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No 205 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


[Apr 1920 | Jul 1920 | Aug 1920 | Apr 1921 | Jul 1921 | Jul 1922 | May 1923 | 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]

Organisational Movements: Apr 1920

Date Notes
15 Apr 1920 Reformed at RAF Leuchars equipped with Parnell Panthers
Parnell Panther of No 205 Squadron

Source - RAF Squadrons, C G Jefford

April 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Parnell Panther Leuchars (forming) Coastal Area/No 29 Group

 

Source - April 1920 Air Force List

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Parnell Panther Leuchars Coastal Area/No 29 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Flt Lt Edward G Hopcraft A & S 15 Apr 1920 DSC
Obs Off Gilbert H Elliott O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Jaffery J W Nicholson O 15 Apr 1920 DFC
Fg Off Colin P Brown A & S 15 Apr 1920 DFC; later AVM
Obs Off William J Umpleby O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off William S Watson O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Albert F Lang O 15 Apr 1920 OBE
Obs Off Ralph E Keys A 15 Apr 1920 DFC
Obs Off John E Turton-Jones O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Leopold H Stewart O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Frederick T Eades O  3 May 1920 DFC
Obs Off David G Fleming O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off John Bowen O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off James F H Stevens O 15 Apr 1920  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Parnell Panther Leuchars Coastal Area/No 29 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Flt Lt Edward G Hopcraft A & S 15 Apr 1920 DSC
Obs Off Gilbert H Elliott O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Jaffery J W Nicholson O 15 Apr 1920 DFC
Fg Off Colin P Brown A & S 15 Apr 1920 DFC; later AVM
Obs Off William J Umpleby O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off William S Watson O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off

Albert F Lang

O 15 Apr 1920 MBE; later AVM
Obs Off Ralph E Keys A 15 Apr 1920 DFC
Obs Off John E Turton-Jones O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Frederick Lodge O  1 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Leopold H Stewart O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Frederick T Eades O  3 May 1920 DFC
Obs Off David G Fleming O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off John Bowen O 15 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Alec T J Anderson A & S 27 Jul 1920 DFC, DSM

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Parnell Panther Leuchars Coastal Area/No 29 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

David G Donald

A & S 16 Mar 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC; later AM
Flt Lt Louis C Keeble A 12 Sep 1920  
Flt Lt Leonard H Slatter A & S 30 Aug 1920 OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John O Groves A 14 Jul 1920  
Flt Lt John A MacNab O 16 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Edward G Hopcraft A & S 15 Apr 1920 DSC
Flt Lt Colin Boumphrey A & S 16 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Bertrand A Malet O 16 Mar 1920  
Obs Off Douglas R W Thompson O  2 Nov 1920  
Fg Off William F Dickson A 16 Mar 1920 DSO; later MRAF
Obs Off Alfred D Rogers O 18 May 1920 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward R Openshaw A 12 Sep 1920  
Obs Off Jaffery J W Nicholson O 15 Apr 1920 DFC
Fg Off William Jones A 16 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Colin P Brown A & S 15 Apr 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Alexander A C Hyde A 26 Apr 1920  
Obs Off William J Umpleby O 15 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Bruce B Caswell A & S 26 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Albert L Jones A 12 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Edward W Logsdall A & S 15 Apr 1920  
Fg Off William D Gardiner A 10 Nov 1920 DFC
Fg Off Gerald M bryce A 12 Sep 1920  
Obs Off Isaac Hodgson O 16 Mar 1920  
Obs Off Sidney J Bailey O  1 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Fred Lodge O  1 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Leopold H Stewart O 15 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Reginald Pyne A 15 Apr 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Frederick T Eades A 16 Mar 1920 DFC
Obs Off Frederick G Porter O 16 Jan 1921  
Obs Off Ernest Smith O 15 Apr 1921  
Obs Off Kenneth C McKenzie O 10 Sep 1920  
Obs Off William H Dunton O 12 Sep 1920  
Obs Off Alexander F Adams O 12 Sep 1920 DFC
Obs Off John Bowen O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Frank L Kingham O 16 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Alec T J Anderson A & S 27 Jul 1920 DFC, DSM
Obs Off Frank W Foster O  3 Jan 1921  
Obs Off Arthur B Ball O 16 Mar 1920  
Plt Off Cecil G Hancock - 21 Dec 1920  
Plt Off Henry L Beatty - 21 Dec 1920  

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Parnell Panther Leuchars Coastal Area/No 29 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

David G Donald

A & S 16 Mar 1920 Officer Commanding, DSC; later AM
Flt Lt Louis C Keeble A 12 Sep 1920  
Flt Lt Henry V German A & S 16 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Leonard H Slatter A & S 30 Aug 1920 OBE, DSC, DFC; later AM
Flt Lt John A MacNab O 16 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Edward G Hopcraft A & S 15 Apr 1920 DSC
Flt Lt Colin Boumphrey A & S 16 Mar 1920  
Flt Lt Bertrand A Malet O 16 Mar 1920  
Obs Off Douglas R W Thompson O  2 Nov 1920  
Fg Off Leonard G Maxton A  3 May 1921  
Obs Off Alfred D Rogers O 18 May 1920 AFC; later A/Cdre
Fg Off Kenneth C Tilman A & S 30 Oct 1920  
Fg Off Edward R Openshaw A 12 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Clifton G Ferrell A  8 Mar 1921  
Obs Off Jaffery J W Nicholson O 15 Apr 1920 DFC
Fg Off William Jones A 16 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Colin P Brown A & S 15 Apr 1920 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Alexander A C Hyde A 26 Apr 1920  
Obs Off William J Umpleby O 15 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Charles C E Dagg A  4 May 1921  
Fg Off Bruce B Caswell A & S 26 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Albert L Jones A 12 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Edward W Logsdall A & S 15 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Ernest C Usher A & S  4 Apr 1921  
Obs Off Isaac Hodgson O 16 Mar 1920  
Obs Off Sidney J Bailey O  1 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Fred Lodge O  1 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Leopold H Stewart O 15 Apr 1920  
Fg Off Reginald Pyne A 15 Apr 1920 later A/Cdre
Obs Off Frederick G Porter O 16 Jan 1921  
Fg Off Edward C K Kingston A  9 May 1921  
Obs Off Louis J Chandler O 26 Aug 1921  
Obs Off Ernest Smith O 15 Apr 1921  
Obs Off Alexander F Adams O 12 Sep 1920 DFC
Obs Off James F Mehigan O 25 Apr 1921  
Obs Off John Bowen O 15 Apr 1920  
Obs Off Frank L Kingham O 16 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Alec T J Anderson A & S 27 Jul 1920 DFC, DSM
Obs Off Frank W Foster O  3 Jan 1921  
Obs Off Arthur B Ball O 16 Mar 1920  
Plt Off Cecil G Hancock - 21 Dec 1920  
Plt Off Henry L Beatty - 21 Dec 1920  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

