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No 201 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Jul 1929 | Jul 1930 | Aug 1930 | Sep 1930 | Oct 1930 | Nov 1930 | Dec 1930 | Jul 1931 | Jul 1932 | Jul 1933 | Jan 1934 | Jul 1934 | Jul 1935 | Jul 1936 | Aug 1936 | Jul 1937 | Jul 1938 | Jan 1939 | Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr D G Donald  6 Dec 1928 Assumed command of No 480 Flight
Sqn Ldr I T Lloyd  6 Dec 1928 Relinquished command of No 480 Flight on posting to RAF Staff College
Sqn Ldr D G Donald  1 Jan 1929 Assumed command of No 201 Sqn on formation
Flt Lt

Alick C Stevens

 1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 480 Flight
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 480 Flight
Flt Lt Henry L Beatty  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 480 Flight
Fg Off Sidney Wallingford  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 480 Flight
Fg Off Claude H Turner  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 480 Flight
Sqn Ldr E S Goodwin  9 Jan 1929 Posted to RAF Martlesham Heath
Sqn Ldr F H Laurence  9 Jan 1929 Posted to RAF Cattewater
Sgt Plt Wilson 10 Jan 1929 Attached to Seaplane Training Flight as Flying Instructor
Flt Lt N C Ogilvie-Forbes 18 Jan 1929 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Sidney Wallingford 28 Feb 1929 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off F R Worthington 28 Feb 1929 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt

Lewis G le B Croke

 6 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting from CRP Course, wef 6 Feb 1929
Plt Off Keith F Jones  6 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting from CRP Course, wef 6 Feb 1929
Plt Off Richard B Councell  6 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting from CRP Course, wef 6 Feb 1929
Fg Off Sarel  9 Mar 1929 Posted to No 202 Sqn, Malta
Flt Lt H L Beatty 11 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting from No 202 Sqn, Malta
Flt Lt N C Ogilvie-Forbes 22 Mar 1929 Posted on exchange to RCAF
Plt Off F R Worthington  2 Apr 1929 Posted to No 204 Sqn
Flt Lt H L Beatty  6 Apr 1929 Attached to Seaplane Training Flight
Flt Lt Sidney Wallingford 13 May 1929 Relinquished duties of Armament Officer
Fg Off Geoffrey I L Saye 13 May 1929 Assumed duties of Armament Officer
Plt Off Keith F Jones 27 May 1929 Attached to Air Pilotage Flight, RAF Calshot
Flt Lt Sidney Wallingford 20 Jun 1929 Completed his Short Service Commission and transferred to NZ Permanent Air Force
Sqn Ldr D G Donald  2 Jul 1929 Promoted to Wg Cdr

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1929

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1929 Reformed at RAF Calshot by redesignating No 480 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight, equipped with Southampton IIs
Southhampton II

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

David G Donald

30 Nov 1928 Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC; later AM
Flt Lt

Lewis G le B Croke

 6 Mar 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alick C Stevens

 1 Mar 1928* later AM
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker  1 Mar 1928*  
Flt Lt Henry L Beatty 11 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Sidney Wallingford 17 Aug 1927* Armament duties
Fg Off Claude H Turner  1 Mar 1928*  
Plt Off Keith F Jones  6 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Richard B Councell  6 Mar 1929  

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* Date of appointment to No 480 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight.

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Keith F Jones 29 Jul 1929 Ceased to be attached to Air Pilotage Flight, RAF Calshot
Flt Lt H L Beatty 29 Jul 1929 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot
Plt Off Edward J Laine 31 Jul 1929 Arrived on posting from CRP Course
Plt Off K R Coates 31 Jul 1929 Arrived on posting from CRP Course
Plt Off H M Pearson 31 Jul 1929 Arrived on posting from CRP Course
Flt Lt

Lewis G le B Croke

 6 Sep 1929 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt

Alick C Stevens

23 Nov 1929 Assumed temporary command of No 201 Sqn
Wg Cdr D G Donald 23 Nov 1929 Relinquished command of No 201 Sqn on posting to School of Naval Co-operation
Sqn Ldr

Lewis G le B Croke

26 Nov 1929 Posted to RAF Depot, whilst attending Torpedo Course at RN College, Greenwich
Flt Lt Maurice C Pascoe  6 Jan 1930 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Guy M Knocker 20 Jan 1930 Posted to RAF Staff College
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner 20 Jan 1930 Assumed command of No 201 Sqn
Flt Lt

Alick C Stevens

20 Jan 1930 Relinquished temporary command of No 201 Sqn
Plt Off Richard B Councell  3 Mar 1930 Attached to Armament and Gunnery School for No 6 Sqn Armament Course
Flt Lt Gilbert H Smith  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Flt Lt

Robert L Ragg

 4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Plt Off G G Barratt  4 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Fg Off Geoffrey I L Saye 17 Mar 1930 Posted to No 209 Sqn
Plt Off G G Barratt  3 Apr 1930 Posted as supernumerary to RAF Base Calshot, pending posting overseas

