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No XV Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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May 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None To form at Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None To form at Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None To form at Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

Reformed 20 March 1924 as a trials unit at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment

The following personnel were posted in as follows: -

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherran 20 Mar 1924 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Cooper 20 Mar 1924  
Flt Lt Arthur M Wray 20 Mar 1924 Armament Duties, MC, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Brian H Cook 10 Apr 1924 Armament Duties
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) George Anderson 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Colin L Lowe 20 Mar 1924 DFC
Fg Off Frank H Watts  8 May 1924  
Fg Off Campbell Mackenzie-Richards 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 14 Jul 1924  

Source - No XV Sqn ORB

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
None listed Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
No Personnel listed yet

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt A D Lewis-Roberts  1 Aug 1924 Arrived on posting for flying duties
Fg Off Alexander K Bamber 20 Aug 1924 Arrived on posting for armament duties, wef 1 Aug 1924
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 28 Aug 1924 Attached to School of Photography for course
Fg Off Colin L Lowe  8 Sep 1924 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament course
Flt Lt Arthur M Wray 10 Oct 1924 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off Campbell Mackenzie-Richards 10 Oct 1924 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt J Barrett 21 Oct 1924 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt A D Lewis-Roberts 30 Oct 1924 Posted to No 22 Sqn
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley  1 Nov 1924 Ceased to be attached to School of Photography
Fg Off Colin L Lowe  3 Nov 1924 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch
Flt Lt Cooper  6 Nov 1924 Posted to RAF Eastchurch
Flt Lt J Barrett 25 Mar 1925 Posted to the Air Ministry
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 26 Apr 1925 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament course
Flt Lt Arthur M Wray 26 Apr 1925 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament course
Flt Lt John W Jones 10 May 1925 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Roger P Mollard 10 May 1925 Arrived on posting for flying duties
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 12 May 1925 Arrived on posting, wef 31 Mar1925, and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 14 May 1925 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch
Flt Lt Arthur M Wray 14 May 1925 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch
Fg Off Campbell Mackenzie-Richards 10 Aug 1925 Returned from 3 month Navigation Course

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
 5 May 1924 Initial Equipment comprised 12 DH9As plus 1 x Vimy (IE), 1 x Vimy (IR), 1 x Bristol F2B (IE) and 1 x Bristol F2B (IR) for Armament experimental duties: -
DH 9A

Vimy

Bristol F2B

xx Jun 1924 Aircraft held on squadron strength was 1 x Vimy, 2 x Bristol F2Bs, 2 x Experimental DH 9As and 4 x standard DH9As
14 Jul 1924 Squadron consisted of 'B' Flight for armament testing and 'D' Flight, which was in the process of forming
10 Oct 1924

A third flight was formed with the flights being re-numbered and re-organised as: -

  • 'A' Flight - Ground and aerial training for all units on the station - Nos 15 and 22 Squadrons.

  • 'B' Flight - Armament trials on all aircraft types after No 22 Squadron had completed aerodynamic trials.

  • 'C' Flight - Conducting Armament experimental work.

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

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

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with DH9As

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherran 20 Mar 1924 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

John W Jones

 1 Apr 1925 later ACM
Flt Lt Arthur M Wray 20 Mar 1924 MC, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 31 Mar 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) George Anderson 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Brian H Cook 10 Apr 1924  
Fg Off David F Anderson 16 Mar 1925  
Fg Off Roger P Mollard 23 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Colin L Lowe 20 Mar 1924 DFC
Fg Off Alexander K Bamber  1 Aug 1924  
Fg Off Frank H Watts  8 May 1924  
Fg Off Campbell Mackenzie-Richards 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 14 Jul 1924  

-

2 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward A Burridge   later A/Cdre

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Frank H Watts 15 Aug 1925 Posted to RAF Upavon
Fg Off George Anderson 24 Sep 1925 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament course
Sgt Plt Davis 25 Sep 1925 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Fg Off Thompson 29 Sep 1925 Arrived on posting for Armament duties
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald  3 Oct 1925 Arrived on posting for Flying duties, wef 12 Aug 1925
Fg Off George E Newton 20 Oct 1925 Arrived on posting for Flying duties, wef  22 Jun 1925
Flt Lt Robert L McK Barbour  1 Dec 1925 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off George Anderson 21 Dec 1925 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament course
Flt Lt Arthur M Wray  3 Jan 1926 Posted to RAF Eastchurch
Flt Lt John W Jones  3 Jan 1926 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off Thompson  3 Jan 1936 Posted to RAF Eastchurch
Sgt Plt Davis  1 Feb 1926 Posted overseas

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with DH9As

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherran 20 Mar 1924 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

John W Jones

 1 Apr 1925 'B' Flight Commander; later ACM
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 31 Mar 1925 'C' Flight Commander
Flt Lt Robert L McK Barbour 22 Jan 1926 'A' Flight Commander, DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) George Anderson 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Brian H Cook 10 Apr 1924  
Fg Off David F Anderson 16 Mar 1925  
Fg Off George E Newton 22 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 12 Aug 1925  
Fg Off Roger P Mollard 23 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Colin L Lowe 20 Mar 1924 DFC
Fg Off Campbell Mackenzie-Richards 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 14 Jul 1924  

-

1 Airman Pilot

Stores Branch
Fg Off William F Langdon  1 Feb 1926 later A/Cdre

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jun 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Colin L Lowe 15 Apr 1926 Posted to CFS
Fg Off John Bradbury 22 May 1926 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt John W Jones 30 May 1926 Posted to A & AEE as Assistant Armament Officer
       
