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No 148 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Jun - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Richard Kellett

 9 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from Special Duties List and assumed command of No 148 Sqn

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994)

Organisational Movements: Jun - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 7 Jun 1937

Reformed at Scampton from a nucleus provided by No 9 Squadron under No 3 Group

15 Jun 1937 First Vickers Wellesley collected from No 76 Sqn, RAF Finningley
Wellesley I of No 148 Squadron - October 1937
25 Jun 1937 6 x Hawker Audaxes collected from RAF Sealand as interim equipment
Hawker Audax

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Hawker Audax

Vickers Wellesley

RAF Scampton Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Richard Kellett

 9 Jun 1937 Officer Commanding, later A/Cdre

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off

Thomas W Piper

28 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off T W Storey 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J T L Shore 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off M J Earle 30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G F Rodney  6 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as OC, 'A' Flight
Plt Off C S H Richardson 16 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as OC, 'B' Flight
Plt Off F N Hughes 16 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off G R E Gregory xx Aug 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D C Ross  4 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Y P Wilson 22 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting, wef 16 Jul 1937, from Short Navigation Course for Navigation duties
APO B Statham 24 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS, RAF Hullavington
APO E C Wheelwright 24 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS, RAF Hullavington
Flt Lt R E G Brittain 22 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from Short Navigation Course
Plt Off

Thomas W Piper

30 Oct 1937 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off C S H Richardson  1 Nov 1937 Assumed duties of Adjutant
APO R P Elliott 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, RAF South Cerney
Plt Off P H Way 27 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, RAF South Cerney
APO P R E Woods 29 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
Sqn Ldr

Richard Kellett

 6 Dec 1937 Relinquished command of No 148 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Harold A Haines

 6 Dec 1937 Assumed command of No 148 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Richard Kellett

 3 Jan 1938 Posted to Long Range Development Unit
APO R P Elliott  1 Mar 1938 Confirmed in appointment and regraded as Plt Off
APO P H Way  1 Mar 1938 Confirmed in appointment and regraded as Plt Off
Fg Off A Ovenden 24 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 9 Sqn
APO T H B Tayler 26 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS
Plt Off Y P Wilson  2 Apr 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt F A J Pollock-Gore  8 Apr 1938 Arrived on posting from No 1 RAF Depot
Plt Off C S H Richardson  1 May 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off A Ovenden  2 May 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off G F Rodney 20 May 1938 Promoted to Act Fg Off
APO T H B Tayler 24 May 1938 Confirmed in appointment and regraded as Plt Off
Plt Off C S H Richardson  28 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994 & AIR 27/998)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 2 Jul 1937 First Flight (7 x Wellesleys) formed
25 Jun 1937 6 x Hawker Audaxes allotted to Flying Training Schools
 1 Sep 1937 Second Flight (7 x Wellesleys) formed
xx Feb 1938 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 148 Squadron badge
10 Mar 1938 Squadron moved from RAF Scampton to RAF Stradishall
 2 Apr 1938 'B' Flight proceeded to No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington for Armament Training
14 Apr 1938 'A' Flight proceeded to No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington for Armament Training
14 Apr 1938 'B' Flight returned from No 7 ATC, RAF Acklington on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994), except *

The Squadron Badge on this page is Crown Copyright and has been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and is displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Vickers Wellesley RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold A Haines

 4 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt F A J Pollock-Gore  9 Apr 1938  
Fg Off A Ovenden 14 Mar 1938  
Fg Off Y P Wilson 16 Jul 1937 Navigation duties
Plt Off C S H Richardson 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off

Thomas W Piper

28 Jun 1937 later AM
Plt Off F N Hughes 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off G F Rodney  6 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J T L Shore 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T W Storey 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M J Earle 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off D C Ross  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off B Statham 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off E C Wheelwright 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R P Elliott 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P H Way 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H B Tayler 26 Mar 1938  

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4 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off John O Barnard 30 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF College, Cranwell
Plt Off

