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No 105 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Apr - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt R H Maw 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 105 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey W Tuttle

 7 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 105 Sqn
Flt Lt R H Maw  7 Jun 1937 Relinquished command of No 105 Sqn
Plt Off R N Wall 23 Jun 1937 Assumed command of 'B' Flight on formation

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Jul 1937

Date Notes
12 April 1937 Reformed at Upper Heyford from 'B' Flight of No 18 Squadron
26 Apr 1937 Squadron completed its move from RAF Upper Heyford to RAF Harwell, where it equipped with Hawker Audaxes
Hawker Audax
23 Jun 1937 'B' Flight was formed

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax RAF Harwell Bomber Command/No 1 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey W Tuttle

 7 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, later AM
Flt Lt R H Maw 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off G C O Kay 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R N Wall 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C R Mace 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off H C Sammuels 26 Apr 1937  
APO K J McDonald 22 May 1937  
APO C M Wheatley 22 May 1937  
APO J L Robinson 22 May 1937  
APO S G Wise 22 May 1937  

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1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off C R Mace  1 Feb 1938 Relinquished command of Flying Flight
Fg Off D G Simmons  1 Feb 1938 Relinquished command of Maintenance Flight and assumed command of Flying Flight
Plt Off G C O Kay  1 Feb 1938 Assumed command of Maintenance Flight
Plt Off F E Everett  8 Mar 1938 Reverted to civil life on cessation of duty as Class 'A' Reserve Officer
Plt Off J C Slater  6 Apr 1938 Posted to HQ, No 1 Group for duty as PA to AOC
Flt Lt J W Hathorn  2 May 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and assumed command of Flying Flight
Fg Off D G Simmons  2 May 1938 Relinquished command of Flying Flight and assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J L Robinson  6 May 1938 Killed in a motor accident

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
18 Aug 1937 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Fairey Battle Is
Battle I of No 105 Squadron
28 Sep 1937 6 x Audax delivered to RAF Ternhill
 4 Oct 1937 Squadron completed re-equipment with Fairey Battle Is
26 Oct 1937 5 x Audax delivered to RAF Ternhill
 1 Nov 1937 Squadron re-organised from 'A' and 'B' Flights to Maintenance and Flying Flights
12 Nov 1937 Last Audax delivered to RAF Halton
 6 Dec 1937 Squadron proceeded to Woodsford (Warmwell) for Armament Practice Camp
18 Dec 1937 Squadron returned from Woodsford (Warmwell) on completion of Armament Practice Camp
12 Feb 1938 Notification received that the Squadron Badge had been authorised by HM King George VI
No 105 Squadron badge
 2 Apr 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
24 Apr 1938 Squadron returned from No 3 ATC, RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

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July 1938

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey W Tuttle

 7 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, later AM
Act Flt Lt J W Hathorn 18 Nov 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off D G Simmons 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off G C O Kay 26 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off R N Wall 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C R Mace 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off H C Sammuels 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C M Wheatley 22 May 1937  
Plt Off S G Wise 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J N G Carter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off H C Tootal 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J C Hunter  7 Aug 1937  

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4 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO K C Roberts  9 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
AC1 F H Kent 21 Jul 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 A W J Robinson 21 Jul 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Plt H J Houghton  5 Aug 1938 Posted to Long Range Development Flight, RAF Upper Heyford
Sgt Plt B N Phillips  5 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W D Beckingham 22 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, RAF Brize Norton, wef 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off D F W Darling 22 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, RAF Brize Norton, wef 20 Aug 1938
Plt Off D G O'Brien 22 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, RAF Brize Norton, wef 20 Aug 1938
Sgt Plt L Wilson 22 Aug 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, RAF Brize Norton
APO K C Roberts 23 Sep 1938 Reverted to civil life on cessation of duty as Class 'A' Reserve Officer
APO J C M Wilson 29 Oct 1938 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
Plt Off F A G Lascelles  5 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS, RAF Shawbury and School of Air Navigation
Flt Lt J W Hathorn 20 Dec 1938 Assumed command of 'A' Flight on formation
Fg Off C R Mace 20 Dec 1938 Assumed command of 'B' Flight on formation

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
20 Dec 1938 Flying Flight split into new 'A' and 'B' Flights

