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No 605 (County of Warwick) (Bombing) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


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Auxiliary Air Force Personnel shown in italics.

Personnel Movements: Oct - Dec 1926

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Appointed to command of No 605 Sqn on formation
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  5 Oct 1926 Assumed command of No 605 Sqn on formation
Flt Lt Frank O Soden  5 Oct 1926 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant and Flying Instructor
Fg Off Rowalian M Taylor  5 Oct 1926 Arrived on posting from No 4 Sqn for duty as Stores Officer
Fg Off James M Leach  2 Nov 1926 Appointed to a commission in the AAF
Plt Off Cecil L Knox VC  23 Nov 1926 Appointed to a commission in the AAF

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Oct - Dec 1926

Date Notes
5 Oct 1926

Formed at Castle Bromwich as part of the Auxiliary Air Force, manned by part time Auxiliary Air Force personnel assisted by a small permanent staff. 

25 Oct 1926 1 x De Havilland DH9A, E8686, arrived from RAF Hendon
DH 9A
26 Oct 1926 1 x Avro 504K, F9828, arrived from RAF Hendon
Avro 504K
 1 Nov 1926 1 x De Havilland DH9A, J7814, arrived from RAF Hendon
 2 Nov 1926 1 x Avro 504K, E3068, arrived from RAF Hendon

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

December 1926

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504K

De Havilland DH9A

Castle Bromwich HQ Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Frank O Soden  5 Oct 1926 DFC
Fg Off James M Leach  2 Nov 1926  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Rowalian M Taylor  5 Oct 1926 MC

Source - December 1926 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt C T Anderson  7 Feb 1927 Attached for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off John F C Brinton 15 Feb 1927 Appointed to a commission in the AAF
Plt Off Kenneth D Foster 19 Apr 1927 Appointed to a commission in the AAF
Flt Lt Frank O Soden  6 May 1927 Adjutant and Flying Instructor, posted to CFS
Flt Lt Wilfred R Cox 12 May 1927 Arrived on posting from No 503 Sqn for duty as Adjutant and Flying Instructor
Plt Off Cecil R Field 17 May 1927 Appointed to a commission in the AAF

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1926 - Jul 1927

Date Notes
21 Dec 1926 1 x Avro 504N, J738, was received from RAF Hendon
Avro 504N
 7 Jan 1927 1 x Avro 504N, H9458, was received from RAF Hendon
13 Jan 1927 1 x Avro 504N, H2402, was received from RAF Hendon
13 Jan 1927 1 x Avro 504N, H2402, was received from RAF Hendon
20 Jan 1927 1 x Avro 504N, H3017, was received from RAF Hendon
24 Mar 1927 1 x Avro 504K, E3068, allotted to RAF Halton
29 Mar 1927 1 x Avro 504K, arrived from No 4 Stores Depot
29 Mar 1927 2 x Avro 504Ns, J8510 and J8511, were received from Manchester
21 Apr 1927 1 x Avro 504K, F9828, allotted to RAF Halton
22 Apr 1927 1 x De Havilland DH9A (dual), J8480, arrived from Westland Aircraft Ltd
26 Apr 1927 1 x Instructional DH9A, arrived from RAF Henlow
23 May 1927 1 x DH9A, E8711, arrived from RAF Henlow
27 May 1927 1 x Avro 504N, J8772 was collected from RAF Henlow

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1927

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

Castle Bromwich ADGB/Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Stores Branch
Fg Off Rowalian M Taylor  5 Oct 1926 MC

Source - July 1927 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1927 - Jul 1928

Date Notes
27 Jul 1927 MT proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
31 Jul 1927 Squadron proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
14 Aug 1927 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on completion of Annual Training Camp
 5 Jan 1928 1 x DH9A, J8225, arrived from RAF Henlow
 3 Feb 1928 1 x DH9A, J8208, arrived from RAF Eastchurch
 3 Apr 1938 1 x Avro 504N, J8689, taken into service from IR

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Wilfred R Cox 12 May 1927  
Fg Off Cyril H W Boldero  3 Aug 1927  
Fg Off James M Leach  2 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 12 Jul 1927  
Fg Off Cecil R Field 17 May 1927  
Fg Off James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Plt Off Cecil L Knox  23 Nov 1926 VC
Plt Off John F C Brinton 15 May 1927  
Plt Off George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Plt Off Martin V de Satge 24 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John C Rowland 24 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John A Edwards  3 Aug 1927  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Rowalian M Taylor  5 Oct 1926 MC
Medical Branch
Fg Off John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM

Source - July 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off John S Jerome 20 Jul 1928 Medical Officer, authorised to wear Flying Badge

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jul - Sep 1928

Date Notes
 1 Aug 1928 Road convoy proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
 5 Aug 1928 Squadron proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
19 Aug 1928 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on completion of Annual Training Camp

