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No 37 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939 | May-Dec 1939 | 1940]

Personnel Movements: Apr - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H V Drew 26 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 37 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves 26 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr G A R Muschamp  9 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight

Source - No 37 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/388)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Jul 1937

Date Notes
26 April 1937 Squadron reformed at Feltwell from 'B' Flight of No 214 Squadron equipped with Handley Page Harrows.
Harrow of No 37 Squadron (Pre-Munich)

Source - No 37 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/388)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow RAF Feltwell Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H V Drew 26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves 26 Apr 1937 OC, 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr G A R Muschamp  9 Jun 1937 OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off T G W Appleby 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J Adam 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A R Vaughan Williams 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off E R White 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off V Mitchell 26 Apr 1937  
APO R H Davis 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jun 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr H V Drew 26 Feb 1938 Posted to HQ Bomber Command - Supernumerary
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves 26 Feb 1938 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 37 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/388)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow RAF Feltwell Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Francis J Fogarty

26 May 1938 DFC, AFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves 26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr G A R Muschamp  9 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C J S Dickins 16 Jan 1938  
Fg Off T G W Appleby 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J Adam 26 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off A R Vaughan Williams 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off E R White 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off V Mitchell 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D W Lindsay 30 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C L Williams 15 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F L Litchfield 30 Jun 1936  
Plt Off A T Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P C Lemon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W N Perioll  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A G Gillespie  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off O J T Lewis 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P A Wimberley 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G B Warner 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off E D Griffiths  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K P Smales  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P F Templeman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A B Mobley 27 Mar 1938  

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10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements and Casualties Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P L P Marett 18 Jun 1938 Posted in
Sqn Ldr G A R Muschamp  9 Jul 1938 Posted to RAF Halton - Supernumerary
Sqn Ldr P L P Marett  9 Jul 1938 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves  3 Aug 1938 Attached to RAF Honington
Sqn Ldr P L P Marett  3 Aug 1938 Assumed command of the squadron
Fg Off J Adam  5 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off E R White  5 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A G Gillespie  5 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 P J McGovern  5 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 C C N Suthers  5 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr

Francis J Fogarty

 8 Sep 1938 Assumed command of the squadron (AFL gives posting in date of 26 May 1938)
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves 26 Sep 1938 Posted to No 75 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A T K Shipwright 10 Oct 1938 Assumed command of 'B' Flight

Source - No 37 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/388)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
26 Sep 1938 Squadron adopted the code letters 'FJ' and war-time markings
Harrow of No 37 Squadron (Post-Munich)

Source - No 37 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/388)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow RAF Feltwell Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Francis J Fogarty

26 May 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr A T K Shipwright 10 Oct 1938  
Sqn Ldr P L P Marett 18 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt C J S Dickins 16 Jan 1938  
Fg Off T G W Appleby 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off A R Vaughan Williams 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off V Mitchell 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D W Lindsay 30 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C L Williams 15 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F L Litchfield 30 Jun 1936  
Plt Off A T Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P C Lemon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W N Perioli  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off O J T Lewis 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P A Wimberley 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G B Warner 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off E D Griffiths  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K P Smales  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P F Templeman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A B Mobley 27 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M I Drawwater  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A G C Maclean  5 Nov 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements and Casualties Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A T K Shipwright  6 Feb 1939 Posted to HQ Maintenance Command for Personnel Staff duties
Sqn Ldr R S Ryan  6 Feb 1939 Assumed command of 'B' Flight

Source - No 37 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/388)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow RAF Feltwell Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Francis J Fogarty

26 May 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr R S Ryan  6 Feb 1939  
Sqn Ldr P L P Marett 18 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt C J S Dickins 16 Jan 1938  
Fg Off T G W Appleby 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off P A M Stickney 30 Jan 1939  
Fg Off A R Vaughan Williams 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off V Mitchell 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D W Lindsay 30 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C L Williams 15 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F L Litchfield 30 Jun 1936  
Plt Off A T Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off P C Lemon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W N Perioli  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off O J T Lewis 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P A Wimberley 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G B Warner 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off E D Griffiths  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P F Templeman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A B Mobley 27 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M I Drawwater  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A G C Maclean  5 Nov 1938
APO W R Burton  4 Mar 1939 RAFO

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow

Vickers Wellington  I

RAF Feltwell Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Francis J Fogarty

