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No 83 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Aug 1936 - Jun 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt A W Vincent 27 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed command
Fg Off M F B Read 23 Sep 1936 Arrived on posting and appointed OC, 'A' Flight
APO J P S Packer 11 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting
APO S H Kernaghan 11 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting
APO A O Bridgman 11 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting and assumed duties of Adjutant
APO Gareth T B Clayton 11 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting (also shown as being posted to No 107 Sqn on this date)
APO R H G Grey 19 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting
APO Gareth T B Clayton 19 Oct 1936 Departed on posting (possibly to No 107 Sqn)
Plt Off J W Dallamore 25 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Count Czernin  5 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr

Dermot A Boyle

 2 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of squadron
Flt Lt A W Vincent  3 Jan 1937 Relinquished command of squadron and assumed command of 'B' Flight
APO R H G Grey 22 Mar 1937 Departed on posting
Fg Off M F B Read 23 Apr 1937 Departed on posting
Plt Off J W Dallamore 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J P S Packer  7 Apr 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl P F Parker  7 Apr 1937 Killed in a flying accident
APO J H Jiles 10 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting
APO C D Swain 10 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J W B Vernon 21 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J H Jiles 11 Mar 1937 Departed on posting
Plt Off K C Powell 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J D D Collier 24 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting
APO J Dugdale 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Organisational Movements: Aug 1936 - Jun 1937

Date Notes
 4 Aug 1936

Reformed at Turnhouse to be equipped with Hawker Hinds

Hawker Hind of No 83 Squadron
21 Sep 1936 Seven Hawker Hinds received and 'A' Flight formed
 5 Dec 1936 Five more Hinds received and 'B' Flight formed
26 Feb 1937 Squadron proceeded to RAF Leuchars for Annual Armament Training
25 Mar 1937 Squadron returned from RAF Leuchars on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Turnhouse Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Dermot A Boyle

 2 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, later MRAF
Flt Lt A W Vincent 27 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J W Dallamore 25 Oct 1936  
Plt Off Count Czernin  5 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S H Kernaghan 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off A O Bridgman 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off C D Swain 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off K C Powell 24 Apr 1937  
APO J D D Collier 24 Apr 1937  
APO J Dugdale 22 May 1937  

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7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off James R Gordon-Finlayson 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr L S Snaith 12 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting as Supernumerary
Sqn Ldr L S Snaith 16 Jul 1937 Assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Dermot A Boyle

16 Jul 1937 Relinquished command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr

Dermot A Boyle

19 Jul 1937 Posted to RAF College, Cranwell
Plt Off J A Pitcairn Hill 31 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Count Czernin 16 Aug 1937 Transferred to RAFO
Plt Off G P Gibson  4 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting, later VC
APO A O Bridgman 16 Oct 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J W Dallamore 17 Oct 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off James R Gordon-Finlayson 21 Oct 1937 Appointed OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off N Johnson 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting
APO C D Swain  2 Nov 1937 Posted to RAF Ternhill for Navigation duties
Flt Lt A W Vincent 20 Nov 1937 Posted to Malta
Plt Off F J Haydon 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A R Mulligan  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off E H Ross  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
APO A B Harrison  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J W Dallamore 20 Jan 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J A Pitcairn Hill 21 Jan 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
APO K R H Sylvester 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt R J F Craig 28 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting as Supernumerary
Fg Off J W Dallamore  1 Apr 1938 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to No 113 Sqn, Grantham
Fg Off James R Gordon-Finlayson  1 Apr 1938 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to No 211 Sqn, Grantham
Flt Lt R J F Craig  1 Apr 1938 Appointed OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off A O Bridgman  1 Apr 1938 Appointed OC, 'A' Flight

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
14 Mar 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Turnhouse to RAF Scampton
14 Mar 1938 Squadron transferred from No 2 Group to No 5 Group
20 Jun 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF Leuchars for Annual Armament Training

