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No 937 (County of Northumberland) (Balloon) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Auxiliary Air Force personnel shown in italics.

Personnel Movements: Feb - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Capt H W Tait DFC  6 Jan 1939 Selected for the duties of Officer Commanding, No 937 Sqn
Flt Lt G Milner  6 Feb 1939 RAFO Class 'CC', arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant to Nos 936, 937 and 938 Squadrons
Capt H W Tait DFC 20 Feb 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Sqn Ldr and assumed command of No 937 Sqn, gazetted 9 Jun 1939
Maj F Gregory 14 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, gazetted 19 May 1939
Dr J Hope Pool 14 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off for Medical duties, gazetted 16 Jun 1939
Mr R L Richmond 15 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, gazetted 23 May 1939
Maj T A Carlisle TD 27 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, gazetted 28 Jul 1939
Mr J N Cone 28 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, gazetted 16 Jun 1939
Mr H E MacDonald 29 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, gazetted 23 Jun 1939
Mr S G Pike 30 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, gazetted 9 Jun 1939
Plt Off H E MacDonald 30 Aug 1939 Assumed command of Composite Flight at North Shields
Flt Lt G G Harris xx Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt J Hope Pool  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 6 Sep 1939
Fg Off R L Richmond  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 6 Sep 1939
Fg Off F Gregory  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 7 Sep 1939
Fg Off T A Carlisle TD  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 8 Sep 1939
Plt Off S G Pike  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 9 Sep 1939
Plt Off H E MacDonald  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 10 Sep 1939
Plt Off J N Cone  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 6 Sep 1939
Mr C E Lamble 27 Oct 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, wef 28 Aug 1939
Mr M B Allan 27 Oct 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, wef 28 Aug 1939
Mr D A Lamb 27 Oct 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, wef 29 Aug 1939
Mr V A J D Lomax 27 Oct 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, wef 29 Aug 1939
Mr G G H Welch 18 Nov 1939 Appointed to a commission in the RAFVR (A&SD Branch) as a Plt Off on probation, wef 5 Sep 1939
Mr A I Horsley 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the RAFVR as an Plt Off on probation, wef 4 Sep 1939
Mr C St L Brightman 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the RAFVR as an Plt Off on probation for Equipment duties, wef 8 Sep 1939
Mr Lowe 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the RAFVR as an Plt Off on probation for Accountant duties, wef 8 Sep 1939
Mr F A Strachan 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the RAFVR as an Plt Off on probation, wef 10 Sep 1939

Source - No 937 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2280) & London Gazette

Organisational Movements: Feb - Dec 1939

Date Notes
 1 Feb 1939

44 New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne was taken over by the Northumberland TA & AF Association

20 Feb 1939

Squadron was formed at 44 New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne as part of the Auxiliary Air Force

11 Apr 1939 Recruiting commenced (No 936 Sqn having been brought up to full strength)
15 May 1939 Training commenced
 1 Aug 1939 Squadron transferred from Town HQ to No 15 Balloon Centre
24 Aug 1939 Mobilisation notices were issued to all AAF personnel
26 Aug 1939 4 x crews from 'D' Flight joined with four from No 936 Sqn to form a Composite Flight
27 Aug 1939 Composite Flight deployed to North Shields
 2 Sep 1939 Sqn War HQ, established at Simpson's Hotel, Hebburn
 5 Sep 1939 'A' Flight HQ established at 3 Saltwell View, Gateshead
 5 Sep 1939 'B' Flight HQ established at 12 South Drive, Hebburn
 5 Sep 1939 'C' Flight HQ established at Ben Lomond Hotel, Jarrow
 9 Sep 1939 'C' Flight HQ moved from Ben Lomond Hotel, Jarrow to Conservative Offices, 68 Grange Road West, Jarrow
22 Dec 1939 Sqn War HQ, moved from Simpson's Hotel, Hebburn to Springfield House, Gateshead

Source - No 937 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2280)

Personnel Movements: Feb - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off D A Lamb 18 Jan 1940 Posted to No 950 Sqn
AC2 H H Davidson 19 Jan 1940 Appointed to a commission in the RAFVR as an Plt Off on probation, wef 14 Sep 1939
Flt Lt R L Richmond 31 Jan 1940 Posted to No 15 Balloon Centre
Fg Off J N Cone 31 Jan 1940 Posted to No 15 Balloon Centre
Sqn Ldr H W Tait DFC 31 Jul 1940 Relinquished command of No 937 Sqn on posting to HQ No 33 Group
Sqn Ldr M W Gibson MC  1 Aug 1940 Assumed command of No 937 Sqn
Flt Lt T Sample 25 Aug 1940 Posted to No 966 Sqn, Cardiff
Flt Lt G G Harris MC 28 Aug 1940 Adjutant, posted to No 968 Sqn, Belfast for duty as Sqn Ldr Admin
Flt Lt V A J D Lomax 30 Aug 1940 Posted to No 943 Sqn, Hull
Flt Lt S W Fargus 30 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 943 Sqn, Hull and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Plt Off Brangan 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off P R Dawson  4 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from HQ No 31 Group
Plt Off J Raven 18 Nov 1940 Attached from No 936 Sqn and allocated to 'C' Flight
Fg Off M Walton  7 Dec 1940 Medical Officer, posted to HQ, No 33 Group, Sheffield
Fg Off Griffiths 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting for Medical duties

Source - No 937 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2280) & London Gazette

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
14 Jan 1940 'C' Flight HQ moved from Conservative Offices, 68 Grange Road West, Jarrow to 52 Bede Burn Road, Jarrow

Source - No 937 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2280)

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