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No 942 (East Riding) (Balloon) Sqn Personnel and locations


[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

Auxiliary Air Force personnel shown in italics.

Personnel Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Mr G E S Lamb 25 Jan 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Sqn Ldr and assumed command of No 942 Sqn, gazetted 21 Feb 1939
Mr N W Slack 27 Feb 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 14 Apr 1939
Mr G V Wright 28 Feb 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO gazetted 18 Apr 1939
Mr E L Fenton  1 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 14 Apr 1939
Mr E P Mayfield  2 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 14 Apr 1939
Mr C B North  3 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 14 Apr 1939
Dr A M Boyne  3 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off for Medical duties, gazetted 4 Jul 1939
Mr G Smith  4 Mar 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as an APO, gazetted 14 Apr 1939
Sqn Ldr G E S Lamb 19 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Cardington fort Balloon Course
APO N W Slack 19 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Cardington fort Balloon Course
APO G V Wright 19 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Cardington fort Balloon Course
APO E L Fenton 19 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Cardington fort Balloon Course
APO E P Mayfield 19 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Cardington fort Balloon Course
APO C B North 19 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Cardington fort Balloon Course
APO G Smith 19 Apr 1939 Attached to RAF Cardington fort Balloon Course

Source - No 942 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2287) & London Gazette

Organisational Movements: Jan - Apr 1939

Date Notes
25 Jan 1939

Formed at Wycliffe Hall, Campbell Street, Anlaby Road, Kingston upon Hull as part of the Auxiliary Air Force. 

28 Feb 1939 26 AAF personnel attested
31 Mar 1939 69 AAF personnel attested

Source - No 942 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2287)

April 1939

Balloon Centre Command/Group
Not yet allocated Balloon Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G E S Lamb 25 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding,

Source - April 1939 Confidential Air Force List

May 1939

Balloon Centre Command/Group
Not yet allocated Balloon Command

 

Rank Name Date Notes
Sqn Ldr G E S Lamb 25 Jan 1939 Officer Commanding,
APO N W Slack 27 Feb 1939  
APO E L Fenton  1 Mar 1939  
APO E P Mayfield  2 Mar 1939  
APO C B North  3 Mar 1939  
APO G Smith  4 Mar 1939  