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

September 1928

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Wilfred R Cox 12 May 1927  
Fg Off Cyril H W Boldero  3 Aug 1927  
Fg Off James M Leach  2 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 12 Jul 1927  
Fg Off Cecil R Field 17 May 1927  
Fg Off James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Cecil L Knox  23 Nov 1926 VC
Plt Off John F C Brinton 15 May 1927  
Plt Off George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Plt Off Martin V de Satge 24 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John C Rowland 24 Jul 1927  
Plt Off John A Edwards  3 Aug 1927  
Plt Off John R H Baker 14 Jun 1928  
Plt Off George H Aldridge 17 Jul 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Rowalian M Taylor  5 Oct 1926 MC
Medical Branch
Fg Off John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Chaplains Branch
Rev Henry N Forbes   1 Jun 1928 MA

Source - September 1928 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off George H Aldridge  2 Sep 1928 Killed in a flying accident
Plt Off John F C Brinton 21 Dec 1928 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 15 Sep 1928
Plt Off George V Perry 21 Dec 1928 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 25 Oct 1928
Fg Off G W Tuttle  4 Jan 1929 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant, wef 19 Dec 1928
Plt Off Martin V de Satge  1 Feb 1929 Transferred to a SSC in the RAF
Fg Off Alfred M Glover 25 Apr 1929 Relinquished commission in AAF on appointment to commission in RCAF

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Sep 1928 - Jul 1929

Date Notes
16 Apr 1929 1 x DH9A, J8162, collected from Brooklands

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1929

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504

De Havilland DH9A

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Wilfred R Cox 12 May 1927  
Fg Off

Geoffrey W Tuttle

19 Dec 1928 later AM
Fg Off James M Leach  2 Nov 1926  
Fg Off Cecil R Field 17 May 1927  
Fg Off James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Cecil L Knox  23 Nov 1926 VC
Fg Off John F C Brinton 15 May 1927  
Fg Off George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Neville J Nock  8Jan 1929  
Fg Off John C Rowland 24 Jul 1927  
Fg Off John A Edwards  3 Aug 1927  
Plt Off John R H Baker 14 Jun 1928  
Plt Off George H Aldridge 17 Jul 1928  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Henry M S Dawes  4 Feb 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick P Williams  1 Apr 1929  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Chaplains Branch
Rev Henry N Forbes   1 Jun 1928 MA

Source - July 1929 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Somerled D Macdonald 

 4 Aug 1929 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant, wef 1 Aug 1929
Plt Off Berners P A Vallance 12 Oct 1929 Appointed to a commission in the AAF
Plt Off Eric S Lambert 13 Jan 1930 Appointed to a commission in the AAF
Fg Off Cecil L Knox VC 15 Jan 1930 Promoted to Flt Lt
Fg Off George V Perry 15 Jan 1930 Promoted to Flt Lt

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1929 - Jul 1930

Date Notes
 4 Aug 1929 Squadron proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
18 Aug 1929 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on completion of Annual Training Camp
12 Apr 1930 1 x Westland Wapiti, J9864, was delivered from Westland Aircraft Ltd
Wapiti of No 605 Squadron
14 Apr 1930 2 x Wapitis were received

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1930

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504N

Westland Wapiti

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Somerled D Macdonald

 1 Aug 1929 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt James M Leach  2 Nov 1926  
Flt Lt Cecil L Knox  23 Nov 1926 VC
Flt Lt George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Fg Off

Geoffrey W Tuttle

19 Dec 1928 later AM
Fg Off Cecil R Field 17 May 1927  
Fg Off James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Fg Off John F C Brinton 15 May 1927  
Fg Off Neville J Nock  8 Jan 1929  
Fg Off John R H Baker 14 Jun 1928  
Plt Off James M Abell 14 May 1929  
Plt Off James F Gunmow 13 Jun 1929  
Plt Off John V Wood 18 Jul 1929  
Plt Off Robert P Gibb 19 Jul 1929  
Plt Off Berners P A Vallance 12 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Eric S Lambert 13 Jan 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Henry M S Dawes  4 Feb 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick P Williams  1 Apr 1929  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Chaplains Branch
Rev Henry N Forbes   1 Jun 1928 MA

Source - July 1930 Air Force List

August 1930

Source - August 1930 Air Force List

September 1930

Source - September 1930 Air Force List

October 1930

Source - October 1930 Air Force List

November 1930

Source - November 1930 Air Force List

December 1930

Source - December 1930 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off G W Tuttle  1 Aug 1930 Assistant Adjutant, posted to RAF Henlow for Engineering Course
Fg Off Martin V de Satge  1 Aug 1930 Assumed duties of Assistant Adjutant
Sgt A A Burbidge  6 Apr 1931 Killed in a road accident

