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No 75 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off N M Boffee  7 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight (probably appointed and then sent on leave until 15 March)
Plt Off G O Mills  7 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight (probably appointed and then sent on leave until 15 March)
Plt Off R H Niven 14 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated  to 'A' Flight
Plt Off D Fortnum 14 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated  to 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from'B' Flight, No 215 Sqn as Officer Commanding, officially transferred on 31 March
Fg Off J H Lowe 15 Mar 1937 OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off R D Speare 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated  to 'A' Flight
Plt Off W T C Seale 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated  to 'A' Flight
1 x Airman Pilot 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated  to 'A' Flight
Plt Off G I L Corder 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from 'B' Flight, No 215 Sqn as OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off J T Bouwons 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off O L Olssen 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off H L McL Bulloch 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off W R Gardiner 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
2 x Airman Pilots 15 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
4 x Airman Pilots  7 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting
APO D S Pain 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J H T Pickering 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J L Rees 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting
1 x Airman Pilot 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G O Mills 28 Jun 1937 Departed on posting
Plt Off J T Bouwons 28 Jun 1937 Departed on posting

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

Organisational Movements: Mar - Jul 1937

Date Notes
15 Mar 1937 Reformed at Driffield from 'B' Flight of No 215 Squadron, equipped with 4 x Vickers Virginia Xs and 2 x Avro Anson Is
Virginia X

Anson I

15 Apr 1937 Last Anson received bringing the strength up to the establishment of 7 x Ansons and 4 x Virginias

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Virginia X

Avro Anson I

RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 31 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J H Lowe 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G I L Corder 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R H Niven 14 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N M Boffee  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D Fortnum 14 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G O Mills  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J T Bouwons 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off W T C Seale 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R D Speare 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off O L Olssen 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off H L McL Bulloch 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off W R Gardiner 15 Mar 1937  
APO D S Pain 22 May 1937  
APO J H T Pickering 22 May 1937  
APO J L Rees 22 May 1937  

-

2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt John A Tester 12 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr B A S Lewin 13 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off G I L Corder 13 Jul 1937 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt John A Tester  6 Sep 1937 Posted to RAE Experimental Section
Plt Off G I L Corder  5 Oct 1937 Departed on posting
Wg Cdr K E Ward 18 Oct 1937 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 18 Oct 1937 Relinquished command of the squadron and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off J H Lowe 18 Oct 1937 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
APO R Sawrey-Cookson 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting
APO P J R Kitchin 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting
APO H A H Watts 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J H T Pickering 28 Oct 1937 Injured in a flying accident
APO J E Atkinson 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J H M Chisholm 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting
APO R F Porteous 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off K T A Harvey  5 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P H Jackson  5 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting
1 x Airman Pilot  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J H T Pickering 18 Feb 1938 Departed on posting wef 28 Oct 1937
APO K R Ball 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting
1 x Airman Pilot 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting
APO R F Porteous  7 Mar 1938 Departed on posting
Flt Sgt E J Merchant  5 Apr 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt R G C Marshall  5 Apr 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl W Greaves  5 Apr 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 R H Fish  5 Apr 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC G J Humphries  5 Apr 1938 Killed in a flying accident
2 x Airman Pilots  7 May 1938 Arrived on posting
AC1 J D Bradshaw  9 May 1938 Killed in a ground accident
Fg Off J H Lowe 16 May 1938 Departed on posting
APO D S Pain 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J H T Pickering 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J L Rees 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Sep 1937

Date Notes
29 Jul 1937 Squadron commenced fully re-equipping with Ansons, taking over those of No 215 Sqn
24 Aug 1937 The Virginias began to be ferried to RAF Cardington for disposal
26 Aug 1937 Squadron received its last Anson from No 215 Sqn and was now fully equipped with this type
 7 Sep 1937 Last Virginia was ferried to RAF Cardington
27 Sep 1937 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Handley Page Harrows
Harrow of No 75 Squadron
26 Oct 1937 First Anson was ferried to RAF Cardington for storage
17 Nov 1937 The last Anson was ferried to RAF Cardington for storage
28 May 1938 Advance Road Party proceeded to RAF Acklington for Armament Practice Camp
29 May 1938 Main Road Party proceeded to RAF Acklington for Armament Practice Camp
31 May 1938 Main Air Party proceeded to RAF Acklington for Armament Practice Camp
 2 Jul 1938 Squadron returned from RAF Acklington on completion of Armament Practice Camp
   
