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No 219 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr R L R Atcherley  4 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from the Inspectorate-General and assumed command of No 219 Sqn
Fg Off J H Little  6 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 601 Sqn to command 'A' Flight
Plt Off D H King  7 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off G E T Scrase  7 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 600 Sqn, via No 11 Group Pool
Plt Off W R Ross  8 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 604 Sqn, via No 12 Group Pool
Plt Off A S Wardman  8 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 7 Air Observer School
Sgt Plt A L Lewis  8 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 Group Pool
Plt Off H L North  9 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 Group Pool
Plt Off P S Turner  9 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 Group Pool
Fg Off J H Little 13 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt
Plt Off K W Worsdell 21 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from ATS, RAF Cranwell
Plt Off F G Nightingale 21 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from ATS, RAF Cranwell
Flt Lt E C Wolfe 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 64 Sqn to command 'B' Flight
Plt Off S G Baker 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 SFTS
Plt Off J G Topham 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 SFTS
Plt Off H F Auger 23 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 SFTS
Plt Off G E T Scrase 25 Oct 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool
Plt Off W R Ross 25 Oct 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool
Plt Off H L North 25 Oct 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool
Plt Off P S Turner 25 Oct 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool
Sgt Plt A L Lewis 26 Oct 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool
Plt Off S G Baker 12 Nov 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A S Wardman 13 Nov 1939 Admitted to hospital following a rugby injury (2 days)
Plt Off H F Auger 28 Nov 1939 Admitted to hospital following a flying accident (14 days plus 7 days sick leave)
Sgt Plt E Bateman  4 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 AACU
Plt Off A J Skidmore  9 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 AOS, RAF Warmwell
Plt Off T P Harnett  5 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 9 AOS, RAF Penrhos
Plt Off G M Head  7 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 SFTS, RAF Ternhill
Plt Off A J Skidmore  9 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 AOS, RAF Warmwell
Plt Off J C Carriere  9 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 229 Sqn, RAF Digby
Plt Off E K Hofton 14 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 229 Sqn, RAF Digby
Plt Off H G Goddard 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 5 SFTS, RAF Sealand
Plt Off W G M Lambie 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 SFTS, RAF Ternhill
Plt Off D M Lake 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 SFTS, RAF Ternhill
Sgt Plt P F Philips 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 SFTS, RAF Ternhill
Sgt Plt E G Grubb 17 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 6 SFTS, RAF Little Rissington
Sgt Plt H F Grubb 17 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 6 SFTS, RAF Little Rissington
Sgt Plt T Birkett 17 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 SFTS, RAF Little Rissington

Source - No 219 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1360)

Organisational Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 4 Oct 1939 Formed at RAF Catterick
 7 Oct 1939 A Magister and Mentor were borrowed from No 26 Sqn, RAF Catterick
 9 Oct 1939 Bristol Blenheim I (dual control), L1470 was borrowed from No 64 Sqn, RAF Church Fenton
 9 Oct 1939 Mentor written off in a landing accident
13 Oct 1939 2 x Ansons were borrowed from RAF Thornaby, one crashed on landing at RAF Catterick
13 Oct 1939 Blenheim, L1470, damaged in a landing accident
xx Oct 1939 4 x Avro Tutors borrowed from RAF Cranwell
xx Oct 1939 4 x Magister allocated for night flying training
30 Oct 1939 First two Blenheim IFs collected from RAF St Athan
Blenheim IF of No 219 Squadron

Source - No 219 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1360)

