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No 82 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 N C Pleasance 14 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting and appointed Officer Commanding,
Plt Off G F Hall 14 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting and appointed OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off W Kinane 14 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting and appointed OC, 'B' Flight
APO E J C Richardson 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting and appointed Sqn Adjutant
APO D C Mauger 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J C H Blake 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

Organisational Movements: Jun - Jul 1937

Date Notes
14 Jun 1937

Reformed at RAF Andover from 'B' Flight of No 142 Squadron, equipped with Hawker Hinds

Hawker Hind of No 82 Squadron
8 Jul 1937 Squadron moved from RAF Andover to RAF Cranfield and transferred from No 2 Group to No 1 Group

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Cranfield Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N C Pleasance 14 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding,
Plt Off G F Hall 14 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J L Wells    
Plt Off G W C Watson 14 Jun 1937  
Plt Off W Kinane    

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2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Some personnel posted to the unit before July were not shown in this edition of the AFL.

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
APO A M Gofton  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS
APO M T Kirkwood  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS
APO J N Ball 23 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF Abingdon
APO J C H Blake 24 Aug 1937 Regraded Plt Off
APO E J C Richardson 31 Aug 1937 Regraded Plt Off
APO D C Mauger 31 Aug 1937 Regraded Plt Off
APO L V E Atkinson  4 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
APO R J McConnell  4 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Plt Off G W C Watson 14 Sep 1937 Ceased to be attached to No 5 ATC and appointed OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off W Kinane 14 Sep 1937 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off P L Dakeyne 19 Sep 1937 Posted to No 59 Sqn? Old Sarum*
APO J N Ball 30 Sep 1937 Transferred to Class 'A' Reserve
Plt Off J L Wells 12 Oct 1937 Killed in a flying accident
APO A M Gofton 12 Oct 1937 Regraded Plt Off
APO M T Kirkwood 12 Oct 1937 Regraded Plt Off
APO G Harries 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
Plt Off T M Hunt 25 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 226 Sqn as Sqn Navigation Officer
APO L V E Atkinson 16 Nov 1937 Regraded Plt Off
APO R J McConnell 16 Nov 1937 Regraded Plt Off
Plt Off G F Hall  6 Dec 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
APO G Harries 21 Dec 1937 Regraded Plt Off
Plt Off D C Mauger 10 Jan 1938 Proceeded to School of Air Navigation for a short course
Flt Lt R S Howe 31 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from No 1 RAF Depot and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off G F Hall 31 Jan 1938 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off E T Fairbank 15 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 142 Sqn
Plt Off D C Mauger 10 Jan 1938 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation and appointed Sqn Navigation Officer
Plt Off T M Hunt 10 Jan 1938 Relinquished duties of Sqn Navigation Officer and appointed Station Navigation Officer
Flt Lt R S Howe  1 Apr 1938 Transferred to Class 'A' Reserve
Plt Off M T Kirkwood  4 May 1938 Posted to No 3 ATS, Sutton Bridge
APO S M de L Longsdon  7 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS, Netheravon
Plt Off T M Hunt  7 May 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
APO A Q Cairns  9 May 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, Brize Norton (AFL states 7 May 1938)
Plt Off E T Fairbank 16 May 1938 Posted to No 1 Balloon Training Unit, Cardington
Plt Off R J McConnell 22 May 1938 Proceeded to Air Service Training Ltd, Hamble for Navigation Course

*ORB states No 47 Sqn but that unit was located in the Sudan not at Old Sarum.