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

January 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey W Tuttle

 7 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, later AM
Act Flt Lt J W Hathorn 18 Nov 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off D G Simmons 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off G C O Kay 26 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off C R Mace 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off H C Sammuels 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off R N Wall 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off C M Wheatley 22 May 1937  
Plt Off S G Wise 22 May 1937  
Plt Off J N G Carter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off H C Tootal 12 Sep 1937  
Plt Off J C Hunter  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W D Beckingham 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D F W Darling 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D G O'Brien 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off F A G Lascelles  5 Nov 1938
APO J C M Wilson 29 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off H C Sammuels  1 Jan 1939 Assumed command of Maintenance Flight
Fg Off G C O Kay  1 Jan 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J C M Wilson 16 Jan 1939 Reverted to civil life on cessation of duty as Class 'A' Reserve Officer
Sgt Plt H J Houghton 17 Jan 1939 Reposted from Long Range Development Flight, RAF Upper Heyford
Sgt Plt K Lord 28 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS, RAF Ternhill
Sgt Plt E A Costello-Bowen 28 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, RAF South Cerney
Flt Lt J W Hathorn  6 Feb 1939 Joined Gloster Aircraft Co as a test pilot on transfer to the RAFO
WO Hodgson 22 Feb 1939 Assumed command of Maintenance Flight
Fg Off H C Sammuels 22 Feb 1939 Remained attached to Maintenance Flight for disciplinary purposes
Plt Off T Hurst 11 Mar 1939 Arrived from RAF College on appointment to a Permanent Commission, wef 17 Dec 1938

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
30 Jan 1939 Squadron proceeded to No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh for Armament Training
19 Feb 1939 Squadron returned from No 4 ATC, RAF West Freugh on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

April 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey W Tuttle

 7 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, later AM
Fg Off G C O Kay 26 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off C R Mace 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off H C Sammuels 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off C M Wheatley 22 May 1937  
Fg Off S G Wise 22 May 1937  
Fg Off H C Tootal 12 Sep 1937  
Fg Off R N Wall 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J N G Carter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J C Hunter  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W D Beckingham 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D F W Darling 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D G O'Brien 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off F A G Lascelles  5 Nov 1938
Plt Off T Hurst 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO A Hodgson  7 May 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey W Tuttle

 7 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, later AM
Act Flt Lt G C O Kay 26 Apr 1937 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt C R Mace 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off H C Sammuels 26 Apr 1937  
Fg Off C M Wheatley 22 May 1937  
Fg Off S G Wise 22 May 1937  
Fg Off H C Tootal 12 Sep 1937  
Fg Off R N Wall 26 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J N G Carter 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J C Hunter  7 Aug 1937  
Plt Off W D Beckingham 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D F W Darling 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off D G O'Brien 20 Aug 1938  
Plt Off F A G Lascelles  5 Nov 1938
Plt Off T Hurst 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off K E Sutton 29 Mar 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO A Hodgson  7 May 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W J Hickey 15 May 1939 Arrived on posting from HQ No 1 Group
Wg Cdr Douglas MacFadyen 22 May 1939 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry pending assuming command of No 105 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Geoffrey W Tuttle

29 May 1929 Relinquished command of No 105 Sqn on posting to HQ No 1 Group
Wg Cdr Douglas MacFadyen 22 May 1939 Assumed command of No 105 Sqn
Sqn Ldr W J Hickey 25 Aug 1939 Posted to the Middle East under special orders
Flt Lt G C O Kay 26 Aug 1939 Appointed 2nd i/c No 105 Sqn
Fg Off H C Sammuels 26 Aug 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt G C O Kay  3 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Fg Off H C Sammuels  3 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off J C Hunter 28 Sep 1939 Injured in a motor-cycle accident whilst acting as Orderly Officer and invalided to UK
Plt Off H C Lavers  6 Oct 1939 Attached for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off W D Beckingham  6 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant and returned to flying duties with 'B' Flight
Act Sqn Ldr G C O Kay  3 Sep 1939 Relinquished duties of 2nd i/c No 105 Sqn and resumed command of 'A' Flight (Flt Lt)
Sqn Ldr T C Dickens  4 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed duties of 2nd i/c No 105 Sqn
Act Flt Lt H C Sammuels  4 Nov 1939 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight and returned to 'B' Flight
Plt Off P B Sentence 22 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 10 Nov 1939
Plt Off A M Edgar 29 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 98 Sqn
Plt Off T F S Brereton 29 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 98 Sqn
Plt Off D C F Murray  6 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 98 Sqn
Plt Off T F S Brereton  6 Dec 1939 Reposted back to No 98 Sqn
Flt Lt E Evans 11 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from HQ No 1 Group for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off P B Sentence 31 Dec 1939 Proceeded to RAF St Athan for Specialist Navigation Course

