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No 938 (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
Flt Lt G Milner  6 Feb 1939 RAFO Class 'CC', arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant to Nos 936, 937 and 938 Squadrons
Bt Maj J M Todd DFC, TD 21 Feb 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Sqn Ldr and assumed command of No 938 Sqn, gazetted 9 May 1939
Sqn Ldr J M Todd DFC, TD 20 Mar 1939 Attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for Course
Sqn Ldr J M Todd DFC, TD 25 Mar 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for Course
Mr J S H Chalmers 14 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, gazetted 9 Jun 1939 - 'A' Flight
Dr J K Hope Scott 19 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off for Medical duties, gazetted 16 Jun 1939
AC2 J F Gordon 28 Apr 1939 First airmen attested to the squadron
Mr N S Todd 29 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 9 Jun 1939 - 'B' Flight
Mr S Wilson 30 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, gazetted 16 Jun 1939 - 'B' Flight
Mr P F Heppell  1 May 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 9 Jun 1939 - 'B' Flight
Fg Off J S H Chalmers  8 May 1939 Attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for Course
Fg Off J S H Chalmers 13 May 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for Course
Plt Off S Wilson 10 Jul 1939 Attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for Course
Plt Off S Wilson 15 Jul 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for Course
Plt Off P F Heppell 12 Jun 1939 Attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for Course
Plt Off P F Heppell 17 Jun 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington for Course
Flt Lt P G Bacon 31 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr J M Todd DFC, TD 25 Aug 1939 Embodied at No 15 Balloon Centre
Plt Off N S Todd 25 Aug 1939 Embodied and appointed Cypher Officer at No 15 Balloon Centre
Plt Off S Wilson 26 Aug 1939 Attached to No 15 Balloon Centre to prepare maps and charts for Tyne and Tees Barrage
APO N Harper  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant (awaiting gazettement)
APO O Taylor  5 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer (awaiting gazettement)
AC2 W B Britt  5 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sgt and placed in charge of Service Police
AC2 J Cawthorne  5 Sep 1940 Cook, promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
Flt Lt P G Bacon  6 Sep 1939 Adjutant, posted to No 15 Balloon Centre
Fg Off J S H Chalmers  6 Sep 1939 Rejoined the squadron at ICI Works, Billingham from No 15 Balloon Centre for duty as Adjutant
AC2 F S Thompson  6 Sep 1940 Appointed to a commission for Accountant duties and attached to No 15 Balloon Centre (awaiting gazettement)
APO J W Ellis  7 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight (awaiting gazettement)
APO R Walker  7 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight (awaiting gazettement)
AC2 T James  7 Sep 1940 Appointed AC i/c Stores
APO E W Staveley 10 Sep 1939 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'C' Flight (awaiting gazettement)
APO R Walker 10 Sep 1939 Attached to No 15 Balloon Centre as OC, Rear Party No 938 Sqn (awaiting gazettement)
Fg Off A M Diamant 13 Sep 1939 Attached from HQ Balloon Command as Officer i/c Hydrogen Supply from ICI Works
Plt Off S Wilson 13 Sep 1939 Transferred from 'B' Flight and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt R F Williams 14 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting and joined Rear Party at No 15 Balloon Centre
Mr C V Armitage 16 Sep 1939 Appointed Dental Surgeon to the Unit
Flt Lt R F Williams  5 Oct 1939 Reported to 8/SHQ
Flt Lt R F Williams  8 Oct 1939 Assumed command of HQ Flight
Fg Off J S H Chalmers 11 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 6 Sep 1939
Fg Off J K Hope Scott 11 Oct 1939 Medical Officer, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 6 Sep 1939
Plt Off P F Heppell 11 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 7 Sep 1939
Plt Off S Wilson 11 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 8 Sep 1939
Plt Off N S Todd 11 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 6 Sep 1939
Flt Lt J S H Chalmers 12 Oct 1939 Transferred from Fg Off Flying to OC, 'A' Flight
Flt Lt S Wilson 12 Oct 1939 Transferred from OC, 'A' Flight to Fg Off Flying
APO F Hoult 24 Oct 1939 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'A' Flight (awaiting gazettement)
Sgt W Scullion 27 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Sgt, wef 12 Oct 1939
Cpl W Scullion 27 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sgt, wef 12 Oct 1939
LAC W Scullion 27 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 12 Oct 1939
AC2 W T Robson  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Sgt, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 W Britt  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sgt, wef 5 Sep 1939
AC2 A Saxon  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Sgt, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 D Kitson  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 R M Haisman  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 J Cawthorne  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 2 Sep 1939
AC2 W Hunter  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 R S Harrison  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 T James  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 T Young  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 G Tunnah  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 J Smailes  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 J Smith  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 H Miller  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 J Osborne  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 S L Muras  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 J Train  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 O K Winley  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 R W Forster  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 J G Graham  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
AC2 S G Price  7 Nov 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Sep 1939
APO N Harper 26 Nov 1939 Fg Off Administrative, posted to HQ No 33 Group for 'P' duties (awaiting gazettement)
APO O Taylor  5 Dec 1939 Equipment Officer, assumed additional duties of MT Officer (awaiting gazettement)
Rev J Parkins 10 Dec 1939 Appointed Methodist Officiating Chaplain
Fg Off A M Diamant 14 Dec 1939 Relinquished duties of Gas Factory Officer from ICI Works
APO F Hoult 14 Dec 1939 Assumed duties of Gas Factory Officer at ICI Works (awaiting gazettement)
Fg Off A M Diamant 18 Dec 1939 Posted to Camouflage Flight
Mr J W Ellis 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off on probation, wef 3 Sep 1939
Mr F Hoult 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off on probation, wef 3 Sep 1939
Mr E W Staveley 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off on probation, wef 3 Sep 1939
Mr O Taylor 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off on probation, wef 3 Sep 1939
Mr R Walker 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off on probation, wef 3 Sep 1939
Mr F S Thompson 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off on probation, wef 3 Sep 1939
Mr W Maxfield 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off on probation, wef 11 Sep 1939
Mr A R Tunnah 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off on probation, wef 1 Dec 1939
Mr G M Easten 19 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Plt Off on probation, wef 1 Dec 1939
Plt Off W Maxfield 20 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from No 16 Balloon Centre, Sheffield for duty as Junior Administrative Officer
Dr J Harris 26 Dec 1939 Assumed duties of Squadron Medical Officer, wef 25 Dec 1939
Flt Lt R F Williams 29 Dec 1939 Admitted to RAF Hospital, Cranwell and struck off squadron strength
Flt Lt S Wilson 29 Dec 1939 Assumed duties of Senior Administrative Officer

