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No 151 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

Personnel Movements: Aug 1936 - Jun 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off

John M Thompson

 4 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from No 56 Sqn
Plt Off

D M H Craven

 4 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from No 56 Sqn
Plt Off

K H Savage

 4 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from No 56 Sqn
Sgt

Harvey

 4 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from No 56 Sqn
Sgt

Danes

 4 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from No 56 Sqn
APO

Charles D Tomalin

16 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
APO R A Weeks 16 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
APO D R Stanley-Adams 16 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
Sqn Ldr W V Hyde 31 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from the Air Armament School and assumed command of No 151 Sqn
APO J H White 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, RAF Grantham
APO C H Bull 20 Dec 1936 Arrived on posting from No 3 FTS, RAF Grantham
APO F A Ives 11 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, RAF Digby
APO A T B Campling 11 Jan 1937 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS, RAF Digby
APO S H Cruise 20 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from No 9 FTS, RAF Thornaby
APO G H John 22 May 1937 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS, RAF Shawbury
APO A T B Campling 25 May 1937 Killed in a flying accident

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

Organisational Movements: Aug 1936 - Jun 1937

Date Notes
 4 Aug 1936

Reformed at North Weald from 'B' Flight of No 56 Squadron

26 Aug 1936 Squadron received five Gloster Gauntlet IIs from the manufacturers
Gauntlet II of No 151 Squadron
19 Oct 1936 Squadron received three Gloster Gauntlet IIs
27 Oct 1936 Squadron received one Gloster Gauntlet II
10 Mar 1937 Squadron received one Gloster Gauntlet II
xx Apr 1937 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 151 Squadron badge
18 May 1937 Squadron received one Gloster Gauntlet II

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018), 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 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF North Weald Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W V Hyde 31 Aug 1936 Officer Commanding,
Fg Off

John M Thompson

 4 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off D R Stanley-Adams 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off

Charles D Tomalin

16 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off F A Ives 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off J H White 20 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S H Cruise 21 Feb 1937  
APO G H John 22 May 1937  

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jun 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off

James D Ronald

30 Jun 1937 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS, RAF Sealand
Plt Off C F Atkinson 31 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from the RAF College, Cranwell
APO Lang  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
APO Weaver  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
APO Horne  7 Aug 1937 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
APO Lang 13 Sep 1937 Posted to No 56 Sqn
APO Weaver 13 Sep 1937 Posted to No 56 Sqn
APO Horne 13 Sep 1937 Posted to No 56 Sqn
Fg Off

John M Thompson

30 Nov 1937 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 16 Sep 1937
Plt Off W A Sykes  4 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting from the School of Air Navigation, RAF Manston
Plt Off G F Graham 12 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting from No 10 FTS, RAF Ternhill
Plt Off S C Walch  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS, RAF Wittering
APO E H Dean  8 Jan 1938 Arrived on posting from No 11 FTS, RAF Wittering
Plt Off

James D Ronald

11 Jan 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 19 Apr 1937 (seniority 19 Jan 1937)
APO T H Davison 19 Feb 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS, RAF Peterborough
Sgt Morris 22 Mar 1938 Posted to No 80 Sqn
Flt Sgt

Danes

24 Mar 1938 Posted to No 2 FTS, RAF Brize Norton
APO T W Gillen 26 Mar 1938 RAFO, arrived on posting
Plt Off G F Graham 28 Mar 1938 Posted to No 80 Sqn
Plt Off E H Dean 28 Mar 1938 Posted to No 80 Sqn
APO T W Gillen 30 May 1938 Transferred to Class 'A', RAFO
Plt Off J H White  1 Jun 1938 Posted to No 7 FTS, RAF Peterborough

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jun 1938

Date Notes
10 Feb 1937 Squadron received one Gloster Gauntlet II from No 111 Sqn
18 Feb 1937 Squadron received one Gloster Gauntlet II from No 111 Sqn

