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No 77 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel movements Jun - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H M C Parker 14 Jun  1937 Arrived on posting from No 102 Sqn
Fg Off P C Hilton 14 Jun  1937 Arrived on posting from No 102 Sqn
Plt Off B G L Betbeder 14 Jun  1937 Arrived on posting from No 102 Sqn
Plt Off M G W Clifford 14 Jun  1937 Arrived on posting from No 102 Sqn
Plt Off R S Cannel 14 Jun  1937 Arrived on posting from No 102 Sqn
Plt Off T A Bunting 14 Jun  1937 Arrived on posting from No 102 Sqn
Plt Off J A Crockett 28 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G T Toland 28 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C L Hullock 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
APO H S Shaw 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J A Meade 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off K T Thompson  1 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G E Saddington  6 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr H M C Parker 12 Jul 1937 Returned to No 102 Sqn
Fg Off P C Hilton 12 Jul 1937 Returned to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off B G L Betbeder 12 Jul 1937 Returned to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off M G W Clifford 12 Jul 1937 Returned to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off R S Cannel 12 Jul 1937 Returned to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off T A Bunting 12 Jul 1937 Returned to No 102 Sqn

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

Organisational Movements: Jun - Jul 1937

Date Notes
14 Jun 1937

Reformed at Finningley from 'B' Flight of No 102 Squadron, initially equipped with Hawker Audax aircraft

Hawker Audax

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Finningley Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off K T Thompson  1 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J A Crockett 28 Jun 1937  
APO A Scarf   Not shown in ORB

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr H M C Parker 12 Jul 1937 Reposted to No 102 Sqn
Fg Off P C Hilton 12 Jul 1937 Reposted to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off B G L Betbeder 12 Jul 1937 Reposted to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off M G W Clifford 12 Jul 1937 Reposted to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off R S Cannel 12 Jul 1937 Reposted to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off T A Bunting 12 Jul 1937 Reposted to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off J B J Boardman 12 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G T Toland 12 Jul 1937 Posted to No 144 Sqn
Sgt Plt R Hall 21 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton  2 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting as Officer Commanding,
Plt Off J A Crockett  2 Aug 1937 Appointed as Adjutant
Plt Off K T Thompson  2 Aug 1937 Appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off C L Hullock  2 Aug 1937 Appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Sgt Plt L V Harcourt  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Trewin  4 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J Tilsley  4 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt V B P Thomas 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C E Bowen 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D D Pryde 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt T G McHaddie 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt L C Young 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting
APO R B Harris 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J H Marks 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off T J Geach 18 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF College on commissioning
Flt Lt V B P Thomas 27 Dec 1937 Posted to Manston for Specialist Navigation Course
APO D Blew  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
APO H A Smith  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
APO P F King 14 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
Fg Off A D Groom 14 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 9 Sqn
Sgt Plt W H Edmond 17 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C E Bowen  2 May 1938 Posted to HQ Flight, RAF Ternhill
Fg Off D E Cattell  9 May 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Ternhill

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 7 Jul 1937 Squadron moved from RAF Finningley to RAF Honington
12 Nov 1937 First seven Vickers Wellesleys were collected from RAF Cardington
Wellesley
31 May 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington for Armament Practice Camp
24 Jun 1938 Squadron returned from No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington on completion of Armament Practice Camp
 5 Jul1938 The Squadron Badge which had been authorised by HM King George VI was presented by A/Cdre A A B Thomson
No 77 Squadron badge

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

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 Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton  2 Aug 1937 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt A D Green 14 Mar 1938  
Fg Off D E Cattell  9 May 1938  
Plt Off K T Thompson  1 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J A Crockett 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off C L Hullock 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J B J Boardman 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off G E Saddington  6 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J A Meade 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off H S Shaw 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J Tilsley  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D D Pryde 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off T J Geach 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R B Harris 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H Marks 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D Blew  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H A Smith  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P F King 14 Jan 1938  

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4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel movements Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off A D Groom 25 Aug 1938 Posted to RAF Henlow for Specialist 'E' Course
Plt Off P R Wood 29 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off H S Shaw 17 Oct 1938 Transferred to Air Branch of the Royal Navy
Plt Off C R Hebeler  5 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off K T Thompson 17 Nov 1938 Posted to No 603 Sqn
Plt Off W P Coppinger 14 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from No 102 Sqn
Plt Off M R Skeet 14 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from No 102 Sqn
Wg Cdr C R Strudwick 16 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting as Officer Commanding,
Plt Off H A Smith 16 Nov 1938 Appointed Sqn Adjutant
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton 16 Nov 1938 Appointed OC, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt D E Cattell 16 Nov 1938 Appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off J B J Boardman 12 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G T Toland 12 Jul 1937 Posted to No 144 Sqn
Sgt Plt R Hall 21 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J A Crockett  2 Aug 1937 Appointed as Adjutant
Plt Off K T Thompson  2 Aug 1937 Appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off C L Hullock  2 Aug 1937 Appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off P R Wood 24 Nov 1938 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1938