Thomas W Piper

 8 Aug 1938 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Sqn Ldr F A J Pollock-Gore  8 Aug 1938 Posted to No 7 Sqn
Fg Off A Ovenden 21 Aug 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off T H B Tayler 22 Aug 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off A Ovenden 28 Aug 1938 Posted to School of Aeronautical Engineering, RAF Hanlow
APO D A Garner 17 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS
APO C C F Cooper 17 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS
Flt Lt G E Peacock 27 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Flt Lt H I Dabinett 29 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
Plt Off A W Heward 29 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
Plt Off P H Way  3 Oct 1938 Attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Sgt R Prosser 18 Oct 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt W C Cunningham 18 Oct 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Act Sgt J C Irwin 18 Oct 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off E C Wheelwright 18 Oct 1938 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt E M Walker 18 Oct 1938 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 T M Boyd 18 Oct 1938 Killed in a flying accident
APO D A Garner 23 Oct 1938 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
APO C C F Cooper 23 Oct 1938 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
Plt Off G G Heathcote  5 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off J L Yerbury  5 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off I R Barton  5 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off H P Evans  5 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Act Fg Off

Thomas W Piper

11 Nov 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Act Fg Off

G F Rodney

11 Nov 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off

Thomas W Piper

13 Nov 1938 Attached to School of Air Navigation, Shoreham
Flt Lt M D Crichton-Biggie 20 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS
Flt Lt M D Crichton-Biggie  1 Dec 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Plt Off D C Ross 13 Dec 1938 Posted to No 76 Sqn

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994 & AIR 27/998)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
xx Nov 1938 Squadron re-equipped with Handley Page Heyford IIIs transferred from No 99 Sqn
Handley Page Heyford

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994)

January 1939

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

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold A Haines

 4 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr M D Crichton-Biggie 17 Nov 1938  
Fg Off Y P Wilson 16 Jul 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off C S H Richardson 16 Jul 1937  
Fg Off

Thomas W Piper

28 Jun 1937 later AM
Fg Off G F Rodney  6 Jul 1937  
Plt Off F N Hughes 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J T L Shore 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off T W Storey 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off M J Earle 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off D C Ross  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off B Statham 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R P Elliott 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P H Way 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H B Tayler 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off John O Barnard 30 Jul 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off I R Barton  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J L Yerbury  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off H P Evans  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G G Heathcote  5 Nov 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Harold A Haines

 1 Jan 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Plt Off F N Hughes 23 Jan 1939 Attached to RAF Mildenhall
Plt Off P H Way 27 Jan 1939 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off F N Hughes 27 Jan 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Mildenhall
Fg Off F Holman  6 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from No 149 Sqn
Plt Off R C Simmons  6 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off K T A Harvey 12 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from No 75 Sqn
Plt Off T W Storey 17 Feb 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off J T L Shore 17 Feb 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt R G Coventry 20 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 RAF Depot and attached to RAF Mildenhall
Plt Off T H B Tayler 28 Feb 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off M J Earle 28 Feb 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off T W Storey  1 Mar 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off F Holman  2 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off G F Rodney  6 Mar 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt R G Coventry  6 Mar 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Mildenhall
Fg Off C S H Richardson  8 Mar 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off B Statham 20 Mar 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Fg Off M J Earle 20 Mar 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off F T Knight 10 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Catfoss
Plt Off F T Knight 25 Apr 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Catfoss

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994 & AIR 27/998)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
xx Mar 1939 Squadron re-equipped with Vickers Wellington Is
Wellington I of No 148 Squadron
xx Apr 1939 Squadron received 8 x Avro Ansons on adopting the role of Group Pool Training Squadron
Anson I
xx Apr 1939 Squadron was re-organised into a Maintenance Flight and Flying Flight

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III

Vickers Wellington I

Avro Anson I

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Harold A Haines

 4 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr M D Crichton-Biggie 17 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt R G Coventry 20 Feb 1939  
Fg Off F Holman  6 Feb 1939  
Fg Off Y P Wilson 16 Jul 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off C S H Richardson 16 Jul 1937  
Fg Off

Thomas W Piper

28 Jun 1937 later AM
Fg Off G F Rodney  6 Jul 1937  
Fg Off K T A Harvey 12 Feb 1939  
Fg Off J T L Shore 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off T W Storey 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off F N Hughes 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off M J Earle 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off B Statham 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R P Elliott 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P H Way 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H B Tayler 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off John O Barnard 30 Jul 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off I R Barton  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J L Yerbury  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off H P Evans  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G G Heathcote  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R C Simmons  6 Feb 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Handley Page Heyford III

Vickers Wellington I

RAF Stradishall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Harold A Haines