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L S Snaith 12 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Flt Lt R J F Craig 28 Mar 1938  
Plt Off S H Kernaghan 11 Oct 1936 Navigation duties
Plt Off A O Bridgman 11 Oct 1936  
Plt Off K C Powell 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J D D Collier 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J A Pitcairn Hill 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J Dugdale 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A R Mulligan  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off E H Ross  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G P Gibson  4 Sep 1937 later VC
Plt Off N Johnson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off F J Haydon 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A B Harrison  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K R H Sylvester 19 Feb 1938  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements - Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt R J F Craig 12 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off S H Kernaghan 13 Aug 1938 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
APO E A Vagg  9 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J H Kynoch 20 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting
APO E A Vagg 23 Sep 1938 Transferred to the Reserve
Plt Off E A Vagg 18 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W Roberts 22 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting
APO E K Kitson 29 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting
APO W S Worner 29 Oct 1938 RAFO, Arrived on posting
APO W R Hole 29 Oct 1938 RAFO, Arrived on posting
Plt Off S H Kernaghan 25 Nov 1938 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight
Act Fg Off J D D Collier 26 Nov 1938 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off A R Mulligan  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off E H Ross  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off S H Kernaghan 11 Jan 1939 Posted to CFS, Upavon
APO E K Kitson 17 Jan 1939 Transferred to the Reserve
APO W S Worner 17 Jan 1939 Transferred to the Reserve
APO W R Hole 17 Jan 1939 Transferred to the Reserve
Plt Off J A Pitcairn Hill 25 Jan 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off A R Mulligan 26 Jan 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J Dugdale  1 May 1939 Posted to RAF Kinloss
Plt Off K C Powell 30 May 1939 Posted to RAF Henlow

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
16 Jul 1937 Squadron returned from RAF Leuchars on completion of Annual Armament Training
31 Oct 1938 First Hadley Page Hampden arrived for re-equipment of the squadron
Hampden I of No 83 Squadron
17 Nov 1938 The Squadron Badge which had been authorised by HM King George VI was presented by Gp Capt M Thomas
No 83 Squadron badge
 9 Jan 1939 Squadron completed re-equipment with Hampdens

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

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
Handley Page Hampden RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L S Snaith 12 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Fg Off S H Kernaghan 11 Oct 1936 Navigation duties
Fg Off A O Bridgman 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off K C Powell 24 Apr 1937  
Act Fg Off J D D Collier 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J A Pitcairn Hill 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J Dugdale 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A R Mulligan  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off E H Ross  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G P Gibson  4 Sep 1937 later VC
Plt Off N Johnson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off F J Haydon 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A B Harrison  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K R H Sylvester 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J H Kynoch 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W Roberts 22 Oct 1938  
APO E K Kitson 29 Oct 1938  
APO W S Worner 29 Oct 1938 RAFO
APO W R Hole 29 Oct 1938 RAFO

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - May 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R E Allitt 28 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting
Act Fg Off J D D Collier 31 Jan 1939 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr A Threapleton  1 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off W S Worner 15 Feb 1939 Reposted to unit
Plt Off E K Kitson 20 Feb 1939 Reposted to unit
Plt Off J Dugdale  1 May 1939 Posted to RAF Kinloss
Plt Off K C Powell 30 May 1939 Posted to RAF Henlow
Plt Off R J Dunlop-Mackenzie 11 Mar 1939 Arrived on posting

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Organisational Movements: Jan - May 1939

