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No 102 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Aug 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939  | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Organisational Movements: Oct 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
 1 Oct 1935

Reformed at Worthy Down from 'B' Flight of No 7 Squadron, equipped with Handley Page Heyford IIs

Handley Page Heyford
xx Dec 1935 Squadron began receiving Heyford IIIs
13 Mar 1936 Squadron became independent of No 7 Sqn

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

 

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford II

Handley Page Heyford III

RAF Worthy Down ADGB/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Charles W Attwood  1 Oct 1935 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off

William F Beckwith

 1 Oct 1935 later AVM
Fg Off Percival C Hilton  1 Oct 1935  
Plt Off John E C G F Gyll-Murray  1 Oct 1935  
Plt Off Gradon T Gilbert  1 Oct 1935  
Plt Off J H Van 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off M G W Clifford 17 Feb 1936  

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5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt D G Church 12 Dec 1936 Killed in a flying accident
LAC P G Clements 12 Dec 1936 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 A V Bodenham 12 Dec 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr Charles W Attwood 12 Apr 1937 Relinquished command of No 102 Sqn
Wg Cdr

Leslie M Iles

12 Apr 1937 Assumed command of No 102 Sqn

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
28 Jul 1936 Squadron received the last of seven Heyford III aircraft, replacing its Heyford IIs (K5186, K5187. K5188, K6898, K6899, K6900 and K6901)
 1 Sep 1936 Squadron commenced moving from RAF Worthy Down to RAF Finningley
 5 Sep 1936 Squadron completed moving from RAF Worthy Down to RAF Finningley
19 Nov 1936 Squadron proceeded to ATC, RAF Aldergrove for Armament Training
12 Dec 1936 Squadron returned from ATC, RAF Aldergrove on completion of Armament Training but encountered bad weather
14 Jun 1937 'B' Flight separated to form No 77 Sqn
 7 Jul 1937 Squadron moved from RAF Finningley to RAF Honington

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Leslie M Iles

21 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt C P Villiers 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off Gradon T Gilbert  1 Oct 1935  
Fg Off Percival C Hilton  1 Oct 1935  
Plt Off J H Van 21 Feb 1936  
Plt Off G H Sheehan  6 Oct 1936
Plt Off M G W Clifford 17 Feb 1936  
Plt Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Plt Off B G L Betbeder 28 Jun 1936  
Plt Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Plt Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off T A Bunting 25 Dec 1936  

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8 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
APO O G Horrigan 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS, RAF Sealand
APO L H MacFarlane 23 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS, RAF Sealand
APO A B Thompson 15 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS, RAF Sealand
APO W Dodson  4 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, RAF South Cerney, wef 27 Nov 1937
APO H H Jackson  4 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, RAF South Cerney, wef 27 Nov 1937
Plt Off T A Bunting 17 Dec 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off B G L Betbeder 18 Dec 1937 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
23 Sep 1937 Squadron proceeded to No 2 ATC, RAF Aldergrove for Armament Training but landed at RAF Sealand
25 Sep 1937 Squadron departed RAF Sealand for No 2 ATC, RAF Aldergrove for Armament Training
13 Oct 1937 Squadron returned from No 2 ATC, RAF Aldergrove on completion of Armament Training
xx Mar 1938 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI
No 102 Squadron badge

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

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
Handley Page Heyford III RAF Honington Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Leslie M Iles

21 Jan 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr N A Pearce 14 Jun  1937  
Fg Off G H Sheehan  6 Oct 1936  
Fg Off M G W Clifford 17 Feb 1936  
Fg Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J K Cannon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W C G Cogman  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off K H P Murphy  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D W H Owen  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J F McKinlay 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off O G Horrigan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off L H MacFarlane 23 Oct 1937
Plt Off A B Thompson 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off W Dodson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Jackson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off W P Copinger  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R A M Luckman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Bisset  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off M R Skeet  8 Jan 1938  

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11 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Leslie M Iles

