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No 247 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Gibson 30 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Intelligence Officer
Flt Lt G F Chater  1 Aug 1940 Transferred from Fighter Flight Sumburgh and assumed command of No 247 Sqn
Fg Off J W Gillan  1 Aug 1940 Transferred from Fighter Flight Sumburgh
Plt Off D P Winter  1 Aug 1940 Transferred from Fighter Flight Sumburgh
Plt Off Doughty  1 Aug 1940 Transferred from Fighter Flight Sumburgh
Plt Off Francis  1 Aug 1940 Transferred from Fighter Flight Sumburgh
Sgt Plt Makins  1 Aug 1940 Transferred from Fighter Flight Sumburgh
Sgt Plt R T Thomas 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Renvaize 14 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Fowler 16 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Williams 17 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sgt Edwards  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Lawford  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Williams 20 Sep 1940 Adjutant, attached to Record Office, Ruislip pending posting to Canada
Fg Off Mecham 21 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt G F Chater 22 Sep 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and posted to No 3 Sqn, RAF Turnhouse
Flt Lt P G StG O'Brien 24 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 152 Sqn and assumed command of No 247 Sqn
WO Mooring  1 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Plt Off Williams 19 Oct 1940 Posted to RAF Ternhill
Plt Off Varley 25 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 79 Sqn
Sgt Plt Deuntzar 25 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from No 79 Sqn
Fg Off Mecham 30 Oct 1940 Adjutant, posted to RAF Hawarden
Plt Off B A Sayers 30 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sgt Edwards  2 Nov 1940 Posted to RAF St Eval, non-effective, sick
WO Mooring   3 Nov 1940 Engineer Officer, appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off
Plt Off Mooring   7 Nov 1940 Engineer Officer, posted to No 17 ?
Sgt Plt R T Thomas 21 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Plt Taylor-Dumlan  3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt McKay  3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt McEwan  3 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Doughty 15 Dec 1940 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Torquay
Sgt Edwards 26 Dec 1940 Posted to No 9 EFTS for advanced training duties

Source - No 247 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/?)

Organisational Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 1 Aug 1940 The nucleus of the squadron was formed at Roborough by redesignating the Fighter Flight, Sumburgh, equipped with Gladiators
Gladiator II of No 247 Squadron
 1 Aug 1940 Squadron was transferred from No 18 Group Coastal Command to No 10 Group Fighter Command
10 Aug 1940 Squadron Parent Station became RAF Exeter
13 Aug 1940 Squadron declared operational
27 Aug 1940 Squadron Parent Station became RAF Mount Batten
25 Sep 1940 2 x Lysanders of No 16 Sqn attached for ASR duties
24 Dec 1940 9 x Hawker Hurricanes delivered to RAF St Eval pending re-equipment
Hurricane IIA of No 247 Squadron (coded HP)

Source - No 247 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/?)

This page was last updated on 22/07/21

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