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

July 1922

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Parnell Panther Leuchars Coastal Area

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Rene M Bayley

16 Mar 1920 Officer Commanding, DFC
Flt Lt Louis C Keeble 12 Sep 1920  
Flt Lt Bernard E Harrison  1 Nov 1921 AFC
Hon Flt Lt (Fg Off) George S N Johnston  1 Nov 1921  
Fg Off Leonard G Maxton  3 May 1921  
Fg Off Phillip H Mackworth  2 Jan 1922 DFC; later AVM
Fg Off Walter E Swann  1 Oct 1921  
Fg Off William J Brown 16 Sep 1921  
Fg Off Bruce B Caswell 26 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Albert L Jones 12 Sep 1920  
Fg Off Frank Porter  4 Aug 1921  
Fg Off John W Turton-Jones 24 Oct 1921  
Obs Off Isaac Hodgson 16 Mar 1920  
Fg Off George R Hicks  1 Oct 1921 DFC
Fg Off Robert B Hunter 31 Jan 1922  
Fg Off Reginald Pyne 15 Apr 1920 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Edward C K Kingston  9 May 1921  
Fg Off Kenneth C Mackenzie 12 Sep 1920  
Fg Off William H Dunton 12 Sep 1920  
Obs Off Alexander F Adams 12 Sep 1920 DFC
Fg Off Herbert J White  1 Jun 1922  
Obs Off James F Mehigan 25 Apr 1921  
Fg Off Alec T J Anderson 27 Jul 1920 DFC, DSM, killed in a flying accident - 17 Jul 1922
Fg Off Kingsley C L Gorringe  1 Oct 1921  
Fg Off

Fred Kirk

 1 Oct 1921  
Fg Off Arthur A B Chipper  1 Oct 1921  
Fg Off Alfred W Scott  1 Nov 1921  
Plt Off Henry L Beatty 21 Dec 1920  

Source - July 1922 Air Force List

The period 8 Jan - 26 Feb 1929 has also been included in the entry for Far East Flight.

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave 10 Jan 1929 Proceeded to the Air Ministry on temporary duty
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 10 Jan 1929 Assumed temporary command of the No 205 Sqn
SM2 T Parry 29 Jan 1929 Rigger A, embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Act Sgt A H Hart 29 Jan 1929 Carpenter Rigger, embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Cpl J R Walker 29 Jan 1929 Carpenter Boat Builder, embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC E H Myers 29 Jan 1929 Fitter Aero Engine, embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC F S Nelson 29 Jan 1929 Wireless Operator Mechanic, embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC C W Way 29 Jan 1929 Carpenter Boat Builder, embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC H Thompson 29 Jan 1929 Fitter General, embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC A W Banner 29 Jan 1929 Fitter Aero Engine, embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr Percy E Maitland  6 Feb 1929 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off C D C Boyce  9 Feb 1929 Arrived on posting, wef 1 Jan 1929
Sgt W L Cushing 14 Feb 1929 Fitter Aero Engine, promoted to Flt Sgt, wef 1 Dec 1928
Sgt A E Nicol 20 Feb 1929 Wireless Operator Mechanic, promoted to Flt Sgt, wef 1 Dec 1928
Fg Off Bernard Cheesman 26 Feb 1929 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 1 Jan 1929
Fg Off Gilbert E Nicholetts 27 Feb 1929 Promoted to Flt Lt
Plt Off C D C Boyce  4 Mar 1929 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 30 Jan 1929
Cpl L Littler 15 Mar 1929 Armourer, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Cpl C Snowball 15 Mar 1929 Fabric Worker, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Cpl V R Boyce 15 Mar 1929 Clerk/GD, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
LAC F Kennard 15 Mar 1929 Carpenter Boat Builder, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
LAC R Wilson 15 Mar 1929 Clerk/Pay Accounting, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
LAC J Kelly 15 Mar 1929 Cook and Butcher, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
LAC A Jefferies 15 Mar 1929 Cook and Butcher, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
LAC W Regan 15 Mar 1929 Storekeeper, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
LAC C Simons 15 Mar 1929 Storekeeper, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
AC1 W Richmond 15 Mar 1929 Fitter Driver Petrol, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
AC1 J Tate 15 Mar 1929 Motor Boat Crew, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
AC2 L Davies 15 Mar 1929 Storekeeper, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
AC2 A Cocker 15 Mar 1929 Carpenter Boat Builder, arrived on posting from Home Establishment
Flt Lt Herbert G Sawyer 28 Mar 1929 Embarked on posting for Home Establishment
Flt Lt Stuart D Scott  4 Apr 1929 Embarked on posting for Home Establishment
Flt Lt John F Titmas  6 Apr 1929 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 7 Mar 1929

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Feb 1929

Date Notes
 1 Apr 1923 Squadron disbanded into Nos 441 and 442 Flights.
 8 Jan 1929

Reformed on 8 January 1929 at RAF Seletar by redesignating the 

26 Feb 1929 Far East Flight at Singapore was redesignated No 205 Squadron, wef 8 Jan 1929, equipped with 4 x Southampton IIs
Southhampton II

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Seletar RAF Base Singapore

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gerald V Livock 17 May 1927* Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt David V Carnegie 17 May 1927* AFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil G Wigglesworth 17 May 1927* AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt John F Titmas  7 Mar 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Bernard Cheeseman 17 May 1927*  
Fg Off Gilbert E Nicholetts 17 May 1927* later AM
Fg Off Clayton D C Boyce 18 Aug 1927* later AVM
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Horwood 18 Aug 1927*  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Thomas McClurkin 11 Feb 1928* MB, BCh, DPH, DTM&H

* Date of appointment to the Far East Flight.

