Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation


Home Page

Main Menu

Quick Menu

Members' Area

What New?

About this site

Reunions

Help Needed?

Glossary

Bibliography

Sign Guest Book

View Guest Book

Link to Amazon

Online Store

Contact Me


No 946 (City of Glasgow) (Balloon) Sqn Personnel, aircraft and locations


Auxiliary Air Force personnel shown in italics.

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
The ORB only begins on 1 September 1939
Flt Lt A H Allen xx xxx 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Adjutant?
Mr A S Jackson 17 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Flt Lt, gazetted 19 May 1939
Mr D H Prosser 18 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off gazetted 19 May 1939
Mr R S Angus 17 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off gazetted 19 May 1939
Mr R N Lochhead 17 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, gazetted 23 May 1939
Mr H A Underhill 19 Apr 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, gazetted 23 May 1939
Flt Lt A S Jackson 12 Jun 1939 Promoted to Sqn Ldr and assumed command of No 946 Sqn, gazetted  4 Jul 1939
Mr J M Simpson 10 Jul 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off, gazetted 1 Aug 1939
Mr J Robertson 16 Jul 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, gazetted 22 Aug 1939
Mr F D C Taylor 17 Jul 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, gazetted 15 Aug 1939
Mr J R P Mitchell  8 Aug 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Plt Off, gazetted 29 Aug 1939
Dr A L Cowan 26 Aug 1939 Appointed to a commission in the AAF as a Fg Off for Medical duties, gazetted 10 Oct 1939
Flt Lt Sir Alexander Seton 13 Sep 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Flt Lt Allen 21 Oct 1939 Returned to Renfrew from Advanced HQ, Dalmeny
Fg Off J Robertson 21 Oct 1939 Moved from Renfrew and assumed duties of Adjutant at Advanced HQ, Dalmeny
Plt Off R H Warr  9 Nov 1939 Arrived on posting for Equipment duties
Fg Off J Robertson 11 Nov 1939 Assumed duties of Adjutant
Fg Off F D C Taylor 17 Nov 1939 Assumed duties of Training Officer at Hyndland School
Flt Lt A H Allen 10 Dec 1939 Attached to CFS, RAF Upavon

Source - No 946 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2292) & London Gazette

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1939

Date Notes
The ORB only begins on 1 September 1939
 1 Mar 1939 Formed at 178 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, as part of the Auxiliary Air Force
24 Sep 1939 Sqn HQ moved from Hillington Industrial Estate to Clarence House, High Street, Renfrew
 1 Oct 1939 Squadron come under the control of No 18 Balloon Centre when it formed
20 Oct 1939 Squadron departed Glasgow for Newbridge and Advanced HQ was established at Dalmeny School
27 Oct 1939 Squadron departed Dalmeny for return to Glasgow
28 Oct 1939 Squadron departed Glasgow for Helensburgh and Advanced HQ was established at Camis Eskan House
29 Oct 1939 'B' Flight HQ established at Rosneath House, the other flights concentrated at Camis Eskan
29 Oct 1939 Rear party departed Clarence House for Helensburgh
30 Oct 1939 'B' Flight convoy departed Helensburgh for Rosneath
 4 Nov 1939 Squadron departed Camis Eskan for No 18 Balloon Centre, Bishopbriggs, temporary HQ established at the Industrial School, Cowie Street
 4 Nov 1939 'B' Flight departed Rosneath for No 18 Balloon Centre, Bishopbriggs
 5 Nov 1939 Sqn Advanced HQ established at Clarence House, High Street, Renfrew
 5 Nov 1939 'A' and 'B' Flight HQs established at the Industrial School, Cowie Street
 5 Nov 1939 'C' Flight HQ established at Langside School
 5 Nov 1939 'D' Flight HQ established at Steohens Pavillion Recreation Ground

