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No 9 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Personnel Movements: Apr - May 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt V R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 Arrived on posting to form No 9 Sqn
Flt Lt Gilbert Martyn  1 Apr 1924 Arrived on posting to command the Flight
Sqn Ldr John C Quinnell 23 Apr 1924 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Flt Lt V R Gibbs xx Apr 1924 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Apr 1918 - May 1924

Date Notes
 1 Apr 1918 Transferred from the RFC to the RAF, equipped with RE8s
RE8 of No 9 Squadron
11 Apr 1918 Moved to Calais as part of GHQ Reserve
 6 Jun 1918 Moved to Argenvilliers near Abbeville under the control of 15th Wing, V Brigade
17 Jul 1918 Moved to Quevauvilliers near Amiens
15 Aug 1918 Moved to Amiens
 7 Sep 1918 Moved to Proyart
15 Sep 1918 Moved to Athies and transferred to IX Corps
 6 Oct 1918 Moved to Montigny Farm
18 Oct 1918 Moved to Premont Farm
29 Oct 1918 Moved to Tarcienne
11 Dec 1918 Moved to Fort Cognele, Namur under 2nd Wing, II Brigade
xx Jan 1919 Moved to Ludendorf
xx Feb 1919 Commenced re-equipping with Bristol F2B Fighters
Bristol F2B
30 Jul 1919 Reduced to cadre and moved to Castle Bromwich
31 Dec 1919 Disbanded at Castle Bromwich
 1 April 1924 Reformed at RAF Upavon equipped with Vickers Vimys, comprising a HQ and one flight
Vimy
30 April 1924 Moved to RAF Manston and placed under No 1 Group
30 April 1924 Squadron received its first Avro 504K for the training of 'ab initio' pilots
Avro 504K

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy RAF Upavon, Wiltshire Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John C Quinnell 23 Apr 1924 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Gilbert Martyn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Charles A Horn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Hugh C Davies  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Maurice W J Boxall  1 Apr 1924  
Plt Off John W New  1 Apr 1924  
Plt Off Edger A McKinley-Hay  1 Apr 1924  

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1 Airman Pilot

Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy H Wynne-Burt  1 Apr 1924  

Source -May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John C Quinnell  1 Jul 1924 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr

Albert P V Daly

 1 Aug 1924 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

William J M Guilfoyle

19 Jan 1925 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Albert P V Daly

19 Jan 1924 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn
Plt Off N C Walker  7 Apr 1925 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 E E Mills  7 Apr 1925 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
xx Sep 1924 Squadron commenced re-equipping with Vickers Virginia IVs
Virginia II
xx Jan 1925 Squadron received Vickers Virginia Vs
Virginia IV
xx Jun 1925 Second Flight formed
xx Jun 1925 Squadron received Vickers Virginia VIs
Virginia IV

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Vimy

Vickers Virginia IV, V & VI

RAF Manston, Kent Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William J M Guilfoyle

19 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Albert P V Daly

 1 Aug 1924
Flt Lt

Eric B Grenfell

30 Mar 1925 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt Gilbert Martyn  1 Apr 1924  
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Charles A Horn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Arthur Neeson  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off Graeme F Blackburn 19 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Hugh C Davies  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Charles F Roupell 15 May 1924  
Fg Off Gilbert S White 27 May 1925  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Plt Off Eric A C Bushell 11 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Edger A McKinley-Hay  1 Apr 1924  
Plt Off Angus D McDowell 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924  

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4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Percy H Wynne-Burt  1 Apr 1924  
Accountant
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers  5 Feb 1925  
Under Instruction
Flt Lt Evelyn R Whitehouse 20 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Eric C Dearth  1 May 1925  
Plt Off Charles D Shearing 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Patrick Clavell-Blount 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Seymour A B Harries 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Thomas H Rowlands 31 Mar 1925  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
LAC E E Dunn 16 Dec 1925 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

March 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia IV, V & VI RAF Manston, Kent Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

William J M Guilfoyle

19 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Albert P V Daly

 1 Aug 1924
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Charles A Horn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Arthur Neeson  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off William F Warner  1 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Angus D McDowell 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924  
Plt Off James A C Florence 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Arthur H Frost 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Ernest B C Groner 17 Aug 1925  
Plt Off Christopher W Switzer 17 Aug 1925  

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Edward J Fishenden 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers  5 Feb 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jul 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 28 Feb 1926 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

William J M Guilfoyle

xx Mar 1926 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn xx Mar 1926 Assumed command of No 9 Sqn

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Mar - Jul 1926

Date Notes
xx May 1926 Squadron disposed of its Vickers Virginia Vs
xx Jun 1926 Squadron was transferred to Wessex Bombing Area
xx Jul 1926 Squadron received Vickers Virginia VIIs
Virginia IV

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia IV, VI & VII

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 28 Feb 1926 Officer Commanding (Designate), DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr

William J M Guilfoyle

19 Jan 1925 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Albert P V Daly

 1 Aug 1924
Sqn Ldr Dirk Cloete 18 Jun 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt

Walter F Anderson

 1 Apr 1926 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Charles A Horn  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Arthur Neeson  5 Dec 1924  
Fg Off William F Warner  1 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Christopher W Switzer 17 Aug 1925  
Fg Off James A C Florence 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Arthur H Frost 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Douglas W Gibbon 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Wilfred T Jones 29 Jun 1926  

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7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Edward J Fishenden 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off Frederick C Chalmers  5 Feb 1925

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia IV, VI & VII RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 28 Feb 1926 Officer Commanding (Designate), DSC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Dirk Cloete 18 Jun 1926 MC, AFC
Flt Lt

