23 Nov 1941  
Fg Off E S Shapley 20 May 1941  
Fg Off E H Goodison  3 Aug 1941  
Fg Off S F Craggs 27 Dec 1941  
Fg Off G H A Lane 18 Mar1942  
Plt Off R J Hunt  1 Jul 1941  
Plt Off R W B Burton 14 Jul 1941  
Plt Off S A Stevens 15 Sep 1941  
Plt Off R F Jessup 16 Feb 1942  
Plt Off C F Rhodes  9 Feb 1941  
Plt Off H Cooper 10 Oct 1941  
Plt Off R W Spencer  9 Dec 1941  
Plt Off E R Gough 23 Mar 1942  
Administrative Staff
Flt Lt W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941 Senior Administrative Staff Officer
Flt Lt F F Walter  1 Mar 1940  
Flt Lt C W T MacGillivray 30 Sep 1939  
Fg Off E H Stuart 29 Dec1941  
Staffs of the Services
Engineer
Flt Lt G M Somers  5 Sep 1941  
Signals
Wg Cdr A McIlwaine 21 Jul 1941 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr W G Preston 25 Aug 1939 DFC
Fg Off P A Tarry 28 Jul 1941  
Fg Off W G Ahern 19 Jul 1940  
Fg Off V J Chipperfield 24 Mar 1942  
Fg Off W H H Smith 28 Nov 1941  
Armament
Wg Cdr W G Bannister 23 Mar1940
Photography
Fg Off A Pearlman 21 Nov 1941  
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 OBE
Medical
Sqn Ldr R W Durand  2 Aug 1940 Senior Medical Officer, MRCS, LRCP
Flt Lt E L Ellis 17 Mar 1942 MRCS, LRCP
Meteorological
Dr J Pepper   Senior Meteorological Officer, MA, BSc, PhD
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off E B Richdale 16 Jul 1941 WAAF
RAF Regiment
 Maj M Bennetts 23 Feb 1942 MC
 Fg Off E Hills 23 Feb 1942
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr D W Mackay 16 Jun 1941  
Fg Off W H Shrubsole 12 Jun 1941  

Source - July 1942 Confidential Air Force List

December 1943

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Benson

    • HQ No 106 Wing

    • No 540 Squadron

    • No 541 Squadron

    • No 542 Squadron

    • No 544 Squadron

    • No 309 Ferry Training Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 279 Squadron

    • No 415 Squadron RCAF

    • No 521 Squadron

    • No 1525 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

    • No 3504 Servicing Unit

    • ASR Training Unit

    • No 2 Armament Practice Camp

  • SHQ RAF Calshot

    • No 6 Flying Boat Servicing Unit

  • SHQ RAF Dyce

    • No 8 Operational Training Unit

    • No 1509 (Beam Approach Training) Flight

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

    • No 26 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Gosport

    • Torpedo Development Unit

    • No 3502 Servicing Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Langham

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 236 Squadron

    • No 254 Squadron

    • No 22 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

    • No 280 Squadron

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

  • No 21 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Bridlington

  • No 22 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Grimsby

  • No 23 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Wells-on-Sea

  • No 24 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Gorleston-on-Sea

  • No 27 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Dover

  • No 28 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Newhaven

  • No 29 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Littlehampton

  • No 30 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Cowes

  • No 31 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Sheerness

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Frank L Hopps 28 Jul 1943 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Frederick L Pearce 12 Oct 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr B O Dias 10 Dec 1942 DFC
Wg Cdr J B Brolly 12 Apr 1943  
Wg Cdr V H P Lynham 17 May 1943 DSO
Wg Cdr P H Woodruff 24 Sep 1943 DFC
Wg Cdr H J Garlick 29 Aug 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr W H Stiles 17 Feb 1941  
Sqn Ldr H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr R Jay 23 Aug 1943  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr C W T MacGillivray  2 Oct 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr Denys H Sutton 21 Oct 1943 later A/Cdre
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr S G Whiting 17 Aug 1943 DFC
Engineer
Sqn Ldr P A Walker 23 Jul 1943  
Signals
Wg Cdr A W Daniels  2 May 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr F H V Gould 22 Mar 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr G Ryall 14 May 1942
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 OBE
Medical
Wg Cdr G S Strachan 26 Apr 1943 Senior Medical Officer, MB, ChB
Meteorological
Mr E A Cope   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, ARCS
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off M G Blain 18 Aug 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Sqn Ldr E C East 11 May 1943

Source - December 1943 Confidential Air Force List

June 1944

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 279 Squadron

    • No 415 Squadron RCAF

    • No 521 Squadron

    • No 3504 Servicing Unit

    • No 2 Armament Practice Camp

  • SHQ RAF Calshot

    • No 6 Flying Boat Servicing Unit

    • No 32 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

    • No 26 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Gosport

    • Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit

    • No 3502 Servicing Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Langham

    • No 455 Squadron RAAF

    • No 489 Squadron RNZAF

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 143 Squadron

    • No 236 Squadron

    • No 254 Squadron

    • No 22 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)

