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No 49 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Organisational Movements: Feb - Jul 1936

Date Notes
10 Feb 1936 Reformed at Bircham Newton from 'C' Flight of No 18 Squadron equipped with 4 IE Hawker Hinds and one IR Hind.
Hawker Hind of No 49 Squadron

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

Unfortunately the ORB did not record all personnel movements.

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Bircham Newton ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt J R Cunningham 10 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding
Plt Off A E Saunders 10 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G H Sheehan  6 Mar 1936 Adjutant

-

1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W E Dipple  6 Jul 1936 From RAF Depot and assumed duties of Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt J R Cunningham  6 Jul 1936 Relinquished command of the squadron
Flt Lt J R Cunningham 13 Jul 1936 To HQ No 1 Group
Plt Off G F Lerwill  1 Dec 1936 Assumed duties duties of Adjutant
Plt Off G H Sheehan  1 Dec 1936 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J L Crisp  8 Jun 1937 Dismissed from the RAF by sentence of General Court Martial

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 8 Aug 1936 Squadron moved from RAF Bircham Newton to RAF Worthy Down and transferred to No 2 Group
 2 Feb 1937 Squadron proceeded to RAF Leuchars for Annual Armament Training
 4 Mar 1937 Squadron returned from RAF Leuchars on completion of Annual Armament Training
14 Jun 1937 Squadron badge (authorised in April 1937) was presented to the unit by the AOC, No 2 Group, A/Cdre S J Goble
No 49 Squadron badge

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

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 Hind RAF Worthy Down Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W E Dipple  6 Jul 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt J R L Rumsey 14 Nov 1936  
Plt Off G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Plt Off G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Plt Off I D Grant-Crawford 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J N de M Tyrrell 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
APO N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937
APO D White 23 Apr 1937
APO D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off I D Grant-Crawford 14 Oct 1937 To No 3 FTS
Plt Off G F Lerwill 15 Oct 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr W E Dipple 15 Nov 1937 Relinquished command on posting to No 6 Group and attached to Air Ministry
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 15 Nov 1937 Assumed command of the squadron
Fg Off G F Lerwill  1 Feb 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and appointed OC, 'B' Flight
Fg Off G Lowe  1 Feb 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J N de M Tyrrell 31 Mar 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt B G Davies 31 Mar 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 J H Schoberg 31 Mar 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off G Lowe  2 Jun 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J D Haskins  2 Jun 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
       

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
21 Nov 1937 'A' Flight detached to No 2 ATC, RAF Aldergrove to train Air Gunners for No 2 Group
19 Dec 1937 'A' Flight returned from No 2 ATC, RAF Aldergrove
14 Mar 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Worthy Down to RAF Scampton and transferred to No 5 Group
 9 Apr 1938 Squadron proceeded to Temporary ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Training
 6 May 1938 Squadron returned from Temporary ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Training
16 May 1938 'B' Flight detached to RAF North Coates Fitties to train Air Gunners for No 5 Group

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 15 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt J R L Rumsey 14 Nov 1936  
Fg Off G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Fg Off G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Plt Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
Plt Off N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D White 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P L Gibson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B A Mitchell 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off P S Butler 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R W Stanway 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off E F Pritchard  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Haskins  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off J A Riley 27 Nov 1937

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D G Baker 19 Sep 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J D Haskins 14 Nov 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off D White 14 Nov 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
20 Sep 1938 Squadron received its first Handley Page Hampden, to become the first unit to re-equip with the type
Hampden I of No 49 Squadron
 1 Nov 1938 Squadron Establishment increased to that of a Heavy Bomber unit

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden I RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 15 Nov 1937 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Fg Off G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Plt Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
Plt Off N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D White 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P L Gibson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B A Mitchell 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off P S Butler 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J D Haskins  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off J A Riley 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off D B Drakes 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K H P Beauchamp 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off P D Tunstall  3 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr W A B Bowen Buscarlet 12 Dec 1938 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 12 Dec 1938 Relinquished command of the squadron and appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off G Lowe 12 Dec 1938 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr W G Rae  2 Jan 1939 RAAF.  From RAF Staff College and appointed OC, 'B' Flight
Wg Cdr W A B Bowen Buscarlet 13 Feb 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to HQ Bomber Command
Wg Cdr

