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No 111 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Oct - Dec 1923

Date Notes
1 Oct 1923 Reformed at RAF Duxford with a single flight equipped with Gloster Grebe IIs
Grebe II of No 11 Squadron

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

January 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell  1 Dec 1923 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Fg Off George McCormack 12 Dec 1923

Source - January 1924 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - May 1924

Date Notes
1 Apr 1924 'B' Flight was formed equipped with Sopwith Snipes
Snipe of No 111 Squadron

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

May 1924

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Grebe II

Sopwith Snipes

RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 3 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell  1 Dec 1923 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, DFC
Flt Lt John W Woodhouse  1 Apr 1924  
Flt Lt Vaudrey A Albrecht 21 Jan 1924  
Fg Off George McCormack 12 Dec 1923
Plt Off John E G H Thomas 19 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Christopher C Edwards 19 Dec 1923  

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Montague W Keey 23 Feb 1924  
Accountant
Fg Off James Charles 25 Jan 1924  

Source - May 1924 Air Force List

January 1925

Source - January 1925 Air Force List

February 1925

Source - February 1925 Air Force List

March 1925

Source - March 1925 Air Force List

April 1925

Source - April 1925 Air Force List

May 1925

Source - May 1925 Air Force List

June 1925

Source - June 1925 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Tom F Hazell  6 Feb 1925 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting overseas
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett  6 Feb 1925 Assumed temporary command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey W Robarts  2 Mar 1925 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 111 Sqn

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: May 1924 - Jul 1925

Date Notes
1 Jan 1925 'C' Flight was formed and squadron re-equipped with Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIs
Siskin III of No 111 Squadron
xx Apr 1925 Squadron began the training of three 'ab initio' officer pilots

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1925

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 6 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey W Robarts 24 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett 15 Jan 1925 DSO, MC
Flt Lt Paul W S Bulman  2 Jun 1925 MC, AFC
Flt Lt Robert B Sutherland  8 Sep 1924 DFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) Douglas S Cairns 10 May 1924  
Fg Off George McCormack 12 Dec 1923
Fg Off Harry Butlin  9 Jun 1924  Killed in flying accident- 28 Aug 1925
Fg Off Bertie W Duley 11 Jun 1924 MM
Fg Off William F Humphrey 16 Feb 1925  
Fg Off George R M Clifford 27 Apr 1925  
Plt Off Cyril F Caunter 11 Jun 1924  
Plt Off John E G H Thomas 19 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Christopher C Edwards 19 Dec 1923  
Plt Off Terence H Finney 15 Dec 1924  
Plt Off Cecil Feather 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off Hector S Martin 16 Feb 1925  
Plt Off George B M Rhind 16 Feb 1925 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Joseph H McC Reynolds 31 Jul 1924  

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3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Montague W Keey 23 Feb 1924  
Accountant
Fg Off James Charles 25 Jan 1924  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Charles A Meaden 16 Apr 1925  
Under Instruction
Plt Off Jack H Caulfield 11 Jun 1924  
Plt Off Maurice Brunton 31 Mar 1925  
Plt Off Dermot de Roebeek 31 Mar 1925 Killed in flying accident- 28 Aug 1925
Plt Off Hugh Peck 31 Mar 1925 Killed in flying accident- 28 Aug 1925

Source - July 1925 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1925 - Mar 1926

Date Notes
xx Oct 1925 Squadron began the training of a second batch of ab initio' pilots (2 x officers and 4 x airmen)
 6 Nov 1925 First modified Siskin III fitted with a supercharged Jaguar IV engine

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

March 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III RAF Duxford Inland Area/No 6 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey W Robarts 24 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett 15 Jan 1925 DSO, MC
Flt Lt Robert B Sutherland  8 Sep 1924 DFC
Fg Off George McCormack 12 Dec 1923
Fg Off Reginald Y Eccles 26 Oct 1925  
Fg Off George R M Clifford 27 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Jack H Caulfield 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Terence H Finney 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off George B M Rhind 16 Feb 1925 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John G D Armour 31 Jan 1926  

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2 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Edwin H Broad 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant
Fg Off James Charles 25 Jan 1924  
Medical Branch
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) Charles A Meaden 16 Apr 1925  
Under Instruction
Plt Off James L Chadwick 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Hugh F Gower 30 Sep 1926  

Source - March 1926 Air Force List

July 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey W Robarts 24 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett 15 Jan 1925 DSO, MC
Flt Lt Robert B Sutherland  8 Sep 1924 DFC
Fg Off George McCormack 12 Dec 1923
Fg Off Reginald Y Eccles 26 Oct 1925  
Fg Off George R M Clifford 27 Apr 1925  
Fg Off Jack H Caulfield 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Reginald W E Bryant 19 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Terence H Finney 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off George B M Rhind 16 Feb 1925 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John C Noel 19 Feb 1926  
Plt Off John G D Armour 31 Jan 1926  

