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No 57 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Personnel Movements Oct 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Horace G Bowen

20 Oct 1931 Assumed command of the squadron (arrived a few days earlier)
Fg Off S L Blunt 20 Oct 1931 Reported for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off S L Blunt 27 Oct 1931 Posted to No 18 Sqn
Flt Lt Frank M Denny 30 Oct 1931 Reported for duty as Flight Commander
Fg Off

Eric C Bates

12 Nov 1931 Reported for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off

R A Byrne

28 Nov 1931 Reported for duty
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 29 Nov 1931 Reported for duty
Fg Off Herbert L Smith 30 Nov 1931 Reported for duty
Fg Off William B Thompson  1 Dec 1931 Reported for duty
Fg Off

R A Byrne

 7 Dec 1931 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton
Plt Off Francis C Seavill 29 Dec 1931 Reported for duty
Plt Off Thomas A B Parselle 19 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to Permanent Commission
Plt Off Eric A Collyns 19 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to Permanent Commission
Plt Off Rupert H A Leigh 19 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to Permanent Commission
Plt Off The Hon George R Ward 11 Feb 1932 Reported for duty
Plt Off The Hon Edward P Ward 11 Feb 1932 Reported for duty
Fg Off John G Glen 20 Feb 1932 Reported for duty
Flt Lt Eric R C Hobson 21 Feb 1932 Reported for duty
Flt Lt

Frank Beaumont

 4 Mar 1932 Reported for duty
Plt Off Cedric H Mallinson  8 Mar 1932 Reported for duty
Plt Off Arthur W M Finny 27 Mar 1932 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off Roger H Maw  3 May 1932 Reported for Air Pilotage (Navigation) duties
       

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB

Organisational Movements: Oct 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
20 Oct 1931 Squadron reformed at Netheravon
 4 Nov 1931 Four Hawker Harts were received from No 12 Sqn
Hawker Hart of No 57 Squadron

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)
 

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Netheravon (Inland Area) ADGB/Wessex Bombing Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Horace G Bowen

20 Oct 1931 Officer Commanding, MBE; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Frank Beaumont

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Eric R C Hobson 21 Feb 1932  
Flt Lt Frank M Denny 30 Oct 1931  
Fg Off Herbert L Smith 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 29 Nov 1931  
Fg Off William BThompson  1 Dec 1931  
Fg Off

Eric C Bates

12 Nov 1931 later AVM
Fg Off John G Glen 20 Feb 1932  
Plt Off Francis C Seavill 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Cedric H Mallinson  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Arthur W M Finny 27 Mar 1932  
Plt Off Roger H Maw  3 May 1932 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Plt Off Thomas A B Parselle 19 Dec 1931 later AVM
Plt Off Eric A Collyns 19 Dec 1931  
Plt Off Rupert H A Leigh 19 Dec 1931 later A/Cdre
Plt Off The Hon George R Ward 11 Feb 1932  
Plt Off The Hon Edward P Ward 11 Feb 1932  

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1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Sep 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Rupert H A Leigh  4 Sep 1932 Posted to RAF Gosport for FAA Course
Plt Off P A de G Tettenborn 12 Sep 1932 Arrived on posting from No 43 Sqn
Plt Off Hubert F Boss-Walker 19 Sep 1932 Reported for duty
Plt Off J W B Judge 19 Sep 1932 Reported for duty
Plt Off Eric A Collyns  4 Oct 1932 Posted to No 8 Sqn, Aden
Plt Off Roger H Maw 14 Oct 1932 Posted to No 39 Sqn, India
Plt Off The Hon George R Ward  1 Jan 1933 Posted to RAF Gosport for FAA Course
Plt Off The Hon Edward P Ward  1 Jan 1933 Posted to RAF Gosport for FAA Course
Plt Off J F H de Boulay 16 Jan 1933 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to Permanent Commission
Plt Off Arthur W M Finny 17 Jan 1933 Posted to No 47 Sqn, Khartoum
Sgt Plt Hall 17 Jan 1933 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott  5 Jan 1933 Reported for duty, Supernumerary pending assuming command
Sqn Ldr

Horace G Bowen

19 Jan 1933 Posted to HQ Middle East and relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott 19 Jan 1933 Assumed command of the squadron

Arrived on posting from this point until late 1936, the only personnel movements shown are the arrival and departure of Commanding Officers, although the recording of movements appears to have been haphazard after this.