Source - No 938 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2281) & 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

 1 Apr 1939 Recruiting for the squadron commenced
 1 May 1939 Recruiting for the squadron completed
26 Jun 1939 'B' Flight paraded for the first time
27 Jun 1939 'A' Flight paraded for the first time
29 Jun 1939 'C' Flight paraded for the first time
31 Jul 1939 Squadron paraded for the first time at No 15 Balloon Centre, Long Benton
26 Aug 1939 Squadron was embodied
26 Aug 1939 Crew 1 proceeded to North Shields
26 Aug 1939 Crew 3 proceeded to Tynemouth
28 Aug 1939 Crew 1 relieved by Crew 4 at North Shields
28 Aug 1939 Crew 3 relieved by Crew 5 Tynemouth
29 Aug 1939 Crews 4 and 5 returned to No 15 Balloon Centre
30 Aug 1939 Squadron HQ established at Synthonia Club Cricket Pavillion, Billingham
30 Aug 1939 'B' Flight HQ established at Cassel Works Offices, Billingham
30 Aug 1939 'C' Flight HQ established at Ambulance Building, near Process Office, ICI Billingham
30 Aug 1939 Officers disposed at War Sites as follows: -
  • Sqn Ldr J M Todd - Officer Commanding
  • Flt Lt P G Bacon - Adjutant
  • Plt Off N S Todd - OC, 'B' Flight
  • Plt Off S Wilson - 'B' Flight
  • Plt Off P F Heppell - OC, 'C' Flight
  • APO E Staveley - 'C' Flight
  • Fg Off J K Hope Scott - Medical Officer