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
30 Jul 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF Felixstowe for Summer Cruise
31 Jul 1929 Squadron proceeded from RAF Felixstowe for RAF Donibristle
24 Aug 1929 Squadron proceeded from RAF Donibristle for Invergordon
31 Aug 1929 Squadron proceeded from Invergordon for Stranraer
 5 Sep 1929 Squadron proceeded from Stranraer for Pembroke Dock but landed away due to fog
 6 Sep 1929 Squadron arrived at Pembroke Dock
 7 Sep 1929 Squadron proceeded from Pembroke Dock for Portland
13 Sep 1929 Squadron proceeded from Portland for Calshot

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner 17 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Alick C Stevens

 1 Mar 1928 later AM
Flt Lt Gilbert H Smith  4 Mar 1930  
Flt Lt

Robert L Ragg

 4 Mar 1930 AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Maurice C Pascoe  6 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Claude H Turner  1 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Keith F Jones  6 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Richard B Councell  6 Mar 1929  
Fg Off Edward J Laine 31 Jul 1929  

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6 Airmen 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
Flt Lt

Robert L Ragg

10 Oct 1930 Posted to Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment
Plt Off Richard B Councell 10 Oct 1930 Posted to No 203 Sqn, Iraq
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  7 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting
Fg Off George C Butler  7 Jan 1931 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Gilbert H Smith 17 Jan 1931 Posted to No 205 Sqn
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

14 Feb 1931 Arrived on posting, wef 9 Feb 1931

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
 3 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) proceeded to RAF Felixstowe for Baltic Cruise
 3 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed RAF Felixstowe for Esbjerg
 5 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Esbjerg for Copenhagen
 9 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Copenhagen for Stockholm
13 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Stockholm for Helsingfors
16 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Helsingfors for Tallin
18 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Tallin for Riga
20 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Riga for Memel
20 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Memel for Putzty (Poland)
24 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Putzty (Poland) for Stockholm
24 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Stockholm for Gothenburg
28 Sep 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Gothenburg for Oslo
 1 Oct 1930 Squadron (4 x aircraft) departed Oslo for Esbjerg
 2 Oct 1930 Squadron (3 x aircraft) departed Esbjerg for RAF Felixstowe, one aircraft left awaiting spares
 2 Oct 1930 Squadron (3 x aircraft) departed RAF Felixstowe for RAF Base Calshot

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner 17 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

 9 Feb 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Maurice C Pascoe  6 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  7 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Arthur J Ashton 12 May 1931 attached from RCAF
Fg Off Claude H Turner  1 Mar 1928 Photographic duties
Fg Off Keith F Jones  6 Mar 1929  
Fg Off George C Butler  7 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Edward J Laine 31 Jul 1929  

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1 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Charles H Brill  4 Jan 1932 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Patrick J A Hume-Wright  4 Jan 1932 Arrived on posting
Fg Off William Halmshaw  4 Jan 1932 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner 11 Jan 1932 Attached to RAF Lee-on-Solent for Short Naval Co-operation Course
Flt Lt

Reginald N Waite

11 Jan 1932 Attached to RAF Lee-on-Solent for Short Naval Co-operation Course
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner 16 Mar 1932 Ceased to be attached to RAF Lee-on-Solent on completion of Course
Flt Lt

Reginald N Waite

16 Mar 1932 Ceased to be attached to RAF Lee-on-Solent on completion of Course
Fg Off Arthur P Glenny  1 Apr 1932 Arrived on posting
Plt Off

Arthur D Messenger

 1 Apr 1932 Arrived on posting

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner 17 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

 9Feb 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Charles H Brill  4 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt Patrick J A Hume-Wright  4 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt

Reginald N Waite

 4 Jul 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Maurice C Pascoe  6 Jan 1930  
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  7 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Arthur J Ashton 12 May 1931 attached from RCAF
Fg Off Keith F Jones  6 Mar 1929  
Fg Off George C Butler  7 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Basil A Blythe  4 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Arthur P Glenny  1 Apr 1932  
Fg Off William Halmshaw  4 Jan 1932  
Plt Off

Arthur D Messenger

 1 Apr 1932 later A/Cdre

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3 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Cecil G Wigglesworth 25 Apr 1933 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 201 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edward F Turner  8 May 1933 Relinquished command of No 201 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Cecil G Wigglesworth  8 May 1933 Assumed command of No 201 Sqn
Flt Lt

Geoffrey I L Saye

 4 Jun 1933 Posted to Seaplane Training Sqn, RAF Base Calshot
Fg Off Graham R Canavan  4 Jun 1933 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt H Hobley  4 Jun 1933 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt G Wheeler  4 Jun 1933 Arrived on posting

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
29 May 1933 Squadron proceeded from RAF Base Calshot for Summer Cruise to Scotland and Northern Ireland
14 Jul 1933 Squadron returned to RAF Base Calshot on completion of Summer Cruise to Scotland and Northern Ireland