 
   
 

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr K E Ward 18 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H L Rough 31 Mar 1937  
Sqn Ldr B A S Lewin 13 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R H Niven 14 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off N M Boffee  7 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D Fortnum 14 Mar 1937  
Plt Off W T C Seale 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off R D Speare 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off O L Olssen 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off H L McL Bulloch 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off G V Gordon 30 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W R Gardiner 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D S Pain 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J L Rees 22 May 1937  
Plt Off H A H Watts 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R Sawrey-Cookson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P J R Kitchin 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J E Atkinson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H M Chisholm 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off K T A Harvey  5 Dec 1937  
Plt Off P H Jackson  5 Dec 1937  
Plt Off K R Ball 19 Feb 1938  

-

12 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
11 Jul 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Driffield to RAF Honington

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R D Davis 11 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off D Fortnum 11 Jul 1938 Relinquished his commission due to ill health
APO F Goodman 12 Jul 1938 Reported for flying training
Fg Off A H Smythe 13 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting wef 9 Jul 1938 and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves  3 Aug 1938 Attached, pending taking command of 'A' Flight
APO F Goodman 22 Sep 1938 Reverted to Class 'A' Reserve
Sqn Ldr B A S Lewin 26 Sep 1938 Placed on Retired List
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves 26 Sep 1938 Posted to squadron
Wg Cdr K E Ward 28 Sep 1938 Posted to RAF Halton and relinquished command of the squadron
Wg Cdr E S Goodwin 28 Sep 1938 Attached to command the squadron during the crisis period
Sqn Ldr W H Merton 28 Sep 1938 Attached to command 'A' Flight during the crisis period
Plt Off J E Atkinson 29 Sep 1938 Attached to No 38 Sqn during crisis period
Plt Off J H M Chisholm 29 Sep 1938 Attached to No 38 Sqn during crisis period
Plt Off K R Ball 29 Sep 1938 Attached to No 38 Sqn during crisis period
Fg Off M Nolan 29 Sep 1938 Attached from No 38 Sqn during crisis period
Plt Off I K P Cross 29 Sep 1938 Attached from No 38 Sqn during crisis period
Plt Off J P Hopkin 29 Sep 1938 Attached from No 38 Sqn during crisis period
Sqn Ldr H L Rough  3 Oct 1938 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on being posted out
Sqn Ldr J H Pool  3 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J E Atkinson  7 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 38 Sqn
Plt Off J H M Chisholm  7 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 38 Sqn
Plt Off K R Ball  7 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 38 Sqn
Fg Off M Nolan  7 Oct 1938 Returned to No 38 Sqn on ceasing to be attached to No 75 Sqn
Plt Off I K P Cross  7 Oct 1938 Returned to No 38 Sqn on ceasing to be attached to No 75 Sqn
Plt Off J P Hopkin  7 Oct 1938 Returned to No 38 Sqn on ceasing to be attached to No 75 Sqn
Wg Cdr E S Goodwin  8 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to command the squadron during the crisis period
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves  8 Oct 1938 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr W H Merton  8 Oct 1938 Ceased to be attached to command 'A' Flight during the crisis period
APO R Beer  5 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves 18 Nov 1938 Relinquished temporary command of the squadron and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Wg Cdr

David D A Greig

18 Nov 1938 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off D T MacPherson 11 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting wef 10 Dec 1938

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

David D A Greig

18 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves 26 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr J H Pool  3 Oct 1938  
Fg Off R H Niven 14 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off N M Boffee  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off A H Smythe  9 Jul 1938  
Fg Off W T C Seale 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off R D Speare 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off O L Olssen 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off H L McL Bulloch 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off W R Gardiner 15 Mar 1937  
Plt Off G V Gordon 30 Jan 1938  
Plt Off D S Pain 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J L Rees 22 May 1937  
Plt Off H A H Watts 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off K T A Harvey  5 Dec1937  
Plt Off P H Jackson  5 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R Sawrey-Cookson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P J R Kitchin 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J E Atkinson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H M Chisholm 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off K R Ball 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R D Davis 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R Beer  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D T MacPherson 10 Dec 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
 1 Mar 1939 Role of the squadron was changed to that of a Group Pool Squadron, tasked with bringing inexperienced pilots up to operational standard and to provide training to RAFVR pilots on the lines of a FTS.
xx Mar 1939 1 x Flight was re-equipped with Avro Anson Is
Anson I

