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No 236 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P E Drew 31 Oct1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 236 Sqn
Plt Off G Massey-Sharpe  5 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS
Plt Off P H Herrick  5 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS
Plt Off F Riley  5 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS
Plt Off J M Derbyshire  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 9 SFTS
Plt Off B M McDonough  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 9 SFTS
Plt Off R H Rigby  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 9 SFTS
Sgt Sharpe  6 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 9 SFTS
Flt Lt R W Denison  7 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 213 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off J J Boyd-Harvey  7 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off V A Mumford  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Plt Off G G A Davies  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Plt Off H L Whitbread  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Plt Off D V Cotes-Preedy  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Plt Off A R de L Inniss  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Plt Off J R Griffits  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Plt Off W R Assheton  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Sgt J Johnson  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Sgt S Baxter  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Sgt E McCluggage  8 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 14 SFTS
Flt Lt R M Power 13 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from No 66 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off H L Whitbread 25 Nov 1939 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Plt Off V A Mumford 25 Nov 1939 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Plt Off J R Griffits 25 Nov 1939 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Plt Off W R Assheton 25 Nov 1939 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Sgt J Johnson 25 Nov 1939 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Sgt S Baxter 25 Nov 1939 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Plt Off G Massey-Sharpe 28 Nov 1939 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Plt Off G G A Davies 28 Nov 1939 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Plt Off J M Derbyshire 10 Dec 1939 Attached to RAF Locking for Parachute Course
Sgt E McCluggage 13 Dec 1939 Admitted to East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital following a flying accident
Sgt Hollands 13 Dec 1939 Admitted to East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital following a flying accident
Sgt E McCluggage 14 Dec 1939 Died from injuries
Fg Off R M McArthur 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 5 SFTS
Plt Off H J Mann 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 SFTS
Plt Off G H Russell 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 SFTS
Sgt R C Smith 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 10 SFTS
Sgt N P G Barron 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 SFTS
Sgt E A Alexander 16 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 2 SFTS
Plt Off J M Derbyshire 17 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached to RAF Locking

Source - No 236 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1445)

Organisational Movements: Oct - Dec 1939

Date Notes
31 Oct 1939 Squadron was formed at RAF Stradishall
 9 Nov 1939 Miles Magister, R1815 was collected from No 10 MU, RAF Hullavington
Magister - early WW2 scheme
12 Nov 1939 Miles Magister, R1816 was collected from No 10 MU, RAF Hullavington
22 Nov 1939 A Bristol Blenheim I (dual control) arrived on loan from No 222 Sqn
Blenheim IF
 1 Dec 1939 Blenheim Is, L1301 and L1302 collected from No 10 MU, RAF Hullavington
 4 Dec 1939 Advance party departed RAF Stradishall for RAF Martlesham Heath
 4 Dec 1939 Blenheim Is, L1303, K7135 and K7140 collected from No 10 MU, RAF Hullavington
 9 Dec 1939 Main party departed RAF Stradishall for RAF Martlesham Heath by road
 9 Dec 1939 Air party departed RAF Stradishall for RAF Martlesham Heath
16 Dec 1939 Blenheim Is, L1299, L1300 and K7143 collected from No 10 MU, RAF Hullavington
18 Dec 1939 Blenheim I, L1174 (dual control), delivered by No 104 Sqn, RAF Bicester

