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No 88 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hind RAF Waddington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off G R G Henderson

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Movement Date Location
17 Jul 1937 Boscombe Down

Personnel Movements Jul 1937 - Jun 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt W C Brodie 25 Jun 1937 Reported for duty from No 50 Sqn
Fg Off C A Richardson 28 Jun 1937 Reported for duty from No 166 Sqn
Plt Off G V Aylott 28 Jun 1937 Reported for duty from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off H G Marriott 28 Jun 1937 Reported for duty from No 44 Sqn
Fg Off K A Merritt 30 Jun 1937 Reported for duty from No 9 FTS
Plt Off L H Baker 30 Jun 1937 Reported for duty from No 9 FTS
Sgt D Haywood 30 Jun 1937 Reported for duty from No 9 FTS
Plt Off E Parker  4 Jul 1937 Reported for duty from No 10 Sqn
Plt Off A J Madge  4 Jul 1937 Reported for duty from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off K A Merritt 17 Jul 1937 Appointed Squadron Adjutant
Sqn Ldr E C Lewis 25 Jul 1937 Reported for duty from No 2 FTS and assumed command
Plt Off R C Graveley  7 Aug 1937 Reported for duty from No 10 FTS
Plt Off F W Snell  7 Aug 1937 Reported for duty from No 8 FTS
Sgt S E Andrews  4 Sep 1937 Reported for duty from No 6 FTS
Sgt D A Page 31 Oct 1937 Reported for duty from No 55 Sqn
APO J A F MacLachlan 27 Nov 1937 Reported for duty from No 3 FTS
APO D A J Foster 27 Nov 1937 Reported for duty from No 10 FTS
APO L R Tivy 27 Nov 1937 Reported for duty from No 10 FTS
Sgt C H Wannop 20 Dec 1937 Reported for duty from No 45 Sqn
Flt Lt D W H Gardiner 19 Jan 1938 Arrival not mentioned in ORB
APO D S G Honor  7 May 1938 Reported for duty from No 6 FTS
APO J R Saunders  7 May 1938 Reported for duty from No 6 FTS

Source - No 88 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/716)

Organisational Movements: Jun 1937 - Jun 1938

Date Notes
 7 Jun 1937

Reformed at RAF Waddington from a nucleus provided by No 110 Squadron, equipped with Hawker Hinds

Hawker Hind of No 88 Squadron
15 Jul 1937 Advance Party proceeded from RAF Waddington to RAF Boscombe Down
17 Jul 1937 Became independent of No 110 Sqn with main party moving to RAF Boscombe Down by rail
17 Jul 1937 Rear Party proceeded from RAF Waddington to RAF Boscombe Down by air
15 Dec 1937 First four Fairey Battles arrived from manufacturers for re-equipment of squadron
Battle I of No 88 Squadron (pre-Munich markings)
17 Dec 1937 3 x Fairey Battles arrived from manufacturers
22 Dec 1937 5 x Fairey Battles allotted to complete the unit's Initial Equipment but not yet delivered
31 Dec 1937 8 x Hinds allotted to No 609 Sqn AAF
20 Apr 1938 RAF Boscombe Down and N o 88 Sqn transferred from No 4 Group to No 1 Group
 2 May 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington for Annual Armament Training
30 May 1938 Squadron returned from No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington on completion of Annual Armament Training

Source - No 88 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/716)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E C Lewis 25 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt D W H Gardiner 19 Jan 1938  
Fg Off K A Merritt 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C A Richardson 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G V Aylott 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off H G Marriott 28 Jun 1937  
Plt Off L H Baker 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off E Parker  4 Jul 1937  
Plt Off A J Madge  5 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R C Graveley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F W Snell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D A J Foster 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off L R Tivy 27 Nov 1937  
APO D S G Honor  7 May 1938  
APO J R Saunders  7 May 1938  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Jun - Dec 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
APO H G Evitt  4 Jun 1938 Reported for duty from No 5 FTS
Flt Lt D W H Gardiner  7 Aug 1938 Injured in a flying accident
Cpl W H Wheeler  7 Aug 1938 Killed in a flying accident
APO C C R Anderson 20 Aug 1938 Reported for duty from No 11 FTS
APO W P Heath 20 Aug 1938 Reported for duty from No 11 FTS

