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No 32 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Reformed on 1 April 1923 at RAF Kenley

Personnel Movements Apr/May 1923

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Henry E Walker

 4 Apr 1923 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 32 Sqn
Fg Off Donald M Fleming 18 Apr 1923  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: Apr - May 1923

Date Notes
 1 Apr 1923 Squadron reformed with a HQ and one flight at RAF Kenley in No 1 Group, Inland Area, equipped with Sopwith Snipes
Snipe of No 32 Squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

May 1923

 

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Kenley Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Henry E Walker

 4 Apr 1923 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Donald M Fleming 18 Apr 1923  

Source - May 1923 Air Force List

Personnel Movements May - Jul 1923

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe  1 May 1923 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 32 Sqn
Flt Lt

Henry E Walker

 1 May 1923 Relinquished command of No 32 Sqn

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1923

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Kenley Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe  1 May 1923 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Henry E Walker

 4 Apr 1923 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Donald M Fleming 18 Apr 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Noel E D Hutchinson  7 May 1923 Accountant

Source - July 1923 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul - Dec 1923

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R S Maxwell  2 Jul 1923 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 32 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R S Maxwell 22 Oct 1923 Relinquished command of No 32 Sqn on posting to No 24 Sqn
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe 22 Oct 1923 Resumed command of the squadron

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1923

Date Notes
10 Dec 1923 Squadron expanded to HQ and two flights

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll of Officers - 31 December 1923

Rank Name Notes
Flt Lt

Henry E Walker

MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederic A Pumphrey  
Fg Off John R Gardiner Stores Branch
Fg Off Nigel M Ffrench  
Fg Off Donald M Fleming  
Fg Off John Harston  
Plt Off Charles W A Scott  
Plt Off Eric F Colman Accountant
Plt Off Arthur R Woodyatt  
Obs Off James W Lissett  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Kenley Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe  1 May 1923 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Henry E Walker

 4 Apr 1923 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Obs Off James W Lissett 22 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Donald M Fleming 18 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Nigel M Ffrench 19 Nov 1924  
Fg Off John Harston 11 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Frederic A Pumphrey 19 Sep 1923  
Plt Off Charles W A Scott 15 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Arthur R Woodyatt 15 Dec 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off John R Gardiner  2 Jul 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off Eric F Colman 11 Dec 1923  

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan - May 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Thomas E B Howe  1 Jan 1924 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr Thomas E B Howe 15 Apr 1924 Relinquished command of No 32 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale 15 Apr 1924 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: Jan - May 1924

Date Notes
27 Mar 1924 Title of squadron changed to No 32 (Fighter) Squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Kenley Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale 15 Apr 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Douglas H Dabbs 23 Apr 1924  
Flt Lt

Francis J Vincent

14 Feb 1924 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Henry E Walker

 4 Apr 1923 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John A Boret

14 Jan 1924 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Obs Off James W Lissett 22 Nov 1923  
Fg Off Donald M Fleming 18 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Nigel M Ffrench 19 Nov 1924  
Fg Off John Harston 11 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Frederic A Pumphrey 19 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Cyril B Greet  4 Jan 1924  
Plt Off Charles W A Scott 15 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Arthur R Woodyatt 15 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Basil D J Broadway  7 Feb 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 14 May 1926
Plt Off Rolf B H Jackson 19 Dec 1923  
Stores Branch
Fg Off John R Gardiner  2 Jul 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off Eric F Colman 11 Dec 1923  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

Personnel Movements May - Dec 1924

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Thomas E B Howe 15 Apr 1924 Relinquished command of No 32 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale 15 Apr 1924 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1924

Date Notes
19 May 1924 No 1 Group redesignated No 6 Group
 1 Jun 1924 Squadron expanded to HQ and three flights
30 Jun 1924 Squadron moved to RAF Bircham Newton
 5 Aug 1934 Squadron returned to RAF Kenley
Nov/Dec 1924 Squadron re-equipped with Gloster Grebes
Grebe II of No 32 Squadron
   
   
   
10 Dec 1923  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 31 December 1924

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt T W Woodhouse DSO, MC
Flt Lt

Francis J Vincent

DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Henry E Walker

MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John A Boret

MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert F Casey  
Fg Off Robin H Haworth-Booth  
Fg Off Donald M Fleming  
Fg Off Edwin F Mattock  
Fg Off Nigel M Ffrench  
Fg Off John Harston  
Fg Off Cyril B Greet  
Fg Off Charles W A Scott  
Fg Off Arthur R Woodyatt  
Fg Off John R Gardiner Stores Branch
Plt Off Rudolfe T Taffe  
Plt Off Basil D J Broadway  
Plt Off Rolf B H Jackson  
Plt Off I M Scott  
Plt Off Eric F Colman Accountant
Sgt Plt Simpson  
Sgt Plt A E J Pratt  
Sgt Plt Myrphy  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

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
Gloster Grebe II RAF Kenley Inland Area/No 1 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale 15 Apr 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt Henry E Walker 15 Dec 1924 MC, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Francis J Vincent

14 Feb 1924 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John A Boret

14 Jan 1924 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Robert F Casey 10 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Robin H Haworth-Booth  7 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Donald M Fleming 18 Apr 1923  
Fg Off Edwin F Mattock 13 Nov 1924  
Fg Off Robert M Horniman  8 Jun 1925  
Fg Off Nigel M Ffrench 19 Nov 1924  
Fg Off John Harston 11 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Cyril B Greet  4 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Charles W A Scott 15 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Rudolfe T Taffe 18 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Basil D J Broadway  7 Feb 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 14 May 1926
Plt Off Rolf B H Jackson 19 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Alexander H Montgomery 17 Dec 1924 later A/Cdre

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off John R Gardiner  2 Jul 1923  
Accountant
Fg Off Eric F Colman 11 Dec 1923  

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Nominal Roll - 31 December 1925

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt

John A Boret

MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt P A de Fontenay DFC
Fg Off John H S Richards Accountant
Fg Off Cyril B Greet  
Fg Off Charles W A Scott  
Fg Off Basil D J Broadway  
Fg Off Robert F Casey  
Fg Off R H Horniman  
Fg Off John Harston  
Fg Off Rudolfe T Taffe  
Fg Off H N E Burton  
Plt Off Phillip P S Rickard Stores
Plt Off Alexander H Montgomery  
Plt Off Harry W Charnock  
Plt Off John B M Wallis  
Plt Off Arthur L Holden  
Sgt Plt A E J Pratt  
Sgt Plt H G Plumbridge  
Sgt Plt M Lowe  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Kenley Inland Area/No 6 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale 15 Apr 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt

John A Boret

14 Jan 1924 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edmund H Searle 18 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Robert M Horniman  8 Jun 1925  
Fg Off John Harston 11 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Cyril B Greet  4 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Charles W A Scott 15 Dec 1923  
Fg Off Rudolfe T Taffe 18 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Basil D J Broadway  7 Feb 1924 Killed in a flying accident - 14 May 1926
Fg Off Henry E N Burton 15 Jun 1925  
Plt Off Alexander H Montgomery 17 Dec 1924 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Arthur L Holden 16 Dec 1925 Killed in a flying accident - 16 May 1927
Plt Off Harry W Charnock 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off John B M Wallis 16 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Phillip P S Rickard 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off John H S Richards 16 Nov 1925  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May - Jul 1926

Date Notes
20 May 1926 No 6 Group disbanded and control transferred to HQ Fighting Area on its formation

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Kenley Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale 15 Apr 1924 Officer Commanding, DSO, DFC
Flt Lt

Robert Jope-Slade

21 May 1926  
Flt Lt

John A Boret

14 Jan 1924 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Edmund H Searle 18 Jan 1926  
Fg Off Robert M Horniman  8 Jun 1925  
Fg Off John Harston 11 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Cyril B Greet  4 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Charles W A Scott 15 Dec 1923 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties
Fg Off Henry E N Burton 15 Jun 1925  
Plt Off Alexander H Montgomery 17 Dec 1924 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Arthur L Holden 16 Dec 1925 Killed in a flying accident - 16 May 1927
Plt Off Harry W Charnock 16 Dec 1925  
Plt Off John B M Wallis 16 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre

-

2 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Phillip P S Rickard 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off John H S Richards 16 Nov 1925

