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No 300 (Polish) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Wg Cdr E C Lewis (B) 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as British Commanding Officer
Fg Off S E Kellaway (B) 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as British Adjutant
Flt Lt Cwyner (P) 26 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer Commanding, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt Kaczanowski (P) 26 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer Commanding, Servicing Flight
Wg Cdr M Makowski (P) 28 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Polish Commanding Officer
Flt Lt Kalinowski (P)  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Polish Adjutant
Plt Off S F Bialkowski (P)  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Armament Officer
Plt Off S Sroka (B)  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Interpreter
Plt Off Krassowski (B)  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Interpreter
Flt Lt T Preston (B)  3 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr K P Lewis (B)  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Pronaszko (P)  4 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer Commanding, 'B' Flight
Flt Lt Lesczynaki 14 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Lesczynaki 19 Sep 1940 Attached to RAF Hucknall
Fg Off S F Bialkowski (P) 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt G Goebel (P) 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt T Szmajdowicz (P) 29 Oct 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt S Krynki (P) 28 Dec 1940 Killed in a flying accident
Flt Lt H Wegrzyn (P) 28 Dec 1940 Died from injuries sustained in a flying accident

(B) = British, (P) = Polish

Source - No 300 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1655)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 1 Jul 1940 Squadron was formed at RAF Bramcote
 1 Jul 1940 In addition to the named personnel shown above, the following personnel also arrived on posting
  • 6 x Polish Officer Pilots
  • 4 x Polish Airmen Pilots
  • 13 x Polish Officer Observers
  •  3 x Polish Airmen Observers
  • 16 x Polish Air Gunners
 1 Jul 1940 15 x Fairey Battles were delivered from Maintenance Units by pilots from RAF Benson
Battle I of No 300 Squadron
 3 Jul 1940 1 x Battle was delivered to bring the squadron strength up to 16 x IE
30 Jul 1940 2 x Officer Pilots and 4 x Airmen Pilots arrived on posting from RAF Hucknall
22 Aug 1940 Squadron commenced the move from RAF Bramcote to RAF Swinderby
23 Aug 1940 Squadron completed the move from RAF Bramcote to RAF Swinderby
21 Sep 1940 5 x Air Gunners arrived on posting from RAF Hucknall
16 Oct 1940 1 x Vickers Wellington (dual control) arrived for training and attached to 'A' Flight
Wellington IC
31 Oct 1940 1st fully equipped Wellington IC arrived and attached to 'A' Flight
 1 Nov 1940 'B' Flight received its first Wellington IC
10 Nov 1940 4 x Battles delivered to MU
13 Nov 1940 6 x Battles delivered to MU
22 Dec 1940 Squadron carried out its first operational flight

Source - No 300 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1655)

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