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No 238 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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

April 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
No equipment (cadre) Cattewater Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Notes
Sqn Ldr George F Breese A Officer Commanding, DSC
Flt Lt Victor R Scriven A & S AFC
Flt Lt Henry B B Greene Med  
Fg Off Walter Morgan-Smith A & S  
Fg Off Francis C B Savile A  
Fg Off Douglas G Batterbury A & S  
Fg Off Harry Norrington T  
Fg Off Alphonsus M Reidy T  
Fg Off Herbert P Strong T  
Plt Off Arthur A Barnes KB  
Plt Off Charles S Roads Stores  

Source - April 1920 Air Force List

July 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
No equipment (cadre) Cattewater Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George F Breese A & S 15 Oct 1919 Officer Commanding, DSC
Flt Lt Henry B B Greene Med 18 Apr 1919  
Fg Off Walter Morgan-Smith A & S 13 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Francis C B Savile A 11 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Frank Porter O 31 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Alphonsus M Reidy T 18 Mar 1920  
Fg Off Herbert P Strong T xx xxx 1918  

Source - July 1920 Air Force List

August 1920

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
No equipment (cadre) Cattewater Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George F Breese A & S 15 Oct 1919 Officer Commanding, DSC
Fg Off Walter Morgan-Smith A & S 13 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Francis C B Savile A 11 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Frank Porter O 31 Jan 1920  
Fg Off Alphonsus M Reidy T 18 Mar 1920  
Obs Off James F H Stevens O 21 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Herbert P Strong T xx xxx 1918  
Medical Branch  
Flt Lt Henry B B Greene Med 18 Apr 1919  

Source - August 1920 Air Force List

April 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
No equipment (cadre) Cattewater Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George F Breese A & S 15 Oct 1919 Officer Commanding, DSC
Fg Off Francis C B Savile A 11 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Neville B Ward A & S  7 Feb 1921  
Obs Off James F H Stevens O 21 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Herbert P Strong T  1 Apr 1918  
Stores Officer  
Fg Off Albert S Berry Stores 20 Oct 1920  

Source - April 1921 Air Force List

July 1921

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
No equipment (cadre) Cattewater Coastal Area/No 10 Group

 

Rank Name Branch Date Notes
Sqn Ldr George F Breese A & S 15 Oct 1919 Officer Commanding, DSC
Fg Off Francis C B Savile A 11 Feb 1920  
Fg Off Neville B Ward A & S  7 Feb 1921  
Obs Off James F H Stevens O 21 Jul 1920  
Fg Off Herbert P Strong T  1 Apr 1918  
Stores Officer  
Fg Off Albert S Berry Stores 20 Oct 1920  