-

3 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Edwin H Broad 17 Nov 1925  
Medical Branch
Hon Sqn Ldr (Flt Lt) Charles A Meaden 16 Apr 1925  
Under Instruction
Plt Off James L Chadwick 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Hugh F Gower 30 Sep 1926

Source - July 1926 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Mar - Dec 1926

Date Notes
 6 Sep 1926 First Siskin IIIA was collected from Coventry for re-equipment
Siskin IIIA of No 111 Squadron
23 Sep 1926 Night flying was added to the squadron's duties
21 Oct 1926 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
29 Oct 1926 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey W Robarts 24 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Henry W Woollett 15 Jan 1925 DSO, MC
Flt Lt Robert B Sutherland  8 Sep 1924 DFC
Fg Off George McCormack 12 Dec 1923
Fg Off Reginald Y Eccles 26 Oct 1925  
Fg Off George R M Clifford 27 Apr 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) Duties
Fg Off

Allen H Wheeler

18 Oct 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Jack H Caulfield 11 Jun 1924  
Fg Off Terence H Finney 15 Dec 1924  
Fg Off George B M Rhind 16 Feb 1925 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norman S Little 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off John C Noel 19 Feb 1926  
Plt Off John G D Armour 31 Jan 1926  
Plt Off John W Bayes 13 Aug 1926  

-

4 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Plt Off Edwin H Broad 17 Nov 1925  
Accountant Branch
Flt Lt Sidney G Linssen 26 May 1926  
Under Instruction
Plt Off James L Chadwick 28 Sep 1925  
Plt Off Hugh F Gower 30 Sep 1926

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Duxford ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey W Robarts 24 Feb 1925 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Robert B Sutherland  8 Sep 1924 DFC
Flt Lt George McCormack 12 Dec 1923
Fg Off Reginald Y Eccles 26 Oct 1925  
Fg Off George R M Clifford 27 Apr 1925 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off

Allen H Wheeler

18 Oct 1926 later A/Cdre
Fg Off George B M Rhind 16 Feb 1925 Armament duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Norman S Little 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off John C Noel 19 Feb 1926  
Fg Off John W Bayes 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Kenneth Garston-Jones  8 Apr 1927  
Plt Off Morgan R Edmondes 22 May 1927  
Plt Off Frederick L Lawrence 30 May 1927  

-

7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1927- Jul 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt J Kelly 24 Sep 1927 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr Geoffrey W Robarts 14 Oct 1927 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn
Flt Lt A C Collier 14 Oct 1927 Assumed temporary command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Keith R Park

18 Nov 1927 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 111 Sqn
Flt Lt A C Collier 18 Nov 1927 Relinquished temporary command of No 111 Sqn
Flt Lt

Alexander P Davidson

21 May 1928 Arrived on posting

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927- Jul 1928

Date Notes
 1 Aug 1927 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
15 Aug 1927 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training
20 Mar 1928 Advance Party departed RAF Duxford for RAF Suttons Farm (Hornchurch)
31 Mar 1928 Squadron departed RAF Duxford for RAF Suttons Farm (Hornchurch)

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Keith R Park

18 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt George T Richardson 19 Jan 1928  
Flt Lt

Alexander P Davidson

21 May 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt Albert J E Broomfield  1 Apr 1928 Signals duties; DFC
Flt Lt Henry J Gemmel 26 Apr 1928
Fg Off Reginald Y Eccles 26 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Norman S Little 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off John C Noel 19 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Leslie C Barling 21 Nov 1927  
Fg Off John W Bayes 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Kenneth Garston-Jones  8 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Morgan R Edmondes 22 May 1927  
Plt Off John W Gillan 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John R H Pott 17 Dec 1927

later AVM

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7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward C Farman  1 Apr 1928 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas Sender  1 Apr 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Ronald J I Bell  2 Apr 1928  
Education Officer
Lt Harry B Walker  2 Apr 1928 BSc