Source - No 946 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2292)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off J M Simpson  6 Jan 1940 Assumed Barrage Control duties
Fg Off R S Angus  6 Jan 1940 Assumed command of 'D' Flight
Flt Lt H A Underhill 12 Jan 1940 Posted to No 950 Sqn
Plt Off Cook 12 Jan 1940 Posted to No 950 Sqn
Plt Off Dykes 12 Jan 1940 Posted to No 950 Sqn
Flt Lt R N Lochhead 14 Jan 1940 Attached to No 15 Balloon Centre for Flight Commanders' Course
Flt Lt D H Prosser 14 Jan 1940 Assumed command of 'A' Flight in addition to 'C' Flight
Sqn Ldr A S Jackson 26 Jan 1940 Reported sick
Flt Lt R N Lochhead 26 Jan 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 946 Sqn
Plt Off Kirk 29 Jan 1940 Attached to No 947 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Sqn Ldr A S Jackson  5 Feb 1940 Returned to duty and resumed command of No 946 Sqn
Plt Off R R Piggott  1 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off J B Tanner 13 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Kirk  4 Apr 1940 Posted to No 947 Sqn for duty as Adjutant
Plt Off J C de H Vaizey  4 Apr 1940 Assistant Adjutant, arrived on posting
Fg Off Netting 15 Apr 1940 Posted to No 9 Balloon Centre
Plt Off J R P Mitchell  1 Jun 1940 Attached to No 18 Balloon Centre for temporary duty as Defence Officer
Plt Off A N Bentley  8 Jun 1940 Accountant Officer, posted to RAF Abbotsinch
Sqn Ldr A S Jackson 10 Jun 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr, wef  1 May 1940
Flt Lt J Robertson 19 Jun 1940 Adjutant, attached to No 18 Balloon Centre for duty as Flt Lt Administrative
Plt Off C H Hartley 19 Jun 1940 Attached from No 18 Balloon Centre for duty as Flt Lt Administrative
Act Sqn Ldr F L Woledge 24 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Sqn Ldr Administrative
Plt Off C H Hartley 27 Jun 1940 Flt Lt Administrative, promoted to Act Flt Lt, wef 19 Jun 1940
AC1 R Moore 28 Jun 1940 Died in the Western Infirmary, Glasgow
Plt Off J C de H Vaizey 29 Jun 1940 Assistant Adjutant, attached to No 18 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Flt Lt J Robertson  1 Jul 1940 Adjutant, ceased to be attached to No 18 Balloon Centre for duty as Flt Lt Administrative
Act Flt Lt C H Hartley  1 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attachedfrom No 18 Balloon Centre for duty as Flt Lt Administrative
Plt Off L A Lane  5 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission
Plt Off H Muslin 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission
Plt Off J H P Briggs 10 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission
Flt Lt C L Read 16 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting from RAF Lyness
Plt Off T Brown 16 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission
Wg Cdr A S Jackson 26 Jul 1940 Attached to No 20 Balloon Centre to command (temporarily)
Act Sqn Ldr F L Woledge 26 Jul 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 946 Sqn
Flt Lt C L Read  3 Aug 1940 Assumed command of Detached Flight, Greenock
Plt Off C H Nicholson  6 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Fg Off H D Welch  9 Aug 1940 Attached from RAF Yatesbury for Medical duties with Detached Flight, Greenock
Plt Off Sutherland  9 Aug 1940 Transferred to Detached Flight, Greenock
Plt Off C H Nicholson 15 Aug 1940 Accountant Officer, posted to PRU, Heston
Sqn Ldr R N Lochhead 25 Aug 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 946 Sqn
Wg Cdr R Risk 29 Aug 1940 Arrived on posting from No 950 Sqn and assumed command of No 946 Sqn
Plt Off D A Marten  1 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting for Accountant duties
Fg Off H D Welch  5 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached for Medical duties with Detached Flight, Greenock
Flt Lt R S Angus 10 Sep 1940 Posted to No 950 Sqn, Lyness, wef 24 Aug 1940
Wg Cdr R Risk 12 Sep 1940 Attached to No 18 Balloon Centre for temporary duty
Sqn Ldr R N Lochhead 12 Sep 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 946 Sqn
Flt Lt C L Read 14 Sep 1940 Assumed temporary command of No 946 Sqn
Plt Off R R Piggott 16 Sep 1940 Assumed command of 'E' Flight on formation
Sqn Ldr R N Lochhead 16 Sep 1940 Posted to No 960 Sqn to command
Plt Off A A Bullock 19 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
Act Sqn Ldr N F Blackie 20 Sep 1940 Posted to No 18 Balloon Centre
Wg Cdr R Risk 22 Sep 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 18 Balloon Centre for temporary duty and resumed command of No 946 Sqn
Fg Off D P O'Sullivan 22 Sep 1940 Attached from MTD, RAF Halton for Medical duties
Plt Off L H Heather 24 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
Flt Lt W H Jack 25 Sep 1940 Attached from No 968 Sqn for 2 days temporary duty
Plt Off J A Laurilland 27 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
Plt Off J A Gulland 27 Sep 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
Plt Off H Willis 30 Sep 1940 Attached from No 960 Sqn, Lyness
Flt Lt J Robertson xx Oct 1940 Adjutant, attached to No 18 Balloon Centre
Fg Off D P O'Sullivan xx Oct 1940 Ceased to be attached from MTD, RAF Halton for Medical duties
Fg Off I Mazure xx Oct 1940 Attached for Medical duties
Fg Off A L Cowan xx Oct 1939 Medical Officer, posted to No 947 Sqn
Plt Off R H Warr  1 Nov 1940 Equipment Officer, attached to No 948 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J D McEwen  2 Nov 1940 Assumed command of No 946 Sqn
Wg Cdr R Risk  4 Nov 1940 Posted to Balloon Development Establishment for duty as Chief Superintendent
Flt Lt J M Simpson  5 Nov 1940 Attached to HQ, No 34 Group for course
Plt Off J A Laurilland 10 Nov 1940 Attached to Glencourse Barracks for Armament course
Plt Off H Willis 10 Nov 1940 Attached to Glencourse Barracks for Armament course
Wg Cdr R A Ford 13 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting from Belfast and assumed command of No 946 Sqn
Flt Lt J M Simpson 16 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ, No 34 Group for course
Flt Lt C L Read 20 Nov 1940 Posed to No 945 Sqn for duty as Sqn Ldr Administrative
Plt Off J A Laurilland 21 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to Glencourse Barracks for Armament course
Plt Off H Willis 21 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached to Glencourse Barracks for Armament course
Plt Off W B S Kincaid 26 Nov 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR and allocated to 'C' Flight
Plt Off H Willis 27 Nov 1940 Ceased to be attached from No 960 Sqn, Lyness
Fg Off C A Dowding  1 Dec 1940 Attached from NQ, No 34 Group for temporary duty
Flt Lt J Robertson  2 Dec 1940 Attached to HQ, No 34 Group for course
Fg Off Sutherland  2 Dec 1940 Attached to HQ, No 34 Group for course
Plt Off A R S Stockdale  4 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
Plt Off S D Butler  4 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
Fg Off C A Dowding  5 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached from NQ, No 34 Group for temporary duty
Flt Lt D H Prosser  7 Dec 1940 Attached to HQ, No 34 Group for temporary duty
Flt Lt J Robertson 10 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ, No 34 Group for course
Fg Off Sutherland 10 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ, No 34 Group and attached to No 18 Balloon Centre for course
Plt Off M H Farthing 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting on appointment to a commission in the RAFVR
Plt Off A A Bullock 10 Dec 1940 Admitted to 4th Military General Hospital, Drymen
Flt Lt D H Prosser 11 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to HQ, No 34 Group for temporary duty
Fg Off Sutherland 15 Dec 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 18 Balloon Centre for course
Flt Lt D H Prosser 16 Dec 1940 Posted to HQ, No 34 Group for duty as Sqn Ldr Personnel (P2)
Fg Off I Mazure 21 Dec 1940 Attached to No 967 Sqn for temporary Medical duties

