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No 149 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 A T H Willis 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Fg Off F Holman 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Plt Off D A Kerr 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Plt Off A F Dugald 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Plt Off A Aitken 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Plt Off J B Stewart 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
APO F W S Turner 12 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from No 99 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G R Ashton 17 May 1937 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr

Eric H Richardson

31 May 1937 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr

Eric H Richardson

 8 Jun 1937 Assumed command of No 149 Sqn

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Jul 1937

Date Notes
12 Apr 1937

Reformed at RAF Mildenhall from 'B' Flight of No 99 Squadron, equipped with 6 x Handley Page Heyford IIIs

Handley Page Heyford
xx May 1937 Heyford IIIs returned to No 99 Sqn and 5 x Heyford IAs received from No 10 Sqn
 8 Jun 1937 HQ Flight was formed and squadron became independent of No 99 Sqn
Aug/Sep 1937 4 x Heyford I and IAs were received from No 99 Sqn

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford I

Handley Page Heyford IA

RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Eric H Richardson

31 May 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G R Ashton  6 Jun 1937  
Flt Lt A T H Willis 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F Holman 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A Aitken 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D A Kerr 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A F Dugald 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J B Stewart 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off D G Boehm 22 May 1937  
Plt Off D A Cameron 22 May 1937  
APO F W S Turner 12 Apr 1937  
APO B Romanoff 22 May 1937  
APO W J MacRae 22 May 1937  

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Vernon D Morshead  1 Oct 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr

Eric H Richardson

 1 Oct 1937 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Plt Off A Aitken 13 Dec 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D R F Ross 13 Dec 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Cpl J Bennett 13 Dec 1937 Killed in a flying accident
LAC W L Sillence 13 Dec 1937 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
15 Feb 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton for Armament Training
xx Feb 1938 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 149 Squadron badge
22 Mar 1938 Squadron returned from No 8 ATC, RAF Evanton on completion of Armament Training

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000), 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
Handley Page Heyford I

Handley Page Heyford IA

RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Eric H Richardson

31 May 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr G R Ashton  6 Jun 1937  
Sqn Ldr Vernon D Morshead 12 Sep 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off F Holman 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J Fulton  3 Jan1938  
Fg Off D A Kerr 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off A F Dugald 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off J B Stewart 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off B Romanoff 22 May 1937  
Plt Off F W S Turner 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W J MacRae 22 May 1937  
Plt Off G P Miers  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off T A Darling  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A F Riddlesworth 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D C Garton-Stone 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H M Robertson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D W Reacher 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off

Anthony W Heward

 20 Dec 1937 later ACM
Plt Off G B F Cousens  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J P M Hewett 19 Feb 1938  
APO B P Wallis 26 Mar 1938 RAFO

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16 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt H I Dabinett 12 Sep 1938 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr G R Ashton 12 Sep 1938 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to No 2 FTS, RAF Brize Norton
Flt Lt H I Dabinett  1 Oct 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr G H Russell 22 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting as supernumerary pending assuming command of No 149 Sqn
Sqn Ldr E H Bellairs 31 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Handley Page Heyford I

Vickers Wellington I

RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Eric H Richardson

31 May 1937 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H I Dabinett  5 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr Vernon D Morshead 12 Sep 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off F Holman 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J Fulton  3 Jan1938  
Fg Off D A Kerr 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off A F Dugald 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J B Stewart 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F W S Turner 12 Apr 1937  
Plt Off W J MacRae 22 May 1937  
Plt Off G P Miers  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off T A Darling  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A F Riddlesworth 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H M Robertson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D W Reacher 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off

Anthony W Heward

 20 Dec 1937 later ACM
Plt Off G B F Cousens  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J P M Hewett 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off F E Board 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off RA Cruickshank 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R E C J Beeny 30 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G H Russell  1 Jan 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr

Eric H Richardson

 5 Jan 1939 Relinquished command of No 149 Sqn on posting to HQ Coastal Command
Wg Cdr G H Russell  5 Jan 1939 Assumed command of No 149 Sqn
Sqn Ldr E H Bellairs 23 Jan 1939 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr Vernon D Morshead 23 Jan 1939 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight on posting to RAF Staff College

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
20 Jan 1939 Squadron collected 3 x Vickers Wellington Is from the manufacturers on re-equipment
Wellington I of No 149 Squadron
30 Jan 1939 3 x Heyfords delivered to No 5 MU, RAF Kemble for disposal
10 Mar 1939 Wellington I, L4270 collected from Vickers-Armstrong to complete re-equipment (12 x IE and 4 x IR)

