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No 951 (Balloon) Sqn Personnel and locations


Auxiliary Air Force personnel shown in italics (where known).

Personnel Movements: Dec 1939

Rank Name Date Notes
Plt Off Bowring 15 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Fg Off Botha 15 Dec 1939 Attached for Medical duties
Sgt Withey 20 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting from RAF Cardington (with 3 x Sgts, 2 x Cpls and 82 x Airmen)
Flt Lt Aubrey 22 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for Medical duties
Fg Off Botha 22 Dec 1939 Ceased to be attached for Medical duties on posting to No 928 Sqn
Sqn Ldr J P Hitchings 28 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting and assumed command of No 951 Sqn
Plt Off Fairbrass 28 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Flt Lt Barnes 30 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Banwell 30 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Lawson 30 Dec 1939 Arrived on posting

Source - No 951 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2299)

Organisational Movements: Dec 1939

Date Notes
15 Dec 1939 Squadron formed under the control at No 11 Balloon Centre, Pucklechurch
31 Dec 1939 Squadron took over officers vacated by No 929 Sqn

Source - No 951 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2299)

Personnel Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Rank Name Date Notes
Fg Off B De L Casenove  3 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 949 Sqn
Fg Off V S Butler  8 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 902 Sqn
Fg Off B De L Casenove 17 Jan 1940 Attached to RAE Mullion
Plt Off Owen 23 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from SCA
Plt Off G P Dealtry 29 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 931 Sqn
Plt Off Langhorne 30 Jan 1940 Arrived on posting from No 933 Sqn
The entries for February 1940 area missing
APO P C Foster  1 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Assistant Adjutant
Plt Off Peston  4 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off Shulin  7 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Warren  7 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Rogers 13 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Pitts 13 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off R Piper 14 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Fg Off B De L Casenove 15 Mar 1940 Ceased to be attached to RAE Mullion
Flt Lt Rochford 25 Mar 1940 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Fg Off G A Lawson  6 Apr 1940 Posted to N 18 Balloon Centre
Fg Off B De L Casenove  6 Apr 1940 Posted to N 18 Balloon Centre
Plt Off G P Dealtry  6 Apr 1940 Posted to N 18 Balloon Centre
Fg Off Banwell 14 Apr 1940 Transferred from Sqn HQ to set up HQ, 'C' Flight
Flt Lt M Hunter 16 Apr 1940 Re-joined the squadron and assumed command of 'A' Flight
Flt Lt A J Barnes 16 Apr 1939 Assumed command of 'D' Flight
APO P C Foster 27 Apr 1940 Transferred from duty as Assistant Adjutant to Balloon duties
Plt Off C W Clements  1 May 1940 Arrived on posting from No 927 Sqn and assumed command of 'B' Flight
Flt Lt V S Butler  1 May 1940 Demobilised to take up duties at the Foreign Office
Plt Off The Earl of Morton  2 May 1940 Arrived on posting for Administrative duties
Sqn Ldr H P Johnston 21 May 1940 Attached for Administrative duties
Plt Off The Earl of Morton 22 May 1940 Attached to HQ No 32 Group, pending posting
Sqn Ldr J P Hitchings xx May 1940 Promoted to Act Wg Cdr
Plt Off Dewhurst  1 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Equipment Officer
Flt Lt B De L Casenove  2 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Plt Off Onslow  5 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'C' Flight
Plt Off Lawson  6 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'D' Flight
Plt Off Arnold 17 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'B' Flight
Plt Off D L David 21 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting and allocated to 'A' Flight
Fg Off J Bone 22 Jun 1940 Arrived on posting
Fg Off R Piper  1 Jul 1940 Medical Officer, posted to No 32 Group
Fg Off Walker  1 Jul 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Medical Officer
Plt Off Lawson  5 Jul 1940 Attached to No 953 Sqn for temporary duty
Plt Off Lawson 12 Jul 1940 Ceased to be attached to No 953 Sqn for temporary duty
Plt Off Onslow 16 Aug 1940 Attached to Port Talbot with 34 airmen
Plt Off Arnold 24 Aug 1940 Attached to No 953 Sqn, pending posting
Plt Off Marchment 16 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting for duty as Meteorological Officer
Plt Off Adams 29 Oct 1940 Arrived on posting
AC1 J Bain 25 Nov 1940 Died from injuries
Plt Off C H Salmon 10 Dec 1940 Arrived on posting

Source - No 951 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2299)

Organisational Movements: Jan - Dec 1940

Date Notes
30 Mar 1940 Squadron HQ closed at No 11 Balloon Centre, Pucklechurch and reopened at 3 Caledonian Place, Bristol
30 Mar 1940 'A' and 'D' Flights occupied 'A' Flight's HQ
30 Mar 1940 'B' and 'C' Flights occupied 'B' Flight's HQ
14 Apr 1940 'C' Flight HQ commenced being set up
16 Apr 1940 'D' Flight HQ established at Zetland Hall

Source - No 951 Sqn ORB (AIR 27/2299)

This page was last updated on 23/03/22

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