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No 66 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt V Croome 20 Jul 1936 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt V Croome  1 Aug 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Plt Off T N K Walker 20 Jul 1936 Arrived on posting from No 19 Sqn
Plt Off J B Pascoe-Webb 20 Jul. 1936 Arrived on posting from No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr V Croome  5 Oct 1936 Posted to RAF Depot  for duty at Senior Officers' School, Sheerness
Sqn Ldr V Croome 12 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from Senior Officers' School, Sheerness and resumed command of the squadron
Sgt J A Wardle 14 Apr 1937 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
20 Jul 1936

Reformed at Duxford from 'C' Flight of No 19 Squadron, equipped with Gloster Gauntlet IIs (4 x IE and 1 x IR)

Gauntlet II of No 66 Squadron
24 Aug 1936 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge, attached to No 19 Sqn, for Armament Training Camp
11 Sep 1936 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge, on completion of Armament Training Camp
xx Oct 1936 Squadron continued to increase its strength to 7 x IE and 2 x IR aircraft
xx Nov 1936 Full Establishment achieved with 14 x IE and 5 x IR aircraft
13 Mar 1937 All 5 x IR aircraft transferred to No 80 Sqn
xx Apr 1937 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 66 Squadron badge

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598), except*

The Squadron Badge on this page is Crown Copyright and has been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and is displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr V Croome 17 Dec 1936 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Roland E de T Vintras

 1 Nov 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off T N K Walker 20 Jul 1936  
Plt Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off L R Helps 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off L M Beavis 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R M Power 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off T N K Walker 30 Aug 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off L R Helps 30 Aug 1937 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt

Roland E de T Vintras

23 Oct 1937 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on being posted out
Plt Off R E Lovett 23 Oct 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off L M Beavis 24 Nov 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off L R Helps 17 Jan 1938 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off E H Jago 17 Jan 1938 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off L R Helps 21 Jan 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt W G Devas 22 Jan 1938 Reported  for duty
Plt Off R E Lovett 24 Jan 1938 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt W G Devas 24 Jan 1938 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

12 Feb 1938 Supernumerary pending assuming command
Sqn Ldr V Croome 15 Feb 1938 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

15 Feb 1938 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 8 Jan 1938 1 x aircraft collected from No 111 Sqn
12 Jan 1938 1 x aircraft collected from No 111 Sqn
18 Jan 1938 1 x aircraft collected from ASU, RAF Waddington
24 Jan 1938 1 x aircraft collected from No 111 Sqn, bringing strength up to 14 x IE and 4 x IR
18 Feb 1938 2 x aircraft collected from No 111 Sqn
 2 May 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training Camp
21 May 1938 Squadron returned from No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training Camp

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

12 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt W G Devas 22 Jan 1938  
Fg Off E H Jago  6 Dec 1937  
Fg Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Plt Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Plt Off R M Power 22 May 1937  
Plt Off C T V Craxton 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E W Campbell-Colquhoun  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J W Graafstra  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off S A Levenson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R F Rimmer 27 Nov 1937  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt W G Devas  6 Jun 1938 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on being transferred to the Reserve
Fg Off A C Heath  6 Jun 1938 Assumed command of 'A' Flight

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
12 Aug 1938 Supermarine Spitfire I, K9790 allocated to the squadron for intensive flying
26 Oct 1938 2 x Gauntlets received from RAF Biggin Hill to bring squadron up to 14 x IE and 5 x IR aircraft
31 Oct 1938 Squadron collected two Spitfires from Southampton to commence re-equipment
Spitfire I of No 66 Squadron (early production example - coded RB)
 8 Nov 1938 1 x Spitfire collected from Southampton
10 Nov 1938 1 x Spitfire collected from Southampton
18 Nov 1938 3 x Spitfires collected from Southampton
23 Nov 1938 3 x Spitfires collected from Southampton
29 Nov 1938 3 x Spitfires collected from Southampton
 6 Dec 1938 3 x Spitfires collected from Southampton
 9 Dec 1938 6 x Gauntlets delivered to No 615 Sqn AAF
10 Dec 1938 1 x Spitfire collected from Southampton
18 Dec 1938 2 x Spitfires collected from Southampton
19 Dec 1938 1 x Spitfire collected from Southampton, bringing establishment to 14 IE and 4 IR plus K9790

