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No 152 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D C Shepley  1 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off T S Wildblood  1 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J S B Jones  1 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Posener  1 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C S Cox  1 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Atkinson  1 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Warren  1 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr F W C Shute  2 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 152 Sqn
Flt Lt F M Thomas  2 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt L C Withall  2 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Gillan  2 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Winter  2 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Falkson  2 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt J K Barker  2 Oct 1939 Pilot/WEM, arrived on posting
Sgt E E Shepperd  2 Oct 1939 Pilot/WEM, arrived on posting
Sgt R Wotton  2 Oct 1939 Pilot/WOp arrived on posting
Sgt T Mycroft  2 Oct 1939 Pilot/Carpenter, arrived on posting
Fg Off Deansley  3 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Shewell  3 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Doughty  3 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Bell  4 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Laverack  4 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sgt T Mycroft 10 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off E S Hogg 14 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W Beaumont 15 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Gillan 15 Dec 1939 Transferred to Coastal Command (Fighter Flight Sumburgh)
Plt Off Winter 15 Dec 1939 Transferred to Coastal Command (Fighter Flight Sumburgh)
Plt Off Doughty 15 Dec 1939 Transferred to Coastal Command (Fighter Flight Sumburgh)

Source - No 152 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1025)

Organisational Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 1 Oct 1940 Squadron formed at RAF Acklington
 6 Oct 1939 3 x Avro Tutors, K6109, K3344 and K3407, transferred from No 607 Sqn, RAF Usworth
Avro Tutor
 7 Oct 1939 1 x Hawker Hart Trainer, K6482, transferred from No 607 Sqn, RAF Usworth (written off on 10 Oct 1939)
Hart Trainer
10 Oct 1939 4 x Gloster Gladiators collected from No 603 Sqn, RAF Turnhouse
Gladiator I
11 Oct 1939 1 x Hawker Hart Trainer, K5035, transferred from No 607 Sqn, RAF Usworth
12 Oct 1939 3 x Gloster Gladiators collected from No 603 Sqn, RAF Turnhouse
13 Oct 1939 1 x Gloster Gladiator collected from No 603 Sqn, RAF Turnhouse
18 Oct 1939 1 x Fairey Battle collected from RAF Tangmere
19 Oct 1939 1 x North American Harvard collected from RAF Shawbury
 3 Nov 1939 Squadron provisionally given the title of No 152 (Hyderabad) Sqn in recognition of 100,000 presented to the Air Ministry
 6 Nov 1939 Squadron declared to be operationally ready
 2 Dec 1939 Detachment proceeded to Sumburgh
 5 Dec 1939 'A' Flight detached to RAF Leconfield
15 Dec 1939 Detachment at Sumburgh transferred to Coastal Command

Source - No 152 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1025)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off R F Inness 22 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr F W C Shute 29 Feb 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr P K Devitt  6 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 152 Sqn
Plt Off E S Marrs 17 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt B P H Boitel-Gill 12 Apr 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU
Plt Off Atkinson 20 Apr 1940 Admitted to Alnwick Hospital following a flying accident
Plt Off T N Bayles 21 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt B P H Boitel-Gill  5 May 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU
Plt Off T N Bayles  5 May 1940 Posted to No 5 OTU
Plt Off Falkson 10 May 1940 Posted to No 263 Sqn
Plt Off R M Hogg 10 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J  M McBain 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off D W Williams 18 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Bell  6 Jun 1940 Admitted to Catterick Hospital following a flying accident
Plt Off T N Bayles  9 Jun 1940 Reposted from No 249 Sqn
Fg Off Deverill 13 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Plt Off F H Holmes 22 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt B P H Boitel-Gill 27 Jul 1940 Arrived on re-posting
Plt Off J S B Jones 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D C Shepley 12 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt L C Withall 12 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R M Hogg 25 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off T S Wildblood 25 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R M D Hall  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt J K Barker  4 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off W Beaumont 23 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt K C Holland 25 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt W G Silver 25 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J McB Christie 26 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D H Fox Male 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P H Humphries 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt L A E Reddington 30 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off G T Baynham  5 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt H J Akroyd  8 Oct 1940 Died from wounds
Plt Off N E Hancock  5 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R H Davies 10 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Sgt

E E Shepperd

18 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R Haymann 20 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Sgt Hatton 26 Oct 1940 Flt Sgt - Discipline, departed on posting
Sgt J E Anderson 30 Oct 1940 Posted to a flying school for further instruction
Flt Sgt Simpson 30 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Flt Sgt - Discipline
Plt Off J F W Allen  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Rowlands  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Moores  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Brooker  8 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Watson  8 Nov 1940 Reposted from sick leave
Flt Lt W D David 13 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Flight Commander
Flt Lt B P H Boitel-Gill 14 Nov 1940 Assumed command of No 152 Sqn
Sqn Ldr P K Devitt 14 Nov 1940 Relinquished command of No 152 Sqn on posting to HQ Fighter Command
Flt Lt Thomas 17 Nov 1940 Flight Commander, posted to RAF Middle Wallop as a Controller
Plt Off J  M McBain 25 Nov 1940 Intelligence Officer, attached to RAF Middle Wallop
Plt Off Heron 25 Nov 1940 Attached from HQ No 10 Group for duty as Intelligence Officer
Sgt Z Klein 28 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Watson 28 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off J F W Allen 29 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Sgt J E Anderson  5 Dec 1940 Rejoined the unit on completion of further instruction
Plt Off J  M McBain  7 Dec 1940 Intelligence Officer, promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off R M D Hall 15 Dec 1940 Posted to No 255 Sqn
Plt Off F H Holmes 15 Dec 1940 Posted to CFS
Sgt R Wotton 15 Dec 1940 Posted to CFS
Plt Off G T Baynham 16 Dec 1940 Posted to No 234 Sqn
Plt Off Taylor 20 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 234 Sqn
Plt Off Robson 20 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 234 Sqn
Plt Off Miller 20 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 234 Sqn
Sgt Short 20 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 609 Sqn
Sgt Moores 27 Dec 1940 Posted to No 1 CFS

Source - No 152 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1025)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 3 Jan 1940 5 x Supermarine Spitfire Is collected from RAF Hornchurch
Spitfire I of No 152 Squadron
13 Jan 1940 'A' Flight returned to RAF Acklington
15 Jan 1940 Training commenced on Spitfires with one flight of Gladiators on readiness
14 Feb 1940 Squadron declared to be operational by day on Spitfires
12 Jul 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Acklington (No 13 Group) to RAF Warmwell (No 10 Group)
xx Aug 1940 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 152 Squadron badge

Source - No 152 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1025), 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.

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This page was last updated on 22/07/21

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