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No 76 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Apr - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Strang Graham 12 Apr 1937 Appointed Officer Commanding but cancelled
Sqn Ldr E J George 26 Apr 1937 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Jul 1937

Date Notes
12 Apr 1937

Reformed at Finningley from 'B' Flight of No 7 Squadron, equipped with Vickers Wellesleys

Wellesley I of No 76 Squadron - July 1937

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellesley RAF Finningley Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E J George 26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off L R Stewart 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off P H Rebbeck 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F L Chadwick 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off B P Jones 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off G K Peacock 12 Apr 1937  
APO J N Culverwell 22 May 1937  
APO J E Riepenhausen 22 May 1937  
APO J S Sherwood 22 May 1937  
APO J M Warren 22 May 1937  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
23 Oct 1937 Squadron proceeded to RAF North Coates Fitties for Armament Practice Camp
12 Nov 1937 Squadron returned from RAF North Coates Fitties on completion of Armament Practice Camp
22 Mar 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF Evanton for Armament Practice Camp
22 Apr 1938 Squadron returned from RAF Evanton on completion of Armament Practice Camp
xx Mar 1938 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 76 Squadron badge

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650), 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 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellesley RAF Finningley Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E J George 26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

William E Staton

30 May 1938 MC, DFC; later AVM
Act Flt Lt L R Stewart 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off P H Rebbeck 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F L Chadwick 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off B P Jones 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off G K Peacock 12 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off J N Culverwell 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J E Riepenhausen 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off J S Sherwood 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J M Warren 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R J Sage  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R H Bullard-Davies  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off C A Baskett  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J T B Sadler  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W D Corr 23 Oct 1937  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N A Pearce 11 Jul 1938 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr E J George 11 Jul 1938 Relinquished command of the squadron

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
20 Sep 1938 Squadron advised that during the International Crisis it would be required to operate in the night bomber role
xx Sep 1938 Squadron adopted the code letters 'NM'
Wellesley I of No 76 Squadron - 1939
10 Oct 1938 Squadron advised that on conclusion of the International Crisis it would continue to operate in the night bomber role

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellesley RAF Finningley Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N A Pearce 11 Jul 1938 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt L R Stewart 12 Apr 1937  
Act Flt Lt G H Sheehan 27 Sep 1938  
Fg Off P H Rebbeck 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F L Chadwick 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off B P Jones 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G K Peacock 12 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off F A Willan  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J N Culverwell 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J E Riepenhausen 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off J S Sherwood 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J M Warren 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R J Sage  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R H Bullard-Davies  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off C A Baskett  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J T B Sadler  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W D Corr 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P R Burton-Gyles 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G T Rhodes  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off B G Meyer  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off B A Taylor  5 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N A Pearce  1 Jan 1939 Died in Marlborough
Flt Lt L R Stewart  1 Jan 1939 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr J B T Whitehead 10 Jan 1939 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
10 Mar 1939 6 x Avro Ansons were loaned by No 7 Sqn for pilots to undergo twin-engined conversion
Anson I
31 Mar 1939 Squadron received its first three Handley Page Hampdens from the manufacturer
Hampden I

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellesley

Handley Page Hampden

RAF Finningley Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt L R Stewart 12 Apr 1939  
Act Flt Lt G H Sheehan 27 Sep 1938  
Fg Off P H Rebbeck 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off B P Jones 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F L Chadwick 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G K Peacock 12 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off F A Willan  1 Nov 1938  
Fg Off J E Riepenhausen 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off J S Sherwood 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J N Culverwell 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J M Warren 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R J Sage  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R H Bullard-Davies  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off C A Baskett  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J T B Sadler  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W D Corr 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P R Burton-Gyles 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off G T Rhodes  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off B G Meyer  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off B A Taylor  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D C Ross 13 Dec 1938  
Plt Off Lewis M Hodges 17 Dec 1938 later ACM
Plt Off H V Matthews 17 Dec 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Apr - May 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr D S Allan  3 Apr 1939 Supernumerary pending assuming command
Wg Cdr D S Allan 13 Apr 1939 Assumed command of the squadron