Source - May 1939 Confidential Air Force List

Personnel Movements: May - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
AC2 Laidler 22 May 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Nickolay 22 May 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Lowson 22 May 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
LAC Shipp 13 Jun 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Giles 17 Jul 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Duffield 17 Jul 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Walker 17 Jul 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Strelling 17 Jul 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Saver 17 Jul 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Brookes 17 Jul 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Bowes 21 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington
AC2 Humphrey 21 Jul 1939 Arrived on posting from No 1 BTU, RAF Cardington
AC2 Embley 24 Jul 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
Sqn Ldr G E S Lamb 25 Jul 1939 Proceeded to RAF Stanmore and RAF Chigwell
APO N W Slack 25 Jul 1939 Proceeded to RAF Stanmore and RAF Chigwell
APO G V Wright 25 Jul 1939 Proceeded to RAF Stanmore and RAF Chigwell
Sqn Ldr G E S Lamb 28 Jul 1939 Returned from RAF Stanmore and RAF Chigwell
APO N W Slack 28 Jul 1939 Returned from RAF Stanmore and RAF Chigwell
APO G V Wright 28 Jul 1939 Returned from RAF Stanmore and RAF Chigwell
AC2 Penfold 31 Jul 1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
Act Cpl Strelling  5 Aug 1939 Attached to RAF Chigwell for course on Water Borne Barrage
Act Cpl Duffield  5 Aug 1939 Attached to RAF Chigwell for course on Water Borne Barrage
Act Cpl Brookes  5 Aug 1939 Attached to RAF Chigwell for course on Water Borne Barrage
Act Cpl Nickolay  5 Aug 1939 Attached to RAF Chigwell for course on Water Borne Barrage
AC1 Foster  3 Sep  1939 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Cpl
AC2 Andrews  4 Sep 1939 Transferred from No 943 Sqn
Flt Lt J D McEwen 15 Sep 1939 Reported for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Mr D E Yonge 21 Sep 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, wef 21 Aug 1939
Flt Lt Wooledge  5 Oct 1939 Posted to No 17 Balloon Centre for duty as Sqn Ldr Administrative
Flt Lt J D McEwen  5 Oct  1939 Attached for duty as Administrative Officer
APO G Smith  5 Oct 1939 Posted to No 17 Balloon Centre for Administrative duties
Mr Elthrington  5 Oct 1939 Attached from No 17 Balloon Centre for Administrative duties (awaiting gazettement)
Fg Off A M Boyne  6 Oct  1939 Medical Officer, promoted to Act Sqn Ldr, wef 6 Sep 1939
APO G Smith  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 6 Sep 1939
APO E L Fenton  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 7 Sep 1939
APO N W Slack  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 8 Sep 1939
APO E P Mayfield  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 6 Sep 1939
APO G Smith  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 7 Sep 1939
APO C B North  6 Oct 1939 Promoted to Act Fg Off, wef 8 Sep 1939
Mr F A Minty 12 Oct 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, wef 24 Aug 1939
Mr J A Medd 13 Oct 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, wef 24 Aug 1939
APO D E Yonge  2 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
APO F A Minty  2 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
APO J A Medd  2 Nov 1939 Promoted to Fg Off
Flt Lt E L Fenton  7 Nov 1939 Attached to No 929 Sqn, No 19 Balloon Centre (with 1 x NCO and 4 x Airmen)
LAC Bruce  7 Nov  1939 Promoted to Temp Cpl
Plt Off G Higginbottom  7 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Doncaster for Administrative duties
APO E L Fenton 14 Nov 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 17 Oct 1939
APO E P Mayfield 14 Nov 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 17 Oct 1939
APO C B North 14 Nov 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 17 Oct 1939
APO N W Slack 14 Nov 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 17 Oct 1939
APO G Smith 14 Nov 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 17 Oct 1939
APO G V Wright 14 Nov 1939 Confirmed in his appointment and regraded as Plt Off, wef 17 Oct 1939
Flt Lt J D McEwen 14 Nov 1939 Appointed to a commission as a Flt Lt, wef 15 Sep 1939
Flt Lt E L Fenton 26 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 929 Sqn, No 19 Balloon Centre
Fg Off E P Mayfield 26 Nov 1939 Ceased to be attached to No 929 Sqn, No 19 Balloon Centre
AC2 P Fletcher  3 Dec 1939 Drowned on duty
Mr Elthrington 11 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, wef 31 Aug 1939, gazetted 19 Dec 1939
Mr B H Penfold 11 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, wef 31 Aug 1939, gazetted 19 Dec 1939
Mr S G Oxley 12 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the RAFVR as a Plt Off, wef 6 Sep 1939, gazetted 19 Dec 1939
Flt Lt J D McEwen 21 Dec 1939 Transferred from Administrative to Balloon duties
Act Sqn Ldr Wooledge 21 Dec 1939 Transferred from RAFO Class 'CC' to RAFVR, wef 1 Sep 1940 and posted from No 17 Balloon Centre for Administrative duties
Mr Greenacre 22 Dec 1939 Appointed to a commission in the RAFVR as a Plt Off, wef 28 Sep 1939, gazetted 19 Dec 1939
Plt Off G Higginbottom 25 Dec 1939 Promoted to Fg Off, wef 4 Dec 1939
Act Sqn Ldr A M Boyne  28 Dec 1939 Medical Officer, reverted to Fg Off, wef 1 Dec 1939
Fg Off G Higginbottom 30 Dec 1939 Attached to Rollestone Camp for Anti Gas Course