Source - No 88 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/716)

Organisational Movements: Jun - Dec 1938

Date Notes
27 Sep 1938 Squadron adopted war markings during 'Munich Crisis'
 6 Oct 1938 Squadron commenced exchanging its aircraft for Battles fitted with Merlin II engines from No 101 Sqn
10 Oct 1938 Squadron completed exchanging its aircraft for Battles fitted with Merlin II engines from No 101 Sqn
12 Dec 1388 Squadron Establishment changed to 16 IE and 5 IR Battles

Source - No 88 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/716)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr E C Lewis 25 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off K A Merritt 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C A Richardson 28 Jun 1937  
Act Fg Off H G Marriott 28 Jun 1937  
Act Fg Off A J Madge  5 Jul 1937  
Plt Off L H Baker 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R C Graveley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F W Snell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D A J Foster 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D S G Honor  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Evitt  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C C R Anderson 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W P Heath 20 Aug 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements Dec 1938 - Mar 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr K H R Elliott  6 Mar 1939 Reported for duty and assumed command

Source - No 87 Sqn ORB

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr K H R Elliott  6 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding, DSO
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Dickens

31 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off K A Merritt 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off H G Marriott 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off A J Madge  5 Jul 1937  
Plt Off L H Baker 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off R C Graveley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F W Snell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D A J Foster 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D S G Honor  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Evitt  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C C R Anderson 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W P Heath 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P A Major 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R M C N Lestang 17 Dec 1938  
APO J D W Gillam 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A R Clark  9 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey Battle I RAF Boscombe Down Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr K H R Elliott  6 Mar 1939 Officer Commanding, DSO
Sqn Ldr

Thomas C Dickens

31 Dec 1938 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt K A Merritt 30 Jun 1938  
Fg Off H G Marriott 28 Jun 1937  
Fg Off A J Madge  5 Jul 1937  
Fg Off L H Baker 30 Jun 1937  
Lt E A Popes  4 Apr 1939 SAAF
Plt Off R C Graveley  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off F W Snell  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D A J Foster 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off D S G Honor  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Evitt  4 Jun 1938  
Plt Off C C R Anderson 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W P Heath 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off P A Major 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R M C N Lestang 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J D W Gillam 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off C McK Hill 29 Mar 1939 RNZAF
Warrant Officer
WO A R Clark  9 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements Mar - Sep 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off C McK Hill 29 Mar 1939 RNZAF, reported for duty
Plt Off P W Rabone 17 Apr 1939 RNZAF, reported for duty
Act Sgt H G Ing 20 Jun 1939 Killed in a flying accident
APO C D Crawley  5 Aug 1939 Reported for duty from No 2 FTS
APO V R Snell  5 Aug 1939 Reported for duty from No 6 FTS

Source - No 88 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/716)

Officers and NCO Pilots serving with the unit in October 1939

Wg Cdr K H Riversdale-Elliott DSO - Squadron Commander
Flt Lt H G Marriott- Squadron Adjutant (i/c Sergeants Mess)
Rank Name Rank Name
'A' Flight 'B' Flight
Flt Lt A J Madge - Flight Commander (PSI) Fg Off L H Baker - Flight Commander (i/c Officers Messing)
Plt Off D L R Halliday (Accountant Officer) Fg Off R G Graveley
Plt Off F W Snell (i/c Signals, Censoring and Officers Bar) Plt Off J A F MacLachlan (i/c Armament Section)
Plt Off D S G Honor (i/c Sports and Airmens Messing) Plt Off H G Evitt (i/c Navigation Section)
Plt Off J D W Gillam (i/c Parachute Section) Plt Off W P Heath (i/c Intelligence)
Plt Off P W Rabone (Photographic Section) Plt Off C C R Anderson
Plt Off P A Major (i/c Billeting) Plt Off R M C N Lestang (i/c Tranport)
Sgt D G Haywood Plt Off N C S Riddell
Sgt N F F Giddings Sgt H H Adair
Sgt W G Ross    

