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No 43 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Date Notes
1 Jul 1925 Squadron reformed at RAF Henlow equipped with Sopwith Snipes
Snipe

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Sopwith Snipe RAF Henlow Inland Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur F Brooks  1 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Alfred C Collier

20 Jul 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Thomas Rose  7 Aug 1925 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William F R Gough 22 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Anthony W Wood  8 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Bertram W T Hare  1 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Ernest J H Wright  9 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  1 Jul 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John A T Ryde 13 Jul 1925  
Plt Off James R Addams  3 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Donald S Green 15 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Donald C Shaw 15 Dec 1925  

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1 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Fred B Ludlow 13 Feb 1926 OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Plt Off

Arthur L Derry

21 Jan 1926 later A/Cdre

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Mar - Jul 1926

Date Notes
16 Mar 1926 First Gloster Gamecock was collected from the Manufacturers
Gamecock I of No 43 Squadron
20 May 1926 Control was transferred from Inland Area to Fighting Area

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gamecock I RAF Henlow Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur F Brooks  1 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Alfred C Collier

20 Jul 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Thomas Rose  7 Aug 1925 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William F R Gough 22 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Edmund A C Britton  6 Apr 1926 DFC
Fg Off Bertram W T Hare  1 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Ernest J H Wright  9 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  1 Jul 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John A T Ryde 13 Jul 1925  
Plt Off James R Addams  3 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Donald S Green 15 Dec 1925  
Plt Off Donald C Shaw 15 Dec 1925  

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Fred B Ludlow 13 Feb 1926 OBE, MC; later A/Cdre
Accountant Branch
Fg Off

Arthur L Derry

21 Jan 1926 later A/Cdre
Medical Branch
Fg Off Joseph P Hederman  1 Jun 1926  

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gamecock I RAF Henlow Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur F Brooks  1 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Alfred C Collier

20 Jul 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Edmund A C Britton  6 Apr 1926 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William F R Gough 22 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Bertram W T Hare  1 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Ernest J H Wright  9 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Walter G Pudney 15 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Carlos G H E Lumsden 12 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  1 Jul 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off John A T Ryde 13 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Donald S Green 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Donald C Shaw 15 Dec 1925  
Plt Off James R Addams  3 Jul 1925  
Plt Off Hugh G Loch 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Kenneth S Brake 30 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Leslie C Bennett 30 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926 later AVM

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Osmond G Ridley 23 Jun 1926 MC
Accountant Branch
Fg Off

Arthur L Derry

21 Jan 1926 later A/Cdre

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur F Brooks  1 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edmund A C Britton  6 Apr 1926 OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt

Alfred C Collier

20 Jul 1925 OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Cyril R Smythe 24 Dec 1926 OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  1 Jul 1925 Adjutant
Fg Off Bertram W T Hare  1 Jul 1925 Air Pilotage Officer
Fg Off John A T Ryde 13 Jul 1925 Armament Officer
Fg Off James R Addams  3 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Ernest J H Wright  9 Jul 1925  
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) William F R Gough 22 Jul 1925  
Fg Off Carlos G H E Lumsden 12 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Walter G Pudney 15 Jul 1926  
Fg Off Donald S Green 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off Donald C Shaw 15 Dec 1925  
Fg Off H M S Forbes 13 Dec 1926 Lt RN
Fg Off Cyril W Byas 13 Dec 1926 Lt RN
Plt Off Hugh G Loch 30 Sep 1926  
Plt Off Kenneth S Brake 30 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Leslie C Bennett 30 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926  
Sgt E P H Wells    
Sgt Lionel R S Freestone    
Sgt C W H Bebb    
Sgt E L Haines    
Sgt A J Pegg    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

July 1927

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur F Brooks  1 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Alfred C Collier

20 Jul 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Cyril R Smythe 24 Dec 1926  
Flt Lt Edmund A C Britton  6 Apr 1926 DFC
Fg Off Bertram W T Hare  1 Jul 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Carlos G H E Lumsden 12 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  1 Jul 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Cyril W Byas 13 Dec 1926 Lt RN
Fg Off James R Addams  3 Jul 1925  
Plt Off William E P Johnson 11 May 1927  
Plt Off Philip G Lucas 11 May 1927  
Plt Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926 later AVM

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur F Brooks  1 Jul 1925 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 25 Dec 1927 Supernumerary pending taking command
Flt Lt Edmund A C Britton  6 Apr 1926 OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt

Alfred C Collier

20 Jul 1925 OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Cyril R Smythe 24 Dec 1926 OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  1 Jul 1925 Adjutant
Fg Off Chester W McK Thompson 15 Jun 1927 Armament Officer
Plt Off Philip G Lucas 11 May 1927 Acting Air Pilotage Officer
Fg Off Carlos G H E Lumsden 12 Nov 1926  
Fg Off James R Addams  3 Jul 1925  
Fg Off D Robinson    
Fg Off William E P Johnson 11 May 1927  
Plt Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926  
Plt Off Herbert C D Hayter 22 Aug 1927  
Plt Off Harold H Martin  7 Dec 1927  
Sgt W H L Dudley    
Sgt Lionel R S Freestone    
Sgt C W H Bebb    
Sgt A J Pegg    
Sgt G A Tansley    
Sgt T W Hamlin    
Sgt S F King    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Personnel movements Dec 1927 - Jun 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur F Brooks 10 Jan 1928 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to command No 28 Sqn, India
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 10 Jan 1928 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off P J B Chalmers  8 Feb 1928 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1927 - Jun 1928

Date Notes
11 Jun 1928 Squadron completed re-equipment with Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIAs
Siskin IIIA of No 43 Squadron

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

July 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 25 Dec 1927 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Flt Lt

Alfred C Collier

20 Jul 1925 later AVM
Flt Lt Edmund A C Britton  6 Apr 1926 DFC
Fg Off Chester W McK Thompson 15 Jun 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Carlos G H E Lumsden 12 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  1 Mar 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Harold H Martin  7 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Herbert C D Hayter 22 Aug 1927  
Plt Off Haliburton H Leech 17 Dec 1927  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Personnel movements Jun - Sep 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Alfred C Collier

