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No 59 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Organisational Movements: Jun - Jul 1937

Date Notes
28 June 1937

Squadron reformed at Old Sarum as a night reconnaissance squadron to work with 2nd Corps (Southern Command in peace-time)

by Jul 1937 Squadron had received its full complement of Hawker Hectors
Hawker Hector

Source - No 59 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/554) (AIR 27/554)

 The ORB does not record personnel movements until August 1939.

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James Warburton

28 Jun 1937* Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Fg Off R Leigh *
Fg Off R H Humphries *  
Fg Off J W Deacon *  
Fg Off H M Starr *  
Fg Off H T Sutton *  
Plt Off G V Smither *  
Plt Off E F Pippett *  

* No date recorded

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe 28 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Peter H Holmes 30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt R Leigh 28 Jun 1937 Lt, Royal Artillery
Flt Lt J W Deacon 28 Jun 1937 Lt, Worcester Regiment
Flt Lt C A H Evans  5 Oct 1937  
Capt W S Clarke  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Tank Regiment
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Lincolnshire Regiment
Fg Off N B Hallmark 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Cheshire Regiment
Fg Off H T Sutton 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off P A Hawks 24 Apr 1938 2Lt, The King's Regiment
Fg Off E F Pippett 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G V Smither 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M I Murdoch 20 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H D Evans 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off F D Bird 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R N Chudleigh  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A J Handley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Rochfort  8 Jan 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off F P Dawson  3 Jan 1938  
Accountant  Branch
Plt Off R P Bennett  4 Aug 1937  
Warrant Officer
WO I E Evans 20 Apr 1938  

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
xx Jul 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for Annual Armament Practice Camp
13 Aug 1938 Squadron returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
30 Sep 1938 Squadron commenced repainting aircraft in camouflage and the code letters 'PJ' were adopted
Hector of No 59 Squadron
xx Dec 1938 Pilots began being attached to No 90 Sqn at RAF Bicester for instruction on Bristol Blenheims

Source - No 59 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/554) (AIR 27/554)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe 28 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Maj W S Clarke  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Tank Regiment
Flt Lt Peter H Holmes 30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt R Leigh 28 Jun 1937 Lt (Local Capt), Royal Artillery
Flt Lt J W Deacon 28 Jun 1937 Lt (Local Capt), Worcester Regiment
Act Flt Lt H T Sutton 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Lincolnshire Regiment
Fg Off N B Hallmark 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Cheshire Regiment
Fg Off P A Hawks 24 Apr 1938 2Lt, The King's Regiment
Fg Off E F Pippett 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G V Smither 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M I Murdoch 20 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H D Evans 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off F D Bird 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R N Chudleigh  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A J Handley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Rochfort  8 Jan 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off F P Dawson  3 Jan 1938  
Accountant  Branch
Plt Off R P Bennett  4 Aug 1937  
Warrant Officer
WO E Evans 20 Apr 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
 5 Mar 1939 Squadron proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for Annual Armament Practice Camp
 1 Apr 1939 Squadron returned from RAF Aldergrove on completion of Annual Armament Practice Camp
xx Mar 1939 The Squadron Badge which had been authorised by HM King George VI was presented by ACM Sir Hugh Dowding
No 59 Squadron badge

Source - No 59 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/554) (AIR 27/554)

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

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector RAF Old Sarum Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe 28 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Peter H Holmes 30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt A C G Wimbush  6 Feb 1937  
Maj W S Clarke  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Tank Regiment
Act Flt Lt H T Sutton 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Lincolnshire Regiment
Fg Off N B Hallmark 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Cheshire Regiment
Fg Off P A Hawks 24 Apr 1938 2Lt, The King's Regiment
Fg Off E F Pippett 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G V Smither 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M I Murdoch 20 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H D Evans 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off F D Bird 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R N Chudleigh  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A J Handley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Rochfort  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off N A van Someren 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J F Roberts 16 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off F P Dawson  3 Jan 1938  
Accountant  Branch
Plt Off R P Bennett  4 Aug 1937  
Warrant Officers
WO E Evans 20 Apr 1938
WO R L Bloodworth 15 Feb 1939