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden

Avro Anson I

RAF Finningley Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr D S Allan  3 Apr 1939  
Sqn Ldr J H R Oldfield  3 Apr 1939  
Flt Lt L R Stewart 12 Apr 1939  
Act Flt Lt G H Sheehan 27 Sep 1938  
Fg Off P H Rebbeck 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off B P Jones 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F L Chadwick 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G K Peacock 12 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off F A Willan  1 Nov 1938  
Fg Off J E Riepenhausen 22 May 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off J S Sherwood 22 May 1937  
Fg Off J N Culverwell 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J M Warren 22 May 1937  
Plt Off R J Sage  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off R H Bullard-Davies  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off C A Baskett  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J T B Sadler  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W D Corr 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off P R Burton-Gyles 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off B G Meyer  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off B A Taylor  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off D C Ross 13 Dec 1938  
Plt Off Lewis M Hodges 17 Dec 1938 later ACM
Plt Off H V Matthews 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off C J Callingham 10 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C A Weeks 10 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R M Coste 10 Jan 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO P B Gilbert  1 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Organisational Movements: May - Sep 1939

Date Notes
14 May 1939 7 x Avro Ansons received from No 44 Sqn in preparation of the unit becoming a Group Training Squadron
 1 Jun 1939 Squadron became a Group Training Squadron

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Nominal Roll - 3 September 1939

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr D S Allan Officer Commanding
Plt Off H V Matthews Adjutant
Sqn Ldr E A Jones 'A' Flight Commander
Fg Off F L Chadwick 'A' Flight
Fg Off R J Sage 'A' Flight
Fg Off D Parker 'A' Flight
Plt Off B G Meyer 'A' Flight
Plt Off Wilfred J Burnett 'A' Flight
Plt Off R D Perkins 'A' Flight
Flt Sgt E G Couch 'A' Flight
Flt Sgt G G Petty 'A' Flight
Sgt E H Smart 'A' Flight
Sgt C V Hodson 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr J H R Oldfield 'B' Flight Commander
Act Flt Lt G H Sheehan 'B' Flight
Act Flt Lt B P Jones 'B' Flight
Fg Off W D Corr 'B' Flight
Fg Off J S Sherwood 'B' Flight
Plt Off L C Deane 'B' Flight
Plt Off Lewis M Hodges 'B' Flight
Plt Off W F Tudhope 'B' Flight
Plt Off B A Taylor 'B' Flight
Flt Sgt W G Redding 'B' Flight
Act Sgt Greet Air Observer
Act Sgt Goldstraw Air Observer
Act Sgt Thomas Air Observer
Act Sgt Woodhouse Air Observer
Act Sgt France Air Observer
24 Wireless Operator/Air Gunners
229 Airmen

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Personnel Movements: Sep 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt W G A Coulson 11 Sep 1939 Attached for conversion course
Plt Off J L Girling 18 Sep 1939 Posted in for Administrative and Special Duties
Flt Lt W G A Coulson 19 Sep 1939 Posted to No 220 Sqn
Sqn Ldr E A Jones 21 Sep 1939 Posted to HQ, No 5 Group

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Screened Personnel - 23 September 1939

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr D S Allan Chief Instructor
Sqn Ldr J H R Oldfield Chief Flying Instructor and OC, Flying Flight
WO P B Gilbert Officer i/c, Maintenance Flight
Fg Off B P Jones Chief Ground Instructor
Act Flt Lt G H Sheehan Navigation Instructor
Fg Off R J Sage Link Trainer Instructor
Fg Off W D Corr Flying Instructor
Plt Off Lewis M Hodges Flying Instructor
Plt Off R D Perkins Flying Instructor
Flt Sgt E G Couch Flying Instructor
Flt Sgt G G Petty Flying Instructor
Flt Sgt W G Redding Flying Instructor
Act Sgt J Greet Air Observer
Act Sgt W G Goldstraw Air Observer
Act Sgt O D Thomas Air Observer
Act Sgt C Woodhouse Air Observer
Cpl P R Wood Air Gunner
AC1 J S Cooper Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
AC1 J Hanson Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
AC1 S Hobson Wireless Operator/Air Gunner