22 Jun 1928 To Special Duty List
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett 24 Jun 1928 Reported for duty

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

September 1928

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 25 Dec 1927 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett 26 Jun 1928  
Flt Lt Edmund A C Britton  6 Apr 1926 DFC
Fg Off Chester W McK Thompson 15 Jun 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Carlos G H E Lumsden 12 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Norman A P Pritchett  1 Mar 1927 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Leslie H Ross 18 May 1928  
Fg Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Harold H Martin  7 Dec 1927  
Fg Off Herbert C D Hayter 22 Aug 1927  
Plt Off Haliburton H Leech 17 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Herbert R Dale 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Herbert J Pringle 28 Jul 1928  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 25 Dec 1927 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett 26 Jun 1928 OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Chester W McK Thompson 15 Jun 1927 OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Herbert C D Hayter 22 Aug 1927 Acting OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Cyril R Cubitt 22 Oct 1928  
Fg Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926 Adjutant
Fg Off Harold H Martin  7 Dec 1927  
Plt Off Leonard W Howard  1 Sep 1928  
Plt Off Noel F V Henkel  1 Sep 1928  
Plt Off Haliburton H Leech 17 Dec 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Herbert R Dale 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Herbert J Pringle 28 Jul 1928  
Sgt C W H Bebb    
Sgt S F King    
Sgt C G Wareham    
Sgt A F A Underhill    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
 6 May 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
26 May 1929 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)


 

July 1929

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 25 Dec 1927 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Chester W McK Thompson 15 Jun 1927 Armament duties
Fg Off Cyril R Cubitt 22 Oct 1928 Armament duties
Fg Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926 Signals duties; later AVM
Fg Off Leonard W Howard  1 Sep 1928  
Plt Off Haliburton H Leech 17 Dec 1927 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Charles P Hanlon  5 Mar 1929  
Plt Off John B W Pugh  5 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Frank R Jones  2 Apr 1929  
Plt Off Herbert R Dale 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Herbert J Pringle 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Noel F V Henkel  1 Sep 1928  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 25 Dec 1927 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edward Thornton  9 Nov 1929  
Flt Lt Christopher T Walkington 29 Aug 1929 OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Chester W McK Thompson 15 Jun 1927 Armament Officer
Fg Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926 OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Haliburton H Leech 17 Dec 1927 OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off Noel F V Henkel  1 Sep 1928  
Fg Off John B W Pugh  5 Mar 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off Charles P Hanlon  5 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Frank R Jones  2 Apr 1929  
Plt Off Herbert J Pringle 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Roderick J T Barrett  3 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Herbert R Dale 28 Jul 1928  
Plt Off Eric R Simonds 27 Jul 1927 Acting Adjutant
Plt Off John Heber Percy 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off George R A Elsmie 14 Dec 1929  
Sgt S F King    
Sgt C G Wareham    
Sgt A F A Underhill    
Sgt G R Aggett    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

July 1930

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 25 Dec 1927 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC
Flt Lt Edward Thornton  9 Nov 1929  
Flt Lt Christopher T Walkington 29 Aug 1929  
Flt Lt

Ian E Brodie

11 Apr 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Brian C Yarde 30 Jul 1926 later AVM
Fg Off John B W Pugh  5 Mar 1929 Signals duties
Fg Off Frank R Jones  2 Apr 1929  
Plt Off Eric R Simonds 27 Jul 1927  
Plt Off Roderick J T Barrett  3 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Eugene Esmonde  3 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Ronald F Fletcher  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off George R A Elsmie 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off John Heber Percy 14 Dec 1929  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Personnel movements Dec 1927 - Jun 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 13 Nov 1930 Supernumerary, pending taking command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr Cyril N Lowe 18 Dec 1930 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to No 2 FTS
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 18 Dec 1930 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 13 Nov 1930 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edgar T Carpenter  9 Sep 1930 OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Edward Thornton  9 Nov 1929 OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt

Ian E Brodie

11 Apr 1930 OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Ronald F Fletcher  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Roderick J T Barrett  3 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Eugene Esmonde  3 Mar 1930 Acting Parachute Officer
Plt Off George R A Elsmie 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off John Heber Percy 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off Eric R Simonds 27 Jul 1927 Acting Adjutant
Plt Off Ernest Dawson  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Sydney D Slocum  9 Sep 1930  
Plt Off Charles H Williams  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Patric B Coote 26 Jul 1930  
Sgt S F King    
Sgt C G Wareham    
Sgt A F A Underhill    
Sgt G R Aggett    
Sgt J S Willis
 
   

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
May 1931 Squadron underwent re-equipment with Hawker Fury Is
Fury I of No 43 Squadron (original colour scheme)

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Fury I RAF Tangmere ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 13 Nov 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt Edgar T Carpenter  9 Sep 1930 AFC
Flt Lt Edward F Haylock 17 May 1931  
Fg Off

Robert F Gandy

30 Jan 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ronald F Fletcher  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off Sydney D Slocum  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Charles H Williams  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off John Heber Percy 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Richard T S Morris  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Ernest Dawson  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Patric B Coote 26 Jul 1930  

-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 13 Nov 1930 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edgar T Carpenter  9 Sep 1930 OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Edward F Haylock 17 May 1931 OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt

John G Hawtrey

15 Jul 1931 OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Ernest Dawson  8 Mar 1931 Adjutant
Fg Off Sydney D Slocum  9 Sep 1930 Acting Parachute Officer
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931 Acting Air Pilotage Officer
Fg Off Charles H Williams  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off Richard T S Morris  8 Mar 1931 Acting Armament Officer
Plt Off Herbert W Mermagen 23 Jun 1931  
Plt Off John O W Oliver 25 Jul 1931  
Plt Off William J Hickey 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Patrick J Polglase  8 Sep 1931  
Sgt A F A Underhill    
Sgt G R Aggett    
Sgt J S Willis
 