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Spitfire I RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

12 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Act Flt Lt E H Jago  6 Dec  1937  
Fg Off A C Heath 17 May 1938  
Fg Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off R M Power 22 May 1937  
Plt Off C T V Craxton 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E W Campbell-Colquhoun  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J W Graafstra  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R F Rimmer 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D G B Paton  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H C Kennard 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R A Acworth 17 Sep 1938  
APO R L Jeffrey    
Warrant Officer
WO I J W Kent 20 Oct 1936  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Spitfire I RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

12 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Act Flt Lt E H Jago  6 Dec  1937  
Act Flt Lt A C Heath 17 May 1938  
Fg Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off R M Power 22 May 1937  
Plt Off E W Campbell-Colquhoun  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J W Graafstra  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R F Rimmer 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D G B Paton  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H C Kennard 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R A Acworth 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W A Smith 31 Jan 1939  
Plt Off G A Brown 30 Jan 1939  
APO R L Jeffrey 29 Oct 1938  
APO R W Oxspring 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO W B Lang  4 Feb 1939  
WO J W Kent 20 Oct 1936  
WO F H Speller 27 Jan 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Spitfire I RAF Duxford Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

12 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Act Flt Lt E H Jago  6 Dec  1937  
Act Flt Lt A C Heath 17 May 1938  
Fg Off R E Lovett 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off P E S F M Browne 19 Dec 1936  
Fg Off K McL Gillies 25 Dec 1936  
Fg Off R M Power 22 May 1937  
Plt Off E W Campbell-Colquhoun  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J W Graafstra  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R F Rimmer 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D G B Paton  9 Jul 1938  
Plt Off H C Kennard 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R A Acworth 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off W A Smith 31 Jan 1939  
Plt Off G A Brown 30 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R L Jeffrey 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R W Oxspring 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO W B Lang  4 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off R E Lovett  4 Aug 1939 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Fg Off P E S F M Browne  7 Aug 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Act Flt Lt F M Thomas  7 Aug 1939 Reported for duty and assumed duties of Adjutant
Sqn Ldr

James L F Fuller-Good

23 Aug 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr E J George 23 Aug 1939 Assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt E H Jago  5 Sep 1939 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight on posting to No 1 AAS
Fg Off P E S F M Browne  5 Sep 1939 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off D G B Paton  6 Sep 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt H F Burton  7 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from HQ No 12 Group and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off P E S F M Browne  7 Sep 1939 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight
Sgt Parsons 13 Sep 1939 Posted to No 610 Sqn
Sgt Jenkins 13 Sep 1939 Posted to No 610 Sqn
Sgt Medway 13 Sep 1939 Posted to No 610 Sqn
Fg Off P E S F M Browne 16 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and posted to command 'B' Flight, No 29 Sqn
Plt Off S C Norris 19 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 29 Sqn
Sgt C Sydney 28 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 56 Sqn
Flt Lt F M Thomas  1 Oct 1939 Posted to No 152 Sqn and relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off R F Rimmer  1 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off H A Hewitt  7 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from Air Ministry and assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off H C Kennard 22 Oct 1939 Posted to No 610 Sqn
Plt Off S C Norris 22 Oct 1939 Posted to No 610 Sqn
Fg Off K McL Gillies 22 Oct 1939 Attached to AFDE for Course of Instruction
Fg Off K McL Gillies 13 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and posted  to No 254 Sqn
Fg Off R M Power 13 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and posted  to No 235 Sqn
Plt Off W A Smith 13 Nov 1939 Assumed duties of  Armament Officer
Plt Off V G Penny 19 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 3 SFTS
Plt Off J V Baldwick 19 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 3 SFTS
Sgt A J A Roberts 19 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 3 SFTS
Flt Lt H F Burton  2 Nov 1939 Attached to AFDE for Course of Instruction
Flt Lt H F Burton  7 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to AFDE for Course of Instruction
Plt Off V G Penny 10 Dec 1939 Posted to No 12 Group Pool
Plt Off J V Baldwick 10 Dec 1939 Posted to No 12 Group Pool
Sgt Barrowman 10 Dec 1939 Posted to No 12 Group Pool
Sgt A J A Roberts 10 Dec 1939 Posted to No 12 Group Pool
Act Flt Lt A C Heath 13 Dec 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off G A Brown 13 Dec 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Sgt F E Waller 14 Dec 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off P J C King 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 12 Group Pool
Sgt R J Hyde 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 12 Group Pool
Sgt D A C Hunt 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 12 Group Pool
Sgt F N Robertson 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 12 Group Pool