The following were attached to the unit: -

Flt Lt J F Dales - Medical Officer (Officers Messing Secretary)
Fg Off H Hughes - OC, No 2 Mobile Section Salvage Corps
2 Lt J W Barrett - Section Commander, 'O' Section, No 3 Company, 2nd Air Formation Signals

Secondary duties shown in brackets

Source - No 88 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/716)

Personnel Movements Sep - Oct 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off R C Graveley 20 Sep 1939 Wounded in action
Sgt W S Everett 20 Sep 1939 Died from injuries
AC1 D J John 20 Sep 1939 Killed in action
Sgt H A Adair 25 Sep 1939 Reported for duty from No 35 Sqn
Flt Sgt J McIndoe  3 Oct 1939 Promoted to Acting Warrant Officer
Plt Off J D W Gillam  8 Oct 1939 Detached to Boscombe Down for Ground Defence Course
Fg Off H V Hughes & No 2 SS  8 Oct 1939 Attached to unit from No 5 ASP
Fg Off R C Graveley 10 Oct 1939 Transferred to RAF Hospital, Halton
2 Lt J W Barrett & 'O' Section, 11 Oct 1939 Attached from No 3 Company, 2nd Air Formation Signals
Plt Off J D W Gillam 20 Oct 1939 Returned from to Boscombe Down for Ground Defence Course

Source - No 87 Sqn ORB

Officers and NCO Pilots serving with the unit on 13 October 1939

Wg Cdr K H Riversdale-Elliott DSO - Squadron Commander
Flt Lt H G Marriott- Squadron Adjutant (i/c Sergeants Mess)
Rank Name Rank Name
'A' Flight 'B' Flight
Flt Lt A J Madge - Flight Commander (PSI) Flt Lt L H Baker - Flight Commander (i/c Officers Messing)
Plt Off D R Halliday (Accountant Officer) Fg Off R G Graveley
Plt Off F W Snell (i/c Signals, Censoring and Officers Bar) Plt Off J A F MacLachlan (i/c Armament Section)
Plt Off D S G Honor (i/c Sports and Airmens Messing) Plt Off H G Evitt (i/c Navigation Section)
Plt Off J D W Gillam (i/c Parachute Section) Plt Off W P Heath (i/c Intelligence)
Plt Off P W Rabone (Photographic Section) Plt Off C C R Anderson
Plt Off P A Major (i/c Billeting) Plt Off R M C N Lestang (i/c Tranport)
Sgt D G Haywood Plt Off N C S Riddell
Sgt N F F Giddings Sgt H H Adair
Sgt W G Ross    

The following were attached to the unit: -

Flt Lt J F Dales - Medical Officer (Officers Messing Secretary)
Fg Off H Hughes - OC, No 2 Mobile Section Salvage Corps
2 Lt J W Barrett - Section Commander, 'O' Section, No 3 Company, 2nd Air Formation Signals

Secondary duties shown in brackets

Source - No 88 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/716)