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1930 - Jul 1931

Date Notes
 3 Aug 1930 Squadron proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
17 Aug 1930 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on completion of Annual Training Camp

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1931

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Avro 504N

Westland Wapiti

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Viscount Bearsted 16 Dec 1930 Honorary Air Commodore, MC
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Somerled D Macdonald

 1 Aug 1929 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt James M Leach  2 Nov 1926  
Flt Lt Cecil L Knox  23 Nov 1926 VC
Flt Lt George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Martin V de Saige 21 Jul 1930  
Fg Off James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Fg Off John F C Brinton 15 May 1927  
Fg Off Neville J Nock  8Jan 1929  
Fg Off John R H Baker 14 Jun 1928  
Fg Off David L Lloyd  9 Feb 1931  
Fg Off James M Abell 14 May 1929  
Fg Off James F Gunmow 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off John V Wood 18 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Berners P A Vallance 12 Oct 1929  
Plt Off Robert P Gibb 19 Jul 1929  
Plt Off Eric S Lambert 13 Jan 1930  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Henry M S Dawes  4 Feb 1929  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick P Williams  1 Apr 1929  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Chaplains Branch
Rev Henry N Forbes   1 Jun 1928 MA

Source - July 1931 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Berners P A Vallance 13 Feb 1932 Attached to RAF Northolt for Air Pilotage course
Fg Off Berners P A Vallance 27 Feb 1932 Ceased to be attached to RAF Northolt for Air Pilotage course
Fg Off John V Wood  7 Mar 1932 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament Course
Plt Off Francis W Hancock  7 Mar 1932 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament Course
Plt Off Walter M Churchill  7 Mar 1932 Attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament Course
Fg Off John V Wood 18 Mar 1932 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament Course
Plt Off Francis W Hancock 18 Mar 1932 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament Course
Plt Off Walter M Churchill 18 Mar 1932 Ceased to be attached to RAF Eastchurch for Armament Course

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1931 - Jul 1932

Date Notes
 2 Aug 1931 Squadron proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
16 Aug 1931 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on completion of Annual Training Camp

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1932

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Westland Wapiti

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Viscount Bearsted 16 Dec1930 Honorary Air Commodore, MC
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Somerled D Macdonald

 1 Aug 1929 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Fg Off Martin V de Saige 21 Jul 1930  
Fg Off James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Neville J Nock  8Jan 1929  
Fg Off John R H Baker 14 Jun 1928  
Fg Off David L Lloyd  9 Feb 1931  
Fg Off James M Abell 14 May 1929  
Fg Off James F Gunmow 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off John V Wood 18 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Berners P A Vallance 12 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Eric S Lambert 13 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Plt Off Robert Rendle 15 May 1931  
Plt Off Walter C Barnaby 15 Jul 1931  
Plt Off Francis W Hancock 22 Jul 1931  
Plt Off Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Plt Off Gilbert F M Wright 11 Jan 1932  
Plt Off Norman E Partridge 17 Feb 1932  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar N Lowe 26 Apr 1932 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick P Williams  1 Apr 1929  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Chaplains Branch
Rev Henry N Forbes   1 Jun 1928 MA

Source - July 1932 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1932 - Jul 1933

Date Notes
31 Jul 1932 Squadron proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
14 Aug 1932 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on completion of Annual Training Camp

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1933

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Westland Wapiti

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Viscount Bearsted 16 Dec1930 Honorary Air Commodore, MC
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Somerled D Macdonald

 1 Aug 1929 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Martin V de Saige 21 Jul 1930  
Fg Off John R H Baker 14 Jun 1928  
Fg Off David L Lloyd  9 Feb 1931  
Fg Off James M Abell 14 May 1929  
Fg Off James F Gunmow 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off John V Wood 18 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Berners P A Vallance 12 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Eric S Lambert 13 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Walter C Barnaby 15 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Francis W Hancock 22 Jul 1931  
Plt Off Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Plt Off Gilbert F M Wright 11 Jan 1932  
Plt Off Norman E Partridge 17 Feb 1932  
Plt Off Harry M Goodwin  1 Apr 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Edgar N Lowe 26 Apr 1932 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick P Williams  1 Apr 1929  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Chaplains Branch
Rev Henry N Forbes   1 Jun 1928 MA
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harry J Ansdell  9 Jan 1933  

Source - July 1933 Air Force List

Organisational Movements: Jul 1933 - Jan 1934

Date Notes
 6 Aug 1933 Squadron proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
20 Aug 1933 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on completion of Annual Training Camp

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

January 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group
Westland Wapiti Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Viscount Bearsted 16 Dec1930 Honorary Air Commodore, MC
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Somerled D Macdonald