   
Sgt T R W Owens    
Sgt E B G Masefield    
Sgt D O Finlay    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Personnel movements Jan - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Leonard H Slatter  3 Jan 1932 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to No 2 FTS
Flt Lt Edgar T Carpenter  3 Jan 1932 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 13 Jan 1932 Reported for duty prior to assuming command
Flt Lt Edgar T Carpenter 14 Jan 1932 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to No 2 FTS
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 14 Jan 1932 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
15 Aug 1931 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
 5 Sep 1931 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Fury I RAF Tangmere ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 13 Jun 1932 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Edgar T Carpenter  9 Sep 1930 AFC
Flt Lt

John G Hawtrey

15 Jul 1931 later AVM
Flt Lt Cyril K J Coggle 26 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Sydney D Slocum  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Ernest Dawson  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Richard T S Morris  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Herbert W Mermagen 23 Jun 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Patrick J Polglase  8 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Phillip A de G Tettenborn 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off John D Miller 27 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off William J Hickey 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off John O W Oliver 25 Jul 1931  
Plt Off Richard C Reynell  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Colin C McMullen 27 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 13 Jun 1932 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Edgar T Carpenter  9 Sep 1930  
Flt Lt

John G Hawtrey

15 Jul 1931  
Flt Lt Cyril K J Coggle 26 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Sydney D Slocum  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Ernest Dawson  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Richard T S Morris  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Herbert W Mermagen 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Patrick J Polglase  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off John D Miller 27 Mar 1932  
Fg Off John O W Oliver 25 Jul 1931  
Fg Off William J Hickey 26 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Richard C Reynell  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Colin C McMullen 27 Mar 1932  
Sgt L M Middleton    
Sgt G R Aggett    
Sgt J S Willis
 
   
Sgt T R W Owens    
Sgt E B G Masefield    
Sgt D O Finlay    
Sgt K G Stodart    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Personnel movements and casualties Jan - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R V Rolph 28 Feb 1933 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
12 Sep 1932 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
29 Sep 1932 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Fury I RAF Tangmere ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 13 Jun 1932 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

John G Hawtrey

15 Jul 1931 later AVM
Flt Lt Richard E Bain  6 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Cyril K J Coggle 26 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Ernest Dawson  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Herbert W Mermagen 23 Jun 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Patrick J Polglase  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off John D Miller 27 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Richard C Reynell  8 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Colin C McMullen 27 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II George F Paice  2 Jul 1930  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 13 Jun 1932 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Richard E Bain  6 Feb 1933 OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Cyril K J Coggle 26 Mar 1932 OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt William T Holmes 31 Jul 1933 Attached to RAF Training Base Leuchars for Conversion Course
Flt Lt H E Howell   Attached to No 41 Sqn
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931 Parachute Officer
Fg Off Ernest Dawson  8 Mar 1931 Acting Signals Officer
Fg Off Herbert W Mermagen 23 Jun 1931  
Fg Off Patrick J Polglase  8 Sep 1931 Adjutant
Fg Off John D Miller 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Richard C Reynell  8 Mar 1932 Acting OC, 'A' Flight and Acting Armament Officer
Plt Off John V C Badger 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Antony C P Carver 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey C Eveleigh 16 Dec 1933 Reported for duty on 15 Jan 1934 on appointment to Permanent Commission
Sgt J S Willis    
Sgt T R W Owens    
Sgt D O Finlay    
Sgt K G Stodart    
Sgt H A Mercer    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
28 Aug 1933 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
16 Sep 1933 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Fury I RAF Tangmere ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 13 Jun 1932 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Richard E Bain  6 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt William T Holmes 31 Jul 1933  
Flt Lt Cyril K J Coggle 26 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Ernest Dawson  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Herbert W Mermagen 23 Jun 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Patrick J Polglase  8 Sep 1931  
Fg Off John D Miller 27 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Richard C Reynell  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off John V C Badger 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Antony C P Carver 15 Jul 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II George F Paice  2 Jul 1930  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Fury I RAF Tangmere ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 13 Jun 1932 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Theodore N McEvoy

15 Jan 1934 later ACM
Flt Lt Richard E Bain  6 Feb 1933  
Flt Lt Cyril K J Coggle 26 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off John D Miller 27 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Dudley G Lewis

18 Feb 1934 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John V C Badger 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Antony C P Carver 15 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey C Eveleigh 16 Dec 1933 later AVM
Warrant Officers
WO James C Green 15 Dec 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II George F Paice  2 Jul 1930  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel movements Jul - Dec 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 22 Oct 1934 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to RAF Leuchars
Sqn Ldr F Wright 22 Oct 1934 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr F Wright 22 Oct 1934 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr Robert H Hanmer 13 Jun 1932
Flt Lt Cyril K J Coggle 26 Mar 1932 OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt

Theodore N McEvoy

15 Jan 1934 OC, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931 Acting OC, 'A' Flight and Station Parachute Officer
Fg Off T N Luxmoore    
Fg Off John D Miller 27 Mar 1932 Adjutant
Fg Off

Dudley G Lewis

18 Feb 1934 Acting Sqn Armament Officer
Plt Off Geoffrey C Eveleigh 16 Dec 1933 Attached to RAF Training Base Leuchars for FAA Conversion Course
Sgt T R W Owens    
Sgt D O Finlay    
Sgt K G Stodart    
Sgt A P Peskett    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Personnel movements Jan - Jun 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur M Wray

15 Apr 1935 Supernumerary, pending assuming command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr F Wright 29 Apr 1935 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to RAF Leuchars
Sqn Ldr

Arthur M Wray

29 Apr 1935 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off Norman D Ashton  

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jan 1935

Date Notes
13 Aug 1934 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
30 Aug 1934 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Fury I RAF Tangmere ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur M Wray

15 Apr 1935 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Walter K Beisiegel 15 Apr 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Geoffrey K Fairtlough 15 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Benjamin H Jones 15 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off John Whitehead 15 Apr 1935  
Fg Off James W C More 15 Apr 1935  
Fg Off John D Miller 27 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Dudley G Lewis