Personnel Movements Oct - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off E L Macro 26 Oct 1939 Attached to unit from No 75 Wing as Equipment Officer
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan  1 Nov 1939 Appointed Squadron Gas Officer
Act Flt Lt A J Madge  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr wef 28 Sep 1939
Fg Off D L R Halliday  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt wef 28 Sep 1939 and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr F P J Davy 11 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from UK
Act Sqn Ldr A J Madge 11 Nov 1939 Reverted to Act Flt Lt and resumed command of 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt D L R Halliday 11 Nov 1939 Reverted to Fg Off and relinquished command of 'A' Flight
Act WO J McIndoe 11 Nov 1939 Promoted to Temporary Warrant Officer
Plt Off J A F MacLachlan 18 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off R M C N Lestang 24 Nov 1939 Posted to No 1 AACU for temporary administration duties
Plt Off N C S Riddell 24 Nov 1939 Assumed duties of Transport Officer
Plt Off J Parry 26 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from UK as Adjutant
Plt Off T F Gill 29 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from UK for flying duties
Plt Off A W Mungovan 29 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from UK for flying duties
Plt Off B L Skidmore 29 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from UK for flying duties
Plt Off R W Clarke 29 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from UK for flying duties
  3 x Sgt Observers 29 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from UK for flying duties
  3 x Wireless Operators 29 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from UK for flying duties
  3 x Sgts, 2 x Cpls & 38 x men 29 Nov 1939 Attached from Royal Engineers
Plt Off A E Wickham 30 Dec 1939 Reported for duty
Plt Off D L Prichard 30 Dec 1939 Reported for duty
Plt Off P A Major 31 Dec 1939 Departed unit for Specialist Navigation Course in UK

Source - No 87 Sqn ORB

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 6 Apr 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton for Annual Armament Training
22 Apr 1939 Squadron returned from No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton on completion of Annual Armament Training
 3 Jul 1939 11 x Battles collected from Austin Motors Ltd for formation of a third flight
 3 Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'HY' to 'RH'
Battle I of No 88 Squadron (coded RH)
by 11 Sep 1939 Squadron was located at Auberive in France
11 Sep 1939

Advance Party departed Auberive for Mourmelon-Le-Grande by road

12 Sep 1939

Air Party departed Auberive for Mourmelon-Le-Grande

12 Sep 1939

Main Party departed Auberive for Mourmelon-Le-Grande by road

30 Sep 1939 Sqn HQ and personnel moved into the village of Baconnes
xx Nov 1939 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 88 Squadron badge

Source - No 88 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/716), except*