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II RAF North Weald Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W V Hyde 31 Aug 1936 Officer Commanding,
Act Flt Lt

John M Thompson

 4 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

James D Ronald

30 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Charles D Tomalin

16 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Plt Off D R Stanley-Adams 16 Aug 1936  
Plt Off F A Ives 10 Jan 1937  
Plt Off S H Cruise 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off G H John 22 May 1937  
Plt Off C F Atkinson 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off S C Walch  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off W A Sykes  4 Dec 1937  
Plt Off T H Davison 19 Feb 1938  
APO T W Gillen 26 Mar 1938 RAFO

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6 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
APO A A M Dawbarn 10 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS, RAF Peterborough
Plt Off K E Newton 15 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Uxbridge
Plt Off D H Ward 15 Jun 1938 Arrived on posting from RAF Uxbridge
APO J C Holman  9 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
APO R Bell  9 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
APO H B Kirk  9 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
Plt Off A A M Dawbarn  7 Aug 1938 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
Plt Off

Charles D Tomalin

25 May 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off F A Ives 17 Aug 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off D R Stanley-Adams 29 Aug 1938 Transferred to the Air Branch, Royal Navy
APO J C Holman 23 Sep 1938 Transferred to Class 'A' RAFO
APO R Bell 23 Sep 1938 Transferred to Class 'A' RAFO
APO H B Kirk 23 Sep 1938 Transferred to Class 'A' RAFO
APO R N H Courtney 29 Oct 1938 RAFO, arrived on posting from No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
Sqn Ldr W V Hyde  1 Nov 1938 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr W V Hyde 11 Nov 1938 Posted to RAF Henlow
Flt Lt

Edward M Donaldson

14 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from No 7 FTS and assumed command of No 151 Sqn
Fg Off R N Todd-White 21 Nov 1938 Arrived on posting from No 79 Sqn
Flt Lt

Edward M Donaldson

 1 Dec 1938 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
APO H B Kirk 15 Dec 1938 Arrived on appointment to SSC from Class 'A' RAFO
APO H A Lovell 17 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from No 6 FTS
APO P Phillips 17 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from No 2 FTS

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
 1 Dec 1938 Squadron received its first Hawker Hurricane I from the manufacturers
Hurricane I of No 151 Squadron (1939 coded GG)

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Gloster Gauntlet II (until Mar 1939)

Hawker Hurricane I

RAF North Weald Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr W V Hyde 31 Aug 1936 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr

Edward M Donaldson

14 Nov 1938 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John M Thompson

 4 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt

James D Ronald

30 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Charles D Tomalin

16 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off F A Ives 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off R N Todd-White 21 Nov 1938  
Plt Off S H Cruise 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off G H John 22 May 1937  
Plt Off C F Atkinson 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off S C Walch  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off T H Davison 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off K E Newton 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D H Ward 15 Jun 1938  
APO R N H Courtney 29 Oct 1938  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off G H John 14 Jan 1939 Resigned his Short Service Commission
APO R N H Courtney 17 Jan 1939 RAFO, granted a Short Service Commission
Plt Off R M Milne 26 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from No 8 ATS, RAF Evanton
Plt Off J H L Allen 13 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from School of Naval Co-operation, RAF Ford
APO J R Hamar  6 Mar 1939 RAFO, arrived on attachment for training
APO R Herrick  6 Mar 1939 RAFO, arrived on attachment for training
APO L Wright  6 Mar 1939 RAFO, arrived on attachment for training
Sgt Mussett  6 Mar 1939 RAFVR, arrived on attachment for training
Sgt Moody  6 Mar 1939 RAFVR, arrived on attachment for training
Sgt Fokes  6 Mar 1939 RAFVR, arrived on attachment for training

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
 5 Feb 1939 13 x Gauntlets allocated to No 602 Sqn, RAF Abbotsinch
 3 Mar 1939 Squadron completed re-equipment with Hurricanes