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Personnel Movements - Oct - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Sgt R W Cross  1 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 10 AOS*, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt G Perry  1 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 10 AOS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt H Sanders  1 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 10 AOS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt G French  1 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 10 AOS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt J Dewhurst  1 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 10 AOS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt J Perry  1 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 10 AOS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt C Stubbing  1 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 10 AOS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt A Creagh  1 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 10 AOS, Warmwell for training
APO J C Hall  2 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 8 SFTS, Montrose for training
APO B A Hitchens  2 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 8 SFTS, Montrose for training
APO G C Nolan  2 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 8 SFTS, Montrose for training
APO K W Michie  2 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 8 SFTS, Montrose for training
APO P Clayton  2 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 8 SFTS, Montrose for training
APO T G Hynes  2 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 8 SFTS, Montrose for training
Act Sgt James  5 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 9 AOS, Penrhos for training
Act Sgt Hayhurst  5 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 9 AOS, Penrhos for training
Act Sgt Marsh  5 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 9 AOS, Penrhos for training
Act Sgt Lowe  5 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 9 AOS, Penrhos for training
Fg Off D Parker 10 Oct 1939 Posted to No 144 Sqn on completion of training
Plt Off W F Tudhope 10 Oct 1939 Posted to No 144 Sqn on completion of training
Plt Off B A Taylor 10 Oct 1939 Posted to No 144 Sqn on completion of training
Plt Off B G Meyer 10 Oct 1939 Posted to No 144 Sqn on completion of training
Act Sgt E H France 10 Oct 1939 Air Observer - detached to No 106 Sqn pending posting
Sgt D W Chambers 11 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 26 EFTS for training
Sgt J A M Reid 11 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from RAFVR Town Centre, London for training
Plt Off D J Bain 13 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached for training
Flt Lt F V H Cooper 16 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached for training
Act Sgt J Cairns 16 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached for training
Act Sgt J Price 16 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached for training
Act Sgt A Downey 16 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached for training
Act Sgt J Jopling 16 Oct 1939 Air Observer - attached for training
Plt Off H V Matthews 18 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and resumed flying training
Plt Off J L Girling 18 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Sgt J Carpenter 21 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from RAFVR Town Centre, Southampton for training
  3 x WOP/AGs 21 Oct 1939 Attached for training from No 83 Sqn
Plt Off G E Weston 22 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 13 SFTS, Drem for training
Plt Off J W Whitecross 22 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 13 SFTS, Drem for training
Sgt Cooper 22 Oct 1939 Pilot - attached from No 13 SFTS, Drem for training
Fg Off Chadwick 30 Oct 1939 Posted to No 3 Receiving Centre having been left at Finningley (sick)
Plt Off L C Deane  1 Nov 1939 Pilot - detached to No 106 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off Wilfred J Burnett  1 Nov 1939 Pilot - detached to No 106 Sqn pending posting
Fg Off J S Sherwood  6 Nov 1939 Completed training and screened as an Instructor
Fg Off W D Corr  6 Nov 1939 Detached to No 50 Sqn
T/Cpl Crichton  6 Nov 1939 Wireless Operator - screened as an Instructor
AC1 Hadfield  6 Nov 1939 Wireless Operator - screened as an Instructor
Sgt J Carpenter  6 Nov 1939 Pilot - posted to No 210 Sqn
Act Sgt Newman  6 Nov 1939 Air Observer - attached for training
Plt Off D A Todd  7 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 9 SFTS, Ternhill for training
Plt Off H C Sheldon  7 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 9 SFTS, Ternhill for training
Sgt W Walker  7 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 9 SFTS, Ternhill for training
Plt Off H V Matthews  8 Nov 1939 Pilot - detached to No 106 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off J A Little  8 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 14 SFTS, Kinloss for training
Sgt J Unsworth  8 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 14 SFTS, Kinloss for training
Act Sgt T Nicholas  8 Nov 1939 Air Observer - attached for training
  16 x Trained WOP/AGs  9 Nov 1939 Detached to No 106 Sqn pending posting
Act Sgt D J Smith 12 Nov 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from St Athan
Act Sgt T H Cairns 12 Nov 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from St Athan
Act Sgt G R Watt 13 Nov 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from St Athan
Act Sgt W C Taylor 13 Nov 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from St Athan