18 Feb 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norman E Morrison 15 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Norman D Ashton 23 Apr 1935  
Plt Off Patrick S Hutchinson 23 Apr 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II George F Paice  2 Jul 1930  

-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel casualties Jun - Dec 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Norman D Ashton 27 Jun 1935 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Nominal Roll of the squadron - 31 Dec 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur M Wray

15 Apr 1935 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Walter K Beisiegel 15 Apr 1935 OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931 OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off James W C More 15 Apr 1935 OC, 'C' Flight and i/c Wireless Section
Flt Lt

Theodore N McEvoy

15 Jan 1934  
Fg Off John D Miller 27 Mar 1932 Air Pilotage Officer
Fg Off

Dudley G Lewis

18 Feb 1934 Adjutant
Plt Off Patrick S Hutchinson 23 Apr 1935  
Plt Off W W Loxton    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Personnel movements Jan - Jun 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Arthur M Wray

27 Jan 1936 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to HQ Fighting Area
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall 27 Jan 1936 Assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall 24 Jan 1936 Relinquished command of the squadron
Flt Lt Bryan V Reynolds 24 Feb 1936 Assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall 27 Jan 1936 Proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall 14 Mar 1936 Returned from Air Firing Instructors' Course at RAF Sutton Bridge
Flt Lt Bryan V Reynolds 18 May 1936 Relinquished command of the squadron
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall 18 May 1936 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jan 1936

Date Notes
 6 Apr 1936 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Annual Armament Practice Camp
23 Apr 1936 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Fury I RAF Tangmere ADGB/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Bryan V Reynolds 24 Feb 1936 later AM
Flt Lt James W C More 15 Apr 1935  
Fg Off

Dudley G Lewis

18 Feb 1934 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J J E Coats  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off P J G Davies  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off J Greenhaigh  4 Mar 1936  
APO Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 later ACM

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Personnel movements and casualties Jul - Dec 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
APO J W C Simpson  8 Oct 1936 Reported for duty
APO J L Sullivan  8 Oct 1936 Reported for duty
APO R L Lorimer  8 Oct 1936 Reported for duty
APO A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936 Reported for duty
APO G E Hollings 30 Oct 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Supernumerary pending taking command of the squadron
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall 15 Dec 1936 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 15 Dec 1936 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Nominal Roll of the squadron 15 Dec 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall  8 Mar 1931 OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off A M Bentley   Adjutant
Plt Off Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 Acting OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off C B Hull  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off A R L Griffiths    
Plt Off Thomas E J Fitton 31 Aug 1936  
APO J W C Simpson  8 Oct 1936  
APO J L Sullivan  8 Oct 1936  
APO R L Lorimer  8 Oct 1936  
APO A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936  
Sgt F R Carey    
Sgt H J L Hallowes    
Sgt A C Shawyer    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Personnel movements and casualties Jan - Apr 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D E C Eyres  4 Jan 1937 From No 3 Sqn
Plt Off C L F Colmore 10 Jan 1937 From No 6 FTS
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall  4 Feb 1937 To RAE
Fg Off J W J Truran RAFO  8 Feb 1937 Attached for training
Fg Off J W J Truran RAFO 13 Feb 1937 Ceased to be attached for training
Plt Off C B Hull 15 Feb 1937 Attached to No 3 ATC, Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off J L Sullivan 15 Feb 1937 Attached to No 3 ATC, Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off J L Sullivan 25 Feb 1937 Returned early from Air Firing Instructors' Course due to overcrowding on course
Plt Off A M Bentley  6 Mar 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and proceeded on leave prior to posting overseas
Plt Off D E C Eyres  6 Mar 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off C B Hull 12 Mar 1937 Ceased to be attached to No 3 ATC, Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off A R L Griffiths 22 Mar 1937 To No 87 Sqn on formation
APO R L Lorimer 22 Mar 1937 To No 87 Sqn on formation
Plt Off C L F Colmore 22 Mar 1937 To No 87 Sqn on formation

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Nominal Roll of the squadron 1 Apr 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding
Plt Off C B Hull  5 Aug 1936 OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off D E C Eyres  4 Jan 1937 Adjutant
Plt Off A M Bentley    
Plt Off A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off Thomas E J Fitton 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J L Sullivan  8 Oct 1936  
Plt Off J W C Simpson  8 Oct 1936  
Sgt F R Carey    
Sgt A C Shawyer    
Sgt H J L Hallowes    
Sgt Berry    
Sgt M H Baxter    
Sgt Messam    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
30 Sep 1936 Squadron was presented its Squadron Badge (authorised in July 1936) by AM Sir Hugh Dowding KCB, CMG
No 43 Squadron badge

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

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
Hawker Fury I RAF Tangmere Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Plt Off Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 later ACM
Plt Off C B Hull  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off Thomas E J Fitton 31 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off D E C Eyres  4 Jan 1937  
Plt Off J W C Simpson 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off J L Sullivan 11 Oct 1936  
APO A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936  
APO C A Rotherham 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel movements and casualties Jul - Dec 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off P Folkes  3 Jul 1937 From No 64 Sqn
Plt Off P A N Cox 31 Jul 1937 From RAF College on appointment to Permanent Commission
Plt Off Thomas E J Fitton 16 Sep 1937 To No 9 FTS
Plt Off J L Sullivan 17 Oct 1937 Attached to Air Training Services, Hamble for Air Navigation Course
APO R E Sperling 23 Oct 1937 From No 5 FTS
Fg Off P W Townsend 1 Nov 1937 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Navigation Reconnaissance Course
Plt Off D E C Eyres 12 Dec 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off D E C Eyres 13 Dec 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J W C Simpson 13 Dec 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
APO R E Sperling 21 Dec 1937 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off
Plt Off C L F Colmore 10 Jan 1937 From No 6 FTS
Flt Lt Ralph I G MacDougall  4 Feb 1937 To RAE
Fg Off J W J Truran RAFO  8 Feb 1937 Attached for training
Fg Off J W J Truran RAFO 13 Feb 1937 Ceased to be attached for training
Plt Off C B Hull 15 Feb 1937 Attached to No 3 ATC, Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off J L Sullivan 25 Feb 1937 Returned early from Air Firing Instructors' Course due to overcrowding on course
Plt Off A M Bentley  6 Mar 1937  and proceeded on leave prior to posting overseas
Plt Off C B Hull 12 Mar 1937 Ceased to be attached to No 3 ATC, Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off A R L Griffiths 22 Mar 1937 To No 87 Sqn on formation
Plt Off C L F Colmore 22 Mar 1937 To No 87 Sqn on formation

