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No 79 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Arthur W B McDonald 22 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 32 Sqn as OC
Plt Off A C Heath 22 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 32 Sqn and appointed Acting Adjutant
Flt Sgt J E Carslake 22 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 32 Sqn
Plt Off C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 25 Sqn
Plt Off R N Todd-White 22 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 25 Sqn
Plt Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 74 Sqn
Plt Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 74 Sqn
APO R S Illingworth 22 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 74 Sqn
Sgt A A Payne 22 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 203 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Arthur W B McDonald 12 Apr 1937 Posted to No 32 Sqn as OC
Sgt F S Brown 14 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 64 Sqn
Sgt W H Franklin 21 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 64 Sqn
APO E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
Sgt A Whitby 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
Sgt D E Lister 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
Sqn Ldr

Norman A P Pritchett

26 Apr 1937 Posted in as Officer Commanding
Plt Off A C Heath 27 Apr 1937 Appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off C L C Roberts 27 Apr 1937 Appointed OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off R N Todd-White 27 Apr 1937 Appointed Acting Adjutant
Sgt W H Franklin  8 Jun 1937 Posted to RAF Hornchurch on compassionate grounds
Sgt Foster  8 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from No 65 Sqn
  6 x Reservists  8 Jun 1937 Reported for 12 days Annual Training
Plt Off R S Illingworth 24 Jun 1937 Appointed Acting Adjutant

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

Organisational Movements: Mar - Jul 1937

Date Notes
22 Mar 1937

Reformed at Biggin Hill from 'B' Flight of No 32 Squadron, equipped with Gloster Gauntlet II aircraft

Gauntlet II of No 79 Squadron

Gauntlet II of No 79 Squadron

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Norman A P Pritchett

26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Plt Off C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R N Todd-White 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R S Illingworth 11 Apr 1937 ORB states 22 Mar 1937
Plt Off A C Heath 22 Mar 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off W E Legard  7 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot
Sgt J R C Lane  9 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Gosport
Plt Off W E Legard 13 Sep 1937 Appointed Acting Adjutant
Fg Off W A K Igoe 16 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 1 RAF Depot for Administrative duties only
Plt Off W E Legard 16 Oct 1937 Promoted to Fg Off wef 6 Jun 1937
Sgt J R C Lane  4 Nov 1937 Promoted to Flt Sgt wef 1 Sep 1937
Sgt G Ashfield  4 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 1 RAF Depot (ex overseas)
Flt Sgt Herbert 16 Nov 1937 Promoted to Warrant Officer
Plt Off A C Heath 16 Nov 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off W E Legard 19 Nov 1937 Appointed Sqn Adjutant
APO I M Gundry-White 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS
APO A G Evans 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS
Fg Off W A K Igoe 10 Jan 1938 Relinquished his Short Service Commission on account of ill-health
Plt Off R S Illingworth 29 Jan 1938 Completed No 1 Air Firing Instructors Course and appointed Sqn AFI
Sgt Foster 17 Feb 1938 Remustered to his basic trade as a result of a motor-cycle accident on 17 Dec 1937
Flt Sgt J R C Lane  2 Apr 1938 Remustered to his basic trade on completion of his tour of duty as a pilot
APO R P Y Cross  7 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Sgt Spencer  7 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
Fg Off A C Heath 17 May 1938 Posted to No 66 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 31 May 1938 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry (DRM) as Supernumerary pending assuming command
Sqn Ldr

Norman A P Pritchett

20 Jun 1938 Posted to Deputy Directorate of War Organisation.
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 20 Jun 1938 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off C L C Roberts 20 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off wef 6 May 1938
Plt Off R N Todd-White 20 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off wef 6 May 1938
Plt Off R S J Edwards 20 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off wef 18 Jun 1938

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
28 Sep 1937 Squadron proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Armament Practice Camp
14 Oct 1937 Squadron returned from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Armament Practice Camp
28 Apr 1938 The Squadron Badge which had been authorised by HM King George VI was presented by ACM Sir Hugh Dowding
No 79 Squadron badge

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

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
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Norman A P Pritchett