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Wellington I

RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G H Russell 22 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr H I Dabinett  5 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr E H Bellairs 31 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt J Fulton  3 Jan1938  
Fg Off D A Kerr 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J B Stewart 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off A F Dugald 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F W S Turner 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off W J MacRae 22 May 1937  
Plt Off G P Miers  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off T A Darling  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A F Riddlesworth 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H M Robertson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D W Reacher 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off

Anthony W Heward

 20 Dec 1937 later ACM
Plt Off G B F Cousens  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J P M Hewett 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off F E Board 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off RA Cruickshank 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R E C J Beeny 30 Oct 1938  
Plt Off T Watson  6 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO H Firth 28 Apr 1937  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Vickers Wellington I

RAF Mildenhall Bomber Command/No 3 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G H Russell 22 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding
Sqn Ldr H I Dabinett  5 Sep 1938  
Sqn Ldr E H Bellairs 31 Dec 1938  
Flt Lt J Fulton  3 Jan1938  
Fg Off D A Kerr 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off J B Stewart 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off A F Dugald 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off F W S Turner 12 Apr 1937  
Fg Off W J MacRae 22 May 1937  
Fg Off

Anthony W Heward

 20 Dec 1937 later ACM
Plt Off G P Miers  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off T A Darling  4 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A F Riddlesworth 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H M Robertson 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D W Reacher 23 Oct 1937  
Plt Off G B F Cousens  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off J P M Hewett 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off F E Board 11 Jun 1938  
Plt Off RA Cruickshank 30 Jul 1938  
Plt Off R E C J Beeny 30 Oct 1938  
Plt Off T Watson  6 Jan 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO H Firth 28 Apr 1937  
WO G R Neal 28 Jul 1937  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off T A Darling  9 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off F E Board  9 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt A Linkley  9 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 J W Sadler  9 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 R C B Collins  9 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr E H Bellairs 25 Aug 1939 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight on posting to HQ Middle East
Sqn Ldr P I Harris 26 Aug 1939 Arrived on posting from No 214 Sqn to command 'B' Flight
Sgt O T V Pitt 29 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J L Yerbury 29 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Act Sgt G Lumb 29 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 D I George 29 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 J S Lewis 29 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 R W Little 29 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Act Sgt A F A Freeman 29 Aug 1939 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident
AC2 T Thomson  4 Sep 1939 Killed in a motor accident
Plt Off R E C J Beeny 21 Oct 1939 Admitted to Stratton Cottage Hospital with injuries sustained in a flying accident
Plt Off R E C J Beeny 23 Oct 1939 Discharged from Stratton Cottage Hospital
Sqn Ldr R Kellett  2 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting as supernumerary, pending assuming command of No 149 Sqn
Wg Cdr G H Russell  6 Nov 1939 Relinquished command of No 149 Sqn on posting to No 6 SoTT
Sqn Ldr R Kellett  6 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr and assumed command of No 149 Sqn
LAC E J Naylor 13 Dec 1939 Killed in a motor accident
LAC I J T Smith 16 Dec 1939 Died from injuries
Fg Off M F Briden 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off W S F Brown 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt V G H Richardson 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC1 P J Warren 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC2 A G Foster 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC2 I D Leighton 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Fg Off J H C Speirs 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Plt Off F N Lines 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
Sgt R R Hammond 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
LAC J H Sinton 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action
AC2 W J Ellis 18 Dec 1939 Killed in action

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
29 Jun 1939 Last Heyford delivered to No 5 MU, RAF Kemble
xx Sep 1939 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Wellington IAs
Wellington IA of No 149 Squadron
10 Sep 1939 3 x Wellington I (dual control) transferred to9 No 75 Sqn, RAF Harwell