Walter F Anderson

 1 Apr 1926 DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Edwin S Osborn 29 Oct 1926 Signals Duties
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off James N D Anderson  1 Apr 1924  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924 Armament Duties
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924 Photographic Duties
Fg Off James A C Florence 12 Oct 1925  
Plt Off Douglas W Gibbon 15 Feb 1926  
Plt Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John L Adams  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off John F Dowdeswell  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Richard H Winn  9 Nov 1926  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Francis R Lines 23 Jun 1926
Plt Off Edward J Fishenden 17 Nov 1925  

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Cecil C Durston 29 Dec 1926 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr Vivian Gaskell-Blackburn 29 Dec 1926 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn
Fg Off W J Kelly 19 Apr 1927 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off John F Dowdeswell 19 Apr 1927 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Sgt A G Alderton 19 Apr 1927 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 E Daniels 19 Apr 1927 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Date Notes
xx Jan 1927 Squadron received Vickers Virginia VIIIs
Virginia VIII
xx Mar 1927 Squadron disposed of its Vickers Virginia IVs
xx Apr 1927 Squadron disposed of its Vickers Virginia VIs
xx Jun 1927 Squadron disposed of its Vickers Virginia VIIIs
 5 Jul 1927 'A' Flight, proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for annual bombing and firing training

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia VII, VIII & IX

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

 
Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Cecil C Durston 29 Dec 1926 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Alan Lees

 5 Jan 1927 later AM
Sqn Ldr Eric D Johnson 10 Jun 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Victor R Gibbs  1 Apr 1924 DSC
Flt Lt William H Markham 23 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Thomas J E Thornton 28 Mar 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Leslie G Nixon  4 Feb 1925  
Fg Off Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924 Armament duties
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Richard H Barlow 31 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John L Adams  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Richard H Winn  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Thomas C Dickens 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Charles W Dicken 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre

-

9 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Francis R Lines 23 Jun 1926  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off John E Gregson 18 Jan 1927
Under Instruction
Plt Off Geoffrey H Godwin 26 Apr 1927
Plt Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926
Plt Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D E Stodart  7 Nov 1927 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr

Alan Lees

 7 Feb 1928 Posted to No 56 Sqn to command
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

15 Mar 1928 Arrived on posting from SoTT (Men) and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr D E Stodart  4 Jun 19287 Posted to the RAF Depot for duty at the Air Ministry

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
xx Jul 1927 Squadron received Vickers Virginia IXs
Virginia IX
23 Jul 1927 'A' Flight, returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of annual bombing and firing training
16 Aug 1927 'B' Flight, proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for annual bombing and firing training
31 Aug 1927 'B' Flight, returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of annual bombing and firing training
11 Jun 1928 Squadron proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for annual bombing and firing training
 7 Jul 1928 Squadron returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of annual bombing and firing training

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia VII & IX

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Cecil C Durston 29 Dec 1926 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

15 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

 6 Jul 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Albert G Thackray

26 Apr 1928  
Flt Lt Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924 Armament duties
Fg Off Thomas J E Thornton 28 Mar 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off Charles H Ratcliffe 19 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Geoffrey H Godwin 26 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Kenneth E Parker 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Arnold A Rumsey 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Plt Off John L Adams  9 Nov 1926  
Plt Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Charles W Dicken 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John E Allen 17 Dec 1927  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Alan H E Frost 20 Apr 1928  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Vernon H Lewis 17 Jan 1928

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia VII & IX RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Cecil C Durston 29 Dec 1926 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

15 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

 6 Jul 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Albert G Thackray

26 Apr 1928  
Flt Lt Alfred Haines  9 Oct 1924 Armament duties
Fg Off Thomas J E Thornton 28 Mar 1927 Signals duties
Fg Off John R Brown 11 Aug 1928 Signals duties, DFC
Fg Off Charles H Ratcliffe 19 Aug 1927  
Fg Off Patrick G Chichester 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Geoffrey H Godwin 26 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Kenneth E Parker 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Arnold A Rumsey 21 Jun 1927  
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off John L Adams  9 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Charles W Dicken 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Maurice G R Harris 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Leonard W W Modley 18 Jun 1928  
Plt Off Alexander P Miller 17 Aug 1928  
Plt Off John E Allen 17 Dec 1927  

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7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Alan H E Frost 20 Apr 1928  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Vernon H Lewis 17 Jan 1928

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William V Strugnell  1 Sep 1928 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr Cecil C Durston 28 Nov 1928 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn on posting to Staff College, Quetta
Wg Cdr William V Strugnell 28 Nov 1928 Assumed command of No 9 Sqn

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
22 Apr 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for annual bombing and firing training
17 May 1929 Squadron returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of annual bombing and firing training

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia VII, IX & X

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area
 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William V Strugnell  1 Sep 1928 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

15 Mar 1928  
Sqn Ldr John A Sadler 24 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt

John L Kirby

 6 Jul 1927 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Albert G Thackray

26 Apr 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Kenneth C McKenzie 22 Feb 1929 Signals duties, MBE
Fg Off John H Parry 14 Nov 1928  
Fg Off Arthur V Harvey 15 Jun 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leonard W W Modley 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Maurice G R Harris 18 Jun 1928  
Fg Off Alexander P Miller 17 Aug 1928  
Plt Off Hector G Hamilton  9 Dec 1928  
Plt Off John E Allen 17 Dec 1927  

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5 Airman Pilots

Accountant Branch
Plt Off Vernon H Lewis 17 Jan 1928

 