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Keith R Park

18 Nov 1927 Officer Commanding, MC, DFC; later ACM
Flt Lt George T Richardson 19 Jan 1928  
Flt Lt

Alexander P Davidson

21 May 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt Albert J E Broomfield  1 Apr 1928 Signals duties; DFC
Flt Lt Henry J Gemmel 26 Apr 1928
Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles 26 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Norman S Little 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off John C Noel 19 Feb 1926  
Fg Off Leslie C Barling 21 Nov 1927  
Fg Off John W Bayes 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off Kenneth Garston-Jones  8 Apr 1927 Signals Duties
Fg Off Morgan R Edmondes 22 May 1927  
Plt Off John W Gillan 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John R H Pott 17 Dec 1927

later AVM

Plt Off Frank Whittle 28 Jul 1928 later A/Cdre

-

7 Airman Pilots

Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward C Farman  1 Apr 1928 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas Sender  1 Apr 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Ronald J I Bell  2 Apr 1928  
Education Officer
Lt Harry B Walker  2 Apr 1928 BSc

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Aug 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off J E Clayton 22 Oct 1928 Arrived on posting from No 19 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Keith R Park

 1 Jan 1929 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr

Frank O Soden

 8 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 111 Sqn
Wg Cdr

Keith R Park

 8 Mar 1929 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Aug 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
20 Aug 1928 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
31 Aug 1928 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Frank O Soden

 8 Mar 1929 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt

Alexander P Davidson

21 May 1928 later AVM
Flt Lt Albert J E Broomfield  1 Apr 1928 Signals duties; DFC
Flt Lt Henry J Gemmel 26 Apr 1928
Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles 26 Oct 1925  
Fg Off Norman S Little 13 Aug 1926  
Fg Off John C Noel 19 Feb 1926  
Fg Off John W Busteed 18 May 1929  
Fg Off Kenneth Garston-Jones  8 Apr 1927  
Fg Off John W Gillan 30 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John S Pole  5 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Walter H Jones  2 Apr 1929  
Plt Off Hector D McGregor  2 Apr 1929 later AM
Plt Off Frank Whittle 28 Jul 1928 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edward C Farman  1 Apr 1928 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Douglas Sender  1 Apr 1928  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John C Neely 10 Dec 1928 BA
Education Officer
Lt Harry B Walker  2 Apr 1928 BSc

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 23 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Frank O Soden

23 Oct 1929 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting to RAFAmman
Flt Lt Albert J E Broomfield xx Oct 1929 Signals Officer, posted to No 58 Sqn, RAF Worthy Down
Flt Lt

Alexander P Davidson

20 Jan 1930 Posted to RAF Staff College
Flt Lt Reginald Y Eccles xx Jan 1930 Departed on posting
Fg Off John C Noel xx Jan 1930 Departed on posting
Fg Off Herbert N Hawker  7 Jan 1930 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt David L Thomson  1 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting from India, wef  9 Nov 1929
Flt Lt

Charles B S Spackman

11 May 1930 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Herbert N Hawker  26 Jun 1930 Placed on the Retired List on completion of his SSC

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
 6 Aug 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
23 Aug 1929 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 23 Oct 1929 Officer Commanding, OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt

Charles B S Spackman

11 May 1930 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt David L Thomson  9 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Herbert N Hawker  7 Jan 1930
Fg Off Kenneth Garston-Jones  8 Apr 1927  
Fg Off John S Pole  5 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Hector D McGregor  2 Apr 1929 later AM
Fg Off Walter H Jones  2 Apr 1929  
Fg Off George O St J Morris  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off John Cherrill  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Michael P O'Reilly  4 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Hugh R Black  1 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Arthur G Teidman 14 Dec 1929  
Plt Off George F W Heycock 14 Dec 1929 later A/Cdre
-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward R Openshaw 10 Nov 1930 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr Leonard H Slatter 13 Nov 1930 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting to No 43 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edward R Openshaw 13 Nov 1930 Assumed command of No 111 Sqn
Fg Off George O St J Morris 17 Dec 1930 Posted to No 5 FTS after completing Flying Instructors' Course
Plt Off Maurice W S Robinson 20 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell, wef 20 Dec 1930
Plt Off John S Sabine 20 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell, wef 20 Dec 1930
Fg Off Hector D McGregor 20 Jan 1931 Posted to No 407 (Fleet Fighter) Flight, HMS Courageous
Flt Lt A B Woodhall 12 Feb 1931 Posted to No 54 Sqn

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
 6 Jul 1930 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
25 Jul 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training
20 Jan 1931 First Bristol Bulldog IIA was collected from the manufacturers at Filton
Bulldog IIA of No 111 Squadron
26 May 1931 Squadron detached to RAF Andover for affiliation with No 101 Sqn
 5 Jun 1931 Squadron ceased to be detached to RAF Andover on completion of affiliation with No 101 Sqn

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward R Openshaw 10 Nov 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Charles B S Spackman

11 May 1930 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt David L Thomson  9 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Barnabas H C Russell