26 May 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later ACM
Sqn Ldr R S Ryan  6 Feb 1939  
Sqn Ldr P L P Marett 18 Jun 1938  
Flt Lt C J S Dickins 16 Jan 1938  
Fg Off E R Berrill  6 Mar 1939  
Fg Off T G W Appleby 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off P A M Stickney 30 Jan 1939  
Fg Off A R Vaughan Williams 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off V Mitchell 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D W Lindsay 30 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C L Williams 15 Jul 1937  
Plt Off T Kerr 20 Mar 1939  
Plt Off A L V Barne 10 Apr 1939  
Plt Off F L Litchfield 30 Jun 1936  
Plt Off A T Thompson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off M I Drawwater  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off P C Lemon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W N Perioli  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off O J T Lewis 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P A Wimberley 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G B Warner 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off E D Griffiths  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P F Templeman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A B Mobley 27 Mar 1938  
Plt Off A G C Maclean  5 Nov 1938
APO W R Burton  4 Mar 1939 RAFO

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements and Casualties May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P L P Marett  8 May 1939 Posted to RAF West Raynham
Flt Lt T G W Appleby  8 May 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt I V Hue Williams 14 Aug 1939 Posted in to fill Sqn Ldr post and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr R S Ryan 11 Sep 1939 Admitted to hospital
Flt Lt C J S Dickins 11 Sep 1939 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
AC1 R G Morris 14 Sep 1939 Admitted to hospital
Sgt R A Studd 14 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Sqn Ldr F D Biggs 15 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 Electrical and Wireless School and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off E G Brant 20 Sep 1939 A & SD Branch, RAFVR posted in
Act Sgt J C Anderson 20 Sep 1939 Admitted to hospital
Sqn Ldr R S Ryan 27 Sep 1939 Posted to HQ No 3 Group
Flt Sgt C Hackett 31 Sep 1939 Promoted to Temp WO
Flt Lt I V Hue Williams  5 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr wef 27 Sep 1939
Plt Off R M Ross 18 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Harwell for flying duties
Plt Off J F Sharp  6 Nov 1939 Posted to School of Air Navigation wef 9 Oct 1939
Plt Off P A Wimberley 15 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off wef 21 Sep 1939
Plt Off J F Ritchie 15 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off wef  8 Oct 1939
Plt Off E D Griffiths 15 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off wef 15 Oct 1939
Plt Off P F Templeman 15 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off wef 15 Oct 1939
Plt Off A B Mobley 15 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off wef 27 Oct 1939
Plt Off J D Morrison  4 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off M Radcliffe  4 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn for flying duties
Fg Off Samuels  6 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn for flying duties
Plt Off G B Warner  8 Dec 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off A B Mobley 13 Dec 1939 Posted to No 3 SFTS
Sqn Ldr R L Bradford 30 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn for flying duties

Organisational Movements: May - Jul 1939

Date Notes
xx May 1939 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Vickers Wellington Is
Wellington I

 

 

 3 Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'FJ' to 'LF'
 5 Sep 1939 Squadron aircraft 'scattered' to RAF Kemble
 8 Sep 1939 12 x aircraft returned from RAF Kemble
 9 Sep 1939 9 x aircraft 'scattered' to RAF Bramcote
10 Sep 1939 Two remaining aircraft returned from RAF Kemble
10 Sep 1939 1 x aircraft returned from RAF Bramcote
11 Sep 1939 1 x aircraft returned from RAF Bramcote
15 Sep 1939 Maintenance personnel and six aircraft returned from RAF Bramcote
18 Sep 1939 Remaining aircraft returned from RAF Bramcote
23 Sep 1939 First Wellington IA was collected from RAF Kemble
 

Wellington IA of No 37 Squadron

 

27 Sep 1939 2 x Wellington IAs were delivered from RAF Kemble
29 Sep 1939 1 x Wellington IA was delivered from RAF Kemble
13 Oct 1939 Wellington IA, N2904 was received
14 Oct 1939 2 x Wellington IAs were received
16 Oct 1939 1 x Wellington IA were received and 2 x Wellington Is were despatched
21 Oct 1939 2 x Wellington Is were despatched
23 Oct 1939 3 x Wellington IAs were received and 2 x Wellington Is were despatched to RAF St Athan
26 Oct 1939 1 x Wellington IA was received
 2 Nov 1939 2 x Wellington Is were despatched
 6 Nov 1939 2 x Wellington Is were despatched to RAF Kemble and 1 x Wellington IA was received
10 Nov 1939 2 x Wellington IAs were received from Weybridge
11 Nov 1939 3 x Wellington Is were despatched to RAF Kemble
 3 Dec 1939 3 x Wellington IAs were received

Source - No 37 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/388)

