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No 915 (County of Warwick) (Balloon) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


 Auxiliary Air Force personnel shown in italics.

Personnel Movements: Mar - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Mr E C Lawledge 22 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 30 Jun 19391
Capt R Yates MC, MM 24 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an Flt Lt, gazetted 2 May 1949 1
Mr R S Pearce 24 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 9 May 19391
Mr P G Allday 24 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 2 May 19391
Capt W H Demel DFC 25 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an Flt Lt, gazetted 9 Jun 19391
Mr R L Huins 25 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 2 May 19391
Flt Lt R J Findlay 11 Apr 1939 RAFO, arrived on posting from No 1 BTU for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt R Yates MC, MM 23 Apr 1939 Attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for a Balloon course (1 week)
Flt Lt W H Demel DFC 23 Apr 1939 Attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for a Balloon course (1 week)
APO R S Pearce 23 Apr 1939 Attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for a Balloon course (1 week)
APO R L Huins 23 Apr 1939 Attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for a Balloon course (1 week)
Flt Lt W H Demel DFC  6 Jun 1939 Allocated to 'A' Flight
APO R S Pearce  6 Jun 1939 Allocated to 'B' Flight
APO P G Allday  6 Jun 1939 Allocated to 'C' Flight
APO E C Lawledge  6 Jun 1939 Allocated to 'D' Flight
APO R L Huins  6 Jun 1939 Allocated to 'D' Flight
Flt Lt R Yates  7 Jun 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and assumed command of No 915 Sqn, gazetted 29 Aug 19491
APO E C Lawledge 10 Aug 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt, gazetted 10 Oct 19391
Mr T R Poppy 11 Aug 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, wef 13 Jul 1939, gazetted 12 Sep 19391
Capt D H Barnes 11 Aug 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, wef 14 Jul 1939, gazetted 12 Sep 19391
APO P G Allday 12 Aug 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt, gazetted 10 Oct 19391
APO R S Pearce 22 Aug 1939 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 7 Jun 19391
Flt Lt W H Demel 24 Aug 1939 Assumed temporary command of No 915 Sqn on mobilisation
Fg Off D H Barnes 24 Aug 1939 Assumed command of 'A' Flight on mobilisation
Flt Lt R S Pearce 24 Aug 1939 Assumed command of 'B' Flight on mobilisation
Flt Lt P G Allday 24 Aug 1939 Assumed command of 'C' Flight on mobilisation
Flt Lt E C Lawledge 24 Aug 1939 Assumed command of 'D' Flight on mobilisation
Fg Off T R Poppy 24 Aug 1939 Allocated to 'C' Flight on mobilisation
Mr J S Schilling 29 Aug 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, gazetted 10 Oct 19391
Mr E H Colley 30 Aug 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO on probation, gazetted 26 Sep 19391
Sqn Ldr R Yates 31 Aug 1939 Resumed command of No 915 Sqn
Fg Off J S Schilling  3 Sep 1939 Allocated to 'B' Flight
APO E H Colley  3 Sep 1939 Attached to Sqn HQ
APO D G Dewsbury  3 Sep 1939 Allocated to 'A' Flight
APO H S Wilkinson  3 Sep 1939 Allocated to 'B' Flight
APO A S Newey  4 Sep 1939 Appointed to a commission as an APO, gazetted 20 Dec 1939 and allocated to 'C' Flight
Fg Off H Nelson  6 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Fg Off H T Chilton  6 Sep 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Fg Off for duty as Medical Officer, gazetted 1 Jan 1940
Fg Off Bosley  6 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Accountant Officer
Plt Off Gummer  8 Sep 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off, gazetted 20 Dec 1939 for duty as Equipment Officer
Sqn Ldr R Yates 12 Sep 1939 Proceeded on sick leave
Flt Lt W H Demel 12 Sep 1939 Assumed temporary command of No 915 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R Yates 19 Sep 1939 Resumed command of No 915 Sqn
Flt Lt W H Demel 26 Sep 1939 Resumed command of 'A' Flight
The Rt Hon The Earl of Dudley  3 Oct 1939 Appointed Honorary Air Commodore
APO E H Colley 23 Oct 1939 Ceased to be attached to Sqn HQ and returned to 'D' Flight
APO E H Colley  1 Nov 1939 Returned to Sqn HQ for Administrative duties

Source - No 915 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2247) & 1London Gazette