 6 Apr 1931 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Michael P O'Reilly  4 Mar 1930  
Fg Off John Cherrill  3 Sep 1929  
Fg Off Hugh R Black  1 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Hugh J Wilson  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off John N Baxter  8 Oct 1930  
Plt Off George F W Heycock 14 Dec 1929 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Henry A Simmonds  8 Mar 1931  
Plt Off Christopher F Birks  7 Apr 1931  
Plt Off Maurice W S Robinson 20 Dec 1930 later A/Cdre
Plt Off John S Sabine 20 Dec1930  
-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt James T Paine  8 Aug 1931 Arrived on posting from Iraq, wef 7 Aug 1931
Flt Lt Ivor M Rodney 18 Dec 1931 Arrived on posting

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
 7 Sep 1931 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
25 Sep 1931 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward R Openshaw 10 Nov 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt Ivor M Rodney 19 Dec 1931
Flt Lt James T Paine  7 Aug 1931
Flt Lt David L Thomson  9 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Michael P O'Reilly  4 Mar 1930 Pilotage (Navigation) duties
Fg Off Hugh J Wilson  9 Sep 1930  
Fg Off John N Baxter  8 Oct 1930  
Fg Off Henry A Simmonds  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Frank Crump  8 Sep 1931  
Plt Off Raymond I B Winn 29 Dec 1931  
Plt Off John L Armstrong  8 Mar 1932  
Plt Off

Peter H Hamley

27 Mar 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Denis I Coote  8 Apr 1932  
-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off J L Armstrong  4 Jan 1933 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr Edward R Openshaw 28 Feb 1933 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting to AAS, RAF Eastchurch
Flt Lt James T Paine 28 Feb 1933 Assumed temporary command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Matthew B Frew

11 May 1933 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 111 Sqn
Flt Lt James T Paine 22 May 1933 Relinquished temporary command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Matthew B Frew

22 May 1933 Assumed command of No 111 Sqn

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
11 Jul 1932 Squadron moved to RAF Upavon for Annual Air Exercises
 2 Aug 1932 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Matthew B Frew

11 May 1933 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William D Gardiner 21 Dec 1932 DFC
Flt Lt James T Paine  7 Aug 1931
Flt Lt David L Thomson  9 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry A Simmonds  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Edward R Pearce 19 Dec 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ronald R Murphy 20 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Graham A L Manton 20 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Dunston Y Feeny 29 Aug 1932  
Plt Off Wilfred L Stedman 29 Aug 1932  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Albert H Brown 17 Feb 1933  
-

7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off R R Murphy 29 Dec 1933 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Matthew B Frew

11 May 1933 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William D Gardiner 21 Dec 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Charles H A Stevens 22 Sep 1933
Flt Lt David L Thomson  9 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry A Simmonds  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Edward R Pearce 19 Dec 1932 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Ronald R Murphy 20 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Graham A L Manton 20 Jun 1932  
Plt Off Alexander D Ferguson 17 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Frank W Richards 20 Aug 1933  
Plt Off George C Tomlinson 25 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Dudley S Radford 28 Aug 1933 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Albert H Brown 17 Feb 1933  
-

6 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Hornchurch ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Matthew B Frew

11 May 1933 Officer Commanding, DSO, MC, AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt William D Gardiner 21 Dec 1932 DFC
Flt Lt Charles H A Stevens 22 Sep 1933
Flt Lt David L Thomson  9 Nov 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Henry A Simmonds  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Edward R Pearce 19 Dec 1932 later A/Cdre
Plt Off George C Tomlinson 25 Sep 1933  
Plt Off Dudley S Radford 28 Aug 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off James B P Thomas 18 Feb 1934  
Plt Off Albert F Johnson 30 Apr 1934  
Warrant Officers
WO William S A Stewart 19 May 1933  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Albert H Brown 17 Feb 1933  
-

7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Matthew B Frew

 1 Jul 1934 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr Edward P Mackay 10 Jul 1934 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn pending assuming command of No 111 Sqn
Wg Cdr

Matthew B Frew

 1 Aug 1934 Relinquished temporary command of No 111 Sqn on posting to No 10 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edward P Mackay  1 Aug 1934 Assumed command of No 111 Sqn

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
12 Jul 1934 Squadron moved from RAF Hornchurch to RAF Northolt

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Bristol Bulldog IIA RAF Northolt ADGB/Fighting Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward P Mackay 10 Jul 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Colin W Weedon

22 Aug 1934 later AM
Flt Lt Charles H A Stevens 22 Sep 1933
Flt Lt

Wilfred L Freebody

11 Sep 1934 later AVM
Fg Off Henry A Simmonds  8 Mar 1931  
Fg Off Edward R Pearce 19 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Dudley S Radford 28 Aug 1933 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Albert F Johnson 30 Apr 1934  
Plt Off David J North-Bomford  4 Mar 1935  
Plt Off      
Warrant Officer
WO Albert H Brown  1 Feb 1935  
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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Colin W Weedon

