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No 80 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt W W E Oliver  8 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 17 Sqn and assumed command of No 80 Sqn
Plt Off J T Webster  8 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 17 Sqn
Plt Off Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 17 Sqn
Plt Off L C Jones-Bateman  8 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 17 Sqn
Plt Off L G Schwab  8 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 17 Sqn
Plt Off A W Oldroyd  8 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 17 Sqn
APO R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from No 17 Sqn
APO M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS
Sgt Plt G A Brett 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS
Sgt Plt A H W Pond 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS
Sgt Plt G W Couzens  5 May 1937 Arrived on posting from 800 Sqn FAA
Sqn Ldr

Paul S Blockey

19 May 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 80 Sqn, wef 17 May 1937
Act Sgt Plt G Barker 23 May 1937 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS (First Direct Entry Pilot)
Sgt Plt T M Vaughan 30 May 1937 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

Organisational Movements: Mar - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 8 Mar 1937

Reformed at Kenley from 'B' Flight of No 17 Squadron equipped with Gloster Gauntlet IIs

Gauntlet II of No 80 Squadron
15 Mar 1937 Squadron moved from RAF Kenley to RAF Henlow
xx Mar 1937 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Gloster Gladiator Is
Gladiator I of No 80 Squadron
xx May 1937 Squadron completed re-equipment with Gloster Gladiator Is
9 Jun 1937 Squadron moved from RAF Henlow to RAF Debden

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Debden Fighter Command/No 12 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Paul S Blockey

17 May 1937 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Flt Lt W W E Oliver  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off J T Webster  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Plt Off L C Jones-Bateman  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off L G Schwab  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A W Oldroyd  8 Mar 1937  
APO R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
APO M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
APO P B Unitt 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Mar - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R V Evers-Swindell  4 Jul 1937 Attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off M J St J Pattle 16 Aug 1937 Attached to No 1 RAF Depot, Uxbridge for Anti-Gas course
APO S W Baldie 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS
Sgt Plt D L Ryalls 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
Sgt Plt G Taylor 29 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 1 AACU
Flt Lt R V McIntyre  3 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 73 Sqn
Flt Lt W W E Oliver  3 Nov 1937 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Flt Lt P S Gomez 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off Edward G Jones 27 Nov 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight on relinquishing duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt R V McIntyre 27 Nov 1937 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight on posting overseas
Plt Off Edward G Jones 31 Jan 1938 Attached to No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Sgt Plt C T Morriss 24 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 151 Sqn
Sgt Plt J H Clarke 24 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 56 Sqn
Sgt Plt J C Hulbert 24 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 54 Sqn
Sgt Plt S Richens 24 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 54 Sqn
Sgt Plt E W F Hewitt 24 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 29 Sqn
Sgt Plt G W Couzens 24 Mar1938 Posted to No 54 Sqn
Sgt Plt D L Ryalls 24 Mar1938 Posted to No 29 Sqn
Plt Off J T Webster 25 Mar 1938 Posted to No 29 Sqn
Plt Off L C Jones-Bateman 25 Mar 1938 Posted to No 29 Sqn
Sgt Plt L Cottingham 26 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sgt Plt H J Goodchild 26 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sgt Plt H A Fordham 26 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sgt Plt C E Casbolt 26 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Sgt Plt D S Gregory 26 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS
Plt Off M C Pearson 28 Mar 1938 Arrived on posing from No 3 Sqn
Plt Off John H Lapsley 28 Mar 1938 Arrived on posing from No 32 Sqn
Plt Off G F G Graham 28 Mar 1938 Arrived on posing from No 151 Sqn
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938 Arrived on posing from No 151 Sqn
Plt Off F J Howell 28 Mar 1938 Arrived on posing from No 25 Sqn
Sgt Plt R Green 31 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 66 Sqn
Sgt Plt A H W Pond 31 Mar 1938 Posted to No 1 AA Depot, RAF Biggin Hill
Flt Lt P S Gomez  9 Apr 1938 Posted to No 29 Sqn
Fg Off H L I Brown 14 Apr 1938 Arrived on posing from No 56 Sqn
Fg Off G E Horne 14 Apr 1938 Arrived on posing from No 25 Sqn
Plt Off A W Oldroyd 26 Apr 1938 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot as non-effective sick (motor accident)
Plt Off S W Baldie 26 Apr 1938 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot as non-effective sick (motor accident)
Plt Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938 Arrived on posing from No 29 Sqn
Plt Off