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harry Stewart

 8 Oct 1929 Posted to No 84 Sqn, Iraq
Sqn Ldr Ryder Young 18 Nov 1929 Arrived on posting from Coastal Area

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
28 Apr 1930 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for annual bombing and firing training
24 May 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of annual bombing and firing training
xx Jun 1930 Squadron disposed of its Vickers Virginia VIIs

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia IX & X

RAF Manston, Kent ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr William V Strugnell  1 Sep 1928 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr Ryder Young 18 Nov 1929  
Sqn Ldr John A Sadler 24 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 10May 1930 DFC
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood  2 May 1930  
Flt Lt

Albert G Thackray

26 Apr 1928 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Kenneth C McKenzie 22 Feb 1929 Signals duties, MBE
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Willian C Cooper 11 Dec 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alexander P Miller 17 Aug 1928  
Fg Off Hector G Hamilton  9 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Dennis L Iremonger 15 Jun 1929  
Plt Off Ronald C A Brooke-Beer 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Frederick R W Goad 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off Vivian R Moon 12 Feb 1930  
Plt Off William R A Matheson  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Lionel F H Orr  1 Apr 1930  

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0 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jun 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ryder Young  7 Oct 1930 Posted to No 70 Sqn Iraq
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Linnell

20 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Frederick R W Goad  4 Nov 1930 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt G W Roberts  4 Nov 1930 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr Frederick W Stent  4 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr William V Strugnell 28 Nov 1928 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Eric J D Routh 14 Apr 1931 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr John A Sadler 14 Apr 1931 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight on posting

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jun 1931

Date Notes
26 Nov 1930 Road and rail parties departed Manston for Boscombe Down
27 Nov 1930 Air party departed Manston for Boscombe Down

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia IX & X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frederick W Stent  4 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Linnell

20 Oct 1930  OBE; later AM
Sqn Ldr Eric J D Routh 14 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt Robert C Savery 10May 1930 DFC
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood  2 May 1930  
Flt Lt Henry C V Jolleff 19 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Thomas H Downes  1 Sep 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Leonard T Carruthers  1 Sep 1926  
Fg Off Denis Dickson 25 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Hector G Hamilton  9 Dec 1928  
Fg Off Vivian R Moon 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off Ronald C A Brooke-Beer 12 Feb 1930  
Fg Off William R A Matheson  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Reuben M Nobleton 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off Christopher P F Alderson  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off George W Lawson  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Desmond J Alvey 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Leslie E Dalrymple 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Lionel W V Jennens 23 Dec 1930  
Plt Off John G Masefield  7 Dec 1930  
Plt Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Martin P Price  1 Feb 1931  
Plt Off Albert H Button 22 Sep 1930  

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9 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jun 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Victor R Scriven 25 Jul 1931 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr

Francis J Linnell

25 Jul 1931 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
10 Aug 1931 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for annual bombing and firing training
 6 Sep 1931 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of annual bombing and firing training
xx Feb 1932 Squadron disposed of its Vickers Virginia IXs
 2 May 1932 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for annual bombing and firing training
28 May 1932 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of annual bombing and firing training

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Frederick W Stent  4 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr Victor R Scriven 25 Jul 1931 AFC
Sqn Ldr Eric J D Routh 14 Apr 1931  
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Charles F Toogood  2 May 1930  
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall 12 Oct 1931  
Flt Lt Henry C V Jolleff 19 Jan 1931  
Fg Off John J Owen 15 Nov 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off William R A Matheson  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Reuben M Nobleton 13 Aug 1930  
Fg Off John  L C Banks 23 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E Dalrymple 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Lionel W V Jennens 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off John G Masefield  7 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Roger B Brown 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off William M Rankin 27 Apr 1932  
Plt Off William D Dennehy 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Derek G W Somerville 26 Sep 1931  

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10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D S Earp 19 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr Victor R Scriven 19 Sep 1932 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off William R A Matheson  1 Nov 1932 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Henry C V Jolleff  1 Nov 1932 Assumed duties of Adjutant (Acting)
Sqn Ldr Eric J D Routh  7 Nov 1932 Assumed temporary command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr Frederick W Stent  7 Nov 1932 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn on posting to HQ Wessex Bombing Area
Wg Cdr William Sowrey 22 Nov 1932 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J F Gordon 29 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting and assumed temporary command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr William Sowrey 29 Dec 1932 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn on posting to RAF Depot
Flt Lt Henry C V Jolleff 30 Jan 1933 Relinquished duties of Adjutant (Acting)
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall 30 Jan 1933 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Sgt A R Allen  8 Feb 1933 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off T P Pilcher  8 Feb 1933 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 F C Sholl  8 Feb 1933 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl C Smith  8 Feb 1933 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr

Athol W Mylne 

19 Feb 1933 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J F Gordon 27 Feb 1933 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn on posting to No 35 Sqn
Wg Cdr

Athol W Mylne 

27 Feb 1933 Assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Flt Sgt Bedson xx Mar 1933 'B' Flight, departed on posting
Flt Sgt Chandler xx Mar 1933 Arrived on posting to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Eric J Palmer 30 Mar 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Sgt Plt Parker 21 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting for flying duties
Flt Lt

William M Yool

27 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting to 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr D S Earp 29 Apr 1933 Posted to the Middle East
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

 1 May 1933 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Henry C V Jolleff  5 May 1933 Posted to RAF Depot as unfit for flying
Flt Lt

