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No 274 Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


The Operations Record Book for No 274 Sqn (AIR 27/1588) for the period August - September 1940 only consists of Forms F541

Personnel Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr P H Dunn 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn and assumed command of No 274 Sqn*
Flt Lt Evers-Swindell 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off P G Wykeham-Barnes 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 33 Sqn*
Fg Off J H Lapsley 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 80 Sqn*
Fg Off Down 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Barker 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Garland 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Boulton 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Preston 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Mason 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Strange 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Weller 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Hardcastle 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Sgt Morris 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Clarke 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Hulbert 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
Sgt Mushett 19 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting
2 Lt F J Joubert xx xxx 1940 Arrived on posting - SAAF
2 Lt Bester xx xxx 1940 Arrived on posting - SAAF
Sgt Dean xx xxx 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off G Godden  4 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from the Reinforcement Pool
Fg Off Strange  8 Oct 1940 Returned from sick leave and assigned to ground duties only
Fg Off Ellis 14 Oct 1940 Engineering Officer, attached to RAF Heliopolis
Fg Off P G Wykeham-Barnes 14 Oct 1940 Admitted to Anglo-Swiss Hospital as the result of injured knee sustained playing Rugby
Plt Off T L Patterson 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from TURP
Fg Off C F Greenhill 22 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting from TURP
Plt Off Boulton 22 Oct 1940 Admitted to hospital for an operation on his knee
Flt Lt Preston 24 Oct 1940 Medical Officer, posted to No 252 Wing
Plt Off Griffiths 24 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Fg Off V E Mearles 28 Oct 1940 Attached for duty as Intelligence Officer
Fg Off R H Smith 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off R H Crowther 30 Oct 1940 Intelligence Officer, posted to No 84 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J E Cox  8 Nov 1940 Chaplain, attached to No 113 Sqn
Fg Off V E Mearles 10 Nov 1940 Operations/Intelligence Officer, ceased to be attached on return to HQ Middle East
Fg Off C F Jenkins 10 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Operations/Intelligence Officer
Fg Off Couchman 12 Nov 1940 Posted to HQ Middle East
Flt Lt Evers-Swindell 12 Nov 1940 Attached to No 112 Sqn
Plt Off Mason 12 Nov 1940 Attached to No 112 Sqn
Plt Off T L Patterson 12 Nov 1940 Attached to No 112 Sqn
2 Lt F J Joubert 12 Nov 1940 Attached to No 112 Sqn
Plt Off Strange 12 Nov 1940 Attached to No 112 Sqn
2 Lt Bester 12 Nov 1940 Attached to No 112 Sqn
Plt Off Boulton 15 Nov 1940 Returned from sick leave
Plt Off Hardcastle 17 Nov 1940 Posted to No 247 Sqn
Plt Off Laubasher 17 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from TURP
2 Lt Talbot 24 Nov 1940 Admitted to hospital with an injured leg
Plt Off Mason 24 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 112 Sqn
Plt Off T L Patterson 25 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 112 Sqn
2 Lt Bester 25 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 112 Sqn
Flt Lt J H Lapsley 26 Nov 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 274 Sqn
Flt Lt P G Wykeham-Barnes 27 Nov 1940 Discharged from hospital and assumed temporary command of No 274 Sqn
Sqn Ldr P H Dunn  2 Dec 1940 Returned from leave and resumed command of No 274 Sqn
2 Lt F J Joubert 13 Dec 1940 Killed in action
Fg Off Wilson 14 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting following sick leave

Source - No 274 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1588), except *

Organisational Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Date Notes
19 Aug 1940 Squadron was formed at RAF Amriya from elements of Nos 33, 80 and 112 Sqns, equipped with Gladiators
Gladiator II
xx Aug 1940 Squadron also equipped with some Hurricanes
Hurricane I of No 274 Squadron (also used by No 80 Squadron - 1940)
14 Nov 1940 4 x aircraft and pilots attached to No 33 Sqn
24 Nov 1940 'B' Flight moved from RAF Amriya to Sidi Haneish
 7 Dec 1940 Squadron departed RAF Amriya for Sidi Haneish South

Source - No 274 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1588)

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