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Fg Off George Anderson 24 Sep 1925 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament course
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald  3 Oct 1925 Arrived on posting for Flying duties, wef 12 Aug 1925
Fg Off George E Newton 20 Oct 1925 Arrived on posting for Flying duties, wef  22 Jun 1925
Flt Lt Robert L McK Barbour  1 Dec 1925 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Alexander K Bamber 20 Aug 1924 Arrived on posting for armament duties, wef 1 Aug 1924
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 28 Aug 1924 Attached to School of Photography for course
Fg Off Colin L Lowe  8 Sep 1924 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament course
Fg Off Campbell Mackenzie-Richards 10 Oct 1924 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley  1 Nov 1924 Ceased to be attached to School of Photography
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 26 Apr 1925 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament course
Flt Lt Arthur M Wray 26 Apr 1925 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament course
Fg Off Roger P Mollard 10 May 1925 Arrived on posting for flying duties
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 12 May 1925 Arrived on posting, wef 31 Mar1925, and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 14 May 1925 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch
Flt Lt Arthur M Wray 14 May 1925 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch
Fg Off Campbell Mackenzie-Richards 10 Aug 1925 Returned from 3 month Navigation Course

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Mar - Jul 1926

Date Notes
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with DH9As

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherran 20 Mar 1924 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

John W Jones

 1 Apr 1925 'A' Flight Commander; later ACM
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 'B' Flight Commander, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 31 Mar 1925 'C' Flight Commander
Flt Lt Robert L McK Barbour 22 Jan 1926 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) George Anderson 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Brian H Cook 10 Apr 1924  
Fg Off David F Anderson 16 Mar 1925  
Fg Off John Bradbury 22 May 1926  
Fg Off George E Newton 22 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 12 Aug 1925  
Fg Off Roger P Mollard 23 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Colin L Lowe 20 Mar 1924 DFC
Fg Off Maxwell C W C Flint 28 May 1926  
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 14 Jul 1924  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off William F Langdon  1 Feb 1926  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun - Dec 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Maxwell C W C Flint 15 Jun 1926 Arrived on posting for Flying duties, wef 28 May 1926
Sgt Plt Kennet 26 Jun 1926 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Fg Off Miles H Garnons-Williams 20 Jul 1926 Arrived on posting for Armament duties
Sgt Plt Kennet 24 Aug 1926 Posted overseas
Fg Off Maxwell C W C Flint 25 Sep 1926 Posted to No 1 Electrical and Wireless School for Signals Course
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 25 Sep 1926 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off George Anderson 25 Oct 1925 Posted out

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Jun - Dec 1926

Date Notes
25 Oct 1926 Squadron re-equipped with Hawker Horsleys
Horsley

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Hawker Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherran 20 Mar 1924 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Norman H Jenkins

15 Nov 1926 'A' Flight Commander, OBE, DFC, DSM
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 'B' Flight Commander, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 31 Mar 1925 'C' Flight Commander,
Fg Off Brian H Cook 10 Apr 1924  
Fg Off David F Anderson 16 Mar 1925  
Fg Off John Bradbury 22 May 1926  
Fg Off George E Newton 22 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 12 Aug 1925  
Fg Off Miles H Garnons-Williams 20 Jul 1926 Armament Duties
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 14 Jul 1924  

-

1 Airman Pilot

Stores Branch
Fg Off Geoffrey L Worthington 23 Jun 1926 later AVM

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun - Dec 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Ernest R H Combes 15 Dec 1926 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Fg Off David F Anderson  1 Jan 1927 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 11 Feb 1927 Returned from Special duty as the Air Ministry

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1926 - Mar 1927

Date Notes

Between 9 April and 1 June 1927 'B' Flight carried out armament trials with the following General Purpose types -

  • Beaver,

  • Stag,

  • De Havilland DH65 Hound,

  • Fairey IIIF,

  • Westland Wapiti,

  • Gloster Goral

  • Vickers Venture.

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

At the end of March 1927, the squadron organisation was as follows: -

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherran Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Norman H Jenkins

'A' Flight Commander, OBE, DFC, DSM
Fg Off George E Newton 'A' Flight
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 'B' Flight Commander, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 'B' Flight
Fg Off Miles H Garnons-Williams 'B' Flight
Fg Off Ernest R H Combes 'B' Flight
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 'C' Flight Commander,
Fg Off Brian H Cook 'C' Flight, OC Armament Workshops
Fg Off David F Anderson 'C' Flight
Fg Off John Bradbury 'C' Flight

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Brian H Cook 12 Apr 1927 Left the RAF
Fg Off Miles H Garnons-Williams 12 Apr 1927 Assumed duties of Officer i/c Armament Workshops

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherran 20 Mar 1924 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Norman H Jenkins

15 Nov 1926 'A' Flight Commander, OBE, DFC, DSM
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 'B' Flight Commander, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 31 Mar 1925 'C' Flight Commander
Flt Lt David F Anderson 16 Mar 1925 DFC
Fg Off John Bradbury 22 May 1926  
Fg Off George E Newton 22 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald 12 Aug 1925  
Fg Off Miles H Garnons-Williams 20 Jul 1926 Armament duties
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Ernest R H Combes 15 Dec 1926  

-

1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Archibald H H MacDonald  1 Jul 1927 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off George E Newton  1 Jul 1927 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off John Bradbury  1 Jul 1927 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Charles E N Guest  1 Jul 1927 Arrived on posting for Flying duties and allocated to 'C' Flight
Flt Lt Norman H Jenkins 12 Jul 1927 Posted to No 22 Sqn
Flt Lt Archibald H H MacDonald 15 Jul 1927 Posted to the Air Ministry
Flt Lt William N Plenderleith 20 Sep 1927 Posted to No 56 Sqn, RAF North Weald
Flt Lt John Bradbury  1 Oct 1927 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Leslie Dalton-Morris  3 Oct 1927 Arrived on posting for Flying duties and allocated to 'B' Flight
Flt Lt George E Newton 18 Oct 1927 Transferred to the RAFO
Sqn Ldr Charles E H James  7 Nov 1927 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No XV Sqn
Sqn Ldr Percy C Sherran  2 Dec 1927 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn on posting overseas
Sqn Ldr Charles E H James  2 Dec 1927 Assumed command of No XV Sqn
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens  1 Feb 1928 Arrived on posting for Flying duties and allocated to 'A' Flight
Fg Off Miles H Garnons-Williams  9 Mar 1928 Posted to HMS Eagle

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
15 Sep 1927 No 22 Squadron took over Armament trials from 'A' Flight with 'B' and 'C' Flights being combined for Armament experimental work.