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
18 Jul 1932 Squadron proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Practice Camp
28 Aug 1932 Squadron returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
5 Sep 1932 Squadron moved from RAF Netheravon to RAF Upper Heyford

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)
 

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott  5 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Flt Lt

Frank Beaumont

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert N Hampton 23 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Frank M Denny 30 Oct 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Herbert L Smith 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 29 Nov 1931  
Fg Off William B Thompson  1 Dec 1931  
Fg Off

Eric C Bates

12 Nov 1931 later AVM
Fg Off John G Glen 20 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Hubert F Boss-Walker 17 Sep 1932  
Plt Off Ernest C Kidd 10 Apr 1933 AFM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles Littleproud 26 Feb 1932 MBE

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8 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott  5 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, MC
Flt Lt

Frank Beaumont

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert N Hampton 23 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Frank M Denny 30 Oct 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Herbert L Smith 30 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 29 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E Dalrymple 24 Aug 1933  
Fg Off William B Thompson  1 Dec 1931  
Fg Off John G Glen 20 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Hubert F Boss-Walker 17 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Norman D Crockart 21Aug 1933  
Plt Off Augustine S Q Robins 21 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Philip C Lawrence 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off George A M Pryde 28 Aug 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Charles Littleproud 26 Feb 1932 MBE

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8 Airmen Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Command changes Jan 1934 - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Frederick W Walker

11 Feb 1934 Reported for duty, Supernumerary pending assuming command
Sqn Ldr Francis W Trott 26 Feb 1934 Posted to No 2 ATC and relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Frederick W Walker

26 Feb 1934 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/Central Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Frederick W Walker

11 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Frank Beaumont

 4 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert N Hampton 23 Feb 1933 DFC
Flt Lt Frank M Denny 30 Oct 1931 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Francis A J Pollock-Gore 29 Nov 1931  
Fg Off Leslie E Dalrymple 24 Aug 1933  
Fg Off William B Thompson  1 Dec 1931  
Fg Off Hubert F Boss-Walker 17 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Norman D Crockart 21Aug 1933  
Plt Off Augustine S Q Robins 21 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Philip C Lawrence 28Aug 1933  
Plt Off George A M Pryde 28 Aug 1933  
Plt Off Arthur T D Barnes 12 Feb 1934  
Warrant Officer
WO Horace Barnes 12 Jan 1934  

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8 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
 2 Jul 1934 Squadron proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Practice Camp
21 Jul 1934 Squadron returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
30 Jul 1934 Squadron proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Practice Camp
27 Aug 1934 Squadron moved from RAF North Coates Fitties to RAF Ford to take part in 'HMS Centurion Trials'
15 Sep 1934 Squadron moved from RAF Ford to RAF Upper Heyford on completion of 'HMS Centurion Trials'

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)
 

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hart RAF Upper Heyford ADGB/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Frederick W Walker

11 Feb 1934 Officer Commanding, DSC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John G Franks

24 May 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt John D Greaves  1 Oct 1934
Flt Lt Basil M Carey  8 Dec 1934  
Fg Off Hubert F Boss-Walker 17 Sep 1932  
Fg Off Norman D Crockart 21Aug 1933  
Fg Off James G Macintyre  2 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Arthur T D Barnes 12 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Robert G Yaxley 28 Jul 1934  
Plt Off Ronald E Curry 24 May 1935  
Plt Off Hugh L Dawson  4 Mar 1935  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II James J Burton 29 Mar 1935  

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8 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Command changes Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis H E Reeve

 1 Jul 1935 Reported for duty, Supernumerary pending assuming command
Sqn Ldr

Frederick W Walker

15 Jul 1935 Posted to Air Ministry and relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Francis H E Reeve

15 Jul 1935 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
 7 Jul 1935 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Practice Camp
18 Aug 1935 Squadron returned from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
16 Mar 1936 'C' Flight became the nucleus of No 218 Squadron, equipped with Hawker Hinds, although the unit remained under the administrative and operational control of No 57 Squadron pending the formation of its own Squadron HQ.
27 Mar 1936 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Practice Camp
25 Apr 1936 Squadron returned from No 2 ATC, RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
 1 May 1936 Squadron re-equipped with Hawker Hinds
Hawker Hind of No 57 Squadron