John S Chick

27 Feb 1939 From HQ Bomber Command as Officer Commanding

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
27 Feb 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss for Annual Armament Training
11 Mar 1939 Squadron returned from No 1 ATC, RAF Catfoss on completion of Annual Armament Training
22 Apr 1939 'A' Flight proceeded to RAF Evanton for Armament Training

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden I RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John S Chick

27 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 15 Nov 1937  
Sqn Ldr W G Rae  2 Jan 1939 RAAF
Act Flt Lt G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Fg Off G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Fg Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
Fg Off N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D White 23 Apr 1937  
Fg Off P S Butler 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P L Gibson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B A Mitchell 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J D Haskins  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off J A Riley 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off D B Drakes 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K H P Beauchamp 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off P D Tunstall  3 Nov 1938  
Plt Off B L G Harker 28 Jan 1939  
APO J K Bennett 17 Dec 1938  
APO R F Gower 17 Dec 1938  
APO J Lewis 17 Dec 1938  
APO D E Pinchbeck  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO K B J Randall  5 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden I RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

John S Chick

27 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, MC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 15 Nov 1937  
Sqn Ldr W G Rae  2 Jan 1939 RAAF
Act Flt Lt G Lowe 28 Jun 1936
Fg Off G F Lerwill  6 Oct 1936  
Fg Off R A B Learoyd 10 Jan 1937 Later VC
Fg Off N W Timmerman 23 Apr 1937  
Fg Off D White 23 Apr 1937  
Fg Off P S Butler 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off D S Forsyth 22 May 1937  
Plt Off P L Gibson  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off B A Mitchell 30 Apr 1938  
Plt Off J D Haskins  8 Jan 1938
Plt Off J A Riley 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off D B Drakes 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K H P Beauchamp 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off P D Tunstall  3 Nov 1938  
Plt Off B L G Harker 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J K Bennett 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R F Gower 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J Lewis 17 Dec 1938  
APO D E Pinchbeck  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO W Wilson 24 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off D White 13 Jul 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off P S Butler 13 Jul 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off P S Butler 18 Aug 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J A Riley 18 Aug 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off E F Briggs 16 Sep 1939 Reported for duty on being commissioned into A & SD Branch RAFVR as Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off J L Riley  3 Oct 1939 Admitted to RAF Hospital Cranwell
Plt Off B L G Harker  4 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 F L McGurk  4 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J A Riley  4 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off E F Briggs  4 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off T C Murray 19 Oct 1939 Attached from No 106 Sqn pending posting
Flt Sgt E R Smart  1 Nov 1939 Attached from No 106 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off P D Tunstall 19 Nov 1939 Detached to No 185 Sqn pending posting
Sqn Ldr P McG Watt 23 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl A M Henderson 23 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
LAC W G Kelly 23 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 L McGarvie 23 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 S Taylor 23 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 F L Talbot 23 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr W G Rae 24 Nov 1939 RAAF.  To RAF Hemswell
Act Flt Lt G Lowe 24 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Act Flt Lt R S Allen 24 Nov 1939 Attached from No 44 Sqn, pending posting, and promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Plt Off J M D Irvine 24 Nov 1939 Attached from RAF Cottesmore pending posting
Wg Cdr

John S Chick

 2 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of squadron
Wg Cdr Walter C Sheen  2 Dec 1939 From No 106 Sqn and assumed command of squadron
Plt Off P Ward-Hunt  3 Dec 1939 From No 106 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off L C Deane  3 Dec 1939 From No 106 Sqn pending posting
Wg Cdr