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles E H James  7 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding, MC (assumed command on 2 Dec 1927)
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 'B' Flight Commander, DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John Bradbury 22 May 1926  
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens  1 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Charles E N Guest  1 Jul 1927 later AM
Fg Off Terence R Wheatley 14 Jul 1924  
Fg Off Ernest R H Combes 15 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Leslie Dalton-Morris  3 Oct 1927 later AM

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Charles E N Guest  1 Jul 1928 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Terrence R Wheatley  4 Jul 1928 Transferred to RAFO
Sgt Plt A E Baldock 19 Sep 1928 Arrived on posting for Flying duties and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt Pegg 19 Sep 1928 Arrived on posting for Flying duties and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt Easdown 25 Sep 1928 Arrived on posting for Flying duties and allocated to 'A' Flight

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Date Notes
 2 Aug 1928 Air Ministry informed the squadron that 'A' Flight was to cease service training and assume an experimental role

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles E H James  7 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding, MC (assumed command on 2 Dec 1927)
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John Bradbury 22 May 1926  
Flt Lt Charles E N Guest  1 Jul 1927 later AM
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens  1 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Ernest R H Combes 15 Dec 1926  
Fg Off Leslie Dalton-Morris  3 Oct 1927 later AM

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Ernest R H Combes 27 Oct 1928 Posted to RAF Depot pending termination of his SSC
Fg Off Charles H A Stevens  7 Nov 1928 Promoted to Flt Lt
Flt Lt Charles E N Guest 14 Jan 1929 Posted to No 22 Sqn
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 15 Jan 1929 Arrived on posting for Flying duties and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt A E Baldock 19 Jan 1928 Posted to RAF Eastchurch on reverting to his basic trade
Fg Off Leslie Dalton-Morris 12 May 1929 Posted to the Electrical and Wireless School for Signals Course

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
 5 No 1928 Vickers Virginia, J7717, taken on charge by 'B' Flight
Virginia IV
16 May 1929 Armstrong Whitworth Atlas, J9129, taken on charge from No 22 Sqn
Atlas
24 May 1929 Avro Antelope, J9183, taken on charge from No 100 Sqn

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles E H James  7 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding, MC (assumed command on 2 Dec 1927)
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John Bradbury 22 May 1926  
Flt Lt Charles H A Stevens  1 Feb 1928  
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 15 Jan 1929  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles E H James  2 Sep 1929 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn on posting to HQ Inland Area
Wg Cdr J K Wells  2 Sep 1929 Assumed command of No XV Sqn
Fg Off R J A Ford 26 Sep 1929 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Fg Off Evan A T Murray 30 Sep 1929 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Fg Off J E Allan  3 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting for Flying duties
Sgt Plt Easdown  3 Oct 1929 Attached to 'B' Flight, No 22 Sqn
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 14 Oct 1929 Attached to No 22 Sqn
Fg Off Frederick B Tomkins 23 Dec 1929 Transferred to the RAFO
Wg Cdr J K Wells  8 Mar 1930 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn on posting to APC, Catfoss
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury  8 Mar 1930 Assumed temporary command of No XV Sqn
Flt Lt Charles F H Grace  5 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Robert C Greenhaigh 15 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting, wef 4 Apr 1930
Sqn Ldr Gilbert H Maringell 22 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No XV Sqn, wef 8 Mar 1930
Fg Off J E Allan 23 Apr 1930 Posted to No 1 FTS
Fg Off Hugh M G Parker 15 May 1930 Arrived on posting

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gilbert H Maringell  8 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC (assumed command from 22 Apr 1930)
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John Bradbury 22 May 1926  
Flt Lt Charles F H Grace  5 Apr 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Hugh M G Parker 12 May 1930  
Fg Off Evan A T Murray 30 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Robert C Greenhaigh 15 Apr 1930  

-

4 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 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Evan A T Murray 30 Sep 1930 Transferred to the RAFO
Fg Off Gower-Jones 27 Oct 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Fg Off Peter W M Wright 18 Dec 1930 Arrived on posting from Home Aircraft Depot, RAF Henlow
Fg Off Gower-Jones 16 Jan 1931 Transferred to the RAFO
Fg Off Colin E V L'E Feasey 27 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Arthur H Owen  2 Feb 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off H D Spreckley 11 Mar 1931 Promoted to Flt Lt
Flt Lt Cecil Feather 27 Mar 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Plt Off Francis L White 20 May 1931 Arrived on posting from No 23 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gilbert H Martingell  8 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC (assumed command from 22 Apr 1930)
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Gordon H Vasse

 1 Nov 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cecil Feather 27 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Arthur H Owen  2 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Robert C Greenhaigh 15 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Peter W M Wright 18 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Colin E V L'E Feasey 27 Jan 1931  
Fg Off H D Spreckley  9 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Francis L White 20 May 1931  

-

0 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Arthur H Owen  9 Sep 1931 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Colin E V L'E Feasey 28 Sep 1931 Attached to CFS for Flying Instructor's Course
Fg Off Colin E V L'E Feasey xx Dec 1931 Ceased to be attached to CFS on completion of Flying Instructor's Course
Flt Lt Cecil Feather  2 Feb 1932 Attached to CFS for Flying Instructor's Course
Fg Off Colin E V L'E Feasey 17 Feb 1932 Admitted to hospital
Fg Off Edward M Morris 18 Feb 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF Halton and allocated to 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Charles Crawford 25 Feb 1932 Arrived on posting for Armament duties
Plt Off Francis L White 29 Feb 1932 Attached to CFS for Flying Instructor's Course
Flt Lt Arthur H Owen  1 Mar 1932 Posted to No 22 Sqn
Plt Off Francis L White 22 Mar 1932 Ceased to be attached to CFS on completion of Flying Instructor's Course
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 20 May 1932 Attached to HMS Norfolk
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 27 May 1932 Ceased to be attached to HMS Norfolk
Flt Lt H D Spreckley 27 May 1932 Attached to Royal Tournament at Olympia for judging duties
Flt Lt H D Spreckley  9 Jun 1932 Ceased to be attached to Royal Tournament at Olympia for judging duties
Plt Off Francis L White xx May 1932 Confirmed in his rank
Flt Lt Charles Crawford  1 Jun 1932 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury  1 Jun 1932 Promoted to Sqn Ldr