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Nominal Roll of the squadron 31 Dec 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding
Fg Off P W Townsend    
Plt Off C B Hull  5 Aug 1936 OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off J W C Simpson  8 Oct 1936 Adjutant
Fg Off D E C Eyres  4 Jan 1937  
Plt Off J L Sullivan  8 Oct 1936  
Plt Off C A Rotherham 22 May 1937 Officer i/c Miniature Rifle Range
Plt Off P A N Cox 31 Jul 1937 Sqn Engineering Officer
Plt Off A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936 Officer i/c Armoury
Plt Off P Folkes  3 Jul 1937 Parachute Officer
Plt Off R E Sperling 23 Oct 1937 Officer i/c Anti-Gas and Air Navigation Officer
Sgt F R Carey    
Sgt A C Shawyer    
Sgt Berry    
Sgt H J L Hallowes    
Sgt M H Baxter    
Sgt A W A Messam    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Personnel movements and casualties Jan - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Frederick E Rosier  3 Jan 1938 Attached to No 3 ATC, Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
APO M K Carswell  8 Jan 1938 From No 6 FTS
APO J I Kilmartin  8 Jan 1938 From No 6 FTS
Plt Off J L Sullivan 14 Jan 1938 Ceased to be attached to Air Training Services, Hamble for Air Navigation Course
Plt Off C B Hull 23 Jan 1938 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt A C P Carver 23 Jan 1938 From RAF Depot and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off D E C Eyres 24 Jan 1938 To No 54 Sqn
Plt Off Frederick E Rosier 29 Jan 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 3 ATC, Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Fg Off P W Townsend  5 Feb 1938 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation for No 11 Navigation Reconnaissance Course
Fg Off P W Townsend  5 Feb 1938 To No 217 Sqn
Sgt M H Baxter  4 Apr 1938 Killed in a flying accident
APO M K Carswell  5 Apr 1938 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off
APO J I Kilmartin  5 Apr 1938 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off
Plt Off R E Sperling 15 Apr 1938 Resigned his Commission
Plt Off C B Hull 16 Apr 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Frederick E Rosier 26 Apr 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
APO G P Christie  7 May 1938 From No 2 FTS
APO L R G Mitchell  7 May 1938 From No 11 FTS
APO L R G Mitchell 31 May 1938 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off
APO L R G Mitchell 31 May 1938 Transferred to Class 'A' Reserve on completion of service with Regular Air Force
Plt Off J W C Simpson 10 Jun 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off P W Townsend 10 Jun 1938 From No 217 Sqn and assumed duties of Adjutant
APO G P Christie  7 May 1938 Proceeded to RAF Depot for No 25 Gas Defence Course
APO G P Christie  1 Jul 1938 Returned from RAF Depot for No 25 Gas Defence Course
Plt Off J W C Simpson  6 Jul 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
APO G P Christie 12 Jul 1938 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off
Plt Off J L Sullivan  6 Aug 1938 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
xx Oct 1937 Squadron proceeded to Woodsford (Warmwell) for Annual Armament Practice Camp
12 Nov 1937 Squadron returned from Woodsford (Warmwell) on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
   
   
   
   
30 Sep 1936 Squadron was presented its Squadron Badge by AM Sir Hugh Dowding KCB, CMG
 
May 1931 Squadron underwent re-equipment with Hawker Fury Is
 7 Dec 1926 Ground Party departed RAF Henlow for RAF Tangmere
12 Dec 1926 Air Party departed RAF Henlow for RAF Tangmere

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Fury I RAF Tangmere Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt A C P Carver 23 Jan 1938  
Fg Off Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 later ACM
Fg Off C B Hull  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J W C Simpson 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off J L Sullivan 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off C A Rotherham 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P A N Cox 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P Folkes  3 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M K Carswell  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J I Kilmartin  8 Jan 1938  
APO L R G Mitchell  7 May 1938  
APO G P Christie  7 May 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel movements and casualties Jul - Dec 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off J L Sullivan  6 Aug 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt A C P Carver 13 Aug 1938 To No 85 Sqn
Plt Off A W Pennington-Legh 27 Oct 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
APO C A Woods-Scawen 17 Dec 1938 Reported for duty

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Nominal Roll of the squadron 31 Dec 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding
Fg Off P W Townsend   Adjutant
Fg Off C B Hull  5 Aug 1936 OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off J L Sullivan 11 Oct 1936 Air Navigation Officer
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936 Armament Officer
Fg Off J W C Simpson  8 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P A N Cox 31 Jul 1937 Link Trainer Instructor and Engineering Officer
Plt Off C A Rotherham 22 May 1937 Officer i/c Miniature Rifle Range
Plt Off P Folkes  3 Jul 1937 Parachute Officer
Plt Off M K Carswell  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J I Kilmartin  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G P Christie  7 May 1938 Gas Officer
APO C A Woods-Scawen 17 Dec 1938  
Sgt J Arbuthnot    
Sgt F G Berry    
Sgt F R Carey    
Sgt H J L Hallowes    
Sgt A C Shawyer    
Sgt P G Ottewell    
Sgt H J Steeley    