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

Personnel Movements Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off H G Marriott  8 Jan 1940 Relinquished duties of Squadron Adjutant and reverted to flying duties
Plt Off J Parry  8 Jan 1940 Assumed duties of Squadron Adjutant
Plt Off B L Skidmore  9 Jan 1940 Proceeded to Rollestone Camp for Gas Course
Fg Off A L Pitfield  9 Jan 1940 Attached for flying duties
Plt Off D S G Honor 19 Jan 1940 Promoted to Fg Off wef 12 Jan 1940
Plt Off J Parry  8 Feb 1940 Assumed duties of Squadron Security Officer
Fg Off F W Snell  8 Feb 1940 Assumed duties of Squadron Parachute Officer
Cpl G E J Misselbrook 11 Feb 1940 Died on active service
Fg Off H G Marriott 12 Jan 1940 Proceeded by air to RAF Benson for Spray Course
Fg Off D L R Halliday 12 Jan 1940 Proceeded by air to RAF Benson for Spray Course
Plt Off N C S Riddell 12 Jan 1940 Proceeded by air to RAF Benson for Spray Course
Fg Off H G Marriott 14 Jan 1940 Returned from RAF Benson on completion of Spray Course
Fg Off D L R Halliday 14 Jan 1940 Returned from RAF Benson on completion of Spray Course
Plt Off N C S Riddell 14 Jan 1940 Returned from RAF Benson on completion of Spray Course
Plt Off J D W Gillam 18 Jan 1940 Proceeded by air to RAF Benson for Spray Course
Plt Off P W Rabone 18 Jan 1940 Proceeded by air to RAF Benson for Spray Course
Fg Off H G Evitt 20 Feb 1940 Proceeded to UK on attachment to PRU, Heston
Plt Off J D W Gillam 21 Feb 1940 Proceeded from RAF Benson to PRU Heston on attachment
Wg Cdr K H R Elliott 23 Feb 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective, sick)
Plt Off T F Gill 23 Feb 1940 Proceeded by air to RAF Benson for Spray Course
Plt Off D L Prichard 23 Feb 1940 Proceeded by air to RAF Benson for Spray Course
Plt Off C C R Anderson 23 Feb 1940 Proceeded by air to RAF Benson for Spray Course
Plt Off P W Rabone 23 Feb 1940 Returned from RAF Benson on completion of Spray Course
Plt Off T F Gill 27 Feb 1940 Returned from RAF Benson on completion of Spray Course
Plt Off D L Prichard 27 Feb 1940 Returned from RAF Benson on completion of Spray Course
Plt Off C C R Anderson 27 Feb 1940 Returned from RAF Benson on completion of Spray Course
Plt Off N C S Riddell 27 Feb 1940 Admitted to No 1 MRS
Plt Off E C Peake 28 Feb 1940 Attached for Intelligence duties
Wg Cdr C S Ellison 29 Feb 1940 Reported for duty and assumed command
Fg Off D L R Halliday  5 Mar 1940 Assumed duties of Squadron Navigation Officer
Flt Lt J F Dales 15 Mar 1940 Absorbed into Home Establishment
Fg Off H G Evitt 15 Apr 1940 Appointed a Regional Control Officer for No 75 Wing
Plt Off J D W Gillam 15 Apr 1940 Appointed a Regional Control Officer for No 75 Wing
Plt Off R W King 15 Apr 1940 Reported for duty as Assistant Adjutant
1 x Sgt, 1 B/Cpl & 7 men 19 Apr 1940 Attached from Royal Artillery for Ground Defence duties
Plt Off J Parry 20 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Act Flt Lt L H Baker 21 Apr 1940 Reverted to rank of Fg Off
Fg Off A L Pitfield 21 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off L H Baker  2 May 1940 Attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Sgt N F F Giddings  6 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
LAC C J Goddard  6 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Acock  6 May 1940 Injured in a flying accident
Plt Off W P Heath  8 May 1940 Posted to Home Establishment
Flt Lt A J Madge 11 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt E J M Whittle 11 May 1940 Killed in action
Cpl A C Collyer 11 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Plt Off A W Mungovan 11 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sgt F Robson 11 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
AC1 E W Maltby 11 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off B L Skidmore 11 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R A P Kirby 11 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 W L Parsons 11 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J M Talman 12 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Plt Off J H Bachmann 12 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt W G Ross 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F E Beames 14 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 J H K Gegg 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R A Givens 17 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Plt Off R T Stubbs 17 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Plt Off H St G Bond 17 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
LAC T Wigglesworth 19 May 1940 Wounded in action
Plt Off A E Wickham 23 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Hibbert 23 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 M Whelan 23 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C C R Anderson 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R W Butler 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E Wilks 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D Haywood 27 May 1940 Injured in flying accident
Sgt J R A Jones 27 May 1940 Injured in flying accident
LAC E C Williams 27 May 1940 Injured in flying accident
Fg Off H G Evitt 29 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E W J Chapman 29 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 C A Edwards 29 May 1940 Killed in action
Act Sqn Ldr P de C Festing-Smith 29 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Plt Off G C Loach 31 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt C T Lewis  7 Jun 1940 Died from wounds
Plt Off J D W Gillam 11 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R C Caldwell 11 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt A L Pitfield 12 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Ballantyne 12 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off F W Snell 12 Jun 1940 Admitted to hospital
Sgt D Haywood 13 Jun 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to Sens Hospital
Sgt J R A Jones 13 Jun 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to Sens Hospital
Plt Off R W King 17 Jun 1940 Officer i/c MT Section, embarked at Brest for Plymouth (MT vehicles destroyed)
Plt Off R W King 21 Jun 1940 Rejoined unit at Driffield
Plt Off P W Rabone 26 Jun 1940 Rejoined unit (ex No 19 OTU and No 2 AD, Nantes)
Act Flt Lt L H Baker  3 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation for Short Navigation Course
Plt Off T F Gill  4 Jul 1940 Admitted to Military Hospital, Holywood