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
11 Mar 1938 Squadron commence re-equipment with Bristol Blenheim Is
Bristol Blenheim I
23 Mar 1938 Squadron completed IE re-equipment with Bristol Blenheim Is (12 x aircraft)
28 Mar 1938 Squadron completed IR re-equipment with Bristol Blenheim Is (4 x aircraft) and Hinds disposed of
15 Jun 1938 RAF Cranfield and the squadron transferred from No 1 Group to No 2 Group

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Cranfield Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N C Pleasance 14 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off G F Hall 14 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G W C Watson 14 Jun 1937  
Fg Off T M Hunt 25 Oct 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off D C Mauger 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E J C Richardson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J C H Blake 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A M Gofton  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off L V E Atkinson  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R J McConnell  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G Harries 23 Oct 1937  
APO S M de L Longsdon  7 May 1938  
APO A Q Cairns  7 May 1938  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D A Fordham 13 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation (AFL states 11 Jun 1938)
APO E Q Moody 13 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation (AFL states 11 Jun 1938)
APO E Q Moody 14 Jun 1938 Regraded Plt Off
Plt Off R B Wright 30 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF College on appointment to a Commission
Plt Off R J McConnell 13 Aug 1938 Ceased to be attached to Air Service Training Ltd, Hamble for Navigation Course
Plt Off R B Wright  6 Sep 1938 Appointed to a Permanent Commission
APO S M de L Longsdon 17 Oct 1938 Posted to Gosport on transfer to the Air Branch of the Royal Navy
Sqn Ldr N C Pleasance 24 Oct 1938 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Navigation Course
Fg Off G W C Watson 24 Oct 1938 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
APO K S Toft 29 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, Montrose
Fg Off T M Hunt  5 Nov  1938 Attached to No 4 ATS, West Freugh for Armament Training
APO A Q Cairns  5 Nov  1938 Attached to No 4 ATS, West Freugh for Armament Training
Plt Off A M Gofton  5 Nov  1938 Attached to No 4 ATS, West Freugh for Armament Training
Plt Off D A Fordham  5 Nov  1938 Attached to No 4 ATS, West Freugh for Armament Training
Sqn Ldr N C Pleasance 11 Nov 1938 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation and resumed command of unit
Fg Off G W C Watson 11 Nov 1938 Relinquished temporary command of the squadron
Fg Off T M Hunt 17 Nov  1938 Ceased to be attached to No 4 ATS, West Freugh for Armament Training
Plt Off D A Fordham 17 Nov  1938 Ceased to be attached to No 4 ATS, West Freugh for Armament Training
APO A Q Cairns 17 Nov  1938 Ceased to be attached to No 4 ATS, West Freugh for Armament Training
Plt Off A M Gofton 17 Nov  1938 Ceased to be attached to No 4 ATS, West Freugh for Armament Training
Plt Off D A Fordham 10 Dec 1938 Attached to No 3 ATS, Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
Plt Off G Harries 10 Dec 1938 Attached to No 3 ATS, Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
Plt Off D A Fordham 22 Dec 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 3 ATS, Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
Plt Off G Harries 22 Dec 1938 Ceased to be attached to No 3 ATS, Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
APO A Q Cairns  7 Jan 1939 Regraded Plt Off wef 12 Jul 1938

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
 1 Jul 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Annual Armament Training
23 Jul 1938 Squadron returned from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Annual Armament Training
10 Sep 1938 Squadron Establishment increased to 16 IE and 5 IR aircraft
22 Dec 1938 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 82 Squadron badge

