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Central Gunnery School - Personnel, aircraft and locations


This page gives details of personnel movements at the Central Gunnery School, RAF Catfoss up to and just beyond its transfer top RAF Leconfield.

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Various Catfoss, East Yorkshire No 25 Group/Flying Training Command

Personnel Movements - 1944

The personnel listed below were permanent staff of the unit.

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edwards  1 Mar 1944 Senior Medical Officer, posted to RAF West Kirby
Wg Cdr A C Deere 18 Mar 1944 To HQ No 11 Group
Sqn Ldr A L Winskill 18 Mar 1944 Assumed command of Pilot Gunnery Instructors' Training Wing
Sgt R Allott  1 Apr 1944 Killed in a flying accident
LAC A W S Stickler  1 Apr 1944 Killed in a flying accident
LACW Lewis 14 Apr 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached pending posting to HQ No 76 Wing
LACW Dolinsky 14 Apr 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached from HQ No 76 Wing pending posting to CGS
LACW Rees 21 Apr 1944 D/Clerk/O, attached pending posting to RAF West Kirby
AC Fenwick 24 Apr 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached pending posting to RAF Perranporth
LACW Eggleston 26 Apr 1944 D/Clerk/O, attached pending posting to RAF North Coates
LACW Griffin  1 May 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached pending posting to RAF Great Massingham
Cpl Elems  2 May 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached pending posting to RAF Millom
Cpl Brennan 28 May 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached pending posting to RAF Felixstowe
Sqn Ldr W E Nicholas 18 Jun 1944 To RAF Staff College
LAC Barrington  1 Jun 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached from No 18 (P) AFU pending posting to CGS
LACW Finch  7 Jun 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached pending posting to RAF Husbands Bosworth
Flt Sgt Shipp  7 Jun 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached pending posting to Scarborough
LAC Smith 17 Jun 1944 Dispenser, attached pending posting to RAF Sidmouth
LACW Knell 28 Jun 1944 Discharged from WAAF on Compassionate Grounds
WO I A Morgan 24 Jul 1944 Killed in a flying accident
ACW Sochrie  1 Jul 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached from RAF Hospital Kirkham
ACW Jackson  1 Jul 1944 Nursing Orderly, attached from RAF Hospital Kirkham
Flt Off K M Watts 25 Aug 1944 To HQ No 25 Group for WAAF (G) duties
Flt Off E L Salter 26 Aug 1944 Reported to unit for WAAF (G) duties
Wg Cdr W J Ralphs  2 Sep 1944 Departed unit
Flt Lt J K Shaw 14 Oct 1944 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off A J Walker 14 Oct 1944 Killed in a flying accident
WO D S Weed 14 Oct 1944 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr P H Scoley 22 Nov 1944 Reported for duty as Chief Technical Officer
Fg Off L Mahon  2 Dec 1944 To Air Ministry for duty with ADO Mails
Fg Off F C Meadows  3 Dec 1944 To PHU, Morecombe for duty at NAS Arbroath
Wg Cdr B Ingham 13 Dec 1944 Reported for duty
Fg Off T G Jones 17 Dec 1944 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr P L Arnott 29 Dec 1944 Reported for duty as CFI
       

Personnel Movements - 1945

The personnel listed below were permanent staff of the unit.

