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No 38 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stanley M Park 16 Sep 1935 Assumed command of No 38 Sqn

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Date Notes
16 Sep 1935 Squadron reformed at Mildenhall from 'B' Flight of No 99 Squadron equipped with Heyford IIs.
Handley Page Heyford
27 Feb 1936 Squadron completed its establishment of 10 Initial Equipment and 3 Immediate Reserve Heyford IIIs
 1 May 1936 Control was transferred from HQ Western Area to HQ, No 3 (Bomber) Group
11 Jun 1936 A squadron HQ was formed
22 Jun 1936 The second flight ('B' Flight) was formed

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III RAF Mildenhall ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stanley M Park 16 Sep 1935 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Fg Off Arthur P Chamberlain 16 Sep 1935
Fg Off Herbert W Dean 16 Sep 1935  
Fg Off James H Love 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Archibald J Guthrie 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Benjamin H Boon  4 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936  
Plt Off W R Casley 24 May 1936  
Plt Off J J Raine  4 Jun 1936  
Plt Off P H Bragg  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off M V Peters-Smith  4 Mar 1936  

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7 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO II W Morgan 29 Feb 1936

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Stanley M Park  3 Mar 1937 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr W J M Akerman  3 Mar 1937 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Wg Cdr J Cottle 18 May 1937 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr W J M Akerman 18 May 1937 Relinquished command of the squadron
Wg Cdr J Cottle  2 Jun 1937 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr W J M Akerman  2 Jun 1937 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Walter H Merton

15 Jun 1937 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr W J M Akerman 15 Jun 1937 Relinquished command of the squadron on being transferred to No 115 Sqn

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1936

Date Notes
20 Nov 1936 Squadron received its first Fairey Hendon for re-equipment
Hendon II of No 38 Squadron
xx Feb 1937 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 38 Squadron badge
 5 May 1937 Squadron moved from RAF Mildenhall to RAF Marham
15 Jun 1937 Personnel of 'B' Flight, transferred to form No 115 Sqn
 9 Jul 1937 Squadron received its final Hendon (14th) completing its re-equipment

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397), except*

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
Fairey Hendon II RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 Officer Commanding; later ACM
Fg Off Arthur P Chamberlain 16 Sep 1935
Fg Off Herbert W Dean 16 Sep 1935  
Fg Off James H Love 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Archibald J Guthrie 16 Sep 1935  
Plt Off Benjamin H Boon  4 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936  
Plt Off W R Casley 24 May 1936  
Plt Off J J Raine  4 Jun 1936  
Plt Off P H Bragg  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off M V Peters-Smith  4 Mar 1936  

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7 Airman Pilots

Warrant Officers
WO II W Morgan 29 Feb 1936

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Edwin S Goodwin

 5 Aug 1937 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Walter H Merton

 5 Aug 1937 Relinquished command of the squadron
New 'B' Flight formed  9 Aug 1937  
Sqn Ldr

John R Whitley

 9 Aug 1937 Posted in as OC, 'B' Flight

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 9 Aug 1937 A new 'B' Flight was formed
27 Jun 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington for annual Armament Training
16 Jul 1938 Squadron returned from No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington on completion of annual Armament Training

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Hendon II RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Edwin S Goodwin

 5 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Sqn Ldr

John R Whitley

 9 Aug 1937 AFC; later AM
Fg Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936
Fg Off R D B MacFadden 13 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Plt Off L R Field  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J P Hopkins 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off F B Harris  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A L G Hubbard 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Burnell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off I K P Cross  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B V Fanshawe  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A W G Stuart  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off P H Buckley 19 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D C Maybury 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off I N Bonard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P S Posted touchbourne  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off N Hawxby  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A T Rose-Price  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off I G O Fennton 19 Feb 1938  

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10 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
24 Nov 1938 Squadron received its first Vickers Wellington I, L4230, on re-equipment with the type
Wellington I of No 38 Squadron
12 Jan 1939 The last Hendon was despatched for disposal