18 Oct 1935 Assumed command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edward P Mackay 18 Oct 1935 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting to Middle East
Flt Lt

Colin W Weedon

 1 Dec 1935 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt

Ian E Brodie

21 Dec 1935 Assumed command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Colin W Weedon

21 Dec 1935 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting to RAF Staff College
Flt Lt

Ian E Brodie

 1 Feb 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr G V Howard 17 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr

Ian E Brodie

18 Mar 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr G V Howard 17 Feb 1936 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Ian E Brodie

18 Mar 1936 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting to RAF Staff College
Sqn Ldr G V Howard 18 Mar 1936 Assumed command of No 111 Sqn
APO J H W Radice  5 May 1936 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
May/Jun 1936 Squadron re-equipped with Gloster Gauntlets
Gauntlet II of No 111 Squadron

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet I

Gloster Gauntlet II

RAF Northolt ADGB/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G V Howard 17 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt E C de V Lart 20 Jan 1936
Flt Lt Henry A Simmonds  8 Mar 1931
Fg Off Albert F Johnson 30 Apr 1934  
Lt T R Theron 10 Feb 1936 attached from SAAF
Plt Off G G Cornwall 16 Mar 1936  
Plt Off C S Darwood 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off M S Bocquet 29 Feb 1936  
APO M W B Knight 11 May 1936  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Thomas H Jones 31 Oct 1935  
-

6 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
Plt Off G G Cornwall 16 Jul 1936 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off C G R Lewis xx Jan 1937 Posted to RAF Farnborough for Photography Course
Lt T R Theron xx Jan 1937 Posted to RAF Eastchurch for Armament Course
Sqn Ldr G V Howard 15 Feb 1937 Attached to RAF Sutton Bridge to command No 3 ATC (2 weeks)
Fg Off J Y Humphreys 15 Feb 1937 Attached to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Course
APO M W B Knight 15 Feb 1937 Attached to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Course
Sqn Ldr E C de V Lart 17 Feb 1937 Posted to No 142 Sqn to command
Plt Off M S Bocquet 17 Feb 1937 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Cathels 22 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS, RAF Thornaby
Sgt Plt Brown 22 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS, RAF Thornaby
Sgt Plt Carnall 22 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS, RAF Thornaby
Fg Off J Y Humphreys 15 Mar 1937 Ceased to be attached to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Course
APO M W B Knight 15 Mar 1937 Ceased to be attached to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Course

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
xx Nov 1936 The Squadron Badge, which had been authorised by HM King Edward VIII was presented by AM Sir Hugh Dowding KCB, CMG
No 111 Squadron badge
 8 Mar 1937 Squadron provided a nucleus of personnel for the formation of No 213 Sqn

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

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July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet I

Gloster Gauntlet II

RAF Northolt Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G V Howard 17 Feb 1936 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt H V Kennedy 26 Apr 1937
Fg Off J Y Humphreys 10 Oct 1936  
Plt Off C S Darwood 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off M S Bocquet 29 Feb 1936  
Plt Off M W B Knight 11 May 1936  
Plt Off M L Robinson  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J G Sanders 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off B A Mortimer 24 Apr 1937  
APO Roy G Dutton 24 Apr 1937 later A/Cdre
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Thomas H Jones 31 Oct 1935  
-

7 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Gillan  4 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 111 Sqn
Wg Cdr G V Howard 18 Oct 1937 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting to RAF Staff College
Sqn Ldr J W Gillan 18 Oct 1937 Assumed command of No 111 Sqn
Fg Off C S Darwood  3 Jan 1938 Attached to RAF Sutton Bridge for No 1 Air Firing Instructors' Course
Fg Off C S Darwood 28 Jan 1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Sutton Bridge
Plt Off M S Bocquet  1 Feb 1938 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
xx Dec 1937 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Hawker Hurricane Is
Hurricane I of No 111 Squadron
10 Feb 1938 Sqn Ldr Gillan set a new record flying from Edinburgh to Northolt in 48 minutes (average speed 408 mph)

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Northolt Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Gillan  4 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt H V Kennedy 26 Apr 1937
Fg Off R P R Powell 15 Jun 1937  
Fg Off C S Darwood 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off M L Robinson  5 Aug 1936  
Plt Off J G Sanders 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off B A Mortimer 24 Apr 1937  
Plt Off Roy G Dutton 24 Apr 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off W B Skinner 19 Dec 1937  
Plt Off J T Heath 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H F G Ede 18 Dec 1937  
Plt Off D C Bruce 19 Feb 1938  
APO H M Ferriss  7 May 1938  
-