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul - Dec 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Horace P Lale  8 Aug 1926 Relinquished command of the squadron and to HQ Fighting Area for 'P' duties
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

 8 Aug 1926 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: May - Jul 1926

Date Notes
24 Sep 1926 First Gloster Gamecock for re-equipment of the squadron was collected from the manufacturers
Gamecock II of No 32 Squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II

Gloster Gamecock

RAF Kenley ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

 3 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt

John A Boret

14 Jan 1924 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alwyn J Warwick  2 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Henry A Anson 13 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Robert M Horniman  8 Jun 1925  
Fg Off John Harston 11 Sep 1923  
Fg Off Cyril B Greet  4 Jan 1924  
Fg Off Charles W A Scott 15 Dec 1923 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties
Plt Off James C H Tavendale 13 Aug 1926  
Plt Off Alexander H Montgomery 17 Dec 1924 Signals Duties; later A/Cdre
Plt Off Richard G Pace 21 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Arthur L Holden 16 Dec 1925 Armament Duties
Plt Off John B M Wallis 16 Dec 1925 later A/Cdre

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Phillip P S Rickard 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off John H S Richards 16 Nov 1925
Medical Branch
Fg Off Robert L C Fisher 23 Jun 1926 MB

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Nominal Roll - 31 December 1926

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt

John A Boret

MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alwyn J Warwick  
Flt Lt R L C Fisher  
Fg Off John H S Richards Accountant
Fg Off Cyril B Greet  
Fg Off R H Horniman  
Fg Off John Harston  
Fg Off Henry A Anson  
Plt Off Arthur L Holden  
Plt Off Phillip P S Rickard Stores
Plt Off Alexander H Montgomery  
Plt Off Harry W Charnock  
Plt Off John B M Wallis  
Sgt Plt A E J Pratt  
Sgt Plt H G Plumbridge  
Sgt Plt M Lowe  
Sgt Plt R Barnes  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Date Notes
 2 Feb 1927 Squadron completed re-equipment with Gloster Gamecock aircraft

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gamecock RAF Kenley ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

 3 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt

John A Boret

14 Jan 1924 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Alwyn J Warwick  2 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Robert M Horniman  8 Jun 1925  
Fg Off James C H Tavendale 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Kenelm C Baker  2 May 1927  
Fg Off Alexander H Montgomery 17 Dec 1924 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Harry W Charnock 16 Dec 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Richard G Pace 21 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Norman C Rose-Roberts 21 Feb 1927  
Plt Off Grosvenor Selk  7 Mar 1927  
Plt Off Cyril H A Colman 7 Mar 1927  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Date Notes
31 Aug 1927 Squadron began the training of 'Ab Initio' pilots, with relevant personnel and aircraft operating from RAF Upavon, aircraft used being: -
  • 2 x Avro 504Ks
  • 2 x Gloster Grebes (Dual Control)
17 Dec 1927 Dual Control Grebes replaced by two Dual Control Siskins

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 31 December 1927

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt

John A Boret

OC, 'A' Flight, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Alexander H Montgomery Adjutant
Fg Off James C H Tavendale Acting OC, 'B' Flight,
Fg Off K C Baker Acting OC, 'C' Flight,
Fg Off Maurice Brunton Sqn Armament Officer
Fg Off Harry W Charnock Sqn Air Pilotage and Parachute Officer
Fg Off Norman C Rose-Roberts  
Plt Off Cyril H A Colman  
Plt Off Robert A T Stowell  
Sgt Plt C C Bint Flying Instructor to 'Ab Initio' pupils
Sgt Plt K C Winton Flying Instructor to 'Ab Initio' pupil
LAC R Williams 'Ab Initio' pupil
LAC R Hill 'Ab Initio' pupil

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
19 Apr 1928 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA aircraft
Siskin IIIA of No 32 Squadron
26 Apr 1928 Re-equipment with Siskins completed

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Kenley ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

 3 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt

John A Boret

14 Jan 1924 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick R Wynne 13 Jan 1928 MBE
Flt Lt Sydney T B Cripps 25 Jan 1928 DFC
Fg Off James C H Tavendale 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Kenelm C Baker  2 May 1927  
Fg Off Maurice Brunton 19 Sep 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Harry W Charnock 16 Dec 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Norman C Rose-Roberts 21 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Cyril H A Colman 7 Mar 1927  
Plt Off Robert A T Stowell 30 Jul 1927  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Dec 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
31 Jul 1928 Squadron ceased the training of 'Ab Initio' pilots and personnel and equipment returned to RAF Kenley

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Kenley ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

 3 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt

John A Boret

14 Jan 1924 MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Frederick R Wynne 13 Jan 1928 MBE
Flt Lt Sydney T B Cripps 25 Jan 1928 DFC
Fg Off James C H Tavendale 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Kenelm C Baker  2 May 1927  
Fg Off Maurice Brunton 19 Sep 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Harry W Charnock 16 Dec 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Norman C Rose-Roberts 21 Feb 1927  
Fg Off Geoffrey A V Tyson 20 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Cyril H A Colman 7 Mar 1927  
Plt Off Robert A T Stowell 30 Jul 1927  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Nominal Roll - 31 December 1928

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt

John A Boret

OC, 'A' Flight, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Sydney T B Cripps OC, 'C' Flight, DFC
Fg Off Harry W Charnock OC, 'B' Flight,
Fg Off James C H Tavendale Sqn Signal Officer & 'A' Flight
Fg Off Norman C Rose-Roberts Sqn Adjutant
Fg Off Geoffrey A V Tyson Sqn Parachute Officer & 'B' Flight
Fg Off Cyril H A Colman Sqn Armament Officer & 'A' Flight
Plt Off Robert A T Stowell 'A' Flight
Plt Off Charles A Pearson 'C' Flight
Plt Off James A Greenshields 'C' Flight
Sgt Plt K C Winton 'C' Flight
Sgt Plt C A Fell 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt A G Ratcliffe 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt S A Rickard 'C' Flight
Sgt Plt R G Williams 'A' Flight

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Kenley ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

 3 Aug 1926 Officer Commanding, OBE; later AVM
Flt Lt

John N Boothman

  later ACM
Flt Lt Charles F la Pour Trench 21 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Harry W Charnock 16 Dec 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Norman C Rose-Roberts 21 Feb 1927
Fg Off Cyril H A Colman 7 Mar 1927  
Fg Off Edward D T Edwards  2 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Robert A T Stowell 30 Jul 1927  
Fg Off Charles A Pearson  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off James A Greenshields  1 Sep 1928  
Plt Off Ralph Mountain  5 Mar 1929  
Plt Off George K Tulloch  6 Jun 1929  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald B Mansell

30 Nov 1929 Relinquished command of the squadron and to Air Ministry pending posting
Sqn Ldr

Brian E Baker

30 Nov 1929 Assumed command of the squadron (AFL shows 1 Dec 1929 as posting date)

Nominal Roll - 31 December 1929

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Brian E Baker

Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AM
Fg Off Norman C Rose-Roberts Sqn Adjutant
Flt Lt Charles F la Pour Trench OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt

John N Boothman

OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Edward D T Edwards OC, 'B' Flight & Sqn Signal Officer
Fg Off James A Greenshields Sqn Parachute Officer & 'C' Flight
Fg Off Ralph Mountain 'B' Flight
Plt Off George K Tulloch 'A' Flight
Plt Off Eric W Downing Sqn Air Pilotage Officer & 'B' Flight
Plt Off Anthony T Wilson 'A' Flight
Plt Off Louis P Rowley 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt C A Fell  
Sgt Plt S A Rickard  
Sgt Plt C F French  
Sgt Plt R G Williams  
Sgt Plt J O Barnes  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Kenley ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Brian E Baker

 1 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Charles F la Pour Trench 21 Feb 1929  
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold 12 Apr 1930  
Flt Lt Freke W Wiseman-Clarke 22 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Norman C Rose-Roberts 21 Feb 1927
Fg Off Reginald David 19 Mar 1930  
Fg Off George K Tulloch  6 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Eric W Downing  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Louis P Rowley  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Geoffrey C Holland  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Ralph D Cotton   8 May 1930  
Plt Off Victor C F Streatfield  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Anthony T Wilson 3 Oct 1929  
Plt Off John D Baker-Carr  4 Mar 1930 later AM
Plt Off Rodney T P Clarkson 11 Mar 1930  