Source - No 236 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1445)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sgt J I Hutcheson  6 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS
Sgt E E Lockton  6 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 SFTS
Plt Off G H Russell 18 Jan 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Fg Off W S Moore 22 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Mount Batten
Plt Off C B C Peachment 23 Jan 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Plt Off C R D Thomas 27 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 755 Sqn FAA, RNAS Worthy Down
Plt Off P H Herrick 27 Jan 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Plt Off R H Rigby 27 Jan 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Plt Off C B C Peachment 28 Jan 1940 Discharged from SSQ
Plt Off H J Mann 31 Jan 1940 Admitted to SSQ
Plt Off P H Herrick 31 Jan 1940 Discharged from SSQ
Plt Off R H Rigby 31 Jan 1940 Discharged from SSQ
Plt Off D G Lacey  8 Feb 1940 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Sgt J I Hutcheson  8 Feb 1940 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Plt Off H J Mann  9 Feb 1940 Posted to No 222 Sqn
Plt Off S C Romer 21 Feb 1940 Arrived on attachment from No 240 Sqn for duty as General Reconnaissance instructor
APO L G Burton 11 Mar 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting
APO A M McEwan 11 Mar 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting
Plt Off B Nokes-Cooper 19 Mar 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Flt Lt R W Denison  4 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Northolt for Air Fighting Course
Plt Off R A Frost  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt R W Denison 12 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt
Plt Off G H Hannan 17 Jun 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Plt Off C B Randall 19 Jun 1940 Air Gunner, posted to No 101 Sqn
Plt Off R A Frost  5 Jul 1940 Intelligence Officer, posted to RAF Middle Wallop
Plt Off Comber  5 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off C H Melville-Jackson  9 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Wroughton  9 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Capstick 15 Jul 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting
Plt Off Crockett 15 Jul 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting
Plt Off Evans 15 Jul 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting
Fg Off T R D Thomas 18 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H D B Elsdon 18 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R H Rigby 18 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D D Mackinnon 18 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt E E Lockton 20 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Sgt H Corcoran 20 Jul 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off R M McArthur 21 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt to command 'C' Flight
Plt Off Holder 22 Jul 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting
Plt Off B Nokes-Cooper 22 Jul 1940 Air Gunner, promoted to Act Fg Off
Sgt Venn 27 Jul 1940 Air Observer, granted a commission in the rank of Plt Off
Sgt Wylde 27 Jul 1940 Air Observer, granted a commission in the rank of Plt Off
Plt Off Wroughton 28 Jul 1940 Posted to No 1 (C) OTU, RAF Silloth
Plt Off H J Jeffcoat  1 Aug 1940 Air Gunner, Posted to No 101 Sqn
Plt Off Morgan  1 Aug 1940 Air Gunner, Posted to No 101 Sqn
Sqn Ldr P E Drew  1 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off B Nokes-Cooper  1 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off B M McDonough  1 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt F A P Head  1 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt R M Power  1 Aug 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 236 Sqn
Flt Lt R W Denison  3 Aug 1940 Assumed command of No 236 Sqn
Flt Lt R M Power  3 Aug 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 236 Sqn
Plt Off L J Dejace  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C E F Dieu  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off H G Lascot  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A A L Van Waeyenherghe  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Roman  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off C L Campbell  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off S G Nunn  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A F Y Lees  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr G W Montagu 15 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting assumed command of No 236 Sqn
Flt Lt R W Denison 15 Aug 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 236 Sqn
Plt Off Salter 15 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Chappell 15 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr G W Montagu 21 Aug 1940 Attached to RAF Farnborough for High Altitude Flying Course
Fg Off D V Cotes-Preedy 21 Aug 1940 Attached to RAF Farnborough for High Altitude Flying Course
Fg Off Lumsden 21 Aug 1940 Attached to RAF Farnborough for High Altitude Flying Course
Sqn Ldr G W Montagu 24 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Farnborough
Plt Off H G Lascot 15 Sep 1940 Posted to Radio Servicing Unit, RAF Church Fenton
Plt Off Crockett 24 Sep 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting
Plt Off Robb 26 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Squires  3 Oct 1940 Posted to No 2 OTU
Plt Off C B C Peachment 18 Oct 1940 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
Flt Lt R W Denison 26 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Sutton Bridge for night fighter duties
Flt Lt Macarthur 26 Oct 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight
Fg Off Moore 26 Oct 1940 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off Burton 16 Oct 1940 Air Observer, posted to No 431 Flight, RAF Bircham Newton
Plt Off Smith 26 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for Engineer duties
Plt Off Walken  8 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr G W Montagu 21 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Hannan 21 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Sgt D R Briggs 21 Dec 1940 Killed in action

Source - No 236 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1445)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
15 Feb 1940 2 x Blenheim IVs received from No 64 Sqn
15 Feb 1940 1 x Blenheim I delivered to No 29 Sqn
23 Feb 1940 1 x Blenheim I (dual control) delivered to No 20 MU, RAF Aston Down
23 Feb 1940 1 x Blenheim I (dual control) delivered to RAF Wittering
27 Feb 1940 Advance party departed RAF Martlesham Heath for RAF North Coates
29 Feb 1940 Main party departed RAF Martlesham Heath for RAF North Coates by road
29 Feb 1940 Air party departed RAF Martlesham Heath for RAF North Coates
29 Feb 1940 Squadron was transferred from No 12 Group, Fighter Command to No 16 Group, Coastal Command
18 Apr 1940 Advance party departed RAF North Coates for RAF Speke by road
22 Apr 1940 Main party departed RAF North Coates for RAF Speke by road
23 Apr 1940 Air party departed RAF North Coates for RAF Speke (3 lost their way and landed at RAF Upper Heyford)
25 Apr 1940 3 x Blenheims arrived at RAF Speke from RAF Upper Heyford
23 May 1940 Advance party departed RAF Speke for RAF Filton by road
25 May 1940 Main party departed RAF Speke for RAF Filton by air and road
25 May 1940 Air party departed RAF Speke for RAF Filton
25 May 1940 Squadron was transferred from No 16 Group, Coastal Command to No 11 Group, Fighter Command
10 Jun 1940 Squadron declared operational
13 Jun 1940 Advance party departed RAF Filton for RAF Middle Wallop by road
14 Jun 1940 Main party departed RAF Filton for RAF Middle Wallop by air and road
 4 Jul 1940 Squadron departed RAF Middle Wallop and proceeded to RAF Thorney Island by road and air
 4 Jul 1940 Squadron was transferred from No 11 Group, Fighter Command to No 16 Group, Coastal Command
19 Jul 1940 8 x Blenheim IVs received for re-equipment
Blenheim IVF of No 236 Squadron
21 Jul 1940 'C' Flight formed
28 Jul 1940 8 x Blenheim IVs received for re-equipment
 1 Aug 1940 1 x Blenheim IV received for re-equipment
 3 Aug 1940 8 x Blenheim IVs received for re-equipment
 3 Aug 1940 'B' Flight moved to RAF St Eval
 4 Aug 1940 4 x Blenheim IVs received for re-equipment
 8 Aug 1940 'A' and 'C' Flights moved to RAF St Eval
 8 Aug 1940 Squadron transferred from No 16 Group to No 15 Group
 9 Aug 1940 Road party moved to RAF St Eval
17 Sep 1940 'A' Flight detached to RAF Aldergrove
29 Sep 1940 'C' Flight declared operational
19 Nov 1940 'A' Flight at RAF Aldergrove amalgamated with a flight of No 235 Sqn to form No 272 Sqn

Source - No 236 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1445)

This page was last updated on 16/07/21

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