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No 271 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Mar - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Hodgson  6 Jun 940 Arrived on posting from No 105 Sqn for duty as Officer i/c Maintenance Flight
Plt Off Knox  7 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from the Air Ministry
Fg Off Lynche-Blosse  8 Jun 1940 RAFO, arrived on posting
Plt Off Flewelling 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Evanton
Fg Off J T Shaw 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 Group pending posting
Sgt Plt E Dancer 11 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt W Payne 11 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off C G Fisher 11 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 2 Group
Fg Off Lynche-Blosse 15 Jun 1940 RAFO, posted to No 15 OTU
Sgt Plt Venn 16 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Williamson 26 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 Jun 1940, whilst commanding 'A' Flight
Cpl Jones 29 Jun 1940 Clerk/GD posted to RAF Finningley
Cpl Fazey  1 Jul 1940 Signals Section, promoted to Temp Sgt
Fg Off Cave  5 Jul 1940 Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 Jun 1940
Flt Lt C G Fisher  7 Jul 1940 Posted to RAF Upavon
Plt Off Wheeler  8 Jul 1940 Posted to No 500 Sqn
Sgt Bristow  9 Jul 1940 Appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off, wef 2 May 1940
Flt Lt Jaffe  1 Aug 1940 Posted to No 4 FPP
LAC Saunders  6 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Jul 1940
Act Sqn Ldr Wells 13 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 70 Sqn
Act Flt Lt Brian 13 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 70 Sqn
Sgt Duckworth 20 Aug 1940 FAE, promoted to Act Flt Sgt, wef 18 Aug 1940
Cpl Carne 20 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Sgt, wef 18 Aug 1940
Cpl Bracher 20 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act Sgt, wef 18 Aug 1940
Plt Off Bristow 27 Aug 1940 Posting to No 271 Sqn, wef 9 Jul 1940 confirmed
Sqn Ldr B V Robinson  2 Sep 1940 Relinquished command of No 271 Sqn on posting to No 10 OTU
Flt Lt J N Glover  2 Sep 1940 Assumed command of No 271 Sqn
Fg Off McGevor  2 Sep 1940 Assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off Dingwall  3 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Pietrzyk  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
Plt Off Paraskiewicz  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
Plt Off Jander  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
Plt Off Pucek  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
Sgt Pelus  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
LAC Trzerski  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
LAC Zajac  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
LAC Gluba  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
LAC Kujawa  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
LAC Woitkiewicz  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
LAC Omielszko  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
AC Fieslak  2 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting (Polish)
Plt Off Pietrzyk  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off Paraskiewicz  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Sgt Pelus  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight
LAC Trzerski  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight
LAC Zajac  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight
AC Fieslak  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Cpl Hodgson  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off Jander  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Pucek  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight
LAC Gluba  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight
LAC Kujawa  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight
LAC Woitkiewicz  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight
LAC Omielszko  4 Sep 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Frampton  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU for operational training
Plt Off Gough  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU for operational training
Plt Off Flewelling  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU for operational training
Plt Off Libbey  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt Salmon  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt West  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt Lynch  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 10 OTU for operational training
Plt Off Hawley  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 19 OTU for operational training
Sgt Plt E Dancer  7 Sep 1940 Posted to No 19 OTU for operational training
Plt Off Bunting 10 Sep 1940 Posted to School of Air Navigation as supernumerary
Sgt Plt Brown 10 Sep 1940 Posted to School of Air Navigation as supernumerary
Sgt Plt Wall 10 Sep 1940 Posted to School of Air Navigation as supernumerary
Sgt Plt Sleigh 10 Sep 1940 Posted to School of Air Navigation as supernumerary
Sgt Plt Williams 10 Sep 1940 Posted to School of Air Navigation as supernumerary
Flt Lt J N Glover 23 Sep 1940 Promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Sep 1940
Fg Off McGevor 23 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 1 Sep 1940

Source - No 271 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1573)

NB -The first section of the ORB, covering May 1940 is practically unreadable

Organisational Movements: Mar - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 1 May 1940 Squadron was formed at RAF Doncaster by redesignating No 1680 Flight, equipped with: -
 1 May 1940 - May 1945 Handley Page Harrow, K6943, K6996, K7010, K7011, K7024,
Harrow (pre 1942)
 1 May 1940 - Feb 1941 Bristol Bombays, L5813, L5814, L5817, L5851, L5852, L5853, L5854, L5855
Bombay I
 1 May 1940 - Sep 1940 Ford 5-AT-D, G-ACAE
 1 May 1940 - May 1940 Savioa SM79, 'GL', 'GO'
 1 May 1940 - Jan 1941 Miles Magister, R1959

 1 May 1940 Handley Page HP42s, G-AAXF G-AAUC
 4 Jun 1940 Handley Page HP42, G-AAUE, was taken on strength from Imperial Airways
28 Jun 1940 Harrow, K6998 received from the manufacturers at Radlett, modified for troop carrying
Aug 1940 - Mar 1943 Whitney Straight, G-AFJJ
 5 Oct 1940 6 x Harrows, K6986, K6987, K6962, K7009, K7031 and K7014 were allotted to the squadron
 8 Oct 1940 2 x Harrows, K6951 and K7015 were allotted to the squadron
26 Oct 1940 De Havilland Albatross, AX904 was allotted to the squadron
21 Nov 1940 Bombay, L5814 despatched to RAF St Athan for fitting of long range tanks prior to transfer to Middle East

Source - No 271 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1573) and 'RAF Squadrons' by C G Jefford

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