-

6 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

Nominal Roll - 31 December 1930

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Brian E Baker

Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AM
Fg Off Norman C Rose-Roberts Sqn Adjutant
Fg Off George K Tulloch OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt C C Edwards OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold OC, 'C' Flight, DFC
Fg Off Reginald David Sqn Parachute Officer & 'A' Flight
Fg Off Eric W Downing 'C' Flight
Fg Off Geoffrey C Holland 'B' Flight
Fg Off John D Baker-Carr Sqn Signal Officer & 'A' Flight
Plt Off Rodney T P Clarkson Sqn Air Pilotage Officer & 'C' Flight
Plt Off Cyril E J Bains 'C' Flight
Plt Off Anthony T Wilson 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Freke W Wiseman-Clarke 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt R G Williams  
Sgt Plt J O Barnes  
Sgt Plt L Jobbins  
Sgt Plt F M Nicholson  
Sgt Plt H M Walker  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
 2 Jan 1931 Squadron completed re-equipment with Bristol Bulldog IIA aircraft
Bulldog IIA of No 32 Squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Kenley ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Brian E Baker

 1 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold 12 Apr 1930  
Flt Lt John H Hutchinson  5 May 1931  
Flt Lt Douglas J Harrison 27 Apr 1931  
Fg Off Reginald David 19 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Edmund J M F Moreton 15 Jan 1931
Fg Off Hugh P Wilson 21 Feb 1931 Armament duties
Fg Off George K Tulloch  6 Jun 1929  
Fg Off Eric W Downing  3 Sep 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off John D Baker-Carr  4 Mar 1930 later AM
Plt Off Rodney T P Clarkson 11 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Leonard J Crosbie  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Cyril E J Bains 26 Jul 1930  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Nominal Roll - 31 December 1931

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Brian E Baker

Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AM
Fg Off Cyril E J Bains Sqn Adjutant
Flt Lt John H Hutchinson OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Douglas J Harrison OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Edward E Arnold OC, 'C' Flight, DFC
Fg Off Leonard J Crosbie 'A' Flight
Fg Off Hugh P Wilson Sqn Armament Officer & 'B' Flight
Fg Off Reginald David 'C' Flight
Fg Off Edmund J M F Moreton Sqn Parachute Officer & 'C' Flight
Plt Off Edward C Ingham Sqn Signal Officer & 'A' Flight
Plt Off George N Snarey 'A' Flight
Plt Off Cedric W Williams 'B' Flight
Plt Off

George F A Skelton

'B' Flight
Plt Off P H Heygate 'A' Flight
Plt Off Leonard J Neale 'C' Flight
Sgt Plt F M Nicholson  
Sgt Plt L Jobbins  
Sgt Plt J G Priest  
Sgt Plt M H Hooper  
Sgt Plt W W Loxton  
Sgt Plt A E Rumble  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Kenley ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Brian E Baker

 1 Dec 1929 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt Arthur F Scroggs 22 Apr 1932  
Flt Lt John H Hutchinson  5 May 1931  
Fg Off Edmund J M F Moreton 15 Jan 1931
Fg Off Cyril E J Bains 26 Jul 1930  
Fg Off George N Snarey 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off

George F A Skelton

 8 Sep 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leonard J Neale 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off John W Burgess  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off George H Denholm 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off John F Stephens 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Cedric W Williams 25 Jul 1931  
Plt Off Edward C Ingham 25 Jul 1931  
Plt Off Lancelot F J Taylor  8 Mar 1932  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
21 Sep 1932 Biggin Hill

Personnel Movements Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Douglas L Blackford

 7 Dec 1932 Posted to squadron as supernumerary
Sqn Ldr

Brian E Baker

12 Dec 1932 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Douglas L Blackford

12 Dec 1932 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
21 Sep 1932 Squadron completed the move from RAF Kenley to RAF Biggin Hill

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Biggin Hill ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Douglas L Blackford

 7 Dec 1932 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John H Hutchinson  5 May 1931  
Flt Lt Hugh A J de S Barrow 11 Jul 1932  
Flt Lt Philip L P Marett 24 Feb 1933  
Fg Off George F Whistondale 23 Jun 1932
Fg Off Meurick V Johnstone  3 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Leonard J Neale 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Rowan S Howe 18 Sep 1932  
Plt Off John F Hobler 18 Apr 1933 later AVM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Hutton 26 Oct 1931  

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7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Biggin Hill ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Douglas L Blackford

 7 Dec 1932 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds 28 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Hugh A J de S Barrow 11 Jul 1932  
Flt Lt Kenneth S Brake 13 Oct 1933  
Fg Off George F Whistondale 23 Jun 1932
Fg Off Meurick V Johnstone  3 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Denys B D Field 15 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Leonard J Neale 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off John L H Fletcher 18 Aug 1933
Plt Off Harold B Hurley  6 Oct1938  
Plt Off John S McLean 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off William B Fleming 28 Aug 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Hutton 26 Oct 1931  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George T Richardson  5 Mar 1934 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Douglas L Blackford

 5 Mar 1934 Relinquished command of the squadron and posted to RAF Depot (non-effective, sick)

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Biggin Hill ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George T Richardson  5 Mar 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt George H Loughnan 22 Apr 1934  
Flt Lt Joseph H McC Reynolds 28 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Kenneth S Brake 13 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Meurick V Johnstone  3 Apr 1933  
Fg Off Leonard J Neale 26 Sep 1931  
Fg Off John L H Fletcher 18 Aug 1933
Plt Off Harold B Hurley  6 Oct1938  
Plt Off John S McLean 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off William B Fleming 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Hamish West 11 Mar 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Hutton 26 Oct 1931  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Biggin Hill ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George T Richardson  5 Mar 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt George H Loughnan 22 Apr 1934  
Flt Lt John R H Pott 21 Jan 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt Kenneth S Brake 13 Oct 1933  
Fg Off Meurick V Johnstone  3 Apr 1933  
Fg Off John L H Fletcher 18 Aug 1933
Fg Off John S McLean 28 Aug 1933  
Fg Off Robert A E Traill  2 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Hamish West 11 Mar 1934  
Plt Off Henry Molyneux 28 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Eugene E Vielle 28 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Gilbert I Pawson  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Jack Pilling  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Frank F Essam 20 May 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles J Hutton 26 Oct 1931  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
 1 Jul 1936 Squadron re-organised on a two flight basis
24 Jul 1936 Squadron completed re-equipment with Gloster Gauntlet II aircraft
Gauntlet II of No 32 Squadron (pre 1938 scheme)

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Biggin Hill ADGB/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George T Richardson  5 Mar 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Richard Kellett

 1 Nov 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Arthur W B McDonald

19 Mar 1936 later AM
Fg Off Robert A E Traill  2 Mar 1935  
Plt Off E F E Barnard 16 Mar 1936  
Plt Off Niel B R Bromley 27 Jul 1935  
Plt Off L D Dudswell  2 Mar 1936  
Plt Off F W Flood  6 Mar 1936  
Plt Off D V W Francis 17 Feb 1936  
APO A C Heath  4 Mar 1936  

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5 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
Sqn Ldr Arthur W B McDonald 12 Apr 1937 Assumed command of the squadron
Wg Cdr George T Richardson 12 Apr 1937 Relinquished command of the squadron
Wg Cdr George T Richardson 15 Apr 1937 To No 97 Sqn to command

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
19 Jan 1937 The Squadron Badge which was authorised by HM King Edward VIII in December was presented by AVM E L Gossage
No 32 Squadron badge
22 Mar 1937 'B' Flight became the nucleus of No 79 Squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

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
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur W B McDonald 12 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later AM
Fg Off L D Dudswell  2 Mar 1936  
Plt Off D J McGlinn  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off P E G G Connolly 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off H C Maudslay 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off M N Crossley 24 Aug 1936  
Plt Off Peter M Brothers 11 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off G Harris 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off H a'B Russell 11 Oct 1936  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald Pyne

15 Jan 1938 Posted in supernumerary pending taking command
Sqn Ldr Arthur W B McDonald 24 Jan 1938 Relinquished command of the squadron and posted to RAF Staff College
Sqn Ldr