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

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

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Cranfield Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr N C Pleasance 14 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt G W C Watson 14 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G F Hall 14 Jun 1937  
Fg Off T M Hunt 25 Oct 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off D C Mauger 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E J C Richardson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J C H Blake 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A M Gofton  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off L V E Atkinson  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R J McConnell  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G Harries 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D A Fordham 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off E Q Moody 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A Q Cairns  7 May 1938  
Plt Off R B Wright 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R C D McKenzie  5 Nov 1938  
APO K S Toft 29 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jan - Mar 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO K S Toft 17 Jan 1939 Granted a SSC as a Plt Off on Probation
Sqn Ldr S R Groom 23 Jan 1939 Reported for duty and assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr N C Pleasance 23 Jan 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron
Plt Off D A Fordham 28 Jan 1939 Attached to No 6 ATS, Warmwell for Armament Training
APO A Q Cairns 30 Jan  1938 Attached to School of Air Navigation, Manston for No 47 Navigation Course
Squadron 30 Jan 1939 Proceeded to No 6 ATS, Warmwell for Armament Training
Plt Off R C D McKenzie  1 Feb 1939 Attached to No 6 ATS, Warmwell for Armament Training
APO K S Toft  1 Feb 1939 Attached to No 6 ATS, Warmwell for Armament Training
Flt Sgt Williams  7 Feb 1939 Fitter (AE) - promoted to WO and appointed Sqn Engineer Officer (new post)
Plt Off D C Mauger  8 Feb 1939 Posted to School of Air Navigation for 'sn' duties
Squadron 17 Feb 1939 Returned from No 6 ATS, Warmwell for Armament Training
Plt Off L V E Atkinson 18 Feb 1938 Attached to No 3 E & RFTS, Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off A M Gofton 18 Feb 1938 Attached to No 3 E & RFTS, Hamble for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off D A Fordham 28 Feb 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 6 ATS, Warmwell for Armament Training
Fg Off T M Hunt 28 Feb 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 6 ATS, Warmwell for Armament Training
APO J N Palmer  4 Mar 1939 RAFO - from No 8 FTS, Montrose
Plt Off E Q Moody 23 Mar 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Parachute Course
Fg Off G F Hall 31 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Mar 1939

Date Notes
30 Jan 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 6 ATC, RAF Warmwell for Annual Armament Training
17 Feb 1939 Squadron returned from No 6 ATC, RAF Warmwell on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Cranfield Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr S R Groom 23 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt G W C Watson 14 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G F Hall 14 Jun 1937  
Fg Off T M Hunt 25 Oct 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off E J C Richardson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J C H Blake 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A M Gofton  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off L V E Atkinson  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R J McConnell  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G Harries 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D A Fordham 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off E Q Moody 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A Q Cairns  7 May 1938  
Plt Off R B Wright 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R C D McKenzie  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off K S Toft 29 Oct 1938  
APO J N Palmer  4 Mar 1939 RAFO

Warrant Officer

WO J Williams 15 Jun 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Blenheim I RAF Cranfield Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr S R Groom 23 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt G W C Watson 14 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G F Hall 14 Jun 1937  
Fg Off T M Hunt 25 Oct 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off E J C Richardson 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J C H Blake 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off A M Gofton  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off L V E Atkinson  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off R J McConnell  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off G Harries 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D A Fordham 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off E Q Moody 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off A Q Cairns  7 May 1938  
Plt Off R B Wright 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R C D McKenzie  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off K S Toft 29 Oct 1938  
APO J N Palmer  4 Mar 1939 RAFO

Warrant Officer

WO J Williams 15 Jun 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements Apr - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Flt Lt G F Hall 24 Apr 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation, Manston for Navigation Course
Plt Off A Q Cairns 15 May 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off E J C Richardson 15 May 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Sqn Ldr G F Whistondale 13 Jun 1939 Reported for duty and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt G F Hall 13 Jun 1939 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Wg Cdr Sidney H Ware 10 Jul 1939 Reported for duty, supernumerary pending assuming command
Wg Cdr Sidney H Ware 17 Jul 1939 Attached to RAF Bassingbourn for Blenheim Conversion Course
Wg Cdr Sidney H Ware 17 Aug 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Bassingbourn for Blenheim Conversion Course
Wg Cdr Sidney H Ware 18 Aug 1939 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr S R Groom 18 Aug 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Act Flt Lt G W C Watson 18 Aug 1939 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off Best  6 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off Nash  6 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Sgt Plt Bennet  6 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Sqn Ldr S R Groom  8 Sep 1939 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight on posting to HQ, No 79 Wing for Administrative duties
Sqn Ldr M V Delap  8 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from HQ, No 79 Wing and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sgt Plt J McLaughlin 10 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off K Laxton 16 Sep 1939 Posted to No 107 Sqn
Plt Off P D Smith 16 Sep 1939 Reported for duty
Wg Cdr Sidney H Ware  5 Oct 1939 Proceeded on sick leave
Sqn Ldr G F Whistondale  5 Oct1939 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Plt Off P D Smith 18 Oct 1939 Posted to No 101 Sqn for further training
Plt Off R B Wright 18 Oct 1939 Posted to No 101 Sqn for further training
Wg Cdr Sidney H Ware 22 Oct 1939 Resumed command of the squadron on return from sick leave
Sqn Ldr G F Whistondale 22 Oct 1939 Relinquished temporary command of the squadron
Plt Off D C Beadell  7 Nov 1939 RAFVR, reported for duty as Sqn Adjutant
Sqn Ldr The Earl of Bandon 23 Nov 1939 Reported for duty as Supernumerary
Sqn Ldr The Earl of Bandon  2 Dec 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr and assumed command of the squadron
Wg Cdr Sidney H Ware  2 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of the squadron

