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No 305 (Polish) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Personnel Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr F W Dixon-Wright (B) 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Wg Cdr (Flying) for Nos 304 and 305 Sqns
Wg Cdr J Jankowski 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Polish Commanding Officer of No 305 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J K M Drysdale (B) 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as British Commanding Officer of No 305 Sqn
Act Flt Lt S E Kellaway (B) 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant and Adjutant to Wg Cdr (Flying)
Act Flt Lt T Preston (B) 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Flt Lt (Flying)
Act Flt Lt J P Ridge (B) 29 Aug 1940 Attached for duty as Flying Instructor
Flt Lt C Korbut 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer Commanding, 'A' Flt
Flt Lt S Scibior 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Officer Commanding, 'B' Flt
Fg Off S Wesolowski 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Fg Off A Steininger 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off W D Melluish (B) 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant (supernumerary)
Plt Off R A V Dismore (B) 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer
Plt Off H A P Watkins (B) 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Engineer Officer to Wg Cdr (duty with Nos 304 and 305 Sqns)
Sqn Ldr F W Dixon-Wright (B)  1 Oct 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Flt Lt A Luczak  7 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Cpl T Kasprzyk 12 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Cpl S Tomicki 12 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Cpl J Mikszo 12 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt
LAC K Mruz 12 Oct 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Plt Off T Martusewicz 14 Oct 1940 Attached to RAF Weeton for a Parachute Course
Cpl R H McAuley (B) 30 Oct 1940 ACH, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Jul 1940
Fg Off A Steininger 31 Oct 1940 Polish Adjutant, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 2 Sep 1940
Plt Off J L Moore  3 Nov 1940 Attached as Screened Captain for instructional duties on Wellingtons
Flt Sgt C D Bennett  8 Nov 1940 FAE, promoted to Temp WO
Flt Sgt H L Sammels 13 Nov 1940 Fitter I, appointed to a commission in the rank of Plt Off and posted to No 107 Sqn
Wg Cdr F W Dixon-Wright (B) 17 Nov 1940 Posted to HQ, No 3 Group for Operations Room duties
LAC D J O'Grady 11 Dec 1940 Equipment Assistant, promoted to Temp Cpl
Sqn Ldr K Kielich 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 OTU
Sqn Ldr B Kleczynski 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from No 12 OTU
Plt Off Jackimowicz 12 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Polish Depot for duty as Interpreter
Plt Off W D Melluish (B) 15 Dec 1940 Adjutant (supernumerary), promoted to Act Fg Off
Plt Off R A V Dismore (B) 15 Dec 1940 Engineer Officer, promoted to Act Fg Off

All personnel Polish unless indicated as (B)

Source - No 305 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1672)

Organisational Movements: Aug - Dec 1940

Date Notes
29 Aug 1940 Squadron was formed at RAF Bramcote
29 Aug 1940 In addition to those listed above there were also 3 x Officer Pilots, 11 x Officer Observers, 8 x Airman Pilots and 9 x Air Gunners
3 Sep 1940 2 x Fairey Battles (dual control) and 1 c operational Battle arrived for training purposes
Battle I
14 Sep 1940 5 x Battles received
15 Sep 1940 10 x Battles received, bringing the squadron up to full establishment
24 Sep 1940 1 x Miles Magister received
29 Sep 1940 1 x Avro Anson arrived on loan for training purposes
Anson I
 5 Oct 1940 11 x WOp/AGs attached for air crew training and duties
10 Oct 1940 3 x Polish WOp/AGs attached for air crew training and 3 x Sgt Pilots posted in for air crew duties
 1 Nov 1940 Battle, L5052 delivered to No 142 Sqn, RAF Binbrook
 5 Nov 1940 1 x Vickers Wellington IA, P2531, collected from No 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington
12 Nov 1940 1 x Wellington IA (dual controls), P9216, collected from No 11 OTU
14 Nov 1940 Battles, L5009, L5476, L5064, L5041, L5563, L5352, L5059, L5050, L4963, K7632, K9417, K9399, L5197, L5056 and L5160 delivered to No 9 MU, RAF Cosford
22 Nov 1940 3 x Wellington ICs, R1017, R1016 and R1019 arrived from No 2 Radio Fitting Unit, RAF Yeadon
Wellington IC
26 Nov 1940 Advance party departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
27 Nov 1940 2 x Wellington ICs, L7886 and T2506 collected from No 45 MU, RAF Kinloss
28 Nov 1940 3 x Wellington ICs, R1213, R1214 and R1228 collected from No 24 MU, RAF Ternhill
 1 Dec 1940 Stores and equipment departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston by road
 1 Dec 1940 6 x Sgt WOp/AGs arrived on posting from SHQ, RAF Bramcote
 1 Dec 1940 10 x Sgt WOp/AGs posted to No 18 OTU for WOp training
 4 Dec 1940 Air party departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
 5 Dec 1940 Main party departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston by road
 6 Dec 1940 Rear party departed RAF Bramcote for RAF Syerston
29 Dec 1940 1 x Wellington I arrived from No 33 MU for instructional purposes

Source - No 305 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/1672)

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