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 2 Sep 1939 Advance Party departed RAF Harwell for France by air
 2 Sep 1939 Advance Sea Party departed RAF Harwell for France
 2 Sep 1939 Air Party arrived departed RAF Harwell for Rheims
 4 Sep 1939 Advance Sea Party arrived at Rheims
11 Sep 1939 Advance Party departed Rheims for Villeneuve les Vertus
12 Sep 1939 Air Party moved from Rheims to Villeneuve les Vertus
13 Sep 1939 Main Party moved departed Rheims for Villeneuve les Vertus
16 Sep 1939 Main Party arrived at Villeneuve les Vertus
18/19 Sep 1939 Squadron MT vehicles arrived at Villeneuve les Vertus

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D G O'Brien  4 Jan 1940 Reposted to No 105 Sqn on completion of an intensive flying course at RAF Hucknall
Plt Off P D E Pitcairn  6 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 Sqn
Wg Cdr Douglas MacFadyen 24 Jan 1940 Relinquished command of No 105 Sqn on posting to HQ British Air Forces in France
Sqn Ldr T C Dickens 24 Jan 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 105 Sqn
Flt Lt G C O Kay 24 Jan 1940 Assumed temporary duties as 2nd i/c No 105 Sqn
Wg Cdr J G Hawtrey 11 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry pending assuming command of No 105 Sqn
Sqn Ldr T C Dickens 14 Feb 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 105 Sqn
Wg Cdr J G Hawtrey 14 Feb 1940 Assumed command of No 105 Sqn
Fg Off R N Wall 23 Feb 1940 Sqn Armament Officer, posted to RAF Heston for duty with Photo Development Unit
Fg Off C M Wheatley 23 Feb 1940 Posted to RAF Heston for duty with Photo Development Unit
Plt Off A M Edgar 23 Feb 1940 Assumed duties of Sqn Armament Officer
Fg Off H C Sammuels 24 Feb 1940 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'A' Flight
Plt Off P D E Pitcairn 24 Feb 1940 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr T C Dickens 29 Feb 1940 Promoted to Wg Cdr and posted to command No 103 Sqn
Flt Lt G C O Kay 29 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and appointed 2nd i/c No 105 Sqn
Fg Off H C Sammuels 29 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off H E White 11 Mar 1940 Reposted to No 105 Sqn on completion of an intensive flying course at RAF Hucknall
Fg Off R N Wall 22 Mar 1940 Returned from RAF Heston on conclusion of duty with Photo Development Unit
Plt Off A M Edgar 26 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt H E Pettit 26 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl A E Jones 26 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt C R Mace 31 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl F Coughtrey 31 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off R N Wall  1 Apr 1940 Transferred from 'A' Flight to command 'B' Flight
Fg Off S G Wise  8 Apr 1940 Posted to RAF Heston for duty with Photo Development Unit
Plt Off J E McLaren  8 Apr 1940 Attached to Station Met Section for instructional purposes
Plt Off J A de Laszlo  8 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off I G Richmond 12 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from Photo Development Unit, RAF Heston
Plt Off W W Watson 28 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off T Hurst 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W J Anning 12 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC C R Wells 12 May 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt H C Sammuels 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F B Abbott 14 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC R D Hughes 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off F H Ridley 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G Atkinson 14 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 J S Thomson 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt R N Wall 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A C Morgan 14 May 1940 Killed in action
LAC H Hatton 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off H E White 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G A Cartwright 14 May 1940 Killed in action
AC1 J Potter 14 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off C F Gibson 14 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt A W R Hadley 14 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
AC1 W Draper 14 May 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off Swain 19 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off I Prosser 19 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W W Watson  7 Jun 1940 Assistant Adjutant, posted to command 'V' Servicing Flight
Plt Off W W Watson  8 Jun 1940 Posting changed to HQ No 2 Base Area as Camp Commandant
Flt Lt Furness 11 Jun 1940 Medical Officer, posted to HQ 'Panther'
Fg Off P D E Pitcairn 27 Jun 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 105 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G W Grannum  5 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF West Raynham and assumed temporary command
Plt Off J H T Fletcher  5 Jul 1940 Equipment Officer, posted to the Air Ministry
Wg Cdr J G Hawtrey  7 Jul 1940 Resumed command of No 105 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G W Grannum 11 Jul 1940 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr G C O Kay 11 Jul 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off P M Chettle  2 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Plt Off E J Clelland  6 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Air Observer
Fg Off C D Swain 23 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and appointed Deputy OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off W D Beckingham 25 Aug 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 25 May 1940
Plt Off D F W Darling 25 Aug 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 25 May 1940
Plt Off F A G Lascelles 25 Aug 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 25 Jul 1940
Wg Cdr C K J Coggle 25 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting as supernumerary pending assuming command of No 105 Sqn
Wg Cdr J G Hawtrey 27 Aug 1940 Relinquished command of No 105 Sqn on secondment to Royal Iraqi Air Force
Wg Cdr C K J Coggle 27 Aug 1940 Assumed command of No 105 Sqn
Sgt H H Duncan  1 Sep 1940 Died from injuries
Fg Off J N G Carter  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and posted with his crew to No 114 Sqn
Fg Off P D E Pitcairn  1 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and posted with his crew to No 82 Sqn
Sgt D D R Hodson  9 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E B Palmer  9 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Green  9 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Bowles 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A Lackenby 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt V Radford 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt J A Mertens  1 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and posted with his crew to No 139 Sqn
