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No 202 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Organisational Movements: Apr 1920 - May 1921

Date Notes
 

Reformed on 9 April 1920 at Alexandria from a flight of No 267 Squadron, equipped with Short 184s

Short 184
16 May 1921 Squadron disbanded but continued to be listed until August 1921.

Source - 'RAF Commands', C G Jefford

April 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short 184 Alexandria Mediterranean Group

 

Rank Name Branch Notes
Flt Lt Harry Stewart S  
Fg Off Frederick A Norton A & S  
Fg Off Graeme Verden Ad  
Obs Off Robert B Hunter O  
Obs Off Harold W St John O DFC
Fg Off Harry Cartwright Ad  
Fg Off Charles Roper S  
Fg Off James W Bell S DSM

Source - April 1920 Air Force List

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short 184 Alexandria Mediterranean Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William G Sitwell A & S 12 Mar 1920 DSC
Flt Lt Harry Stewart S  2 Oct 1919 Flight Commander
Flt Lt James M Burke T 15 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur A T Pipon S 11 Jun 1920 Flight Commander, DFC, DSC
Flt Lt Ceri McC Jones Med 28 Jan 1920 MA
Fg Off Frederick A Norton A & S  6 Aug 1919  
Fg Off Adam G B Ellis A & S 11 Jun 1920  
Obs Off Harold W St John O 22 Dec 1919 DFC
Fg Off Harry Cartwright Stores 31 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Charles Roper S 14 Dec 1919  
Fg Off James W Bell S 21 Dec 1919 DSM
Fg Off Robert St H Clarke A & S 11 Apr 1920 AFC
Fg Off David V Carnegie A & S 10 Jun 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Percival Harris A & S 11 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Albert E W Finch T 15 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Alexander Blackwell T 11 Jun 1920

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short 184 Alexandria Mediterranean Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr William G Sitwell A & S 12 Mar 1920 DSC
Flt Lt Harry Stewart S  2 Oct 1919 Flight Commander
Flt Lt James M Burke T 15 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur A T Pipon S 11 Jun 1920 Flight Commander, DFC, DSC
Fg Off Adam G B Ellis A & S 11 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Robert St H Clarke A & S 11 Apr 1920 AFC
Fg Off Frederick A Norton A & S  6 Aug 1919  
Fg Off David V Carnegie A & S 10 Jun 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Percival Harris A & S 11 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Albert E W Finch T 15 Mar 1920  
Obs Off Harold W St John O 22 Dec 1919 DFC
Fg Off James W Bell S 21 Dec 1919 DSM
Fg Off Harry Cartwright Stores 31 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Alexander Blackwell T 11 Jun 1920
Fg Off Charles Roper S 14 Dec 1919  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt Ceri McC Jones Med 28 Jan 1920 MA

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short 184 Alexandria Mediterranean Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip A Shepherd A 12 Sep 1920 DSC
Flt Lt Harry Stewart S  2 Oct 1919 Flight Commander
Flt Lt James M Burke T 15 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur A T Pipon S 11 Jun 1920 Flight Commander, DFC, DSC
Fg Off Adam G B Ellis A & S 11 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Basil H Godfrey Ad 20 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Frederick A Norton A & S  6 Aug 1919  
Fg Off David V Carnegie A & S 10 Jun 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Percival Harris A & S 11 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Edward E P Smith A & S 20 Sep 1920
Obs Off Wilfred Sanderson O 20 Sep 1920  
Fg Off James W Bell S 21 Dec 1919 DSM
Fg Off Harry Cartwright Stores 31 Dec 1919  
Obs Off Rowland Nicholson O 12 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Alexander Blackwell T 11 Jun 1920
Fg Off Charles Roper S 14 Dec 1919  

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

May 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short 184 Alexandria Mediterranean Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip A Shepherd A 12 Sep 1920 DSC
Flt Lt Harry Stewart S  2 Oct 1919 Flight Commander
Flt Lt James M Burke T 15 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur A T Pipon S 11 Jun 1920 Flight Commander, DFC, DSC
Fg Off Adam G B Ellis A & S 11 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Basil H Godfrey Ad 20 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Frederick A Norton A & S  6 Aug 1919  
Fg Off Percival Harris A & S 11 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Edward E P Smith A & S 20 Sep 1920
Obs Off Wilfred Sanderson O 20 Sep 1920  
Fg Off James W Bell S 21 Dec 1919 DSM
Fg Off Harry Cartwright Stores 31 Dec 1919  
Obs Off Rowland Nicholson O 12 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Alexander Blackwell T 11 Jun 1920
Fg Off Charles Roper S 14 Dec 1919  

Source - May1921 Air Force List

June 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short 184 Alexandria Mediterranean Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip A Shepherd A 12 Sep 1920 DSC
Flt Lt Harry Stewart S  2 Oct 1919 Flight Commander
Flt Lt James M Burke T 15 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur A T Pipon S 11 Jun 1920 Flight Commander, DFC, DSC
Fg Off Adam G B Ellis A & S 11 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Basil H Godfrey Ad 20 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Frederick A Norton A & S  6 Aug 1919  
Fg Off Percival Harris A & S 11 Apr 1920  
Fg Off James W Bell S 21 Dec 1919 DSM
Fg Off Harry Cartwright Stores 31 Dec 1919  
Fg Off Charles Roper S 14 Dec 1919  