Date Notes
15 Feb 1939 6 x aircraft detached to RAF Northolt for exercises with AFDE
11 Apr 1939 Detachment returned from RAF Northolt
20 Apr 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton for Annual Armament Training
 1 May 1939 Squadron Establishment increased to 16 IE and 5 IR aircraft
19 May 1939 Squadron returned from RAF Leuchars on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L S Snaith 12 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr A Threapleton  1 Feb 1939  
Fg Off A O Bridgman 11 Oct 1936  
Fg Off K C Powell 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J D D Collier 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J A Pitcairn Hill 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J Dugdale 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A R Mulligan  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off E H Ross  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G P Gibson  4 Sep 1937 later VC
Plt Off N Johnson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off F J Haydon 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A B Harrison  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K R H Sylvester 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J H Kynoch 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W Roberts 22 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R E Allitt 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off W S Worner 15 Feb 1939  
Plt Off E K Kitson 29 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO E Woods  2 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Hampden RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 5 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr L S Snaith 12 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr A Threapleton  1 Feb 1939  
Act Flt Lt A O Bridgman 11 Oct 1936  
Act Flt Lt J D D Collier 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off K C Powell 24 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J A Pitcairn Hill 31 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J Dugdale 22 May 1937  
Plt Off A R Mulligan  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off E H Ross  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off G P Gibson  4 Sep 1937 later VC
Plt Off N Johnson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off F J Haydon 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off A B Harrison  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off K R H Sylvester 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off J H Kynoch 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W Roberts 22 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R E Allitt 28 Jan 1939  
Plt Off W S Worner 15 Feb 1939  
Plt Off E K Kitson 29 Oct 1938  
Plt Off R J Dunlop-Mackenzie 11 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO E Woods  2 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements:  Apr - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO W J Thompson 11 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C E Greenwell 24 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting
Wg Cdr Richard B Jordan 21 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of the squadron
Sqn Ldr L S Snaith 21 Aug 1939 Relinquished command of squadron and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt A O Bridgman 21 Aug 1939 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off A R Mulligan  1 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off T Harris  2 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Wg Cdr Richard B Jordan  6 Oct 1939 Posted to No 144 Sqn
Wg Cdr L S Snaith  6 Oct 1939 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off R H Bunker 17-23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cottesmore
Plt Off J D G Withers 17-23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cottesmore
Plt Off M G Lewis 17-23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cottesmore
Plt Off K Brooke-Taylor 17-23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cottesmore
Plt Off N H Svendsen 17-23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cottesmore
Plt Off W O D Tweddell 17-23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cottesmore
Plt Off A J G Mills 27-31 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Upper Heyford
Sqn Ldr H J L Hawkins  3 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Finningley to command 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr H J L Hawkins 21 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Finningley pending posting
Flt Lt A O Bridgman 24 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off M G Lewis 26 Nov 1939 Posted to RAF Finningley

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 1 Sep 1939 Squadron began using RAF Newton under the 'Scatter Scheme'
 6 Sep 1939 Squadron changed 'Scatter' aerodrome to RAF Ringway
16 Sep 1939 Squadron returned to RAF Scampton from RAF Ringway
29 Sep 1939 RAF Newton again used under the 'Scatter Scheme'

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Nominal Roll of Officers and Airmen Pilots - 1 Jan 1940

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr L S Snaith Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr A Threapleton  
Act Sqn Ldr A O Bridgman  
Act Flt Lt J D D Collier  
Act Flt Lt J A Pitcairn Hill  
Fg Off E H Ross  
Fg Off G P Gibson later VC
Fg Off F J Haydon  
Fg Off A R Mulligan  
Fg Off N Johnson  
Fg Off A B Harrison  
Plt Off J H Kynoch  
Plt Off W S Worner  
Plt Off C E Greenwell  
Plt Off J D G Withers  
Plt Off W O D Tweddell  
Plt Off A J G Mills  
Plt Off R H Bunker  
Plt Off O H Launders  
Plt Off K R H Sylvester  
Plt Off W Roberts  
Plt Off E A Vagg  
Plt Off E K Kitson  
Plt Off K Brooke-Taylor  
Plt Off N H Svendsen  
Plt Off P Clayton  
Plt Off D Redmayne  
Plt Off R J Dunlop-Mackenzie  
Sgt G D Lyster  
Sgt A K Cook  
Sgt W C Ollason  
Sgt S T Harpham  
Sgt S J Howard  
Sgt K J Sewell  
Sgt W F Prichard  
Sgt S R Paul  
Sgt S W Jenkins  
Sgt A R Clarke  
Sgt C W Jones  
Sgt W G Noble  

