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No 204 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Personnel Movements: Feb - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  1 Feb 1929 Assumed command of No 204 Sqn on formation

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

Organisational Movements: Feb - Jul 1929

Date Notes
 1 Feb 1929

Reformed at RAF Mount Batten, equipped with Southampton IIs

Southhampton II

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  1 Feb 1929 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt George W Bentley  1 Apr 1929 DFC
Flt Lt Leonard G Maxton  7 Mar 1929 AFC
Flt Lt Edward S Moulton-Barrett  7 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt John D Breakey  1 Feb 1929 Engineer duties, DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Alister L Mortimer  8 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Francis R Worthington  2 Apr 1929  
Fg Off John C K Rogers  7 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Alfred W Hunt 23 Feb 1929  
Plt Off Rolf D Williams 25 Mar 1929  

 

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Sydney W Smith

15 Jan 1930 Officer Commanding, OBE; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  1 Feb 1929 MC
Flt Lt

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Edward S Moulton-Barrett  7 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt Narborough H D'Aeth 31 Aug 1929 later AVM
Flt Lt William H Jinman 18 Mar 1930 Engineer duties, MBE
Fg Off Francis R Worthington  2 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Alfred W Hunt 23 Feb 1929  
Fg Off Rolf D Williams 25 Mar 1929  
Plt Off Leslie Crocker 17 Mar 1930  
Plt Off Wilfred I H Burke 17 Mar 1930  

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
Sqn Ldr Frederic H Laurence  9 Dec 1930 Relinquished command of No 204 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 9 Dec 1930 Assumed command of No 204 Sqn

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Edward S Moulton-Barrett  7 Mar 1929  
Flt Lt Leonard K Barnes  5 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ronald H Carter  6 Feb 1931  
Flt Lt William H Jinman 18 Mar 1930 Engineer duties, MBE
Fg Off Francis R Worthington  2 Apr 1929  
Fg Off Denis F Satchwell  6 Feb 1931  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Francis C B Savile  7 Jul 1931  
Flt Lt Leonard K Barnes  5 Feb 1931 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Ronald H Carter  6 Feb 1931  
Flt Lt Alfred H Willetts  7 Jun 1932 Engineer duries
Fg Off Denis F Satchwell  6 Feb 1931  
Plt Off

Wilfred E Oulton

 4 Apr 1932 later AVM
Plt Off Wyndham P Welch  1 Apr 1932  
Plt Off David I P Macnair  1 Apr 1932  
-
1 Airman Pilot

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
 7 Aug 1932 3 x Southamptons departed from RAF Mount Batten taking the Prince of Wales on Mediterranean Cruise
26 Aug 1932 3 x Southamptons returned to RAF Mount Batten on completion of Prince of Wales Cruise

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Francis C B Savile  7 Jul 1931  
Flt Lt Alfred H Willetts  7 Jun 1932 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

20 Dec 1932 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Denis F Satchwell  6 Feb 1931  
Fg Off Thomas B Cooper 21 Jun 1932  
Fg Off John G G Moore 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Frederic R Newell 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Ralph Cleland 19 Sep 1932  
Fg Off David I P Macnair  1 Apr 1932  
Fg Off Barry S Nicholl 19 Mar 1932  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Francis C B Savile  1 Oct 1933 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 1 Nov 1933 Relinquished command of No 204 Sqn
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe  1 Nov 1933 Assumed temporary command of No 204 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Francis C B Savile 15 Nov 1933 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot
Sqn Ldr Albert W Fletcher  1 Jan 1934 Assumed command of No 204 Sqn, wef 22 Dec 1933
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe  1 Jan 1934 Relinquished command of No 204 Sqn

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
29 Aug 1933 4 x Southamptons departed from RAF Mount Batten on Baltic Cruise
23 Sep 1933 3 x Southamptons returned to RAF Mount Batten on completion of Baltic Cruise (One damaged in Stockholm)

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Sep 1929 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Alfred H Willetts  7 Jun 1932 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt Lionel G Martin  7 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