Source - June 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short 184 Alexandria Mediterranean Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip A Shepherd A 12 Sep 1920 DSC
Flt Lt Harry Stewart S  2 Oct 1919 Flight Commander
Flt Lt James M Burke T 15 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur A T Pipon S 11 Jun 1920 Flight Commander, DFC, DSC
Fg Off Adam G B Ellis A & S 11 Jun 1920  
Fg Off Frederick A Norton A & S  6 Aug 1919  
Fg Off Percival Harris A & S 11 Apr 1920  
Fg Off James W Bell S 21 Dec 1919 DSM
Fg Off Charles Roper S 14 Dec 1919  
Stores Officer
Fg Off Harry Cartwright    1 Feb 1920  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

August 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short 184 Alexandria Mediterranean Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Philip A Shepherd A 12 Sep 1920 DSC
Flt Lt James M Burke T 15 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Arthur A T Pipon S 11 Jun 1920 Flight Commander, DFC, DSC
Fg Off Percival Harris A & S 11 Apr 1920  
Fg Off James W Bell S 21 Dec 1919 DSM
Stores Officer
Fg Off Harry Cartwright    1 Feb 1920  

Source - August 1921 Air Force List

Branches: A = Aeroplane, A & S = Aeroplane and Seaplane, Med = Medical O = Observer, S = Seaplane, T = Technical

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Colin Boumphrey  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight and assumed command
Fg Off Maurice C Pascoe  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Fg Off Humphrey M Whittle  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Fg Off Ardley G Pickering  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Fg Off Geoffrey D Middleton  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Fg Off Reginald F Francis  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Fg Off Alfred H Willetts  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Fg Off William C McNeil  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Fg Off Lionel G Martin  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Fg Off Geoffrey Francis  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Plt Off Clifton W Grannum  1 Jan 1929 Transferred from No 481 Flight
Plt Off Clifton W Grannum 30 Jan 1929 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Alistair R Sarel  9 Mar 1929 Arrived on posting from No 201 Sqn
Fg Off Maurice C Pascoe 20 Mar 1929 Promoted to Flt Lt

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1929

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1929

Reformed at RAF Calafrana by redesignating No 481 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight, equipped with Fairey IIIDs

Fairey IIID

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIID (Temporary) RAF Calafrana RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Colin Boumphrey 12 Apr 1928* Officer Commanding?
Flt Lt Maurice C Pascoe 20 Apr 1927* Signals duties
Fg Off Humphrey M Whittle 21 Sep 1928*  
Fg Off Geoffrey D Middleton 14 Jan 1926*  
Fg Off Reginald F Francis  4 Jan 1927* Killed in a flying accident - 5 Jun 1930
Fg Off Ardley G Pickering 14 Jan 1928* AFC
Fg Off Alfred H Willetts 22 Mar 1927*  
Fg Off William C McNeil 30 Mar 1928*  
Fg Off Lionel G Martin 30 Sep 1928*  
Fg Off Geoffrey Francis 17 Sep 1927*  
Fg Off Alistair R Sarel  9 Mar 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off Clifton W Grannum 30 Mar 1928*  

* Date of appointment to No 481 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight.

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Lionel G Martin  7 Jun 1929 Attached to HQ RAF Mediterranean for 'P' Staff duties
Fg Off Alfred H Willetts  9 Jul 1929 Posted to UK for Engineering Course
Flt Lt Colin Boumphrey 17 Jul 1929 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off Humphrey M Whittle 17 Jul 1929 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Lionel G Martin  8 Aug 1929 Ceased to be attached to HQ RAF Mediterranean for 'P' Staff duties
Flt Lt Humphrey M Whittle 11 Aug 1929 Assumed temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Colin Boumphrey 11 Aug 1929 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn on Posting to HMS Hermes, China Station
Flt Lt Humphrey M Whittle  1 Sep 1929 Posted to HQ RAF Mediterranean
Fg Off Ardley G Pickering  1 Sep 1929 Posted to RAF Hal Far
Plt Off Kenneth R Coates  3 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting from RAF Base, Calshot
Plt Off Herbert M Pearson  3 Oct 1929 Arrived on posting from No 201 Sqn, RAF Base, Calshot
Sqn Ldr Ronald H Kershaw 28 Jan 1930 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 202 Sqn
Flt Lt Humphrey M Whittle 28 Jan 1930 Relinquished temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off Geoffrey D Middleton  5 Mar 1930 Promoted to Flt Lt and attached to RAF Base for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off Geoffrey Francis 17 Mar 1930 Posted to RAF Hal Far
Fg Off William C McNeil 27 Mar 1930 Posted to School of Naval Co-operation
Fg Off Reginald Chadwick 11 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting from RAF Base, Calshot
Plt Off James D Rutherford 11 Apr 1930 Arrived on posting from No 204 Sqn
Fg Off Reginald F Francis  5 Jun 1930 Killed in a flying accident
LAC C D Harris  5 Jun 1930 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off Kenneth R Coates 15 Jun 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off Herbert M Pearson 15 Jun 1930 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off James D Rutherford 15 Jun 1930 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
16 Jul 1930 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Fairey IIIFs, with the first, S1374 being delivered
Fairey IIIF (seaplane)

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIID

Fairey IIIF

RAF Base Malta (Calafrana) RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ronald H Kershaw 28 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding
Fg Off Lionel G Martin 30 Sep 1928*  
Fg Off Alistair R Sarel  9 Mar 1929 Armament duties
Fg Off Clifton W Grannum 30 Mar 1928*  
Fg Off John C K Rogers  3 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Reginald Chadwick 11 Apr 1930  
Plt Off James D Rutherford 11 Apr 1930  
Plt Off Kenneth R Coates  3 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Herbert M Pearson  3 Oct 1929 later A/Cdre

* Date of appointment to No 481 (Coastal Reconnaissance) Flight.