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Personnel Movements and Casualties Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off W Roberts  6 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off K Brooke-Taylor  6 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A McNicol  6 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D W Sharpe  6 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off K R H Sylvester 15 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G C Perry 15 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E R Clarke 15 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC J H Edwards 15 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off H Johnson 15 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off E A Vagg 15 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D Wolstenholme 15 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC J G Pickard 15 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off G O L Bird 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A Threapleton 20 May 1940 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to RAF Cottesmore
Sqn Ldr D B D Field 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sgt S W Jenkins 23 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P W Josse 23 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A Marsh 23 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 W Thornton 23 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off F J Haydon  4 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C E Greenwell  4 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J L Perry  4 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D R I Thomas  4 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr D B D Field  6 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Eadie  6 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L L Kerr  6 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E H Paul  6 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Wg Cdr L S Snaith  9 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of squadron on posting to RAF Kinloss
Wg Cdr J C Sisson  9 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of squadron
Plt Off D Redmayne  2 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt O S Gander  2 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Lee  2 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G E Little  2 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Turner  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt McCarthy  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Targett  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Gear  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Gilmour  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off Snooke  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Hawkes  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off Rendell  5 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off O H Launders  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C R Hallett  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L Howard  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt B Kinton  7 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Muir 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Hill 16 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Loveluck 16 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Forster 16 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Thomas 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Green 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Woodburn 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off P Arnold 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off W O D Tweddell 22 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off P Chaloner Lindsay 22 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G W Jones 22 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D G J Townsend 22 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Barker 28 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off Turner 28 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Clarke 28 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Taylor 28 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Stables 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt R Beales  2 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E J Clarke  2 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off I M Muir  8 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt W Barber  8 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt J Leakey  8 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt F A Stone  8 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt Newton  8 Aug 1940 Missing, baled out of his aircraft over Mannheim
Plt Off Harwood 11 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Threlfall 11 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Byrne 11 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Jolin 11 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Evans 11 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Hannah 11 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Vivian 11 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Blatch 11 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Flt Lt A R Mulligan 12 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt W G W Younger 12 Aug 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt S D Hill 12 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Abel 12 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off E H Ross 16 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J L Dewhurst 16 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K A Sayer 16 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R J Buckley 16 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Price 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off Stamer 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off Bousfield 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Dawkins 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Bucknell 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Fox 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Fenton 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Highton 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Dale 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Sgt Gibson 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off Connor 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Plt Off Mundy 25 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 106 Sqn
Act Sqn Ldr J A Pitcairn Hill 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off A F Linsdell 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off V A Rendell 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C G McCarthy 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr A O Bridgman 24 Sep 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off F J Watsonm 24 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A F Blatch 24 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J E Gorwood 24 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D D Snooke 28 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C A Sherwood  5 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J G Loveluck 26 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K E Young 26 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J M Dall 26 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G L Middleton 26 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt B E Redgrove  3 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J H Green  3 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 R R McH Rowlands  3 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off C A Connor  4 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G H Stubbings  4 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J W C Gibson  4 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Norris  4 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off C F Kendall 11 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt N Tyson 11 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A Woodburn 11 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G R Wilson 11 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt D S Forsyth 12 Nov 1940 Attached from No 49 Sqn
Plt Off P Arnold 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J C Threlfall 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Taylor 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt B A Z de Bressey 14 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Bucknell 15 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P H McLoughlin 15 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S Dale 15 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H S Haste 15 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr R A B Learoyd  VC 18 Nov 1940 Attached from No 49 Sqn
Fg Off L J Rooney 23 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R P Bugler 24 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G C Petty 24 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686) (also RAF Bomber Command Losses 1939-1940, W R Chorley)