Fg Off W D Beckingham  1  Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and appointed Deputy OC, 'B' Flight
Sgt K Lord  2 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F V Bundock  2 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H Dunbar  2 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off N A Knight  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 17 OTU for duty as Officer Air Observer with 'B' Flight
Fg Off D F W Darling 27 Oct 1940 Posted to No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge to train as a night fighter pilot
Sqn Ldr G W Grannum 28 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off N A Knight 28 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J E Greenwood 28 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off I Prosser 28 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt A F Dallas 28 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J Hardcastle 28 Aug 1940 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
Plt Off H J Higgins 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 17 OTU for duty as Officer Air Observer
Plt Off L T J Ryan 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 57 Sqn?)
Sgt Slade 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 57 Sqn?)
Sgt Meikle 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 57 Sqn?)
Plt Off D A Taylor 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 57 Sqn?)
Sgt Owen 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 57 Sqn?)
Sgt Lee 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 57 Sqn?)
Plt Off I M Shirlaw 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 17 OTU?)
Plt Off C P Dugdale 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 17 OTU?)
Sgt Wade 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 17 OTU?)
Plt Off E E Shand 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 17 OTU?)
Sgt Woodward 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 17 OTU?)
Sgt Wilkinson 12 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting (from No 17 OTU?)
Plt Off D Murray 15 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C D Gavin 15 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T Robson 15 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Whitfield 16 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt T E Ashurst 16 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W J Gilmour 16 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Flt Sgt H J Houghton 17 Nov 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Davies 17 Nov 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Dossett 17 Nov 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Plt Off Goode 20 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 17 OTU
Sgt Hogan 20 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 17 OTU
Sgt Rowland 20 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 17 OTU
Plt Off M H Pinder 22 Nov 1940 'A' Flight Gunnery Officer, posted to RAF Finningley
Plt Off J O Mair 22 Nov 1940 'Appointed Sqn Gunnery Officer and promoted to Act Fg Off
Sqn Ldr A L Christian 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU to command 'B' Flight
Sgt Williams 26 Nov 1940 Departed to RAF Thorney Island in Blenheim T2116 en-route to the Middle East
Sgt Adamson 26 Nov 1940 Departed to RAF Thorney Island in Blenheim T2116 en-route to the Middle East
Sgt Clift 26 Nov 1940 Departed to RAF Thorney Island in Blenheim T2116 en-route to the Middle East
Plt Off L T J Ryan 27 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Slade 27 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Meikle 27 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off E E Shand 27 Nov 1940 Departed to RAF Thorney Island in Blenheim T1926 en-route to the Middle East
Sgt Woodward 27 Nov 1940 Departed to RAF Thorney Island in Blenheim T1926 en-route to the Middle East
Sgt Wilkinson 27 Nov 1940 Departed to RAF Thorney Island in Blenheim T1926 en-route to the Middle East
Plt Off D A Taylor 28 Nov 1940 Departed to RAF Thorney Island in Blenheim T2113 en-route to the Middle East
Sgt Owen 28 Nov 1940 Departed to RAF Thorney Island in Blenheim T2113 en-route to the Middle East
Sgt Lee 28 Nov 1940 Departed to RAF Thorney Island in Blenheim T2113 en-route to the Middle East
Flt Lt C D Swain 29 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Fg Off E J Clelland 29 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt M J Cowley 29 Nov 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Flt Lt J S Dunlevie  3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Sgt Shufflebotham  3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Sgt Gibson  3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Fg Off Lascelles  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Ordway  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Weir  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Flt Sgt Phillips  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Barnett  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Newbery  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Eagles  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt John  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Rock  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Costello-Bowen  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Broom  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Sgt Evans  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 17 OTU
Plt Off Dore  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Plt Off Judson  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Plt Off Waddington  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Sgt Lee  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Sgt Heape  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Sgt Goodfellow  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 13 OTU
Sgt Martin  9 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 17 OTU
Flt Sgt P R Richardson 11 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J F Donlon 11 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt V C Gifford 11 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Rotherham 23 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF West Raynham
Wg Cdr C K J Coggle 24 Dec 1940 Relinquished command of No 105 Sqn on admission to RAF Hospital Ely
Sqn Ldr A L Christian 24 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr and assumed command of No 105 Sqn
Flt Lt J S Dunlevie 24 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off J R Thompson 27 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF West Raynham as Deputy OC, 'B' Flight