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr K M Bastin  5 Jan 1945 From No 1 AGS as OC, Gunnery Leaders' Wing
Wg Cdr A E Lowe  7 Jan 1945 To RAF Staff College
Flt Lt A M Leigh 30 Jan 1945 Cashiered from the RAF and sentenced to 3 months imprisonment
WO Wilson  3 Feb 1945 Armament Officer, attached to unit to advise on 20mm Cannon maintenance
Sqn Ldr H Harvey  4 Feb 1945 Armament Officer from HQ FTC
Flt Lt F W Hammond  4 Feb 1945 Equipment Officer from RAF Bridlington
SO E P  Goodwin  7 Feb 1945 From HQ No 25 Group
SO D Shaw  7 Feb 1945 Died on active service
Sqn Ldr A J S Negus 12 Feb 1945 Posted out wef 7 Apr 1945
SO Ogilvie 14 Feb 1945 Ceased to attached to CGS and posted to RAF Halfpenny Green
Sqn Ldr D G Andrews 22 Feb 1945 Posted out
Sqn Ldr L W Alford 23 Feb 1945 Accountant Officer, posted out
WO Wilson 23 Feb 1945 SM10 Air Ministry, ceased to be attached and returned to AM
Flt Lt R H Martin 25 Feb 1945 Education Officer, to RAF Bridgnorth
SO I M Churchill 28 Feb 1945 Attached from RAF Manby
Flt Lt H E Davies  1 Mar 1945 Education Officer, from Twyford
Flt Lt R O Jenkins 19 Mar 1945 Reported for duty as Station Adjutant
Flt Lt F L Simpson 22 Mar1945 To HQ No 25 Group
Fg Off C F Caple  2 Apr 1945 To No 2 PDC
Flt Lt T G Keegan  3 Apr 1945 To No 5 PDC
Flt Lt B P Roche  3 Apr 1945 To ACAS (I), Dept AD 1K
Sqn Ldr A Vicary  6 Apr 1945 From EANS as Senior Admin Officer
Fg Off Lainghburt  8 Apr 1945 Posted out
Fg Off Couldray  9 Apr 1945 Reported for duty as  Servicing Wing Adjutant
Sqn Ldr D C Rigler  9 Apr 1945 From RAF Coltishall for Instructor duties
Sqn Ldr A J S Negus 10 Apr 1945 Departed for RAF Shawbury
Fg Off H Holloway 10 Apr 1945 From No 4 (P) AFU for Instructor duties
Flt Lt |J R Cockin 18 Apr 1945 To RAF Brighton
Fg Off T Moore 24 Apr 1945 Attached from No 1699 Flight for short refresher course with Gunnery Leaders' Wing
Sqn Ldr D C Rigler 26 Apr 1945 To HQ Fighter Command
Fg Off R Powell 30 Apr 1945 Catering Officer, to RAF Boscombe Down for Flt Lt's post
Fg Off White 10 May 1945 Catering Officer, reported for duty
Fg Off White 11 May 1945 Catering Officer, returned to RAF Barrow on cancellation of his posting
Cpl J Smith 11 May 1945 Killed in a road accident
Fg Off E W Mitchell 13 May 1945 Flying Control Officer, attached from RAF Manby
Flt Lt J A Browne 20 May 1945 Armament Officer, reported for duty
Flt Lt D W Hawkins 20 May 1945 Reported for duty
Flt Lt H E Davies 22 May 1945 Education Officer, terminated his employment with the RAF
Flt Off Andrews 24 May 1945 To EAAS
Flt Off Hughes 24 May 1945 To EAAS
Flt Lt A J Rook 24 May 1945 Medical Officer, to RAF Shawbury
Flt Lt G D Currie  4 Jun 1945 To Brighton for repatriation to Australia
Fg Off H J Blackwell  4 Jun 1945 To Brighton for repatriation to Australia
Fg Off M H Lynch  4 Jun 1945 To Brighton for repatriation to Australia
WO Heard  4 Jun 1945 To Brighton for repatriation to Australia
Flt Lt B D Spark  5 Jul 1945 Killed in a flying accident
Gp Capt E S Butler 29 Jul 1945 Supernumerary pending taking over command of unit
Gp Capt E S Butler  1 Aug 1945 Assumed command of unit
Gp Capt M H Dwyer  1 Aug 1945 To British Army of the Rhine
Sqn Ldr F J Kelsh 18 Aug 1945 To No 100 PDC for Class 'A' Release