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
10 Jun 1939 Squadron commenced ferrying Blenheims to the Middle East
13 Aug 1939 First Bristol Blenheim IV was delivered from Filton
Bristol Blenheim IV of No 82 Squadron
22 Aug 1939 Squadron commenced move from RAF Cranfield to RAF Watton
25 Aug 1939 Squadron completed move from RAF Cranfield to RAF Watton

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

Personnel Movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Walter P Sutcliffe  6 Jan 1940 Reported for duty as Supernumerary
Sqn Ldr G F Whistondale 14 Jan 1940 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to No 3 BGS
Sqn Ldr Walter P Sutcliffe 14 Jan 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Jackson 23 Mar 1940 Air Gunner - reported for duty as Air Gunnery Officer
Plt Off S Christenson  2 Apr 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off W Scrymgeour-Wedderburn  2 Apr 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Toft  5 Apr 1940 Discharged from hospital
  8 x Airmen aircrew  5 Apr 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt G Chapman  8 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt I Murdoch  8 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 J W Kempton  8 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Ayres 12 Apr 1940 NCO i/c Armoury, detached to Senior Armourers' Course
Plt Off W Scrymgeour-Wedderburn 13 Apr 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Wg Cdr The Earl of Bandon 13 Apr 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Watton
Sqn Ldr M V Delap 13 Apr 1940 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Sgt Burrows 16 Apr 1940 NCO i/c Instrument Section, posted out
Flt Sgt Monks 16 Apr 1940 Appointed NCO i/c Instrument Section
Plt Off W Scrymgeour-Wedderburn 19 Apr 1940 Transferred from SSQ to RAF Hospital, Littleport
Flt Sgt Phillips 23 Apr 1940 NCO i/c 'A' Flight became NCO i/c Maintenance Flight
Flt Sgt Davidson 23 Apr 1940 NCO i/c Maintenance Flight became NCO i/c 'A' Flight
Wg Cdr The Earl of Bandon 25 Apr 1940 Resumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr M V Delap 25 Apr 1940 Relinquished temporary command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr M V Delap 28 Apr 1940 Proceeded on Oxygen Course at Farnborough
Sqn Ldr Walter P Sutcliffe 29 Apr 1940 Assumed temporary command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr M V Delap  1 May 1940 Returned from Oxygen Course at Farnborough
Flt Lt G F Hall  2 May 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and posted to command a flight of No 110 Sqn, Lossiemouth
Plt Off J J Grierson 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J W Paul 17 May 1940 Killed in action
AC2 J H Paterson 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt G W C Watson 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F C Wootten 17 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC A G Sims 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off A M Gofton 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F S Miller 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Cpl T H Cummins 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr M V Delap 17 May 1940 Missing, later reported safe
Sgt R F Wyness 17 May 1940 Missing, later reported safe
Plt Off F S Jackson 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off D A Fordham 17 May 1940 Missing, later reported safe
Sgt F Fearnley 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Cpl A G Richards 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R E Newbatt 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J K Crawley 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A V Knowles 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off K S Toft 17 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt A G B Crouch 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Morris 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off S Christenson 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A N Phillips 17 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC P R V Ettershank 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T J Watkins 17 May 1940 Missing, later returned having evaded capture
Sgt D G Lees 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K G Reed 17 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off R J McConnell 17 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt S J Fulbrook 17 May 1940 Missing, later reported safe have evaded capture
LAC H Humphreys 17 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off K I Ritchie 18 May 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off P S Charles 18 May 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off D M Wellings 18 May 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off E S Keeble 18 May 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off F H Craig 19 May 1940 Reported for duty
Fg Off F H Lewis 25 May 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Hartnell-Beavis 25 May 1940 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr M V Delap* xx xxx 1940 Posted out on promotion to Wg Cdr
Plt Off E S Keeble 25 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R A Percy 27 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A A Stanley 27 Jun 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt A M Clark 27 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Wg Cdr The Earl of Bandon* xx xxx 1940 Relinquished command of the squadron