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave 29 Sep 1929 Arrived from the UK and resumed command of the No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 29 Sep 1929 Relinquished temporary command of the No 205 Sqn
Gp Capt Henry M Cave-Browne-Cave  1 Jan 1930 Relinquished command of the No 205 Sqn on assuming command of RAF Far East
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock  1 Jan 1930 Assumed command of the No 205 Sqn
Flt Lt

John D Breakey

 5 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 2 Jan 1930
Flt Lt Robert D McE Hart  5 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 7 Jan 1930
Fg Off Colin McK Grierson  5 Feb 1930 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 7 Jan 1930
SM1 J Ellard  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (ACH)
Sgt W T Dennis  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Fitter Aero Engine/Pilot)
Sgt G A Tansley  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Coppersmith/Pilot)
Cpl S J Weston  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Clerk/Stores Accounting)
Cpl G Symons  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Storekeeper/Messing)
LAC J Thompson  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Cook & Butcher)
LAC J Blackburn  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Wireless Operator Mechanic)
LAC E M Kennedy  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Clerk/GD)
LAC L B G Kelly  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Coppersmith/Metal Worker)
LAC L B G Kelly  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Fitter Driver/Petrol)
AC1 R G Spanton  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
AC1 F E Saunders  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (Coppersmith/Metal Worker)
AC2 N Powell  5 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT City of Marseilles on posting (ACH)
Flt Sgt W Banfield 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Driver/Petrol)
Flt Sgt A Pack 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
Sgt G Reed 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Wireless Operator Mechanic)
Sgt F G Nichol 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
Sgt G S Terry 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Storekeeper)
Sgt V Mutton 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
Cpl J Fraser 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (ACH)
Cpl H Greenhill 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Photographer)
Cpl W H Bourne 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Wireless Operator Mechanic)
Cpl L King 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
Cpl M Dougan 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Motor Boat Crew)
Cpl S Smith 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (ACH)
Cpl W Chandler 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
Cpl W McLeod 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Cook & Butcher)
Cpl A Webber 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
Cpl G Veasey 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Dispenser)
LAC W H J Daw 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Clerk/GD)
LAC A Clark 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Wireless Operator)
LAC A Williams 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Driver/Petrol)
LAC A Roissetter 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
LAC W B Batchelor 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
LAC R Hallam 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
LAC H Francis 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Storekeeper)
LAC J Anderson 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Sanitary Assistant)
LAC G Mercieca 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
LAC C Tribe 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
LAC W Hope 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
LAC R Ascott 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
LAC F Williment 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Storekeeper)
LAC A Teggert 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Storekeeper)
AC1 P Tollison 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter/Armourer)
AC1 R A Harpum 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
AC1 J Cummings 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
AC1 P Doyle 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Coppersmith/Metal Worker)
AC1 G Beesley 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
AC1 W Byrne 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Driver/Petrol (M))
AC1 J Schofield 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Clerk/Stores Accounting)
AC1 G F Heaver 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fabric Worker)
AC1 G Burgess 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Photographer)
AC1 A Robinson 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Rigger Aero)
AC1 J J Cotsell 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Wireless Operator Mechanic)
AC1 P O'Hennessey 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Coppersmith/Metal Worker)
AC1 W Skyrme 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Driver/Petrol (M))
AC1 E Pratt 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Clerk/Stores Accounting)
AC1 A Scotland 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Nursing Orderly)
AC2 V Duck 10 Feb 1930 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Nursing Orderly)
Flt Lt David V Carnegie  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Bernard Cheesman  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Sgt W L Cushing  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Sgt W P Spinks  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Sgt A E Nicol  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Sgt A C Elmy  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Sgt J A Coyne  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Sgt J K Semple  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Sgt A W Brown  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Cpl W H Wood  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Cpl R H Abrook  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Cpl W Pullen  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC C A Young  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC J T Letley  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC F E Woods  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC V J W Lee  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC J Williams  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
LAC G E Shelley  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
AC1 H Rose  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
AC1 G H Bucknell  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
AC2 W S Coates  2 Mar 1930 Embarked on HT City of Marseilles on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr Cecil C J Croydon 22 Mar 1930 Arrived on posting from Home Establishment, wef 21 Feb 1930 for Accountant duties
Sgt F G Nichol 22 Mar 1930 Died in hospital
Sgt H R Evans 19 Apr 1930 Disembarked from SS Mantua on posting

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Base Singapore (Seletar) Far East Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Gerald V Livock 17 May 1927* Officer Commanding, DFC, AFC
Flt Lt Cecil G Wigglesworth 17 May 1927* AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John D Breakey

 2 Jan 1930 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt John F Titmas  7 Mar 1929 later A/Cdre
Flt Lt Robert D McE Hart  7 Jan 1930 Engineer duties
Flt Lt Gilbert E Nicholetts 17 May 1927* later AM
Fg Off Clayton D C Boyce 18 Aug 1927* later AVM
Fg Off Colin McK Grierson  7 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Stores Branch
Fg Off Leonard Horwood 18 Aug 1927*  
Accountant Branch
Sqn Ldr Cecil C J Croydon 21 Feb 1930  
Medical Branch
Fg Off Thomas McClurkin 11 Feb 1928* MB, BCh, DPH, DTM&H

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
Sgt M Ormondy 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Rigger Aero)
Sgt W E Marshal 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
Sgt C Newton 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
Cpl E Harbour 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Storekeeper)
LAC R Roe 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Electrician)
LAC M Dellbridge 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Wireless Operator Mechanic)
LAC J Bird 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Fitter Armourer)
LAC P A Taylor 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
LAC A Guncill 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Armourer)
AC1 G H Taylor 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Armourer)
AC1 H Skilton 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
AC1 A E Walter 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
AC1 S C Boynton 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
AC1 R Allen 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Clerk/Stores Accounting)
AC1 J Hughes 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
AC2 A Gambrill 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (ACH)
AC2 J Lewis 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
AC2 D Muirhead 12 Aug 1930 Disembarked from HMS Hermes on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
Plt Off Leslie Crocker 14 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting, wef 14 Oct 1930
Sgt J Smith 14 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting (ACH)
LAC R B Beech 14 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
LAC J L Adams 14 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
LAC F R Boardman 14 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
LAC B Morgan 14 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting (Clerk/GD)
AC1 L S Davey 14 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
AC1 J G Jones 14 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting (Wireless Operator)
AC2 J F Lowe 14 Nov 1930 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting (Carpenter)
SM1 J Ellard  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Flt Sgt W Banfield  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Sgt H R Evans  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Sgt G Reed  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Sgt G S Terry  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Act Sgt V Mutton  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Act Sgt C Newton  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl G Symons  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl S J Weston  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl M Dougan  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl A Webber  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl G Veasey  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl W McLeod  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl C Snowball  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl S Smith  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl J Fraser  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Cpl E Harbour  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC L B G Kelly  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC A Williams  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC E M Kennedy  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC R Wilson  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC C Simons  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC G Mercieca  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC H Francis  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC J Kelly  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC W B Batchelor  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC A Jefferies  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC S C Boynton  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC F Kennard  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC J Thompson  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC W Regan  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC J Anderson  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC W H J Daw  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC R Roe  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC R Ascott  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC A Teggert  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
LAC J Bird  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 R Allen  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 A E Walter  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 J J Cotsell  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 W Skyrme  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 G F Heaver  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC2 A Cocker  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 J Hughes  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 L A Davies  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 W Richmond  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 J Tate  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 P O'Hennessey  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 E Pratt  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 J Schofield  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 W Byrne  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 A Scotland  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC1 W J Budge  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC2 J Lewis  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC2 N Powell  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC2 D Muirhead  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
AC2 V Duck  1 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Flt Sgt L H Robertson  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
Act Sgt L Littler  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
Cpl A J Rowthorn  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
Cpl M G Christie  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
LAC L H Blackler  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
LAC R F Tyrer  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
LAC B T Pook  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
LAC J A Baker  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
LAC C W Buckingham  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
LAC T J Head  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
AC2 A Gambrill  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
AC1 G H Taylor  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Home Establishment
AC1 F E Saunders  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Middle East Command
AC1 P Doyle  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to Middle East Command
Cpl H Greenhill  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to India Command
AC1 G Burgess  1 Dec 1930 Embarked on HT Lancashire on posting to India Command
Flt Lt John F Titmas  6 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Flt Lt Robert D McE Hart  6 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Fg Off L Horwood  6 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Sqn Ldr Cecil C J Croydon  6 Dec 1930 Transferred to RAF Base, Singapore
Flt Lt Gilbert E Nicholetts 18 Dec 1930 Embarked on SS Cremer on leave and posting to Home Establishment
LAC P A Taylor 19 Jan 1931 Attached to RAF Base for training as full-time Air Gunner
Cpl V R Boyce 17 Feb 1931 Killed in a flying accident
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 18 Feb 1931 Relinquished command of the No 205 Sqn
Wg Cdr