Flt Off Henderson 24 Aug 1945 To RAF Jurby on posting
SO Essex 24 Aug 1945 From HQ No 25 Group Pool
Wg Cdr K M Bastin 31 Aug 1945 To No 100 PDC for Class 'A' Release
Flt Lt R H Springett  5 Sep 1945 Proceeded to RAF Henlow for No 13 Electronics Course at School of Aeronautical Engineering
Wg Cdr J Mills 10 Sep 1945 From RAF Manby as OC, Gunnery Leader Wing
Flt Lt R O Jenkins 15 Sep 1945 Left unit for release
Flt Lt H G M Gordon 17 Sep 1945 Left unit for release
Fg Off R T Spiller 18 Sep 1945 Left unit for release
Flt Lt D W Miller 19 Sep 1945 Left unit for release
Sqn Ldr G May 24 Sep 1945 Reported for duty
Flt Lt A Hagan 26 Sep 1945 Reported for duty as Station Adjutant
Fg Off W H Goulding 26 Sep 1945 Reported for duty as MT Officer
Fg Off A E Turner 26 Sep 1945 Reported for duty for Accountant Officer duties
Plt Off Butler 27 Sep 1945 Reported for duty on commissioning
Fg Off Broughton  3 Oct 1945 Reported for duty for Instructor duties
Sqn Ldr C E Broad  4 Oct 1945 Reported for duty as OC, Bomber Combat Flight
Sqn Ldr P L Arnott 15 Oct 1945 Proceed to RAF Manby pending commencement of RAF Mission to India
Sqn Ldr W B Wilson 16 Oct 1945 Tech (A), proceed to No 5 PDC pending posting to India
Fg Off Turner 19 Oct 1945 Accountant Officer, to RAF Eastchurch
Sqn Ldr Wallington 19 Oct 1945 From RAF Barrow as Station Armament Officer
Fg Off Whitecross 22 Oct 1945 GD/Admin, to SPTU, RAF Cark
Flt Lt Lund 25 Oct 1945 Supernumerary pending assumption of command of C & M Party
Flt Lt Rainer 26 Oct 1945 GD (G), to No 100 PDC for Class 'A' Release
Fg Off Castle 26 Oct 1945 Tech (E), to No 100 PDC for Class 'A' Release
Fg Off Henderson 26 Oct 1945 ASD/PFO, to No 100 PDC for Class 'A' Release
Fg Off Fussell 26 Oct 1945 GD (S), to No 100 PDC for Class 'A' Release
Flt Lt M J T Langoon 28 Oct 1945 ASD/Photo, to No 100 PDC for Class 'A' Release
Flt Lt E J Laws 28 Oct 1945 GD (G), to No 100 PDC for Class 'E' Release
Fg Off F D Pyne 29 Oct 1945 GD u/t Admin, attached to School of Admin for No 39 Elementary Course
Fg Off A L Lambert 29 Oct 1945 ASD/LTI, to No 100 PDC for Class 'E' Release
Flt Lt J Smith 30 Oct 1945 Attached to RAF Hullavington
Sqn Ldr Buckley 31 Oct 1945 Reported for duty as Senior Accountant Officer
Fg Off Ward 31 Oct 1945 Reported for duty as Electrical Officer
Flt Lt R H Springett  1 Nov 1945 Proceeded to PDC on being released
Advance Party  5 Nov 1945 Proceeded to RAF Leconfield by road
Flt Lt Eastley  6 Nov 1945 From No 5 (P) AFU
Fg Off Blackburn  7 Nov 1945 From HQ FTC as MT Officer
Daily Servicing Sqn Advance Party  9 Nov 1945 Proceeded to RAF Leconfield by road
Fg Off Hunter  9 Nov 1945 To No 100 PDC for Class 'E' Release
All aircraft of Daily Servicing Sqn 10 Nov 1945 Proceeded to RAF Leconfield
Main Party 12 Nov 1945 Proceeded to RAF Leconfield by road
Fg Off Hession  9 Nov 1945 To RAF Cark of posting
Sqn Ldr Hammond 16 Nov 1945 Equipment officer, to SEAC
All R & I aircraft 19 Nov 1945 Proceeded to RAF Leconfield
Fg Off Hodgson 22 Nov 1945 From RAF Halfpenny Green as Flying Control Officer
Sqn Ldr Foxley 27 Nov 1945 Accountant Officer, proceeded to No 100 PDC for Class 'A' Release

Source - Central Gunnery School ORB

This page was last updated on 26/01/20

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