  1 x Trained WOP 13 Nov 1939 Detached to No 106 Sqn pending posting
Flt Lt F V H Cooper 17 Nov 1939 Pilot - detached to No 106 Sqn pending posting
Plt Off C D Stevens 19 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 3 SFTS, South Cerney for training
Plt Off F H Robertson 19 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 3 SFTS, South Cerney for training
Sgt L P Massey 20 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 11 SFTS, Shawbury for training
Sgt W E Miller 20 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 11 SFTS, Shawbury for training
Sgt D Henderson 22 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 11 SFTS, Shawbury for training
Sgt V C Maybury 22 Nov 1939 Pilot - attached from No 11 SFTS, Shawbury for training
Act Sgt T H Cairns 23 Nov 1939 Air Observer - completed training and screened as an Instructor
Act Sgt C Woodhouse 27 Nov 1939 Air Observer - detached to No 106 Sqn pending posting
Act Sgt L L Kerr 28 Nov 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from No 4 AOS, West Freugh
Act Sgt B M Dingle 28 Nov 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from No 4 AOS, West Freugh
Act Sgt W C Taylor 29 Nov 1939 Air Observer - completed training and screened as an Instructor
Flt Lt I P McGrath  4 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from CGS, Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off N E J Linnett  4 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from CGS, Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off G Hipkins  4 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from CGS, Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off W F Coombes  4 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from CGS, Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off A L Pullen  4 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from CGS, Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off F S Wilson  4 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from CGS, Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off K W Michie  6 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off J C Hall  6 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off P Clayton  6 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off T G Hynes  6 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off G Nolan  6 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off B G Bain  6 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Sgt W G Noble  6 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Sgt W Chambers  6 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Sgt J A Reid  6 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt J Greet  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt A Marsh  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt R W Cross  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt J L Perry  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt D Hayhurst  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt H R Sanders  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt G C Perry  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt J Dewhurst  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt G French  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt G J Lowe  6 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off B A Hitchings  8 Dec 1939 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Sqn Ldr H N J Tindal 10 Dec 1939 Pilot - attached from RAF Oban for conversion course
Plt Off C D Stevens 11 Dec 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D Henderson 11 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission wef 1 Dec 1939
Sgt W Walker 11 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission wef 1 Dec 1939
Act Sgt S L Belton 11 Dec 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 7 Sqn for training
Act Sgt P H McLoughlin 11 Dec 1939 Air Observer - attached from No 7 Sqn for training
  5 x Trained WOP/AGs 11 Dec 1939 Detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Sgt C V Hodson 11 Dec 1939 Posted to RAF Abingdon for instructional duties
  2 x WOP/AGs 12 Dec 1939 Attached for training from No 144 Sqn
  1 x WOP/AGs 12 Dec 1939 Attached for training from No 49 Sqn
Sqn Ldr N D Crockart 12 Dec 1939 Attached from RAF Detling for conversion course
Act Sgt J E Martin 15 Dec 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from St Athan
Act Sgt J Bevan 15 Dec 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from St Athan
Act Sgt F G Constable 15 Dec 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from St Athan
Act Sgt R Y Higginson 15 Dec 1939 Air Observer - attached for training from St Athan
Plt Off W C  A Lodge 18 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from RAF Manby for Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off V A Rendell 18 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from RAF Manby for Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off R M Carrell 18 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from RAF Manby for Gunnery Leaders Course
Plt Off J Adair 18 Dec 1939 Air Gunner - attached from RAF Manby for Gunnery Leaders Course
Act Sgt C R Stubbings 28 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt A P James 28 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt A Downey 28 Dec 1939 Air Observer - removed from training pending discharge (medically unfit)
Act Sgt A B Creagh 28 Dec 1939 Air Observer - removed from training pending discharge (insufficient aptitude)
Sqn Ldr H N J Tindal 30 Dec 1939 Pilot - posted to RAF Hemswell
Act Sgt J Bryce 30 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt J Jopling 30 Dec 1939 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting

*ORB states No 7 E & R School but no such unit existed and the school at Warmwell was No 10 AOS.

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Organisational Movements: May - Sep 1939

Date Notes
23 Sep 1939 Squadron was transferred from No 4 Group to No 6 Group as a Group Pool Squadron for No 5 Group
23 Sep 1939 Squadron moved from RAF Finningley to RAF Upper Heyford with 'A' and 'B' Flights being merged and the squadron sub-divided into a Flying Flight and a Maintenance Flight with some personnel being screened and appointed as instructors whilst the remainder undertook training prior to being posted to other units.

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Personnel Movements - Jan - Apr 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Sgt W R Hall  5 Jan 1940 Air Observer - attached from No 5 AOS, Jurby for training
Act Sgt R Houghton-Brown  5 Jan 1940 Air Observer - attached from No 5 AOS, Jurby for training
Act Sgt R S Hamilton  5 Jan 1940 Air Observer - attached from No 5 AOS, Jurby for training
Act Sgt A J Giles  5 Jan 1940 Air Observer - attached from No 5 AOS, Jurby for training
AC2 Nicholls  6 Jan 1940 WOp (Air) - attached from No 5 AOS, Jurby for training
AC2 Jones  6 Jan 1940 WOp (Air) - attached from No 5 AOS, Jurby for training
AC1 Logan  6 Jan 1940 WOp (Air) - attached from No 5 AOS, Jurby for training
AC1 Cross  6 Jan 1940 WOp (Air) - attached from No 5 AOS, Jurby for training
Plt Off T Dawson  6 Jan 1940 Pilot - attached from No 13 SFTS, Lossiemouth for training
Plt Off D D Haig  7 Jan 1940 Pilot - attached from No 12 SFTS, Grantham for training
Plt Off W G C Edmonds  7 Jan 1940 Pilot - attached from No 12 SFTS, Grantham for training
Sgt A M Leonard  7 Jan 1940 Pilot - attached from No 12 SFTS, Grantham for training
Sgt J Cooper 10 Jan 1940 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Sqn Ldr N D Crockart 19 Jan 1940 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off D Henderson 19 Jan 1940 Pilot - posted to Upwood for dual instruction in operational aircraft
Flt Lt A H S Browne 27 Jan 1940 Air Gunner - attached from CGS, Warmwell for training
Plt Off W S Bull 27 Jan 1940 Air Gunner - attached from CGS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt C A Watts 27 Jan 1940 Air Observer - attached from No 10 B & GS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt J F Cowan 27 Jan 1940 Air Observer - attached from No 10 B & GS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt J Tomlinson 27 Jan 1940 Air Observer - attached from No 10 B & GS, Warmwell for training
Act Sgt D A Cruickshanks 27 Jan 1940 Air Observer - attached from No 10 B & GS, Warmwell for training
Plt Off E Anderton 28 Jan 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
Plt Off E C Cox 28 Jan 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
Plt Off F E Frayn 28 Jan 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
Plt Off D A Todd 31 Jan 1940 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off J A Little 31 Jan 1940 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt A Newman 31 Jan 1940 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt L L Kerr 31 Jan 1940 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt D J Smith 31 Jan 1940 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt T H Cairns 31 Jan 1940 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt G R Watt 31 Jan 1940 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt S L Belton 31 Jan 1940 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt T Nicholas 31 Jan 1940 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt B M Dingle 31 Jan 1940 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Act Sgt P H McLoughlin 31 Jan 1940 Air Observer - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off I H Kingwell 31 Jan 1940 Pilot - attached from No 11 SFTS, Shawbury for training
Sgt R P Stilwell 31 Jan 1940 Pilot - attached from No 11 SFTS, Shawbury for training
Sgt R F Roberts 31 Jan 1940 Pilot - attached from No 11 SFTS, Shawbury for training
Sgt J L Burt 31 Jan 1940 Pilot - attached from No 11 SFTS, Shawbury for training
Sgt W Walker  1 Feb 1940 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Sgt J Unsworth  1 Feb 1940 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Sgt L P Massey  1 Feb 1940 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Sgt W E Miller  1 Feb 1940 Pilot - detached to SHQ, RAF Finningley pending posting
Plt Off T A Nixon  1 Feb 1940 Pilot - attached from No 14 SFTS, Kinloss for training
Sgt T F Newton  1 Feb 1940 Pilot - attached from No 3 SFTS, South Cerney for training
Plt Off L Drewry  1 Feb 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
Plt Off M R Tagg  6 Feb 1940 Pilot - attached from No 14 SFTS, Kinloss for training
Sgt R G Oakley  7 Feb 1940 Pilot - attached from No 3 SFTS, South Cerney for training
Plt Off M J Sainty  7 Feb 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
Plt Off C D Frost  9 Feb 1940 Pilot - attached from No 11 SFTS, Shawbury for training
Sqn Ldr J C Sisson  9 Feb 1940 Pilot - attached from RAF Bicester for operational training
Flt Lt I P McGrath  3 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - posted to No 44 Sqn, Waddington
Plt Off N E J Linnett  3 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - posted to No 50 Sqn, Waddington
Plt Off G Hipkins  3 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - posted to No 144 Sqn, Hemswell
Plt Off W F Coombes  3 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - posted to No 44 Sqn, Waddington
Plt Off A L Pullen  3 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - posted to No 61 Sqn, Hemswell