Reginald Pyne

24 Jan 1938 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Reginald Pyne

15 Jan 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt L D Dudswell  2 Mar 1936  
Plt Off P E G G Connolly 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off M N Crossley 24 Aug 1936  
Plt Off Peter M Brothers 11 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off G Harris 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off H a'B Russell 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off A R Buchanan-Wollaston  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off L G Bowler 14 Sep 1937  
Plt Off C H Fry 19 Dec1937  
APO J C Milner 23 Oct 1937  

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7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Reginald Pyne

 2 Nov 1938 Relinquished command of the squadron and attached to Air Ministry pending secondment to Turkish Government
Flt Lt Colin C McMullen  2 Nov 1938 Assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt Colin C McMullen  8 Dec 1938 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Thomas B Prickman

 8 Dec 1938 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
xx Sep 1938 Squadron aircraft camouflaged and the code letters KT adopted
Gauntlet Ii of No 32 Squadron (camouflage scheme)
17 Oct 1938 Squadron completed re-equipment with Hurricane I aircraft
Hurricane I of No 32 Squadron

 

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas B Prickman

 8 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt L D Dudswell  2 Mar 1936  
Fg Off M N Crossley 24 Aug 1936  
Fg Off G Harris 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off Peter M Brothers 11 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off P E G G Connolly 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A R Buchanan-Wollaston  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off L G Bowler 14 Sep 1937  
Plt Off C H Fry 19 Dec1937  
Plt Off R F H Clerke  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off B P Young 30 Jul 1938 later AVM
Plt Off P M Gardner 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D H Grice 17 Sep 1938  
APO J C Milner 23 Oct 1937  
APO R H Chapman 17 Sep 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas B Prickman

 8 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Fg Off M N Crossley 24 Aug 1936  
Fg Off G Harris 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off Peter M Brothers 11 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off P E G G Connolly 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A R Buchanan-Wollaston  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off L G Bowler 14 Sep 1937  
Plt Off C H Fry 19 Dec1937  
Plt Off R F H Clerke  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off B P Young 30 Jul 1938 later AVM
Plt Off P M Gardner 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D H Grice 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R H Chapman 17 Sep 1938  
APO J C Milner 23 Oct 1937  
APO H S Olding 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A MacNab  9 Jan 1939  
WO W H Neale 23 Apr 1934  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas B Prickman

 8 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt Peter M Brothers 11 Oct 1936 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt P E G G Connolly 31 Aug 1936  
Fg Off M N Crossley 24 Aug 1936  
Fg Off G Harris 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off A R Buchanan-Wollaston  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off L G Bowler 14 Sep 1937  
Plt Off C H Fry 19 Dec1937  
Plt Off R F H Clerke  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off B P Young 30 Jul 1938 later AVM
Plt Off P M Gardner 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D H Grice 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R H Chapman 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H S Olding 17 Dec 1938  
APO J C Milner 23 Oct 1937  
Warrant Officer
WO A MacNab  9 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements May - Aug 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A R Buchanan-Wollaston 11 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off H S Olding 11 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident

Nominal Roll - 31 August 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas B Prickman

Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Guy Harris Adjutant
Plt Off B P Young Assistant Adjutant; later AVM
Fg Off M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off J C Milner 'A' Flight
Plt Off D H Grice 'A' Flight
Plt Off J Rose 'A' Flight
Fg Off R F H Clerke 'B' Flight
Plt Off L G Bowler 'B' Flight
Plt Off P M Gardner 'B' Flight
Plt Off D A E Jones 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt R Ware 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt J W White 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt E Proctor 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt E A Bayley RAFVR
Sgt Plt B L Duckenfield 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt G Turner 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt G N North 'B' Flight

Personnel Movements Sep - Oct 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO A F Eckford  5 Sep 1939 From No 9 FTS via Air Observers School
APO V G Daw  5 Sep 1939 From No 9 FTS via Air Observers School
Sgt Plt E A Bayley RAFVR  6 Sep 1939 Posted to unit after being attached for training
Fg Off M N Crossley  9 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 25 May 1939
Plt Off B P Young  4 Oct 1939 To No 615 Sqn
Plt Off G Henderson  4 Oct 1939 RAFVR (A&SD) from Turnhouse and promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off E C Fieldend  5 Oct 1939 From No 615 Sqn
Fg Off G Henderson 19 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off G Harris 19 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off D H Grice 23 Oct 1939 Proceeded to Northolt for Air Fighting Instructors' Course
Sqn Ldr

Thomas B Prickman

30 Oct 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron and posted to command RAF Stradishall
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

30 Oct 1939 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off D H Grice  1 Nov 1939 Returned from Air Fighting Instructors' Course
Fg Off E C Fieldend  5 Nov 1939 To No 615 Sqn
Fg Off G Harris 10 Nov 1939 To No 253 Sqn in Flt Lt post
Sgt Plt L B Pearce 16 Nov 1939 Reported for flying duties
Plt Off B G Stapleton 20 Nov 1939 Reported for flying duties
Flt Lt M N Crossley  9 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Sgt White  9 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Sgt Proctor  9 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Flt Lt Edwards  9 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Appleton  9 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Tarlington  9 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Plt Off B G Stapleton 15 Dec 1939 To No 603 Sqn for flying duties
Flt Lt Edwards 16 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Appleton 16 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Tarlington 16 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off P M  Gardner 17 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off D A E Jones 17 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off A F Eckford 17 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Duus 17 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Haysom 17 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Mitchell 17 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Duus 23 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Haysom 23 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Mitchell 23 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off P M  Gardner 24 Dec 1939 Returned from No 79 Sqn
Plt Off D A E Jones 24 Dec 1939 Returned from No 79 Sqn
Plt Off A F Eckford 25 Dec 1939 Returned from No 79 Sqn

Nominal Roll -  5 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas B Prickman

Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Fg Off Guy Harris Adjutant
Fg Off M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off J C Milner 'A' Flight
Plt Off D H Grice 'A' Flight
Plt Off J Rose 'A' Flight
Plt Off B P Young 'A' Flight
Plt Off A F Eckford 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt E Proctor 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt J W White 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt R Ware 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt E A Bayley 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off R F H Clerke 'B' Flight
Plt Off L G Bowler 'B' Flight
Plt Off P M Gardner 'B' Flight
Plt Off D A E Jones 'B' Flight
Plt Off V G Daw 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt B L Duckenfield 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt G Turner 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt G N North 'B' Flight

Personnel Movements Sep - Oct 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO A F Eckford  5 Sep 1939 From No 9 FTS via Air Observers School
APO V G Daw  5 Sep 1939 From No 9 FTS via Air Observers School
Sgt Plt E A Bayley RAFVR  6 Sep 1939 Posted to unit after being attached for training
Fg Off M N Crossley  9 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 25 May 1939
Plt Off B P Young  4 Oct 1939 To No 615 Sqn
Plt Off G Henderson  4 Oct 1939 RAFVR (A&SD) from Turnhouse and promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off E C Fieldend  5 Oct 1939 From No 615 Sqn
Fg Off G Henderson 19 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off G Harris 19 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off D H Grice 23 Oct 1939 Proceeded to Northolt for Air Fighting Instructors' Course
Sqn Ldr

Thomas B Prickman

30 Oct 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron and posted to command RAF Stradishall
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

30 Oct 1939 Assumed command of the squadron

Nominal Roll - 1 October 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Thomas B Prickman

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Guy Harris  
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Fg Off J C Milner  
Plt Off B P Young  
Plt Off L G Bowler  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off D A E Jones  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Sgt Plt R T Ware Photographer
Sgt Plt J W White Fitter - Aero Engine
Sgt Plt E Proctor Wireless & Electrical Mechanic
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt B L Duckenfield Pilot
Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt G N North Clerk/GD

Nominal Roll - 31 October 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson  
Fg Off Guy Harris  
Fg Off E C Fieldsend  
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Fg Off J C Milner  
Plt Off L G Bowler  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Plt Off D A E Jones  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Sgt Plt J W White Fitter - Aero Engine
Sgt Plt E Proctor Wireless & Electrical Mechanic
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt B L Duckenfield Pilot
Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt G N North Clerk/GD
Sgt Plt R T Ware Photographer