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)
 

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Francis H E Reeve

 1 Jul 1935 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Flt Lt K Lea-Cox 15 Apr 1936  
Flt Lt Hubert F Boss-Walker 30 Aug 1933
Fg Off Norman D Crockart 21Aug 1933  
Plt Off Peter Stevens 14 Oct 1935  
Plt Off L A G S Lewer  4 Mar 1936  
Plt Off R B Nuthall 12 Jun 1936  
APO M W Hamlyn 23 Apr 1936  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II James J Burton 29 Mar 1935  

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7 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

Personnel movements Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr

Francis H E Reeve

28 Sep 1936 Attached to the Air Ministry and relinquished command of the squadron
Flt Lt K Lea-Cox 28 Sep 1936 Assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt K Lea-Cox 14 Dec 1936 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off W D Morford 30 Nov 1936 Attached to RAF Leuchars for FSR training
Plt Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Paul D Holder 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS on appointment to a Permanent Commission (University Entrant)
Plt Off R H Spencer 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS on appointment to a Permanent Commission (University Entrant)
Plt Off M W Hamlyn  4 Jan 1937 Posted to No 108 Sqn
Plt Off J Culliford  4 Jan 1937 Posted to No 108 Sqn
Plt Off Paul D Holder  4 Jan 1937 Posted to No 108 Sqn
Plt Off F E Williams  4 Jan 1937 Posted to No 108 Sqn
Fg Off C H D Wardrop 28 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from No 603 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt K Lea-Cox 15 Mar 1937 Posted to No 226 Sqn
Plt Off R G Hurst 15 Mar 1937 Posted to No 226 Sqn
Plt Off T M Hunt 15 Mar 1937 Posted to No 226 Sqn
Plt Off A L Pitfield 15 Mar 1937 Posted to No 226 Sqn
Plt Off N M Thomas 15 Mar 1937 Posted to No 226 Sqn

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
15 Aug 1936 Squadron proceeded to RAF Old Sarum for training in the role of Reconnaissance Squadron
13 Sep 1936 Squadron returned from RAF Old Sarum
 4 Jan 1937

An element of the Squadron became the nucleus of No 108 Squadron

20 Feb 1957 No 108 Sqn ceased to be under the administrative and operational control of No 57 Sqn and moved to South Farnborough.
23 Feb 1937 The Squadron Badge, which had been authorised by HM King Edward VIII was presented by A/Cdre S W Smith
No 57 Squadron badge
15 Mar 1937

An element of No 57 Squadron became the nucleus of No 226 Squadron

15 Apr 1937 No 226 Sqn ceased to be under the administrative and operational control of No 57 Sqn and moved to RAF Harwell

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)

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 Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off C H D Wardrop 28 Feb 1937  
Fg Off R H Spencer 20 Dec 1936
Plt Off R B Nuthall 12 Jun 1936  
Plt Off James N W Farmer 28 Jun 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Plt Off H M Hammond 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936  
Plt Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off M P A Craig Mooney  8 Apr 1937  
APO C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
APO M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  

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7 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off M P A Craig Mooney 23 Sep 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off C H D Wardrop  6 Oct 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off R B Nuthall 16 Nov 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
AC2 W G Goodhand 23 Jan 1938 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
20 Nov 1937 Squadron proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Annual Armament Practice Camp
18 Dec 1937 Squadron returned from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
25 Mar 1938 The first Bristol Blenheim I for re-equipment of the squadron was collected from Filton
Bristol Blenheim I
13 Apr 1938 Squadron completed re-equipment with Blenheim Is
19 May 1938 Last Hind was flown away for disposal

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt C H D Wardrop 28 Feb 1937  
Fg Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off R B Nuthall 12 Jun 1936  
Plt Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K H V Day 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off H G Graham-Hogg 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J S MacL Clarke 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off E F Nind  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H R Bewley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D Morton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W W Adam 19 Feb 1938  
APO Archibald C Stewart 17 May 1938 later A/Cdre