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gilbert H Martingell  8 Mar 1930 Officer Commanding, AFC (assumed command from 22 Apr 1930)
Sqn Ldr Charles Crawford 25 Feb 1932  
Sqn Ldr Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 25 May 1926 DFC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

Gordon H Vasse

 1 Nov 1930 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cecil Feather 27 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Peter W M Wright 18 Dec 1930  
Fg Off Edward M Morris 25 Feb 1932  
Fg Off H D Spreckley  9 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Francis L White 20 May 1931  

-

0 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles Crawford  1 Jul 1932 Posted to A & AEE
Flt Lt Chester W McK Thompson  1 Jul 1932 Arrived on posting from A & AEE
Flt Lt Alwyn J Warwick 19 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting from A & AEE
Sgt Slippobotham 30 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting from Air Armament School
Sgt Wareham 30 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting from Air Armament School
Fg Off Edward M Morris  1 Sep 1932 Posted to No 22 Sqn
Fg Off Peter W M Wright 19 Sep 1932 Attached to CFS for Flying Instructor's Course
Sqn Ldr Thomas A Langford-Sainsbury 23 Sep 1932 Posted to No 36 Sqn
Fg Off Haliburton H Leech  3 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting from RAE
Flt Lt

Gordon H Vasse

17 Oct 1932 Attached to Home Aircraft Depot for Parachute Course
Fg Off Peter W M Wright 18 Dec 1932 Posted to No 5 FTS on completion of Flying Instructor's Course
Fg Off Cedric R Crow 17 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Fg Off Arthur N I Worger-Slade xx Apr 1933 Attached to CFS for Flying Instructor's Course

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert M Foster

27 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Alwyn J Warwick 19 Aug 1932  
Flt Lt Chester W McK Thompson  1 Jul 1932  
Flt Lt Cecil Feather 27 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Haliburton H Leech  3 Oct 1932  
Fg Off Arthur N I Worger-Slade 20 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Edward G Granville 23 May 1933  
Fg Off Cedric R Crow 17 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Francis L White 20 May 1931  

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2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Haliburton H Leech xx Aug 1933 Attached to CFS for Instrument Flying Course
Fg Off Haliburton H Leech xx Oct 1933 Proceeded to School of Oriental Studies
Fg Off Follett B Bristow  6 Nov 1933 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Follett B Bristow xx Nov 1933 Admitted to hospital following a crash

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert M Foster

27 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Alwyn J Warwick 19 Aug 1932  
Flt Lt Cecil Feather 27 Mar 1931  
Flt Lt

Edward D MacL Hopkins

23 Oct 1933 Armament Duties, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward G Granville 23 May 1933  
Fg Off Cedric R Crow 17 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Kenneth Lea-Cox  2 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Follett B Bristow  6 Nov 1933  

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2 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

As required by trials but in the event of mobilisation it would have operated in the bombing role, equipped with Horsleys

RAF Martlesham Heath Inland Area/No 21 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert M Foster

27 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt Alwyn J Warwick 19 Aug 1932  
Flt Lt Cecil Feather 27 Mar 1931  
Flt Lt

Edward D MacL Hopkins

23 Oct 1933 Armament Duties, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward G Granville 23 May 1933  
Fg Off Cedric R Crow 17 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Kenneth Lea-Cox  2 Nov 1933  
Fg Off Follett B Bristow  6 Nov 1933  

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2 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Jun 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas W Elmhirst

31 May 1934 Arrived at RAF Andover pending reformation of No XV Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Thomas W Elmhirst

 1 Jun 1934 Assumed command of No XV Sqn
1 x Corporal Clerk and 12 Airmen  1 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting
11 Airmen by 6 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting
Flt Sgt Sawyer  6 Jun 1934 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Joscelyne F H du Boulay  9 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting, wef 2 Jun 1934

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: May - Jun 1934

Date Notes
31 May 1934 Squadron disbanded with the personnel being absorbed into the A & AEE
 1 Jun 1934 Reformed a as a Bomber squadron at RAF Andover under HQ Central Area, ADGB
 2 Jun 1934 First Hawker Hart collected from Armstrong Whitworth at Coventry
Hawker Hart of No 15 Squadron -  C Flight
 4 Jun 1934 Second Hawker Hart collected from Armstrong Whitworth at Coventry
 6 Jun 1934 'A' Flight formed

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

RAF Abingdon ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas W Elmhirst

 1 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AM
Plt Off Joscelyne F H du Boulay  2 Jun 1934 Arrived 9 Jun 1934

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Charles H Cahill 21 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off H D Gillman 25 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting
Fg Off H D Gillman 27 Jun 1934 Assumed temporary command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson 27 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Fg Off H D Gillman 21 Aug 1934 Relinquished temporary command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Herbert G Wisher 21 Aug 1934 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off John B Ussher 14 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Owen H D Blomfield 14 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Philip C Lawrence 19 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Fg Off H D Gillman 22 Oct 1934 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Patrick B Coote  3 Dec 1934 Arrived from CFS for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off Walter N Ash  4 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting from RAF Grantham and allocated to 'C' Flight
Sgt Watkin  4 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting and sent on 7 week's embarkation leave
Sgt Harvey  4 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting and sent on 7 week's embarkation leave
Sgt Clufe?  4 Mar 1935 Arrived on posting and sent on 7 week's embarkation leave
Flt Lt Charles H Cahill  1 Jun 1935 Promoted to Sqn Ldr

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
 2 Aug 1934 Squadron brought up to full establishment with arrival of final Hart

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

RAF Abingdon ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas W Elmhirst

 1 Jun 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr Charles H Cahill 21 Jun 1934 AFC
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson 20 Jul 1934 DFC
Flt Lt Herbert G Wisher 22 Aug 1934  
Fg Off Patrick B Coote 14 Mar 1935 Adjutant
Fg Off Walter N Ash  4 Mar 1935  
Fg Off Joscelyne F H du Boulay  2 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Philip C Lawrence 19 Sep 1934  
Plt Off John B Ussher 14 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Owen H D Blomfield 14 Sep 1934  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jun 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Thomas W Elmhirst