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cecil G Wigglesworth

25 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

 9Feb 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  7 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Geoffrey Francis 10 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt William G Abrams 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt

Geoffrey I L Saye

 5 Apr 1933 AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum 12 Apr 1933  
Fg Off John E Allen 21 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Leslie T G Barber  9 Jan 1933  
Fg Off Arthur P Glenny  1 Apr 1932  
Fg Off William Halmshaw  4 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Frank Crump 20 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Alban M Carey 20 Dec 1932  
Plt Off Denis I Coote 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Andrew N Combe 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Douglas Michell 19 Mar 1933  

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3 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Frank Crump 21 Aug 1933 Posted to Seaplane Training Sqn, RAF Base Calshot
Fg Off Alban M Carey 21 Aug 1933 Posted to Seaplane Training Sqn, RAF Base Calshot
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgeway  2 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting, wef 16 Sep 1933
Plt Off A C Mitchell  2 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A G Fergusson-Stewart  2 Oct 1933 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Arthur P Glenny  5 Oct 1933 Posted to RAF Base Gosport
Flt Lt Clifton W Grannum  5 Oct 1933 Posted to RAF Depot, Uxbridge
Plt Off Denis I Coote  8 Oct 1933 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off

Colin C McMullen

 4 Dec 1933 Arrived on posting from No 19 Flying Boat Pilots' Course

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
18 Sep 1933 Squadron proceeded from RAF Base Calshot for September Cruise to Scotland
29 Sep 1933 Squadron returned to RAF Base Calshot on completion of Summer Cruise to Scotland

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cecil G Wigglesworth

25 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

 9Feb 1931 DFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgeway 16 Sep 1933  
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  7 Jan 1931  
Flt Lt Geoffrey Francis 10 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt William G Abrams 19 Sep 1932  
Fg Off John E Allen 21 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Alan C Mitchell 16 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Leslie T G Barber  9 Jan 1933  
Fg Off William Halmshaw  4 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Graham R Canavan  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Alister G F Stewart 16 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Denis I Coote 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Andrew N Combe 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Douglas Michell 19 Mar 1933  

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2 Airmen Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  6 Jan 1934 Posted to No 205 Sqn, Singapore
Plt Off A G Fergusson-Stewart  6 Jan 1934 Posted to No 205 Sqn, Singapore
Flt Lt John E G Thomas 17 Jan 1934 Arrived on posting from No 19 Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Fg Off Leslie T G Barber 18 Jan 1934 Posted to Air Pilotage School, RAF Andover
Plt Off Andrew N Combe 23 Jan 1934 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Douglas Michell 23 Jan 1934 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Clayton D C Boyce  2 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting from No 210 Sqn
Fg Off Douglas Michell  3 Mar 1934 Posted to No 205 Sqn, Singapore
Fg Off Andrew N Combe  5 Mar 1934 Posted to No 203 Sqn, Basrah, Iraq
Flt Lt

Edmund F Waring

 5 Mar 1934 Posted to No 203 Sqn, Basrah, Iraq
Fg Off William Halmshaw 19 Mar 1934 Posted to No 210 Sqn, RAF Pembroke Dock
Fg Off George E Sampson 19 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Base, Calshot
Fg Off Clayton D C Boyce  1 Apr 1934 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off George E Sampson  1 Jun 1934 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off John E Allen  1 Jun 1934 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Alan C Mitchell  1 Jun 1934 Promoted to Flt Lt
Flt Lt Reginald W Hill  3 Jun 1934 Arrived on attachment
Fg Off Charles A Watt  3 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Leslie B B King  3 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Kenneth D Stanton  3 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Desmond E B Wheeler  3 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting
Fg Off

Colin C McMullen

11 Jun 1934 Posted to No 203 Sqn, Basrah, Iraq
Fg Off John E Allen 16 Jun 1934 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Date Notes
11 Jun 1934 Squadron proceeded from RAF Base Calshot on its Annual Cruise to Scotland and Northern Ireland
15 Jul 1934 Squadron returned to RAF Base Calshot on completion of its Annual Cruise

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Base Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Cecil G Wigglesworth

25 Apr 1933 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Reginald W Hill 3 Jun 1934  
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgeway 16 Sep 1933  
Flt Lt John E G Thomas 17 Jan 1934 DFC
Flt Lt Geoffrey Francis 10 Apr 1933  
Flt Lt William G Abrams 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt Clayton D C Boyce  1 Feb 1934 later AVM
Flt Lt George E Sampson 19 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt John E Allen 21 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Alan C Mitchell 16 Sep 1933  
Fg Off Charles A Watt  3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Graham R Canavan  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off

Colin C McMullen

 4 Dec 1933 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Denis I Coote 19 Mar 1933  
Plt Off Leslie B B King  3 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Kenneth D Stanton  3 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Desmond E B Wheeler  3 Jun 1934  