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5 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Organisational Movements:  Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
26 Sep 1938 Peace time marking were removed and the code letters 'EQ' adopted
28 Sep 1938 Squadron was transferred from No 1 Group to No 2 Group
 8 Oct 1938 Squadron was transferred from No 2 Group back to No 1 Group

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt C H D Wardrop 28 Feb 1937  
Fg Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K H V Day 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off H G Graham-Hogg 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off E F Nind  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H R Bewley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D Morton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W W Adam 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J G Fletcher 10 Jul 1938  
Plt Off J R Grant 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off O C Hume  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R L Saunders 28 Nov 1938  
APO Archibald C Stewart 17 May 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Organisational Movements:  Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
 9 Jan 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 6 ATC, RAF Warmwell for Annual Armament Practice Camp
27 Jan 1939 Squadron returned from No 6 ATC, RAF Warmwell on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K H V Day 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off H G Graham-Hogg 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off E F Nind  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H R Bewley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D Morton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W W Adam 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J R Grant 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off O C Hume  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R L Saunders 28 Nov 1938  
Plt Off Archibald C Stewart 17 May 1938 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officer
WO J G Davies 13 Sep 1934

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Upper Heyford Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 14 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt J A Roncoroni 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off G M Wyatt 28 Jun 1936  
Fg Off J Foulsham 31 Aug 1936
Fg Off C D Milne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off C T Norman 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off M J Casey 23 Apr 1937  
Plt Off K H V Day 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off H G Graham-Hogg 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off E F Nind  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H R Bewley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A D Morton 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off W W Adam 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J R Grant 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off O C Hume  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R L Saunders 28 Nov 1938  
Plt Off Archibald C Stewart 17 May 1938 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officer
WO J G Davies 13 Sep 1934

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel movements Apr - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off K H V Day 12 Apr 1939 Posted to RAF Grantham
Plt Off P W A Simpson 18 May 1939 Arrived on posting from No 50 Sqn
Flt Lt S S Fielden  5 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Old Sarum
Plt Off P L Campbell-Rogers 25 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO C H Keedwell  5 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO R L B Carr  5 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO F A Green  5 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
Plt Off K H K Parvin 14 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
Sqn Ldr W L Payne 21 Aug 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron
Wg Cdr H M A Day 21 Aug 1939 Assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt D S M McArthur 25 Aug 1939 Class 'E' Reservist reported for duty
Fg Off W H G Hampshire 25 Aug 1939 Class 'E' Reservist reported for duty
Plt Off F A Buckingham 25 Aug 1939 Class 'E' Reservist reported for duty
Wg Cdr H M A Day 13 Oct 1939 Missing, later reported as POW
Sqn Ldr A H Harland 14 Oct 1939 Assumed command of the squadron as Act Wg Cdr
Sgt E B Hillier 13 Oct 1939 Killed in action
AC Moller 13 Oct 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off M J Casey 16 Oct 1939 Missing, later reported as POW
Sgt Fripp 16 Oct 1939 Missing, later reported as POW
AC Nelson 16 Oct 1939 Missing, later reported as POW
Plt Off A D Morton  6 Nov 1939 Killed in action
Sgt G Storr  6 Nov 1939 Killed in action
AC1 F A Twinning  6 Nov 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off Bewlay  7 Nov 1939 Missing, later reported as POW
Sgt McIntyre  7 Nov 1939 Missing, later reported as POW
AC Adderley  7 Nov 1939 Missing, later reported as POW
Plt Off J N O Blackwood 16 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as a Pilot
Plt Off Goldie 16 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as a Pilot
Plt Off Herbert 16 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as a Pilot
Plt Off A Thomas 16 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as a Pilot
Sgt P L Thomas 16 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as an Air Observer
Sgt G F Couzens 16 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as an Air Observer
Sgt Pope 16 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as an Air Observer
Sgt Hudspeth 16 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as an Air Observer
Sgt Gilmore 16 Nov 1939 Missing, later reported as interned in Belgium
Sgt Turnidge 16 Nov 1939 Missing, later reported as interned in Belgium
AC Jervis 16 Nov 1939 Missing, later reported as interned in Belgium
Sgt S J Farmer 16 Nov 1939 Killed in action
Flt Sgt F S Bowden 16 Nov 1939 Killed in action
LAC I R W Partlow 16 Nov 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off O C Hume 23 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr R H Haworth-Booth  1 Dec 1939 Reported for duty as Supernumerary
Act Wg Cdr A H Harland  5 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron and acting rank of Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr R H Haworth-Booth  5 Dec 1939 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB

Organisational Movements:  Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 xx Aug 1939 Squadron code letters were re-applied with 'DX' replaced the previous 'EQ'
12 Sep 1939 Advance Party departed RAF Upper Heyford for Southampton
16 Sep 1939 MT departed RAF Upper Heyford for Southampton
22 Sep 1939 Main Party departed RAF Upper Heyford for Southampton by rail from Bicester and sailed at 16:00
23 Sep 1939 Main Party disembarked at Cherbourg
24 Sep 1939 Main Party arrived at Amy
28 Sep 1939 Part of MT arrived at Amy
30 Sep 1939 Rear Party arrived at Amy
 1 Oct 1939 Remainder of MT arrived at Amy
18 Oct 1939 Squadron moved from Amy to Rosieres

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)

Personnel movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Drimmie 23 Jan 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off J N O Blackwood 25 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D J Bendall 25 Jan 1940 Killed in action
AC2 J R Hunter 25 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Wg Cdr R H Haworth-Booth  7 Feb 1940 Relinquished command of the squadron on appointment as OC, No 70 Wing
Sqn Ldr A H Harland  7 Feb 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off Archibald C Stewart 12 Feb 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt D S M McArthur 13 Feb 1940 Posted to Home Establishment
Fg Off F E Bamford 13 Feb 1940 Reported for duty
Fg Off W G Hampshire 25 Feb 1940 Posted to HQ No 52 Wing
Wg Cdr R H Haworth-Booth  2 Mar 1940 Reassumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr A H Harland  2 Mar 1940 Relinquished command of the squadron
Act Flt Lt Wyatt  6 Mar 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt
Wg Cdr R H Haworth-Booth 10 Mar 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton with duodenal ulcer
Sqn Ldr A H Harland 10 Mar 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr A H Harland 11 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr (unpaid)
Flt Lt J A Roncoroni 11 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr (unpaid)
Fg Off J Foulsham 11 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt (unpaid)
Fg Off W W Adam 15 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
LAC F J Mantle 15 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl G E Catmore 27 Mar 1940 Died from injuries
Plt Off Frame 28 Mar 1940 Adjutant, proceeded to RAF Loughborough for Disciplinary Course
Plt Off A Thomas 28 Mar 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
The ORB for April was lost in the evacuation of France
Plt Off A Thomas 10 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P L Thomas 10 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC L F Jordan 10 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Drimmie 12 May 1940 Missing, later reported as POW
AC Shuttleworth 12 May 1940 Missing, later reported as POW
Sgt G F Couzens 12 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 O R Beaumont 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R L Saunders 22 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S F Simmons 22 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 G R Pirie 22 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Hutchings 24 May 1940 Admitted to hospital with battle injury
Sgt Logan 25 May 1940 Admitted to Shorncliffe Hospital with battle injury
Fg Off R A Hopkinson  5 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off L T Ryan  5 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Fg Off R A Hopkinson  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J G Andrew  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G A Miles  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F G Mills  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T J Jervis  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S J Newcombe  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Spencer 20 Jul 1940 Admitted to hospital
Sgt Wise 25 Jul 1940 Reported for duty as an Air Observer
Flt Sgt Quirk 30 Jul 1940 Posted out
WO J G Davies  3 Aug 1940 Reported for duty on being appointed to a Commission
Plt Off Carter 20 Aug 1940 Reported for duty on being appointed to a Commission
Plt Off Cochrane 24 Aug 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Edwards 24 Aug 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off A C Denison  2 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt R H Cowley  2 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt F J L Nicholas  2 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off G R Holyoke  4 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt M M Gallewski  4 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D G Palmer  4 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 T G Adams 16 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Leach 16 Oct 1940 Posted to No 107 Sqn in exchange for Sgt Griffiths
Sgt Griffiths 16 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 107 Sqn in exchange for Plt Off Leach
Plt Off Falconer 19 Oct 1940 Attached as Defence Officer
Plt Off Howe 20 Oct 1940 Resigned his commission
Plt Off Grant  2 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Cranwell
Plt Off Whitlam  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 107 Sqn
Plt Off Edwards  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 107 Sqn
Plt Off Garnder  9 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Feltwell for signals experience
Plt Off Gow 10 Nov 1940 Attached from No 75 Sqn to instruct on Wellingtons
Plt Off L T Ryan (& crew) 11 Nov 1940 Posted to No 105 Sqn
Plt Off Taylor (& crew) 11 Nov 1940 Posted to No 105 Sqn
Sgt Whitfield (& crew) 11 Nov 1940 Posted to No 105 Sqn
Sgt Greenleaf (& observer) 11 Nov 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Sgt Gilmore (& observer) 11 Nov 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Flt Sgt Richardson 12 Nov 1940 Posted to No 13 OTU
Sgt Park 12 Nov 1940 Posted to No 13 OTU
Sgt Haines 12 Nov 1940 Posted to No 13 OTU
Plt Off Cox 21 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Blackburn 28 Nov 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off Hayter 28 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Spencer 28 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Ritchie 28 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Child-Villiers 28 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Spiller  5 Dec 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Cochrane  7 Dec 1940 Attached to No 1 AAS, Manby for Bombing Leaders Course
Flt Lt Nind 10 Dec 1940 Admitted to RAF Officers' Hospital, Torquay for Appendix operation
Plt Off Carter 14 Dec 1940 Posted to Canada for Astro Navigation course
Plt Off Redford 14 Dec 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Cochrane 21 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 AAS, Manby for Bombing Leaders Course