Source - July 1921 Air Force List

Disbanded at Cattewater on 20 March 1922

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

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off J S Wigglesworth 12 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Fg Off C Howells 12 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Sgt E L Alsop 12 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Fg Off D C MacCaw 13 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Plt Off C T Davis 13 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Plt Off B Firminger 13 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Plt Off B D Considine 14 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Sgt H J Marsh 14 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Flt Lt S C Walch 15 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Flt Lt J C Kennedy 15 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Plt Off Unwin-Mann 15 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Sgt C Parkinson 15 May 1940 Arrived at RAF Tangmere
Sqn Ldr C E J Baines 18 May 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 238 Sqn
Sgt Batt 21 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt S E Bann 21 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt J M Gardiner 24 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt R Little 24 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A N David 25 May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sgt Seabourne 12 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A N Wills 18 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Plt Off B Firminger  5 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off R W Cawse  7 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt J C Kennedy 13 Jul 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt D E Turner 13 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W Towers-Perkins 13 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr Harold A Fenton 14 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting pending assuming command of No 238 Sqn
Sqn Ldr C E J Baines 15 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of No 238 Sqn
Sqn Ldr Harold A Fenton 15 Jul 1940 Assumed command of No 238 Sqn
Sgt E L Alsop 17 Jul 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt L Pidd 18 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt C Parkinson 21 Jul 1940 Died from injuries
Flt Lt J H Q Macarthur 27 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off V C Simmonds 29 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt J H Q Macarthur  1 Aug 1940 Posted to No 609 Sqn
Plt Off W Towers-Perkins  2 Aug 1940 Attached to No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Fg Off D P Hughes  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt G Gledhill  4 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Fg Off M Sterborowski  5 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt M Domagala  5 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Flt Lt D E Turner  8 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off D C MacCaw  8 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sqn Ldr Harold A Fenton  8 Aug 1940 Admitted to hospital with injuries sustained as the result of ditching in the sea
Flt Lt S C Walch  8 Aug 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 238 Sqn
Flt Lt S C Walch 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off M Sterborowski 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Sgt G Gledhill 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off R W Cawse 11 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off D P Hughes 12 Aug 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 238 Sqn
Sgt H J Marsh 13 Aug 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt M V Blake 16 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU and assumed temporary command of No 238 Sqn
Fg Off D P Hughes 16 Aug 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 238 Sqn
Plt Off F Rozycki 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt F A Sibley 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Plt Off A N Wills 19 Aug 1940 Intelligence Officer, promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off A R Covington 20 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 226 Sqn
Fg Off C Howells 20 Aug 1940 Engineer Officer, posted to HQ Fighter Command
Plt Off W Towers-Perkins 24 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 6 OTU, RAF Sutton Bridge
Sgt R N Lamb 26 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Sgt
Sgt J Jeka  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt S Duszynski  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J Tillett  7 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt E N L Guymer  7 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W Towers-Perkins 11 Sep 1940 Admitted to Tonbridge Wells Hospital after being wounded in action
Fg Off D P Hughes 11 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S Duszynski 11 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D S Harrison 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt J W MacLaughlin 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt V Horsky 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt G Kucera 12 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr Harold A Fenton 13 Sep 1940 Returned from sick leave and resumed command of No 238 Sqn
Sgt J M Gardiner 14 Sep 1940 Departed on posting
Sgt L Pidd 15 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Flt Lt M V Blake 21 Sep 1940 Posted to No 234 Sqn, RAF St Eval to command
Flt Sgt Biggs 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Wattisham for duty as Disciplinary NCO
Sgt V Horsky 26 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off D S Harrison 28 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt S E Bann 28 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Sgt R Little 28 Sep 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off Kings 30 Sep 1940 Admitted to hospital after being injured after baling out
Plt Off B G Collyns 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt F A Sibley  1 Oct 1940 Killed in action
Sgt Vaughan-Edmunds  1 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt
Sgt J W MacLaughlin  5 Oct 1940 Admitted to Shaftesbury Hospital after baling out with multiple burns
Flt Lt Robinson  5 Oct 1940 Posted to No 609 Sqn to command
Plt Off Clark  5 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Morgan  5 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A R Covington  7 Oct 1940 Admitted to hospital
Plt Off R Rohacek  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off McInnes  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Bernard  8 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R P T Doe 10 Oct 1940 Admitted to Poole Hospital after being wounded in combat
Flt Lt W E G Measures 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 7 OTU
Plt Off Clark 19 Oct 1940 Posted to No 1 RAF Depot pending posting to No 261 Sqn, Malta
Flt Lt O'Neill 21 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 601 Sqn
Plt Off J S Wigglesworth 25 Oct 1940 Placed under arrest for low flying infringement
Plt Off J S Wigglesworth 26 Oct 1940 Transferred to RAF Middle Wallop for Court of Enquiry
Plt Off Dixon 27 Oct 1940 Attached for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Sgt Richards 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 79 Sqn
Plt Off Sellar 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 79 Sqn
Sgt Lloyd 31 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 79 Sqn
Sgt Pearson  5 Nov 1940 Admitted to Shaftesbury Hospital with slight injuries
Plt Off J Tillett  6 Nov 1940 Killed in action
Plt Off B G Collyns  6 Nov 1940 Attached to No 601 Sqn, RAF Exeter
Plt Off Dixon 15 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off R A Kings 15 Nov 1940 Returned from sick leave and assumed duties of Assistant Adjutant
Flt Sgt Vaughan-Edmunds 18 Nov 1940 Posted to No 82 Sqn
Plt Off J G Seddon 22 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 601 Sqn
Sgt Kucera 30 Nov 1940 Admitted to Weymouth Hospital with slight injuries
Plt Off A R Covington  2 Dec 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off Stubbs  3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 601 Sqn
Plt Off Wyatt  3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 601 Sqn
Plt Off ?  7 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 56 Sqn
Plt Off Wyatt  7 Dec 1940 Posted to No 56 Sqn
Plt Off A R Covington  9 Dec 1940 Posted to No 307 Sqn
Sgt Pearson  9 Dec 1940 Returned from sick leave
Flt Sgt Pickering 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 19 Group for Stores duties
Flt Lt O'Neill 14 Dec 1940 Posted to No 601 Sqn to command
Plt Off R P T Doe 21 Dec 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off R A Kings 22 Dec 1940 Posted back to No 238 Sqn
Flt Lt W E G Measures 26 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS, RAF Cranwell
Plt Off Stubbs 26 Dec 1940 Posted to No 2 CFS, RAF Cranwell
Plt Off J S Wigglesworth 26 Dec 1940 Posted to No 67 Sqn