John S Chick

 4 Dec 1939 To No 40 Group
Plt Off K Michie  8 Dec 1939 From No 76 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off D A McClure  8 Dec 1939 From No 77 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off A P D Hordern 19 Dec 1939 From No 185 Sqn pending posting
Fg Off B A Mitchell 20 Dec 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 24 Nov 1939
Sgt S H Potts 21 Dec 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt E H Humphry 21 Dec 1939 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
19 May 1939 'A' Flight returned from RAF Evanton on completion of Armament Training
22 Aug 1939 Squadron Establishment increased from 12 IE and 4 IR aircraft to 16 IE and 5 IR
 1 Sep 1939 Squadron began using RAF Newton for a 'Scatter' airfield
12 Sep 1939 Squadron Establishment reverted to 12 IE and 4 IR aircraft

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

Personnel Movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off G E Peacock  1 Jan 1940 To School of Air Navigation for No 2 (War) Specialist Navigation Course
Plt Off D E Pinchbeck  1 Jan 1940 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation (War) Course
Plt Off J R Canham  2 Jan 1940 To School of Air Navigation for No 2 (War) Specialist Navigation Course
Plt Off J M D Irvine 11 Jan 1940 Attached to No 106 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off W J Burnett 12 Jan 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off D P W R Robinson  6 Feb 1940 Attached to squadron pending posting
Flt Lt G F Lerwill 19 Feb 1940 To No 106 Sqn
Lt Collett RN  1 Mar 1940 Attached for liaison duties
Plt Off D E Pinchbeck  2 Mar 1940 Returned from School of Air Navigation on completion of Short Navigation (War) Course
Plt Off C A Weeks  2 Mar 1940 Returned from School of Air Navigation on completion of Short Navigation (War) Course
Plt Off L Reavell-Carter  2 Mar 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off A Bryan-Smith  2 Mar 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off K W Michie  4 Mar 1940 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation (War) Course
Plt Off D P W R Robinson  6 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to squadron on being posted in
Lt Collett RN 21 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached for liaison duties
Plt Off E D Parker 23 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
Plt Off C A Weeks 23 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
AC1 J Gibson 23 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
AC1 R Cartwright 23 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
Plt Off E Parker 30 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
Plt Off C A Weeks 30 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
AC1 J Gibson 30 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
AC1 R Cartwright 30 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
Fg Off L C Deane 30 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (8 days duration)
Sgt R Cooke 30 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (8 days duration)
AC Wilson 30 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (8 days duration)
AC J Gadsby 30 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (8 days duration)
Flt Sgt J J Campbell  3 Apr 1940 Appointed to a Commission wef 1 Apr 1940
Sgt A H Benson  3 Apr 1940 Appointed to a Commission wef 1 Apr 1940
Sgt J Unsworth  7 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (8 days duration)
LAC T W Bell  7 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (8 days duration)
AC1 W Watson  7 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (8 days duration)
Sgt T P Pratt  7 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Boscombe Down for 'Blind' Approach Course
Wg Cdr Walter C Sheen  8 Apr 1940 Relinquished command of squadron
Sqn Ldr J W Gillan  8 Apr 1940 From the Air Ministry, promoted to Act Wg Cdr and assumed command of squadron
Wg Cdr Walter C Sheen  11 Apr 1940 To HQ No 5 Group
Fg Off A G Griffin 11 Apr 1940 From No 106 Sqn wef 2 Mar 1940, but still on No 2  Navigation Instructors' (War) Course
Plt Off W C A Lodge 13 Apr 1940 Attached to CGS for No 5 Gunnery Leaders' Course
Fg Off J D Haskins 14 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (7 days duration)
Plt Off D B Drakes 14 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (7 days duration)
AC Foster 14 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (7 days duration)
Plt Off A Bryan-Smith 15 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off L C Deane 17 Apr 1940 Attached pending posting to No 185 Sqn
Plt Off Lewis 21 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
Flt Lt E R Smart 21 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
Sgt Haskell 22 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Boscombe Down for 'Blind' Approach Course
Fg Off D White 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt N L Jones 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P J Hurst 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC N Hornsby 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off A H Benson 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off A P B Hordern 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R I L Mackenzie 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC J D Openshaw 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off D P W R Robinson 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C A Weeks 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A F James 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC T Hogarth 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T P Pratt 28 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
Sgt A W T Hills 28 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