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements Nov 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D H Grice  1 Nov 1939 Returned from Air Fighting Instructors' Course
Fg Off E C Fieldsend  5 Nov 1939 To No 615 Sqn
Fg Off G Harris 10 Nov 1939 To No 253 Sqn in Flt Lt post
Sgt Plt L B Pearce 16 Nov 1939 Reported for flying duties
Plt Off B G Stapleton 20 Nov 1939 Reported for flying duties

Nominal Roll - 30 November 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Fg Off J C Milner  
Fg Off L G Bowler  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off D A E Jones  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Plt Off B G Stapleton  
Sgt Plt J W White Fitter - Aero Engine
Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt B L Duckenfield Pilot
Sgt Plt E Proctor Wireless & Electrical Mechanic
Sgt Plt G N North Clerk/GD
Sgt Plt R T Ware Photographer
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt M N Crossley  9 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Sgt White  9 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Sgt Proctor  9 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Flt Lt Edwards  9 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Appleton  9 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Tarlington  9 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Plt Off B G Stapleton 15 Dec 1939 To No 603 Sqn for flying duties
Flt Lt Edwards 16 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Appleton 16 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Tarlington 16 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off P M  Gardner 17 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off D A E Jones 17 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off A F Eckford 17 Dec 1939 Attached to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Duus 17 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Haysom 17 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Mitchell 17 Dec 1939 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Duus 23 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Haysom 23 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Mitchell 23 Dec 1939 Returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off P M  Gardner 24 Dec 1939 Returned from No 79 Sqn
Plt Off D A E Jones 24 Dec 1939 Returned from No 79 Sqn
Plt Off A F Eckford 25 Dec 1939 Returned from No 79 Sqn

Nominal Roll - 31 December 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Fg Off J C Milner  
Fg Off L G Bowler  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off D A E Jones  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Plt Off B G Stapleton  
Sgt Plt J W White Fitter - Aero Engine
Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt B L Duckenfield Pilot
Sgt Plt E Proctor Wireless & Electrical Mechanic
Sgt Plt G N North Clerk/GD
Sgt Plt R T Ware Photographer
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot

Organisational Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from KT to GZ
Hurricne I of No 32 Squadron (1940)

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements Jan - Feb 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D W A Stones 25 Jan 1940 Posted in for flying duties
Plt Off D W A Stones 26 Jan 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off R F Smythe 26 Jan 1940 Posted in for flying duties and granted 6 days leave
Plt Off W Blackford  5 Feb 1940 Reported on posting in for flying duties

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 1 February 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Fg Off J C Milner  
Fg Off L G Bowler  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off D A E Jones  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off R F Smythe  
Plt Off D W A Stones  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Sgt Plt J W White Fitter - Aero Engine
Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt B L Duckenfield Pilot
Sgt Plt E Proctor Wireless & Electrical Mechanic
Sgt Plt G N North Clerk/GD
Sgt Plt R T Ware Photographer
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements - February 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Plt L B Pearce 28 Feb 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off P M  Gardner 28 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 29 February 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Fg Off J C Milner  
Fg Off L G Bowler  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Plt Off D A E Jones  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off R F Smythe  
Plt Off D W A Stones  
Plt Off F Blackford  
Sgt Plt J W White Fitter - Aero Engine
Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt B L Duckenfield Pilot
Sgt Plt E Proctor Wireless & Electrical Mechanic
Sgt Plt G N North Clerk/GD
Sgt Plt R T Ware Photographer
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 1 April 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Fg Off J C Milner  
Fg Off D A E Jones  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Plt Off F Blackford  
Plt Off R F Smythe  
Plt Off B L Duckenfield  
Sgt Plt J W White Fitter - Aero Engine
Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt E Proctor Wireless & Electrical Mechanic
Sgt Plt G N North Clerk/GD
Sgt Plt R T Ware Photographer
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot

Personnel Movements April 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Duckenfield  1 Apr 1940 To No 74 Sqn
Plt Off Hulse 21 Apr 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off Cherrington 27 Apr 1940 From Aston Down
Plt Off A F Eckford  5 May 1940 To School of Air Navigation, St Athan for course
Sqn Ldr

J Worrall

 29 Apr 1940 Posted in as supernumerary, pending taking command

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 1 May 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr

John Worrall

Supernumerary
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Fg Off J C Milner  
Fg Off D A E Jones  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Plt Off R F Smythe  
Plt Off F Blackford  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off J Flinders  
Plt Off G L Cherrington  
Flt Sgt Plt J W White Fitter - Aero Engine
Flt Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt E Proctor Wireless & Electrical Mechanic
Sgt Plt G N North Clerk/GD
Sgt Plt R T Ware Photographer
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements May 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A F Eckford  5 May 1940 To School of Air Navigation, St Athan for course
Sqn Ldr

J Worrall

 29 Apr 1940 Posted in as supernumerary, pending taking command
Sqn Ldr

R A Chignell

 6 May 1940 Relinquished command of the squadron and posted to command RAF Stradishall
Sqn Ldr

J Worrall

 6 May 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Sgt Plt E Jones 13 May 1940 From Ternhill
Fg Off D A E Jones 14 May 1940 To British Expeditionary Force
Plt Off P M  Gardner 14 May 1940 To British Expeditionary Force
Plt Off J Rose 14 May 1940 To British Expeditionary Force
Sgt Plt Ware 14 May 1940 To British Expeditionary Force
Plt Off R F Smythe 17 May 1940 To British Expeditionary Force
Sgt Plt E A Bayley RAFVR 17 May 1940 To British Expeditionary Force
Plt Off A F Eckford 17 May 1940 Returned from School of Air Navigation, St Athan for course
Plt Off K R Gillman 18 May 1940 Reported for flying duties
Fg Off J C Milner 19 May 1940 Reported Missing
Fg Off Davies 19 May 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn
Sgt Plt G L Nowell 20 May 1940 From No 87 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt G N North 20 May 1940 Reported Missing
Flt Lt Jeff 20 May 1940 Reported for flying duties
Fg Off J B Humpherson 20 May 1940 Reported for flying duties
Plt Off K Kirkcaldie 20 May 1940 Reported for flying duties
Sgt Plt D Flynn 20 May 1940 Reported for flying duties
Sgt Plt Turner 22 May 1940 Reported Missing
Sgt Plt G L Nowell 23 May 1940 Reported Missing
Sgt Plt G N North 23 May 1940 Returned to unit, previously reported missing
Plt Off J Flinder 23 May 1940 Reported Missing
Sgt Plt Turner 24 May 1940 Returned to unit, previously reported missing
Plt Off J Flinder 24 May 1940 Returned to unit, previously reported missing
Plt Off R F Smythe 24 May 1940 From British Expeditionary Force
Plt Off N M Campbell 24 May 1940 From British Expeditionary Force
Sgt Plt Walton 24 May 1940 From No 87 Sqn for flying duties

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 31 May 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

John Worrall

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off L C Cesek Intelligence Officer
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Plt Off R F Smythe  
Plt Off F Blackford  
Plt Off J Flinders  
Fg Off J B Humpherson  
Plt Off G L Cherrington  
Plt Off K R Gillman  
Plt Off K Kirkcaldie  
Fg Off J C Milner Missing
Flt Sgt Plt J W White Fitter - Aero Engine
Flt Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt G N North Clerk/GD
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot
Sgt Plt G L Nowell Pilot
Sgt Plt E Jones Pilot
Sgt Plt D Flynn Metal Rigger - Missing

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements June 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off N M Campbell  3 Jun 1940 To No 242 Sqn
Plt Off A F Eckford  3 Jun 1940 To No 242 Sqn
Plt Off D H Grice  8 Jun 1940 Reported Missing
Plt Off G L Cherrington  8 Jun 1940 Reported Missing
Plt Off K Kirkcaldie  8 Jun 1940 Reported Missing
Plt Off D H Grice 11 Jun 1940 Returned to unit having previously been reported missing
Fg Off R F H Clerke 12 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to 'X'
Plt Off Horne 12 Jun 1940 From No 242 Sqn for flying duties
Flt Sgt J W White 15 Jun 1940 Granted a commission as a Plt Off
Plt Off F Blackford 24 Jun 1940 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Matlock
Fg Off L C Cesek 25 Jun 1940 Posted to AFCC, Haydock Park for special duty
Fg Off L C Cesek 25 Jun 1940 Reposted to No 32 Sqn as Supernumerary
Fg Off Sir R Leighton 25 Jun 1940 From Air Ministry for Intelligence duties
Plt Off J W White 26 Jun 1940 To No 3 Sqn
Plt Off P M Gardner 26 Jun 1940 From No 3 Sqn