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
Plt Off Wilfred I H Burke 18 Sep 1930 Arrived on posting from No 204 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Ronald H Kershaw  1 Jan 1931 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Plt Off Wilfred I H Burke 27 Jan 1931 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Geoffrey D Middleton  8 Feb 1931 Posted to the Home Establishment and relinquished duties of Adjutant, RAF Base
Fg Off Lionel G Martin  8 Feb 1931 Attached to RAF Base for duty as Adjutant
Wg Cdr Ronald H Kershaw 16 Apr 1931 Proceeded on leave pending posting
Flt Lt Humphrey M Whittle 16 Apr 1931 Attached from HQ RAF Mediterranean and assumed temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off Alistair R Sarel  1 May 1931 Posted to RAF Hal Far for Administrative and Flying duties
Flt Lt H F Luck 22 May 1931 Arrived on posting from RAF Depot for duty as Adjutant, RAF Base
Fg Off Lionel G Martin 22 May 1931 Ceased to be attached to RAF Base for duty as Adjutant
Wg Cdr F G D Hards 14 Jul 1931 Assumed temporary command of No 202 Sqn Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
14 Jul 1931 Squadron commenced a Cruise to the Eastern Meditteranean

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Malta (Calafrana) RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Ronald H Kershaw 28 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding
Fg Off Lionel G Martin 30 Sep 1928*  
Fg Off Clifton W Grannum 30 Mar 1928*  
Fg Off John C K Rogers  3 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Reginald Chadwick 11 Apr 1930  
Fg Off James D Rutherford 11 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth R Coates  3 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Herbert M Pearson 3 Oct 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Wilfred I H Burke 18 Sep 1930  

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens 26 Jul 1931 Arrived on posting, wef 17 Jul 1931 from the UK pending assuming command of No 202 Sqn
Wg Cdr F G D Hards 14 Jul 1931 Relinquished temporary command of No 202 Sqn for Eastern Mediterranean Cruise
Wg Cdr Ronald H Kershaw 29 Jul 1931 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens 29 Jul 1931 Assumed command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off John C K Rogers  5 Dec 1931 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off Thomas Q Horner  8 Jan 1932 Arrived on posting from No 204 Sqn
Fg Off Lionel G Martin  1 Apr 1932 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off Maurice Q Candler  8 May 1932 Arrived on posting from RAF Base Calshot, wef 29 Apr 1932
Fg Off Terence J MacDermot  8 May 1932 Arrived on posting from No 204 Sqn, wef 29 Apr 1932
Fg Off James D Rutherford 28 May 1932 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment for Long Engineering Course, RAF Henlow
Plt Off Thomas Q Horner 20 Jun 1932 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
27 Jul 1931 Squadron returned from its Cruise to the Eastern Meditteranean
20 Jun 1932 4 x aircraft departed RAF Calafrana for 1932 Cruise to Khartoum via Aboukir
15 Jul 1932 4 x aircraft returned to RAF Calafrana on completion of 1932 Cruise to Khartoum

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Malta (Calafrana) RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens 17 Jul 1931 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Lionel G Martin 30 Sep 1928*  
Fg Off Clifton W Grannum 30 Mar 1928*  
Fg Off Reginald Chadwick 11 Apr 1930  
Fg Off James D Rutherford 11 Apr 1930  
Fg Off Kenneth R Coates  3 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Herbert M Pearson 3 Oct 1929 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Wilfred I H Burke 18 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Maurice Q Candler 29 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Terence J MacDermot 29 Apr 1932  
Plt Off Thomas Q Horner  8 Jan 1932  

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann 28 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting, wef 20 Aug 1932, pending assuming command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off Peter F Foss 28 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting, wef 20 Aug 1932
Fg Off Gordon R Brice 28 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting, wef 25 Aug 1932
Plt Off

Wilfred E Oulton

28 Aug 1932 Arrived on posting, wef 19 Aug 1932
Flt Lt Lionel G Martin  1 Sep 1932 Posted to AHQ Mediterranean for 'P' Staff duties
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens  1 Sep 1932 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn on posting to RAF Base Calafrana as 2 i/c
Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann  1 Sep 1932 Assumed command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off

Arthur D Messenger

18 Oct 1932 Arrived on posting, wef 12 Oct 1932
Fg Off Kenneth R Coates  6 Nov 1932 Departed on posting to HQ Iraq for Intelligence duties
Fg Off Arthur E Dobell 19 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 10 Dec 1932
Fg Off John W Bateman 19 Dec 1932 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 10 Dec 1932
Fg Off Clifton W Grannum  2 Feb 1933 Flight Commander, embarked for the UK
Fg Off Wilfred I H Burke  2 Feb 1933 Assumed duties of Flight Commander
Fg Off Maurice Q Candler 28 Jun 1933 Embarked for the UK
Fg Off Wilfred I H Burke 28 Jun 1933 Embarked for the UK