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellington I RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Edwin S Goodwin

 5 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr M W Buckby 18 Nov 1938 MBE, attached from RNZAF
Sqn Ldr

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Sqn Ldr

John R Whitley

 9 Aug 1937 AFC; later AM
Fg Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936
Fg Off R D B MacFadden 13 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off L R Field  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J P Hopkins 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off F B Harris  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A L G Hubbard 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Burnell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off I K P Cross  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B V Fanshawe  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A W G Stuart  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off P H Buckley 19 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D C Maybury 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off I N Bonard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off N Hawxby  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A T Rose-Price  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off I G O Fennton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off V A W Rosewarne 11 Jun 1938  
APO D C Carleton 29 Oct 1938 RAFO
APO T Kerr 29 Oct 1938 RAFO

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Edwin S Goodwin

14 Jan 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr M W Buckby 14 Jan 1939 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Wg Cdr

Cyril D Adams

 9 Feb 1939 Assumed command of the squadron on posting
Sqn Ldr M W Buckby  9 Feb 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
27 Feb 1939 Detachment of four aircraft proceeded to No 7 ATC to train Air Gunners for No 3 Group
18 Mar 1939 Detachment returned from No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellington I RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Cyril D Adams

 9 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Sqn Ldr

John R Whitley

 9 Aug 1937 AFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr M W Buckby 18 Nov 1938 MBE, attached from RNZAF
Fg Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936
Fg Off R D B MacFadden 13 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off L R Field  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J P Hopkins 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off F B Harris  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A L G Hubbard 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Burnell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off I K P Cross  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B V Fanshawe  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A W G Stuart  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off P H Buckley 19 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D C Maybury 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off I N Bonard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off N Hawxby  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A T Rose-Price  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off I G O Fennton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off V A W Rosewarne 11 Jun 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO C H Cronkshaw  6 Nov 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellington I RAF Marham Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Cyril D Adams

 9 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr

Walter H Merton

19 May 1936 later ACM
Sqn Ldr

John R Whitley

 9 Aug 1937 AFC; later AM
Sqn Ldr M W Buckby 18 Nov 1938 MBE, attached from RNZAF
Fg Off M Nolan 24 Jan 1936
Fg Off R D B MacFadden 13 Jul 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off L R Field  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J P Hopkins 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off F B Harris  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A L G Hubbard 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Burnell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off I K P Cross  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B V Fanshawe  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off A W G Stuart  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off P H Buckley 19 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D C Maybury 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off I N Bonard 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off N Hawxby  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A T Rose-Price  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off I G O Fennton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off V A W Rosewarne 11 Jun 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO C H Cronkshaw  6 Nov 1938

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr M W Buckby  1 Jun 1939 Departed on posting to form and command New Zealand Sqn (No 75)
Sqn Ldr