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow

Avro Anson I

RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

David D A Greig

18 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves 26 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr J H Pool  3 Oct 1938  
Fg Off N M Boffee  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off A H Smythe  9 Jul 1938  
Fg Off R D Speare 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off O L Olssen 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off H L McL Bulloch 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off W T C Seale 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off W R Gardiner 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off P H Jackson  5 Dec 1937  
Fg Off D S Pain 22 May 1937  
Plt Off G V Gordon 30 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J L Rees 22 May 1937  
Plt Off H A H Watts 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R Sawrey-Cookson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P J R Kitchin 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J E Atkinson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H M Chisholm 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off K R Ball 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R D Davis 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R Beer  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D T MacPherson 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off H J Cundall 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off B O C Stevens 17 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J H Hargroves  1 Apr 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr J H Hargroves  3 Apr 1939 Posted to No 101 Sqn as Officer Commanding
Flt Lt G E Peacock  3 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Harrow

Avro Anson I

RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

David D A Greig

18 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr J H Pool  3 Oct 1938  
Flt Lt G E Peacock  3 Apr 1939  
Fg Off N M Boffee  7 Mar 1937  
Fg Off A H Smythe  9 Jul 1938  
Fg Off R D Speare 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off W T C Seale 15 Mar 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off W R Gardiner 15 Mar 1937  
Fg Off P H Jackson  5 Dec 1937  
Plt Off G V Gordon 30 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J L Rees 22 May 1937  
Plt Off H A H Watts 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R Sawrey-Cookson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P J R Kitchin 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J E Atkinson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H M Chisholm 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off K R Ball 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off R D Davis 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off R Beer  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D T MacPherson 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off H J Cundall 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off B O C Stevens 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off D B Barnard  1 Mar 1939  
Plt Off G K F Garrad  1 Mar 1939  
Plt Off N L Lewis  1 Mar 1939  
Plt Off J H C Spiers  1 Mar 1939  
Plt Off H L Taylor  1 Mar 1939  
Plt Off B I Clifford-Jones 29 Mar 1939  
Plt Off D A Rankin 29 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO E S Leary  9 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt G E Peacock  1 Aug 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off M J Earle 27 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on qualification as 1st pilot on Wellingtons
Fg Off G V Gordon 29 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on qualification as 1st pilot on Wellingtons
Plt Off B Statham 29 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on qualification as 1st pilot on Wellingtons
Plt Off H S Taylor 29 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on qualification as 1st pilot on Wellingtons
Plt Off D T MacPherson 29 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on qualification as 1st pilot on Wellingtons
Plt Off J E Atkinson 29 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on qualification as 1st pilot on Wellingtons
Plt Off A J Payn 15 Oct 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on qualification as 1st pilot on Wellingtons
Plt Off R N Ross 15 Oct 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on qualification as 1st pilot on Wellingtons
Plt Off J D Morrison 15 Oct 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on qualification as 1st pilot on Wellingtons
Fg Off R T Thomas  8 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on completion of No 1 Course
Plt Off J F Swift  8 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on completion of No 1 Course
Plt Off J C Young  8 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on completion of No 1 Course
Plt Off E A Wickenkamp  8 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on completion of No 1 Course
Plt Off D W W Morris  8 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on completion of No 1 Course
Plt Off M Radcliffe  8 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Feltwell on completion of No 1 Course
Flt Lt R N J White  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting as Adjutant (non-flying)
Plt Off B O C Stevens  8 Nov 1939 Relinquished post of Adjutant
Plt Off D C Carlton  8 Nov 1939 Posted to No 7 AOS for flying duties
Fg Off L H Eddison 21 Nov 1939 Attached from No 148 Sqn
Plt Off B O C Stevens 14 Dec 1939 Posted to No 148 Sqn
Flt Lt A H Smythe 14 Dec 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and posted to No 148 Sqn
Wg Cdr

David D A Greig

30 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to Canada
Sqn Ldr P de G H Seymour 30 Dec 1939 Assumed temporary command of the squadron