Source - No 942 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2287) & London Gazette

Organisational Movements: May - Dec 1939

Date Notes
31 May 1939 65 AAF personnel attested
30 Jun 1939 18 AAF personnel attested
 1 Jul 1939 Regular personnel commenced moving from 'living out' to being accommodated at No 17 Balloon Centre
31 Jul 1939 21 AAF personnel attested
24 Aug 1939 AAF personnel called out and embodied
31 Aug 1939 73 AAF personnel attested
 5 Oct 1939 Sqn HQ deployed to War Site at 2-3 Nelson Street, Hull
 6 Oct 1939 'A' Flight HQ deployed to War Site at Riverside Quay
 6 Oct 1939 'B' Flight HQ deployed to War Site at Alexandra Dock, Hull
 6 Oct 1939 'C' Flight HQ deployed to War Site at King George Dock, Hull
11 Dec 1939 'C' Flight HQ moved from King George Dock, Hull to Royal Dock, Grimsby

Source - No 942 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2287)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Flt Lt Wooledge  9 Jan 1940 Posted to No 17 Balloon Centre for Administrative duties
WO Shaw  7 Feb 1940 Attached from Loch Neagh
Fg Off Bridgewood 18 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off Elthrington  1 May 1940 Attached to HQ No 33 Group for temporary duty
WO Shaw  3 May 1940 Appointed to a commission and posted to RAF Abbotsinch
WO Duggan  3 May 1940 Arrived on posting
Flt Lt J D McEwen  5 May 1940 Attached to No 17 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Plt Off H Elthrington  5 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ No 33 Group for temporary duty
Fg Off E P Mayfield  9 May 1940 Attached to No 15 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Fg Off E P Mayfield 11 May 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 15 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Temp Sgt Dadd 12 May 1940 Promoted to Temp Flt Sgt, wef 1 May 1940
Plt Off Newbury 15 May 1940 Posted to No 942 Sqn and attached to RAF Filton for Equipment duties
Sqn Ldr G E S Lamb 18 May 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Fg Off J A Medd 21 Jun 1940 Proceeded to Grimsby with old 'A' Flight
Plt Off F J Greenacre 21 Jun 1940 Proceeded to Pearson Park, Hull with new 'A' Flight
Act Fg Off H Elthrington  1 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Act Fg Off L H Kirkby  1 Aug 1940 Attached from No 943 Sqn
Fg Off E S Nicholson  5 Aug 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 1 RAF Depot
Fg Off J F Cooper  5 Aug 1940 Attached from No 1 RAF Depot
Act Flt Lt W Donnison  5 Aug 1940 Attached to No 936 Sqn and relinquished acting rank of Flt Lt, reverting to Plt Off
Plt Off A D Fyfe  6 Aug 1940 Attached from No 936 Sqn
Fg Off G H Dewick  8 Aug 1940 Attached to No 959 Sqn, RAF Cardington for Barrage Control duties
Act Flt Lt H Elthrington 21 Aug 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Act Sqn Ldr R E Baty 29 Aug 1940 Attached from No 936 Sqn
Plt Off A D Fyfe  4 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt, wef 6 Aug 1940
Plt Off W Donnison  4 Sep 1940 Posted to No 936 Sqn, wef 6 Aug 1940
Act Flt Lt A D Fyfe  4 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting from No 936 Sqn, wef 6 Aug 1940
Act Flt Lt N W Slack  4 Sep 1940 Attached to No 17 Balloon Centre, wef 28 Aug 1940 for duty as Adjutant
Flt Lt J D McEwen  4 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 17 Balloon Centre on attachment to No 936 Sqn, wef 29 Aug 1940
Act Fg Off L H Kirkby  4 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 943 Sqn, wef 13 Aug 1940
Act Fg Off D E Yonge  4 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 8 Balloon Centre, wef 5 Aug 1940
Act Fg Off C B North  4 Sep 1940 Attached to No 966 Sqn, wef 25 Aug 1940
Act Sqn Ldr R E Baty  9 Sep 1940 Attached ton No 17 Balloon Centre, wef 7 Sep 1940
Act Sqn Ldr R E Baty 15 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached ton No 17 Balloon Centre
Act Flt Lt A D Fyfe 26 Sep 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt
Sqn Ldr R W M Gibson 20 Sep 1940 Posted to No 937 Sqn, wef 17 Aug 1940
Act Sqn Ldr R E Baty 20 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached on posting from No 396 Sqn, wef 29 Aug 1940
Act Wg Cdr G E S Lamb 29 Sep 1940 Promoted to Temp Wg Cdr, wef 1 Sep 1940
Fg Off J F Cooper 29 Sep 1940 Attached from No 1 RAF Depot, wef 23 Sep 1940