Organisational Movements: Mar - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 1 Mar 1939 Formed at 54 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham 13 in No 31 Group, Balloon Command
13 Mar 1939 Control of squadron assumed by No 6 Balloon Centre at 54 Alcester Road Moseley, Birmingham 132
19 Apr 1939 AAF personnel recruited by No 914 Sqn, living in designated area were transferred to No 915 Sqn
 1 Jun 1939 Squadron moved with No 6 Balloon Centre to 37 Thorpe Street, Birmingham
 6 Jun 1939 'A', 'B', 'C' & 'C' Flights formed
 8 Jun 1939 Squadron moved with No 6 Balloon Centre to Wythall, Birmingham
23 Aug 1939 Call-out notices issued to AAF personnel
25 Aug 1939 Sites 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 were occupied
31 Aug 1939 Cadbury's Lido taken over as as Squadron HQ
 3 Sep 1939 Flight HS moved to their war sites: -
  • 'A' Flight - Harborne Golf Club
  • 'B' Flight - Pitmaston Moor Green
  • 'C' Flight - Weoley Castle Hotel, Shenley Lane
  • 'D' Flight - Bell Hotel, Bristol Road, Northfield
29 Oct 1939 'B' Flight HQ moved from Pitmaston Moor Green to 33 Wellington Road

Source - No 915 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2247) & 2No 914 Sqn ORB