Arthur C Wright

18 Feb 1931 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting, wef 17 Jan 1931 and assumed command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart 18 Feb 1931 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting, wef 17 Jan 1931
Flt Lt

William E Staton

18 Feb 1931 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting, wef 17 Jan 1931
Flt Lt Gilbert Harcourt-Smith 18 Feb 1931 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting, wef 17 Jan 1931
Fg Off Humphrey E Hughes-Hallett 18 Feb 1931 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting, wef 17 Jan 1931
Cpl G W G Lewis 18 Feb 1931 Armourer, disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting
LAC R Markey 18 Feb 1931 Fitter Aero Engine, disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting
Flt Lt

John D Breakey

22 Mar 1931 Embarked on SS Rajputana for temporary duty at RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong
LAC C L Gulliver  5 Apr 1931 Disembarked from SS Mantua on posting from India Command
Flt Lt F L Hopps 12 Apr 1931 Attached from RAF Base for Navigation duties on Borneo Cruise
Fg Off Colin McK Grierson 24 May 1931 Disembarked in Singapore on return from Borneo
Fg Off Colin McK Grierson 29 May 1931 Embarked on SS Cormorin on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt F L Hopps  5 Jun 1931 Ceased to be attached from RAF Base for Navigation duties on Borneo Cruise
Sqn Ldr Gerald E Livock 26 Jun 1931 Embarked on SS Ranpura on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt Cecil G Wigglesworth 26 Jun 1931 Embarked on SS Ranpura on posting to Home Establishment

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
12 Apr 1931 3 x Southamptons departed Singapore on Borneo Cruise
 5 Jun 1931 3 x Southamptons arrived at Singapore on completion of Borneo Cruise

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Base Singapore (Seletar) Far East Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Arthur C Wright

17 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Gerald V Livock 17 May 1927* DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart 17 Jan 1931 later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil G Wigglesworth 17 May 1927* AFC; later A/Cdre
Flt Lt

John D Breakey

 2 Jan 1930 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt

William E Staton

17 Jan 1931 MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Gilbert Harcourt-Smith 17 Jan 1931 later AVM
Fg Off Colin McK Grierson  7 Jan 1930 later A/Cdre
Fg Off Clayton D C Boyce 18 Aug 1927* later AVM
Fg Off Humphrey E Hughes-Hallett 17 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Leslie Crocker 14 Oct 1930 Photographic duties

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Medical Branch
Fg Off Thomas McClurkin 11 Feb 1928* MB, BCh, DPH, DTM&H

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr Thomas McClurkin  1 Dec 1931 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off C D C Boyce  1 Dec 1931 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off Ian G Ross 14 Mar 1932 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting from Home Establishment, wef 12 Feb 1932
Plt Off Wilfred F Hilchie 14 Mar 1932 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting from Home Establishment, wef 12 Feb 1932

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
 3 Dec 1931 3 x Southamptons departed Singapore on cruise to Andaman and Nicobar Islands
16 Jan 1932 3 x Southamptons arrived at Singapore on completion of cruise to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Base Singapore (Seletar) RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Arthur C Wright

17 Jan 1931 Officer Commanding, AFC; later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart 17 Jan 1931 later AVM
Flt Lt

William E Staton

17 Jan 1931 MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Gilbert Harcourt-Smith 17 Jan 1931 later AVM
Fg Off Humphrey E Hughes-Hallett 17 Jan 1931  
Fg Off Leslie Crocker 14 Oct 1930 Photographic duties
Fg Off Ian G Ross 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Wilfred F Hilchie 12 Feb 1932  

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Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
LAC R C Hinkin 15 Sep 1932 Killed in a flying accident
LAC L S Davey 15 Sep 1932 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Humphrey E Hughes-Hallett 19 Nov 1932 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Wg Cdr

Arthur C Wright

29 Dec 1932 Embarked on SS Cormorin for the UK and relinquished command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart 29 Dec 1932 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Wg Cdr Edward J P Burling  2 Feb 1933 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting from Home Establishment, wef 2 Jan 1933
Flt Lt Leslie L King  2 Feb 1933 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting from Home Establishment, wef 2 Jan 1933
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart  2 Feb 1933 Relinquished temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Wg Cdr Edward J P Burling  2 Feb 1933 Assumed command of No 205 Sqn
Flt Lt Gilbert Harcourt-Smith 26 Feb 1933 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Rodney A Phillips 11 Mar 1933 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting from Home Establishment, wef 9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Guy L Menzies 11 Mar 1933 Disembarked from HT Lancashire on posting from Home Establishment, wef 9 Feb 1933

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
19 Apr 1933 3 x Southamptons departed Singapore on cruise to Borneo
13 May 1933 3 x Southamptons arrived at Singapore on completion of cruise to Borneo