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
 2 Aug 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF Aldergrove for Annual Armament Practice Camp
16 Aug 1938 Squadron returned from No 2 ATC, RAF Aldergrove on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
 Sep 1938 Squadron aircraft were repainted in camouflage as the result of the 'Munich Crisis'
Fury I of No 43 Squadron (camouflage scheme)
29 Nov 1938 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Hawker Hurricane Is, collecting L1725 and L1757
Hurricane I of No 43 Squadron (1939 - coded NQ)
 2 Dec 1938 Hurricanes, L1726 and L1728 collected
 3 Dec 1938 Hurricanes, L1729 and L1730 collected
 6 Dec 1938 Hurricanes, L1723 and L1732 collected
 7 Dec 1938 Hurricane, L1733 collected
 8 Dec 1938 Hurricanes, L1731 and L1734 collected
10 Dec 1938 Hurricanes, L1735 and L1737 collected
13 Dec 1938 Hurricanes, L1738 and L1744 collected
15 Dec 1938 Hurricane, L1739 collected
30 Dec 1938 Hurricane, L1736 collected
30 Dec 1938 Fury, K3731 delivered to RAF Brize Norton for disposal
30 Dec 1938 Fury, K8256 delivered to RAF Shawbury for disposal
 3 Jan 1939 Fury, K8256 delivered to RAF Shawbury for disposal

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Fury I

Hawker Hurricane I

RAF Tangmere Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt A C P Carver 23 Jan 1938  
Fg Off Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 later ACM
Fg Off C B Hull  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off P W Townsend 10 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J W C Simpson 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J L Sullivan 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off C A Rotherham 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P A N Cox 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off P Folkes  3 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M K Carswell  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J I Kilmartin  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G P Christie  7 May 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel movements and casualties Jan - Mar 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off C A Rotherham  6 Jan 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off P A N Cox 14 Jan 1939 To No 11 Group Pool, RAF Andover
Plt Off W C Wilkinson 27 Jan 1939 From No 24 Sqn
Fg Off P W Townsend 27 Jan 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off S Le Routetel  6 Feb 1939 RAFVR Officer attached for advanced training
Fg Off C B Hull  2 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off P Folkes 13 Mar 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh 14 Mar 1939 Proceeded to Kenley on Link Trainer Instructors' Course
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh 20 Mar 1939 Returned from Link Trainer Instructors' Course at Kenley

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
 3 Jan 1939 6 x Furies delivered to RAF Hullavington for disposal
 6 Feb 1939 6 x Furies delivered to RAF Kemble for disposal

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hurricane I

RAF Tangmere Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt P W Townsend 10 Jun 1936  
Fg Off Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 later ACM
Act Flt Lt C B Hull  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off J L Sullivan 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J W C Simpson 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off C A Rotherham 22 May 1937  
Fg Off P Folkes  3 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M K Carswell  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J I Kilmartin  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G P Christie  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W C Wilkinson 27 Jan 1939  
APO C A Woods-Scawen 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO F F W Chitty 25 Feb 1936  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel movements and casualties Apr - May 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off J F Fraser 15 Apr 1939 From No 2 FTS
Act Flt Lt C B Hull 11 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Northolt for testing Prismatic Gun Sights
Fg Off J W C Simpson 11 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Northolt for testing Prismatic Gun Sights
Plt Off J M Hayward 11 Apr 1939 From RAF Aldergrove
Act Flt Lt C B Hull 15 Apr 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt for testing Prismatic Gun Sights
Fg Off J W C Simpson 15 Apr 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt for testing Prismatic Gun Sights
Flt Lt Grant Ferris (AAF) 17 Apr 1939 Attached from No 605 Sqn
Fg Off C A Rotherham 22 Apr 1939 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hurricane I

RAF Tangmere Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 10 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt P W Townsend 10 Jun 1936  
Act Flt Lt C B Hull  5 Aug 1936  
Fg Off Frederick E Rosier 11 May 1936 later ACM
Fg Off J L Sullivan 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off J W C Simpson 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off P Folkes  3 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M K Carswell  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J I Kilmartin  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G P Christie  7 May 1938  
Plt Off W C Wilkinson 27 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J M Hayward 10 Apr 1939  
APO C A Woods-Scawen 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO F F W Chitty 25 Feb 1936  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel movements and casualties May - Aug 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off J M Hayward 16 May 1939 Embarked on HMS Argus for transit to the Middle East on posting
Plt Off J F Fraser 16 May 1939 Embarked on HMS Argus for transit to the Middle East on posting
Plt Off K N T Lee  5 Jun 1939 From RAF Northolt
Plt Off C Longsdon (AAF) 11 Jun 1939 Attached from No 605 Sqn for temporary duty
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh 18 Jun 1939 Attached to RAF Mildenhall for course in VHF
Plt Off C Longsdon (AAF) 24 Jun 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 605 Sqn for temporary duty
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh 24 Jun 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Mildenhall for course in VHF
Flt Lt G A B Cooper (AAF) 26 Jun 1939 Attached from No 615 Sqn for temporary duty
Flt Lt G A B Cooper (AAF)  9 Jul 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 615 Sqn for temporary duty
Plt Off S Le Routetel 15 Jul 1939 Ceased to attached on posting to HQ Reserve Command as Flying Instructor
Fg Off Frederick E Rosier 27 Aug 1939 To RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering
APO P E G Carter 24 Aug 1939 From No 1 Sqn

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Nominal Roll of the squadron 31 Aug 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr R E Bain Officer Commanding
Flt Lt P W Townsend OC, 'B' Flight
Act Flt Lt C B Hull OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off J L Sullivan Air Navigation Officer
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh Armament Officer
Fg Off P Folkes Parachute Officer
Fg Off J W C Simpson Adjutant
Plt Off M K Carswell  
Plt Off G P Christie Gas Officer
Plt Off J I Kilmartin Officer i/c Secret and Confidential Publications
Plt Off C A Woods-Scawen  
Plt Off W C Wilkinson  
APO P E G Carter  
Sgt J Arbuthnot  
Sgt P G Ottewell  
Sgt H J L Hallowes  
Sgt F R Carey  
Sgt H J Steeley  
Sgt C Ayling  
Sgt W H Whitfield RAFVR
Sgt A W Woolley RAFVR
Sgt T A H Gough RAFVR
Sgt R Plenderleith RAFVR
Sgt R U Burton RAFVR
Sgt P J Wright  