12 Aug 1935 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn on posting to command RAF Andover
Flt Lt Charles H Cahill 12 Aug 1935 Assumed command of No XV Sqn
Plt Off Tait xx Aug 1935 Arrived at Andover on posting from RAF Depot
Fg Off Patrick B Coote xx Aug 1935 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to the Middle East
Fg Off Walter N Ash xx Aug 1935 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Walter N Ash xx Aug 1935 Proceeded to RAF Andover for short Navigation course
Flt Lt Herbert G Wisher  3 Sep 1935 Departed on posting
Fg Off Owen H D Blomfield  3 Sep 1935 Departed on posting
Plt Off Samuel C Elworthy 28 Oct 1935 Attached from Auxiliary Air Force
Fg Off Joscelyne F H du Boulay xx Dec 1935 Posted to Filton
Flt Lt Polllock-Gore xx Dec 1935 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson xx Dec 1935 Admitted to hospital
Fg Off Philip C Lawrence xx Dec 1935 Posted to RAF Bircham Newton
Flt Lt Frank G A Robinson xx Dec 1935 Promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Dec 1935
Flt Lt Polllock-Gore xx Jan 1936 Posted to RAF India
Sqn Ldr Charles H Cahill 10 Jan 1936 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn on posting to Iraq
Sqn Ldr Frank G A Robinson 10 Jan 1936 Assumed command of No XV Sqn
Flt Lt Shales xx Jan 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt Shales xx Jan 1936 Relinquished command of 'C' Flight on posting to No 40 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Frank G A Robinson  5 Feb 1936 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn on posting to RAF Cranwell
Sqn Ldr Cyril D Adams  5 Feb 1936 Assumed command of No XV Sqn
Plt Off Samuel C Elworthy  3 Mar 1936 Relinquished commission in AuxAF on being granted a commission in the RAF
Flt Lt Fenton xx May 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off Samuel C Elworthy xx Jun 1936 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Walter N Ash xx Jun 1936 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting as PA to AOC, Central Area

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
19 Aug 1935 Proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Practice Camp
xx Sep 1935 Returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
xx Oct 1935 'C' Flight proceeded to RAF Catfoss to train new personnel
xx Nov 1935 'C' Flight Returned from RAF Catfoss
xx Feb 1936 Four Hawkers Hinds collected from Messer's Hawkers at Brooklands by 'C' Flight (for No 98 Sqn)
17 Feb 1936 'C' Flight was detached from the squadron to form No 98 Squadron under the control of No XV Sqn
21 Feb 1936 Ground Party, 'A' Flight proceeded to Armament Training Camp, Leuchars
25 Feb 1936 Air Party, 'A' Flight proceeded to Armament Training Camp, Leuchars via RAF Digby
xx Mar 1936 Squadron re-equipped with Hawker Hinds
Hawker Hind of No 15 Squadron - 'C' Flight Commander
 5 Apr 1936 'A' Flight returned from Armament Training Camp, Leuchars
25 Apr 1936 'B' Flight, proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Practice Camp
21 May 1936 'B' Flight, returned from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
xx May 1936 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King Edward VIII*
No XV Squadron badge
xx May 1936 No 98 Squadron became independent of No XV Sqn

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

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 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hind

RAF Abingdon ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cyril D Adams

 5 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Walter N Ash  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off J G Slater 25 May 1936 Adjutant
Plt Off Samuel C Elworthy  3 Mar 1936 later MRAF
Plt Off V E R Williams  5 Feb 1936  
Plt Off H L Dawson 30 May 1936  
Plt Off F R McAllister 27 Apr 1936  

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6 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
Flt Lt Fenton xx Oct 1936 Posted overseas
Flt Lt Charles E S Lockett  1 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off P F Webster 14 Jun 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off Samuel C Elworthy 14 Jun 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on assuming command of 'A' Flight

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
17 Aug 1936 No 98 Sqn moved from RAF Abingdon to RAF Hucknall
 3 Oct 1936 'A' Flight, proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Practice Camp
22 Oct 1936 'A' Flight, returned from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
18 Jan 1937 Five officers and 26 Airmen were transferred to provide the nucleus of No 52 Sqn
xx Mar 1937 No 52 Sqn moved to RAF Upwood

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hind

RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cyril D Adams

 5 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles E S Lockett  1 Apr 1937 'B' Flight Commander; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Samuel C Elworthy  3 Mar 1936 'A' Flight Commander; later MRAF
Plt Off S Hook  1 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C E Johnson  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J P M Woolley 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off M C Wells 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J A Coltart 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P G Chapman 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off H Y Lawrence 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off P F Webster 10 Jan 1937 Adjutant

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Samuel C Elworthy 22 Nov1937 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to HQ Bomber Command as PA to AOC-in-C
Flt Lt W R Sadler 29 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from HQ Bomber Command and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr Cyril D Adams 15 Feb 1938 Attached to Swedish Air Force
Flt Lt W R Sadler 15 Feb 1938 Assumed temporary command of No XV Sqn
Plt Off C E Johnson 16 Mar 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off C E Johnson 21 Mar 1938 Attached to RAF Manston fort Short Navigation Course
Sqn Ldr Cyril D Adams 28 Mar 1938 Ceased to be attached to Swedish Air Force and resumed command
Flt Lt W R Sadler 28 Mar 1938 Relinquished temporary command of No XV Sqn
Sqn Ldr Cyril D Adams  4 Apr 1938 Attached to the Air Ministry
Sqn Ldr Cyril D Adams 12 Apr 1938 Ceased to be attached to the Air Ministry
Flt Lt W R Sadler 24 Apr 1938 Posted to No 113 Sqn, RAF Grantham prior to it proceeding overseas
Plt Off J P M Woolley 28 Apr 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr Cyril D Adams  2 May 1938 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn on posting to HQ Bomber Command
Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn  2 May 1938 Assumed command of No XV Sqn
APO P F Eames 31 May 1938 Appointed to a SSC from the RAFO
Fg Off S Hook  1 Jun 1938 Posted to No 106 Sqn (ex 'A' Flight) on formation
Plt Off H Y Lawrence 25 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt G H Foss  5 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from Electrical and Wireless School pending posting to Farnborough