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hector

Bristol Blenheim IV

RAF Andover Fighter Command/No 22 (Army Co-operation) Group

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe 28 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr Peter H Holmes 30 Jun 1937 Signals duties; later AVM
Flt Lt A C G Wimbush  6 Feb 1937  
Maj W S Clarke  1 Feb 1938 Air Liaison Officer, GSO3, Royal Tank Regiment
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) D C Curme  9 Mar 1939 Capt, Royal Artillery
Act Flt Lt H T Sutton 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Lincolnshire Regiment
Fg Off N B Hallmark 15 Aug 1937 Lt, Cheshire Regiment
Fg Off P A Hawks 24 Apr 1938 2Lt, The King's Regiment
Fg Off E F Pippett 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G V Smither 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M I Murdoch 20 Aug 1937  
Plt Off G H D Evans 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off F D Bird 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R N Chudleigh  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off A J Handley  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J D Rochfort  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off N A van Someren 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J F Roberts 16 Jan 1939  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off F P Dawson  3 Jan 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO E Evans 20 Apr 1938
WO R L Bloodworth 15 Feb 1939

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel movements and casualties

Rank Name Date Notes
APO A Hughes 13 Aug 1939 Reported for duty
APO A B Goldie 13 Aug 1939 Reported for duty
APO A Thomas 13 Aug 1939 Reported for duty
Fg Off H F Wood 26 Aug 1939 Reported for duty
Plt Off C J E Chamberlain 26 Aug 1939 Reported for duty
Flt Lt R N Smith 29 Aug 1939 Reported for duty as Medical Officer

Source - No 59 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/554)

Nominal Roll of officers - 1 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt G V Smither Adjutant
Flt Lt J C Miller Signals Officer
Flt Lt R N Smith Medical Officer
Flt Lt A C G Wimbush OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt D C Curme OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt H T Sutton OC, 'C' Flight
Flt Lt N B Hallmark  
Fg Off J E Horton Engineer
Fg Off E F Pippett  
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams
Fg Off P A Hawks  
Fg Off H F Wood  
Fg Off H W Kearon Equipment
Plt Off F D Bird  
Plt Off R N Chudleigh  
Plt Off A J Handley  
Plt Off M I Murdoch  
Plt Off G H D Evans  
Plt Off C J E Chamberlain  
APO A Hughes  
APO A B Goldie  
APO A Thomas  
Maj W S Clarke Air Liaison Officer
Lt R Nicholson Air Liaison Officer

Source - No 59 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/554)

Personnel movements and casualties

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt H T Sutton  1 Sep 1939 Posted to No 1 Receiving Centre (Non-effective, sick)
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams  1 Sep 1939 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off J D Rochfort  2 Sep 1939 Posted to No 53 Sqn
APO A B Goldie  3 Sep 1939 Posted to School of Army Co-operation
APO A Thomas  3 Sep 1939 Posted to School of Army Co-operation
APO A Hughes  3 Sep 1939 Posted to School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off G O Arscott  9 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off C J Hitch  9 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Army Co-operation
Fg Off N B Hallmark + 1 Airmen 21 Sep 1939 Advance Party to France
Fg Off P A Hawks  5 Nov 1939 Admitted to hospital
Flt Lt J W Hicks 10 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off H W Kearon 16 Nov 1939 Admitted to hospital
Fg Off P A Hawks 21 Nov 1939 Discharged from hospital
Flt Lt G V Smither 27 Nov 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and resumed flying duties with 'C' Flight
Flt Lt J W Hicks 27 Nov 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt E F Pippett 26 Dec 1939 Posted out

Source - No 59 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/554)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx May 1939 14 x Bristol Blenheim IV arrived for re-equipment of the squadron
Bristol Blenheim IV of No 59 Squadron
xx Jun 1939 Squadron received its full complement of Blenheims
 3 Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'PJ' to 'TR'
21 Sep 1939 Advance Party departed Andover for France
26 Sep 1939 Road Party departed from Andover
28 Sep 1939 Last six Hectors were delivered to Maintenance Units
 1 Oct 1939 Rail Party departed from Andover
 2 Oct 1939 Rail and part of Road Party disembarked at Cherbourg
 3 Oct 1939 Rest of Road Party disembarked at Cherbourg
 3 Oct 1939 Rail Party arrived at Poix
 5 Oct 1939 Rest of Road Party disembarked at Cherbourg
 8 Oct 1939 Last of Road Party arrived at Poix
12 Oct 1939 Air Party moved from Andover to Poix
 1 Nov 1939 No 53/58 Operational Wing was formed at Poix to control Nos 53 and 59 Squadrons
 8 Nov 1939 No 53/58 Operational Wing was redesignated No 52 Wing
24 Nov 1939 Squadron HQ moved from Chateau Courcelles to Poix

Source - No 59 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/554)