20 Dec 1932 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Thomas B Cooper 21 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Frederic R Newell 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Laurence B Belcham  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Raymond I B Winn  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Barry S Nicholl 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Donald W Baird  4 Jun 1933  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Thomas B Cooper  1 Jan 1934 Posted to Home Aircraft Depot for Engineer Course
Fg Off Donald W Baird  6 Jan 1934 Posted to No 203 Sqn, Basrah
Flt Lt Alfred H Willetts 14 Jan 1934 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot
Fg Off Laurence B Belcham  5 Feb 1934 Returned from Instrument Flying Course at RAF Base Leuchars
Fg Off Ronald J Bennett  5 Feb 1934 Returned from Instrument Flying Course at RAF Base Leuchars
Fg Off Frederic R Newell  5 Feb 1934 Proceeded on Instrument Flying Course at RAF Base Leuchars
Fg Off Raymond I B Winn  5 Feb 1934 Proceeded on Instrument Flying Course at RAF Base Leuchars
Fg Off Laurence B Belcham 12 Feb 1934 Attached to CFS for Flying Instructors' Course
Fg Off Barry S Nicholl 26 Feb 1934 Proceeded on Instrument Flying Course at RAF Base Leuchars
Sgt Plt Keill 26 Feb 1934 Proceeded on Instrument Flying Course at RAF Base Leuchars
Fg Off Barry S Nicholl 21 Mar 1934 Returned from Instrument Flying Course at RAF Base Leuchars
Sgt Plt Keill 21 Mar 1934 Returned from Instrument Flying Course at RAF Base Leuchars
Fg Off Edward R Berry 27 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting, wef 17 Mar 1934
Fg Off Edward R Berry  9 Apr 1934 Proceeded on Instrument Flying Course at CFS, RAF Upavon
Fg Off Joseph J Zwarenstein  3 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Base, Calshot
Plt Off Charles H Brandon  3 Jun 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Base, Calshot
Fg Off George F Humphries  26 Jun 1934 Posted to RAF Base, Calshot

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert W Fletcher 22 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Lionel G Martin  7 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe 19 Sep 1932  
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

20 Dec 1932 Navigation duties; later A/Cdre
Fg Off George F Humphries  4 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Frederic R Newell 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Raymond I B Winn  4 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Ronald J Bennett  4 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Edward R Berry 17 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Barry S Nicholl 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Joseph J Zwarenstein  3 Jun 1934  
Plt Off Charles H Brandon  3 Jun 1934  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Edward R Berry  4 Aug 1934 Posted to School of Naval Co-operation, RAF Lee-on-Solent
Fg Off Lawrence W Burgess  1 Oct 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Base, Calshot
Plt Off Robert H S McConnell  1 Oct 1934 Arrived on posting from RAF Base, Calshot
Plt Off Charles H Brandon  3 Oct 1934 Posted to No 201 Sqn
Flt Lt Montague C Collins 15 Oct 1934 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Ernest L J Rowe 22 Oct 1934 Posted to No 3 FTS, RAF Grantham
Flt Lt W R Baird  1 Dec 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Francis C Scott  1 Dec 1934 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Sidney T Misselbrook  1 Dec 1934 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt

Charles W Dicken

29 Apr 1935 Departed in Scapa, K4192, on posting to No 202 Sqn, Malta
Plt Off Thomas I Davies  7 Jun 1935 Arrived on posting from RAF Base, Calshot

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
21 Jul 1934 Squadron proceeded to Newport, Firth of Tay for Annual Armament Training at Tentsmuir
11 Aug 1934 Squadron returned from Newport, Firth of Tay on completion of Annual Armament Training at Tentsmuir

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Mount Batten Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert W Fletcher 22 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Lionel G Martin  7 Oct 1933  
Flt Lt Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Montague C Collins 15 Oct 1934  
Fg Off Frederic R Newell 19 Mar 1932  
Fg Off Rodney A Phillips 15 Apr 1935  
Fg Off Raymond I B Winn  5 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Ronald J Bennett  4 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Joseph J Zwarenstein  3 Jun 1934  
Fg Off Lawrence W Burgess 15 Sep 1934  
Plt Off Robert H S McConnell 15 Sep 1934
Plt Off Francis C Scott  1 Dec 1934
Plt Off Sidney T Misselbrook  1 Dec 1934
Plt Off Harold O B Mawdsley 20 Apr 1935
Plt Off Thomas I Davies  7 Jun 1935  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Lionel G Martin 15 Sep 1935 Posted to HQ Flight, RAF Mount Batten for Administrative duties