Source - No 238 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1453)

Organisational Movements: May 1919 - Dec 1940

Date Notes
15 May 1919 Reduced to cadre on 15 May 1919
20 Mar 1922

Disbanded at Cattewater on 20 March 1922

15 May 1940 3 x Hurricanes delivered to RAF Tangmere
16 May 1940 Squadron reformed at RAF Tangmere
17 May 1940 Squadron advised would be equipped with Spitfires instead of Hurricanes
18 May 1940 4 x Supermarine Spitfire Is delivered
Spitfire I
19 May 1940 2 x Hurricanes sent to No 111 Sqn
19 May 1940 2 x Miles Masters arrived from Phillips and Powis, Reading
Master I - early WW2 scheme
19 May 1940 12 x Spitfire Is delivered from No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
30 May 1940 1 x Hurricane sent to No 151 Sqn, RAF North Weald
11 Jun 1940 6 x Hurricanes delivered from No 15 MU, RAF Wroughton
Hurricane I of No 238 Squadron
11 Jun 1940 1 x Spitfire sent to No 49 MU by road
12 Jun 1940 2 x Hurricanes delivered from No 22 MU, RAF Silloth
12 Jun 1940 8 x Spitfires sent to No 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington
13 Jun 1940 5 x Spitfires sent to No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
15 Jun 1940 Advance party moved to RAF Middle Wallop
20 Jun 1940 Squadron moved to RAF Middle Wallop
21 Jun 1940 Rear party moved to RAF Middle Wallop
25 Jun 1940 1 x Master delivered to RAF Northolt
 7 Aug 1940 2 x new Hurricanes received
 8 Aug 1940 2 x new Hurricanes received
 8 Aug 1940 Squadron was transferred from No 11 Group to No 10 Group
 9 Aug 1940 3 x new Hurricanes received
14 Aug 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Middle Wallop to RAF St Eval
14 Aug 1940 5 x new Hurricanes received
10 Sep 1940 Squadron moved from RAF St Eval to RAF Middle Wallop
18 Sep 1940 4 x Hurricanes, N2597, L1998, R4232 and P3264 received
27 Sep 1940 3 x Hurricanes, N2474, N2400 and L1702 received
27 Sep 1940 5 x Hurricanes, V6776, V6777, V6778, V6792 and V6754 received
30 Sep 1940 Hurricane, P3249 was received
30 Sep 1940 Squadron moved from RAF Middle Wallop to RAF Chilbolton
 3 Oct 1940 4 x Hurricanes, P2920, L1889, V6801 and V6814 received
 5 Oct 1940 3 x Hurricanes, P3418, P3214 and V7535 received
11 Oct 1940 Hurricane, V7613 was received
12 Oct 1940 Hurricane, V7612 was received
24 Oct 1940 Magister, L8321 received
Magister - early WW2 scheme
 8 Nov 1940 2 x Hurricanes, V9564 and V7657 received
 9 Nov 1940 3 x Hurricanes, V7021, V7655 and V6989 received
29 Nov 1940 Hurricane, V1998 was received
15 Dec 1940 Hurricane, V6758 was received

Source - No 238 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1453)

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