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off H L M Bulloch  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D J Kirkness  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Ballentyne  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
LAC A A Brown  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
LAC W Greig  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
AC2 D H Grove  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J Morrice  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H R B Wakeham  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W H C Kidd  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
LAC A J Mantle  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
AC2 D J Drury  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
AC2 A Hinchliffe  2 Jan 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt R C V Ash  8 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off E W Bitmead  8 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
AC2 W A Colebourne 18 Jan 1940 Killed in an accident
Wg Cdr R Kellett 12 Feb 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Littleport
Sqn Ldr T G L Gale 12 Feb 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 149 Sqn
Fg Off L R Field  2 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt M Wiffen  2 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J C Murdoch  2 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
LAC E H Prior  2 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 L B Hughson  2 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 T E Smith  2 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr R Kellett 16 Mar 1940 Resumed command of No 149 Sqn
Fg Off J P M Hewett  4 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off H A Inness  4 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J D Hargreaves  4 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt R M Nelson  4 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 L F Foster  5 Apr 1940 Died from injuries
Sgt G E Goad 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F A Woodcock 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R F Vickery 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Cpl J H Langridge 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC1 E B Doherty 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC2 J Henry 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H J Wheller 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L C Wakling 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W C Parker 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
LAC R Coalter 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC2 H Gillott 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
AC2 F Tootle 12 Apr 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off F T Knight 21 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt McDonald 21 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt Forsyth 21 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
AC1 Thew 21 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
AC2 Eldridge 21 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
AC2 Blackburn 21 Apr 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Flt Lt D A Kerr 27 Apr 1940 Relinguished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off T C McIlroy 27 Apr 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Sqn Ldr W E Collett  5 May 1940 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting to No 75 Sqn
Sqn Ldr D A Kerr  5 May 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Wg Cdr R Kellett  8 May 1940 Relinquished command of No 149 Sqn on becoming non-effective (sick)
Sqn Ldr P I Harris  8 May 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 149 Sqn
Wg Cdr John R Whitley 10 May 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 149 Sqn
Sqn Ldr P I Harris 10 May 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 149 Sqn
AC2 L T Newcombe 19 May 1940 Killed in an accident
Flt Lt I D Crawford 24 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 J Burton 24 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 E S Hewitt 24 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off J S Douglas-Cooper 11 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off M B Dawson 11 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J R Swift 11 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G B Fleming 11 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M Murphy 11 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Donaldson 11 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr P I Harris 12 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight on posting
Sqn Ldr E H T Thwaites 12 Jul 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J S Torgalson 12 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J A Rose 12 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off C W Howie 12 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J W Craig 12 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt C Suggett 12 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J V Futcher 12 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J G Miller 12 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J Body 12 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R E Houseman 12 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J J Scott 12 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt R J Cocks 12 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J H Swift 12 Aug 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr E H T Thwaites 17 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D E S Charles 17 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J Wilk 17 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Fisher 17 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt Pennicott 17 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt Cowie 17 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Flt Lt P F R Vaillant 27 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off M G Butt 27 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt R W Saywood 27 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt L F Mabey 27 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt J Fender 27 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt D H G Connelly 27 Aug 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Fg Off H Burton  6 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off G M R Smith  6 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off D A McFarlane  6 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt A R Peacock  6 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt H G Barnes  6 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt J Bailey  6 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Plt Off J L Leeds  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R A Jerritt  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S C Grant  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H G Gledhill  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W W Crooks  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A C Martin  8 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr L V Andrews  9 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off W G Searles  9 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J L Brown  9 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M J Bull  9 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D M Payne  9 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J S Pay 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D R Tuppen 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D S Cox 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off G R M Ford 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W R Pope 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H H Harrison 18 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off H R Peterson 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt W T Hallam 29 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K Holden 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt A Botten 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt C McK Laird 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Sgt A B Witton 29 Sep 1940 Failed to return from an operation and later reported to be a POW
Fg Off R G Furness 10 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt P T Catto 10 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F G R McDonald 10 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K McN Davidson 10 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt M P Reynolds 10 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt K Shimells 10 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Cpl F A Lacey 27 Oct 1940 Killed in an air raid
AC1 A E Batchelor 27 Oct 1940 Killed in an air raid
Sqn Ldr G W Heather 24 Nov 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 149 Sqn
Wg Cdr John R Whitley 24 Nov 1940 Relinquished command of No 149 Sqn
Sqn Ldr G W Heather 28 Nov 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 149 Sqn
Wg Cdr J A Powell 24 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 149 Sqn
Plt Off K J Hide 20 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G O Webster 20 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt N E Vince 20 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt A J Mitchell 20 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H Whitworth 20 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H W Third 20 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R S W Lloyd 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D S Roberts 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt C G Matthews 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 H W Little 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 N J Cross 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 J I Henderson 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 N Morton 16 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
12 Feb 1940 Establishment increased to 16 x IE Wellinngtons
 3 Mar 1940 Squadron commenced partial re-equipment with Wellington ICs
Wellington IC of No 149 Sqn

Source - No 149 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1000)

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