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 3 Jul 1937 Squadron proceeded to No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss for Special Bombing trials
14 Aug 1937 Squadron proceeded from No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss to RAF Tangmere
26 Aug 1937 14 x aircraft proceeded to Woodsford (Warmwell) for bombing of 'HMS Centurion' and returned to RAF Tangmere
11 Sep 1937 Squadron returned to RAF Abingdon from RAF Tangmere
 2 Apr 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Annual Armament Practice Camp
29 Apr 1938 Squadron returned from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
 1 Jun 1938 'A' Flight, comprising seven officers and about 35 airmen, was detached to form No 106 Squadron
13 Jun 1938 First Fairey Battle collected from the Fairey factory pending re-equipment
Battle I of No 15 Squadron

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Source - 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Battle I

RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn  2 May 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Charles E S Lockett  1 Apr 1937 'B' Flight Commander; later A/Cdre
Fg Off J P M Woolley 13 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Plt Off P G Chapman 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off H Y Lawrence 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off P F Webster 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off A R Oakeshott 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off P N Douglass 19 Feb 1938  
APO P F Eames 26 Mar 1938  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A E Oakley  9 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting pending attachment to No 4 E & RFTS, Brough
Plt Off A E Oakley 11 Jul 1938 Attached to No 4 E & RFTS, Brough
Flt Lt Charles E S Lockett  3 Aug 1938 Posted to HQ No 1 Group for Air Staff duties
Fg Off J P M Woolley  4 Aug 1938 Injured in a motor accident
Plt Off A E Oakley  4 Aug 1938 Injured in a motor accident
Plt Off P F Webster 17 Aug 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off T G Bassett 21 Aug 1938 Attached to Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off P F Eames 21 Aug 1938 Attached to Shoreham for Short Navigation Course
Flt Lt G H Foss 29 Aug 1938 Posted  to Farnborough for Advanced Signals Course
Fg Off H Y Lawrence xx Sep 1938 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off P G Chapman  3 Sep 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off P Shennen 15 Sep 1938 Assumed duties of Sqn Navigation Officer
Fg Off P G Chapman xx Sep 1938 Assumed command of the newly reformed 'B' Flight
Plt Off T G Bassett 11 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off P F Eames 11 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to Shoreham for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off A E Oakley 13 Nov 1938 Attached to Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Sgt Day 13 Nov 1938 Attached to Shoreham for Short Navigation Course
APO C H Robinson 11 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
 1 Sep 1938 No 106 Sqn became independent and moved to RAF Thornaby
26 Oct 1938 Squadron was brought up to full strength with Battles

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Battle I

RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn  2 May 1938 Officer Commanding
Fg Off P G Chapman 25 Oct 1936 'B' Flight Commander (from Sep 1938)
Fg Off H Y Lawrence 16 Aug 1936 'A' Flight Commander
Fg Off P F Webster 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off A R Oakeshott 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off P N Douglass 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off T G Bassett 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P F Eames 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A E Oakley  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off L H Trent  6 Sep 1938 later Gp Capt, VC
Plt Off P Shennen 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W H George 19 Nov 1938  
Plt Off F G Quick  5 Nov 1938  
APO R B G E Clark 11 Jun 1938  
APO C H Robinson 12 Oct 1938 RAFO

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Mar 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Sgt Tilley 27 Jan 1939 Posted to RAF Henlow as an Instructor
Flt Sgt Judge 27 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off K J Drabble 28 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from Short Navigation Course, RAF Manston
Plt Off C R Frankish 28 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from Short Navigation Course, RAF Manston
Fg Off F D Dawson-Jones 20 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from the FAA
Plt Off W H George 20 Feb 1939 Attached to AST, Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off L H Trent 20 Feb 1939 Attached to AST, Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Sgt Harvey 20 Feb 1939 Attached to AST, Hamble for Short Navigation Course

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
 9 Jan 1939 'A' Flight proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Annual Armament Practice Camp
30 Jan 1939 'A' Flight returned from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Battle I

RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn  2 May 1938 Officer Commanding
Fg Off P G Chapman 25 Oct 1936 'B' Flight Commander
Fg Off H Y Lawrence 16 Aug 1936 'A' Flight Commander
Fg Off P F Webster 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off A R Oakeshott 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off F D D Jones 17 Feb 1939  
Plt Off P N Douglass 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off T G Bassett 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P F Eames 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A E Oakley  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off L H Trent  6 Sep 1938 later Gp Capt, VC
Plt Off P Shennen 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W H George 19 Nov 1938  
Plt Off F G Quick  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R B G E Clark 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K J Drabble 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off C R Frankish 28 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO F Bedson 11 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Mar - May 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John L Wingate

20 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting from RAE Farnborough
Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn 21 Mar 1939 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn
Wg Cdr

John L Wingate

21 Mar 1939 Assumed command of No XV Sqn
Plt Off P Shennen  5 Apr 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr

John L Wingate

17 Apr 1939 Attended Senior Officers' Navigation Course at RAF Manston
Fg Off F D Dawson-Jones 17 Apr 1939 Attended Navigation Course at RAF Manston (12 weeks)
Plt Off W H George 13 May 1939 Ceased to be attached to AST, Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off L H Trent 13 May 1939 Ceased to be attached to AST, Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Sgt Harvey 13 May 1939 Ceased to be attached to AST, Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Wg Cdr

John L Wingate

19 May 1939 Returned from Senior Officers' Navigation Course at RAF Manston

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Mar - May 1939

Date Notes
 9 Jan 1939 'A' Flight proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Annual Armament Practice Camp
30 Jan 1939 'A' Flight returned from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Fairey Battle I