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt R J Findlay 17 Jan 1940 Remanded for trial by General Courts Martial on five counts of forgery and one other
APO D G Dewsbury  3 Feb 1940 Attached to No 5 Balloon Centre pending posting to No 912 Sqn for service overseas
APO A S Newey  3 Feb 1940 Attached to No 5 Balloon Centre pending posting to No 912 Sqn for service overseas
Flt Lt R J Findlay 20 Feb 1940 Tried by General Courts Martial at Wythall, found not guilty on sixth charge
Flt Lt R S Pearce 26 Feb 1940 Posted to No 6 Balloon Centre as Officer i/c MT
AC Tough  1 Mar 1940 Injured in a balloon explosion at Site 7
AC Tranter  1 Mar 1940 Injured in a balloon explosion at Site 7
AC Perkis  1 Mar 1940 Injured in a balloon explosion at Site 7
AC Payne  1 Mar 1940 Injured in a balloon explosion at Site 7
Flt Lt C Farrer  6 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt R L Huins 11 Mar 1940 Posted to No 5 Balloon Centre for Barrage Control duties
Flt Lt C Farrer 11 Mar 1940 Adjutant, admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton
Flt Lt C Farrer 15 Mar 1940 Adjutant, discharged from RAF Hospital, Halton and proceeded on sick leave
APO E H Colley 18 Mar 1940 Attached to No 6 Balloon Centre for Officers' Refresher Course
Plt Off Gummer 18 Mar 1940 Attached to No 6 Balloon Centre for Officers' Refresher Course
Flt Lt R J Findlay 22 Mar 1940 Dismissed from the Service by sentence of General Courts Martial
Plt Off Goodall 26 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off R J Sutton 26 Mar 1940 Attached to 'D' Flight
APO H S Wilkinson 26 Mar 1940 Suffered multiple injuries when he fell from a window in 'B' Flight's HQ
Plt Off Parker 28 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight
Flt Lt Turnbull 29 Mar 1940 Attached to 'D' Flight
Flt Lt C Farrer 29 Mar 1940 Adjutant, returned from sick leave
APO E H Colley  3 Apr 1940 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 3 Sep 1939
Fg Off D H Barnes  6 Apr 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 916 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr R Yates 21 Apr 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 6 Balloon Centre
Sqn Ldr R Yates 29 Apr 1940 Relinquished temporary command of No 6 Balloon Centre
AC1 Pittaway 29 Apr 1940 Arrived on posting from No 903 Sqn
AC1 A F Dutton  3 May 1940 Released from Embodied Service under the Armed Forces (Conditions of Service) Act 1939
AC2 E T Porter  3 May 1940 Discharged from the AAF under KR and ACI, para 652 (medically unfit for Air Force Service)
AC2 R C Oakley  3 May 1940 Arrived in posting from School of Cookery, RAF Halton
AC2 H Brown  3 May 1940 Arrived in posting from School of Cookery, RAF Halton
Act Cpl S E Lyons  7 May 1940 Arrived in posting from No 914 Sqn (already attached)
LAC J I Roach  7 May 1940 Arrived in posting from No 914 Sqn (already attached)
Cpl T B Geeves 10 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to Rollestone Camp for Anti-Gas Course
Sgt B R Endall 10 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for MT Course
Sgt A R Wareing 10 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for MT Course
AC1 R J Bennett 10 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for MT Course
AC2 S E Belcher 10 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for MT Course
AC2 R A C Barnett 10 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for MT Course
AC2 P Brice 10 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for MT Course
AC2 E C Taylor 10 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for MT Course
AC2 W Mason 10 May 1940 Committed to Detention Barracks, Shepton Mallet for 50 days
AC2 D F Froggett 11 May 1940 Discharged from the AAF under KR and ACI, para 652 (medically unfit for Air Force Service)
Flt Lt C Farrer 23 May 1940 Adjutant, admitted to hospital
Plt Off E H Colley 29 May 1940 Discharged from RAF Hospital, Halton
Mr E A R Briant 29 May 1940 Appointed to a commission in the RAFVR as an Plt Off on probation, wef 1 May 1940
Fg Off W Roper 29 May 1940 Posted to No 6 Balloon Centre
Cpl H S Masters  1 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 952 Sqn, wef 30 May 1940
Cpl N Roberts  1 Jun 1940 Posted to No 6 Balloon Centre
Plt Off B R Raven?  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 918 Sqn for Administrative duties, wef 5 Jun 1940
Plt Off F C W Jackson  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off F S James  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off J S Schilling 10 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting from No 6 Balloon Centre
Plt Off E H Colley 10 Jun 1940 Attached to No 6 Balloon Centre
Fg Off T W Wiseman 13 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Cpl R Carless 13 May 1940 Released from Embodied Service under the Armed Forces (Conditions of Service) Act 1939
Plt Off F S James 14 Jun 1940 Attached to RAF Loughborough for Disciplinary Course
Plt Off J A Parker 17 Jun 1940 Attached from No 917 Sqn
Plt Off L A N Ross 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
Plt Off R J Sutton 18 Jun 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting to No 914 Sqn
AC1 S R Ashforth 20 Jun 1940 Released from Embodied Service under the Armed Forces (Conditions of Service) Act 1939
Plt Off G B Mason 24 Jun 1940 Arrived on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
LAC J G Roscoe 26 Jun 1930 Clerk/GD, arrived on posting from RAF Halton
Plt Off J J Langham 29 Jun 1940 Arrived on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
Flt Sgt Sayer 30 Jun 1940 Discharged from the RAF on appointment to a commission
Fg Off T W Wiseman 30 Jun 1940 Attached to DRM, Air Ministry for temporary duty
Plt Off E H Colley  5 Jul 1940 Posted to No 6 Balloon Centre
Sqn Ldr R Yates 11 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Wg Cdr, 1 May 1940
Plt Off W G Bennett 11 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off A C Floralson? 11 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off F S James 13 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAF Loughborough for Disciplinary Course
Plt Off T Linnell 18 Jul 1940 Attached from No 6 Balloon Centre, wef 17 Jul 1940
Plt Off J A Parton 18 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 917 Sqn
Plt Off J J Langham 21 Jul 1940 Attached to Rollestone Camp for special duty
Plt Off G B Mason 21 Jul 1940 Attached to No 6 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Plt Off L A N Ross 21 Jul 1940 Attached to No 6 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Plt Off T Linnell 21 Jul 1940 Attached to No 6 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Flt Lt G H S Edgar 23 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from No 914 Sqn
Act Wg Cdr R Yates 24 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Wg Cdr, 21 May 1940
Flt Lt G H S Edgar 25 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, wef 19 Jul 1940
Plt Off T Linnell  1 Aug 1940 Attached from No 6 Balloon Centre
Fg Off J S Schilling  3 Aug 1940 Posted to No 958 Sqn
Plt Off W G Bennett  5 Aug 1940 Attached to No 8 Balloon Centre
Plt Off E A R Briant  8 Aug 1940 Attached to No 917 Sqn
Flt Lt P G Allday 19 Aug 1940 Attached to No 6 Balloon Centre pending posting to No 962 Sqn (plus 80 x airmen)
Plt Off F S James 19 Aug 1940 Attached to No 6 Balloon Centre pending posting to No 962 Sqn
Plt Off T Linnell 24 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 6 Balloon Centre
Plt Off Wilson  9 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 916 Sqn
Plt Off Liver? 10 Sep 1940 Attached to No 14 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Plt Off Grant 23 Sep 1940 Admitted to Dudley Hospital
Plt Off T Linnell  5 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 6 Balloon Centre
Flt Lt G H S Edgar  7 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 914 Sqn
Plt Off W G Bennett 12 Oct 1940 Posted to No 919 Sqn
Plt Off Double 12 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Bide 16 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt P G Allday 18 Oct  1940 Posted to No 962 Sqn
Plt Off F S James 18 Oct  1940 Posted to No 962 Sqn
Plt Off Lake 22 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Sqn Ldr W H Demel 22 Oct 1940 Attached to No 914 Sqn
Plt Off R J Sutton 22 Oct 1940 Attached from No 914 Sqn
Plt Off A Wilkinson  2 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached

Source - No 915 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2247)

 

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