Plt Off P W Rabone 11 Jul 1940 Admitted to Military Hospital, Sturnmillis
Fg Off J A F MacLachlan 11 Jul 1940 Appointed OC, Station Flight, Sydenham
Plt Off T F Gill 16 Jul 1940 Discharged from Military Hospital, Holywood
WO Dixon 18 Jul 1940 Relinquished duties of Sqn Armament Officer
WO Young 18 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Sqn Armament Officer
Plt Off P W Rabone 22 Jul 1940 Discharged from Military Hospital, Sturnmillis
Flt Sgt D C Potter  6 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temporary Warrant Officer wef 1 Jun 1940
Plt Off G C Loach  7 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off wef 11 Jul 1940
Sgt D Haywood  8 Aug 1940 Rejoined the unit
Fg Off D S G Honor 18 Aug 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Fg Off J A F MacLachlan 18 Aug 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Plt Off P W Rabone 18 Aug 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Plt Off R W Clarke 18 Aug 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Plt Off J H Bachmann 18 Aug 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Plt Off L A Lynn 24 Aug 1940 Posted in from No 1 RAF Depot
Plt Off R A Greenhill 24 Aug 1940 Posted in from No 614 Sqn and attached to No 12 OTU
Act Sqn Ldr P de C Festing-Smith 31 Aug 1940 Posted to No 203 Group, Sudan and proceeded to No 1 RAF Depot
Sub-Lt (A) J P A Shuttleworth  1 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from No 12 OTU
Plt Off H St G Bond  3 Sep 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Plt Off J M Talman  3 Sep 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Sgt D Haywood  3 Sep 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Sgt H H Adair  3 Sep 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Sgt C Winstanley  3 Sep 1940 Posted to Fighter Command
Sgt D Adams  3 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from RAF Gatwick
Sgt D Pether  3 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from No 12 OTU
Act Flt Lt H G Marriott  7 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sqn Ldr wef 31 Aug 1940
Act Flt Lt L H Baker  7 Sep 1940 Reverted to Fg Off
Act Flt Lt L H Baker  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 1 School of Air Navigation as an instructor, pending formation of No 2 ANS
Plt Off D L Prichard 19 Sep 1940 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Plt Off T F Gill 19 Sep 1940 Posted to No 43 Sqn
Act Sqn Ldr H G Marriott 20 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Sqn Ldr
Sgt T Cooper 28 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from No 12 OTU
Sgt T Horton 28 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from No 12 OTU
Sgt W McLeod 28 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from No 12 OTU
Sgt D Metherell 28 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from No 12 OTU
Sgt R Stewart 28 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from No 12 OTU
Sgt W Hinds 28 Sep 1940 Reported for duty from No 12 OTU
Fg Off F W Snell  1 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt wef 7 Sep 1940
Fg Off F W Snell  1 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt wef 28 Sep 1940
Sqn Ldr R G E Catt 14 Oct 1940 Reported for duty from No 12 OTU
Act Sqn Ldr H G Marriott 14 Oct 1940 Reverted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Fg Off F W Snell 14 Oct 1940 Reverted to Fg Off
Plt Off R A Greenhill 18 Oct 1940 Posted to No 419 Flight on ceasing to be attached to No 12 OTU
Plt Off N O Clements 27 Oct 1940 Reported for duty from No 58 Sqn
Sgt T Wigglesworth  7 Nov 1940 Reported for duty from No 1 RAF Depot (Non-effective, sick)
Fg Off F W Snell 15 Nov 1940 Admitted to Military Hospital, Londonderry
Plt Off V J Penney 17 Nov 1940 Attached from SHQ, RAF Sydenham
Sgt J S Aitken 18 Nov 1940 Air Observer, reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt R J Ash 18 Nov 1940 Air Observer, reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt A C Brown 18 Nov 1940 Air Observer, reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt D L Hindle 18 Nov 1940 Air Observer, reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt D J Mackan 18 Nov 1940 Air Observer, reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt W H Hill 18 Nov 1940 WOp/AG, reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt S Johnston 18 Nov 1940 WOp/AG, reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt J Rennie 18 Nov 1940 WOp/AG, reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Fg Off F W Snell 18 Nov 1940 Discharged from the Military Hospital, Londonderry
Plt Off R A Greenhill 12 Oct 1940 Posted from No 419 Flight and attached to No 226 Sqn
Plt Off R A Greenhill 19 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 226 Sqn
Sgt P G Brown 19 Nov 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt J Bendall 19 Nov 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Plt Off J O Alexander 22 Nov 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Plt Off R A Shuttleworth 22 Nov 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Sgt H J G Alford 22 Nov 1940 Reported for duty from No 98 Sqn
Fg Off F W Snell 23 Nov 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS for No 4 Flying Instructors Course
Sgt S C Boynton  1 Dec 1940 Air Observer, promoted to Temp Flt Sgt
Plt Off V J Penney  2 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached from SHQ, RAF Sydenham
Plt Off N O Clements  9 Dec 1940 Posted to PDC, Wilmslow
Plt Off N C S Riddell  9 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Aldergrove for special duties at disposal of Ministry of Home Security
Sgt L B I Day  9 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Aldergrove for special duties at disposal of Ministry of Home Security
Sgt W H Sturdy  9 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Aldergrove for special duties at disposal of Ministry of Home Security
Act Flt Lt H G Marriott 11 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Andover for conversion course on twin engined aircraft
Plt Off R A Givens 11 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Andover for conversion course on twin engined aircraft
Act Flt Lt H G Marriott 23 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Andover for conversion course on twin engined aircraft
Plt Off R A Givens 23 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Andover for conversion course on twin engined aircraft
Flt Lt D L R Halliday 11 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Andover for conversion course on twin engined aircraft