26 Apr 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 31 May 1938  
Fg Off W E Legard  7 Jul 1937  
Fg Off A C Heath 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R N Todd-White 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Plt Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R S Illingworth 11 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F J L Duus  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off I M Gundry-White 27 Nov 1937  
APO R P Y Cross  7 May 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO I W Scott 16 May 1938  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off I M Gundry-White  7 Aug 1938 Attached to CFS for Flying Instructors' Course
APO T S Lewis 20 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS, allocated to 'A' Flight
APO H P F Patten 20 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off R S Illingworth 22 Aug 1938 Transferred to Air Branch of the Royal Navy
APO L L Appleton 17 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
APO D E de La Hoyde 17 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
APO L L Appleton  9 Oct 1938 Attached to No 4 E & RFTS for three months
APO D E de La Hoyde  9 Oct 1938 Attached to No 4 E & RFTS for three months
Plt Off H P F Patten 23 Oct 1938 Attached to CFS for Flying Instructors' Course
Plt Off R G Hulse 29 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off G D L Haysom  1 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Naval Co-operation
Plt Off J W E Davies  9 Nov 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off W E Legard 10 Nov 1938 Tried by GCM for performing aerobatics below 1,500 ft, found not guilty
Fg Off R N Todd-White 21 Nov 1938 Posted to No 151 Sqn
Plt Off E W Mitchell 24 Nov 1938 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 9 Jul 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATS, RAF Aldergrove for Armament Practice Camp
27 Jul 1938 Squadron returned from No 2 ATS, RAF Aldergrove on completion of Armament Practice Camp
23 Sep 1938 All aircraft were camouflaged due to the International Crisis
 7 Nov 1938 First Hawker Hurricane I was collected from the manufacturers
Hurricane I of No 79 Squadron
xx Nov 1938 Squadron adopted the code letters 'AL'
xx Nov 1938 Gauntlet aircraft were transferred to Nos 601 and 615 Sqns

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 31 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off W E Legard  7 Jul 1937  
Fg Off C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F J L Duus  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R P Y Cross  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G D L Haysom  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off L L Appleton 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D E de La Hoyde 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R G Hulse 29 Oct 1938  
APO T S Lewis 20 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan - May 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO J J Tarlington 17 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS on completion of training
APO M Paddle 18 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS on completion of training
APO M Paddle xx xxx xxxx Posted to RAF Uxbridge (NE - Sick?)
Sqn Ldr

Colin C McMullen

 8 Jan 1939 Supernumerary, pending assuming command of the unit
Flt Sgt A A Payne 16 Jan 1939 Posted to RAF St Athan
Sqn Ldr

Colin C McMullen

20 Jan 1939 Assumed command of squadron
Plt Off R P Y Cross  1 Feb 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off W E Legard  1 Feb 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J E Marshall  6 Feb 1939 RAFO, Posted in for 6 months Fighter Command training
Plt Off T C Parker  6 Feb 1939 RAFO, Posted in for 6 months Fighter Command training
Sgt L F Davis  6 Feb 1939 RAFVR, Posted in for 6 months Fighter Command training
Fg Off C L C Roberts  2 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
APO M Paddle  6 Mar 1939 Reposted from RAF Uxbridge
Fg Off R S J Edwards  7 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off W E Legard  24 Mar 1939 Relinquished his SSC and transferred to the RAFO
APO A R T Barnes 17 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO M Paddle 19 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Northolt for flying refresher course
Plt Off Edward J Morris 24 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from No 13 MU, RAF Henlow
APO J J Tarlington  7 May 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 31 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Colin C McMullen

 8 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Fg Off W E Legard  7 Jul 1937  
Fg Off C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F J L Duus  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R P Y Cross  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G D L Haysom  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off L L Appleton 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D E de La Hoyde 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R G Hulse 29 Oct 1938  
APO T S Lewis 20 Aug 1938  
APO J J Tarlington 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO J E Carslake  9 Mar 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Biggin Hill Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G D Emms 31 May 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Colin C McMullen