Date Notes
25 Jul 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Honington to RAF Driffield
 8 Nov 1938 First two Armstrong Whitworth Whitley IIIs were collected for re-equipment of the squadron
Whitley III of No 77 Squadron
28 Nov 1938 Whitley Development Flight attached to the Squadron
xx Nov 1938 Squadron adopted the code letters 'ZL'

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C R Strudwick 16 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton  2 Aug 1937  
Act Flt Lt D E Cattell  9 May 1938  
Fg Off K T Thompson  1 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J A Crockett 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C L Hullock 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J B J Boardman 12 Jul 1937  
Plt Off G E Saddington  6 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J A Meade 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J Tilsley  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D D Pryde 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off T J Geach 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R B Harris 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H Marks 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D Blew  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H A Smith  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P F King 14 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W P Coppinger 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off M R Skeet 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off C R Hebeler  5 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel movements Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off P R W Walker 26 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting
Wg Cdr C R Strudwick 30 Jan 1939 Posted to RAF Eastchurch
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton 30 Jan 1939 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Flt Lt G W Heather  1 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting to command 'A' Flight
Wg Cdr J Bradbury 20 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting as Officer Commanding,
Plt Off P F King 27 Feb 1939 Transferred to Air Branch of the Royal Navy

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J Bradbury 20 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton  2 Aug 1937  
Flt Lt G W Heather  1 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt D E Cattell  9 May 1938  
Fg Off K T Thompson  1 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J A Crockett 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C L Hullock 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J B J Boardman 12 Jul 1937  
Fg Off G E Saddington  6 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J A Meade 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J Tilsley  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D D Pryde 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off T J Geach 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R B Harris 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H Marks 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D Blew  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H A Smith  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off P F King 14 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W P Coppinger 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off M R Skeet 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off C R Hebeler  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off P E W Walker 26 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO F G Whiteley 17 Feb 1938  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J Bradbury 20 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton  2 Aug 1937  
Flt Lt G W Heather  1 Feb 1939  
Flt Lt D E Cattell  9 May 1938  
Fg Off K T Thompson  1 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J A Crockett 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C L Hullock 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J B J Boardman 12 Jul 1937  
Fg Off G E Saddington  6 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J A Meade 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J Tilsley  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off D D Pryde 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off T J Geach 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off R B Harris 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J H Marks 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D Blew  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off H A Smith  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W P Coppinger 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off M R Skeet 14 Nov 1938  
Plt Off C R Hebeler  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off P E W Walker 26 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO F G Whiteley 17 Feb 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel movements Apr - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off M R Skeet  8 Apr 1939 Posted to No 70 Sqn
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton 30 May 1939 Posted to HQ, No 4 Group
Sqn Ldr J A B Begg 24 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting to command 'B' Flight
Flt Lt G W Heather  6 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Plt Off D Goudie 24 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for Administrative Duties
Fg Off J A Meade  7 Oct 1939 Admitted to hospital for appendicitis
Fg Off R Williams 15 Oct 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off J Tilsley 15 Oct 1939 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Act Sgt Lambert 15 Oct 1939 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Cpl Gunton 15 Oct 1939 Missing, later reported to be a POW
LAC Fletcher 15 Oct 1939 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off P E W Walker 24 Oct 1939 Killed in action
Sgt R A Bigger 24 Oct 1939 Killed in action
Sgt G J Burrell 24 Oct 1939 Killed in action
AC1 J A Topham 24 Oct 1939 Killed in action
AC1 A B B Macdonald 24 Oct 1939 Killed in action
Wg Cdr J Bradbury  1 Nov 1939 Posted to Air Ministry, Directorate of Intelligence
Act Wg Cdr C H Appleton  1 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting as Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr J A B Begg 10 Nov 1939 Killed in action
Sgt C Thomas 10 Nov 1939 Killed in action
Sgt C Walsh 10 Nov 1939 Killed in action
AC1 H Laybourne 10 Nov 1939 Killed in action
AC1 H Taylor 10 Nov 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off R H Thomas 15 Nov 1939 Attached to No 2 SFTS for flying (sn) duties
Fg Off C L Hullock 20 Nov 1939 Posted to School of Air Navigation
Fg Off P F Rutter 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from Group Training Sqn (No 78)
Plt Off L H Eno 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from Group Training Sqn (No 78)
Plt Off A M L Selby 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from Group Training Sqn (No 78)
Plt Off G L Norman 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from Group Training Sqn (No 78)
Sgt W G Best 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from Group Training Sqn (No 78)
Sgt R M North  7 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as Plt Off on Probation wef 1 Dec 1939
Sqn Ldr M Hastings 16 Dec 1939 Attached from No 78 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'ZL' to 'KN'
27 Sep 1939 3 x Whitley Vs received from RAF Dishforth and allocated to 'A' Flight
Whitley V of No 77 Squadron
28 Sep 1939 2 x Whitley Vs received from RAF Dishforth and allocated to 'A' Flight
29 Sep 1939 1 x Whitley V received from RAF Dishforth and allocated to 'A' Flight
30 Sep 1939 8 x Whitley III transferred to No 102 Sqn
 2 Oct 1939 2 x Whitley Vs received from RAF Dishforth and allocated to 'A' Flight to complete its complement
14 Oct 1939 2 x Whitley Vs received from RAF Dishforth and allocated to 'B' Flight
19 Oct 1939 4 x Whitley Vs collected from RAF Aston Down by 'B' Flight