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
13 Jun 1933 5 x aircraft departed RAF Calafrana for 1933 Cruise to Athens, Greece
23 Jun 1933 5 x aircraft returned to RAF Calafrana on completion of the 1933 Cruise to Athens, Greece

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Malta (Calafrana) RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann 20 Aug 1932 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Wilfred I H Burke 18 Sep 1930  
Fg Off Maurice Q Candler 29 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Arthur E Dobell 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Terence J MacDermot 29 Apr 1932  
Fg Off John W Bateman 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Peter F Foss 20 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Gordon R Brice 25 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Thomas Q Horner  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off

Wilfred E Oulton

19 Aug 1932 later AVM
Fg Off

Arthur D Messenger

12 Oct 1932 later A/Cdre

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off

Arthur D Messenger

 5 Jul 1933 Posted to RAF Hal Far
Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann  8 Jul 1933 Embarked for leave in the UK
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens  8 Jul 1933 Assumed temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off

Wilfred E Oulton

14 Sep 1933 Returned from leave in the UK and posted to RAF Hal Far
Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann 19 Sep 1933 Resumed command of No 202 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens 19 Sep 1933 Relinquished temporary command of No 202 Sqn

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Malta (Calafrana) RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann 20 Aug 1932 Officer Commanding; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Arthur E Dobell 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Terence J MacDermot 29 Apr 1932  
Fg Off John W Bateman 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Peter F Foss 20 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Gordon R Brice 25 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Thomas Q Horner  8 Jan 1932  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off

Wilfred E Oulton

22 Jan 1934 Attached from RAF Hal Far
Fg Off Terence J MacDermot 24 Jan 1934 Embarked for the UK on posting to CFS for Instructors' Course
Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann 24 Jan 1934 Embarked for leave in the UK
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens 24 Jan 1934 Assumed temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off Gordon R Brice  8 Feb 1934 Embarked for the UK on posting to CFS for Instructors' Course
Fg Off

Wilfred E Oulton

 8 Feb 1934 Ceased to be attached from RAF Hal Far
Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann 19 Feb 1934 Resumed command of No 202 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Harold W Evens 19 Feb 1934 Relinquished temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off John C Sisson 11 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 3 Mar 1934
Fg Off Jack Goodhart 11 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 3 Mar 1934
Fg Off Glen Atkinson 11 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 3 Mar 1934
Fg Off Harold M Russell 22 Apr 1934 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 14 Apr 1934
Plt Off Philip W Bale 22 Apr 1934 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 14 Apr 1934
Plt Off Thomas L Moseley 22 Apr 1934 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 14 Apr 1934
Sqn Ldr John H O Jones 20 May 1934 Arrived on posting, wef 17 May 1934, pending assuming command of No 202 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Archibald H Wann 30 May 1934 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn on embarking for Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr John H O Jones 30 May 1934 Assumed command of No 202 Sqn
Sqn Ldr John H O Jones  1 Jul 1934 Promoted to Wg Cdr

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Date Notes
18 Jun 1934 5 x aircraft departed RAF Calafrana for 1934 Cruise to Khartoum, Sudan

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF RAF Base Malta (Calafrana) RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr John H O Jones 17 May 1934 Officer Commanding
Fg Off Arthur E Dobell 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off John W Bateman 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Peter F Foss 20 Aug 1932  
Fg Off Thomas Q Horner  8 Jan 1932  
Fg Off John C Sisson  3 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Jack Goodhart  3 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Glen Atkinson  3 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Harold M Russell 14 Apr 1934 later A/Cdre
Plt Off Philip W Bale 14 Apr 1934  
Plt Off Thomas L Moseley 14 Apr 1934  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Thomas Q Horner 25 Sep 1934 Embarked on HMS Shropshire on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Peter F Foss 16 Oct 1934 Embarked on HMS Furious on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Arthur E Dobell 26 Dec 1934 Embarked on SS Carthage on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off Philip W Bale  4 Feb 1935 Posted to Station Flight, RAF Hal Far
Fg Off Jack Goodhart 16 Feb 1935 Granted a Permanent Commission in the GD Branch
Fg Off John C Sisson 16 Feb 1935 Granted a Medium Service Commission in the GD Branch
Plt Off Thomas L Moseley 29 Apr 1935 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

 1 May 1935 Arrived on posting, wef 29 Apr 1935 in Scapa, K4192
Sgt F W Otter  1 May 1935 Arrived on posting in Scapa, K4192
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgway 24 May 1935 Arrived on posting, wef 21 May 1935 in Scapa, K4193
Sgt Bond 24 May 1935 Arrived on posting in Scapa, K4193
Fg Off Jack Goodhart 12 Jun 1935 Embarked for the UK for Long Armament Course
Flt Lt A D Gillmore 14 Jun 1935 Arrived on posting in Scapa, K4194
Fg Off Glen Atkinson 14 Jun 1935 Arrived on posting in Scapa, K4194

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
21 Jul 1934 5 x aircraft returned to RAF Calafrana on completion of the 1934 Cruise to Khartoum, Sudan
 1 May 1935 First Short Scapa, K4192, arrived for re-equipment of the squadron
Scapa
24 May 1935 Second Short Scapa, K4193, arrived for re-equipment of the squadron
14 Jun 1935 Third Short Scapa, K4194, arrived for re-equipment of the squadron