Jack F Roulston

27 Apr 1938 Arrived on posing from No 41 Sqn
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 27 Apr 1938 Arrived on posing from No 41 Sqn
Plt Off Edward G Jones  7 Apr 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off F J Howell 13 Jun 1938 Attached to No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Plt Off M C Pearson 19 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off

Jack F Roulston

23 Jun 1938 Attached to Middle East Depot, RAF Aboukir

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

Organisational Movements: Mar - Jul 1937

Date Notes
30 Aug 1937 Squadron proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Armament Practice Camp
20 Sep 1937 Squadron returned from to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Armament Practice Camp
14 Mar 1938 Squadron advised it was to proceed to the Middle East and its establishment was to be increased
29 Apr 1938 The Squadron Badge which had been authorised by HM King George VI was presented by ACM Sir Hugh Dowding
No 80 Squadron badge
30 Apr 1938 Squadron sailed from Southampton on HMT Somersetshire en-route to Egypt
10 May 1938 Squadron arrived at Alexandria and entrained for RAF Ismailia

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

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 Gladiator I RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Paul S Blockey

17 May 1937 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Fg Off H L I Brown 14 Apr 1938
Fg Off G E Horne 14 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Plt Off L G Schwab  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off M C Pearson 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off

Jack F Roulston

27 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 Jul 1937 later AM
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 27 Apr 1938  
Plt Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938  
Plt Off G F G Graham 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off John H Lapsley 29 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off F J Howell 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938  

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15 Airman Pilots

Equipment Branch
Fg Off A R Chrisp 29 Mar 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off P S Dundas 10 May 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO I N K M Carke 26 Apr 1938  
WO I H Smith 26 Apr 1938  
WO I Clifford T Jackaman 26 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off

Jack F Roulston

 7 Jul 1938 Ceased to be attached to Middle East Depot on posting to No 223 Sqn
Fg Off H L I Brown  1 Sep 1938 Posted to No 6 Sqn
Plt Off L G Schwab  9 Sep 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
APO Westmacott 10 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
APO K MacI Miller 10 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
APO Beauclair 10 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 19 Sep 1938 Attached to No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Plt Off F J Howell 19 Sep 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
Fg Off G E Horne 21 Sep 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Sgt Plt S Richens 25 Sep 1938 Promoted to Flt Sgt
APO Beauclair  7 Nov 1938 Posted to No 2 Armoured Car Company, Palestine
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 20 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 4 FTS, RAF Abu Sueir
APO Westmacott  1 Dec 1938 Posted to CFS for Flying Instructors' Course
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

11 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 80 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Paul S Blockey

 1 Dec 1938 Relinquished command of No 80 Sqn on posting to RAF Staff College
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

 1 Dec 1938 Assumed command of No 80 Sqn
Fg Off L G Schwab 17 Dec 1938 Posted to Middle East Communication Flight, RAF Aboukir
APO S Linnard 21 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
APO E M Mason 21 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
APO Poynton 21 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from No 4 FTS
Plt Off S W Baldie 31 Dec 1938 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
24 Sep 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Ismailia to is War Station at Amriya due to the 'Munich Crisis'
xx Oct 1938 Squadron adopted the code letters 'GK'
Gladiator II of No 80 Squadron (coded GK)
9 Oct 1938 Squadron returned to RAF Ismailia on conclusion of the 'Munich Crisis'

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Ismailia RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Paul S Blockey