5 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
12 Oct 1938 Squadron proceeded to RAF Sutton Bridge for Armament Training
28 Oct 1938 Squadron returned from RAF Sutton Bridge on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Northolt Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr J W Gillan  4 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off C S Darwood 29 Feb 1936  
Fg Off R P R Powell 15 Jun 1937  
Fg Off M L Robinson  5 Aug 1936
Fg Off J G Sanders 10 Aug 1936  
Plt Off B A Mortimer 24 Apr 1937
Plt Off Roy G Dutton 24 Apr 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off W B Skinner 19 Dec 1937  
Plt Off D C Bruce 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S D P Connors 27 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H M Ferriss  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Hardman 17 Sep 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO F P Cotterell 14 May 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harry Broadhurst

31 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J W Gillan 16 Jan 1939 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Harry Broadhurst

16 Jan 1939 Assumed command of No 111 Sqn

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
xx Apr 1939 Squadron adopted the code letters 'TM'*
Hurricane I of No 111 Squadron

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865), escept *

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Northolt Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harry Broadhurst

31 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding, AFC; later ACM
Act Flt Lt C S Darwood 29 Feb 1936  
Act Flt Lt R P R Powell 15 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J G Sanders 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B A Mortimer 24 Apr 1937
Fg Off Roy G Dutton 24 Apr 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off P H R R Terry  6 Feb 1938
Plt Off W B Skinner 19 Dec 1937  
Plt Off D C Bruce 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S D P Connors 27 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H M Ferriss  7 May 1938  
Plt Off H G Hardman 17 Sep 1938  
Plt Off P E C Strahan 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off Hon P G A St Claire Erskine 17 Dec 1938  
APO J A Walker 17 Dec 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO F P Cotterell 14 May 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Hurricane I RAF Northolt Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harry Broadhurst

31 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding, AFC; later ACM
Act Flt Lt C S Darwood 29 Feb 1936  
Act Flt Lt R P R Powell 15 Jun 1937  
Fg Off R W Reynolds  6 Mar 1939  
Fg Off J G Sanders 10 Aug 1936  
Fg Off B A Mortimer 24 Apr 1937
Fg Off Roy G Dutton 24 Apr 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off P H R R Terry  6 Feb 1938
Plt Off W B Skinner 19 Dec 1937  
Plt Off D C Bruce 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off S D P Connors 27 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H M Ferriss  7 May 1938  
Plt Off P E C Strahan 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off Hon P G A St Claire Erskine 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off H F G Ede 10 Mar 1939  
Plt Off J A Walker 17 Dec 1938  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Nominal Roll of Officers and NCO Pilots: 3 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harry Broadhurst

 
Flt Lt C S Darwood  
Flt Lt R P R Powell  
Fg Off J G Sanders  
Fg Off P H R R Terry  
Fg Off Roy G Dutton  
Fg Off S D P Connors  
Plt Off D C Bruce  
Plt Off H M Ferriss  
Plt Off J A Walker  
Plt Off Hon P G A St Claire Erskine  
APO R R Wilson  
APO J H H Copeman  
Sgt W L Dymond  
Sgt H R Gunn  
Sgt R Carnall  
Sgt R J Brown  
Sgt J T Craig  
Sgt J Robinson  
Sgt S F Keene  
Sgt G A Ford  
Sgt L G M Dibden RAFVR  

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Hon P G A St Claire Erskine  8 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off J G Sanders  4 Oct 1939 Posted to No 615 Sqn
Fg Off J G Bradford  6 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 615 Sqn
Plt Off D S H Bury  6 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 615 Sqn
Sgt Plt S F Keene  8 Oct 1939 Posted to No 141 Sqn
Sgt Plt G A Ford 10 Oct 1939 Posted to No 145 Sqn
Plt Off R L F Day 13 Oct 1939 Arrived on reposting from RAF Uxbridge
Fg Off J G Bradford 11 Nov 1939 Posted to No 615 Sqn
Plt Off E G Dineen RAFVR 14 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for non-flying duties
Fg Off S W Baldie 17 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P J Simpson 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt P A Dale 20 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Sep 1939 Squadron code letters were changed from 'TM' to 'JU'*
Hurricane I of No 111 Squadron (1939 coded JU)
27 Oct 1939 Squadron moved from RAF Northolt to RAF Acklington
 7 Dec 1939 Squadron moved from RAF Acklington to RAF Drem