 8 Jan 1939 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt C L C Roberts 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off R S J Edwards 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off J W E Davies 22 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E W Mitchell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off F J L Duus  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R P Y Cross  7 May 1938  
Plt Off G D L Haysom  1 Nov 1938  
Plt Off L L Appleton 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off D E de La Hoyde 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off R G Hulse 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off J J Tarlington 17 Dec 1938  
APO T S Lewis 20 Aug 1938  
APO M Paddle  6 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO J E Carslake  9 Mar 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off F J L Duus 12 May 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off D E de La Hoyde 16 May 1939 Posted to No 112 Sqn, Middle East
APO A R T Barnes 16 May 1939 Posted to No 112 Sqn, Middle East
Sgt L F Davis 20 Jun 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J E Marshall 21 Jun 1939 Granted a SSC and posted to No 85 Sqn
Fg Off R W Reynolds 28 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from No 111 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J E R Wood 29 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF College on commissioning
Sgt McCuan  4 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off T C Parker  1 Sep 1939 Granted a SSC and reposted to Sqn
Flt Lt R W Reynolds 11 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off R S J Edwards 12 Sep 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flt
Flt Sgt G Ashfield 25 Sep 1939 Appointed to a commission and posted to No 14 SFTS, Kinloss
Plt Off J W E Davies  1 Oct 1939 Proceeded on Anti-Gas Course
Plt Off T C Parker  3 Oct 1939 Posted to No 615 Sqn
Plt Off T C Parker  5 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 615 Sqn
Plt Off J R Lloyd  5 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 615 Sqn
Plt Off J R Lloyd 20 Oct 1939 Posted to No 601 Sqn
Fg Off E J Gracie 26 Oct 1939 RAFO, posted in
Sgt D E Lister  9 Nov 1939 Posted to No 1 AACU
Plt Off R Herrick  9 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 151 Sqn
Plt Off J E R Wood 21 Nov 1939 Retained whilst sick at home
Plt Off D G Clift 21 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 Group Pool
Plt Off J E R Wood 24 Nov 1939 Reported for duty after being sick at home
Fg Off R S J Edwards  8 Dec 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off M Paddle  8 Dec 1939 Posted to No 1 AAS, RAF Manby
Plt Off W B Mortimore 11 Dec 1939 RAFVR, reported for duty as Sqn Adjutant

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
20 Sep 1939 First Hurricane fitted with a three bladed two-pitch propeller delivered
Hurricane I of No 79 Squadron
xx Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'AL' to 'NV'
12 Nov 1939 Squadron moved from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Manston

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

Personnel Movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off T S Lewis  2 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 S H Smith  2 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R P Y Cross  5 Jan 1940 Posted to No 235 Sqn as a flight commander
Flt Lt R S J Edwards  5 Feb 1940 Attached to RAF Northolt for Air Fighting Course
Sgt H Cartwright  5 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 Group Pool
Sqn Ldr