'A' Flight remaining at No 15 Balloon Centre as rear party

  • Fg Off J S Chalmers
  • APO F Hoult - seconded for duty as Centre MT Officer
  • APO R Walker
11 Sep 1939 Squadron HQ moved from Synthonia Club Cricket Pavillion, Billingham to ICI Main Offices, Billingham
12 Sep 1939 Part of 'A' Flight deployed to relieve personnel of 'B' and 'C' Flights whilst on leave
15 Sep 1939 The following changes come into effect: -
  • Sqn HQ to be known as 8/SHQ
  • Rear Party HQ to be known as 8/RPHQ
  • 'A' Flight HQ to be known as 8/AFHQ
  • 'B' Flight HQ to be known as 8/BFHQ
  • 'C' Flight HQ to be known as 8/CFHQ
30 Sep 1939 8/AFHQ established at 58 Chapel Road, Billingham
 9 Oct 1939 The terms 'Adjutant' and 'Assistant Adjutant' replaced by Flt Lt Administrative and Fg Off Administrative respectively
 9 Oct 1939 Officer dispositions on this date: -

8/SHQ: -

  • Flt Lt R F Williams - Flt Lt Administrative
  • APO N Harper - Fg Off Administrative
  • Fg Off J S M Chalmers - Fg Off Flying
  • Fg Off J K Hope Scott - Medical Officer
  • APO F Thompson - Accountant Officer
  • APO O Naylor - Equipment Officer

Flights: -

  • Plt Off S Wilson - OC, 'A' Flight
  • APO R Waler - Fg Off, 'A' Flight
  • Plt Off N S Todd - OC, 'B' Flight
  • APO E Staveley - Fg Off, 'B' Flight
  • APO F Hoult - Fg Off, 'B' Flight
  • Plt Off P F Heppell - OC, 'C' Flight
  • APO J W Ellis - Fg Off, 'B' Flight
25 Oct 1939 'A' Flight deployed to War Sites
 1 Nov 1939 'C' Flight HQ from Process House Offices to No 112 Belasis Avenue, Billingham
22 Nov 1939 Tees Barrage renamed Billingham Barrage