RAF Abingdon Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John L Wingate

20 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn  2 May 1938  
Fg Off P G Chapman 25 Oct 1936 'B' Flight Commander
Fg Off H Y Lawrence 16 Aug 1936 'A' Flight Commander
Fg Off P F Webster 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off A R Oakeshott 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off F D D Jones 17 Feb 1939  
Plt Off P N Douglass 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off T G Bassett 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off P F Eames 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A E Oakley  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off L H Trent  6 Sep 1938 later Gp Capt, VC
Plt Off P Shennen 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W H George 19 Nov 1938  
Plt Off F G Quick  5 Nov 1938  
APO R B G E Clark 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off K J Drabble 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off C R Frankish 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off C H Robinson  7 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO F Bedson 11 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Sep 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO Posselt 27 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: May - Sep 1939

Date Notes
14 Jul 1939 'C' Flight formed
26 Jul 1939 Final Battle for the re-equipment of 'C' Flight arrived
 2 Sep 1939 Advanced Air Party (16 Battles) departed RAF Abingdon for its War Station at Betheniville in France
 2 Sep 1939 Advanced Sea Party departed RAF Abingdon for Southampton

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Nominal Roll of Officer: 3 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr

John L Wingate

Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn Flying duties
Fg Off P G Chapman 'B' Flight Commander
Fg Off H Y Lawrence 'A' Flight Commander
Fg Off A R Oakeshott Adjutant
Fg Off P F Webster Flying duties
Plt Off P N Douglass Flying duties
Plt Off P F Eames Flying duties
Plt Off L H Trent Flying duties; later Gp Capt, VC
Plt Off W H George Flying duties
Plt Off C H Robinson Flying duties

Source - No XV Sqn ORB

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off T G Bassett  4 Sep 1939 Arrived with the Advance Sea Party
Plt Off L H Trent 12 Sep 1939 Remained at Betheniville with a slight fever on the move of the squadron to Cpnde-Vraux
Plt Off R B G E Clark 13 Sep 1939 Arrived at Conde-Vraux from Abingdon via Rheims and Betheniville
Fg Off Burrows 15 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Interpreter
On 25 September the following appointment were made: -
Wg Cdr

John L Wingate

  Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P G Chapman   'B' Flight Commander
Flt Lt H Y Lawrence   'A' Flight Commander
Plt Off P F Eames   Navigation Officer
Plt Off P N Douglass   i/c Armament and Photography
Plt Off R B G E Clark   i/c Parachute Section
Plt Off W H George   Censor Officer
Plt Off C H Robinson   i/c Squadron Operations Log Book
Plt Off C R Frankish   Censor Officer
Plt Off L H Trent   Accountant Officer; later Gp Capt, VC
Plt Off T G Bassett   i/c Airmens' Messing
Plt Off C H Robinson  7 Oct 1939 Proceeded to RAF Boscombe Down for short Gunnery course
Plt Off C H Robinson 16 Oct 1939 Returned from RAF Boscombe Down on completion of short Gunnery course
Flt Lt H Y Lawrence 17 Oct 1939 'A' Flight Commander, proceeded to UK on Sick Leave
Flt Lt Webster 17 Oct 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off C H Robinson 10 Nov 1939 Assumed duties of Armament Officer
Plt Off P N Douglass 10 Nov 1939 Relinquished duties of Armament Officer
Flt Sgt Nightingale 25 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act WO
Flt Sgt McDonald 25 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act WO
Sqn Ldr J G Glen 20 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Wg Cdr

John L Wingate

21 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn on posting to the Air Ministry
Sqn Ldr

R W Lywood

21 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No XV Sqn

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Organisational Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 4 Sep 1939 Advance Sea Party arrived at Betheniville
10 Sep 1939 Further personnel arrived from RAF Abingdon
12 Sep 1939 Squadron moved to Conde-Vraux
13 Sep 1939 Main Party departed RAF Abingdon for Betheniville
16 Sep 1939 Main Party arrived at Conde-Vraux from Betheniville
 9 Dec 1939 Air Party departed Conde-Vraux for the UK (5 Flights)
10 Dec 1939 All Flights arrived at RAF Wyton and the squadron began receiving Bristol Blenheim IVs
Bristol Blenheim IV of No 15 Squadron
13 Dec 1939 Ground Personnel arrived at RAF Wyton by air

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Nov 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Buckley  7 Jan 1940 Attached from No 101 Sqn for instructional purposes
Plt Off Ackroyd Simpson 12 Jan 1940 Arrived on attachment
Plt Off Buckley 13 Jan 1940 Admitted to hospital
Plt Off Ackroyd Simpson 13 Jan 1940 Admitted to hospital
On 31 January 1940 the Squadron duties were allocated as follows: -
Wg Cdr

R W Lywood

  Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn   'B' Flight Commander
Sqn Ldr J G Glen   'A' Flight Commander
Flt Lt P G Chapman    
Flt Lt H Y Lawrence    
Fg Off A E Oakley    
Fg Off F D D Jones   i/c Crew Order Book
Fg Off A R Oakeshott    
Fg Off P F Webster   i/c Armoury
Fg Off P F Eames   Navigation Officer
Plt Off T G Bassett   i/c Air Gunners 'B' Flight
Plt Off P N Douglass   i/c Photography
Plt Off L H Trent    
Plt Off W H George   i/c Signals
Plt Off C H Robinson   i/c Air Gunners 'A' Flight
Plt Off C R Frankish   i/c Link Trainer
Plt Off G F Emerton-Court   Adjutant
APO R B G E Clark   i/c Parachute Section
Plt Off Gordon 29 Feb 1940 Arrived on commissioning for duty as Gunnery Officer
Plt Off Grannich 29 Feb 1940 Arrived on commissioning for duty as Gunnery Officer
Fg Off A R Oakeshott 17 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Boscombe Down for 'Lorenz' Landing Course
Sqn Ldr J G Llewelyn  6 May 1940 Posted to No 7 Sqn to command on formation
Flt Lt H Y Lawrence  6 May 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt P F Webster  6 May 1940 Transferred to 'B' Flight
Fg Off P F Eames  6 May 1940 Transferred to 'B' Flight
Flt Lt P G Chapman  6 May 1940 Transferred to 'A' Flight
Plt Off L H Trent  6 May 1940 Transferred to 'A' Flight
Fg Off T G Bassett 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt N C Middlemass 12 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC W T Cavanagh 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off A E Oakley 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D J Avent 12 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC D V Woods 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C R Frankish 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E G Roberts 12 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC E W L Cooper 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off P N Douglass 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W O Shortland 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W E M Davies 12 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation, later reported to be a POW
Sgt H R Hall 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E R Perrin 12 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC P J McDonnell 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F R Pepper 12 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation, later reported to be a POW
Sgt R Booth 12 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation, later reported to be a POW
LAC J Scott 12 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation, later reported to be a POW
Fg Off F D D Jones 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W Baxter 18 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC C G Watts 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr H Y Lawrence 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R G Hopkins 18 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC E L H Thomas 18 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation, later reported to be a POW
Flt Lt P G Chapman 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C E Colbourn 18 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC E J Fagg 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Henderson 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 101 Sqn, wef 13 May 1940
Plt Off Masters 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 101 Sqn, wef 13 May 1940
Plt Off R S Gilmour 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 101 Sqn, wef 13 May 1940
Sgt Megginson 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 101 Sqn, wef 13 May 1940
Plt Off H C M Bamber 23 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 101 Sqn
Plt Off K S Roberts 23 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 101 Sqn
Fg Off P A F Robertson 23 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 101 Sqn
Flt Lt P F Webster 23 May 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off A R Oakeshott 23 May 1938 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off L H Trent 23 May 1938 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off D S Harriman 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J H Gordon 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P Bloomer 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off P A F Robertson 30 May 1940 Admitted to Colchester Hospital suffering from wounds sustained in action
Sqn Ldr