Colin C McMullen

10 Feb 1940 Posted to HQ Fighter Command for Signals (RDF) duties
Flt Sgt F S Brown 11 Feb 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective, sick)
Plt Off J J Tarlington 16 Feb 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr R V Alexander 28 Feb 1940 Arrived and assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off Gardner  1 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 32 Sqn
Sgt Pearce  1 Mar 1940 Attached from No 32 Sqn
Plt Off Dorrien-Smith 20 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF College FTS
Sgt R R McQueen 25 Apr 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt B J Spencer 26 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R G Hulse  1 May 1940 Posted to No 501 Sqn
Fg Off G D L Haysom  1 May 1940 Attached to RAF St Athan for Course in Navigation
Flt Lt R S J Edwards 11 May 1940 Missing in action
Flt Lt R S J Edwards 12 May 1940 Returned to unit but unfit for flying
Plt Off T C Parker 12 May 1940 Shot down and baled out, missing in action
Plt Off T C Parker 13 May 1940 Returned to unit
Plt Off J E R Wood 14 May 1940 Missing in action
Plt Off L L Appleton 14 May 1940 Missing in action
Plt Off R Herrick 17 May 1940 Missing in action and reported to be a POW on 18 Jun 1940
Plt Off Stones 18 May 1940 Missing in action
Plt Off Stones 19 May 1940 Returned to unit
Plt Off T C Parker 20 May 1940 Missing in action
Plt Off Dorrien-Smith 20 May 1940 Missing in action
Flt Lt R S J Edwards 23 May 1940 Posted to HQ, No 11 Group wef 18 May 1940
Sqn Ldr R V Alexander 24 May 1940 Posted to HQ Coastal Command
Flt Lt J D C Joslin 24 May 1940 Posted in and assumed command of the squadron (and promoted Act Sqn Ldr?)
Plt Off Murray 24 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 616 Sqn
Plt Off Casson 24 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 616 Sqn
Plt Off J E R Wood 27 May 1940 Returned to unit after being shot down, hospitalised and sick leave
Fg Off E W Mitchell  8 Jun 1940 Admitted to hospital after landing at Benson on return from a patrol
Plt Off Edwards 11 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 242 Sqn
Fg Off J W E Davies 12 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off Edwards 14 Jun 1940 Attended Medical Board and declared permanently unfit for flying
Flt Lt C L C Roberts 17 Jun 1940 Posted to No 6 OTU as an instructor
Fg Off G D L Haysom 17 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off W H Millington 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Plt Off F J L Duus 25 Jun 1940 Posted to No 6 OTU
Sgt R R McQueen 27 Jun  1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Bryant-Fenn 29 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Penrhos
Sgt H Cartwright  4 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr J D C Joslin  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt G D L Haysom  7 Jul 1940 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Plt Off J E R Wood  8 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off E W Mitchell  8 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Parr  9 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, Sutton Bridge
Sgt F M Wright  9 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, Sutton Bridge
Sqn Ldr J H Hayworth 11 Jul 1940 Arrived and assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off Zatonski  8 Aug 1940 Admitted to hospital
Sgt H Bolton 31 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Edward J Morris 31 Aug 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to hospital
Plt Off W H Millington 31 Aug 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to hospital
Plt Off Bryant-Fenn  1 Sep 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to hospital
Plt Off Noble  1 Sep 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to hospital
Sgt F M Wright  4 Sep 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to hospital
Plt Off Stones  7 Sep 1940 Wounded in action
Plt Off S Piatkowski 11 Sep 1940 Reported for duty (Polish)
Sgt Mudry 11 Sep 1940 Reported for duty (Polish)
Plt Off Himr 11 Sep 1940 Reported for duty (Czech)
Sgt Hlavac 11 Sep 1940 Reported for duty (Czech)
Plt Off W H Millington 11 Sep 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off Bailey 13 Sep 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Forsyth 17 Sep 1940 Reported for duty (seconded from Army)
Plt Off Roscoe 17 Sep 1940 Reported for duty (seconded from Army)
Plt Off Morgan 17 Sep 1940 Reported for duty (seconded from Army)
Plt Off Guest 17 Sep 1940 Reported for duty (seconded from Army)
Plt Off Stones 26 Sep 1940 Returned to squadron
Plt Off Mayhew 29 Sep 1940 Missing but later reported to have landed in Ireland
Plt Off Nelson-Edwards 29 Sep 1940 Missing but later rescued from the sea
Plt Off G C B Peters 29 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Dauntzer 30 Sep 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Morgan  3 Oct 1940 Posted to No 238 Sqn
Plt Off Clarke  3 Oct 1940 Posted to No 238 Sqn
Plt Off Varley  6 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Wood  6 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Thom  6 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Stirling  6 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Want  6 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Richards  6 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Laycock  9 Oct 1940 Posted to No 56 Sqn
Plt Off Roscoe  9 Oct 1940 Posted to No 56 Sqn
Plt Off Himr  9 Oct 1940 Posted to No 87 Sqn
Sgt Hlavac  9 Oct 1940 Posted to No 87 Sqn
Plt Off Bailey 15 Oct 1940 Posted to No 56 Sqn
Plt Off Guest 15 Oct 1940 Posted to No 56 Sqn
Plt Off S Piatkowski 25 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Deschamps  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Taylor-Duncan  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Wincote  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt McKay  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Lockwood  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Barnes  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Lloyd  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Hughs  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Livingstone  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Kneath  5 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Thompson 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Toone 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Land 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Hirst 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Hocknell 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Owen 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Leonard 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt McEwen 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt McKeon 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Simmons 12 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt Simmons  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 501 Sqn
Sgt Lockwood  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 501 Sqn
Sgt Owen  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 501 Sqn
Sgt Hirst  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 501 Sqn
Sgt McEwen  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 247 Sqn
Sgt Taylor-Duncan  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 247 Sqn
Sgt McKay  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 247 Sqn
Plt Off Forsyth  1 Dec 1940 Attached to No 87 Sqn
Sgt Mudry  1 Dec 1940 Attached to No 87 Sqn
Plt Off Deschamps  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 242 Sqn
Plt Off Zatonski  4 Dec 1940 Returned to the squadron
Sgt Livingstone  9 Dec 1940 Posted overseas
Sgt Wincote  9 Dec 1940 Posted overseas
Plt Off Thompson  9 Dec 1940 Posted to No 3 School of General Reconnaissance
Flt Lt Clerke 11 Dec 1940 Posted to No 1 PRU
Plt Off Robinson 14 Dec 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Toone 14 Dec 1940 Posted to No 256 Sqn
Sgt Leonard 14 Dec 1940 Posted to No 256 Sqn
Sgt Hocknell 14 Dec 1940 Posted to No 256 Sqn
Sgt McKeon 14 Dec 1940 Posted to No 256 Sqn
Plt Off Stones 16 Dec 1940 Posted to CFS for Flying Instructors Course
Flt Lt Dennison 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 87 Sqn
Sgt Barrow 17 Dec 1940 Posted to No 96 Sqn
Sgt Kneath 17 Dec 1940 Posted to No 96 Sqn
Plt Off Zatonski 20 Dec 1940 Readmitted to RAF Hospital, St Athan
Plt Off Forsyth 20 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 87 Sqn
Sgt Mudry 20 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 87 Sqn

