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No 92 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements Oct - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
  98 x Airmen 11 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting on formation
Flt Lt R J Bushell 12 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 601 Sqn as OC
Sgt Pratt   Arrived on posting
Sgt Pearce   Arrived on posting
Sgt Allen   Arrived on posting
Flt Lt R J Bushell 15 Oct 1939 Reported to unit and assumed command
Flt Lt R J Bushell xx xxx 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Fg Off P Green 20 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 601 Sqn
Plt Off J Munroe-Hinds 20 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 601 Sqn
APO Bartley 22 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 13 FTS
APO Bryson 22 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 13 FTS
APO Hill 22 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 13 FTS
APO Edwards 22 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 13 FTS
APO P C Fraser 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
APO R J Witmarsh 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
APO D E Williams 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Sgt Eyles 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Sgt Haigh 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Plt Off S H Cary 25  Oct 1939 Arrived on posting as Adjutant and sent on a week's leave
APO Bartley 26 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
APO R J Whitmarsh 26 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
APO D E Williams 26 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
APO P C Fraser 26 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Sgt Haigh 26 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Sgt Eyles 26 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
APO H K A Drummond 30 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
APO M V Dugdale 30 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS
Plt Off R H Holland 30 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Plt Off P A G Learmond 30 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Plt Off A R Wright 30 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Fg Off Brinton  1 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 605 Sqn as Adjutant
Plt Off S H Cary  4 Nov 1939 Reported back from leave but his posting to the unit was cancelled
Plt Off J Munroe-Hinds 15 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off H K A Drummond 15 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off M V Dugdale 15 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off P C Fraser 19 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Plt Off M E G Mailer 19 Nov 1939 Reported for duty from No 3 FTS and sent on leave
Plt Off D E Williams 26 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Plt Off R H Holland 28 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Plt Off A R Wright 28 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Plt Off Hill 28 Nov 1939 Attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Plt Off Edwards  6 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Sgt Patterson  7 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off wef 18 Nov 1939
Plt Off P C Fraser 12 Dec 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off M E G Mailer 12 Dec 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A R Wright 23 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Plt Off R H Holland 24 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims
Plt Off R H Holland 24 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Hendon for conversion course on Blenheims

Source - No 92 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/743)

Organisational Movements:  Oct - Dec 1939

Date Notes
10 Oct 1939

Reformed at RAF Tangmere from a nucleus provided by No 601 Squadron as a night fighter unit

 3 Nov 1939 First two Bristol Blenheim IFs, L6726 and L6727 ere collected from RAF Aston Down
Blenheim IF
 5 Nov 1939 Two more Blenheims were collected from RAF Aston Down
 8 Nov 1939 1 x Blenheim, L2624, collected from RAF Aston Down
13 Nov 1939 1 x Blenheim collected from RAF Aston Down
15 Nov 1939 2 x Blenheims collected from RAF Ternhill
25 Nov 1939 1 x Blenheim collected from RAF Ternhill
28 Nov 1939 1 x Blenheim collected from RAF Ternhill and 1 x Blenheim collected from RAF Hullavington
 2 Dec 1939 3 x Blenheims collected from RAF Ternhill
 5 Dec 1939 1 x Blenheim collected from RAF Ternhill
21 Dec 1939 1 x Blenheim collected from RAF Aston Down
28 Dec 1939 Advance Party departed RAF Tangmere for RAF Croydon
30 Dec 1939 Main Party and Air Party moved from RAF Tangmere to RAF Croydon
31 Dec 1939 Rear Party arrived at RAF Croydon

Source - No 92 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/743)