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 3 July 1939

'A' Flight began to re-equip with Wellingtons

Wellington I of No 75 Squadron

Markings shown as those carried during the Annual Air Defence Exercise - August 1939

 4 Sep 1939 Air Party moved to RAF Harwell
 4 Sep 1939 Advanced Party moved to RAF Harwell by road - 3 officers and 20 men
 6 Sep 1939 1st Main Party moved to RAF Harwell by road - 75 men
 9 Sep 1939 2nd Main Party moved to RAF Harwell by road - 16 officers and 93 men
14 Sep 1939 Rear Party moved to RAF Harwell by road - 1 officer and 17 men
14 Sep 1939 Squadron was transferred from No 3 Group to No 6 Group
25 Sep 1939 Squadron became responsible for Arament and Operational training whilst No 148 Sqn dealt with Conversion and Navigation training
 2 Oct 1939 All Ansons had been transferred to No 148 Sqn
10 Oct 1939 'A' Flight commence Armament training
24 Oct 1939 'B' Flight commence Operational training
21 Nov 1939 Training reorganised as follows: -
  • 'A' Flight - Wellington Conversion Flight
  • 'B' Flight - Operational Training Flight

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

Personnel Movements Jan - Apr 1940 (No 75 Squadron, Harwell)

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R S Ryan  3 Jan 1940 Attached from No 3 Group Pool
Flt Lt P F R Vailland  4 Jan 1940 Attached from No 215 Sqn
Fg Off Chivers  4 Jan 1940 Attached from No 215 Sqn
Fg Off Olsson  4 Jan 1940 Attached from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off Bjelke-Petersen  4 Jan 1940 Attached from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off C M Horsfall  6 Jan 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt R N J White  8 Jan 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant, SHQ
Fg Off Chivers  8 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 215 Sqn
Fg Off R D Speare  8 Jan 1940 Attached to No 148 Sqn
Flt Lt P F R Vailland 13 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 215 Sqn
Fg Off Chivers 13 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 215 Sqn
Fg Off L H Eddison 15 Jan 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 148 Sqn
Plt Off B Deaves 16 Jan 1940 Attached from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off B O C Stevens 16 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr R A A Cole 19 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr P de G H Seymour 23 Jan 1940 Relinquished temporary command of the squadron
Wg Cdr R A A Cole 23 Jan 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr G E Peacock 31 Jan 1940 Posted to No 9 Sqn
Sqn Ldr P de G H Seymour  3 Feb 1940 Posted to RAF Feltwell wef 2 Feb 1940
Sqn Ldr R S Ryan  5 Feb 1940 Posted to squadron from No 3 Group Pool
Sqn Ldr E W P Hutton 11 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 9 Sqn
Plt Off B Deaves  1 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off E G B Reid  9 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting as Screened Instructor and allocated to 'A' Flight
Flt Lt G F Rodney 12 Mar 1940 Attached from No 148 Sqn for temporary duty with 'A' Flight
Flt Lt N M Boffee 12 Mar 1940 Attached to No 148 Sqn for temporary duty with 'B' Flight
Flt Lt N M Boffee 26 Mar 1940 Attached to No 214 Sqn pending posting

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1940

Date Notes
 9 Mar 1940 No 6 Course departed for RAF Stradishall
21 Mar 1940 No 7 Course departed for RAF Stradishall
 8 Apr 1940 No 75 Sqn was absorbed into No 15 Operational Training Unit

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

Personnel Movements Apr - Dec 1940 (No 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, Stradishall)