William M Yool

 4 Jun 1933 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sgt Plt Cockburn  7 Jun 1933 Arrived on posting for flying duties
Sgt Plt Sweet 13 Jun 1933 Arrived on posting for flying duties
Sgt Plt Borley 21 Jun 1933 Arrived on posting for flying duties
Plt Off Horace P Barwood 30 Jun 1933 Detached to RAF Training Base Leuchars for FAA training
Sgt Plt Johnson  3 Jul 1933 Discharged from the RAF on expiry of service

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
 4 May 1933 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for annual bombing and firing training by road
 8 May 1933 Final Squadron Party arrived RAF Catfoss for annual bombing and firing training by road
 4 Jun 1933 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of annual bombing and firing training

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Athol W Mylne 

19 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Eric J D Routh 14 Apr 1931  
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

 1 May 1933 AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

William M Yool

27 Apr 1933 later AVM
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932  
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall 12 Oct 1931  
Fg Off John J Owen 15 Nov 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John  L C Banks 23 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E Dalrymple 23 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Derek G W Somerville 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off Robert H Page 14 Feb 1933  
Plt Off Herbert Y Humphreys 23 Jul 1932  
Plt Off Horace P Barwood 23 Jul 1932  
Plt Off Mark Hastings 17 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Eric J Palmer 30 Mar 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Dolby 15 Dec 1932  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Sgt Warwick 19 Aug 1933 Posted to Fleet Air Arm
Flt Sgt Davies 19 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Young 20 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Alexander F Hamilton 20 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off Irwin J McGhie 20 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off John B Altham 28 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Plt Off Stevenson 28 Aug 1933 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Flt Sgt Rowbottam  9 Sep 1933 Fitter Aero Engine, posted to RAF Halton
Flt Lt I McL Cameron  9 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Leslie E Dalrymple  9 Sep 1933 Posted to No 33 Sqn
Sgt Plt Honey 11 Sep 1933 Reverted to basic trade and posted to RAF Catterick as Sgt WOp
Sgt Plt Egan 12 Sep 1933 Posted to the Middle East
Plt Off James Buchanan 16 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Geoffrey N Amison 16 Sep 1933 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr

William M Yool

12 Oct 1933 Posted to No 70 Sqn, Iraq
Flt Lt I McL Cameron 12 Oct 1933 Posted to No 70 Sqn, Iraq
Plt Off Herbert Y Humphreys 12 Oct 1933 Posted to Armoured Cars, Iraq
Plt Off Eric J Palmer 18 Oct 1933 Posted to Armoured Cars, Iraq
Plt Off Mark Hastings 18 Oct 1933 Posted to Armoured Cars, Aden
Fg Off Derek G W Somerville 25 Oct 1933 Resigned his Short Service Commission
Flt Lt John F A Day  1 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting
Flt Sgt Bramley 15 Nov 1933 Fitter Aero Engine, arrived on posting to 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr Colin S Richardson 20 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Sgt Schofield  8 Dec 1933 Arrive don posting for training an Armament duties (bomb aiming)

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia X RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Athol W Mylne 

19 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Colin S Richardson 20 Nov 1933 MBE
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

 1 May 1933 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John F A Day  1 Nov 1933 AFC
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall 12 Oct 1931  
Fg Off John J Owen 15 Nov 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off John  L C Banks 23 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Robert H Page 14 Feb 1933  
Plt Off John B Altham 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Horace P Barwood 23 Jul 1932  
Plt Off Alexander F Hamilton 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Irwin J McGhie 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off James Buchanan 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey N Amison 16 Sep 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Dolby 15 Dec 1932  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Horace P Barwood 18 Jan 1934 Posted to No 824 Sqn, HMS Eagle
Fg Off John J Owen 10 Jan 1934 Posted to No 70 Sqn, Iraq
Plt Off John N Knowles 14 Jan 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell, wef 16 Dec 1933
Plt Off Frank M Loudon 11 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sgt Plt Duffy 28 Apr 1934 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Fg Off Hugh L Culloch 29 Apr 1934 Arrived on posting from Cambridge UAS
Fg Off Barks 29 Apr 1934 Arrived on posting from Station Flight, RAF Andover
Plt Off Arthur W B Barrett 30 Apr 1934 Arrived on appointment to a Permanent Commission from NCO Pilot
Sgt Plt Parker 30 Apr 1934 Reverted to his basic trade of WOM
Sgt Plt Deakin 30 Apr 1934 Reverted to his basic trade of FAE and posted to RAF Turnhouse

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Athol W Mylne 

19 Feb 1933 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Colin S Richardson 20 Nov 1933 MBE
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

 1 May 1933 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John F A Day  1 Nov 1933 AFC
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall 12 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Francis G L Bain  1 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Robert H Page 14 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Hugh L Culloch 29 May 1934  
Fg Off John B Altham 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Alexander F Hamilton 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Irwin J McGhie 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off John W Young 29 Dec 1933  
Plt Off James Buchanan 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey N Amison 16 Sep 1933  
Plt Off John N Knowles 16 Dec 1933  
Plt Off Frank M Loudon 11 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Arthur W B Barrett 30 Apr 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Dolby 15 Dec 1932  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Robert H Page 15 Aug 1934 Posted to ASD, RAF Cardington
Sqn Ldr Charles Findlay  2 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting to command 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr

Eric B Grenfell

 xx May 1934 Posted to Malta
Wg Cdr

Athol W Mylne 

12 Nov 1934 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn on posting to HQ ADGB
Sqn Ldr Colin S Richardson 12 Nov 1934 Assumed temporary command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Cook 20 Dec 1934 Arrived on posting from HQ No 23 Group and assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey H Cook  1 Jan 1935 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  7 Jan 1935 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Frank E Nuttall  7 Jan 1935 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to Iraq
Flt Lt John F A Day  1 Feb 1935 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Charles R Strudwick  1 Feb 1935 Relinquished duties of Adjutant