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Personnel movements and casualties Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off J D Edmonds  5 Sep 1939 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr R E Bain 23 Oct 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron on being appointed OC, No 2 (Fighter) Wing
Sqn Ldr C G Lott 23 Oct 1939 From HQ No 11 Group and assumed command of the squadron
Fg Off A W Pennington-Legh 31 Oct 1939 To No 248 Sqn
Plt Off J A De Gaye 31 Oct 1939 Reported for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off J L Sullivan  3 Nov 1939 To No 242 Sqn, Church Fenton as Flight Commander
Plt Off J I Kilmartin  3 Nov 1939 To No 1 Sqn in France
Fg Off S W Baldie  8 Nov 1939 From No 1 Sqn
Plt Off J A De Gaye 14 Nov 1939 To No 7 Bombing and Gunnery School
Fg Off S W Baldie 14 Nov 1939 To No 111 Sqn
Plt Off H L North 20 Nov 1939 Reported to Tangmere from No 1 Group Pool
Plt Off W C Wilkinson 27 Dec 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off J D Edmonds 27 Dec 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off P Folkes 29 Dec 1939 Attached to No 41 Sqn at Catterick
Plt Off G P Christie 29 Dec 1939 Attached to No 41 Sqn at Catterick
Sgt P G Ottewell 29 Dec 1939 Attached to No 41 Sqn at Catterick
     

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 5 Jun 1939 1 x Fury delivered to RAF Northolt for disposal
xx Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'NQ' to 'FT'
Hurricane I of No 43 Squadron
18 Nov 1939 Squadron moved from RAF Tangmere to RAF Acklington via RAF Church Fenton
29 Dec 1939 Yellow Section No 41 Sqn, detached from No 41 Sqn at Catterick for night flying duties

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Personnel movements and casualties Jan - May 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off P Folkes  1 Jan 1940 Ceased to attached to No 41 Sqn at Catterick
Plt Off G P Christie  1 Jan 1940 Ceased to attached to No 41 Sqn at Catterick
Sgt P G Ottewell  1 Jan 1940 Ceased to attached to No 41 Sqn at Catterick
Sgt E G P Mullinger 18 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt H J Steeley 18 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J A Buck  5 Feb 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off J R S Oelofse  8 Feb 1940 Reported for duty from No 14 SFTS and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off H C Upton  8 Feb 1940 Reported for duty from No 14 SFTS and allocated to 'B' Flight
Fg Off W C Wilkinson  5 Mar 1940 Attached to No 605 Sqn at Wick
Sgt F R Carey 31 Mar 1940 Promoted to Flt Sgt
Flt Sgt F R Carey  1 Apr 1940 Granted a Commission in the General Duties Branch of RAF
Plt Off F R Carey  2 Apr 1940 To No 3 Sqn for flying duties
Fg Off W C Wilkinson 14 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 605 Sqn at Wick
Fg Off P Folkes 16 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off G P Christie 20 Apr 1940 To No 212 Sqn, Heston
WO W L Sharman  4 May 1940 From No 151 Sqn as an Engineering Officer and Commissioned as a Fg Off (on Probation)
Fg Off D S Thom  4 May 1940 From No 74 Sqn
Flt Lt C B Hull  9 May 1940 To No 263 Sqn in Norway
Fg Off J W C Simpson  9 May 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off H L North 12 May 1940 Admitted to Western Infirmary, Glasgow after being taken ill at Wick
Fg Off D S Thom 16 May 1940 Posted to London, destination unknown
Sgt Arbuthnot 16 May 1940 Posted to London, destination unknown
Sgt Plenderleith 16 May 1940 Posted to London, destination unknown
Sgt Garton 16 May 1940 Posted to London, destination unknown
Plt Off F G Cridlan 31 May 1940 From Sector HQ, Wick for Intelligence duties

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Nominal Roll of the squadron 31 May 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr C G Lott Officer Commanding
Flt Lt J W C Simpson  
Fg Off J D Edmonds
Fg Off M K Carswell  
Fg Off W C Wilkinson  
Plt Off C A Woods-Scawen  
Plt Off J R S Oelofse  
Plt Off H C Upton  
Sgt P G Ottewell  
Sgt H J L Hallowes  
Sgt T A H Gough RAFVR
Sgt C Ayling  
Sgt Hurry  
Sgt J A Buck  
Plt Off H L North Non-effective

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)
 