Plt Off W G C Edmonds  4 Mar 1940 Seriously burned in flying accident and admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton
Sgt R A Brown  9 Mar 1940 Pilot - attached from No 8 SFTS, Montrose for training
Sgt A A Brooker  9 Mar 1940 Pilot - attached from No 8 SFTS, Montrose for training
AC1 H Bennett  9 Mar 1940 WOp/AG - posted to No 144 Sqn on completion of training
AC1 W Stockport  9 Mar 1940 WOp/AG - posted to No 144 Sqn on completion of training
Plt Off H C Sheldon 11 Mar 1940 Pilot - posted to No 106 Sqn, RAF Finningley
Plt Off W C  A Lodge 11 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley
Plt Off V A Rendell 11 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley
Plt Off R M Carrell 11 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley
AC2 R J Reynolds 11 Mar 1940 WOp/AG - returned to No 49 Sqn, RAF Scampton on completion of training
Plt Off R A G Paramore 11 Mar 1940 Pilot - attached from RAF Andover for training
LAC A Edmeads 11 Mar 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
LAC T L F Keet 11 Mar 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
LAC H J Etherton 11 Mar 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
LAC F C Wells 11 Mar 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
LAC A Wilmot 11 Mar 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
LAC W Rayment 11 Mar 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
APO F V Drake-Carnell 12 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached for training
APO B Green 12 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached for training
Plt Off J Adair 13 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley on completion of training
Sgt V C L Maybury 15 Mar 1940 Pilot - posted to No 106 Sqn, RAF Finningley on completion of training
Plt Off M S Blythe 17 Mar 1940 Pilot - attached from RAF Andover for training
Sgt A M Leonard 20 Mar 1940 Pilot - removed from training through lack of ability
Act Sgt J Bevan 20 Mar 1940 Air Observer - removed from training through lack of ability
Plt Off G R Kilner 21 Mar 1940 Pilot - attached from No 6 SFTS, Little Rissington for training
Plt Off A C Rowe 21 Mar 1940 Pilot - attached from No 6 SFTS, Little Rissington for training
Sgt Richardson 21 Mar 1940 Pilot - attached from No 6 SFTS, Little Rissington for training
Sgt H Woolstencroft 21 Mar 1940 Pilot - attached from No 6 SFTS, Little Rissington for training
LAC K R Makin 26 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 601 Sqn, Tangmere for training
LAC K F Mills 26 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 601 Sqn, Tangmere for training
LAC C J Knight 26 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 601 Sqn, Tangmere for training
LAC C W Maderson 26 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 601 Sqn, Tangmere for training
LAC E B Wilcox 26 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 601 Sqn, Tangmere for training
LAC S B Keats 26 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 601 Sqn, Tangmere for training
LAC J L Leigh 26 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 601 Sqn, Tangmere for training
LAC R W Keates 26 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - attached from No 601 Sqn, Tangmere for training
Sqn Ldr J C Sisson  1 Apr 1940 Pilot - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley on completion of training
Flt Sgt W G Redding  1 Apr 1940 Screened Flying Instructor - appointed to a commission and retained
LAC Logan  2 Apr 1940 WOp (Air) - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley on completion of training
LAC Cross  2 Apr 1940 WOp (Air) - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley on completion of training
LAC J Baker  6 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
AC1 B Westhrop  6 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
AC1 J H A Boyns  6 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
AC2 J I Boyle  6 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
AC2 J Beck  6 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
AC2 J Fraser  6 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
AC2 R Purll  6 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
AC2 A Cockburn  6 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - attached from No 4 B & GS, West Freugh for training
Plt Off T Dawson  6 Apr 1940 Pilot - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley on completion of training
Plt Off K Ballas-Anderson  7 Apr 1940 Pilot - attached from No 10 SFTS, Ternhill for training
Plt Off W D Hermon  7 Apr 1940 Pilot - attached from No 10 SFTS, Ternhill for training
Plt Off I C Kirk  7 Apr 1940 Pilot - attached from No 10 SFTS, Ternhill for training
Sgt S L Bennett  8 Apr 1940 Pilot - attached from RAF Harwell for training
AC1 P Nichols 10 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - posted to No 50 Sqn, RAF Waddington on completion of training
Plt Off F H Robertson 15 Apr 1940 Pilot - posted to No 106 Sqn, RAF Finningley on completion of training
Fg Off R J Sage 15 Apr 1940 Posted to Blind Approach Training and Development Unit, RAF Boscombe Down
Flt Lt A H S Browne 19 Apr 1940 Air Gunner - posted to No 185 Sqn, RAF Cottesmore on completion of training
Plt Off M J Sainty 19 Apr 1940 Air Gunner - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley on completion of training
Plt Off L Drewry 19 Apr 1940 Air Gunner - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley on completion of training
Plt Off E Anderton 19 Apr 1940 Air Gunner - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley on completion of training
AC2 E Jones 19 Apr 1940 WOp/AG - posted to SHQ, RAF Finningley on completion of training