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

Personnel movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off E J Davidge  8 Jan 1940 Posted to CGS, Warmwell
Sgt Sorgest 17 Jan 1940 Attached from No 78 Sqn
Fg Off Piddington 18 Jan 1940 Attached from No 78 Sqn
Fg Off Smith 18 Jan 1940 Detached to RAF Linton-on-Ouse for flying refresher course
Plt Off Lowe 10 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - Posted to RAF Dishforth
Fg Off Geach/Copinger & crew 28 Mar 1940 Interned in Holland (except Sgt Miller - see below)
Sgt J E Miller 28 Mar 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Boardman & crew 28 Mar 1940 Missing (except Plt Off Norman - see below)
Plt Off G L Norman 28 Mar 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R Hall 18 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt D E Cattell 18 Apr 1940 Posted to No 78 Sqn
Sgt Elliott 25 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Fg Off P F Rutter & crew  7 May 1940 Posted to No 97 Sqn on formation at Driffield
Plt Off G B Read 10 May 1940 Air Gunner, Arrived on posting from Linton-on-Ouse
Plt Off R P Brayne 11 May 1950 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off P J Gard 11 May 1950 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Sgt Plt Fenning 11 May 1950 Arrived on posting
Fg Off T H Parrott 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Blew 12 May 1940 Missing
Sgt T T Atchison 12 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC T Poad 12 May 1940 Killed in action
AC2 T Jones 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt B S Tomlin 11 May 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Fg Off H A Smith 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Fg Off G W Salzgerber 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Fg Off T J Geach 15 May 1940 Returned from 2 months internment in Holland
Fg Off W A Stenhouse 18 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Abingdon
Fg Off Pryde & crew 20 May 1940 Missing
Fg Off Pryde 23 May 1940 Reported in London having returned from France after escaping by parachute on 20 May
Plt Off Dunn 23 May 1940 Reported in London having returned from France after escaping by parachute on 20 May
AC Kenny 23 May 1940 Reported in London having returned from France after escaping by parachute on 20 May
Fg Off Pryde 24 May 1940 Returned to unit
Plt Off Dunn 24 May 1940 Returned to unit
AC Kenny 24 May 1940 Returned to unit
AC Crawford 27 May 1940 Returned to unit from France after escaping by parachute on 20 May
Fg Off T J Geach 28 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L J Brookes 28 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C H Butler 28 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K C Chatfield 28 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A Fryer 28 May 1940 Killed in action
Wg Cdr C H Appleton  1 Jun 1940 Posted to HQ, No 4 Group for Air Staff duties
Sqn Ldr John C MacDonald  1 Jun 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr John C MacDonald  3 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr wef 1 Jun 1940
Plt Off Meigh & crew 4 Jun 1940 Missing
Plt Off Watt 10 Jun 1940 Air Gunner - Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off Ackroyd-Stuart 11 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Aboingdon
Plt Off Arnold 11 Jun 1940 Air Observer - Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Fg Off Pryde 16 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 22 May 1940
Fg Off Burbridge 21 Jun 1940 Pilot - Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off Eldridge 27 Jun 1940 Pilot - Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Sqn Ldr M Hastings 29 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off P J Gard 29 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R F Lumb 29 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A J Davidson 29 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H A Storey 29 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Pinkham 30 Jun 1940 Pilot - Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey T Jarman  2 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr Howard  5 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr B S Tomlin  5 Jul 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU
Fg Off H A Smith  6 Jul 1940 Posted to No 4 Ferry Pool
Flt Lt J A Crockett  6 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Kinloss
Plt Off T G Mahaddie  6 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Kinloss
Flt Lt Gomm  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU and allocated to 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Raphael 12 Jul 1940 Posted to No 10 Sqn, RAF Leeming
Plt Off Read 12 Jul 1940 Attached to CGS, Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Plt Off Arnold 12 Jul 1940 Returned to unit from RAF Manby on completion of Bombing Leaders' Course
Plt Off Wiltshear 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Fg Off Copinger 16 Jul 1940 Posted to HQ, No 16 Group
Fg Off Harvey 19 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Pratt 30 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off O'Rourke 30 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off Bailey 30 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off Chanve  4 Aug 1940 Returned from sick leave following ditching on 18 Apr 1940
Wg Cdr John C MacDonald 14 Aug 1940 Posted to No 82 Sqn as OC (but probably changed to CI, No 20 OTU)
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey T Jarman 14 Aug 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off Shotter 14 Aug 1940 Air Gunner - Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off Boon 14 Aug 1940 Air Gunner - Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Fg Off W A Stenhouse 15 Aug 1950 Killed in action
Plt Off R B Macgregor 15 Aug 1950 Killed in action
Sgt C L G Hood 15 Aug 1950 Killed in action
Sgt J Burrow 15 Aug 1950 Killed in action
Sgt H Davies 15 Aug 1950 Killed in action