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2 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Geoffrey Francis 18 Jul 1934 Posted to HQ Coastal Area
Fg Off George E Sampson 23 Jul 1934 Posted to School of Naval Co-operation
Fg Off Graham R Canavan 23 Jul 1934 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot
Flt Lt Alan C Mitchell  6 Aug 1934 Posted to SHQ, RAF Pembroke Dock
Flt Lt J MacFarlane 15 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Richard T Gething 15 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Patrick H Dunn 15 Sep 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Brandon  3 Oct 1934 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr J MacFarlane  4 Nov 1934 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot
Plt Off Charles R Taylor  1 Dec 1934 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Reginald W Hill  7 Dec 1934 Ceased t be on attached on posting to the squadron
Plt Off Kenneth D Stanton  2 Mar 1935 Posted to RAF Depot as Non-effective, sick
Flt Lt Clayton D C Boyce 28 Mar 1935 Posted to RAF Leuchars
Flt Lt Pascoe  1 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting from leave, wef 25 Feb 1935
Flt Lt

Philip Jones

 1 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting from leave, wef 27 Mar 1935
Plt Off George A V Clayton  1 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting from leave, wef 27 Mar 1935
Plt Off Harold J Hobbs  1 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from leave, wef 27 Mar 1935
Plt Off Albert A de Gruyther  1 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting as supernumerary from leave, wef 27 Mar 1935
Plt Off Cornab  1 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting from leave, wef 27 Mar 1935
Sqn Ldr Cecil G Wigglesworth  1 Apr 1935 Relinquished command of No 201 Sqn on posting to the Air Ministry
Sqn Ldr

John D Breakey

 1 Apr 1935 Assumed command of No 201 Sqn
Flt Lt Pascoe 15 Apr 1935 Transferred to Class 'A', RAFO
Plt Off Cornab 31 May 1935 Posted to RAF Gosport
Flt Lt John St C Arbuthnott  7 Jun 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Flt Lt Esmond J H F Moreton  7 Jun 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Plt Off Vincent H A McBratney  7 Jun 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Plt Off Colin C Byar  7 Jun 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Plt Off Edmond L F Meynell  7 Jun 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Southampton II RAF Calshot Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John D Breakey

25 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John E G Thomas 17 Jan 1934 DFC
Flt Lt

Philip Jones

27 Mar 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Alan D Gilmore

28 May 1935 later AVM
Flt Lt John St C Arbuthnott  7 Jun 1935  
Flt Lt Esmond J H F Moreton  7 Jun 1935  
Flt Lt Charles A Watt  3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Richard T Gething 15 Sep 1934 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Patrick H Dunn 15 Sep 1934 later AM
Plt Off Leslie B B King   3 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Charles R Taylor  1 Dec 1934  
Plt Off George A V Clayton 27 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Harold J Hobbs 27 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Vincent H A McBratney  7 Jun 1935  
Plt Off Albert A de Gruyther 27 Mar 1935  
Plt Off Colin C Byar  7 Jun 1935  
Plt Off Edmond L F Meynell  7 Jun 1935  

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2 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Harold J Hobbs  1 Jul 1935 Posted to MAEE for temporary duty
Plt Off Leslie B B King 10 Jul 1935 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 16 Jun 1935
Plt Off Charles R Taylor 11 Jul 1935 Posted to Air Pilotage Flight, RAF Andover
Plt Off Edmond L F Meynell 18 Jul 1935 Posted to Short R6/28, RAF Felixstowe
Flt Lt Esmond J H F Moreton 22 Jul 1935 Attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off George A V Clayton 22 Jul 1935 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off Patrick H Dunn 22 Jul 1935 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt Esmond J H F Moreton 28 Jul 1935 Ceased to be attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Flt Lt John St C Arbuthnott  5 Sep 1935 Transferred to Class 'A', RAFO, wef 5 Aug 1935
Plt Off Colin C Byar  9 Sep 1935 Attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Plt Off Colin C Byar 15 Sep 1935 Ceased to be attached to RAF Manston for Parachute Course
Flt Lt

Philip Jones

 7 Oct 1935 Attached to RAF Gosport for Instrument Flying Course
Plt Off Patrick H Dunn  8 Oct 1935 Adjutant, promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt

Philip Jones

22 Oct 1935 Ceased to be attached to RAF Gosport for Instrument Flying Course
Flt Lt

Philip Jones

 6 Dec 1935 Posted to No 202 Sqn, Malta
Plt Off George A V Clayton 12 Dec 1935 Posted to No 203 Sqn, Basrah, Iraq
Flt Lt T W G Eady 30 Dec 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Plt Off A R Leggate 30 Dec 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Plt Off J R Leggate 30 Dec 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Plt Off W H Kearney 30 Dec 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Plt Off G S A Parnaby 30 Dec 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Sgt Plt B Bannister 30 Dec 1935 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Pilots' Course
Flt Lt E S C Davies  4 Jan 1936 Arrived on posting from RAF Staff College
Plt Off G S A Parnaby 14 Jan 1936 Attached to 'B' Flight
Flt Lt John E G Thomas 13 Jan 1936 Posted to No 48 Sqn, RAF Manston
Flt Lt E S C Davies 13 Jan 1936 Assumed duties of Flight Commander
Plt Off Albert A de Gruyther 27 Jan 1936 Posted to No 203 Sqn, Basrah, Iraq
Flt Lt William D J Michie  1 May 1936 later A/Cdre