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hurricane I

RAF North Weald Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward M Donaldson

14 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John M Thompson

 4 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt

James D Ronald

30 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Charles D Tomalin

16 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off F A Ives 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off R N Todd-White 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off S H Cruise 21 Feb 1937  
Plt Off C F Atkinson 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off S C Walch  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off T H Davison 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off K E Newton 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D H Ward 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H B Kirk 15 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R M Milne 26 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R N H Courtney 17 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J H L Allen 11 Feb 1939  
APO P Phillips 17 Dec 1938  
APO H A Lovell 17 Dec 1938  
APO J R Hamar  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
APO R Herrick  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
APO L Wright  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO W L Sharman 14 Feb 1939  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hurricane I

RAF North Weald Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group)

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward M Donaldson

14 Nov 1938 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John M Thompson

 4 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Act Flt Lt

James D Ronald

30 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Fg Off

Charles D Tomalin

16 Aug 1936 later A/Cdre
Fg Off F A Ives 10 Jan 1937  
Fg Off R N Todd-White 21 Nov 1938  
Fg Off S H Cruise 21 Feb 1937  
Fg Off S C Walch  8 Jan 1938  
Plt Off C F Atkinson 31 Jul 1937  
Plt Off T H Davison 19 Feb 1938  
Plt Off K E Newton 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off D H Ward 15 Jun 1938  
Plt Off H B Kirk 15 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R M Milne 26 Jan 1939  
Plt Off R N H Courtney 17 Jan 1939  
Plt Off J H L Allen 11 Feb 1939  
Plt Off P Phillips 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off H A Lovell 17 Dec 1938  
Plt Off R Herrick  4 Mar 1939  
APO J R Hamar  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
APO L Wright  4 Mar 1939 RAFO
Warrant Officer
WO W L Sharman 14 Feb 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Apr - Sep 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Flt Lt

James D Ronald

19 Apr 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 19 Jan 1939
Plt Off J F Pettigrew  2 May 1939 Arrived on posting from No 74 Sqn
Fg Off S H Cruise  3 May 1939 Posted to No 8 FTS
APO R Herrick xx May 1939 RAFO, granted a Short Service Commission, wef 6 Mar 1939
Plt Off H B Kirk 16 May 1939 Posted to the Middle East
Plt Off T H Davison 16 May 1939 Posted to the Middle East
APO J R Hamar xx May 1939 RAFO, granted a Short Service Commission, wef 16 Mar 1939
APO L Wright xx May 1939 RAFO, granted a Short Service Commission, wef 16 Mar 1939
Fg Off

Charles D Tomalin

23 Jul 1939 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
Plt Off P Phillips  4 Aug 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J F Pettigrew  4 Aug 1939 Seriously injured in a flying accident
Flt Lt

James D Ronald

27 Aug 1939 Posted to No 1 AAS, RAF Manby

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

Nominal Roll of Officers and Pilots: 3 Sep 1939

Rank Name Notes
Sqn Ldr

Edward M Donaldson

Officer Commanding
Flt Off

John M Thompson

Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Fg Off S C Walch Sub-Flight Leader 'A' Flight and Signals Officer
Plt Off J R Hamar 'A' Flight and Recording Officer
Plt Off K E Newton 'A' Flight
Plt Off R M Milne 'A' Flight
Plt Off R Herrick 'A' Flight
Plt Off L Wright 'A' Flight
Sgt J Muirhead 'A' Flight
Sgt C F Current 'A' Flight
Fg Off F A Ives Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Fg Off R N Todd-White Sub-Flight Leader 'B' Flight, Armament Officer and Parachute Officer
Plt Off J H L Allen 'B' Flight and Navigation Officer
Plt Off D H Ward 'B' Flight
APO R N H Courtney 'B' Flight
APO H A Lovell 'B' Flight
Plt Off J F Pettigrew 'B' Flight
Sgt I J Badger 'B' Flight
Sgt A N Trice 'B' Flight