Source - No 946 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2292)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
12 Jan 1940 Due to posting of officers to No 950 Sqn, Officers re-allocated to Flights as follows: -
  • Flt Lt R N Lochhead - 'A' Flight to command
  • Plt Off J R P Mitchell - 'A' Flight
  • Fg Off J M Simpson - 'B' Flight to command
  • Plt Off Lyle - 'B' Flight
  • Flt Lt D H Prosser - 'C' Flight to command
  • Fg Off Netting - 'C' Flight
  • Fg Off R S Angus - 'D' Flight to command
  • Plt Off Sutherland- 'D' Flight
 1 Mar 1940 Adjutant and Orderly Room moved moved from Advanced HQ to Sqn HQ at No 18 Balloon Centre
 7 Apr 1940 Squadron was was transferred from No 33 Group to No 34 Group
16 May 1940 'B' Flight HQ moved from Rashilee Farm to The Stables, Southbar
11 Jun 1940 Squadron Orderly Room and clerical staff moved moved from No 18 Balloon Centre to Clarence House
15 Jun 1940 'D' Flight HQ moved from Clarence House to Co-operative Hall, Renfrew
 3 Aug 1940 Additional Flight formed at Greenock, with temporary HQ at Shepherds' Hall
 3 Aug 1940 Additional Flight formed at Greenock, with HQ in 'Janefield', Shaneland Road
16 Sep 1940 'E' Flight formed
16 Sep 1940 Detached Flight, Greenock redesignated 'F' Flight

Source - No 946 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2292)

This page was last updated on 20/03/22

         [Top of Page]