Nominal Roll of Flying Personnel - 30 Jun 1940

Squadron Commander - Wg Cdr J C Sisson
Rank Name Rank Name
'A' Flight 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr A Threapleton Sqn Ldr J D D Collier
Act Sqn Ldr A O Bridgman Flt Lt A R Mulligan
Flt Lt J A Pitcairn Hill Fg Off Bird
Fg Off E H Ross Plt Off N H Svendsen
Fg Off A B Harrison Plt Off P Clayton
Fg Off G P Gibson Plt Off G D Lyster
Fg Off J H Kynoch Plt Off A K Cook
Plt Off W S Worner Plt Off Little
Plt Off J D G Withers Plt Off D Redmayne
Plt Off W O D Tweddell Sgt K J Sewell
Plt Off R H Bunker Sgt W G Noble
Plt Off A J G Mills Sgt Maybury
Plt Off O H Launders Sgt Lee
Flt Sgt W C Ollason    
Sgt S T Harpham    
Sgt S J Howard    
Sgt W F Prichard    
Sgt Whitehead    
Air Observers
Sgt Houghton Sgt Beattie
Sgt Hallett Sgt Nisbett
Sgt Townsend Sgt Sanders
Sgt Dewhurst Sgt French
Sgt Kinton Sgt Hayhurst
Sgt Constable Sgt Stubbings
Sgt Bowman Sgt Barber
Gunnery Officers
Plt Off Stanion Plt Off Brighouse
Plt Off Watson    
Wireless Operators/Air Gunners
Sgt Gorwood Sgt Abel
Sgt McCormack Sgt Price
Sgt Roscoe Sgt Baxter
Sgt Bahnam Sgt Little
Sgt Tointon Sgt Sayers
Sgt Sayer Sgt Johnson
Sgt Jackson Sgt Hammett
Sgt Howard Sgt Hayes
Sgt Clinch Sgt Leakey
Sgt Groves Sgt Gander
    Sgt McKenzie
    Sgt Everson
Air Gunners
Cpl Haste Cpl Younger
LAC McGregor    

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Nominal Roll of Flying Personnel - 31 Jul 1940

Squadron Commander - Wg Cdr J C Sisson
Rank Name Rank Name
'A' Flight 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr A O Bridgman Sqn Ldr J D D Collier
Flt Lt J A Pitcairn Hill Flt Lt A R Mulligan
Fg Off E H Ross Fg Off Bird
Fg Off G P Gibson Plt Off Little
Fg Off J H Kynoch Plt Off Muir
Fg Off A B Harrison Plt Off Snooke
Fg Off Barker Plt Off A K Cook
Plt Off W S Worner Plt Off G D Lyster
Plt Off A J G Mills Plt Off N H Svendsen
Plt Off R H Bunker Plt Off P Clayton
Plt Off J D G Withers Plt Off Arnold
Flt Sgt W C Ollason Sgt K J Sewell
Sgt S T Harpham Sgt Maybury
Sgt S J Howard Sgt W G Noble
Sgt Whitehead Sgt Newton
Sgt Loveluck Sgt Hill
Sgt Forster Sgt Baxter
Sgt Beales    
Sgt Hawkes    
Air Observers
Sgt Houghton Plt Off Turner
Sgt Constable Sgt Beattie
Sgt Dewhurst Sgt Nisbett
    Sgt Hayhurst
    Sgt Stubbings
    Sgt Barber
    Sgt Bowmer
    Sgt French
    Sgt Sanders
Gunnery Officers
Plt Off Stanion Plt Off Brighouse
Plt Off Watson Plt Off Rendell
Wireless Operators/Air Gunners
Sgt Gorwood Sgt Price
Sgt Wilson Sgt Hayes
Sgt Bahnam Sgt Abel
Sgt McCormack Sgt Leakey
Sgt Sayer Sgt McKenzie
Sgt Clinch Sgt Baxter
Sgt Roscoe Sgt Hammett
Sgt Jackson Sgt Johnson
Sgt Groves Sgt Sayers
Sgt Turner Sgt Everson
Sgt McCarthy Sgt Gear
Sgt Thomas Sgt Woodburn
Sgt Targett Sgt Taylor
Sgt Green Sgt Gilmour
Sgt Clarke    
Sgt Stables    
Air Gunners
Sgt Haste Sgt Younger

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Nominal Roll of Flying Personnel - 31 Aug 1940