LAC Ellis 28 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
AC Reynolds 28 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training
Plt Off N B Fawcett 28 Apr 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Fg Off P S Butler  5 May 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (3 weeks duration)
Plt Off J K Bennett  5 May 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (3 weeks duration)
LAC J Parsons  5 May 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (3 weeks duration)
LAC L H Titley  5 May 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for operational training (3 weeks duration)
Plt Off D E Pinchbeck  5 May 1940 Attached to RAF Farnborough for Oxygen Course
Plt Off G L B Harris  6 May 1940 Attached from RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off C L Halls  7 May 1940 Air Gunnery Officer attached from RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off N B Fawcett 11 May 1940 Attached to RAF Boscombe Down for 'Blind' Approach Course
Plt Off L Reavell-Carter 17 May 1940 Attached to CGS for Advanced Gunnery Leaders' Course
Fg Off P S Butler 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J K Bennett 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Harrison 25 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC G R J Parsons 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Lochhead 26 May 1940 From S of AN on completion of Short Navigation Course
Flt Sgt Apps 26 May 1940 From S of AN on completion of Short Navigation Course
Sgt Lloyd 27 May 1940 Attached from RAF Finningley pending posting
Sgt Roberts  2 Jun 1940 From RAF Finningley
Plt Off D S Forsyth  3 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Boscombe Down for No 21 VHF (Lorenz) Blind Approach Course
Sgt Mathews 15 Jun 1940 Posted out
Sgt Nixon 15 Jun 1940 Posted out
Flt Lt B A Mitchell 26 Jun 1940 Missing
Plt Off L Reavell-Carter 26 Jun 1940 Missing
Sgt Sprickett 26 Jun 1940 Missing
Sgt Dutton 26 Jun 1940 Missing
Plt Off E A Harris 28 Jun 1940 Attached from No 106 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off R A G Paramore 29 Jun 1940 Attached from No 106 Sqn pending posting
Sgt Hopkins  4 Jul 1940 Attached pending posting
Plt Off E Bingham  4 Jul 1940 Attached pending posting
Plt Off J Sainty  4 Jul 1940 Attached pending posting
Sgt L H Titley 14 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Law 14 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Robertson 17 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Goldie 17 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Jones 17 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Simpson 17 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Gardiner 17 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Flt Lt Timmerman 24 Jul 1940 To No 14 OTU
Plt Off K Ballas-Anderson 28 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt J F Lindsay 28 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Milne 28 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Friend 28 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Farrow 28 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Chamberlain 28 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Storey 28 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Imber 28 Jul 1940 Attached to unit
Sgt Bates 28 Jul 1940 Attached to unit
Sgt Butcher 28 Jul 1940 Attached to unit
Plt Off R A G Paramore  4 Aug 1940 Admitted to SSQ, RAF Grantham following flying accident in Hampden, P2112
Sgt R J Jennings  6 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R F Batho  6 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Jones  6 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J F Lindsay  6 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off L O Hall 10 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to CGS for No 8 Advanced Gunnery Leaders' Course
Plt Off R F Francis 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off E A Harris 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A J Baum 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P W N Jelley 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt R A B Learoyd 15 Aug 1940 To Air Ministry as PA to Sir Robert Brooke-Popham
Sgt Stretton 16 Aug 1940 Missing
Sgt Butcher 16 Aug 1940 Missing
Sgt Farrow 16 Aug 1940 Missing
AC Lindsay 16 Aug 1940 Missing
Plt Off J V Silverston 16 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt W R Evans 18 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt S J Hitchings 18 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt A Salter 18 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt R Turnbull 18 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Flt Lt R A B Learoyd 20 Aug 1940 Awarded the Victoria Cross
Fg Off Hodges 25 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J Leslie 25 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Plt Off N B Fawcett 25 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Baker 25 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J C Clarke 25 Aug 1940 Killed in action
AC1 G Reay 25 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Paterson 28 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt R F Roberts 31 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 T Robinson 31 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 G W Snowden 31 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 S Hall 31 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Pickard 31 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt Turner 31 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J H Wyatt 31 Aug 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Fg Off Hodges  4 Sep 1940 Missing
Sgt S J Hitchings  4 Sep 1940 Missing
Sgt J H Wyatt  4 Sep 1940 Missing