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Fairey IIIF

Short Scapa

RAF Calafrana RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John H O Jones 17 May 1934 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgway 21 May 1935  
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

29 Apr 1935 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off John W Bateman 10 Dec 1932  
Fg Off Jack Goodhart  3 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Glen Atkinson  3 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Harold M Russell 14 Apr 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas L Moseley 14 Apr 1934  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Herbert R Evans  3 Apr 1935  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt A D Gillmore xx Jul 1935 Attached to HQ RAF Mediterranean
Plt Off Philip W Bale  4 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting from Station Flight, RAF Hal Far
Flt Lt Edward A Blake 30 Sep 1935 Arrived on posting, wef 19 Sep 1935 from the UK
Flt Lt A D Gillmore  9 Dec 1935 Posted to RAF Staff College, Andover
Wg Cdr John H O Jones 11 Dec 1935 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr E F Turner 11 Dec 1935 Assumed command of No 202 Sqn
Flt Lt

Philip Jones

16 Dec 1935 Arrived on posting from No 201 Sqn, wef 6 Dec 1935
Sqn Ldr E F Turner  1 Jan 1936 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Flt Lt Edward A Blake  1 Feb 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Plt Off J L Crosbie 22 Mar 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 14 Mar 1936
Flt Lt Michael W C Ridgway  1 Apr 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off John W Bateman  1 Apr 1936 Embarked on SS Rawlpindi on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Glen Atkinson 21 Apr 1936 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off A J Mason 14 Jun 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 5 Jun 1936

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
10 Jul 1935 Fourth Short Scapa, K4195, arrived for re-equipment of the squadron
 3 Aug 1935 Fifth Short Scapa, K4196, arrived for re-equipment of the squadron

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Scapa RAF Calafrana RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E F Turner  5 Dec 1935 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake 19 Sep 1935 MM
Sqn Ldr Michael W C Ridgway 21 May 1935  
Flt Lt

Philip Jones

 6 Dec 1935 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Glen Atkinson  3 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

29 Apr 1935 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Harold M Russell 14 Apr 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas L Moseley 14 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Philip W Bale  4 Sep 1935  
Plt Off J L Crosbie 14 Mar 1936  
Plt Off A J Mason  5 Jun 1936  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Herbert R Evans  3 Apr 1935  

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2 Airmen Pilots

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Harold M Russell  2 Jul 1936 Embarked on SS Naikunda on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off

Albert A Case

11 Aug 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 1 Aug 1936
Flt Lt

Philip Jones

 1 Dec 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off Philip W Bale 16 Feb 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 15 Jan 1937
Fg Off Thomas L Moseley 16 Feb 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 15 Jan 1937
Plt Off A J Mason  1 Mar 1937 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 27 Jan 1937
Sqn Ldr

Philip Jones

 9 Mar 1937 Embarked on HMT Lancashire on posting to HQ Palestine and Transjordan
Flt Lt Thomas L Moseley 11 Mar 1937 Ceased to be attached to HQ RAF Mediterranean
Flt Lt Thomas L Moseley 24 Mar 1937 Attached to HQ RAF Mediterranean
Flt Lt

Leslie W C Bower

 7 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 30 Mar 1937
Plt Off G Burges  7 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 30 Mar 1937
Plt Off M F C Farrar  7 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 30 Mar 1937
Flt Lt Thomas L Moseley 21 Apr 1937 Ceased to be attached to HQ RAF Mediterranean
Flt Lt Philip W Bale 28 Apr 1937 Embarked on HMS Hastings on posting to Home Estblishment
Plt Off

Albert A Case

29 May 1937 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 19 Apr 1937
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

 1 Jun 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr

Charles W Dicken

28 Jun 1937 Attached to HQ RAF Mediterranean for 'P Staff duties
Sqn Ldr

Charles W Dicken

 6 Jul 1937 Posted to HQ RAF Mediterranean for 'P Staff duties*

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180) *He continued to appear in the ORB flying with the squadron after this date

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
 9 Oct 1936 4 x aircraft departed RAF Calafrana for 1936 Cruise around the Adriatic and Aegean
18 Oct 1936 4 x aircraft returned to RAF Calafrana on completion of the 1936 Cruise around the Adriatic and Aegean
12 Dec 1936 2 x aircraft departed on a survey of the West coast of Africa as far south as Lagos, Nigeria
23 Jan 1937 2 x aircraft returned from the survey of the West coast of Africa

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Scapa RAF Calafrana RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E F Turner  5 Dec 1935 Officer Commanding, AFC
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake 19 Sep 1935 MM
Sqn Ldr

Charles W Dicken

29 Apr 1935 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

Leslie W C Bower

30 Mar 1937 later AM
Flt Lt Glen Atkinson  3 Mar 1934  
Flt Lt Thomas L Moseley 14 Apr 1934  
Fg Off Harold M Russell 14 Apr 1934 later A/Cdre
Fg Off J L Crosbie 14 Mar 1936  
Fg Off A J Mason  5 Jun 1936  
Fg Off