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
15 Mar 1940 Squadron was transferred from No 72 Wing to No 71 Wing, AASF
16 May 1940 Squadron commenced the evacuation of Villeneuve but confusion resulted in the unit being scattered between here and Echemines
18 May 1940 Remainder of squadron commenced the evacuation of Villeneuve for Echemines
20 May 1940 Squadron departed Echemines for Nantes by rail
22 May 1940 Squadron arrived at Nantes by rail
 3 Jun 1940 Squadron transferred from No 71 Wing to the administrative control of No 2 Base Area
 7 Jun 1940 The bulk of the unit's technical personnel were posted to No 21 Aircraft Depot to form Mobile Servicing Flights
11 Jun 1940 Squadron proceeded to Bougenais station and entrained for Cherbourg
12 Jun 1940 Squadron arrived at Cherbourg, embarked on the MV Prins Albert and sailed for Southampton
13 Jun 1940 MV Prins Albert arrived at Southampton with the squadron disembarking and entraining for RAF Honington
14 Jun  1940 Squadron arrived at Thetford and transported to RAF Honington
27 Jun 1940 10 x pilots detached to No 13 OTU for training on Blenheim aircraft
28 Jun 1940 The first Bristol Blenheim IV, L9339, was delivered to the squadron
Bristol Blenheim IV of No 105 Squadron
 4 Jul 1940 Blenheims IVs, L8778 and L9209 were delivered to the unit
 5 Jul 1940 Blenheim IV, T1826 was delivered to the unit
 6 Jul 1940 Pilots detached to No 13 OTU returned to RAF Honington and remaining pilots proceeded to No 13 OTU
10 Jul 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Honington to RAF Watton
11 Jul 1940 Blenheims IVs, T1890, T1891, T1892 and T1893 were delivered to the unit
12 Jul 1940 Blenheims IVs, T1884, T1885, T1886 and T1887 were delivered to the unit
13 Jul 1940 Blenheims IVs, T1930, T1931, T1932 and T1933 were delivered to the unit
14 Jul 1940 Blenheims IVs, T1894, T1895, T1896 and T1897 were delivered to the unit
15 Jul 1940 2 x Avro Ansons, N5267 and N5023 were delivered for navigation training
 7 Aug 1940 Squadron declared fit to undertake partial operations
30 Oct 1939 Advance Party departed RAF Watton for RAF Swanton Morley
31 Oct 1939 Squadron completed its move from RAF Watton to RAF Swanton Morley

Source - No 105 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/826)

 

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