Act Fg Off C B North 29 Sep 1940 Posted to No 966 Sqn for duty as a Flight Commander, wef 7 Sep 1940
Act Fg Off J R Lloyd 29 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 943 Sqn, wef 10 Sep 1940
Plt Off A D Rodgers 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting, wef 21 Aug 1940
Plt Off M J M Rickards 29 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission, wef 21 Sep 1940
Fg Off R W Elliott  4 Oct 1940 Attached from MTD, RAF Halton, wef 2 Oct 1940
Plt Off H Wright  4 Oct 1940 Attached from HQ Balloon Command, wef 28 Sep 1940, pending posting
Plt Off B H Penfold  4 Oct 1940 Transferred to A & SD Branch, wef 18 Aug 1940
Fg Off R W Elliott 17 Oct 1940 Posted from MTD, RAF Halton, wef 28 Sep 1940
Plt Off H Wright 17 Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from HQ Balloon Command on posting to No 9412 Sqn, wef 1 Oct 1940
Plt Off P J Hamilton 17 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission, wef 15 Oct 1940
Fg Off R J H Raines 17 Oct 1939 Medical Officer, promoted to Flt Lt, wef 23 May 1940
Wg Cdr G E S Lamb  1 Nov 1940 Relinquished command of No 942 Sqn on attachment to No 968 Sqn, pending posting, wef 5 Nov 1940
Sqn Ldr R E Baty  1 Nov 1940 Assumed command of No 942 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A A Winser  5 Nov 1940 Attached from No 957 Sqn, pending posting
Fg Off G N Faith  5 Nov 1940 Attached from No 938 Sqn
Sqn Ldr R E Baty  6 Nov 1940 Relinquished command of No 942 Sqn on attachment to No 943 Sqn, pending posting
Sqn Ldr A A Winser  6 Nov 1940 Assumed command of No 942 Sqn
Flt Lt N W Slack  6 Nov 1940 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Flt Lt H Elthrington  6 Nov 1940 Adjutant, attached to No 15 Balloon Centre for Administrative duties, wef 5 Nov 1940
Fg Off R W Elliott  6 Nov1940 Attached to No 938 Sqn
Flt Lt H J Wykes  9 Nov 1940 Attached from No 15 Balloon Centre for duty as Adjutant, wef 8 Nov 1940
Plt Off W N Pomphrey  9 Nov 1940 Attached from HQ, No 33 Group for duty as Assistant Adjutant, wef 8 Nov 1940
Flt Lt J V Sugars 15 Nov 1940 Attached from No 921 Sqn for duty of Adjutant, wef 14 Nov 1940
Flt Lt H J Wykes 15 Nov 1940 Relinquished duties of Adjutant on ceasing to be attached from No 15 Balloon Centre, wef 14 Nov 1940
Fg Off D E Yonge 15 Nov 1940 Promoted to Act (unpaid) Flt Lt
Flt Lt V L Watson 28 Nov 1940 Attached from No 971 Sqn and assumed duties of Adjutant, wef 27 Nov 1940
Wg Cdr G E S Lamb  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 968 Sqn, wef 5 Nov 1940
Sqn Ldr A A Winser  1 Dec 1940 Posted from No 957 Sqn, wef 5 Nov 1940
Sqn Ldr R E Baty  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 943 Sqn, wef 15 Nov 1940
Flt Lt H Elthrington  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 15 Balloon Centre for Administrative duties, wef 5 Nov 1940
Act Flt Lt E L Fenton  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 944 Sqn, wef 15 Nov 1940
Act Flt Lt A D Fyfe  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 944 Sqn, wef 15 Nov 1940
Flt Lt N W Slack  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 944 Sqn, wef 15 Nov 1940
Fg Off J R Lloyd  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 944 Sqn, wef 15 Nov 1940
Fg Off F A Minty  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 944 Sqn, wef 15 Nov 1940
Plt Off A D Rodgers  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 944 Sqn, wef 15 Nov 1940
Plt Off H H Brooks  1 Dec 1940 Posted to No 944 Sqn, wef 15 Nov 1940
Plt Off W N Pomphrey  1 Dec 1940 Posted from HQ, No 33 Group, wef 5 Nov 1940
Plt Off S G Oxley  1 Dec 1940 Confirmed in his rank and promoted to Fg Off, 5 Sep 1940
Act Flt Lt D E Yonge  6 Dec 1940 Promoted to Act (paid) Flt Lt, wef 15 Nov 1940
Flt Lt V L Watson  7 Dec 1940 Posted from No 971 Sqn, wef 7 Nov 1940
Plt Off F J Greenacre  7 Dec 1940 Attached to Weapon Training School, Catterick for course
Fg Off B H Penfold 20 Dec 1940 Attached to No 8 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Plt Off F J Greenacre 23 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to Weapon Training School, Catterick for course
Fg Off B H Penfold 24 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 8 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Plt Off M J M Rickards 27 Dec 1940 Attached to RAF Loughborough for course