 4 Dec 1937 Officer Commanding, DFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr M D Crichton-Biggie 17 Nov 1938  
Flt Lt R G Coventry 20 Feb 1939  
Act Flt Lt F Holman 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off Y P Wilson 16 Jul 1937 Navigation duties
Fg Off C S H Richardson 16 Jul 1937  
Fg Off

Thomas W Piper

28 Jun 1937 later AM
Fg Off G F Rodney  6 Jul 1937  
Fg Off K T A Harvey 12 Feb 1939  
Fg Off J T L Shore 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off T W Storey 30 Jun 1937  
Fg Off M J Earle 30 Jun 1937  
Plt Off F N Hughes 16 Jul 1937  
Plt Off B Statham 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off R P Elliott 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off P H Way 27 Nov 1937  
Plt Off T H B Tayler 26 Mar 1938  
Plt Off John O Barnard 30 Jul 1938 later A/Cdre
Plt Off I R Barton  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off J L Yerbury  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off H P Evans  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off G G Heathcote  5 Nov 1938  
Plt Off R C Simmons  6 Feb 1939  
Plt Off F T Knight 10 Apr 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off F N Hughes  3 Apr 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off F T Knight 10 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 Air Armament School
Act Flt Lt F Holman 16 Apr 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off B Statham 30 May 1939 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Fg Off M J Earle 30 May 1939 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off B Statham  2 Jun 1939 Posted to No 75 Sqn
Plt Off J L Yerbury  2 Jun 1939 Posted to No 149 Sqn
Plt Off John O Barnard  2 Jun 1939 Posted to No 9 Sqn
Plt Off H P Evans  2 Jun 1939 Posted to No 99 Sqn
Fg Off M J Earle  2 Jun 1939 Posted to No 75 Sqn
Fg Off Shaw  5 Jun 1939 Arrived on posting from HQ Reserve Command
Fg Off C S H Richardson 30 Jun 1939 Posted to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off R C Simmons  1 Jul 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off F T Knight  1 Jul 1939 Posted to No 99 Sqn
Fg Off

Thomas W Piper

 2 Jul 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off H Bjelke-Peterson 15 Jul 1939 Attached from HQ Reserve Command
Fg Off Y P Wilson 21 Jul 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off I V Barton 21 Jul 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 J A Lower 21 Jul 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Larney  1 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from CFS, RAF Upavon
Fg Off

Thomas W Piper

 4 Aug 1939 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off C C Cameron  8 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from the School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Fg Off

Thomas W Piper

26 Aug 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt J K A Jeakes 28 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from the Retired List
Plt Off T W Storey 31 Aug 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Fg Off B V Fanshawe  8 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 38 Sqn
Fg Off Chivers  8 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Plt Off Craigen  8 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 115 Sqn
Flt Lt J K A Jeakes  8 Sep 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Plt Off G G Heathcote 12 Sep 1939 Posted to No 9 Sqn
Plt Off Birch 17 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
Flt Lt R G Coventry 18 Sep 1939 Posted to No 3 AOS
Flt Lt N G Mulholland 28 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Benson
Plt Off Bourne 28 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Prioleau 28 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Gerry 28 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Lingwood 28 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Flt Lt N G Mulholland 28 Sept 1939 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Plt Off C C Cameron 30 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Larney 30 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Davies 30 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off H Bjelke-Peterson 30 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached on posting to No 214 Sqn
Fg Off B V Fanshawe 30 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Fg Off Chivers 30 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off Craigen 30 Sep 1939 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off R P Elliott  3 Oct 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off P H Way  3 Oct 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off T H B Tayler  3 Oct 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off J H Van 24 Oct 1939 Attached from SHQ, RAF Harwell
Plt Off D B Barnard  7 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 215 Sqn
Plt Off B O C Stevens 18 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 75 Sqn
Fg Off T W Storey 28 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 A J Whittaker 28 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt T R Moss 28 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident (attached from No 75 Sqn)
Sgt G R C Talbot 28 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident (attached from SHQ, RAF Harwell)
AC2 F C Overall 28 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident (attached from SHQ, RAF Harwell)
Sqn Ldr M D Crichton-Biggie  4 Dec 1939 Posted to RAF Upper Heyford
Flt Lt J K A Jeakes 12 Dec 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off A G Harrison 13 Dec 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant and promoted to Act Fg Off
Flt Lt J K A Jeakes 13 Dec 1939 Posted to RAF Odiham
Act Flt Lt A H Smythe 14 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 75 Sqn and promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt Holman 18 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Hendon

