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No 272 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr A W Fletcher 19 Nov 1940 Posted from No 235 Sqn, RAF Bircham Newton, as Officer Commanding of No 272 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A W Fletcher 20 Nov 1940 Arrived from RAF Bircham Newton and assumed command of No 272 Sqn
Fg Off R J Peacock 20 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 235 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off Wakefield 20 Nov 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting from No 235 Sqn
Fg Off W S Moore 21 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF St Eval and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt J J Boyd-Harvey 21 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF St Eval for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off B H Herrick 24 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt J G Hair 24 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt P R Smith 24 Nov 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off D Clark 27 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from No 235 Sqn, RAF Bircham Newton
Plt Off Pinder 27 Nov 1940 Air Gunner, arrived on posting
Plt Off Lea & crew 28 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Baker & crew 28 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Driscoll & crew 28 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Green & crew 28 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting
WO Fenn 29 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for Signals duties
Plt Off Young  5 Dec 1940 Air Observer, arrived on posting
Sgt Hobbs 21 Dec 1940 Failed to return from a sortie and later reported as being interned in Ireland
Sgt Rickets 21 Dec 1940 Failed to return from a sortie and later reported as being interned in Ireland
Sgt Newport 21 Dec 1940 Failed to return from a sortie and later reported as being interned in Ireland

Source - No 272 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1577)

Organisational Movements: Nov - Dec 1940

Date Notes
19 Nov 1940 Squadron was formed at Aldergrove from flights of Nos 235 and 236 Sqns in No 16 Group, equipped with Blenheim IVs
Bristol Blenheim IV
19 Nov 1940 The 236 Sqn Flight, already at RAF Aldergrove, became 'A' Flight, No 272 Sqn
19 Nov 1940 The 235 Sqn Flight became 'B' Flight, No 272 Sqn
20 Nov 1940 8 x Blenheim IVs arrived from No 235 Sqn, RAF Bircham Newton

Source - No 272 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1577)

This page was last updated on 02/08/21

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