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 1 Jul 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

John Worrall

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off L C Cesek Intelligence Officer
Plt Off Sir R Leighton Intelligence Officer
Fg Off R F H Clerke  
Fg Off J B Humpherson  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Plt Off V G Daw  
Plt Off R F Smythe  
Plt Off J Flinders  
Plt Off K R Gillman  
Sub Lt G G Bulmer RN
Flt Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot
Sgt Plt W Higgins Pilot
Sgt Plt B Henson Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements and Casualties - July 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sub Lt G G Bulmer  1 Jul 1940 From No 7 OTU
Plt Off Mayhew  6 Jul 1940 From No 5 OTU
Plt Off J E Proctor  8 Jul 1940 From No 501 Sqn
Fg Off R F H Clerke  9 Jul 1940 To No 79 Sqn
Sgt Plt O Houghton 10 Jul 1940 From No 615 Sqn
Fg Off L C Cesek 11 Jul 1940 To No 312 (Czech) Sqn for Intelligence duties
Plt Off Mayhew 11 Jul 1940 To No 79 Sqn
Plt Off J D Crossman 14 Jul 1940 From RAF Cranwell
Plt Off J D Crossman 19 Jul 1940 Proceeded to RAF Uxbridge for R/T Course
Flt Sgt Plt G Turner 19 Jul 1940 Shot down in P3644 and badly burnt, admitted to Hospital in Dover and transferred to Orpington Hospital
Sqn Ldr

John Worrall

20 Jul 1940 Slightly injured in action over Channel in N2532, crash landed near Hawkinge
Sub Lt G G Bulmer 20 Jul 1940 Reported Missing in N2676
Fg Off A J Haskell 22 Jul 1940 From RAF Depot for Engineering duties
Plt Off J D Crossman 22 Jul 1940 Returned from RAF Uxbridge on completion of  R/T Course
Plt Off A F Eckford 24 Jul 1940 From No 242 Sqn
Plt Off V G Daw 25 Jul 1940 Slightly wounded in action in P3677 and admitted to SSQ, Biggin Hill
Plt Off V G Daw 26 Jul 1940 Transferred to Royal Masonic Hospital, Hammersmith
Sgt Plt S Whitehouse 27 Jul 1940 Posted in from  No 5 SFTS
Sgt Plt

R Gent

27 Jul 1940 Posted in from  No 5 SFTS
Sgt Plt T Pickering 27 Jul 1940 Posted in from  No 5 SFTS
Plt Off J F Pain 29 Jul 1940 From No 7 OTU
Sgt Plt D Aslin 29 Jul 1940 From No 7 OTU

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 1 Aug 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

John Worrall

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt M N Crossley OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off A J Haskell Sqn Engineering Officer
Plt Off Sir R Leighton Intelligence Officer
Fg Off J B Humpherson  
Plt Off D H Grice  
Plt Off P M Gardner  
Plt Off V G Daw DFC
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off R F Smythe  
Plt Off K R Gillman  
Plt Off J Flinders  
Plt Off J Proctor  
Plt Off J D Crossman  
Plt Off J F Pain  
Sub Lt G G Bulmer RN (Missing)
Flt Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I (In hospital)
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot
Sgt Plt W Higgins Pilot
Sgt Plt B Henson Pilot
Sgt Plt O Houghton Pilot
Sgt Plt S Whitehouse Pilot
Sgt Plt T Pickering Pilot
Sgt Plt D Aslin Pilot
Sgt Plt R Gent Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements and Casualties - August 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A R H Barton  3 Aug 1940 From No 6 OTU
Plt Off J D Crossman  3 Aug 1940 Attached to No 6 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt S Whitehouse  3 Aug 1940 Attached to No 6 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt R Gent  3 Aug 1940 Attached to No 6 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt T Pickering  3 Aug 1940 Attached to No 6 OTU for operational training
Plt Off J Pfeiffer  4 Aug 1940 From No 6 OTU (Polish)
Plt Off B Wlasnowalski  4 Aug 1940 From No 6 OTU (Polish)
Plt Off K Pniak  4 Aug 1940 From No 6 OTU (Polish)
Plt Off E G A Seghers  4 Aug 1940 From No 7 OTU (Belgian)
Plt Off V G Daw  8 Aug 1940 Discharged from the Royal Masonic Hospital, Hammersmith
Plt Off B De Grunne  9 Aug 1940 From No 7 OTU (Belgian)
Flt Lt H a'B Russell 14 Aug 1940 From SHQ Biggin Hill and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off D H Grice 15 Aug 1940 Admitted to RN Hospital, Shotley with burns after baling out of N2459
Plt Off J D Pain 18 Aug 1940 Admitted to Tonbridge Wells Hospital with wounds in his leg (P4137)
Flt Lt H a'B Russell 18 Aug 1940 Admitted to War Memorial Hospital, Edenbridge with wounds in his leg, foot and elbow (V7363)
Plt Off B De Grunne 18 Aug 1940 Admitted to Willesborough Hospital with wounds inflicted by enemy action (V6535)
Plt Off J Pfeiffer 18 Aug 1940 Admitted to Kent & Canterbury Hospital with slight injuries sustained in landing accident (P2795)
Plt Off D H Grice 21 Aug 1940 Transferred to the Royal Masonic Hospital, Hammersmith
Fg Off J B Humpherson 22 Aug 1940 To No 607 Sqn
Sgt Plt B Henson 22 Aug 1940 Admitted to Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich with wounds inflicted by enemy action
Plt Off J Rose 22 Aug 1940 From No 232 Sqn
Sgt Plt S Whitehouse 24 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 6 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt R Gent 24 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 6 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt T Pickering 24 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 6 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt B Henson 24 Aug 1940 Discharged from Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich
Plt Off K R Gillman 25 Aug 1940 Missing (P2755)
Plt Off R F Smythe 25 Aug 1940 Admitted to the Royal Masonic Hospital, Hammersmith with wound sustained the previous day
Plt Off J D Crossman 27 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 6 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt S Whitehouse 27 Aug 1940 To No 501 Sqn
Sgt Plt R Gent 27 Aug 1940 To No 501 Sqn
Sgt Plt T Pickering 27 Aug 1940 To No 501 Sqn
Sqn Ldr M N Crossley 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Flt Lt J Proctor 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Plt Off J Flinders 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Plt Off J Rose 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Fg Off P M Gardner 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Plt Off A F Eckford 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Plt Off J D Crossman 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Sgt Plt B Henson 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Sgt Plt E A Bayley 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Sgt Plt W Higgins 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Sgt Plt D Aslin 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Fg Off Sir R Leighton 28 Aug 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn at Acklington for flying duties
Sqn Ldr Heyworth 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Flt Lt Clerke 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Haysom 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Bryant-Fenn 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Chapple 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Clift 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Laycock 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Mayhew 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Morris 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Nelson-Edwards 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Noble 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Parker 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Stones 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Tracey 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Zatinski 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Peters 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off Millington 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Flt Sgt Plt Brown 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Sgt Plt Bolton 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Sgt Plt Whitby 28 Aug 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties with No 32 Sqn at Biggin Hill
Plt Off J Flinders 29 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn
Flt Sgt Plt Brown 29 Aug 1940 Admitted to Ashford Hospital with wounds inflicted by enemy action
Sgt Plt H A Bolton 31 Aug 1940 Killed in action

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 1 Sep 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