17 May 1937 Officer Commanding, later AVM
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

11 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt G E Horne 14 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Fg Off M C Pearson 28 Mar 1938
Fg Off L G Schwab  8 Mar 1937
Plt Off R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
Plt Off M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 27 Apr 1938  
Plt Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938  
Plt Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 Jul 1937 later AM
Plt Off John H Lapsley 29 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off F J Howell 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off K MacI Miller 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H V Sykes  2 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A R Chrisp 29 Mar 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off P S Dundas 10 May 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO N K M Carke 26 Apr 1938  
WO H Smith 26 Apr 1938  
WO Clifford T Jackaman 26 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO Poynton 23 Jan 1939 Posted to No 33 Sqn
Plt Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 23 Jan 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off G V W Kettlewell 23 Jan 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Act Flt Lt G E Horne 23 Feb 1939 Appointed to a Permanent Commission
Plt Off Couchman 12 Mar 1939 Arrived on temporary posting pending posting to No 33 Sqn
Act Flt Lt G E Horne 20 Mar 1939 Posted to Home Establishment for Specialist Signals Course
Plt Off G F G Graham 26 Mar 1939 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
13 Jan 1939 Advance Party, arrived at RAF Helwan from RAF Ismailia
16 Jan 1939 Main Road Party and Air Party, arrived at RAF Helwan from RAF Ismailia
19 Jan 1939 Rear Party, arrived at RAF Helwan from RAF Ismailia

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Helwan RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

11 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt G E Horne 14 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Fg Off M C Pearson 28 Mar 1938
Fg Off R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
Fg Off M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 Jul 1937 later AM
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 27 Apr 1938  
Plt Off John H Lapsley 29 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off F J Howell 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off K MacI Miller 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H V Sykes  2 Dec 1938  
Plt Off G F Graham 20 Jan 1939  
Plt Off S Linnard 21 Dec 1938  
APO E M Mason 21 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A R Chrisp 29 Mar 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off P S Dundas 10 May 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO N K M Carke 26 Apr 1938  
WO H Smith 26 Apr 1938  
WO Clifford T Jackaman 26 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Apr - May 1939

Date Notes
20 Apr 1939 Advance Party, proceeded from RAF Helwan to Amriya
21 Apr 1939 Main Road Party and Air Party, proceeded from RAF Helwan to Amriya, Rear Party, remaining at RAF Helwan

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gladiator I RAF Helwan RAF Middle East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

11 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt G E Horne 14 Apr 1938  
Act Flt Lt Edward G Jones  8 Mar 1937 later AM
Fg Off M C Pearson 28 Mar 1938
Fg Off R V Evers-Swindell  8 Mar 1937  
Fg Off M J St J Pattle 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off G V W Kettlewell 26 Apr 1938  
Fg Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 Jul 1937 later AM
Fg Off G F Graham 20 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 27 Apr 1938  
Plt Off John H Lapsley 29 Mar 1938 later AM
Plt Off F J Howell 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off K MacI Miller 10 Sep 1938  
Plt Off H V Sykes  2 Dec 1938  
Plt Off S Linnard 21 Dec 1938  
Plt Off E M Mason 21 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Fg Off A R Chrisp 29 Mar 1938  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off P S Dundas 10 May 1938  
Warrant Officers
WO N K M Carke 26 Apr 1938  
WO H Smith 26 Apr 1938  
WO Clifford T Jackaman 26 Apr 1938 later A/Cdre

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off K G Lamb 24 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from No 113 Sqn
APO A H Cholmeley  1 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
Plt Off John H Lapsley 18 Jun 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off R J Bartholomew 14 Jul 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off F J Howell 28 Aug 1939 Absorbed into Home Establishment whilst on leave
Act Flt Lt M C Pearson 28 Aug 1939 Absorbed into Home Establishment whilst on language study leave
APO Baynham 12 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Abu Sueir
APO Dimmer 14 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Ismailia for Equipment duties
APO Weller 18 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Abu Sueir
Flt Lt C H Fry 25 Sep 1939 Attached from No 112 Sqn to carry out Command tests on Hurricane aircraft
Plt Off A E Brian 19 Jan 1939 Posted to No 70 Sqn
Plt Off R J Clarke 19 Jan 1939 Attached from No 112 Sqn to carry out Command tests on Hurricane aircraft
Flt Lt C H Fry  2 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 112 Sqn on completion of Hurricane trial
Plt Off R J Clarke  2 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 112 Sqn on completion of Hurricane trial
Plt Off K G Lamb 14 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Plt G A Brett 14 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off G W Burgess 28 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Plt Off F S Bowles 28 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Plt Off H D W Flower  3 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Heliopolis
Plt Off A R Dunn  3 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from Reinforcement Pool, RAF Abu Sueir
Plt Off E H Dean xx Dec 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 13 Sep 1939
Flt Sgt MacLachlan xx Dec 1939 Fitter I, promoted to Temp WO, wef 11 Nov 1939
Sgt Vaughan xx Dec 1939 Pilot/Clerk/GD, promoted to Temp Flt Sgt, wef 11 Nov 1939
Sgt Morris xx Dec 1939 Pilot/WEM, promoted to Temp Flt Sgt, wef 30 Nov 1939
Cpl Barker xx Dec 1939 Wireless Operator, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 11 Nov 1939
LAC Park xx Dec 1939 Mate, promoted to Temp Cpl and remustered as ACH, wef 1 Nov 1939
LAC Smith xx Dec 1939 Mate, promoted to Temp Cpl and remustered as ACH, wef 1 Nov 1939