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R M Curtis  6 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off L Sparling  6 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off L P Hockey  6 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off E W Best 20 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off C A Pownall 20 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off G L Humphreys 20 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
APO J O W K Ferris 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS for Air Gunner duties
APO G E Fletcher 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS for Air Gunner duties
APO W G Horley 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS for Air Gunner duties
APO G D S Horsfall 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS for Air Gunner duties
APO S W Webster 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS for Air Gunner duties
APO W N Rayner 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off W J Mitchell 23 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF North Coates
Fg Off A J Adams  5 May 1940 Attached to RAF Boscombe Down for VHF Course
Sqn Ldr W I Collett  5 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
APO S W Webster 10 May 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn for Air Gunner duties
APO G E Fletcher 10 May 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn for Air Gunner duties
APO W G Horley 10 May 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn for Air Gunner duties
APO W N Rayner 10 May 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off E E J Cameron 10 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off D V Gilmour 10 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off M H Macfarlane 10 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off D H McArthur 10 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off W J Miller 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 40 Sqn as Adjutant
Fg Off J Adams 20 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Boscombe Down for VHF Course
Plt Off W J Miller 23 May 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off M H Hankins  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off M R Braun  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off F H Denton  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off R P Cross  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off N R Peel  3 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Poole  5 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Sanderson  5 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off R P Cross  5 Jun 1940 Posted to No 149 Sqn
Plt Off A B Charles 16 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Fg Off J Adams 16 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 26 May 1940
Plt Off A G Wright 27 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Harwell
Plt Off M J Miller 15 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Warmwell for No 8 Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off F B Cleak 27 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Harwell
Act Fg Off W J Miller 23 Jul 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off W Hurnall 24 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bassingbourn wef 16 Jul 1940
Plt Off B P McNamara 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Harwell
Plt Off B A Goodwin 25 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Harwell
Plt Off J C Fleming 28 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 37 Sqn
Sqn Ldr W I Collett  4 Aug 1940 Killed in flying accident
Plt Off B P McNamara  4 Aug 1940 Attached to No 3 SFTS
Plt Off G L Humphreys  4 Aug 1940 Admitted to EMS Hospital, Newmarket with injuries sustained in a flying accident
Plt Off M J Miller  9 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Warmwell for No 8 Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off J O W K Ferris 11 Aug 1940 Attached to RAF Warmwell for No 9 Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off J L Sharp 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off E T Wilcox 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off B P McNamara 15 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 3 SFTS
Plt Off M H Macfarlane 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
Plt Off E A Jelley 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU
Plt Off E B Lockwood 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU
Plt Off A S Anderson 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off H D Newman 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off C K Saxelby 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off A D Greenway 28 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Plt Off T O Freeman  8 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Feltwell wef 26 Aug 1940
Fg Off W M C Williams  8 Sep 1940 Posted to No 311 Sqn wef 29 Aug 1940
Plt Off J E S Morton  8 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Bassingbourn wef 6 Sep 1940
Flt Lt A A N Breckon  8 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Fg Off N Williams  8 Sep 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off W D Brown  8 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 37 Sqn wef 6 Sep 1940
Flt Lt H M Boffee  8 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn and promoted to Act Sqn Ldr (unpaid)
Plt Off F B Cleak  8 Sep 1940 Attached to CGS Warmwell
Flt Lt J Adams  9 Sep 1940 Posted to No 214 Reserve Flight for VHF Instruction duties
Plt Off T O Freeman  8 Sep 1940 Confirmed in his appointment and promoted to Fg Off wef 17 Jul 1940