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
 6 Jul 1935 Squadron proceeded to Newport, Firth of Tay for Annual Armament Training at Tentsmuir
 2 Aug 1935 Squadron returned from Newport, Firth of Tay on completion of Annual Armament Training at Tentsmuir
23 Aug 1935 Supermarine Scapa, K4197 arrived on re-equipment of the squadron
Scapa
12 Sep 1935 Supermarine Scapa, K4198 arrived from the makers on re-equipment of the squadron
20 Sep 1935 Supermarine Scapa, K4191 arrived from RAF Felixstowe on re-equipment of the squadron
21 Sep 1935 Supermarine Scapa, S1648 arrived from the makers on re-equipment of the squadron
23 Sep 1935 3 x Scapas departed RAF Mount Batten for the Mediterranean
21 Sep 1935 1 x Scapa, S1648, departed RAF Mount Batten for the Mediterranean with No 230 Sqn
27 Sep 1935 3 x Scapas arrived at Aboukir
27 Sep 1935 1 x Scapa, S1648, force landed at Bizerta
 3 Oct 1935 Scapa, K4199 departed RAF Calshot for delivery to No 204 Sqn
 6 Oct 1935 1 x Scapa, S1648, departed Bizerta for Malta but force landed and towed to RAF Calafrana, replaced by K4192
10 Oct 1935 Scapa, K4199 arrived at Aboukir
11 Oct 1935 Scapa, K4192 arrived at Aboukir
22/23 Oct 1935 Squadron (5 x aircraft) moved from Aboukir to Alexandria
23 Jan 1936 Scapa, K4565, arrived from the UK

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II

Supermarine Scapa

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Albert W Fletcher 22 Dec 1933 Officer Commanding, OBE, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934  
Flt Lt B H Ashton 12 Dec 1935  
Flt Lt Montague C Collins 15 Oct 1934  
Flt Lt Raymond I B Winn  5 Jun 1933  
Flt Lt Ronald J Bennett  4 Dec 1933  
Flt Lt Lawrence W Burgess 15 Sep 1934  
Fg Off William S Jenkins 31 Aug 1935 Navigation duties
Fg Off Robert H S McConnell 15 Sep 1934  
Fg Off Francis C Scott  1 Dec 1934  
Plt Off Thomas I Davies  7 Jun 1935  
-
2 Airman 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
Flt Lt Ronald J Bennett xx Oct 1936 Posted to RAF Felixstowe
Flt Lt Montague C Collins xx Oct 1936 Posted to RAF Eastchurch

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
27 Jul 1936 2 x Scapas, K4197 and K4198, departed Alexandria for Malta, en-route to RAF Mount Batten
 1 Aug 1936 2 x Scapas, K4191 and K4199, departed Alexandria for Malta, but landed at Benghazi
 3 Aug 1936 2 x Scapas, K4191 and K4199, departed Benghazi for RAF Calafrana
 3 Aug 1936 2 x Scapas, K4197 and K4198, departed Malta, for Algiers
 3 Aug 1936 Scapa, K4565, departed Alexandria for Mersa Matruh, en-route to RAF Mount Batten
 4 Aug 1936 Scapa, K4565, departed Mersa Matruh for Malta
 4 Aug 1936 2 x Scapas, K4197 and K4198, departed Algiers for Lisbon
 4 Aug 1936 2 x Scapas, K4191 and K4199, departed RAF Calafrana for Algiers
 5 Aug 1936 2 x Scapas, K4197 and K4198, departed Lisbon for RAF Mount Batten
 5 Aug 1936 2 x Scapas, K4191 and K4199, departed Algiers for Lisbon
 6 Aug 1936 Scapa, K4565, departed Malta for Algiers
 6 Aug 1936 2 x Scapas, K4191 and K4199, departed Lisbon for RAF Mount Batten but landed at Hourtin due to bad weather
 7 Aug 1936 Scapa, K4565, departed Algiers for Lisbon
 7 Aug 1936 2 x Scapas, K4191 and K4199, departed Hourtin for RAF Mount Batten
 9 Aug 1936 Scapa, K4565, departed Lisbon for RAF Mount Batten
10 Oct 1936 Squadron commenced re-equipment with Saro London Is, the first being K5263