 1 Aug 1929 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Fg Off Martin V de Saige 21 Jul 1930  
Fg Off John R H Baker 14 Jun 1928  
Fg Off David L Lloyd  9 Feb 1931  
Fg Off James M Abell 14 May 1929  
Fg Off James F Gunmow 13 Jun 1929  
Fg Off John V Wood 18 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Berners P A Vallance 12 Oct 1929  
Fg Off Eric S Lambert 13 Jan 1930  
Fg Off Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Walter C Barnaby 15 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Francis W Hancock 22 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Gilbert F M Wright 11 Jan 1932  
Plt Off Norman E Partridge 17 Feb 1932  
Plt Off Reginald A Farquhar 17 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Harry M Goodwin  1 Apr 1933  
Plt Off Arthur G Dennison 29 Jun 1933  
Plt Off Mark T Avent 29 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Robert G Grant-Ferris 29 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey A B Cooper 20 ep 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert B Fleming  4 Dec 1933  
Fg Off Edgar N Lowe 26 Apr 1932 later AVM
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick P Williams  1 Apr 1929  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harry J Ansdell  9 Jan 1933  

Source - January 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - Jul 1934

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off Martin V de Satge  1 Feb 1934 Assistant Adjutant, left the unit.
Fg Off Graham A L Manton 29 Mar 1934 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1934

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Westland Wapiti

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Viscount Bearsted 16 Dec1930 Honorary Air Commodore, MC
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt

Somerled D Macdonald

 1 Aug 1929 DFC; later AVM
Flt Lt George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt John V Wood 18 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Graham A L Manton 29 Mar 1934  
Fg Off David L Lloyd  9 Feb 1931  
Fg Off James M Abell 14 May 1929  
Fg Off Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Walter C Barnaby 15 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Francis W Hancock 22 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Gilbert F M Wright 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Norman E Partridge 17 Feb 1932  
Plt Off Harry M Goodwin  1 Apr 1933  
Plt Off Arthur G Dennison 29 Jun 1933  
Plt Off Mark T Avent 29 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Robert G Grant-Ferris 29 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey A B Cooper 20 ep 1933  
Stores Branch
Fg Off Robert B Fleming  4 Dec 1933  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Frederick P Williams  1 Apr 1929  
Medical Branch
Fg Off John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Warrant Officers
WO Robert Dye  6 Jan 1931  
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harry J Ansdell  9 Jan 1933  

Source - July 1934 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt

Somerled D Macdonald 

 1 Aug 1934 Adjutant, promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt Richard E Bain 19 Nov 1934 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off Walter C Barnaby  9 Dec 1934 Killed in a flying accident
LAC F J M Hardie  9 Dec 1934 Killed in a flying accident
Fg Off Gilbert F M Wright  4 Feb 1935 Transferred to AAFRO
Fg Off Francis W Hancock  4 Feb 1935 Transferred to AAFRO
Plt Off Charles B Thompson 14 May 1935 Appointed to a commission in the AAF

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1934 - Jul 1935

Date Notes
 5 Aug 1934 Squadron proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
19 Aug 1934 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on completion of Annual Training Camp
27 Oct 1934 First Hawker Hart (Dual), K3756, was assembled
Hawker Hart of No 605 Squadron

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1935

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 1 Air Defence Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Viscount Bearsted 16 Dec1930 Honorary Air Commodore, MC
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  6 Jul 1926 Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Richard E Bain 19 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt John V Wood 18 Jul 1929  
Fg Off Graham A L Manton 29 Mar 1934  
Fg Off David L Lloyd  9 Feb 1931  
Fg Off James M Abell 14 May 1929  
Fg Off Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Walter C Barnaby 15 Jul 1931  
Fg Off Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Norman E Partridge 17 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Arthur G Dennison 29 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Mark T Avent 29 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Robert G Grant-Ferris 29 Jul 1933  
Plt Off Geoffrey A B Cooper 20 ep 1933  
Plt Off Charles B Thompson 14 May 1935  
Stores Branch
Flt Lt Frank J B Powell  5 Dec 1934  
Accountant Branch
Plt Off Eric A Titley  5 Aug 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Warrant Officers - 2nd Class
WO II Harry J Ansdell  9 Jan 1933  

Source - July 1935 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Douglas R Scott  1 Aug 1935 Appointed to a commission in the AAF
Fg Off Graham A L Manton 12 Jan 1936 Assistant Adjutant, attached to CFS for Flying Instructors Course
Fg Off

John K Rotherham

 6 Jan 1936 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Sqn Ldr Baron Willoughby de Broke  1 Mar 1936 Appointed to a commission in the AAF and assumed command of No 605 Sqn
Sqn Ldr John A C Wright  1 Mar 1936 Relinquished command of No 605 Sqn on transfer to Class 'C' Reserve
Plt Off Eric A Titley  5 Mar 1936 Accountant Officer, promoted to Fg Off
Sqn Ldr Baron Willoughby de Broke  8 Mar 1936 Attached to CFS for three week flying course
Fg Off Graham A L Manton 30 Mar 1936 Ceased to be attached to CFS on posting to No 9 FTS, RAF Thornaby