  • SHQ, RAF Thornaby

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

  • No 280 Squadron - Strubby

  • No 21 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Bridlington

  • No 22 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Grimsby

  • No 24 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Gorleston-on-Sea

  • No 27 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Dover and Ramsgate

  • No 28 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Newhaven

  • No 30 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Cowes

  • No 31 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Sheerness

  • No 16 Group Communication Flight - Detling

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Frank L Hopps 28 Jul 1943 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Air Staff
Gp Capt Frederick L Pearce 12 Oct 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC; later A/Cdre
Wg Cdr B O Dias 10 Dec 1942 DFC
Wg Cdr V H Furlong  3 Apr 1944  
Wg Cdr DB G Corry 10 Feb 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr A T Staveley  4 Jan 1944  
Wg Cdr H J Garlick 29 Aug 1943 DFC
Sqn Ldr G F Collins 20 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr Denys H Sutton 21 Oct 1943 later A/Cdre
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr C W T MacGillivray  2 Oct 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr F A Waller  2 Mar 1944  
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr S G Whiting 17 Aug 1943 DFC
Engineer
Sqn Ldr W J Renwick 16 Jan 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr A W Daniels  2 May 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr F H V Gould 22 Mar 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr H C Haley 24 Nov 1943
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 OBE
Medical
Wg Cdr O M Fraser 10 Feb 1944 MB, ChB
Educational
Mr E T Symonds 29 May 1944 MA, RAFVR
Meteorological
Mr E A Cope   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, ARCS
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off M G Blain 18 Aug 1943 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col W P B Fraser  3 Oct 1943 DSO
Sqn Ldr L J Gibbons 18 Jan 1944

Source - June 1944 Confidential Air Force List

June 1945

Location Command  
Black Lion Fields, Gillingham, Kent Coastal Command
  • SHQ, RAF Bircham Newton

    • No 157 Wing

    • No 119 Squadron

    • No 534 Squadron

    • No 10 RAF Instructors' School (EVT)

  • SHQ RAF Calshot

    • School of Air Sea Rescue

    • No 6 Flying Boat Servicing Unit

    • No 101 ASR Marine Craft Unit

    • No 102 ASR Marine Craft Unit

    • No 103 ASR Marine Craft Unit

    • No 104 ASR Marine Craft Unit

    • No 105 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ RAF Felixstowe

    • No 26 ASR Marine Craft Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Gosport

    • Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit

    • No 3502 Servicing Unit

  • SHQ, RAF Langham

    • No 521 Squadron

    • No 612 Squadron

  • SHQ RAF North Coates

    • No 236 Squadron

    • No 254 Squadron

    • No 22 Mobile Servicing Unit (Torpedo)

  • SHQ, RAF Thorney Island

    • No 278 Squadron

    • Air Sea Warfare Development Unit

  • No 280 Squadron - Beccles

  • No 2 Armament Practice Camp - Docking

  • No 21 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Bridlington

  • No 22 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Grimsby

  • No 24 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Gorleston-on-Sea

  • No 27 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Ramsgate

  • No 28 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Newhaven

  • No 31 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Sheerness

  • No 40 ASR Marine Craft Unit - Weymouth

  • No 16 Group Communication Flight - Rochester

 

Rank Name Date Notes
AVM Frank L Hopps 28 Jul 1943 Officer Commanding, CBE, AFC
Air Staff
A/Cdre Frederick L Pearce 12 Oct 1943 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr T C P Maxwell 14 Oct 1944 DFC
Wg Cdr J A C Parsons  1 Apr 1945  
Wg Cdr R L C Branson 19 Oct 1944  
Wg Cdr A T Staveley  4 Jun 1944  
Wg Cdr Ronald G Knott  4 Jun 1945 DSO, DFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr G F Collins 20 Jan 1944  
Sqn Ldr H M Bentley 28 Jan 1941  
Sqn Ldr A H Comfort 24 Apr 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr C A Barber  1 Jan 1941  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr W B Frampton 27 Apr 1941 Senior Officer i/c Administration
Sqn Ldr C W T MacGillivray  2 Oct 1943 Senior Personnel Staff Officer
Sqn Ldr F A Waller  2 Mar 1944 Organisation
Staffs of the Services
Navigation
Sqn Ldr S G Whiting 17 Aug 1943 DFC
Engineer
Sqn Ldr W J Renwick 16 Jan 1944  
Signals
Wg Cdr A W Daniels  2 May 1942 Chief Signals Officer
Sqn Ldr F H V Gould 22 Mar 1943  
Armament
Sqn Ldr A W Attrill 21 Jan 1945
Equipment
Sqn Ldr W G Olver  1 Apr 1941 OBE
Medical
Wg Cdr O M Fraser 10 Feb 1944 MB, ChB
Educational
Mr E T Symonds 29 May 1944 MA, RAFVR
Meteorological
Mr E A Cope   Senior Meteorological Officer, BSc, ARCS
WAAF Staff Officers
Sqn Off K Coleman 23 Sep 1944 WAAF
RAF Regiment
Lt Col W P B Fraser  3 Oct 1943 DSO
Sqn Ldr L J Gibbons 18 Jan 1944
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr A Barwood 21 Jan 1945 DFC
Sqn Ldr J L Scott 24 Mar 1945

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

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