Personnel movements and casualties: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt D C Curme 24 Jan 1940 Posted to School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off C M M Grece 24 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Andover
Plt Off J S Booth  8 Feb 1940 Reported for duty
Fg Off W J Muspratt-Williams 21 Mar 1940 Posted out wef 9 Mar 1940
Plt Off G O Arscott 30 Mar 1940 Reposted to squadron from hospital
Flt Lt Samson ? xx Apr 1940 Attached as Dental Officer
Plt Off G O Arscott  4 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt G E Barford  4 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 F W Froom  4 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off C J E Chamberlain 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G E Seldon 14 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 F Hands 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off P A Hawks 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F J J Evans 14 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 C G Shaw 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C A Morgan 15 May 1940 Died from wounds
Plt Off M I Murdoch & crew 15 May 1940 Missing
5 x crews 16 May 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off R A Durie 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Burns 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off F D Bird 22 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C J W Brinn 22 May 1940 Killed in action
AC2 G D Coles 22 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC Grainger 24 May 1940 MT Driver reported missing in convoy from Boulogne/Cherbourg
Plt Off R E Shaw 26 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G L Schwind 26 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 A C Brogan 26 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J E H Peters 28 May 1940 Missing, returned the following day
Sgt J A C Finlayson 28 May 1940 Died from injuries
Sgt T W McDonagh 28 May 1940 Died from injuries
Plt Off S W Ashton  4 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt R Wilson  4 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt W J Wilson  4 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr J B Fyfe 11 Jun 1940 Posted to Bicester and relinquished command of the squadron
Flt Lt N B Hallmark 11 Jun 1940 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Fg Off H W Kearon 20 Jun 1940 Reposted to squadron from HQ No 22 Group
Plt Off G T Palmer 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off A E R Fry 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off J Rex 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off J D Rochfort 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off H A Clark 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off H J Roe 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off P A Womersley 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off E L Archer 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Hovenier 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off P B Powell 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Fg Off H Haswell 24 Jun 1940 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr R G S Morgan Weld-Smith 29 Jun 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt N B Hallmark 29 Jun 1940 Relinquished temporary command of the squadron
Plt Off A D Hopkin  9 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J Falconer  9 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt T J Rowles  9 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off H A Clark 14 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt F Clayton 14 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D D Morton 14 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A K Jackson 17 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J A Hunter 17 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R V Kingshott 17 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off H Haswell 25 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R B Martin 25 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D Wallace 25 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off M R Turnbull 26 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G P Rowe 26 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D B Simpson 26 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Wg Cdr R G S Morgan Weld-Smith  1 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D H Davis  1 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P Pryde  1 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D A Drew  2 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J R Close  2 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A G Herbert  2 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H L N Davis  8 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt B W Beaumont  8 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G H Choulton  8 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W G F Whiting 19 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W G J Wilkinson 19 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off B Reynolds 20 Aug 1940 Died from injuries
Plt Off H L N Davis 28 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L E Bettis 28 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K A Edwards 28 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J J Finlay 31 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F J Leonhardt 31 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A L Peddie 31 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G L Barker  1 Sep 1940 Appointed to a Commission as a Plt Off on Probation
Sqn Ldr N B Hallmark  2 Sep 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot
Plt Off A G Inderwick  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS, Manby
Plt Off R J Jennings  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS, Manby
Sqn Ldr M L Thunder  6 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation as Sqn Ldr Ops and 2 i/c
Sqn Ldr M L Thunder  7 Sep 1940 Attached to No 2 School of Army Co-operation for flying duties
Plt Off S James 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off E Lishman 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off A W Martin 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off J A Keard 11 Sep 1940 Posted to No 235 Sqn
Plt Off R W Ayres 12 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt as OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt C M M Grece 12 Sep 1940 Posted to HQ Flight for Operations and Training
Plt Off R W Ayres 12 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off as Officer i/c Air Gunners and assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off H S Murdoch 13 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Bomber Command
Plt Off E C Whitehead 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 103 Sqn
Fg Off Anthony 15 Sep 1940 Reported for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off L C McConnell 16 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Barker 19 Sep 1940 Attached to No 600 Sqn for Wireless duties
Plt Off F G Roberts 19 Sep 1940 Attached to No 600 Sqn for Wireless duties
AC2 R Pycroft 20 Sep 1940 Killed in an air raid