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1935 - Jul 1936

Date Notes
 4 Aug 1935 Squadron proceeded to RAF Manston for Annual Training Camp
18 Aug 1935 Squadron returned from RAF Manston on completion of Annual Training Camp

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1936

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hart

Castle Bromwich ADGB/No 6 (Auxiliary) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Viscount Bearsted 16 Dec1930 Honorary Air Commodore, MC
Sqn Ldr Baron Willoughby de Broke  1 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt Richard E Bain 19 Nov 1934  
Flt Lt George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt John V Wood 18 Jul 1929  
Fg Off

John K Rotherham

 6 Jan 1936 later AVM
Fg Off David L Lloyd  9 Feb 1931  
Fg Off James M Abell 14 May 1929  
Fg Off Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Fg Off Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Norman E Partridge 17 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Arthur G Dennison 29 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Mark T Avent 29 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Robert G Grant-Ferris 29 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Geoffrey A B Cooper 20 ep 1933  
Plt Off Charles B Thompson 14 May 1935  
Plt Off Henry M Mitchell 26 Jul 1935  
Plt Off Peter A Dawes 25 Jul 1935  
Plt Off Douglas R Scott  1 Aug 1935  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt Frank J B Powell  5 Dec 1934  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Eric A Titley  5 Aug 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM

Source - July 1936 Air Force List

August 1936

Source - August 1936 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Richard E Bain  1 Nov 1936 Adjutant, promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 1 Oct 1936
Fg Off

John K Rotherham

 1 Nov 1936 Adjutant, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 1 Oct 1936
Flt Lt L C Bennett 26 Nov 1936 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr Richard E Bain 13 Dec 1936 Posted to No 43 Sqn to command
Fg Off B G Morris 12 Feb 1937 Arrived on posting from No 19 Sqn for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Flt Lt L C Bennett  1 Apr 1937 Adjutant, promoted to Sqn Ldr
Flt Lt J G Glen 19 Apr 1937 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr L C Bennett  3 May 1937 Adjutant, posted to N 52 Sqn to command

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1936 - Jul 1937

Date Notes
xx xxx 1936 Squadron replaced its Avro 504Ns with Avro Tutors
Avro Tutor
 2 Aug 1936 Ground party departed Castle Bromwich for RAF Aldergrove for Annual Training Camp
 3 Aug 1936 Air party departed Castle Bromwich for RAF Aldergrove for Annual Training Camp
17 Aug 1936 Squadron returned from RAF Aldergrove on completion of Annual Training Camp
17 Aug 1936 Squadron collected 11 x Hawker Hinds from RAF Sealand on the way back from RAF Aldergrove
Hawker Hind

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1937

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hind

Castle Bromwich Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre The Rt Hon Viscount Bearsted 16 Dec1930 Honorary Air Commodore, MC
Sqn Ldr Baron Willoughby de Broke  1 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt J G Glen 19 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt George V Perry 26 Apr 1927  
Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1928  
Flt Lt John V Wood 18 Jul 1929  
Flt Lt Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt David L Lloyd  9 Feb 1931 Admin duties
Fg Off B G Morris 12 Feb 1937  
Fg Off Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Fg Off Norman E Partridge 17 Feb 1932  
Fg Off Arthur G Dennison 29 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Mark T Avent 29 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Robert G Grant-Ferris 29 Jul 1933 MP
Fg Off Geoffrey A B Cooper 20 ep 1933  
Fg Off Charles B Thompson 14 May 1935  
Fg Off Henry M Mitchell 26 Jul 1935  
Fg Off Douglas R Scott  1 Aug 1935  
Plt Off Peter A Dawes 25 Jul 1935  
Plt Off V L Parry 14 May 1936  
Plt Off P J Danielson  6Jul 1936  
Plt Off G R Edge 11 Jul 1936  
Plt Off B E Fielding 11 Jul 1936  
Plt Off O Gibson 23 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P G Leeson  5 Dec 1936  
Plt Off E C Deanesly 18 Mar 1937  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt Frank J B Powell  5 Dec 1934  
Accountant Branch
Fg Off Eric A Titley  5 Aug 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt John S Jerome  5 Jul 1927 MC, MA, BM
Chaplains Branch
Rev R F S McKelvie 12 Feb 1937 MA, DD