Squadron Commander - Wg Cdr J C Sisson
Rank Name Rank Name
'A' Flight 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr A O Bridgman Sqn Ldr J D D Collier
Flt Lt J A Pitcairn Hill Flt Lt Bird
Fg Off G P Gibson Fg Off N H Svendsen
Plt Off J D G Withers Plt Off Little
Plt Off A J G Mills Plt Off P Clayton
Fg Off Barker Plt Off Snooke
Fg Off Price Plt Off G D Lyster
Plt Off Connor Plt Off A K Cook
Fg Off A B Harrison Plt Off Arnold
Plt Off W S Worner Plt Off Stramer
Plt Off Mundy Sgt K J Sewell
Sgt Hawkes Sgt W G Noble
Sgt S J Howard Sgt Maybury
Sgt Whitehead Sgt Baxter
Sgt Loveluck Sgt Fox
Sgt Forster    
Sgt Dawkins    
Sgt Bucknell    
Sgt Beales    
Air Observers
Sgt Houghton Plt Off Turner
    Sgt Nisbett
    Sgt Sanders
    Sgt Beattie
    Sgt Hayhurst
    Sgt French
    Sgt Threlfell
    Sgt Stubbings
       
Gunnery Officers
Plt Off Stanion Plt Off Brighouse
Plt Off Watson Plt Off Bousfield
Plt Off Rendell Plt Off De Bressey
Wireless Operators/Air Gunners
Sgt Gorwood Sgt Hammett
Sgt McCormack Sgt Everson
Sgt Clinch Sgt Hayes
Sgt Bahnam Sgt Johnson
Sgt Groves Sgt Baxter
Sgt Stables Sgt Sayers
Sgt Turner Sgt McKenzie
Sgt Thomas Sgt Price
Sgt McCarthy Sgt Gilmour
Sgt Green Sgt Gear
Sgt Byrne Sgt Taylor
Sgt Targett Sgt Woodburn
Sgt Fenton Sgt Dale
Sgt Jolin    
Sgt Highton    
Sgt Gibson    
Sgt Evans    
Sgt Hannah    
Air Gunners
Sgt Haste    
Sgt Vivian    
Sgt Blatch    

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Nominal Roll of Officers and Airmen Pilots - 30 Nov 1940

Rank Name Notes
Wg Cdr J C Sisson Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr R A B Learoyd VC, attached from No 49 Sqn
Flt Lt D S Forsyth DFC, attached from No 49 Sqn
Act Flt Lt D W F Barker Promoted Act Flt wef 24 Sep 1940
Fg Off R C P Clayton  
Fg Off R Anderson  
Fg Off M J C Harwood  
Plt Off J R Rainford  
Plt Off J D Mundy  
Plt Off N S Royle  
Plt Off D J Fielder  
Plt Off H A Haggerty  
Plt Off E W Reynolds  
Plt Off R C P Thompson  
Plt Off G D Lyster DFC
Plt Off L J Rooney  
Plt Off R P Bugler  
Plt Off G C Petty  
Plt Off L A Stamer  
Sgt S T Harpham  
Sgt James  
Sgt Baxter  
Sgt Dawkins  
Sgt Fox  
Sgt Jackson  
Sgt Wilkins  
Sgt Blanks  
Sgt Grant  
Sgt Hanmer  
Sgt Shreeve  
Sgt Garwell  
Sgt Kay  
Sgt Tomkins  
Sgt Wood  
Sgt Powell  

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
19 Feb 1940 Ground Party departed RAF Scampton for RAF Lossiemouth
21 Feb 1940 9 x aircraft departed RAF Scampton for RAF Lossiemouth
23 Feb 1940 3 x aircraft departed RAF Scampton for RAF Lossiemouth
20 Mar 1940 11 x aircraft departed RAF Lossiemouth for RAF Scampton
21 Mar 1940 Ground Party departed RAF Lossiemouth for RAF Scampton
22 Mar 1940 Last aircraft departed RAF Lossiemouth for RAF Scampton

Source - No 83 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/686)

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