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
27 Aug 1934 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for annual bombing and firing training
29 Sep 1934 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of annual bombing and firing training
 8 Apr 1935 Squadron proceeded to RAF Catfoss for annual bombing and firing training
 4 May 1935 Squadron returned from RAF Catfoss on completion of annual bombing and firing training

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Virginia X

RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire ADGB/Western Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Cook 20 Dec 1934 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr Colin S Richardson 20 Nov 1933 MBE
Sqn Ldr Charles Findlay  2 Nov 1934  
Sqn Ldr Charles R Strudwick  7 Mar 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Flt Lt John F A Day  1 Nov 1933 AFC
Flt Lt

Raymond G Hart

21 Dec 1934 MC; later AM
Fg Off Irwin J McGhie 20 Aug 1933  
Fg Off John W Young 29 Dec 1933  
Plt Off John J McCarthy 26 Feb 1935  
Plt Off Frank M Loudon 11 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Arthur W B Barrett 30 Apr 1934  
Plt Off Leonard Rose 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Ian C Jackson 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Alan D Groom  4 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Lionel W Saben  4 Apr 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II George Warrener  2 Oct 1934  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt John F A Day 11 Dec 1935 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Irwin J McGhie 11 Dec 1935 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt John F A Day  1 Jan 1936 Placed on the Retired List
Sqn Ldr Charles Findlay  6 Jan 1936 Posted to RAF Andover
Plt Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P A M Stickney 17 Feb 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Carrol 11 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Leonard Rose  2 May 1936 Assumed temporary command of newly formed 'B' Flight
Plt Off Rivett-Carnac  6 May 1936 Posted to RAF Gosport
Plt Off W T Dennis 21 May 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A Ovenden 21 May 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Saunders 25 May 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Ross 31 May 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Stevenson  4 Jun 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C H Mitchell  4 Jun 1936 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Turner 11 Jun 1936 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 12 Jun 1936 Arrived on posting following twin-engined conversion with No 38 Sqn
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 12 Jun 1936 Assumed command of 'B' Flight, wef 23 May 1936

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
16 Sep 1935 'B' Flight separated to form No 214 Sqn but remained administered by No 9 Sqn
15 Oct 1935 Squadron moved to RAF Andover
10 Jan 1936 Ground party moved to RAF Aldergrove
15 Jan 1936 Air party moved to RAF Aldergrove
18 Jan 1936 Squadron completed its move to RAF Aldergrove
xx Mar 1936 Squadron commenced re-equipping with Handley Page Heyford IIIs, Virginias being flown to Andover for No 214 Sqn
Handley Page Heyford
xx Apr 1936 Squadron completed re-equipping with Handley Page Heyford IIIs
 2 May 1936 A new 'B' Flight was formed

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Aldergrove ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Cook 20 Dec 1934 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 23 May 1936 DFC
Flt Lt Hector I Dabinett 24 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Irwin J McGhie 20 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Frank M Loudon 11 Feb 1934  
Plt Off W T Dennis 21 May 1936  
Plt Off A Ovenden 21 May 1936  
Plt Off Leonard Rose 15 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Lionel W Saben  4 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Alan D Groom  4 Apr 1935  
Plt Off C H Mitchell  4 Jun 1936  
Plt Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off P A M Stickney 17 Feb 1936  
APO D M Barrett 17 Apr 1936  

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9 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off C S H Richardson 17 Jul 1936 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr W Sanderson 25 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Hector I Dabinett 25 Dec 1936 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Frank M Loudon 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 61/144 Sqns, RAF Hemswell
Plt Off Keegan 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 61/144 Sqns, RAF Hemswell
Plt Off Fewtrell 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 61/144 Sqns, RAF Hemswell
Plt Off Scarf 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 61/144 Sqns, RAF Hemswell
Plt Off Kydd 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 61/144 Sqns, RAF Hemswell
Plt Off Barrett 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 61/144 Sqns, RAF Hemswell
Plt Off Sullivan 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 61/144 Sqns, RAF Hemswell
Plt Off How 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 61/144 Sqns, RAF Hemswell
Plt Off Crockett 20 Mar 1937 Posted to No 61/144 Sqns, RAF Hemswell
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 31 Mar 1937 Posted to No 75 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
21 Sep 1936 Advance Party, proceeded to RAF Scampton
1 Oct 1936 Air Party, proceeded to RAF Scampton
3 Oct 1936 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King Edward VIII
No IX Squadron badge
 5 Oct 1936 Squadron completed its move to RAF Scampton
 4 May 1937 Squadron proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for annual bombing and firing training
28 May 1937 Squadron returned from RAF Aldergrove on completion of annual bombing and firing training

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

The Squadron Badge on this page is Crown Copyright and has been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and is displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Cook 20 Dec 1934 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr W Sanderson 25 Dec 1936 AFC
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Flt Lt Hector I Dabinett 24 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Leonard Rose 15 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Alan D Groom  4 Apr 1935  
Fg Off C H Mitchell  4 Jun 1936  
Fg Off Duncan F Macdonald 10 Feb 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off A Ovenden 21 May 1936  
Plt Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off Y P Wilson  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C S H Richardson 18 Jul 1936  
Plt Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off G R E Gregory 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
APO F N Hughes 22 May 1937  