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

Personnel Movements: Sep- Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Atkinson  3 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Manby and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sgt Aslin  3 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Manby and allocated to 'B' Flight
Fg Off F A Ives 20 Sep 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 27 Aug 1939
Sgt Trice  3 Oct 1939 Posted to No 605 Sqn, RAF Croydon
Plt Off P G M Hancock  7 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off P G M Hancock 17 Oct 1939 Granted sick leave due to injured collar bone
Flt Lt R N Todd-White 23 Oct 1939 Attached to RAF Northolt for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Plt Off H A Lovell 24 Oct 1939 Attached to Royal Navy at Harwich (5 days)
Flt Lt R N Todd-White 25 Oct 1939 Relinquished duties of Parachute Officer
Flt Lt

John M Thompson

25 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Parachute Officer
Plt Off P G M Hancock 25 Oct 1939 Granted further sick leave due to injured collar bone
Sgt J Muirhead 26 Oct 1939 Promoted to Flt Sgt, wef 24 Oct 1939
Sgt Weeks 30 Oct 1939 Posted to RAF Hendon
Flt Lt R N Todd-White  2 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt
Plt Off R Herrick  9 Nov 1939 Posted to No 79 Sqn
WO Sharman 10 Nov 1939 Assumed command of Maintenance Flight
Sgt Moffatt 21 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from the Fighter Pool, RAF St Athan
Flt Lt R N Todd-White 29 Nov 1939 Posted to Station Flight, RAF Northolt
Plt Off R M Milne 29 Nov 1939 Assumed duties of Armament Officer
Plt Off J H L Allen 27 Dec 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 24 Dec 1939

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Sep 1939 Squadron code letters changed from 'CG' to 'DZ'
Hurricane I of No 151 Squadron (1940 coded DZ)
 7 Oct 1939 Squadron call sign changed from 'Cresy' to 'Milna'
10 Nov 1939 Maintenance Flight was formed