Source - July 1937 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt R R Gregory 14 Jul 1937 Arrived on posting from CFS for duty as Adjutant, we f 12 Jul 1937
Fg Off B G Morris 28 Jul 1937 Assistant Adjutant, posted to No 7 FTS, RAF Peterborough
Fg Off Walter M Churchill  3 Sep 1937 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 21 Jun 1937
Flt Lt R R Gregory 22 Nov 1937 Adjutant, attached to RAF Depot for Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt R R Gregory  3 Dec 1937 Adjutant, ceased to be attached to RAF Depot for Anti-Gas Course
Flt Lt R R Gregory 20 Jan 1938 Adjutant, promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 6 Jan 1938
Plt Off V L Parry 16 Jan 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off P J Danielson 16 Jan 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off P G Leeson 16 Jan 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Plt Off G R Edge 16 Jan 1938 Promoted to Fg Off
Fg Off Arthur G Dennison  1 Mar 1938 Promoted to Flt Lt
Flt Sgt H V Smith 26 Apr 1938 Died in hospital
Fg Off Mark T Avent 29 Jun 1938 Promoted to Flt Lt

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1937 - Jul 1938

Date Notes
 1 Aug 1937 Squadron proceeded to Rochford Aerodrome for Annual Training Camp
14 Aug 1937 Squadron returned from Rochford Aerodrome on completion of Annual Training Camp

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

July 1938

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hind

Castle Bromwich Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre W L Everard  4 Jan 1938 Honorary Air Commodore, MP, DL, JP
Sqn Ldr Lord Willoughby de Broke  1 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt J G Glen 19 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt R  R Gregory 12 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt John V Wood 18 Jul 1929 Admin duties
Flt Lt Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt Arthur G Dennison 29 Jun 1933  
Fg Off Mark T Avent 29 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Robert G Grant-Ferris 29 Jul 1933 MP
Fg Off Charles B Thompson 14 May 1935  
Fg Off Henry M Mitchell 26 Jul 1935  
Fg Off Douglas R Scott  1 Aug 1935  
Fg Off Peter A Dawes 25 Jul 1935  
Fg Off V L Parry 14 May 1936  
Fg Off P J Danielson  6Jul 1936  
Fg Off G R Edge 11 Jul 1936  
Fg Off P G Leeson  5 Dec 1936  
Plt Off The Hon B E Fielding 11 Jul 1936  
Plt Off O Gibson 23 Oct 1936  
Plt Off P G Leeson  5 Dec 1936  
Plt Off E C Deanesly 18 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N Forbes  6 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J H Warren  3 Jul 1937  
Plt Off N S Graeme 29 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H G Doody 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H B L Hillcoat 11 Mar 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt Frank J B Powell  5 Dec 1934  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1938 MRCS, LRCP
Chaplains Branch
Rev R F S McKelvie 12 Feb 1937 MA, DD

Source - July 1938 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off O Gibson 27 Aug 1938 Relinquished his commission in the AAF on appointment to a commission in the Army
APO Denis G Smallwood 29 Dec 1938 Arrived on posting from CFS for duty as Assistant Adjutant, wef 23 Dec 1938

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jul 1938 - Jan 1939

Date Notes
 1 Aug 1938 Squadron proceeded to No 8 ATC, RAF Warmwell for Annual Training Camp
15 Aug 1938 Squadron returned from No 8 ATC, RAF Warmwell on completion of Annual Training Camp
27 Sep 1938 Squadron commence mobilisation as a result of 'Munich Crisis'
 4 Oct 1938 Squadron ceased mobilisation on conclusion of 'Munich Crisis'

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

January 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Hawker Hind

Castle Bromwich Bomber Command/No 2 (Bomber) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre W L Everard  4 Jan 1938 Honorary Air Commodore, MP, DL, JP
Sqn Ldr Lord Willoughby de Broke  1 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding, MC
Sqn Ldr J G Glen 19 Apr 1937  
Flt Lt R  R Gregory 12 Jul 1937  
Flt Lt John V Wood 18 Jul 1929 Admin duties
Flt Lt Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt Mark T Avent 29 Jul 1933  
Fg Off Robert G Grant-Ferris 29 Jul 1933 MP
Fg Off J M Sherwell 26 Sep 1938  
Fg Off Charles B Thompson 14 May 1935  
Fg Off Douglas R Scott  1 Aug 1935  
Fg Off V L Parry 14 May 1936  
Fg Off P J Danielson  6Jul 1936  
Fg Off G R Edge 11 Jul 1936  
Fg Off P G Leeson  5 Dec 1936  
Plt Off E C Deanesly 18 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N Forbes  6 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J H Warren  3 Jul 1937  
Plt Off N S Graeme 29 Oct 1937  
Plt Off H G Doody 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H B L Hillcoat 11 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R Hope 12 Jun 1938  
Plt Off G W B Austin 13 Jun 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt Frank J B Powell  5 Dec 1934  
Flt Lt W H G Heath  2 Aug 1938  
Medical Branch
Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1938 MRCS, LRCP
Chaplains Branch
Rev R F S McKelvie 12 Feb 1937 MA, DD
Warrant Officers
WO T U Pollitt  3 Oct 1938

