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No 232 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
ActFlt Lt M H Stephens 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn and assumed command of No 232 Sqn
Plt Off J Sims 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn
Plt Off H C Pond 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn
Plt Off C G Jeffries 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn
Plt Off J B Hobbs 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn
Sgt Plt P B Nicolson 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn
Sgt Plt J K Pollard 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn
Sgt Plt A F Butterick 21 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn
Flt Lt J Rose 28 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Drapper  8 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 7 OTU
Plt Off N Welch 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt E A Redfearn  3 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting, wef 27 Aug 1940
Plt Off E G Ford 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 3 Sqn
Plt Off R McDougall 10 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 3 Sqn
Plt Off J V Marshall 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt G A Walker 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt E V Hoyle 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU
Sgt P J Briere 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Sgt C P Guerin 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 5 OTU
Plt Off P F Rossel 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 14 Group for Intelligence duties
WO H Jones 20 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Engineer duties
Flt Lt A W Pennington  1 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 208 pending assuming command of No 232 Sqn
Act Flt Lt M H Stephens  7 Oct 1940 Relinquished command of No 232 Sqn
Flt Lt A W Pennington  7 Oct 1940 Assumed command of No 232 Sqn
Plt Off B F Wellman  4 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU
Plt Off S A Wyley  4 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU
Sgt Plt Saunders  4 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU
Plt Off B F Wellman  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 263 Sqn
Plt Off S A Wyley  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 263 Sqn
Sgt Plt Saunders  8 Dec 1940 Posted to No 263 Sqn
Plt Off M H Stephens 10 Dec 1940 Departed on posting overseas
Flt Lt A W Pennington 11 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr
Plt Off J B Hobbs 11 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef ?
Plt Off C G Jeffries 11 Dec 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef ?
Plt Off J Lord 11 Dec 1940 Intelligence Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off
Sgt Plt E A Lawrence 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU
Sgt Plt Poulton 16 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU
Flt Lt E Greer 16 Dec 1940 Assumes command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off C G Jeffries 16 Dec 1940 Assumes command of 'B' Flight
Sgt P J Briere 17 Dec 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt C P Guerin 17 Dec 1940 Departed on posting
Fg Off J E D Wetherall 18 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Sgt Plt E Farian 24 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 OTU
Plt Off J Sims 27 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS, RAF Cranwell for Flying Instructors' Course

Source - No 232 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1428)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Date Notes
17 Jul 1940 Formed at RAF Sumburgh from 'B' Flight No 3 Sqn
19 Jul 1940 First party of ground staff and equipment arrived from RAF Wick
20 Jul 1940 Second party of ground staff and equipment arrived from RAF Wick
21 Jul 1940 8 x Hurricane Is arrived at RAF Sumburgh from RAF Wick
Hurricane I of No 232 Squadron
18 Sep 1940 Squadron commenced its move to RAF Castletown
20 Sep 1940 Squadron completed its move to RAF Castletown
13 Oct 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Castletown to RAF Skitten
24 Oct 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Skitten to RAF Drem
11 Nov 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Drem to RAF Skitten
 5 Dec 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Skitten to RAF Elgin by

Source - No 232 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1428)

This page was last updated on 06/07/21

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