Plt Off Molesworth 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 OTU
Plt Off Montague 24 Aug 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off Watt  6 Sep 1940 Attached to CGS, Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Plt Off W M Douglas  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off Pearson  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off Svenson  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off Miller  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off Bagnall  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Sub-Lt RN P O Williams  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Fg Off Rees  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Group, Bassingbourn
Sgt Deans & crew 10 Sep 1940 Failed to return from operations
Plt Off Shotter 12 Sep 1940 Air Gunner - posted to No 10 OTU as an instructor
Plt Off Pulton 13 Sep 1940 Air Gunner - Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off Read 18 Sep 1940 Posted to No 19 OTU, Kinloss
Plt Off R P Brayne 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off W M Douglas 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Baguley 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D V Hughes 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J A Raper 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R P Brayne 19 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sub-Lt P O Williams 19 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt V C Cowley 19 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F Crawford 19 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R C Dawson 19 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off A W Dunn 25 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt B L Savill 25 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D B Allen 26 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D A Gibbons 26 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr Pratt 30 Sep 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr Robinson  5 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off Faulkner  6 Oct 1940 Air Observer - Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Sgt G W Brown  9 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Cottham  9 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Mid RN D A C Hadingham  9 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W G Macmoland  9 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J R Wardman  9 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr G R H Black  9 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr G R H Black 14 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Ackroyd-Stuart  5 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF Cranwell
Plt Off Timoney  9 Nov1940 Posted to CFS, Upavon
Plt Off Wiltshear & crew 12 Nov 1940 Missing
Plt Off G M Wiltshear 13 Nov 1940 Missing and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off G Henocq 13 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H Hutchinson 13 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A E G Everest 13 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A D Wilson 13 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sub Lt T A Neal 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off G D Bailey 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt V H Louis 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J C Steel 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R W Toomey 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Gray 23 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F L Moore 23 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F A Parton 23 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt V G Sullivan 23 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Pulton 24 Nov 1940 Proceeded on a course at Parnall's
Plt Off Gibson 24 Nov 1940 Returned from a course
Plt Off Hubbard 24 Nov 1940 Pilot - posted to RAF Topcliffe
Plt Off McKenna 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Whitting 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Pulton  2 Dec 1940 Returned from a course at Parnall's
Plt Off G W Salzgeber  3 Dec 1940 Posted to No 11 SFTS
Plt Off Elliot 12 Dec 1940 Posted to No 35 Sqn
Plt Off McDonald 12 Dec 1940 Posted to No 35 Sqn
Plt Off N A Svenson 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Beattie 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J E Campbell 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A R Fox 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E F Wilson 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Williams 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P Rowe 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P J Anstey 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P OP Darbishire 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R D Ross 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K H Wake 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Rogers 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Heslop 18 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Russell 19 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for Medical duties
Plt Off Heslop 21 Dec 1940 Proceed to RAF Manby for Bombing Leaders' Course
Fg Off Rees 27 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Boscombe Down

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
16 Apr 1940 Detachment proceeded to RAF Kinloss for operations against Norwegian targets
 4 May 1940 Detachment returned to RAF Driffield from RAF Kinloss on conclusion of operations against Norwegian targets
22 Aug 1940 Squadron commenced preparations for a move to RAF Linton-on-Ouse
28 Aug 1940 Squadron completed the moved move from RAF Driffield to RAF Linton-on-Ouse
 5 Oct 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Linton-on-Ouse to RAF Topcliffe

Source - No 77 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/655)

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