Personnel Movements and Casualties Jan - Nov 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off V Mitchell  1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off Holdsworth  2 Jan 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off W S Fielding Johnson 10 Jan 1940 Attached from RAF Mildenhall as Air Gunner officer
Plt Off Webb 10 Jan 1940 Attached from RAF Mildenhall as Air Gunner officer
Plt Off Nairne 10 Jan 1940 Attached from RAF Mildenhall as Air Gunner officer
Cpl Kidd 17 Jan 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off on Probation
Plt Off W S Fielding Johnson 20 Jan 1940 Attached to CGS
Plt Off Cameron 28 Jan 1940 Attached from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Chilton 28 Jan 1940 Attached from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Parsons 28 Jan 1940 Attached from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off J C Claydon  5 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from St Athan as Sqn Navigation Officer
Plt Off E G Brant 24 Feb 1940 Promoted to Fg Off wef 1 Jan 1940 and appointed as Sqn Adjutant
Flt Lt V Mitchell 24 Jan 1940 Relinquished post of Adjutant and returned to flying duties
Plt Off A S Scott  1 Mar 1940 Posted in as a Commissioned Air Gunner
Plt Off W S Fielding Johnson 19 Mar 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Fg Off H L Price 22 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off J F M Miller 22 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Sir Arnold T Wilson 22 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off E G Brant  1 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt (unpaid)
Plt Off Nairne 10 Apr 1940 Posted to No 215 Sqn
? W Baker 15 Apr 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the rank of Plt Off on Probation wef 21 Feb 1940
? W A Gray 15 Apr 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the rank of Plt Off on Probation wef 1 Apr 1940
Flt Lt E G Brant 21 Apr 1940 Granted the rank of Act Flt Lt (paid) wef 1 Apr 1940
Plt Off P R S Filleul 11 Apr 1940 Proceeded to No 215 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off A S Scott 14 Apr 1940 Attached to CGS
Fg Off D W Lindsay 21 Apr 1940 Posted to RAF Boscombe Down
Fg Off F L Litchfield 23 Apr 1940 Posted to No 215 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R L Bradford 30 Apr 1940 Failed to return from raid on Stavanger
Fg Off Gordon 30 Apr 1940 Failed to return from raid on Stavanger
Fg Off J D Morrison 30 Apr 1940 Failed to return from raid on Stavanger
Plt Off Kerr 30 Apr 1940 Failed to return from raid on Stavanger
Sqn Ldr A R Glencross  3 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Stradishall
Plt Off J M Somerville  7 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off N G Wilson  7 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off G H Muirhead  7 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Sgt L C Ozouf 10 May 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off on Probation wef 21 Feb 1940
Plt Off Sir Arnold T Wilson 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J F Brown 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr A R Glencross 28 May 1940 Killed in the sinking of the SS Aboukir after forced landing near Ostend
Plt Off J S Cameron 28 May 1940 Killed in the sinking of the SS Aboukir after forced landing near Ostend
Sgt R C Parkhouse 28 May 1940 Killed in the sinking of the SS Aboukir after forced landing near Ostend
Wg Cdr W H Merton 28 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off M S Burberry 30 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off A F Benbow 30 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Ingham 30 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Wg Cdr W H Merton  1 Jun 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Fg Off R C Simmons  1 Jun 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt D Atack  1 Jun 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt J Bridges  1 Jun 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt E A Downham  1 Jun 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt J McLean  1 Jun 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Plt Off W A Gray  1 Jun 1940 Reported Missing (died from wounds on 9 Jun 1940 in captivity)
Wg Cdr