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

John M Thompson

18 Jan 1940 Posted to No 111 Sqn to command
Fg Off S C Walch 18 Jan 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off R M Milne 20 Jan 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 12 Jan 1940
Plt Off K E Newton 21 Jan 1940 Assumed duties of Link Trainer Instructor
Plt Off K E Newton 24 Jan 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Uxbridge with ear problems
Fg Off S C Walch  3 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off K E Newton  4 Feb 1940 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Uxbridge on light duties
Plt Off H C F Fenton  5 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 11 Group Pool and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off P G M Hancock  9 Feb 1940 Returned to duty from sick leave and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off K E Newton  9 Feb 1940 Returned to full duties
Plt Off D H Ward 14 Feb 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 1 Jan 1940
Plt Off K E Newton 14 Feb 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 1 Jan 1940
Plt Off P G M Hancock 18 Feb 1940 Posted to No 615 Sqn
Plt Off Ereminsky 18 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 615 Sqn
Plt Off H A Lovell 18 Feb 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt Ironside 29 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting, pending assuming command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off R M Milne 15 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Boscombe Down for course on 20mm cannon in Hurricane (6 days)
Fg Off R M Milne 21 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Northolt (6 days)
Plt Off Herrick 18 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Cranwell
Fg Off Livingstone 26 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Leuchars for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off R M Milne 27 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt
Sgt Moffatt 28 Mar 1940 Posted to No 605 Sqn, RAF Wick
Flt Sgt J Muirhead 31 Mar 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off, wef 1 Apr 1940
Sgt C F Current 31 Mar 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off, wef 1 Apr 1940
Flt Sgt Ranson 31 Mar 1940 Promoted to WO
Act Flt Lt S C Walch  1 Apr 1940 Relinquished command of 'A' Flight (reverting to Fg Off)
Flt Lt Ironside  1 Apr 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off H C F Fenton  2 Apr 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J Muirhead  5 Apr 1940 Posted to No 605 Sqn, RAF Wick
Plt Off C F Current  5 Apr 1940 Posted to No 605 Sqn, RAF Wick
Plt Off J M Bushell  6 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Badger  7 Apr 1940 Transferred to 'A' Flight from 'B' Flight
Plt Off J M Bushell  7 Apr 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight
Fg Off D H Ward  8 Apr 1940 Returned to duty from sick leave
Plt Off Blomeley 13 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 25 Sqn
Plt Off Herrick 13 Apr 1940 Posted to No 25 Sqn
Plt Off Pettigrew 15 Apr 1940 Returned to duty on discharge from RAF Hospital, Uxbridge and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt Stevens 18 Apr 1940 Promoted to Flt Sgt, wef 1 Apr 1940
Fg Off S C Walch 28 Apr 1940 Transferred from 'A' Flight to 'B' Flight
Fg Off J H L Allen 28 Apr 1940 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'A' Flight
Plt Off J M Bushell  1 May 1940 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'A' Flight
Fg Off R M Milne  1 May 1940 Transferred from 'A' Flight to 'B' Flight
Fg Off Ereminsky 13 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Hendon on posting to France
Fg Off K E Newton 13 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Hendon on posting to France
Plt Off Blomeley 13 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Hendon on posting to France
Plt Off R N H Courtney 13 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Hendon on posting to France
Fg Off S C Walch 15 May 1940 Posted to No 238 Sqn, RAF Tangmere
Flt Lt Marlowe 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Sgt Seaborne 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting from a SFTS
Fg Off J H L Allen 16 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Hendon on posting to France
Fg Off D H Ward 16 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Hendon on posting to France
Sgt Badger 16 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Hendon on posting to France
Sgt Trice 16 May 1940 Proceeded to RAF Hendon on posting to France
Fg Off Forster 25 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off K H Blair 25 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J M Bushell 25 May 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt F A Ives 25 May 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off K H Blair 26 May 1940 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off K E Newton 27 May 1940 Arrived on reposting
Plt Off Blomeley 27 May 1940 Arrived on reposting
Plt Off R N H Courtney 27 May 1940 Arrived on reposting
Flt Sgt Blum 27 May 1940 Promoted to Temp WO
Fg Off K E Newton 29 May 1940 Failed to return from a sortie
Plt Off R N H Courtney 29 May 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to Ramsgate Hospital
Fg Off K E Newton 31 May 1940 Reported to be safe
Fg Off J H L Allen  5 Jun 1940 Arrived on reposting
Flt Lt Loxton  5 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting as supernumerary
Plt Off Tucker  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Pettigrew  7 Jun 1940 Failed to return from a sortie
Flt Lt R L Smith  10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr

Edward M Donaldson

10 Jun 1940 Proceeded on leave
Flt Lt Loxton 10 Jun 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 151 Sqn
Plt Off A L Stewart 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off Livingstone 10 Jun 1940 Adjutant, posted to Group HQ, Huntingdon
Flt Lt Loxton 12 Jun 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Jun 1940
Sqn Ldr Loxton 14 Jun 1940 Posted to No 25 Sqn, wef 13 Jun 1940
Sqn Ldr

Edward M Donaldson

16 Jun 1940 Resumed command of No 151 Sqn
Fg Off A Hamilton 20 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off K E Newton 28 Jun 1940 Killed in action
Mid'n O Wightman  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Sub-Lt H W Beggs  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off L G Hunt  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J W E Alexander  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt P R C McIntosh  7 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off C F Atkinson  8 Jul 1940 Posted to Cambridge (22 EFTS?) as an instructor
Flt Lt Ironside  9 Jul 1940 Wounded in action and admitted to St Margaret's Hospital, Epping
Fg Off J H L Allen 12 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off I S Smith 14 Jul 1940 Arrived on Posting from No 2 SFTS
Plt Off R W G Beley 14 Jul 1940 Arrived on Posting from No 2 SFTS
Plt Off J L W Ellacombe 14 Jul 1940 Arrived on Posting from No 2 SFTS
Plt Off K B L Debenham 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on Posting from OTU
Sgt L Davies 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on Posting from OTU
Sgt G T Clarke 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on Posting from OTU
Plt Off R N H Courtney 18 Jul 1940 Returned from sick leave
Mid'n O Wightman 20 Jul 1940 Posted to No 760 Sqn
Fg Off C D Whittingham 22 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J R Hamar 24 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J B Ramsay 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on Posting from No 7 OTU
Sqn Ldr J A G Gordon 29 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting as supernumerary
Sqn Ldr