Source - January 1939 Air Force List

Personnel Movements: Jan - May 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt S S Bartram  2 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from No 5 FTS for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt J G Glen  9 Jan 1939 Adjutant, posted to No 25 (Armament) Group
Fg Off L L Hunt 10 Jan 1939 Arrived on posting from No 84 Sqn for Administrative duties
Plt Off Denis G Smallwood 16 Jan 1939 Assistant Adjutant, attached to RAF Depot for Anti-Gas Course
Sqn Ldr Baron Willoughby de Broke 16 Jan 1939 Attached to HQ, No 11 Group
Fg Off Douglas R Scott 16 Jan 1939 Attached to HQ, No 11 Group
Sqn Ldr R R Gregory 23 Jan 1938 Adjutant, posted to No 12 FTS
Plt Off E C Deanesly 27 Jan 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 21 Nov 1938
Plt Off J H Warren 11 Mar 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 3 Jan 1939
Flt Lt S S Bartram  1 Mar 1939 Adjutant, attached to RAF Sutton Bridge for Air Firing Instructors' Course
Flt Lt S S Bartram 18 Mar 1939 Adjutant, ceased to be attached to RAF Sutton Bridge

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: Jan - May 1939

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1939 Squadron role was changed from Bomber to Fighter and transferred to No 11 Group, Fighter Command
xx Apr 1939 Squadron commenced conversion to Gloster Gladiator Is
Gladiator I

Gladiator II of No 605 Squadron

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

April 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Gloster Gladiator I

Gloster Gladiator II

Castle Bromwich Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group
 
Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre W L Everard  4 Jan 1938 Honorary Air Commodore, MP, DL, JP
Sqn Ldr Lord Willoughby de Broke  1 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt S S Bartram  2 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt John V Wood 18 Jul 1929 Admin duties
Flt Lt Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt Mark T Avent 29 Jul 1933  
Fg Off L L Hunt 11 Jan 1939  
Fg Off Robert G Grant-Ferris 29 Jul 1933 MP
Fg Off J M Sherwell 26 Sep 1938  
Fg Off Charles B Thompson 14 May 1935  
Fg Off H M Mitchell 26 Jul 1935  
Fg Off Douglas R Scott  1 Aug 1935  
Fg Off V L Parry 14 May 1936  
Fg Off P J Danielson  6Jul 1936  
Fg Off G R Edge 11 Jul 1936  
Fg Off P G Leeson  5 Dec 1936  
Plt Off E C Deanesly 18 Mar 1937  
Plt Off N Forbes  6 Jun 1937  
Plt Off J H Warren  3 Jul 1937  
Plt Off H G Doody 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H B L Hillcoat 11 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R Hope 12 Jun 1938  
Plt Off G W B Austin 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off Denis G Smallwood 23 Dec 1938 later ACM
APO B L Goodwin  6 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt W H G Heath  2 Aug 1938  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1938 MRCS, LRCP

Chaplains Branch

Rev R F S McKelvie 12 Feb 1937 MA, DD

Warrant Officer

WO T U Pollitt  3 Oct 1938

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Aircraft operated Location Command/Group

Gloster Gladiator I

Gloster Gladiator II

Castle Bromwich Fighter Command/No 11 (Fighter) Group

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Hon A/Cdre W L Everard  4 Jan 1938 Honorary Air Commodore, MP, DL, JP
Sqn Ldr Lord Willoughby de Broke  1 Mar 1936 Officer Commanding, MC
Flt Lt S S Bartram  2 Jan 1939  
Flt Lt John V Wood 18 Jul 1929 Admin duties
Flt Lt Wilfred B Beale 30 Jun 1932  
Flt Lt Walter M Churchill 11 Jan 1932  
Flt Lt Mark T Avent 29 Jul 1933  
Flt Lt Robert G Grant-Ferris 29 Jul 1933 MP
Fg Off L L Hunt 11 Jan 1939  
Fg Off J M Sherwell 26 Sep 1938  
Fg Off Charles B Thompson 14 May 1935  
Fg Off H M Mitchell 26 Jul 1935  
Fg Off Douglas R Scott  1 Aug 1935  
Fg Off V L Parry 14 May 1936  
Fg Off P J Danielson  6Jul 1936  
Fg Off G R Edge 11 Jul 1936  
Fg Off P G Leeson  5 Dec 1936  
Fg Off E C Deanesly 18 Mar 1937  
Fg Off N Forbes  6 Jun 1937  
Fg Off J H Warren  3 Jul 1937  
Plt Off H G Doody 21 Nov 1937  
Plt Off H B L Hillcoat 11 Mar 1938  
Plt Off R Hope 12 Jun 1938  
Plt Off G W B Austin 13 Jun 1938  
Plt Off Denis G Smallwood 23 Dec 1938 later ACM
Plt Off C A Potter 20 Feb 1939  
APO B L Goodwin  6 Dec 1938  
Equipment Branch
Flt Lt W H G Heath  2 Aug 1938  