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 6 May 1939 Supermarine Spitfire I, K9790 returned to  Supermarine at Southampton on completion of  intensive flying
 8 May 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training Camp
19 May 1939 Squadron returned from No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training Camp
xx Sep 1939 Squadron code letters changed from 'RB' to 'LZ'
Spitfire I of No 66 Squadron (code LZ)
22 Sep 1939 1 x Spitfire collected from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
27 Sep 1939 1 x Spitfire collected from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
29 Sep 1939 2 x Spitfires collected from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
11 Oct 1939 Delivery completed of 10 additional Spitfires from No 19 MU, RAF St Athan
14 Nov 1939 2 x Spitfires delivered to No 616 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
15 Nov 1939 4 x Spitfires delivered to No 616 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
18 Nov 1939 1 x Spitfire collected from RAF Little Rissington

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A S Dini 23 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 610 Sqn
Fg Off C T V Craxton 31 Jan 1940 Posted to Photographic Development Flight
Plt Off H A Hewitt  7 Mar 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off H C Kennard 11 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 610 Sqn
Sqn Ldr E J George 18 Mar 1940 Admitted to hospital and transferred to SHQ Duxford
Fg Off H A Hewitt 22 Mar 1940 Admitted to Littleport Hospital following a road accident
Plt Off R G Kennedy 31 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Sgt L G B Stone 31 Mar 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the rank of Plt Off
Sgt C A T Jones 31 Mar 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the rank of Plt Off
Sgt H H Chandler 31 Mar 1940 Appointed to a Commission in the rank of Plt Off
Sqn Ldr Rupert H A Leigh  7 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from CFS.  Supernumerary pending assuming command
Plt Off J R Mather  8 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Digby
Plt Off C A Cooke  8 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 213 Sqn
Sqn Ldr E J George  9 Apr 1940 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr Rupert H A Leigh  9 Apr 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off L G B Stone 14 Apr 1940 Posted to No 213 Sqn
Plt Off C A T Jones 14 Apr 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn
Plt Off H H Chandler 14 Apr 1940 Posted to No 266 Sqn
Plt Off J A P Studd 14 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Fg Off H A Hewitt 15 Apr 1940 Transferred from Littleport Hospital to RAF Officers' Hospital, Torquay
Plt Off R G Kennedy 25 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A S Dini 28 Apr 1940 Posted to PDC Uxbridge pending posting to No 607 Sqn
Flt Lt A C Heath  3 May 1940 Attached to No 254 Sqn
Plt Off Johnston  6 May 1940 Arrived on posting from SHQ Duxford as Sqn Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt A C Heath  7 May 1940 Posted to No 254 Sqn
Flt Lt K McL Gillies  7 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 254 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off R W Oxspring  9 May 1940 Posted to No 263 Sqn
Plt Off H R Allen 10 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Plt Off A N Appleford 13 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Shawbury
Plt Off C A Bodie 13 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Hullavington
Plt Off M H Mounsdon 18 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Meir
Plt Off A G Page 18 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Meir
Plt Off R W Oxspring 18 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 263 Sqn
WO Deacon 19 May 1940 Appointed to a Commission as an Engineer Officer in the rank of Fg Off
Fg Off Deacon 19 May 1940 Reposted to the squadron
Fg Off H A Hewitt 20 May 1940 Returned from RAF Officers' Hospital, Torquay
Fg Off G A Brown 26 May 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Sgt M W Hayman  2 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off M H Mounsdon  2 Jun 1940 Posted to No 56 Sqn
Plt Off A G Page  2 Jun 1940 Posted to No 56 Sqn
Sqn Ldr H G L Allsop  5 Jun 1940 Supernumerary, under instruction and to assist with administrative duties
Plt Off Johnston 10 Jun 1940 Posted to SHQ Duxford