London I

23 Oct 1936 London, K5908 arrived
xx Oct 1936 Scapa, K4565, transferred to Seaplane Training Flight
xx Nov 1936 Scapas, K4197 and K4198, transferred to Seaplane Training Flight
 8 Jan 1937 London I, K5910 was collected from the manufacturers
20 Feb 1937 London I, K5908 delivered to Saunders-Roe at Cowes for repair and conversion to London II
25 Feb 1937 Scapa, K4199, transferred to RAF Calshot
 1 May 1937 London I, K5912 was collected from the manufacturers
26 May 1937 London II, K5913 was collected from the manufacturers

London II

 8 Jun 1937 London II, K6927 was received from the manufacturers

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I

Saro London II

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding,
Flt Lt B M Cary 23 Dec 1936  
Flt Lt W A J Satchell  5 Jun 1937  
Flt Lt William S Jenkins 31 Aug 1935 Navigation duties
Fg Off Robert H S McConnell 15 Sep 1934  
Plt Off H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Plt Off E A Whiteley 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
-
2 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off E A Whiteley 11 Sep 1937 Posted to Singapore
Sgt Plt Taylor 11 Sep 1937 Posted to Malta
Sqn Ldr Vincent P Feather 19 Oct 1937 Relinquished command of No 204 Sqn
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Oct 1937 Assumed command of No 204 Sqn
Flt Lt H M T Neugebauer  8 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF calshot
Plt Off R P A Harrison  8 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF calshot
Plt Off D E Hughes  8 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from RAF calshot
Plt Off E L Hyde 16 Oct 1937 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr Davis 24 Jan 1938 Attached to No 204 Sqn

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
14 Jul 1937 London II, K6929 collected from the manufacturers
29 Jul 1937 London II, K6930 was delivered from the manufacturers
 9 Aug 1937 4 x Londons proceeded to Gibraltar en-route to RAF Kalafrana
11 Aug 1937 4 x Londons departed Gibraltar for RAF Kalafrana
30 Aug 1937 4 x Londons arrived at RAF Mount Batten on return from RAF Kalafrana
xx Aug 1937 London I, K5263 handed over to No 201 Sqn, RAF Calshot
xx Sep 1937 Squadron title changed from No 204 (Flying Boat) Sqn to No 204 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn
29 Sep 1937 Squadron proceeded to Stranraer for Annual Armament Training at RAF West Freugh
16 Oct 1937 Squadron returned from Stranraer on completion of Annual Armament Training at RAF West Freugh
 2 Dec 1937 Australian Cruise (5 x aircraft) departed RAF Mount Batten
25 Jan 1928 Australian Cruise arrived in Sydney
 4 Apr 1938 Australian Cruise departed Melbourne en-route to RAF Mount Batten
29 May 1938 Australian Cruise arrived at RAF Mount Batten

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Saro London II

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Sqn Ldr Vincent P Feather 14 Jan 1934  
Flt Lt B M Cary 23 Dec 1936  
Flt Lt W A J Satchell  5 Jun 1937  
Flt Lt William S Jenkins 31 Aug 1935 Navigation duties
Flt Lt H M T Neugebauer  8 Oct 1937  
Fg Off H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Fg Off E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  
Plt Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
Plt Off F Phillips 18 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R C O Lovelock 18 Jul 1937  
Plt Off R P A Harrison  8 Oct 1937  
Plt Off D E Hughes  8 Oct 1937  
-
3 Airman Pilots

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
 1 Sep 1938 Squadron proceeded to Stranraer for Annual Armament Training at RAF West Freugh
26 Sep 1938 Squadron returned from Stranraer on completion of Annual Armament Training at RAF West Freugh

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I

Saro London II

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Sqn Ldr E S Moulton-Barrett 22 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt H M T Neugebauer  8 Oct 1937  
Flt Lt J B P Thomas 18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Fg Off E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Fg Off J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  
Fg Off R P A Harrison  8 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
Fg Off F Phillips 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R C O Lovelock 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off D E Hughes  8 Oct 1937  

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
27 Feb 1939 London II, K6927 delivered to Cowes for reconditioning, replaced by K5257 from RAF Felixstowe
xx Mar 1939 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI*
No 204 Squadron badge