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Base Singapore (Seletar) RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Edward J P Burling  2 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart 17 Jan 1931 later AVM
Flt Lt

William E Staton

17 Jan 1931 MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Leslie L King  2 Jan 1933 DFC
Fg Off Rodney A Phillips  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Guy L Menzies  9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Ian G Ross 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Wilfred F Hilchie 12 Feb 1932  

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Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt F J Bunn 21 Oct 1933 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Fitter Aero Engine)
Cpl J Carr 21 Oct 1933 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Clerk/GD)
LAC C G Weale 21 Oct 1933 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Armourer)
AC1 R J Watts 21 Oct 1933 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Wireless Operator)
AC1 D G Eley 21 Oct 1933 Disembarked from HT Neuralia on posting (Carpenter)
Sgt W E Marshal 28 Nov 1933 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment (Fitter Aero Engine)
Cpl S Foster 28 Nov 1933 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment (Clerk/GD)
LAC F T Bibby 28 Nov 1933 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment (Armourer)
LAC M Roberts 28 Nov 1933 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment (Wireless Operator)
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart  1 Dec 1933 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Wg Cdr Edward J P Burling  1 Dec 1933 Relinquished command of No 205 Sqn
Flt Lt Leslie L King  5 Dec 1933 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart  5 Dec 1933 Relinquished temporary command of No 205 Sqn

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Base Singapore (Seletar) RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Edward J P Burling  2 Jan 1933 Officer Commanding, DSC, DFC, AFC
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart 17 Jan 1931 later AVM
Flt Lt

William E Staton

17 Jan 1931 MC, DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt Leslie L King  2 Jan 1933 DFC
Fg Off Ian G Ross 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Wilfred F Hilchie 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Rodney A Phillips  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Guy L Menzies  9 Feb 1933

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Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Leslie L King  2 Jan 1934 Relinquished temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Flt Lt

William E Staton

 2 Jan 1934 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 4 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting, wef 6 Jan 1934
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  4 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting, wef 6 Jan 1934
Fg Off Alister G F Stewart  4 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting, wef 6 Jan 1934
WO2 W A Lewis  4 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting (Fitter Armourer)
Sgt A A Page  4 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting (Photographer)
Cpl S C Murch  4 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting (Carpenter/Rigger)
Cpl G H Kettle  4 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting (Armourer)
Cpl G Morfitt  4 Feb 1934 Arrived on posting (ACH)
Flt Lt

William E Staton

19 Feb 1934 Relinquished temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

19 Feb 1934 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Bernard McEntegart 28 Feb 1934 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt

William E Staton

28 Feb 1934 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment
Cpl D Daley 28 Feb 1934 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Egypt (ACH)
LAC F R R Davies 28 Feb 1934 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Egypt (Fitter Aero Engine)
LAC W R Gatfield 28 Feb 1934 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Home Establishment (Clerk/GD)
LAC H R Shawyer 28 Feb 1934 Embarked on HT Neuralia on posting to Egypt (Wireless Operator/AG)
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

10 Mar 1934 Relinquished command of No 205 Sqn on proceeding on temporary duty to Hong Kong
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard 10 Mar 1934 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

xx Mar 1934 Resumed command of No 205 Sqn
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard xx Mar 1934 Relinquished temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Wg Cdr Charles L Scott 30 Mar 1934 Disembarked from SS Naldera on posting, wef 2 Mar 1934
Fg Off Douglas Michell 30 Mar 1934 Disembarked from SS Naldera on posting, wef 3 Mar 1934
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 2 Apr 1934 Relinquished command of No 205 Sqn
Wg Cdr Charles L Scott  2 Apr 1934 Assumed command of No 205 Sqn
Plt Off Wilfred F Hilchie 10 Apr 1934 Embarked on HT Somersetshire on premature transfer to RAFO

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Date Notes
 2 Apr 1934 3 x Southamptons departed Singapore on cruise to Hong Kong
13 May 1934 3 x Southamptons arrived at Singapore on completion of cruise to Hong Kong

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II RAF Base Singapore (Seletar) RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Charles L Scott  2 Mar 1934 Officer Commanding, DSC
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 6 Jan 1934 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  6 Jan 1934
Flt Lt Leslie L King  2 Jan 1933 DFC
Fg Off Ian G Ross 12 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Rodney A Phillips  9 Feb 1933  
Fg Off Guy L Menzies  9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Alister G F Stewart  6 Jan 1934  
Fg Off Douglas Michell  3 Mar 1934  
Warrant Officer
WO William A Lewis  4 Feb 1934  

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Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Rodney A Phillips  6 Dec 1934 Embarked on HT Somersetshire on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Ian G Ross  6 Dec 1934 Embarked on HT Somersetshire on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off John G G Moore 19 Feb 1935 Arrived on posting, wef 19 Jan 1935
Flt Lt Leslie L King 20 Feb 1935 Invalided to the UK
Fg Off Michael D Thunder  2 Apr 1935 Arrived on posting, wef 15 Jan 1935
Sqn Ldr A F Lang  2 Apr 1935 Attached from No 210 Sqn
Flt Lt H M G Parker  2 Apr 1935 Attached from No 210 Sqn
Flt Lt W H Hutton  2 Apr 1935 Attached from No 210 Sqn
Flt Lt F L Mawdesley  2 Apr 1935 Attached from No 210 Sqn
Fg Off H J L Hawkins  2 Apr 1935 Attached from No 210 Sqn
Flt Lt F L Mawdesley 12 Apr 1935 Ceased to be attached on return to Canada
Flt Lt H M G Parker 26 Apr 1935 Ceased to be attached from No 210 Sqn on return to the UK
Flt Lt W H Hutton 26 Apr 1935 Ceased to be attached from No 210 Sqn on return to the UK
Fg Off H J L Hawkins 26 Apr 1935 Ceased to be attached from No 210 Sqn on return to the UK
Sqn Ldr A F Lang  9 May 1935 Ceased to be attached from No 210 Sqn on return to the UK

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
 2 Apr 1935 3 x Short Singapore IIIs, K3592, K3593 and K3594, arrived from the UK on re-equipment
Singapore III
20 Jun 1935 2 x Singapore IIIs departed Singapore on cruise to Hong Kong
 1 Jul 1935 2 x Singapore IIIs arrived at Singapore on completion of cruise to Hong Kong