Wg Cdr E C de V Lart* xx xxx 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr H F Chester*  2 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H Histon*  2 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R J McAllister*  2 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F Hutton*  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C W Pickering*  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J A Rogers*  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off H L Atkin-Berry* 10 Jul 1940 Killed in action attached to No 107 Sqn
Sgt E D Cook* 10 Jul 1940 Killed in action attached to No 107 Sqn
Sgt R Mercer* 10 Jul 1940 Killed in action attached to No 107 Sqn
Plt Off J H T Palmer* 11 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt K Howard* 11 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt K W J Farley* 11 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt D A Adams* 13 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt A Avery* 13 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt A Evans* 13 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt P H Lewis* 13 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H W Richardson* 13 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Newberry* 13 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt F W S Keighley* 29 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt J W H Parsons* 29 Jul 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt K D MacPherson* 29 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off N H Harwood-Smith* 10 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Hamilton* 10 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J K Blazier* 10 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D Blair* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt W G McGrath* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt W Greenwood* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Flt Lt T E Syms* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt K H Wright* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt E V Turner* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off E R Hale* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R G Oliver* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A E Boland* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr R N Wardell* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Flt Sgt G P Moore* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T E Girvan* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off B T J Newland* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt G C Ankers* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K V Turner* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C W Wigley* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A H Patchett* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A F Morrison* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr N C Jones* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off T J Cranidge* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J F H Bristow* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt J E Oates* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off R M Biden* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt T Graham* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off D A J Parfitt* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L R Youngs* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K W Neaverson* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt R A G Ellen* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt V J Dance* 13 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt G Davies* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Wg Cdr E C de V Lart* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off M H Gillingham* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A S Beeby* 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Wg Cdr John C MacDonald* xx Aug1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr Charles Elworthy* 26 Aug 1940 Reported for duty and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt D C Beadell  2 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Camp, Old Catton
Wg Cdr John C MacDonald 14 Dec 1940 Relinquished command of the squadron on posting to HQ, No 3 Group
Sqn Ldr Charles Elworthy 14 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr and assumed command of the squadron
Flt Lt N H E Messervy 14 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off K O Burt 14 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off J Hoadley 16 Dec 1940 Reported for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off J J Brown 16 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Act Sqn Ldr W L H Davies 17 Dec 1940 Attached for Administrative duties
Plt Off A H Poulson 21 Dec 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off P H Moller 21 Dec 1940 Reported for duty

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681) except those items marked * which are from alternative sources

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
19 Mar 1940 Squadron ordered to operate from Bodney until further notice
 1 May 1940 Squadron resumed operations from RAF Watton
 1 Oct 1940 Squadron resumed using Bodney for operations

Source - No 82 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/681)

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