Source - No 938 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2281)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Act Sgt G L Wilkinson 23 Jan 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 30 Oct 1939
Fg Off N S Todd  5 Feb 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 15 Jan 1940
Fg Off K A W Law  6 Feb 1940 Attached from No 936 Sqn for temporary duty of Medical Officer
Fg Off E C Foot  7 Feb 1940 Attached from No 16 Balloon Centre for temporary duty of Medical Officer
Fg Off K A W Law  7 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 936 Sqn for temporary duty of Medical Officer
Flt Lt P F Heppell  9 Feb 1940 Attached to No 15 Balloon Centre for a course
Plt Off J W Ellis  9 Feb 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'C' Flight
Cpl R W Harte  9 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 27 Jan 1940
Flt Lt P F Heppell 11 Feb 1940 Assumed command of Rear Party at No 15 Balloon Centre
Plt Off R Walker 13 Feb 1940 Granted 7 days sick leave
Plt Off E W Staveley 15 Feb 1940 Barrage Control Officer, attached to HQ Balloon Command for short course
Plt Off E W Staveley 17 Feb 1940 Barrage Control Officer, ceased to be attached to HQ Balloon Command for short course
Fg Off J K Hope Scott 18 Feb 1940 Resumed duties of Medical Officer
Fg Off E C Foot 18 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 16 Balloon Centre for temporary duty of Medical Officer
Plt Off A R Tunnah 19 Feb 1940 Attached to HQ Balloon Command for Barrage Control course
Plt Off H Brown 19 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off W S Brown 19 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting
Act Flt Sgt W T Robson 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Sgt A Saxon 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Cpl E W Loveley 19 Feb 1940 Balloon Operator, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Feb 1940
Act Cpl D Kitson 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl R M Haisman 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl W Hunter 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl R S Harrison 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl G Tunnah 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl J Smailes 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl J Smith 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl S L Muras 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl R W Forster 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl H Miller 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Act Cpl J Cawthorne 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC J H Bright 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC J Allan 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC D R Beveridge 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC E Usher 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC J Cummings 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC H Fothergill 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC H Chambers 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC G B Rutherford 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC J W Marshall 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC J R Thompson 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC J H Young 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC A Potts 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC F Littlefair 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC J P Wright 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC H Welton 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC W Jobson 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC M Sedgwick 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
AC N B Oley 19 Feb 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 2 Feb 1940
Plt Off A R Tunnah 21 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ Balloon Command for Barrage Control course
Flt Lt F G Steel 23 Feb 1940 Attached from No 15 Balloon Centre for temporary Barrage Control duties
Plt Off C P Fowler 23 Feb 1940 Arrived on posting from No 18 Balloon Centre
Plt Off H Brown 26 Feb 1940 Allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off W S Brown 26 Feb 1940 Allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off C P Fowler 26 Feb 1940 Allocated to 'C' Flight
Flt Lt N S Todd 26 Feb 1940 OC, 'B' Flight, proceeded on sick leave
Plt Off W S Brown 26 Feb 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off E W Staveley 26 Feb 1940 Barrage Control Officer, attached to No 15 Balloon Centre
Flt Lt P F Heppell 28 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 15 Balloon Centre
Plt Off F S Thompson 29 Feb 1940 Accountant Officer, attached to School of Clerks Accounting for course
Plt Off Harris 29 Feb 1940 Attached from No 15 Balloon Centre for Accountant duties
Plt Off G M Easten 29 Feb 1940 Attached to RAF Loughborough for Disciplinary course
Flt Lt F G Steel 29 Feb 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 15 Balloon Centre on proceeding to No 943 Sqn
Flt Lt N S Todd  1 Mar 1940 Resumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off G G Fowler  3 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting from No 18 Balloon Centre and allocated to 'B' Flight