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Supermarine Southampton II

Short Singapore III

RAF Singapore (Seletar) RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr Charles L Scott  2 Mar 1934 Officer Commanding, DSC
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 6 Jan 1934 AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  6 Jan 1934
Fg Off John G G Moore 19 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Michael D Thunder 15 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Guy L Menzies  9 Feb 1933
Fg Off Alister G F Stewart  6 Jan 1934  
Fg Off Douglas Michell  3 Mar 1934  
Warrant Officer
WO William A Lewis  4 Feb 1934  

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Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr W N Plenderleith 30 Aug 1935 Arrived in K4581 on attachment
Plt Off Harold J Hobbs 30 Aug 1935 Arrived in K4581 on posting, wef 23 Jul 1935
Sqn Ldr W N Plenderleith 13 Sep 1935 Ceased to be attached
Wg Cdr Charles L Scott  7 Oct 1935 Relinquished command of No 205 Sqn on proceeding on temporary duty to Hong Kong
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 7 Oct 1935 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Wg Cdr Charles L Scott 27 Oct 1935 Resumed command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

27 Oct 1935 Relinquished temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Fg Off Guy L Menzies 11 Oct 1935 Embarked on SS Rajputana on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off John G G Moore 15 Nov 1935 Attached to RAF Singapore
Fg Off Douglas Michell  1 Feb 1936 Embarked on SS Mentor for the UK to collect a Singapore III
Wg Cdr Charles L Scott 11 Mar 1936 Relinquished command of No 205 Sqn on assuming command of RAF Singapore
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

11 Mar 1936 Assumed command of No 205 Sqn
Fg Off (Lt RN) I R Sarel 14 May 1936 Attached for 'Spotting' duties with HMS Terror
Flt Lt W G Abrams 22 May 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 29 Apr 1936
Plt Off E L F Maynell 22 May 1936 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 29 Apr 1936
Flt Lt M Costello 22 May 1936 Arrived on attachment from the UK
Fg Off Douglas Michell 22 May 1936 Returned from the UK on delivery of a Singapore III
Plt Off E L F Maynell 15 Jun 1936 Promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr G Hempel 18 Jun 1936 Attached
Sqn Ldr G Hempel 23 Jun 1936 Ceased to be attached

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
30 Aug 1935 Singapore III, K4581, arrived on delivery from the UK
22 May 1936 2 x Short Singapore IIIs, K6910 and K6911, arrived from the UK to complete re-equipment

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Singapore III RAF Singapore (Seletar) RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

 6 Jan 1934 Officer Commanding, AFC, later AVM
Flt Lt Cecil S Riccard  6 Jan 1934
Flt Lt W G Abrams 29 Apr 1936
Flt Lt Alister G F Stewart  6 Jan 1934
Fg Off John G G Moore 19 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Douglas Michell  3 Mar 1934  
Fg Off Michael D Thunder 15 Jan 1935  
Fg Off Harold J Hobbs 23 Jul 1935
Plt Off E L F Maynell 29 Apr 1936  
Warrant Officer
WO William A Lewis  4 Feb 1934  

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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 Cecil S Riccard  1 Aug 1936 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off Alister G F Stewart 25 Sep 1936 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off John G G Moore 25 Sep 1936 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Douglas Michell 25 Sep 1936 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Plt Off R D Blair 10 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting, wef 10 Sep 1936
Plt Off R Cave-Browne-Cave 10 Oct 1936 Arrived on posting, wef 10 Sep 1936
Sqn Ldr Cecil S Riccard 25 Oct 1936 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr Alick C Stevens  2 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

13 Nov 1936 Relinquished command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Alick C Stevens 13 Nov 1936 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Flt Lt W G Abrams 12 Dec 1936 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Alick C Stevens 12 Dec 1936 Relinquished temporary command of No 205 Sqn on reporting sick at home
Sqn Ldr

Kenneth B Lloyd

25 Nov 1936 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt W G Abrams  8 Jan 1937 Relinquished command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A W Bates  8 Jan 1937 Attached from No 230 Sqn and assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Alick C Stevens 29 Jan 1937 Invalided to the UK
Plt Off R D Blair  2 Feb 1937 Killed in a flying accident
Wg Cdr

Percy E Maitland

 4 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 5 Feb 1937
Flt Lt R B Councell  4 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 5 Feb 1937
Fg Off J B Brolly  4 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 5 Feb 1937
Fg Off Michael D Thunder 18 Mar 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 15 Jan 1937
Sqn Ldr A W Bates 23 Mar 1937 Ceased to be attached on being posted to No 205 Sqn
Plt Off A M Jardine 26 Mar 1937 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt T B Cooper 18 Jun 1937 Proceeded to the UK to collect a new aircraft
Plt Off R Cave-Browne-Cave 18 Jun 1937 Proceeded to the UK to collect a new aircraft

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Singapore III RAF Seletar RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Percy E Maitland

 5 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, MVO, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr A W Bates 25 Mar 1937  
Flt Lt R B Councell  5 Feb 1937
Flt Lt W G Abrams 29 Apr 1936
Flt Lt Michael D Thunder 15 Jan 1935
Fg Off Harold J Hobbs 23 Jul 1935
Fg Off E L F Maynell 29 Apr 1936  
Fg Off J B Brolly  5 Feb 1937  
Plt Off R Cave-Browne-Cave 10 Sep 1936  
Plt Off A M Jardine 26 Mar 1937  

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Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt W G Abrams  1 Aug 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt T B Cooper 31 Aug 1937 Returned from the UK with Singapore, K8859
Plt Off R Cave-Browne-Cave 31 Aug 1937 Returned from the UK with Singapore, K8859
Plt Off E J S Jones  3 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 7 Sep 1937
Flt Lt G R Canavan  9 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 10 Sep 1937
Fg Off E A Whiteley  9 Oct 1937 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 11 Sep 1937
Flt Lt Michael D Thunder 20 Oct 1937 Embarked on posting to Home Establishment
Flt Lt R B Councell  1 Dec 1937 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Fg Off Harold J Hobbs  3 Jan 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off A M Jardine  3 Jan 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off E A Whiteley  7 Jan 1938 Attached to No  204 Sqn in connection with Australian Cruise
Plt Off A M Jardine 14 Feb 1938 Attached to No 70 Sqn for temporary duty in India
Plt Off A M Jardine 11 Mar 1938 Returned from attachment to No 70 Sqn by steamer
Sqn Ldr W G Abrams  7 Apr 1938 Embarked on HT Somersetshire on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr A W Bates  7 Apr 1938 Embarked on HT Somersetshire on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off Harold J Hobbs  7 Apr 1938 Embarked on HT Somersetshire on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off E L F Maynell  7 Apr 1938 Embarked on HT Somersetshire on posting to Home Establishment
Fg Off E A Whiteley 18 Apr 1938 Ceased to be attached to No  204 Sqn in connection with Australian Cruise
Plt Off W E M Lowry 11 May 1938 Arrived on posting from the UK, wef 9 Apr 1938