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
19 May 1939 Sqn HQ and 'B' and 'C' Flights, returned to RAF Helwan from Amriya, 'A' Flight remained at Amriya
16 Jun 1939 'A' Flight relieved 'B' Flight at Amriya
14 Jul 1939 'B' Flight relieved 'C' Flight at Amriya
14 Aug 1939 Sqn HQ and 'B' and 'C' Flights, proceeded from RAF Helwan to Amriya
xx Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'GK' to 'YK'
Gladiator II of No 80 Squadron (coded YK)
25 Sep 1939 1 x Hawker Hurricane collected from Middle East Depot for Command Trials

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jun 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off P T Dowding 30 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU
Plt Off J H Lancaster 30 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 102 MU
APO A H Cholmeley xx Jan 1940 Regraded as Plt Off, wef 27 Sep 1939
Flt Sgt Parsons xx Jan 1940 Fitter Armourer, promoted to Temp WO, wef 1 Dec 1939
Plt Off Stuckey 23 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting, wef 15 Feb 1940
Fg Off M J St J Pattle 28 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 6 Sep 1939
Plt Off A H Cholmeley  3 Mar 1940 Assumed the duties of Adjutant
Plt Off E M Mason  3 Mar 1940 Relinquished the duties of Adjutant
Act Flt Lt Edward G Jones 14 Mar 1940 Retained command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt R V Evers-Swindell 14 Mar 1940 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Sgt Casey  1 Apr 1940 Sqn Disciplinary NCO, promoted to WO
APO Vickery 18 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off E H Dean 23 Apr 1940 Posted to No 33 Sqn
Plt Off Stubbs 25 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 33 Sqn
Fg Off Griffiths 25 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for Cypher duties
Flt Lt Vrenenburgh 26 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Armament Officer
Fg Off A S Astbury 30 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off F R Pattullo  1 May 1940 Arrived on posting for Cypher duties
Act Flt Lt Edward G Jones  2 May 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 7 Apr 1940
Flt Lt A B Marshall  4 May 1940 Medical Officer, posted to HQ RAF Middle East
Fg Off A S Astbury  4 May 1940 Assumed duties of Medical Officer
Plt Off F S Bowles  6 May 1940 Posted to HQ RAF Middle East for Cypher duties
Plt Off J H Lancaster  6 May 1940 Returned from Link Trainer course at RAF Helwan
Plt Off H D W Flower  6 May 1940 Returned from Link Trainer course at RAF Helwan
Plt Off A R Dunn  8 May 1940 Posted to No 102 MU
Fg Off John H Lapsley 15 May 1940 Attached to RAF Helwan for Link Trainer course
Fg Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 15 May 1940 Attached to RAF Helwan for Link Trainer course
Plt Off K MacI Miller 19 May 1940 Attached to Egyptian Air Force at Suez as Advisory Officer
Fg Off John H Lapsley 31 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Helwan for Link Trainer course
Fg Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 31 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Helwan for Link Trainer course
Plt Off S Linnard  2 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Helwan for Link Trainer course
Plt Off E M Mason  2 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Helwan for Link Trainer course
Plt Off S Linnard 11 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Helwan for Link Trainer course
Plt Off E M Mason 11 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Helwan for Link Trainer course