Albert A Case

 1 Aug 1936 later AVM
Plt Off G Burges 30 Mar 1937  
Plt Off M F C Farrar 30 Mar 1937  

-

2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt Plt Taylor 20 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 19 Sep 1937
Sgt Plt Pavey 20 Sep 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 19 Sep 1937
Flt Lt Glen Atkinson 27 Sep 1937 Embarked on HMT Somersetshire on being invalided to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Thomas L Moseley 27 Sep 1937 Embarked on HMT Somersetshire on posting to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Bond 27 Sep 1937 Embarked on HMT Somersetshire on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off B MacCallum 12 Nov 1937 Arrived on posting, wef 13 Nov 1937
Sgt F W Otter 23 Nov 1937 Embarked on SS Montcalm on posting to Home Establishment
Wg Cdr E F Turner  1 Dec 1937 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake  1 Dec 1937 Assumed temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Plt Off M V Longbottom 10 Dec 1937 Arrived on posting, wef 6 Dec 1937
Plt Off G Burges 26 Jan 1938 Posted to HQ Mediterranean as PA to AOC
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake  2 Mar 1938 Relinquished temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Wg Cdr G W Bentley  2 Mar 1938 Assumed command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off G P Harger 29 Mar 1938 Arrived on posting
Plt Off B MacCallum 10 Apr 1938 Assumed the duties of Adjutant
Plt Off J L Crosbie 10 Apr 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off N F Eagleton 29 May 1938 Arrived on posting, wef 21 May 1938
Plt Off M F C Farrar 25 Jun 1938 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
xx Sep 1937 Squadron received 2 x Saro London IIs, K6931 and K6932, to commence re-equipment
London II
23 Oct 1937 London II, K9682 arrived from the UK
 2 Nov 1937 Scapas, K7304 and K4195, departed from Malta for RAF Calshot for disposal
12 Nov 1937 London II, K9683 arrived from the UK
10 Dec 1937 2 x London IIs, K9684 and K9685 arrived from the UK to complete re-equipment
xx Dec 1937 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 202 Squadron badge

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180), 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
Saro London II RAF Kalafrana RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G W Bentley  2 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake 19 Sep 1935 MM
Flt Lt

Leslie W C Bower

30 Mar 1937 later AM
Fg Off A J Mason  5 Jun 1936  
Fg Off

Albert A Case

 1 Aug 1936 later AVM
Fg Off G P Harger 29 Mar 1938  
Plt Off M F C Farrar 30 Mar 1937  
Plt Off M V Longbottom  6 Dec 1937  
Plt Off B MacCallum 13 Nov 1937  
Plt Off N F Eagleton 21 May 1938  

-

1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake 23 Jul 1938 Assumed command of No 202 Sqn
Wg Cdr G W Bentley 23 Jul 1938 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn on attached to RAF Kalafrana as OC
Sgt Plt Taylor 23 Jul 1938 Posted to Home Establishment
Sgt Plt Malster 23 Jul 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK
Plt Off B MacCallum  3 Aug 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off G Burges 25 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from HQ RAF Mediterranean
Flt Lt Vincent 25 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 AACU
Plt Off Davidson 25 Sep 1938 Arrived on posting from No 3 AACU
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake 25 Sep 1938 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn
Wg Cdr G W Bentley 25 Sep 1938 Resumed command of No 202 Sqn
Fg Off A W Bridrer  6 Oct 1938 Attached from RAF Kalafrana for Equipment duties, wef 2 Oct 1938
Flt Lt Vincent  8 Oct 1938 Posted back to No 3 AACU
Plt Off Davidson  8 Oct 1938 Posted back to No 3 AACU
Wg Cdr G W Bentley 13 Oct 1938 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn on attachement to RAF Kalafrana as OC
Sqn Ldr

Leslie W C Bower

13 Oct 1938 Posted to HQ RAF Mediterranean
Fg Off A W Bridrer 13 Oct 1938 Ceased to  be attached from RAF Kalafrana for Equipment duties
Fg Off A J Mason 14 Oct 1938 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Fg Off G Burges 15 Oct 1938 Reposted to HQ RAF Mediterranean
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake 17 Oct 1938 Assumed temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Plt Off M V Longbottom 27 Oct 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off N F Eagleton 28 Oct 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off M V Longbottom  6 Nov 1938 Attached to RAF Heliopolis for temporary Intelligence duties
Sgt Plt Pavey 23 Nov 1939 Embarked for the UK to undergo medical examination
Fg Off M V Longbottom 12 Nov1938 Ceased to be attached to RAF Heliopolis for temporary Intelligence duties
Plt Off P R Hatfield 11 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 3 Dec 1938

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
25 Sep 1938 Personnel embarked on HMS Maidstone and set sail for Alexandria
26 Sep 1938 4 x aircraft departed Malta for Alexandria
27 Sep 1938 2 x aircraft departed Malta for Alexandria
28 Sep 1938 HMS Maidstone arrived in Alexandria and assumed duty as Depot Ship for No 202 Sqn
10 Oct 1938 Personnel on HMS Maidstone set sail for Malta
11 Oct 1938 6 x aircraft departed Alexandria for Mersa Matruh
13 Oct 1938 4 x aircraft departed Mersa Matruh for Malta, 2 x u/s aircraft remained at Mersa Matruh
13 Oct 1938 HMS Maidstone arrived in Malta
23 Oct 1938 2 x aircraft departed Mersa Matruh for Malta following repair at RAF Aboukir