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1940

Date Notes
22 Apr 1940 Squadron amalgamated with No 7 Sqn and SHQ, RAF Upper Heyford to form No 16 Operational Training Unit.

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

Nominal Roll - 22 April 1940

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr D S Allan Officer Commanding
Act Flt Lt J L Girling Adjutant
Sqn Ldr J H R Oldfield Flight Commander
Act Sqn Ldr G H Sheehan Flight Commander
Act Flt Lt B P Jones Instructor
Act Flt Lt J S Sherwwod Instructor
Plt Off Lewis M Hodges Flying Instructor
Plt Off W G Redding Flying Instructor
Plt Off R D Perkins Flying Instructor
Plt Off G E Weston Flying Instructor
Plt Off J A Whitecross Flying Instructor
Plt Off D Haig Flying Instructor
WO P B Gilbert O i/c, Maintenance Flight
Flt Sgt E G Couch Flying Instructor
Flt Sgt G G Petty Flying Instructor
Act Sgt W G Goldstraw Air Observer Instructor
Act Sgt O D Thomas Air Observer Instructor
Act Sgt W G Taylor Air Observer Instructor
Act Sgt H Cairns Air Observer Instructor
Cpl P R Wood Air Gunner
T/Cpl W M Crichton Air Gunner
LAC S Hobson Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
LAC J Hanson Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
LAC J S Cooper Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
LAC T Hadfield Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
LAC F Evitt Wireless Operator/Air Gunner

Source - No 76 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/650)

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