14 Jul 1938 Relinquished command of No 102 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R R Nash 14 Jul 1938 Assumed temporary command of No 102 Sqn
Wg Cdr C F Toogood  1 Oct 1938 Assumed command of No 102 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R R Nash  1 Oct 1938 Relinquished temporary command of No 102 Sqn
Plt Off L Miller  3 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J D Warne  3 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
 4 Jul 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Honington to RAF Driffield
 5 Jul 1938 Squadron Badge presented by A/Cdre A A B Thomson, AOC No 3 Group
xx Oct 1938 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Armstrong Whitworth Whitley IIIs
14 Nov 1938 Squadron completed re-equipment with Armstrong Whitworth Whitley IIIs
Whitley III of No 102 Squadron (early markings)

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III

RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C F Toogood  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr R R Nash 11 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr S S Murray 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J K Cannon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W C G Cogman  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off K H P Murphy  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D W H Owen  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off J F McKinlay 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off O G Horrigan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A B Thompson 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off W Dodson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H H Jackson 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A M Luckman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Bisset  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Kierstead 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off A W Mack 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off L Miller 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J D Warne 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off K N Gray 22 Oct 1938
Plt Off J J McKay  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A H Hewitt  5 Nov 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C F Toogood 26 Jan 1939 Proceeded on sick leave
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 26 Jan 1939 Assumed temporary command of No 102 Sqn
Wg Cdr C F Toogood 23 Feb 1939 Resumed command of No 102 Sqn
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 23 Feb 1939 Relinquished temporary command of No 102 Sqn

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III

RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C F Toogood  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr R R Nash 11 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr S S Murray 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J K Cannon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W C G Cogman  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off K H P Murphy  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D W H Owen  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off O G Horrigan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A B Thompson 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J F McKinlay 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A M Luckman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Bisset  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Kierstead 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off A W Mack 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K N Gray 22 Oct 1938
Plt Off J J McKay  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A H Hewitt  5 Nov 1938
Plt Off L Miller 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J D Warne 10 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO H T Lloyd  1 Jan 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III (until May 1939)

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley III

RAF Driffield Bomber Command/No 4 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C F Toogood  1 Sep 1938 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 19 Apr 1937  
Sqn Ldr R R Nash 11 Jul 1938  
Sqn Ldr S S Murray 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off R J M Bangay  1 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B S Tomlin 13 Jul 1936  
Fg Off R S Cannell 16 Aug 1936  
Fg Off J F McKinlay 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off J K Cannon  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W C G Cogman  7 Aug 1937
Plt Off K H P Murphy  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off D W H Owen  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off O G Horrigan 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off A B Thompson 15 Nov 1937  
Plt Off R A M Luckman  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Bisset  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off R C Kierstead 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off A W Mack 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off K N Gray 22 Oct 1938
Plt Off J J McKay  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off A H Hewitt  5 Nov 1938
Plt Off L Miller 10 Dec 1938  
Plt Off J D Warne 10 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO H T Lloyd  1 Jan 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D J Alvey  5 May 1939 Arrived on posting to command 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr H M G Parker 15 May 1939 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight on posting to HQ No 4 Group
Fg Off B S Tomlin  1 Jun 1939 Posted to No 77 Sqn
Plt Off F H Long  3 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting, ex RNZAF
Plt Off J Poulsen  3 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting, ex RNZAF
Fg Off R J M Bangay  7 Jun 1939 Posted to No 15 FTS, RAF Lossiemouth as Navigation Officer
Plt Off A Z Pengelly  5 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS, RAF Sealand
Plt Off J Lewis  6 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation
Plt Off J B Holgate 14 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Sqn Ldr J C Macdonald 23 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr D J Alvey 25 Aug 1939 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot as Supernumerary, non-effective (sick), wef 19 May 1939
Sqn Ldr S S Murray  9 Sep 1939 Believed to be interned in Belgium, but later reported to be a POW
Plt Off A B Thompson  9 Sep 1939 Believed to be interned in Belgium, but later reported to be a POW
Act Flt Lt W C G Cogman  9 Sep 1939 Interned in Belgium
Plt Off A W Mack  9 Sep 1939 Interned in Belgium
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton 13 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Act Flt Lt P R Beare 14 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 97 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
Plt Off E K Porte 18 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Plt Off W R McComb  7 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off J B Holgate  9 Oct 1939 Posted to No 217 Sqn
Sgt H J Gaut 18 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R A M Luckman 18 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 C Paterson 18 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 J B Clark 18 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr C H Appleton 30 Oct 1939 Posted to No 77 Sqn
Act Flt Lt D W H Owen  1 Nov 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on returning to flying duties
Plt Off E K Porte  1 Nov 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Act Flt Lt P R Beare  1 Nov 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off J F McKinlay 20 Nov 1939 Posted to School of Air Navigation
Sqn Ldr R G Harman 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on attachment from No 78 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J F Painter 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on attachment from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off J Poulsen  7 Dec 1939 Posted to SHQ, RAF Driffield for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Sqn Ldr R G Harman 10 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached on posting to No 102 Sqn
Plt Off J F Painter 10 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached on posting to No 102 Sqn
Act Flt Lt W C G Cogman 16 Dec 1939 Returned to the unit after escaping from internment in Belgium
Plt Off A W Mack 16 Dec 1939 Returned to the unit after escaping from internment in Belgium
Plt Off E K Porte 21 Dec 1939 Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 Nov 1939