John R Whitley

 4 Sep 1939 Posted to No 24 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J P Selby 16 Aug 1939 Posted in as OC, 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr G N Amison 20 Aug 1939 Posted in as OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off B V Fanshawe  9 Sep 1939 Attached to No 148 Sqn for flying training
Plt Off F B Harris 11 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Honington (Non-effective, sick)
Plt Off B M Bell (RAFVR) 22 Sep 1939 Reported for duty and appointed Commandant of Satellite Aerodrome
Fg Off M J Earle 10 Oct 1939 Posted in
Fg Off D W Reacher 10 Oct 1939 Posted in
Plt Off H Parkinson 10 Oct 1939 Posted in
Sgt A Robertson 10 Oct 1939 Posted in
Sgt I Smales 10 Oct 1939 Posted in
Sgt F Lupton 10 Oct 1939 Posted in
Fg Off F B Harris 10 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off D C Maybury 10 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and proceeded on sick leave
Sgt R A Studd 11 Oct 1939 Posted in
Fg Off D C Maybury 16 Oct 1939 Returned from sick leave
Fg Off I K P Cross 16 Oct 1939 Attached to Boscombe Down for Air Gunnery Course
Fg Off D C Maybury 18 Oct 1939 Attached to No 214 Sqn for flying training
Fg Off G R Dias 19 Oct 1939 Air Observer attached from Bircham Newton
Fg Off I K P Cross 20 Oct 1939 Returned from Air Gunnery Course at Boscombe Down
Sgt E T Summers  5 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 G H C Newman  5 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 J C Bailey  5 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 W H Dye  5 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
LAC D George  5 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 A Hardman  5 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 A C Watson  5 Nov 1939 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
Fg Off D C Maybury  1 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 214 Sqn for flying training
Fg Off D C Maybury  2 Nov 1939 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Littleport for operation on a double rupture
Sqn Ldr J P Selby  7 Nov 1939 On sick leave at home
Sqn Ldr J P Selby 13 Nov 1939 Returned from sick leave at home
Fg Off D W Reacher 13 Nov 1939 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Littleport with dislocated shoulder
Fg Off Field 14 Oct 1939 Posted to CGS, Warmwell
Plt Off Bonard 14 Oct 1939 Posted to CGS, Warmwell
Plt Off N Hawxby 15 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off wef 15 Oct 1939
Fg Off I K P Cross 15 Nov 1939 Admitted to SSQ suffering from Influenza
Wg Cdr

Cyril D Adams

 1 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr J E W Bowles  1 Dec 1939 Promoted to the rank of Act Wg Cdr and assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt P de C Festing Smith  6 Dec 1939 Reported on posting
Sgt H Pooley 12 Dec 1939 Posted to No 7 SFTS as Navigation Instructor
Fg Off Buckley 30 Dec 1939 Proceeded to St Athan for Navigation Course
Fg Off Fenton 30 Dec 1939 Proceeded to St Athan for Navigation Course
Sgt Sayers 30 Dec 1939 Proceeded to St Athan for Navigation Course
Plt Off Parkinson 31 Dec 1939 Proceeded to St Athan for Navigation Course
Sgt R A Studd 31 Dec 1939 Proceeded to St Athan for Navigation Course

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Sep 1939 The squadron code letters were changed from 'NH' to 'HD'
15 Sep 1939 The first Wellington IA, N2878 was received
Wellington IA
23 Sep 1939 Second Wellington IA received
14 Oct 1939 Wellington IA, N2906 was received
16 Oct 1939 Wellington I, L4242, was delivered to RAF Kemble for disposal
16 Oct 1939 Wellington IA, N2906 was transferred to No 37 Sqn
18 Oct 1939 Wellington I, L4234, was delivered to RAF Kemble for disposal
18 Oct 1939 Wellington IAs, N2907, N2908, N2909 and N2910, were received
27 Oct 1939 Wellington Is, L4236 and L4237, were delivered to RAF Kemble for disposal
10 Nov 1939 Wellington IAs, N2952, N2953 and N2954, were Collected from RAF Feltwell
14 Nov 1939 Wellington IA, N2951 was received
18 Nov 1939 Wellington IA, N2936 was received
25 Nov 1939 Wellington I, L4335, was delivered to RAF Kemble for disposal
10 Dec 1939 Wellington Is, L4219 and L4235, were delivered to RAF Kemble for disposal