Personnel Movements  Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Sqn Ldr R J Bushell  1 Jan 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt C P Green  2 Jan 1940 Proceeded to Northolt for Air Firing Development Course
Flt Lt C P Green 12 Jan 1940 Returned from Northolt on completion of Air Firing Development Course
Plt Off R J Whitmarsh 22 Jan 1940 Returned to squadron from sick leave
Plt Off R Scott  7 Feb 1940 Air Gunner, posted in
Plt Off R J Whitmarsh 24 Feb 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off P F Casenove 18 Mar 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Blomeley 21 Mar 1940 Posted to No 25 Sqn
Plt Off Hill 22 Mar 1940 Admitted to hospital with pneumonia after suffering from pleurisy for two weeks
Plt Off R Mottram 20 Apr 1940 Reported for duty from No 14 FTS, Kinloss
Plt Off C H Saunders 20 Apr 1940 Reported for duty from No 14 FTS, Kinloss
Fg Off R S Tuck  1 May 1940 Reported for duty from No 65 Sqn
Flt Lt V Byrne  4 May 1940 Posted to No 74 Sqn
Fg Off R R S Tuck  4 May 1940 Appointed a flight commander
Sgt Ramsay 14 May 1940 Reported for duty
Fg Off Brinton 14 May 1940 Discharged from the RAF
Plt Off N E Martineau 18 May 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off T S Wade 21 May 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off G Wellum 21 May 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off P A G Learmond 23 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P H Klipsch 23 May 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr R J Bushell 23 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW (Executed in 1944 after taking part in the 'Great Escape')
Fg Off J Gillies 23 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Flt Lt C P Green 23 May 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to hospital in Shorncliffe
Fg Off P F Casenove 24 May 1940 Missing, later reported to be a POW
Sqn Ldr Philip J Sanders 27 May 1940 Reported for duty and assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off Wiese  1 Jun 1940 Assumed the role of Squadron Intelligence Officer
Plt Off Stewart 11 Jun 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn
Sgt Ramsay 11 Jun 1940 Posted to No 611 Sqn
Plt Off Watling 15 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Fg Off Paterson 16 Jul 1940 Reported for duty
Plt Off Watling 16 Jul 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off Watling  3 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off Watling  9 Sep 1940 Wounded in action
Plt Off Saunders  9 Sep 1940 Wounded in action
Plt Off H D Edwards 11 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F N Hargreaves 11 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off McGowan 15 Sep 1940 Wounded in action
Plt Off R H Holland 15 Sep 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to EMS Hospital, East Grinstead
Plt Off Mottram 18 Sep 1940 Injured in combat
Sqn Ldr R C F Lister 20 Sep 1940 Reported for duty as Supernumerary
Plt Off H P Hill 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P R Eyles 20 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Pattison 23 Sep 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to Preston Hall Hospital, Maidstone
Plt Off J S Bryson 24 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr R C F Lister 24 Sep 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to hospital
Sqn Ldr Philip J Sanders 26 Sep 1940 Non-effective with burns to his hands
Sqn Ldr A M Maclachlan 26 Sep 1940 Reported for duty as Supernumerary
Flt Lt J A Paterson 27 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt C Sydney 27 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt Wright 30 Sep 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to Southlands Hospital, Shoreham
Plt Off B Maitland-Thompson  1 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Flt Lt C P Green  1 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Sqn Ldr A M Maclachlan  2 Oct 1940 Assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off J W Lund  2 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Sgt de Montbron  2 Oct 1940 Reported for duty
Flt Lt C P Green  6 Oct 1940 Posted to command No 421 Flight at Gravesend
Fg Off J F Drummond 10 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D G Williams 10 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off A J S Pattinson 11 Oct 1940 Reported for duty from No 64 Sqn
Plt Off A J S Pattinson 12 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt Kingcombe 15 Oct 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham
Plt Off Watling 26 Oct 1940 Returned to the unit from sick leave
Sqn Ldr J A Kent 26 Oct 1940 Reported for duty and assumed command of the squadron
Plt Off McGowan 25 Nov 1940 Returned to unit from sick leave
Sgt Fokes  4 Dec 1940 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off
Flt Lt Kingcombe 23 Dec 1940 Returned to unit from sick leave

Source - No 92 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/743) (Not all personnel movements were recorded)

Organisational Movements:  Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 6 Mar 1940 7 x Spitfire Is collected from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
Spitfire I of No 92 Squadron (black/white undersurfaces - codes GR)
 6 Mar 1940 1 x Miles Master, L7534, collected from the manufactures at Reading
11 Mar 1940 1 x Spitfire I collected from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
20 Mar 1940 9 x Spitfire Is collected from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
20 Mar 1940 Squadron used RAF Gatwick as dispersal satellite
27 Mar 1940 Squadron ceased using RAF Gatwick as dispersal satellite
20 Mar 1940 Squadron collected 4 x Spitfire Is from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
 1 Apr 1940 Last Blenheim, L6126, delivered to RAF Aston Down for disposal
xx May 1940 Squadron changed its code letters from 'GR' to 'QJ'
Spitfire IB of No 92 Squadron (coded QJ)
 8 May 1940 Advance Party departed RAF Croydon for RAF Northolt
 9 May 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Northolt
23 May 1940 Squadron began using RAF Hornchurch as an advance base
25 May 1940 Squadron flying section moved to Duxford for a rest, Maintenance Flight and Sqn HQ remained at RAF Northolt
 9 Jun 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Northolt to RAF Hornchurch
19 Jun 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Hornchurch to RAF Pembrey
 8 Sep 1940 'A' & 'B' Flights moved to RAF Biggin Hill

Source - No 92 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/743)

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