Edward M Donaldson

 5 Aug 1940 Relinquished command of No 151 Sqn on posting to No 5 SFTS, RAF Sealand
Sqn Ldr J A G Gordon  5 Aug 1940 Assumed command of No 151 Sqn
Plt Off Roswadowski  8 Aug 1940 Polish, arrived on posting
Plt Off Kawalecki  8 Aug 1940 Polish, arrived on posting
Fg Off Forster 12 Aug 1940 Posted to No 607 Sqn
Sgt Atkinson 13 Aug 1940 Admitted to hospital after being shot down
Plt Off J L W Ellacombe 15 Aug 1940 Admitted to hospital after being shot down
Sub-Lt H W Beggs 15 Aug 1940 Admitted to hospital after being shot down
Plt Off J T Johnston 15 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Roswadowski 15 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr J A G Gordon 18 Aug 1940 Admitted to Rochford Hospital after being shot down
Plt Off J B Ramsay 18 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr E B King 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 151 Sqn
Plt Off Debenham 24 Aug 1940 Seriously wounded and admitted to Ramsgate Hospital
Sgt Clarke 24 Aug 1940 Seriously wounded and admitted to Ramsgate Hospital
Plt Off Harrold 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R Ambrose 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Patullo 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Gooderham 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Whitehead 26 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Alexander 28 Aug 1940 Admitted to hospital after being shot down
Plt Off Wainwright 29 Aug 1940 Admitted to Epping Hospital after being shot down
Sqn Ldr E B King 30 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F Gmur 30 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Czajkowski 31 Aug 1940 Admitted to Shoeburyness Hospital after being shot down
Plt Off J L W Ellacombe 15 Aug 1940 Admitted to hospital with burns after being shot down
Plt Off Solak  3 Sep 1940 Rejoined the unit
Plt Off R Ambrose  4 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr West  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 151 Sqn
Plt Off Talman  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Snell  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Bond  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Adair  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Haywood  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Stevens  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Winstanley  4 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Patullo 10 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Plt Off Surma 10 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt McIntosh 10 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Stevens 11 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Plt Off Radwanski 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Szafraniec 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Adair 16 Sep 1940 Posted to No 213 Sqn
Sgt Winstanley 17 Sep 1940 Admitted to hospital after crashing into a hill in low cloud
Plt Off Lamb 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Philo 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Ingle Finch 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt McPhee 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Talman 18 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Saville 20 Sep 1940 Posted to No 242 Sqn
Plt Off Havilland 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Atkinson 24 Sep 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off Goord 24 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt Whitehead 26 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt McPhee 26 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Plt Off Harrold 26 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Plt Off Snell 26 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Plt Off Solak 28 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt Laws 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Sgt Peacock 28 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Sgt Szafraniec 29 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Plt Off Edmiston 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt Grant 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt Holder 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt Laing 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt Stanley 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU (RNZAF)
Plt Off Radwanski  2 Oct 1940 Posted to No 607 Sqn, RAF Tangmere
Plt Off Ingle Finch  2 Oct 1940 Posted to No 607 Sqn, RAF Tangmere
Sgt Clarke  2 Oct 1940 Returned from sick leave
Fg Off Watson  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting (RCAF)