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Apr 1939 Squadron adopted the code letters 'TQ'*
Whitley III of No 102 Squadron (TQ code letters)
xx Sep 1939 Squadron changed its code letters from 'TQ' to 'DY'*
29 Oct 1939 First Whitley V was collected for re-equipment of the squadron
Whitley V of No 102 Squadron
30 Oct 1939 Second Whitley V, K8966, was collected
 6 Nov 1939 Whitley IIIs, K9014 and K8986, delivered to No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
 6 Nov 1939 Whitley Vs, N1375 and N1376 collected from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
 8 Nov 1939 Whitley III, K8997, delivered to No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
14 Nov 1939 Whitley III, K9954, delivered to No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
14 Nov 1939 Whitley V, N1377 collected from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
17 Nov 1939 Whitley V, N1381 collected from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
20 Nov 1939 Whitley V, N1370 collected from RAF Brize Norton
20 Nov 1939 Whitley V, N1380 collected from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
20 Nov 1939 Whitley III, K8998, delivered to RAF Brize Norton
20 Nov 1939 Whitley III, K8994, delivered to No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
22 Nov 1939 Whitley V, N1387 collected from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
24 Nov 1939 Detachment proceeded to RAF Kinloss for operations against 'Deutchland'
26 Nov 1939 Whitley III, K9010, delivered to RAF Aston Down
28 Nov 1939 Whitley III, K8992, delivered to RAF Abingdon
30 Nov 1939 Whitley III, K8987, delivered to RAF Abingdon
30 Nov 1939 Whitley V, N1383 collected from No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
 6 Dec 1939 Detachment returned from RAF Kinloss