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10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off T W La B Bamford  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off R J Miles  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off J R T Smalley  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off R Thompson  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off J P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off D B Allison  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO R W Turner  4 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO A W Jackson  4 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, wef 14 Aug 1937
Fg Off Leonard Rose  7 Feb 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off D B Allison  7 Feb 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
APO D C E Bailey 18 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS
Wg Cdr H A Smith 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr Geoffrey H Cook 28 Feb 1938 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr H A Smith 28 Feb 1938 Assumed command of No 9 Sqn

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 4 Jan 1938 Squadron carried out annual bombing and firing training at RAF North Coates Fitties operating from RAF Scampton
 4 Feb 1938 Squadron completed its annual bombing and firing training at RAF North Coates Fitties
10 Mar 1938 Squadron completed its move from RAF Scampton to RAF Stradishall

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H A Smith 19 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr W Sanderson 25 Dec 1936 AFC
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Fg Off Leonard Rose 15 Dec 1934  
Fg Off C H Mitchell  4 Jun 1936  
Fg Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off D B Allison  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W La B Bamford  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R J Miles  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R T Smalley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R W Turner  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett 14 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off D C E Bailey 19 Feb 1938  
APO A W Jackson 14 Aug 1937  

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11 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off H Rosofsky 13 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation, wef 11 Jun 1938
Plt Off D T Parrott 13 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation, wef 11 Jun 1938
Plt Off P C Lambert 15 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell, wef 30 Jul 1938
Plt Off J H Crossley 22 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation, wef 20 Aug 1938
Flt Lt Leonard Rose 28 Aug 1938 Posted to School of Aeronautical Engineering for Specialist Engineering Course
Fg Off C H Mitchell 28 Aug 1938 Posted to No 1 Air Armament School for Specialist Armament Course
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 28 Sep 1938 Attached to No 38 Sqn, RAF Marham
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw  7 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 38 Sqn, RAF Marham
Plt Off R J Miles 16 Oct 1938 Posted to HMS Furious on transfer to Air Branch, Royal Navy
Plt Off D B Allison 11 Nov 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off D C E Bailey 11 Nov 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Sqn Ldr L S Lamb 14 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Wg Cdr H A Smith 14 Nov 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A W Jackson 14 Nov 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr W Sanderson 15 Nov 1938 Assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 28 Nov 1938 Assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr W Sanderson 28 Nov 1938 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn on posting to No 214 Sqn

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

Vickers Wellington I

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L S Lamb 14 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Fg Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Fg Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off D B Allison  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W La B Bamford  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett 14 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R T Smalley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R W Turner  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D C E Bailey 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off H Rosofsky 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D T Parrott 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P C Lambert 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J H Crossley 20 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Hugh P Lloyd

 2 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 28 Nov 1938 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn
Plt Off D C E Bailey 17 Mar 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off P C Lambert 17 Mar 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
31 Jan 1939 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Vickers Wellington Is
Wellington I of No 9 Squadron

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford III

Vickers Wellington I

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Hugh P Lloyd

 2 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr L S Lamb 14 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Fg Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Fg Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off D B Allison  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W La B Bamford  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett 14 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R T Smalley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R W Turner  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D C E Bailey 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off H Rosofsky 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D T Parrott 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P C Lambert 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J H Crossley 20 Aug 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO G W Goat 11 Jan 1939  
WO E G Woobery 20 Dec 1938  
WO P B Gilbert 25 Jan 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Wellington I

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Hugh P Lloyd

 2 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr L S Lamb 14 Nov 1938  
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 10 May 1937  
Fg Off E P W Hutton 17 Feb 1936  
Fg Off P E Torkington-Leech 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off I P Grant 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off D B Allison  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off T W La B Bamford  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett 14 Aug 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J P C Rolt  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J R T Smalley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R W Turner  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D C E Bailey 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off H Rosofsky 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D T Parrott 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P C Lambert 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J H Crossley 20 Aug 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO G W Goat 11 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D T Parrott 19 Apr 1939 Posted to No 4 Air Observers School, RAF West Freugh
Plt Off J O Barnard  2 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G H Shaw 17 Jun 1939 Posted to HQ No 13 Group
Plt Off B I Clifford-Jones  7 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from No 75 Sqn
Plt Off Chambers  2 Sep 1939 GR Observer, attached for Ship Recognition duties
Plt Off Arkell  2 Sep 1939 GR Observer, attached for Ship Recognition duties
Plt Off Cook  2 Sep 1939 GR Observer, attached for Ship Recognition duties
Sgt Grossey  2 Sep 1939 GR Observer, attached for Ship Recognition duties
Plt Off J P C Rolt  2 Sep 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off Cook  2 Sep 1939 Recalled by his unit
Flt Sgt A J Turner  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action
Sgt B G Walton  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action
Sgt D E Jarvis  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action
AC2 K G Day  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action
Flt Sgt I E M Borley  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action
Flt Sgt G Miller  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action
LAC H Dore  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action
AC1 G T Brocking  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action
AC2 R Henderson  4 Sep 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off J F Chandler  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Harris  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Jaggard  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off H Rosofsky  8 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off B I Clifford-Jones  8 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 H M McGreevy  8 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 T Purdie  8 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off G G Heathcote 13 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off H B Bell 17 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off J P C Rolt 22 Sep 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off H B Bell 22 Sep 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Wg Cdr