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

Personnel Movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off A W G Stuart  5 Jan 1940 Reposted from No 1 RAF Depot
Plt Off A B Charles (AG) 10 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C P Edmunds (AG) 10 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting
Wg Cdr J E W Bowles 16 Jan 1940 Proceeded on leave but taken ill at home
Sqn Ldr J P Selby 16 Jan 1940 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Fg Off D C Maybury 16 Jan 1940 Reposted from No 1 RAF Depot
Cpl A H Draper 19 Jan 1940 Fitter/AG, appointed to commission as a Plt Off as an Air Gunner
Plt Off C W Wiatt (RAFVR) 22 Jan 1940 Posted in as Adjutant
Plt Off F B Harris 22 Jan 1940 Relinquished Adjutant duties and reverted to flying duties
Act Sgt Scott 22 Jan 1940 Appointed to commission as a Plt Off as an Air Gunner wef 17 Jan 1940
Plt Off A B Charles (AG) 22 Jan 1940 Attached to New Zealand Sqn (No 75)
Plt Off A B Charles (AG) 22 Jan 1940 Posted to New Zealand Sqn (No 75)
Sqn Ldr J P Selby 24 Jan 1940 Proceeded on leave
Sqn Ldr G N Amison 24 Jan 1940 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr G N Amison 25 Jan 1940 Reported sick
Flt Lt W I Collett 25 Jan 1940 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr J P Selby 30 Jan 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective, sick) on being admitted to RAF Hospital, Littleport
Sqn Ldr G N Amison 31 Jan 1940 Resumed temporary command of the squadron
Flt Lt W I Collett 31 Jan 1940 Relinquished temporary command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr H L J Hawkins 1 Feb 1940 Posted in as OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off B M Bell (RAFVR) 12 Feb 1940 Posted to RAF Marham
Plt Off A H Draper 12 Feb 1940 Posted to No 99 Sqn
Plt Off A Roman 12 Feb 1940 Posted in as Air Gunner Instructor
Flt Lt W I Collett 13 Feb 1940 Posted to No 149 Sqn
Plt Off C A Kidd (AG) 20 Feb 1940 Posted in
Plt Off N Hawxby 21 Feb 1940 Failed to return from operations
Flt Sgt A Hill 21 Feb 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt L C Cond 21 Feb 1940 Failed to return from operations
LAC A R Chapman 21 Feb 1940 Failed to return from operations
LAC T F Johnson 21 Feb 1940 Failed to return from operations
LAC F G Jones 21 Feb 1940 Failed to return from operations
Flt Lt M Nolan 11 Mar 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off R D B MacFadden 11 Mar 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr G N Amison 11 Mar 1940 Posted to RAF Marham
Sqn Ldr M Nolan 12 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
Fg Off D C Maybury 12 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off G W Brundish 12 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt F F Bestick 12 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
LAC M F Bedford 12 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
AC2 G Flynn 12 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off G L Crosby 14 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off A G W Mereweather 14 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off C E W R Edmunds 14 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sub-Lt Franklin RN 14 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt R H Wills 14 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
AC2 R M G Clark 14 Apr 1940 Failed to return from operations
Fg Off R G Allen  6 May 1940 Arrived on posting wef 4 May 1940
Plt Off R Baines  6 May 1940 Arrived on posting wef 4 May 1940
Plt Off D C Pascal  6 May 1940 Arrived on posting wef 4 May 1940
Plt Off P J S Boggis  6 May 1940 Arrived on posting wef 4 May 1940
Plt Off Forsyth  8 May 1940 Arrived on posting wef 7 May 1940
Plt Off Beloe  8 May 1940 Arrived on posting wef 7 May 1940
Plt Off Brown  8 May 1940 Arrived on posting wef 7 May 1940
Fg Off C W Wiatt (RAFVR)  8 May 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 25 Apr 1940
Plt Off Foster 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Fg Off V A W Rosewarne 30 May 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off R Baynes 30 May 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt J Dolan 30 May 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt J Knight 30 May 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt D D G Spencer 30 May 1940 Failed to return from operations
AC2 J C Adams 30 May 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off R T Sturgess 30 May 1940 Reported on arrival from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off A Roman  1 Jun 1940 Posted to HQ No 4 Group as Group Gunnery Officer
Plt Off C A Kidd  1 Jun 1940 Assumed duties of Sqn Armament Officer
Plt Off Forsyth  1 Jun 1940 Assumed duties of Sqn Parachute Officer
Plt Off Robinson 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Field 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Walker 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Cain 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Smith 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Hall 14 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt L A Morris 14 Jun 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt R J Baghurst 14 Jun 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off J E A Foster 14 Jun 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt W Stevens 14 Jun 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt N Packer 14 Jun 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt J D Foulser 14 Jun 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off E W Plumb 16 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off C W Wiatt (RAFVR) 20 Jun 1940 Posted to RAF Marham
Plt Off C A Kidd 21 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off Jeremy 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off White 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt MacDougall 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Berry 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Gorman 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Perkins 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Platts 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Blythe 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
LAC Reay 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
AC2 Arnold 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
AC2 Cartlidge 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
AC2 Daly 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Lane  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Rowe  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Hawkes  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Richardson  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Somerville  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Roberts  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Posted todd  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off A G S Cousens  4 Jul 1940 Reported on posting
Plt Off Grainger  5 Jul 1940 Reported on posting in as Adjutant
Plt Off Maclean 11 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Allen 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Preedy 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Murray 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Savage 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Hollingworth 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Lock 12 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Clack 13 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot on volunteering for overseas service
Plt Off I White 13 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot on volunteering for overseas service
Plt Off Timmins 17 Jul 1940 Reported on posting in
Plt Off Dufton 17 Jul 1940 Reported on posting in
Plt Off Hancock 17 Jul 1940 Reported on posting in
Plt Off Archer 17 Jul 1940 Reported on posting in
Sgt Monk 17 Jul 1940 Reported on posting in
Sgt Austen 17 Jul 1940 Reported on posting in
Plt Off P A Leach 18 Jul 1940 Reported on posting in as Sqn Gunnery Leader
Plt Off P A Leach 21 Jul 1940 Died from wounds sustained on operations
Flt Lt Gill 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Adams 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Heanly 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Winfield 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Parr 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Cope 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Adams 26 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Fg Off I K P Cross 27 Jul 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Fg Off R D B MacFadden 27 Jul 1940 Posted to No 20 OTU, RAF Lossiemouth