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
31 Aug 1937 Singapore III, K8859, arrived on delivery from the UK
 1 Sep 1937 Squadron title changed from No 205 (Flying Boat) to No 205 (General Reconnaissance) Sqn
14 Apr 1938 The Squadron Badge was authorised by HM King George VI
No 205 Squadron badge
 1 May 1938 Singapore III, K6917, taken over from No 230 Sqn
23 May 1938 Squadron badge was presented by the AOC, RAF Far East
29 Jun 1938 Singapore III, K6916, taken over from No 230 Sqn

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

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
Short Singapore III RAF Seletar RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Percy E Maitland

 5 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, MVO, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr R B Councell  5 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt G R Canavan 10 Sep 1937
Fg Off J B Brolly  5 Feb 1937  
Fg Off R Cave-Browne-Cave 10 Sep 1936  
Fg Off E A Whiteley 11 Sep 1937  
Plt Off A M Jardine 26 Mar 1937  
Plt Off E J S Jones  7 Sep 1937  
Plt Off W E M Lowry  9 Apr 1938

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Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off R Cave-Browne-Cave 23 Jul 1938 Died in hospital
Plt Off S G Stilling 27 Jul 1938 Arrived by air on posting, wef 16 Jul 1938
Flt Lt A D Messenger  4 Aug 1938 Attached for temporary flying duties
Plt Off A M Jardine 17 Aug 1938 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 25 May 1938
Plt Off E W Young  5 Sep 1938 Arrived by air on posting, wef 26 Aug 1938
Wg Cdr

Percy E Maitland

 1 Nov 1938 Promoted to Gp Capt
Plt Off A M Jardine  5 Nov 1938 Relinquished duties of Adjutant
Plt Off W E M Lowry  5 Nov 1938 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Sgt Davison  5 Dec 1938 Departed on posting
Flt Sgt Ingram  5 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
23 Jul 1938 Singapore III, K6918, taken over from No 230 Sqn

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Singapore III RAF Seletar RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr

Percy E Maitland

 5 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, MVO, AFC; later AVM
Sqn Ldr R B Councell  5 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt G R Canavan 10 Sep 1937
Fg Off J B Brolly  5 Feb 1937  
Fg Off E A Whiteley 11 Sep 1937  
Fg Off A M Jardine 26 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E J S Jones  7 Sep 1937  
Fg Off E W Young 26 Aug 1938  
Plt Off W E M Lowry  9 Apr 1938
Plt Off S G Stilling 16 Jul 1938
Plt Off D King 24 Nov 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D King 23 Jan 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 230 Sqn
Sgt Plt M Williams 20 Feb 1939 Remustered to Clerk due to broken ankle
Gp Capt

Percy E Maitland

21 Feb 1939 Relinquished command of No 205 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Wg Cdr Albert F Lang 21 Feb 1939 Assumed command of No 205 Sqn
Fg Off J B Brolly  7 Mar 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 16 Jan 1929
Plt Off W E M Lowry  7 Mar 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 31 Jan 1929

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Singapore III RAF Seletar RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Gp Capt

Percy E Maitland

 5 Feb 1937 Officer Commanding, MVO, AFC; later AVM
Wg Cdr A F Lang 21 Jan 1939 MBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr R B Councell  5 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt G R Canavan 10 Sep 1937
Flt Lt J B Brolly  5 Feb 1937  
Fg Off E A Whiteley 11 Sep 1937  
Fg Off A M Jardine 26 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E W Young 26 Aug 1938  
Fg Off E J S Jones  7 Sep 1937  
Fg Off W E M Lowry  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off S G Stilling 16 Jul 1938
Plt Off D King 24 Nov 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Short Singapore III RAF Seletar RAF Far East

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr A F Lang 21 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding, MBE, AFC
Sqn Ldr R B Councell  5 Feb 1937  
Flt Lt J B Brolly  5 Feb 1937  
Act Flt Lt E A Whiteley 11 Sep 1937  
Act Flt Lt A M Jardine 26 Mar 1937  
Fg Off E W Young 26 Aug 1938  
Fg Off E J S Jones  7 Sep 1937  
Fg Off W E M Lowry  9 Apr 1938  
Plt Off S G Stilling 16 Jul 1938
Plt Off D King 24 Nov 1938

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off E A Whiteley 17 May 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 2 Mar 1939
Fg Off A M Jardine 17 May 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 2 Mar 1939
Sgt Plt M Williams  4 Jul 1939 Remustered to flying duties
Act Flt Lt E A Whiteley 30 Jul 1939 Departed by Imperial Airways on posting to Home Establishment for Engineering Course
Wg Cdr Albert F Lang 12 Aug 1939 Assumed temporary command of RAF Tengah
Sqn Ldr R B Councell 12 Aug 1939 Assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Act Flt Lt A M Jardine 15 Aug 1939 Attached to RAF Tengah as an Instructor in GR Operations
Wg Cdr Albert F Lang 30 Aug 1939 Admitted to the General Hospital, Singapore
Wg Cdr Albert F Lang  9 Sep 1939 Discharged from the General Hospital, Singapore and sent on sick leave
Act Flt Lt A M Jardine 14 Sep 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Tengah as an Instructor in GR Operations
Wg Cdr Albert F Lang 16 Oct 1939 Resumed command of No 205 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R B Councell 16 Oct 1939 Relinquished temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Fg Off R A Atkinson 18 Oct 1939 RAFO, arrived on posting from No 4 AACU
Plt Off A W D James  1 Nov 1939 RAFO, arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Lyon  1 Nov 1939 RAFVR, arrived on posting
Plt Off A T Grieve  1 Dec 1939 RAFO, arrived on posting from No 4 AACU, wef 30 Nov 1939
Plt Off A T Grieve  1 Dec 1939 Attached to RAF Seletar for Operations Room duties, wef 30 Nov 1939
Plt Off A W D James  8 Dec 1939 RAFO, demobilised
Wg Cdr Albert F Lang 10 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of No 205 Sqn on posting to Home Establishment
Sqn Ldr R B Councell 10 Dec 1939 Assumed command of No 205 Sqn
Fg Off J B Brolly 10 Dec 1939 Assumed duties of Officer i/c Flying and Training
Fg Off S G Stilling 14 Dec 1939 Resumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off D King 18 Dec 1939 Attached to No 230 Sqn