Hugh P Lloyd

27 Sep 1939 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn on posting
Wg Cdr R A A Cole 27 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Fg Off Challes 27 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Lines 27 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C C Cameron  8 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W J E Craigen  8 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J W Fordham 11 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr L S Lamb 30 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off P E Torkington-Leech 30 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt C A Bryant 30 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
LAC S Hawkins 30 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 E Grant 30 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J F Chandler 30 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off C C Cameron 30 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 W J Chapman 30 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 L G Dicks 30 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off J W Fordham  5 Nov 1939 Attached to No 214 Sqn for Operational Crew Course
Fg Off T W La B Bamford  5 Nov 1939 Attached to No 214 Sqn for Operational Crew Course
Fg Off R W Turner  5 Nov 1939 Attached to No 214 Sqn for Operational Crew Course
Fg Off J W Fordham  7 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 214 Sqn on completion of Operational Crew Course
Fg Off T W La B Bamford  7 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 214 Sqn on completion of Operational Crew Course
Fg Off R W Turner  7 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 214 Sqn on completion of Operational Crew Course
Flt Lt J W Fordham 17 Dec 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
LAC W Lilley 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr A J Guthrie 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off J E Atkinson 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt B J Pickess 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt H W Tyrrell 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC J M F Key 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC T L Marlin 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off J E T Challes 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off H A R Bourne 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt T H  English 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt F M Mason 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC G E Cox 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC1 A Telfer 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off E F Lines 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Flt Sgt A K Fearnside 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC A M Dickie 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC1 E M G Polhill 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC2 C Walker 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off D B Allison 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off D C E Bailey 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt J A Brister 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt J B A Turnbull 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Cpl R T Black 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC A G Goodenough 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Flt Lt J W Fordham 20 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt J W Fordham 20 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Sqn Ldr L E Jarman 20 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off A N David 20 Dec 1939 Posted for duty as Assistant Adjutant, wef 30 Oct 1939

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
24 Apr 1939 Squadron completed re-equipment with Vickers Wellington Is
13 Jul 1939 Air Party, moved to RAF Tangmere to participate in HMS Centurion bombing exercises
13 Jul 1939 Advance Party, moved to RAF Honington
14 Jul 1939 Air Party, moved from RAF Tangmere to RAF Honington
15 Jul 1939 Squadron completed its move to RAF Honington
 6 Sep 1939 First Wellington IA received
Wellington IA of No 9 Squadron