Plt Off J O W K Ferris  9 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Warmwell for No 9 Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off R J K Hogg 14 Sep 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off M R Braun 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L D Anderson 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A J Green 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt N MacDonald 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J McCormick 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L A White 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off N J Edwards 20 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Flt Lt C L Gilbert 21 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Fg Off P J R Kitchen 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Flt Lt F G L Bain 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Plt Off E Jackson 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU
Sqn Ldr C E Kay 23 Sep 1940 to RAF Honington
Plt Off A J Holland 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU
Plt Off A Tindall 25 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU
Plt Off A J Holland 26 Sep 1940 Posted to No 115 Sqn
Plt Off A Tindall 26 Sep 1940 Posted to No 115 Sqn
Fg Off A B Charles 29 Sep 1940 Attached to Parnall Armament School, Yate
Plt Off W D Brown  2 Oct 1940 Attached to CGS Warmwell
Plt Off G V Kay  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off G T Kimberley  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off I R Hewitt  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off A J Falconer  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off D J Harkness  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Fg Off A B Charles  5 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to Parnall Armament School, Yate
Plt Off F B Cleak  6 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to CGS Warmwell
Plt Off W J Finlayson  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Plt Off G D S Horsfall  8 Oct 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off R M Curtis 10 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU
Plt Off D V Gilmour 10 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU
Fg Off R P Elliott 11 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Flt Lt F G L Bain 16 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr (unpaid) wef 24 Sep 1940
Plt Off G K Larney 16 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off wef 1 Sep 1940
Plt Off D L Pritchard 19 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to No 15 OTU
Plt Off T F Gill 19 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to No 15 OTU
Plt Off J O W K Ferris 19 Oct 1940 Posted to No 301 Sqn
Plt Off D H McArthur 20 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU
Plt Off E V Best 20 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 7 Sqn
Fg Off G K Larney 23 Oct 1940 Posted to No 7 Sqn
Plt Off F B Cleak 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R M Sanderson 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off W J Finlayson 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Gibb 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W G Hitchmough 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R W B White 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off W Hurnall 25 Oct 1940 Attached to No 1 EWS, Cranwell
Plt Off A H Burton 26 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off O R Matheson 26 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Flt Lt F J Lucas 27 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Watchfield
Flt Lt G C Kain 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
APO D Mackay 31 Oct 1940 Appointed to commission as Plt Off on Probation
Plt Off W D Brown  2 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to CGS Warmwell
Fg Off P J R Kitchen  3 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt (unpaid)
Act Flt Lt P J R Kitchen  3 Nov 1940 Posted to No 38 Sqn
Act Sqn Ldr H M Boffee  4 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr (paid) wef 29 Sep 1940
Act Sqn Ldr F G L Bain  4 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr (paid) wef 15 Oct 1940
Plt Off E G Dean  5 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 37 Sqn
Plt Off M J Miller  7 Nov 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off J L Sharp  8 Nov 1940 Posted to No 40 Sqn
Plt Off B P McNamara  8 Nov 1940 Attached to No 18 MU for temporary duty
Flt Lt McGrath  9 Nov 1940 Attached from No 218 Sqn
Plt Off B P McNamara 10 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 18 MU for temporary duty
Plt Off I R Gow 10 Nov 1940 Posted to No 57 Sqn
Flt Lt F J Lucas 10 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Watchfield
  E Roberts 10 Nov 1940 Appointed to commission as Plt Off on Probation
Plt Off F H Denton 13 Nov 1930 Posted to No 15 OTU
Flt Lt F J Lucas 16 Nov 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU
Plt Off G E Fowler 17 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off A J Ryan 23 Nov 1040 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
Plt Off G R Simich 23 Nov 1040 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
Wg Cdr M W Buckley 24 Nov 1940 Posted to No 214 Reserve Flight
Sqn Ldr C E Kay 24 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Honington
Sqn Ldr C E Kay 25 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr (unpaid)
Fg Off R P Elliott  4 Dec 1940 Posted to No 3 PRU
Plt Off E Jackson  4 Dec 1940 Posted to No 3 PRU
Plt Off W J Rees  6 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 20 OTU
Plt Off F A Andrews 14 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 OTU
Plt Off A V P Muir 17 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from15 Sqn
Plt Off R G Stark 17 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from15 OTU
Plt Off I R Gow 17 Dec 1940 Attached to No 57 Sqn
Flt Lt G C Kain 18 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr (unpaid)
Act Sqn Ldr H M Boffee 18 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off C L Holmes 19 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Plt Off N R Peel 24 Dec 1940 Posted to HQ No 3 Group