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807), except *

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A H Hewitt  8 Jan 1940 Attached to HQ No 4 Group for Armament duties
Fg Off D W H Owen 15 Jan 1940 Appointed deputy OC, 'B' Flight
Act Flt Lt R S Cannell 15 Jan 1940 Relinquished duties of deputy OC, 'B' Flight on posting to SHQ for Operations Room duties
Wg Cdr E Burton 22 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 102 Sqn
Plt Off W R McComb 26 Jan 1940 Died in hospital
Plt Off J M Lewis  1 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting
Wg Cdr C F Toogood  5 Feb 1940 Relinquished command of No 102 Sqn
Wg Cdr E Burton  5 Feb 1940 Assumed command of No 102 Sqn
Act Flt Lt E K Porte 10 Mar 1940 Adjutant, attached to School of Administration for course
Act Flt Lt E K Porte 31 Mar 1940 Adjutant, ceased to be attached to School of Administration
Sgt G H Womersley  1 Apr 1940 Appointed to a temporary commission in the rank of Plt Off
Sgt W C McArthur  1 Apr 1940 Appointed to a temporary commission in the rank of Plt Off
Plt Off J M Lewis  1 Apr 1940 Proceeded on Oxygen course
Plt Off R C Kierstead  3 Apr 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 23 Mar 1940
Plt Off J M Lewis  4 Apr 1940 Returned from Oxygen course
Flt Sgt Clemow 10 Apr 1940 Posted to RAF Cottesmore to join a new squadron
Plt Off R F Beauclair 23 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Fg Off O G Horrigan 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt V H Barr 26 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt N Braithwaite 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J F Hayes 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC2 C C Whitley 26 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off K H P Murphy 30 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt C Warner 30 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt J F Graham 30 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Cpl D Magee 30 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
LAC J Ellwood 30 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off K N Gray  1 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J H Hopper  1 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt F J Bass  1 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 A W H Hart  1 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 H Buttery  1 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 F Wallwork  6 May 1940 Died from injuries
Plt Off E D Stevens 10 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off Rogers 11 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off Holbrook 11 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off Crawford 11 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off Frampton 11 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off Glover 11 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Wg Cdr E Burton 13 May 1940 Posted to HMS Ark Royal
Sqn Ldr R G Harman 13 May 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 102 Sqn
Flt Lt P R Beare 13 May 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Davies 14 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off Lowson 14 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Sqn Ldr S R Groom 16 May 1940 Attached from No 58 Sqn to command No 102 Sqn
Plt Off McKay 17 May 1940 Attached to No 78 Sqn for rest
Plt Off A Z Pengelly 17 May 1940 Attached to No 78 Sqn for rest
Sgt Rix 17 May 1940 Attached from No 78 Sqn
Sgt Deans 17 May 1940 Attached from No 78 Sqn
Flt Lt W C G Cogman  20 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation (evaded capture and returned later)
Fg Off L Miller  20 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt K V Thrift  20 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC J R Nicholson  20 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
AC1 E H Bron  20 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Flt Sgt E L G Hall  20 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off J T Glover  20 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt D L Dick  20 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
LAC J McCutcheon  20 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
AC2 A Murray  20 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Flt Lt D W H Owen  20 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off D F S Holbrook  20 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D H J Barrett  20 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC R J Newberry  20 May 1940 Killed in action
AC2 M D Dolan  20 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Hutchence 19 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn for Air Gunner duties
Fg Off R C Kierstead 19 May 1940 Posted back from No 97 Sqn
Fg Off Bisset 19 May 1940 Posted back from No 97 Sqn
Sgt Rix 19 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 78 Sqn on posting to No 102 Sqn
Sgt Deans 19 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 78 Sqn on posting to No 102 Sqn
Fg Off R C Kierstead 20 May 1940 Posted to No 51 Sqn
Fg Off Bisset 20 May 1940 Posted to No 51 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Smith 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 97 Sqn pending assuming command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr J C Macdonald 20 May 1940 Posting to No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss advised
Plt Off J J McKay 21 May 1940 Recalled from attachment to No 78 Sqn
Plt Off G H Womersley 22 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Plt Off R F Beauclair 22 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Sgt J Darbyshire 22 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation
AC1 H F Hut 22 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation
AC2 A Sedgley 22 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Sqn Ldr J C Macdonald 22 May 1940 Posting to No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss cancelled
Sgt Bott 23 May 1940 Arrived on posting from Group Pool
Sgt Hill 23 May 1940 Arrived on posting from Group Pool
Plt Off G H Womersley 25 May 1940 Returned to unit from France
Plt Off R F Beauclair 25 May 1940 Returned to unit from France