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB

Organisational Movements:  Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 1 Mar 1940 First two Blenheim IVs for the squadron were delivered from RAF Andover to Glisy
Blenheim IV of No 57 Squadron
17 May 1940 Squadron moved from Rosieres to Poix
18 May 1940 Squadron convoy moved from Poix to Crecy
19 May 1940 Remainder of squadron moved from Poix to Crecy
20 May 1940 Part of convoy arrived at Boulogne, embarked, crossed Channel, disembarked and proceeded to Tidworth
21 May 1940 Squadron departed Tidworth and proceeded to RAF Wyton
27 May 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Wyton to RAF Gatwick
10 Jun 1940 Rail Party departed RAF Gatwick for RAF Wyton
11 Jun 1940 Air Party departed RAF Gatwick for RAF Wyton
23 Jun 1940 Rail Party departed RAF Wyton for RAF Lossiemouth
24 Jun 1940 Air Party departed RAF Wyton for RAF Lossiemouth
12 Aug 1940 Squadron commenced move from RAF Lossiemouth to satellite at Bog of Mayne
13 Aug 1940 Squadron completed move from RAF Lossiemouth to satellite at Bog of Mayne
31 Oct 1940 Advance Party departed Bog of Mayne for RAF Wyton
 1 Nov 1940 Main Rail Party departed from Elgin for RAF Wyton
 1 Nov 1940 Air Party departed Bog of Mayne for RAF Wyton
 2 Nov 1940 Rear Party departed from Elgin for RAF Wyton
12 Nov 1940 Advance Party departed RAF Wyton for RAF Feltwell
13 Nov 1940 Squadron commenced ground training on Wellington IAs
14 Nov 1940 Squadron commenced dual instruction on Wellington IAs
18 Nov 1940 Main Party departed RAF Wyton for RAF Feltwell
20 Nov 1940 Air Party departed RAF Wyton for RAF Feltwell
xx Nov 1940 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Wellington ICs

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/537)

Personnel movements Jan 1941

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Smitz  1 Jan 1941 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr Foulsham 16 Jan 1941 Posted to RAF Wyton as Sqn Ldr Ops
Sgt Matthews 24 Jan 1941 Reported for duty as a crew
Sgt Greager 24 Jan 1941 Reported for duty as a crew
Sgt Jones 24 Jan 1941 Reported for duty as a crew
Sgt Everitt 24 Jan 1941 Reported for duty as a crew
Sgt Hudson 24 Jan 1941 Reported for duty as a crew
Sgt Ferris 24 Jan 1941 Reported for duty as a crew

Source - No 57 Sqn ORB

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