Sgt L C Turnbull  4 Sep 1940 Missing
Flt Lt J D Haskins  5 Sep 1940 Missing
Plt Off J V Silverston  5 Sep 1940 Missing
Sgt W L Evans  5 Sep 1940 Missing
Sgt R Cartwright  5 Sep 1940 Missing
Sgt W Nichol  8 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt E Wright  8 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt B Woolston  8 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt E Torpey  8 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt R Richman  15 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J Bentley  15 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt P Flanagan  15 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Plt Off B Randall  17 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Plt Off C M Lochhead 18 Sep 1940 Killed in a motor cycle accident
Sgt E Powell 18 Sep 1940 To No 106 Sqn
Sgt Hirst  22 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt P Ball  22 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt F N C Catley  22 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt B V Hastie  22 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Flt Lt R A B Learoyd 23 Sep 1940 From Air Ministry
Flt Lt W J Burnett 26 Sep 1940 To No 14 OTU
Fg Off T C Murray 26 Sep 1940 To No 14 OTU
Plt Off D E Pinchbeck 26 Sep 1940 To No 14 OTU
Plt Off J Lewis 26 Sep 1940 To No 14 OTU
Plt Off E D Parker 26 Sep 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt D Foster 26 Sep 1940 From No 14 OTU
Sgt J A Bunting 26 Sep 1940 From No 14 OTU
Sgt A Haines 26 Sep 1940 From No 14 OTU
Sgt W Ellis 26 Sep 1940 From No 14 OTU
Sgt J Gibson 26 Sep 1940 From No 14 OTU
Sgt W Ellis 26 Sep 1940 From No 14 OTU
Sgt T Mellon 27 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt P Prosser 27 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt B V Hastie 29 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt F N C Catley 29 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt W Nichol 29 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off T Barlow 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Plt Off J R Bufton 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Plt Off C D Pitman 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J Brown 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt F Bichard 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt G Price 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt B Fulton 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt F Phillips 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J Morphett 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt R Rose 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J Shaw 29 Sep 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Jefferson  4 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Plt Off R C Parker  6 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J Butterworth  6 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J M Tiedeman  6 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt L Young  6 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt M Bowden  6 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt L Ball  6 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt I R Davies  6 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt W H Davies  6 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Act Sqn Ldr R S Allen 10 Oct 1940 Attached to HQ No 7 Group, pending posting
Sgt C F Fennell 12 Oct 1940 Attached to No 1 AAS for Bombing Course
Flt Lt Scoltock 13 Oct 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to No 106 Sqn
Plt Off Bulmer 13 Oct 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to No 106 Sqn
Plt Off B H Evans 13 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 106 Sqn
Plt Off J H Green 13 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 106 Sqn
Sgt J Baird 13 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 106 Sqn
Sgt G B E Bollard 13 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J W Fairbrother 13 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt R Hawkes 13 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt L R Greenhalgh 13 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt D S Imber 16 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R F Rose 16 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F Corbett 16 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K C Friend 16 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Potter 16 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off C D Pitman 16 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R C Parker 16 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P Flanagan 16 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Brown 16 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S Herdsman 18 Oct 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to No 106 Sqn
Plt Off M Jones 20 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt P E Merralls 20 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt W FD Huggett 20 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt Davenport-Jones 20 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt O'Leary 20 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt H McIver 20 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt W Huggins 24 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt C F Fennell 27 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 AAS for Bombing Course
Flt Lt Scoltock 27 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 106 Sqn
Plt Off Bulmer 27 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 106 Sqn