Fg Off W A Smith 11 Jun 1940 Posted to No 229 Sqn as Flight Commander
Fg Off R F Rimmer 11 Jun 1940 Posted to No 229 Sqn as Flight Commander
Plt Off K B T Burns 19 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF West Freugh
Plt Off J A Cruickshanks 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Plt Off J H Pickering 23 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Plt Off P J C King 23 Jun 1940 Admitted to SSQ following motor accident
Plt Off J A Hutton 28 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from Air Ministry as Sqn Intelligence Officer
Sqn Ldr H G L Allsop 13 Jul 1940 Posted to No 6 SFTS
Plt Off G H Corbett 26 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Plt Off A B Watkinson 26 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Plt Off Collingridge 29 Jul 1940 Admitted to hospital following flying accident
Fg Off E W Campbell-Colquhoun 21 Aug 1940 Posted to No 264 Sqn as Flight Commander
Flt Lt Dunworth 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 7 OTU as Supernumerary
Plt Off Thomas 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 74 Sqn
Sgt Clarke 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 74 Sqn
Sgt Corbin 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 74 Sqn
Sgt Carter 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 74 Sqn
Sgt Morris 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 74 Sqn
Plt Off Collingridge 28 Aug 1940 Transferred to RAF Officers' Hospital, Torquay
Plt Off H C Kennard 29 Aug 1940 Posted to No 306 Sqn as Flight Commander
Flt Lt H F Burton  3 Sep 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and to No 616 Sqn as OC
Fg Off Christie  3 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 242 Sqn and promoted to Flt Lt as OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off K B T Burns  3 Sep 1940 Posted to No 4 FPP
Sgt A D Smith  4 Sep 1940 Admitted to No 7 CCS, Beneden after being wounded in combat
Flt Lt Christie  4 Sep 1940 Admitted to RN Hospital, Gillingham after being wounded in combat
Plt Off P J C King  5 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt Dunworth  5 Sep 1940 Posted to No 54 Sqn as OC
Sgt A D Smith  6 Sep 1940 Died from injuries
Plt Off R W Oxspring 10 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off Thomas 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 64 Sqn
Sgt Morris 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 64 Sqn
Sgt Clarke 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 610 Sqn
Sgt Corbin 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 610 Sqn
Sgt Carter 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 610 Sqn
Sgt Corfe 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 610 Sqn
Sgt P H Willcocks 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 610 Sqn
Sgt Parsons 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 610 Sqn
Sgt Robbins 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 54 Sqn
Sgt Cook 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 266 Sqn
Sgt Robbins 12 Sep 1940 Admitted to Leeds Castle Military Hospital after being shot down
Plt Off Heron 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 92 Sqn
Plt Off Reilley 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 92 Sqn
Plt Off M-Thompson 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 616 Sqn
Sgt Corfe 18 Sep 1940 Admitted to Chatham Hospital after being shot down
Sgt Wright 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 616 Sqn
Plt Off Baker 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 54 Sqn
Plt Off Kendal 29 Sep 1940 Attached from No 616 Sqn
Act Flt Lt Christie 30 Sep 1940 Posted to SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick) wef 5 Sep 1940
Sgt Robbins 30 Sep 1940 Posted to SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick) wef 14 Sep 1940
Sgt Corfe 30 Sep 1940 Posted to SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick) wef 18 Sep 1940
Sgt Campbell 30 Sep 1940 Posted to SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick) wef 20 Sep 1940
Plt Off Collingridge 30 Sep 1940 Posted to SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick) wef 28 Sep 1940
Plt Off Kendal  2 Oct 1940 Posted from No 616 Sqn
Sgt Hunt  4 Oct 1940 Posted to SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick)
Plt Off Kendal  5 Oct 1940 Admitted to EMS Hospital, Preston Fall after being shot up
Plt Off Kendal  6 Oct 1940 Transferred to RAF Hospital, Halton