Sgt J Darbyshire 25 May 1940 Returned to unit from France
AC1 H F Hut 25 May 1940 Returned to unit from France
AC2 A Sedgley 25 May 1940 Returned to unit from France
AC2 G Main 25 May 1940 Died from injuries
Sqn Ldr J C Macdonald 31 May 1940 Posted to No 77 Sqn to command
Flt Lt P R Beare 31 May 1940 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr S R Groom  2 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr, wef 29 May 1940
Act Flt Lt P R Beare  2 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Plt Off G L Cheshire  5 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off R James  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off D E J Clark  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon for Gunnery Leaders' duties
Plt Off F H Long  8 Jun 1940 Returned from sick leave
Fg Off H M Young 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off A E Lovett 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off D J Archer 13 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn for Air Observer duties
Plt Off E D Stevens 15 Jun 1940 Attached to CGS for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Sgt S E Masham 19 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C M Clayton 19 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D W Dawson 19 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H A F Giblin 19 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Hanlon 19 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off R A Barnwell 21 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Plt Off D F M Mackarness 21 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn
Sgt Deans 21 Jun 1940 Posted to No 77 Sqn
Sgt Monkhouse 22 Jun 1940 Posted to No 78 Sqn
Sgt Hill 22 Jun 1940 Posted to No 78 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R G Harman 24 Jun 1940 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss
Sqn Ldr C S Byram 24 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 78 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J J McKay 24 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and assumed duties of deputy commander of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Murfitt 30 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off Verran 30 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off J Lewis  6 Jul 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Plt Off D F M Mackarness  6 Jul 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Plt Off Wormersley  9 Jul 1940 Posted to No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss
Sgt R W P MacFarland  9 Jul 1940 Posted to No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss
Plt Off Bushell 14 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off Ellingham 14 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off Croisdale 18 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Engineering duties
Plt Off K N Gray 23 Jul 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 27 Apr 1940
Act Flt Lt Warne 23 Jul 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 25 May 1940
Act Flt Lt J J McKay 23 Jul 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 25 May 1940
Flt Lt E K Porte 26 Jul 1940 Adjutant, posted to SHQ, RAF Driffield for Adjutant duties
Plt Off S J Jordain 26 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for for Adjutant duties
Sgt Langton 26 Jul 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off McArthur 26 Jul 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off Beauclair 26 Jul 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Plt Off Bushell 26 Jul 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Sqn Ldr O A Morris 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Hannah 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Alderton 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off D K Forsdyke 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Observer duties
Sgt Pollard 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Bainbridge 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off E R Osborn  2 Aug 1940 RNZAF, arrived on posting
Plt Off D S F Coutts  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off E D Stevens  3 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 25 Jul 1940
Plt Off D K Forsdyke  3 Aug 1940 Proceeded on Astro Extension Course
Act Sqn Ldr P R Beare  3 Aug 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 25 Jun 1940
Sgt Tizard  4 Aug 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Plt Off D E J Clark  6 Aug 1940 Attached to HQ, No 4 Group for duty as Group Gunnery Officer
Fg Off A M L Selby  8 Aug 1940 Attached from Target Towing Flight
Fg Off A W Mack 12 Aug 1940 Posted to No 4 Ferry Pilots Pool
Sgt A Sleath 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R G Rivaz 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
LAC B Ash 15 Aug 1940 Killed in an air raid
Fg Off M H Rogers 17 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M W J Pollard 17 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W F Hayward 17 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S G Jermond 17 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Patterson 17 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K Smith 17 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Wg Cdr S R Groom 23 Aug 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Driffield
Sqn Ldr C S Byram 23 Aug 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 102 Sqn
Wg Cdr S R Groom  1 Sep 1940 Resumed command of No 102 Sqn
Sgt R A Pearce  3 Sep 1940 Attached to No 502 Sqn for Instructional duties
Sgt D A Rix  3 Sep 1940 Attached to No 502 Sqn for Instructional duties
Sgt J Gale  3 Sep 1940 Attached to No 502 Sqn for Instructional duties
Sgt Paterson  3 Sep 1940 Attached from No 502 Sqn for GR Instructional duties
Flt Lt F H V Gould  6 Sep 1940 Attached from HQ, No 15 Group for Signals duties
Plt Off J Gilbert 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Intelligence duties
Plt Off L G Bremner 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Intelligence duties
Act Flt Lt C B Topham 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Intelligence duties