Sgt P J W Lamb 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt E F Pinney 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt C Dunphy 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt E Bramer 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt E Coney 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt J Leslie 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt E Palmer 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt E Reid 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt E Reaks 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Sgt Mumford 27 Oct 1940 From No 106 Sqn
Fg Off J R Bufton 28 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off K Ballas-Anderson 28 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F J W Bichard 28 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R F Robertson 28 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J R Fox 28 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Plt Off G L B Harris 28 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt P T Pratt 28 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt W Boyd 28 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt C O'Brien 28 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt B Walker 28 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt F Hibbert 28 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Flt Sgt F Apps 29 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt Bell 29 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt F Watson 29 Oct 1940 To No 14 OTU
Plt Off S W R Howell 29 Oct 1940 From No 14 OTU
Sgt A Munro 29 Oct 1940 From No 14 OTU
Fg Off G Randall  2 Nov 1940 Attached to CGS for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Fg Off Frutiger  3 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Plt Off Parish  3 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Plt Off D W Wakeford  3 Nov 1940 From RAF Finningley
Sgt F M Welch  3 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt B G Tree  3 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Parrish  3 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt G Wood  3 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Steele  3 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Caldwell  3 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt G Herdman  3 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt W Graham  3 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt D Forbes  3 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt M Robinson  3 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Fg Off J L Riley  8 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU
Sgt A W Hills  8 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt G Cook  8 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt J Gadby  8 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt R Reynolds  8 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt W Williams  8 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Fg Off Fisher 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Plt Off Donaldson 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Sneeston 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Denovan 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Sykes 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Butler 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Cruickshanks 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Eshelby 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Horlock 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Wood 10 Nov 1940 From No 14 OTU and attached to RAF Finningley
Plt Off Bulmer 11 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D W Wakeford 11 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G Herdman 11 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D W Watt 11 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off W R Haskell 11 Nov 1940 To RAF Waddington
Sgt Walton 11 Nov 1940 To RAF Finningley
Plt Off J H Campbell 12 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Fg Off Beauchamp 12 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Fg Off D D Drakes 12 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Fg Off P Ward-Hunt 12 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Fg Off D A J McClure 12 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Act Flt Lt D S Forsyth 12 Nov 1940 Attached to No 83 Sqn pending posting
Act Flt Lt F E Cooper 12 Nov 1940 Attached from No 83 Sqn pending posting
Sgt Unsworth 12 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt J Boyne 14 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Sgt J Stevens 14 Nov 1940 To No 14 OTU
Plt Off A J Henderson 17 Nov 1940 Posted in and attached to RAF Finningley
Plt Off H Newhouse 17 Nov 1940 Posted in and attached to RAF Finningley
Fg Off G R Tench 17 Nov 1940 From RAF Finningley
Fg Off D A Smith 17 Nov 1940 From RAF Finningley
Sgt J Barrier 17 Nov 1940 Posted in and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt F Lowe 17 Nov 1940 Posted in and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt F Beckett 17 Nov 1940 Posted in and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt J Greeves 17 Nov 1940 Posted in and attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt G Wood  17 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt F M Welch  17 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt B G Tree  17 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Parrish  17 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Steele  17 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Caldwell  17 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Flt Lt R A B Learoyd 18 Nov 1940 Attached to No 83 Sqn, pending posting
Sgt Phillips 24 Nov 1940 Missing
Sgt D C Dunphy 24 Nov 1940 Missing
Sgt E Torphy 24 Nov 1940 Missing
AC2 Hoskins 24 Nov 1940 Missing