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
22 Apr 1936 Squadron collected first production Saro London, K5257, from the manufacturers
London I

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I RAF Calshot Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John D Breakey

25 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt E S C Davies  4 Jan 1936 AFC
Flt Lt Esmond J H F Moreton  7 Jun 1935  
Flt Lt William D J Michie  1 May 1936 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt R A McMurtrie  1 May 1936  
Fg Off Leslie B B King   3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Patrick H Dunn 15 Sep 1934 later AM
Fg Off Vincent H A McBratney  7 Jun 1935  
Plt Off G S A Parnaby 30 Dec 1935  
Plt Off A R Leggate 30 Dec 1935  
Plt Off W H Kearney 30 Dec 1935  
Plt Off J R Leggate 30 Dec 1935  
Plt Off J B Brolly  1 May 1936  
Plt Off W I Hammond  1 May 1936  

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4 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
10 Jul 1936 Squadron collected London, K5259, from the manufacturers
23 Jul 1936 The Squadron Badge, which had been authorised by HM King Edward VIII was presented by the AOC-in-C*
No 201 Squadron badge
29 Jul 1936 Squadron collected London, K5260, from the manufacturers
28 Aug 1936 Squadron collected London, K5261, from the manufacturers
14 Sep 1936 Squadron collected London, K5262, from the manufacturers
30 Nov 1936 Squadron collected London, K5909, from the manufacturers and placed in 'Immediate Reserve' category
 9 Dec 1936 All Southampton aircraft declared time expired and written off, except N9900 and S1232 (both u/s)
15 Jan 1937 Squadron departed RAF Calshot for Malta
27 Jan 1937 Squadron returned to RAF Calshot from Malta

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

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
Saro London I RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John D Breakey

25 Mar 1935 Officer Commanding, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt K R Coates 20 Jun 1936  
Flt Lt R A McMurtrie  1 May 1936  
Flt Lt W Pickersgill 27 Jul 1936  
Fg Off Leslie B B King   3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Patrick H Dunn 15 Sep 1934 later AM
Plt Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A C R Thompson 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off D Ford  4 Jun 1937  
Plt Off John H Chaplin  4 Jun 1937 later A/Cdre
Plt Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Plt Off P R Woodward  4 Jun 1937  

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4 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

John D Breakey

20 Sep 1937 Relinquished command of No 201 Sqn
Wg Cdr J H O Jones 20 Sep 1937 Assumed command of No 201 Sqn
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady  9 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting to fill new post of Sqn Ldr Flight Commander
Fg Off J H Irvin 21 Jun 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off A G Wincott 21 Jun 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
16 Aug 1937 Squadron proceeded from RAF Calshot to Armament Training Camp at Newport
12 Sep 1937 Squadron returned from Armament Training Camp at Newport
21 Jan 1938 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Saro London IIs
London II
21 Jun 1938 Squadron completed re-equipment with London IIs (6 x IE and 2 x IR)
20 May 1938 Squadron proceeded from RAF Calshot to Stranraer for Armament Training Camp at Luce Bay
12 Sep 1937 Squadron returned from Armament Training Camp at Stranraer

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II (from Jan 1938) RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr J H O Jones 26 Jul 1937 Officer Commanding,
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady 23 Feb 1938
Flt Lt R A McMurtrie  1 May 1936  
Flt Lt G R G R Brice 16 Dec 1937  
Flt Lt G A V Clayton  6 May 1938  
Fg Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Plt Off A G Wincott 18 Jul 1937  
Plt Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Plt Off P R Woodward  4 Jun 1937  
Plt Off W R Gautrey 18 Jul 1937  
Plt Off H J A Thewles  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D King 28 Feb 1938  

-

3 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt J H O Jones 21 Nov 1938 Relinquished command of No 201 Sqn
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady 21 Nov 1938 Assumed temporary command of No 201 Sqn

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
29 Sep 1938 Squadron proceeded to its War Station at Invergordon
 7 Oct 1938 Squadron returned to RAF Calshot from its War Station at Invergordon

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady 23 Feb 1938 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt A Franklin 31 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt

Denis Finlay

18 Jul 1938 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off P R Woodward  4 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Fg Off W R Gautrey 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off A G Wincott 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off H J A Thewles  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J D Middleton 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W D L Filson-Young 10 Aug 1938  
Plt Off R K Beale 21 Oct 1938  
Warrant Officer
WO C W Holbourn  1 Apr 1934  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off A G Wincott 31 Jan 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to HQ No 16 Group
Plt Off W R Gautrey 31 Jan 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady  1  Feb 1939 Relinquished temporary command of No 201 Sqn
Wg Cdr C H Cahill  1 Feb 1939 Assumed command of No 201 Sqn
Fg Off P R Woodward 24 Feb 1939 Posted to No 230 Sqn, Singapore
Plt Off W R Gautrey  1 Apr 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J D Middleton  1 Apr 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
29 Sep 1938 Squadron proceeded to its War Station at Invergordon
 7 Oct 1938 Squadron returned to RAF Calshot from its War Station at Invergordon