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994 & AIR 27/998)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 4 Sep 1939 Advance Party departed RAF Stradishall for RAF Harwell
 4 Sep 1939 Air Party departed RAF Stradishall for RAF Harwell
 6 Sep 1939 Main Party departed RAF Stradishall for RAF Harwell
 9 Sep 1939 Rear Party departed RAF Stradishall for RAF Harwell and transferred from No 3 Group to No 6 Group
25 Sep 1939 First course arrived for training
 8 Nov 1939 First course completed training
12 Dec 1939 Wellington Conversion Flight moved to RAF Honington (due to airfield unserviceability)
21 Dec 1939 Wellington Conversion Flight returned from RAF Honington

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off B C O Stevens 18 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident (attached from No 75 Sqn)
Sgt F T M Smith 18 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt L C Chenery 18 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 L J Wakely 18 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 W Heron 18 Jan 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt G F Rodney 11 Mar 1940 Attached to No 75 Sqn
Flt Lt N M Boffee 13 Mar 1940 Attached from No 75 Sqn
Fg Off A G Harrison 14 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Flt Lt I P Grant 13 Mar 1940 Attached from No 75 Sqn
Fg Off J N Harris 26 Mar 1940 Attached from SHQ, RAF Harwell
Plt Off R C W Broad 26 Mar 1940 Attached from SHQ, RAF Harwell
Wg Cdr

Harold A Haines

 4 Apr 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU as OC, Maintenance Wing
Flt Lt A G Harrison  4 Apr 1940 Posted to No 15 OTU as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr N G Mulholland  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Sqn Ldr A H Smythe  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Flt Lt G F Rodney  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Flt Lt Thomas W Piper  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Flt Lt F Holman  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Fg Off F G L Bain  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Fg Off L H Eddison  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Fg Off R P Elliott  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Fg Off K T A Harvey  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Fg Off J T L Shore  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Fg Off F N Hughes  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Fg Off P H Way  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Fg Off T H B Tayler  4 Apr 1940 Posted to Training Wing, No 15 OTU
Plt Off C P L Firth 26 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Sgt W A Stevens 30 Apr 1940 ACH, arrived on posting for duty as Discipline NCO
Flt Sgt J Healey 30 Apr 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting for duty with 'A' Flight
Flt Sgt W Ashbee 30 Apr 1940 Fitter I, arrived on posting for duty with Maintenance Flight
Sqn Ldr W R Beaman  8 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn to command No 214 Sqn
Plt Off R O Day  8 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn
Fg Off R Wilkinson 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AACU for duty as Sqn Engineer Officer
Plt Off R O Day 22 May 1940 Attached to No 214 Sqn, pending posting
Sgt Howarth 22 May 1940 Attached to No 214 Sqn, pending posting
LAC Pelling 22 May 1940 Attached to No 214 Sqn, pending posting
AC Earnshaw 22 May 1940 Attached to No 214 Sqn, pending posting
AC Little 22 May 1940 Attached to No 214 Sqn, pending posting
Fg Off R Wilkinson 25 May 1940 Sqn Engineer Officer, posted to No 40 Sqn
Sqn Ldr W R Beaman 26 May 1940 Posted to RAF Bassingbourn
Plt Off R O Day 27 May 1940 Posted to No 214 Sqn
Plt Off C P L Firth 27 Apr 1940 Adjutant, posted to SHQ, RAF Stradishall, wef 23 May 1940
Plt Off Cranswick & crew  9 Dec 1940 Arrived from the UK
Plt Off Day & crew  9 Dec 1940 Arrived from the UK
Sqn Ldr Foss 10 Dec 1940 Assumed command of Wellington (No 148 Sqn) Sqn
Flt Lt Perieli 10 Dec 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight, Wellington (No 148 Sqn) Sqn
Flt Lt Forsyth 10 Dec 1940 Assumed command of 'B' Flight, Wellington (No 148 Sqn) Sqn

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994 & AIR 27/998)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 4 Apr 1940 Squadron disbanded on being absorbed into No 15 Operational Training Unit
 4 Apr 1940 Squadron reformed at RAF Stradishall
18 May 1940 Signal received to advise that the squadron would disband
23 May 1940 Squadron disbanded
 1 Dec 1940 Squadron reformed at RAF Luqa, Malta

Source - No 148 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/994)

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

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