Francis J Fogarty

 3 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Mildenhall
Plt Off Hough  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 215 Sqn
Flt Lt Samuels  3 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr wef 28 May 1940
Fg Off Day  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off W H Rayner  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Flt Lt Rivett-Carnac  5 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr F D Biggs  5 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Marham
Fg Off A B Mobley  5 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 75 Sqn
Flt Lt Rivett-Carnac  6 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr (unpaid)
Fg Off J C Claydon  6 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt (unpaid) wef 28 May 1940
Plt Off A C Dingle 13 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Wright 13 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Fg Off Leach 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off R A A Ball 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Watt 17 Jun 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off on Probation wef 12 Jun 1940
Sgt Fletcher 17 Jun 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off on Probation wef 12 Jun 1940
Fg Off A H Draper 19 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Act Sqn Ldr Rivett-Carnac 29 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr (paid) wef 6 Jun 1940
Sgt A Aitken  7 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Plt Off R A A Ball  7 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Fg Off D W Lindsay  7 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt J H Waterfall  7 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt S Glen  7 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt S C Kirkbride 14 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt J F McCauley 14 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt C E Read 14 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Plt Off Dunlop 15 Jul 1940 Posted to No 38 Sqn
Fg Off Leach 19 Jul 1940 Posted to No 38 Sqn
Flt Lt I V Hue Williams 19 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 19 Dec 1939
Flt Lt T G W Appleby 19 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 19 Dec 1939
Sqn Ldr R L Bradford 19 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 2 May 1940
Fg Off Gordon 19 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 2 May 1940
Sqn Ldr A R Glencross 19 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 27 May 1940
Fg Off W N Perioli 19 Jul 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off G H Muirhead 21 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt F H E Phillips 21 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt F J B Winch 21 Jul 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Act Fg Off A H Draper 23 Jul 1940 Promoted to the rank of Ac Fg Off (paid) wef 16 Jun 1940
Fg Off O J T Lewis 23 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 19 Dec 1939
Fg Off A T Thompson 23 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 19 Dec 1939
Fg Off M I Drawwater 23 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 19 Dec 1939
Fg Off R M Ross 23 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 19 Dec 1939
Fg Off R C Simmons 23 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 2 Jun 1940
Plt Off J S Cameron 23 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 27 May 1940
Fg Off J D Morrison 23 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 2 May 1940
Plt Off Kerr 23 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 2 May 1940
Sgt Johnson 25 Jul 1940 Reported to be a POW
Sgt Theed 25 Jul 1940 Reported to be a POW
Sgt Alderwick 25 Jul 1940 Reported to be a POW
Fg Off J C Claydon 25 Jul 1940 Posted to HQ No 3 Group
Plt Off Fleming 28 Jul 1940 Posted to No 75 Sqn
Fg Off G B Warner 30 Jul 1940 Promoted to the rank of Act Flt Lt (unpaid)
Plt Off Hayes 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Turner 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Littlejohn 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Curry 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Plt Off G H Jackson 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off Lax 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off H Phillipe 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off Bennett  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Ryle  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Blain  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Ridley  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Sutcliffe  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Winbolt  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Webb 12 Aug 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Plt Off Dunham 12 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Clark 12 Aug 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
Plt Off Watt 13 Aug 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU
Sqn Ldr Collard 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off Winter 14 Aug 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
Fg Off V Mitchell 16 Aug 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU
Plt Off J F M Miller 16 Aug 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU
Plt Off Fletcher 16 Aug 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
Plt Off Dunham 16 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off G B Warner 18 Aug 1940 Relinquished Acting rank of Flt Lt on posting to No 11 OTU
Plt Off Scott 21 Aug 1940 Transferred from Air Gunner to Air Observer duties wef 20 Feb 1940
Plt Off Ozouf 21 Aug 1940 Transferred from Air Gunner to Air Observer duties wef 21 Feb 1940
Fg Off P C Lemon 22 Aug 1940 Promoted to the rank of Act Flt Lt (unpaid)
Sqn Ldr Golding 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Ford 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Fg Off H L Price 24 Aug 1940 Promoted to the rank of Act Flt Lt (unpaid)
Plt Off W Baker 25 Aug 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
Fg Off E D Griffiths 29 Aug 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Fg Off J F Ritchie 29 Aug 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU
Fg Off Baird-Smith 31 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Dean 31 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off H Phillipe  1 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Plt Off G H Jackson  1 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt P W Barber  1 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt T C M Browne  1 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt C J Hooper  1 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Flt Lt Rivett-Carnac  2 Sep 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU
Plt Off Chilton  8 Sep 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU
Fg Off Day 14 Sep 1940 Posted to Reserve Flight, No 214 Sqn
Plt Off H Phillipe 16 Sep 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 31 Aug 1940
Plt Off G H Jackson 16 Sep 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective) wef 31 Aug 1940
Fg Off P C Lemon 23 Sep 1940 Promoted to the rank of Act Flt Lt (paid) wef 22 Aug 1940
Fg Off H L Price 23 Sep 1940 Promoted to the rank of Act Flt Lt (paid) wef 24 Aug 1940
Fg Off P C Lemon 24 Sep 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Fg Off Baird-Smith 27 Sep 1940 Promoted to the rank of Act Flt Lt (unpaid)
Plt Off A C Dingle 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Plt Off G P Turner 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Plt Off J Littlejohn 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Sgt G H Taylor 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Plt Off Hayes 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from a raid
Plt Off J M Somerville  2 Oct 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU
Plt Off Castello  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Doel  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Magill  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Broad  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off Parsons  9 Oct 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU
Plt Off Bennett  9 Oct 1940 Posted to Overseas Flight, No 214 Sqn
Fg Off H L Price 12 Oct 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Fg Off Hobley 18 Oct 1940 Posted to No 50 Group Pool
Plt Off Ozouf 18 Oct 1940 Posted to Reserve Flight, No 214 Sqn
Plt Off W H Rayner 18 Oct 1940 Posted to Reserve Flight, No 214 Sqn
Plt Off N G Wilson 18 Oct 1940 Posted to No 150 Sqn
Plt Off Hough 20 Oct 1940 Posted to Reserve Flight, No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Sutcliffe 20 Oct 1940 Posted to Reserve Flight, No 214 Sqn
Act Flt Lt Baird-Smith 23 Oct 1940 Promoted to the rank of Act Flt Lt (paid) wef 27 Sep 1940