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

Nominal Roll of Officers and Pilots - 11 Jun 1940

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

Officer Commanding, No 80 Sqn
Plt Off A H Cholmeley Adjutant
Flt Lt Edward G Jones Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight and i/c PSI
Fg Off G V W Kettlewell 'A' Flight and i/c Transport
Plt Off E M Mason 'A' Flight and i/c Fire
Plt Off A A Weller 'A' Flight
Plt Off J H Lancaster 'A' Flight and Navigation Officer
Plt Off P T Dowding 'A' Flight
Sgt D S Gregory 'A' Flight
Flt Sgt T C Morris 'A' Flight
Sgt J C Hulbert 'A' Flight
Flt Lt M J St J Pattle Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off G F G Graham 'B' Flight and i/c Sgt's Mess
Fg Off John H Lapsley 'B' Flight and Imprest Holder
Plt Off S Linnard 'B' Flight
Plt Off V A J Stuckey 'B' Flight and PAMC
Flt Sgt S A Richens 'B' Flight
Flt Sgt T M Vaughan 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt C E Casbolt 'B' Flight
Flt Lt R V Evers-Swindell Officer Commanding, 'C' Flight
Fg Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 'C' Flight
Plt Off H U Sykes 'C' Flight and i/c Parachutes
Plt Off F H Stubbs 'C' Flight and Sqn History
Plt Off H D W Flower 'C' Flight and Assistant Adjutant
Sgt J H Clarke 'C' Flight
Sgt G Barker 'C' Flight
Sgt E W Hewitt 'C' Flight
Sgt K J R Rew 'C' Flight
Fg Off A S Astbury Medical Officer
Flt Lt E Vrenenburgh Armament Officer
Fg Off J M Griffiths Cypher Officer
Plt Off F R Pattullo Cypher Officer
Plt Off G E Dimmer Equipment Officer

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

Personnel Movements: Jun - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D L Rankin 20 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Intelligence duties
Act Flt Lt Edward G Jones 28 Jun 1940 Appointed Officer Commanding, Hurricane Flight
Fg Off G V W Kettlewell 28 Jun 1940 Transferred to Hurricane Flight
Flt Lt M J St J Pattle 28 Jun 1940 Transferred to Hurricane Flight
Fg Off John H Lapsley 28 Jun 1940 Transferred to Hurricane Flight
Fg Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 28 Jun 1940 Transferred to Hurricane Flight
Plt Off E M Mason 28 Jun 1940 Transferred to Hurricane Flight
Flt Sgt T C Morris 28 Jun 1940 Transferred to Hurricane Flight
Sgt J H Clarke 28 Jun 1940 Transferred to Hurricane Flight
Sgt J C Hulbert 28 Jun 1940 Transferred to Hurricane Flight
Sqn Ldr P H Dunn  5 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 80 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Robert C Jonas