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208), 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

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I

Saro London II

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Sqn Ldr E S Moulton-Barrett 22 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt J B P Thomas 18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Fg Off E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Fg Off H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Fg Off R P A Harrison  8 Oct 1937  
Fg Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
Fg Off F Phillips 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R C O Lovelock 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off D E Hughes  8 Oct 1937  
Fg Off J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Saro London I

Saro London II

RAF Mount Batten Coastal Command/No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Oct 1937 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Sqn Ldr E S Moulton-Barrett 22 Aug 1938  
Flt Lt J B P Thomas 18 Jul 1938 Navigation duties
Act Flt Lt E L Hyde 23 Dec 1936  
Act Flt Lt H B Johnson 23 Nov 1936  
Act Flt Lt R P A Harrison  8 Oct 1937  
Act Flt Lt J Barrett 23 Dec 1936  
Fg Off S R Gibbs  5 Jun 1937  
Fg Off F Phillips 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off R C O Lovelock 18 Jul 1937  
Fg Off D E Hughes  8 Oct 1937  
Warrant Officer
WO G Pearce  3 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off A Brown  8 Oct 1939 Attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF St Athan
Fg Off D Ford 15 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 W H Fiddock 15 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 J H Hayward 15 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 J D Whitford 15 Oct 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off G M Stephenson 13 Nov 1939 Adjutant, attached to School of Administration for course
Plt Off K Davies 21 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from FBTS, RAF Calshot
Sqn Ldr A G F Stewart 23 Nov 1939 Attached from HQ No 15 Group
Fg Off G M Stephenson  1 Dec 1939 Adjutant, ceased to be attached to School of Administration for course
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 1 Dec 1939 Relinquished temporary command of RAF Mount Batten
Flt Lt H B Johnson 19 Dec 1939 Posted to HQ Coastal Command

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
16 Jun 1939 A detachment of pilots and crews proceeded to RAF Pembroke Dock to take over Short Sunderlands on re-equipment
Sunderland I of No 204 Squadron
xx Jul 1938 London IIs were transferred to No 240 Sqn, RAF Calshot

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1208)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off D E Hughes  9 Jan 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 20 Dec 1939
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

14 Jan 1939 Assumed temporary command of RAF Mount Batten
Act Flt Lt F Phillips 21 Jan 1940 Relinquished duties of Signals Officer
Fg Off A F Johnson 21 Jan 1940 Assumed duties of Signals Officer
Plt Off W H Tremear 24 Feb 1940 Attached to HQ No 15 Group
Wg Cdr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 2 Mar 1940 Relinquished command of No 204 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J B P Thomas  2 Mar 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 204 Sqn
Plt Off H W M Wakelel  4 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer i/c Gunnery
Sqn Ldr A G F Stewart 13 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting from HQ No 15 Group
Sqn Ldr J B P Thomas 18 Mar 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 204 Sqn
Wg Cdr E S C Davis 18 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 204 Sqn
Fg Off W M Bisdee 22 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 15 Group
Plt Off Macdonald 12 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from FBTS, RAF Calshot
Plt Off Dagg 12 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from FBTS, RAF Calshot
Plt Off Pareezer 12 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from FBTS, RAF Calshot
Fg Off R C O Lovelock 22 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 15 Group
Plt Off R B Hanbury 30 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from School of General Reconnaissance
Fg Off A F Johnson 30 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 Apr 1940
Fg Off W M Bisdee  6 May 1940 Relinquished duties of Officer i/c Squadron Records
Fg Off R C O Lovelock  6 May 1940 Assumed duties of Officer i/c Squadron Records
Plt Off Oakes  8 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Evanton for Air Gunnery duties
Plt Off Fitzsearle 12 May 1940 Arrived on posting from leave for Air Gunnery duties
The Records for the period July to October 1940 appear to be missing

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1209)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
25 Mar 1940 Advance Party, departed RAF Mount Batten for Aberdeen
 1 Apr 1940 Squadron departed RAF Mount Batten for RAF Pembroke Dock
 2 Apr 1940 Squadron departed RAF Pembroke Dock for RAF Sullom Voe
The Records for the period July to October 1940 appear to be missing

Source - No 204 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1209)

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