M N Crossley

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers  
Flt Lt H a'B Russell  
Act Flt Lt J Proctor  
Act Flt Lt P M Gardner  
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off A J Haskell Sqn Engineering Officer
Plt Off Sir R Leighton Intelligence Officer
Fg Off D H Grice  
Fg Off R F Smythe  
Plt Off A F Eckford  
Plt Off K R Gillman  
Plt Off J Flinders  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off J D Crossman  
Plt Off J F Pain  
Plt Off A R H Barton  
Plt Off J Pfeiffer  
Plt Off B Wlasnowalski  
Plt Off K Pniak  
Plt Off E G A Seghers  
Plt Off B De Grunne In hospital
Flt Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt E A Bayley Pilot
Sgt Plt L B Pearce Pilot
Sgt Plt W Higgins Pilot
Sgt Plt B Henson Pilot
Sgt Plt D Aslin Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements and Casualties - September 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Martin  3 Sep 1940 From No 226 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt Wright  3 Sep 1940 Attached from No 79 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt L B Pearce  3 Sep 1940 Attached to No 79 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt Hoyle  3 Sep 1940 From No 226 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt Black  3 Sep 1940 From No 226 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off Andrews  5 Sep 1940 From No 150 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt Whitby  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Sgt Plt Parr  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Heyworth  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Flt Lt Clerke  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Haysom  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Chapple  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Clift  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Laycock  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Mayhew  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Nelson-Edwards  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Parker  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Tracey  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Zatonski  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Peters  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Edwards  8 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 32 Sqn and returned to No 79 Sqn
Flt Lt Peter M Brothers  9 Sep 1940 To No 253 Sqn
Plt Off A F Eckford  9 Sep 1940 To No 253 Sqn
Plt Off A R H Barton  9 Sep 1940 To No 253 Sqn
Sgt Plt W Higgins 11 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn and posted to No 253 Sqn
Sgt Plt L B Pearce 11 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn
Fg Off G Henderson 11 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Acklington
Sqn Ldr M N Crossley 11 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn on No 32 Sqn moving to Acklington
Flt Lt J Proctor 11 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn on No 32 Sqn moving to Acklington
Flt Lt P M Gardner 11 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn on No 32 Sqn moving to Acklington
Plt Off J Rose 11 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn on No 32 Sqn moving to Acklington
Plt Off E G A Seghers 11 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn on No 32 Sqn moving to Acklington
Plt Off J D Crossman 11 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn on No 32 Sqn moving to Acklington
Fg Off Sir R Leighton 11 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 79 Sqn on No 32 Sqn moving to Acklington
Plt Off E G A Seghers 12 Sep 1940 To No 46 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off J D Crossman 12 Sep 1940 To No 46 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off B Wlasnowalski 13 Sep 1940 To No 607 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off K Pniak 14 Sep 1940 To No 257 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off J Pfeiffer 14 Sep 1940 To No 257 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off J Flinders 15 Sep 1940 Proceeded on attachment to Acklington
Sgt Plt D Aslin 15 Sep 1940 To No 257 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt B Henson 15 Sep 1940 To No 257 Sqn for flying duties
Fg Off A J Haskell 16 Sep 1940 Proceeded on attachment to Acklington
Plt Off Davey 16 Sep 1940 From No 504 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt Stroud 16 Sep 1940 From RAF Hendon for flying duties
Sgt Plt L B Pearce 17 Sep 1940 To No 249 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt E A Bayley 17 Sep 1940 To No 249 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off Marsland 19 Sep 1940 Attached from No 245 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off McConnell 19 Sep 1940 Attached from No 245 Sqn for flying duties
Sgt Plt Banks 19 Sep 1940 Attached from No 245 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off B De Grunne 20 Sep 1940 Transferred from Royal Masonic Hospital to RAF Officers' Hospital, Torquay
Plt Off Gould 21 Sep 1940 To No 607 Sqn
Plt Off Heywood 21 Sep 1940 To No 607 Sqn
Plt Off Andrews 21 Sep 1940 To No 257 Sqn
Plt Off Rothwell 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off Hutley 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off Landels 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off Ward 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off Thompson 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt M Frychel 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt W Sasak 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt H Shead 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt D Hick 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt S Lucas 21 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt Banks 24 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 245 Sqn for flying duties and posted to No 504 Sqn
Plt Off Marsland 24 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 245 Sqn for flying duties and posted to No 253 Sqn
Plt Off McConnell 24 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 245 Sqn for flying duties and posted to No 607 Sqn
Fg Off Hollis 27 Sep 1940 To No 245 Sqn
Plt Off McClancey 27 Sep 1940 To No 245 Sqn
Plt Off Landels 27 Sep 1940 To No 3 Sqn
Sgt Plt Stroud 29 Sep 1940 To No 249 Sqn
Sgt Plt R Parrott 30 Sep 1940 From No 6 OTU

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 1 Oct 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

M N Crossley

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt H a'B Russell In hospital
Act Flt Lt J Proctor  
Act Flt Lt P M Gardner  
Fg Off G Henderson Adjutant
Fg Off A J Haskell Sqn Engineering Officer
Fg Off Sir R Leighton Intelligence Officer
Fg Off D H Grice  
Fg Off R F Smythe  
Plt Off J C Hunter  
Plt Off R Wilberforce  
Plt Off K R Gillman Missing
Plt Off J Flinders  
Plt Off J Rose  
Plt Off J F Pain  
Plt Off B De Grunne  
Plt Off J Rothwell  
Plt Off R R Hutley  
Plt Off J L Ward  
Plt Off P D Thompson  
Flt Sgt Plt G Turner Fitter I
Sgt Plt M Frychel Pilot
Sgt Plt W Sasak Pilot
Sgt Plt H Shead Pilot
Sgt Plt D Hick Pilot
Sgt Plt S Lucas Pilot
Sgt Plt R Parrott Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements and Casualties - October 1940

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Plt J White  2 Oct 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt A Milnes  2 Oct 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt C Griffith  3 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt A Gear  3 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off R C Fumerton  6 Oct 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off W C Connell  6 Oct 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt K Korber (Czech)  9 Oct 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off S Czternastek (Czech) 10 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt A Seredyn (Czech) 11 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off J Rothwell 11 Oct 1940 To No 605 Sqn
Plt Off P D Thompson 11 Oct 1940 To No 605 Sqn
Plt Off J Falkowski  (Polish) 12 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off G Janicki (Polish) 12 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt H Shead 13 Oct 1940 To No 257 Sqn
Sgt Plt S Lucas 13 Oct 1940 To No 257 Sqn
Sgt Plt F Sticka (Czech) 17 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt J Sodsk (Czech) 17 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off P C Humphreys 18 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off D J Thacker 18 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off Wenman 18 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt J Gardiner 18 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off R Wilberforce 18 Oct 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Rauceby
Sgt Plt M Popek 23 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off J Sniechouwski 23 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off C Waszkiewiez 23 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Plt Off R R Hutley 26 Oct 1940 To No 213 Sqn
Plt Off J V Gascoyne (A&SD) 26 Oct 1940 From No 605 Sqn for duties as Adjutant
Flt Lt K Kosinski 27 Oct 1940 From No 5 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt G Turnbull 28 Oct 1940 From No 6 OTU for flying duties
Fg Off G Henderson (A&SD) 29 Oct 1940 To HQ, No 11 Group - 'P' Staff
Plt Off J L Ward 31 Oct 1940 To No 145 Sqn
Sgt Plt W Sasak 31 Oct 1940 To No 145 Sqn
Sgt Plt D Hick 31 Oct 1940 To No 145 Sqn
Sgt Plt R Parrott 31 Oct 1940 To No 46 Sqn

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 1 Nov 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

M N Crossley

Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt P M Gardner  
Act Flt Lt J Proctor  
Flt Lt K Kosinski  
Fg Off A J Haskell Sqn Engineering Officer
Fg Off Sir R Leighton Sqn Intelligence Officer
Plt Off J V Gascoyne Adjutant
Fg Off R F Smythe DFC
Fg Off J C Hunter  
Fg Off J Falkowski  
Fg Off R Wilberforce  
Fg Off J Rose  
Plt Off J Flinders  
Plt Off J F Pain  
Plt Off R C Fumerton  
Plt Off W C Connell  
Plt Off S Czternastek  
Plt Off G Janicki  
Plt Off P C Humphreys  
Plt Off D J Thacker  
Plt Off J Sniechouwski  
Plt Off C Waszkiewiez  
Sgt Plt J White Pilot
Sgt Plt A Milnes Pilot
Sgt Plt C Griffith Pilot
Sgt Plt A Gear Pilot
Sgt Plt K Korber Pilot
Sgt Plt A Seredyn Pilot
Sgt Plt J Sodek Pilot
Sgt Plt F Sticka Pilot
Sgt Plt J Gardiner Pilot
Sgt Plt M Popek Pilot
Sgt Plt G Turnbull Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements and Casualties - November 1940