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off W J McIntyre  9 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as a Gunnery Leader
Plt Off H M Ashton  9 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as a Gunnery Leader
Plt Off J H Tozer  9 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as a Gunnery Leader
Fg Off T G Kirby-Green 11 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Plt Off J H Hillier 11 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Plt Off H W Poultney 15 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Sqn Ldr Andrew McKee 16 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn pending assuming command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr R A A Cole 17 Jan 1940 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Andrew McKee 17 Jan 1940 Assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Wg Cdr R A A Cole 19 Jan 1940 Posted to No 75 Sqn
Plt Off P R B Wanklyn 23 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Plt Off W H Arnold 28 Jan 1940 Attached from No 214 Sqn for operational training
Sgt Plt C Lawson 28 Jan 1940 Attached from No 214 Sqn for operational training
1 x Air Observer 28 Jan 1940 Attached from No 214 Sqn for operational training
1 x Wireless Operator 28 Jan 1940 Attached from No 214 Sqn for operational training
2 x Air Gunners 28 Jan 1940 Attached from No 214 Sqn for operational training
Plt Off W Thrimblethorpe  1 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Sqn Ldr G E Peacock  6 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr E P W Hutton 11 Feb 1940 Posted to No 75 Sqn
Flt Lt I P Grant 13 Feb 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Flt Lt E R Berrill 13 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Flt Lt E R Berrill  8 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off W J McCrae  8 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt C T Murphy  8 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl R Jackson  8 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 L L J Mackenzie  8 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Charles R C Howlett  9 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAE Farnborough for Oxygen Course
Sgt H E Wood  9 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAE Farnborough for Oxygen Course
Flt Lt J W Fordham 10 Mar 1940 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for VHF Course
Plt Off G W Nicholson 12 Mar1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Stradishall
Flt Lt T S Rivett-Carnac 12 Mar1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Stradishall
Sqn Ldr N W D Marwood-Alton 13 Mar 1940 Attached from No 214 Sqn
Flt Lt J W Fordham 24 Mar 1940 Returned from RAF Boscombe Down on completion of VHF Course
Sgt J D Aitchison 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W L Balmer 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C R Bowen 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC R J Lamb 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC J L Wilkin 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC1 P F Ricketts 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H W Poultney 16 Apr 1940 Attached to No 214 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off W S Thrimblethorpe 18 Apr 1940 Posted to No 215 Sqn for Gunnery Leaders' duties
Plt Off F C J Butler 21 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off A P Walsh  3 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Fg Off T W La B Bamford  5 May 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
AC1 F G Settle  7 May 1940 Killed in a propeller accident
Sqn Ldr J D S Monypenny 11 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off J L Maude-Roxby 12 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off B A James 12 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Webster 12 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off J R McDiarmid 12 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Sqn Ldr L E Jarman 15 May 1940 Posted to HQ No 20 Group
Fg Off J A Pritchard 15 May 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off H F A Lees 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off W S Thrimblethorpe 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off L A Vaughan 19 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off L H Kay 19 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off M T Stephens 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off P E Berry 27 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off N E Canton 27 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off M I Nicholls 29 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off K H V Day 29 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
AC2 W E Middleton 29 May 1940 Died from injuries
Flt Lt T S Rivett-Carnac  5 Jun 1940 Posted to No 37 Sqn
Plt Off M T Stephens  6 Jun 1940 Posted to HQ No 3 Group
Sqn Ldr G E Peacock  6 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R C Hargrave  6 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt C S Olsson 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off W C Hoey 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Fg Off W J E Craigen 12 Jun 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
Fg Off R W Turner 12 Jun 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
Fg Off F W Page 13 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off L G Bull 13 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C M Miller 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Warmwell
Plt Off R F Harman 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Warmwell
Plt Off J A Rogers 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off S Crawford-Marks 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off F C J Butler 18 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K B Brennan 18 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R G Elliott 18 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A T Legg 18 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt I M McCulloch 18 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Naylor 18 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off W J McIntyre 25 Jun 1940 Air Gunner, posted to No 15 OTU
Fg Off K W Robinson 27 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off L G Bull  3 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Boscombe Down
Sgt R B Murgatroyd  6 Jul 1940 Died from wounds
Act Flt Lt J R T Smalley 17 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Act Flt Lt D D Middleton 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off H M Ashton 19 Jul 1940 Air Gunner, posted to No 15 OTU
Plt Off C M Gamon 19 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Sqn Ldr J D S Monypenny 20 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Act Flt Lt D D Middleton 20 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H F A Lees 20 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W R Cowell 20 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M Gott 20 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F Watson 20 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off P R B Wanklyn 22 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D Bennett 22 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr J O Hinks 27 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off D M Lamb 27 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off J E Bartlett 27 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Wg Cdr E A Healy 24 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 3 Group pending assuming command of No 9 Sqn
Fg Off C D Fox 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off R W A Turtle 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Wg Cdr Andrew McKee 31 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of No 9 Sqn on posting to HQ No 3 Group
Wg Cdr E A Healy 31 Jul 1940 Assumed command of No 9 Sqn
Fg Off P R Crompton  8 Aug1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Sqn Ldr S G Pritchard 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off D B Barnard 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off R V Derbyshire 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Sqn Ldr J W Fordham 16 Aug 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Fg Off P C Lambert 16 Aug 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Honington
Plt Off G W Nicholson 21 Aug 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off A H Cox 22 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Fg Off Charles R C Howlett 24 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Manby
Fg Off P L B Morgan 27 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off J L Maude-Roxby  2 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Fg Off T G Kirby-Green 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 311 Sqn
Plt Off G P W Austin 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off H R Hall 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off R G Whitehead 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Fg Off D Spencer 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from SHQ RAF Honington
Plt Off H B Bell 11 Sep 1940 Posed to No 99 Sqn
Plt Off W C Hoey 14 Sep 1940 Posed to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off H Q Marshall 17 Sep 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Plt Off L V Maughan 18 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Lossiemouth
Plt Off A P Walsham 19 Sep 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off B Deaves 20 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off J R McDiarmid 27 Sep 1940 Posted to HQ No 3 Group
Plt Off P A W Thomas 27 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Plt Off S Crawford-Wares  1 Oct 1940 Posed to RAF Ford
Flt Lt C D Fox  2 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D B Fleming  2 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C H Le B Newbury  2 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J D Robertson  2 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R P Sweett  2 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R E Thompson  2 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J D Cross  7 Oct 1940 Killed in a accident
LAC K Painter  7 Oct 1940 Killed in a accident
AC2 G E Pound  7 Oct 1940 Killed in a accident
Sqn Ldr J O Hinks 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J E Bartlett 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Hay 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Nield 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A E Skidmore 15 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr K M Wasse 16 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off N E Canton 19 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Lossiemouth
Plt Off L G Peace 20 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Cranwell
Fg Off D G Stanley 21 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off R P Harman 27 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Cranage
LAC T A Snell 28 Oct 1940 Killed in a bombing raid
AC1 R Hatton 28 Oct 1940 Seriously injured in a bombing raid
Plt Off D McIntosh 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off T C Moore 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Sqn Ldr S G Pritchard (& crew) 14 Nov 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off P E Berry 17 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Lossiemouth
Sqn Ldr K S Batchelor 19 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off C M Gamon 23 Nov 1940 Posted to No 218 Sqn, RAF Oakington
Plt Off G E Walker  1 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 Sqn, RAF Wyton
Plt Off W P Strickland  5 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 144 Sqn, RAF Hemswell
Flt Lt D G Stanley  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J A Grocott  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J J C Nanson  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R C Parker  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W H Pontin  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A A Rogers  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt C S Olsson  7 Dec 1940 Posted to No 7 Sqn, RAF Oakington
Plt Off C M Miller 10 Dec 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off L G Peace 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 Signals School, RAF Cranwell
Plt Off R C Rendle 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off G G Sharp 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off B Deaves 16 Dec 1940 Posed to No 214 Sqn
Fg Off K W Robinson 17 Dec 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Fg Off J M Loring 18 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from SHQ, RAF Honington
Sgt R N Harrison 22 Dec 1940 Killed on operations
Sgt J Docker 22 Dec 1940 Killed on operations
Sgt J F Gapp 22 Dec 1940 Killed on operations
Sgt M Holker 22 Dec 1940 Killed on operations
Sgt L W Nichols 22 Dec 1940 Killed on operations
Sgt W Riley 22 Dec 1940 Killed on operations
Plt Off H R Hall 23 Decd 1940 Posted to No 2 PDC, RAF Wilmslow

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 xx Feb 1940 First Wellington IC received
Wellington IC
 1 Apr 1940 Detachment proceeded RAF Lossiemouth
 2 Apr 1940 12 aircraft proceeded RAF Lossiemouth
14 Apr 1940 Squadron returned to RAF Honington
 xx Sep 1940 Squadron disposed of final Wellington ICs

Source - No 9 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/125) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

 

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