Flt Lt P F Heppell  5 Mar 1940 Returned to No 15 Balloon Centre as Officer i/c Airmen's course and Rear Party of No 938 Sqn
Plt Off J W Ellis 16 Mar 1940 Relinquished temporary command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt P F Heppell 16 Mar 1940 Resumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off F S Thompson 16 Mar 1940 Accountant Officer, ceased to be attached to School of Clerks Accounting for course
Flt Lt P F Heppell 17 Mar 1940 Returned to No 15 Balloon Centre as Officer i/c Rear Party of No 938 Sqn and Centre training
Plt Off J W Ellis 17 Mar 1940 Assumed command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off E W Staveley 19 Mar 1940 Posted to No 15 Balloon Centre for duty as Barrage Control Officer, Billingham
Plt Off J W Ellis 20 Mar 1940 Attached to RAF Loughborough for course
Flt Lt N S Todd 20 Mar 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off W S Brown 20 Mar 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off E W Staveley 26 Mar 1940 Attached to No 15 Balloon Centre for duty as Barrage Control Officer
Plt Off H Brown 30 Mar 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off W S Brown  4 Apr 1940 Resumed temporary command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off H Brown 10 Apr 1940 Transferred from 'A' Flight for Barrage Control duties
Flt Lt S Wilson 12 Apr 1940 Relinquished Administrative duties and assumed command of 'D' Flight
Plt Off G G Fowler 13 Apr 1940 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'D' Flight
Flt Lt P F Heppell 14 Apr 1940 Returned from No 15 Balloon Centre and resumed command of 'C' Flight
Flt Lt N S Todd 14 Apr 1940 Relinquished temporary command of 'C' Flight and resumed command of 'B' Flight
Plt Off W S Brown 14 Apr 1940 Relinquished temporary command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt P F Heppell 15 Apr 1940 Attached to No 15 Balloon Centre for Special duties
Plt Off J W Ellis 15 Apr 1940 Assumed temporary command of 'C' Flight
Plt Off G M Easten 25 Apr 1940 Transferred from 'A' Flight to 'D' Flight
Cpl (W) Marks 29 Apr 1940 Posted to No 15 Balloon Centre
ACW1 Landreth 29 Apr 1940 Posted to the Air Ministry
ACW1 Miller 29 Apr 1940 Posted to the Record Office
Sgt R W Harte 30 Apr 1940 Posted to HQ Fighter Command
Flt Lt Isaac  1 May 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Flt Lt Administrative
Sgt Bolton  2 May 1940 Balloon Repairer & Fabric Worker, promoted to Temp Flt Sgt, wef 21 Apr 1940
Cpl Wright  2 May 1940 Balloon Operator, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 29 Apr 1940
Plt Off E W Staveley  6 May 1940 Attached from No 15 Balloon Centre
Plt Off E W Staveley  9 May 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 15 Balloon Centre
Plt Off R Walker 14 May 1940 Transferred from Barrage Control to Balloon duties
Plt Off H Brown 14 May 1940 Transferred from Balloon to Barrage Control duties
Flt Lt C D Worthington 15 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 936 Sqn and allocated to 'D' Flight
Flt Lt G Brown 15 May 1940 Attached from No 936 Sqn and allocated to 'E' Flight
Plt Off G M Easten 15 May 1940 Transferred from 'D' Flight to 'E' Flight
Flt Lt N S Todd 15 May 1940 Relinquished command of 'B' Flight on posting to No 936 Sqn
Plt Off R Walker 15 May 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt S Wilson 15 May 1940 Relinquished command of 'D' Flight and assumed command of 'E' Flight
Sqn Ldr J M Todd 18 May 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Plt Off E W Staveley 18 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 Balloon Centre
Plt Off Lamble 19 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Pressland 28 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 940 Sqn
Cpl Swaby 29 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt
AC2 Price 29 May 1940 Reclassified LAC
Flt Lt Isaac 30 May 1940 Flt Lt Administrative, posted away
Cpl T Crossley  1 Jun 1940 Fitter Driver/Petrol, promoted to Temp Sgt
Plt Off W Maxfield 11 Jun 1940 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 31 May 1940 and appointed Adjutant
Flt Lt W Matthews 11 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr Administrative
Plt Off O Taylor 17 Jun 1940 Equipment Officer, appointed Messing and Catering Officer
Plt Off Stoke 17 Jun 1940 Appointed Defence, Musketry and Range Officer
Flt Lt W Matthews 22 Jun 1940 Sqn Ldr Administrative, promoted to Sqn Ldr, wef 11 Jun 1940
AC2 Hudson 24 Jun 1940 Remustered as a Clerk Accounting and reclassified AC1
LAC Thackray  6 Jul 1940 Temporarily released from Service
Plt Off D R Auld 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off T C Warren 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission and allocated to 'A' Flight
Plt Off Newbronner 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission and allocated to 'C' Flight
Plt Off W S Brown 10 Jul 1940 Transferred from 'B' Flight to 'D Flight
Plt Off Pressland 11 Jul 1940 Transferred from 'D' Flight to 'E' Flight
Plt Off G M Easten 11 Jul 1940 Transferred from HQ Flight to 'F' Flight for Admin and Disciplinary duties but continued as Sqn MT Officer
Plt Off Lush 12 Jul 1940 Transferred from 'A' Flight to 'B' Flight
Sqn Ldr W Matthews 12 Jul 1940 Sqn Ldr Administrative, posted to No 943 Sqn
Plt Off Armstrong 14 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission and allocated to 'E' Flight