R W Lywood

 5 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn
Wg Cdr Joseph Cox  5 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No XV Sqn
Sgt Wright  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as WOp/AG
Sgt Jones  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as WOp/AG
Sgt P J Petrie  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as WOp/AG
Plt Off R Moffatt  7 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Observer and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sgt Offord  7 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Observer and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr W I H Burke  8 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R Moffatt  8 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G Thompson  8 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Box  8 Jun 1940 Admitted to hospital suffering from wounds sustained in action
Plt Off R H Werner 11 Jun 940 Killed in a flying accident (in action)
Sgt M G Jones 11 Jun 940 Killed in a flying accident (in action)
Sgt R Spencer 11 Jun 940 Killed in a flying accident (in action)
Fg Off R B G E Clark 11 Jun 940 Killed in a flying accident (in action)
Plt Off A Takideli 12 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F V Gunning 12 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D H Peulev 12 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr N C Singer 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to RAF West Raynham for operational training
Sqn Ldr N C Singer 30 Jun 1940 Returned from RAF West Raynham and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off H C M Bamber  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Holdsworth  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G Reid  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C H Robinson 25 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off A L McLaggan 25 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J L Horton 25 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off P F Eames 30 Jul 1940 Failed to return from an operation, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off F H Jones 30 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P Murphy 30 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off M Hohnen  4 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident*
Sgt H N Beard  4 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident*
Sgt W Watson  4 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident*
Flt Lt I W Sutherland  4 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident*
Plt Off F G H Dench 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A N Gray 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E E Scrase 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P K Garvey 15 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H Bower 15 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H Rolls 15 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D E C Myland  4 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H A Powys-Jones  4 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P J Petrie  4 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt O M Yeomans 14 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R E Hollingshead 14 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off P L N Hughes 14 Sep 1940 Killed in action

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202) except items marked *

Organisational Movements: Jan - Nov 1940

Date Notes
xx Oct 1940 The squadron began re-equipping with Vickers Wellingtons
Wellington IC of No 15 Squadron

Personnel Movements: Nov - Dec1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A G A Cochrane  1 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off L S Downes  1 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 8 Oct 1940
Flt Sgt Bagguley  1 Nov 1940 Appointed to a commission in the General Duties Branch
Sgt Treherne  1 Nov 1940 Appointed to a commission in the General Duties Branch
Plt Off H Faulkner xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J A Whittet xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Bushel xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Long xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Hewitt xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Walsh xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Wilkinson xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt George xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Wyeth xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Beresford xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Hutcheson xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Thomson xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Wall xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt P A F Belton xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt G F Emerton-Court xx Nov 1940 Adjutant, posted to RAF Squires Gate
Wg Cdr Joseph Cox 14 Dec 1940 Relinquished command of No XV Sqn
Wg Cdr H R Dale 14 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No XV Sqn

Source - No XV Sqn ORB (AIR 27/202)

Disposition of Flights: - 30 Nov 1940

'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr Menaul Plt Off Whittet Plt Off Cochrane Sgt Cossar Sgt Warner Fg Off Downes
Flt Lt St John Sgt Smith B Plt Off Faulkner Sgt Beggs Sgt Beresford Sgt Wilkinson
Plt Off Giles Sgt Long Plt Off Campbell Sgt Smith Sgt Wyeth Sgt Murray
Plt Off Bagguley   Sgt Bliss Sgt Skingsley Sgt Woodrow Sgt Haynes
Plt Off Raymond Sgt Atkins Sgt Lewis Sgt Galley Sgt Harris Sgt Bushell
Sgt Dove Sgt Smith P Sgt Russell Sgt Jessop Sgt Mount Sgt Hurworth
'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr Mahler Sgt Fougars Sgt Paveley Plt Off Treherne Sgt Baker Plt Off Putt
Flt Lt Morris Sgt Tricklebank Plt Off Hipps Sgt Cartwright Sgt Cassey Sgt Preston
Fg Off Manahan Sgt Milburn Sgt Proctor Sgt Merrifield Sgt Fisher Sgt George
Plt Off Gilmour Sgt Walsh Sgt Alderson Sgt Pearson Sgt Hutcheson Sgt Calvert
Plt Off Kee Sgt Hewitt Sgt Pickering Sgt Thompson Plt Off Cox Sgt Hall
Sgt Garrioch   Sgt Beioley Sgt Reardon Sgt Todd Sgt Tarrant
Sgt Footer   Sgt Johnson Sgt Saunders Sgt Hedge Sgt Hawkins

Source - No XV Sqn ORB

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