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 8 Apr 1940 The number-plate of No 75 Sqn was transferred to the New Zealand Squadron at RAF Feltwell
 8 Apr 1940 On formation, the squadron was operating Wellington I and IA aircraft
Wellington IA of No 75 Squadron
19 Apr 1940 Squadron received two Wellington ICs, R3157 and R3158, from No 115 Sqn pending re-equipment
Wellington IC of No 75 Squadron
20 Apr 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R3159 from Vickers Ltd, Weybridge
22 Apr 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R3160 from No 115 Sqn but was then redirected to No 149 Sqn
24 Apr 1940 Squadron received Wellington IA, L7784 from No 57 Sqn and Wellington IC, R3156 from No 115 Sqn
26 Apr 1940 Squadron received Wellington ICs, R3156 and R3167 from Vickers Ltd, Weybridge
28 Apr 1940 Squadron received Wellington ICs, R3168 and R3169 from Vickers Ltd, Weybridge
30 Apr 1940 Squadron received Wellington IA, R3165 from No 149 Sqn and Wellington IC, R3172 from No 214 Sqn
 3 May 1940 Wellington I, L4340, was despatched to No 22 MU
 4 May 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, L7797 from Vickers Ltd, Weybridge
 6 May 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R3171 from No 148 Sqn
21 May 1940 A second flight was formed, creating 'A' and 'B' Flights
 3 Jun 1940 Wellington IA, P9205, was despatched to No 9 Sqn
 4 Jun 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R3218 from No 148 Sqn
17 Jun 1940 Wellington I, L4355, was despatched to No 11 OTU
20 Jun 1940 Wellington IA, P9207, was despatched to No 38 Sqn
22 Jun 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R3235 from No 24 MU
30 Jun 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R3297 from No 10 MU
22 Jul 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, P9280 from No 99 Sqn
22 Jul 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R3176 on return from No 115 Sqn
27 Jun 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, L7848 from No 24 MU
28 Jun 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2463 from No 22 MU
 5 Aug 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2464 from No 22 MU
 6 Aug 1940 Squadron received Wellington ICs, L7857 and T2468 from No 22 MU
12 Aug 1940 Wellington IC, T2464, was despatched to No 9 Sqn
16 Aug 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2464 from No 23 MU
17 Aug 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2474 from No 24 MU
 1 Sep 1940 Wellington IA, P9210, was despatched to the RAE, Farnborough
 3 Sep 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R3277 from No 311 Sqn
 3 Sep 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R2777 from No 9 MU
11 Sep 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, P9292 from No 115 Sqn
18 Sep 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2736 from No 9 MU
18 Sep 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, N2747 from No 48 MU
21 Sep 1940 Wellington IC, N2747 despatched to No 214 Sqn
21 Sep 1940 Wellington IA, P9206 despatched to No 20 OTU
23 Sep 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2837 from No 10 MU
27 Sep 1940 Squadron received Wellington ICs, T2820 and T2821 from No 8 MU
 6 Oct 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, L7818 from No 48 MU
 8 Oct 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2822 from No 8 MU
11 Oct 1940 1 x Wellington IA despatched to No 311 Sqn
20 Oct 1940 Wellington IA, P9209 despatched to No 311 Sqn
20 Oct 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2575 from No 10 MU
24 Oct 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R3239 from No 24 MU
28 Oct 1940 1 x Wellington IA despatched to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Sywell
 1 Nov 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R1095 from No 9 MU
 6 Nov 1940 Squadron received Wellington ICs, L7850, R3231, T2547, L7806, R3284, R3275, R3211, T2508, T2503, T2504, R3224 and R3195  and Wellington IA, N2937 from No 37 Sqn
 1 Nov 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, N2854 from No 18 MU
 6 Nov 1940 Wellington ICs, T2837, T2822, R1095, T2575, R3239, T2821 and N2777 despatched to No 37 Sqn
12 Nov 1940 Wellington IC, T2508 despatched to No 37 Sqn
12 Nov 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R1020 from No 37 Sqn
13 Nov 1940 Wellington IA, N2937 despatched to No 218 Sqn
17 Nov 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R1177 from No 9 MU
17 Nov 1940 Wellington IC, T2741 despatched to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Sywell, wef 14 Nov 1940
18 Nov 1940 Wellington IC, T2820 despatched to Vickers Armstrong Ltd, Weybridge, wef 10 Nov 1940
21 Nov 1940 Wellington IC, T7850 despatched to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Sywell, wef 17 Nov 1940
23 Nov 1940 Wellington IC, R3277 despatched to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Sywell
27 Nov 1940 Wellington IC, R3172 despatched to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Sywell
28 Nov 1940 Wellington ICs, L7797 and L7806 despatched to Vickers Armstrong Ltd, Weybridge
29 Nov 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2805 from No 44 MU
10 Dec 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, T2835 from No 8 MU and Wellington IC, R1038 from No 2 RFU
14 Dec 1940 Wellington IC, P9280 despatched to No 40 Sqn
14 Dec 1940 Wellington IC, R3195 despatched to No 57 Sqn
16 Dec 1940 Wellington ICs, R3231, T2504 and R3275 despatched to No 57 Sqn
19 Dec 1940 Squadron received Wellington IC, R1162 from No 9 MU
26 Dec 1940 Wellington IC, R3284 despatched to Brooklands Aviation Ltd, Sywell

Source - No 75 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/645)

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