 8 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of No 80 Sqn on posting to Malta
Sqn Ldr P H Dunn  8 Jul 1940 Assumed command of No 80 Sqn
Flt Sgt Cleary 17 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act WO
WO Dawson 17 Jul 1940 Posted to No 202 Group on commissioning as a Signals Officer
Plt Off C W Fyfield 24 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off Beveridge  7 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Strang  7 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off S G Cooper  7 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Hosken  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from PTU, RAF Ismalia
Plt Off Collens  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Rolfe  9 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Cypher duties
Plt Off Crawther 12 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Plt Off Wenn 13 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Plt Off C W Fyfield 13 Aug 1940 Intelligence Officer, posted to No 252 Wing
Plt Off Griffiths 17 Aug 1940 Cypher Officer, posted to UK on medical grounds
Sqn Ldr P H Dunn 19 Aug 1940 Relinquished command of No 80 Sqn on posting to No 274 Sqn to command
Flt Lt Edward G Jones 19 Aug 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 80 Sqn
Flt Lt R V Evers-Swindell 19 Aug 1940 Posted to No 274 Sqn
Fg Off Peter G Wykeham Barnes 19 Aug 1940 Posted to No 274 Sqn
Fg Off John H Lapsley 19 Aug 1940 Posted to No 274 Sqn
Plt Off E M Mason 19 Aug 1940 Posted to No 274 Sqn
Plt Off A A P Weller 19 Aug 1940 Posted to No 274 Sqn
Plt Off Strang 19 Aug 1940 Posted to No 274 Sqn
Plt Off D L Rankin 19 Aug 1940 Posted to No 274 Sqn
Plt Off Crawther 19 Aug 1940 Posted to No 274 Sqn
Plt Off A D Ripley 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting, we 25 Aug 1940
Sqn Ldr W J Hickey 27 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 80 Sqn
Flt Lt Edward G Jones 27 Aug 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 80 Sqn
Fg Off Cullen 13 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 267 Sqn
Plt Off A H Cholmeley 15 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Dahl 20 Sep 1940 Posted to No 80 Sqn, he crashed in a forced landing whilst delivering a Hurricane
Plt Off S Linnard 23 Oct  1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 23 Mar 1940
Plt Off Sykes 23 Oct  1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 23 Mar 1940
Plt Off P T Dowding 27 Oct 1940 Discharged from hospital and returned to duty
Plt Off Stuckey 19 Nov 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to Greek Red Cross Hospital
Plt Off H U Sykes 23 Oct  1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 23 Mar 1940
Fg Off G V W Kettlewell 23 Nov 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Fg Off G F G Graham 23 Nov 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off Stuckey 23 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off H D W Flower 23 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Fg Off H U Sykes 28 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt Edward G Jones 28 Nov 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to hospital in Athens
Plt Off S G Cooper 19 Dec 1940 Died from wounds
Sqn Ldr W J Hickey 21 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off H D Ripley 21 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt Edward G Jones 27 Dec 1940 Discharged from hospital and returned to duty
Plt Off Stuckey 27 Dec 1940 Discharged from hospital and returned to duty
Flt Lt Edward G Jones 27 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and assumed command of No 80 Sqn, wef 22 Sep 1940

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
14 Mar 1940 Squadron reverted to a two-flight basis, with 'C' Flight renamed 'B' Flight and the old 'B' Flight between 'A' and new 'B' Flight
 3 May 1940 Squadron reverted to three-flight basis
13 Jun 1940 Three Hawker Hurricanes arrived from the UK for re-equipment of the squadron
Hurricane I of No 80 Squadron
28 Jun 1940 A Hurricane Flight was formed
31 Jul 1940 Road Party, 'B' Flight departed on detachment to Sidi Barrani
 1 Aug 1940 'B' Flight departed Amriya on detachment to Sidi Barrani
 7 Aug 1940 'C' Flight departed Amriya on detachment to Gerawla
 8 Aug 1940 'C' Flight departed Gerawla for Sidi Barrani satellite
19 Aug 1940 Hurricane Flight transferred to No 274 Sqn on formation
22 Aug 1940 Sqn HQ moved from Amriya to Shineifa
31 Aug 1940 Sqn HQ moved from Shineifa to Sidi Heneish South
 1 Sep 1940 'B' Flight moved from Sidi Barrani to Sidi Heneish South
 8 Nov 1940 Squadron completed re-equipment with Gladiator IIs
 9 Nov 1940 Air and Ground Parties moved from Sidi Heneish South to RAF Abu Sueir
11 Nov 1940 Ground Party moved from RAF Abu Sueir to The Seagull Camp, Alexandria to await embarkation
17 Nov 1940 'B' Flight departed RAF Adu Sueir for Sidi Heneish South en-route to Greece
18 Nov 1940 'A' Flight departed RAF Adu Sueir for Sidi Heneish South en-route to Greece
18 Nov 1940 'B' Flight departed Sidi Heneish South for Cardia, Crete and then to Eleusis in Greece
19 Nov 1940 'A' Flight departed Sidi Heneish South for Cardia, Crete and then to Eleusis in Greece
19 Nov 1940 'B' Flight departed Eleusis for Trikkala
21 Nov 1940 'A' Flight departed Eleusis for Trikkala
24 Nov 1940 Road Convoy arrived at Trikkala from Athens

Source - No 80 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/669)

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