Plt Off Odaire 27 Jul 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Fg Off Buckley 27 Jul 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sqn Ldr H L J Hawkins 27 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Driffield
Fg Off M J Earle 27 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Honington
Plt Off Cowper 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Clegg 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Robertson 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Mawby 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Wilcock 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Robson 31 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Wg Cdr J E W Bowles  1 Aug 1940 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to Air Ministry
Wg Cdr W P J Thompson  1 Aug 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Sgt Swales 12 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Giles 12 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Francis 12 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Coulson 12 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Green 12 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Hughes 12 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Plant 12 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Flt Lt Hopkins 12 Aug 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn Training Flight
Plt Off Hall 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU, RAF Lossiemouth
Sgt Williams 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU, RAF Lossiemouth
Sgt O'Callaghan 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU, RAF Lossiemouth
Sgt Hughes 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU, RAF Lossiemouth
Sgt James 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU, RAF Lossiemouth
Sgt Farthing 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU, RAF Lossiemouth
Sqn Ldr Gosnall 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off Stephens 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off Draper 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Raddon 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Waring 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Seacombe 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sqn Ldr Taylor 15 Aug 1940 Reported on posting in
Sgt Green 15 Aug 1940 Reported on posting in
Sgt O'Regan 15 Aug 1940 Reported on posting in
Sgt Holliday 15 Aug 1940 Reported on posting in
Sgt Stephens 15 Aug 1940 Reported on posting in
Sgt Allright 15 Aug 1940 Reported on posting in
Sqn Ldr G N Amison 15 Aug 1940 Posted to No 311 Sqn
Sgt Kay 15 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Lovett 15 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Collins 15 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Lupton 15 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Worthington 15 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Roach 15 Aug 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Peart 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Stevens 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Carpenter 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Couch-Johns 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Harworth 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Booth 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Fg Off R G Allen 11 Sep 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off C T Dufton 11 Sep 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt J W Johnstone 11 Sep 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt E James 11 Sep 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt C E Matthews 11 Sep 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt F W Noakes 11 Sep 1940 Failed to return from operations
Sgt Dunton 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Davis 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Lawton 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Woodhouse 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Richards 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Whelpton 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Flt Lt Hubbard 18 Sep 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn Reserve Flight
Plt Off Field 18 Sep 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn Reserve Flight
Sgt Parker 18 Sep 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn Reserve Flight
Sgt Skelton 18 Sep 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Plt Off Boggis 18 Sep 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Stewart 18 Sep 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Mansfield 22 Sep 1940 Reported on posting in
Sgt Hardiman 22 Sep 1940 Reported on posting in
Sgt Adams 22 Sep 1940 Reported on posting in
Plt Off Skinner (AG) 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Oakington
Sgt Tipple (Obs) 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU, RAF Harwell
Sgt Wilcox 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Wilkins 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Gordon 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Hall 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Godfrey 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Flockhart 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Lock 25 Sep 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Lloyd 25 Sep 1940 Posted to No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Griffiths 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn (Air Gunner)
Sgt Poole 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn (Air Gunner)
Sgt Fuller 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn (Air Gunner)
Sgt Hornison 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn (Air Gunner)
Sgt Elson 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn (Air Gunner)
Sgt Barratt 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU, RAF Bassingbourn (Air Gunner)
Plt Off Loveridge 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Plt Off Pattle 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Sgt Mclean 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Sgt Moor 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Sgt Canning 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Sgt Winterbottom 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Fg Off D Maclean  1 Oct 1940 Failed to return from operations
The squadron did not keep a record for October 1940 as it was preparing for overseas
Sgt Middleton  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Plt Off Holland  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Sgt Leach  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Sgt Goodey  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Sgt Feeley  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Sgt Dawson  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Plt Off French 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Scampton for Intelligence duties
Plt Off Deane 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Honington for Equipment duties
Fg Off Morris 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Uxbridge for Signals duties
Flt Lt Oddy 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Bomber Command for Codes and Cyphers duties
Fg Off Cookson 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Bomber Command for Medical duties
Flt Lt Hubbard   3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 70 Sqn having previously served with No 38 Sqn
Plt Off Field   3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 70 Sqn having previously served with No 38 Sqn
Sgt King   3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 70 Sqn having previously served with No 38 Sqn
Sgt Parker   3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 70 Sqn having previously served with No 38 Sqn
Sgt McMahon   3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 70 Sqn having previously served with No 38 Sqn
Plt Off Simson  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Abu Sueir
Plt Off Lane  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Abu Sueir
Sgt Whittaker  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Abu Sueir
Sgt Payne  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Abu Sueir
Sgt Yarrow  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Abu Sueir