Sgt Forrest  7 Oct 1940 Posted to No 421 Flight
Plt Off G H Corbett  8 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R A Ward  8 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J A Cruickshanks  8 Oct 1940 Posted to No 4 FPP wef 29 Sep 1940
Plt Off Kendal 11 Oct 1940 Returned from RAF Hospital, Halton
Plt Off J H Pickering 11 Oct 1940 Admitted to Kent and Canterbury Hospital following an air combat
Sgt Goodwin 13 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 266 Sqn
Plt Off Mildren 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 54 Sqn
Sgt Hopewell 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 616 Sqn
Sgt Copeland 14 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 616 Sqn
Plt Off Reilley 17 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C A Cooke 18 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 5 Oct 1940
Plt Off Heron 22 Oct 1940 Posted to SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick)
Sgt Corbin 25 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 610 Sqn
Plt Off C A McGaw 25 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 73 Sqn
Plt Off Tucker 25 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 266 Sqn
Plt Off J R Mather 27 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Hayton 27 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 266 Sqn
Sgt Parker 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 610 Sqn wef 13 Oct 1940
Sgt Hopton 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Debden wef 24 Oct 1940
Plt Off A B Watkinson  3 Nov 1940 Posted to No 15 SFTS
Plt Off J A Hutton 11 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF West Kirby pending posting to the Middle East
Plt Off Clow 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Kirkwall for Intelligence duties
Act Flt Lt Christie 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick)
Sgt Campbell 24 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick)
Plt Off E J Partridge 25 Nov 1940 Reported for duty as an Engineer Officer
Sgt P H Willcocks 28 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Matthew 28 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 611 Sqn
Sgt Wylde 30 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 611 Sqn
Flt Lt C A Cooke 30 Nov 1940 Posted to No 312 Sqn
Plt Off F T Reynolds  6 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 65 Sqn
Plt Off C A McGaw  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS
Act Fg Off H A Hewitt  9 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Act Flt Lt R W Oxspring  9 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Sgt Goodwin 10 Dec 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU
Plt Off A N Appleford 13 Dec 1940 Posted to No 8 SFTS (but still with No 66 Sqn on 16 Dec 1940)
Fg Off H A Hewitt 16 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Gravesend
Flt Sgt Cameron 17 Dec 1940 Posted to CFS
Plt Off G M Hayton 17 Dec 1940 Posted to No 255 Sqn
Plt Off F T Reynolds 19 Dec 1940 Posted to No 256 Sqn
Sgt Rees 19 Dec 1940 Posted to No 256 Sqn
Plt Off Tucker 22 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Weeton for Parachute Course
Sgt Parker 22 Dec 1940 Posted to SHQ Biggin Hill (Non-effective, sick)
Sgt Brice 23 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 603 Sqn
Sgt Thomson 23 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 603 Sqn
Plt Off Maxwell 23 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 603 Sqn
Plt Off Olver 23 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 603 Sqn
Plt Off Kendal 24 Dec 1940 Reported sick at home
Plt Off Mildren 29 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Weeton for Parachute Course
Sgt Wright 29 Dec 1940 Posted to CFS

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
16 May 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Duxford to RAF Horsham St Faith
29 May 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Horsham St Faith to RAF Coltishall
 3 Sep 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Coltishall to RAF Kenley
11 Sep 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Kenley to RAF Gravesend
30 Oct 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Gravesend to RAF West Malling
 6 Nov 1940 Squadron moved from  RAFWest Malling to RAF Biggin Hill

Source - No 66 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/598)

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