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II RAF Kalafrana RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G W Bentley  2 Mar 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake 19 Sep 1935 MM
Act Flt Lt A J Mason  5 Jun 1936  
Fg Off

Albert A Case

 1 Aug 1936 later AVM
Fg Off G P Harger 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off M F C Farrar 30 Mar 1937  
Fg Off M V Longbottom  6 Dec 1937  
Fg Off B MacCallum 13 Nov 1937  
Fg Off N F Eagleton 21 May 1938  
Plt Off P R Hatfield  3 Dec 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Edward A Blake  1 Jan 1939 Promoted to Wg Cdr
Act Flt Lt A J Mason 27 Jan 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt
Sgt Plt Easton  9 Feb 1939 Arrived on posting from the UK
Fg Off G P Harger 20 Feb 1939 Assumed the duties of Adjutant
Fg Off

Albert A Case

20 Feb 1939 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Wg Cdr G W Bentley 29 Mar 1939 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn on posting to Home Establishmet
Wg Cdr Edward A Blake 29 Mar 1939 Assumed command of No 202 Sqn

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
14 Jan 1939 2 x aircraft departed Malta on Operational Facility Flight to Western Mediterranean
26 Jan 1939 2 x aircraft returned Malta on completion of Operational Facility Flight to Western Mediterranean
15 Apr 1939 Squadron Stores (75%) embarked on HMS Maidstone
16 Apr 1939 HMS Maidstone set sail for the Middle East
25 Apr 1939 Sea Party, embarked on HMS Glorious for the Middle East
26 Apr 1939 Sea Party, disembarked from HMS Glorious on cancellation of move to the Middle East
28 Apr 1939 1 x Short Sunderland, N6135, arrived from the UK
30 Apr 1939 2 x Londons, K6932 and K9684, departed Malta for the UK

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II RAF Kalafrana RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G W Bentley 19 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Wg Cdr Edward A Blake 19 Sep 1935 Navigation duties, MM
Flt Lt A J Mason  5 Jun 1936  
Fg Off

Albert A Case

 1 Aug 1936 later AVM
Fg Off G P Harger 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off M F C Farrar 30 Mar 1937  
Fg Off B MacCallum 13 Nov 1937  
Fg Off N F Eagleton 21 May 1938  
Fg Off M V Longbottom  6 Dec 1937  
Plt Off P R Hatfield  3 Dec 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London II RAF Kalafrana RAF Mediterranean

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr G W Bentley 19 Dec 1938 Officer Commanding, DFC
Wg Cdr Edward A Blake 19 Sep 1935 Navigation duties, MM
Sqn Ldr B Paddon  8 Mar 1939 Navigation duties
Flt Lt A J Mason  5 Jun 1936  
Fg Off

Albert A Case

 1 Aug 1936 later AVM
Fg Off G P Harger 29 Mar 1938  
Fg Off M F C Farrar 30 Mar 1937  
Fg Off B MacCallum 13 Nov 1937  
Fg Off N F Eagleton 21 May 1938  
Fg Off M V Longbottom  6 Dec 1937  
Plt Off P R Hatfield  3 Dec 1938

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off

Albert A Case

 4 May 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, we 2 Mar 1939
Act Flt Lt

Albert A Case

19 May 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt, we 19 Apr 1939
Plt Off A W K Watson 20 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off E C Minchinton 22 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Nicholls 22 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Plt Off D B Fitzpatrick 22 May 1939 Arrived on posting
APO Jones 22 May 1939 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt

Albert A Case

22 May 1939 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off M F C Farrar 27 Jun 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
APO Jones  4 Jul 1939 Departed on posting to No 228 Sqn, wef 27 Jun 1939
Flt Lt A J Mason 13 Jul 1939 Posted to Home Establishment
Plt Off P R Hatfield 28 Jul 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 16 Jun 1939
Fg Off G P Harger 19 Sep 1939 Assumed duties of Intelligence Officer
Plt Off Nicholls 19 Sep 1939 Assumed duties of Photographic Officer
Fg Off M V Longbottom 23 Sep 1939 Intelligence/Photographic Officer, departed on posting to the Air Ministry
Fg Off G P Harger  1 Oct 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 1 Aug 1939 seniority 1 May 1939
Fg Off B MacCallum  1 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 May 1939
Fg Off N F Eagleton  1 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 May 1939
Sqn Ldr T Q Horner 17 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from the UK for Navigation duties