Plt Off K V Palmer 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D A Walters 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E E Wright 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off E Moore 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off E Johnson 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Garrard 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off H G Knill 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off H K S McCurdy 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Barker 24 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 600 Sqn for Wireless duties
Plt Off F G Roberts 24 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 600 Sqn for Wireless duties
Plt Off R F W Johnson 25 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Barker 28 Sep 1940 Attached to No 600 Sqn for specialist wireless and navigation duties
Plt Off F G Roberts 28 Sep 1940 Attached to No 600 Sqn for specialist wireless and navigation duties
Fg Off R W Ayres  2 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off R S Geech  2 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off Jennings  4 Oct 1940 Admitted to RN Hospital, Haslar
Hon Sqn Ldr Hogan  5 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Thorney Island for duties as Adjutant
Fg Off R S Geech  5 Oct 1940 Resumed duties of Officer i/c Air Gunners
Plt Off A G Inderwick  5 Oct 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Plt Off E C Whitehead  5 Oct 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Plt Off Jennings  9 Oct 1940 Posted to No 1 CACF
Plt Off Hubber-Richards 15 Oct 1940 Posted to No 12 SFTS
Sqn Ldr Miller 16 Oct 1940 Attached to No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off A E R Fry 17 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF St Eval until 19 Oct 1940
Plt Off Collier 17 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF St Eval until 19 Oct 1940
Plt Off Allman 17 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF St Eval until 19 Oct 1940
Plt Off Trim 17 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF St Eval until 19 Oct 1940
Plt Off Blake 17 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF St Eval until 19 Oct 1940
Plt Off Hives 17 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF St Eval
Plt Off E E Hives 18 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt B D Jones 18 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Jones 18 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C H T Short 19 Oct 1940 Posted to No 1 AONS
Plt Off L W Wenman 23 Oct 1940 Posted to No 51 Group Pool
Flt Lt P B Powel 23 Oct 1940 Posted to No 14 SFTS
Plt Off W F Lewis & crew 27 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off L B Hinmam & crew 27 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Fg Off Anthony  1 Nov 1940 Posted to No 4 Central Medical Board
Fg Off D J Blaxland  1 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 4 Central Medical Board
Plt Off W F Lewis  2 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt I C Greening  2 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J S Peckham  2 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Bendry 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Scafe 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Sgt Taylor 11 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off H S Murdoch 11 Nov 1940 Posted to No 3 Recruit Centre for posting overseas
Plt Off C A Christie & crew 16 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off F G Roberts 20 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 23 Sqn
Plt Off F G Roberts 20 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Sqn Ldr R Packenham 21 Nov 1940 Posted to No 114 Sqn
Plt Off J C E B Van Blokland 23 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L S Carvill 23 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J C Woodcock 23 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H D Morton 23 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Leedham 23 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Fleming 23 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Flt Lt G H D Evans & crew 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Archer 26 Nov 1940 Posted to No 2 School of Army Co-operation (screened)
Sgt Walker 26 Nov 1940 Posted to No 2 School of Army Co-operation (screened)
Sgt Vale 26 Nov 1940 Posted to No 2 School of Army Co-operation (screened)
Plt Off K W Jerwood 26 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E F Battle 26 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F J Newman RNZAF 26 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H D Morton 28 Nov 1940 Posted to No 53 Sqn
Plt Off Leedham 28 Nov 1940 Posted to No 53 Sqn
Plt Off Fleming 28 Nov 1940 Posted to No 53 Sqn
Fg Off A P Hovenier 29 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L E Magee 29 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J B Scotchmere 29 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G E Crout 30 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off H D Morton & crew  1 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 53 Sqn
Plt Off D A Buchan & crew  1 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 53 Sqn
Plt Off L B Hinmam & crew  1 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D A Walden  1 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr R Packenham 15 Dec 1940 Posted to unit from supernumerary
Flt Lt G H D Evans 16 Dec 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Palmer 16 Dec 1940 Posted to HQ Flight, relinquishing command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr M L Thunder 17 Dec 1940 Posted to No 240 Sqn
Flt Lt Ayres & crew 18 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 School of Army Co-operation (screened)
Plt Off Date & crew 18 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Bartlett & crew 21 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation
Plt Off Cook & crew 28 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 School of Army Co-operation

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
18 May 1940 MT Convoy departed Poix on its return to UK
19 May 1940 Road Party departed Poix, stopping at Crecy but then resuming the journey to Boulogne
20 May 1940 Road Party arrived at Boulogne
20 May 1940 Air Party flew to Lympne
20 May 1940 Ground Party departed Boulogne, arrived Dover and proceeded to Tidworth, officers then proceeding to RAF Andover
24 May 1940 Part of MT convoy disembarked on arrival from Cherbourg and proceeded to RAF Andover
30 May 1940 Advance Party departed RAF Andover for RAF Eastchurch
31 May 1940 Road Party departed RAF Andover for RAF Eastchurch
 1 Jun 1940 Rail Party arrived at RAF Eastchurch from RAF Andover
 7 Jun 1940 Advance Party departed RAF Eastchurch for RAF Odiham
 9 Jun 1940 Road, Rail and Air Parties departed RAF Eastchurch for RAF Odiham
11 Jun 1940 Rear Party departed RAF Eastchurch for RAF Odiham
 3 Jul 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Thorney Island and transferred to Coastal Command*

Source - No 59 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/554) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford*

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