Personnel Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
AC1 R C Hall xx Jan 1940 Appointed to a commission, wef 17 Jan 1940
Act Flt Lt J H Little 23 Feb 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 3 Sep 1939
Plt Off D H King 27 Feb 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act Fg Off
Sqn Ldr R L R Atcherley  1 Mar 1940 Promoted to Temp Wg Cdr
Plt Off A S Wardman 13 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off A J Skidmore 13 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J H Duart 18 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 AAS, RAF Manby for Air Gunner duties
Sgt H Phillips 21 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC1 F Prosser 21 Mar 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Act Fg Off D H King xx Mar 1940 Adjutant, posted to No 16 MU, RAF Stafford
Plt Off H Baxter 31 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 13 Group for duty as Adjutant
Wg Cdr R L R Atcherley  8 Apr 1940 Relinquished command of No 219 Sqn on posting to HQ No 11 Group
Sqn Ldr J Grandy 14 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from CGS and assumed command of No 219 Sqn
Plt Off A S Worthington 20 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS, RAF Grantham
Plt Off D O Hobbis 20 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS, RAF Grantham
Sgt Plt O A Dupree 20 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS, RAF Grantham
Plt Off E K Hofton 23 Apr 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton
Plt Off G M Head  5 May 1940 Attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF St Athan for a Navigation Course
Plt Off E K Hofton 14 May 1940 Posted to RAF Hendon for duty with Marconi Fitting Flight
Plt Off J H Duart 14 May 1940 Air Gunner, attached to CGS, RAF Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Sqn Ldr J Grandy 16 May 1940 Posted to No 249 Sqn, RAF Leconfield to command
Flt Lt J H Little 16 May 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr and assumed command of No 219 Sqn
Flt Lt E C Wolfe 17 May 1940 Assumed command 'A' Flight
Fg Off H G Goddard 17 May 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off G D Gibson 20 May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off H Crowley 22 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 64 Sqn for Air Gunner duties
Plt Off R V Baron  1 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for Air Gunner duties
Fg Off R D Racine-Jaques 10 Jun 1940 Attached from No 60 Group to supervise the fitting of AI equipment
Plt Off H F Auger 10 Jun 1940 Attached to CFS for single-engine fighter conversion course
Plt Off R C Hall 15 Jun 1940 Air Gunner, attached to CGS, RAF Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Plt Off J H Duart 17 Jun 1940 Air Gunner, ceased to be attached to CGS, RAF Warmwell
Plt Off H F Auger 26 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to CFS
Plt Off G M Head  1 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to School of Air Navigation, RAF St Athan
Plt Off H Baxter  1 Jul 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act Fg Off
Sgt J M Anderton  4 Jul 1940 Posted to No 4 FPP, Cardiff
Plt Off J Sinclair  7 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Sgt Plt V D Gee  7 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU, RAF Aston Down
Plt Off R V Baron 12 Jul 1940 Air Gunner, attached to CGS, RAF Warmwell for Gunnery Leaders' Course
Plt Off R C Hall 13 Jul 1940 Air Gunner, ceased to be attached to CGS, RAF Warmwell
Plt Off R V Baron  9 Aug 1940 Air Gunner, ceased to be attached to CGS, RAF Warmwell
Flt Lt E C Wolfe 13 Sep 1940 Posted to No 141 Sqn to command
Fg Off T P Harnett 13 Sep 1940 Assumed command 'A' Flight
Sgt C Goodwin 30 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt G E Shepperd 30 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
AC2 J P McCaul 30 Sep 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R V Baron 12 Oct 1940 Air Gunner, killed in a flying accident
Fg Off T P Harnett 22 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 13 Sep 1940
Sqn Ldr A E Clouston  1 Nov 1940 Attached from Experimental Section, RAE
Plt Off T Birkett 13 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt C E P Castle 13 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off W G M Lambie 14 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt D J Pearcy 14 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt T P Harnett 25 Nov 1940 Posted to No 14 SFTS, RAF Cranfield
Plt Off A S Worthington 25 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Sgt Clandillon 25 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Sgt Sargent 25 Nov 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Sgt Plt O A Dupree 26 Nov 1940 Returned to the unit but still unfit for flying
Plt Off J G Topham  3 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off A S Worthington  6 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Debden
Sgt Clandillon  6 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Debden
Sgt Sargent  6 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Debden
Sgt Plt O A Dupree  6 Dec 1940 Passed fit for non-operational flying
Flt Lt J G Topham  8 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Plt Off D O Hobbis  8 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Sgt V D Gee  8 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Sgt E G Grubb  8 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Sgt Hodgkinson  8 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Plt Off F G Nightingale 17 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt G M Leslie 17 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off J G Lingard 1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 252 Sqn
Fg Off G M Robinson 19 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU
Fg Off A P Dottridge 19 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU
Plt Off N A Buchannan 19 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU
Fg Off G M Robinson 23 Dec 1940 Posted to No 23 Sqn, RAF Ford
Fg Off A P Dottridge 27 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Plt Off Head 27 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Plt Off J C Carriere 27 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Plt Off Sinclair 27 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Sgt H F Grubb 27 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Sgt Crook 27 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Debden for AI Course
Flt Lt H G Goddard 27 Dec 1940 Posted to No 93 Sqn
Fg Off A P Dottridge 27 Dec 1940 Assumed command of 'B' Flight

Source - No 219 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1360)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
21 Feb 1940 Squadron declared operational
22 Feb 1940 'A' Flight moved to West Hartlepool due to the condition of the airfield at Catterick
 2 Apr 1940 'A' Flight returned from West Hartlepool
25 Apr 1940 'A' Flight detached to RAF Church Fenton
11 May 1940 'A' Flight returned from RAF Leconfield
26 Aug 1940 A Training Flight was formed to train new pilots joining the unit
 2 Sep 1940 Squadron collected its first Bristol Beaufighter IF
Beaufighter IF
12 Oct 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Catterick to RAF Redhill
10 Dec 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Redhill to RAF Tangmere

Source - No 219 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1360)

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