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off R A Atkinson  1 Jan 1940 Attached to RAF Seletar for duty in GR Operations Room
Fg Off E W Young 17 Jan 1940 Attached to RAF Seletar for duty on RAFA Anne
Sgt Kerr 21 Jan 1940 Fitter I, posted to RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong
Sgt Fryer 31 Jan 1940 Fitter Aero Engine, posted to No 34 Sqn
Flt Lt J B Brolly  6 Feb 1940 Posted to Gibraltar
Plt Off A T Grieve  8 Feb 1940 Posted to No 230 Sqn for Administrative duties
Flt Lt Woodward 13 Feb 1940 Attached from No 230 Sqn, pending posting to Ceylon
Fg Off D King 13 Feb 1940 Attached from No 230 Sqn, pending posting to Ceylon
Fg Off Leatherbarrow 13 Feb 1940 Attached from No 230 Sqn, pending posting to Ceylon
Plt Off Milligan 13 Feb 1940 Attached from No 230 Sqn, pending posting to Ceylon
Fg Off R A Atkinson 19 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Seletar
Sqn Ldr R B Councell  2 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr, wef 21 Feb 1940
Plt Off A T Grieve  2 Mar 1940 Posted from No 230 Sqn as supernumerary
Fg Off D King  2 Mar 1940 Posted from No 230 Sqn as supernumerary
Sgt L T Churcher  4 Mar 1940 Posted to No 230 Sqn (Fitter I)
Sgt G Breakspear  4 Mar 1940 Posted to No 36 Sqn (Fitter I)
Cpl G F Tite  4 Mar 1940 Posted to No HQ Far East (ACH)
Cpl J S Farthing  4 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from Air Depot, Far East (ACH)
Cpl L G Crawford  4 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 52 Sqn (Fitter II)
Cpl W S Blewitt  4 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 62 Sqn (Fitter II)
AC1 J W Waugh  4 Mar 1940 Posted to No 52 Sqn (Fitter II)
AC1 H Whiting  4 Mar 1940 Posted to RAF Sembawang (ACH)
Fg Off E W Young 13 Mar 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Act Flt Lt W W Campbell 13 Mar 1940 Attached from No 230 Sqn
Fg Off E Brand 13 Mar 1940 Attached from No 230 Sqn
LAC W L Bartlett 17 Mar 1940 Posted to SHQ, RAF Tengah (ACH)
LAC T D Morris 17 Mar 1940 Posted to No 36 Sqn (Wireless Operator)
AC1 C V C McCormack 17 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting (Wireless Operator, Air Crew)
Flt Sgt A Shorey 17 Mar 1940 Posted to Air Depot, Far East (Fitter I)
Wg Cdr R B Councell & crew  4 Apr 1940 Embarked for Aden to collect Singapore III, K6912
Act Flt Lt E W Young 11 Apr 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 13 Mar 1940
Sqn Ldr L W Burgess 18 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF China Bay and assumed temporary command of No 205 Sqn
Fg Off S G Stilling 18 Apr 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 13 Mar 1940
Sqn Ldr Francis 23 Apr 1940 Attached from No 230 Sqn
Fg Off Marshall 23 Apr 1940 Attached from No 230 Sqn
Plt Off A T Grieve 23 Apr 1940 Attached from No 230 Sqn
Sgt Plt M Williams  1 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt, we 1 Mar 1940
Wg Cdr R B Councell & crew 16 May 1940 Arrived from Aden with Singapore III, K6912
Wg Cdr R B Councell 16 May 1940 Resumed command of No 205 Sqn
Flt Lt Woodward 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn
Act Flt Lt W W Campbell 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn
Fg Off D King 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn
Fg Off E Brand 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn
Fg Off Leatherbarrow 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn
Fg Off Marshall 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn
Plt Off Milligan 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn
Plt Off A T Grieve 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn on posting to No 205 Sqn
Sgt Plt Hamnett 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn on posting to No 205 Sqn
Sgt Plt Webb 24 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 230 Sqn on posting to No 205 Sqn
Plt Off D Shaw 28 May 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Tengah and attached to HQ Far East
Flt Sgt A T Ingram 11 Jun 1940 Discharged from the RAF on appointment to a Commission in the Technical Branch
Plt Off A T Ingram 12 Jun 1940 Reported for duty on appointment to a Commission in the Technical Branch
Flt Lt E W Young 17 Jun 1940 Disembarked from RAFA Anne
LAC T J Sampson 17 Jun 1940 Disembarked from RAFA Anne
Plt Off A T Grieve 20 Jun 1940 Embarked on RAFA Anne for Penang
Cpl Eveleigh 20 Jun 1940 Embarked on RAFA Anne for Penang
Cpl Roberts 20 Jun 1940 Embarked on RAFA Anne for Penang
Cpl Wilson 20 Jun 1940 Embarked on RAFA Anne for Penang
Flt Lt H R Hughes-Hallett  1 Jul 1940 Reported for duty on mobilisation
Plt Off D Shaw  5 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ Far East for Operations Room duties
Flt Sgt Bloomfield  8 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for Disciplinary duties
WO L Appleby 17 Jul 1940 Posted to Air Depot, Far East for duty as WO Admin
Flt Sgt Plt M Williams 30 Jul 1940 Embarked at Singapore on posting to Home Establishment
Act Flt Lt A M Jardine 31 Aug 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 25 May 1940
Act Flt Lt E W Young 18 Oct 1940 Embarked on RAFA Anne at Penang for Nancowie to advise on construction of Advanced Base
Act Flt Lt S G Stilling 21 Oct 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Act Flt Lt E W Young 21 Oct 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Fg Off R A Atkinson 21 Oct 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off N N Birks 21 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Sep 1940
Plt Off A T Grieve xx Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
13 Feb 1940 Sunderland 'V' of No 230 Sqn attached
21 Mar 1940 Detachment proceeded to Penang
 2 Apr 1940 HMS Pangkor departed Singapore to act as Depot Ship at Penang
 4 Apr 1940 HMS Pangkor arrived at Penang
 7 Apr 1940 HMS Pangkor departed Penang for Nancowrie
 9 Apr 1940 HMS Pangkor arrived at Nancowrie
21 Apr 1940 HMS Pangkor departed Nancowrie for Penang
23 Apr 1940 HMS Pangkor arrived at Penang
23 Apr 1940 Sunderland I, L2159 'W' of No 230 Sqn attached
28 Apr 1940 HMS Pangkor arrived at Singapore on return from Penang
16 May 1940 Singapore III, K6912 arrived from Aden

Source - No 205 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1214)

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