Sqn Ldr W J Lovering 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Operations Room duties as Controller
Plt Off P H B Burgoyne 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Operations Room duties
Plt Off L Fothergill 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Operations Room duties
Plt Off H G Phillips 11 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Operations Room duties
Sqn Ldr C S Byram 14 Sep 1940 Posted to No 11 SFTS as CFI
Sqn Ldr L M Laws 17 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Operations Room duties
Flt Lt L H Packenham-Walsh 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Operations Room duties as Controller
Sqn Ldr P Le May 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment for Operations Room duties
Sqn Ldr W J Lovering 19 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Oban for Controller duties
Plt Off H G Phillips 19 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Oban for SN duties
Flt Lt L H Packenham-Walsh 20 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for Controller duties
Sqn Ldr P Le May 20 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for Controller duties
Plt Off P H B Burgoyne 20 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for SN duties
Plt Off L Fothergill 20 Sep 1940 Proceeded to RAF Aldergrove for SN duties
Plt Off E G Cubitt  1 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 OTU
Sgt R A Pearce  2 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 502 Sqn for Instructional duties
Sgt J Gale  2 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 502 Sqn for Instructional duties
Plt Off D L Pitt  7 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off D A Thomas  7 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off F G Malin  7 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Sgt D A Rix  7 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 502 Sqn for Instructional duties
Sqn Ldr L M Laws 10 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached for Operations Room duties
Flt Lt F H V Gould 10 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ, No 15 Group for Signals duties
Plt Off J Gilbert 10 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached for Intelligence duties
Plt Off L G Bremner 10 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached for Intelligence duties
Act Flt Lt C B Topham 10 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached for Intelligence duties
Wg Cdr S R Groom 11 Oct 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Sqn Ldr O A Morris 11 Oct 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 102 Sqn
Sgt A L Stevens 13 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss
Wg Cdr S R Groom 17 Oct 1940 Relinquished command of RAF Linton-on-Ouse on resuming command of No 102 Sqn
Sqn Ldr O A Morris 17 Oct 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 102 Sqn
Plt Off T R Murfitt 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off T E Lee 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt I C Scoular 24 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Act Flt Lt J J McKay  4 Nov 1940 Posted to No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss
Act Sqn Ldr P R Beare  8 Nov 1940 Posted to HQ, No 4 Group
Plt Off R H Hunter 14 Nov 1940 Posted to No 78 Sqn
Flt Lt A Z Pengelly 14 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt J F M Moyle 14 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt C F Fellowes 14 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt H Radley 14 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt T Michie 14 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Fg Off Long 20 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU, RAF Abingdon
Fg Off A M L Selby 21 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Wg Cdr S R Groom 21 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off E D Stevens 21 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L Hogarth 21 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T D Elliott 21 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off E G Libbey 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off E R Osborn 28 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Collier 28 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W Livesay 28 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G E West 28 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D Rowley 28 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr C E E Florigny 30 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off M H Wells 30 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU for Air Observer duties
Sgt Martin 30 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Sgt L A Brain  8 Dec 1940 Air Observer, Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off
Sgt S Wragg  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Sgt P D Bird 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Plt Off E G Libbey 12 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off A D Frampton 12 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 28 Nov 1940
Plt Off G L Cheshire 12 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 7 Apr 1940
Plt Off W L Ellingham 12 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Oct 1940
Flt Lt K T Hannah 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K G Allardice 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J A Clemett 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W F Dennis 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A Sedgley 15 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J I Charlton 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Sgt A P Nicoll 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 10 OTU
Sgt E T Borsberry 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 OTU
Sgt N G Benfield 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 OTU
Sgt Ryan 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 OTU
Sgt Weller 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 OTU
Sgt H R Martin 30 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 OTU
Sgt J M Culley 30 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 OTU
Wg Cdr F C Cole 31 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 19 OTU