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865), except *

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harry Broadhurst

24 Jan 1940 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting to HQ No 11 Group
Flt Lt John M Thompson 24 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 151 Sqn pending assuming command of No 111 Sqn
Fg Off Roy G Dutton  2 Apr 1940 Posted to No 145 Sqn
Sgt H R Gunn  6 Apr 1940 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off and posted to No 74 Sqn
Fg Off H F G Ede 10 May 1940 Posted to No 263 Sqn
Plt Off J W McKenzie 13 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off B H Fisher 13 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off B Coopman 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt C S Darwood 18 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off D S H Bury 19 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off I C Moorwood 19 May 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R R Wilson 23 May 1940 Arrived on posting (having served with the squadron previously)
Sgt Redfearn 23 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off T P K Higgs 24 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off S D P Connors 25 May 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sgt Spyers 25 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Newton 25 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Spyers 31 May 1940 Attached to No 607 Sqn for instructional course
Sgt Newton 31 May 1940 Attached to No 607 Sqn for instructional course
Sgt Brown  6 Jun 1940 Failed to return from an operation
Plt Off J W McKenzie  6 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Uxbridge for R/T Course
Fg Off T P K Higgs  6 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Uxbridge for R/T Course
Sgt Newton  8 Jun 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off B Coopman 13 Jun 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 27 May 1940
Fg Off S W Baldie 15 Jun 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU, RAF Hawarden
Sgt Brown 19 Jun 1940 Reported to be in Hanmore Hospital after returning from France
Sgt E W Pascoe 19 Jun 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off H Hardman  7 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting, wef 6 Jul 1940
Sgt R B Sim  7 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting, wef 6 Jul 1940
Fg Off T P K Higgs 10 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt V H Ekins 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 7 OTU
Sgt T O Wallace 17 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Fg Off H Hardman 17 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Kenley for instructional course
Sgt V H Ekins 17 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Kenley for instructional course
Sgt T O Wallace 17 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Kenley for instructional course
Sgt T J Tweed 27 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A G McKintyre 30 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting and attached to RAF Kenley for instructional course
Sgt L J Tweed 30 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Kenley for instructional course
Sgt V H Ekins  1 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Kenley for instructional course
Sgt T O Wallace  1 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Kenley for instructional course
Flt Lt R P R Powell  7 Aug 1940 Posted to No 7 OTU, RAF Hawarden
Plt Off P J Simpson  9 Aug 1940 Attached to No 64 Sqn, RAF Kenley
Plt Off J W McKenzie 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R R Wilson 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J H H Copeman 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R B Sim 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
AC1 A G Couling 15 Aug 1940 Killed in an air raid
AC2 S Adams 15 Aug 1940 Killed in an air raid
AC2 H E Hurley 15 Aug 1940 Killed in an air raid
LAC J W G Dell 15 Aug 1940 Killed in an air raid
LAC P H Halley 15 Aug 1940 Killed in an air raid
AC1 B W Mills 15 Aug 1940 Killed in an air raid
Fg Off B M Fisher 15 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt H M Ferriss 16 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Deacon 16 Aug 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Kenley as non-effective, sick
Sgt Carnall 16 Aug 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Kenley as non-effective, sick
Sgt Newton 18 Aug 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Kenley as non-effective, sick
Plt Off P J Simpson 18 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 64 Sqn, RAF Kenley
Flt Lt Giddings 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 615 Sqn
Sgt Deacon 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 85 Sqn
Sgt Hampshire 18 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 85 Sqn
Flt Lt S D P Connors 18 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Bowring 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Ritchie 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Graham 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Bruce 25 Aug 1940 Returned from attachment, promoted to Flt Lt and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sgt Waghorn 26 Aug 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU for training
Sgt Smythe 26 Aug 1940 Attached to No 5 OTU for training
Sgt Bumstead 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 17 Sqn and attached to RAF Kenley
Plt Off Graham 26 Aug 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Kenley as non-effective, sick
Fg Off Kustryznski 31 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Plt Off C J Macinski 31 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt Page 31 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt Porter 31 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt W L Dymond  2 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt D C Bruce  4 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C J Macinski  4 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Robinson  6 Sep 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Kenley as non-effective, sick