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 8 Mar 1940 Main Party departed RAF Manston for RAF Biggin Hill
 8 Mar 1940 'A' Flight departed RAF Manston for RAF Biggin Hill
 9 Mar 1940 'B' Flight departed RAF Manston for RAF Biggin Hill
25 Mar 1940 'A' Flight moved to RAF Manston
 8 Apr 1940 'B' Flight moved to RAF Manston
15 Apr 1940 'B' Flight returned to RAF Biggin Hill
22 Apr 1940 'A' Flight moved to RAF Manston
10 May 1940 'A' Flight returned to RAF Biggin Hill
10 May 1940 Squadron proceeded to France by air
20 May 1940 Air Party flew back to UK
20 May 1940 Main Party evacuated by road to Boulogne
20 May 1940 Rear Party evacuated by air to UK
21 May 1940 Main Party embarked on SS Biarritz and sailed to Dover and transported to Tidworth
22 May 1940 Main Party moved from Tidworth to RAF Biggin Hill
 1 Jun 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Digby for training
 5 Jun 1940 Squadron returned to RAF Biggin Hill
 2 Jul 1940 12 x aircraft moved from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Hawkinge
10 Jul 1940 14 x aircraft moved from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Hawkinge
10 Jul 1940 Hawkinge Ground Party moved from RAF Hawkinge to RAF Turnhouse by air
10 Jul 1940 Air Party moved from RAF Hawkinge to RAF Biggin Hill
11 Jul 1940 Advance Party arrived at RAF Turnhouse by road
11 Jul 1940 Air Party, flew from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Sealand
13 Jul 1940 Air Party flew from RAF Sealand to RAF Acklington via Silloth
xx Jul 1940 Air Party moved from RAF Turnhouse to RAF Acklington
27 Aug 1940 Aircraft & 32 men moved from RAF Acklington to RAF Biggin Hill
28 Aug 1940 Aircraft & 32 men moved from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Hawkinge (forward base)
28 Aug 1940 Aircraft moved from RAF Hawkinge to RAF Biggin Hill
 8 Sep 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Biggin Hill to RAF Pembrey

Source - No 79 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/664)

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