Fg Off Hillock  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting (RCAF)
Plt Off Horrox  6 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Brazda  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Reznieck  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Marcinkowski  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Watson  8 Oct 1940 Posted to No 85 Sqn
Fg Off Hillock  8 Oct 1940 Posted to No 1 Sqn
Fg Off C D Whittingham 16 Oct 1940 Returned from sick leave
Sgt Holroyd 16 Oct 1940 Posted to No 501 Sqn
Sgt Laws 18 Oct 1940 Posted to No 605 Sqn
Sgt Peacock 18 Oct 1940 Posted to No 501 Sqn
Plt Off Miksa 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Aston Down
Plt Off Zielinski 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Aston Down
Plt Off Kuderwicz 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Aston Down
Plt Off Miksa 21 Oct 1940 Posted to No 303 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
Plt Off Zielinski 21 Oct 1940 Posted to No 303 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
Plt Off Kuderwicz 21 Oct 1940 Posted to No 303 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
Plt Off Nada 21 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting and posted to No 303 Sqn, RAF Leconfield
Sgt Brazda 21 Oct 1940 Posted to No 1 Sqn, RAF Wittering
Sgt Reznieck 21 Oct 1940 Posted to No 1 Sqn, RAF Wittering
Sgt Holder 26 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Stanley 27 Oct 1940 Died from injuries sustaining in a flying accident
Plt Off Wainwright 31 Oct 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off Lamb  7 Nov 1940 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Plt Off Goord  7 Nov 1940 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Plt Off Wainwright  7 Nov 1940 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Sgt Laing  7 Nov 1940 Posted to No 73 Sqn
Plt Off Czajkowski 14 Nov 1940 Returned to the squadron pending the granting of sick leave
Plt Off J L W Ellacombe 14 Nov 1940 Returned to the squadron pending the granting of sick leave
Plt Off Philo 24 Nov 1940 Admitted to hospital following a flying accident
Flt Lt R L Smith 29 Nov 1940 Posted to No 255 Sqn to command
Plt Off Alexander 29 Nov 1940 Returned following sick leave but still unfit for flying
Flt Lt Hallam xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt McMullen xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Turner xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Darling xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Gordon-Dean xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Stevens xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Bodien xx Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Hallam xx Nov 1940 Posted to No 303 Sqn
Sqn Ldr West  5 Dec 1940 Relinquished command of No 151 Sqn on posting to No 9 OTU
Sqn Ldr Adams  5 Dec 1940 Assumed command of No 151 Sqn
Fg Off C D Whittingham 13 Dec 1940 Departed on posting for service overseas
Fg Off R N H Courtney 13 Dec 1940 Departed on posting for service overseas
Sgt L Davies 13 Dec 1940 Departed on posting for service overseas
Plt Off Davidson 23 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Jonas 23 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Broit 23 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Maguire 23 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Stewart 23 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Sgt Wallace 23 Dec 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Plt Off Czajkowski 24 Dec 1940 Returned from sick leave, pending posting to No 43 Sqn
Plt Off J L W Ellacombe 24 Dec 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off Alexander 27 Dec 1940 Returned from sick leave, pending posting to a day squadron
Sgt Clarke 30 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS, RAF Cranwell for Instructors' Course

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
27 Mar 1940 Squadron received Hurricane L1750, fitted with 2 x 20mm cannon
 1 Sep 1940 Squadron (Flights) moved to RAF Digby to reform
 7 Sep 1940 Squadron declared operational
23 Sep 1940 HQ and remaining personnel moved from RAF Stapleford to RAF Digby
20 Oct 1940 Squadron re-roled as a Night Fight Unit
28 Nov 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Digby to RAF Bramcote
14 Dec 1940 Squadron received 7 x Boulton Paul Defiant Is for night fighting
Defiant I of No 151 Squadron
21 Dec 1940 5 x Hurricanes transferred to No 71 (Eagle) Sqn
22 Dec 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Bramcote to RAF Wittering

Source - No 151 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1018)

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