Plt Off Ritchie 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 72 Sqn
Sgt Hampshire 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 269 Sqn
Plt Off Stegman 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Poplawski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Maliejowski 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Vykoukal 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 25 Sqn
Plt Off J K Kay 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting, wef 11 Sep 1940
Sgt Kopecky 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Robinson 12 Sep 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Kenley as non-effective, sick, wef 31 Jul 1940
Fg Off Kustryznski 13 Sep 1940 Posted to No 607 Sqn
Sgt Bumstead 14 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Kenley
Sgt Sellers 16 Sep 1940 Posted to No 46 Sqn
Plt Off Atkinson 16 Sep 1940 Posted to No 213 Sqn
Sgt Waghorn 19 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 5 OTU for training
Sgt Smythe 19 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 5 OTU for training
Sgt Ekins 21 Sep 1940 Posted to No 501 Sqn
Sub-Lt Walsh 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Nos 12 and 142 Sqns
Sub-Lt Richards 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Nos 12 and 142 Sqns
Sub-Lt Worrell 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Nos 12 and 142 Sqns
Mid'n Gilbert 22 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Nos 12 and 142 Sqns
Sgt R J Brown 24 Sep 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off, wef 25 Apr 1940
Plt Off Vykoukal 24 Sep 1940 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Sgt Silk 24 Sep 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Kenley as non-effective, sick
Sgt Kopecky 25 Sep 1940 Posted to No 253 Sqn, RAF Kenley
Plt Off Stegman 26 Sep 1940 Posted to No 229 Sqn, RAF Northolt
Plt Off Poplawski 26 Sep 1940 Posted to No 229 Sqn, RAF Northolt
Plt Off J K Kay 28 Sep 1940 Posted to No 257 Sqn, RAF Debden
Sgt Page 28 Sep 1940 Posted to No 257 Sqn, RAF Debden
Sgt J B Courtis 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt K Dawick 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt A H Gregory 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt C W McDougal 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt E C Crocker 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt J Bayley 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Plt Off B A H Hitchings 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off P A Harris 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off B A H Hitchings 30 Sep 1940 Posted to No 3 Sqn, RAF Turnhouse
Plt Off P A Harris 30 Sep 1940 Posted to No 3 Sqn, RAF Turnhouse
Sqn Ldr John M Thompson  5 Oct 1940 Relinquished command of No 111 Sqn on posting to HQ No 11 Group
Sqn Ldr A J Biggar  5 Oct 1940 Assumed command of No 111 Sqn
Sgt Mansfield  6 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt Kutcera  6 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Plt Off J A Walker  8 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Sgt Maciejowski 11 Oct 1940 Posted to No 249 Sqn
Sgt Newton 19 Oct 1940 Returned from hospital
WO P Blaize 19 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sgt B Olewinski 19 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sgt O Kestler 19 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt O Hruby 19 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sub-Lt Richards  5 Nov 1940 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Sub-Lt Walsh  5 Nov 1940 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Fg Off B Coopman 16 Nov 1940 Posted to HQ Fighter Command
Sgt Wallace 22 Nov 1940 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
Sgt Silk 26 Nov 1940 Ceased to be non-effective, sick
Sgt O Kestler  3 Dec 1940 Posted to No 605 Sqn
Sgt K Zouhar  4 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt L Zadrobilek  4 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt J B Courtis  5 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Bowring  5 Dec 1940 Posted to No 260 Sqn
Plt Off R J Brown  5 Dec 1940 Posted to No 260 Sqn
Fg Off J A Walker  6 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Sgt A H Deacon  9 Dec 1940 Posted overseas
Sgt C W McDougal  9 Dec 1940 Posted overseas
Sgt J Bayley 11 Dec 1940 Posted to No 4 FPP, RAF Kemble
Sqn Ldr R E Barnett 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting as supernumerary
Sgt K Dawick 21 Dec 1940 Posted to No 605 Sqn, RAF Croydon
Sgt R S Bumstead 21 Dec 1940 Posted to No 605 Sqn, RAF Croydon
Plt Off L M Sharp 25 Dec 1940 Posted to No 96 Sqn, RAF Squires Gate
Sgt L J Tweed 29 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS, RAF Cranwell
Sgt O W Poster 29 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS, RAF Cranwell
Sub-Lt Worrell 31 Dec 1940 Posted to No 86 Sqn, RAF Gosport
Mid'n Gilbert 31 Dec 1940 Posted to No 86 Sqn, RAF Gosport

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
27 Feb 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Drem to RAF Wick
13 May 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Wick to RAF Northolt
21 May 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Northolt to RAF Digby for re-equipment and training of new pilots
Hurricane I of No 111 Squadron (February 1941)
30 May 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Digby to RAF North Weald
 4 Jun 1940 Squadron aircraft were detached to RAF Croydon
 5 Jun 1940 Maintenance Party arrived at RAF Croydon
19 Aug 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Debden to reform
 3 Sep 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Debden to RAF Croydon
12 Sep 1940 Due to heavy losses, the squadron began undertaking a training role for other units in No 11 Group
12 Oct 1940 'A' Flight moved to RAF Montrose, 'B' Flight moved to RAF Dyce and Maintenance Flight remained at RAF Drem
 9 Dec 1940 Squadron ceased to be a training unit and returned to fully operational status by HQ Fighter Command

Source - No 111 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/865)

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