Personnel movements and casualties Jun - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt T A H Gough  1 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off M K Carswell  1 Jun 1940 Admitted to hospital after being wounded in action
Flt Lt T Rowland  1 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Flt Lt T Rowland  7 Jun 1940 Shot down and wounded in air combat, later returned to England
Sgt H J L Hallowes  7 Jun 1940 Shot down and wounded in air combat
Sgt C Ayling  7 Jun 1940 Shot down and crash landed in France
Sgt P G Ottewell  7 Jun 1940 Shot down and severely burnt during air combat, later returned to England
Plt Off C A Woods-Scawen  7 Jun 1940 Shot down and baled out
Plt Off J Cruttenden  9 Jun 1940 From No 6 OTU
Plt Off James  9 Jun 1940 From No 6 OTU
Plt Off Gorrie  9 Jun 1940 From No 6 OTU
Sgt Brunner  9 Jun 1940 From No 6 OTU
Sgt Mills  9 Jun 1940 From No 6 OTU
Sgt C Ayling 10 Jun 1940 Returned to unit in a spare Hurricane found in France
Fg Off J F J Haworth 11 Jun 1940 From No 25 Sqn
Sgt W T Pratt 11 Jun 1940 From No 25 Sqn
Plt Off C A Woods-Scawen 14 Jun 1940 Returned to unit from France
Sgt W T Pratt 15 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off F H James 16 Jun 1940 Admitted to Royal West Sussex Hospital with concussion following a landing accident [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Flt Lt T F Dalton Morgan 17 Jun 1940 Reported for duty from No 6 OTU and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr J V C Badger 21 Jun 1940 Posted in as Supernumerary for operational and administrative duties
Plt Off R A de Mancha  6 Jul 1940 From No 6 OTU
Plt Off K C Campbell  6 Jul 1940 From No 5 OTU
Sgt Crisp  6 Jul 1940 From No 6 OTU
Sgt H J L Hallowes  6 Jul 1940 Discharged from hospital and returned to unit
Sqn Ldr C G Lott  9 Jul 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to hospital
Sqn Ldr J V C Badger  9 Jul 1940 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Plt Off Lane 13 Jul 1940 From No 7 OTU
Sgt Timms 15 Jul 1940 From No 7 OTU
Sgt Timms 18 Jul 1940 Attached to No 418 Flight
Flt Lt J W C Simpson 19 Jul 1940 Admitted to Worthing General Hospital after baling out after being shot down and wounded [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Sgt J A Buck 19 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off J F J Haworth 20 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R A de Mancha 21 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off K C Campbell 29 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D Noble  3 Aug 1940 From No 6 OTU
Sgt Deller  3 Aug 1940 From No 6 OTU
Sgt H F Montgomery  3 Aug 1940 From No 6 OTU
Plt Off Gray  3 Aug 1940 From No 6 OTU
Sgt Timms  3 Aug 1940 To No 261 Sqn
Plt Off Van Den Hove  5 Aug 1940 From No 7 OTU
Plt Off L R Du Vivier  5 Aug 1940 From No 7 OTU
Plt Off J Cruttenden  8 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J R S Oelofse  8 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt T F Dalton Morgan 13 Aug 1940 Admitted to SSQ, Tangmere with injuries sustained in air combat [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Sgt H F Montgomery 14 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Crisp 16 Aug 1940 Admitted to hospital with broken leg after baling out following a glycol leak
Act Flt Lt F R Carey 18 Aug 1940 Admitted to Royal West Sussex Hospital with wounds sustained in air combat [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Fg Off M K Carswell 24 Aug 1940 Reposted to unit from RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)
Flt Lt R C Reynell 26 Aug 1940 From Air Ministry for flying duties
Plt Off Brunner 26 Aug 1940 Admitted to Royal West Sussex Hospital with wounds sustained in air combat [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Plt Off Lane 26 Aug 1940 Admitted to Royal West Sussex Hospital with wounds sustained in air combat [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Plt Off H L North 26 Aug 1940 Admitted to Royal West Sussex Hospital with wounds sustained in air combat [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Sgt D Noble 30 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Marshall 30 Aug 1940 From RAF Tangmere for Intelligence duties
Plt Off F G Cridlan 30 Aug 1940 To HQ No12 Group for Intelligence duties
Flt Lt T F Dalton Morgan 30 Aug 1940 Discharged from SSQ, Tangmere
Sqn Ldr J V C Badger 30 Aug 1940 Admitted to Ashford General Hospital with wounds sustained in air combat [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Plt Off C A Woods-Scawen  2 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt T F Dalton Morgan  2 Sep1940 Reposted to unit from RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)
Plt Off L R Du Vivier  2 Sep 1940 Admitted to CCS Benenden [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Flt Lt C B Hull  1 Sep 1940 From No 263 Sqn and promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, assuming command of the squadron
Fg Off M K Carswell  2 Sep1940 Admitted to Ashford General Hospital with wounds sustained in air combat [RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)]
Act Flt Lt Kilmartin  4 Sep 1940 From No 5 OTU
Sqn Ldr C B Hull  7 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt R C Reynell  7 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Brunner 10 Sep 1940 Discharged from Royal West Sussex Hospital
Plt Off H L North 10 Sep 1940 Discharged from Royal West Sussex Hospital
Sgt C Ayling 10 Sep 1940 To No 92 Sqn
Sgt Hurry 10 Sep 1940 To No 46 Sqn
Plt Off Van Den Hove 14 Sep 1940 To No 501 Sqn
Flt Lt T F Dalton Morgan 16 Sep1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, assuming command of the squadron
Plt Off May 16 Sep 1940 From No 5 OTU
Plt Off Atkinson 20 Sep 1940 From No 12 Sqn
Plt Off H C Upton 24 Sep 1940 To No 607 Sqn
Act Fg Off F R Carey 26 Sep 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off F R Carey  5 Oct 1940 Reposted to unit from RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)
Plt Off L R Du Vivier  5 Oct 1940 Reposted to unit from RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)
Flt Lt J W C Simpson  8 Oct 1940 Reposted to unit from RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)
Plt Off Brunner 19 Oct 1940 Reposted to unit from RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)
Plt Off H L North 21 Oct 1940 Reposted to unit from RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)
Sgt D R Stoodley 24 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt L V Toogood 27 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Chaffe 29 Oct 1940 To No 245 Sqn, Aldergrove
Plt Off Brunner 30 Oct 1940 To A & AEE, Boscombe Down
Act Flt Lt Kilmartin  5 Nov 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt
Sgt H J L Hallowes 19 Nov 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the rank of Plt Off on Probation
Plt Off F H James 25 Nov 1940 Reposted to unit from RAF Tangmere (Non-effective)
Flt Lt J W C Simpson  6 Dec 1940 To No 245 Sqn, Aldergrove
Plt Off Gorrie  8 Dec 1940 To No 2 CFS, Cranwell
Plt Off Harries  9 Dec 1940 From No 56 OTU
Plt Off Doll  9 Dec 1940 From No 56 OTU
Fg Off C F Gray 16 Dec 1940 From No 54 Sqn and promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off H L North 17 Dec 1940 To No 96 Sqn, Cranage
Fg Off Atkinson 17 Dec 1940 To Air Ministry - Special Duties List
Plt Off F H James 26 Dec 1940 To No 3 School of General Reconnaissance

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
26 Feb 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Wick
31 May 1940 Squadron departed RAF Wick for RAF Tangmere
23 Jul 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Northolt for a rest and training of new pilots
 1 Aug 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Northolt to RAF Tangmere
 8 Sep 1940 11 aircraft moved to RAF Usworth
16 Sep 1940 Remainder of unit moved to RAF Usworth
12 Dec 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Usworth moved to RAF Drem, with 'B' Flight detached to RAF Prestwick
19 Dec 1940 'B' Flight ceased to be detached to RAF Prestwick and moved to RAFDrem

Source - No 43 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/440

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