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C H Cahill  1 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady 23 Feb 1938  
Flt Lt A Franklin 31 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt

Denis Finlay

18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off W R Gautrey 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Fg Off H J A Thewles  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J D Middleton 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W D L Filson-Young 10 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A H Barnes 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off P J Dundee 24 Feb 1939
Plt Off F McD Hunter 24 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO C W Holbourn  1 Apr 1934  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II RAF Calshot Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr C H Cahill  1 Feb 1939 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr

Denis Finlay

18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt A Franklin 31 Jul 1938  
Flt Lt S T Misselbrook  3 Apr 1939  
Fg Off J H Irvin 28 Mar 1937  
Fg Off W R Gautrey 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off J S Kendrick  4 Jun 1937  
Fg Off H J A Thewles  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off J D Middleton 29 Jul 1938  
Plt Off W D L Filson-Young 10 Aug 1938  
Plt Off A H Barnes 24 Feb 1939  
Plt Off P J Dundee 24 Feb 1939
Plt Off F McD Hunter 24 Feb 1939  
Warrant Officer
WO C W Holbourn  1 Apr 1934  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Denis Finlay

 1 Apr 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt S T Misselbrook  3 Apr 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off W R Gautrey 14 Apr 1939 Attached the Care and Maintenance Party, at Lerwick
Fg Off J H Irvin 16 Apr 1939 Posted tpo No 1 Electrical and Wireless School, RAF Cranwell
Sqn Ldr T W G Eady 10  Feb 1939 Posted to No 8 FTS, RAF Montrose
Sqn Ldr

Denis Finlay

10 Apr 1939 Assumed duties of Flight Commander
Flt Lt A Franklin 20 Apr 1939 Posted to No 209 Sqn, RAF Felixstowe
Flt Lt S T Misselbrook 15 May 1939 Posted to SS Manela for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off J G Fleming 16 May 1939 Arrived on posting from No 18 Flying Boat Conversion Course
Plt Off J D Middleton 18 Jul 1939 Adjutant, promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Furlong 19 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from No 19 Flying Boat Conversion Course
Plt Off Green 19 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from No 19 Flying Boat Conversion Course
Plt Off C V D Willis 19 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from No 19 Flying Boat Conversion Course
Plt Off D S Lindsay 19 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from No 19 Flying Boat Conversion Course
Sqn Ldr F A Pearce  4 Sep 1939 Attached, in command of a detachment of 4 x Sunderlands
Sqn Ldr F A Pearce  9 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached on return to RAF Pembroke Dock
Plt Off Kite  9 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached on return to RAF Pembroke Dock
Flt Lt Sinclair  9 Sep 1939 Attached from No 240 Sqn, Invergordon (& crew)
Plt Off Pam  9 Sep 1939 Attached from No 240 Sqn, Invergordon (& crew)
Flt Lt Sinclair 16 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 240 Sqn
Plt Off Pam 16 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 240 Sqn
Flt Lt Crosbie 16 Sep 1939 Attached from No 209 Sqn, Invergordon (& crew)
Flt Lt D F Spotswood 16 Sep 1939 Attached from No 209 Sqn, Invergordon (& crew)
Flt Sgt Corby 16 Sep 1939 Attached from No 209 Sqn, Invergordon (& crew)
Flt Lt D F Spotswood 21 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 209 Sqn, Invergordon
Fg Off Cox 22 Sep 1939 Attached from No 209 Sqn, Invergordon (& crew)
Flt Lt Gates 22 Sep 1939 Attached from No 209 Sqn, Invergordon (& crew)
Flt Lt Crosbie 22 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 209 Sqn, Invergordon (& crew)
Flt Sgt Corby 27 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached from No 209 Sqn, Invergordon (& crew)
Flt Lt Veevers-Carter 13 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177) - From October 1939, the ORB stopped giving personnel movements

Organisational Movements: Apr - Dec 1939

Date Notes
14 Apr 1939 Squadron proceeded from RAF Calshot to Stranraer for Armament Training Camp at Luce Bay
13 May 1939 Squadron returned from Armament Training Camp at Stranraer
27 May 1939 Personnel embarked on SS Manela at Cowes
29 May 1939 SS Manela departed Cowes for Lerwick
12 Jun 1939 2 x aircraft, L7038 and L7040, proceeded to Lerwick
18 Jun 1939 Remaining aircraft proceeded to Lerwick
19 Jun 1939 SS Manela arrived at Lerwick
 7 Jul 1939 Squadron aircraft departed Lerwick for Calshot but became separated due to bad weather
 8 Jul 1939 1 x aircraft arrived at Calshot
 9 Jul 1939 4 x aircraft arrived at Calshot
10 Jul 1939 1 x aircraft arrived at Calshot
10 Jul 1939 SS Manela arrived at Cowes
 7 Aug 1939 6 x aircraft proceeded to the Stranraer
 9 Aug 1939 5 x aircraft proceeded from Stranraer to Sullom Voe, Shetland
 4 Sep 1939 4 x Sunderlands, L5798, N9026, L2167 and L2168 attached for operational duties
Sunderland I
 6 Nov 1939 Squadron HQ moved from Sullom Voe to Invergordon, a flying detachment remaining at Sullom Voe
 8 Nov 1939 Sea Party left SS Manela for Lerwick en-route to Invergordon via Aberdeen
11 Nov 1939 Sea and Land Parties arrived at Invergordon