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1940 Whitley III, K8957, delivered to RAF Abingdon
 1 Jan 1940 Whitley V, N1385 collected from No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
 2 Jan 1940 Whitley III, K8991, delivered to RAF Abingdon
 4 Jan 1940 Whitley IIIs, K8976 and K8977, delivered to RAF Abingdon
 4 Jan 1940 Whitley V, N1421 collected from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
 5 Jan 1940 Whitley V, N1417 collected from RAF Brize Norton
17 Jan 1940 Whitley III, K8993, delivered to RAF Abingdon
17 Jan 1940 Whitley V, N1386 collected from RAF Brize Norton
15 Apr 1940 13 x aircraft proceeded to RAF Kinloss for operations over Norway
17 Apr 1940 Whitley V, N1413 collected from No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
18 Apr 1940 All remaining serviceable aircraft joined detachment at RAF Kinloss
 4 May 1940 Squadron returned to RAF Driffield from RAF Kinloss
12 May 1940 Squadron moved to Satellite airfield (RAF Cottam), except HQ and Maintenance Flight
12 May 1940 Whitley V, N1528 collected from RAF Brize Norton
16 May 1940 Whitley V, N1391 collected from RAF Cosford
16 May 1940 Whitley V, N1499 collected from RAF Aldergrove
26 May 1940 Whitley V, N1471 delivered from RAF Cosford
26 May 1940 Whitley V, N1499 collected from RAF Feltwell following repairs
29 May 1940 Whitley V, N1419 delivered from RAF Brize Norton
29 May 1940 Whitley V, P4945 delivered from No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
19 Jun 1940 Whitley V, P5005 delivered from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
 3 Jul 1940 Whitley V, N1475 delivered from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
 9 Jul 1940 Whitley V, P4933 delivered from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
14 Jul 1940 Whitley V, P4995 delivered from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
22 Jul 1940 Whitley V, P5012 delivered from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
28 Jul 1940 Whitley V, P5022 delivered from No 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
18 Aug 1940 Whitley Vs, P5077, P5074, P5097, P5082 and T4135 collected from RAF Linton-on-Ouse
19 Aug 1940 Whitley V, T4136 collected from RAF Linton-on-Ouse
20 Aug 1940 Whitley V, P5075 collected from RAF Linton-on-Ouse
23 Aug 1940 Whitley V, N1433 collected from RAF Linton-on-Ouse
25 Aug 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Driffield to RAF Leeming by road, rail and air
 1 Sep 1940 1st and 2nd Air Parties, departed RAF Leeming for RAF Prestwick
 1 Sep 1940 Squadron was attached to No 15 Group, Coastal Command for operations
 2 Sep 1940 Road and Rail Parties, departed RAF Leeming for RAF Prestwick
 8 Sep 1940 Detachment (3 x aircraft) proceeded to RAF Aldergrove to operate with No 502 Sqn
10 Oct 1940 Squadron departed RAF Prestwick for RAF Linton-on-Ouse by road, rail and air
10 Oct 1940 Squadron ceased to be attached to No 15 Group, Coastal Command and returned to No 4 Group
29 Oct 1940 Whitley V, P5015 delivered from No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss
 2 Nov 1940 Whitley V, P5014 delivered from No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss
 3 Nov 1940 Whitley V, N1419 despatched to No 19 OTU, RAF Kinloss
 5 Nov 1940 Whitley V, T4233 delivered from No 20 MU, via Yeadon
10 Nov 1940 Whitley V, T4214 delivered from No 23 MU, via Yeadon
11 Nov 1940 Whitley V, T4216 delivered from No 23 MU, via Yeadon
15 Nov 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Linton-on-Ouse to RAF Topcliffe by road and air
16 Nov 1940 Whitley V, T4269 delivered from No 23 MU, via Yeadon
16 Nov 1940 Whitley V, T4227 delivered from No 27 MU, via Yeadon
18 Nov 1940 Whitley V, T4261 delivered from No 5 MU, via Yeadon
28 Nov 1940 Whitley V, T4140 delivered from No 23 MU, via Yeadon
28 Nov 1940 Whitley V, N1381 delivered to Marshall's of Cambridge
 2 Dec 1940 Whitley Vs, T4289 and T4273 delivered from No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
 2 Dec 1940 Whitley V, T4297 delivered from No 20 MU, RAF Aston Down
20 Dec 1940 Whitley V, T4330 delivered from No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
22 Dec 1940 Whitley V, T4334 delivered from No 4 MU, RAF Brize Norton
29 Dec 1940 Whitley V, T4326 delivered from No 38 MU

Source - No 102 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/807)

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