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No 239 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Sep - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P L Donkin 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 225 Sqn and assumed command of No 239 Sqn
Flt Lt D C Yorke 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and assumed duties of 2 i/c No 239 Sqn
Fg Off F A Wray 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off F C Tracey 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 SoAC and assumed duties of Flt Lt - Ops
Plt Off J D P Watney 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Gatwick for duty as Equipment Officer
Plt Off A W Plastow 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Old Sarum for duty as Accountant Officer
Plt Off J F Fletcher 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Old Sarum for duty as Signals Officer
Plt Off R J Warner 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Old Sarum for duty as Armament Officer
Flt Lt Aitken 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 225 Sqn and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off D M Woodman 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 225 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off R R Fowler 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 225 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off D P Tuppen 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 225 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off R Veal 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 225 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off A L Davis 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 SoAC and allocated to 'A' Flight, i/c MT Section
Plt Off R F Warner 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 225 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Flt Sgt Phillips 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 225 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Sgt Pittam 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 225 Sqn and allocated to 'A' Flight
Flt Lt L Mathias 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Fg Off F B Wright 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off W Hughes 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off J N Hunt 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off J D Hall 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off D R Griffiths 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off J H R Merrifield 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight, i/c Photographic Section
Act Fg Off J Lynch White 18 Sep 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Flt Sgt Earl 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt Humphries 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and allocated to 'B' Flight
Sgt Morton 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to Armament Section
Flt Sgt Brady 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to Photographic Section
Sgt Burden 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to Photographic Section
Sgt Ryding 18 Sep 1940 Attached from No 16 Sqn and allocated to Signals Section
Flt Sgt Graham 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to Maintenance Section
Flt Sgt Hassey 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to MT Section
Capt F A Dow 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment with 15 AIL Section
Lt Monckton 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment with 15 AIL Section
2 Lt Wrottesley 18 Sep 1940 Arrived on attachment with 15 AIL Section
Plt Off D P Tuppen 20 Sep 1940 Transferred from 'A' Flight to 'B' Flight
Plt Off R Veal 20 Sep 1940 Transferred from 'A' Flight to 'B' Flight
Plt Off D R Griffiths 20 Sep 1940 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'A' Flight
Plt Off J N Hunt 20 Sep 1940 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'A' Flight
WO W E Mullett 20 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Halton for duty as Sqn WO
Plt Off G F N Harrison 21 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from Grange-on-Sands for Accountant duties
Sqn Ldr P L Donkin 21 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Plt Off D R Griffiths 23 Sep 1940 Attached to ROC Flight, RAF Odiham
Plt Off Emblem 23 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 SoAC and allocated to 'A' Flight
Fg Off J B King 24 Sep 1940 Attached from RAF Gatwick
Lt Monckton 29 Sep 1940 Promoted to Capt
2 Lt Wrottesley 29 Sep 1940 Promoted to Capt
Plt Off J D P Watney 29 Sep 1940 Equipment Officer, posted to RAF Gatwick
Plt Off R H Bennetts 10 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 SoAC
Plt Off W G Wheeler 10 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 SoAC
Flt Lt D C Yorke 13 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Sep 1940
Flt Lt L Mathias 13 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Sep 1940
Fg Off F A Wray 13 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 18 Sep 1940
Plt Off D M Woodman 13 Oct 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 29 Aug 1940
Sqn Ldr L Mathias 17 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Blackpool for duty with Polish Depot
Flt Lt F J Wagg 18 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 21 Group for Cypher duties
Plt Off Bell 27 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off A G Parnall  2 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 16 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off W Hughes  3 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off J N Hunt  3 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off J D Hall  3 Nov 1940 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off R R Fowler  9 Nov 1940 Posted to CFS, RAF Upavon
Sqn Ldr L Mathias 11 Nov 1940 Posted to No 309 (Polish) Sqn to command
Fg Off F B Wright 11 Nov 1940 Attached to 4th Armoured Division
Plt Off Walford 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 SoAC
Plt Off Parish 25 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 1 SoAC
Wg Cdr P L Donkin 26 Nov 1940 Attached to Minley Manor for exercise
Sqn Ldr D C Yorke 26 Nov 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 239 Sqn
Wg Cdr P L Donkin  5 Dec 1940 Resumed command of No 239 Sqn
Fg Off Oppenheimer  9 Dec 1940 Posted to RAF Woodley
Fg Off S W L Davies 11 Dec 1940 Medical Officer, arrived on posting from RAF St Athan
Plt Off A L Davis 21 Dec 1940 Attached to 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
Plt Off W G Wheeler 21 Dec 1940 Attached to Queen's Bays
Fgt Off D P Tuppen 29 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Gatwick

Source - No 239 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1456)

Organisational Movements: Sep - Dec 1940

Date Notes
18 Dec 1940 Squadron was formed at Hatfield from one flight of No 16 Sqn and one flight of No 225 Sqn, equipped with Lysander IIs
Lysander II of No 239 Squadron
20 Oct 1940 2 x Lysander IIs received from RAF Grangemouth
 2 Nov 1939 3 x Magisters were collected from Warrington for training of Glider personnel
Magister - early WW2 scheme
26 Nov 1940 Lysander, P1675 collected by No 601 Sqn
 9 Dec 1940 Lysander, L6865, handed over to a MU
18 Dec 1940 Lysander, R2007 received from No 2 Sqn
22 Dec 1940 Squadron was placed under the command of 1st Armoured Division

Source - No 239 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1456)

This page was last updated on 17/07/21

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