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Sgt B Bannister  1 Apr 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Pilot Officer
Fg Off Furlong  2 Apr 1940 Attached to HQ, No 18 Group for Navigation duties
Sqn Ldr S T Misselbrook  3 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke for Conversion Course on Sunderlands
Plt Off Harry  3 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke for Conversion Course on Sunderlands
Plt Off Raban  3 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke for Conversion Course on Sunderlands
Plt Off Alexander  3 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke for Conversion Course on Sunderlands
Fg Off C V D Willis  4 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke for Conversion Course on Sunderlands
Flt Lt W R Gautrey  7 Apr 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke for Conversion Course on Sunderlands
Plt Off Raban 11 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke
Plt Off Alexander 11 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke
Flt Lt J D Middleton 15 Apr 1940 Returned from Ait Navigation Course at RAF St Athan
Plt Off Bannerman 15 Apr 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting from RAF Manby and attached to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sqn Ldr S T Misselbrook 23 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke
Flt Lt W R Gautrey 23 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke
Fg Off C V D Willis 23 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke
Flt Lt W D L Filson-Young 13 May 1940 Rejoined the squadron from RAF Pembroke Dock
Plt Off D J Fletcher 13 May 1940 Rejoined the squadron from RAF Pembroke Dock
Plt Off Bannerman 13 May 1940 Air Gunner, attached to RAF Warmwell for Advanced Gunnery Course
Plt Off D S Lindsay 15 May 1940 Attached to Central Gunnery School
Sqn Ldr