Source - No 942 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2287) & London Gazette

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
 1 Jan 1940 'C' Flight HQ moved from Royal Dock, Grimsby to South Bank, No 3 Dock, Grimsby
15 Feb 1940 'B' Flight HQ moved from Alexandra Dock, Hull to huts at King George Dock Lockpit
24 Apr 1940 Took over 'A' and 'D' Flights of No 944 Sqn, which were redesignated 'D and 'E' Flights respectively
15 Jun 1940 Squadron was temporarily reformed on a 3 x Flight basis (River Flight, East Halton and Grimsby)
17 Jun 1940 Elements of Sqn HQ and old 'A' Flight began relocating to No 16 Balloon Centre, Sheffield
17 Jun 1940 'D' Flight moved from East Halton to No 17 Balloon Centre, Hull
17 Jun 1940 'E' Flight moved from Hull to No 16 Balloon Centre, Sheffield (13 airmen) and No 17 Balloon Centre (32 airmen)
18 Jun 1940 Further elements of Sqn HQ and old 'A' Flight relocated to No 16 Balloon Centre, Sheffield
19 Jun 1940 Further elements of Sqn HQ and old 'A' Flight relocated to No 16 Balloon Centre, Sheffield
19 Jun 1940 'B' Flight relocated to No 16 Balloon Centre, Sheffield
20 Jun 1940 Sqn HQ moved from 2-3 Nelson Street, Hull to Newland House
21 Jun 1940 Some of old 'A' Flight relocated to Grimsby and Goole Docks
21 Jun 1940 Some of old 'A' Flight relocated to Pearson Park, Hull to form a new 'A' Flight
 8 Nov 1940 Sqn HQ moved from Newland House, Beverley Road, Hull to Hull & East Riding Club, 11 Anlaby Road, Hull
 8 Nov 1940 'C' Flight at Grimsby and 'D' Flight at East Halton taken over operationally by No 17 Balloon Centre

Source - No 942 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2287)

[Apr 1939 | May 1939]

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