Medical Branch

Flt Lt James P Huins  1 Mar 1938 MRCS, LRCP

Chaplains Branch

Rev R F S McKelvie 12 Feb 1937 MA, DD

Warrant Officers

WO W H Reed 16 Mar 1939 MBE
WO T U Pollitt  3 Oct 1938

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off John S Jerome 20 Jul 1928 Medical Officer, authorised to wear Flying Badge
Plt Off R C Longsdon 27 Aug 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
LAC L F Abbott 27 Aug 1939 Killed in a road accident
Flt Lt S S Bartram  1 Sep 1939 Adjutant, posted to No 11 FTS, RAF Shawbury
Fg Off Charles B Thompson  1 Sep 1939 Assumed duties of Intelligence Officer
Plt Off Denis G Smallwood  3 Sep 1939 Relinquished duties of Assistant Adjutant and assumed duties of Flying Instructor
Fg Off Norman E Partridge  3 Sep 1939 Released for 1 month
Fg Off John F C Brinton  6 Sep 1939 Recalled to service from AAFRO
Plt Off H B L Hillcoat 11 Sep 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool, RAF St Athan
Plt Off R Hope 11 Sep 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool, RAF St Athan
Plt Off G W B Austin 11 Sep 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool, RAF St Athan
Plt Off Abell 11 Sep 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool, RAF St Athan
Plt Off Wright 11 Sep 1939 Posted to No 11 Group Pool, RAF St Athan
Plt Off Denis G Smallwood 12 Sep 1939 Flying Instructor, posted to No 11 Group Pool, RAF St Athan
Plt Off J H Warren 19 Sep 1939 Killed in a flying accident
Sgt Plt Watson-Parker 19 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Kitchener 19 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Stephen 20 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Whall 20 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off E C Deanesly 30 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Acklington
Fg Off J M Sherwell 30 Sep 1939 Posted to RAF Acklington
Plt Off C A Potter  1 Oct 1939 Attached to No 1 AAS, RAF Manby for Armament Course
Plt Off H B L Hillcoat 13 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 263 Sqn, RAF Filton
Plt Off G W B Austin 13 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 263 Sqn, RAF Filton
Fg Off Abell 13 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 263 Sqn, RAF Filton
Sgt Plt Watson-Parker 13 Oct 1939 Posted to No 263 Sqn, RAF Filton
Sgt Plt Kitchener 13 Oct 1939 Posted to No 263 Sqn, RAF Filton
Sgt Plt Whall 13 Oct 1939 Posted to No 263 Sqn, RAF Filton
Plt Off H G Doody 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 Group Pool, RAF St Athan
Plt Off Wright 16 Oct 1939 Arrived on posting from No 11 Group Pool, RAF St Athan
Plt Off Broughton-Leigh 21 Oct 1939 Posted to No 8 SFTS, RAF Montrose
Fg Off John F C Brinton 28 Oct 1939 Posted to No 92 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off Charles B Thompson 28 Oct1939 Intelligence Officer, posted to RAF Tangmere for duty as Adjutant
Fg Off Abell 28 Oct 1939 Assumed duties of Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off Ellinger 13 Nov 1939 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF Leconfield
Sgt Plt Lewes 22 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Sgt Plt Mainland 22 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt Mark T Avent 19 Dec 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr
Sqn Ldr Mark T Avent 20 Dec 1939 Posted to No 609 Sqn to command
Sqn Ldr Baron Willoughby de Broke 22 Dec 1939 Relinquished command of No 605 Sqn on promotion to Wg Cdr
Sqn Ldr G V Perry 27 Dec 1939 Assumed command of No 605 Sqn

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
xx Jun 1939 Squadron began receiving Hawker Hurricane Is
Hurricane I of No 605 Squadron
 6 Aug 1939 Squadron proceeded to RAF Tangmere for Annual Training Camp
20 Aug 1939 Squadron returned from RAF Tangmere on completion of Annual Training Camp
23 Aug 1939 Auxiliary personnel 'called out'
26 Aug 1939 Squadron mobilised
27 Aug 1939 Squadron moved to its War Station, RAF Tangmere
29 Aug 1939 4 x Gladiators collected by No 615 Sqn
29 Sep 1939 2 x Hurricanes collected from No 610 Sqn, RAF Hooton Park
 1 Oct 1939 1 x Hurricane collected from No 610 Sqn, RAF Hooton Park
 4 Oct 1939 2 x Hurricanes received from No 616 Sqn, RAF Doncaster
10 Oct 1939 1st batch of Gladiators delivered to RAF Filton
11 Oct 1939 1 x Hurricane collected from No 610 Sqn, RAF Hooton Park
11 Oct 1939 2nd batch of Gladiators delivered to RAF Filton

Source - No 605 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2087)

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