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
12 Jan 1940 Wellington Is, L4291 and L4218 were delivered to No 23 MU, RAF Aldergrove for disposal
 1 Mar 1940 Wellington Is, L4307 was delivered to No 23 MU, RAF Aldergrove for disposal
xx Apr 1940 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Vickers Wellington ICs
Wellington IC of No 38 Squadron
12 Nov 1940 Ground Party, departed by train from Downham Market
13 Nov 1940 Ground 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
21 Nov 1940 Sea Party, arrived in Gibraltar
22 Nov 1940 'B' Flight, left Marham for Malta at 11:00
23 Nov 1940 'B' Flight, landed in Malta at 08:30
23 Nov 1940 'A' Flight, left Marham for Malta at 23:00
24 Nov 1940 'A' Flight, landed in Malta at 08:30
24 Nov 1940 'B' Flight, flew from Malta to Ismailia
25 Nov 1940 'B' Flight, flew from Malta to Ismailia, 3 aircraft landed at Heliopolis
25 Nov 1940 Sea party, transferred to HMS Southampton
30 Nov 1940 Sea Party, arrived in Alexandria, disembarked and moved to Fayid by train
 4 Dec 1940 Five aircraft arrived from Ismailia
 7 Dec 1940 Remaining aircraft arrived from Ismailia
 8 Dec 1940 Advance Party, proceeded to LG-60
18 Dec 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Shallufa

Source - No 38 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/397)

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