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Plt M Frychel  1 Nov 1940 To No 307 Sqn
Sgt Plt A P Lowndes  4 Nov 1940 From No 6 OTU
Sgt Plt J K Lowndes  4 Nov 1940 From No 6 OTU
Sgt Plt J White  5 Nov 1940 To No 73 Sqn
Sgt Plt C Griffith  5 Nov 1940 To No 73 Sqn
Plt Off P C Humphreys  5 Nov 1940 To No 73 Sqn
Sgt Plt A Milnes  9 Nov 1940 To No 615 Sqn
Plt Off J Wyatt 18 Nov 1940 From No 57 OTU for Engineering duties
Fg Off R Wilberforce 19 Nov 1940 Discharged from the RAF Officers' Hospital Torquay
Sgt Plt D Gibson 19 Nov 1940 From No 55 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt P Marden 19 Nov 1940 From No 55 OTU for flying duties
Fg Off Sir R Leighton 21 Nov 1940 To RAF Ternhill
Sgt Plt F Sticka (Czech) 22 Nov 1940 To No 258 Sqn
Sgt Plt J K Lowndes 22 Nov 1940 Admitted to SSQ after baling out of N2587
Sgt Plt J K Lowndes 22 Nov 1940 Transferred to Royal Victoria Hospital, Berwick after baling out of N2587
Sgt Plt J K Lowndes 23 Nov 1940 Transferred to Stannington Hospital
Sgt Plt J Sodek (Czech) 24 Nov 1940 To No 258 Sqn
Sgt Plt J Wright 25 Nov 1940 From No 56 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt S Skrivanek 25 Nov 1940 From No 56 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt H Halamasek 25 Nov 1940 From No 56 OTU for flying duties
Sgt Plt M Popek 28 Nov 1940 To No 249 Sqn
Fg Off A J Haskell 28 Nov 1940 To Biggin Hill for Engineering duties
Plt Off J F Pain 10 Oct 1940 To No 249 Sqn
Plt Off R C Fumerton  6 Sep 1940 To No 1 (RCAF) Sqn
Plt Off W C Connell  6 Sep 1940 To No 1 (RCAF) Sqn

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 1 Dec 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

M N Crossley

Officer Commanding
Flt Lt P M Gardner  
Act Flt Lt J Proctor  
Flt Lt K Kosinski  
Flt Lt J C Hunter  
Plt Off J V Gascoyne Adjutant
Fg Off J Wyatt Sqn Engineering Officer
Fg Off Sir R Leighton Sqn Intelligence Officer
Fg Off R F Smythe DFC
Fg Off J Falkowski  
Fg Off R Wilberforce  
Fg Off J Rose  
Plt Off J Flinders  
Plt Off J F Pain  
Plt Off D J Thacker  
Plt Off J Sniechouwski  
Plt Off C Waszkiewiez  
Plt Off Kawczynski  
Sgt Plt A Gear Pilot
Sgt Plt K Korber Pilot
Sgt Plt A Seredyn Pilot
Sgt Plt J Gardiner Pilot
Sgt Plt G Turnbull Pilot
Sgt Plt J M Wright Pilot
Sgt Plt S Skrivanek Pilot
Sgt Plt H Halamasek Pilot
Sgt Plt Vejlupek Pilot
Sgt Plt A P Lowndes Pilot
Sgt Plt J K Lowndes Pilot
Sgt Plt D Gibson Pilot
Sgt Plt P Marden Pilot
Sgt Plt R Thomas Pilot

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Personnel Movements and Casualties - December 1940

Rank Name Notes
Plt Off G Ramoszek From No 55 OTU
Plt Off S Smejl From No 55 OTU
Plt Off J Kosznowski From No 55 OTU
Flt Lt J C Hunter To No 2 CFS
Fg Off R F Smythe To No 2 CFS
Flt Lt P M Gardner To No 2 CFS
Flt Lt K Kosinski To No 229 Sqn
Fg Off O W H Cooke From Directorate of Intelligence for Intelligence duties
Sgt Plt R H Thomas From No 263 Sqn
Sgt Plt N F Hewitt From No 263 Sqn
Sgt Plt T Wolstenholme From No 55 OTU
Sgt Plt C D Hunt From No 55 OTU
Sgt Plt S C Draper From No 55 OTU
Sgt Plt G B Hine From No 55 OTU
Sgt Plt R H Kirk From No 55 OTU
Sgt Plt A Hill From No 55 OTU
Sgt Plt G M Turnbull To No 229 Sqn
Sgt Plt J M Gardiner To No 229 Sqn
Sgt Plt A Hill To No 245 Sqn
Sgt Plt R H Kirk To No 245 Sqn
Sgt Plt G B Hine To No 245 Sqn
Sgt Plt C D Hunt To No 607 Sqn
Sgt Plt S C Draper To No 607 Sqn

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Nominal Roll - 31 Dec 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

M N Crossley

Officer Commanding
Fg Off J V Gascoyne Adjutant
Fg Off O W H Cooke Sqn Intelligence Officer
Fg Off J Wyatt Sqn Engineering Officer
Act Flt Lt J Proctor  
Fg Off J Rose  
Fg Off J Falkowski  
Plt Off J Flinders  
Plt Off S Smejl  
Plt Off J Kosznowski  
Plt Off J Sniechouwski  
Plt Off C Waszkiewiez  
Plt Off R Wilberforce  
Plt Off B De Grunne  
Plt Off G Ramoszek  
Plt Off Kawczynski  
Sgt Plt P Marden  
Sgt Plt D Gibson  
Sgt Plt S Skrivanek  
Sgt Plt H Halamasek  
Sgt Plt R H Thomas  
Sgt Plt A Gear  
Sgt Plt T Wolstenholme  
Sgt Plt N F Hewitt  
Sgt Plt Vejlupek  
Sgt Plt A P Lowndes  
Sgt Plt J K Lowndes  
Sgt Plt K Korber  
Sgt Plt A Seredyn  

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 2 Jan 1940 Advance Party, proceeded to RAF Gravesend
 3 Jan 1940 Air Party, proceeded to RAF Gravesend
 3 Jan 1940 Main Party, proceeded to RAF Gravesend (HQ remained at Biggin Hill)
 6 Mar 1940 Advance Party, HQ Flight proceeded to RAF Manston from RAF Biggin Hill
 7 Mar 1940 Advance Party, proceeded to RAF Manston from RAF Gravesend
 8 Mar 1940 Main Party, proceeded to RAF Manston from RAF Gravesend
 8 Mar 1940 Air Party, proceeded to RAF Manston from RAF Gravesend
20 Mar 1940 Orders received to fly aircraft to Gravesend every night for dispersal, returning to Manston at daybreak
22 Mar 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Manston to RAF Gravesend
26 Mar 1940 Advance Party moved from RAF Gravesend to RAF Biggin Hill
27 Mar 1940 Main Party moved from RAF Gravesend to RAF Biggin Hill
27 Mar 1940 Air Party moved from RAF Gravesend to RAF Biggin Hill
 1 Apr 1940 'A' Flight proceeded to RAF Manston for operational duties
 8 Apr 1940 'A' Flight returned to RAF Biggin Hill  from RAF Manston
15 Apr 1940 'B' Flight proceeded to RAF Manston for operational duties
22 Apr 1940 'B' Flight returned to RAF Biggin Hill  from RAF Manston
29 Apr 1940 'A' Flight proceeded to RAF Manston for operational duties
 6 May 1940 'A' Flight returned to RAF Biggin Hill  from RAF Manston
11 May 1940 'A' and 'B' Flights began operating from RAF Manston during the day, returning to RAF Biggin Hill in the evening
17 May 1940 'A' and 'B' Flights ceased operating from RAF Manston and ground elements returned to RAF Biggin Hill
26 May 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Wittering by air and rail
 4 Jun 1940 'A' and 'B' Flights moved from RAF Wittering to RAF Biggin Hill
28 Aug 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Acklington
15 Dec 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Acklington to RAF Middle Wallop

Source - No 32 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/360)

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