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 1 May 1939 2 x Londons, K6932 and K9684, arrived at RAF Calshot
 4 May 1939 Conversion training on Sunderland aircraft begun
10 May 1939 Conversion training on Sunderlands ceased on decision not to re-equip the squadron at ppresent
12 May 1939 2 x Londons, K6932 and K9684, departed RAF Calshot for Malta via Berre
13 May 1939 2 x Londons, K6932 and K9684, arrived at Malta from Berre
19 Jun 1939 4 x aircraft, K9682, K9683, K9884 and K9685, depart Malta on a Squadron Cruise to Greece, arriving at Corfu
21 Jun 1939 Cruise departed Corfu for Argostoli via Port Deprano
22 Jun 1939 Cruise departed Argostoli for Suda Bay via Navarin
23 Jun 1939 Cruise departed Suda Bay for Athens
24 Jun 1939 Cruise departed Athens for Volo via Chalcis
25 Jun 1939 Cruise departed Volo for Athens
26 Jun 1939 Cruise departed Athens for Mudros
27 Jun 1939 Cruise departed Mudros for Salonika
28 Jun 1939 Cruise departed Salonika for Athens
30 Jun 1939 2 x aircraft, K9682 and K9683, departed Athens for Navarin
 1 Jul 1939 2 x aircraft, K9682 and K9685, departed Navarin for Corfu
 3 Jul 1939 2 x aircraft, K9682 and K9685, departed Corfu for Malta
 3 Jul 1939 1 x aircraft, K9683 departed Athens for Malta
 9 Sep 1939 Air Party (5 x aircraft) departed Malta for Bourie en-route to Gibraltar
10 Sep 1939 Air Party (4 x aircraft) departed Bourie for Gibraltar
12 Sep 1939 1 x aircraft departed Bourie for Gibraltar
13 Sep 1939 Ground Party arrived at Gibraltar from Malta on board HMS Shropshire
21 Sep 1939 Last London departed Malta for Bourie en-route to Gibraltar
23 Sep 1939 Last London arrived at Gibraltar

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1180)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt E J S Jones  8 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting
Cpl Budd 29 Jan 1940 ACH, embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Cpl Rushton 29 Jan 1940 ACH, embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Cpl Rose 29 Jan 1940 ACH, embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off Bradley 10 Feb 1940 Disembarked from SS Batory on posting from the UK
Plt Off Levein 10 Feb 1940 Disembarked from SS Batory on posting from the UK
Flt Lt Brolly  6 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Wg Cdr Alfred D Rogers  7 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting, pending assuming command of No 202 Sqn
Wg Cdr Edward A Blake 15 Mar 1940 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn on posting to the UK
Wg Cdr Alfred D Rogers 15 Mar 1940 Assumed command of No 202 Sqn
Sgt Plt W G Easton 15 Apr 1940 Appointed to a commission in the GD Branch as an APO, wef 1 Apr 1940
Sgt I J McKay 29 Apr 1940 Drowned in an accident
Fg Off P R Hatfield  9 May 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 11 Apr 1940
Plt Off Gorringe-Smith 10 May 1940 Arrived on posting for Marine Craft duties
Flt Lt G P Harger 17 May 1940 Attached to Port Lyautey as Liaison Officer
Flt Lt G P Harger 21 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to Port Lyautey as Liaison Officer
Flt Lt Brolly  5 Jun 1940 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment
WO Tee 30 Jun 1940 Appointed to a commission in the Technical Branch as a Fg Off, wef 25 Jun 1940
Flt Lt Brooks  1 Jul 1940 Attached from No 228 Sqn
Flt Lt Podger  8 Jul 1940 Attached from No 10 Sqn RAAF
Fg Off Thurston  8 Jul 1940 Attached from No 10 Sqn RAAF
Flt Lt Brooks  9 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 228 Sqn
Fg Off Pyne  9 Jul 1940 Evacuated to the UK as a battle casualty
Flt Lt N F Eagleton 11 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Flight Commander
Flt Lt M F C Farrar 11 Jul 1940 Relinquished duties of Flight Commander
Flt Lt G P Harger 15 Jul 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 202 Sqn an assumed duties of Flight Commander
Sqn Ldr T Q Horner 15 Jul 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Flt Lt N F Eagleton 15 Jul 1940 Relinquished duties of Flight Commander
Flt Lt G P Harger 24 Jul 1940 Relinquished duties of Flight Commander
Sqn Ldr T Q Horner 24 Jul 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 202 Sqn an assumed duties of Flight Commander
Wg Cdr Alfred D Rogers 24 Jul 1940 Resumed command of No 202 Sqn
Sqn Ldr T Q Horner 28 Aug 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 202 Sqn
Wg Cdr Alfred D Rogers 28 Aug 1940 Relinquished command of No 202 Sqn
Flt Lt G P Harger 28 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of Flight Commander
Flt Lt B MacCallum 14 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off E C Minchinton 14 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off J H Baird 26 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1181)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
14 Jan 1940 2 x Londons, K5261 and L7038, arrived as reinforcements from the UK
 7 Apr 1940 London, K5259 arrived as reinforcement from the UK
14 Apr 1940 London, K6932 departed Gibraltar for the UK for overhaul by the makers
 2 May 1940 London, K9684 departed Gibraltar for the UK for overhaul by the makers
12 May 1940 London, K5913 arrived as a replacement from the UK
11 Jul 1940 London, K5262 departed Gibraltar for the UK for overhaul by the makers
20 Jul 1940 London, K5258, arrived from UK as replacement for K5262
21 Jul 1940 London, K5913 departed Gibraltar for the UK for exchange
 6 Aug 1940 London, L7038 departed Gibraltar for the UK for overhaul by the makers
 6 Aug 1940 London, K5260, arrived from UK as replacement for L7038
28 Aug 1940 London, L7039 departed Gibraltar for the UK for overhaul by the makers
19 Sep 1940 London, K6930, arrived from UK
24 Sep 1940 London, K6931, arrived from UK
25 Oct 1940 London, K5911, arrived from UK as new equipment
27 Oct 1940 No 3 AACU Detachment, Gibraltar disbanded and absorbed in No 202  Sqn as 'B' Flight, equipped with Swordfish
Swordfish I floatplane

Source - No 202 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1181)

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