Fg Off Fisher 24 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Plt Off Donaldson 24 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Sneeston 24 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Denovan 24 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Sykes 24 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt Wood 24 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sqn Ldr J B T Whitehead  1 Dec 1940 To RAF College Cranwell
Plt Off L O Halls  1 Dec 1940 From SHQ Scampton
Sgt J Barrier  1 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt F Lowe  1 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt F Beckett  1 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt J Greeves  1 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt H Rimes  1 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt R Beaver  1 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt H E Fisher  1 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Plt Off K W Michie  1 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off K C Rogers  2 Dec 1940 From RAF Finningley
Plt Off A J Henderson  2 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Plt Off H Newhouse  2 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Finningley
Sgt J Barrier  7 Dec 1940 Seriously injured in a flying accident and posted to AHQ (Non-effective, sick)
Fg Off K W Michie  7 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt G V Davenport-Jones  7 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt T Goldie  7 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J Greeves  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E F Parish  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M H Davies  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L Young  7 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J C Shaw  7 Dec 1940 Missing
Sgt B H Evans  7 Dec 1940 Missing
Sgt W K O'Leary  7 Dec 1940 Missing
Sgt D Young  7 Dec 1940 Missing
Sgt A R Cadman  7 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 AAS for Bombing Leaders' Course
Fg Off G Randall  8 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to CGS for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Plt Off R F Keighley  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Plt Off G G Kerridge  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt D M Barclay  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt R I Eastwood  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt W B C Winning  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt H Blower  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt A Collinson  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt W Coulson  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt L Jackson  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt T Latham  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt W Mossop  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt P N Nutt  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt S Owens  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt A G Smith  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt C A Small  8 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Fg Off D A Smith  9 Dec 1940 Promoted Flt Lt wef 4 Sep 1940
Sgt R Storey 12 Dec 1940 Attached to No 207 Sqn pending posting
Sgt R Coutts 12 Dec 1940 Attached to No 207 Sqn pending posting
Act Flt Lt F E Cooper 12 Dec 1940 Attached to No 61 Sqn pending posting
Sgt H Etherton 12 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Finningley for refresher course
Sgt H Irving 15 Dec 1940 From RAF Finningley
Sgt R Smith-Gander 15 Dec 1940 From RAF Finningley
Sgt A Bryceson 15 Dec 1940 From RAF Finningley
Sgt N Donley 15 Dec 1940 From RAF Finningley
Sgt T Welch 15 Dec 1940 From SHQ Scampton
Sgt R Greenhalgh 15 Dec 1940 Attached to  RAF Finningley
Flt Lt A T N Scoltock 17 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E S Rimes 17 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J H Tiedeman 17 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A M Wood 17 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off G R Tench 27 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt whilst filling a vacancy on the unit
Sgt D Bartell 29 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt K Hutt 29 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt J Stead 29 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt T Mellors 29 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt L Homard 29 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt N Lewis 29 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt E Woollen 29 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt L Sieve 29 Dec 1940 From CTS, RAF Finningley
Sgt F R Walton 30 Dec 1940 Posted to AHQ Scampton (Non-effective, sick)
Plt Off Donaldson 30 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Cranage for Short Navigation Instructors' Course
Plt Off L O Halls 30 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Waddington for flying duties

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
25 Jan 1940 Rail Party proceeded to RAF Kinloss
26 Jan 1940 Air Party proceeded to RAF Kinloss on attachment to No 18 Group, Coastal Command
15 Feb 1940 Squadron returned to RAF Scampton on completion of attachment to No 18 Group, Coastal Command
20 Feb 1940 Rail Party proceeded to RAF Kinloss
21 Feb 1940 Air Party proceeded to RAF Kinloss on attachment to No 18 Group, Coastal Command
20 Mar 1940 Air Party returned to RAF Scampton on completion of attachment to No 18 Group, Coastal Command
21 Mar 1940 Rail Party returned to RAF Scampton on completion of attachment and rejoined No 5 Group
 9 Apr 1940 Last Hind, K5402, was delivered to No 24 MU, RAF Ternhill

Source - No 49 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/480)

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