Source - No 87 Sqn ORB

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
16 Jan 1940 Servicing Sections of 'A' and 'B' Flights pooled into Maintenance and Servicing Flights
 5 Mar 1940 Squadron Maintenance System re-organised into Maintenance Flight and 'A' and 'B' Flight Servicing Sections
25 Mar 1940 Forward road party departed Baconnes for No 1 ATC, Perpignan
27 Mar 1940 Main rail party departed Baconnes for No 1 ATC, Perpignan
29 Mar 1940 Air party departed Baconnes for No 1 ATC, Perpignan
 7 Apr 1940 Advance air party departed No 1 ATC, Perpignan for Mourmelon-Le-Grande
 9 Apr 1940 Main road party departed No 1 ATC, Perpignan for Baconnes
 9 Apr 1940 Main rail party departed No 1 ATC, Perpignan for Baconnes
10 Apr 1940 Main air party departed No 1 ATC, Perpignan for Mourmelon-Le-Grande
15  May 1940 First section of convoy moved from Mourmelon-Le-Grande to Les Grande Chappelles
16  May 1940 Second section of convoy moved from Mourmelon-Le-Grande to Les Grande Chappelles
16  May 1940 Air Party moved from Mourmelon-Le-Grande to Les Grande Chappelles
16  May 1940 Third section of convoy moved from Mourmelon-Le-Grande to Les Grande Chappelles
 3 Jun 1940 Squadron moved from Les Grande Chappelles to Moisy
14 Jun 1940 Main Party departed from Moisy to Brest via Nantes by road
14 Jun 1940 Air Party departed from Houssey to Driffield via Abingdon
16 Jun 1940 Main Party arrived at Brest and embarked on SS Vienna for Plymouth
17 Jun 1940 Main Party arrived and disembarked at Plymouth and moved to Locking by train
17 Jun 1940 MT Section embarked at Brest for Plymouth (MT vehicles destroyed)
18 Jun 1940 Main Party departed Locking for Driffield by train
21 Jun 1940 MT Section re-joined unit at Driffield
23 Jun 1940 Air Party flew from Driffield to Sydenham, Belfast
26 Jun 1940 Main Party moved from Driffield to Liverpool and embarked on SS Tynwald
27 Jun 1940 Main Party arrived Belfast and disembarked from SS Tynwald
 3 Jul 1940 Squadron completed the move to Sydenham
 1 Dec 1940 Douglas Boston I, AW398, delivered for training purposes
Boston I
24 Dec 1940 Douglas Boston I, AW400, delivered for training purposes

Source - No 88 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/716)

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