Denis Finlay

16 May 1940 Relinquished duties of Flight Commander on posting to HQ Coastal Command
Sqn Ldr S T Misselbrook 16 May 1940 Assumed duties of Flight Commander
Sqn Ldr G R Brice 16 May 1940 Arrived on posting as supernumerary
Wg Cdr C H Cahill 26 May 1940 Attached to SHQ, RAF Invergordon pending departure to RAF Sullom Voe
Fg Off C V D Willis 26 May 1940 Attached to SHQ, RAF Invergordon pending departure to RAF Sullom Voe
Plt Off Alexander 26 May 1940 Attached to SHQ, RAF Invergordon pending departure to RAF Sullom Voe
Plt Off B Bannister 29 May 1940 Posted to RAF Calshot
APO C A B Rome  3 Jun 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Plt Off J Seeds  9 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Calshot for Navigation duties
APO Bannerman 22 Jun 1940 Air Gunner, posted to No 10 Sqn, RAAF
Fg Off Furlong  4 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 (C) OTU
Fg Off C V D Willis  4 Jul 1940 Posted to BATU, RAF Boscombe Down
Fg Off J S Kendrick  5 Jul 1940 Posted to BATU, RAF Boscombe Down
Flt Lt J D Middleton  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Of D M Harry  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Of J Seeds  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt L E Worthington  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
LAC M J E Jarvis  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
LAC J H Lane  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
LAC R H F Hammond  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
LAC J F Hindle  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
AC1 J B Belderson  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
AC1 P Clark  9 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr G R Brice 13 Jul 1940 Reposted to No 201 Sqn
Plt Off D Hope 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Oban
APO L G Denniss 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Silloth
Plt Off Alexander 15 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Oban
Plt Off J G Fleming 15 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Oban
Sqn Ldr S T Misselbrook 15 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke Dock
Fg Off H J A Thewles 15 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke Dock
Plt Off H J Field 15 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke Dock
Plt Off R J Vaughan 15 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke Dock
Sqn Ldr G R Brice 19 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke Dock for temporary duty
Plt Off Alexander 19 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke Dock for temporary duty
Plt Off J G Fleming 19 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke Dock for temporary duty
Fg Off H J A Thewles 25 Jul 1940 Attached to RAF Pembroke Dock
Flt Lt Veevers-Carter 26 Jul 1940 Adjutant, posted to No 10 (Signals) Recruit Centre
Plt Off W R Gautrey 26 Jul 1940 Proceeded to RAF Invergordon on temporary duty
Plt Off V S Rea 26 Jul 1940 Proceeded to RAF Invergordon on temporary duty
Plt Off R J Vaughan 26 Jul 1940 Proceeded to RAF Invergordon on temporary duty
Plt Off W J Read 26 Jul 1940 Air Gunner, proceeded to RAF Invergordon on temporary duty
Plt Off D S Lindsay 26 Jul 1940 Proceeded to RAF Invergordon on temporary duty
Plt Off F W Smith 26 Jul 1940 Proceeded to RAF Invergordon on temporary duty
Plt Off D Hope 26 Jul 1940 Proceeded to RAF Invergordon on temporary duty
Fg Off A S H Bircham 27 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off J G Fleming  1 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 5 Jul 1940
Plt Off D S Lindsay  1 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 5 Jul 1940
Plt Off W J Read  1 Aug 1940 Air Gunner, promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 1 Apr 1940
Sqn Ldr G R Brice  1 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Pembroke Dock for temporary duty
APO C A B Rome  9 Aug 1940 Air Gunner, attached to Central Gunnery School
Wg Cdr C S Riccard 12 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ Coastal Command pending assuming command of No 201 Sqn
APO Bannerman 14 Aug 1940 Regraded as Plt Off on Probation, wef 22 Apr 1940
APO L G Denniss 14 Aug 1940 Regraded as Plt Off on Probation, wef 15 May 1940
APO C A B Rome 14 Aug 1940 Regraded as Plt Off on Probation, wef 1 Jun 1940
Act Fg Off W J Read 14 Aug 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 1 Apr 1940
Act Fg Off D S Lindsay 14 Aug 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 5 Jul 1940
Act Fg Off J G Fleming 14 Aug 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef  5 Jul 1940
Wg Cdr C H Cahill 18 Aug 1940 Relinquished command of No 201 Sqn on posting to RAF Stranraer
Wg Cdr C S Riccard 18 Aug 1940 Assumed command of No 201 Sqn
Sqn Ldr S T Misselbrook 26 Aug 1940 Posted to No 14 OTU
Plt Off P J Haaren  5 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting, wef 13 Aug 1940
Fg Off W P Green  6 Sep 1940 Posted to No 2 School of General Reconnaissance
Plt Off Champion  6 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Mountford  6 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Parsons  6 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt J P Balfour  9 Oct 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off on Probation, wef 19 Aug 1940
Fg Off C M Scruton 13 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Training Sqn, RAF Stranraer, wef 12 Oct 1940
Plt Off A G Evill 13 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Training Sqn, RAF Stranraer, wef 12 Oct 1940
Plt Off P G Cooper 13 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Training Sqn, RAF Stranraer, wef 12 Oct 1940
Plt Off L G Denniss 21 Oct 1940 Posted to No 12 EFTS, RAF Prestwick
Plt Off V S Rea 26 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Fg Off
Sgt R Lauder 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J L Carson 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt R W J Phelps 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 G A Nangle 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr G R Brice  2 Nov 1940 Posted to MAEE, RAF Helensburgh
Act Flt Lt J G Fleming  8 Nov 1940 Attached to PDC, Uxbridge for Transatlantic Ferrying duties
Flt Lt W R Gautrey  8 Nov 1940 Attached to PDC, Uxbridge for Transatlantic Ferrying duties
Plt Off F C Clarke 18 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 301 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Wg Cdr C S Riccard 24 Nov 1940 Assumed temporary command of RAF Sullom Voe
Act Flt Lt V S Rea 29 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Act Flt Lt W R Gautrey 29 Nov 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 27 Jul 1940
Act Flt Lt H J A Thewles 29 Nov 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off H J Field 29 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off F W Smith 29 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off D J Fletcher 29 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off R J Vaughan 29 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Act Flt D S Lindsay 29 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 17 Aug 1940
Plt Off P G Cooper 13 Oct 1940 Confirmed in his appointment, wef 14 Aug 1940
Sqn Ldr J P Cecil-Wright  5 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 RAF Depot
Plt Off P J Spink  7 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Training Sqn, RAF Stranraer
Plt Off P H George  7 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from Flying Boat Training Sqn, RAF Stranraer
Sqn Ldr J P Cecil-Wright  9 Dec 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Sqn Ldr B A Fraser  9 Dec 1940 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Wg Cdr C S Riccard  9 Dec 1940 Relinquished temporary command of RAF Sullom Voe

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
xx Apr 1940 All London aircraft, except one on detachment, were returned to RAF Calshot pending re-equipment with Short Sunderland Is
 4 Apr 1940 Squadron received Sunderlands, L5802 (ex 204 Sqn), N6138 (ex 228 Sqn) , L5800 (ex 210 Sqn) and P9606 (New)
Sunderland I
23 Apr 1940 Air Party departed RAF Pembroke Dock for RAF Invergordon
26 Apr 1940 Ground Party arrived at RAF Invergordon from RAF Pembroke Dock
23 May 1940 Ground Party proceeded to RAF Sullom Voe, but was held up in Aberdeen due to bad weather
26 May 1940 Air Party proceeded to RAF Sullom Voe
31 May 1940 Ground Party arrived at RAF Sullom Voe
 9 Dec 1940 Squadron re-organised on a two flight basis

Source - No 201 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1177)

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