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
12 Nov 1940 Sea Party, 8 officers and 222 other ranks, proceeded to Glasgow for embarkation
13 Nov 1940 Sea Party, embarked on HMT Franconia
14 Nov 1940 Sea Party, set sail on HMT Franconia to join convoy
15 Nov 1940 Sea Party, set sail on HMT Franconia in convoy
24 Nov 1940 Advance party, joined HMS Manchester in Gibraltar to arrange accommodation
25 Nov 1940 Main party, transferred to HMS Manchester
30 Nov 1940 All serviceable aircraft moved from RAF Kabrit to RAF Fayid
30 Nov 1940 Sea Party, arrived in Alexandria, disembarked and moved to Fayid by train
 

Wellington IC of No 37 Squadron (Middle East Camouflage)

 

17 Dec 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Kabrit to RAF Shallufa

Source - No 37 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/388)

Personnel Movements and Casualties - November 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Baird-Smith & crew  8 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Sgt Thomas & crew  8 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Sgt Gillanders & crew  8 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Sgt Noden & crew  8 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Sgt Spiller & crew  8 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Fg Off Moore  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Speke
Plt Off De Sausmarez  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 3 Group
Plt Off E G Brant  9 Nov 1940 Posted to No 115 Sqn
Fg Off Yates 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 15 Group
Fg Off Smith 12 Nov 1940 Departed UK for Egypt, arriving on 30 Nov 1940
Fg Off Moore 12 Nov 1940 Departed UK for Egypt, arriving on 30 Nov 1940
Fg Off Draper 12 Nov 1940 Departed UK for Egypt, arriving on 30 Nov 1940
Fg Off Yates 12 Nov 1940 Departed UK for Egypt, arriving on 30 Nov 1940
Fg Off Bridgewood 12 Nov 1940 Departed UK for Egypt, arriving on 30 Nov 1940
Plt Off De Sausmarez 12 Nov 1940 Departed UK for Egypt, arriving on 30 Nov 1940
Plt Off Stevenson 12 Nov 1940 Departed UK for Egypt, arriving on 30 Nov 1940
Plt Off Scott 12 Nov 1940 Departed UK for Egypt, arriving on 30 Nov 1940
Wg Cdr W H Merton & crew 12 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Sqn Ldr Collard & crew 12 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Sqn Ldr Golding & crew 12 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Fg Off Currey & crew 12 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Plt Off Ford & crew 12 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Plt Off Benbow & crew 12 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Sgt Green & crew 12 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Wg Cdr W H Merton & crew 14 Nov 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Heliopolis
Sqn Ldr Collard & crew 14 Nov 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Heliopolis
Plt Off Benbow & crew 15 Nov 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Kabrit
Fg Off Currey & crew 15 Nov 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Kabrit
Wg Cdr W H Merton & crew 16 Nov 1940 Departed RAF Heliopolis for RAF Kabrit
Fg Off Clark & crew 17 Nov 1940 Departed RAF Heliopolis for RAF Kabrit
Flt Lt Lemon & crew 19 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Plt Off Lax & crew 19 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Sgt Elstub & crew 19 Nov 1940 Departed Feltwell for Malta
Fg Off Lemon 20 Nov 1940 Posted from No 15 OTU
Flt Lt Baird-Smith & crew 21 Nov 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Kabrit
Flt Lt Lemon & crew 21 Nov 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Kabrit
Plt Off Lax & crew 21 Nov 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Kabrit
Sgt Noden & crew 21 Nov 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Kabrit
Sgt Elstub & crew 21 Nov 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Kabrit
Sgt Spiller & crew 20 Dec 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Shallufa via Dekheila but remained at latter
Plt Off Ford & crew 20 Dec 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Shallufa via Dekheila
Sgt Spiller & crew 22 Dec 1940 Departed Dekheila for RAF Shallufa
Sgt Paul & crew 29 Dec 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Shallufa
Sgt Thomas & crew 29 Dec 1940 Departed Malta for RAF Shallufa

Source - No 37 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/388)

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