Act Flt Lt J K Hope Scott 14 Jul 1940 Medical Officer, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 19 Apr 1940
Plt Off G G Fowler 15 Jul 1940 Transferred from 'E' Flight to HQ Flight for Barrage Control duties
Plt Off C B Smith 15 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'D' Flight
Plt Off A R Tunnah 19 Jul 1940 Barrage Control Officer, posted to No 957 Sqn
Plt Off G G Fowler 19 Jul 1940 Assumed duties of Barrage Control Officer
Plt Off G M Easten 22 Jul 1940 Posted to No 958 Sqn
AC1 W Fineberg 24 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl, wef 23 Jul 1940
Cpl D Kitson 29 Jul 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 20 Jul 1940
Cpl Robson 29 Jul 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 20 Jul 1940
Plt Off J W Ellis 29 Jul 1940 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 18 Jun 1940
Cpl Clarke  3 Aug 1940 Clerk Accounting, promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 1 Jul 1940
Fg Off W Maxfield  6 Aug 1940 Promoted to Flt Lt, wef 31 Jul 1940
Sgt Naylor 10 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt
Sgt Owen 10 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt
Cpl F Littlefair 10 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 28 Jul  1940
Cpl R S Harrison 10 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 28 Jul  1940
Cpl L G Westwood 10 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 28 Jul  1940
Cpl I D Sumner 10 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 28 Jul  1940
Cpl J Walsh 10 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 28 Jul  1940
Cpl G Wilson 10 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt, wef 28 Jul  1940
LAC W Grey 15 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl, wef 1 Aug  1940
LAC S Booth 19 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC S A Maddison 19 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC E J Newbegin 19 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC W L Cooke 19 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC H G Bridges 19 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Act Cpl V Richardson 19 Aug 1940 Relinquished acting rank of Cpl and reverted to AC1
Flt Lt P F Heppell 22 Aug 1940 Posted to RAF Cardington for Training duties
Flt Lt W Maxfield 23 Aug 1940 Departed on posting to No 956 Sqn
Flt Lt S Wilson 23 Aug 1940 Posted to No 966 Sqn
Plt Off Stokes 23 Aug 1940 Departed on posting to No 956 Sqn
Plt Off Pressland 22 Aug 1940 Assumed command of 'F' Flight
Plt Off T C Warren 23 Aug 1940 Assumed command of 'E' Flight
Plt Off Green 23 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'F' Flight
Flt Sgt Worzencraft 23 Aug 1940 Assumed duties of WO (Balloons)
Flt Sgt W Scullion 23 Aug 1940 Relinquished duties of WO (Balloons) on posting to No 956 Sqn
Sgt Swaby 23 Aug 1940 Departed on posting to No 956 Sqn
Plt Off Rhodes 24 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission and allocated to 'C' Flight
Cpl Lawson 28 Aug 1940 Promoted to Temp Sgt
Plt Off Newbronner  3 Sep 1940 Transferred from 'C' Flight to 'F' Flight
Rev J Connell  3 Sep 1940 Appointed Roman Catholic Chaplain to the squadron
AC1 Ryder  9 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
LAC Hastings 12 Sep 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Flt Lt T J Davies 15 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting from No 15 Balloon Centre for duty as Adjutant
Rev H W Eames 21 Sep 1940 Appointed Officiating Chaplain for Methodist, Presbyterian and United Board to the squadron
LAC Warelow 28 Sep 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC Waller 28 Sep 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
LAC Redhead 28 Sep 1940 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Flt Lt C E Lamble 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'E' Flight
Flt Lt M B Allen 30 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting and assumed command of 'F' Flight
Plt Off Green 30 Sep 1940 Transferred from 'F' Flight to 'D' Flight
Plt Off S V Perry  3 Oct 1940 Attached from No 937 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt T J Davies 10 Oct 1940 Transferred from Administrative duties to Barrage Control duties
Plt Off C B Smith 10 Oct 1940 Transferred from Barrage Control duties to 'C' Flight
Plt Off E P Smith 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off Whitehead 30 Oct 1940 Transferred from 'A' Flight to 'C' Flight

Source - No 938 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2281) & London Gazette

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 6 Apr 1940 No 33 Group authorises the establishment of a new 'D' Flight
12 Apr 1940 'D' Flight formed
14 May 1940 'E' Flight HQ established at 6 Orchard Road, Linthorpe, Middlesborough
15 May 1940 'F' Flight HQ established at Clarence House, 314 Stockton Road, Stockton-on-Tees
20 May 1940 'C' Flight HQ from No 112 Belasis Avenue, Billingham to the Royal Hotel, Port Clarence
20 May 1940 'B' Flight HQ moved from Cassel Works Offices, Billingham to No 112 Belasis Avenue, Billingham
 1 Dec 1940 Squadron was transferred from No 33 Group to No 34 Group

Source - No 938 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2281)

This page was last updated on 10/03/22

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